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  • National Guard and State Defense Force participate in Alaska Shield 2016

    Apr 4, 2016

    The exercise included a mock plane crash in the North Slope Borough due to a cyber-attack. Upon request for support from the state, Guardsmen responded by providing transportation, security, shelter and medical support to the simulated plane crash carrying 61 passengers in the vicinity of Barrow.

  • U.S., ROK Mine Countermeasure Crews Train Together During Foal Eagle

    Apr 4, 2016

    The U.S. and the Republic of Korea (ROK) navies completed combined mine countermeasures training as part of exercise Foal Eagle 2016.

  • MPs Take Part in Ghost 2016

    Apr 4, 2016

    Alaska Army National Guard Military Police take a few days away from their critical site security mission to validate their Soldier leadership skills during Operation Ghost, March 8-11.

  • Take back our Army

    Apr 4, 2016

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month at the Carey Theater with an educational performance featuring Janine DiVita, a Broadway actress, and several JBLM Soldiers April 1, 2016.

  • AFMO Campaign is About Financial Accountability across All Personnel

    Apr 4, 2016

    The Military Deputy for Budget to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller) visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 13-16 in an effort to promote the Army Financial Management Optimization Campaign Plan and gain a better understanding of how I Corps is building readiness to support the Chief of Staff of the Army's priority for readiness.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Fort DeRussy Beach Area for Earth Month 2

    Apr 2, 2016

    More than 50 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Fort DeRussy beach and berm April 2 as part of Earth Month 2016.

  • South Korea Commemorates Inaugural West Sea Defense Day

    Apr 1, 2016

    Government officials, senior military leaders, grieving family members and countless others converged on the National Cemetery in Daejon, South Korea March 25 to commemorate the country's inaugural West Sea Defense Day. The observance was established as a way to demonstrate the nation's resolve in the face of North Korean aggression and to honor servicemembers who lost their lives during the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong in 2002, and the sinking of the Cheonan warship and shelling of Yeonpyeong Island in 2010.

  • Guardian Battalion Teams with Aviators during Resupply Training

    Mar 31, 2016

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea --Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment partnered with aviators from B Company, 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion, during sling load training, March 30, 2016, at Camp Carroll, South Korea.

  • Take back our Army 


    Mar 31, 2016

    This is our Army. It's time to stop pointing the finger at "them" as the status quo, and it's time to stop "passing the buck" when bad things happen. Our Soldiers deserve better and the American people expect more. We are either the solution, or part of the problem.

  • Ironhorse Rangers train for elite Best Ranger Competition

    Mar 30, 2016

    Two Fort Hood, Texas-based Army officers serving in South Korea are training for one of the Army's toughest, most elite competitions.

  • Ironhorse officer turns to Taekwondo in Korea

    Mar 30, 2016

    To set an example and to connect with his deceased father, one commissioned officer is taking on the challenge of earning his black belt again in Taekwondo after a 20-year break.

  • For female CSM, humility, mentoring is key to leadership

    Mar 30, 2016

    As a young girl growing up on the streets of "South-side Chicago," at 59th Street and Peoria Street, Adrianne learned at an early age what wrong and right looked like.

  • Hospital opening is city's dream come true

    Mar 30, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 31, 2016) -- Camp Zama leaders attended an opening ceremony for Zama General Hospital March 26 in Zama, Japan.

  • Defexpo India to boost ties with US, foreign military partners

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Materiel Command's senior leader Gen. Dennis L. Via attended India's annual defense exposition to further define and help strengthen U.S. ties with India and other nations, March 28-31.

  • Tropic Lightning sustainers train with past

    Mar 30, 2016

    Sustainment leaders from across the 25th Infantry Division gathered at the Mission Training Complex, here, March 23, to take part in a Virtual Staff Ride and discussion group that will help them better train their Soldiers. The VSR is a computer-based program that envisions a virtual study of a battle or significant event and is used to help Soldiers learn from past mistakes so that they can implement it into their training.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Local educator named 'District Teacher of the Year'

    Mar 28, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 28, 2016) - Benjamin Kolodziej, gifted education teacher, was named "District Teacher of the Year" for 2016-2017 by U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific's Japan District March 21 at Arnn Elementary on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • Soldiers reflect on DoD decision to allow women in combat roles

    Mar 28, 2016

    When Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's announced his decision to open all combat-related jobs to every Service Member who qualifies, regardless of gender on Dec. 3, 2015 it raised a lot of questions around the force. The groundbreaking decision overturned a longstanding rule, at least on paper, that prevented women from serving in combat roles.

  • Innovative training enhances readiness, strengthens regional partnerships

    Mar 28, 2016

    With over 3.5 billion people, 36 countries, 7 of the world's largest Armies and 5 of the world's declared nuclear nations in the Asia-Pacific region alone, maintaining peace can be challenging. That task is only amplified as the U.S. Army postures itself for reduced budgets and increasingly complex operating environments in the future.

  • RHC-P leaders sign Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation

    Mar 28, 2016

    Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, along with RHC-P Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III, sign a proclamation on March 28, 2016 at the RHC-P Headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii, designating the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). RHC-P leaders have called upon each member of their organization, to include family members, to increase participation in efforts designed to prevent sexual assault, thereby strengthening the Army community.

  • ZaCSA Auction: Heroes, Villains unite

    Mar 25, 2016

    Camp Zama (March 25, 2016) -- Super heroes and villains flocked to the Zama Community Spouses' Association 10th annual Live and Silent Auction March 19 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • USARJ says farewell to outgoing CSM, welcomes new one

    Mar 25, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Japan & I Corps (Forward) held a change of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major of USARJ March 24 at Camp Zama's Yano Gym.

  • US, Cambodian forces close Angkor Sentinel 2016, celebrate strengthened partnership

    Mar 25, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian forces wrapped up two weeks of bilateral training and relationship building, as they officially closed Angkor Sentinel 2016, March 25 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Missile system would greatly increase defense capability in South Korea

    Mar 25, 2016

    Right now, the United States and South Korea are in discussions regarding the feasibility of deploying a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system there, along with its associated radar, while nearby China has voiced objections to the idea.

  • JFCC IMD Helps Talon Soldiers Go Ballistic

    Mar 25, 2016

    "Who am I?" "Why am I here?" Philosophers and laymen alike have pondered these ancient, cosmic questions through the ages. Thanks to their attendance at a recent ballistic missile defense orientation, the Soldiers of Task Force Talon are one step closer to knowing what the answer means for themselves, at least as it pertains to their roles as defenders, of one sort or another, on Guam.

  • US Congressional Representatives visit Camp Casey

    Mar 24, 2016

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives traveled to Camp Casey and visited Soldiers of 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division as part of their tour of South Korea last week.

  • RACE to West Point held at Camp Casey

    Mar 24, 2016

    Over 80 Soldiers assigned to units within the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S Combined Division participated in a Rapid Application Completion Exercise (RACE) to apply for acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point, Mar 4, at Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • AER kicks off 2016 campaign at Camp Zama

    Mar 24, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 25, 2016) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted the kickoff to the 2016 Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army recognizes USAG Humphreys for aggressive and innovative environmental program

    Mar 22, 2016

    As the United States consolidates its military footprint, closing U.S. bases in and north of Seoul, the $10 billion-plus expansion of Camp Humphreys presents some unique environmental challenges. Due to its innovation in meeting those challenges, the environmental quality team at the U.S. Army Garrison -- Humphreys is a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program for FY 2015.

  • National Women's History Month: A Sea Dragon chose to be more

    Mar 22, 2016

    With eyes wide, she stood with her right hand raised, ready to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. So help her God. On July 8, 1992, Cassandra McCoy, enlisted in the U.S. Army to break a cycle and to be more.

  • Army Announces Delayed Conversion of Alaska Airborne Brigade

    Mar 21, 2016

    The United States Army to delay the reduction of Alaska-based 4/25 IBCT

  • Operation Pacific Pathways continues with Washington-based Stryker Brigade

    Mar 21, 2016

    Soldiers from 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, are in South Korea for Operation Pacific Pathways, the U.S. Army's premier method to take advantage of multiple training opportunities with several countries in support of continued regional stability and security. I Corps - the mission command headquarters on JBLM - is regionally aligned to U.S. Army Pacific, remaining engaged throughout the region every year.

  • Women's History Month: Camp Zama reflects achievement of women past, present

    Mar 21, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 22, 2016) -- Public Health Command Region-Pacific hosted Camp Zama's Women's History Month Observance March 17 at the Community Activity Center, followed by a reception in the Black Box.

  • Regional Health Command Pacific Commander Visits South Korea

    Mar 21, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific traveled to the Korean Theater of Operations Mar. 7 thought 10, 2016 to assess the posture and distribution of Army Health System capabilities throughout the peninsula.

  • Combined, Joint Medical Evacuation Exercise "Lifts" off on Korean Peninsula

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers from Eighth Army, Airmen from the 7th Air Force and medical personnel from the Republic of Korea Armed Forces Il-Dong Hospital conducted a combined, joint medical evacuation exercise called "Dragonlift" March 15, 2016 throughout the Korean Peninsula. The annual exercise is aimed at increasing the combined readiness of medical response personnel stationed here.

  • War Museum offers unique look into ROK-US Partnership

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers, civilians and family members looking to learn more about the ROK-U.S. Alliance don't have to go very far. Located just a few hundred yards from the Dragon Hill gate at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul is one of the best places in the world to help them understand the enduring partnership between the United States and South Korea; the War Memorial of Korea.

  • Red Cross hosts BBQ for community

    Mar 18, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 18, 2016) -- Camp Zama's Red Cross and Zama Community Spouses' Association held a celebratory barbecue March 15 outside the Red Cross building, in the parking lot.

  • US and Korean soldiers conduct Combined Exploitation Evaluation

    Mar 18, 2016

    Soldiers entered the dark, cold, damp building to find chemical and biological weapons. Their response was crucial to the mission ahead. They would check specimens from every crevice because what was found in the building would be needed in preparing a case against war crimes.

  • Japan Air Self-Defense Force Surgeon General visits the RHC-P

    Mar 18, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) and Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III, Command Sgt. Maj., RHC-P, hosted a Senior Leader Engagement for Maj. Gen. Koji Fukushima, Surgeon General, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, at the RHC-P Headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Mar. 18, 2016. The audience for the event was RHC-P Command Teams/Key Leaders and the enhanced Multiservice Market-Hawaii (eMSM-Hawaii) team members from throughout the island. The purpose of this engagement was to learn from our partner nation (Japan), further refine our engagement strategies, and to champion for all military medicine within the Indo-Asian-Pacific Region.

  • K9 Veterans Day, cause for celebration

    Mar 18, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN -- Dogs have played an important role in the welfare of families throughout the centuries, and this is especially true in the military. March 13 was designated National K9 Veterans Day in appreciation of the military dogs who serve side by side with Soldiers, and members of the 503rd Military Working Dog Detachment, United States Army Garrison Yongsan, recognize how the unit's very own K9s contribute to the security of the installation and the local area.

  • 2016 Patient Safety Awareness Week - Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital

    Mar 17, 2016

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Healthcare professionals at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) commemorated Patient Safety Awareness Week, here, March 13-19, 2016. The weeklong event focused on reducing harm in healthcare. This year, patients and visitors were given the opportunity to learn first hand about patient safety at a display, which featured a SimMan 3G patient simulator. This realistic training opened up dialogue between patients and staff in order to increase safety awareness.

  • Pennsylvania Guard trains with Eighth Army

    Mar 17, 2016

    Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Regional Support Group supported Eighth Army for their annual training here March 4-18.

  • 665th Movement Control Team Exemplifies Teamwork at Pohang Railhead

    Mar 16, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- 665th Movement Control Team, 25th Transportation Battalion conducted rail operations in support of a U.S. Marine exercise at Dogu Beach, Pohang, Mar. 15.

  • Sisters in Arms: Part of the bigger "team"

    Mar 16, 2016

    U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters in Arms mentorship program opened its doors to guest speaker Lt. Gen. Karen Dyson, who addressed the group at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, March 10.

  • US Army Alaska Soldier Named Army's Top Career Counselor

    Mar 16, 2016

    Once a year, career counselors from across the Army compete for the honor of being named Career Counselor of the Year by the Secretary of the Army. With 13 Soldiers competing, three tasks, and high expectations, ultimately, it was Sgt. 1st Class Woody Woodside, of the 59th Signal Battalion who was named the FY 16 Active Component Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Team Alaska ready to sizzle at Military Culinary Competition

    Mar 16, 2016

    It is often said "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." But for Staff Sgt. Patrick Hiebert, the team's Senior Chef, the heated kitchen is exactly where he wants to be.

  • Cambodian community celebrates maternity ward improvements

    Mar 16, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian engineers celebrated with the local community of Takeo Province, Cambodia, March 16, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Prey Sbat Health Center Facility maternity ward improvement project.

  • Joint Team Hawaii's emerging chefs devour contenders during annual culinary training event

    Mar 16, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 16, 2016) -- "And the winner is …," said the mistress of ceremonies, "wait for it, wait for it … "Joint Team Hawaii!" Becky Joyner's teasing quip seconds before announcing JTH as the installation of the year winner during the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event Awards Ceremony Friday drew a mixture of laughs and cheers from the filled-to-capacity Lee Theater audience.

  • 2 CAB fuelers bolster operations

    Mar 16, 2016

    Training to fight is an important part in the success of any mission. In modern times, having advanced technology is also a contributing factor; however, one key ingredient can jeopardize it all. Fuel, and without it, equipment such as generators will cease to function and drastically impact the mission.

  • Youth Sports and Girl Scouts team-up to provide ski fitness challenge

    Mar 16, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 17, 2015) -- Eighteen girls from Camp Zama participated in a fitness challenge March 5 and 6 at the slopes of Shiga Kogen, Nagano -- it was a weekend full of first ski and snowboard experiences for many of the girls attending.

  • Indo-Asian partners gather for inaugural port opening exercise in Cambodia

    Mar 15, 2016

    Joint, interagency and multinational sustainment experts gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 14 for Angkor Opening 2016, a week-long exchange and table top exercise designed to build partnerships, interoperability and readiness in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) port opening operations.

  • Joint senior enlisted advisers work toward consistent collaborative efforts

    Mar 15, 2016

    Senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard collaborated with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted adviser on ways each branch can integrate their service members into different areas of Pacific Rim sustainment here March 11.

  • 194th mechanics ensure 'safety first' for fellow soldiers

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers of 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 2nd Sustainment Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spend countless hours on the road, from Warrior Base to Busan Air Base, providing support to units across the Korean peninsula.

  • 229th Signal recognized for joint training

    Mar 15, 2016

    Earlier this year, 229th Signal Company, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Sustainment Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted their first joint signal training exercise with their Republic of Korea counterparts from 2nd Battalion, 120th Brigade. The training allowed the two countries to focus on the interoperability of communications both at home station and on the move.

  • SFHA CDC hosts Hosen Kindergarten for Unity Day

    Mar 15, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 16, 2016) -- Children from the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Child Development Center spent the day with local Japanese children from Hosen Kindergarten March 11 during a cultural exchange visit.

  • Stallion Soldiers prepare for CBRN threats

    Mar 14, 2016

    For some Americans, it might be hard to imagine that the Republic of Korea could be at risk of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack, but it is one of the threats that U.S. Soldiers serving here are preparing for.

  • College partnership benefits battalion physical training in Saber Challenge

    Mar 14, 2016

    In lessons learned from semi-pro athletes, university coaches and Army master fitness trainers, Soldiers competed in a series of challenges designed to combine the best of military and collegiate physical training from Feb. 29 to March 4.

  • South Korean and Fort Hood Soldiers continue longstanding partnership

    Mar 14, 2016

    Jiwon Park holds the rank of "Sang-byeong," or Corporal, and works as an automated logistical specialist for the U.S. Army in a country overseas, but for him that country is actually home.

  • Ironhorse cases colors for Korea mission

    Mar 14, 2016

    Signifying their rotation to South Korea, Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division cased their brigade colors during a ceremony Jan. 28 on Cooper Field here.

  • Dragons breathe life into unit's Korean history

    Mar 14, 2016

    In 1950, when retired Col. Jong-hwan Lee was 17, his countrymen were fleeing Seoul and other northern cities from advancing communist forces.

  • 106th MED Conducts FTX

    Mar 14, 2016

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Weighed down by heavy body armor and assault packs, the Soldiers of the 106th Medical Detachment trudged along the snow-packed roads of Camp Casey Feb. 26.

  • US, Cambodian forces partner for Angkor Sentinel 16

    Mar 14, 2016

    U.S. and Cambodian forces officially opened Angkor Sentinel 2016, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific, during a ceremony March 14 at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Engineers Strengthen The Army's Backbone

    Mar 14, 2016

    The United States Army is known for its outstanding noncommissioned officer corps and their traditions. The 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, aimed to continue the tradition of honoring the strength of their NCO corps with training exercise Bayonet Sharpening that began on Feb. 25, 2016 on Schofield Barracks.

  • A week in I Corps

    Mar 14, 2016

  • 'Tomahawk' Soldiers train for future threats

    Mar 14, 2016

    The town was quiet and dark. Hints of sunlight were just barely coming into cognition. The air was cold and moist with the morning humidity. Meanwhile, Stryker vehicles moved into position on the outskirts of the western and northern parts of town. A U.S. Stryker gunner scanned the area of the town, searching for signs of life. He searched the windows of one of the objectives, a gated building, and he saw an enemy soldier posted up with his weapon.

  • Students remember 3/11 Tohoku earthquake, tsunami victims

    Mar 11, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 11, 2016) -- Nearly 300 Zama American High School students paid tribute to victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami during a ceremony held March 8 on the school's football field.

  • New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic Support Mission

    Mar 11, 2016

    The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing transported 3,900 people, and carried 4 million pounds of supplies and 1.2 million pounds of fuel to stations around Antarctica during its annual support five- month mission for the National Science Foundation which ended this week.

  • Korean War casualty gets final rest

    Mar 10, 2016

    After 65 years, Pfc. James M. Smith was finally laid to rest by his family, March 9, with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • I Corps talks virtual reality at US-S panel discussion

    Mar 10, 2016

    The lead simulations exercise planner for I Corps, headquartered here, participated in a University of Washington-Seattle panel on the applications of virtual reality and technology in international affairs, March 2 in Seattle.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Conducts Ammunition Transport Mission

    Mar 9, 2016

  • Nepal peacekeeping vehicles on way to mission

    Mar 8, 2016

    Ten High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles were handed over to the Nepal Army during a ceremony Feb. 5 at AM General's military Humvee factory in Mishawaka, Indiana.

  • Alaska Air Guardsmen rescue injured snowmobiler near Seward

    Mar 7, 2016

    Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued an injured snowmobiler approximately 12 miles north of Seward, Alaska, March 6.

  • Secretary of Defense visits I Corps, JBLM

    Mar 7, 2016

    United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter learns about the capabilities of the 262nd Network Warfare Squadron during his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 4.

  • Secretary of Defense visits I Corps, JBLM

    Mar 7, 2016

    United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, I Corps commanding general, and I Corps staff attend a working lunch to discuss Pacific Pathways at the I Corps Headquarters Building during the secretary's visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 4.

  • New IMCOM Commander visits Korea

    Mar 7, 2016

    The three-star general in charge of running U.S. Army installations worldwide visited Korea last week to tour bases, meet commanders and gauge how to best support their forces on the peninsula.

  • Transporters, engineers honored at awards banquet

    Mar 7, 2016

    Soldiers and family members of the 545th Transportation Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were recognized at an awards banquet March 4 at Historic Hickam Officers Club here.

  • Volunteer and make your time more meaningful!

    Mar 6, 2016

    The Army Community Service (ACS) provides opportunities to volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to help others on post. On top of that, the ACS welcomes nominated volunteers to its Volunteer of the Quarter or Volunteer of the Year events to recognize and show appreciation for their hard work. Volunteerism has played an integral role in the life of Soldiers and their families. In the early years, volunteers mended uniforms, cared for the sick or wounded, and comforted families of fallen Soldiers. Volunteers continue to transform military installations into communities.

  • LTG Mann visits 'national treasure': SMDC leader talks mission, budget and Kwaj QOL

    Mar 5, 2016

    One of the strongest advocates of the Kwajalein Atoll community spent a few days on the Army garrison to reconnect with the workforce and witness progress of several projects here in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).

  • New CSM for the Regional Health Command-Pacific

    Mar 4, 2016

    The Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) continued a time honored Army tradition on Mar. 4, 2016, by conducting a Change of Responsibility ceremony which saw Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano relinquish his Senior Enlisted responsibilities over the RHC-P to Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Watson III. The ceremony was held here, at Tripler Army Medical Center's Kyser Auditorium, and was hosted by Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, RHC-P.

  • COMMAND ADDRESSES GARRISON, COMMUNITY ISSUES IN TOWN HALLS

    Mar 4, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll Commander Col. Michael Larsen hosted his second round of town hall meetings since assuming command of the installation August 2015.

  • Yongsan Library, ready for the community with new renovations

    Mar 4, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN -- Starting mid-January of this year, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Library is going through a makeover as a result of being selected as one of the facilities sharing in a portion of Installation Management Command's "Million Dollar Makeover Initiative." The initiative targeted the enhancement of facilities for children and teens, and the Yongsan Library will now be able to better accommodate the needs of other members of the military community as well.

  • Corps of Engineers engages with next generation

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 3, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District hosted several events Feb. 22-26 to engage youth in observance of National Engineers Week.

  • 19th ESC bids farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Castillo

    Mar 3, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Command Sgt. Maj. Jose A. Castillo relinquished responsibility as the command sergeant major of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Mar. 3.

  • Hawaii Guard members and Indonesian Soldiers share military tactics

    Mar 3, 2016

    Six members of the Hawaii Army National Guard visited the city of Bandung, Indonesia, to participate in Hawaii's State Partnership Program's seventh Non-Commissioned Officer Subject Matter Expert Exchange, Feb. 22-26.

  • Commissary tour offers participants guidelines for making healthy food choices

    Mar 3, 2016

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS-Once a month, beneficiaries have the opportunity to tour the Schofield Barracks Commissary with a registered dietitian. Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Outpatient Nutrition Department started the commissary tours to educate the military community on how to buy healthy foods and employ smart shopping strategies.

  • Calligraphy Workshop marks last ZaCSA cultural event for year

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA (March 4, 2016) -- Throughout the year, multiple Japanese Friendship Groups host members of the Zama Community Spouses' Association to share in their culture and traditions. The last event of the 2015-2016 membership year involved a focus on calligraphy, where 25 participants learned about Japanese calligraphy and practiced making "kanji" characters of their own.

  • Camp Zama, SFHA youth take stage with Young Americans

    Mar 2, 2016

    Ninety youth members performed Feb. 25 with The Young Americans in a musical production held at Arnn Elementary School's cafeteria located on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Two Cultures, One Warrior Spirit

    Mar 2, 2016

    Forged in the wake of World War II, the U.S.-Japan security alliance has served as one of the Asia-Pacific Region's most important military relationships and as an anchor of U.S. engagement in the Pacific. Revised in 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security grants the United States the rights to military bases in the Japanese archipelago in exchange for a U.S. pledge to defend Japan in the event of an attack.

  • Camp Zama educates community on financial readiness

    Mar 2, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 2, 2016)-- Several of Camp Zama's community members participated in a five-day, financial readiness workshop for Military Saves Week held Feb. 22-26 at Army Community Service.

  • Alaska Air Guard C-17 crews and Guardian Angels train in Hawaii

    Mar 2, 2016

    Nearly 50 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Wing participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise in Hawaii from Feb. 16 to 26, strengthening the C-17 Globemaster III's standing in the SAR community, and enhancing coordination between the Wing's Guardian Angels and C-17 operators and maintainers.

  • Alaska District Spotlight: military contingency contracting team

    Mar 2, 2016

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District are helping improve people's lives by administering contracts for design and construction projects in distant lands.

  • Professional Athletes Train at Torii Gym

    Mar 1, 2016

    Players from the Nippon Professional Baseball league's Chunichi Dragons and the Sunwolves of the international Super Rugby competition pulled, pressed and powerlifted during their annual spring training events in Yomitan Village.

  • New York Air National Guard aids Australian Antarctic researchers

    Mar 1, 2016

    New York Air National Guard Airmen who fly the only ski-equipped aircraft in the American military gave a lift to 35 Australian Antarctic researchers heading back home on Saturday, Feb. 27. Eight members of the 109th Airlift Wing flew one of six LC-130s, which have been based at McMurdo Station, the U.S. Antarctic Program's logistics hub at the southern tip of Ross Island, to the Australian Antarctic Division Davis station, 1,400 miles away on the other side of the continent. The National Science Foundation (NSF) manages the Antarctic Program through which it coordinates all U.S. research on the southernmost continent, makes awards to support the research, and coordinates the infrastructure to facilitate the research.

  • 403rd AFSB supports local development plan

    Mar 1, 2016

    The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade participated in the Area Development Plan for the Waegwan District at the Community Activity Center at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea, Feb. 1-5. Logistics Readiness Center-Daegu represented the 403rd AFSB during the workshop.

  • Brig. Gen. Sargent talks about the direction of the RHC-P

    Mar 1, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P), took the opportunity on Feb. 29, 2016 to host a Town Hall event for the RHC-P Headquarters (HQ) staff located here. Sargent held a similar event in January for the RHC-P HQ staff located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington.

  • 599th tours Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial on LPD

    Mar 1, 2016

    Members of the 599th Transportation Brigade explored the past at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during a Remembrance Barge tour to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial for leadership and professional development training Feb. 25.

  • Alaska District Spotlight: military contingency contracting team

    Mar 1, 2016

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District are helping improve people's lives by administering contracts for design and construction projects in distant lands.

  • 'Ghost Brigade' touches all corners of the world

    Mar 1, 2016

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- In one corner of the world, in the sweltering heat, a U.S. Soldier instructs a Thai Soldier how to apply a tourniquet to a limb. In South Korea, U.S. Soldiers conduct gunneries with their Republic of Korea Army counterparts in the bitter cold. Misty rain falls from the graphite skies of Washington on Soldiers pushing through the tough conditions of their combined arms live fire exercise at Yakima Training Center.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade welcomes new rotational MLRS battalion

    Mar 1, 2016

    Approximately 300 Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment, based in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were welcomed into the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK - U.S. Combined Division during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey at 11 a.m. Feb. 10.

  • 'Thunder' Brigade hosts Saint Barbara's Day Ball

    Mar 1, 2016

    The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S Combined Division, hosted the annual Saint Barbara's Day Ball, Feb 12, 2016, at Lotte Hotel, Seoul, South Korea, to commemorate the patron saint of field artillerymen, Saint Barbara.