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  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii events feature special MOMC activities for enrolled families, including "Read to Me," luau, barbecues, mini carnivals, teen lock-ins and book fairs.

  • EFMP stages rallies to 'End the R-Word'

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Cars honked in support as they passed cheering volunteers on Trimble Road, waving signs that read "Rally for Respect" and "End the R-Word."

  • Leilehua High repeats as national 'cyber' champions

    Mar 29, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V, the nation's premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15, here.

  • HI Legislature honors fallen war heroes

    Mar 29, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives held a special joint session in the Senate Chambers, here, Wednesday, to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Tropic Lightning Soldiers Celebrate Women's History Month

    Mar 29, 2013

    Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division hosted a Women's History Month observance March 27, 2013 in the Sgt. Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Well tests for fresh water at PTA

    Mar 29, 2013

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- A 6,400-foot-deep test water well is being drilled, here, in a first step to determine if the high-altitude base and its surrounding communities could be sustained by their own water supply.

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Fifty-three stellar employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Learning to lead

    Mar 28, 2013

    Some 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade recently took the time to reflect on what they have learned from their leaders as well as what it means to be a leader in the U.S. Army while attending the brigade's Talon Academy.

  • The Reading Vacation

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Post Library is open to provide those television shows and movies you desire and a good book to snuggle into bed with this weekend. If that's not your speed then they also offer computer services.

  • Central Readiness Force Headquarters Relocation Ceremony

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Central Readiness Force headquarters relocation ceremony was held recently at Camp Zama, Japan. During the ceremony, which celebrated the completion of the relocation of the unit from Camp Asaka in Tokyo to Camp Zama, a ribbon-cutting was conducted by Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, commander of the CRF, and Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), along with the mayors of nearby Sagamihara and Zama cities.

  • Yongsan hosts Passover, honors Jewish traditions

    Mar 27, 2013

    In celebration of the biggest Jewish holiday, Passover, Yongsan hosted Passover Seder and celebrated the meaningful day with the presence of fellow Jewish service members, families and civilians here, March 26.

  • Demons work with community outreach

    Mar 27, 2013

    Thoughts about demons are usually associated with fear and death. When U.S. Army units adopt the moniker "Demon," they typically want to project a strong and almost ghostly image on the battlefield.

  • Prime Powers Soldiers help accomplish Guam mission

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam--Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) providing their technical experience and assessments to support the 523rd Engineer Company during their deployment to Guam. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides commercial level power and electrical systems expertise to military units and federal relief organizations during full-spectrum operations.

  • 523rd Bulldogs make progress on Project 808

    Mar 27, 2013

    GUAM -- While the submarine tender vessel, USS Frank Cable, sat docked idly next to their construction site, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, were anything but stagnant. Second Platoon, currently stationed in Guam, has taken over from the Seabees of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 on the Polaris Point Pure Water Tanker Storage Facility Project, nicknamed Project 808.

  • Northern Warfare Training Center adds arctic challenge

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Army's Alaska-based North Warfare Training Center has given a competitive edge to its arctic skills course for junior leaders.

  • Pacific Reservists treat, examine American Samoa-based Soldiers, improve dental readiness

    Mar 27, 2013

    Hawaii-based Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command traveled thousands of miles to the remote island of American Samoa to assist in providing invaluable dental care to more than 250 American Samoa-based Reserve Soldiers, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, at Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 22-27, 2013.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion conducts Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

    Mar 26, 2013

    The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a 48-hour Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise during their deployment at Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion earns regimental awards

    Mar 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, selected four of its Soldiers to compete for various regimental awards with in the Army engineer community. 1st Lt. Shane Wright, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edgar Espiritu, Staff Sgt. Charles Worley and Spc. Austin Gonzalez was nominated for the Grizzly Award, the Warrant Officer Award, the Sturgis Award, and the Van Autreve Award, respectively.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit's relocation onto Camp Zama a 'major milestone'

    Mar 26, 2013

    The relocation of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit onto Camp Zama, Japan, which culminated with a welcome ceremony, held March 26, 2013, marks a "major milestone" in the U.S.-Japan security arrangement, the commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) said.

  • 1st ABCT soldier wins the MacArthur Award for Company Grade excellence

    Mar 25, 2013

    A very modest Capt. Andrew C. Webb would have you believe he's just like any other soldier, and clearly hoped the talk about his behavior would quietly go away. But that's the burden you reap when you stand head and shoulders above your peers.

  • Tripler promotes Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 25, 2013

    In an effort to help educate beneficiaries on what brain injury services and support are available, a Brain Injury Awareness Open House was held, March 21, 2013, at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • Security measures in place at all HI schools

    Mar 25, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Department of Education Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness Branch, met with Honolulu Police Department officials recently to review security procedures for the state's public schools.

  • Beached whale discovered off Okinawan coast at Torii Station

    Mar 25, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (March 26, 2013) -- A beached humpback whale was discovered March 20 on a reef approximately 300 yards off Torii Beach here by a Directorate of Public Works employee.

  • Eighth Army hosts community leaders at exercise

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general hosted community leaders at his mobile command post at Warrior Base, South Korea, March 21, 2013, on the last day of Exercise Key Resolve.

  • One community working together to improve the environment

    Mar 22, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both with the 2nd Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dongducheon take part in an annual clean-up exercise sponsored by the city of Dongducheon. Soldiers of the Warrior Division are committed to working together as neighbors to make the community a better place, demonstrating Katchi Kapshida (We Go Together). This event allows U.S. Soldiers and members of the community to work together and learn about each other, while improving the environment.

  • Seeds are planted for Earth Day, Earth Month activities

    Mar 22, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be hosting numerous events for its second annual Earth Month celebration.

  • USAG-HI begins to plan for furloughs

    Mar 22, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has stated that he has been deeply concerned about the potential direct impact of sequestration on you and your families.

  • DHR lists possible furlough changes

    Mar 22, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The installation's Directorate of Human Resources will proceed with the following plan in the weeks ahead.

  • 'Pono' needed in the Army's modern social media world

    Mar 22, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Army lives by its core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.

  • AAFES announces movie upgrades

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Customers at the Schofield Barracks and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam base theaters will be seeing a brand new look for these two theaters.

  • Volunteer youth sponsors welcome young newcomers

    Mar 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- For children and youth of Army families, relocation is a common occurrence.

  • Vets caution against pets as presents

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Surprising your loved one with a kitten or puppy may seem like the perfect present, especially if you dress it up in a big red bow.

  • CYSS 'Parent to Parent' offered

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Research has shown Army dependent children attend on average seven to nine schools between kindergarten and 12th grade.

  • Hawaiian cultural classes are expanding

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is delighted that its popular Hawaiian cultural classes have resumed.

  • Army Reserve Theater Support Group-Pacific conducts first-ever annual training event

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Reserve's only Theater Support Group gathered its nearly 100 Soldiers from across the Pacific to conduct its first-ever consolidated annual training event, at Fort Shafter Flats and at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 6-13, 2013.

  • Step with Care

    Mar 21, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Hiking is an excellent way to explore Hawaii's vast and varying landscapes.

  • Testing Pono: Three P's should guide all customer interactions

    Mar 21, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- During recent weeks, the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community's normal routines have been disrupted by the Macomb Gate closure, major road construction projects and several unscheduled power outages.

  • Yongsan leaders review partnership plan

    Mar 21, 2013

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) were invited to Yongsan Garrison to discuss their efforts strengthening the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States here, March 21.

  • Service members deliver hospitality

    Mar 21, 2013

    Helping people in need has always been a priority concern for service members in Korea.

  • Japanese reality TV contestants experience Army life during filming at Camp Zama

    Mar 20, 2013

    Fifteen young women with aspirations for a career in entertainment experienced some of the unique aspects and challenges of Army life here as part of a reality TV program that will determine "Japan's Next Beauty."

  • Eighth Army commander visits Republic of Korea's 17th ID

    Mar 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of Eighth Army, met with the commanding general of the Republic of Korea's 17th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Song Yoo-jin, March 19, 2013, at Warrior Base, South Korea, to discuss the division's participation in Exercise Key Resolve.

  • Real world crashes into annual exercise

    Mar 20, 2013

    Eight soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in Thailand during Cobra Gold 2013 at ceremony on Camp Casey, Korea, March 20, 2013.

  • 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 19, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition kicks off at Soldier's Field near Carey Gym on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2013. Soldiers will compete in several events over the next three days that will range from a physical fitness test, a written examination, a ruck march, weapon qualification, warrior task and drills lanes, a day and night land navigation course, and a formal question and answer board. The 210th Fires Bde. Best Warrior Competition is an individual competition that demonstrates the 210th Fires Bde. readiness to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Pacific Command senior enlisted adviser visits troops in Korea

    Mar 19, 2013

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Pacific Command visited American military personnel participating Exercise Key Resolve, at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • Girl Scouts adopt playground

    Mar 19, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Girl Scout Troop 530 and the Army share a common goal: to be good stewards of the community in which they live and work.

  • Renovated USO Center reopens at Honolulu airport

    Mar 19, 2013

    HONOLULU -- With the release of a maile lei, Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, chief of staff, U.S. Pacific Command, alongside USO sponsors, staff and Hawaii's senior military leaders, officially reopened USO Hawaii's renovated Honolulu airport center, recently.

  • Leilehua Army JROTC seeks repeat at CyberPatriot finals

    Mar 19, 2013

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Leilehua High School returned to the national CyberPatriot Finals after finishing as the top Army JROTC qualifier in the nation.

  • DOE's on-post schools score

    Mar 19, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) released its "Race to the Top" (RTTT) accomplishments for the year showing positive results.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • School officials prepare for new construction

    Mar 18, 2013

    The three-year $33.2 million re-construction plan for the 1959 built Hale Kula Elementary School, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is scheduled for rapid implementation.

  • Major renovation funded for Hale Kula Elementary

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Department of Defense announced, March 7, a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $26,560,000 to the Hawaii Department of Education for the renovation and expansion of Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Residents remember Prince Kuhio

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Few individuals in Hawai'i's history have been as influential in the lives of contemporary Native Hawaiians as Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • Hale Kula offers 'Blended Learning'

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Parents of students who are presently enrolled in the third or fourth grade are invited to participate in Hale Kula Elementary School's Department of Defense Education Activity-funded Blended Learning (BL) program for school year 2013-2014.

  • Mililani Army JROTC cadets tackle marsh cleanup

    Mar 18, 2013

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- More than 33 students and Mililani High School Army JROTC cadets arrived at Pouhala Marsh, here, on an early Saturday morning to connect what they learned about invasive species, in class, with the real-world experience of removing non-native plants.

  • Cultural ties: Schofield area rich in historic Hawaiian birthing stones

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Centuries before the area became a modern, major U.S. military installation, traditional Hawaiian leaders developed governance and management techniques that revolutionized Hawaii.

  • Camp Zama lifeguard awarded for taking action

    Mar 15, 2013

    A lifeguard at the Yano Fitness Center, Camp Zama, Japan, was recognized March 12, for rescuing a drowning Soldier at the Yano swimming pool, March 5.

  • Families begin move into new Army Family Housing

    Mar 15, 2013

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- The next step in the Camp Humphreys transformation was realized March 6 when the first families began moving into the new Army Family Housing towers here.

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 15, 2013

    Eighth Army marked the third anniversary of the North Korean attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed the lives of 46 ROK Sailors.

  • Yongsan visits good neighbor: Ministry of National Defense

    Mar 14, 2013

    Leaders from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, visited the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support Group to strengthen the friendship and alliance between the R.O.K. and U.S. here, March 12.

  • Eighth Army tackles vital mission during exercise

    Mar 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top operational command in Korea is training for its primary mission as a combined and joint task force headquarters during Exercise Key Resolve 2013.

  • Army's 'Ready and Resilient Campaign' kicks off

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army has made available to Soldiers a new online resource to complement the Ready and Resilient Campaign that launched, March 12, 2013.

  • Headquarters Company scores safety 'Hat trick'

    Mar 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Headquarters and Headquarters Company was awarded the Army Safety Excellence Streamer by Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, deputy commanding general of the 8th Army here, March 12.

  • Civil Action Team helps Palau community

    Mar 12, 2013

    The 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, charged 13 Soldiers with continuing the success of the inter-service rotational Civic Action Team in Palau, an island in the western Pacific Ocean and part of the larger island group of Micronesia, for the next eight months.

  • 2nd annual all-island combatives tournament wows spectators

    Mar 12, 2013

    More than 150 service members gathered to grapple and strike their way to a medal at the second annual All-Island Army Combatives Tournament, at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Hawaii, March 2-3, 2013.

  • Army education centers in Korea help hundreds facing Tuition Assistance deadline

    Mar 12, 2013

    Army education centers in Korea last week helped more than 900 Soldiers Korea-wide who sought help enrolling for courses only hours before the Army's suspension of Tuition Assistance took effect, and staffers say they're poised to further help Soldiers in seeking education funding in the wake of the suspension.

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun to receive Medal of Honor

    Mar 12, 2013

    A former Soldier with the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama, April 11, 2013, at the White House.

  • PTA maintenance specialist receives award

    Mar 12, 2013

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Anthony Texeira, a maintenance specialist, here, has received the Quarterly Employee Award for his exceptional work.

  • JOINT 94TH AAMDC AND MEDCOM SAFETY TRAINING

    Mar 12, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, HAWAII-- Office of the Surgeon General and Headquarters U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Safety Management Office sent a representative to update safety officers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Hawaii Medical Command and the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment (BCD) on the Army's new safety changes Feb. 27, 2013.

  • Team USA routs Team Japan 57-21 at second annual Tomodachi Bowl

    Mar 12, 2013

    YOKOTA AIR BASE (March 13, 2013) -- Team USA routed Team Japan 57-21 at the second annual Tomodachi Bowl, an all-star high school football showcase, held March 10 at Bonk Field on Yokota Air Base. Team USA was comprised of players from Zama American, Yokota, Nile C. Kinnick, American School In Japan, Seoul American, Kubasaki and Kadena high schools. Team Japan consisted of players from Waseda and Hosei high schools. Team USA dominated on both sides of the field, leading 35-7 at the half. Contributing to Team USA's overall score was a touchdown run from ZAHS' Mitchell Harrison.

  • Army names Yongsan Soldier 'Coach of the Year'

    Mar 11, 2013

    Sgt. Angel L. Rivera, a human resource specialist for U.S Army Garrison Yongsan, was named 2012 Army Coach of the Year after successfully leading his men's volleyball team to a perfect record.

  • Relief campaign helps Army families

    Mar 11, 2013

    United States Army Garrison Yongsan began the annual 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign this month. Coordinators hope to improve awareness of this valuable benefit.

  • Air Assault Course increase 2ID capabilities

    Mar 8, 2013

    For the first time in 15 years, 2nd Infantry Division and Eighth U.S. Army Soldiers tackled the rigorous Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea.

  • Career Counselors honored for their hard work and dedication to retention

    Mar 8, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Coffee and congratulations were plentiful during the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's annual retention award ceremony at the 8th TSC's dining facility on Schofield Barracks, Feb. 26. The event recognized a select group of career counselors who went above and beyond normal duties to keep the most qualified Soldiers in the Army during fiscal 2012.

  • Wolfpack Soldiers build new opportunity in Thailand

    Mar 8, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- For the third straight year, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, has deployed to Thailand for exercise Cobra Gold to construct schools and spread education to the children of Thailand. Cobra Gold is an annual six-week joint exercise between the United States, Thailand, and six other nations. It is a "cooperative engagement" in which U.S. Pacific Command's forces and assets are employed to strengthen alliances and friendships while deterring aggression.

  • Tripler takes home DOD's first national award for healthy workplace

    Mar 8, 2013

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu has been named a top Psychologically Healthy Workplace for 2013 by the American Psychological Association.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts MLRS live fire

    Mar 7, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M-270A1 multiple launcher rocket system at Rocket Valley, South Korea, March 7, 2013. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • BAACH, the First Military Health Care Facility in Korea to Achieve NCQA Recognition

    Mar 7, 2013

    Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital received the highest level recognition for its' Patient-Centered Medical Home

  • Yongsan Volunteers recognized for inspiring service

    Mar 7, 2013

    Yongsan awarded its community members who volunteered for various tasks at the Army Community Service building, March. 4.

  • Dining party enriches Yongsan

    Mar 7, 2013

    Yongsan provided an opportunity for its service members to get a fine dinner at R&R Bar and Grill, Feb.28. As a part of offering a quality of life to sincere service members, the garrison has been hosting this event quarterly.

  • Check in to world-famous Gangnam

    Mar 7, 2013

    The Korean pop song "Gangnam style" by Psy, has become one of the most popular songs around the peninsula and world-wide. Gangnam Style is so popular that numerous celebrities showcased the Gangnam style dance on their television shows and famous athletes perform Gangnam style during their dancing ceremonies after scoring points in their sport. Even a U.S. Navy humanoid robot, named CHARLI-2, danced the Gangnam style dance on 24. Oct. 2012 at Virginia institute of technology.

  • 2ID Air Assault Course

    Mar 6, 2013

    Candidates continue to master the basic rappelling fundamentals on the rappel tower during the 2nd Infantry Division's Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea, March 6, 2013. The 10-day course is the first on the Korean Peninsula in 15 years. The instructors, from the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga., are teaching students the skills and knowledge required to be competent in the conduct of combat air assault operations. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded the Air Assault Badge. The training shows that 2nd Inf. Div. is committed to maintaining and strengthening the republic to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (Photo by Park Chin-u, 2ID PAO)

  • Cavalry scouts from Alaska take inaugural 'Gainey Cup'

    Mar 6, 2013

    Five cavalry scouts from U.S. Army Alaska won the inaugural Gainey Cup Competition, earning the right to call themselves the best cavalry scout team in the Army.

  • Sequestration to affect DOD schools, commissaries

    Mar 5, 2013

    Civilian personnel at Department of Defense Education Activity schools and the Defense Commissary Agency will be affected by sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2013.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted medical training at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2013, in preparation for an upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge event. During the training, the Soldiers had to complete a 12-mile road march, provide care while under fire, provide tactical field care, disassemble and reassemble an M16A2 rifle and perform causality evacuation. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • U.S. service members hosted by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Mar 3, 2013

    The Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted its 17th annual in-depth orientation course in Tokyo, Feb. 11-15, 2013, for 20 U.S. military officers selected from throughout Japan.

  • U.S. Army Japan Band trains Japan Ground Self-Defense Force buglers

    Mar 1, 2013

    Bugle calls have been part of the military for many years. Certain calls are played for reveille, mail call, and taps which officially signals the end of the duty day and lights out. Though bugle calls are used far less today, not so for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, or JGSDF. Senior military officers and civilian officials are oftentimes given a bugle salute when visiting military facilities as a sign of respect and honor at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Army Warriors Defend Cyberspace

    Mar 1, 2013

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA -- There is a war being waged 24hrs a day, every day in the shadows of cyberspace that could cost real lives on battlefields.

  • Alpha Distribution Company conducts new equipment training

    Feb 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Alpha Distribution Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted lightweight water purifier and tactical water purifier equipment training at the Bravo Field Maintenance Company motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea, February 27, 2013. The Soldiers learned how to properly install, operate and transport each piece of equipment. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Officer exhibits uncanny passion for Army Digital Photography Contest

    Feb 27, 2013

    Without even winning a category, Capt. Robert Shaw of Camp Zama, Japan, was the most decorated photographer in the 2012 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • 18th MEDCOM leads first U.S. Army Pacific Humanitarian De-mining Action Program with Sri Lanka

    Feb 27, 2013

    Medical specialists from the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) led a joint mobile training team of specialist to the Sri Lankan Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit's Camp Boo-Oya, to unfold the first phase of an Humanitarian Mining Action Program that will help the Sri Lankan Army enhance its medical efforts and ability with de-mining in that region of the country.

  • 304th Expeditionary Battalion Soldiers happy with relocation

    Feb 27, 2013

    About 300 Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Battalion finished relocating from Camp Stanley to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, as part of the 2004 Land Partnership Program agreement between the United States and Republic of Korea governments in February.

  • Exceptional kids have exceptional trip

    Feb 26, 2013

    Students from the Po'okela Center for Educational Excellence at Mililani Middle School, specializing in special education development, took a field trip with the Soldiers from 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, to Wheeler Air Field, Hawaii, to meet with the people who work for Evergreen Helicopters, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • Zama's 'Killer Katanas' compete in 'Scar Wars' mash-up roller derby bout with special guest

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Zama Killer Katanas and several other local roller derby teams braved the cold Feb. 23, 2013, for "Scar Wars: Darth Maul-her vs. Princess Slaya," a mash-up bout held at the outdoor hockey rink at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • PACOM commander tours Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 26, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command toured the facilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013, and experienced the capabilities of the Stryker armored fight vehicles firsthand. He spoke about the military re-balancing in the Pacific and I Corps' future role in the region.

  • Alaska Soldier named Army's Female Athlete of the Year

    Feb 26, 2013

    Sgt. Ashley A. Walker, a military police officer with the Alaska-based 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is the Army's Female Athlete of the Year for 2012.

  • Chaplain of the sea

    Feb 25, 2013

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii-- "I have a great respect for military chaplains, and seriously considered it myself. I had relatives and friends who were chaplains. It is not an easy ministry. Now many chaplains are faced with a serious challenge to their ability to minister." -- Father Orthohippo As the former 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, chaplain to the 130th Eng. Bde., the "Bayonet" family welcomes Chaplain Capt. Christoper Hodge who is beginning to make his impressionable footprint, starting with the 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Eng. Bn.

  • Tripler unveils first bariatric room

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center held the grand opening for its first bariatric room for patients recovering from surgery, Feb. 14.

  • Tripler celebrates grand opening of single family room NICU

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its single family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Feb. 14, here.

  • South Korea-based unit participates in Cobra Gold

    Feb 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team have traded in their usual frozen mountain training ranges in South Korea for the balmy jungles of Thailand, during Cobra Gold 2013.

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