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  • Tripler takes home DOD's first national award for healthy workplace

    Mar 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has been named a top Psychologically Healthy Workplace for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts MLRS live fire

    Mar 7, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M-270A1 multiple launcher rocket system at Rocket Valley, South Korea, March 7, 2013. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • BAACH, the First Military Health Care Facility in Korea to Achieve NCQA Recognition

    Mar 7, 2013

    Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital received the highest level recognition for its' Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • Yongsan Volunteers recognized for inspiring service

    Mar 7, 2013

    Yongsan awarded its community members who volunteered for various tasks at the Army Community Service building, March. 4.

  • Dining party enriches Yongsan

    Mar 7, 2013

    Yongsan provided an opportunity for its service members to get a fine dinner at R&R Bar and Grill, Feb.28. As a part of offering a quality of life to sincere service members, the garrison has been hosting this event quarterly.

  • Check in to world-famous Gangnam

    Mar 7, 2013

    The Korean pop song "Gangnam style" by Psy, has become one of the most popular songs around the peninsula and world-wide. Gangnam Style is so popular that numerous celebrities showcased the Gangnam style dance on their television shows and famous athletes perform Gangnam style during their dancing ceremonies after scoring points in their sport. Even a U.S. Navy humanoid robot, named CHARLI-2, danced the Gangnam style dance on 24. Oct. 2012 at Virginia institute of technology.

  • 2ID Air Assault Course

    Mar 6, 2013

    Candidates continue to master the basic rappelling fundamentals on the rappel tower during the 2nd Infantry Division's Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea, March 6, 2013. The 10-day course is the first on the Korean Peninsula in 15 years. The instructors, from the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga., are teaching students the skills and knowledge required to be competent in the conduct of combat air assault operations. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded the Air Assault Badge. The training shows that 2nd Inf. Div. is committed to maintaining and strengthening the republic to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (Photo by Park Chin-u, 2ID PAO)

  • Cavalry scouts from Alaska take inaugural 'Gainey Cup'

    Mar 6, 2013

    Five cavalry scouts from U.S. Army Alaska won the inaugural Gainey Cup Competition, earning the right to call themselves the best cavalry scout team in the Army.

  • Sequestration to affect DOD schools, commissaries

    Mar 5, 2013

    Civilian personnel at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and the Defense Commissary Agency will be affected by sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2013.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted medical training at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2013, in preparation for an upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge event. During the training, the Soldiers had to complete a 12-mile road march, provide care while under fire, provide tactical field care, disassemble and reassemble an M16A2 rifle and perform causality evacuation. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • U.S. service members hosted by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Mar 3, 2013

    The Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted its 17th annual in-depth orientation course in Tokyo, Feb. 11-15, 2013, for 20 U.S. military officers selected from throughout Japan.

  • U.S. Army Japan Band trains Japan Ground Self-Defense Force buglers

    Mar 1, 2013

    Bugle calls have been part of the military for many years. Certain calls are played for reveille, mail call, and taps which officially signals the end of the duty day and lights out. Though bugle calls are used far less today, not so for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, or JGSDF. Senior military officers and civilian officials are oftentimes given a bugle salute when visiting military facilities as a sign of respect and honor at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Army Warriors Defend Cyberspace

    Mar 1, 2013

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA -- There is a war being waged 24hrs a day, every day in the shadows of cyberspace that could cost real lives on battlefields.

  • Alpha Distribution Company conducts new equipment training

    Feb 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Alpha Distribution Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted lightweight water purifier and tactical water purifier equipment training at the Bravo Field Maintenance Company motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea, February 27, 2013. The Soldiers learned how to properly install, operate and transport each piece of equipment. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Officer exhibits uncanny passion for Army Digital Photography Contest

    Feb 27, 2013

    Without even winning a category, Capt. Robert Shaw of Camp Zama, Japan, was the most decorated photographer in the 2012 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • 18th MEDCOM leads first U.S. Army Pacific Humanitarian De-mining Action Program with Sri Lanka

    Feb 27, 2013

    Medical specialists from the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) led a joint mobile training team of specialist to the Sri Lankan Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit's Camp Boo-Oya, to unfold the first phase of an Humanitarian Mining Action Program that will help the Sri Lankan Army enhance its medical efforts and ability with de-mining in that region of the country.

  • 304th Expeditionary Battalion Soldiers happy with relocation

    Feb 27, 2013

    About 300 Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Battalion finished relocating from Camp Stanley to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, as part of the 2004 Land Partnership Program agreement between the United States and Republic of Korea governments in February.

  • Exceptional kids have exceptional trip

    Feb 26, 2013

    Students from the Po'okela Center for Educational Excellence at Mililani Middle School, specializing in special education development, took a field trip with the Soldiers from 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, to Wheeler Air Field, Hawaii, to meet with the people who work for Evergreen Helicopters, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • Zama's 'Killer Katanas' compete in 'Scar Wars' mash-up roller derby bout with special guest

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Zama Killer Katanas and several other local roller derby teams braved the cold Feb. 23, 2013, for "Scar Wars: Darth Maul-her vs. Princess Slaya," a mash-up bout held at the outdoor hockey rink at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • PACOM commander tours Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 26, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command toured the facilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013, and experienced the capabilities of the Stryker armored fight vehicles firsthand. He spoke about the military re-balancing in the Pacific and I Corps' future role in the region.

  • Alaska Soldier named Army's Female Athlete of the Year

    Feb 26, 2013

    Sgt. Ashley A. Walker, a military police officer with the Alaska-based 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is the Army's Female Athlete of the Year for 2012.

  • Chaplain of the sea

    Feb 25, 2013

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii-- "I have a great respect for military chaplains, and seriously considered it myself. I had relatives and friends who were chaplains. It is not an easy ministry. Now many chaplains are faced with a serious challenge to their ability to minister." -- Father Orthohippo As the former 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, chaplain to the 130th Eng. Bde., the "Bayonet" family welcomes Chaplain Capt. Christoper Hodge who is beginning to make his impressionable footprint, starting with the 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Eng. Bn.

  • Tripler unveils first bariatric room

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center held the grand opening for its first bariatric room for patients recovering from surgery, Feb. 14.

  • Tripler celebrates grand opening of single family room NICU

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its single family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Feb. 14, here.

  • South Korea-based unit participates in Cobra Gold

    Feb 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team have traded in their usual frozen mountain training ranges in South Korea for the balmy jungles of Thailand, during Cobra Gold 2013.

  • Quiet professional receives Purple Heart Medal

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- His co-workers describe him as a quiet professional who's at the top of the knowledge pool in his field, yet willing to work with Soldiers at all levels. "You get some of those people in the Army that are flashy and show-boaters. We call them spotlight rangers," said Lt. Col. Michael Legler, the Assistant Chief of Staff for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. "That is the total opposite of Mr. Dearing."

  • 8TSC Senior NCO team wins 2013 Swamp Romp

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Servicemembers from all branches competed in the 2013 Swamp Romp, at Marine Corps. Base Hawaii, Feb. 16. Teams of six crawled through the mud and over obstacles, sped down wooden slides into ponds, and struggled across the beach. Some came for the fun and camaraderie, but one team in particular clearly came to win.

  • Thunder Inn celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Thunder Inn Soldiers celebrated Black History Month with special music and food service during lunch hours for Soldiers to enjoy with their meal at the 210th Fires Brigade Thunder Inn Dinning Facility on Camp Casey, South Korea, February 21. (U. S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Alpha Distro, 70th BSB conducts CBRN training

    Feb 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Distribution Company A, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted quarterly gas chamber training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2013. During the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear portion of the training, Soldiers were required to qualify in the gas chamber and then conduct detailed troop decontamination in order to receive a "go" for the event. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released). For many more photos of this event visit www.flickr.com/photos/2id/sets/72157632815351033/.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade conducted M16 shooting range

    Feb 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted an M16 shooting range in Kouma Range at Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2013. The purpose of this training was to make sure Soldiers are qualified to shoot their weapons so they are always ready to fight tonight. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Soldiers clear snow for local community

    Feb 21, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, lent their helping hands to its local neighbor by sweeping snow away from the city walk ways, Feb. 5.

  • Servicemembers hand out warmth to young patients

    Feb 20, 2013

    Members of the 106th Medical Detachment visited the Seoul Saint Mary's Hospital to hand out presents for young patients, and experience the cutting edge technology the hospital provides here, Feb. 13.

  • U.S. Army Pacific executes premier staff planning exercise

    Feb 20, 2013

    Thirteen nations are participating in a staff planning exercise as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013, from Feb. 11 to Feb. 22, 2013, in Chiang Mai province, Kingdom of Thailand.

  • New PT program makes pregnant Soldiers fit

    Feb 20, 2013

    In order for pregnant Servicemembers to maintain fitness and facilitate rapid recovery after delivery, Eighth Army in coordination with USAG Yongsan initiated the consolidated Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training.

  • US Army Japan's G5 Directorate 'walks the talk' on key 'Words to Live By'

    Feb 20, 2013

    This edition of "Words to Live By" highlights the quiet, consistent and often unheralded efforts of two sections from the United States Army G5 Directorate that particularly exemplify aspects of the "Words to Live By" you can see posted in many areas of each Army installation across Japan -- specifically the goal to be "mentally and physically fit," to "practice the Golden Rule," and to "train your replacement and develop tomorrow's leaders."

  • Eighth Army commander thanks medical personnel

    Feb 19, 2013

    The Eighth Army commander thanked Soldiers, civilians and families from the South Korea-based 65th Medical Brigade during a visit to the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Feb. 14, 2013.

  • USARPAC command post exercises its capabilities during Cobra Gold 2013

    Feb 19, 2013

    As a rapidly deployable headquarters element, U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post, based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, is capable of providing command and control of small-scale contingency operations at any location throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • CG 13 senior enlisted leaders meet, mentor, motivate

    Feb 19, 2013

    Senior enlisted leaders from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia attended a team-building seminar Feb. 12-13, 2013, in Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2013.

  • Community symposium improves life in Yongsan

    Feb 19, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community members gathered for a community symposium and volunteered to be ambassadors in order to assess and improve their living environment in Korea, Feb. 13.

  • Super Bowl party thrills service members

    Feb 18, 2013

    As Super Bowl XLVII was held in New Orleans, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan threw a party for service members, families and civilians at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb.4.

  • HI veterinary clinics scheduled for much-needed facelift in '13

    Feb 15, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Much-needed changes are coming to the veterinary treatment facilities at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks.

  • 2ID is maintaining a healthy unit climate

    Feb 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers attended the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course at the Community Activity Center on Camp Casey Feb. 7-14, 2013. Upon completion of the course, the Soldiers will become trained Equal Opportunity leaders who will assist their unit commander in maintaining a healthy unit climate so personnel will be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect regardless of race, gender, national origin and religion. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Dragons earn new streamer

    Feb 13, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, presents a streamer to the Dragon soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, during an award ceremony at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea. The company earned the streamer for going over 365 with zero alcohol-related incidents.

  • Salute Battery honors Medal of Honor recipients

    Feb 13, 2013

    succession of booms rattles through the parking lot of Carey Gym on Camp Casey. "Pfc. David Smith" fires its round sounding-off with pride and valor like the soldier the gun honors did for his country during the Korean War. Gun number two stands ready to fire again and honor its name sake and the dignitaries for which it is fired.

  • Open for business: One banner, one taste

    Feb 13, 2013

    As the grill heats up, premium steaks are are laid down for eagerly waiting soldiers. The sizzling meat creates a familiar sound for some waiting patrons. Aroma from the steaks fills the kitchen and spreads throughout the dining facility.

  • Cloud-level with fun, nature

    Feb 13, 2013

    Rather than staying glued to a chair clicking away at a keyboard or rapidly tapping a video game controller, there are some great alternatives ways for soldiers to pass their time over a long weekend. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, Korea has a lot to offer soldiers.

  • Manchus reach new heights

    Feb 13, 2013

    "One minute," yelled the crew chief to the soldiers in his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. "20 seconds," he called out. As soon as the Black Hawk touched the ground the soldiers, strapped with 70 pounds of their personal equipment, jump out laying suppressive fire as they hit the ground. The scene did not look like utter chaos because these soldiers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigaded Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, knew exactly what to do.

  • Navigating new waters: Army samples ocean floor for underwater munitions project

    Feb 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center scientists conducted a sample analysis on board a research vessel for the Hawaii Underwater Military Munitions Assessment project.

  • Home school students build jigsaw puzzles, friendships

    Feb 13, 2013

    In order for young home school students to have a chance for a new friendship and enjoy quality time with family, United Service Organizations Seoul celebrated National Jigsaw Puzzle Day here, Jan. 29.

  • Be the first responder of protecting your ID

    Feb 12, 2013

    The world has changed and it is easier than ever to reach friends online, and many electronic devices offer conveniences, including online shopping, banking, and social networking. They are convenient if and only if the right people use it.

  • Big Brother Booker

    Feb 12, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- As he walks through the halls of Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, every passing child smiles and says, "Hello, Mr. Booker!" The students walk in single file lines, breaking ranks to run to him with hugs and high fives. Teachers wave. Parents go out of their way to shake his hand. The school's love for this one Soldier is as overwhelming as his selfless attitude. "If you have, you give," said Spc. Quinten Booker, an information technician for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. "That's something my daddy taught me that has stuck with me all my life. It's what I live by, and it's how I want to live my life."

  • 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducts culminating training exercise

    Feb 12, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a biannual culminating training exercise from 28 Jan. - 1 Feb., 2013, at Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea. The brigade utilized a wide range of unified live, virtual, constructive and gaming platforms to simulate an operating environment for two of its battalions - the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, and the 70th Brigade Support Battalion.

  • Hypothermia: The sneaky threat

    Feb 11, 2013

    Outdoor activities in winter are fun for the entire Family, but they can be risky if one chooses to ignore the rules of cold weather.

  • Tripler Blood Donor Center holds annual recognition ceremony, thanks donors

    Feb 11, 2013

    January was National Blood Donor Month, a time when the Armed Services Blood Program donor centers take the time to recognize the dedicated people who support the military blood program worldwide.

  • The Function Fitness Challenge

    Feb 11, 2013

    Two Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade recently learned how to bring the advantages of functional fitness to their fellow Soldiers in a train-the-trainer CrossFit certification class Jan. 15-16 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea.

  • Yongsan hosts elementary school camp participants' visit

    Feb 11, 2013

    Korean elementary school children visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan as a part of Global Leadership Development Program camp organized by Geukdong University, Feb. 1.

  • Smart phone charging increases cyber threat

    Feb 8, 2013

    Smart phone owners with access to government computers in South Korea have rapidly become the number one group of cyber security violators at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Military officials mark legendary bayonet charge

    Feb 8, 2013

    Military officials honored the heroic deeds of the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up hill through enemy machine gun fire at what is now Osan Air Base, South Korea, 62 years ago.

  • TAMC joins VA, community in mass casualty exercise

    Feb 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center activated its mass casualty emergency operations plan after they received word of an explosion in the Center for Aging's kitchen, Feb. 5.

  • Army spouse, social worker sets sights on citizenship, career as Navy officer

    Feb 8, 2013

    It was only a few years ago that Malika Moretti took steps to change her life.

  • Danger in a crowded sky

    Feb 7, 2013

    It was a cool spring day in Alaska, and my OH-58D squadron was participating in the Air Force's Red Flag operation. Our task was to help certify new Joint Terminal Attack Controllers for the Air Force. We were to fly as a Scout Weapons Team from our airfield to the range operated by the Air Force. Although it was just 20 minutes as the crow flies from our airfield, we rarely operated in this range due to the high use by the Air Force. Prior to this operation, we had conducted a range familiarization flight with communication checks with the controllers.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Resilience Team, Army Community Service partner for spouses' training

    Feb 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division are already familiar with the Army's Master Resilience Training program, having completed multiple levels of the training as required by division policy. They have resiliency tools at their disposal.

  • Free help available at tax center

    Feb 5, 2013

    Tax season kicked off with the grand opening of the Yongsan Tax Center here, Jan. 30. The tax center helps to lower the burden of doing taxes, and makes sure to provide answers for the complicated paperwork.

  • Army family reunites at Special Olympics in Korea

    Feb 5, 2013

    An American Special Olympian was reunited with her U.S. Army officer brother in South Korea during the 2013 Winter Special Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

  • Hawaii-based PRMC Soldiers graduate Combatives Level 2 course

    Feb 5, 2013

    Soldiers from Tripler Army Medical Center and U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks graduated the Army Combatives Course, Level 2, after weeks of daily intense training, Feb. 1.

  • Electronic Warfare stands ready to wage silent war

    Feb 5, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - We see it all too often. Another Soldier was killed when his convoy was hit by an improved explosive device.

  • Exercise hones relief capabilities for Japanese, U.S. troops

    Feb 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) participated in the Japanese military's Sapporo Epicenter humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise, held at Camp Sapporo, Japan, Jan. 23-27, 2013.

  • TAMC celebrates 112 years of Army nursing

    Feb 4, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Department of Nursing celebrated the 112th Anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps with a cake cutting ceremony, Feb. 1 on the CG's Lanai, here, to honor the quality care and selfless service the ANC has been providing for more than 100 years.

  • Army partnership builds stronger security in Korea

    Feb 4, 2013

    Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, met with the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment of Republic of Korea Army, in order to ensure the safety and security of Yongsan Garrison, Jan. 31, 2013.

  • Human Resources Command visits Japan

    Feb 3, 2013

    Human Resources Command's (HRC) Commanding General and a team of HRC senior leaders visited Japan last week to discuss first-hand the changes in personnel programs that will impact the future of our Army. Over 200 senior Officers and Noncommissioned Officers across all the units that make up U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) participated in the presentations both at Camp Zama and in Okinawa. The senior officer briefs focused on changes to the Officer Evaluation Reports and the future of Officer Promotions across the service. The senior NCO briefs discussed the impact of the Qualitative Service Program (QSP) and other force shaping programs that have an effect on the NCO ranks in the near future.

  • Nation's top NCO visits Alaska Soldiers

    Feb 1, 2013

    Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. armed forces, talks about the U.S. military's future with Fort Wainwright Soldiers.

  • Army takes helm from Navy

    Feb 1, 2013

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took command of Camp Covington from the SeaBees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 during a change of charge ceremony at the camp's headquarters on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Jan. 17. The ceremony began with remarks from NMCB 74's officer in charge, Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Casperson. He welcomed and thanked the troops and organizations for their assistance in the success of their six-month deployment.

  • 2nd Infantry Division command team visits 210th Fires Brigade

    Jan 31, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, the commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew J. Spano, the Division command sergeant major, visited 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers January 30. They talked with Soldiers of 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment and 70th Brigade Support Battalion, who briefed them on their respective missions. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • 2ID introduces new top enlisted Soldier, says farewell to another

    Jan 31, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew J. Spano assumed the helm as the senior enlisted adviser in the 2nd Infantry Division from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael P. Eyer during a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 30, 2013, at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • 6-37 FA conducts medical evacuation training

    Jan 31, 2013

    YEONCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted medical evacuation training in Yeoncheon, South Korea, as part of the Culminating Training Exercise (CTE) 31 January. CTEs provide leadership at all levels with the ability to evaluate the battalion's performance in a wide range of tasks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • USARJ soldiers participate in local New Year's martial arts demonstration

    Jan 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 31, 2013) -- Soldiers assigned to the 88th Military Police Detachment here shared their knowledge of martial arts with Japanese police officers during an annual New Year's martial arts demonstration ceremony held Jan. 22 at the Sagamihara South Police Department in Sagamihara City.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. donates 13,000 food items

    Jan 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took part in its third annual "Never Daunted Food Drive" in support of the Hawaii Food Bank, an organization that helps feed Hawaii families or "ohana" and ensures no one goes hungry during the holiday season. This year, after all donations had been received, the battalion collected approximately double the amount of food collected in 2011. The 13,867 total food items weighed more than 6,455 pounds to continue the fight against hunger.

  • 8th MPs, 45th Sust. Bde. rally in Singapore for CBRN

    Jan 29, 2013

    SINGAPORE -- "Country Red is in turmoil," the speakers barked. "Economic crisis have caused its citizens to lose confidence in their government. Investors are leaving the country. In response, the governments of the United States and Singapore have created a joint task force to bring stability to this nation."

  • Female paratroopers talk about DOD policy change

    Jan 29, 2013

    Female Soldiers with the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th infantry Division, back from a combat tour in Afghanistan, discussed the upcoming expansion of combat roles for women.

  • MASCAL exercise tests first responders

    Jan 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital held a joint mass casualty incident training exercise to test the readiness capabilities of first responders here, Jan. 24.

  • Lightning Support Soldiers honored during redeployment ceremonies

    Jan 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Families and friends of the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, gathered to greet their Soldiers in two redeployment ceremonies, Dec. 23 and 30. The 45th Sust. Bde. had deployed for a 12-month mission to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to provide logistical support to units operating in Regional Commands South, Southwest and West in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • U.S. troops welcome Special Olympians to South Korea

    Jan 28, 2013

    American military personnel welcomed Team USA to the 2013 Winter Special Olympics Games in South Korea, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 28.

  • The real fun starts before the Pro Bowl

    Jan 28, 2013

    Sounds, shouts and songs filled the air at Aloha Stadium, as servicemembers from all branches joined the local community in welcoming the National Football League's best players for the 2013 Pro Bowl.

  • Yongsan welcomes Team USA

    Jan 28, 2013

    As the PyeongChang 2013 Special Olympics hosted by Republic of Korea draws near, Servicemembers, Families and Civilians of Yongsan welcomed 200 members of the U.S. Special Olympics Team composed of athletes, coaches, and Special Olympic International Committee.

  • Community members march in memory of MLK

    Jan 27, 2013

    Servicemembers, Families and Civilians held a march and vigil ceremony commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King here, Jan. 20.

  • Army's top general tours Area I; His wife visits Camp Casey, eyes facilities, meets 2ID Soldier spou

    Jan 25, 2013

    The need for full-time family readiness advisers in Warrior Country and improving job opportunities for military spouses are among key issues the wife of the Army's top general will pass on to her husband, she said during a visit to Camp Casey, South Korea, last week.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Area I: Speaker says King had immense impact on improved race r

    Jan 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The life and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. played a profound role in helping America move toward greater racial harmony and respect for civil rights, a guest speaker at Camp Casey told an audience attending a Jan. 15 observance of King's birthday.

  • Students go around the world in 120 minutes

    Jan 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Casey Elementary School students grabbed their passports, buckled their seatbelts and turned on their listening ears to enjoy a trip around the world without even leaving school grounds Jan. 15. Almost 70 students, along with their parents, took part in the school's Read Around the World. For the afternoon reading trip, the children had the opportunity to visit four of eight "countries" the school had set up in their classrooms. The children's choices included the Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany and the Choctaw Nation.

  • 404th AFSB supports American Samoa ROTC ACU drive

    Jan 25, 2013

    The 404th Army Field Support Brigade is lending its help in an ACU drive for JROTC and ROTC personel at American Samoa. Col. Leafaina Yahn was apprised of the need during a visit to Samoa last year.

  • NFL stars visit Hawaii's wounded warriors, Purple Heart recipients

    Jan 25, 2013

    Purple Heart recipients and other combat-wounded Soldiers in Hawaii were treated to a special visit from six NFL players at a wounded warrior luncheon at Schofield Barracks, Jan. 24.

  • Student ambassadors visit Eighth Army Headquarters

    Jan 24, 2013

    Korean college students had a unique opportunity to learn about Eighth Army during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Yongsan hospital honors namesake commander

    Jan 24, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Soldiers and staff of the 121st Combat Support Hospital remembered Col. Brian D. Allgood during a ceremony here Jan. 17.

  • New water pumps at Yongsan, South Korea save money

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, took a big step forward to save tax payers' dollars by replacing deteriorated in-line pumps at the well water intake station to brand new efficient pump. The garrison expects to save over $1.3 million by not purchasing City Water.

  • CYSS continues excellence with NAEYC accreditation

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child, Youth and School Services has earned reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation showcases the CYSS' capability of supporting Servicemembers, Families and Civilians with a quality child care consistent in every field of the NAEYC inspection.

  • Army Under Secretary pays tribute to Korean War hero

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal meets General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup, the Korean Army's first four star general, 17 Jan. 2013, Seoul, Republic of South Korea (ROK). During his remarkable career, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup served as commander of the First Field Army, the Army Chief of Staff, and the Chairman for the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff until his retirement in May 1960. Following his military career, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup served as Korea's Ambassador to the Republic of China on Taiwan, France, and Canada. He also served as Minister of Transportation and is credited with the development of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Moreover, General (Ret.) Paik Yun Sup is the author of "From Pusan to Panmunjom: Wartime Memoirs of the Republic of Korea's First Four-Star General, Paik Sun Yup". Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys, 17 Jan. 2013, Republic of South Korea (ROK). Westphal met with the Soldiers to recognize their contributions to the longstanding ROK-U.S. Alliance, and discuss their critical role as the Army rebalances to the Asia Pacific region. Westphal visited Camp Humphreys during his Pacific AOR tour of Army units in Hawaii, Korea and Alaska. Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Arctic Wolves, Flying Dragons team up for medevac training

    Jan 23, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, to conduct air medical evacuation training at Fort Wainwright Alaska's Combined Arms Collective Training Facility, Jan. 14-16, 2013.

  • Japanese forces visit Home of Sustainment

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Maj. Gen. Kiyoshi Ogawa, Logistics Department Ground Staff Office director, and members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Jan. 15. The command was the first stop of the group's three-day logistics-orientated tour, which included visits to the Pentagon and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

  • Pacific Signaleers Welcome Command Sgt. Maj from Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell received the noncommissioned officer sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry during a change of responsibility ceremony here at historic Palm Circle Jan. 17. With this ceremonial action, the 516th Signal Brigade officially welcomed the Signal Corps' newest senior enlisted leader to its ranks.

  • South Korea-based troops take part in inaugural ball

    Jan 22, 2013

    American and South Korean troops joined the Commander-in-Chief Ball in Washington, D.C., via satellite from Camp Casey, South Korea, Jan. 22, 2013.

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