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  • Seven honored at Hawaii Military Appreciation Month celebration

    May 5, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii today joined Governor Neil Abercrombie in a proclamation ceremony designating May 2014 as the 29th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month and to honor service men and women from the U.S. Pacific Command and the component commands for the U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Hawaii National Guard for their community service contributions.

  • Signal Soldiers support Yongsan's STEM Week

    May 2, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade Soldiers supported USAG Yongsan's annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Week to help increase interest and competencies amongst Seoul American Elementary School students April 14-17.

  • 2ID dominates EFMB on the DMZ

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division dominated the annual 2014 Eighth Army Expert Field Medical Badge qualification at Warrior Base, South Korea, May 2.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers and Civilians of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade observed SAAM to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military, through several unit activities to include a SAAM Run, Sexual Assault Stand Down and SHARP Bowling Tournament.

  • Tropic Lightning Division top leadership changes

    May 2, 2014

    The 25th Infantry Division welcomed a new commanding general and bid farewell to its seasoned leader during a change of command ceremony on Weyand Field, here, May 2.

  • Army's CIO visits Humphreys to see construction efforts

    Apr 30, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the Army's new Chief Information Officer met with senior Army leaders in Hawaii before coming to Korea to see the massive construction project underway at USAG Humphreys. Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, was given an aerial tour of the construction area with communication leaders from United States Forces Korea, Eighth Army and 1st Signal Brigade. While in-route he received a brief on the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan before finishing the brief at the 304th Signal Battalion conference room on USAG Humphreys.

  • Camp Zama celebrates military children

    Apr 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2014) -- April is recognized annually as the "Month of the Military Child" throughout the Army, and all month long, Camp Zama's youth had the opportunity to attend various events to recognize all that they do to support their community.

  • Doolittle Copilot Recalls historic raid

    Apr 30, 2014

    April marks the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, a decisive turning point in the 2nd World War. Staff Sgt. Brian McGovern takes us to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, to hear from one of the veterans of the famed flight. Available in high definition.

  • Earth Day shares annual Fun Fest spotlight at Schofield

    Apr 30, 2014

    A 20th anniversary Family Fun Fest entertained an estimated 3,000 Soldiers and family members, Saturday, here, at Weyand Field, with entertainment, petting zoos, horse and carriage and pony rides, bouncers, games and, of course, plenty of food.

  • Angkor Sentinel 2014 kicks off with opening ceremony

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. and Cambodian forces attended the opening ceremony at Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, April 20, 2014, for Angkor Sentinel 2014, an annual bilateral military exercise hosted by the Royal Cambodian Army and sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Leading scholar supports U.S. troops in Korea

    Apr 29, 2014

    During the Korean War, a young South Korean boy walked a mile to school every day inside the last defensive perimeter between enemy forces and United Nations Command troops.

  • South Korea, U.S. leaders discuss integrating women into field artillery

    Apr 29, 2014

    Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, visited the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in Jangsung, South Korea, April 1, 2014, to discuss integrating women into the field artillery career field.

  • Army recognized for historic preservation

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be in good company, May 30, when it accepts not one, but two recognitions from the Historic Hawaii Foundation at the 40th annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony.

  • USAG-HI awarded ACOE gold

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has received the 2014 Army Community of Excellence Gold Medal award as the top installation in the Army.

  • Eighth Army leaders visit Incheon landing sites

    Apr 28, 2014

    Leaders from the top U.S. Army formation in Korea visited the sites of the amphibious operation that turned the tide of the Korean War, 63 years ago.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts SHARP Stand Down

    Apr 28, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade hosted its first ever Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Stand Down April 18 at Yongsan's Multi-Purpose Training Facility to conduct annual training and promote sexual assault awareness.

  • Friendship week strengthens ROK/U.S. alliance

    Apr 28, 2014

    The USAG Yongsan Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization & Security, in coordination with USAG Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Republic of Korea Army Support Group, Community Relations Office and Area II Tenant Units, put together a successful Korean Augmentation to the United States Army/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week during the week of 14-16 April 2014.

  • First Person: Battalion commander shares views on Alaska disaster exercise

    Apr 28, 2014

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • AUSA tournament is a hole in one

    Apr 28, 2014

  • BG Peterson visits Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Commander

    Apr 27, 2014

    2nd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Commander, Colonel Walter T. Rugen, visited Korean Air Base G510, April 24, 2014. Peterson and Rugen met with ROK Army Lt. Gen. Kim, Hak Joo, commander of Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Command, before he retires later in the year.

  • Thunder KATUSAs meet a living legend

    Apr 27, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- The Korean War was a time of devastation and panic. However, there were heroes like retired Republic of Korea army, Gen. Paik Sun-yup who stood up to enemy forces to protect their nation and loved ones.

  • Army's top communicator visits Korea's combined military headquarters

    Apr 27, 2014

    Following his tour of the USAG Humphreys construction project, the Army's Chief Information Officer, joined by Eighth Army's G-6, continued south to Gyeryong to the Republic of Korea Army, Navy, Air Force Headquarters near Daejeon to meet with the chief and deputy chief of the ROK Army Office of Information Planning. Maj. Gen. Shin Dong-man, chief of the ROK Army Office of Information Planning, had previously met with Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Army CIO/G-6, in Wash., D.C., in February after Ferrell's first month as the G-6. General Ferrell was happy to return the favor and also meet Shin's deputy Brig. Gen Cho In-hee and senior staff members.

  • 2ID Soldiers participate in head start program at local universities

    Apr 27, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division joined community members from Kyungmin University in the opening ceremony of the Head Start Program in Uijeongbu, South Korea March 19, 2014.

  • New community meetings for Area I

    Apr 25, 2014

    Quarterly sessions to provide updates on key community developments

  • IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

    Apr 25, 2014

    Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.

  • Commissary offers MOMC fun

    Apr 25, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 kindergartners wiggled and giggled in anticipation of the "extra-special surprise guest" slated to make an appearance at any moment inside the Hale Kula Elementary School cafeteria, here, Tuesday.

  • Senior logistic command holds change of responsibility

    Apr 25, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and well-wishers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a change of responsibility ceremony bidding farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, April 25, as he relinquished responsibility as the command sergeant major of the 8th TSC to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin, on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Two cultures build long lasting friendships

    Apr 24, 2014

    U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted the KATUSA/ U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. KUSFW is intended to promote friendship and cross-cultural awareness. Soldiers throughout the Brigade participated in the week-long event April 14-17.

  • United Club distributes scholarships, grants to community

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Humphreys United Club provided several organizations and individuals of the Camp Humphreys community with needed monies, through grants and scholarships, during its monthly membership meeting, April 3, in the Community Activity Center. The club distributed $20,000 during the meeting and with the more than $12,000 it distributed in the fall, has provided a total of $32,098 in the past year.

  • Humphreys community turns out for Earth Day Eggstravaganza

    Apr 24, 2014

    Hundreds of community members and their children turned out for the various events at the Earth Day Eggstravaganza, in the vicinity of Soldier Field, April 30. The event had a little bit of everything for the entire community. It opened with a 5K and Kid's 1-mile run and was followed by Earth Day activities and the Eggstravaganza.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers sign a SHARP commitment pledge

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program set up a table at the Post Exchange for Soldiers to sign a commitment pledge for the SHARP program April 18 on Camp Casey, South Korea. This event was held to encourage Soldiers to stay committed to the program.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Camp Zama's community members share "Aloha"

    Apr 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- Nineteen volunteers from the Camp Zama community traveled nearly 300 miles to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on April 19 to host a Hawaiian party called "luau" for the local residents, who survived the Great East Japan earthquake, here.

  • Signal brigade hosts self-defense course for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 23, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) team hosted a self-defense course at Yongsan's Trent Warrior Fitness Facility April 14-18.

  • Tax Center closes for 2014 season

    Apr 23, 2014

    An overwhelming feeling of relief filled the inside the Post Conference Room, here, Wednesday morning, as Soldiers, advisers and leaders feted the close of the 2014 Schofield Barracks Tax Center.

  • 'What does it mean to you to be a military child?'

    Apr 23, 2014

    Aloha, my name is Sienna Burch. I am 14 years old. My father has served in the U.S. Army for 15 long years.

  • 19th ESC competes for Army's Top Dining Facility title

    Apr 22, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA-- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Mountain Inn dining facility competed for the Army's Top Dining Facility title during the 46th annual Philip A. Connelly competition April 11, here, at Camp Walker.

  • RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise

    Apr 22, 2014

    U.S. Army science advisors partnered with military, federal and state agencies to discuss their technology needs during an emergency response exercise, from March 27 to April 2, 2014.

  • Blacksmith exercise renews alertness

    Apr 21, 2014

    YEONCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participated in a field training exercise March 3-12 near Yeoncheon, South Korea, to hone their skills in a field environment.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the division Best Warrior Competition April 8th on Camp Casey, South Korea. The five-day event includes a day and night land navigation course, a question and answer board, and combat fitness tests set to challenge the Soldiers physically and mentally. All four Soldiers from the 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the competition.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division attend the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony April 9th on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, from Rhode Island, the 2nd Inf. Div. commander, and Lt. Col. Priscella McIver, from Newark, N.J., the Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program manager for Area 1 and 3 talked about the importance of the program.

  • Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board winners meet the man himself

    Apr 21, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Four Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeong Woo-jin, the Republic of Korea Army Support Group senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., visit retired Gen. Paik Sun-yup April 15 in Yongsan, South Korea. The four KATUSA Soldiers, who won the Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board March 20, got to meet the Korean War hero and living legend in person.

  • Humphreys units participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

    Apr 21, 2014

    For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate.

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Dirty Jobs: Flight Medic

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sgt. Lisa A. Rodriguez, a flight medic, stationed in South Korea is one of those people. She serves her fellow Soldiers in need on the battlefield and at home. Similar to her civilian counterparts, Rodriguez utilizes a helicopter to treat and transport the injured. In her case, she is part of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew. This aircraft is equipped with special crew and equipment ready to carry out rapid medical responses.

  • U.S Marines and Republic of Korea Completes Air Assault Mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade assisted the ROK and United States Marines in completing an air assault mission, March 13, 2014, at a multi-purpose range complex in Northern South Korean.

  • IPC receives national award for excellence in military housing satisfaction

    Apr 16, 2014

    WinnResidential Military Housing Services, the firm providing property management and maintenance services for Lend Lease's military housing portfolio, which includes Island Palm Communities (IPC), has been recognized as a 2013 SatisFacts National Award Winner for excellence in resident satisfaction.

  • ACS shows volunteers appreciation

    Apr 16, 2014

    Volunteers with Army Community Service (ACS); Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR); U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received a big pat on the back -- along with some cake and door prizes -- at a Volunteer Open House at the ACS building, here, Monday.

  • Upcoming ACS' Career Fair targets spouses

    Apr 16, 2014

    Army Community Service (ACS) is hosting a career fair for military spouses.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • Signal support at the forefront of second annual LANPAC symposium

    Apr 15, 2014

    Building partnerships throughout the Pacific and supporting the warfighter were topics of discussion during the Association of the U.S. Army's second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki, April 8-10.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 14, 2014

    As part of the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at the Seoul American High School on USAG Yongsan April 10.

  • Humphreys dining facilities testing new takeout process

    Apr 13, 2014

    In an effort to help with dining facility cost savings and add a convenience asked for by patrons, Area III dining facilities began a 90-day carryout pilot program April 15. The program allows dining facility patrons, primarily Soldiers, to bring in their own plastic (with snap-on lid) takeout containers and transfer their food into them after returning to the DFAC seating area.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Head Start, Pyeongtaek University introduce newcomers to Korea

    Apr 13, 2014

    -- Thanks to students and faculty at Pyeongtaek University, incoming Soldiers, civilians and family members are given an intimate introduction to their new life in the Republic of Korea. The university hosts the Korean Head Start Program, through the Eighth Army Good Neighbor Program, to promote cross-cultural awareness between newcomers and university students. Since 2006, 10,000 personnel, primarily from Area III, have graduated from the program. This particular program got it start because of the many successful years that German Head Start was provided for personnel assigned to Germany. Instead of an entire week, the Korean Head Start is conducted Wednesday through Friday.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Task Force Bayonet holds training exercise in Korea

    Apr 11, 2014

    Task Force Bayonet conducted a combined live fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korean near the world's most heavily guarded border, April 11, 2014.

  • Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

    Apr 11, 2014

    Nearly 200 Soldiers and Airmen of the Oregon National Guard's highly trained emergency response team participated with the Hawaii National Guard during Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 24 through April 3, 2014.

  • 552nd MP Co. ensuring PSD ready to go

    Apr 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A personal security detachment team, most commonly referred to as a PSD, has the awesome responsibility of protecting, escorting, and navigating battlefield leaders safely across the battlefield.

  • Be ready for complexities of divorce

    Apr 9, 2014

    The following article on divorce is by Capt. David Retland, an attorney assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. It is the latest in an occasional series of articles on legal matters published in the Area I section of the Morning Calm newspaper.

  • Leisure - Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 9, 2014

  • Talon Café aims to please Soldiers' palette

    Apr 9, 2014

    Leaders from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Talon Café hosted a council meeting at the DFAC on March 21, 2014, in order to give 2nd CAB Soldiers a chance to have their feedback heard.

  • 8th TSC hosts USARPAC retention training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly 140 Soldiers from commands across Hawaii and Japan graduated from the annual United States Army Pacific Command's Mobile Retention Training, April 4, hosted by the 8th TSC at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Champoux: Alliance serves as 'insurance policy'

    Apr 8, 2014

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance serves as an "insurance policy" for the global economy by maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • 8th MPs celebrate Women's History Month with 5K run; raise awareness of domestic violence

    Apr 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women's History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today," - a passage from President Barack Obama's March proclamation of Women's History Month, 2014.

  • Classroom presentation has earthquake's impact

    Apr 8, 2014

    Theodore Kubista, a country program manager for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, described his personal experience of the earthquake and tsunami that stuck Japan in March 2011.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • CSF2 teaches teens resiliency performance skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Twenty-nine teenagers took time away from their spring break, recently, to take part in a Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) training program, which is designed to enable them to learn mental skills to enhance their communication, academics, athletic performances and relationships with others.

  • MacArthur's leadership ideals seen in 1/25 officer

    Apr 8, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - "Duty, Honor, Country - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn," said Gen. Douglas MacArthur during his Thayer Award acceptance speech given in 1962.

  • Masters of Fitness

    Apr 7, 2014

    On March 19, leaders from the 2nd Infantry Division began arriving at the Schoonover Bowl, which is a sports stadium located on Camp Casey, South Korea. It was a show of commitment and focus as they prepared to take a difficult physical readiness test -- another step on the path to becoming a Master Fitness Trainer. The test involved pushups, sit-ups and running, which would determine their ability to attend the Eighth U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer Course given by a mobile training team from the U.S.

  • USAG-HI master plan is a sustainable, holistic effort

    Apr 7, 2014

    Failure to plan is planning to fail, and no place is this adage truer than when it comes to mapping out U.S. Army installations.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • 210th FA Bde. finishes the fight at Eighth Army Tournament

    Apr 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Four Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division took part in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament April 4 at Seoul American High School in Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. Two of the four Soldiers won first place, one Soldier won second place, and one took fourth place in the tournament. The team will be continuing on to the All-Army Combatives Tournament in the near future. The Modern Army Combatives Program was introduced in 1995 as a way for Soldiers to become confident in their ability to deter and defeat enemies in close combat. The team�'s success in the competition demonstrates the 2nd Inf. Div. readiness to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Humphreys' troop selected to Army Soldier Show

    Apr 6, 2014

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Camp Humphreys Soldier has been selected to the cast of the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Event celebrates women of 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Soldiers, civilians and family members joined together in the Community Activity Center here, March 19, to celebrate Women's History Month.

  • Air Traffic Controllers cited as tops in their career field

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Karl D. Gordwin Jr. and Staff Sgt. Monica Y. Willard, both assigned to the 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion as air traffic controllers in the A-511 Tower, were recently honored by the Army Aviation Association of America for the outstanding work they do each day. Willard was named the 2013 Air Traffic Controller of the Year during the association?'s annual functional awards dinner, held at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 5. Gordwin received the same award from the AAAA Morning Calm Chapter.

  • Aviators compete to surpass their peers

    Apr 6, 2014

    Best Warrior Competition pushes Soldiers to be mentally, physically and tactically proficient Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, competed in the Best Warrior Competition March 24-27 on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Weekend ruck march results in big win for Guardians

    Apr 4, 2014

    Guardian Soldiers at Camp Carroll don't just enjoy endurance training during the week; they love it so much they do it on the weekends too…just for fun.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians in Japan learn more about the Army Profession

    Apr 4, 2014

    March 2014 represents the first month in ten plus years there were no U.S. fatalities among service members in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As we prepare to withdraw troops at the end of the year making sizable adjustments to the force, the U.S. Army is taking proactive steps to help Army professionals understand the current transition period and beyond. The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic was established in 2011 to determine the state of the Army Profession after more than a decade of conflict. The focus is to address the Army's culture and reemphasize our traditions and core values. The program also brings together Soldiers and Army civilians recognizing the incredible dedication and commitment made by America's Army. Sgt. Maj. David Stewart, senior enlisted advisor for CAPE, West Point, NY., provided 300 Soldiers and 50 Army civilians the opportunity to learn more about the program from Mar. 31st through Apr. 1st which he has been actively doing since Oct. 2013.

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) determines the best 'Snake Eyes'

    Apr 4, 2014

    Six soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), participated in a two-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition Feb. 19 and 21. The competition was designed to enhance specific skill sets as well as increase proficiency at various levels.

  • Cavalry Soldiers plant trees in Korea

    Apr 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 40 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Cavalry Regiment Soldiers helped local Uijeongbu, Korea residents plant 2,100 trees in commemoration of Arbor Day April.

  • Top U.S.-Japan military leaders meet at Fort McNair

    Apr 4, 2014

    General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces was officially greeted upon his arrival in the United States by Gen. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at an arrival ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 3, 2014.

  • Feb. 21, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Peking University, China

    Apr 4, 2014

    Feb. 21, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Peking University, China

  • 58th MP prepare for joint mission

    Apr 4, 2014

    Through the billowing smoke of a downed aircraft, Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company drag the bodies of casualties to a collection point to be evaluated and evacuated. Over the chaos, the sound of orders being shouted is heard and the sequential execution of a commander's guidance is evident.

  • Pre-deployment prayers and pancakes

    Apr 4, 2014

    Prayers and pancakes were plentiful among the Soldiers and families of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a prayer breakfast, April 2, at Leleihua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Local leaders call for community to 'Speak Up'

    Apr 3, 2014

    "It will take more than a month to eradicate this cancer from our ranks, it will take a concentrated effort from all of us to confront this and we must stand strong together. This is about trust, dignity, leadership, and accountability; we all own this problem," said the commander of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen.

  • Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major initiated a program to strengthen small unit tactics training for American Soldiers in South Korea.

  • Japanese students tour Camp Zama Chapel, meet USAGJ chaplain

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 2, 2014) -- Nine students and nine staff members from the Japanese Christian Student Association toured the Camp Zama Chapel on March 24 and met two U.S. Army Garrison Japan chaplains during a recent visit to the installation, here.

  • Historical THAAD Battery in Guam Transfers Authority to its Sister Unit

    Apr 2, 2014

    Task Force Talon marks another historical milestone as its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery completes its mission and transfers authority to one of its sister THAAD units already on the ground in Guam, Apr. 1.

  • New Signal Soldiers, Technology to Be Tested During Deployment to Guam

    Apr 2, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha and Charlie Companies, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), are deployed to Guam to conduct a relief in place of Soldiers from Bravo Company, 307th ESB.

  • Done correctly, DMV paperwork saves Soldiers $$$

    Apr 2, 2014

    Form CS-L (MVR) 50, a nonresidency form, is used to allow Soldiers and qualifying spouses to register their motor vehicles with the state for a greatly reduced registration fee.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month is packed with activities

    Apr 2, 2014

    Child Abuse Prevention Month, or CAPM, is held each April to increase awareness about the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • Speak Up: April events encourage community involvement

    Apr 2, 2014

    Expect to see a gradation of teal and royal blue ribbons on lapels across the garrison, next month, as the U.S. Army recognizes two very important causes.

  • IPC festival full of fun, plus helpful education tips

    Apr 2, 2014

    The uplifting beat of Pharrel's smash "Happy" could be heard throughout Kaena Community Center, here, March 19, as Island Palm Communities presented its much-anticipated Live and Learn 101 Festival.

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