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  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 1, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors to become the 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division during a change of command and re-designation ceremony here June 30.

  • Agency, Dive Detachment partner on potential removal of sunken vessel

    Jul 1, 2015

    A team of Army divers partnered with the Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division to perform an assessment for the possible salvage of a sunken 77-foot abandoned fishing vessel, the Judy K, in the Honolulu Harbor, June 30.

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

    When Eighth Army leaders were thinking of a method to help Soldiers refuel their bodies after morning physical training sessions, there were numerous issues that had to be solved. Among those challenges was the physical distance between Yongsan Garrison's single dining facility to the barracks that many single and unaccompanied Soldiers occupy.

  • Time to shine

    Jun 30, 2015

    As a pad chief charged with maintenance and safety, Bishop had a lot on his plate to include keeping track of every detail of checks and assigning jobs to the Soldiers under him in an effective manner June 25 at the forward arming and refueling point on the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in the Republic of Korea.

  • Chuck Norris' martial arts roots still planted at Osan Air Base

    Jun 30, 2015

    At 80 years old, Grand Master Mun has spent over half his life training service members at Osan Air Base in the art of self-defense. He has certified more than 4,500 black belt students in the time-worn aerobics room of the base's fitness center. Many of those students have continued on to train others in the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do, but only one has continued on to inspire others around the globe.

  • Fort Hood, Korean Northern and Offutt Air Force Base Exchanges named best in the world

    Jun 30, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has awarded the Director/CEO Cup - its highest honor - to three Exchanges worldwide.

  • Korean infantry vet talks about "6-25 War"

    Jun 30, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers recently headed to Australia, where they're slated to join a 33,000-strong contingent of Australian forces and other government and non-government agencies participating in the sixth iteration of the biennial Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4-19.

  • I Corps participates in Talisman Sabre 2015

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers will participate in the sixth iteration of the combined biennial exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • 2nd CAB medics use teamwork to thrive

    Jun 29, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in the 2nd Infantry Division Best Medic Competition June 23 on Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea. The competition had multiple events to include night and day land navigation, an obstacle course, written test, a physical fitness challenge and a buddy run. Each of the two teams that competed had two Soldiers.

  • 2ABCT Soldiers hit the mats for serious TaeKwonDo action

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are settling in to their new homes on Camps Casey and Hovey located outside Dongducheon, South Korea. The nine-month tour offers many opportunities of those willing to invest their time and energy. For Soldiers looking to strengthen their bodies and minds while learning a bit about Korean culture and history, Grandmaster Ki Sung Kim, the 2nd Infantry Divisions TaeKwonDo instructor on Camp Hovey has the answer.

  • USA Women's University B-ball Team faces Yongsan team

    Jun 29, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - The 2015 USA Basketball Women's University Team visits U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and plays a friendly match against the garrison's representing team at Collier Field House, june 29. Approximately 200 members of the community came out to cheer on both teams during the practice game for the Women's Team.

  • LBGT Panel meet at Yongsan Garrison

    Jun 28, 2015

    Members of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Awareness and Education Panel Friday at the Dragon Hill Lodge for members of the Yongsan Garrison community. Organizers said the goal was to educate, inform and have an open discussion with service members, civilians and family members on Department of Defense policies and challenges faced by LBGT service members

  • Forward-deployed artillery brigade changes command in Korea

    Jun 28, 2015

    The storms of weather in Dongducheon were fitting ambiance for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who conducted a change of command ceremony June 26 between its former and incoming commanders.

  • SAHS celebrates 2015 commencement

    Jun 26, 2015

    Honoring the graduating class of 2015, commencement ceremony for Seoul American High School graduates was held at Blue Square Theatre located at Itaewon, Yongsan, June 6. Hundreds of graduates' families, friends gathered at the auditorium inside the Blue Square building to wish their promising future ahead of them.

  • Kiribati nursing student saves child's life during Pacific Partnership 15

    Jun 26, 2015

    Less than two weeks after completing an eight-hour basic lifesaving course, third-year nursing student Abbie Hinneifa used CPR to save the life of a young boy.

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

    Military and civilian leaders from the 21 participating nations of the Korea War participated together once again during a ceremony held at the Korean War Memorial marking the beginning of that conflict 65 years ago.

  • CYS workshop teaches child care skills, marketing

    Jun 26, 2015

    What sets a super sitter apart from an ordinary baby-sitter?

  • IPC on its way to exceeding DOD energy mandates

    Jun 26, 2015

    Since Island Palm Communities (IPC) development got underway in 2004, it has gained a lot of momentum in the area of energy efficiency.

  • Corps park rangers share passion for outdoors, flood mitigation

    Jun 26, 2015

    Jacob Kresel, senior park ranger and natural resource specialist, and Cole Van Beusekom, park ranger, are easy to recognize with their forest green uniforms, "Smokey bear" hats and Corps castle belt buckles. The opportunity to work at the Chena Project in North Pole is a fulfilling vocation for both.

  • U.S., Vietnamese veterans dedicate memorial

    Jun 25, 2015

    Dozens of Vietnam veterans from 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, along with former South Vietnamese soldiers, gathered for an unveiling of a memorial that honored the heroes and the sacrifices of the "All for One" Soldiers who fought and died during the Vietnam War.

  • Soldiers honor Korean War chaplain, POWs

    Jun 25, 2015

    Over 40 Soldiers from forts Sill and Riley completed a 60-mile memorial march June 5-7, across Kansas in honor of Korean War POWs and Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun.

  • Historic show honors Vietnam War Veterans

    Jun 25, 2015

    Vietnam veterans from across the nation were honored during a special Vietnam Commemoration Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Sappers muster to celebrate 240 years of US Army engineering

    Jun 24, 2015

    As the morning sun broke over the horizon to light up the Kole Kole Pass, Command Sgt. Maj. Lauro Obeada, the 130th Engineer Brigade command sergeant major, yelled "Fall in!" to more than 2,000 high-spirited participants, kicking off the 2015 Engineer Regiment Muster Run here June 19.

  • Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk crews help fight Alaska fires

    Jun 22, 2015

    Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews, from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, or 1-207th AVN, continue to conduct water bucket drops in support of recent wildfire suppression efforts in Alaska.

  • WRMC joins veterans, Korean communities commemorating 65 years of partnership

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 300 people from the local veteran, military and Korean communities turned out Saturday, June 20, here to recognize the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between two countries.

  • Pacific Waterborne warriors deploy to Kuwait to support CENTCOM

    Jun 22, 2015

    Hawaii-based Army Mariners bid farewell to their loved ones and fellow Soldiers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 20, as they departed for a nine-month mission in Kuwait supporting Central Command transportation operations throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Quartermasters prepare for upcoming deployments, focus on teamwork

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 540th Quartermaster Co., 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a field competition June 15 - 17, at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, that helped them fine tune their shower and laundry set-up skills, exercise their warrior tasks and drills, and overall increase their ability to rapidly respond to a full range of contingency operations across the Pacific and globe.

  • Change of command for 94th AAMDC's Snake Eyes battalion

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Ogden, the outgoing commander, relinquishes command of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, to Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger, the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2015, at Torrii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • South Korea provides a valuable experience for NCOs

    Jun 22, 2015

    For the last 13 years the United States military has been involved in conflicts around the world. Army leadership has gained much field experience from the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Baghdad, to the Horn of Africa and the Philippine islands. Every environment has its opportunities and challenges. South Korea is no different. Soldiers can arrive straight from advanced individual training to Camp Casey, South Korea. Less than 20 miles away sits the 38th parallel where the North Korean army is postured to fight. "We are not far away from an enemy who wants to kill us," said Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker, the senior enlisted advisor for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. "So we are always trying to maintain readiness.

  • An apple a day keeps this doctor away

    Jun 19, 2015

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. However, if the doctor is as entertaining and friendly as Maj. Roger Williams, a flight surgeon from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, you might skip an apple or two.

  • Just keep running

    Jun 19, 2015

    Capt. Sarah Goudreau, the commander for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, ran in the Talon/Army Birthday 5K Fun Run on June 13 near the MP Hill Gym on Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea. The event saw multiple units and individual runners compete to include Goudreau's company.

  • U.S., South Korea conduct combined ministry exercise

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of chaplains and chaplain assistants, assigned to units in the Republic of Korea, army and U.S. Eighth Army concluded training, June 18, which taught them lessons gathered from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army EOD techs cover McChord Field mission

    Jun 18, 2015

    Soldiers from the 707th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company assumed responsibility for the EOD mission at McChord Field from U.S. Air Force EOD technicians June 15.

  • 25th CAB Serves as Launchpad for NASA and Golden Knights

    Jun 18, 2015

    KONA, HAWAII -- Imagine this: you've been living in a dome about half of a volleyball court in size on Mars for eight months. You left the Red Planet and are returning home, but when your re-entry capsule is at 13,000 feet above the ground, you have to exit the vehicle and spend the last few minutes of your trip falling to Earth. This was the experience for the six crew members of the NASA Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation Mission Three June 13 as they left their dome habitat on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; boarded a 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division CH-47 Chinook helicopter; climbed to 13,000 feet above Kona, Hawaii; and jumped from the helicopter in tandem with members of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights."

  • 25th CAB and Golden Knights Jump with Local Oahu Community

    Jun 18, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- The U.S. Army Parachute Team, "Golden Knights," is one of the premier parachute teams in the world. They have won literally thousands of medals in various competitions since their inception in 1959. They are important ambassadors for the U.S. Army and Department of Defense, and they just recently visited Schofield Barracks where they helped the 25th Infantry Division, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the local community celebrate the Army's 240th birthday by taking Soldiers, community leaders, educators, and media up to 13,000 feet in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and tandem skydiving with them over three days between June 11 and 15.

  • Alaska service members depart for peacekeeping exercise in Mongolia

    Jun 17, 2015

    Approximately 80 service members, from the Alaska National Guard, and U.S. Army Alaska's 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, departed here aboard two Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft bound for Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 15.

  • 25th ID bids farewell to deputy commander

    Jun 17, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- It was a beautiful Hawaiian day as the Tropic Lightning Division bid a fond farewell to the 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Operations Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton and his family during a "Flying V" Ceremony held on Weyand Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 16.

  • Taking a bite out of cyber crime

    Jun 16, 2015

    Maj. Dave Richards, the signal communications officer for the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, knows exactly how you can protect your accounts and keep you from giving away tactical information.

  • Getting muddy!

    Jun 16, 2015

    The mud festival is held every year in Boryeong, a town 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea. Starting in 1998, the festival has become a highlight for tourism in South Korea and attracts 2.2 million visitors every year.

  • Sappers sweep Pacific's Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 16, 2015

    Two Hawaii-based engineers swept the U.S. Army Pacific's Best Warrior Challenge, held June 8-12, earning the titles USARPAC 2015 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Storied company guidon from Vietnam finds way home

    Jun 16, 2015

    The small company flag - known in the military as a guidon - flew over an airmobile infantry company of 160 Soldiers during some of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

  • Conkright passes command of USAG Humphreys to Holland

    Jun 16, 2015

    USAG HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Col. Darin S. Conkright successfully completed a three-year command marked by extraordinary change when he relinquished control of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys on June 15 at Freedom Field.

  • Soldiers named USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 16, 2015

    Nineteen U.S. Army Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers from across the Asia Pacific competed together June 8 through 12 in the 2015 U.S. Army Pacific Best Warrior Challenge to battle for the title of USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Historic health fair on historic Palm Circle

    Jun 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific's Sisters-in-Arms hosted a health and wellness fair at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, June 11.

  • "6-25 War" vet talks death, tattoos and rebirth of Korea

    Jun 15, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is the first installment of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affair Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • USARPAC celebrates Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 13, 2015

    In observance of the Army's 240th birthday, U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) celebrated at its Army Birthday Commemoration Friday evening.

  • ROK Army tours U.S. aviation maintenance facility

    Jun 12, 2015

    The Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea (JUSMAG-K) and Republic of Korea army (ROKA) toured the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade aviation maintenance facilities at Camp Humphreys, Korea, recently.

  • Officials urge public to plan ahead for hurricanes

    Jun 12, 2015

    Forecasters in Hawaii are predicting a continuation of El Nino weather conditions through the autumn of 2015 and into the beginning of 2016 -- and they are warning that this could have an impact on the hurricane season here.

  • FEMA suggests pet protection tips

    Jun 12, 2015

    As we're in hurricane season, it's time to begin thinking about how to better prepare your loved ones, including those we call our pets.

  • Army, DOE demonstrate school partnership success

    Jun 12, 2015

    Leaders from the Army and the Hawaii State Department of Education met at the Nehelani, here, May 11, to reinforce the bond between the Army and its partner schools and to discuss ways the Army and the DOE could improve those schools.

  • PIIP avoids wasted critical energies perspective

    Jun 12, 2015

    Have you ever had so much anxiety about a situation that you got stuck and were not able to focus or take action?

  • Soldiers lost at West Loch remembered

    Jun 12, 2015

    Everyone has heard of the surprise attack on Dec. 7, 1941, but few know about the second disaster at Pearl Harbor.

  • Safe motorcycling is making good choices

    Jun 12, 2015

    About half of all motorcycle accidents happen because of choices made by the rider.

  • A day to reflect upon the fallen unites a community

    Jun 12, 2015

    Almost 200 Soldiers, veterans, family members and community members gathered, Monday, for what was described in a previous year as a "solemn celebration of freedom … and a commemoration of those who have fallen, and those who have served."

  • Memorial Day engages all age groups

    Jun 12, 2015

    It's become a tradition, an annual collected effort symbolizing community service and patriotic pride that brings together civilian members of all ages for Memorial Day.

  • Hale Koa guest returns to thank those who saved his life

    Jun 12, 2015

    A guest of the Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki returned to the hotel 13 days after suffering a cardiac arrest to thank the people who saved his life.

  • USAG-HI wins Historic Hawaii Foundation awards

    Jun 12, 2015

    The Historic Hawaii Foundation honored U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii with two awards, May 29, at its annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony.

  • National organizations recognize Schofield pilot project

    Jun 12, 2015

    A strong Army is prepared, and the key to being prepared is having a well-thought-out plan. This is true whether the mission involves combat, responding to natural disasters or deployments.

  • New homes under construction at Tripler, Schofield

    Jun 12, 2015

    Out of sight, but not out of mind is the construction of Island Palm Communities' Rainbow Village neighborhood situated above Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Walk-in STI clinic provides confidentiality screenings, testing, education

    Jun 12, 2015

    "Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, among warriors and the community in which they live, have probably existed since antiquity.

  • Strong Beginnings for next big step - Yongsan CDC graduates preschoolers

    Jun 12, 2015

    Congratulations to all the graduates! Friends and family members gather at the R&R Bar and Grill to celebrate the children from the U.S Army Garrison Yongsan Child Development Center officially graduating preschool, the evening of June 12.

  • TRICARE Nurse Advice Line a 'great resource' to Hawaii beneficiaries

    Jun 11, 2015

    It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time or place. A worrisome health issue comes up and you've got questions. If only you had a medical professional standing by to answer your immediate questions over the phone no matter when or where. Enter - the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line.

  • 4-2nd Avn. Regt. conducts attack exercise

    Jun 11, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4th Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted an aerial attack exercise June 11 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in the Republic of Korea. The AH-64 Apaches were used in support of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines who were completed a ground assault exercise. Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, the 8th U.S. Army commanding general, and Maj. Gen. Ted D. Martin, the 2nd Infantry Division commanding general, were present during the exercise to increase their understanding of the range operations.

  • A growing partnership blossoming in "The Land of the Blue Sky"

    Jun 10, 2015

    Instructors from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) worked side-by-side with leaders from the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development, & Tourism (MEGDT) and the Mongolian University of Science & Technology (MUST) April 20-24 as part of a continuing effort to aide Mongolia as they develop their national water resource management strategies.

  • Celebrating 240 years of selfless service with running shoes, family, fun

    Jun 10, 2015

    Several hundred Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter for a 1.5-mile family fun run, June 8.

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, joined law enforcement professionals from across the islands of Hawaii during the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, in Honolulu, May 29.

  • Special MP team prepares for real-life response through active-shooter training

    Jun 10, 2015

    Members of the Special Reaction Team (SRT), 39th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in an active shooter training exercise, held June 4, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, here.

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

    Standing outside Sergeant Smith Theater where a possible bomb may be hidden, Spc. Arianna Dotson, a patrol explosive detector dog handler with 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waits with her K-9 partner, Dunco.

  • 8th MPs enforce motorcycle safety, strengthen fellowship

    Jun 10, 2015

    Over a dozen motorcycle riders from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in the brigade's annual motorcycle safety ride May 15, here.

  • Army vessel departs on first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pathways

    Jun 10, 2015

    Friends and families bid farewell to the crew of Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 6 as the Hawaii-based Army Watercraft System began its first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • USAG-Yongsan saves thousands of dollars using LRC buses

    Jun 9, 2015

    Logistics Readiness Center-Yongsan school bus services saved nearly $750,000 and tallied zero bus accidents during the school year that just ended, Army officials said. LRC-Youngsan's bus support played an important role with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) here during the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

    Jun 9, 2015

    Blue California skies and beautiful weather served as the backdrop for the pageantry and ceremony as Soldiers of the 351st Civil Affairs Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base, California on June 6.

  • Korean Memorial Day observance, memorial rededication ceremony held for fallen soldier

    Jun 8, 2015

    A Korean Memorial Day Observance was held at BAF today, along with a memorial rededication ceremony for Staff Sgt. Yoon Jang-ho, an American soldier killed in 2007 while serving as an English translator with Task Force Dasan. Dignitaries present included the Republic of Korea's Ambassador to Afghanistan Young-Cheol Cha and the Republic of Korea's Defense Attaché to Afghanistan Col. Heejae Lee.

  • Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

    Jun 7, 2015

    "It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associated complications, it was a non-medical complication, which was among the hardest.

  • USARPAC CG to retiring Soldiers: "The final word is 'thanks'"

    Jun 6, 2015

    One by one, 13 U.S. Army Pacific service members stood before a gathering of their family, friends and coworkers, in their last official act during the fifth quarterly Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, June 5.

  • Shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 5, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a squad exercise evaluation June 4-5 at TTA TOM, a training area, in the ROK. The evaluation included events such as personnel recovery, weapons assembly, combat life-saver training, reacting to contact, and radio familiarization to name a few.

  • Finding his Army Family

    Jun 5, 2015

    Sgt. Timothy K. Han, a command group driver with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in three Toughest Talon competitions and two Best Warrior Competitions, which is held by the 2nd Infantry Division, during his assignment to South Korea.

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • Yongsan releases MERS information

    Jun 4, 2015

    Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, a serious respiratory disease, has recently affected individuals within the Republic of Korea.

  • SAMC inductee: it is about helping Soldiers and the community

    Jun 4, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is a private U.S. Army organization for enlisted noncommissioned officers. NCOs whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition may get a chance to earn membership. Members must exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for the families of Soldiers.

  • The Price of Freedom

    Jun 3, 2015

    At Fort Irwin's Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Nguyen, now an Army lieutenant colonel, shared his story to the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers and 40 other refugees in a fishing boat aimed at Malaysia across the South China Sea in January 1980.

  • 599th Trans discharges Pathways cargo after five-month trip

    Jun 3, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade, stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield, conducted port operations on the USNS Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon, here, May 24-26.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    Jun 3, 2015

    When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Hawaii sustainment troops excel, lead Dining Facility to Army-level honors

    Jun 3, 2015

    Soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and their civilian counterparts had something to be proud about March 28 at the 8th TSC Dining Facility on Schofield Barracks. The Dining Team placed second out of 189 Army Dining Facilities across the world in the nationally recognized Philip A. Connelly Army Food Service Competition for food service excellence.

  • 'Because We Care,' Food Services Soldiers show compassion for the local Honolulu community

    Jun 3, 2015

    For more than a half century, the military presence on Oahu has increased to more than 1.3 million individuals. These individuals use the islands resources, schools, and employment opportunities, while taking advantage of the many leisure opportunities of the island. To show the native people the military's appreciation of their hospitality, units conduct community relations to support, give back, and interact with the local community.

  • 8th HRSC prepares for upcoming deployment

    Jun 3, 2015

    The Human Resources Sustainment Center is a unit that provides theater-level support to plan, integrate and coordinate human resources assistance to service members in both a garrison and deployed environment.

  • Leaders compete in Thunder Crucible

    Jun 3, 2015

    As part of the unit's annual Thunder Crucible competition, company and battery-level officers and noncommissioned officers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered under the morning dimness of Carey Field May 27-28 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople

    Jun 2, 2015

    The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open through July 31 for Morale, Welfare and Recreation artisans and craftspeople to submit their handiwork.

  • It's not goodbye, but konnichiwa

    Jun 2, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette received his final honors as U.S. Army, Pacific Deputy Commanding General during an honors ceremony held at historic Palm Circle May 28, however he will not be too far removed from the USARPAC ohana.

  • EFMB tests Soldiers' abilities, motivation for success

    Jun 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Friday is a day celebrated by workers around the world because it signals the end to the workweek. For 27 Soldiers serving in South Korea, it was the end of a multi-week challenge that tested their medical skills and dedication to self-improvement and resulted in the awarding of a respected badge.

  • Corps employee brings decades of experience from South Korea to Alaska

    Jun 1, 2015

    From Los Angeles to Anchorage with international stops in between, this new district employee brings seasoned engineering expertise from around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private industry.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Participate in Joint Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 1, 2015

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii-- More than 130 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a joint Convoy Live Fire exercise with the Marines that pulled together all of their tactical training skills they have been practicing since arriving at Pohakualoa Training Area on the Big Island at the end of April.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • Further, faster with more: Special forces appreciates Osprey's capabilities

    May 28, 2015

    A group of U.S. Army special forces Soldiers recently partnered with Marine Corps aviators on Okinawa to conduct static line and military-freefall parachute operations from MV-22 Osprey military aircraft using the drop zone on Ie Shima island.

  • Navigating a complex world symposium

    May 28, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commander, I Corps, answers a question about how the U.S. military works with the state department to aid in regional stability in the Pacific at a symposium hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle, May 27. The panel allowed international affairs stakeholders to engage in conversations about the work occurring at the intersections of government, business and philanthropy.

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

    For Soldiers, defending the skies over Guam, those same skies recently became the enemy as Typhoon Dolphin pounded the island of Guam, May 15, with sustained 100 mph winds and gusts of up to 125 mph.