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  • 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 19, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition kicks off at Soldier's Field near Carey Gym on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2013. Soldiers will compete in several events over the next three days that will range from a physical fitness test, a written examination, a ruck march, weapon qualification, warrior task and drills lanes, a day and night land navigation course, and a formal question and answer board. The 210th Fires Bde. Best Warrior Competition is an individual competition that demonstrates the 210th Fires Bde. readiness to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific Command senior enlisted adviser visits troops in Korea

    Mar 19, 2013

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Pacific Command visited American military personnel participating Exercise Key Resolve, at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • Girl Scouts adopt playground

    Mar 19, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Girl Scout Troop 530 and the Army share a common goal: to be good stewards of the community in which they live and work.

  • Renovated USO Center reopens at Honolulu airport

    Mar 19, 2013

    HONOLULU -- With the release of a maile lei, Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Command, alongside USO sponsors, staff and Hawaii's senior military leaders, officially reopened USO Hawaii's renovated Honolulu airport center, recently.

  • Leilehua Army JROTC seeks repeat at CyberPatriot finals

    Mar 19, 2013

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Leilehua High School returned to the national CyberPatriot Finals after finishing as the top Army JROTC qualifier in the nation.

  • DOE's on-post schools score

    Mar 19, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) released its "Race to the Top" (RTTT) accomplishments for the year showing positive results.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • School officials prepare for new construction

    Mar 18, 2013

    The three-year $33.2 million re-construction plan for the 1959 built Hale Kula Elementary School, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is scheduled for rapid implementation.

  • Major renovation funded for Hale Kula Elementary

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Department of Defense announced, March 7, a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $26,560,000 to the Hawaii Department of Education for the renovation and expansion of Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Residents remember Prince Kuhio

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Few individuals in Hawai'i's history have been as influential in the lives of contemporary Native Hawaiians as Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • Hale Kula offers 'Blended Learning'

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Parents of students who are presently enrolled in the third or fourth grade are invited to participate in Hale Kula Elementary School's Department of Defense Education Activity-funded Blended Learning (BL) program for school year 2013-2014.

  • Mililani Army JROTC cadets tackle marsh cleanup

    Mar 18, 2013

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- More than 33 students and Mililani High School Army JROTC cadets arrived at Pouhala Marsh, here, on an early Saturday morning to connect what they learned about invasive species, in class, with the real-world experience of removing non-native plants.

  • Cultural ties: Schofield area rich in historic Hawaiian birthing stones

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Centuries before the area became a modern, major U.S. military installation, traditional Hawaiian leaders developed governance and management techniques that revolutionized Hawaii.

  • Camp Zama lifeguard awarded for taking action

    Mar 15, 2013

    A lifeguard at the Yano Fitness Center, Camp Zama, Japan, was recognized March 12, for rescuing a drowning Soldier at the Yano swimming pool, March 5.

  • Families begin move into new Army Family Housing

    Mar 15, 2013

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- The next step in the Camp Humphreys transformation was realized March 6 when the first families began moving into the new Army Family Housing towers here.

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 15, 2013

    Eighth Army marked the third anniversary of the North Korean attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed the lives of 46 ROK Sailors.

  • Yongsan visits good neighbor: Ministry of National Defense

    Mar 14, 2013

    Leaders from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, visited the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support Group to strengthen the friendship and alliance between the R.O.K. and U.S. here, March 12.

  • Eighth Army tackles vital mission during exercise

    Mar 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top operational command in Korea is training for its primary mission as a combined and joint task force headquarters during Exercise Key Resolve 2013.

  • Army's 'Ready and Resilient Campaign' kicks off

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched, March 12, 2013.

  • Headquarters Company scores safety 'Hat trick'

    Mar 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Headquarters and Headquarters Company was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, deputy commanding general of the 8th Army here, March 12.

  • Civil Action Team helps Palau community

    Mar 12, 2013

    The 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, charged 13 Soldiers with continuing the success of the inter-service rotational Civic Action Team in Palau, an island in the western Pacific Ocean and part of the larger island group of Micronesia, for the next eight months.

  • 2nd annual all-island combatives tournament wows spectators

    Mar 12, 2013

    More than 150 service members gathered to grapple and strike their way to a medal at the second annual All-Island Army Combatives Tournament, at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Hawaii, March 2-3, 2013.

  • Army education centers in Korea help hundreds facing Tuition Assistance deadline

    Mar 12, 2013

    Army education centers in Korea last week helped more than 900 Soldiers Korea-wide who sought help enrolling for courses only hours before the Army's suspension of Tuition Assistance took effect, and staffers say they're poised to further help Soldiers in seeking education funding in the wake of the suspension.

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun to receive Medal of Honor

    Mar 12, 2013

    A former Soldier with the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama, April 11, 2013, at the White House.

  • PTA maintenance specialist receives award

    Mar 12, 2013

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Anthony Texeira, a maintenance specialist, here, has received the Quarterly Employee Award for his exceptional work.

  • JOINT 94TH AAMDC AND MEDCOM SAFETY TRAINING

    Mar 12, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, HAWAII-- Office of the Surgeon General and Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Safety Management Office sent a representative to update safety officers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Hawaii Medical Command and the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD) on the Army's new safety changes Feb. 27, 2013.

  • Team USA routs Team Japan 57-21 at second annual Tomodachi Bowl

    Mar 12, 2013

    YOKOTA AIR BASE (March 13, 2013) -- Team USA routed Team Japan 57-21 at the second annual Tomodachi Bowl, an all-star high school football showcase, held March 10 at Bonk Field on Yokota Air Base. Team USA was comprised of players from Zama American, Yokota, Nile C. Kinnick, American School In Japan, Seoul American, Kubasaki and Kadena high schools. Team Japan consisted of players from Waseda and Hosei high schools. Team USA dominated on both sides of the field, leading 35-7 at the half. Contributing to Team USA's overall score was a touchdown run from ZAHS' Mitchell Harrison.

  • Army names Yongsan Soldier 'Coach of the Year'

    Mar 11, 2013

    Sgt. Angel L. Rivera, a human resource specialist for U.S Army Garrison Yongsan, was named 2012 Army Coach of the Year after successfully leading his men's volleyball team to a perfect record.

  • Relief campaign helps Army families

    Mar 11, 2013

    United States Army Garrison Yongsan began the annual 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign this month. Coordinators hope to improve awareness of this valuable benefit.

  • Air Assault Course increase 2ID capabilities

    Mar 8, 2013

    For the first time in 15 years, 2nd Infantry Division and Eighth U.S. Army Soldiers tackled the rigorous Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea.

  • Career Counselors honored for their hard work and dedication to retention

    Mar 8, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Coffee and congratulations were plentiful during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's annual retention award ceremony at the 8th TSC's dining facility on Schofield Barracks, Feb. 26. The event recognized a select group of career counselors who went above and beyond normal duties to keep the most qualified Soldiers in the Army during fiscal 2012.

  • Wolfpack Soldiers build new opportunity in Thailand

    Mar 8, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- For the third straight year, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, has deployed to Thailand for exercise Cobra Gold to construct schools and spread education to the children of Thailand. Cobra Gold is an annual six-week joint exercise between the United States, Thailand, and six other nations. It is a "cooperative engagement" in which U.S. Pacific Command's forces and assets are employed to strengthen alliances and friendships while deterring aggression.

  • 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.

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