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  • Soldiers learn survival skills during Keris Strike 2012

    Sep 24, 2012

    Sixty-five service members participating in the Keris Strike 2012 exercise went into the Panti Forest Reserve, Malaysia, Sept. 20, 2012, with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for a demonstration of survival and tracking skill.

  • Young minds, mature focus; battle in-sync

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Competitive energy was insulated by the cloudy skies above Hickam Air Force Base, as 17 high schools rallied their team pride for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps competition. The Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs from United States Army-Hawaii, the 25th Infantry Division, and Tripler Army Medical Center, unified their skillful and vigilant judging eyes to evaluate the competition for precision and unison in the art of drill and ceremony. Novice sonic-like eardrums amplified nervously trying hard not to anticipate preparatory commands; but all flaws were noted, scored, and tallied.

  • HaMMer decon system saves time

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sixty years of chemical and biological decontamination doctrine may soon change as the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command along with chemical elements from around U.S. Army Pacific and Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii fielded new decontamination equipment and technologies designed for all services at Area X-Ray, here, Aug. 6 to Sep. 12. The Soldiers tested the Hazard Mitigation, Material, Equipment Restoration or HAMMER family of systems. Comprised of multiple new technologies, the systems are ultimately designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to decontaminate equipment at the team level and beyond. To accomplish this HAMMER uses triage, minimizes the use of water, and focuses on simplicity of use.

  • Assistant secretary of Army for Manpower, Reserve Affairs hosts forum at Camp Zama

    Sep 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs addressed questions regarding personnel reductions, overseas tour lengths, and spouse employment opportunities during an open forum with community members here Sept. 17.

  • 3rd annual Pacific Resilience DREE a success

    Sep 21, 2012

    The third annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange 2012 held by the U.S. Army Pacific and Bangladesh Armed Forces Division went off without a hitch this week, testing the capabilities of disaster response organizations and personnel in the event of a catastrophic earthquake event in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Risks, recognition, prevention are stand down issues

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- Using the theme "A Healthy Force is a Ready Force," the Army is emphasizing Suicide Prevention Awareness this month, with a Suicide Prevention Stand Down ordered for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Sept. 27.

  • National prescription turn-in day set for Sept. 29

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, here, and at other locations on Oahu and around the state.

  • USAG-HI emphasizes need for preparedness during annual campaign

    Sep 21, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- While a zombie apocalypse may not be an imminent threat (… yet), there are other very real disasters worth planning for in advance.

  • 561st teaches engineering to Boy Scouts at PTA

    Sep 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, hosted the local Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow chapter, here, on the island of Hawaii, recently for a demonstration of PTA construction engineering.

  • A one-way ribbon cutting ceremony

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Since its move from Wheeler Army Airfield to Schofield Barracks, chaplains Col. Peter Mueller and Maj. Christopher Wilson, heads of the Chaplain Family Life Center, have been looking for ways to improve their training program, which teaches chaplains the art of counseling.

  • When the Army and Navy unite

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, deploys early next year, they will start thinking, "Accelerate your life," because they will be working side-by-side with the Navy. Throughout the deployment, the 84th Eng. Bn. will still maintain its traditions and daily operations within the battalion, but will adapt to the 30th Navy Construction Regiment's methods of construction, reporting, and construction standards.

  • Engineers volunteer to keep it clean at Kaena Point

    Sep 20, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion, a recent morning at Kaena Point State Park along North Shore, Hawaii, was more than a day at the beach.

  • Stand Down Day is part of Army-wide effort to help curb suicide, build resilience

    Sep 20, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- When U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and USAG Casey next week hold a suicide prevention "stand down" day, they will be playing a part in a larger, Army-wide push to help curb suicides within the Army family. As part of that push, the Army has extended this September's annual "Suicide Prevention Week" to an entire month's duration.

  • Training in Australia: 'Spartans' travel halfway around world to train

    Sep 20, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd "Spartan" Brigade Combat Team traveled to Australia to conduct essential training with select members of the Australian Army's 1st Brigade, Aug. 22, in Darwin, Australia, prior to deploying to Afghanistan.

  • Army engineers survey 'Last Frontier,' keep Air Force fighters flying safely

    Sep 20, 2012

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Surveyors from the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recently traveled to Alaska to help keep multimillion-dollar Air Force fighter jets and cargo planes based, here, flying safely.

  • Hometown Holiday Greetings from Yongsan

    Sep 19, 2012

    Every year around the holiday season, the Joint Hometown News Service hosts a Holiday Greetings gathering to give Service members, Civilians, and Families the opportunity to come out and send holiday greetings to love ones from their hometown. This year JHNS hosted the event here at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Sept. 17.

  • Yongsan shows environmental practices through seminar

    Sep 19, 2012

    Students from Hankuk University Environmental Engineering School were invited to tour U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan as a part of the Green Neighbor initiative outreach program, Sep. 13. Through the program, students were given the opportunity to learn about the environmental practices being used by the U.S. Army and see real-life applications of the knowledge they had acquired through their schooling. "We're sharing our environmental practices and the way we manage our environmental programs on post and on the peninsula," William Rogers, chief of the Environmental Division for USAG Yongsan, said. "We're hoping that the students take away information that can help them in their pursuits for future education and careers."

  • 8th MP female graduates from sheriff's academy

    Sep 19, 2012

    WAIPIO, Hawaii -- A new chapter opened between the 8th Military Police Brigade and Hawaii's Sheriff Division as a military policeman from the 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Bde. graduated with 17 new sheriff's deputies from the Sheriff's Recruit Academy at the Okinawa Center, here, Aug. 24. Staff Sgt. Stefeni Rowland, 558th MP Company, 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, became part of a story that began 21 years ago when current State Sheriff Shawn Tsuha graduated from the academy with an Airmen and a Marine, forming a civilian-military bond.

  • 8th TSC paralegals train for USARPAC competition

    Sep 19, 2012

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -- Paralegal Soldiers from throughout 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together, here, to ruck, board and test to prepare for the U.S. Army-Pacific paralegal competition, recently.

  • Music Fest, Slam Fest events bring tunes, tap-outs to Camp Zama

    Sep 19, 2012

    While an outdoor crowd at Yano Field at Camp Zama, Japan, cheered the raw sounds of a blues-rock band Sept. 16, 2012, spectators in a gymnasium directly behind them watched wrestlers execute brutal body slams and piledrivers.

  • U.S. Army Alaska renews school partnership

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Alaska renewed its commitment to a strong relationship with the local Fairbanks community during the third annual School Partnership Program's Memorandum of Agreement signing at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District building, Sept. 10, 2012.

  • Pacific Signal Week 2012 connects the Regiment

    Sep 19, 2012

    Signaleers from throughout the Pacific and the globe connected in Hawaii for the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Week, a series of events dedicated to commemorating the proud history of the Signal Regiment and communicating within the Signal Branch itself. The annual event was hosted by the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and U.S. Army, Pacific G6.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • Kids enjoy day at Yongsan

    Sep 18, 2012

    Capt. Nery Calderon, G-34 for Eighth Army, was having a good day on Saturday as he watched his two children enjoying games and activities offered by U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child Youth and School Services (CYSS) to celebrate the Day for Kids Community Celebration here, Sept. 15. "It is always good to see kids having fun and I think this definitely is a great idea for kids," said Calderon. "My kids love getting involved in different activities and this is a good resource for them. I appreciate the Garrison for doing this."

  • U.S. troops overcome third typhoon in South Korea

    Sep 18, 2012

    American Soldiers in South Korea overcame their third typhoon in less than a month when Typhoon Sanba came ashore at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Sept. 17, 2012.

  • CAO helps bring closure to family after 60 years

    Sep 18, 2012

    On Sept. 2, 1950, Pvt. Richard Clapp and C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment came under fire near Yulchon, South Korea. Clapp was killed in action. The Army was unable to identify his remains at the time, and he was buried as "Unknown" in a military cemetery on the Korean Peninsula; later moved to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2011, because of advances in technology, his remains were exhumed and identified by the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC). For Sgt. 1st Class James Shockley, maintenance supervisor with 602nd Forward Support Company, it would be his first opportunity to serve as a casualty assistance officer and serve Clapp's next of kin.

  • Camp Zama bilateral softball event builds friendship between local communities

    Sep 18, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 18, 2012) -- "Even though we don't understand each other's language, playing sports and sharing that enjoyment together -- that's the most fun part."

  • Island time is Army time

    Sep 17, 2012

    Living in a tropical paradise doesn't mean you get to sit on the beach all day, relax and surf. Just ask Asenati Petelo. Even if she wanted to, Petelo is too busy to spend much time on the beaches of Hawaii, where she lives and works, because in addition to working a full time job she is in the U.S. Army Reserve, attends the University of Hawaii, and is a member of its ROTC program.

  • Schofield's WTB beats Marine WWB in inaugural water polo tournament

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion sponsored a joint service adaptive water polo tournament, Sept. 7, 2012, at Richardson Pool, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Japan's Ten-Miler team primed to win

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Soldiers who will represent U.S. Army Japan in the Army Ten-Miler race have all the dedication, morale and physical and mental preparation necessary to stand atop the winner's podium this year, the team's coach said.

  • Tripler's Sleep Disorder Center earns AASM accreditation

    Sep 14, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Center earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Recent PA graduates from Tripler to serve at USAHC-SB

    Sep 14, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-3 graduated in the chapel, Sept. 7, here.

  • Advocate for financial health of service members visits Hawaii

    Sep 14, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 12, 2012) -- Hollister "Holly" Petraeus spoke from experience as a military spouse of 37 years and as the wife of a retired four-star general when she talked to Soldiers and family members, Sept. 7, about personal financial health and mission readiness.

  • Service recalls 9/11 trauma, resolve, resilience that followed

    Sep 13, 2012

    The American people have demonstrated resilience and resolve in the years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a speaker at Camp Red Cloud said during a chapel service in remembrance of the traumatic events and their aftermath.

  • West Casey Chapel reopens after stem-to-stern overhaul

    Sep 13, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The West Casey Chapel, which had been closed for 10 months for a stem-to-stern renovation, is open again and with an all-new look.

  • U.S. Army Pacific honors fallen of 9/11

    Sep 12, 2012

    Soldiers and family members from U.S. Army Pacific paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States during a remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2012, on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Garrison Sign-Up Day delivers to Yongsan Community

    Sep 12, 2012

    To help the Community stay active, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan introduced various events, programs, and activities to members of the garrison. Community members were given the opportunity to sign up for them at the Garrison Sign-up Day, which was held at the Collier Community Fitness Center, Sept. 9.

  • Yongsan conducts antiterrorism training during 9/11

    Sep 12, 2012

    In conjunction with the events of 9/11, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted its Antiterrorism, Operations Security (OPSEC), and Threat Awareness Reporting Program (TARP) Training for U.S. and ROK Servicemembers and Civilians at the Multi-Purpose Training Facility, Sep. 11.

  • ACS job fair draws big crowd, opportunities for Yongsan

    Sep 12, 2012

    In order to provide job opportunities for Servicemembers,Families and Civilians, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service hosted a job fair to make the job-seeking process easier for the prospective employees here, Sept. 12

  • Safety officials: Steer clear of unexploded ordnance

    Sep 11, 2012

    Eighth Army safety officials are encouraging U.S. troops to steer clear of unexploded ordnance in South Korea.

  • New Skills Development Center opens at Camp Zama

    Sep 11, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 11, 2012) -- The new Skills Development Center here was opened to the public following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sept. 7 in front of the facility.

  • JVEF celebrates Hawaii's military, public school scholarship

    Sep 11, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- Senior military leaders joined Hawaii educators, lawmakers, community members and volunteers for the 11th annual Joint Venture Education Forum, or JVEF, at the Ford Island Conference Center, here, Aug. 30.

  • Federal survey worth millions for schools

    Sep 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- Wednesday, Sept. 5, was an important day for Hawaii public school funding.

  • 2012 Hoe scholarship winner named

    Sep 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- With a serious look of responsibility in her eyes and a poise and demeanor beyond her years, Kalaheo High School senior Juvie Ignacio Varela became the sixth recipient of the annual 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor, here, Aug. 31.

  • Camp Zama remembers 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 11, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 12, 2012) -- "That day that we all know as 9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City. It left more than a wound in the Pentagon, or a scar on a field in Pennsylvania. It changed a generation of Americans, it changed our Army, and it changed the world."

  • Eighth Army considers environment during UFG

    Sep 10, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Whether in garrison or training in the field during exercises, Eighth Army takes its environmental responsibility seriously.

  • HHC USAG Yongsan welcomes new First Sergeant

    Sep 10, 2012

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison Yongsan welcomed a new First Sergeant during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Sept. 6.

  • The KATUSA experience

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Korean Augmentation to the United States Army program began during the Korean War through an agreement between the president of the Republic of Korea, Rhee Syng-man, and General of the Army Douglas McArthur. Originally intended to match able-bodied Korean personnel with available U.S. equipment, the program evolved into a cultural exchange and a symbol of friendship between the two nations.

  • 2ID Good Neighbor Program strives to make a difference

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center was recently visited by a small group of Korean women. Young and still basking in the vitality of their early 20s, most of them could easily pass for students. But, for these young women, not all is as it appears.

  • Stryker medical vehicles on hand at training range

    Sep 10, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Training in preparation for a deployment, especially the essential live-fire ranges, can be hazardous, but the 1-27th Infantry Battalion mitigates some of that danger with its Medical Emergency Vehicles.

  • Army, Air Force join forces during live fire exercise

    Sep 10, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Soldiers, aviators and Airmen came together at the Digital Multipurpose Range Complex on Sept. 6 here to conduct Joint Exercise Gunsmoke as part of Operation Wolfhound Maul being conducted by 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • 130th Eng. Bde. gets new motorized graders

    Sep 10, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- New motorized graders arrived last week at 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, boosting construction capabilities by providing drastically improved performance over the old equipment. Soldiers and leaders from the "Sappers in" Brigade spent last week getting familiar with all the new aspects of the Caterpillar 120M motorized graders during operator and field level maintenance new equipment training (OPNET and FLMNET).

  • Mass flu vaccination exercise to improve health, readiness of force

    Sep 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Installations around the island will hold a mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20, with the goal of vaccinating as many Oahu-based active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians as possible.

  • Local vendors display aloha with Hawaiian flavors

    Sep 10, 2012

    The promises from the Native Hawaiian Covenant and the Army Community Covenant were on display, recently, as military representatives met with local vendors during the 15th annual American Logistics Association, or ALA, Hawaii Show, here.

  • Commissary, Exchange patrons have budget-saving options

    Sep 10, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (Sept. 10, 2012) -- The Military Resale System benefits military families, but only if families use it.

  • Volunteers needed to tackle, track trash at Kaena Point

    Sep 10, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 10, 2012) -- Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army civilians are needed to help "tackle and track" trash at Kaena Point State Park Reserve and Army Beach, Sept. 15, 8-11:30 a.m

  • New DOD child care fees to begin Oct. 1; goal is consistency across military

    Sep 10, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (Sept. 10, 2012) -- Families who use U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's child care services will be receiving notification, in the coming days, of new Child Development Program fees for school year 2012-2013.

  • Georgia Army Reserve engineer takes home new appreciation from UFG12

    Sep 9, 2012

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA--ROK service members, 1st Lt. Lee and Capt. Choi, observe as Maj. Camperson, U.S. Army Reserve 368th FEST-Main, briefs the survey of Chilgok Stadium during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012.

  • Coalition network moves to Korea

    Sep 7, 2012

    Since it was stood up two years ago, the coalition network has become the standard enclave in which to share data and situational awareness between U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Now a similar tactical network is being upgraded in South Korea to enable U.S. partners in that country to reap similar rewards.

  • New school season begins

    Sep 7, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Summer vacation has come to a close and Humphreys American School (HAS) welcomed children back here on Monday morning, Aug. 27.

  • Local university helping bridge the culture gap

    Sep 7, 2012

    PYEONGTAEK, Republic of Korea -- The 17th session of this year's Korean Head Start program took place here, Aug 29-31.

  • Local Girl Scouts seek new members, discuss upcoming events

    Sep 7, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- It was a sign-up day at the Super Gym on Aug. 25. Parents and their children spent time together, signed up for the Girl Scouts, and got to know more about the organization for their little ones.

  • Army units from across U.S. take part in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012

    Sep 7, 2012

    United States Army Soldiers flew thousands of miles from several of the 50 states, including Hawaii, California, Maryland, Alabama and Utah, to support the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance during 2012 Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise in South Korea.

  • 'Wolfhounds' conduct live-fire exercise in South Korea

    Sep 7, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, conducted a combined arms live-fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea, Sept. 3, 2012, as part of Operation Wolfhound Maul.

  • Teens experience Big Island

    Sep 7, 2012

    High school students from several Pacific region garrisons gathered, here, recently, for an annual Pacific Youth Leadership Forum. The theme for this year's forum was "Renewable Energy-The Power of Youth."

  • Labor Day Festival 2012: Thousands take part as Area I says so long to summer

    Sep 6, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Warrior Country put work on hold Aug. 31 to celebrate Labor Day with a festival on Camp Casey. Almost 5,000 Soldiers, civilians and family members took part in the annual event.

  • Soldiers learn SHARP tools in Okinawa

    Sep 6, 2012

    "It's a problem within our ranks that has to stop; it's an issue within the ranks and it will destroy us from inside," the commanding general of U.S. Army Japan said about sexual assault.

  • 'Coldsteel' rains from above

    Sep 6, 2012

    ROGRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, Korea - The UH-60 Blackhawk begins to bank around the mountain side on its approach to the landing zone. Grass, dirt and debris fill the air as the bird hovers slightly above the deck before touching down. The green and tan of ACUs emerge from the fuselage in all directions. As the adrenaline filled Soldiers leap to the ground they immediately aim their weapons and prepare to protect their assets should the enemy be near. These are the Soldiers of the 'Coldsteel' company and they are ready for a fight.

  • 'Warrior Support' for 'Wolfhounds'

    Sep 6, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, Korea -- Soldiers of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division are ensuring that the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd SBCT, 25th ID, has everything it needs to continue training operations here during their more than month long deployment to Korea during Operation Wolfhound Maul from July 31 to Sept. 9.

  • 'Wolfhounds' prepare for combat

    Sep 6, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, Korea -- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted a combined arms live fire exercise at the Digital Multipurpose Range Complex here on Sept. 3 as part of Operation Wolfhound Maul.

  • Suicide should be addressed with dignity and respect

    Sep 6, 2012

    After a decade of battle, the Army faces the threat of suicide, and like any battle, the Army trains to defeat threats.

  • Dramatic growth fuels new Outdoor Recreation Center in Hawaii

    Sep 6, 2012

    The new Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation facility, here, features nearly 5000 square feet of covered storage behind the main building, allowing for an increase of 40 percent more equipment for Soldier and family member rental. The new complex is located behind the Army Community Center building and Hui Na O Wahine Thrift Shop.

  • Johnson: Ulchi Freedom Guardian increases readiness

    Sep 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army's operational-level commander in South Korea said exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian improved Eighth Army's mission readiness to serve as a joint and combined operational headquarters.

  • 'Spirit of Samurai' prevails during weeklong medical exercise in Japan

    Sep 5, 2012

    SAGAMI DEPOT, Japan (Sept. 5, 2012) -- When a small unit is tagged to provide service and support for a week for more than 200 Soldiers and Airmen, it can seem like an arduous task to accomplish.

  • Yongsan Community shows off Open Mic Night talent

    Sep 5, 2012

    United States Army Garrison Yongsan Community was given the opportunity to show off their talent during Open Mic Night held here, Aug. 31. This event was hosted by BOSS (Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers) at the R&R Bar & Grill.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post showed its Theater Army capability in the Republic of Korea, Aug 14-30, 2012, during Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

  • Yongsan Job fair offers employment opportunities

    Sep 5, 2012

    Looking for a job? About to retire? Just moved to Korea? U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service is planning to hold a job fair to help you through the transition process. Frank D. Jackson, employment readiness program manager for USAG Yongsan's ACS, explained that everyone with access to the post would be invited to find out about job employment opportunities being offered for Servicemembers and Families moving in and out of the Korean peninsula.

  • Children play, bridge cultural barriers

    Sep 4, 2012

    Living in South Korea affords the children of the U.S. Army community here some unique opportunities, and on a recent Monday it gave them some time with English-speaking children from the host nation.

  • 'Butterfly teacher' remembered for her dedication to students, passion for education

    Sep 4, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 31, 2012) -- "Teresa was someone who really cared about the school and students always, and you are never going to find anyone more dedicated than her."

  • Fuji Firepower demo shows off Japanese defense force's weapons, aircraft capabilities

    Sep 4, 2012

    GOTEMBA CITY, Japan (Sept. 4, 2012) -- The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force displayed its tactical, weapons and aircraft capabilities to the public during the annual Fuji Firepower Demonstration, held Aug. 24 through 26 at the East Fuji Maneuver Area here.

  • 'Samurai' spirit prevails during MEDEX 12

    Sep 4, 2012

    Soldiers from the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion supported more than 200 active, Reserve and Guard personnel in Japan who were taking part in U.S. Army Pacific's 2012 Medical Exercise.

  • USAHC-SB Soldiers named 2012 PRMC Best Medics

    Sep 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two of U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks' Medical Company medics took first place in the 2012 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition held Aug. 28-30, here.

  • Alaska Soldiers train 'Down Under'

    Sep 4, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska's 2nd Engineer Brigade, along with 36 other U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers, participated in the 12-day Australian Army Junior Leader Jungle Training Course, from July 30 to Aug. 10, 2012, in the jungles of the Australian Combat Training Center in the country's northeastern state.

  • Disaster drill strengthens bilateral relationship between U.S. Army, local community

    Sep 4, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan's participation in the Sagamihara City Disaster Drill, Sept. 2, 2012, at Fuchinobe Park in Sagamihara, Japan, helped maintain a strong relationship with the local community in case of a disaster, officials said.

  • Special Reaction Team

    Sep 4, 2012

    For these military police Soldiers part of a group of 26 Soldiers from units in Korea, the 25th Inf. Div., the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment command, and the Directorate of Emergency Services, Hawaii, the last thing on their mind is how they are just training or their graduation as Special Reaction Team members later in the week, here, on Aug 24. They focus on their mission; distractions are for Soldiers not ready for the brutal realities of the SRT, the Army's equivalent of a SWAT team. A unit that stands ready to rapidly engage in hostage situations, conduct drug stings and provide an added level of firepower and skill sets to the Military Police mission.

  • US Army shows Korean ally how it preserves land

    Sep 3, 2012

    A group of South Korean troops were guests of the U.S. Army in Area I recently for an on-post tour that showed them how the Army helps preserve Korea's environment. It included a look at how Area I "grows" dirt on a land farm.

  • U.S. Army Japan's 'Rising Sun' newspaper to make its new home online

    Sep 3, 2012

    After a brief but fruitful existence as the latest incarnation of U.S. Army Japan's official command information publication, the Rising Sun newspaper will make a committed, and most would say inevitable, shift into the digital age by becoming an online-exclusive news site.

  • 501st STB conducts night training during Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 31, 2012

    Camp Carroll Soldiers assigned to the 501st Special Troops Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade, conducted night-oriented Soldier-focused missions during the peninsula-wide exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian while on Camp Casey, Aug. 16-30, 2012.

  • 325th Combat Support Hospital flawless during USARPAC MEDEX 12

    Aug 30, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 325th Combat Support Hospital, 139th Medical Brigade, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), deployed from Independence, Missouri, and executed a seamless mass casualty exercise for disaster relief on Sagami (Army) General Depot in Sagamihara, Japan, Aug. 28, 2012.

  • Japanese students on Okinawa learn English with help from Soldier volunteers

    Aug 30, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (Aug. 30, 2012) -- Ten Soldiers assigned to units on Okinawa are currently taking part in the Sobe Summer English Program to help teach English to local school children during their summer break.

  • PTP welcomes Yongsan garrison commander

    Aug 30, 2012

    People to People New Seoul Chapter (PTP) hosted a welcome banquet in honor of Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, here, Aug. 30.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment commander visits 83rd Ordnance Battalion Soldiers in Kure

    Aug 29, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (Aug. 29, 2012) -- The commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command visited a unit in Kure, Japan, to observe how the Soldiers assigned there conduct ammunitions operations from their headquarters in the southern prefecture of Hiroshima.

  • Eighth Army weathers typhoon during UFG

    Aug 29, 2012

    While training to confront simulated threats during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012, Eighth Army overcame a real one when the strongest typhoon in a decade struck the Korean Peninsula, Aug. 28, 2012.

  • Sky Dragons build lasting friendship with ROK Army during UFG

    Aug 29, 2012

    CAMP YONGIN, South Korea - The XVIII Airborne Corps "Sky Dragons" were officially greeted by the Third Republic of Korea Army as they launched the beginning of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012 here on Aug 24.

  • Pacific Strykers find versatile place to train in Korea

    Aug 29, 2012

    The 1-27th Wolfhound Infantry Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, which is currently training at Rodriguez Range with 2nd Infantry Division forces, is part of the greater Stryker force in the Pacific region.

  • Yongsan stays strong through Typhoon Bolaven

    Aug 29, 2012

    Typhoon Bolaven roared through United States Army Garrison Yongsan, but it didn't quite pack as big of a punch as was expected, Aug. 28.

  • MPs keep Yongsan children safe

    Aug 29, 2012

    To make sure kids are safe when walking across roads, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Directorate of Emergency Services, Military Police, organized roadguard teams to provide safety to children before and after school, Aug. 27.

  • USAHC-SB celebrates women's equality

    Aug 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The staff at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks held a Women's Equality Month observance, Aug. 24, here.

  • Fuel for the Fight

    Aug 28, 2012

    501st SBDE conducts Joint Training Exercise with 2ID, Air Force and KSC

  • Photo Essay: On the Road with Secretary McHugh - South Korea

    Aug 28, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Seoul, South Korea, meeting with South Korean officials and Soldiers, and visiting the Joint Security Area located within the village of Panmunjom, as well as Camp Humphreys. McHugh also met with Gen. James D. Thurman, Commander of United Nations Command, U.S./Republic of Korea Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea, and Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commanding general of Eighth Army.

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