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  • 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.

  • Alaska essential to Army rebalance in the Pacific

    Jan 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, capped a tour of the U.S. Pacific Command region with a visit to troops and training facilities in Alaska.

  • Soldiers in Japan foster bi-lateral relationships

    Jan 22, 2013

    The 83rd Ordnance Battalion hosted approximately 50 Japanese military, government and municipal community leaders for a New Year's Reception at the Harbor Club at Akizuni Pier 6, in Kure, Japan, Jan. 16, 2013.

  • Yongsan looks forward to New Year

    Jan 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted a New Year's Reception to recognize its accomplishments over the past year and to plan for a flourishing new year here, Jan. 17.

  • Westphal: Regional partnerships critical to Pacific rebalance

    Jan 17, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 13-14, 2013, to meet with members of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific to discuss recent Army developments in the Pacific region.

  • USARPAC Honors Deputy Commanding General for Operations

    Jan 17, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Roger Mathews, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, hosted a Flying V ceremony for MAJGEN Richard Maxwell Burr, USARPAC deputy commanding general for operations from the Australian Army Jan. 17 on historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

  • Westphal voices support for U.S. troops in Korea

    Jan 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army's second highest civilian official voiced his support for U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees and families serving in Korea during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2013.

  • Military Police raises awareness of handicapped parking zones

    Jan 15, 2013

    In order to make Yongsan more accessible to the physically handicapped community, Military Police of U.S Army Garrison Yongsan have put extra efforts to raise awareness of handicapped parking zones regulations.

  • Army helicopters aid stranded oil rig

    Jan 15, 2013

    A storm New Year's Eve ran an arctic drilling rig aground on an Alaskan island and two new Chinook helicopters from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, came to the rescue.

  • Chief of staff champions Army's role in Asia Pacific shift

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army chief of staff said American Soldiers will play a major role in the U.S. military's shift to the Pacific, during a visit to the region, Jan. 10-11, 2013.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Soldier saves Korean life

    Jan 14, 2013

    A 2nd Infantry Division Soldier pulled a Korean man from a car that caught fire on Highway 61/Bundang Expressway Jan. 11, 2013.

  • Army chief of staff visits Dragon Brigade in South Korea

    Jan 14, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presented coins to Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade "Dragons" at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 11, 2013, recognizing their various accomplishments.

  • Soldiers see stars

    Jan 14, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea (January 11, 2013) -- The 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers often see stars, but few have seen the bright stars of the Army's top general in person.

  • The Chief of Staff, Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, visits 2nd ID

    Jan 13, 2013

    The Chief of Staff, Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, visited 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, South Korea, January 11, 2013. Gen. Odierno talked with Soldiers of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and 210th Fires Brigade and viewed new equipment which the division recently received. (U.S. Army photo by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Jan 13, 2013

    Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race at the Sports Complex in Dongducheon, South Korea, Oct. 28, 2012. The 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)

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commander visits Korea

    Jan 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers deputy commanding general for military and international operations, made a three-day trip to the Republic of Korea Jan. 9-11. During the visit, Cox met with U.S. military officials, engineering Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division, members of Far East District staff, and toured construction projects at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.

  • Army's top general visits 2nd Infantry Division

    Jan 11, 2013

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, and his wife, Linda, visited 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and their families at Camps Casey and Hovey, Jan. 11, 2013.

  • Tripler officer named Social Worker of the Year

    Jan 10, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Maj. Veronica Almeida, who works in the Department of Social Work, Tripler Army Medical Center, here, was recently named one of the Army's Social Workers of the Year for 2012.

  • Odierno meets frontline Soldiers in South Korea

    Jan 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top uniformed leader visited American Soldiers who serve close to the world's most heavily armed border Jan. 10 - 11.

  • General thanks Gangnam for supporting U.S. troops

    Jan 9, 2013

    The Eighth Army deputy commanding general for operations thanked the citizens of Seoul's Gangnam District for their support of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance.

  • South Korean mayor recognizes U.S. Army NCO

    Jan 9, 2013

    The mayor of a South Korean island recognized a U.S. Army staff sergeant for helping to keep the trails of a landmark mountain open for hikers.

  • Increase in Social Security withholding will little affect Soldier pay

    Jan 9, 2013

    This year, Soldiers and most civilians will see an increase in the amount of their pay withheld for Social Security. The withholding has increased from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent.

  • PRMC leaders visit Korean peninsula, discuss way-ahead

    Jan 9, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. William Franklin, senior enlisted advisor, PRMC, toured the Korean peninsula, Jan. 7-10, meeting with key leaders and Soldiers to discuss the way-ahead for optimal medical support within the Korean peninsula for the peace and war time missions, while also conducting a series of meetings, update briefs, and question and answer sessions with Medical Service Corps officers as Doyle's role as 17th Corps Chief.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Commander recognizes 210th Fires Brigade Soldiers

    Jan 9, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, the 2nd Infantry Division commander, recognized Soldiers of 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, for their accomplishment and hard work Jan. 10, 2013, at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. (Photos taken by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Bde. Public Affairs Specialist).

  • Leisure standard: Seoul: closer than you think, more to see than you know

    Jan 7, 2013

    How do you spend your weekends? Sitting in your room and playing computer games? If you're looking for something a little more exciting, but don't know how to take that first step, read on. Seoul is closer than you think -- and there's plenty to do.

  • Preparation pays off: a sit-down with 210th's KATUSA of the Quarter

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sgt. Oh Young-ho, who hails from Daegu, South Korea, is a poster child for preparation. Recently named the 210th Fires Brigade Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier of the Quarter, he exemplifies the traits that earned him the honor.

  • Signal Soldiers donate to blind children

    Jan 7, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Signal Brigade have worked together with Hanbit School for Blind for over 50 years. The top leaders in the brigade visited the school Dec. 26 on behalf of the 1st Signal Brigade Association. The children performed various Christmas carols for Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh III, Commander of 1st Signal Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, Command Sergeant Major of 1st Signal Brigade.

  • Don't ignore the signs of extreme temperatures, snow and ice

    Jan 7, 2013

    Winters can be brutal at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After being stationed there for two years, however, I thought I could handle just about anything winter could dish out. It took a close call to make me realize we can never become complacent when it comes to winter driving - no matter how familiar you may be with the area.

  • The Gift of Volunteering

    Jan 6, 2013

    Volunteering is an easy way to show a community that you care. That's exactly what the Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, do.

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