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  • Thai Communities Celebrate New School Buildings

    Feb 20, 2015

    As Exercise Cobra Gold 2015 comes to an end, several communities across Thailand received new school buildings as part of the Engineer Civil/Humanitarian Assistance Program portion of the exercise.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' continues Sounds of Freedom tradition

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Sounds of Freedom division of the Great Aloha Run, which consists of service members from all branches of the military running in formation with their units, can trace its name and lineage back more than 40 years to the 25th Infantry Division, according to the Great Aloha Run website.

  • Army CYS offers child care option

    Feb 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Child care circumstances vary from military family to family; however, choosing the Child and Youth Services Family Child Care Home Program was the answer for one family.

  • 'Military Saves Week' focuses on financial resiliency

    Feb 20, 2015

    Military Saves Week, part of the annual nationwide America Saves campaign, is Feb. 23-28, and the Consumer Federation of America and the Department of Defense are urging service members and their families to practice financial responsibility by spending less and saving more.

  • Being safe at work, home, play is everyone's responsibility

    Feb 20, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD -- Across the Army, injuries from slips, trips and falls represent 20 percent of the cases where Soldiers and employees must lose work time, according to the Fiscal Year 15 Accident Data, U.S. Army Safety Center.

  • 25th ID, Thai soldiers conduct field and jungle training

    Feb 19, 2015

    25th Infantry Division participated with Royal Thai Army soldiers assigned to the 31st Infantry Regiment, Rapid Deployment Force, King's Guard to complete jungle operations and field training scenarios during exercise Cobra Gold 15, Lop Buri, Thailand. CG15, in its 34th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force from partner nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Culinary Skills and Knowledge Tested at K-16 Airbase

    Feb 19, 2015

    Food specialists stationed across the Korean peninsula took the heat of the kitchen during the Eighth Army Chef of the Quarter board Feb. 12 at K-16 Air Base, South Korea.

  • Dragon U Prepares Signal Soldiers to Support Korean Networks

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade has been conducting Dragon University during the month of Feb. to introduce new Soldiers to the networks and communications equipment used in Korea.

  • Job shadowing at Camp Zama; student gains communication skills

    Feb 19, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 20, 2015) -- Haruna Tanbe, an 8th-grader from Sagamihara Junior High School, job shadowed at the Camp Zama Housing Management Office from Feb. 17 to 19 to gain work experience.

  • Fort Wainwright Safety Office wins 'ICE Breaker' award for outstanding service

    Feb 18, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The Installation Safety team recently earned the "ICE Breaker" award for its dedication to improving the customer experience here through innovation and customer feedback.

  • Japan, US armies train together during Exercise North Wind 2015

    Feb 18, 2015

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Alaska and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force completed the first week of training in Exercise North Wind 2015 here, Feb. 15.

  • USARAK marksmanship team grabs third at major competition

    Feb 18, 2015

    Top shooters from U.S. Army Alaska claimed third place overall at the U.S. Army Small Arms Competition held at Fort Benning the first week of February 2015.

  • Honolulu District Engineers Participate in 2015 National Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 18, 2015

    More than 200 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from the Honolulu District are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 24 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2015, which runs Feb. 22-28. The 2015 Engineers Week theme is "Discover Engineering!" and the local theme is "sustainability."

  • Families build resiliency with FOCUS

    Feb 18, 2015

    Military families encounter numerous stressors in their life and the stresses of their counterparts while dealing with extra stressors and transitions that come with military life such as a child attending new schools, moving and multiple deployments. The FOCUS Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, helps families deal with these issues, free of cost.

  • 94th AAMDC's Shadow the CG wraps up with CSA visit

    Feb 18, 2015

    Six Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, concluded their participation in a new leadership development program, Shadow the CG, Feb. 11, 2015, during the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's visit to the Headquarters of the 94th AAMDC, U.S. Army Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers; Royal Thai Army Conduct MEDEVAC and Maintenance Training

    Feb 17, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the King's Guard, and U.S. Army Aviators of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , 25th Infantry Division conduct Medical Evacuation and UH-60 Black Hawk maintenence training for exercise Cobra Gold 15 at Lop Buri, Thailand Feb. 13. Cobra Gold 15 focuses on increasing both nations' interoperability and capabilities to respond during humanitarian efforts to support the people of the region by land, air, and/or ground operations.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Leaders Team up to Help Dongdaemun Residents in Need

    Feb 17, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers, civilians and senior leaders worked with the Republic of Korea-United States Good Neighbor Sports Association (RUAFA) and local South Korean civilian leaders to hand out approximately 2,000 charcoal briquettes known as "yeontan" Feb. 13 to residents in Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul.

  • SBHC opens its newest service

    Feb 17, 2015

    Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) opens the Child & Family Behavioral Health Services, on Feb. 13, 2015.

  • Odierno visits commands, Soldiers throughout U.S. Army Pacific

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders throughout U.S. Army Pacific on Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 11-12.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Pacific Waterborne, Air Assault, Aviation troops team up in maritime rappel/sling load ops

    Feb 17, 2015

    Operating in the Pacific Theater requires teamwork, interoperability and a dedication to maximizing unique capabilities like the ones demonstrated in the waters near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during maritime rappel and sling load training Feb. 11.

  • Pacific Army chefs prepare for top culinary events

    Feb 17, 2015

    For the Army's top chefs on Oahu, everyday leading up to mid-March brings a chance to improve and prepare for this year's top Army and Department of Defense culinary competitions.

  • US Army medics; Royal Thai Soldiers conduct medical training

    Feb 16, 2015

    U.S. Army medics with Company C, 225 Brigade Sustainment Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with Royal Thai Army Soldiers of the 31st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to conduct two separate week-long joint medical training classes during exercise Cobra Gold 15.

  • US Army "Wolf Hounds"; Thai Royal Army complete mortar-based training

    Feb 16, 2015

    Royal Thai Army Soldiers, from the 31st Infantry Regiment, and US Soldiers from the 1/27th Infantry "Wolf Hounds," 25th Infantry Division work together to complete mortar-based training scenarios, designed by their leadership, during partnership-building training exercise, Cobra Gold 15, in Lop Buri, Thailand.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Jungle Operations Training Center

    Feb 16, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visited the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center, Feb. 12.

  • Sounds of Freedom team with local community for Great Aloha Run

    Feb 16, 2015

    HONOLULU, HAWAII -- It was an early Monday morning in Honolulu as more than 5000 motivated Soldiers alongside their Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines counterparts jam-packed the streets for the Great Aloha Run Feb 16.

  • Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia visits USARJ on Camp Zama installation

    Feb 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 13, 2015) -- Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) headquarters on the Camp Zama installation Feb. 11 with his counterpart, Warrant Officer Mitsunori Watanabe, senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces.

  • Mrs. Odierno visits the SBHC

    Feb 13, 2015

    Mrs. Linda Odierno, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA), Gen. Raymond Odierno, continued her tour throughout the island of Oahu by taking the time to stop by and visit the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), on Feb. 12, 2015.

  • Psychologist says 'all you need is love'

    Feb 13, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- The Beatles sang, "All you need is love." Is that really the case?

  • Exercise leaves imprint on Soldiers, Pacific region

    Feb 13, 2015

    Some 60 percent of the nearly 700 Soldiers who deployed last August to Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan, as part of the 2014 Pacific Pathways deployment, had never deployed before.

  • Crisis hotline is saving lives

    Feb 13, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- There are two programs that provide personal counseling, assistance and support to Soldiers, veterans and families in need. If a service member is having relationship problems, financial problems or just needs to talk, he or she can call the toll free hotlines listed below and talk with a licensed counselor or veteran peer. These programs are for all ranks, gender and all ages with full anonymity to the caller. There is a sense of hope when a caller can speak with someone and try to resolve the problem holi

  • US, Thai Army pilots conduct flight training

    Feb 12, 2015

    31-1st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force Soldiers along with 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division pilots, work together to train in a UH-60 Blackhawk flight simulator during the partnership-building exercise, Cobra Gold 15, in Lop Buri, Thailand on Feb. 7. The ability to fly low and provide vertical lift capability makes the UH-60 Blackhawk a valuable asset that can be used in search and rescue missions during Humanitarian Assistance Operations.

  • US Soldiers conduct cleanup at Thai community school

    Feb 12, 2015

    US Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work with Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, Kings Guard Rapid Deployment Force, to clean up at the Chupsorn School during a joint community service project in Lop Buri, Thailand, continuing a 182 year tradition of friendship between the Thai and American peoples, on 3 Feb, 2015.

  • US Soldiers foster bonds with Thai community

    Feb 12, 2015

    Cobra Gold 15, in its 34th iteration, demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership to advance prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. This year marks the 182nd year of the friendship between the Thai and American peoples.

  • Camp Zama holds a Fitness Fusion Festival

    Feb 12, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 12, 2015) -- Camp Zama's community members participated in a four hour "Fitness Fusion Festival" held Feb. 7 at Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • Kunsan air defenders simulate ordnance mishap

    Feb 12, 2015

    During basic training, Soldiers learn the importance of handling their weapon and what could happen if it is dropped. But what happens if your weapon is a 2-ton live missile?

  • Army, Navy leaders: New technology, joint collaboration advance comms for Asia-Pacific

    Feb 12, 2015

    The Army and Navy are working in lockstep to meet the demands of today's always-connected Soldiers and Sailors while addressing the unique communications challenges of the Asia-Pacific theater, senior leaders said.

  • 3-25 AVN Conducts First Overwater Hoist Training

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In and over the water of Kaneohe Bay, the men and women of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade made 25th Infantry Division history Jan. 28 and 29. On those days, Charlie Co., 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment conducted live overwater hoist training, using an HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter to lift service members from the water in an aircraft crash and survival scenario.

  • 25th CAB says "Aloha!" to the Kiowa

    Feb 12, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The wind was blowing hard the morning of Feb. 9, but not hard enough to stop the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade from flying their OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters one final time. The 25 Kiowas assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th CAB were flown from their home here to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam where they were prepared to be shipped back to the mainland where they will be retired. The Army is calling this process divestment.

  • CSA Gen. Odierno visits 25th Inf. Div.

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno visits the 25th Infantry Division Feb. 12 on Schofield Barracks. During his visit Gen. Odierno observed Soldiers training at the Lightning Academy, received a brief on the Division's readiness, current and future training objectives from senior leaders throughout the Tropic Lightning Division. He also held a question and answer session at Sgt. Smith Theater to discuss Soldiers way of life, items that impact Soldier morale, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program, female Soldiers taking a larger role in combat military occupation specialties, and other topics the Soldiers might have concerns about. Before departing Schofield Barracks, Gen. Odierno recognized 12 Soldiers for their contributions, dedication, and commitment to the U.S. Army and 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/Released)

  • Army Chief of Staff holds town hall in Hawaii

    Feb 12, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers, civilians and family members of U.S. Army Hawaii, or USARHAW, at the Smith Theater here, Feb. 12.

  • Japan soldiers host opening ceremony to kickoff Exercise North Wind 2015

    Feb 11, 2015

    An official ceremony hosted by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force was held to kickoff Exercise North Wind 2015

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Warrior Brigade Soldiers believes in SHARP program

    Feb 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault is a problem that is not only hunting our nation but our Army as well. So how do we stop it? Throughout the entire Army; formations have been taking a proactive approach by training and qualifying leaders about the problem and educating them on how to properly deal and assist victims who has been evolved in said situations.

  • Howitzer delivery strengthens Chilean partnership

    Feb 11, 2015

    Twelve M-109A5 howitzers were delivered to Punta Arenas in Southern Chile Dec. 8 as part of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's foreign military sales program.

  • Soldiers and Airmen from the Pacific Region conduct MEDEVAC training

    Feb 11, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen from within the Pacific Region receive Aero Medical Evacuation (AEROMEDEVAC) instruction, during their Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) training, in front of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), on Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Odierno visits Fort Wainwright

    Feb 11, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders from across U.S. Army Alaska, or USARAK, during his first trip to Fort Wainwright, Feb. 10.

  • 25th ID kicks off Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stood alongside Thai Soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during a Cobra Gold 15 Opening Ceremony on the Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • 25th ID CDR meets with Royal Thai Army Leaders

    Feb 11, 2015

    25th ID and Royal Thai Army leadership met for exercise Cobra Gold 15, a multilateral annual military training event. US participation in CG15 was significantly rescoped to reflect the increased focus on civic action, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, with the aim of expanding regional cooperation and coordination in these vital areas.

  • US, Thai Soldiers build camaraderie through sports and fitness

    Feb 11, 2015

    25th ID and Royal Thai Army Soldiers build close friendships through joint community service projects, friendly sporting events, and humanitarian aid focused training during multilateral exercise Cobra Gold 15. CG15, in its 34th iteration, demonstrates the commitment of the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership to advance prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Korean War Heroics Commemorated during Annual Ceremony

    Feb 10, 2015

    Hundreds of Korean War veterans, U.S. Forces Korea servicemembers, and supporters of the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S., paid homage Feb. 6 at Osan Air Base to the Soldiers of "Easy" Company, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army during an annual commemoration ceremony.

  • Signal Brigade conducts combined decontamination exercise with South Korean army

    Feb 10, 2015

    Soldiers of 293rd Signal Company conducted a decontamination exercise, combined with the 50th Infantry Division of Republic of Korea, or R.O.K., Army, Feb. 5.

  • Language of Smiles Spoken at Local Preschool

    Feb 10, 2015

    Nearly every week for the past four years, U.S. Army Soldiers have volunteered their time to teach preschool children English as part of a U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa outreach effort. However, more often than not, it's the Soldiers that come away from the experience with a better understanding.

  • Army Materiel Command leadership team assesses logistics role in Pacific

    Feb 10, 2015

    A leadership team from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, or AMC, recently assessed the organization's role in South Korea, a country where the United States has sustained a 60-plus year alliance touted as one of history's most successful partnerships.

  • Alaska paratroopers master winter operations at SUSV driver's training

    Feb 10, 2015

    Spartan paratroopers with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division participated in a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) driver's training course to further the battalion's arctic readiness at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 2 through 6, 2015.

  • SEAC visits Osan Air Base

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Brian Battaglia visited with troops at Osan Air Base Feb. 6 while touring military bases in the pacific region.

  • Eighth Army Commander Receives Honorary Korean Name

    Feb 9, 2015

    The Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance Friendship Association (RUAFA) honored Eighth Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, by conferring him with a Korean name February 6 at the ROK Ministry of National Defense in Seoul.

  • Young Alaka'i program develops tomorrow's strategic leaders

    Feb 9, 2015

    An organization's investment in its Alaka'i is an investment in its future and that's exactly what fueled the formation of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's new leader development program, Young Alaka'i, that kicked off Feb. 9, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Soldiers learn Jiu-Jitsu, enhance combat skills

    Feb 8, 2015

    The route to the gym is far from easy. The Soldiers stand waiting for the bus that will take them to two different military camps before getting off at their stop. Then they have to walk off post into the bustling streets of Korea, navigating across traffic. Entering a door wedged in between two small businesses, the Soldiers climb the hidden stair cases in order to train in jiu-jitsu.

  • Gunnery Ensures Readiness, Builds Cohesion

    Feb 8, 2015

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea -- A cold wind swept across the land in the early morning as a Bradley made its way into position. Inside the 27 tons of steel, a crew scanned for targets in the area while another Bradley moved up nearby. Suddenly, a deafening and repeating boom was heard as one of the Bradley's opened fire with its main gun, followed by bursts from its M240C Machine Gun.

  • TAMC's Got Talent

    Feb 6, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) holds a talent show to showcase Soldiers, Civilian staff, and Family Members in TAMC's Kyser Auditorium, on Feb. 5, 2015.

  • New loading capability debuts at White Beach

    Feb 6, 2015

    Invention was born of necessity for the 835th Transportation Battalion, stationed at Naha Military Port in Okinawa, Japan, when an upload for Pacific Pathways presented unusual challenges Jan. 20-21.

  • TAMC Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Feb 6, 2015

    Six Soldiers, both Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Junior Enlisted, compete for the title of Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Best Warrior Feb. 2-6, 2015.

  • Power Projection Enablers team backstops Korean transformation effort

    Feb 5, 2015

    U.S. and Korean forces are in the midst of a military transformation process that represents some of the most profound changes to the alliance since the Korean War.

  • U.S. Army War College International Fellows visit USARPAC

    Feb 5, 2015

    U.S. Army War College International Fellows program participants visited U.S. Army Pacific headquarters at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Feb. 5. USARPAC Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, greeted the group before briefing them on the implementation of national policy and strategy within unified commands.

  • $1 million study to focus on chronic pain

    Feb 5, 2015

    Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center will soon start studying new ways to address chronic pain thanks to a $1 million, three-year research grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.

  • ROK, US interoperability improves with counter-fire exercise

    Feb 4, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On a fateful Sunday in June 1950, the Northern invasion of the Korean peninsula broke out and signaled the tragic warfare that lasted for three years. Although cornered by the enemy at first, brave Soldiers from different countries fought side-by-side to defend Korea's freedom from communist rule.

  • Super Bowl Monday; a Camp Zama tradition

    Feb 4, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 4, 2015) -- Nearly 300 Camp Zama's community members attended the annual Super Bowl party Feb. 2 at Camp Zama Community Club.

  • KSC Mobilizes for Training Exercise

    Feb 4, 2015

    Just about any time the U.S. Eighth Army conducts a large training event in Korea, a select group of citizens come together to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. These Korean citizens are part of a group known as the Korean Service Corps.

  • Sea Dragons Sharpen Intervention Skills in ASIST Training

    Feb 4, 2015

    Soldiers of all ranks from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command identify intervention techniques during, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 27-28 January.

  • Growth through shared language, sense of community

    Feb 4, 2015

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - For more than half a century, Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division have lived alongside the residents of Dongducheon, a small city near the Soyosan Moutains, just below the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

  • Thunder Soldiers hit the slopes, build resiliency on the way down

    Feb 4, 2015

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- More than 30 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, gathered at the Community Activity Center Jan. 30 on Camp Casey for the Warrior Adventure Quest ski retreat at Gangchon Elysian.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade reassumes Pacific logistics mission after Afghanistan deployment

    Feb 4, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade uncased its headquarters' colors Feb. 4, symbolizing its reintegration from its Afghanistan deployment and reuniting all of the unit's elements under one brigade flag for the first time in more than four years.

  • TAMC Celebrates 114 years of Army Nursing

    Feb 3, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) held a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the Army Nurse Corps 114th Anniversary, with the theme "Demonstrating the Courage to Care, Connect, and Change for 114 Years," held on Feb. 2, 2015 at TAMC on the Commander's Lanai.

  • Watchdogs ensure expeditionary readiness, build teamwork during CPX

    Feb 3, 2015

    The 8th Military Police Brigade worked through an intense scenario, building teamwork and expeditionary readiness, during its Command Post Exercise, Jan. 26-30, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Iron Brigade to be replaced by rotational unit on Korean Peninsula

    Feb 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, or ABCT, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Korean Peninsula continuously since 1965.

  • Local church visits U.S. Army air defenders in Korea

    Feb 1, 2015

    Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery welcomed more than 50 Korean teachers and children from Gunsan Jungbu Church to Kunsan Air Base Jan. 30.

  • 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.

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