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  • SAES students visit water treatment plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fourth grade students at Seoul American Elementary School toured Yongsan's Water Treatment Plant, Nov. 13. The tour allowed the students to examine the filtration process used on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to provide clean water to Community members. "This is a great opportunity for students to see how we get water on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan," said Calvin O. Cobbs, chief of Plant Operations and Sanitation Branch, Directorate of Public Works. "Students will learn the process that is used to get the clean water we use every day."

  • Once a Soldier always a Soldier

    Nov 13, 2012

    AKIZUKI , Kure, Japan-- David Ricks, manager, Morale Welfare and Recreation Kure, Japan, had a simple plan after completing 13 years on active duty. Ricks served as a military policeman in the late 80's, returning home to Chattanooga, Tenn. to fulfill his childhood dream

  • Veterans Day Ceremony at Punchbowl

    Nov 13, 2012

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, Soldiers of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), 516th Signal Brigade, 30th Signal Battalion and 396th Signal Company served on a Joint Service Color Guard and Rifle Squad for a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Oahu Veterans Council at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 11. Several hundred people attended the ceremony which featured a Vietnam War Era Aircraft Fly Over, moving remarks by Honorable Max Cleland, Secretary American Battlefield Monuments Commission, and Honorable Daniel Akaka, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, and a Fighter Aircraft (F-22) Flyover Tribute by the 199th Fighter Squadron, of the Hawaii Air National Guard. (photos by Liana Mayo)

  • USARJ's Senior Enlisted visits Okinawa.

    Nov 13, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- His voice resounds when talking about Soldiers or "young hooahs" as he commonly refers to younger troops. His passion is driven by the mere fact of a simple principle, invest in "young hooahs" and they will give you more in return by being a member a team.

  • Military Musicians Unite in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Nov 13, 2012

    Military musicians from all over U.S. Army Pacific united to perform in the largest military marching band festival in Japan. Members from 9th Army Band in Alaska, 8th Army Band in Korea and the 25th Infantry Division Band in Hawaii joined the U.S. Army Japan Band to form a 67-member marching band, dubbed the U.S. Army Pacific Band, to perform during the Japan Self Defense Force Marching Band Festival being held 16 and 17 November at the Nippon Budokan arena.

  • From refugee to USACE project manager of the year

    Nov 11, 2012

    How does a young Vietnamese refugee with no English, no money and no education go on to become a licensed professional engineer and in 2012, recognized as the best project manager in the entire U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? "A little bit of luck and whole lot of drive," says Viet Nguyen, PE, PMP.

  • Humphreys breaks ground on state-of-the-art hospital, dental clinic

    Nov 9, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Camp Humnhreys, South Korea, Nov. 7, 2012, on the future site of the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and the Camp Humphreys Dental Clinic.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts community 'Hallelujah Night'

    Nov 9, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Hallelujah Night, a community alternative to the normal activities of Halloween, took place in the Super Gym, Oct.31.

  • Camp Humphreys dishes up authentic Korean cooking class

    Nov 9, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Family members here had a chance to experience making authentic Korean food, kimbab, at the Army Community Service "Fun & Easy Korean Cooking Class," Oct. 31. The class is held monthly at the Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 1127) kitchen classroom.

  • Awareness, prevention key to stopping spread of RSV

    Nov 9, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Even with Hawaii's moderate temperatures, the fall and winter seasons usher in an increase in colds and respiratory infections, to include respiratory syncytial virus, a common infection that can cause more serious illness in some patients.

  • US and Japanese Soldiers unite through English

    Nov 8, 2012

    AKIZUKI, Kure, Japan-- The 83rd Ordnance Battalion hosted 14 Soldiers from the 46th Infantry, 13th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force for an English class on Oct. 24th at its headquarters here.

  • Yongsan's garrison commander tells tales of Thanksgiving

    Nov 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, celebrated Thanksgiving with over 40 children and parents from the Yongsan Community during a book reading here, Nov. 6.

  • Eighth Army holds retention board competition

    Nov 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army held its annual retention board competition Oct. 30 on Yongsan Garrison in South Korea.

  • Reserve trainers 'making ready' for Far East opportunities

    Nov 8, 2012

    SEOUL, South Korea -- After years of preparing troops for military scenarios in Europe and the Middle East, a specialized Army Reserve unit is extending its training operations to the other side of the world -- the Far East. For the first time this August, nearly 100 soldiers with the 75th Training Command participated in the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian training exercise in the Republic of Korea. And, although this was the unit's first UFG, it will not be the last, as it is expected to become an enduring mission.

  • Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Nov 7, 2012

    With Orient Shield 12 winding down, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with their Japan Ground Self Defense Force counterparts, participated in a historical tour of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, during the first of two culture days.

  • Strong bodies perform for Yongsan strong

    Nov 7, 2012

    Bodybuilders of Yongsan captured an opportunity to show off their natural beauty of human body and compete during the 2012 U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Fall Classic Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Competition here, Nov. 3.

  • "Read to the Dogs" teaches that learning to read is a "dog" gone good thing

    Nov 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Groucho Marx once famously waxed poetic, "Outside of a book, a dog is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

  • AFAP conference kicks off in Hawaii

    Nov 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP, kicked off its annual conference, here, Oct. 29.

  • Warrior Inn DFAC preps for Army-level inspection team

    Nov 7, 2012

    Installation Management Command's best military dining facility -- possibly the Army's best -- can be found, here, at the Warrior Inn.

  • Soldiers in Japan Improve the Lives of Special Needs Athletes

    Nov 7, 2012

    KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan- More than 100 Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group and the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) volunteered for the event participated in the annual Kadena Special Olympics 24 Hour Jog -A-Thon on Nov. 7th at Kadena's Marek Park.

  • PTO introduces 'hop' to kids, parents

    Nov 6, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Most parties that take place at the end of October normally have zombies, witches and vampires walking around. But, for the party held at the Gateway Club Oct. 26, 1950s-style poodle skirts, Pink Ladies and Thunderbirds were the norm.

  • Native American Medal of Honor recipient Red Cloud killed in action 62 years ago

    Nov 6, 2012

    The Army in Warrior Country is planning to further honor the memory of Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr., whose stand-to-the-death against an enemy night attack during the Korean War earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor, and for whom Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, was named.

  • SMA encourages troops to look out for one another

    Nov 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top noncommissioned officer encouraged American Soldiers to look out for one another during a visit to South Korea, Nov. 5, 2012.

  • Soldiers, Defense Force Members complete Field Training Exercise

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, completed a cumulative field training exercise (FTX) on Nov. 3 during the 13th iteration of Orient Shield, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Orient Shield is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Japanese units at the lowest level, emphasizing combat readiness of both forces while strengthening their relationship.

  • Ninjas Leave Soldiers Seeing Stars

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) members watched in awe as performers demonstrated the weaponry and skill of ninjas during a presentation on Nov. 5 at Camp Imazu, Japan. The show was part of the first of two culture days, an important part of Orient Shield 12.

  • Orient Shield 12 wraps up in Japan

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, attended a ceremony that closed the 13th iteration of Orient Shield, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Nov 7, 2012.

  • Hawaii Stryker unit lifts off for Air Assault

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, assembled with members of the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, to engage in its first day of air assault training, Oct. 29, 2012, during Orient Shield 12.

  • Gen. Thurman visits K-16 Airfield, encourages Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2012

    K-16 AIRFIELD, Republic of Korea -- Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, visited K-16 Airfield to inspect its facilities and provide encouragement to Servicemembers stationed here, Nov. 1.

  • Orient Shield 12 Mortar Training

    Nov 5, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese forces train together in a field training exercise that is the culminating event of the bilateral training exercise.

  • Orient Shield 12 FTX

    Nov 5, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese forces train together in a field training exercise that is the culminating event of the bilateral training exercise.

  • U.S., ROK conduct river cross ops

    Nov 5, 2012

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA - (Left to Right) Brig. Gen. Jong Kwan Park, Republic of Korea Army CFC Engineer; Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, Deputy Commanding General, 412th Theater Engineer Command; and Col. Thomas Roth, Commander of 2nd Engineer Brigade-Alaska, part of a military observation team in the country's annual Hoguk exercises, are pictured here during the early morning hours of river assault training Oct. 27.

  • Eighth Army bids farewell to Conboy, welcomes Gentry

    Nov 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - After 28 years in the U.S. Army and a year and a half with Eighth Army, Brig. Gen David J. Conboy donned a set of shiny new stars before handing over his responsibility as deputy commanding general of sustainment to Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry in a ceremony Nov. 2 at Knight Field at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • PACOM Sr. Enlisted Leader visits Stryker BCT

    Nov 2, 2012

    Command Master Chief Mark W. Rudes, senior enlisted advisor to U.S. Pacific Command walks past a static display of Stryker vehicle variants from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Oct. 29 during a briefing here on the Strykers' capabilities and combat power by Staff Sgt. Jacob Rogers, squad leader in the 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Raider Ready Reserve.

  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

    Nov 2, 2012

    National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

  • Language and culture

    Nov 2, 2012

    23rd Chemical Battalion Soldiers learning Korean customs, courtesies before moving to 'Land of Morning Calm.'

  • Doyle assumes command of PRMC, TAMC as Smith heads to Texas

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 1, to bid farewell to Col. J. Anson Smith, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle.

  • Tripler honors fallen behavioral health specialists

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center hosted a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Fallen Comrade Tribute at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, Oct. 29.

  • Tripler to host wellness fair, reaches out to diabetic patients

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU--Tripler Army Medical Center will be hosting a wellness fair in honor of Diabetes Awareness Day, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., here.

  • 25th CAB medevac crew receives Australian award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Australian Forces at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, recognized the actions of a medical evacuation crew from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunfighters, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during an awards ceremony Oct. 18, 2012

  • "Music Soothes the Soul"Operation Rising Star promotes Soldiers' musical talent

    Nov 1, 2012

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--Off-duty military personnel, and family members took advantage of the stillness of the evening to enjoy the musical talent of some fellow Soldiers during the Area IV Operation Rising Star competition at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, Oct. 20.

  • Yongsan builds camaraderie with local community members

    Nov 1, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu city council were invited for a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to strengthen relations between the garrison leaders and the local Korean Community, Oct. 31. "Today's event is bringing the Itaewon Community on post to show them the capabilities we have here and to continue to build the friendship of the ROK-US alliance," said Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan.

  • U.S. Soldiers train at World Tae Kwon Do headquarters

    Nov 1, 2012

    SEOUL - Thirty-six U.S. Soldiers attended Tae Kwon Do Camp at the Kukkiwon, the World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters here in Seoul from Oct. 23 - 24.

  • U.S., Japan Prepare for Mock Battle during Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the 25th Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force plan maneuvers during a rock drill planning session as a part of Orient Shield 12 at Aibano Training Area, Shiga, Japan. The rock drill is part of the planning stages for the simulated battle that is the culminating training event at the end of the two-week bilateral training exercise. Orient Shield 12 is a premier exercise aimed to strengthen the relationship between U.S. and Japan while increasing interoperability through exchange of tactics, techniques, and experience. Orient Shield 12, the 13th iteration of the exercise, is set to close on Nov. 7.

  • Snipers Pull the Trigger on Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division collaborated with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members in sniper training Tuesday as a part of Orient Shield 12.

  • Hurricane Sandy felt in Japan

    Nov 1, 2012

    While many east coast residents begin to focus on recovering from the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey native must stay focused on an entirely different task.

  • 403rd AFSB holds first FRG steering committee meeting with newly acquired Logistics Readiness Center

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Eighth Army recognizes food service excellence

    Nov 1, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 2012 Eighth Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Ceremony was held here in the Eighth Army headquarters Oct. 24.

  • Eighth Army hosts reunion for KATUSA veterans

    Nov 1, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army veterans and their families visited here Oct. 27 and enjoyed a homecoming day.

  • Eighth Army participates in Osan Air Power Day

    Nov 1, 2012

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - About 20,000 people flocked to the airfield at Osan Air Base from Oct. 20 to 21 to attend the Osan Air Power Day.

  • Soldiers, Japan Ground Self Defense Force members have blast during Orient Shield

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and troops from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, took turns displaying their mortar-firing abilities, impacting the cliffs of a Japanese mountain range.

  • Mobile Gun System Exhibition Draws a Crowd

    Nov 1, 2012

    Bilateral training between Defense Force Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment quickly turned into a media event when Japanese journalists arrived expecting a display of the Stryker Mobile Gun System's (MGS) capabilities at Aibano Training Area Tuesday during Orient Shield exercises.

  • Army partnering for peace, security

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Army is working diligently to prevent war in the future through select Army units, partnered with allies and specific nations around the globe; a strategy it terms "regional alignment."

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 95 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 95th birthday Oct. 26, 2012, in the Republic of Korea, where it has spent the majority of its service since the Korean War, deterring aggression on the world's most heavily fortified border.

  • Johnson describes Eighth Army role in Pacific shift

    Oct 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea emphasized the importance of Eighth Army's role in providing security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia during a panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Leadership resolves to find 'right' family programs

    Oct 31, 2012

    In a town hall meeting with Army spouses, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno reiterated the Army's commitment financially to do everything possible to find the right programs to help families deal with the complexities of Soldier life.

  • New Warrior Leader Course to begin in January

    Oct 31, 2012

    Preparing Soldiers for the Army of 2020 means restructuring a critical link in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System chain that prepares Soldiers for future leadership -- the Warrior Leader Course.

  • SOLDIERS AND DEFENSE FORCE MEMBERS SHARE WEAPONS KNOWLEDGE

    Oct 31, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, JAPAN -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii trained with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army on Tuesday during Orient Shield 12, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The two-week exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Japanese units at the lowest level, emphasizing combat readiness of both forces while strengthening their relationship.

  • USARPAC Fiscal Triad successfully executes year-end close

    Oct 30, 2012

    The United States Army, Pacific G-8 hosted a Year-End Close Recognition/Potluck celebration on Oct. 4, at the Historic Palm Circle Gazebo on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 58th Signal Battalion colors cased, 333rd, 349th Signal Companies OPCON to 78th Signal Battalion

    Oct 30, 2012

    After heralding for more than 50 years the proud legacy of support that will continue in Okinawa, the Signal orange colors of the 58th Signal Battalion were cased during an inactivation ceremony at Torii Beach landing zone, Okinawa, Oct. 12.

  • 35th CSSB holds Halloween event for local children

    Oct 30, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2012) -- More than one hundred local Japanese guests including children and their parents were invited to an annual Friendship Halloween event hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Sagami General Depot Oct. 29.

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race at the Sports Complex in Dongducheon, South Korea, on Oct. 28, 2012. 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers often join events involving local civilians in Area 1 as part of the Good Neighbor Program. (U. S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs NCO/Released).

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and students from the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School Tour at Pocheon and Yeoncheon on Oct. 26, 2012. Soldiers and students visited the African Art Museum in Pocheon and the Jeongok Prehistoric Museum in Yeoncheon. The event gave Soldiers a chance to interact with students as a part of the Good Neighbor Program between the U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-Byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • Yongsan celebrates Halloween

    Oct 29, 2012

    Superheroes, princesses and even a vampires roamed around the family housing areas of Yongsan to gather as many sweet treats as they could all the while shouting "trick or treat." The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community celebrated Halloween and provided Servicemembers, Families and Civilians the opportunity to enjoy a spooky night with a bucket full of candy here, Oct. 27.

  • Yongsan keeps kids safe during Halloween

    Oct 29, 2012

    Superheroes, princesses and even a vampires roamed around the family housing areas of Yongsan to gather as many sweet treats as they could all the while shouting "trick or treat."

  • Soldiers in Japan celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 26, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan - More than 200 Soldiers and family members of the 10th Regional Support Group ended Red Ribbon Week with a Halloween fun run and walk on Friday, Oct. 26th at Torii Station's Renegade Landing zone.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army Family Action Plan Conference

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Being the "Talk of the Town" was not just an expression as Army Community Service hosted the Army Family Action Plan Conference, here. This two-day event took place Oct. 18-19, in the Super Gym, and was open to the Total Army Family, which included Soldiers of all ranks, Family members, DOD civilians, retirees and contractors.

  • AFAP delegates report issues: Ask leaders to expand hours for health, other services in Warrior Coun

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A panel of Warrior Country Soldiers and civilians has asked Area I senior leaders to consider expanding the hours that health clinics, post office, finance and other essential services are open to the community.

  • Maude Hall again up, running: Major renovation adds all-new look, much new parking

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The newly renovated building at Camp Casey through which Soldiers and family members process in and out of Warrior Country assignments is back in business with an all-new look and much more parking space.

  • USO holds first Red, White and Blue golf tournament

    Oct 26, 2012

    SUNGNAM GOLF COURSE, South Korea - More than 170 golfers converged upon the Sungnam Golf Course Oct. 19 to take part in the United Service Organization's first Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament and Military Cup.

  • Schofield medical staff kick off their shoes, explore physical therapy services

    Oct 26, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 50 U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks staff members gathered in the Physical Therapy Clinic, here, to participate in a variety of activities during an open house, Oct. 24.

  • Medical experts preparing test for prestigious badge

    Oct 26, 2012

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (October 22, 2012) -- A team of Army medics are getting ready for an intense five-day evaluation that will test the knowledge of medical Soldiers from throughout the Pacific Theater as they strive to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the Army's most coveted badges to earn, during U.S. Army Pacific's EFMB testing, here, 3-8 Nov.

  • Engineers conduct road maintenance at East Range

    Oct 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In the past year, Integrated Area Management, or ITAM, identified more than 150 miles of roads that are showing signs of rutting, potholes and erosion, all of which can cause hazardous conditions and vehicle maintenance nightmares. To address part of the problem, the 523rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, teamed up with Range Control during the month of August to provide critical engineering support on East Range roads, here.

  • U.S. works with foreign armies to counter IEDs

    Oct 25, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION -- Terrorists are indiscriminate; they will attack and kill any race, gender or religion that doesn't tie-in or conform to their way of thinking. Terrorists are everywhere, from the mountains of Afghanistan to our back door. For this reason, the team at the Asian Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center, here, works diligently with U.S. forces and partner nations to save the lives of civilians and military forces around the world.

  • Camp Humphreys firefighters 'turn up the heat' with live fire training in Korea

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 95 Army and Navy firefighters from across Korea gathered on Camp Humphreys to take part in four days of live fire training, Oct. 23.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army's first Korea-wide disc golf tournament

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Beacon Hill Disc Golf Fall Classic, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was held, Oct. 20, on Beacon Hill.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts annual Army Ten-Miler 'shadow run'

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- About 200 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the third annual Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run, hosted here Oct. 21.

  • 210th Fires Brigade "Thunder Run

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In 30-degree weather, 210th Fires Brigade kicked off their "Thunder Run," a leaders' training event, at the Carey Fitness Center's soccer field on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, October 18, 2012. The event welcomed new leaders to the Brigade with a test of physical strength, mental toughness and a chance for all to come together with a cresting ceremony dinner. (U.S. Army photos by 210 Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Yongsan's got talent, rising stars

    Oct 24, 2012

    The U.S Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organized Operation Rising Star to give Servicemembers, Families and Civilians the opportunity to showcase their singing talents. On U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, the regional audition was held here, Oct. 19.

  • Eighth Army hosts ceremony at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 24, 2012

    Senior Eighth Army leaders, South Korean military officials and Korean War veterans participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Opening ceremony launches Orient Shield 12

    Oct 24, 2012

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, joined with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from Middle Army's, 10th Division, 33rd Infantry Regiment, in a ceremony that initiated the annual bilateral, tactical level field training exercise known as Orient Shield 12.

  • The wiring guru

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sgt. Jose Esperacion, an aircraft electrician with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, and a resident of Waipahu, Hawaii, will receive the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America Avionics Award during the AAAA Aircraft Survivability Professional Forum in Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 6.

  • Opening Ceremony Launches Orient Shield 12

    Oct 24, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, Japan -- Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii joined with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from Middle Army's, 10th Division, 33rd Infantry Regiment in a ceremony that initiated the annual bilateral, tactical level field training exercise known as Orient Shield 12.

  • Zama Trojans celebrates Homecoming with victory

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The Zama American High School Trojans brought their teamwork into sharp focus to beat the Robert D. Edgren High School Eagles from Misawa Air Base 40 - 17 during the homecoming football game at ZAHS's Barry Huitema Field Oct. 19.

  • Camp Zama kicks off Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 23, 2012) -- A Red Ribbon Week Art Contest, hosted by the Army Substance Abuse Program office on Camp Zama, was held at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center Oct. 23.

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force Welcomes Golden Dragons

    Oct 23, 2012

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army.

  • Army will prepare for future with regionally aligned forces

    Oct 23, 2012

    Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must be scalable from squad to corps level, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • Eighth Army team participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    A team of Eighth Army runners from South Korea participated in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler in the nation's capital, Oct. 21, 2012.

  • Female flag football: Players create a Hawaii gridiron league of their own

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- Fall signals the official return of football, a time when fans flock to stadiums and fill living rooms to capacity to watch their favorite teams do battle on the gridiron.

  • Division, Garrison show appreciation

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- To give updates about the Army and provide bucket loads of resources and information were some objectives of Retiree Appreciation Day, or RAD, at the Nehelani, here, Oct. 6.

  • Garrison casts spotlight on domestic violence awareness

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- Life-sized cardboard cutouts of a young child, woman and man stand silent in the foyer of the Army Community Service building, here, unfaced reminders of real people -- people we see every day in our neighborhood, at the Commissary checkout, in our school classrooms and in our workplaces -- who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

  • Schofield Barracks mechanics support cavalry training in Washington

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- Whether deployed to combat zones or training centers, enabler support acts as a combat multiplier for combat arms units, bringing potency or longevity to the fight. And when it comes to equipment, one disabled vehicle can put many lives in danger.

  • Re-enactors, museum breath new life into history

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The lawn of the Tropic Lightning Museum, here, was abuzz with activity, Saturday, as Soldiers, re-enactors, history buffs and volunteers brought history to life for the annual "Living History Day."

  • US-ROK soldiers team up, make a difference in Uijeongbu

    Oct 19, 2012

    People say sharing is caring. Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion and Republic of Korea Army's 2nd Logistics Support Command recently shared some of their time with the residents of a community welfare center in the Jang-Am district of Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Full-scale exercise tests emergency capabilities in Korea

    Oct 19, 2012

    "EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE!" echoing across U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea, signaled the start of the annual full-scale exercise held here, Oct. 15-19, 2012.

  • Casey lanes get major renovation; Pirate-themed interior aims at shipshape fun for community

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP Casey, South Korea -- If you are, ever have been, or want to be a pirate of the Caribbean, you should find things shipshape and a fair wind running next time you clamber over the gunwales of the Camp Casey bowling center.

  • Area I moving to set up council for its retirees

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Retirees in Warrior Country will soon be able to have regular meetings with Area I officials to voice concerns and seek help on a broad range of retiree-related issues.

  • Ready...set...Angry Birds...Dodgeball!!!

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Normally you wouldn't associate Angry Birds with Hotdogs or Nachos and Coke. But add five rubber balls and It's Not What You Think, and you have Camp Casey's 5-on-5 Dodgeball Tournament, which occurred Oct. 13 at the Carey Fitness Center.

  • 8th TSC preserves equipment with corrosion prevention

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Hawaii is considered a level-four corrosive zone, which is the worst on Earth. For this reason, corrosion prevention training is a high priority for the Army and its units here in Oahu.

  • Army strong spouse, business woman named Mrs. Alaska International

    Oct 19, 2012

    Fort Wainwright spouse wins Mrs. Alaska International

  • Tripler takes home top award for healthy workplace environment

    Oct 19, 2012

    KANEOHE, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center was presented with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a Hawaii Psychological Association's luncheon, Oct. 19 at the Koolau Ballrooms, here.

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