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  • Traffic roundabout makes unofficial debut July 4 near Schofield Barracks' Macomb Gate

    Jun 28, 2013

    Construction crews are gearing up to complete a new traffic roundabout near Macomb Gate, here.

  • Hula Ho'olauna festival to unite Hawaiian, Japanese cultures

    Jun 28, 2013

    The 12th annual Hula Ho'olauna Aloha festival will once again bring together Japan and Hawai'i in honor of hula's traditional customs and vibrant culture for a weekend-long celebration.

  • 25th CAB reaches out to fallen heroes' families

    Jun 28, 2013

    As the morning sunlight washes over Wheeler Army Airfield, soldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcome some new additions to their physical training session. This was the first event of many that began the month of the military child.

  • Honoring the fallen

    Jun 28, 2013

    Marines, airmen, sailors and soldiers could be seen entering the State Capitol building in Honolulu with strong emotions across their faces. The service members gathered with state officials and civilians to honor their fallen comrades during a Hawaii Medal of Honor ceremony, March 27.

  • Champoux assumes command of Eighth Army

    Jun 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top operational command on the Korean Peninsula held a change-of-command ceremony, June 27, 2013.

  • Students experience military training, lessons in leadership

    Jun 27, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers with the 413th Contracting Support Brigade here teamed with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command to lead and mentor 50 high school student recruits through the installation Leadership Reaction Course May 29.

  • Teen community service project provides 'Stuff for the Suck'

    Jun 27, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Imagine being isolated away from family and friends, surrounded by communities that include those who are dedicated to ending your life and not having access to basic necessities, such as showers or a way to easily get more toothpaste when you run out. For many in the military, it is not necessary to picture this situation since it has been experienced during their time in remote locations. Now, picture receiving a box in the mail that has many of these items from the children of other Soldiers and veterans and the excitement felt as you are reminded that the military is indeed a family and we look after our own.

  • Having a 'blast' at Daecheon Beach

    Jun 27, 2013

    Close to 500 single and unaccompanied Soldiers, from all over South Korea, escended on Daecheon Beach, located in Boryeong City, for the annual Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Beach Blast June 21-23. During the event, participants had the opportunity to participate in various beach games, like limbo and building a human pyramid, and watermelon eating and tug-of-war contests, which was won by Soldiers from Suwon Air Base.

  • Dance provides 'quality time' opportunity

    Jun 27, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spending a little more quality time with "daddy" was made a little easier at the 3rd Annual Father-Daughter Dance, in the Community Activity Center, June 22, compliments of Child, Youth and School Services. The little ladies were dressed as if they were Cinderella at the ball, with pretty dresses and ponytails, and all of them dolled up for an evening out with dad.

  • Over $4 Million refunded by Tax Center efforts

    Jun 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated the accomplishments of the Moyer Recreation Tax Center staff for assisting the Yongsan community with their 2013 tax preparation and filing here, June 14.

  • Area I moves to foster future leaders

    Jun 26, 2013

    New effort to be tailored to Soldiers, civilians, in lower grades.

  • Garuda Shield brings medical care and smiles to Indonesia

    Jun 25, 2013

    Troops from the Indonesian army and the U.S. Army gave free medical treatment and dental screenings to more than 200 local residents at a public health day held at the Kostrad Medical Clinic in Cilodong, Indonesia, June 19, 2013.

  • Nephew thanks U.S. Army for liberating uncle in 1945

    Jun 25, 2013

    The nephew of a World War II prisoner of war thanked Eighth Army for rescuing his uncle from a Japanese POW camp in 1945.

  • Flying V Ceremony honors USARPAC, Deputy for Army National Guard

    Jun 25, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Gary M. Hara was welcomed as the Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Pacific during a Flying "V" Ceremony at Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii June 25.

  • Strolling with 150 Spartans

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Before the sun crept through the clouds, approximately 150 Spartan Soldiers lined up. These Soldiers were garbed in their Army Combat Uniforms. Some Soldiers bore wooden shields, others were without. These warriors were prepared for one of the toughest and most demanding days of their lives. They came prepared to take on their own version of the Hot Gates as they were ready to fight tonight.

  • US Army Garrison Japan presented Army Communities of Excellence silver award

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 24, 2013) -- Installation Management Command Pacific Regional Director Debra D. Zedalis presented U.S. Army Garrison Japan with the Army Communities of Excellence silver award June 24 during a ceremony, at USAG-J headquarters here.

  • Ride to remember

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Harsh jeers from the seasoned spur holders echoed as they steadily paced through the ranks of exhausted candidates. The start of day three left the Soldiers with little recovery time as they headed out on a 12-mile ruck march.

  • Suwon history goes far beyond Korean War

    Jun 21, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- In ancient tribal times, Suwon was known as Mosu-guk and during the Three Kingdoms era, the area comprising modern Suwon and Hwaseong City was called Maehol-gun. In 757, under King Gyeongdeok, of the Unified Silla, the name was changed to Suseong-gun. In 940, during the Goryeo Dynasty, the name was changed again, to Sutu. King Taejong of the Joseon Dynasty renamed the city to Suwon in 1413.

  • Diving leads to Community Service opportunities

    Jun 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The freedom of the open seas has driven countless pirates and sailors to explore its vast breath. A different set of adventurers are exploring its depths -- scuba divers. The thrill to explore under the waters continues to inspire these individuals and provides an outlet from their everyday stresses.

  • SHARP graduates

    Jun 21, 2013

    These Soldiers and civilians are graduates of the 2013 Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention course, held in the Community Activity Center, June 14. Guest speaker at the event was Col. Darin S. Conkright, the Humphreys Garrison commander.

  • Eighth Army names command post after war hero

    Jun 21, 2013

    SEOUL -- Eighth Army named its mobile operational command post after the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general, here, June 17. During a ceremony, Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson announced that it will be called the Gen. Paik Sun-yup Command Post. A Korean War hero who became the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general, Paik briefed the staff at the old Eighth Army headquarters on the former campus of Seoul National University.

  • U.S., Indonesia paratroopers share knowledge, jump wings during Garuda Shield

    Jun 21, 2013

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, and the Indonesian Army's 17th Airborne Brigade, made four jumps together, June 15-18, 2013, capping the last one with a joint assault on a building.

  • Victim … Survivor … Warrior

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- When she woke, fragments of broken memories flashed through her head as she tried to piece together the night before. "I felt intense pain … that's when I knew I had been raped." Staff Sgt. Mary Valdez describes her life since that realization as a journey from being a victim, to a survivor, to a warrior dedicated to doing whatever she can to make sure what happened to her doesn't happen to others. She demonstrates that dedication by telling her story, most recently as an invited panel member at the Department of the Army's 6th Annual I A.M. Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 10-11. During the summit, she interacted with more than 250 general officers, senior noncommissioned officers, and members of Congress, sharing her experience to raise awareness, promote prevention, and ultimately achieve a cultural change in the Army. Valdez now serves as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's protocol noncommissioned in charge, but she credits her humble beginnings in San Antonio, Texas, with shaping who she is today. The middle child of six to a single mother, she said all of her siblings managed to avoid the typical traps in her neighborhood; in fact, three of them also joined the Army and are combat veterans.

  • US Army Pacific Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training

    Jun 21, 2013

    Chaplains and chaplain's assistants from across U.S. Army Pacific gathered at Kaneohe Marine Base Chapel June 6-7 for Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training.

  • Fort Shafter teen prepares for national spotlight

    Jun 21, 2013

    Palm Circle, here, has been host to numerous world leaders over the years -- FDR, Secretary of War (and eventually president) William Howard Taft, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz.

  • DA officer selected as employee of the quarter

    Jun 21, 2013

    Department of the Army police officer Brian Mabry was named employee of the quarter, here.

  • Eighth Army commander bids farewell to troops

    Jun 20, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general is using his final week in command to thank the men and women of the U.S. Army's top operational formation on the Korean Peninsula.

  • US, TNI-AD Soldiers bring Aloha spirit during Garuda Shield 13

    Jun 18, 2013

    Soldiers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and Tentara Nasional Indonesia Army (TNI-AD) took some time during Exercise Garuda Shield 2013 to visit severely disabled children at a local orphanage and donate goods to the Wisma Tuna Ganda Palsigunung in Cimanggis June 16, 2013.

  • Yongsan hails volunteers, quarterly winner

    Jun 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan honored its volunteers and named the top volunteer for April-June quarter, at the Army Community Services building, June 11.

  • Eighth Army names command post after war hero

    Jun 17, 2013

    Eighth Army named its mobile operational command post after the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at its old Korean War headquarters, in Seoul, June 17, 2013.

  • Soldiers return to handshakes, embraces

    Jun 17, 2013

    Nearly 200 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, entered the troop-holding area at McChord Field to resounding cheers and applause of fellow Raiders, as they returned home after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 1.

  • Medical book donation during Garuda Shield aids villages

    Jun 17, 2013

    A seemingly small Indonesian and U.S. Army community-relations project is expected to give a boost to an Indonesian school's massive and continuing aid to their own communities.

  • Father's Day Weekend Surprise Reunion Provides Rewarding Experience

    Jun 16, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea-- As beads of sweat rapidly accumulated and trickled down his face, Pvt. Benjamin Rankin III, M1 Armor Crewman, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, refused to let the humidity-plagued morning dampen his stride, June 13, 2013, at Camp Casey, South Korea. After being selected to be the subject of an on camera interview, the eager Pvt. Rankin was focused, but clueless to the fact that this was all a part of a master plan.

  • US Army Pacific and Indonesia Construction Builds Relationships

    Jun 16, 2013

    The common craftsmanship of military engineering has surpassed language barriers to lay the foundation for Indonesian and U.S. Army construction projects expected to begin in Indonesia next year.

  • Medical knowledge shared during Tendon Valiant

    Jun 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve medical troops cranked up the pace -- and the volume -- to better train their Indonesian Army counterparts here June 14.

  • Korean War veterans honored at battle ceremony

    Jun 14, 2013

    YANGJU -- Korean War veterans attended the inaugural ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nevada Outposts Battle here May 28. U.S. and South Korean veterans participated in the ceremony at the Republic of Korea Army's 25th Infantry Division Headquarters. Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, the prospective Eighth Army commanding general, thanked the veterans for laying the foundation for South Korea's future success.

  • US Soldiers assist Korean firefighters extingush blaze

    Jun 14, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- What started as a simple mission to set up a couple of military vehicles and answer basic questions from spectators turned out to be a whirlwind turn-of-events for two Soldiers assigned to C Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • US Soldiers visit orphanage during Garuda Shield

    Jun 14, 2013

    Community is where you find it, and for some U.S. and Indonesian troops, that place was a school and orphanage here on June 12.

  • Army to host July 4th event for military, families

    Jun 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will host a July 4th celebration, here, for military members and their families to pay tribute to their contributions in the defense of freedom.

  • USAG Casey has new commander

    Jun 13, 2013

    At a change of command ceremony inside the Carey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Casey June 11, Lt. Col. Edward D. Eldridge assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Casey, replacing Lt. Col. Steven G. Finley.

  • Community turns out for 'Run in the Rain'

    Jun 13, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Although there wasn't any rain falling, plenty of people were still getting wet, mostly from the pool and sweating, during the "Run in the Rain Triathlon" June 8. The event, sponsored by the Camp Humphreys Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Sports Division, featured triathlons for both youth and adults.

  • Run Team places well at Casey

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Run Team competed in the Army in Korea 10-Miler, June 8, at Camp Casey. The team (from left, front row) is: 2nd Lt. Hope Arensdorf, 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion; Pfc. Jonathan Jordan, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion; Capt. Bradley Glosser, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 94th MP Bn.; Staff Sgt. Monica Willard, 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion; Dave Elger, Camp Humphreys Health Promotion coordinator; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hodgson, Company A, 4th Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade (from left, back row); Pfc. Jarrett Hoshell, Company B, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion; Sgt. Jerald Barnhart, HHD, 94th MP Bn.; and Pfc. Johnathan Ramsey, HHD, 94th MP Bn. Hodgson, Willard and Ransey will represent Camp Humphreys at the Army Ten-Miler in October. Willard finished first on the Women's side, while Glosser and Elger finished second and third on the Men's.

  • US-ROK medics conduct evac training

    Jun 13, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- Medics from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air and Missile Defense Battalion and the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing demonstrated their abilities to respond to, evaluate, treat and evacuate casualties in a chemically-contaminated environment, here, May 23. Conducted during 6-52's weekly Sergeant's Time Training, this is the first time the unit has included its ROK counterparts in the exercise.

  • Course prepares medical personnel in evidence collection

    Jun 12, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade sponsored a two week inter-service standardized forensics collecting course in May, to ensure sexual assault forensic exams are conducted in a timely, sensitive, dignified, and victim-centered manner.

  • K-16 DFAC strives for the highest standards

    Jun 12, 2013

    The Rotor Wash Café Dining Facility on K-16 competed in the Phillip A. Connelly Competition to be identified as the best dining facility in the United States Army, June 11.

  • Allied EOD troops hold counter IED demonstration

    Jun 12, 2013

    American and South Korean Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians conducted a combined counter Improvised Explosive Device demonstration at the Republic of Korea Army Ammunition Command Headquarters in Jeonui, South Korea, June 11, 2013.

  • U.S. Army, South Korean leaders discuss research, development partnerships

    Jun 12, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 12, 2013) -- U.S. Army and South Korean officials discussed potential collaboration in science and technology areas that benefit both the military and civilian sectors June 11.

  • Soldiers, civilians never leave a fallen comrade

    Jun 12, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- More than 50 U.S. Army Pacific volunteers hit the streets of downtown Honolulu, June 11, to offer support to homeless veterans as part of an island-wide outreach effort. The group of Soldiers and nurses from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the Tripler Army Medical Center, the 25th Infantry Division, and the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade worked in conjunction with Veterans Affairs and the Institute for Human Services Men's Shelter to find and educate homeless veterans on the benefits available to them, while also linking them with medical care and shelter resources.

  • 304th ESB Breaks in New Home

    Jun 11, 2013

    PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA -- Camp Humphreys is home to over 7,000 Soldiers and will soon serve as the largest U.S. installation on the Korean peninsula. It is currently going through vast expansion and construction to accommodate the relocation of U.S. forces currently stationed north of the Han River. The relocation is driven by the U.S./South Korean agreement under the Land Partnership Program.

  • 8th TSC NCOs reinforce tradition while at sea

    Jun 11, 2013

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- More than 150 noncommissioned officers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 8th Special Troops Battalion officially inducted 17 new NCOs into their Corps during a ceremony, June 7, aboard Logistic Support Vessel 7, an Army Reserve asset that belongs to the 9th Mission Support Command here. Prior to the ceremony, the NCOs manned the rails of the LSV as it traveled from Pearl Harbor to its home dock at Hickam Air Force Base, rendering honors to the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri memorials en route.

  • Peacekeeping Operations Center Ribbon Cutting

    Jun 11, 2013

    A new barracks and training facility at the Indonesian Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) Center here is expected to boost United Nations' peacekeeping efforts worldwide.

  • Swiss and Swedish leaders visit 210th Fires Bde.

    Jun 11, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Swiss and Swedish leaders from the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission visited 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea June 11, 2013. The 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, displayed the M270A1 multiple launch rocket system and the AN/TPQ-37 version eight radar in the 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery motor pool. The NNSC leaders also received a brief about 210th Fires Bde. organization in the brigade conference room. This visit was to build a strong relationship between 210th Fires Bde. and the NNSC, and to gain better knowledge of unit capabilities. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific Soldiers partner to help veterans

    Jun 11, 2013

    Ten Soldiers from 311th Signal Command (Theater), and five Soldiers from 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, participated in a veterans outreach program sponsored by United States Army Pacific at the Tripler Army Medical Center - Center for the Aging in Hawaii, June 11, 2013.

  • Working to bring home missing brothers, sisters

    Jun 10, 2013

    Jason Kaye and other members of the Joint Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command seek to account for every American service member missing in this nation's conflicts since World War II.

  • 210th Fires Bde. hosts good neighbor soccer game

    Jun 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers and members of the Association of the United States Army participate in a good neighbor's soccer game June 8, 2013, on Camp Casey. Soldiers and citizens of Dongducheon showcase the partnership between 2ID Soldiers and the citizens of Dongducheon, one community living Katchi Kapshida, Korean for we go together. After the game, the group shared lunch provided by 210th Fires Bde., and the Dongducheon Good Neighbor Association. 210th Fires Bde., is committed to building a strong relationship with the city of Dongducheon, while sustaining trust in U.S. Soldiers as friends and good neighbors. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • 251st Signal Detachment Donates to Korean Orphanage

    Jun 10, 2013

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- Soldiers from 251st Signal Detachment, 1st Signal Brigade, visited Namsanwon Community Orphanage in Seoul, South Korea 30 May.

  • Top ROK military leader thanks American Soldiers

    Jun 10, 2013

    The senior officer in the South Korean military thanked U.S. Soldiers for their enduring commitment to security on the Korean Peninsula, June 7, 2013, during the Eighth Army Ball, at the Seoul Grand Hyatt.

  • USAG-HI infrastructure improves

    Jun 10, 2013

    If you've lived in Hawaii longer than a week, you're well aware that U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii installations have been experiencing a whirlwind of road construction, closures and detours.

  • DFACs will open to patrons for Army birthday observance

    Jun 10, 2013

    This year, the Army's birthday falls on an Aloha Friday, and the senior commands want to provide Soldiers, families and authorized civilian employees the opportunity to dine with the Army's finest culinary teams.

  • Hawaii's outdoor activities include learning risks

    Jun 10, 2013

    Now that summer is underway (Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, was the unofficial launch of the season), it's time to bust out the swimsuits, pack up the car and head out to one of Hawaii's many beaches for a day of fun in the sun.

  • On-post schools request community council volunteers

    Jun 10, 2013

    Most parents of children attending a Hawaii public school have never heard of a school community council (SCC).

  • U.S., Indonesia complete earthquake, tsunami preparedness exercise

    Jun 10, 2013

    The governments of Indonesia and the U.S. conduct a regular Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, called Pacific Resilience, which was held June 3-6, 2013, at the Indonesia Peace & Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia.

  • Disaster relief exercise builds relationships in Asia-Pacific region

    Jun 9, 2013

    Trust and teamwork are some of the key components of humanitarian aid, according to some United States Army and Indonesian military officers who took part in a Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, held at the International Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Idonesia, June 3-6, 2013.

  • US Army Prior Planning is Essential to Bring Disaster Relief to Indonesia

    Jun 9, 2013

    If knowledge is power, Indonesia and the United States stockpiled it at Gema Bhakti, a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise held at the International Peace and Security Center here from June 6-10, 2013.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Bde. Soldiers face their fears

    Jun 9, 2013

    INJE, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in the Warrior Adventure Quest at X Game Resort June 7, 2013, in Inje, Gangwon Province, South Korea. Soldiers were able to face challenges and conquer fears as they took part in outdoor activities such as, ATV riding, water rafting, bungee jumping, and zip lining. The Soldiers of 210th Fires Bde. are, and always will be, the centerpiece of its organization. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Lessons at English Camp

    Jun 7, 2013

    Cho Ho-jun, a student from Baemun High School, listens to the instruction of Sgt. 1st Class Thomas B. Perry, assigned to Company A, 4-2 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, during the USFK English Camp visit to Camp Humphreys May 16. Forty students participated in the camp, which aims to give outstanding Korean students, who are eager to learn about American culture, a better grasp of the English language and American life on the Korean peninsula.

  • Humphreys community celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage

    Jun 7, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys community celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, May 16, in the Community Activity Center. Like most commemorative months, this celebration originated in a congressional bill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of California introduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days of May as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and Spark Matsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate.

  • Biking enthusiast provides hints for riding in Korea

    Jun 7, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For the bicycle-riding enthusiast, Korea is a paradise. The Korean government and local authorities are building bike paths throughout the country. These paths are for walking and cycling only and although you do see the occasional moped or ATV, for the most part they offer safe riding and a great way to get some exercise and see the country.

  • House of Dreams visits with 6-52 ADA Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- More than 80 children from the House of Dreams Orphanage visited the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery here May 17. One of the largest non-profit orphanages in Suwon, House of Dreams and the Iron Horse Battalion work hard to maintain their friendship. The relationship between the Soldiers and the children is give and take.

  • New pet rules affect U.S. military personnel in Korea

    Jun 7, 2013

    A new pet law affects U.S. military personnel bringing pets into South Korea, according to an Army veterinary official at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Military spouse, veteran receives Pat Tillman Foundation scholarship

    Jun 7, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (June 7, 2013) -- Heather Pahman, a military spouse, an Air Force veteran and a mother of two, received some exciting news early morning on May 22 when her telephone rang at 4 a.m.

  • Echo Garryowen

    Jun 6, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea--Although the name Garryowen is known across the Army, Soldiers at Camp Hovey, South Korea, know it can take an unexpected form.

  • Hospital marks anniversary, honors fallen WWII Soldier, doctor

    Jun 6, 2013

    Doctor was hero in Battle of Attu

  • Employee Assistance Program provides information to assist furloughed civilians

    Jun 6, 2013

    Resources are available to aid furloughed employees

  • The U.S. Army - strong, resilient and 238 years young

    Jun 6, 2013

    Fort Wainwright looks at Army's past and celebrates its birthday in many ways

  • Fort Wainwright's Army 10-Miler qualifier

    Jun 6, 2013

    Soldiers compete for spots on the U.S. Army Alaska Army Ten-Miler Team.

  • Getting the line wet

    Jun 6, 2013

    Summertime in Alaska means fishing

  • Army team successfully summits Mount McKinley

    Jun 6, 2013

    Army climbers summit North America's highest peak

  • Pacific Signal Soldiers participate in peace keeping exercise in Cambodia

    Jun 6, 2013

    Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion had the opportunity to work closely with their counterparts in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces as part of exercise Angkor Sentinel 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 16 through 30.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade improves CBRN readiness

    Jun 6, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear training on Camp Casey, South Korea, June 6, 2013. CBRN training is defensive in nature; it provides Soldiers the best possible chance of successfully operating in a contaminated environment. (U. S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - The Army on Okinawa celebrates cultural diversity

    Jun 5, 2013

    An Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month recognition ceremony was held May 30 here at the Keystone Theater. This ceremony highlighted the traditions of many Asian and Pacific cultures and included a number of performances from, Hawaiian and Filipino traditional artists, the Amelia Earhart Elementary School Taiko Drummers and students from Kadena High School.

  • Community enjoys K-16 Summer Festival

    Jun 4, 2013

    Service members, civilians and their families enjoyed the beginning of the summer with musical performances, entertaining booths, outdoor BBQ and sports events during the K-16 Summer Festival, May 31.

  • CYSS Appreciation Day honors team members

    Jun 4, 2013

    Yongsan Child, Youth and School Service team had its annual appreciation day, June 1, which included various lively activities including a door prize lottery, recreational opportunities, stress management program and an outdoor barbeque.

  • Seventh-annual Pacific disaster response exercise begins in Indonesia

    Jun 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, in partnership with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, began their seventh-annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange at the International Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia, June 3, 2013.

  • Garrison trains for hurricane season with HUREX

    Jun 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting its annual hurricane exercise called Makani Pahili, meaning "Strong Winds," from May 29-June 6.

  • Hawaii museums offer free summer military admission

    Jun 4, 2013

    The Honolulu Museum of Art has announced that for the fourth year it is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

  • Learning about EFMP is essential for all Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    Staff Sgt. "Kilroy" reflected on when he learned the importance of registering his family with the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP.

  • Communication 'Heart Camp' offers military families scholarships

    Jun 4, 2013

    When parents and children are struggling with each other, neither is getting their needs met.

  • Conservation of post water is necessary on post, island

    Jun 4, 2013

    Between daily use of toilets, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and bathroom and kitchen faucets, we take the steady supply of clean freshwater for granted -- until it runs out.

  • Memorial Day observed at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery

    Jun 4, 2013

    Reminders of America's history of sacrifice were voiced at Memorial Day ceremonies, here, and throughout the nation, May 27.

  • Casey Main wins top Army Award

    Jun 4, 2013

    Oriental Garden takes Connelly Award as best dining facility of its type.

  • US Army Pacific Commanding General Retires

    Jun 4, 2013

    United States Army, Pacific Commanding General Lt. Gen. Francis "Frank" J. Wiercinski was officially honored at a retirement and Flying V ceremony June 4 on historic Palm Circle.

  • Unique joint exercise reinforces Yongsan security

    Jun 3, 2013

    Thick clouds from smoke grenades fill the streets. A squad leader sends a series of hand arm signals and soldiers swiftly pass through the smoke, staying close to the walls. They penetrate the building and suppress the enemies hiding inside.

  • U.S., ROK forces conduct combined river crossing

    May 31, 2013

    U.S. and South Korean forces practiced bridging operations during a river crossing exercise in Yeoncheon, South Korea, a border town close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone, May 30, 2013.

  • With drawdown in Afghanistan, Army regional alignments likely to increase

    May 31, 2013

    Globally, and across the total force in fiscal year 2013, the Army could engage in nearly 6,000 different activities, in more than 160 countries, and involving as many as 60,000 Soldiers and Army civilians as part of its "regionally aligned forces" concept.

  • New home-based child care business helps Yongsan parents

    May 30, 2013

    "On behalf of the garrison, I would like to declare that Hannam Villiage Pritchett Family Child Care (FCC) Home is officially in business," said Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander at U.S. Army garrison Yongsan. After going through the required process, the FCC Home is now authorized and opened to the Yongsan community, May. 28.

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen U.S. troops in Seoul

    May 30, 2013

    SEOUL - Eighth Army paid tribute to fallen American service members at a ceremony here in the South Korean capital city May 30.

  • Remembering the Fallen

    May 30, 2013

    U.S. Army Alaska holds Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony.

  • Safety Day on Wainwright: Fun and educational

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's Safety Office makes learning about safety fun.

  • Smoke gets in your eyes

    May 30, 2013

    Summer is wildfire season in Alaska, and that means smoke and potential health hazards for you and your family.

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