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  • 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."

  • CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity labs do more than impress

    Mar 15, 2012

    CAMP STANLEY, Korea -- These are not your average bi-focal wearing, white lab coat clad, gray bearded scientists that don't stray far from their experiments. Instead, they are deployable men and women of all sizes and ages who have a laundry list of advanced degrees and a passion for what they do--diagnosing chemical, biological and explosive samples.

  • Swedish Delegation visits Yongsan Army Community Service

    Mar 14, 2012

    Representatives from the Swedish Delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission visited Army Community Service to learn about ACS programs and services available to Servicemembers and their Families while they are serving with the Delegation in Korea, Mar. 14.

  • Alabama National Guard heat it up in Yongsan

    Mar 14, 2012

    The state of Alabama's National Guard answered the call to serve and support their fellow Servicemembers during Key Resolve 2012. The Alabama National Guard team put their cooking skills to great use during the two-week exercise in Yongsan.

  • Director of Army National Guard visits Humphreys

    Mar 14, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Ingram Jr., director of the U.S. Army National Guard, visited Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, March 6, 2012.

  • Area III CFC campaign a success

    Mar 14, 2012

    Good work and good results from the past year were recognized during a Combined Federal Campaign Overseas Unit Awards ceremony March 13.

  • Culinary arts competitors collect medals, titles

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 340 military food service specialists gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for the final event of the largest culinary arts competition in North America.

  • Women veterans mark 60th anniversary of Korean War

    Mar 14, 2012

    Women veterans of what is often referred to as the "Forgotten War" celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, March 9, 2012.

  • Nephew of Benjamin K. Humphreys visits post

    Mar 14, 2012

    In 1962, K-6 was renamed as Camp Humphreys in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys, a pilot assigned to the 6th Transportation Company, who died in a helicopter accident on Nov. 13, 1961. On March 9, John Humphreys, a grand nephew of Benjamin K. Humphreys, visited Camp Humphreys for the first time.

  • Keeping the Yongsan Community safe

    Mar 14, 2012

    Recent incidents of theft on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan has prompted leadership to remind the Community of a simple, yet powerful message: Lock your doors.

  • Fusion restaurant offers Yongsan delectable delights

    Mar 13, 2012

    When people are away from home, there are countless things that they may miss about their native land. Obvious aspects include family, friends, and neighborhoods. However, it also includes little things such as the way houses are aligned, the smell of the ground, and the sounds of the environment. Another crucial thing that we tend to miss about home is the food.

  • Soldiers can help Soldiers through AER Campaign

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Emergency Relief Campaign, or AER, has kicked off and runs through May 15.

  • Exchange, JRB spread shoplifting awareness

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Exchange facility, here, continues to deal steadily with individuals who are stealing from their stores.

  • Facebook town hall addresses issues

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted its third Facebook town hall, here, Feb. 29, to address community issues and concerns.

  • Primaries, general elections are fast approaching

    Mar 13, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The direction of the economy, scheduled Department of Defense budget cuts, taxes and a drawdown of U.S. forces all combine to serve as potential hot-button issues for the upcoming general election.

  • ACS restructures Soldier, family program services

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Despite a reduction in staff, Army Community Service, or ACS, and Survivor Outreach Services offices, or SOS, will continue to provide services for units, Soldiers and families located in the south community.

  • Schofield Exchange pledges competitive pricing

    Mar 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- With smart phones becoming more prevalent as shopping tools, price matching is becoming increasingly popular.

  • Hui O Na Wahine offers a 'Better You'

    Mar 13, 2012

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

  • Upscale living: Slimy residents fill gated community

    Mar 13, 2012

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

  • Area II standardizes hours to purchase alcohol

    Mar 12, 2012

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

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

    Mar 11, 2012

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

  • US - ROK partnership forged in iron

    Mar 9, 2012

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

  • 2nd CAB officer mentors, leads by example

    Mar 9, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army maintains readiness with Key Resolve, Foal Eagle

    Mar 9, 2012

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

  • Yongsan wins 2012 Communities of Excellence award

    Mar 8, 2012

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

  • Students promote breast cancer awareness at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Mar 8, 2012

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

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

    Mar 8, 2012

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

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

    Mar 8, 2012

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

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

    Mar 7, 2012

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

  • Yongsan's ACE-SI training helps save lives

    Mar 7, 2012

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

  • 2012 Balikatan Exercise

    Mar 7, 2012

    2012 Balikatan Exercise

  • Exerecise Shanti Doot 3

    Mar 7, 2012

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

  • U.S. Army Alaska's Polar Express

    Mar 7, 2012

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

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

    Mar 7, 2012

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

  • 94TH AAMDC PARTICIPATES IN KEEN EDGE 2012

    Mar 7, 2012

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

  • Talks reaffirm growing U.S.-India partnership

    Mar 6, 2012

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

  • Thrift shop holds savings and style event

    Mar 6, 2012

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

  • Yongsan Servicemembers make significant GT score increase

    Mar 6, 2012

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

  • AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

    Mar 5, 2012

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

  • Sponsorship program helps new spouses adjust to Korea

    Mar 5, 2012

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

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

    Mar 3, 2012

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

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

    Mar 2, 2012

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

  • Military Chefs

    Mar 2, 2012

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

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

    Mar 2, 2012

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

  • TAMC Prayer Breakfast encourages winning warrior spirit

    Mar 2, 2012

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

  • Building Pacific partnerships one NCO at a time

    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • Army budget focuses on efficiencies, priorities

    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • Passion drives Girl Scouts volunteer

    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • Casey ruck races tax body, mind

    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • USARPAC recognition ceremony honors Civilian service

    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • FRC opens at Camp Red Cloud

    Mar 1, 2012

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

  • Korean War hero receives upgraded headstone

    Feb 29, 2012

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

  • Yongsan individual laundry service closing

    Feb 29, 2012

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

  • Graduation in a tense situation

    Feb 29, 2012

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

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

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Congressmen visit Humphreys

    Feb 28, 2012

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

  • Jumping into Alaska's Malamute Drop Zone

    Feb 28, 2012

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

  • SAES gets hands on with robots

    Feb 28, 2012

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

  • Eighth Army encourages absentee voting in Korea

    Feb 27, 2012

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

  • Hannam celebrates one year of Zumba

    Feb 27, 2012

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

  • Yongsan celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

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

  • Odierno fleshes out Pacific strategy, Afghan advisory mission

    Feb 23, 2012

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

  • Students learn from Yongsan environmental office

    Feb 23, 2012

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

  • Leaders seek to help Soldiers at Town Hall

    Feb 23, 2012

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

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

    Feb 22, 2012

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

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

    Feb 22, 2012

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

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

    Feb 22, 2012

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

  • Area I holds anti-terror drill

    Feb 22, 2012

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

  • Honored guests observe Stork's Nest renovations

    Feb 21, 2012

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

  • Taking the plunge

    Feb 21, 2012

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

  • Vietnam vet awarded Silver Star after 45 years

    Feb 17, 2012

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

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

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Charging POVs is not authorized

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Garrison uses voluntary realignments to fill over-hire positions

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Feb 17, 2012

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

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

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • IPC establishes foundation to benefit military community

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Army Family Team Building helps to build values

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Portrait of Honor

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • 'With You All the Way' delights Yongsan kids

    Feb 16, 2012

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

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

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • Author Romain visits Casey

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • Pilot Part Day Toddler Program takes off at CYSS

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • DOD leaders: Budget request supports adaptable future force

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • Camp Humphreys ready for extreme weather

    Feb 15, 2012

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

  • Yongsan BOSS plays cupid

    Feb 15, 2012

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

  • Army befriends youth home

    Feb 14, 2012

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

  • Budget proposal requests smaller, more modern, agile force

    Feb 14, 2012

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

  • Army's biggest warehouse honors Korean Service Corps

    Feb 13, 2012

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

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