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  • 'Amazing Race' comes to Camp Humphreys

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the Discover FMWR Amazing Race for the first time April 27. The event, much like the television version, featured 24 teams being put through mental and physical challenges. Except, this version was about discovering FMWR programs and racing for prizes.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • Environmental professionals meet green Yongsan

    May 2, 2013

    To present a general awareness of U.S. Army Environmental programs conducted at on post, environmental professionals from Seoul City, Yongsan-gu municipalities and Korean community neighbors were invited to Yongsan Garrison here, May 2.

  • Spring Fling provides treasure hunt market

    May 1, 2013

    In preparation for peak PCS season, FMWR hosted the first Spring Fling at R&R Bar and Grill, April. 27. The event included a community rummage sale, BBQ, music provided outdoor by a DJ, and a block party afterward for B.O.S.S.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commanding general

    May 1, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed a new deputy commanding general for maneuver Wednesday during a ceremony on Camp Red Cloud.

  • 25th Infantry Division activates Lightning Academy

    May 1, 2013

    East Range Training Complex, Hawaii -- During a ceremony on East Range Training Complex, Hawaii, May 1, 2013 the 25th Infantry Division officially activated its latest tool to help build and enhance warrior skills: the Lightning Academy.

  • USFK, DoD enlisting bone marrow donors

    Apr 30, 2013

    Selfless service is not only a core value of the Army, but also a virtue that military personal are expected to demonstrate in their daily lives. However, it is usually not easy to give away your property, especially to a stranger.

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2013) -- All month long, various organizations showed their appreciation to military children here with a host of activities recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Annually, during the month of April, military communities recognize and celebrate military children for their contributions and their capacity to endure so much.

  • Army Community Services provides opportunities to Army spouses at job fair

    Apr 30, 2013

    Transitioning military spouses sometimes have trouble finding employment when they arrive at their Soldier's new duty station; the Schofield Barracks Army Community Service (ACS) office took steps to ease the burden with a job fair on April 26 at the Nehelani Club.

  • Soldier nominated for Outstanding Community Service

    Apr 30, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- She gives hugs freely and punishes when necessary. She has a firm hand, but a soft touch. She knows how to delegate authority, but is always ready to step up and handle any situation. When in need, everyone around knows they can count on Sgt. Phillis White. Because of what she calls "normal, everyday activities," White has recently been nominated for Outstanding Community Service Award for her constant commitment to the students and teachers at Webling Elementary School and her dedication to the Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Officers "embrace the suck" for Crossfit competition

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- A nervous chatter filled the air in the early morning, Apr. 12, as officers of the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, waited for their turn to jump into the first official Crossfit competition. Some were chomping at the bit to start the exercise circuit. Others were more hesitant. "It been about a year," said Warrant Officer Ebony Campbell, a human resources technician with the unit, "so it's been a while. It was challenging, but the exercises were good and everyone had a good time."

  • Soldier defeats odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (May 1, 2013) -- The Army simply defines resiliency as having the ability to "hunt for the good stuff" and bounce back from a significant emotional event to overcome a situation or crisis. It's something to which Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the U.S. Army Japan Band, can relate.

  • 26th Concrete Detachment helps to preserve aviation history

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 26th Concrete Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, constructed two concrete pads on Wheeler Army Airfield these past two weeks to hold museum aircraft pieces for the joint 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the Tropic Lightning Museum Memorial. Prior to construction, the helicopters were sitting on an improvised arrangement of garden cement blocks. The deputy commander of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade highlighted the importance of these pads to his organization.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. Soldiers volunteer for Eagle Scout Project

    Apr 30, 2013

    PITI, Guam-- The Soldiers of the "Never Daunted" battalion volunteered their time and efforts to impact the local community by cleaning up a local park in Piti, Guam, Apr. 13. The idea for the project came from a local Eagle Scout, James Cook, who wanted to clean up Santos Memorial Park, a park that had debris, overgrown trees, and pavilions in need of painting. It was important to him to ensure joint efforts from the Army, Navy, Boy Scouts, Mayor of Piti, and local villagers.

  • 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition finds the best of the best

    Apr 30, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii. Shops are closed and the highways empty. Bakeries haven't begun making their morning bread and coffee will go unbrewed for another two to three hours. The island is asleep. It's 3 a.m. on a Tuesday on Oahu, Hawaii, and it's time to fight! Four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together to compete against each other in the 8th TSC's Best Warrior Competition, Apr. 23 -- 26, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United States Army Japan's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition held here April 22 through 25.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a week of activities on Fort Shafter to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military.

  • Waianae JROTC distinguishes itself

    Apr 29, 2013

    Months before the start of the school year, some students began working hard towards living up to the JROTC motto, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens."

  • DPW releases area water quality reports

    Apr 29, 2013

    Annual water quality reports for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii water systems are now available for review on the USAG-HI Sustainability and Environmental Management website.

  • Volunteer contributions to the community exceed the half million dollar mark

    Apr 26, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division, USAG Red Cloud and Area I, honored more than 100 community volunteers at the Warrior's Club on Camp Casey April 24.

  • Area I braces for mold season

    Apr 26, 2013

    Mold is a type of fungus -- and potentially a source of serious respiratory ailments and damage to property -- that grows in places where warm temperatures and moisture combine.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks emergency responders

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency personnel for their prompt and professional response after a recent helicopter hard landing.

  • May Day embraced as 'Lei Day' with island accents

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- It is often the first gesture of aloha newcomers to the islands encounter: the lei greeting.

  • Schofield's Hale Kula teachers selected for honors

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 26, 2013) -- Exemplifying the phrase "lifelong learner," three Hale Kula Elementary School teachers have been selected from hundreds of qualified candidates to further their professional growth.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- Moanalua Elementary School celebrates the Month of the Military Child with a special breakfast for all military families.

  • 210th Fires Brigade and DDC leaders plants tree for Arbor Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Fires Brigade and the city of Dongducheon plant a commemorative tree April 25, 2013 in honor of Arbor Day. Soldiers and citizens celebrated planting the symbolic tree at 210th Fires Brigade headquarters and then shared lunch at the Warrior's Club. 210th Fires Brigade is committed to building a strong relationship with the city of Dongducheon by working together and learning about each other, while improving the community where we live and work. "We are here to plant the tree, but the tree symbolizes so much more than just a tree," Col. Tracy P. Banister, brigade commander. "It symbolizes our relationship and the growth of our relationship especially over the past two years." (U. S. photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210 Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • KATUSA-US Friendship Week promotes camaraderie

    Apr 25, 2013

    The KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) program is the embodiment of the ROK-U.S. alliance. In commemoration of 60 years of that powerful partnership, the 2013 KATUSA & U.S. Soldier Friendship Week was held 15-18 April.

  • Breaking language barriers, making history

    Apr 25, 2013

    United Nations, U.S. Servicemembers of the Pacific support Key Resolve exercise in Korea

  • Garrison baby shower 'nothing to cry about'

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There was nothing to cry about April 20 when the Army Community Service New Parent Support Program hosted its annual Garrison Baby Shower event in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. New Parent Support was joined by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in hosting the event.

  • Traveling dietitians visit Humphreys Health Clinic

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Registered Dietitians from Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital make regular visits to the Humphreys Health Clinic to help Soldiers and their families focus on the importance of making informed food choices, along with developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

  • United Club gives back to community

    Apr 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys United Club pushed their donations to the community to more than $23,000 in scholarship and welfare grants to various community members and organizations during an awards luncheon April 18.

  • 218th HHR renews Yongsan support

    Apr 25, 2013

    Leaders of the 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment (HRR) visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, sharing an opportunity to enrich their friendship and alliance, Apr. 25.

  • Military police, medics at Camp Zama conduct collaborative CPR training

    Apr 24, 2013

    The first collaborative cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class between Soldiers assigned to Medical Department Activity-Japan and the 88th Military Police Detachment here was held April 18.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan Army base

    Apr 23, 2013

    Playing a pivotal role in keeping the garrison safe, Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling and guarding them. The KNPs were given a unique opportunity to see the inside of what they guard here, April 23.

  • Eighth Army commander honored with Korean name

    Apr 23, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army's commanding general was honored for his contribution to the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance with a Korean name.

  • Osan opens memorial hall to honor Task Force Smith

    Apr 23, 2013

    The South Korean city of Osan opened a memorial hall, April 23, 2013, to honor the first American Soldiers to fight in the Korean War.

  • JBLM readies for transitions

    Apr 22, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members looking to transition from the military can expect to start preparing for success on the civilian side sooner than they might have anticipated.

  • Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits Yokohama North Dock, Sagami Depot

    Apr 22, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Japan April 19 through 21. On April 20, Via traveled to Yokohama North Dock, where he was provided an overbrief on the Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia and toured one of the several Landing Craft Utility boats docked at the installation. Via then traveled to Sagami General Depot for an overview brief on the installation, a discussion with U.S. Army Japan leadership, and a windshield tour of the installation.

  • Camp Zama Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

    Apr 22, 2013

    Camp Zama's annual volunteer recognition ceremony was hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan, with support from Army Community Service, at the Camp Zama Community Club. During the ceremony, both the youth and adult Outstanding Volunteers of the Year were announced from among 14 nominees. Additionally, the adult Merited Volunteer of the Year and Honored Volunteer of the Year were announced to kick off National Volunteer Week at Camp Zama.

  • Camp Zama recognizes outstanding youth, adult volunteers of the year

    Apr 21, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 19, 2013) -- Camp Zama's outstanding youth and adult volunteers of the year were recognized at the installation's annual volunteer recognition ceremony held April 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club here.

  • 1/1 ADA Battalion names its NCO and Soldier of the year

    Apr 19, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan-- 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) crowned its noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year during the unit's Warrior Challenge Competition April 15th -- 17th on Okinawa, Japan.

  • 'We Go Together' Phrase says it all during KATUSA-US Friendship Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As they do each and every day -- whether it is in the motor pool, orderly room or field environment -- Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked and played together, side-by-side, during the 2013 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, which began Monday in Zoeckler Gym and conclude today.

  • Earth Day celebrated with run, fair

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys community gathered at MP Hill Gym April 13 to celebrate Earth Day with an Environmental Fair and Earth Day 5K Run. This year's Earth Day activities were hosted under the theme of "Acknowledge the past, Engage the Present, and Chart the Future." They were hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, in collaboration with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Division.

  • Speaker discusses 'heeding the warning signs'

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- This is the Holocaust. There is no breath of fresh air when speaking or writing about this subject. There's no "happy ending," no Cinderella, and this is no fairy tale. This subject may be a little on the heavy side, but the truth is, it is on the heavy side. And, it is important that we do not forget.

  • Celebrating our military children

    Apr 18, 2013

    In celebration of April being the Month of the Military Child, Outdoor Recreation hosted a Spring Break Block Party, April 11, featuring various activities, including archery, rock wall climbing, laser tag, shuffle board and more. Since 1986, Army installations around the world recognize the sacrifices and applaud the courage of military children by celebrating the Month of the Military Child.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • Curbside recycling upgraded

    Apr 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 18, 2013) -- New and improved recycling bins and the ability to recycle a greater variety of materials curbside are coming soon to your neighborhood.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • Volunteer recognition ceremony showcases heroes

    Apr 16, 2013

    It appeared to be a meeting of superheroes at S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, where hundreds gathered awaiting their next mission assignment. In reality these everyday Avengers were being honored for their courageous services to the Yongsan community.

  • Australians learn counter mortar radar support at Tobyhanna

    Apr 16, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force (ADF) communications-electronics technicians recently spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • 561st Engineers repair road on Marine base

    Apr 16, 2013

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii-- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command not only helps out around the community and in foreign nations, but it also helps out other military services. The Soldiers of the 561st spent the last two months helping the Kaneohe Marine Corp Range Facility with much needed horizontal construction work. Due to heavy rains on the windward side of Oahu, much of the Marine Base is washed away regularly. The runoff collection has caused a lot of damage to the facilities' roads and ranges. The Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, 561st Eng. Co. rebuilt a portion of the roads and drainage systems that had been washed away.

  • 561st Engineers participate in NTC rotation

    Apr 16, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- The Soldiers of the 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recently returned from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. They increased their readiness and assisted the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division with their preparation for an upcoming deployment.

  • U.S. Army-Hawaii Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts five

    Apr 16, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony inducting three members into its ranks, as well as two honorary members at the Sergeant Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Apr. 2. Since SAMC's inception in 1986, a club which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers throughout the Army, the club has continuously added distinguished leaders to its ranks, while still honoring Sgt. Audie Murphy, the most decorated Soldier in the history of the U.S. Army.

  • 8th TSC commits to SHARP program and its values

    Apr 16, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- April is Sexual Harassment/Assualt Response and Prevention month and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's program kicked it off Apr. 2 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii with a proclamation signing that signified the unit's commitment to SHARP and the program's goals.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion holds family spring festival

    Apr 16, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction Effects), 130th Engineer Brigade, Family Readiness Group held a Spring Festival for the Soldiers and their families at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, March 26. The Headquarters Company, 84th Eng. Bn., commanded by Capt. Marcus Rivers, worked hard to transform their battalion headquarters into a colorful beacon of spring spirit.

  • Yongsan celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 16, 2013

    April is the Month of the Military Child and was commemorated this year with the theme, "Celebrate Military Children: The Strength of Our Future," on Army garrisons.

  • Retired General, author shares prayers for Spiritual Resilience

    Apr 16, 2013

    In commemoration of Spiritual Resilience week, Yongsan hosted many events with a special guest, retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of Second Infantry Division, to promote spiritual strength among service members, civilians and families.

  • Enter the Dragon: Eighth Army unveils new emblem

    Apr 15, 2013

    Eighth Army recently unveiled a combined joint task force emblem in support of its transformation to a Field Army headquarters.

  • USO's Six-Star Salute honors Soldiers serving in Korea

    Apr 15, 2013

    It was a night to remember for 80 Soldiers across the Republic of Korea as the United Service Organizations (USO) with the help of several business partners and guests, honored service members during the 42st Annual Six Star Salute at the Seoul Grand Hyatt, April 11.

  • Arctic Wolves Learn Cold Hard Lessons in Counter IED

    Apr 15, 2013

    Unseasonably frigid temperatures didn't deter a group of junior non-commission officers from the 3-21 Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from completing counter IED training here April 8-12.

  • Chief of Army Reserve meets Hawaii-based Soldiers in inaugural visit

    Apr 15, 2013

    The Chief of the Army Reserve was greeted with a warm aloha as he visited Hawaii-based Army Reserve Soldiers, families and civilians in Honolulu, April 4-11, 2013.

  • There is more to Korea than the barracks

    Apr 15, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Do you ever find yourself stuck in your room, wondering what's actually beyond the walls that are blocking you from civilization?

  • Community, weather turns out for Fun Run, Eggstravaganza

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys community began the Easter weekend observance by participating in the Easter Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run and Eggstravaganza March 30. The run began at the MP Hill Gym with about 250 people participating.

  • Library offers alternatives, opportunities

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- If you're like most Soldiers, the questions you ask for an impending weekend are something like, "What am I going to do this weekend?" Don't worry; the answer to your weekend is here.

  • Soldier Field Zumba event highlights 'right moves'

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Approximately 900 people showed up at Soldier Field here April 5 to participate in the "Make the Right Moves" Zumba physical fitness event in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Student interns enjoying program challenges

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys Internship Program, which is part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Community Relations Program, has been in operation here for about four years and has seen approximately 70 local Korean university students successfully complete their internship.

  • SHARP is everyone's responsibility

    Apr 12, 2013

    In April, the U.S. Army commemorates National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and reaffirms its commitment to eradicate sexual harassment and sexual assault from the ranks and Army community. The theme for this year is "We own it. We'll solve it. Together." At the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, spoke to a group of Soldiers about why this observance is important April 2.

  • Legal Assistance answers questions about family support, separation

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Military service in a foreign country can be difficult on family members, whether they accompany the Soldier or remain behind in the United States. For those seeking legal assistance to understand the costs and obligations associated with a separation or a divorce, the following questions may be worth asking:

  • Humphreys Heroes

    Apr 12, 2013

    Sgt. Blagoy Pogoncheff, Spc. Caitlin Lewis, Spc. Zachary Hamilton, Spc. John Glavas and Pfc. Sean Walker, assigned to the U.S. Army Confinement Activity -- Korea have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the USAG Humphreys Army Community Service Volunteer Program's "Humphreys Heroes." These Soldiers have been doing twice-monthly unsolicited and unpublicized (until now) police calls on Camp Humphreys for several months. They routinely canvass post Bus Stop Shelters, smoke break areas and several other public gathering sites, collecting cigarette butts and trash. Their unsung efforts have made a significant contribution to the appearance and safety of the installation.

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting

    Apr 12, 2013

    Pyeongtaek City held an Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony April 5, which was attended by Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams (center), the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general support, where he helped about 200 people plant trees and shrubs. Also in attendance were Oh Taek-young (second from left), Pyeongtaek vice mayor and Won Yu-chol (second from right), a city assemblyman.

  • Hale Kula keiki are engaged, motivated

    Apr 12, 2013

    Hale Kula Elementary School was the first stop for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono on her tour, Schofield Barracks, April 3.

  • Career Fair aids military spouses on Hawaii jobs

    Apr 12, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 12, 2013) -- Job seekers will receive a unique local perspective at the Military Spouse Career Forum at the Nehelani, here, April 26.

  • State Senate salutes local volunteerism

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Hawaii State Senate honored all branches of the U.S. armed services in Hawaii for their volunteerism in public schools across the state with a Certificate of Recognition ceremony at the State Capitol, in Honolulu, April 5, 2013.

  • New senior commander named

    Apr 12, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller is the new senior commander of all Army installations in Hawaii, effective April 5.

  • Black Widow enchants Yongsan

    Apr 11, 2013

    -- There was a pool shark in the water at the R&R Bar and Grill on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan last Friday…Or was it actually a spider running the table?

  • Improved biosurveillance capabilities for U.S. Forces Korea

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A portal, a duel and a kraken that springs to life. No, it's not the latest science fiction movie. It's an advanced technology demonstration that's just getting started.

  • Warrior Brigades plant trees for Arbor Day

    Apr 11, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, joined the citizens of Dongducheon to plant 1,500 trees to celebrate Arbor Day April 5, 2013.

  • 2nd Infantry Division proclaims dedication to preventing sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Senior leaders with the 2nd Infantry Division signed a proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Warrior's Club on Camp Casey, South Korea April 3, 2013.

  • Hawaii Cadets honored at 31st JROTC Governor's Ceremony

    Apr 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (April 11, 2013) - Hawaii's top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were honored during the 31st annual Governor's JROTC Awards Ceremony and Review at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle April 11.

  • Tripler recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day, encourages beneficiaries to have end of life p

    Apr 9, 2013

    If a loved one were in a serious accident or suddenly diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, do you know what their wishes are regarding end-of-life care? Does your family know your wishes?

  • Camp Zama Japan Cherry Blossom Festival 2013

    Apr 9, 2013

    Camp Zama's annual Cherry Blossom Festival was held Saturday, April 6, on the installation. Japanese and Americans from both on and off the installation enjoyed this year's festivities together. With more on this is a report from Dustin Perry, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs.

  • Soldiers plant trees, friendship

    Apr 9, 2013

    To commemorate the Korean national holiday of Arbor Day, and promote friendship between Korea and the United States, soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan visited Singye Historic Park and planted trees with their good neighbors, Yongsan-gu, April 5.

  • Land Forces: Assuring stability, security in Pacific region

    Apr 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific helped jump start the inaugural 2013 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, April 9, 2013, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in downtown Honolulu.

  • Spirit of friendship alive at Camp Zama's annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 8, 2013

    The annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, an open-base event, was held April 6 on the installation and drew more than 7,000 visitors. The event featured a three- and seven-kilometer youth and adult run, a golf tournament, live music, a boxing showcase, games, food vendors and a flea market.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Shares Lessons Learned

    Apr 8, 2013

    TORII STATION, Japan-- The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days, at the helicopter landing zone on Torii Beach. But they were not the only ones present for this learning experience.

  • Hirono visits 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks

    Apr 8, 2013

    U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono toured Schofield Barracks during a recent visit to Hawaii , April 3, 2013. During her visit to the post, the senator toured the Hale Kula Elementary School, the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and the Warrior Transition Center.

  • Yongsan officials visit museum neighbor

    Apr 5, 2013

    The National Museum of Korea was established in 1945, and relocated in 2005 to Yongsan district, right next door to the Yongsan garrison. The museum has attracted an attendance of 20 million visitors and has been committed to various studies and research activities in the fields of archaeology, history, and art.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Month of the Military Child: Children First

    Apr 5, 2013

    What do all of us have in common when it comes to children? Protecting them.

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

    The smell of fried carnival food lingered into the crisp spring air, March 30, 2013.

  • New Helemano homes readied for Soldiers, families

    Apr 5, 2013

    Moving trucks began rolling into Helemano Military Reservation, in March, delivering household goods to nearly two dozen families moving into the first new homes constructed in Island Palm Communities' (IPC) Helemano community.

  • Garrison volunteers recognized for selfless service

    Apr 5, 2013

    The reasons for the donation of hours for a variety of tasks vary, but hundreds of Soldiers, family members and civilians were feted together, March 27, at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena, for a year of selfless volunteer service that assisted U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's programs, services and community members.

  • PT in the Park

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military youth in the Child, Youth and School Services; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; were treated to PT in the Park at Bennett Youth Center, with aerobic activities, breakfast and characters as part of Month of the Military Child, April 2, 2013.

  • Soccer champions

    Apr 5, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Roman (blue, on ball) and teammate Capt. Steve Martin (right), both from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, control the ball in the 2013 Army Hawaii Intramural Soccer Championship game at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 1, 2013.

  • PTP Seoul Chapter recognized for inspiring support

    Apr 4, 2013

    Yongsan thanked People to People Seoul chapter members for the sincere help they have been giving for United States Force Korea, during a luncheon, Mar. 28.

  • Warrior Zone grand opening held at Torii Station

    Apr 4, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (April 4, 2013) -- Single Soldiers who live or work on U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station now have a new place to hang out without ever having to leave the installation. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate held a grand-opening ceremony March 14 for the "Warrior Zone."

  • Easter egg hunt hatches fun

    Apr 4, 2013

    Hundreds of children and parents gathered at the Youth field located in U.S. Army garrison Yongsan on Mar. 30. For the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Decorated World War II Army officer returns to Okinawa

    Apr 4, 2013

    Last week, the U.S. Army welcomed back to Okinawa a highly decorated Army officer who fought in the Battle of Okinawa during World War II.

  • Army Reserves' first-ever KATUSA joins the ranks of the 9th MSC

    Apr 4, 2013

    Being selected to serve as a Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) is an honor in itself. But, being selected as the U.S. Army Reserves' first-ever KATUSA takes the distinction to a whole new level.

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