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  • Tripler, DOE, Queens collaboration enables more behavioral health services for children

    Aug 24, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Wahiawa Elementary School hosted a dedication ceremony of its new school-based behavioral health building, Aug. 22, here.

  • More than 100 PRMC staff recognized at SKILLS ceremony

    Aug 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 staff members from across health care specialties were recognized in a ceremony at Soldiers' Pavilion, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Aug. 17, here.

  • Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

    Aug 23, 2012

    More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

  • Hawaii counter-IED experts conquer Khaan Quest

    Aug 23, 2012

    Four countries, including the United States, were part of the counter-improvised explosive device field training exercise for Khaan Quest, which ran from Aug. 11 to Aug. 23, 2012.

  • Ravens fly over Schofield

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle training, Aug. 21, 2012, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Training in South Korea raises antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Department of the Army has designated August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month, which provides Army-sponsored programs that are designed to enhance awareness to prevent and protect service members, families, and civilians from acts of terrorism. This is done by embedding anti-terrorism concepts through training, education, and key leadership emphasis.

  • Combined Federal Campaign Overseas ceremonial check presented to Japan units

    Aug 22, 2012

    Lt. Col. Jason Edwards and Ms. Fanciela Itule, the Pacific Command/U.S. Forces Japan Combined Federal Campaign Overseas leads presented a ceremonial check to Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison and Col. Eric Tilley today (Aug. 22, 2012) at the U.S. Army Japan headquarters building to honor donations raised by Honshu Army units for the local Family Support and Youth Services Program through the CFC program.

  • Multinational medical team recognized for joint outreach success

    Aug 22, 2012

    Service members and medical professionals from the United States, Mongolia, Canada and the Republic of Korea were recognized during a closing ceremony in honor of their efforts for the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project portion of Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 21, 2012.

  • Secretary emphasizes Army's value in Pacific

    Aug 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh came to Hawaii Aug. 20, 2012, to discuss operations throughout the Pacific and to announce the next U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general for operations.

  • Eighth Army taps Army Space Command for Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 21, 2012

    Army Space Support Team 3 is augmenting Eighth Army during this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise at Camp Walker, South Korea.

  • Photo Essay: On the road with Secretary McHugh - Exercise Khaan Quest, Mongolia

    Aug 21, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh observed a battalion-level staff exercise and visited with Mongolian defense officials during Exercise Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 15 near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A regularly scheduled, multinational exercise in its 10th year, KQ12 is sponsored by the U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.

  • Vertical engineers construct multinational partnerships during Khaan Quest 2012

    Aug 21, 2012

    Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Soldiers and Canadian Forces participated in the Engineer Subject Matter Expert Exchange portion of Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-21, 2012.

  • Diabetic beats odds, takes on Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 21, 2012

    On his third attempt, Staff Sgt. Shane Giltner, a diabetic Ear, Nose, and Throat technician at Schofield's Audiology Clinic, earned the Expert Field Medical Badge at Warrior Base, South Korea, near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • IMCOM Pacific Teens gain valuable experience, make new friends at Youth Leadership Forum

    Aug 21, 2012

    High school students from several Pacific Region garrisons gathered at Kilauea Military Camp, Hawaii, July 18-24, 2012, for the annual Pacific Youth Leadership Forum.

  • Fisher House holds 'Boots on the Bridge' run to remember fallen

    Aug 21, 2012

    Tripler Fisher House held the first "Boots on the Bridge, Remembering the Fallen" memorial run, Aug. 18, 2012, at Ford Island, Hawaii.

  • Eighth Army trains for new mission in South Korea during UFG

    Aug 20, 2012

    Eighth Army will train for its new mission as an operational Field Army headquarters during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 20-31, 2012.

  • DMZ bikers see grim remnants of war

    Aug 20, 2012

    A group of Soldiers from Camp Casey made an 86-kilometer bicycle trip to Korea's Demilitarized Zone Aug. 12, and found not only green mountain vistas, but grim reminders of the war that ravaged the peninsula six decades ago.

  • DMZ tours offer insights into tensions then, now

    Aug 20, 2012

    It's been six decades since the Korean War of 1950 -- 53 left the peninsula charred and devastated. But the Demilitarized Zone that has ever since divided the two Koreas, and the troops -- North Korean on one side, South Korean and U.S. on the other -- that stand guard there, remain an abiding and visible reminder of the hair-trigger tensions that persist.

  • Multinational partners train in 'Khaan Quest'

    Aug 20, 2012

    A conglomeration of U.S., Mongolian, and various international forces took part in a staff exercise during Khaan Quest 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • U.S. service members share Medical First Responder course with Mongolian counterparts

    Aug 20, 2012

    U.S. service members conducted the Medical First Responder course for Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia.

  • 8th TSC EOD team defuses Maui bomb hoax

    Aug 20, 2012

    Three explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 74th EOD Company overcame time and distance to allow residents in a Maui neighborhood to return safely to their homes following a bomb scare Aug. 15, 2012.

  • Safety checkpoint ensures Yongsan's safety

    Aug 20, 2012

    The USAG Yongsan Directorate Emergency Services, Military Police Patrolmen conducted a security/safety checkpoint near the Collier Community Fitness Center, Aug. 14.

  • Yongsan raises readiness by giving parents a break

    Aug 20, 2012

    The Garrison hosted its monthly parents' night out at the Child Development Center, Aug. 17. Numerous parents showed up to drop off their children and spend some personal time.

  • Army secretary visits U.S. Soldiers in South Korea

    Aug 17, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh thanked American Soldiers, civilians and families stationed in South Korea during a visit here Aug. 17 - 18.

  • Multinational Partners Conduct Staff Training

    Aug 17, 2012

    A conglomeration of U.S., Mongolian, and various international forces took part in a staff exercise (STAFFEX) during Khaan Quest 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • October AFAP provides road map for change

    Aug 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Preparation continues for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual Army Family Action Plan conference, here, Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

  • IPC announces new utilities customer service site

    Aug 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Starting Aug. 20, Island Palm Communities residents can access daily energy consumption data for the resident utilities program at a new website: www.YesIPC.com.

  • 'National Night Out' offers keiki safety awareness

    Aug 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 500 keiki and their families teamed up with police, firefighters and Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog to build a better community during National Night Out in the Kalakaua community, here, Aug. 7.

  • Contracting team supports Indonesian exercise

    Aug 16, 2012

    MALANG, Indonesia -- The annual multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 began June 18 at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia.

  • Champion Sharpshooters: 501st SBDE conduct M9/M16 range

    Aug 16, 2012

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade cunducts qualification Range held at the Carroll rifle range, August 3, 2012. (U.S. photo by Army Staff Sgt. Robert DeDeaux 501st SBDE Public Affairs)

  • Wig Wags "signal" theater-level change of command

    Aug 16, 2012

    Semaphore ceremony takes the Signal Corps back to basics. FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Aug. 15, 2012) -- Long before the advent of the radio, battlefield communications took the form of the Wig Wag. With each position representing different letters, numerals and special signs, wigwaggers could signal an entire command to attention in complete silence. The 311th Signal Command (Theater) paid homage to this historical means of communications by conducting the entire 311th change of command ceremony, during which Maj. Gen. James T. Walton assumed command from outgoing commander Brig. Gen. William Scott, utilizing the Signal Corps semaphore flags.

  • Hope in the form of healthcare during Khaan Quest 2012

    Aug 15, 2012

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -- People gathered outside of an elementary school that was temporarily set up as a medical clinic during the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project, one of the many exercises of Khaan Quest 12 in and around Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 14.

  • Paintball, proverbs helps build camaraderie, communication among PRMC staff

    Aug 15, 2012

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff from Pacific Regional Medical Command met for a day of paintball and proverbs, Aug. 8, at Bellows Air Force Station, here.

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 14, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa teach English, strengthen bonds with local youth community

    Aug 14, 2012

    It is a humid morning in Okinawa and Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group at Torii Station, Japan, make their way inside the Sobe Community Center in Yomitan Village. They welcome the coolness of the air-conditioner and notice the smiles and cheers from local Japanese students who are there to grasp the English language.

  • Photo Essay: On the Road with Secretary McHugh -- Mongolia

    Aug 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducts an official visit to the Mongolian Ministry of Defense to meet with senior officials. Thousands of Mongolian peacekeepers have contributed to world stability over the last 10 years, an impressive contribution for a country of its size. The Mongolian Armed Forces are highly regarded by American Soldiers who have served with them in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, approximately 700 troops conduct base security and train the Afghan National Army artillery. In March, Mongolia was designated as the first NATO "partner" under the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program. McHugh will also observe U.S. service members participating in Exercise Khaan Quest 2012, a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.

  • 'Beach Bash' Vacation Bible School offers youth in Japan outreach, learning, fun

    Aug 14, 2012

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Aug. 15, 2012) -- The weeklong "SonSurf Beach Bash" Vacation Bible School concluded here Aug. 10, drawing more than 170 children to the base for five days of outreach, learning and fun, the event's director said.

  • Alaska National Guardsmen deploy for US Army Pacific international peacekeeping exercise

    Aug 13, 2012

    Approximately 80 Alaska National Guardsmen are slated to participate in Khaan Quest 2012 (KQ12), a multinational partnership training exercise held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Center near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, August 11-23, 2012.

  • Joint services post blast training held on Guam

    Aug 13, 2012

    At first it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but with the help of bomb technicians from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) it became more of recognizing the pink elephant in the room.

  • Khaan Quest 2012 opening ceremony demonstrates strength of multinational relationships

    Aug 13, 2012

    Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific and participating countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2012 opening ceremony held Aug. 12 at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Training Operations Center near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • National Night Out

    Aug 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 500 kids and their families teamed up with policemen, firemen and Scruff McGruff the crime dog to build a better community during National Night Out at Kauakau Community here, Aug. 7. National Night Out, hosted across the United States on the first Tuesday every August and focused on displays, demonstrations and old fashioned face to face interaction shows kids the police, firefighters and paramedics in their neighborhoods are on their side. The event also included information on drug centers, army community services program, and information about pet ownership.

  • American Idols thank Yongsan Community

    Aug 13, 2012

    Former contestants of American Idol, the popular television show, toured several U.S. Army Garrisons around the world to thank troops for their service overseas. On USAG Yongsan, the team was invited to sing for the Community here, Aug. 11.

  • CrossFit makes Yongsan Community stronger, ready

    Aug 10, 2012

    Every week, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan offers CrossFit classes here in the Collier Community Fitness Center. Ever since its introduction, garrison Community members have had the opportunity to work with qualified instructors to push their bodies to its limits, increasing overall fitness levels and Servicemembers' readiness.

  • Japan's Central Readiness Force Commander visits U.S. Army Japan

    Aug 10, 2012

  • General: Readiness key to deterrence in Korea

    Aug 10, 2012

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations said readiness is the key to maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month begins

    Aug 10, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Department of the Army has declared August Antiterrorism, or AT, Awareness Month to increase awareness and vigilance in protecting Army communities from acts of terrorism.

  • Joint Spouses' Conference to feature Mrs. Hawaii

    Aug 10, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Stacey Bass Snee, who is the current Mrs. Hawaii, will be guest speaker for the Joint Spouses' Conference Hawaii 2012, here.

  • Fall photo exhibition captures life of combat service

    Aug 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The Honolulu Museum of Art will present the contemporary photography exhibition "Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served," here, Sept. 6-Feb. 24, 2013.

  • Hawaii museums offer new technology, military incentives

    Aug 10, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Learning about the history of Hawaii, not to mention the Army in Hawaii, has never been easier to access -- or more affordable -- for members of the military community.

  • Humphreys hosts successful Safety Day

    Aug 9, 2012

    The seventh annual Safety Day was held at Camp Humphreys on Aug. 3.

  • Army culinary team takes first place in Okinawa's inaugural interservice cook-off

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa (Aug. 9, 2012) -- A team of culinary specialists from the Army took first place in the inaugural island-wide, interservice cook-off held July 28 at the Field House here.

  • 8th STB senior NCOs practice senior level skills at Fort DeRussy

    Aug 9, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- No matter what level you reach as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army, you continue to learn and grow, and units and organizations are often tasked with providing that opportunity. Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia, command sergeant major for the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, did just that by setting time aside for the senior NCOs of the 8th STB to grow, learn and practice the skills that they have learn throughout their career at one of the Army's oldest military reservations, Battery Randolph, part of Fort DeRussy, in Honolulu.

  • Volunteers help community smile

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- For most volunteers in Korea, when they return to the states they will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped others in their community and may have been formally recognized for it.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Vets gather at Arlington to mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

    Aug 8, 2012

    Seventy years after the Aug. 7, 1942, start to what would be a brutal, six-month-long battle over an island in the South Pacific, veterans of Guadalcanal gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fellow Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen.

  • Two Tripler DACP officers awarded coin for quick action

    Aug 8, 2012

    Police Officer Jarett Kaupiko (center) and police Lt. Edmund Thompson (center right), Department of the Army Civilian Police, Tripler Army Medical Center, were awarded a commanding general's coin from Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher (center left), commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, Aug. 6, for quick action in the line of duty.

  • United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team Winner Announced

    Aug 8, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- No military saying may hold truer than an "Army fights on its stomach." And no military job may keep truer to the concept of a Soldier being a master of his technical craft and war than an Army cook. As the cooks of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command field feeding team demonstrated their ability to back up every rifle with a hot meal when they won the United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team category, here, July 31.

  • Camp Zama's Bon Odori Festival strengthens friendship with local community

    Aug 7, 2012

    The 53rd annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 4, 2012, with more than a 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • Kicking4Hunger offers Yongsan a chance to give back

    Aug 7, 2012

    Children stood poised and ready, staring each other from opposite ends of a shortened soccer field. Waiting anxiously for the whistle to sound off, they aimed to tackle those with soccer balls on toe.

  • Eighth Army competes in combatives tournament

    Aug 7, 2012

    The top U.S. Army Combatives fighters from South Korea took on fighters from around the world at the All Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 19th Military Police Battalion Criminal Investigation Detachment Deployment Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The 19th Military Police Battalion Criminal Investigation Detachment (CID), 6th Military Police Group cased its colors and prepared for nine months overseas during a deployment ceremony, here, Aug. 3. The more than 30 Soldier strong unit will take charge of CID operations in Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn respectively.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord gets a new commander

    Aug 7, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- After years of calling Joint Base Lewis-McChord home, Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr. finally has the chance to truly pay his dues to the community that has served him and his family for more than a decade. Hodges officially took charge of the installation Aug. 7 from Col. Thomas Brittain, who came on board in July 2009 and led the forefront of merging two single-service installations, Fort Lewis and McChord Field, into one combined base in 2010.

  • IMCOM-Pacific region director leads town hall

    Aug 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan workforce gathered for a Town Hall hosted by Debra D. Zedalis, region director of U.S. Army's Installation Management Pacific, August 1.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • Yongsan garrison commander shares vision, philosophy

    Aug 6, 2012

    Col. Michael E. Masley, the new garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, conveyed his philosophy and shared them with Community members during his commander's briefing at the South Post Chapel, Aug. 3.

  • US PACOM Commander visits CCP

    Aug 3, 2012

    Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command meets with Soldiers during a tour of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Contingency Command Post (CCP) at Fort Shafter, HI, Aug 1. The CCP 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.

  • Hawaii softball players vie for All-Army status

    Aug 3, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The first game of the season-ending intramural softball tournament was about to get underway, Tuesday, at Takata Field, here, and Spc. Mario Coronado, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was busy double-checking the batting order to his "Warfighter" softball teammates.

  • IPC updates online request support

    Aug 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Island Palm Communities has updated the maintenance request feature on its website for easier access and efficiency.

  • 8th STB NCOs explore Manoa Falls, build camaraderie

    Aug 3, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Being physically fit is an important component to being a good Soldier. Sometimes, however, the physical part of the workout is only part of the benefit. Every month, the senior noncommissioned officers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, get together to exercise and build cohesion.

  • 8th STB recommits to Webling Elementary

    Aug 3, 2012

    AIEA, Hawaii -- After summer vacation, the students of Webling Elementary School, here, packed their backpacks, and came back for another year of educational fun and learning. However, as in previous years, they won't be heading to school alone. Command teams from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, reaffirmed their commitment to Webling by re-signing the agreement between the unit and the school, July 30. This document is the "Letter of Agreement Between the U.S. Army Hawaii and the Hawaii Public Schools."

  • High-energy review entertains, tells the Army story

    Aug 3, 2012

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -- "I have always had dreams of performing and producing. It's like a dream come true."

  • USARPAC commander addresses top issues for Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, addressed issues of importance for U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers in an interview July 24. Wiercinski , who has been in command of USARPAC for 16 months, discussed both Armywide and USARPAC-specific issues he feels are most important to Soldiers.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • JBLM leaders discuss Army's new direction with PTSD evaluations

    Aug 2, 2012

    Lieutenant Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas, commander of Western Regional Medical Command and Col. Dallas Homas, commander of JBLM's Madigan Army Healthcare System, address local media Aug. 2 at Madigan to discuss the Army's recent decision to exclude forensic psychiatry from its disability evaluation system.

  • Champions visit International EXPO

    Aug 1, 2012

    YEOSU, South Korea - Soldiers assigned to the 188th Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, and 501st Sustainment Brigade observe a map depicting high concentrated areas of marine life during the 2012 International EXPO hosted in Yeosu, South Korea, July 28.

  • USAG Yongsan says farewell to garrison commander

    Aug 1, 2012

    A farewell luncheon was held for Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, at the Yongsan R&R Bar and Grill, July 31. Directors and Leaders who had worked alongside Huber for the past two years attended the luncheon to appreciate the work their commander had accomplished and to wish him well as he went on to his next assignment.

  • Champions of the Field

    Aug 1, 2012

    Champions of the Field 501st SBDE conducts Field Training Exercise North Star

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 1, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • 8th Military Police Brigade Change of Command and Change of Responsibility

    Aug 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 8th Military Police "Watchdog" Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command celebrated the accomplishments of one command team and welcomed another during the 8th MP Bde.'s Change of Command ceremony at Hamilton Field, here, July 27. The brigade bid farewell to Col., La'Tonya Lynn, outgoing commander of the 8th MP Bde., and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sivak, outgoing senior enlisted leader 8th MP Bde., and welcomed Col. Mark Jackson, commander 8th MP Bde., and Cmd Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring, senior enlisted advisor, 8th MP Bde.

  • Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

    Aug 1, 2012

    "It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are using that power now."

  • Yongsan welcomes new garrison commander

    Aug 1, 2012

    The time has come to wish farewell to an outstanding leader and embrace another as the Community gave honor and showed appreciation during a change of command ceremony here, August 2. Col. William P. Huber, outgoing garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, handed over command and its colors to Col. Michael E. Masley.

  • Eighth Army charts revolutionary mission change

    Jul 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in Korea is charting a revolutionary mission change as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  • FMWR appreciates its fans through new program

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) introduced a new program in July 2012, which appreciates fans for their involvement. USAG Yongsan FMWR, which plans and organizes many different events for the Yongsan Community, are always trying to improve and change, rather than stay the same. This is to ensure that it meets the needs and desires of the Community it serves.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. spouses become Soldiers for a day

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- Spouses of the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, got a taste of the Army life, here, July 14. Koa Ohana Day offered a chance for spouses to experience and learn various tasks and responsibilities of their Soldier.

  • 8th TSC warrant officer gets top Army honor

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jose Rossy-Rodriguez, 8th Theater Sustainment Command's mobility support operations chief, is modest about his accomplishments and his career. Luckily for him and his unit, his boss and peers aren't quite as modest. "People abuse the term, 'constant professional,' but he really is, and our go-to guy here in the office," said Maj. Joshua Ginn, officer in charge of mobility for the 8th TSC and Rossy-Rodriguez's boss. "He is a soft-spoken man with a heavy impact on the transportation world."

  • 8th TSC Soldier wins multiple gold medals in Karate National Championships

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- On July 2nd, martial artists from around the country traveled to St. Charles, Illinois to compete in the four-day Amateur Athletic Union Karate National Championships. Sgt. Randal Kumagai, military intelligence for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, flew to the tournament to test his mettle against the best of the best in the country.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Engineers visits with the 130th Engineer Brigade

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, visited with the 130th Engineer Brigade on July 24, to meet with the senior leadership in the brigade and receive a capabilities briefing to better understand the role of the brigade within the Pacific theater.

  • General Thurman lays emphasis on ACAP

    Jul 31, 2012

    Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, visited the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Transition Center and Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), July 25.

  • 130th Engineer Week

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- Soldiers and Families of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took time last week to focus on some good spirited team building competition and fun, here. Each company in the brigade formed a team to try to climb to the top of the tournament brackets competing in volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, ultimate football, soccer, and tug-o-war.

  • Yongsan FMWR offers good eats, fun

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) introduced the All You Can Eat Pizza and Pasta at the Yongsan Lanes, a great lunch deal which provided food and fun during lunch time for Service Members and the Community, July 30.

  • Tripler honors Army Medical Corps as it turns 237

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Staff at Tripler Army Medical Center gathered for a cake cutting ceremony, July 27, as it celebrated the U.S. Army Medical Corps 237th birthday, here.

  • Tripler's Sim Center continues to support GME programs, receives ACS accreditation July 2012

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Simulation Center received its second national recognition as it was awarded the American College of Surgeons accreditation in July, here.

  • VBS teaches Yongsan children to stay strong

    Jul 30, 2012

    Vacation Bible School kicked off here at the South Post Chapel, July 23. Children from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan flocked to the chapel to attend the week-long summer program, which taught them about God through exciting songs, games, skits, videos and activities.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade dedicates memorial CrossFit competition

    Jul 30, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and officers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade gathered for a memorial CrossFit Workout of the Day, or WoD, honoring Staff Sgt. Robert Massarelli at 8th TSC's 45th Sust. Bde. CrossFit Gym, July 16, here.

  • BOSS holds crazy '80s night

    Jul 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) instilled feelings of nostalgia in Soldiers by throwing a Crazy 80's Night at the Main Post Club, July 28.

  • Carter thanks American troops in South Korea

    Jul 27, 2012

    The U.S. deputy defense secretary wrapped up a 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific region July 26, 2012, by meeting with U.S. troops in South Korea.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary visits Camp Humphreys, thanks troops

    Jul 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea, -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at Camp Humphreys and spoke to more than 300 U.S. Army and Air Force members, here, during his visit to the garrison, July 26.

  • US Army Pacific urges vigilance during antiterrorism awareness month

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Army's senior leadership has proclaimed August 2012 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. With our recent successes against our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, enhancing our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Tripler's staff care for mock casualties during MASCAL exercise Operation Chianti

    Jul 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As part of the U.S. Navy's Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a joint-service mass casualty exercise, Operation Chianti, here, July 20.

  • Dozens vie in track and field meet

    Jul 26, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, SOUTH KOREA -- Thirty competitors ran, jumped and threw for a chance to take home gold at the Area I track and field meet at Camp Casey's Schoonover Bowl July 21.