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  • 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.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 29, 2013

    For those of us located in the Pacific Theater, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month has particular significance as we witness examples of the 2013 theme, "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion" which speaks volumes about their commitment to the United States and the U.S. Army.

  • 'Lucky Ducky' finds her home on roller derby team

    May 29, 2013

    Being part of a military family has its challenges to include the constant moving and re-establishing of oneself every time you change duty stations. Just like the children's story the "Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christen Anderson, one duck on Okinawa has truly lived up to this story and found a home with the Kokeshi Roller Doll Derby League.

  • "Boots to Business" educates veterans

    May 28, 2013

    It is never an easy job to start a business, and the ugly truth is that most new ventures do not survive past five years. To help veterans who are planning to start their own businesses, the Small Business Administration held its Boots to Business workshop May, 15.

  • VFW hosts Memorial Day ceremony at Yokohama War Cemetery

    May 28, 2013

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (May 28, 2013) -- With a silent salute, representatives from branches of the U.S. military, allied representatives from Canadian and British forces and the Boys Scouts of America honored service members who have died in service to their respective nations during a Memorial Day ceremony held May 26 at the Yokohama War Cemetery in Hodogaya.

  • Curb salt use, lose its hazards

    May 28, 2013

    Sodium excess linked to high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Trained and Ready

    May 28, 2013

  • Diving into Community Service

    May 28, 2013

    The OTEXS scuba club, consisting of Soldiers from across the 2nd CAB, provides a way for Soldiers to get out and explore Korea while helping the local fishermen.

  • Camp Casey, Korea community hosts event to raises money for Oklahoma

    May 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Members of the Area 1 community host an event to raise money for the Oklahoma Disaster Relief. One hundred percent of the one-day's proceeds from items purchased at the Camp Casey's Closet store will be donated to the relief fund. Casey's Closet provides gently used, economically priced goods for the local community members and is operated by an all-volunteer group and spouses club called the Kka Chi Community Association. The Kka Chi Community Association is a nonprofit organization established to provide the Area I communities opportunity for growth through social, learning, cultural and volunteering experiences. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Korean War veterans honored at battle ceremony

    May 28, 2013

    Korean War veterans attended a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the Nevada Outposts Battle at Yangju, South Korea, May 28, 2013.

  • Medical First Responders course taught during Angkor Sentinel 2013

    May 27, 2013

    The Medical First Responders course was conducted with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Idaho National Guard Soldiers during Angkor Sentinel 2013, May 18-27, 2013.

  • IPC signs new resident utilities billing provider

    May 24, 2013

    Minol Inc. has been contracted by Island Palm Communities (IPC) to provide resident utility billing services, effective with the June 2013 billing period.

  • The past takes on a livelier look

    May 24, 2013

    The U.S. Army Museum Hawaii celebrated Armed Forces Day with Living History Day at Battery Randolph, here, Saturday.

  • Inaugural CSM Kwon scholarships presented

    May 24, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (May 24, 2013) -- Honoring years of service to the school and community, the first Harry Kwon Scholarships were awarded at May Day ceremonies, here, May 17.

  • Fed DOE endorses Hawaii's guidelines

    May 24, 2013

    The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is pleased to announce it has received federal approval for a new Strive HI Performance System designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready.

  • SOS Memorial honors fallen

    May 24, 2013

    About a dozen survivors of service members who died while on duty and about 30 supporters and onlookers gathered in the Hale Koa Hotel, May 16, 2013, to dedicate a Memorial Day display honoring those fallen.

  • A first: Women's softball team comes to Suwon

    May 23, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- For the 2013 Post-Level Softball season, the women of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery came together to make the first women's softball team on Suwon Air Base. Suwon is home of the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing and 6-52 ADA and now the Lady Iron Horse softball team.

  • Spring Fest 2013

    May 23, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Community, along with members of the local Korean communities, celebrated the coming of spring during Spring Fest 2013, at Independence Park, May 18. There were plenty of games, activities, demonstrations, food and entertainment to go around during the 10-hour event. Some highlights of the day were the Taekwondo demostration team KTigers and the watermelon eating contest.

  • Volunteers show 'mission possible' each day

    May 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Volunteers who make the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys "Mission Possible" were honored for their efforts at the Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony, in the Community Activity Center, here May 17. A total of 4,027 volunteers contributed more than 82,500 service hours to the garrison during the past year for a monetary value of more than $1.8 million.

  • Iron Horse Soldiers prep for competition

    May 23, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- Soldiers of the Suwon's Iron Horse dining facility are putting in extra work to hone their craft in preparation for the upcoming Phillip A Connelly competition. The competition will be held 23 May and the Iron Horse DFAC is looking to build off their Eighth Army victory in this competition last year.

  • Air Defenders learn "MAJIC"

    May 23, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE - Sixteen Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery "Dragons" graduated from a two-week-long course about high tech data sharing here May 17. A mobile training team from Ft. Bragg, NC taught the Multi-Tactical Data Link Joint Interoperability Course, or MAJIC, that trains operators in the different ways that systems communicate on the modern battlefield.

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 23, 2013

    Fort Wainwright will celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at a special event May 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Physical Fitness Center.

  • Community Spouse's Club opens hearts to Army Families

    May 23, 2013

    The Fort Wainwright Community Spouses' Club is one of those local teams that helps support Army Families through charitable scholarships and welfare grants.

  • Indian Army comes to the Home of the Airborne

    May 23, 2013

    The ninth annual Yudh Abhyas training between the armies of India and the United States brought two storied fighting units together: Indian Army Gurkhas and 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers. The two combat-hardened forces shared two weeks of intensive field training at Fort Bragg this May.

  • PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy

    May 22, 2013

    What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.

  • WWII vet gets 'Order of the Rising Sun' from Japan's ambassador

    May 22, 2013

    The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans.

  • 8th MPs flex muscle in certifying 71st Chem

    May 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A loud bang disrupts a tranquil sunny morning in a training field located at Schofield Barracks. "Help!" "Hurry!" "They went that way!" "I'm sick!" "There's another bomb," was simultaneously heard screamed by more than 60 role-playing victims running from the explosion; while others fell down succumbing to their fake injuries. Chaos, right? Not for the Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. In a display like none other, the 8th MP Bde. mobilized its diverse array of elements and assets in a Consequence Management Exercise held April 24 -25.

  • 8th STB Soldiers add longevity to their workouts

    May 22, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Training is the backbone of why the U.S. Army is the greatest on the planet. Soldiers train, rain or shine, with hundreds of pounds of gear, in all types of terrain. They run in boots through the mud and sand, ducking under obstacles, up and down hills. This can wear on a Soldier's motivation and, more importantly, their bodies. According to studies conducted by the U.S. Army Public Health Command, unit physical training was the leading cause of non-battle related evacuations during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2008, and in a garrison environment, 76 percent of all injuries are caused by running. This is why many Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, went to train with trainers like Neil Santiago and the Advanced Tactical Athlete Conditioning Program at Fort Shafter, April 29-May 3.

  • 8th MPs inaugural Make a Difference Day

    May 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Anyone familiar with military life knows Soldiers and their families are busy to say the least; and with the many day-to-day obligations that military families incur they may not have the time to take advantage of the opportunities available to them that come with living in a military community. The 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held their inaugural "Make a Difference Day," May 3 to change that; not only for one day but for years to come.

  • Korean Cultural Night honors U.S. troops in Seoul

    May 21, 2013

    South Korean civilian officials honored American service members at the fourth annual Korean Cultural Night, in Seoul, May 17, 2013.

  • 10th Regional Support Group supports America's Armed Forces Kids Run

    May 21, 2013

    Twenty-one soldiers from 10th Regional Support Group cheered on and provided logistical support for more than 200 registered participants May 18 during the America's Armed Forces Kids Run. This event is held annually on Kadena Air Base in celebration of Armed Forces Day.

  • Torii Station hosts luau for spouses of deployed Service members

    May 21, 2013

    A break in the start to Okinawa's rainy season allowed the Deployed Spouses Luau to go off without a hitch on Saturday at Torii Beach, giving military families the opportunity to socialize while enjoying the Torii Beach Water Park, children's activities, a hula show and a stunning sunset.

  • Sharing information key step in strengthening ROK-US alliance

    May 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the Republic of Korea army headquarters visited 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, on Camp Casey, South Korea, April 19, 2013.

  • Johnson receives Korean National Security Medal

    May 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general received the South Korean Order of National Security Medal in Seoul, May 20, 2013.

  • 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."

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