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  • Second annual full-scale exercise conducted at Camp Zama

    Jul 23, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 24, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan conducted its second annual full-scale exercise here July 16 through 18, which included participation from various units on the installation and local Japanese firefighters.

  • Soldiers' Korean War sacrifices honored

    Jul 22, 2013

    Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon, South Korea, rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, and the sacrifices they made delaying the north Korean Army's southern advance.

  • Fields of Dreams: A revamped Stoneman Athletic Complex opens for play

    Jul 22, 2013

    Sports fanatics, young and old, are familiar with the 1989 classic "Field of Dreams." The baseball flick is an essential for their home theater collections and often ranks among their top five picks for greatest sports films ever made.

  • Army Community Service honors 48-year history

    Jul 22, 2013

    For generations, Army spouses have operated lending closets and thrift shops, raised funds to help the needy, assisted in emergencies, taught and trained the inexperienced, provided care and comfort to the ill and bereaved, and, through a grassroots understanding of the Army community, contributed significantly to its stability.

  • Hula appreciation gains: Hula hālau take root across the world

    Jul 22, 2013

    People across the world have come to know and love hula, the traditional Hawaiian dance form, which, according to Kumu Hula Paulani Kauila, "is a form of storytelling, where the expression of a story is told through the dancer."

  • New U.S. Army Pacific Commander conducts aerial recon of Oahu

    Jul 22, 2013

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - General Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific conducted an aerial reconnaissance of Hawaii Army facilities across the island of Oahu July 19. Brooks recently assumed command of USARPAC, and the visit enabled him to meet and greet Soldiers of Hawaii while simultaneously familiarizing himself via a literal bird's eye view. He was joined by Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, 25th Infantry Division commanding general. They visited facilities and Soldiers at Schofield Barracks, the Lightning Academy, and other Army training areas. (photos by Sgt. 1st Class Crista Mary Mack, U.S. Army Pacific)

  • SecArmy sees I Corps in action Down Under

    Jul 22, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh took part this week in a key exercise with Australia, one of America's most enduring regional partners.

  • Preparing for the unexpected can mean life or death

    Jul 19, 2013

    Interior Alaska is known for winter storms, whether it is the unimaginable stints of sub-zero cold, freezing rain causing treacherous footing and tricky driving or heavy blankets of snow; the focus to take precautions tends to be October through March. But being prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere can facilitate survival.

  • Fort Wainwright Chaplains celebrate anniversary by serving others

    Jul 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army chaplaincy is one of the oldest branches of the Army and they are celebrating 237-years of service this month.

  • Arctic mud run

    Jul 19, 2013

    184 participants made their way through a grueling run/obstacle course.

  • Joint Information Center: Being there for the community

    Jul 19, 2013

    During the Stuart Creek 2 Fire in the Army's Yukon Training Area, a Joint Information Center was activated at the Bureau of Land Management building on Fort Wainwright as part of the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center Interagency Fire Information Center Communications Outreach Plan.

  • Amid monsoon season, Area I ready

    Jul 18, 2013

    Quick-response teams poised should floods, landslides, hit Warrior Country

  • Diet soda? No, diabetes soda

    Jul 18, 2013

    Calorie-free maybe, but hardly worth the health risks

  • Officials: Monsoon season calls for increased caution

    Jul 18, 2013

    As heavy monsoon storms inundate the Korean Peninsula, Eighth Army safety officials are encouraging U.S. military personnel to exercise increased caution.

  • Army, Air Force siblings unite in joint training exercise

    Jul 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea --The Air Force once operated with Army ground troops in one service component called the Army Air Corps. Then on July 26, 1947, President Harry S. Truman officially established the Air Force, permanently separating the nation's air forces from ground forces. Today we recognize the Army as a force that provides ground forces for the nation while the Air Force's mission is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

  • Humphreys welcomes university interns

    Jul 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The Camp Humphreys Internship Program, an important part of the garrison's community relations initiative, has been in operation here for more than four years. The unique program, developed to provide local university students an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with U.S. Soldiers and Civilians stationed here, has seen approximately 80 local Korean university students successfully six-month-long internship tours of duty with organizations across the community.

  • Patriot Express receives a warm welcome

    Jul 18, 2013

    Marilyn Ferguson, a renowned author wrote, "Each of us is - potentially - the difference in the world." Enter Spc. Rafael D. Morales Herrero, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, along with his wife, Maribel A. Paulino and their sons, Sebastian and Julio.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team cares for Single Soldiers

    Jul 18, 2013

    Two of the Army's top priorities are mission accomplishment and taking care of its soldiers, family members and DA civilians. With the Strong Bonds program being severely limited due to sequestration the 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team found a way to take one day to "Sharpen the Saw" for 11 Single Soldiers on July 17th at Okuma Recreation Facility, Okinawa, Japan for under $200.

  • Korea America Friendship Society honors soldiers, civilian

    Jul 17, 2013

    Korea America Friendship Society held its 22nd anniversary reception to honor a group of individuals for their continuous efforts to increase the ROK-US alliance during 2013 Korea America Friendship Night in the grand ballroom at the Seoul Grand Hyatt, June 27.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Patch ceremony

    Jul 17, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed BG Erik C. Peterson, the division's new Deputy Commanding General for Support with a Patch Ceremony, July 16, 2013, at Camp Humphreys, Pyeongtaek, Republic of Korea. PHOTO BY 2ID PAO PAK CHIN-U

  • U.S. and ROK Soldiers fight fire, demonstrate alliance

    Jul 17, 2013

    Spc. Armando Avila, from San Diego, Calif., a multiple launch rocket system crewmember, and Spc. Anthony Strauch, from Hazlehurst, Ga., a multiple launch rocket system operations and fire direction specialist, assisted local citizens to extinguish a house fire at the Ottogi Festival in Ildong, Pocheon June 8.

  • Soldiers' Sacrifices Honored

    Jul 17, 2013

    Nestled in the serene rolling green hills of Jochiwon rests a memorial statue dedicated to the Soldiers of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division and the sacrifices they made delaying the north Korean Army's southern advance.

  • 8th TSC mariners highlight Army watercraft capabilities for SecArmy

    Jul 17, 2013

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared the critical and unique roles Army watercraft play in the Pacific Theater with Secretary of the Army John McHugh at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 16, 2013.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commander in Pyeongtaek

    Jul 16, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division conducted a patch ceremony July 16 at the Super Gym, Camp Humphreys to welcome Brig. Gen Erik Peterson, the new deputy commanding general for support.

  • On-post population can receive emergency alerts via text, email

    Jul 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has added a new technology to its family of emergency message and dissemination techniques: Nixle.

  • Garrison commander thanks community for July 4th

    Jul 16, 2013

    A very special mahalo to our U.S. Army Garrison community and sister services for your tremendous support and participation in this year's 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks.

  • 41st Signal Battalion joins ROK Guerilla Training

    Jul 15, 2013

    American Soldiers from the 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, participated in Republic of Korea Army guerilla training with Soldiers from the 60th Signal Battalion ROKA in Guri City, South Korea July 2.

  • South Korea-based NCO wins top service award

    Jul 15, 2013

    A South Korea-based master sergeant was the U.S. Army's selection for the 2013 Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award.

  • Tomahawks train up on call-for-fire

    Jul 15, 2013

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks", 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in call-for-fire familiarization training enhanced by the use of a high-tech simulator, July 10.

  • Survivors unveil quilted remembrance of fallen

    Jul 15, 2013

    Members from families of fallen warriors unveiled, for the first time, a quilted American flag honoring fallen warriors of the Hawaii and the Pacific region at the Fourth of July Spectacular celebration, here, July 4.

  • IPC encourages planning to ease clearing quarters stress

    Jul 15, 2013

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

  • ROK Air Force Cadets Visit 6-52 ADA

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • Petfest 2013

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • Humphreys turns page on summer reading program

    Jul 12, 2013

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

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

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • A man on post who is always in the Zone

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • Fort Wainwright garrison changes top noncommissioned officers

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • Alaska's military supports BLM firefighting efforts

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • South Korean medics train in latest battlefield techniques

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • 516th Signal Brigade hosts change of command

    Jul 11, 2013

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

  • High school athletes improve skills during summer basketball in Japan

    Jul 11, 2013

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

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

    Jul 11, 2013

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

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

    Jul 10, 2013

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

  • Fourth of July fest rainy but robust

    Jul 10, 2013

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

  • Garrison boosts interaction with Yongsan-gu

    Jul 9, 2013

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

  • Yongsan celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 9, 2013

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

  • USARPAC Change of Command

    Jul 9, 2013

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

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

    Jul 9, 2013

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

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

    Jul 9, 2013

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

  • Big Brother or Big Sister military-keiki mentoring offered

    Jul 9, 2013

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

  • Korean War veteran tells story of littlest survivors

    Jul 9, 2013

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

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

    Jul 8, 2013

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

  • Medical leaders gather for conference in Seoul

    Jul 8, 2013

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

  • Raider homecoming: largest wave yet

    Jul 8, 2013

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

  • Honoring those before us

    Jul 8, 2013

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

  • Camp Zama volunteers feed hundreds of homeless in Yokohama

    Jul 8, 2013

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

  • Soldiers conquer warrior challenge

    Jul 8, 2013

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

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

    Jul 7, 2013

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

  • Corps of Engineers deepens vital navigational channel

    Jul 5, 2013

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

  • Communicating as a Team

    Jul 4, 2013

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

  • Iron Horse Soldiers attend Nation Love concert

    Jul 4, 2013

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

  • ACS accredited with commendation

    Jul 4, 2013

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

  • USARPAC becomes 4-star headquarters during change of command

    Jul 3, 2013

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

  • Area I offers Korean subways class

    Jul 3, 2013

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

  • Area I Soldier finds loss is gain

    Jul 3, 2013

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

  • 24 compete in combatives qualifier tournament at Camp Zama

    Jul 3, 2013

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

  • Be prepared for wildfires

    Jul 3, 2013

    Everyone must do his or her part to prevent wildfires.

  • Wildfire smoke can cause health problems

    Jul 3, 2013

    Even healthy people can feel the effects of wildfire smoke.

  • Team Wainwright works together on the 2020 vision

    Jul 3, 2013

    Work continues on building installation strategic plan.

  • Remains of missing Vietnam Soldiers laid to rest in Arlington

    Jul 3, 2013

    Remains of three Soldiers who had been aboard a UH-1H "Huey" Iroquois that crashed June 30, 1970, in Vietnam, were laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, July 2, 2013.

  • Practicing water safety saves lives

    Jul 3, 2013

    Water safety hazards can be minimized, incidents can be avoided.

  • Bupyeong-gu KAFC enlightens ROK-U.S. alliance

    Jul 2, 2013

    Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Bupyeong-gu Mayor Hong Mi-young and members of the Bupyeong-gu Korean American Friendship Council attended a luncheon at Hartell House, June 28, to discuss various topics.

  • 210th Fires Bde. Soldiers conduct airdrop recovery training

    Jun 28, 2013

    GYEONGGI-DO, South Korea -- U.S. Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and Republic of Korea soldiers from the Supply and Transportation Battalion, 28th Division, conduct a joint convoy operation from Camp Mobile to the Mae San Ri Drop Zone June 19, 2013. The airdrop mission was cancelled because of inclement weather, but the two armies had a chance to get to know each other, build positive relationships, and strengthen the U.S.-ROK Alliance to defend Republic of Korea from any threat. (Photo courtesy of 2nd Lt. Max Tresnak).

  • 210th Fires Brigade conduct signal training

    Jun 28, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade conduct signal training on Camp Casey, South Korea June 27, 2013. Soldiers upgrade a modem, set up and test the equipment, and determine whether they are ready to go. This training shows signal Soldiers' readiness to support our force to "Fight Tonight." (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Rabbit fever in Fairbanks

    Jun 28, 2013

    Tularemia has been found in hares in the

  • Providing customer service with a smile to those who selflessly serve

    Jun 28, 2013

    Sonja Taylor oversees the interactive customer evaluation system, which provides online feedback on post-wide services and allows participants an opportunity to suggest changes

  • Garrison celebrates nation's birthday with a bang

    Jun 28, 2013

    The countdown is on for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 42nd annual 4th of July Spectacular, set to take place once again on Weyand Field, here, July 4.

  • 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.

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