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  • USARPAC Fiscal Triad successfully executes year-end close

    Oct 30, 2012

    The United States Army, Pacific G-8 hosted a Year-End Close Recognition/Potluck celebration on Oct. 4, at the Historic Palm Circle Gazebo on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 58th Signal Battalion colors cased, 333rd, 349th Signal Companies OPCON to 78th Signal Battalion

    Oct 30, 2012

    After heralding for more than 50 years the proud legacy of support that will continue in Okinawa, the Signal orange colors of the 58th Signal Battalion were cased during an inactivation ceremony at Torii Beach landing zone, Okinawa, Oct. 12.

  • 35th CSSB holds Halloween event for local children

    Oct 30, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2012) -- More than one hundred local Japanese guests including children and their parents were invited to an annual Friendship Halloween event hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Sagami General Depot Oct. 29.

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race at the Sports Complex in Dongducheon, South Korea, on Oct. 28, 2012. 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers often join events involving local civilians in Area 1 as part of the Good Neighbor Program. (U. S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs NCO/Released).

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School

    Oct 30, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and students from the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School Tour at Pocheon and Yeoncheon on Oct. 26, 2012. Soldiers and students visited the African Art Museum in Pocheon and the Jeongok Prehistoric Museum in Yeoncheon. The event gave Soldiers a chance to interact with students as a part of the Good Neighbor Program between the U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-Byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • Yongsan celebrates Halloween

    Oct 29, 2012

    Superheroes, princesses and even a vampires roamed around the family housing areas of Yongsan to gather as many sweet treats as they could all the while shouting "trick or treat." The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community celebrated Halloween and provided Servicemembers, Families and Civilians the opportunity to enjoy a spooky night with a bucket full of candy here, Oct. 27.

  • Yongsan keeps kids safe during Halloween

    Oct 29, 2012

    Superheroes, princesses and even a vampires roamed around the family housing areas of Yongsan to gather as many sweet treats as they could all the while shouting "trick or treat."

  • Soldiers in Japan celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 26, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan - More than 200 Soldiers and family members of the 10th Regional Support Group ended Red Ribbon Week with a Halloween fun run and walk on Friday, Oct. 26th at Torii Station's Renegade Landing zone.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army Family Action Plan Conference

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Being the "Talk of the Town" was not just an expression as Army Community Service hosted the Army Family Action Plan Conference, here. This two-day event took place Oct. 18-19, in the Super Gym, and was open to the Total Army Family, which included Soldiers of all ranks, Family members, DOD civilians, retirees and contractors.

  • AFAP delegates report issues: Ask leaders to expand hours for health, other services in Warrior Coun

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A panel of Warrior Country Soldiers and civilians has asked Area I senior leaders to consider expanding the hours that health clinics, post office, finance and other essential services are open to the community.

  • Maude Hall again up, running: Major renovation adds all-new look, much new parking

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The newly renovated building at Camp Casey through which Soldiers and family members process in and out of Warrior Country assignments is back in business with an all-new look and much more parking space.

  • USO holds first Red, White and Blue golf tournament

    Oct 26, 2012

    SUNGNAM GOLF COURSE, South Korea - More than 170 golfers converged upon the Sungnam Golf Course Oct. 19 to take part in the United Service Organization's first Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament and Military Cup.

  • Schofield medical staff kick off their shoes, explore physical therapy services

    Oct 26, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 50 U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks staff members gathered in the Physical Therapy Clinic, here, to participate in a variety of activities during an open house, Oct. 24.

  • Medical experts preparing test for prestigious badge

    Oct 26, 2012

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (October 22, 2012) -- A team of Army medics are getting ready for an intense five-day evaluation that will test the knowledge of medical Soldiers from throughout the Pacific Theater as they strive to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the Army's most coveted badges to earn, during U.S. Army Pacific's EFMB testing, here, 3-8 Nov.

  • Engineers conduct road maintenance at East Range

    Oct 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In the past year, Integrated Area Management, or ITAM, identified more than 150 miles of roads that are showing signs of rutting, potholes and erosion, all of which can cause hazardous conditions and vehicle maintenance nightmares. To address part of the problem, the 523rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, teamed up with Range Control during the month of August to provide critical engineering support on East Range roads, here.

  • U.S. works with foreign armies to counter IEDs

    Oct 25, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION -- Terrorists are indiscriminate; they will attack and kill any race, gender or religion that doesn't tie-in or conform to their way of thinking. Terrorists are everywhere, from the mountains of Afghanistan to our back door. For this reason, the team at the Asian Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center, here, works diligently with U.S. forces and partner nations to save the lives of civilians and military forces around the world.

  • Camp Humphreys firefighters 'turn up the heat' with live fire training in Korea

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 95 Army and Navy firefighters from across Korea gathered on Camp Humphreys to take part in four days of live fire training, Oct. 23.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army's first Korea-wide disc golf tournament

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Beacon Hill Disc Golf Fall Classic, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was held, Oct. 20, on Beacon Hill.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts annual Army Ten-Miler 'shadow run'

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- About 200 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the third annual Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run, hosted here Oct. 21.

  • 210th Fires Brigade "Thunder Run

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In 30-degree weather, 210th Fires Brigade kicked off their "Thunder Run," a leaders' training event, at the Carey Fitness Center's soccer field on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, October 18, 2012. The event welcomed new leaders to the Brigade with a test of physical strength, mental toughness and a chance for all to come together with a cresting ceremony dinner. (U.S. Army photos by 210 Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Yongsan's got talent, rising stars

    Oct 24, 2012

    The U.S Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organized Operation Rising Star to give Servicemembers, Families and Civilians the opportunity to showcase their singing talents. On U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, the regional audition was held here, Oct. 19.

  • Eighth Army hosts ceremony at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 24, 2012

    Senior Eighth Army leaders, South Korean military officials and Korean War veterans participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Opening ceremony launches Orient Shield 12

    Oct 24, 2012

    Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, joined with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from Middle Army's, 10th Division, 33rd Infantry Regiment, in a ceremony that initiated the annual bilateral, tactical level field training exercise known as Orient Shield 12.

  • The wiring guru

    Oct 24, 2012

    Sgt. Jose Esperacion, an aircraft electrician with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Diamond Head, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, and a resident of Waipahu, Hawaii, will receive the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America Avionics Award during the AAAA Aircraft Survivability Professional Forum in Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 6.

  • Opening Ceremony Launches Orient Shield 12

    Oct 24, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, Japan -- Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii joined with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from Middle Army's, 10th Division, 33rd Infantry Regiment in a ceremony that initiated the annual bilateral, tactical level field training exercise known as Orient Shield 12.

  • Zama Trojans celebrates Homecoming with victory

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The Zama American High School Trojans brought their teamwork into sharp focus to beat the Robert D. Edgren High School Eagles from Misawa Air Base 40 - 17 during the homecoming football game at ZAHS's Barry Huitema Field Oct. 19.

  • Camp Zama kicks off Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 23, 2012) -- A Red Ribbon Week Art Contest, hosted by the Army Substance Abuse Program office on Camp Zama, was held at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center Oct. 23.

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force Welcomes Golden Dragons

    Oct 23, 2012

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army.

  • Army will prepare for future with regionally aligned forces

    Oct 23, 2012

    Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must be scalable from squad to corps level, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • Eighth Army team participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    A team of Eighth Army runners from South Korea participated in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler in the nation's capital, Oct. 21, 2012.

  • Female flag football: Players create a Hawaii gridiron league of their own

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- Fall signals the official return of football, a time when fans flock to stadiums and fill living rooms to capacity to watch their favorite teams do battle on the gridiron.

  • Division, Garrison show appreciation

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- To give updates about the Army and provide bucket loads of resources and information were some objectives of Retiree Appreciation Day, or RAD, at the Nehelani, here, Oct. 6.

  • Garrison casts spotlight on domestic violence awareness

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- Life-sized cardboard cutouts of a young child, woman and man stand silent in the foyer of the Army Community Service building, here, unfaced reminders of real people -- people we see every day in our neighborhood, at the Commissary checkout, in our school classrooms and in our workplaces -- who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

  • Schofield Barracks mechanics support cavalry training in Washington

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- Whether deployed to combat zones or training centers, enabler support acts as a combat multiplier for combat arms units, bringing potency or longevity to the fight. And when it comes to equipment, one disabled vehicle can put many lives in danger.

  • Re-enactors, museum breath new life into history

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The lawn of the Tropic Lightning Museum, here, was abuzz with activity, Saturday, as Soldiers, re-enactors, history buffs and volunteers brought history to life for the annual "Living History Day."

  • US-ROK soldiers team up, make a difference in Uijeongbu

    Oct 19, 2012

    People say sharing is caring. Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion and Republic of Korea Army's 2nd Logistics Support Command recently shared some of their time with the residents of a community welfare center in the Jang-Am district of Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Full-scale exercise tests emergency capabilities in Korea

    Oct 19, 2012

    "EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE!" echoing across U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea, signaled the start of the annual full-scale exercise held here, Oct. 15-19, 2012.

  • Casey lanes get major renovation; Pirate-themed interior aims at shipshape fun for community

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP Casey, South Korea -- If you are, ever have been, or want to be a pirate of the Caribbean, you should find things shipshape and a fair wind running next time you clamber over the gunwales of the Camp Casey bowling center.

  • Area I moving to set up council for its retirees

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Retirees in Warrior Country will soon be able to have regular meetings with Area I officials to voice concerns and seek help on a broad range of retiree-related issues.

  • Ready...set...Angry Birds...Dodgeball!!!

    Oct 19, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Normally you wouldn't associate Angry Birds with Hotdogs or Nachos and Coke. But add five rubber balls and It's Not What You Think, and you have Camp Casey's 5-on-5 Dodgeball Tournament, which occurred Oct. 13 at the Carey Fitness Center.

  • 8th TSC preserves equipment with corrosion prevention

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Hawaii is considered a level-four corrosive zone, which is the worst on Earth. For this reason, corrosion prevention training is a high priority for the Army and its units here in Oahu.

  • Army strong spouse, business woman named Mrs. Alaska International

    Oct 19, 2012

    Fort Wainwright spouse wins Mrs. Alaska International

  • Tripler takes home top award for healthy workplace environment

    Oct 19, 2012

    KANEOHE, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center was presented with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a Hawaii Psychological Association's luncheon, Oct. 19 at the Koolau Ballrooms, here.

  • 8th MPs help restore Kupuna neighborhood

    Oct 19, 2012

    WAIALUA, Hawaii -- North Shore community members, including a dozen Soldiers from the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, came together to paint the Kupuna Housing Project, here, Sept. 29. Originally founded to provide housing for the disabled and elderly, through the years, the Kupuna Housing project fell into disrepair as drugs and transients began to dominate the once quiet neighborhood.

  • 8th MPs scale fundraising heights

    Oct 19, 2012

    KAILUA, Hawaii -- As the Blue Angels soared in performance across Kaneohe Bay, a different group of angels shared the skies above the sleepy Windward Oahu town of Kailua. Nearly 20 Soldiers from the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, joined military and civilian law enforcement personnel from across the Hawaiian Islands for three straight days -- day and night -- on top of a 14-foot scaffolding that gives the 11th annual "Cop on Top" Special Olympics fundraiser its name at the Aikahi Shopping Center here, Sept. 28-30.

  • Medical personnel put in long hours, sweat, prepare to earn coveted badge

    Oct 19, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Nearly 30 medical personnel from various units and commands on Oahu have been meeting in the pre-dawn and post-dusk hours before and after work over the past several weeks.

  • 8th TSC's NCO Call celebrates, upholds traditions

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORD ISLAND, Hawaii -- "The sick want a cure, the sinner wants absolution, the accused wants exoneration and Soldiers seek leadership. We are professionals, noncommissioned officers, leaders!" These comments were the closing line at 8th Theater Sustainment Command's Noncommissioned Officer Call, aboard the USS Missouri, here, Sept. 21.

  • 8th TSC takes different approach to stand down

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii -- Suicide amongst Soldiers is at an all-time high rate, and the Army and the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, wants to find a solution. Their solution: resiliency.

  • Korean National Police tour Yongsan Army base

    Oct 18, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan invited over 100 Korean National Policemen onto the Army installation in the middle of the city of Seoul to thank the KNPs for their vigilant service to safety here, Oct.15.

  • DoD's top Doc visits Pacific Rim as preparations are made for strategic shift

    Oct 16, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As the national security strategy shifts to focus on the Pacific region, all of the Department of Defense's organizations are preparing to support. During his visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, Oct. 8-10, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and director, Tricare Management Activity, made his round to various organizations on Oahu, to include Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • 501st SBDE Operations Center prepares for Warpath III

    Oct 16, 2012

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade Operations Cell uses Field and Simulated Training exercises to improve operating procedures in preparation wargaming exercise, Warpath III.

  • 2012 Fall Friendship Festival brings joy to Yongsan

    Oct 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted its annual Fall Friendship Festival providing service members, families, and civilians with a fun filled day of events at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, Oct. 6, 2012.

  • JGSDF celebrates anniversary at Camp Zama

    Oct 15, 2012

    More than 500 people participated in a joint ceremony at Yano Fitness Center at Camp Zama, Japan, Oct. 13, 2012, for the 41st anniversary of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Zama Sub-post and the 40th anniversary of the 4th Engineer Group.

  • Eighth Army participates in Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 15, 2012

    GYERYONG, South Korea - The Republic of Korea Ground Festival Forces Festival is one of the largest and most unique military exhibitions in the world.

  • Friendship appreciation ceremony recognizes ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Oct 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held the ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award ceremony to pay tribute for the hard-work of Korean and U.S. Servicemembers here, Oct. 12.

  • Yongsan children learn safety during fire prevention week

    Oct 14, 2012

    Local Yongsan fire stations showed Community members how to prevent fires and what to do when encountered fire incidents during a series of events in recognition of Fire Prevention Week here, Oct. 10-11. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Directorate of Fire Emergency Services Fire Station partnered with the Yongsan-gu Fire Station for the week. They organized and developed many different trainings and activities for children to participate learn from.

  • General Hurley observes 501st SBDE at Warpath II

    Oct 13, 2012

    Warpath II is a Command Post and Situational Traingin Exercise involving military units throughout the Korean Peninsula, focusing onon full spectrum Operations.

  • Eighth Army leaders discuss way ahead in Korea

    Oct 12, 2012

    Eighth Army leaders discussed the way ahead in South Korea during an on-site conference at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Oct. 10-11, 2012.

  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert D. Byers, 7th Inf. Div. command sergeant major, uncased the "Bayonet Division" colors at the unit's reactivation ceremony, Oct. 10, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Korea recognizes its good neighbors

    Oct 11, 2012

    An alliance as strong as the ROK-U.S. alliance requires the involvement of many organizations and people personally committed to maintaining and improving its strength. To recognize some of these dedicated good neighbors, the 10th Annual Good Neighbor Awards ceremony was held here, Sept. 24. "We are here this evening to honor and recognize our exceptional good neighbors," said Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea. "They are talented, dedicated and selfless in their communities as members who strive to make a difference for those around them."

  • USAG Yongsan raises awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service held a Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation ceremony to raise awareness and the importance of the prevention of domestic violence at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea, Oct. 2, 2012.

  • Yongsan Community pushes for changes during AFAP conference

    Oct 9, 2012

    The 2013 U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Army Family Action Plan Conference was held to bring together Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and DA Civilians to identify and elevate quality of life issues for action by senior Army leaders here, Oct. 3-4.

  • Army chemical battalion returns to 2ID in Korea

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced Sept. 4 the relocation of the 23rd Chemical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Business leaders witness combined military might

    Oct 5, 2012

    Business leaders in South Korea witnessed the combined might of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance during a live-fire exercise, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Fort Wainwright civilian employees recognized

    Oct 5, 2012

    "It's one of my favorite things that I do, as the commander here at Fort Wainwright," said Col. Ronald M. Johnson, garrison commander.

  • Smith takes command of PRMC as Gallagher retires

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Oct. 4, to bid "a hui hou" to Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Col. J. Anson Smith.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations now available for all Tricare beneficiaries

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Seasonal flu vaccinations for all Tricare-enrolled beneficiaries in Hawaii are now available.

  • Alaska paratrooper gives blood, saves Afghan man's life

    Oct 4, 2012

    A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gives the gift of life to a wounded Afghan man.

  • Alaska soldiers challenge local hockey team

    Oct 4, 2012

    University of Alaska hockey players team up with the Soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division for a day of Army training.

  • Alaska Soldier sets local ultra marathon record

    Oct 4, 2012

  • Gold Star mothers recognized for 'ultimate sacrifice'

    Oct 4, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- With the figure of Lady Columbia in clear view, her arms open wide to embrace the fallen and comfort the mourning, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and its Survivor Outreach Services program held Hawaii's first-ever Gold Star Mother's Day "Lei of Honor and Remembrance Ceremony" at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, Sunday.

  • Army 'VOWs' to ensure success for transitioning Soldiers

    Oct 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Starting Nov. 21, all Soldiers will get the tools and support necessary to make a smooth transition into civilian life.

  • 'Living History Day' will bring 25th ID's past to life

    Oct 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- The Tropic Lightning Museum is gearing up to conduct an annual "Living History Day," here, Saturday, Oct. 13, to commemorate the 25th Infantry Division's Organization Day.

  • IPC to host safety night for garrison

    Oct 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Families are invited to enjoy an evening filled with exciting activities and hands-on demonstrations that will teach members of all ages about safety in and around their homes.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force school hosts bilateral exchange with Army engineers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Japan Engineer District representatives at Camp Zama, Japan, continued a nearly 20-year tradition recently when the unit's deputy commander and Forward Engineer Support Team leader were hosted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Engineer School officials at Camp Katsuta in Ibaraki prefecture.

  • 6th Battalion, 37th FAR Section Cert. Training

    Oct 3, 2012

    6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a fire direction control section certification Oct. 2 on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. The purpose of the training was to certify each section for a live-fire exercise scheduled for the near future. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released.)

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Joint fire drill strengthens bond between Army, city firefighters in Japan

    Oct 3, 2012

    More than 60 Japanese firefighters from Sagamihara City, Japan, took part in an exercise hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan that was meant to foster a strong bilateral relationship between the two organizations and enhance their fire protection and response operations.

  • Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council boosts ROK-U.S. alliance

    Oct 2, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan met to discuss their most recent efforts to improve relations between the ROK and U.S., Sep. 25. Members of both parties discussed past success and look forward to upcoming events that would boost the ROK-U.S. alliance. Sung Jang Hyun, mayor of Yongsan-gu, and Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, were among those who attended the quarterly gathering.

  • Hawaii kicks off Pacific Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 2012 Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially kicked off with a breakfast at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena Oct. 1.

  • USAG Daegu firefighters respond to Korean factory fire, chemical leak

    Oct 2, 2012

    GUMI CITY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- Firefighters from U. S. Army Garrison Daegu responded to a mutual aid assist request from Korean firefighters combating a factory explosion and fire which released fluorine gas here Sept. 27.

  • Senior leader from Land of the Rising Sun visits National Capital Region

    Oct 2, 2012

    Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Eiji Kimizuka receives the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) from U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Gen. Kimizuka received the award for promoting family welfare through the development of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force family support structure. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • USARPAC holds suicide prevention stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    Recent Army statistics have revealed an influx in Soldier suicide over the last year, which has brought great concern to the Army. In response to this concern, the Army initiated a safety stand down for suicide awareness Sept. 27.

  • Special Troops Battalion Warriors take home trophy in intramural softball championship

    Oct 1, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 28, 2012) -- The Warriors of U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion defeated the Directorate of Public Works' Yellow Monkeys in the final of two games Sept. 26 at Rambler Field here to win the intramural softball championship.

  • Warrior Country sets up suicide hotline

    Sep 28, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- A new 24-hour suicide prevention hotline has been established by U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I for anyone in Warrior Country considering suicide or trying to help someone who may be suicidal.

  • Friendship fest strengthens alliance

    Sep 28, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- "Ka-chi kap-shi-da" is Korean for "Let's go together." And that is what has been happening with Americans and Koreans north of Seoul in an area called Warrior Country since the Korean War. Soldiers and their families spend afternoon with Korean civilians during the 8th Korean-American Friendship Festival held at the ROK-U.S. Cultural Plaza in the Bosan-dong section of Dongducheon, near Camp Casey's main gate. There was free food. Koreans got to sample American hot dogs and hamburgers while Americans were treated to tteokbokki (spicy cylinder-shaped rice cake) and saengseon-jeon (breaded fish pancake).

  • Johnson sends Chuseok message to Korean people

    Sep 28, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general released a first ever video message to the Korean people in honor of Chuseok, Korea's annual harvest festival.

  • ACS offers budget, credit counseling

    Sep 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 28, 2012) -- On a typical day, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army Community Service supports more than 40 requests for financial and employment readiness program support.

  • 'Odyssey' offers insights for job searches, Oct. 9-12

    Sep 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 28, 2012) -- A one-of-a-kind opportunity for job seekers, designed to provide important tools for success from resume writing workshops to computer training, is coming to Schofield Barracks during Employment Odyssey Week, Oct. 9-11

  • Schofield health clinic hosts terrain walk, educates Army leaders on behavioral health services

    Sep 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 90 of U.S. Army-Hawaii's battalion-level and above command team members took part in a terrain walk at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks in order to learn about behavioral health and substance abuse services available to their Soldiers and families, Sept. 27, here.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers on front lines in fight against suicide

    Sep 27, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division took a break from training in Korea on Thursday as part of an Army-wide suicide prevention and awareness stand-down to further educate Soldiers on the warning signs of suicide and let Soldiers know it is okay to ask for help when you need it.

  • Tripler's EO observance gets physical, reminds everyone to be proud of their heritage

    Sep 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Hispanic Heritage Month observance filled Kyser Auditorium, Sept. 20, here. The monthlong observance, which pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society, began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. It honors those with Hispanic heritage by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

  • Tripler hosts Pacific region's first behavioral health summit

    Sep 27, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center hosted the first behavioral health summit in the Pacific region, Sept. 13-14, 2012, in Honolulu.

  • Mass flu exercise brings services together

    Sep 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Installations around the island held 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. In previous years, each service would individually hold shot exercises where they would immunize their personnel. This year, all services coordinated together and held a mass joint immunization exercise.

  • USARPAC CCP HAST Meets with Tongan National Emergency Management Office

    Sep 27, 2012

    When disaster strikes in the Pacific, once an affected nation asks for help the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team would be the first on the ground. The HAST's job is to conduct assessments of key infrastructure in order to assist the host nation's government in getting relief supplies and other support into the country as quickly as possible. U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers are in Tonga this week taking part in "Coral Reef" a joint-multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise primarily designed to test the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's ability to react to a disaster. HAST personnel met with members of the Tonga National Emergency Management Office Monday.

  • Hispanic-American culture, history celebrated during observance at Camp Zama

    Sep 27, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 28, 2012) -- Camp Zama celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the culture and history of Hispanic and Latino Americans, with an observance held Sept. 26 at the Community Activity Center here.

  • Malaysians make Counter-IED training debut at Keris Strike

    Sep 27, 2012

    In a world where threats can often be undetectable yet devastatingly lethal, training such as the Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) help people engaged in peacekeeping missions stay alive.

  • USARPAC host PACOM Asia Pacific Multinational Open Source Conference

    Sep 26, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians with Pacific Command and from across the Asia Pacific intelligence community gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 12-14 to discuss the power of open source intelligence (OSINT) during the 3rd Annual Pacific Command Asia Pacific Multinational Open Source Conference.

  • JBLM Welcomes 7th Inf Div Commander

    Sep 26, 2012

    Flags waved, cannons roared and the 56th Army Band played as Soldiers, friends and Family in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community came together to welcome a brand new leader to the Pacific Northwest.

  • 411th Contracting Support Brigade: Contracting support in the land of the morning calm

    Sep 26, 2012

    Providing the stability necessary to maintain a transient workforce, the 411th Contracting Support Brigade's Korean-national workforce is the cornerstone of the brigade's success, according to the unit's senior leadership.

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