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  • Hui O Na Wahine offers a 'Better You'

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hui O' Na Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is hosting a luncheon about unlocking talents and developing success strategies.

  • Upscale living: Slimy residents fill gated community

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army staff have welcomed the last incoming residents to a gated community high atop the Waianae Mountains.

  • Area II standardizes hours to purchase alcohol

    Mar 12, 2012

    A recently approved policy change will limit the hours that alcohol is available for sale at Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities within U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. The AAFES supported change prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages after 9 p.m., 7 days a week and goes into effect on March 15, 2012. The affected Yongsan AAFES Shoppettes are located at the Dragon Hill Lodge and the Main Post Mini-Mall.

  • U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

    Mar 11, 2012

    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued statements Friday marking the upcoming one-year anniversary of the "3/11" earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters that devastated Japan.

  • US - ROK partnership forged in iron

    Mar 9, 2012

    2nd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and Republic of Korea soldiers conduct Iron Forge exercise.

  • 2nd CAB officer mentors, leads by example

    Mar 9, 2012

    2nd Infantry Division's woman officer leads junior women Soldiers to B.E.S.T.

  • Eighth Army maintains readiness with Key Resolve, Foal Eagle

    Mar 9, 2012

    Eighth Army trained with its South Korean allies during exercise Key Resolve from Feb. 27 through March 9, 2012.

  • Yongsan wins 2012 Communities of Excellence award

    Mar 8, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan was recently selected as a Bronze winner of the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence by the Army chief of staff. The ACOE award recognizes USAG Yongsan's performance excellence in installation management and its direct efforts to improve and sustain the quality of support to Servicemembers, Families, Civilians, Local Nationals and contractors who work, live and train on the Area II installation.

  • Students promote breast cancer awareness at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- A breast cancer awareness display stood in the Oceanside lobby, here, Feb. 21-24.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center's 68W sustainment program brings real combat experience to students

    Mar 8, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - The Department of Health Education and Training, here, completed another iteration of their 68W Sustainment Program, Feb. 28.

  • USARPAC Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team conducts disaster training at Schofield Barracks Hawaii

    Mar 8, 2012

    As the Department of Defense begins to focus on the pacific, the US Army Pacific continues to do what it has always done, prepare for the inevitable.

  • 'Read Across America' promotes literacy among elementary students in Japan

    Mar 7, 2012

    More than 40 volunteers from Camp Zama, Japan, read books to students Monday at Arnn Elementary School in honor of an annual event that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of America's most famed children's authors.

  • Yongsan's ACE-SI training helps save lives

    Mar 7, 2012

    Suicide is a critical issue that impacts several people in the military. These may be people who have lost their spouses, brothers, sisters, parents, siblings, and co-workers. They may also be survivors themselves. It is easy to assume that suicide is something that we will never experience or be a part of. The statistics, however, seem to indicate otherwise.

  • 2012 Balikatan Exercise

    Mar 7, 2012

    2012 Balikatan Exercise

  • Exerecise Shanti Doot 3

    Mar 7, 2012

    Buildings at Bipsot Training area approximately 50 kilometers north of Dhaka Bangladesh. Thai soldiers arriving at Bipsot Training area off loading Equipment, checking in and unpacking in their barracks. Other clips show Military units from around the world in formation and moving on to busses. 11 countries are here for Exercise SHANTI-DOOT-3 a Bangladesh--hosted and US sponsored multinational exercise designed to train defense personnel from Bangladesh US and GPOI partner countries. The goal and objectives of the exercise are to increase the participants interoperability and peace keeping skills prior to deployment to UN missions. SHANTI-DOOT means ambassador / messenger of peace.

  • U.S. Army Alaska's Polar Express

    Mar 7, 2012

    Black ice, blowing snow, ice fog, treacherous hills and subzero temperatures are just some of the conditions the Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company face each week to get cargo and supplies across Alaska from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Fort Wainwright.

  • 94TH AAMDC CIVILIAN RECEIVES LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM MAYOR OF HONOLULU

    Mar 7, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- A 94TH AAMDC civilian received a letter of appreciation from the mayor of Honolulu for his hard work and support during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference at the Department of Emergency Management meeting on Feb. 27, 2012.

  • 94TH AAMDC PARTICIPATES IN KEEN EDGE 2012

    Mar 7, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Keen Edge 2012 that convened from 22-27 Jan. 2012 from the Air and Space Operations Center on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • Talks reaffirm growing U.S.-India partnership

    Mar 6, 2012

    Recent bilateral security talks between the United States and India reaffirmed the importance of the partnership between the two nations and the growing U.S. interest in advancing it, as reflected in the new defense strategic guidance, a senior official said March 2, 2012.

  • Thrift shop holds savings and style event

    Mar 6, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- The Painted Door Thrift Shop held a "Spring into Savings and Styles" fashion show on March 3. All donated long sleeve merchandise, such as jackets, sweaters, and shirts, was offered at a 50 percent discount. Also, spring and summer clothes went on sale.

  • Yongsan Servicemembers make significant GT score increase

    Mar 6, 2012

    If you are a Soldier, you may remember taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is administered to all who wish to enlist in the US military. You may also remember that you received a General Technical score. This score, which is based on the subcategories of Arithmetic Reasoning and Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension, plays a big role in determining the outcome of Soldiers' military careers. A higher score allows Soldiers to have the freedom to apply for many career advancement opportunities (i.e. direct commissioning programs, Warrant Officer Program, Physician's Assistant program, to include changing your military occupational Specialty, while a lower score limits your ability). For this reason, it is crucial for Soldiers to receive a high GT score.

  • AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

    Mar 5, 2012

    Extending the time allotted to invest survivor benefits and granting per diem for families to attend therapy sessions were the top issues requested this week during the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Sponsorship program helps new spouses adjust to Korea

    Mar 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Living or working abroad is a great opportunity to meet new people, try something totally new, and learn about a different language and culture. Despite the advantages of working and living abroad, there are also disadvantages.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler visits Seoul, discusses engineer operations in the Far East

    Mar 3, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command, discussed engineer operations in the Far East with Col. Donald Degidio, commander of Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during a recent visit to Seoul, Feb. 27. 2012.

  • Japanese officer candidates enhance bilateral knowledge during visit with Camp Zama Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 2, 2012) -- More than 60 officer candidates from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's Eastern Army met with U.S. Army Japan officials at Camp Zama on Feb. 28 for training and educational enhancement.

  • Military Chefs

    Mar 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The chainsaws are buzzing, the flames are rising and the pans are sizzling at the 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition underway this week through March 7 at the Post Field House. More than 300 Armed Forces chefs from military installations around the world are battling for top honors hoping they have the winning recipe for success. This American Culinary Federation sanctioned competition features more than 600 judged events in a variety of categories. "The competition is designed to train and improve the overall level of food service professionalism," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Russell Campbell, chief, Advanced Food Service Training Division, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. JCCoE is part of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command. The QM School trains and educates Soldiers, Civilians and members of other services and nations in quartermaster skills and functions. Participation in the culinary competition is open to active-duty members of all services, Department of Defense Civilians, and U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard personnel. Some of the Army teams currently competing are representing Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Drum, Fort Bragg, Korea, Hawaii, the Pentagon, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Joint Base Lewis-McCord and the Reserve component. Teams are also participating from the Marines, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. Throughout the competition, military culinarians demonstrate their talents in preparing hot foods, cold buffets, pastries and chocolate works of art to earn individual and team bronze, silver and gold medals. Categories include field cooking, nutritional hot food challenge, ice carving, culinary knowledge bowl, practical cooking and pastry, team buffet and showpieces. For the latest medal counts and updates on the competition, visit the Advanced Food Service Training Division's Facebook Fanpage at www.facebook.com/Army.Culinary. The portions of the competition will be broadcast live on the fanpage every day.

  • New communications a 'SNAP' for 403rd in Korea

    Mar 2, 2012

    New terminals enable the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to use NIPR and SIPR communications in a tactical environment.

  • TAMC Prayer Breakfast encourages winning warrior spirit

    Mar 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - An annual National Prayer Breakfast was held, here, Feb. 28, and Tripler was honored to host the Army Medicine Chaplain, Col. Mike Tarvin, as the keynote speaker.

  • Building Pacific partnerships one NCO at a time

    Mar 1, 2012

    Soldiers from the New Zealand Army attended Warrior Leader Course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Army budget focuses on efficiencies, priorities

    Mar 1, 2012

    The Army's military deputy for budget said the request of $134.6 billion for fiscal year 2013 that's on Capitol Hill focuses on efficiency and priority without making the force hollow.

  • Passion drives Girl Scouts volunteer

    Mar 1, 2012

    In 2008, only seven girls from here were involved with the Girl Scout program, and they were attached to a troop at Osan Air Base. Today, Camp Humphreys has its own troop and the number of girls involved has mushroomed to more than 100. Not coincidentally, 2008 is also when Andrea Billy Black became part of the Humphreys Girl Scouts.

  • Casey ruck races tax body, mind

    Mar 1, 2012

    At the firing of the starter pistol at Camp Casey Feb. 25, Soldiers surge from the start line during two grueling rucksack races, the 13.1 mile 2012 Bataan Memorial Death March Qualifier, and the eight-mile Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge. Participants in either race had to run the course under a load of at least 35 pounds. Although both races started at the same place they eventually followed different courses. Five of those who qualified in the Bataan event will form a team that will represent Korea in the Army-wide Bataan competition in White Sands, N.M. March 27

  • USARPAC recognition ceremony honors Civilian service

    Mar 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific held its annual Army Civilian Recognition award ceremony, Feb. 29 at the Hale Ikena on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • FRC opens at Camp Red Cloud

    Mar 1, 2012

    At the newly-opened Family Readiness Center on Camp Red Cloud, soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division take part in Combat Life Saver training Feb. 29. A variety of training and other classes as well as various community events are among the many activities planned for the center, which gives Red Cloud's family readiness groups their own meeting place. The center, formerly the Pear Blossom Cottage, is equipped with a family-style meeting room, play room for youngsters and a large kitchen. It opened Feb. 17

  • Korean War hero receives upgraded headstone

    Feb 29, 2012

    Military leaders, island representatives, family and friends of the late Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano participated in the unveiling of the headstone that now bears a Medal of Honor inscription, in a solemn ceremony Feb. 27, 2012, at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hawaii.

  • Yongsan individual laundry service closing

    Feb 29, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Quartermaster Laundry Service will discontinue individual piece rate laundry service effective April 1, 2012. Customers will need to pick up their individual garments by April 30, 2012.

  • Graduation in a tense situation

    Feb 29, 2012

    DAESONG-DONG, Republic of Korea - Military escorts, United States and Republic of Korea Soldiers and school children? These are not the normal sights you would see at an elementary school graduation. But in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) they are all too common. In the village of Daeseong-dong, just 1,050 feet from the border with North Korea, every day is met with military presence, including a school graduation. The town is the only one allowed in the entire southern portion of the DMZ.

  • 623rd MCT returns to Japan after yearlong deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Congressmen visit Humphreys

    Feb 28, 2012

    Two U.S. Congressmen got a look at the housing units under construction during a visit here Feb. 22. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey and Rep. Kenneth Calvert of California also received aerial and windshield tours and a look at the Humphreys Super Gym.

  • Jumping into Alaska's Malamute Drop Zone

    Feb 28, 2012

    Airborne engineers and infantry Soldiers jump into the deep snow of Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • SAES gets hands on with robots

    Feb 28, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- As the students watched the presentation given by Robotis, a robotics manufacturing company based in Seoul, an excited whisper ran through the crowd of over a hundred students in the Seoul American Elementary School gymnasium Feb. 28. But, when they were told they got to 'fight' with the robots, the excitement burst.

  • Eighth Army encourages absentee voting in Korea

    Feb 27, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging U.S. troops in South Korea to exercise their right to vote through absentee ballots.

  • Hannam celebrates one year of Zumba

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Zumba, a fitness program that involves moving your body to fast-paced Latin music, may or may not be your idea of fun. For the residents of Hannam Village, however, Zumba offered much more than just a fitness program. It served as a way for the community at Hannam Village to meet new people, partake in an activity, and to get out of the house.

  • Yongsan celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- With the help of 8th Army Equal Opportunity Office, Yongsan garrison held it's Black History month observance celebrating the role of African American women in our nation's history at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb. 23.

  • Odierno fleshes out Pacific strategy, Afghan advisory mission

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Army will remain strong in the Pacific to reflect the increased emphasis on the region, the Army chief of staff said Tuesday.

  • Students learn from Yongsan environmental office

    Feb 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Students from the University of Seoul were given a first-hand look at how the US Army Garrison Yongsan manages environmental requirements during a seminar held by the Directorate of Public Works Feb. 21.

  • Leaders seek to help Soldiers at Town Hall

    Feb 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Ensuring Solider health and well-being can be a challenge for any commander. Though they need information from doctors and health care providers about the Soldier's readiness, too much information can have dangerous consequences.

  • USAG Humphreys takes top honors for excellence in social media communications

    Feb 22, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, REPUBLIC OF KOREA - The U.S. Army Installation Management Command recognized USAG Humphreys today with a first place award in the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition for "Outstanding Initiatives in New Media," at the IMCOM-level.

  • Army unveils world's first military fleet of fuel cell vehicles

    Feb 22, 2012

    U.S. Army, Pacific, unveiled a fleet of 16 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that the military services in Hawaii are testing in an effort to research efficient, clean and renewable energy sources, and reduce the U.S. military's dependence on petroleum.

  • 'Warrior' brigade Soldiers familiarize with new, improved weapon systems

    Feb 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- In an Army-wide effort to keep Soldiers equipped with the latest weapons and technology, equipment and doctrine constantly receive updates and revisions. Units then receive these updates through fielding distribution and training.

  • Area I holds anti-terror drill

    Feb 22, 2012

    During a mock car bombing outside the Camp Red Cloud commissary Feb. 16, smoke issues from a vehicle in which explosives were set off as Soldiers fall to the ground and pretend to be injured by the blast. The training episode was one of numerous terror incidents staged during antiterrorism exercise ADAPTIVE FOCUS, held Feb. 15-16 at Area I installations. Along with the 2nd Infantry Division and U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, South Korean troops and civil authorities took part.

  • Honored guests observe Stork's Nest renovations

    Feb 21, 2012

    Many hospitals provide a facility called a Stork's Nest. This refers to a temporary home for soon-to-be mothers approaching their final stages of pregnancy. Such facilities allow mothers, living far from hospitals to remain close to immediate labor care, while waiting for labor to start. At U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital provides three Stork's Nest facilities that are open to pregnant patients living outside of Area II. But in August 2011, due to mold issues, they were shut down. Ever since then, the Directorate of Public Works conducted several projects, to eliminate the hygiene issues. In December 2011, one of the three facilities was reopened. To showcase the progress of the renovations, BAACH invited the wives of high ranking officials to observe each of its facilities, Feb. 1.

  • Taking the plunge

    Feb 21, 2012

    More than 200 brave participants got a four-month jump on summer by taking part in the garrison's annual Polar Bear Plunge at Camp Humphreys Feb. 18.

  • Vietnam vet awarded Silver Star after 45 years

    Feb 17, 2012

    An Alaska Vietnam veteran is awarded the Silver Star -- 45 years after earning it.

  • USNS Red Cloud loaded, off to Pacific prepared for next conflict

    Feb 17, 2012

    No one knows when the next crisis involving the U.S. military will occur, or where. But thanks to the personnel at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston, or ASLAC, supplies and equipment now aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Red Cloud are ready for action. Jon Connor of the Army Sustainment Command's Public Affairs Office offers this video report from Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Charging POVs is not authorized

    Feb 17, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The numbers of privately owned, electric vehicles on Army installations in Hawaii are increasing.

  • Garrison uses voluntary realignments to fill over-hire positions

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted two employee town halls, here, and at Fort Shafter, Feb. 9-10, to address questions and to update personnel on Installation Management Command manpower reductions for fiscal year 2013.

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Feb 17, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Ceremonies play a big part in the military lifestyle, and they are a part of its history and traditions.

  • Students make one of largest donations ever to TAMC-based facility

    Feb 17, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Navy Hale Keiki School teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center's Fisher House, here, to celebrate its supply collection drive, Feb. 7.

  • IPC establishes foundation to benefit military community

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Empowering residents to build community within their own neighborhoods is the vision guiding a new foundation established by Island Palm Communities, or IPC, here.

  • Army Family Team Building helps to build values

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Family Team Building, or AFTB, program is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Portrait of Honor

    Feb 17, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, looks at the newly created portrait of the late 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom during a dedication ceremony Feb. 17 at Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. The portrait was courtesy of the American Fallen Soldier project, a national non-profit organization that honors and forever memorializes fallen service members through paintings. Brostrom was a platoon leader assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and died from wounds sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom July 13, 2008. Brostrom was a graduate of Damien High School, a recipient of one of the paintings, and the University of Hawaii. Mathews delivered a message from U.S. Army Pacific, thanking Brostrom and his family for making the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.

  • 'With You All the Way' delights Yongsan kids

    Feb 16, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- On Feb. 7, students of Seoul American Elementary School had an opportunity to enjoy and share their feelings and concerns during the "Trevor Romain, With You All The Way" tour sponsored by the Yongsan United Service Organization.

  • Yongsan saves one million dollars by re-using excess materials

    Feb 16, 2012

    "In the fiscal year of 2011, the government saved one million dollars, in material costs alone, as a result of recycling used material on the garrison," said Enrique Blanco, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Roads and Grounds branch chief, in an interview, Jan. 26.

  • Author Romain visits Casey

    Feb 16, 2012

    Romain and several members of his "We're With You All the Way!" tour visited Hanson Fitness Center here Feb. 6 as part of a USO-sponsored tour. The comedy-based educational presentation is designed to entertain kids and give them strategies to cope with bullies, homework, deployments and more.

  • Pilot Part Day Toddler Program takes off at CYSS

    Feb 16, 2012

    Responding to Community demand, the Yongsan Child Development Center launched a Pilot Part Day Toddler Program, Feb. 1. The program was designed to give parents an option for their children under three years old, offering them a chance to play with children their age. It also gives the parents more time for themselves, so they can take care of business.

  • DOD leaders: Budget request supports adaptable future force

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Pentagon's fiscal year 2013 budget request follows the defense strategy in shaping an adaptable, rapidly deployable military force with key 21st-century capabilities, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Congress today.

  • Camp Humphreys ready for extreme weather

    Feb 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has learned Camp Humphreys was the first international U.S. military installation to be named "StormReady" and "TsunamiReady" by the U.S. National Weather Service.

  • Yongsan BOSS plays cupid

    Feb 15, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Many Military couples undergo hardships due to deployment. As loved ones leave to serve in the Army, sometimes Families experience separation. To alleviate some of the difficulties Military couples may face as a result of separation, the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan delighted Soldiers by delivering Valentine's Day balloons and flower grams on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

  • Army befriends youth home

    Feb 14, 2012

    At the Camp Hovey bowling center Feb. 3, Lt. Col. Benny Starks cuts a cake with the help of Kim Yoo-sung, nine. Starks is commanding officer of Army Field Support Battalion-Korea at Camp Mobile. The unit hosted 30 youngsters from a local youth home for a day of hamburgers and bowling.

  • Budget proposal requests smaller, more modern, agile force

    Feb 14, 2012

    The military will reduce its end strength by 5.5 percent over five years, while preserving military pay and benefits for current members and investing in technology and systems to counter future threats, according to Pentagon budget documents released Feb. 13, 2012.

  • Army's biggest warehouse honors Korean Service Corps

    Feb 13, 2012

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea--Army Field Support Battalion--North East Asia held the opening ceremony for the Korean Service Corps Humidity Control Warehouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Feb. 10.

  • Pentagon prepares for budget request rollout

    Feb 13, 2012

    Leaders will provide dollar details today for the Defense Department's fiscal year 2013 budget request, which is based on the defense strategic guidance framework announced last month, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Feb. 10, 2012.

  • Firefighters respond to a different emergency

    Feb 13, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The Fire Department, here, responds to fires, emergencies and calls for assistance year-round.

  • Sgt. Smith Theater enters 21st century with upgrades

    Feb 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Sgt. Smith Theater, here, received a $600,000 Department of the Army facelift.

  • Army Family Team Building endures

    Feb 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Community volunteers: Ret. Gen. Powell pays a visit to Hawaii JROTC Cadets

    Feb 13, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- For former secretary of state and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, his ROTC days were where he "found himself."

  • Community volunteers: Girl Scouts deliver lei, cookies to Soldiers

    Feb 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Schofield Barracks-based Kolekole Service Girl Scout unit, comprised of more than 18 troops, has recently completed several community service projects.

  • Annual donor recognition ceremony highlights contributions

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Deployed as a combat medic, Sgt. 1st Class James Lee was well aware how important having a reliable supply of blood is.

  • Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's own recognized for outstanding support to Reserve component

    Feb 10, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For his unwavering support of Guard and Reserve employees, Maj. Todd Jackson, clinical nurse officer-in-charge at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's Acute Care Clinic, earned the Patriot Award, Feb. 8.

  • Tripler Fisher House recognizes contributors, supporters

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Fisher House held a recognition ceremony and luncheon for its donors and contributors, Feb. 3, here.

  • Your heart is in good hands at Tripler

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Though you may not know it, Tripler Army Medical Center is making it easier for patients to take advantage of the robust and comprehensive set of heart services available to the Pacific region.

  • Tripler partners with Boy Scouts to help students explore medical careers

    Feb 10, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- The first Medical Explorer Post on Oahu held its initial organizational meeting, here, Jan. 28.

  • Tripler receives low-level trauma, strives for excellence in care

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center started receiving low-level trauma Department of Defense beneficiary patients, Jan. 25.

  • Brian D. Allgood remembered by friends and family

    Feb 10, 2012

    U.S. ARMY GARRISON-YONGSAN, Korea -- The Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital/121st Combat Support Hospital held a remembrance service for Col. Brian Allgood, Jan. 20, at the chapel, here.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander tours ongoing expansion in Japan

    Feb 9, 2012

    The commander of U.S. Army Pacific visited Camp Zama, Japan, for a firsthand look at the significant transformation, namely the construction of several new facilities, ongoing there.

  • Eighth Army hosts SHARP training in South Korea

    Feb 8, 2012

    Eighth Army is hosting sexual assault prevention training in South Korea through February.

  • Cobra Gold begins in Thailand

    Feb 8, 2012

    Excercise Cobra Gold 2012, the United States' largest multilateral exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, officially began Feb. 7, 2012, in Thailand.

  • Javelin training provides skills, sustainability for 'Warrior' brigade

    Feb 7, 2012

    On modern battlefields where the enemy rejects conventional warfare for irregular tactics, the U.S. Army continues to adapt with updated weapons and advanced training. Among the evolving capabilities stands the Javelin, a man-portable, anti-tank, shoulder-fired missile.

  • CSM Walk

    Feb 7, 2012

    The job of U.S. 8th Army's senior NCO is to make sure Soldiers deployed to Korea are prepared should the call come. Command Sergeant Major Rodney Harris stops in to check on Combat Service Support Soldiers.

  • Yama Sakura 61 cultural events augment exercise

    Feb 7, 2012

    This year's Yama Sakura exercise has been the largest bilateral exercise between the U.S. Army Pacific and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force since the Great Tohoku Earthquake in March 2011.

  • Army demonstrates watercraft capabilities at Tokyo joint disaster-relief exercise

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers assisted with a "sealift drill" during a large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Feb. 3, 2012, that was coordinated by the Japanese government and included participation from more than 10,000 people.

  • Wolfhound rides ensures motorcycle safety

    Feb 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in a spiritual motorcycle ride along Oahu's North Shore Jan. 27 in an effort to reinforce safety among Wolfhound riders.

  • Natural Resources Team wins top Army award

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Spirit, hard work and scaling mountains paid off as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resources Team garnered one of the Army's most prestigious awards, Jan. 27.

  • USATDS offers legal advice to Soldiers

    Feb 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Trial Defense Service, or USATDS, is set up to provide free legal advice and representation to Soldiers facing court-martial, nonjudicial punishment, Article 15, administrative separation and other adverse actions.

  • DODEA schools not needed

    Feb 3, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense Education Activity, or DODEA, and the DOD were commissioned to study and validate the concerns that the Hawaii Department of Education's public schools aren't providing military-connected students with an adequate and appropriate set of educational services.

  • Families connect at Ohana Day

    Feb 3, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Football fans, both young and old, converged on Aloha Stadium, here, Saturday, to watch some of their favorite players in action.

  • Soldiers in Korea spend their days at the Joint Security Area at the Demilitarized Zone

    Feb 2, 2012

    The dividing line between North and South Korea is the 38th parallel, known as the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. American Soldiers spend their days at the Joint Security Area at the DMZ, making sure people remember why the country is divided.

  • 2ID Soldiers support needy in Dongducheon

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and 210th Fires Brigade distribute charcoal and rice to the poor in Dongducheon City near Camps Casey and Hovey Feb. 1. The Soldiers raised more than $3,000 to support the needy in surrounding community as the temperature plummeted to record lows in Dongducheon.

  • Watercraft Soldiers prep for disaster-relief exercise in Japan

    Feb 1, 2012

    Soldiers performed maintenance checks and repairs on a U.S. Army watercraft at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, to ensure the vessel will be ready for use in a Japanese government-led exercise scheduled to begin Feb. 3, 2012.

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