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  • Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2011

    Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here tonight.

  • Suwon AB holds Korean War memorial ceremony

    Jun 23, 2011

    To commemorate the alliance and honor those who have served in the defense of freedom -- not only during the Suwon engagement but also the entire conflict -- every June, the Republic of Korea Air Force 10th Fighter Wing and U.S. Army's 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion hold a combined Korean War Memorial Ceremony at Suwon Air Base, South Korea.

  • Soldier volunteers at orphanage for seven years

    Jun 22, 2011

    SEOUL - Staff Sgt. Bobby McKnight from the Eight Army Civil Affairs unit in South Korea has volunteered at the Namsanwon Orphanage here in Myeongdong for seven years.

  • Sharp says alliance ready to counter provocations

    Jun 22, 2011

    During an address to the Association of the Republic of Korea Army at Koreana Hotel here June 20, 2011, the top U.S. military commander in Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ready to counter any provocations against South Korea.

  • Guam Regional Hub Node complete, training begins

    Jun 21, 2011

    When the 311th Signal Command’s newly-completed Regional Hub Node here becomes operational, the reach of the Army network will truly become global. This was the source of excitement at the facility’s inauguration ceremony here June 10. The Guam RHN, the fourth to be built worldwide, was specifically designed to extend the Global Information Grid to deployed tactical organizations, providing them with immediate access to services critical to executing battlespace operations regardless of their location. The fixed platform, equipped with two antennae commonly used for satellite communications in remote locations, is scheduled to become operational in October.

  • Community leaders, senior government officials gather at PTA

    Jun 21, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Big Island senior government officials and community leaders attended the Community Leaders Day, here, June 14.

  • No Agent Orange found in water near Camp Carroll

    Jun 20, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - No traces of Agent Orange were found during water sampling tests on the wells in the community adjacent to Camp Carroll, South Korea, the Joint Investigation Team announced June 16, 2011.

  • Eighth Army holds U.S. Army Birthday Ball in Seoul

    Jun 20, 2011

    SEOUL - The U.S. Army Birthday Ball was held here at the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel June 10 to celebrate the Army's 236th birthday.

  • Happy Birthday U.S. Army

    Jun 17, 2011

    Garrison Commander helps children celebrate the Army's birthday

  • Fort Shafter CDC celebrates the Army’s 236th Birthday

    Jun 17, 2011

    The Fort Shafter Child Development Center took some time to recognize the Army’s 236th Birthday with a commemoration event, June 16. Both parents and children were invited to attend the Army Commemoration with music supplied by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo.

  • Gates, Mullen protect family programs from budget cuts

    Jun 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the service chiefs to “fence” two areas in the budget options the military is contemplating: training and family programs.

  • US Soldiers share tactical knowledge with Indonesian Armed Forces

    Jun 16, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are one of the most dangerous weapons Soldiers encounter during missions around the globe. Seasoned U.S. Soldiers are teaching Indonesian Soldiers to face that danger on their own terms.

  • Pacific Command recognizes US Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    CAMP Smith, Hawaii - (From left to right) Armed Forces of the Philippines First Chief Master Sgt. Edilberto R. Lustre, Maj. Gen. Jose Tony E. Villarete, Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, AFP Brig. Gen. Samuel Narbuada, Police Chief of Support Rex Dolino and Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa pose next to a sign celebrating the U.S. Army's 236th birthday June 14, at Pacific Command, Camp Smith.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • USARPAC celebrates the Army's 236th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2011

    Despite repeated trials in an era of persistent conflict, the U.S. Army has emerged stronger and is considered a world-class organization that continues to build on its demonstrated successes, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific told those attending the Army birthday commemoration ball June 10.

  • 307th ESB juggles Pacific Signal mission with deployment to Afghanistan

    Jun 15, 2011

    "If it was easy, they wouldn't have sent us." This is a motto of the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, a unit that spent the past year providing and maintaining communications for two theaters, that of the U.S. Army, Pacific, and simultaneously, both the North and South of Afghanistan. Headquarters and Bravo companies triumphantly returned home to Hawaii in early June after completing their year-long mission. This is the 307th's first deployment since the Vietnam War.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion holds squad training in Korea

    Jun 14, 2011

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea - The brisk morning air is thick with moisture and excitement.

  • Nepali bicyclist peddles for peace in South Korea

    Jun 14, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - At first, Saurab Dahal, a native of Nepal, had trouble traveling across South Korea from Inchon to Seoul on his bicycle as it is unlawful for bicycles to travel on the expressways of South Korea.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion welcomes new senior NCOs

    Jun 14, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - He holds the paramount position in the unit, one that sets and upholds the standard and ensures the unit has everything it needs to be successful.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • US Soldiers soak up Indonesian culture

    Jun 13, 2011

    Exercise Garuda Shield is a bilateral exercise designed to strengthen relations between U.S. and Indonesian Armed Forces. Throughout the exercise, the Soldiers will participate in a field training exercise, a command post exercise and a humanitarian civic action project. U.S. and Indonesian participants will further strengthen their personal relationships by competing in sporting events and enjoying cultural activities, such as culture day.

  • USAG-HI prepares for Category 4 hurricance

    Jun 13, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD " U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii participated in Hawaii’s annual hurricane exercise known as Makani Pahili, or strong winds, here, May 23-June 3.

  • Army selects 3rd BCT, DOL as the top large unit deployer for 2011

    Jun 13, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, took home top honors, as the Army’s Large Deploying Unit at the 2011 Deployment Excellence Awards, or DEA, recently.

  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011

    Jun 12, 2011

    BOGOR, Indonesia " Hundreds of United States and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi. Sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces, Exercise Garuda Shield is the latest in a continuing series of rigorous, multi-faceted exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • Joint Investigation Team briefs officials, residents

    Jun 12, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Led by an American Army general and a South Korean scientist, the Joint Investigation Team met with South Korean officials, legislators and residents here June 9 and answered question on the probe into claims that Agent Orange was buried here in 1978.

  • USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 11, 2011

    Warrior Challenge is a U.S. Army, Pacific competition designed to find the best Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier in the Pacific. Over the five-day competition, Soldiers are tested on their Army knowledge, physical and mental stamina. At the end of the competition, points are tallied and the highest scoring NCO and Soldier are chosen as NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Army Secretary visits U.S., Philippine forces during Pacific tour

    Jun 9, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command June 7, 2011, to discuss strategic Philippine/US partnerships, and the importance of the “3Ds approach” -- diplomacy, development, and defense "to combating terrorism, and promoting peace and stability, in southern Mindanao.

  • Adieu and 'I do'

    Jun 9, 2011

    Alaska sergeant major's retirement gathering concludes with surprise wedding-vow-renewal ceremony.

  • Soldiers honor 236 years of history, heritage, tradition/Birthday ball highlighted nations strength

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers and family members, from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and their subordinate units, commemorated 236 years of history, heritage and tradition at the Army birthday ball June 4 at the Hotel Inter Burgo-EXCO.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers take DAS students out on a field day

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command volunteered to spend time with the Daegu American School students for their annual field day held at the Kelly Field on Camp Walker June 1-2.

  • Daegu community supports Relay for Life/Cancer survivors and caregivers inspire community

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians, family members and Korean nationals from Area IV gathered at Kelly Field on Camp Walker to raise money for cancer research during the Relay for Life June 3-4.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.

  • JSA Security Battalion conducts leadership challenge

    Jun 7, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - On the afternoon of May 25, 29 members of the Joint Security Area Security Battalion move along “Rice Patty Road” with combat gear and camouflage; some carrying bandoliers of Claymore Mines and AT4’s strapped to their rucks.

  • Secretary of the Army kicks off Pacific Army tour in Hawaii

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh thinks the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility, the fifth largest area of the world, is important to the U.S. Army, despite the fact that much of it is ocean.

  • Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station

    Jun 7, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, Honorable John McHugh visits Torii Station to learn more about quality of life issues that impact the Soldiers and their families. Approximately 50 spouses attended a community exchange meeting held at the Coral Cove on Monday, June 6th. Questions focused on issues relating to housing, deployments, the uniqueness of working with joint services and available medical assets on island.

  • Airsoft Games hit target for 10th straight year in Korea

    Jun 6, 2011

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - More than 240 American and South Korean military family members and students from the surrounding community took part in the 10th Annual Airsoft Games on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, June 4, 2011.

  • Secretary of the Army visits the Pacific

    Jun 5, 2011

    Honolulu - Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh met with leaders and Soldiers of U.S. Army Pacific and Hawaii as part of his tour of commands in the Pacific. In a press conference, he highlighted the Army's role in the Pacific. McHugh also meet with "Wounded Warriors at Tripler Army Medical Center during his visit.

  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce hosts concert to honor service members

    Jun 1, 2011

    HONOLULU " The sounds of freedom reverberated throughout the historic Hawaii Theatre, as service members mustered for the 2011 Combined Military Band Concert, here, May 21.

  • 65th Engineers Join with 2-6 CAV for Air-Ground Integration Training

    Jun 1, 2011

    Enemy targets that have been spotted in the open, but are out of range, are difficult and dangerous scenarios for Soldiers on the battlefield, as these targets are an explicit but unattainable threat.

  • Gates: U.S. remains committed to ties with Asia

    Jun 1, 2011

    There will be no “slackening” of U.S. commitment to Asia, even as the nation goes through tough financial times, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Hawaii yesterday.

  • 25th Trans carries out peninsula-wide mission

    May 31, 2011

    The 25th Transportation Battalion’s mission is to provide movement control to and from military bases. Based in Camp Henry, Daegu, 25th Trans is the only Transportation Battalion in Korea. They are responsible for any goods and cargoes delivered to the post exchange, and U.S. mails from Area IV all the way up to Area I and the demilitarized zone.

  • Pacific region AFAP looks at child care, advocacy services

    May 27, 2011

    Army Family Action Plan encourages the Army family to identify issues and offer recommendations that can improve the quality of life for the Army community.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General visits 65th Engineers at PTA

    May 26, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and members of his command team, visited more than 300 Soldiers, here, May 10, during their field training exercise.

  • America’s Army: 'Strength of the Nation' for 236 years

    May 26, 2011

    The Army celebrates its 236th birthday on June 14, 2011, and the milestone brings a full lineup of events to commemorate the many roles the Army fulfills.

  • Battalion holds English class for Suwon police

    May 25, 2011

    SUWON, South Korea - Every Thursday afternoon, American Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery pay a visit to the Korean National Police Agency West Suwon Station to conduct weekly English training.

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Strong Bonds Program

    May 25, 2011

    SEOUL - Over a dozen Soldiers enjoyed three free nights at a four-star hotel which included all-you-can-eat breakfast bars, a steak bar, a seafood bar, a swimming pool and exercise room as part of Strong Bonds for singles, the commander’s chaplain-lead program May 12 - 14 here.

  • New aid station opens for 45th Sustainment Brigade

    May 25, 2011

    A new facility opened for the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment. Command. Medics began seeing patients at a new brigade aid station, here, May 12.

  • Courageous Channel at Camp Walker

    May 24, 2011

    Soldiers, U.S. Citizens and families practiced noncombatant evacuation operations, or NEO, at the Kelly Gym at Camp Walker, South Korea May 20, 2011. Fifteen stations were set up to review information for noncombatants who would be evacuated if hostilities arise on the Korea peninsula.

  • Mullen: New Army officers should be Soldiers, statesmen

    May 23, 2011

    The newly commissioned officers of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 should strive to be Soldiers as well as statesmen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the academy's commencement here, today.

  • RCAF, US Army engineers build school in Cambodia during Angkor Sentinel

    May 19, 2011

    Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and U.S. Army engineers continue construction of a new school in Taing Sia Village, Kampong Speu Province May 16, as part of the Engineer Civic Action Projects of exercise Angkor Sentinel 11.

  • Angkor Sentinel officially begins with opening ceremony

    May 19, 2011

    Angkor Sentinel 2011 officially began with an opening ceremony May 18, 2011, at the Training School for Multi-National Peace Keeping Forces, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.

  • Show support for troops by riding in "Tour De Desert"

    May 19, 2011

    The goal is to bike the distance from Fort Wainwright to Kabul, Afghanistan, and then to Baghdad, Iraq, with a total one-way distance of 5,503 miles. The round trip is a total of 11,006 miles.

  • 25th ID spouses get spiritually fit

    May 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An evening of prayer and laughter filled the Post Conference Room, here, during a spiritual dinner for spouses of deployed Soldiers, May 4.

  • Hawaii Reserve Soldiers leave their mark on Golden Mariner

    May 17, 2011

    When civilian workers went on strike due to a labor dispute, Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion, 9th Mission Support Command, took the lead at Exercise Golden Mariner, here, April 1-May 6.

  • Battalion participates in marriage retreat on Yongsan

    May 17, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - To view and treat marriage as a sacred art was the main message taught to the couples who participated in the Strong Bond Marriage Retreat held at the scenic Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison May 12 - 14.

  • 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade selects top Soldier

    May 16, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - It is a common feeling shared by young Soldiers arriving at their first duty station overseas - the feeling of homesickness and loneliness in a foreign country.

  • USARPAC holds retirement ceremony for deputy commander

    May 13, 2011

    A retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, deputy commander for United States Army Pacific, was held May 13 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command was the presiding officer during the ceremony.

  • Signaleers find solidarity in 311th Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found solidarity with one another during the 2001 311th Best Warrior competition in Hawaii. Competitors traveled from throughout the Pacific only to find common ground with one another during the week of challenges.

  • Honoring the past while planning for tomorrow

    May 13, 2011

    The ordnance Soldier creed states, "I will utilize every available talent and means to ensure that superior mobility, fire power, and communications are advantages enjoyed by the United States Army over its enemies." These words were the foundation for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' celebration of 199 years of excellence, professionalism and ordnance during their 2011 Ordnance Week, held here May 2 - 5.

  • Army Community Service tests family assistance measures

    May 13, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Anger, confusion, lost ID cards, medical care and pregnancy complications, foreign languages, lost powers of attorney, no money, shelter or food. These challenges and many others were part of an Army Community Service exercise here to test U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's ability to run a family assistance center.

  • Army Reservists provide invaluable support to Operation Arctic Care

    May 12, 2011

    A small team of six U.S. Army Reservists with the 9th Mission Support Command's 297th Engineer Company was tasked with a large mission in support of Operation Arctic Care 2011 - to provide the only mode of transportation to remote villages in the Tok sub-region of Alaska.

  • Chief of the Army Reserve visits 9th MSC Soldiers and families in Alaska

    May 12, 2011

    The Chief of the Army Reserve, joined by his wife, met with local Army Reservists and family members of the 9th Mission Support Command at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, here, April 30-May 1.

  • Soldiers return to Okinawa from relief mission

    May 12, 2011

    Soldiers returned to Okinawa, Japan on May 4, after spending six weeks assisting the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in relief efforts. Approximately 200 Soldiers formed the Joint Logistics Task Force 10 comprised of Soldiers from the 10th Support Group, 35th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1-1 Air Defense Battalion, 83rd Ordnance Battalion, and 505th Quartermaster Battalion and 1-1 Special Forces. Col. Lance R. Koenig, commander of 10th Support Group explained to Family members, friends and colleagues about the significance of their endeavors and their unwavering commitment and dedication to help those affected by this tragedy.

  • Korean American Friendship Circle steps up its leadership

    May 11, 2011

    Senior leaders and sponsors from the Korean American Friendship Circle and 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command held their first leadership seminar April 30 through May 1 at the Hyundai Hotel in Gyeongju city.

  • US, India conduct an executive steering group

    May 10, 2011

    Senior leaders and planners from the Indian Army, U.S. Army Pacific, Marine Forces Pacific, Special Operations Command, and the Department of the Army, met in Honolulu to discuss future bilateral engagements between the two countries during the 15th Executive Steering Group May 2-4.

  • Soldiers Conduct Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    May 10, 2011

    The 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 501st Special Troops Battalion and elements of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in a convoy life fire exercise, or CLFX, at Nightmare Range, South Korea May 4, 2011.

  • CFC leaders observe exercise in Northwest Islands

    May 9, 2011

    BAEKYEONG ISLAND, South Korea - Jarring vibrations shook the ground at Baeknyeong as the booming reports of nearby howitzers commanded the attention of Republic of Korea Marine Gen. Kyung Won-yoon and U.S. Army Col. Robert J. McAleer who are respectively in charge of training, exercises and readiness for Combined Forces Command.

  • SOCKOR invites children to Yongsan for holiday

    May 9, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Special Operations Command-Korea invited children to Yongsan Garrison to celebrate the South Korean holiday Children's Day May 5.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion holds field training exercise

    May 9, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - They might have been sleep-deprived and drenched in mud and sweat, but Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion concluded a week-long field training exercise with a renewed sense of pride and confidence in their equipment, their comrades-in-arms and most importantly, themselves.

  • Dempsey outlines 9 focus areas for Army

    May 5, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey brought his intent for the Army of 2020 to the AUSA Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, leading off with a video accompanied by a song played by a band called "Disturbed."

  • Army civilian selected for 2011 National Image Award

    May 5, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A U.S. Army civilian here was selected as the 2011 winner of the National Image, Inc., Meritorious Service Award.

  • Construction battalion provides engineer assistance in Cambodia

    May 4, 2011

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, constructs new three-room schoolhouse and renovates health clinic Additional task include investigating possible repair of inoperable wells in area as time, budget and conditions permit as part of Exercise Angkor Sentinel. Angkor Sentinel is a continuation of ongoing U.S. Army efforts co-sponsored by the U.S. Military and Royal Cambodian Army. The exercise for will include planning and executing a battalion level command post exercise, constructing engineer civic action projects and executing a medical civic action project. The exercise will also provide the venue for assistance and training to the Cambodian military, and support U.S. and Cambodian security objectives.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battery certifies during gunnery evaluation

    May 3, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery recently became certified on their semi-annual gunnery evaluation April 21 here.

  • Eighth Army forms sexual assault prevention task force

    May 3, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commanding general of Eighth Army here, recently created a task force to enhance current efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assaults across the Korean Peninsula.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • Area IV Soldiers visit Gyeongju for a historic tour

    May 2, 2011

    The United States Army Garrison-Daegu organized a Gyeongju city tour for Area IV Soldiers April 20. The tour offered a break from the KATUSA Friendship Week, April 18-22.

  • Sports competition strengthens alliance KATUSA Friendship Week attracts Soldiers to the courts

    May 2, 2011

    Players huddle together as sweat beads drip from their faces and they lose their individual identities. They are no longer identified as U.S. or KATUSA Soldiers, but instead are members of a team competing for trophies and unit bragging rights.

  • Families of 2 fallen Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    May 2, 2011

    Representatives from the families of two Soldiers -- Pfc. Anthony Kahoohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea -- proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.

  • JSA Soldiers hold DMZ class at elementary school

    Apr 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area held a special class about the world's most heavily armed border April 27 for 5th graders at Seoul American Elementary School.

  • Induction ceremony conducted on Yongsan Garrison

    Apr 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - An induction ceremony for the Sgt. Audie L. Murphy Club and Gen. Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award was held here April 27 to honor exemplary U.S. Army noncommissioned officers and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army.

  • Exercise Courageous Channel scheduled for May

    Apr 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The annual Courageous Channel exercise will be conducted May 19 - 21 at U.S. military installations around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Soldier runs Combatives program in Korea

    Apr 26, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Eric Roberts firmly placed his chest and arms onto his opponent, forcefully applying pressure while he spins his entire body in a clockwise rotation.

  • British Army band performs on Yongsan Garrison

    Apr 25, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The United Kingdom's Band and Bugles of the Rifles held a performance in remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Imjin River here April 20.

  • KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week held in South Korea

    Apr 25, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 2011 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week was held here April 19 - 21, hosted by the Republic of Korea Army Support Group.

  • Air defense unit tested during gunnery evaluation

    Apr 19, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Capt. Carlos Tristan and Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Bates sat quietly inside the compactly-spaced Tactical Control Station, both reviewing one final time the maintenance record for their equipment.

  • Korea's Best Battle for Title of Combatives Champion

    Apr 19, 2011

    More than 80 competitors battled in the Area IV Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers Combatives tournament at Camp Carroll, South Korea Apr. 16.

  • Military Working Dogs put teeth into demonstration

    Apr 18, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Members of the 142nd Military Police Company here demonstrated the effectiveness of working military dogs to visiting Canadian soldiers April 18.

  • 6-52nd ADA holds annual Easter event in Suwon

    Apr 18, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - "Let the Hunt begin!" with these words, more than 80 children from the House of Dreams Orphanage sprinted toward the soccer field to chase after more than 1,500 colorful plastic eggs, carefully hidden by the volunteers and families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion during the Annual Easter Adventure April 16.

  • Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

  • OHA trustee gives overview of Hawaii's cultural history

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On cue, audience members arose from their dinner tables, turned to their neighbors, embraced them and greeted them with, "aloha."

  • Laughter is best medicine for military families

    Apr 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Is your life a joke' It could be, if you want to stay happy and healthy.

  • Explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and Filipino counterparts share knowledge

    Apr 15, 2011

    U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and their Filipino counterparts shared knowledge and information on EOD tactics and procedures during Balikatan 2011 in the Philippines April 5-15.

  • Army Family Child Care offers options

    Apr 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - What's the next best thing to being able to stay home with your little ones'

  • ROC keeps watch day and night

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Ronald Reagan Test Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site Operations Center (ROC) located in Huntsville helps save time and money while performing a vital mission for national defense from half a world away.

  • USARPAC Contingency Command Post conducts certification exercise

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Contingency Command Post consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations. The CCP can tailor personnel and equipment to fit the mission with a team as small as nine, to as many as more than one hundred twenty persons in augmenting forces.

  • Nepalese general joins International Hall of Fame

    Apr 15, 2011

    Gen. Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, chief of staff of the Nepalese army, joined the ranks of an elite group of people in Fort Leavenworth's International Hall of Fame April 7. The International Hall of Fame honors international graduates from the Command and General Staff College who have gone on to success. Some lead their nation's military. Others have become heads of state. Their portraits hang on the third floor of the Lewis and Clark Center.

  • US, AFP forces close Balikatan 2011 exercise in Philippines

    Apr 15, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Army Rear Adm. Victor Emmanuel Martir, retired the Balikatan 2011 colors during the closing ceremonies April 15 for the bilateral training event at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines. Wiercinski and Martir were exercise directors for the event. "We have learned a lot from this training," said Martir. "We have tested our capabilities and increased them. Many smiles have been painted on the faces in the community. This is the very essence of what Balikatan is all about." Balikatan, which means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines, is a joint exercise between U.S. and Philippines armed forces during which combat and humanitarian capabilities between the countries are reinforced.

  • Sharp says ROK-U.S. alliance ready to fight, win

    Apr 15, 2011

    The senior U.S. military commander in South Korea told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Republic of Korea-United States alliance is ready to confront and defeat any aggression against South Korea.

  • Coin drive: Students hold fundraisers to provide assistance for Japanese tsunami survivors

    Apr 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When the tsunami and earthquakes struck Japan March 11, many people's thoughts turned to those in harm's way. A,A Wiesbaden military community members worried about Japanese friends and colleagues still serving with the U.S. military in the devastated country.

  • Tour normalization takes giant leap forward

    Apr 14, 2011

    Amenities in this once family member-restricted duty station took a quantum leap forward when U.S. Army Garrison Casey opened several new Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities during an open house here, April 8, 2011.

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