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  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • Korean War monument relocated

    Oct 20, 2014

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers attended the Forney Bridge monument relocation ceremony hosted by 2nd Engineer Brigade at the Soyang river Chenyeo statue Oct. 16.

  • Eighth Army Soldiers attend Electronic Warfare Professional Development

    Oct 20, 2014

    K-16, Sungnam, South Korea --Eighth Army Soldiers attended an Electronic Warfare Professional Development (EWPD) hosted by 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion (AHB) at K-16, Sungnam, South Korea, Oct. 15.

  • Convoy advisory for Honolulu

    Oct 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army is advising motorists to be alert and drive with care as the 25th Infantry Division conducts a series of convoys from Schofield Barracks to Dillingham Airfield, 21 Oct.

  • Where happiness comes from: 2014 Dongducheon Volunteer Festival

    Oct 20, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom once said, 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.' Volunteering to help out others may seem difficult at first, but it is a noble act that anyone can do.

  • Talon warriors demonstrate air power

    Oct 20, 2014

    YANGPYEONG, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry carried rockets and large rounds of ammunition as they worked feverishly to prepare two AH-64D Longbow Apaches and two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters during a combined rotary wing aircraft demonstration with elements of the Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Command Oct. 6, 2014.

  • Pacific Army Engineers support Marines, revamp Hawaii firing range

    Oct 20, 2014

    A group of Army engineers have spent the past six weeks demonstrating how executing their mission directly impacts the training efforts and preparedness of their Marine Corps brothers and sisters.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • Grab your meal from Thunder Express

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoy healthy breakfast meals at the grand opening of Thunder Express October 15, 2014 at the 70th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters on Camp Casey, South Korea. Thunder Express is a grab-and-go truck for Soldiers that do not have the time to go to the dining facility. It will be stationed there on a daily basis with three hearty menus to choose from.

  • Eighth Army SHARP Magazine

    Oct 17, 2014

  • 35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 17, 2014) -- The Hispanic Heritage Month observance was held on Oct. 9 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here, to recognized the Hispanic cultures that impact military communities.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • 25th ID Celebrates Birthday with Tropic Lightning Week

    Oct 17, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Equine nostrils flared as horses galloped back and forth across Weyand Field by the 25th Infantry Division headquarters building. This was not a flashback to when the Army actively employed these animals. The sound of the horses' hooves pounding the ground was mixed with the sounds of mallets hitting a little white ball and a cheering crowd. This was a polo exhibition Oct. 9, and one of the capstone events for the 25th ID's 73rd birthday celebration, Tropic Lightning Week.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers honor Hispanic Americans

    Oct 17, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- Performing traditional Latin and Spanish American dances and songs Soldier from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division celebrated the diverse culture of Hispanic people Oct. 15 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers honor Hispanic Americans

    Oct 17, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii - Performing traditional Latin and Spanish American dances and songs Soldier from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division celebrated the diverse culture of Hispanic people Oct. 15 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Battle re-enactment pays homage to veterans

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. and Republic of Korea service members participated in a Korean War battle re-enactment and memorial ceremony Sept. 24-26, 2014 in honor of those who fought in the Nakdong River Battle here.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • Hot Chelle Rae tours Korea

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A lively, although somewhat sparse, crowd was on hand to greet the band Hot Chelle Rae, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Oct. 14. Most of those in attendance spent the entire concert up front enjoying the band, singing along with the songs they knew and catching guitar pics. The band played for about 75 minutes, featuring its well known hit songs "Tonight, Tonight," "I Like it Like That," and more. Following the concert, 30 people (who waited in line for most of the afternoon for the chance) got to meet, get autographs and take photos with them. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.

  • Korean language contest officials recognize Presidio students

    Oct 15, 2014

    The 2014 Korean Hangul Day Award Ceremony for the Yonsei University Writing Contest and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Korean Video Contest was held inside the Tin Barn Oct.9

  • Youth members learn about fire prevention

    Oct 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2014) -- Several Camp Zama youth members learned about fire safety and prevention, during "Fire Prevention Week" held on the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation, here, from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

  • Army helps Naha prepare for tug-of-war competition

    Oct 14, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 8, 2014) -- Representatives from the U.S. Army and the city of Naha gathered at Naha Military Port on Oct. 6 to test the strength of a 43-ton rope to be used in the annual "Giant Tug-of-War" festival and parade to be held on Oct. 12, here.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Soldiers shifting to Pacific via new 'pathway'

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army has more Soldiers assigned to the Pacific theater this year and more of them are involved with engagements in regional countries, thanks to a program called Pacific Pathways.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Pacific's Senior Engineers maximize joint effort across region

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Pacific's senior Army engineers joined their sister service counterparts for the Hawaii Engineer Training Workshop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 7-8, to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen the joint engineer mission across the region.

  • Thunder Truck Rodeo Competition

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldier from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Thunder Truck Rodeo competition. The event aimed to enhance the proficiency of vehicle operators in the brigade and to prepare them for the upcoming division competition.

  • Self Defense for Women

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response program representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, organized a Self Defense for Women class October 7, 2014 at the Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. During the program students learned effective skills for self defense as well as techniques to increase their situational awareness.

  • Area I DPW wins top Army awards

    Oct 10, 2014

    Area I DPW's Heo, Downs, Langford, receive IMCOM honors; Army Safety award to Heo

  • Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office to host Social Media Workshop

    Oct 10, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office is again offering a Social Media Workshop, Dec. 3-4, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Conference rooms A, B & C). This two-day training opportunity focuses on the unique challenges faced by communicators in the realm of social media. During the workshop, presenters will showcase what others in the fields of public affairs and marketing are doing to engage their key audiences and provide actionable takeaways to help participants leverage the latest in social media communications techniques and technologies.

  • 2nd Infantry Division transformation improves readiness

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 2nd Infantry "Warrior" Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. Since 1950, 2ID Soldiers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their Republic of Korea allies on Freedom's Frontier keeping the peninsula secure against an aggressive and oppressive North Korean regime. The Division is constantly seeking ways to further improve its readiness and strengthen the historic alliance it shares with the Republic of Korea.

  • Camp Zama hosts inaugural "Employee Appreciation Day"

    Oct 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted their inaugural "Employee Appreciation Day," Oct. 9, 2014, at Yano Field, on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • HCES students tour new digs during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10, Dean Turner, the Humphreys Fire Prevention Chief, provided tours of the new fire station to students from Humphreys Central Elementary School. Turner spoke to the children about fire safety surrounding the theme "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The children watched a Sparky the Fire Dog video and then received a tour of the station, including seeing where the firefighters sleep when on shift, their workout room and the dispatch center. Once done there, they went out in the stalls to see the fire trucks, equipment and firefighter gear. They were also greeted by Sparky. Before departing, the children were provided with goody bags and plastic helmets. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys event highlights Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The community-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event was hosted by the 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Oct. 8, in the Community Activity Center. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Demonstrations, activities highlight Humphreys Day for Kids

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Zoeckler Field was covered in children, participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Day for Children event, sponsored by Children, Youth and School Services, Sept. 27. The day featured games, activities, demonstrations, music and free food for all in attendance. Unlike many countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. BGCA, along with the support of youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as the Day for Kids. Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids, it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Events like this provide families with an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and spend time together. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • Sea Dragons pays homage to Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a Hispanic Heritage Observance ceremony, Oct. 10, 2014, at the Fort Shafter Exchange.

  • Eighth Army participates in 2014 International Peace Marathon Festival

    Oct 8, 2014

    SAMSUNG, Seoul, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers and Civilians took part in the 2014 International Peace Marathon Festival at Samsung, Seoul, South Korea Oct. 3.

  • U.S., Thai militaries build relationships through technology

    Oct 8, 2014

    Eleven U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy military and civilian personnel convened in Chao Samran, Thailand, Sept. 22-26, 2014, to evaluate equipment with the Royal Thai Army, during Operation Crimson Viper 2014.

  • USARPAC welcomes two new stars

    Oct 8, 2014

    Military and community leaders, Soldiers, family and friends gathered to welcome the new U.S. Army Pacific Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve, USARPAC, Brig. Gen. Brian Alvin, during a Flying "V" Ceremony at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 7.

  • Yongsan garrison observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan servicemembers and civilians honored the contributions of Hispanic Americans during the a special heritage month observance event, Sept 18.

  • 94th AAMDC rekindles education aspirations

    Oct 7, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, attended and participated in the 94th AAMDC Education Mentorship Luncheon, Sept. 23, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Humphreys Garrison hosts annual Breast Cancer Awareness event

    Oct 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- More than 300 people, primarily sporting the color pink, came out to participate in the 4th Annual Camp Humphreys Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk, held at the Humphreys High School track, Oct. 4. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

  • SDDC continues strategic role supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 6, 2014

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 599th Transportation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Wahiawa, Hawaii, has provided strategic support to the U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Pacific Pathways, an operation that groups multiple exercises and keeps assets in the area of operations longer without fixed bases, from the beginning.

  • Spartan Brigade gets bigger, adding new forward support company

    Oct 6, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division welcomed some new comrades into the Spartan Brigade during a reflagging and re-patching ceremony Oct.1, 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Another shot at interoperability equals readiness

    Oct 5, 2014

    ICHEON, South Korea -- U.S. Soldiers are required to retrain and qualify on their assigned weapon every year. This ensures that the perishable skill of marksmanship is never lost and troops are always trained and ready to "Fight Tonight."

  • Icheon city takes Talon Warriors back in time

    Oct 5, 2014

    ICHEON, South Korea -- More than 5000 years of documented history contribute to the rich culture the Land of the Morning Calm offers for those who venture here. With ones imagination, it is possible to revisit age-old dynasties by touring temples, shrines and old palace grounds across the peninsula.

  • USFK command team visits Camp Casey to discuss SHARP

    Oct 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti and Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the command team for the United States Forces Korea, meet with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to discuss the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program and the policies regarding the program September 30, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army air defenders garner top awards at inaugural Osan Commander's Cup

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade bolstered their readiness and strengthened their joint relationship with fellow service members Sept. 28 - 30 during the Osan Air Base's inaugural commander's cup competition.

  • 3-7 FA Never Broken Legacy Challenge brings esprit de corps to unit

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to 3rd Regiment, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted a full day of team building events at Bellows Air Force Station Beach Sept. 26 during the 3-7 FA Annual Never Broken Legacy Challenge.

  • Alaska paratroopers prep for winter at SUSV driver's training

    Oct 3, 2014

    Spartan paratroopers with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division participated in a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) driver's training course in preparation for the upcoming winter months at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Hawaii's Gold Star Mothers and Families remember loved ones

    Oct 1, 2014

    About 150 friends and family members of fallen servicemen and women gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sept. 28, to remember their loved ones during "Gold Star Mother & Gold Star Family Day."

  • 25th DIVARTY reborn after almost a decade

    Oct 1, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Boom sounded the artillery! Smoke from the guns wafted across Weyand Field. This was no battlefield, however. This was a reawakening. After nearly a decade, the 25th Infantry Division Artillery was reborn in a ceremony on Oct. 1.

  • SHARP is #1 Priority for Sea Dragons - Every Day, All Year Long

    Oct 1, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command gathered together for a ceremony to highlight the importance of sexual harassment/assault response and prevention all year long.

  • ZAHS students bond over homecoming events

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 30, 2014) -- Zama American High School kicked off their Homecoming weekend on Sept. 25 with a pep rally at the ZAHS Gym followed by a parade around Camp Zama installation and a Powder-Puff football game at the ZAHS Football Field, here.

  • Humphreys CDC earns accreditation

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Following an ongoing process of preparing curriculum, files, classrooms and staff that culminated in an intense two-day inspection, June 2-3, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Child Development Center received official notification, in July, that the facility and staff had achieved accreditation. This accreditation, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is valid through Dec. 1, 2019.

  • Humphreys Garrison kicks-off Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Humphreys Garrison kicked-off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with a cake-cutting event at the Main Exchange, Sept. 5. Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major; Kyong Reid, the CFC 2014 Community Area project officer for Area III; Spc. Ernest L. Echelbarger, assigned to Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion; and Col. Darin S. Conkright, Humphreys Garrison commander, cut the ceremonial cake. There are more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year, Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to the campaign through Dec. 15. -- U.S. Army photo by Kate Ko

  • Community remembers 9/11 with 48-hour event

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first group of ruck marchers left the station at 8:46 a.m., Sept. 12, to kickoff the 9/11 48-Hour Memorial Ruck March and Fundraiser, held Sept. 12-14 and hosted by Company A, 304th Signal Battalion. This event, in its fourth year, is dedicated as a memorial to the fallen and to honor those currently serving our Nation. The first group was joined by members of the Humphreys Fire Department, who annually participate in this event. This year's march saw 500 people participate and helped raise $5,000 for Wounded Warrior Project. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Sappers strengthen combat engineer skills during rappel training

    Sep 30, 2014

    Troops from the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) exercised quick infiltration and exfiltration skills -- essential tasks in combat engineer reconnaissance missions in rough terrain -- during rappel tower training Sept. 18, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 8th HRSC supports top resource in Pacific Pathways; Soldiers

    Sep 30, 2014

    The less than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center are constantly providing HR services throughout the massive Pacific Theater, making them the natural go-to experts for the Army's Pacific Pathways concept.

  • 'Change Agents' charged with enforcing, educating troops on EO

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Twenty-five Soldiers graduated from the first iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course (version 3.0) here, Sept. 12. The latest version of EOLC was released in April 2014 and includes new multimedia and interactive training tools. "There were several different practical exercises and videos that emphasize awareness of the perceptions and behaviors Soldiers have of others based on their differences," said 2nd Lt. Amanda O'Leary, the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion physician assistant and a recent EOLC graduate. "Part of becoming an EO practitioner is learning how to be a 'change agent' for the Army, which includes not only understanding others differences but allowing us to operate better as a team by providing the same level of respect regardless of those differences."

  • Eagle Scout project supports Humphreys High School cross-country team

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For a person involved is Scouting, one of the final crucibles to earning the Eagle Scout rank is to develop, plan, and lead a project that will benefit a local school, religious institution, or community. Stephen Gayton III, a Boy Scout Troop 203 Eagle Scout candidate and a junior at Humphreys High School, was looking for a project that would support the local community, but just as importantly, support his beloved HHS Blackhawks. It just so happened that the Humphreys cross-country coach, Mitch Moellendick, had a project in mind. He had approached Scoutmaster Dennis Polaski early in the summer to see if it would be possible for a scout to help clear a 300-meter trail through the CPX training area and build a bridge, across a nearly five-foot span, over an irrigation channel.

  • STB troops wrap up month of suicide prevention/resiliency training with Family hike

    Sep 30, 2014

    8th Special Troops Battalion troops and their Families wrapped up a month dedicated to resiliency and suicide prevention training with a morning hike up the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail, Sept. 26.

  • 2nd Infantry DIVARTY activates on JBLM

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held a ceremony Sept. 25 on JBLM Lewis North to stand up a new unit, as the Army brings back division artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its divisions. The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is part of 7th Infantry Division, but the name of the artillery headquarters reflects its relationship to 2nd Infantry Division, based in South Korea.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing with exercises Garuda Shield and Keris Strike ongoing, and with exercise Orient Shield scheduled to being next month.

  • KATUSA ETS ceremony

    Sep 29, 2014

    AMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- More than 50 Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division successfully finished their 21 months of military service September 23, 2014 on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. Out of those, 14 Soldiers were from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div. Lt. Col. Michael Kimball, the commander of 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., was present as the guest speaker for the ceremony.

  • Keris Strike 14 wraps up in Malaysia

    Sep 29, 2014

    Keris Strike 14 came to an end with an official closing ceremony, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, Sept. 26, 2014, to conclude the 18th iteration of the U.S. and Malaysian bilateral exercise, which began Sept. 13.

  • Nakdong River Battle re-enacts fierce battle, honors 64 years of South Korean history

    Sep 29, 2014

    As North Korean forces advanced south in the fall of 1950, waging a vicious war, the nation of South Korea and United Nations forces were pushed to a small southeastern area on the tip of the Korean peninsula, known as the Pusan perimeter, where they would stand to defend the suddenly prominent Nakdong River, later to be known as the "pivot" of the Korean War.

  • Alaska's Medevac Experts return from War

    Sep 29, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA -- Flurries of snow and a noticeable chill were in the air on Fort Wainwright outside of Hanger 6 Tuesday night, Sept. 29, as Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, stepped back into the 49th state near the end of a nine month deployment.

  • Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.

  • 1-14 Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldiers participates in Exercise Lightning Strike

    Sep 26, 2014

    WAIOURU, New Zealand -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, clear customs and unloaded their equipment after arriving in New Zealand to participate in the Lightning Strike Exercise Sept. 25. (U.S Army photos by Sgt. Christopher Hammond, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldier wins USARPAC paralegal challenge

    Sep 26, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- An Army paralegal specialist job is to maintain law and order and ensuring the punishment fits the crime. However, when it comes to basic Soldiering skills one paralegal stands out in front of the rest.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 25, 2014

    PUSLATPUR, Indonesia --Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • U.S., Indian Soldiers train together

    Sep 25, 2014

    Watching the sunrise above the Himalayas while practicing yoga, rock climbing and rappelling as monkeys jump through the trees overhead; it sounds like an adventure vacation but for more than 75 U.S. Soldiers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, it's an opportunity to work with the soldiers of the Indian Army to enhance the cooperation and coordination necessary during peacekeeping operations.

  • Sea Dragon talks suicide prevention at TAMC

    Sep 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. George Corbari, the force management officer with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, provided suicide prevention training, Sept. 8 to 12, 2014, to members of the Tripler Army Medical Center staff.

  • Former SMA visits Camp Zama, speaks at resiliency seminar, fair

    Sep 24, 2014

    Camp Zama, Japan, held a Community Resilience Seminar, Sept. 19, 2014, to introduce the Camp Zama Retiree Council and recognized "Retiree Appreciation Day, in conjunction with a "Passport to Life" Community Resiliency Fair at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army scientist bolsters nanomaterials research with Singapore

    Sep 24, 2014

    U.S. Army and Singaporean scientists are advancing the future of nanomaterials through an exchange program between the countries.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers embark on 'Pacific Pathways'

    Sep 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting U.S. Army Pacific's initiative to increase training west of the international date line.

  • Korean American Soccer Camp helps needy communities

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Local schoolchildren wrapped up a three-day Korean, American Non-Profit Soccer Charity camp for youths ages 5 to 14, here, August 18-20. The camp offered children instructional based learning for youths wanting to learn the fundamental of soccer.

  • ACS offers unique newcomer's tour

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) welcomed newcomers to the Yongsan community with a bus trip to one of the greatest tourist attractions of South Korea, July 22.

  • Corps of Engineers, Community Clean-up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day

    Sep 23, 2014

    More than 40 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 20. The Corps of Engineers' Pacific Regional Visitor Center coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • USARPAC paralegal Soldiers committed to 'warrior trials'

    Sep 23, 2014

    While Army paralegals are known as Soldiers who assist in and outside military courtrooms, 19 U.S. Army Pacific paralegals had a different trial. The top paralegal Soldiers throughout the Pacific region participated in the seventh annual USARPAC Paralegal Warrior Challenge, Sept. 15-19.

  • Close Combat Tactical Training

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, train on the interactive Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) September 17 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The simulated training is part of the battery's continued effort to ensure Soldiers receive as much hands-on training as possible in order to maintain readiness at all times.

  • Air defense bilateral engagement bolsters U.S./ROK alliance

    Sep 22, 2014

    Senior leaders of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted a joint staff ride Sept. 19 with Republic of Korea's 2nd Air Defense Artillery Brigade to discuss interoperability of missile systems, deterrence of North Korean aggression and become familiar with recent incidents in the 2nd ROK Naval fleet's area of operations.

  • Engineers demonstrate physical, mental strength in 'Never Daunted' challenge

    Sep 22, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion demonstrated its commitment to developing and motivating its troops by reinvigorating a unit-wide competition this month designed to instill its engineers with a drive to stay physically fit and up-to-date on their Soldier tasks.

  • Parents spend day celebrating their kids

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 22, 2014) -- The Boys and Girls Club's "Day for Kids" event was held on Sept. 20 hosted by the Camp Zama Child, Youth and School Services at the Yano Ramble Field on Camp Zama, here.

  • Air Assault school students practice rappelling

    Sep 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, practice rappelling as a part of the Air Assault Course September 17, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Frag Out: 29th ENG Soldiers throw live grenades

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Nervous and tense, the sweat rolls off his face as he holds a live grenade firmly near his chest. He's trained all day with practice grenades, but now it was time to do the real thing. The safety noncommissioned officer calls his name. He takes a deep breath and walks to his fighting position. It was time to rise above the fear and trust his training. The NCO gives him instructions and in seconds a grenade was in the air. "Frag out" he shouts. He dodges in his foxhole and feels the impact of the explosion. "all clear" is echoed on the range. He stands up with a smile on his face and an overwhelming rush of adrenaline.

  • Decisive training shapes Warrior Brigade into a cohesive team

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Leaders from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gathered together for the week of Sept. 15 for a new leaders orientation course on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 2nd Bn. 11th FA Regt. helps to cool down classrooms

    Sep 19, 2014

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Normally when it is time for the weekend, Soldiers spend that time watching football, going to the beach, or finishing up a to do list their spouse had put together throughout the week.

  • Malaysian Rangers teach U.S. Soldiers jungle survival tactics

    Sep 19, 2014

    U.S Army Pacific Soldiers participated in Jungle Survival Academics at Kem Desa Pahlawan (KDP), Malaysia, Sep. 17, during Keris Strike 14. The training familiarized U.S. Soldiers with jungle tactics and techniques used by Malaysian Rangers for jungle sustainment.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.

  • Soldier missing from Korean War accounted for

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

  • U.S., Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event

    Sep 18, 2014

    Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Situbundo, Indonesia.

  • 94th AAMDC Soldiers Make History at Valiant Shield 2014

    Sep 17, 2014

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters; Battery C, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) and Task Force Talon come together for Valiant Shield 2014. The exercise began on Sept. 15 and concludes on Sept. 23.

  • Local government officials take a tour around Cp. Casey, Hovey

    Sep 16, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Newly employed Dongducheon officials visit Camp Casey and Camp Hovey to learn about U.S. military installations in South Korea and take a tour around post September 15, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit included briefs about each unit here followed by the visitors taking a look at the various equipment used by the Army.

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Camp Zama hosts 5K run/walk, ceremony to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Soldiers, Civilians, family members, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local national employees participated in the 1st annual "True Red, White and Blue" 5K run/walk, held on the morning of Sept. 11, here, to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack events. The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual 9/11 commemorative ceremony at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, later in the evening.