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  • Honolulu District Awards $315.1Million in FY14 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Nov 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) during which 569 contract actions were awarded totaling $315,114,308.00.

  • Wahiawa celebrates Veterans during 68th annual parade

    Nov 12, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Wahiawa said, "Mahalo" to veterans this morning with the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. The Royal Hawaiian Band led the parade along with Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The sidewalks on California Avenue were filled with hundreds of spectators, family and friends of active duty military and veterans eager to show support and pride for their country. The Veterans Day Parade, was hosted by the Wahiawa Lions was held on Nov. 11.

  • All-Army Light Welterweight champ sets sights on Olympic gold

    Nov 11, 2014

    Sgt. Anthony Nunez, a Patriot missile launching station operator/maintainer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Camp Carroll, South Korea, recently earned the title of All-Army light welterweight boxing champ during the Army's 2014 competition held at Fort Huachuca Sept. 12 and 13.

  • 78th Signal Battalion re-adopt Arnn Elementary

    Nov 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2014) -- Lt. Col. Thaddeus Underwood, commander of 78th Signal Battalion, signed the pledge of sponsorship Nov. 6 to re-adopt Arnn Elementary School, here.

  • Soldiers attend Master Resilience Trainer Course

    Nov 10, 2014

    Eighth Army Soldiers and civilians participated in the Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) course at Community Activity Center here, Nov. 5.

  • KSC Battalion Conducts ROC Drill

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion conducted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at K-16 Air Field, Nov. 6.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • New York National Guard Public Affairs team tells the story in Japan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Public Affairs Soldiers plugged into a joint public affairs effort here to collect stories, photos and video from a joint U.S.-Japan exercise that kicked off Oct. 27 and ran through Nov. 7. The New York public affairs element consisted of three members of the 138th Public Affairs Detachment and a representative from Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Pacific engineers target leader development through Best Squad competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, trained and tested foundational squad-level skills through an intense 10-day Best Squad competition, Oct. 23-29, 2014, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Orient Shield 14 finishes with field training exercise

    Nov 6, 2014

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Nov 3-5, 2014.

  • Surviving Alaska: Top 5 ways to beat the freeze

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Most people know that winters here in Alaska are long and extremely cold. Whether you've lived in Alaska all your life or have recently moved here for work everyone wants to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures. We spoke with Fort Wainwright's Installation Safety Officer, Greg Sanches to put together this resource of just a few tips and tricks to help you embrace the frigid temperatures, while also debunking some common myths about the extreme cold and how to best prepare for it.

  • Rotational Force will arrive for deactivating 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Secretary of Defense approved the deactivation of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, and it will be replaced by a rotational brigade combat team from the United States.

  • Red Ribbon Week; youth members sign pledge

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 5, 2014) -- Roman Duarte, a Zama American High School student, wore a sign around his neck that said, "I am silent to represent the deaths by substance abuse," as part of an activity during the Red Ribbon Week campaign held Oct. 23 to 31 on the Camp Zama installation, here.

  • U.S./ROK Air Defenders meet to tighten alliance, share knowledge through Patriot tech exchange

    Nov 5, 2014

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade convened with the Republic of Korea Air Force's air defenders for the 2014 Technology Exchange Workshop Oct. 30 at the ROK Air Missile Defense Command headquarters.

  • 25th CAB brings excitement to downed aircraft training

    Nov 5, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- With bullets ricocheting off the frame of a downed aircraft, a team of aviation mechanics assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, franticly try to fix the aircraft's problem. The infantry could not provide security during this mission and the mechanics must secure the area themselves.

  • Thunder Inn sees no competition, awarded DFAC of the year

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- No matter how well-trained or prepared a Soldier is, to excel at their job or complete a mission they must be provided with the proper nutrients and sources of energy. For most Soldiers, the key location to obtain those nutrients is the nearest dining facility.

  • New Headquarters Building for Special Forces Battalion Ready for Action at Torii Station

    Nov 5, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently partnered with U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new headquarters building Nov. 4 at Torii Station.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Warrior Zone Gets High Praise from Top NCO

    Nov 4, 2014

    Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visited U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Nov. 2 -- 4 to get a better look at the installation's one-of-a-kind Warrior Zone.

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Reading List to be easier for Warrior Country Soldiers to find

    Nov 4, 2014

    Area I libraries creating separate space for Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List

  • The Korean Service Corps Battalion

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps was established during the Korean War to support U.S. troops and continues to do so today.

  • 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment Strengthens Partnership Through Discussion

    Nov 3, 2014

    Eighth Army's 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) conducted a leader professional development lecture with the First Republic of Korea Army (FROKA) Commanding General and his staff at FROKA headquarters in Wonju, South Korea, Oct. 21.

  • ACS 'Takes Back the Night' from violence, assault

    Nov 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) 'took back the night' with their march conducted under the purpose to stand up against domestic violence for servicemembers and their families here, 15th October.

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

    Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Daegu University intern a big hit as Korean Language instructor at ACS

    Oct 31, 2014

    One of the Korean university students taking part in US Army Garrison Daegu's Intern Program is helping Soldiers and Family members to speak the language of their host nation.

  • Soldier receives helmet that saved his life

    Oct 31, 2014

    In 2012, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was hit by enemy fire during a hail of automatic weapons fire. It would have been deadly if not for his helmet. The life-saving piece of equipment was returned to him Oct. 30, 2014. "I have waited two years to get my helmet back," he said. "I never thought I would see my helmet again."

  • US and Japanese aviators work well together during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Aviators are working and flying side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts throughout Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 27 - Nov. 7.

  • Eighth Army commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 30, 2014

    The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) commemorative ceremony was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Oct. 27.

  • 402nd AFSB watercraft unit completes intensive inspection

    Oct 30, 2014

  • 25th ID Soldiers Experience Outback Survival with Australian, Chinese Armies

    Oct 30, 2014

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia -- The outback in Australia's Northern Territory is usually home to crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of unusual animals. However, for three weeks in October, it was also home to a trilateral team of soldiers from the United States, Australia, and China taking part in Exercise Kowari 2014, the inaugural environmental survival training exercise that brought the three countries, represented by five 25th Infantry Division Soldiers, five U.S. Marines, 10 Australian Army soldiers, and 10 Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers, together for the first time in an effort to enhance security cooperation in the Pacific.

  • Army medics 'dust off' joint air evacuation operations

    Oct 30, 2014

    Nearly 60 Republic of Korea airmen and U.S. Army medics conducted joint air casualty evacuation training on the Seosan Air Base, South Korea, flight line, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.

  • US and Japanese aviation refuelers demonstrate techniques during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aviation personnel exchanged helicopter refueling procedures during Orient Shield 14 here Oct. 28.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Conducts Anti-Terrorism Exercise

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa conducted an anti-terrorism and emergency response exercise Oct. 16 -21, as various on-post agencies responded to several notional scenarios ranging from an active shooter to a fuel spill response.

  • Interns current, past participate in 'Homecoming Day'

    Oct 29, 2014

    Twenty past and current interns gathered at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center to celebrate the first "Intern Homecoming Day," Sept. 27. This event was hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office, which, along with Army Community Service, has hosted the garrison internship program since January 2010. This Good Neighbor Program allows for local Korean college students to spend six months (one semester) working in various organizations here, providing them with the work skills and also the opportunity to work in an English-speaking environment. Currently, besides PAO and the Visual Information Branch, interns are placed with organizations within ACS, Directorate of Emergency Services, Family and MWR, and the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office.

  • Getting ready for Halloween

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Getting an early start on Halloween, local businesses and Pyeongtaek City partnered with Art Camp to host a "Costume Play Festival Pyeongtaek," Oct. 18, in Anjeong-ri. Children and adults from both Camp Humphreys and Pyeongtaek joined together, dressed as various Halloween characters, to celebrate. The festival included a parade, a costume and photo competition, various booths and Trick or Treating. For more information about future events, in Anjeong-ri, involving Art Camp, contact Debbie Borek at artcampchair@gmail.com or visit the Art Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/humphreysartcamp/. On the heels of last night's (Oct. 30) Spooky Hallow, Trick or Treating in all Army Family Housing will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight. For those wishing to come to AFH to hand out candy to the children, the Housing Office will provide tables in both areas. -- U.S. Army photos by Min Kwon

  • Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • EIB challenges infantrymen's skills

    Oct 29, 2014

    For five days, troops tested their infantry skills by sprinting through lanes, reacting to direct fire, performing first aid, donning their protective masks, performing functions checks on numerous weapons and a host of other Soldiering skills.

  • Thunder Soldiers take on the Crucible

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 200 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are competing in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held October 28-29 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, written tests on both Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, and an intense obstacle course. The Thunder Crucible is an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photo by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Last continuously serving draftee retires after 42 years

    Oct 28, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby retires after 42 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Army on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Oct. 28. Rigby is the last continuously serving draftee in the U.S. Army.

  • Guam Soldiers reverse rolls in upcoming exercise

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers from 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard are known to have friendly, island style attitude. Come next year, these Soldiers will have a change in attitude serving as the opposing forces (OPFOR) in support of U.S. Army Pacific's upcoming exercise Lightning Forge.

  • Jungle Aviators

    Oct 28, 2014

    Aircrews assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provided UH-60M Black Hawk air assault support to Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, during the 15-01 Jungle Operations Training Course, in the JOTC training area, Oct. 24.

  • 38 Servicemembers earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Servicemembers from across the pacific region converged on Schofield Barracks Oct. 14 - 24, for the opportunity to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the most sought after awards in the medical field.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Staff Sgt. Felix Mena

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When Soldiers first arrive in Korea, the culture may seem unfamiliar. However, it doesn't take long to find out that South Korea has its arms wide open to newcomers. Korea offers American Soldiers an almost infinite number of opportunities to go out and experience the country and immerse themselves in its culture.

  • Thunder Medics train to save lives

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When treating a casualty on the battlefield, there is no time to waste. Every action taken is directly related to a Soldier's life in a crucial situation. In such circumstances, professionally trained health care specialists are greatly needed.

  • Rising up from the depths of sorrow: 9/11 prayer luncheon

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost at the malicious hands of terrorism. Many current Soldiers began their careers on that day, and many more since have joined the Army to help ensure such an attack never happens on American soil again. Despite 13 years passing, the vow to 'Never Forget' the civilians and law enforcement lost that day still stands.

  • Standing up for yourself: Self Defense for Women

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Assault and Harassment has been a problem within the uniformed services since their beginning. Across every one of the armed services, leaders and Soldiers are working to end this scourge that demeans individuals and threatens unit morale and cohesion.

  • Biking for the alliance at the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

    Oct 27, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea -- On October 19th, Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts "All Things Pacific" Week

    Oct 27, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted an "All Things Pacific" week Oct. 7-9 at USAG Yongsan to review the current and future state of signal capabilities, practices and projects in the region.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Leadership, enthusiasm exemplify 599th NCOY

    Oct 27, 2014

  • Army Family provides immediate medical aid at traffic accident

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army trains Soldiers to live the Warrior Ethos, the Army Values, and the Soldier's Creed at all times, whether on or off duty, while on post or in their local communities. The Russetts, a dual-Army couple stationed on Oahu, set the example of living that life, without hesitation, when they immediately took action after witnessing a car hit two pedestrians here, earlier this month.

  • US Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 26, 2014

    Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • US and Japanese forces share marksmanship skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    Sharing combat skills helped to close the gap between U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a close quarters marksmanship exercise, here Oct. 24.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • 2014 2nd Inf. Div. Birthday run

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers came together in the early morning hours of October 23, 2014 at Schoonover Bowl on Camp Casey, South Korea, for a espirit de corps run to celebrate the 2nd Infantry Division's 97th birthday. Led by Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the 2nd Infantry Division command team, a nearly mile long formation followed, braving the 39-degree chill and calling cadence to show that they are truly "Second to None."

  • Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

    Oct 23, 2014

    "Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Aviator recalls two tours in Vietnam

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Retired Lt. Col. Charles Slimowicz is proud that he served fellow with Soldiers in Vietnam.

  • Activation of 14th MDB Strengthens US - Japan Alliance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 14th Missile Defense Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was activated, Oct. 22, 2014, during a ceremony at Kyogamisaki, Japan.

  • 65th BEB farewells 130th Engineers and joins Tropic Lightning Division

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21.

  • 25 ID information operators build partnerships

    Oct 23, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Soldiers from across the 25th Infantry Division attended the Information Operations in the Pacific Symposium from Oct. 21-23 at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, to discuss and examine the role of information operations in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

  • Best of the Best; 2nd SBCT Soldiers compete for EFMB

    Oct 23, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- More than 60 health care specialists assigned to 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division sought after the most coveted badge in the Army.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • Arctic Warriors join international partners to conquer Himalayas

    Oct 22, 2014

    Two Army officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recently became the latest ambassadors across the Pacific. The mission was to train with partnering nations and joint forces on mountain warfare operations in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.

  • Cancer-surviving Hawaii Reserve Soldier wins seven medals at wounded warrior games

    Oct 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, 311th Signal Command, was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in April, 2013. A year and three surgeries later, she is not only cancer free, but has returned home to Hawaii from the Invictus Games in London and Warrior Games in Colorado where she represented the U.S. Army and was one of the only 2 Hawaiian Soldiers who qualified to compete. She won 7 medals in swimming.

  • DOD celebrates Diwali with spirited music, dancing

    Oct 22, 2014

    Spirited music and high-energy dancing filled the Pentagon auditorium, Oct. 22, 2014, as the Department of Defense celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • Can You Hear Me Alaska Shield

    Oct 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - The 59th Signal Battalion at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson overcomes every obstacle to recover from a simulated blackout caused by the earthquake scenario for Alaska Shield 14 here that started on March 27, 2014.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Training

    Oct 22, 2014

    Soldiers, Leaders, and Korean Augmentees to the United States Army gathered to participate in sling load training that was conducted by Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade at taxiway D, here on Oct. 16.

  • Garrison Japan welcomes new CSM

    Oct 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 21 at the Camp Zama Youth Center, here, where Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee relinquished responsibility of USAG-J to Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion.

  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • Korean War monument relocated

    Oct 20, 2014

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers attended the Forney Bridge monument relocation ceremony hosted by 2nd Engineer Brigade at the Soyang river Chenyeo statue Oct. 16.

  • Eighth Army Soldiers attend Electronic Warfare Professional Development

    Oct 20, 2014

    K-16, Sungnam, South Korea --Eighth Army Soldiers attended an Electronic Warfare Professional Development (EWPD) hosted by 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion (AHB) at K-16, Sungnam, South Korea, Oct. 15.

  • Convoy advisory for Honolulu

    Oct 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army is advising motorists to be alert and drive with care as the 25th Infantry Division conducts a series of convoys from Schofield Barracks to Dillingham Airfield, 21 Oct.

  • Where happiness comes from: 2014 Dongducheon Volunteer Festival

    Oct 20, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom once said, 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.' Volunteering to help out others may seem difficult at first, but it is a noble act that anyone can do.

  • Talon warriors demonstrate air power

    Oct 20, 2014

    YANGPYEONG, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry carried rockets and large rounds of ammunition as they worked feverishly to prepare two AH-64D Longbow Apaches and two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters during a combined rotary wing aircraft demonstration with elements of the Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Command Oct. 6, 2014.

  • Pacific Army Engineers support Marines, revamp Hawaii firing range

    Oct 20, 2014

    A group of Army engineers have spent the past six weeks demonstrating how executing their mission directly impacts the training efforts and preparedness of their Marine Corps brothers and sisters.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • Grab your meal from Thunder Express

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoy healthy breakfast meals at the grand opening of Thunder Express October 15, 2014 at the 70th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters on Camp Casey, South Korea. Thunder Express is a grab-and-go truck for Soldiers that do not have the time to go to the dining facility. It will be stationed there on a daily basis with three hearty menus to choose from.

  • Eighth Army SHARP Magazine

    Oct 17, 2014

  • 35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 17, 2014) -- The Hispanic Heritage Month observance was held on Oct. 9 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here, to recognized the Hispanic cultures that impact military communities.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • 25th ID Celebrates Birthday with Tropic Lightning Week

    Oct 17, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Equine nostrils flared as horses galloped back and forth across Weyand Field by the 25th Infantry Division headquarters building. This was not a flashback to when the Army actively employed these animals. The sound of the horses' hooves pounding the ground was mixed with the sounds of mallets hitting a little white ball and a cheering crowd. This was a polo exhibition Oct. 9, and one of the capstone events for the 25th ID's 73rd birthday celebration, Tropic Lightning Week.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers honor Hispanic Americans

    Oct 17, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- Performing traditional Latin and Spanish American dances and songs Soldier from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division celebrated the diverse culture of Hispanic people Oct. 15 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers honor Hispanic Americans

    Oct 17, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii - Performing traditional Latin and Spanish American dances and songs Soldier from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division celebrated the diverse culture of Hispanic people Oct. 15 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Battle re-enactment pays homage to veterans

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. and Republic of Korea service members participated in a Korean War battle re-enactment and memorial ceremony Sept. 24-26, 2014 in honor of those who fought in the Nakdong River Battle here.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • Hot Chelle Rae tours Korea

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A lively, although somewhat sparse, crowd was on hand to greet the band Hot Chelle Rae, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Oct. 14. Most of those in attendance spent the entire concert up front enjoying the band, singing along with the songs they knew and catching guitar pics. The band played for about 75 minutes, featuring its well known hit songs "Tonight, Tonight," "I Like it Like That," and more. Following the concert, 30 people (who waited in line for most of the afternoon for the chance) got to meet, get autographs and take photos with them. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.

  • Korean language contest officials recognize Presidio students

    Oct 15, 2014

    The 2014 Korean Hangul Day Award Ceremony for the Yonsei University Writing Contest and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Korean Video Contest was held inside the Tin Barn Oct.9

  • Youth members learn about fire prevention

    Oct 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2014) -- Several Camp Zama youth members learned about fire safety and prevention, during "Fire Prevention Week" held on the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation, here, from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

  • Army helps Naha prepare for tug-of-war competition

    Oct 14, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 8, 2014) -- Representatives from the U.S. Army and the city of Naha gathered at Naha Military Port on Oct. 6 to test the strength of a 43-ton rope to be used in the annual "Giant Tug-of-War" festival and parade to be held on Oct. 12, here.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Soldiers shifting to Pacific via new 'pathway'

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army has more Soldiers assigned to the Pacific theater this year and more of them are involved with engagements in regional countries, thanks to a program called Pacific Pathways.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

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