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  • Pacific Command Senior Medical Military Delegation visits the People's Republic of China

    Jan 30, 2015

    Pacific Command (PACOM) Senior Medical Military Delegation, which included Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, PACOM Surgeon and Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Surgeon/Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), along with other PACOM component surgeons, conducted a visit to the People's Republic of China, Jan. 5-12, 2015.

  • Army library programs designed to foster learning

    Jan 30, 2015

    "Electric Ed" Carbonell worked the young crowd with ease, Wednesday, here, at the library, as eager hands and arms flew skyward when a request was made for volunteer help.

  • We must 'Take a STAND!' for safety

    Jan 30, 2015

    Driving at a safe speed is a matter of integrity.

  • Schofield Barracks Tax Center ready for 2015

    Jan 30, 2015

    After a month of rigorous training, Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade and the 311th Signal Command are ready to take on their latest mission: helping military ID holders file their 2015 taxes.

  • Hundreds attend Army 'Listening Session'

    Jan 30, 2015

    Hundreds of community members gathered at DeRussy Hall, Hale Koa Hotel, here, Jan. 27, at the first of two U.S. Army listening sessions on the island, to provide input regarding a possible reduction of Army personnel at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks.

  • Pacific's senior enlisted logisticians meet to build joint understanding, integration

    Jan 30, 2015

    More than a dozen senior enlisted logistics leaders from three military services on Oahu met today at the 8th Theaters Sustainment Command headquarters on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, for the first Enlisted Joint Logistics Huddle, an event created to build professional dialogue between logisticians at the enlisted level.

  • Soldiers, Marines train together at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center

    Jan 29, 2015

    Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry, are training in the high reaches of the Sierra Nevada range with Marines at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

  • USRAK soldiers attend Finnish army's cold weather training

    Jan 29, 2015

    The Finnish Army's Cold Weather Operations Basic Course graduated a small class of Finnish and American service members near the Arctic Circle in Lapland, Finland Jan. 16, 2015. In addition to the Finnish students there were five U.S. Marines and three U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers were in attendance.

  • Photographers shine in Army Digital Photography Contest

    Jan 28, 2015

    Five hundred thirty nine contestants entered 2,529 photos in the 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest, which featured seven categories of photographs in two divisions: active-duty military personnel and other MWR patrons. The winning entries are listed below and can be viewed on the arts and crafts page at ArmyMWR.com.

  • Okinawa Veterinary Treatment Facility Goes Digital

    Jan 28, 2015

    Pet owners with military-issued identification cards are no longer weighed down with a lifetime of veterinary records, thanks to an electronic records system that the Okinawa Veterinary Treatment Facility at Kadena Air Force Base implemented in April, 2014.

  • Commander for 2nd Operations Command visits USARPAC

    Jan 28, 2015

    Republic of Korea Army Gen. Lee Sun Jin, commander of the 2nd Operations Command, was recognized at an honor ceremony during his visit of U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 27. Lee met with Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, USARPAC commanding general, to discuss how USARPAC can coordinate efforts with 2nd Operations Command and provide assistance. The meeting also provided Lee with a better understanding of USARPAC roles and missions in support of ROKA.

  • Charter signed for health promotion council at Camp Zama

    Jan 28, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 29, 2015) -- Senior commanders, leaders and directors of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan attended the Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC) Jan. 26 inside the USAG-J Headquarters Building conference room.

  • Camp Zama's youth become "little chefs"

    Jan 27, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 27, 2015) -- The Pacific Rim on Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation hosted "Little Chef's Night" and "Kids Movie Night" every Sunday for the month of January.

  • USAG-J hosts 2nd "It Takes a Community" session

    Jan 27, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 28, 2015) -- The second "It Takes Community" session hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan was held Jan. 23 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Learning critical care

    Jan 27, 2015

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion recently conducted a combat first aid class during a field training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21.

  • Symbol of the Nation in the Heart of Seoul, Gyeonbokgung

    Jan 26, 2015

    Eiffel Tower of France, Big Ben of England, and the Great Wall of China. These are the greatest cultural legacies that first come to mind when visualizing these specific countries. When it comes to Korea, Gyeonbokgung is given the honor of being the nation's cultural icon.

  • Eighth Army holds Change of Responsibility ceremony

    Jan 26, 2015

    The U.S. Army's only permanently forward-deployed Field Army, the Eighth U.S. Army, held a Change of Responsibility ceremony Jan. 26 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan discusses the concept of High Reliability Organizations

    Jan 26, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, United States Army Medical Command, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, provides Leader Development training to all levels of leadership within the Pacific Regional Medical Command, Jan. 23, 2015.

  • Disaster Management Exchange 2015 concludes in China

    Jan 26, 2015

    Closing ceremonies for the 10th Disaster Management Exchange, or DME, were held in Haikou on Hainan Island, China, Jan. 18.

  • Personal account highlights importance of the upcoming Pacific Regional Campaign Strategy

    Jan 26, 2015

    Lt. Col. George Corbari, U.S. Army Pacific Command shares his personal experiences with Army Medicine at the Pacific Regional Medical Command Strategic Offsite held at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Army on Okinawa Farewells Team Player

    Jan 26, 2015

    Cynthia Walcott, Supervisory Budget Analyst, USAG -- Okinawa, has spent more than four years managing the budget here and has gained a reputation as a hard charger with a big smile.

  • Army proves new watercraft capabilities

    Jan 26, 2015

    The Army established a new proven watercraft capability on White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Jan. 20-22, that can improve efficiency and save time in future sea operations.

  • 35th ADA chefs recognized as Eighth Army's best

    Jan 25, 2015

    Eighth Army recognized two Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade as Eighth Army's Non Commissioned Officer and Soldier "Culinarian" of the Quarter at the recently unveiled Talon dining facility at Camp Humphreys on Jan. 23rd.

  • Arctic Wolves validate new Army training concept

    Jan 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Alaska's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, is assisting The National Training Center in validating a new 18-day training cycle that will provide units with 22 percent more time to hone their war-fighting skills.

  • Pacific Army Medicine Support Plan Strategic Offsite

    Jan 23, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command hosts its 2015 Strategic Offsite on Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, regarding the Pacific Army Medicine Campaign Support Plan to transform PRMC to a "Medical" Theater Enabling Command in Support of United States Army Pacific, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

  • Army Hawaii to hold community listening sessions Jan. 27, 28

    Jan 23, 2015

    The Army is conducting two community listening sessions in Hawaii this month to hear from communities about how troop reductions and restructuring could impact them.

  • Pacific partner engagements remain increasingly innovative, effective

    Jan 23, 2015

    The Army has always had a footprint in the Pacific region. But in the past, training exercises with those nations were not linked together in a meaningful way that would reflect complex operational dynamics, said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza.

  • Final Flight

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division take one final flight on the Kiowa Warrior helicopters. A ceremony was held for the departing unit that will be conducting an operational depoloyment in Korea.

  • Singaporean Chief of Defense Force views Jungle Training in Action

    Jan 23, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Lt. Gen. Chee Meng, Singapore Armed Forces Chief of Defense Force, and Singaporean senior leadership paid a visit to the 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center Jan 23.

  • Eighth Army remembers MLK's dream

    Jan 22, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision and life with an observance filled with gospels and speeches Jan. 21 at Dragon Hill Lodge, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea.

  • U.S., Thai EOD technicians share lessons learned

    Jan 22, 2015

    HUA HIN, Thailand -- U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers trained with Thai military and police EOD technicians here during Exercise Ravens Challenge Jan. 12 - 16.

  • Bringing the Dining Facility to the Soldier in Training: How They Do It in Korea

    Jan 22, 2015

    The Performance Triad--with its emphasis on adequate sleep, increased activity, and proper nutrition--is the right tool to enhance personal performance of Soldiers. But what do Soldiers do to stay properly fueled when training takes them away from the dining facility, and they have to grab food on the run?

  • Army hears from Puget Sound community on potential force reductions

    Jan 22, 2015

    Area community members and elected officials filled the conference center at a local college Wednesday to voice their concerns to Army leaders regarding potentially losing a significant number of troops from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Voting: Army distributes Federal Post Card Applications to Soldiers

    Jan 22, 2015

    Soldiers Army-wide, including the reserve component, were provided with electronic or paper Federal Post Card Applications, or FPCA, Jan. 15. Filling out and returning the FPCA is very important to Soldiers and spouses if they've changed duty stations.

  • Seabees finish deployment to Kwajalein Atoll, bolster US-RMI ties

    Jan 22, 2015

    Seabees humanitarian mission comes to a close

  • Arctic Wolves validate new Army training concept

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- U.S. Army Alaska's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" from Fort Wainwright, Alaska is assisting The National Training Center in validating a new 18-day training cycle that will provide units with 22 percent more time to hone their war-fighting skills.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan visits the Pacific Regional Medical Command

    Jan 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jimmie Keenan, United States Army Medical Command, Deputy Commanding General-Operations, pays a site visit to the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Headquarters to discuss PRMC's upcoming tranformation to the Regional Health Command-Pacific, Jan. 22-23, 2015.

  • Its tax season again at Camp Zama

    Jan 22, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 23, 2015) -- Following a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Camp Zama Tax Assistance Center opened for business Jan. 21 to provide income tax services for the first time this year.

  • New Pacific Signal University at Schofield offers online, onsite classes

    Jan 21, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- After many months of planning and preparation, Pacific Signal University, the Communications-Electronics Command's newest location, opened its doors to students Aug. 1 and was formally stood up Oct. 1.

  • AFSBn-NEA hosts peninsula-wide Logistics Terrain Walk

    Jan 20, 2015

  • Commo training keeps Soldiers in the loop

    Jan 20, 2015

    It's hard to overstate just how important good communication is, especially on the battlefield.

  • Arrowhead Soldier sings his way to success

    Jan 20, 2015

    While their uniforms make them look similar, inside the chest of each Soldier beats the heart of a unique individual with their own passions, talents and gifts.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters Returns from Deployment, Uncases Colors

    Jan 20, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. - The building exploded in cheers and tears of happiness flowed as the curtain was raised on approximately 60 Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, and 256 Signal Company, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., signifying the end of a nine-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.

  • Cavalry conducts final flight of Kiowa Warriors, case colors

    Jan 20, 2015

    It was a bittersweet day for the Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment with the casing of the unit colors in preparation for an operational deployment to the Korea peninsula and a final flight of the Kiowa Warrior helicopters, Jan. 15.

  • Torii Station's Second Command Sergeant Major Bids Farewell

    Jan 16, 2015

    As only the second command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa, Gilbert has seen the garrison evolve and flourish.

  • Commissary hosts chili cook-off competition

    Jan 16, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 16, 2015) -- Several of Camp Zama's Soldiers and spouses participated in the very first chili cook-off competition held Jan. 15 at the commissary on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • FMWR offers new fitness options

    Jan 16, 2015

    Resolving to lose weight and stay fit at the beginning of a new year is so common it's become a cliché.

  • AMR observance recognizes a leader's legacy

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Army community gathered, here, at the chapel, Wednesday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual ethnic observance, hosted by the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support).

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Air Defense unit gets back to basics at Warrior Base

    Jan 15, 2015

    Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted the Iron Warrior exercise at Warrior Base, just a ten minute drive from the DMZ, to sharpen their warrior tasks and battle drills and qualify on various weapons systems, Jan 5 -- 12.

  • U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

    Jan 15, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division is establishing a new organizational paradigm for the U.S. and Republic of Korea's armies, and will enter a new phase in its enduring relationship with its partnering nation.

  • Army-Navy team works Pacific Pathways port operations

    Jan 14, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade teamed up with Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, Military Sealift Command, and the 25th Infantry Division to conduct Pacific Pathways port operations here Jan 6-7.

  • U.S., China Conduct Disaster Management Exchange

    Jan 14, 2015

    A team of U.S. military and civilian experts in the field of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief were welcomed to China by People's Liberation Army officials, Jan. 12, as they prepare to participate in the U.S. Army Pacific's annual Disaster Management Exchange.

  • Soldiers work to make Osan 'next best thing' to home

    Jan 14, 2015

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade command team recently conducted an overhaul of their single Soldier barracks day room that was recognized by post leadership.

  • DeCA works to fix product shortages for overseas stores

    Jan 13, 2015

    The Defense Commissary Agency is working to overcome challenges that have impacted the timely delivery of products to stores in Europe and the Pacific, the agency director and CEO said.

  • Spartans train for 2015 Best Ranger Competition

    Jan 13, 2015

    Spc. Ronald Barholm with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, swims during one of three timed water events during the first phase of the Best Ranger Selection competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Jan 12, 2015. The Best Ranger Selection Competition is being held over the next several weeks to pick the best Rangers from the Spartan Brigade to compete in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition held at Fort Benning, Ga. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric-James Estrada/Released)

  • Arctic Wolves roll into NTC

    Jan 12, 2015

  • Operation Santa Express Brings Smiles to Unsung Heroes

    Jan 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Garrison Command and the Directorate Emergency Services (DES) delivered a 'Holly Jolly Christmas' by bringing Christmas Stockings and goodies to the Area II First Responders working on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

  • Realistic training demonstrates unit ability to rapidly deploy

    Jan 12, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division demonstrates their ability to rapidly deploy in support of 25th ID Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission by working and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing work side-by-side Jan. 8th on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • Arctic Wolves descend upon the desert

    Jan 11, 2015

    From the last frontier U.S. Army Alaska's Arctic Wolves will travel more than 3,484 miles and face an 80-degree temperature difference, in order to test their readiness to be globally deployable and regionally engaged.

  • Pangasinense World War II veterans honored for their role in the liberation of Luzon

    Jan 10, 2015

    "We are forever in their debt as a nation and as an Army to their sacrifice here in the Philippines - and we are committed to never forgetting what happened here in Luzon in the early months of 1945."

  • Army air defenders hold 'Patriot University' for troops in Korea

    Jan 9, 2015

    More than 60 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery participated in a professional development seminar, dubbed the "Patriot University," Jan. 7-8 at Camp Carroll.

  • Madigan tackling diabetes earlier

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nearly one third of people with diabetes don't even know they have it. That's a statistic that locally Madigan Army Medical Center's Diabetes Care Center hopes to lower, according to Sean Smith, the center's program coordinator.

  • Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

    Jan 8, 2015

    The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or NMCP, is the final resting place for many military veterans who served across the globe. The grave sites and memory of these men and women are maintained with dignity, compassion and respect by military veteran caretakers every day to ensure they are honored.

  • Fort Wainwright Soldier meets Peyton Manning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Kristen Patterson said her husband Sgt. Ryan Patterson, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" aviation operations sergeant, is the biggest Peyton Manning fan. She knew if she could arrange for the two to meet, "It would make me the coolest wife ever of all time."

  • Air power for the airborne: Paratrooper looks skyward for lessons in leadership

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Airman Leadership School on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson graduated a class as normal Dec. 18, 2014, but this class had some graduating members who were out of the ordinary. In addition to the normal class of Airmen who lined up for handshakes and graduation certificates, there were a few Sailors, a few Coast Guardsmen and one Paratrooper from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • 25th ID ready to help Pacific partners with HAST team

    Jan 6, 2015

    A tsunami hit one of the United States' Pacific partner nations. Communication is damaged or completely down. Water supplies have been interrupted. Power is out. The partner nation government expects many of its citizens will run out of food within a couple of days. They need help, and they reach out to the United States. The United States Agency for International Development and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance ask the Department of Defense for assistance, but the disaster just happened, therefore, what is needed is not yet known. U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps send word to the 25th Infantry Division, Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team, or HAST, on call, and within 24 hours, the HAST team is in the air and on its way to assess the situation.

  • Santas surprise, celebrate Christmas with local kids

    Jan 6, 2015

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Every year, as the holiday spirit creeps into the hearts and minds of the masses, people flock to their cars, malls and computers and begin the unofficial gift buying season. These exchanges are the physical manifestation of those warm and fuzzy feelings toward our family and friends. However, sometimes we overlook that and forget that some of our less fortunate neighbors are not able to play in those reindeer games.

  • Soldiers creating a lasting bond

    Jan 5, 2015

    The winter in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, can get intense. Thick, heavy snow flakes cover the ground this time of year. What adds even more to the frosty weather is a Soldier's detachment from his family back home. Nevertheless, Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade always reach out to their South Korean neighbors who also feel the bite from the cold December winter.

  • MP brigade chefs win top title during installation competition

    Jan 5, 2015

    After months of preparation and winning two previous culinary competitions earlier in 2014, cooks Sgt. Javier Henriquez, 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, and Spc. Jacques Harrington, 57th MP Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, wrapped up the year by sweepin the annual U.S. Army Hawaii Installation Junior Enlisted and Noncommissioned Officer Chef of the Year competition last month.

  • Combat Engineer receives Purple Heart

    Jan 5, 2015

    A combat engineer assigned to the 555th Engineer Brigade received the Purple Heart medal during a ceremony Jan. 5. Spc. Asa Bingham, 22nd Engineer Clearance Company, suffered traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb blast during deployment to Afghanistan in January 2014.

  • Overseas adoption: An Army officer's lifelong journey to finding family

    Dec 31, 2014

    For one Army officer the choice to give back to his country by serving in the military brought the chance to meet the mother he never met and another mother that he had always wanted.

  • Season's greetings come from Holiday Card Lane

    Dec 31, 2014

    Sir Henry Cole is often credited with starting the Christmas card tradition, in 19th century England, when he commissioned artist John Callcott Horsley to illustrate a card depicting a family raising a toast to the card's recipient.

  • SHARP is a crucial part of USARHAW's '4S' holiday campaign

    Dec 31, 2014

    While the holiday season is a time of joy and happiness for many, it can also be a time of stress and sorrow for some.

  • Garrison keeps pace with changes in 2014

    Dec 31, 2014

    2014 was a year of Enlisted Voluntary Early Separations for Soldiers, new Officer Evaluation Reports and an increased emphasis on SHARP, or Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (including its new telephone hotline).

  • A snowfall of family fun lands at AMR Winter Wonderland

    Dec 31, 2014

    Santa, snow and … the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders?

  • Garrison community recognized for leadership, excellence

    Dec 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community and many of its programs and community members enjoyed an award-winning year in 2014.

  • U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign

    Dec 30, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations.

  • Delegates gather for 2014 AFAP conference

    Dec 30, 2014

    The 2014 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference begins Monday, and delegates from all ranks of the Army -- active and reserve Soldiers and retirees, family members and surviving family members, Department of Army civilians and tenant organizations -- will be gathered, here, to brainstorm ways to improve quality of life at U.S. Army Garrison�Hawaii.

  • MCO addresses POV through claims

    Dec 30, 2014

    Was your vehicle shipped late, lost or damaged? If so, the Military Claim Office (MCO) can help.

  • MWR Kennels is a second home for military pets

    Dec 30, 2014

    When Cathy Barker's husband, an Army Soldier, was away on deployment last year, she wanted to take their two young sons on a trip to visit family on the mainland.

  • Japanese thank Soldiers for tsunami, earthquake recovery assistance

    Dec 30, 2014

    March 11, 2011 is a date Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Joshua, and his wife, Maj. Rachel Joshua will never forget. They were in central Tokyo on their way to a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, sponsored by an Army chaplain, he said, when suddenly the ground shook violently. Joshua turned to his wife and said, "Oh my God, what is that?"

  • Disaster assistance for lava-flow victims considered

    Dec 30, 2014

    Federal civilian employees living on the Big Island of Hawaii and impacted by the current lava flow may be eligible for emergency financial assistance.

  • Triad finish line approaches

    Dec 30, 2014

    The 26-week Performance Triad challenge is now entering its final weeks.

  • Delegates present AFAP issues

    Dec 30, 2014

    A group of 12 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates were gathered in one of the Nehelani conference rooms to discuss improvements to child care at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • New exhibit tells of Nisei valor in fight against Japan

    Dec 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, here, in Waikiki, has opened "America's Secret Weapon," a colorful new exhibit that tells the little-known story of the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in World War II.

  • Torii Station MPs Get Taste of Their Own Medicine

    Dec 30, 2014

    Military Policemen with the 247th Military Police Detachment got a taste of their own medicine Dec. 29-30 during Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Certification. The spray, known commonly as pepper spray, was applied liberally during the training regimen during which 14 new additions to the force here coughed, gagged and choked their way through.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Joint Training With ROK Army

    Dec 30, 2014

    Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade and Republic of Korea Army Soldiers of the 51st Signal Communication Battalion gathered to participate in joint signal communications training at Base 51, here on Dec. 16.

  • Legal helps troops, family members, retirees

    Dec 30, 2014

    Being in the Army or being a dependent of someone in the Army creates unique challenges.

  • 599th Year in Review: Accomplishments, changes highlight 2014

    Dec 30, 2014

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2014 the 599th Transportation Brigade conducted its mission of deploying and distributing cargo throughout the Pacific while it adjusted to reassigned responsibilities and changing parameters.

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers assigned to the 210th Field Artillery "Thunder" Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, regularly train to fire long-range artillery at specified targets from long distances. Although this remains the Brigade's main focus, Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade's Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell, trained with another goal in mind: defend the Brigade against enemy attacks from the air. Soldiers within the ADAM Cell took the opportunity on December 11, during weekly Sergeant's Time Training to demonstrate their unique abilities as air defenders.

  • Thunder Santas give out presents to local children

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Maj. James Brant, the Aviation Officer for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, and Warrant Officer 1 Gabrielle Prado, the Electronic Warfare Technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, become Santa Claus for one day and hand out toys and presents to local children at the Dongducheon Volunteer Center on Christmas Eve. The toys were donated by the Soldiers within the brigade and were given to local children.

  • Thunder Soldiers receive awards for their selfless service

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, receive awards from Mayor Oh Se-chang of Dongducheon, for their volunteer services teaching students through the city's High Five program December 23, 2014 at the Dongducheon Yangju Office of Education, South Korea. Six Soldiers altogether received awards from the mayor.

  • Thunder Inn serves holiday meal

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy a hearty holiday meal at the Thunder Inn dining facility with the season's greeting December 22, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Army Announces 7th ID Restructure

    Dec 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2014) -- The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the 7th Infantry Division headquarters, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, add a deployable capability while still maintaining its training and oversight responsibilities for forces at the installation.

  • Torii Station Angel Tree Program Has Best Year on Record

    Dec 23, 2014

    Created in 1965 by the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Harold K. Johnson, ACS offers a multitude of free programs and services designed to enhance the lives of military Families.

  • Playground safety assessment conducted at Camp Zama

    Dec 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 24, 2014) -- The Camp Zama Housing Office, Safety Office and Directorate of Public Works conducted several playground safety assessments Dec. 22 to ensure the equipment and play areas meet the National Program for Playground Safety standards.

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