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  • Hawaii Military Appreciation Recognition Luncheon

    May 11, 2012

    May 10, 2012 The Army's top commander in the Pacific told a gathering of Hawaii's leading business and civic leaders that training Soldiers and taking care their families are his top priorities as the nation's focus shifts to the Asia-Pacific region.

  • PRMC hosts WRMC's CSM retirement ceremony

    May 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Tuileama Nua, senior enlisted advisor, Western Region Medical Command and former senior enlisted advisor, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and his wife, Anita, was held at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 27.

  • U.S. Army Pacific and Royal Thai Army hold an Executive Steering Group

    May 10, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific and Lt. Gen. Surasak Karnjanarat, deputy chief of staff, Royal Thai Army co-chair the USARPAC - Royal Thai Army Executive Steering Group held from May 7 - 10 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. This was the first ESG between USARPAC and the Royal Thai Army.

  • Soldiers in Japan take part in traditional Giant Kite Festival

    May 9, 2012

    Representatives from the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion took part in the Sagami Giant Kite Festival held May 5, 2012, at the nearby Sagami River in Japan.

  • Striking up friendships

    May 9, 2012

  • Pacific Army Reserve kicks off Best Warrior Competition

    May 9, 2012

    The 9th Mission Support Command kicked off the Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition May 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, pitting nine Reservists in a head-to-head battle for coveted titles of Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. The participants represent the best Soldiers and NCOs from major subordinate units within the Pacific Army Reserve, which encompasses Alaska, American Samoa, Japan, South Korea, Saipan, Guam and the Islands of Hawaii.

  • Yongsan welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 9, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - In a change of responsibility, the senior enlisted leadership of United States Army Garrison Yongsan was passed from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. John C. Justis to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing on Lombardo Field here, May 10.

  • Thanking those who assist, protect and defend

    May 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea-- You have seen it around a lot. The phrase, "Safety first." Those who work around the clock putting your safety first enjoyed a rare chance to relax during the USAG Yongsan DES Organization Day May 4.

  • "Miracle" from Haiti blesses Yongsan

    May 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do you remember it? The devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 displaced roughly three million people. Haiti needed humanitarian aid even before the incident but the earthquake made the situation far worse byincreasing the number of dead, injured and homeless.

  • Tours highlight Korean culture

    May 8, 2012

    Sponsored by the United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office, cultural tours give Soldiers, Family members and civilians a chance to get a close look at Korea.

  • Army pilot flying high with 10,000 flight hours

    May 8, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 David R. Lilly, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, reached a milestone here today that very few military pilots ever achieve when he surpassed 10,000 flight hours as an Army rotary-wing aviator.

  • Royal Thai Army visits Tripler Army Medical Center

    May 8, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the Royal Thai Army went on a tour of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, to include the Sleep Center, Pain Management Clinic and Emergency Room before heading to Camp Smith to meet with members of Pacific Command, May 7, 2012.

  • Zama Killer Katanas skate, shove their way to impressive performance in roller derby debut

    May 8, 2012

    An uninitiated spectator at the May 5, 2012, all-female roller derby bout here between the Zama Killer Katanas and the Yokota Scary Blossoms might have viewed the event as a frenzied spectacle; chaos on wheels.

  • Army truckers get real-world training on Alaska roads

    May 7, 2012

    There's little room for error when driving trucks filled with explosives through the mountains of south-central Alaska.

  • Military's senior enlisted member visits Humphreys

    May 7, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Soldiers, Marines and Airmen had a chance to speak with the military's senior enlisted member during a town hall meeting here May 4.

  • Quick Reaction Force deploys to Schofield

    May 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division took part in an emergency deployment readiness exercise on May 1 as part of an effort by the 25th Infantry Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team to ensure their Quick Reaction Force was prepared to perform its mission.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Pet Fest

    May 7, 2012

    Dog lovers at Camp Humphreys gathered for Pet Fest 2012 at the Humphreys Veterinary Clinic May 5.

  • Yongsan Garrison wins 2012 Army Community of Excellence bronze award

    May 7, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - United States Army Garrison Yongsan was once again honored as an Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) during a ceremony at the Pentagon May 1. Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander, Casey Ross, chief of Plans, Analysis and Integration Office (PAIO), and Jeff Mones, lead management & program analyst PAIO, received the ACOE Bronze award on behalf of Yongsan.

  • 19th ESC sharpens aerial resupply skills in Area IV

    May 4, 2012

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted static load and aerial resupply training with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Camp Carroll May 1. This is the first time these two organizations have worked together on this supply route, which links Camp Carroll to Camp Mobile in Area I.

  • Camp Zama students paint mural that illustrates history of physics

    May 4, 2012

    The worlds of art and science were brought together by six Zama American High School students in Japan, who utilized their own imaginations and creative skills to design and paint a large mural on the wall of their school's physics classroom.

  • Battaglia: U.S. troops in Korea ready and resilient

    May 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. military's top enlisted leader met with American service members here in South Korea.

  • Eighth Army fields new protective equipment in Korea

    May 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Post firemen, military police, American civilian employees, Korean Service Corps employees, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army troops and U.S. Soldiers of all ranks filed through lines lined with boxes of personal protective gear designed to protect the recipients in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment.

  • It's a kakou thing: Soldiers, community restore Kaena Point

    May 4, 2012

    KAENA POINT, Hawaii -- More than 50 Soldiers and community volunteers came together for a joint Earth Day restoration project, here, April 28.

  • Aha Aina features martial arts

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army veterans shared their knowledge and skill of an ancient Hawaiian martial art here, April 27.

  • School longitudinal study nearing deadline; students urged to sign up

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Parents and students have until July 2 to take a survey that could change a child's educational experience in Hawaii.

  • Hui O Na Wahine club to hold end-of-year luncheon

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hui O Na Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is hosting its final luncheon of the year at the Nehelani Club, here, May 17.

  • Trailers get new home at UH community college campuses

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Garrison sustainability and the local community college system are each benefiting from the transfer of 32 trailers, totaling 24,000 square feet of space, to the University of Hawaii Community College system.

  • U.S., Philippines conclude Balikatan

    May 3, 2012

    The Republic of the Philippines and the U.S. celebrated the successes of Exercise Balikatan 2012 during a closing ceremony at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines, April 27, 2012.

  • Garrison reaffirms partnership with Yongsan-gu

    May 3, 2012

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Yongsan-gu government officials and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Soldiers and KATUSAs celebrated Yongsan-gu Citizens Field Day at Osan High School, April 28. The spirited event had participants compete against each other in different sports. But its main purpose was to bring citizens' harmony and unity. Yongsan-gu council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan have been building a firm partnership and have not stopped improving it.

  • Soldiers, Family members sought as animal shelter volunteers

    May 3, 2012

    At Happy Home Animal Shelter, owner Geayong Kim and staff care for 380 animals.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Thailand

    May 2, 2012

    Military Medicine professionals from 45 Pacific nations are in Bangkok this week taking part in the 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference.

  • The Banzons

    May 2, 2012

    It has been 29 years since Lt. Col. Roy D. Banzon, a former Philippines citizen, took his oath to become a U.S. citizen. On April 6, 2012, almost three decades later, a Banzon recited the oath, but this time it was his son, Romar Manlangit Banzon.

  • Yongsan-gu and Garrison fire departments showcase firefighting skills

    May 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Katchi Kapshida. We go together. Two fire departments separated by language, but connected by mission held a joint fire drill at Hannam Village, April 19. Both the Yongsan-gu Fire Department and U.S. Army Garrison Fire and Emergency Services teamed up not only for an operational drill, but to solidify its strong working relationship.

  • Yongsan Soldier gives great show at Best Warrior

    May 2, 2012

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- "I want to be able to lead my Soldiers the way my NCOs are leading me." Those words helped sum up Pfc. Jacob Durski's excellent performance at the 2012 Installation Management Command Best Warrior Competition here, April 24.

  • Eighth Army CG addresses Korean Military Academy

    May 2, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general called South Korea an "amazing ally" during an address to the Korean Military Academy in Seoul, May 2, 2012.

  • 25th ID participates in Foal Eagle in South Korea

    May 2, 2012

    POCHEON, South Korea - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, participated in a plethora of training exercises at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in March and April, as part of Foal Eagle 2012.

  • Flying high

    May 2, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Chief Warrant Officer 4 David R. Lilly, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, reached a milestone here today that very few military pilots ever achieve when he surpassed 10,000 flight hours as an Army rotary-wing aviator.

  • Tripler's psychiatry residency program earns accreditation, increase in residents

    May 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The Department of Psychiatry, here, received notification that its residency-training program received a five-year reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Residency Review Committee, April 24.

  • 'Gimlets' return from South Korea after successful Foal Eagle exercise

    May 2, 2012

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, returned to Oahu, Hawaii, Apr. 30, 2012, from a month-long deployment to the Republic of Korea.

  • Prime Minister of Japan Honors American Veterans

    May 1, 2012

    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda participated in an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery today honoring the sacrifice of America's veterans in foreign wars. Noda was escorted by U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington.

  • Alaska Stryker brigade comes home

    May 1, 2012

    In a dimly lit hangar here April 22, friends and families gathered anxiously awaiting the arrival of more than 300 Arctic Wolves Soldiers returning from a yearlong deployment in Southern Afghanistan.

  • USAG-HI celebrates volunteers at annual ceremony

    May 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army Community Service hosted the 2012 Installation Volunteer Ceremony at the Nehelani, here, April 19.

  • Families benefit from donation

    May 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Last year was an exceptional year for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Blue Star Card Program, managed by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Hawaii is tackling the trash

    May 1, 2012

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- Two bicycles, one shopping cart, a carburetor, a TV and the front seat of a car were just a few of the "finds" discovered by Army volunteers at an Earth Month Cleanup, here, April 21.

  • USAG-HI pursues Tree City USA

    May 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The first step toward receiving Tree City USA recognition for four Oahu Army installations was completed with the planting of Native Hawaiian trees on Fort Shafter, Aliamanu Military Reservation, Wheeler Army Air Field and Helemano Military Reservation, April 20.

  • May is Hawaii Military Appreciation Month

    May 1, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The state of Hawaii has declared the month of May as Hawaii Military Appreciation Month. This is a time for everyone to give thanks to the troops and their families for their untold and unselfish sacrifices.

  • JVEF grants support state public schools

    May 1, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Board of Directors with the Joint Venture for Education Forum, or JVEF, approved 19 grants worth more than $800,000 to support Hawaii public schools.

  • USAG-HI re-emphasizes communication tools, methods

    May 1, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The "Ask the Garrison Commander" program is designed as a communication tool to allow Soldiers, civilians and family members to get concerns addressed and questions answered by the garrison commander.

  • Doing the dirty work

    May 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Gregory Sengsy, Hale Kula Elementary 5th-grade student, digs out composting worms during a student-led tour of Hale Kula Elementary's Saving Your Nation's Energy, or SYNERGY, Outdoor Classroom, here, April 18.

  • Observance honors military kids' resiliency

    May 1, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- More than 200 attentive and engaged youngsters jointheir active duty Soldier parents for a child-sized physical training exercise hour, Tuesday, at the annual "PT in the Gym" event, at Fort Shafter, April 24

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Bangkok

    Apr 30, 2012

    The 22nd iteration of the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference (APMMC) began in the Thai capital April 30. Nearly 500 military medical professionals from over 40 nations are attending this year's conference, which is co-hosted by the Royal Thai and the United States armies.

  • Financial Management Warriors walk the Manchu Mile March

    Apr 30, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The 175th Financial Management Center (FMC) is moving forward on many fronts to be "Ready to Fight Tonight." Lt. Col. Anthony S. Cole, who took over the directorship of the 175th FMC in March, has chartered a new course and new strategy to ensure its leaders and Soldiers can perform their mission in any of the 36 countries in the Pacific Theater. To be able to provide proactive theater level finance support requires technical proficiency and the ability to operate in austere environments.

  • USARPAC Soldiers Train for Disaster During Balikatan

    Apr 29, 2012

    Soldiers from the Fort Shafter, Hawaii based U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, U.S. Army Japan's Disaster Assessment Team from Camp Zama, and members of Joint Task Force Homeland Defense are at Camp Aguinaldo in Manila exercising their ability to form a U.S. Army command element which is part a joint task force stood up in response to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission.

  • Tripler's NICU discharges smallest preemie

    Apr 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- To the complete joy of his parents, baby Aidan, a premature twin, who spent 126 days in Tripler Army Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, finally joined brother Declan at home following his discharge April 20, here.

  • Field training exercise ends, lifelong friendships remain

    Apr 27, 2012

    Like lifelong friends, they gathered to revisit memories of the past. By meeting's end, they give each other a firm handshake and a smile, silently acknowledging their paths will cross again.

  • Tripler uses cutting-edge procedures to manage pain

    Apr 26, 2012

    Advancements in the use of spinal cord stimulators for the treatment of chronic pain have brought relief to patients at the Integrative Pain Management Clinic here.

  • Yongsan recognizes the best KATUSAs

    Apr 26, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The best Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers were honored for their outstanding work and service April 18 during a KATUSA U.S. Soldier Friendship Week ceremony at the R&R Bar and Grill.

  • Prevention of Sexual Assault Public Service Announcement

    Apr 25, 2012

    BG Hurley, 19th ESC Commander, and COL Gavle, USAG-Daegu installation commander join forces to speak out againt sexual assaults.

  • Eighth Army returns to operational roots in Korea

    Apr 25, 2012

    More than 61 years after arriving in Korea to repel communist aggression, Eighth Army returned to its operational roots this year.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participate in disaster relief training in Manila

    Apr 25, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Pacific, Contingency Command Post (CCP), I Corps Forward, U.S. Army Japan and Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) have joined forces to take part in a command post exercise focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief during exercise Balikatan 2012.

  • Gimlets gain counter-IED knowledge on Korean Peninsula

    Apr 25, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division received counter improvised explosive device training during their recent deployment to the Republic of Korea, April 1-30, 2012.

  • Camp Zama commemorates anniversary of Japan earthquake, tsunami with road-renaming ceremony

    Apr 25, 2012

    Three streets on an Army installation in Japan now bear new names that commemorate the worst natural disaster in the country's history, but also pay tribute to the joint relief and rebuilding efforts that followed.

  • Leaders seek divine guidance during prayer breakfast

    Apr 25, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- In the midst of a year full of changes, Yongsan held a National Prayer Breakfast at the South Post Chapel, summoning Military Community members to join together in prayer for the country, its leaders, and its citizens, April 19.

  • Medical training key for sustainable capacity building during Philippine, U.S. combined exercise

    Apr 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines -- Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, is focusing on capacity building during its humanitarian civic assistance projects within local communities, as it did for more than 60 rural health care workers in the village of Maningisda April 12, 2012.

  • 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command rigging and airdrop recovery training exercise

    Apr 24, 2012

    Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command oversee Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Osan Air Base April 16 as they load pallets as part of a rigging and airdrop recovery training exercise. The 19th served as the liaison between the Air Force and Army during the exercise which took place from April 16-20.

  • ROK Army honors legendary IX Corps commander

    Apr 24, 2012

    YEOJU, South Korea - The Republic of Korea Army honored the U.S. Army commander who helped to liberate Seoul at a memorial unveiling ceremony here April 24.

  • Talent show closes KATUSA/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week

    Apr 24, 2012

    KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers showcased their talents in song and dance at the Camp Humphreys post theater April 19, the last day of KATUSA/U.S. Friendship Week.

  • Area IV 2012 KATUSA Friendship Week celebration in Daegu, South Korea is Successful

    Apr 23, 2012

    U.S. Army, Republic of Korea army and business leaders work together to mix a pot of bi-bim-bap, a traditional Korean dish, during the Area IV 2012 KATUSA Friendship Week final day festivities April 20 at the Kelly Gym on Camp Walker, South Korea. KATUSA Friendship Week pits teams of U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers from various units against each other in various sports to promote camaraderie and cultural knowledge between the two countries.

  • Humphreys celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- "Rain, sleet, or snow, Earth Day is a go," said Onsemus Smith, Chief of the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Branch of the United States Army Garrison Department of Public Works' Environmental Division.

  • Students duel to spelling championship

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- It's of course too early to know whether some future graduate of the Casey Elementary School will turn out to be the next Shakespeare.

  • U.S., Japanese firefighters host first-ever joint Incident Command System seminar at Camp Zama

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 23, 2012) -- A training event on responding to hazardous material- and weapons of mass destruction-related disasters was conducted by members of the U.S. Army Garrison Japan Fire Department and their Japanese counterparts April 19 here.

  • Combined Forces Command hosts Tae Kwon Do competition in Korea

    Apr 23, 2012

    American Soldiers and Republic of Republic of Korea troops tested their martial arts mettle at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, April 21, 2012, during the Combined Forces Command Combat Tae Kwon Do competition.

  • Foal Eagle 2012 wraps up

    Apr 23, 2012

    U.S. and Republic of Korea troops wrap-up their latest combined training exercise on the peninsula. LTC Tim Hayden comments on the benefits of the unique training opportunity.

  • Honor's Café chef wows national competition

    Apr 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jerk chicken and mango salsa accompanied by cranberry walnut couscous with sautéed asparagus. Dinner at a 5-star restaurant? No, that's what Pvt. Chainisha Williams cooked to clinch the bronze medal at the 37th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 9.

  • Volunteer recognition ceremony shines spotlight on everyday heroes

    Apr 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- There was a movement in the Force behind the Force as hundreds of volunteers gathered together in celebration here, April 20. A world-changing story in itself, the 2012 Area II Volunteer of the Year award ceremony showed the Yongsan Community the faces of several life-changing individuals. Volunteers, regardless of their rank or position, were welcomed to the R&R Bar and Grill as the Community held the ceremony to thank them for their service.

  • Students in Japan gain Earth, science knowledge from Camp Zama experts

    Apr 22, 2012

    Though they lack the alliterative ring of the "Three Rs," the essential subjects of Science, Technology and Engineering were brought to life for Arnn Elementary students by subject-matter experts from the community here.

  • US Army Pacific CCP conducts load exercise with US Coast Guard

    Apr 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific, Contingency Command Post, Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team held a load exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard April 11 at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

  • Hawaii Cadets honored at 30th JROTC Governor's Ceremony

    Apr 20, 2012

    Hawaii's top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were honored during the annual Governor's JROTC Awards Ceremony and Review at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle April 19. More than 800 cadets representing 26 schools participated in the event, which was hosted by Maj. Gen. William J. Beard, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific U.S. Army Reserve, and Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie

  • Teddy Bear Round Up targets abuse

    Apr 20, 2012

    AEIA, Hawaii -- Teddy bears were all the rage at Pearlridge Mall, here, Saturday.

  • Mid-year AFAP issues updated

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Status updates on community issues raised at the fiscal year 2012 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP Conference, were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, here, recently.

  • Recruits sought for Kaena clean up

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians are invited to help restore one of Oahu's most beautiful treasures during a joint Earth Day activity at Kaena Point State Park Reserve, April 28.

  • Confidential alcohol treatment program protects Soldier privacy

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers who meet specific criteria can now self-refer themselves to the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program, or CATEP, without notifying their commanders.

  • Foal Eagle: 25th ID mortar men put rounds on target in Korea

    Apr 19, 2012

    Soldiers from 1-21 Infantry out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii participated in mortar training at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea, April 13, as part of Foal Eagle 2012.

  • At first medical outreach clinic of Exercise Balikatan 2012, civil affairs coordinate, docs deliver

    Apr 19, 2012

    Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, inaugurated its first medical and veterinary outreach clinic at the Barangay Inagawan Sub on April 11 where Philippine and U.S. professionals delivered services for both people and animals.

  • U.S., Republic of Korea team up for Exercise Foal Eagle

    Apr 19, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers joined their counterparts from the Republic of Korea to conduct live fire tank training during the annual Exercise Foal Eagle.

  • Senior enlisted Soldier offers wisdom to AFP Advance NCO School students

    Apr 19, 2012

    A senior enlisted U.S. soldier addressed Armed Forces of the Philippines' non-commissioned officers during a visit, April 17, at the advance military schools on Fort Magsaysay.

  • Friendship Week makes U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers one

    Apr 19, 2012

    The 2012 KATUSA U.S. Soldier Friendship Week began April 16, 2012, hosted by the Republic of Korea Army Support Group.

  • Yongsan volunteer embodies spirit of giving

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "My father died when I was 5 years old leaving my mother to raise me and my younger sister. She led by example in helping the community and giving of her time and effort to help those in need." That is how Area II's 2012 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Ned Stoll explained his motivation for giving so much of his time and self.

  • Yongsan goes green for a better environment

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do we recycle on Army posts here in Korea? With a lack of recycling bins and recycling staging areas, it may seem as though recycling isn't conducted here on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. According to William Rogers, environmental division chief for USAG Yongsan's Directorate of Public Works, however, this is not the case.

  • Arctic Wolves come home

    Apr 18, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, return home to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • CYSS helps military children

    Apr 17, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jump houses, face painting and cotton candy. It was a child's dream come true as U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Child Youth and School Services celebrated Month of the Military Child with a Fun Fair at the Child Development Center parking lot, April 14.

  • Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

    Apr 17, 2012

    President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16, 2012, for his actions during the Vietnam War.

  • Medical Explorers learn communication, teamwork skills

    Apr 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Explorer Post 1948 had their first off-site at a litter, or stretcher, obstacle course, here, April 7.

  • Pets receive vaccinations during Balikatan 2012

    Apr 17, 2012

    Free veterinary care was provided April 13, 2012, for pets of the San Pedro barangay, Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan 2012, which officially began April 16.

  • Japanese employee at Camp Zama wins safety award at Army-wide level

    Apr 17, 2012

    A Japanese employee at Camp Zama, Japan, will be recognized with an award at the Army-wide level for his hard work and dedicated efforts while assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Japan Safety Office.

  • Focus on Earth Day, fun

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thousands of family members converged on Weyand Field for the annual Fun Fest and Earth Day festivals, here, April 7.

  • 25th ID Soldiers train with ROK Army in South Korea

    Apr 16, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, participated in a combined live-fire training exercise with Republic of Korea Soldiers from the 11th Infantry Division here April 13 as part of Exercise Foal Eagle 2012.

  • United States Forces Korea commander observes training

    Apr 16, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ TRAINING RANGE, South Korea -- Gen. James D. Thurman, commander United States Forces Korea, met with soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 25th Infantry Division, here, to observe their combined training with Republic of Korea Army units as part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise 2012, April 12.

  • Combined US, South Korean forces train together

    Apr 16, 2012

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in a combined live-fire training exercise with Republic of Korea Soldiers at Rodriguez Multi-purpose Range Complex, Friday, to train not only on their war fighting skills but their ability to execute and accomplish missions as a single, cohesive unit.

  • Thurman visits 25th ID Soldiers training in Korea

    Apr 13, 2012

    The top U.S. military commander in Korea met with American Soldiers from the Hawaii-based 25th Infantry Division at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea, April 12, 2012.