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  • FMWR director wins illustrious Stalwart Award

    Feb 3, 2014

    The ballroom at the Nehelani, here, was filled with a crowd of who�'s who among the U.S. Army Hawaii community, Jan. 15.

  • BAH generates community questions at town hall

    Feb 3, 2014

    During the Jan. 15 town hall, several families who live on base posted questions surrounding the 2014 increase in the basic allowance for housing (BAH) benefit.

  • NFL Pro Bowl stars share time with wounded warriors, community

    Feb 3, 2014

    The NFL stars came to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2014, to spend some quality time with Soldiers.

  • A warm welcome for our newest neighbor

    Feb 2, 2014

    Area I welcomes new rotational combat unit

  • Comedy legend brings laughter to Yongsan troops

    Feb 2, 2014

    Legendary comedian George Wallace brought his sharp wit and patriotic spirit to the Yongsan community for a performance at the R & R Bar and Grill, 25 Jan.

  • U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

    Jan 30, 2014

    Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

  • Female Soldiers learn reconditioning methods during mentorship program at Camp Zama

    Jan 30, 2014

    Female Soldiers from Camp Zama, Japan, learned how to "get back in the fight" during an open forum in conjunction with the U.S. Army Garrison Japan's female mentorship program held, Jan. 29, 2014.

  • Guam Governor and Adjutant General visit Soldiers in Transition

    Jan 30, 2014

    Guamanian Soldiers in Transition get a visit from distinguished visitors.

  • Champoux sends message to mark Lunar New Year

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Eighth Army commander sent a message to the Korean people to mark the Lunar New Year.

  • 6th Bn., 37th FA Regt. conducts live-fire qualification training

    Jan 29, 2014

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a live-fire qualification exercise at Rocket Valley near Cheolweon, South Korea Jan. 28, 2014. During the training, Soldiers from B Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System to test their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th FA Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). For more photos of this event visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157640294260316/

  • Fantasy meets reality for NFL fans

    Jan 28, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Service members and their Families lined a security fence anxiously awaiting National Football League Pro Bowl all-stars to begin their practice Jan. 23.

  • Humphreys Tax Center opens for business

    Jan 28, 2014

    After a brief ceremony and cake cutting, the Tax Center staff, made up of Soldiers and civilian volunteers, began helping customers. The military-based Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax advice and preparation, return filing, and other tax assistance to military members and their families.

  • PTP Seoul, Yongsan celebrate holiday season together

    Jan 27, 2014

    Members of the group People to People, Seoul Chapter invited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan leaders and staff to celebrate the 2013 holiday season with them during a Christmas party in the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom, Dec. 3.

  • 2ID soldiers deliver charcoal during GPO charity event

    Jan 27, 2014

    Forward deployed soldiers experience what it's like giving to the less fortunate community.

  • 8th TSC recognizes civilians for 100-plus years of combined service

    Jan 27, 2014

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command family recognized two Department of the Army civil service employees for their combined 103 years of military service at the Hale Ikena here, Jan. 16. William Fortner, a retired Army command sergeant major, and Norman Wong, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, both work in the 8th TSC's Support Operations Munitions Branch and were each honored with the 50 Year Civilian Time-in-Service Award.

  • Warrior Brigade Gets New CSM

    Jan 27, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby passed the symbolic Noncommissioned Officers' Sword and the responsibility of senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Sweezer in a ceremony on Weyand Field here Jan. 24.

  • Army soldiers commemorate Dr. King's accomplishments on Okinawa

    Jan 27, 2014

    On Jan. 14, soldiers and family members gathered to recognized the incredible accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Most of the people sitting in the ballroom of the Schilling Community Center were too young to have witnessed King give his speech referred to as "I Have a Dream" from the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. Many hadn't even been born when he was assassinated April 4, 1968.

  • Capt. "Renoll-saince" Man embraces Ikebana

    Jan 27, 2014

    There are a few soldiers who spend their off-duty time on overseas tours in barracks or housing units playing video games. Most take advantage of their off-duty time to experience some of the cultural highlights. And then there are those like Capt. Christopher Renoll, the intelligence officer assigned to 1st Battalion Air Defense Artillery. As Renoll prepares to depart Okinawa for a consecutive overseas tour in Korea, there is little he can say that he has not experienced on Okinawa. He is the First Battalion, First Air Defense Artillery "Snake Eyes" Battalion's foremost cultural ambassador. Throughout his tour which extended over three years, Renoll immersed himself in the Japanese culture, embracing everything from the local Okinawan cuisine to the language, authentic dress, calligraphy, and his favorite ikebana.

  • 1-1 ADA Iron Men and Women

    Jan 27, 2014

    There are a few, perhaps more than a few, words and phrases service members use to describe those that stand apart from the rest of the formation. Such individuals are called "high-speed" or "hard-core." They are the fastest, the strongest, and the bravest among us. They are the first to accept a challenge and the last to accept defeat. They are the winners; they are featured on posters inside a recruiter's office. In short, they are those that go above and beyond.

  • 210th FA Bde. qualifies Soldiers, shoot live artillery rounds

    Jan 26, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct section certification training Jan. 6 -- 10 on Camp Casey, South Korea, which qualifies them to participate in upcoming live-fire exercises. There is no other place on the globe where the potential for large-scale, full-spectrum conflict exists on a daily basis like it does on the Korean Peninsula. The 210th Fires Brigade is trained and ready to respond to any contingency and to fight tonight and win if called upon.

  • Leisure -- Rock climbing

    Jan 26, 2014

    Sebastopol, Calif., native 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy, a field artillery officer assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoys rock climbing in her spare time.

  • JSA Soldiers conduct training to secure the DMZ

    Jan 26, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct team live fire exercise at story live fire complex near Warrior Base Jan. 23, 2014. The purpose of the training is to certify fire teams capable of employing in the military armistice commissioned headquarters area at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts Yongsan Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

    Jan 26, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade hosted the 2014 USAG Yongsan/Area II Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday main observance at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom on Jan. 16.

  • 6-52 ADA Trains, Gains Perspective on Service in Korea

    Jan 24, 2014

    Soldiers with the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment "Iron Horse" got back to basics while also getting a unique perspective of the history and current situation on the Korean peninsula, Jan. 6 - 15 at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • Japanese junior-high students shadow various jobs on Camp Zama

    Jan 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 24, 2014) -- Three Japanese students from nearby Sagamihara City Shincho Junior High School participated in a job-shadowing program at Camp Zama Jan. 17 to experience a variety of possible future academic and career options.

  • ROTC program molds future U.S.-South Korea alliance leaders

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for sustainment said the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program molds the future leaders who will defend freedom on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Bassett hosts Operation Green Smoothie

    Jan 24, 2014

    To combat the negativity surrounding healthy foods such as green smoothies, Col. Maria Summers, deputy commander for Nursing at MEDDAC-AK, decided to launch Operation Green Smoothie and hold a sample tasting of the beverage at Bassett.

  • Remembering tragedy, honoring heroes

    Jan 24, 2014

    A Canadian C-130 aircraft with 18 people on board crashed on Fort Wainwright's runway Jan. 29, 1989.

  • Honolulu District, American Samoa schools partner to advance STEM education

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Honolulu District and the government of American Samoa signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to formalize a partnership for the Corps to sponsor STEM activities in American Samoa schools. The goal is to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in local schools.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Gets Name Change

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has been officially renamed U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa.

  • Special Troops Battalion named Camp Zama's 2013 Commander's Cup winners

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion won its first ever Commander's Cup title for the fiscal 2013 intramural sports season and was recognized for the achievement during a ceremony held Jan. 22 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • PTA range employee is named best of quarter

    Jan 23, 2014

    Longtime Hilo resident Anthony Ortogero received PTA's Employee of the Quarter Award for his exceptional contributions while serving in the Range Division.

  • Hawaii Harvest

    Jan 23, 2014

    More and more people are becoming concerned consumers when it comes to their food.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Jan 23, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command sergeant major of 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division led brigade Soldiers in the second brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Jan. 16, 2014. This run focused on building unit cohesion and morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton recognized the 210th FA Bde. Soldier of Best Warrior Competition winners, Sgt. Scott Cothren, from Lawton, Okla., a field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember, Cpl. Cho Jun-hee, from Cheonan, South Korea, a human resources specialist both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, and Pfc. Jacob Flores, from Orange County, Calif., a fire support specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde., by presenting them with awards. The 210th Field Artillery Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 6-37 FA section competition

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a battalion section competition Jan. 13-16, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training was a team competition within the battalion including written test, hands-on equipment test and warrior skills test. Soldiers get to know their strengths and weaknesses through the competition and enhance the readiness to be able to fight tonight.

  • Yongsan celebrates past, welcomes New Year

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted a New Year's Reception to look over the past year's accomplishments and thank community members and neighbors at the R&R Bar and Grill, Jan. 16.

  • Yongsan community remembers Dr. King

    Jan 22, 2014

    A community march from Collier Community Fitness Center to the South Post Chapel commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, Jan 19.

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Larry Sack, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, gives a passing grade to Security Force Advise and Assist Team member Army Capt. Quinn Overton Jan. 20 as he completes the weapon assembly and disassembly station of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Alaska Army units form local hockey team

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Wainwright, ALASKA -- Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely tried out for an Army hockey team Saturday, Jan. 11 with the intent of fielding a team to beat the Air Force in a match-up Feb. 28 in Fairbanks.

  • U.S. Army leaders outline way ahead in South Korea

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders outlined the way ahead for Soldiers, civilians and families in South Korea during a conference, Jan. 22-23, 2014, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 21, 2014

    Soldiers from 210th Field artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered together at the Warrior's Club Jan. 15, 2014 on Camp Casey to remember and celebrate the impact and influence on humanity by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King. He not only had a significant impact on the civil rights movement but also the human rights movement. King's guiding beliefs as a nonviolent advocate is similar to our Warrior Ethos. He stood up for the voiceless regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, or color.

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

    Nearly 100 Republic of Korea Air Force cadets visited Delta Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment here, January 21 as part of the ongoing 7th Air Force Fighter Wing partnership program.

  • Senior leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participate in Warrior Leader Crucible team compet

    Jan 20, 2014

    Five teams from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the first Warrior Leader Crucible team competition Jan. 14, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The division-wide Warrior Leader Crucible event was designed to test the mettle, teamwork and the mastery of individual skills and knowledge including chemical defense, tactical communications, combat casualty care, weapons skills, and a foot march. The event was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 2ID leaders as they prepare to Fight Tonight to defend the Republic of Korea. The 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde. team, Lt. Col. Mark Brock, from Stillwater, Okla., the battalion commander, and 1st Sgt. Joseph Taylor, from Waterford, Conn., the bravo battery first sergeant, took fourth place out of 40 teams.

  • Eighth Army recognizes top logisticians in Korea

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Eighth Army commanding general recognized the top U.S. Army logisticians in South Korea, during a ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2014.

  • Northern Lights, getting exposed in the dark

    Jan 16, 2014

    Here are a few tips to help you photograph the northern lights.

  • Army wife embraces community, Alaska adventures

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army spouse gets involved in the local community and participates in outdoor activities.

  • Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

    Jan 15, 2014

    Rape Aggression Defense training was conducted Jan. 13 and 14 here, allowing participants to learn a vital -- possibly lifesaving -- skill, the training instructor said.

  • 'Ohana Heroes Project' studies deployment's impact on families

    Jan 15, 2014

    A Department of Defense-funded research project is investigating the effects of military deployment on families.

  • 413th CSB hosts Pacific disaster training exercise

    Jan 15, 2014

    Enhancing war fighter capabilities through contracting and financial management was the mission statement for this year's disaster training exercise hosted by the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Nov. 17-22 at the Hawaii Army National Guard Training Facility.

  • Retired air defender recounts aftermath of MLK assassination

    Jan 15, 2014

    With furrowed brow, Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) James T. Carr told the story of a young boy living in Memphis, Tenn. where Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, to the attendees of the annual MLK observance held at the Osan officer's club Jan. 15.

  • Golden thanks Gangnam for supporting Eighth Army

    Jan 14, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commanding general for operations thanked the residents of the South Korean capital's Gangnam District for their support of Eighth Army.

  • Best halftime show ever for the Metcalf family

    Jan 14, 2014

    Master Sgt. Larry W. Metcalf scored big at a recent unexpected appearance at a football game. Metcalf, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with the help of the USO and a national pizza chain, surprised his wife and daughter with an appearance the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Christmas eve. Metcalf, returning home from a nine-month deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan with the U.S. Central Command's Joint Theater South Contracting Command, said it was pretty easy to set up.

  • Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for the first time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force arrived at Fort Irwin in a first-ever deployment of its kind. It is a trip eight years in the making. Global operational tempo of U.S. military forces in previous years made it difficult to schedule JGSDF units into the National Training Center's training calendar. Japanese military planners persisted and finally realized their goal this month.

  • 8th TSC chaplain wraps up 40 years of service

    Jan 14, 2014

    His life has been a roller coaster, an experience he equates to the ups and downs of ocean waves. During his four decades as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, the tide was sometimes so high it washed over the embankments, but other times it was so shallow the fish clamored for their lives. Chaplain (Col.) Dave Neetz's story started out, like many great ones do, because of a girl ... the problem was she smoked.

  • Town hall opens communication channels Jan. 15

    Jan 13, 2014

    The garrison is returning to its normal schedule of online town halls held during evening hours.

  • Change is Good: Martinez PFC pumps up facility, fitness options

    Jan 13, 2014

    It's a new year, and those looking to shed some weight, build lean muscle or just improve their overall physical health and well-being are in luck.

  • Fire destroys building, interrupts services in Daegu

    Jan 10, 2014

    A fire of unknown origin in the Exchange Mini-mall building on USAG Daegu's Camp Walker the evening of Jan. 10 has completely destroyed the building. No injuries were reported as the fire started after the facility had closed for the night.

  • PMO Open House provides information

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Provost Marshal's Office, located in Bldg. 481, opened its doors to the community "to see the inside of the MP Station without being in trouble," here Dec. 18.

  • Youth provide donation to local orphanage

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As a holiday project, members of the Humphreys Youth Center's Keystone Club and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps spent many hours helping to collect donations for the Sung-yuk Orphanage, located in Songtan.

  • Santa Express delivers smiles, treats to Yongsan's unsung heroes

    Jan 9, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea --Some of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's leadership delivered treats, hot chocolate, coffee, and Christmas stockings all over Yongsan, Dec. 24.

  • New Middle/High School opens on Camp Humphreys

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There was a lot of "new" for students of Humphreys Middle/High School as they attended the first day of classes on their newly constructed campus, here, Jan. 8. To start this first day, 344 students, along with faculty and community members, gathered in a courtyard, where members of the school's Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corps raised both the American and South Korean flags and members of the school band played both national anthems. Following the flag raising ceremony, everyone headed to the auditorium as students entered their new school for the first time.

  • Search is on for Army's best hockey talent

    Jan 9, 2014

    This is an opportunity to represent United States Army Alaska in the Commander's Cup Championship. The game is scheduled to be played at the Carlson Center Feb. 28, and the mission is to beat Air Force.

  • 2013: Year in Review

    Jan 9, 2014

    A look at 2013 in pictures.

  • Daegu college intern program encourages excellence

    Jan 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Daegu's university intern program has joined the brightest members of the next Korean generation with Garrison and tenant commands with magnificent results for a decade. Interns work throughout Area IV gaining invaluable work and social experience over a six-month term, providing the Army with thousands of hours of cost-free labor, and building friendships that can last a lifetime.

  • Having Resiliency with a Twist

    Jan 9, 2014

    Everyone experiences some level of good or bad stress in their lives. Many people are able to manage their stress levels. For one person, 'acting out' is his stress reliever.

  • Kiowa unit spreads Christmas cheer to orphans

    Jan 9, 2014

    Soldiers from 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Calvary Regiment, elicited smiles and squeals of joy from orphaned and abandoned children in Area III to whom they delivered scores of Christmas presents on Dec. 21, 2013.

  • Area III ROKA Support Group Commander Departs

    Jan 9, 2014

    Area III Republic of Korea Army Support Group commander, Maj. Soon Keun Hong, relinquished command Dec. 23, 2013 to incoming commander, Maj. Seung Gon Park, in the MP Hill Fitness Center at Camp Humphreys.

  • Coming to Daegu or Camp Carroll and need a sponsor?

    Jan 8, 2014

  • Memorial Service held for a 1st Signal Brigade Veteran Electrical Engineer

    Jan 8, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade held a memorial service for Kim Chang-yun, engineering technician at 251st Signal Detachment, 1st Signal Brigade, in the South Post Chapel on USAG Yongsan, South Korea, Jan. 6.

  • Army rebalancing to Pacific, seeking other alignments

    Jan 8, 2014

    With U.S. forces drawing down in Afghanistan, the Army is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific region and seeking other regional alignments, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army engineers upgrade Marine Corps Base trail, enable demolition training

    Jan 8, 2014

    Troops from the 561st Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Engineer Battalion, demonstrated their commitment to all military facilities on the island by completing a 750-meter range road improvement mission Dec. 17, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • 25th Inf. Div. Strykers look to future during exercise in Korea

    Jan 8, 2014

    More than 80 staff members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently participated in the Warpath exercise in the Republic of Korea, as a subordinate brigade to the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Theatre group completes successful 'Oliver!' run

    Jan 8, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys Community Theatre production of "Oliver!" completed a successful run, featuring three dinner shows and a matinee, Dec. 24.

  • ROK-US Field Artillery share knowledge

    Jan 8, 2014

    Leaders from Republic of Korea Field Artillery School visit 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea Dec. 9, 2013. The ROK FA school leaders viewed tactical operations centers of 210th FA Bde. During the visits the leaders were able to receive a better understanding of the multiple launch rocket system. The visit was to share differences between systems of U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea Army and to better understand each other's capabilities.

  • Area III ROKA Support Group changes command

    Jan 8, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Area III Republic of Korea Army Support Group commander, Maj. Hong Soon-keun, relinquished command to incoming commander, Maj. Park Seung-gon, in the MP Hill Fitness Center, here, Dec. 23.

  • Stadium bears name of war hero

    Jan 7, 2014

    Schoonover Bowl at Casey honors Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

  • Strykers look to the future and help the Army prepare

    Jan 7, 2014

    More than 80 members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division staff recently participated in the Warpath exercise in the Republic of Korea as a subordinate brigade to the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Camp Carroll Soldiers trade barracks lounging for culture

    Jan 7, 2014

    Soldiers, Civilians and Family members from South Korea's Enduring Southern Hub decided a little Korean culture was a better idea than sitting around the barracks or house - and the USAG Daegu Camp Carroll Community Activity Center had just the right tour planned for them.

  • 1st Signal Brigade Commander speaks at AFCEA Luncheon

    Jan 6, 2014

    Seoul's Morning Calm Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) invited Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh, 1st Signal Brigade Commander to speak at a luncheon on Dec. 11, 2013 at the Hartell House on USAG Yongsan.

  • Cheerleaders kick off holidays at Yongsan

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders made an appearance at the United Service Organizations here to meet the community and spread holiday cheer, Dec. 23.

  • Engineer troops wrap up 2013 by improving ranges, mitigating brush-fire risk

    Jan 3, 2014

    Troops from the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, answered the call from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and Range Control Department in December, completing a week-long berm-improvement mission at the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, range, where recurring brush fires have started.

  • Pyeongtaek, Korean-U.S. Alliance Friendliness Council Establishment

    Jan 2, 2014

    PYEONGTEAK, South Korea - Leaders from Pyeongtaek and the 2nd Infantry Division participated in a Foundation Ceremony for the Republic of Korea and U.S. Friendship Council of Pyeongtaek Nov. 27 at Pyeongtaek City Hall.

  • Soldiers use Stryker chemical reconnaissance vehicles during live-fire exercise

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • My Korea My Life

    Jan 2, 2014

    Many Soldiers face the hardship of being separated from their family and friends during the holidays. Soldiers deployed to Korea have the same difficulty, but spending the holidays in Korea can be more enjoyable than they think. Fresno, Calif., native Sgt. 1st Class Maria Estrada, a maintenance supervisor assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoys her life and holidays in Korea.

  • Selfless service, sacrifice honored at 'People to People' banquet

    Jan 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Servicemembers from Area II, who throughout the year volunteered their time and selfless service, were honored at the People to People International award banquet at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Ambassador Hotel in Seoul, Dec. 20.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Soldiers set up 16-foot dish to support Signal Theater Exercise

    Dec 29, 2013

    The 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion came to Yongsan from Camp Humphreys to provide signal support for the Signal Theater Exercise Dec. 1.

  • 1st Signal Brigade receives visit from Eighth Army Commander

    Dec 29, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK -- U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea, toured and visited with 1st Signal Brigade Soldiers Friday to learn about the operations of the Theater Signal Exercise at USAG Yongsan and Humphreys Dec. 5.

  • Army, Hawaii partner to protect watersheds

    Dec 27, 2013

    The Army and the state of Hawaii came together to transport nearly 200,000 pounds of fencing into the Ko'olau Mountains, as part of an airlift operation to protect Oahu's watersheds, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Georgia Guardsmen support largest military exercise in 60 years on the Korean Peninsula

    Dec 27, 2013

    While Georgia Guardsmen at home were celebrating the 377th birthday of the National Guard, Headquarters Company of the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade was participating in Warpath III, near Seoul, South Korea.

  • FIRST Lego League gets 1st runner-up at state championship

    Dec 26, 2013

    The ShafterBOTs team sat on the floor of the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall as teams from across the state of Hawaii were presented with awards ranging from "Most Promising Rookie" to "Most Innovative Solution."

  • World champion pool shark visits Yongsan

    Dec 26, 2013

    A 10-ball billiards world champion visited Yongsan to demonstrate her skills and meet members of the Yongsan community at the R&R Bar and Grill, Dec 20.

  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Big aircraft lands on short runway

    Dec 24, 2013

    A C-17 Globemaster III piloted by Air Force Col. Michael Merritt, commander, 15th Operations Group, 15th Wing, landed, here, on a runway mostly used for helicopters, Dec. 16.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii looks back over 2013

    Dec 24, 2013

    2013 will be remembered for its furloughs, sequestration and hiring freezes, but other significant events took place at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Hawaii.

  • FY14 tuition assistance policy changes New Year's Day

    Dec 24, 2013

    Jan. 1, 2014, the Army's fiscal year 2014 Tuition Assistance (TA) program will change.

  • VA assists w/transitioning to prepare for job market

    Dec 24, 2013

    As part of the revamped Transition Assistance Program (TAP), the Department of Veterans Affairs' new VA Benefits I and II briefings are now available at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter.

  • Garrison, USAG-HI community building for future

    Dec 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community members witnessed a year of building in 2013 as the garrison stood poised for continued growth.

  • Hale Kula students teach 'Coding'

    Dec 24, 2013

    The "Hour of Code" global event initiative that teaches students the basics of coding/computer programming found several leading state of Hawaii officials, including the governor, at Hale Kula elementary school, Dec. 13.

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