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  • 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.

  • Volunteers help Yongsan be Army Strong

    Apr 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The army of Volunteers on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan helps Servicemembers, Families and the entire Community in many ways. The Volunteer of the Year ceremony on April 20 is a reminder of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on all over the garrison every day.

  • NCO induction ceremony held on Yongsan Garrison

    Apr 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A U.S Army noncommissioned officer induction ceremony was conducted here on Yongsan Garrison April 10.

  • Yongsan leaders pledge to stop sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Leaders from across Yongsan garrison teamed up with Army Community Service to help bring attention to the fight against Sexual Harassment and Assault by signing the proclamation to end sexual harassment and assault here April 3.

  • Pacific Ocean Division-Forward supports Key Resolve 2012

    Apr 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division supported the U.S. Forces Korea readiness exercise Key Resolve Feb. 27-March 9.

  • Earth Day celebration set

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Camp Humphreys Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Transformation Park.

  • CAPE conducts Army Profession training in Korea

    Apr 11, 2012

    Representatives from the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic conducted Army profession and ethic training April 2, 2012, at Youngsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • 9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

    Apr 10, 2012

    Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina.

  • 28,000 visit Camp Zama for annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 10, 2012

    The annual open-post Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, which drew more than 28,000 visitors April 7, 2012, coincided with the 100-year anniversary of then-Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki's gift to the city of Washington, D.C., of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees.

  • Soldiers shine at Six Star Salute

    Apr 10, 2012

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- April 5 was the night to shine for 80 Soldiers across the Republic of Korea. The United Service Organizations, with the help of several business partners and guests, honored these outstanding Servicemembers at the 41st Annual Six Star Salute at the Seoul Grand Hyatt.

  • Students 'spring' into learning

    Apr 9, 2012

    A group of 30 Solomon Elementary School students at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, spent their spring break learning new math and reading skills instead of spending time at the beach or hanging with friends.

  • Students in Japan 'Jump Rope for Heart' to raise money

    Apr 9, 2012

    Students at Arnn Elementary School raised money for children suffering from heart illnesses and also promoted the benefits of healthy living during a "Jump Rope for Heart" event at their school, April 3 and 5, 2012, at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • U.S. Army Pacific breaks ground on command, control facility

    Apr 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific held a groundbreaking ceremony April 9, 2012, to inaugurate the new command and control facility operational headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Children find eggs, good times

    Apr 9, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- To put it all in a shell, this year's Eggstravaganza was nothing short of extravagant for Soldiers, family members, and civilians who gathered on Soldier Field here April 7.

  • Army Earth Day 2012: Sustaining environment for secure future

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army will celebrates Earth Day, April 22, 2012, at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world.

  • Army-Hawaii community pride campaign begins

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, family members and civilian employees on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield participated in a community spring cleanup, March 27-29.

  • Hawaii Army Tax centers address common tax issues for service members

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- This year's tax filing deadline is less than two weeks away; it's April 17.

  • Families receive Hawaii Medal of Honor at joint legislative session

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives convened in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Sexual assaults and child abuse have no place in the our community

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sexual assaults and child abuse are deplorable crimes that bring shame to the military community.

  • OANRP, IPC to host 'Planet Earth' movie night

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, or OANRP, and Island Palm Communities, or IPC, have teamed up to present one-of-a-kind movie nights taking place throughout Earth Month.

  • Tripler recognizes 5th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, 4/16

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center will join other healthcare facilities around the country this Monday, April 16, to recognize the fifth Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day.

  • Tripler opens doors to military's, Oahu's first single room NICU

    Apr 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The completion of the first of a two-phased renovation project for the first in the military and first on-island single room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tripler Army Medical Center was celebrated with a blessing and lei ceremony, here, April 3.

  • Yongsan keeps an eye out for child abuse

    Apr 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- You've seen them around post. You've seen them on friends. You've seen them on strangers. The meaning of the EYE was finally revealed at the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation signing ceremony April 2 at the Army Community Service building. Child abuse is a serious problem in our society. Research shows abuse as a child can cause lasting detrimental consequences on the mental health of the victim as an adult. To fight on behalf of those who often cannot fight for themselves, the United States has declared April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Red Cross volunteers recognized for service in 2011

    Apr 4, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- American Red Cross volunteers from all branches of service on island met for the Armed Forces 2011 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, here, March 29.

  • Legal Service Agency director visits Humphreys

    Apr 4, 2012

    Brigadier Gen. Flora Darpino, director of the Army Legal Service Agency, visited Camp Humphreys on April 3.

  • Humphreys deputy commander to bid farewell

    Apr 4, 2012

    David W. Frodsham will say goodbye to friends and co-workers during a farewell dinner April 6. Frodsham is leaving United States Army Garrison Humphreys after serving as deputy garrison commander for almost five years.

  • Camp Humphreys, Area III recognized for CFC performance

    Apr 4, 2012

    United States Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III have been recognized with the Special Merit Award for the Pacific Region for its outstanding performance in the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Senior leaders of Area IV sign Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation

    Apr 4, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea--Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, and Col. Kathleen Gavle, United States Army Garrison--Daegu commander, signed this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation April 4 in front of the 19th ESC headquarters building located on Camp Henry.

  • "Honk!" delivers some sweet music

    Apr 4, 2012

    "Honk!" made a lot of spectacular noise March 30-31, as Play Bill's Humphreys Community Theatre put on a show that wasn't just for the birds. "Honk!" is a musical rendition of The Ugly Duckling and was filled with humor, song, and dance. It took place at the Community Activity Center on Camp Humphreys.

  • Chili pot that will keep on giving

    Apr 4, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud March 24, John Smith of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud stirs the chili that won him first prize at the chili cook-off at Mitchell's Club. Smith won a 42-inch plasma TV and donated it to the Red Cross. -- Photo courtesy of American Forces Network Casey

  • In education, fertilizer for growth

    Apr 4, 2012

    Area 1 Women's Professional Development Symposium March 30 For Women's History Month Area 1 held a Women's Professional Development Symposium at the Camp Casey Community Activity Center, March 30.

  • SAES Students get right angle at Geometry night

    Apr 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- To help get kids excited about geometry, and to give parents a chance to learn and play with their kids, Seoul American Elementary School hosted Geometry Night inside the SAES cafeteria March 30.

  • Retired General inspires Yongsan during Women's Month

    Apr 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- A retired Army general gathered with over a hundred members of the Yongsan Community here to reflect on the contributions of women in history and the role of women in the Army, March 29. During the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted Women's Month event, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Anne Macdonald shared some of her West Point stories and experiences during her 30-year career in the Army.

  • Soldiers create green space in Yongsan

    Apr 2, 2012

    April, the spring season when all living things come to life, is upon us. In celebration of Arbor Day and the ROK-U.S. Alliance, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan joined the city of Yongsan-gu to give back to the Community by planting hundreds of trees and shrubs at Yongsan Family Park March 29.

  • Proclamations to raise awareness

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What do quilts, denim and your support have to do with child abuse and sexual assault?

  • Prayer breakfast hones in on resiliency

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, families and civilians received messages that, coupled with resiliency, are the foundation to overcoming adversity, during the National Resiliency Prayer Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 21.

  • USAG-HI recognizes efforts of commendable employees

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Twenty-three stellar employees received recognition for their roles and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 20.

  • Installation Access Council among garrison's customer service venues

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- To address concerns and take needed actions are the functions of the Installation Access Council, which met, here, March 22.

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • 'Blended learning' offers a new model for 21st century education

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA, grants were announced in the fall of 2011 the staff at Hale Kula Elementary and Wheeler Middle schools were excited to learn that they are receiving a $482,000 three-year grant to implement a new model for education called "blended learning."

  • 'Sex Signals' teach about preventing sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Sexual Assault is a serious offense. The Military has zero tolerance for sexual assault. An assault can degrade the abilities of a unit, sow distrust among its members and keep the unit from being able to perform at their best to accomplish the mission.

  • Commander in Korea: Keep accompanied Korea tours at current level

    Mar 30, 2012

    Family-member-accompanied tours for U.S. service members in South Korea should not expand beyond the roughly 4,600 family members now authorized, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told Congress March 28, 2012.

  • Environmental superstars in South Korea honored by Yongsan Directorate of Public Works

    Mar 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division is dedicated to the stewardship of the earth's natural resources and Community outreach. The hard work of the DPW personnel was highlighted during the quarterly Environmental Quality Control Committee (EQCC) meeting, March 29.

  • Tripler's fallen warrior receives Hawaii Medal of Honor

    Mar 30, 2012

    Twenty-four service members who deployed from Hawaii, who died in 2011 in Iraq or Afghanistan, were honored with a Hawaii Medal of Honor at the State Capital during a ceremony, March 28, 2012.

  • PRMC joins community to help foster successful postsecondary transition for wounded warriors

    Mar 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members from the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center joined wounded warriors and private sector subject matter experts at a think tank hosted by the Pacific Alliance and the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, March 23, here.

  • Partnership expands job opportunities for spouses

    Mar 29, 2012

    To expand career opportunities for military spouses, the Department of Defense launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in June 2011 to match Fortune 500 companies with military spouses worldwide.

  • Yokohama North Dock workers keep Army floating

    Mar 28, 2012

  • Strategic decisions sway Army to defer construction

    Mar 28, 2012

    The Army's military construction budget request for next year is 32 percent less than this year, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, told senators.

  • Thurman: Keep accompanied Korea tours at current level

    Mar 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 - Family-member-accompanied tours for U.S. service members in South Korea should not expand beyond the roughly 4,600 family members now authorized, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told Congress today.

  • Yongsan employee chosen to mentor

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Pacific Region Mentoring Program, a program started by Installation Management Command to help train it's employees, has selected Jim North, a strategic planning specialist with the USAG Yongsan Plans, Analysis and Integration office as a mentor in their program.

  • Garrison strengthens relationship with Itaewon

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Itaewon is a city district, in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Many restaurants serving international dishes and major hotels can be found here as well as dozens of shops and services aimed at tourists. Most importantly, it is the most frequently visited area by U.S. Soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • SAMS students remember Black History

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Last month, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan observed Black History Month. To celebrate this year, for the first time ever, Seoul American Middle School students researched, filmed and produced a documentary titled "Progress: A Look Back, A Step Forward". Their hard work paid off with a screening among their peers on March 23at Seoul American High School Auditorium.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 27, 2012

    Eighth Army marked the second anniversary of the attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed 46 ROK sailors.

  • Army's upgraded tactical communications network passes cold weather test, moves closer to fielding

    Mar 27, 2012

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 successfully completed its Cold Weather Natural Environments Testing in January at Fort Greely, Alaska, receiving positive test results in the execution and in its recently released test report from the Army's Aberdeen Test Center.

  • AFSBn-Korea holds ice cream social at orphanage

    Mar 27, 2012

    Lt. Col. Benny L. Starks Jr., commander of the Army Field Support Battalion-Korea, serves a resident of the My Home Orphanage during an ice cream social hosted by the battalion March 12 at the orphanage. The battalion, headquartered at Camp Casey, South Korea, conducts numerous events throughout the year with the orphanage, located in Dongducheon.

  • President visits Soldiers on Demilitarized Zone

    Mar 27, 2012

    American Soldiers who guard the border here between South and North Korea were surprised, March 25, 2012, to get a visit from their commander in chief.

  • Young Soldiers Reflect on Why Bataan Memorial Death March is Meaningful

    Mar 27, 2012

    Seventy years ago, young American and Filipino men began a grueling and deadly forced march as prisoners of war through the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. Army Sergeant Janelle Sennert speaks with young Soldiers who explain why an annual memorial march commemorating that event inspires them to be tomorrow's Army leaders.

  • U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test Center puts MRAP through its paces

    Mar 27, 2012

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground played an extensive role in the rapid initiative to field the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle by conducting punishing durability testing on virtually all of its variants.

  • Humphreys Fire and Emergency Services wins three awards

    Mar 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Another year has brought another round of recognition for U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Fire and Emergency Services.

  • 'Take pride in your Army Hawaii home'

    Mar 26, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- March 27-29, Soldiers, family members and civilian employees on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield will participate in a massive community spring cleanup.

  • Flag disposal

    Mar 26, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Boy Scouts from Troop 135 prepare to retire an American flag in a flag retirement ceremony at East Range, here, March 14.

  • Counter IED experts prepare peacekeepers during Angkor Sentinel

    Mar 26, 2012

    Trainers from the Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center based at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, helped prepare Cambodian peacekeepers for future United Nations humanitarian missions.

  • MP readiness pays off for Presidential visit

    Mar 25, 2012

    To prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Emergency Services and Soldiers from the 142nd Military Police Company prepared for weeks to ensure the safety of Yongsan, South Korea.

  • Philippine community, Civil Affairs work shoulder-to-shoulder to break ground at local school

    Mar 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN, Philippines --Barangay Santa Cruz community members with service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marines with U.S. Army Civil Affairs attended a groundbreaking ceremony here March 19.

  • Groundbreaking for school building projects marks Exercise Balikatan

    Mar 23, 2012

    Members of the community from the Barangay Inagawan sub district, as well as service members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States armed forces attended a groundbreaking ceremony March 19.

  • Tripler, USAG-HI, community join forces to offer car seat safety check

    Mar 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thirty-three of the youngest members of the military ohana on Oahu are riding a little bit more safely after their parents had their car seats checked out, here, March 17.

  • Hawaiian installations welcome IMCOM leadership

    Mar 22, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, his wife, Margie, and IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice recently visited Army installations in Hawaii to meet with Soldiers, Civilians and their Families. During their visit, they toured training ranges, recreational facilities and Family Member programs.

  • Officials offer tips to beat summer moving rush

    Mar 22, 2012

    With military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are urging service members to book their moving dates early and to remain as flexible as possible when doing so.

  • Welfare of Army families in the Pacific is a top priority

    Mar 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Ferriters know what it means to be "Army strong."

  • IMCOM commander visits Hawaii

    Mar 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A three-star general clad in the Army Combat Uniform grapples with a sergeant first class, also wearing ACUs, in a steamy and stuffy exercise room, here. About two dozen junior Soldiers, sitting on a blue mat, watch as the pair demonstrates a triangle choke.

  • Eighth Army off-loads Strykers in South Korea

    Mar 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army off-loaded Stryker combat vehicles at Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea, March 20, 2012, to support the annual Foal Eagle exercise in South Korea.

  • Yongsan MPs step up bicycle registration campaign

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Yongsan Garrison Military Police are on the lookout for a threat to the Community. But only with your help can they stop the danger posed by unregistered bicycles on post.

  • Groundbreaking for school marks Exercise Balikatan's official humanitarian civil assistance start

    Mar 21, 2012

    Members of the community from the Barangay Inagawan sub district, as well as service members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States armed forces attended a groundbreaking ceremony March 19.

  • Yongsan reaffirms partnership with Bupyeong-gu KAFC

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. William P. Huber, Bupyeong-gu Mayor Hong, Mi-young and members of the Bupyeong-gu Korean American Friendship Council attended a luncheon at Bupyeong-gu, March. 20. Hong delivered opening remarks, emphasizing cooperation and alliance.

  • Yongsan declares women's history month

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is participating in the nationwide recognition of March Women's History Month. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is celebrating Women's History Month with several events. The 5K Fun Run was held at Collier Fitness Center on March 10. Two Book Readings events were planned with the first one held at Hannam Village on March 22, and the second one scheduled to be held on March 27, at the Yongsan Library. The Women's History Month's main event will be held on March 29 at the R&R Bar and Grill. Performances and music is prepared and retired Brigade General Anne MacDonald will be the guest speaker.

  • Yongsan Soldiers clean up Itaewon

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Soldiers got down and dirty to clean up the streets of Itaewon with the help of Yongsan-gu government officials, members of the Itaewon Tourist Association, and the citizens of Itaewon, March 21.

  • Yongsan helps Soldiers in financial emergency

    Mar 20, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Army Community Service kicked off the annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign to move one step forward of fulfilling its motto, "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own." The campaign started on March. 19 and will be held until April. 27.

  • IMCOM commander visits Hawaiian installations

    Mar 20, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, and IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice visited Army installations in Hawaii to meet with Soldiers, families and Department of the Army civilians.

  • Humphreys Resource Managmement wins Army award

    Mar 20, 2012

    The Department of the Army has bestowed the Outstanding Resource Management Organization Award, for below the Army command level, to the United States Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Resource Management.

  • Humphreys hosts social media workshop

    Mar 20, 2012

    More than 70 public affairs, marketing, and installation management professionals from across the Korean peninsula gathered at the Camp Humphreys Super Gym, March 16, to take part in the garrison's first social media workshop.

  • FWMR reprioritizes program, services funds

    Mar 19, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- As a directorate within the Army, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was not immune to the budget reductions. The FMWR operating budgets were reduced 27 percent, or $3.2 million, from previous years funding levels, and program changes were required.

  • Funding cuts impact FMWR

    Mar 19, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Facing a funding reduction of 27 percent, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation announced a series of program changes, here, effective April 1.

  • Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

    Mar 19, 2012

    Pet over population is a sad reality in the U.S. Military families on the move should think carefully before taking in an animal to avoid contributing to this problem.

  • Philippine, U.S. service members build relationships, schools through Balikatan

    Mar 17, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN, Philippines -- Philippine and U.S. personnel combine forces to begin construction, March 14, at Tagbarungis Elementary School here, marking the groundbreaking start to Balikatan 2012.

  • Utah National Guard, Republic of Korea Army conduct artillery exercise

    Mar 16, 2012

    South Korean and U.S. Army units unleashed a precise barrage of 155m self-propelled artillery rounds during a live-fire exercise March 15, 2012, at a training range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • Tripler's pain physicians help geriatric patients relieve compressed lumbars

    Mar 16, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii " The Department of Integrative Pain Management, here, completed the first minimally invasive lumbar decompression in Hawaii, Jan. 20.

  • Tripler's Dept. of Social Work enhance well-being of beneficiaries

    Mar 16, 2012

    HONOLULU " The Department of Social Work, or DSW, at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, provides comprehensive social work services to all Pacific Regional Medical Command beneficiaries.

  • Camp Humphreys social media initiatives named 'Best in Army'

    Mar 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army recognized Camp Humphreys, South Korea, with a first place award in the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition for "Outstanding Initiatives in New Media."