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  • Yongsan Community pushes for changes during AFAP conference

    Oct 9, 2012

    The 2013 U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Army Family Action Plan Conference was held to bring together Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and DA Civilians to identify and elevate quality of life issues for action by senior Army leaders here, Oct. 3-4.

  • Army chemical battalion returns to 2ID in Korea

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced Sept. 4 the relocation of the 23rd Chemical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, South Korea.

  • Business leaders witness combined military might

    Oct 5, 2012

    Business leaders in South Korea witnessed the combined might of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance during a live-fire exercise, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Fort Wainwright civilian employees recognized

    Oct 5, 2012

    "It's one of my favorite things that I do, as the commander here at Fort Wainwright," said Col. Ronald M. Johnson, garrison commander.

  • Smith takes command of PRMC as Gallagher retires

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Oct. 4, to bid "a hui hou" to Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Col. J. Anson Smith.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations now available for all Tricare beneficiaries

    Oct 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Seasonal flu vaccinations for all Tricare-enrolled beneficiaries in Hawaii are now available.

  • Alaska paratrooper gives blood, saves Afghan man's life

    Oct 4, 2012

    A U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division gives the gift of life to a wounded Afghan man.

  • Alaska soldiers challenge local hockey team

    Oct 4, 2012

    University of Alaska hockey players team up with the Soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division for a day of Army training.

  • Alaska Soldier sets local ultra marathon record

    Oct 4, 2012

  • Gold Star mothers recognized for 'ultimate sacrifice'

    Oct 4, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- With the figure of Lady Columbia in clear view, her arms open wide to embrace the fallen and comfort the mourning, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and its Survivor Outreach Services program held Hawaii's first-ever Gold Star Mother's Day "Lei of Honor and Remembrance Ceremony" at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, Sunday.

  • Army 'VOWs' to ensure success for transitioning Soldiers

    Oct 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Starting Nov. 21, all Soldiers will get the tools and support necessary to make a smooth transition into civilian life.

  • 'Living History Day' will bring 25th ID's past to life

    Oct 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- The Tropic Lightning Museum is gearing up to conduct an annual "Living History Day," here, Saturday, Oct. 13, to commemorate the 25th Infantry Division's Organization Day.

  • IPC to host safety night for garrison

    Oct 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Families are invited to enjoy an evening filled with exciting activities and hands-on demonstrations that will teach members of all ages about safety in and around their homes.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force school hosts bilateral exchange with Army engineers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Japan Engineer District representatives at Camp Zama, Japan, continued a nearly 20-year tradition recently when the unit's deputy commander and Forward Engineer Support Team leader were hosted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Engineer School officials at Camp Katsuta in Ibaraki prefecture.

  • 6th Battalion, 37th FAR Section Cert. Training

    Oct 3, 2012

    6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a fire direction control section certification Oct. 2 on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. The purpose of the training was to certify each section for a live-fire exercise scheduled for the near future. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released.)

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Joint fire drill strengthens bond between Army, city firefighters in Japan

    Oct 3, 2012

    More than 60 Japanese firefighters from Sagamihara City, Japan, took part in an exercise hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan that was meant to foster a strong bilateral relationship between the two organizations and enhance their fire protection and response operations.

  • Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council boosts ROK-U.S. alliance

    Oct 2, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan met to discuss their most recent efforts to improve relations between the ROK and U.S., Sep. 25. Members of both parties discussed past success and look forward to upcoming events that would boost the ROK-U.S. alliance. Sung Jang Hyun, mayor of Yongsan-gu, and Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, were among those who attended the quarterly gathering.

  • Hawaii kicks off Pacific Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 2012 Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially kicked off with a breakfast at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena Oct. 1.

  • USAG Daegu firefighters respond to Korean factory fire, chemical leak

    Oct 2, 2012

    GUMI CITY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- Firefighters from U. S. Army Garrison Daegu responded to a mutual aid assist request from Korean firefighters combating a factory explosion and fire which released fluorine gas here Sept. 27.

  • Senior leader from Land of the Rising Sun visits National Capital Region

    Oct 2, 2012

    Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Eiji Kimizuka receives the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) from U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Gen. Kimizuka received the award for promoting family welfare through the development of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force family support structure. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • USARPAC holds suicide prevention stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    Recent Army statistics have revealed an influx in Soldier suicide over the last year, which has brought great concern to the Army. In response to this concern, the Army initiated a safety stand down for suicide awareness Sept. 27.

  • Special Troops Battalion Warriors take home trophy in intramural softball championship

    Oct 1, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 28, 2012) -- The Warriors of U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion defeated the Directorate of Public Works' Yellow Monkeys in the final of two games Sept. 26 at Rambler Field here to win the intramural softball championship.

  • Warrior Country sets up suicide hotline

    Sep 28, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- A new 24-hour suicide prevention hotline has been established by U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I for anyone in Warrior Country considering suicide or trying to help someone who may be suicidal.

  • Friendship fest strengthens alliance

    Sep 28, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- "Ka-chi kap-shi-da" is Korean for "Let's go together." And that is what has been happening with Americans and Koreans north of Seoul in an area called Warrior Country since the Korean War. Soldiers and their families spend afternoon with Korean civilians during the 8th Korean-American Friendship Festival held at the ROK-U.S. Cultural Plaza in the Bosan-dong section of Dongducheon, near Camp Casey's main gate. There was free food. Koreans got to sample American hot dogs and hamburgers while Americans were treated to tteokbokki (spicy cylinder-shaped rice cake) and saengseon-jeon (breaded fish pancake).

  • Johnson sends Chuseok message to Korean people

    Sep 28, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general released a first ever video message to the Korean people in honor of Chuseok, Korea's annual harvest festival.

  • ACS offers budget, credit counseling

    Sep 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 28, 2012) -- On a typical day, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army Community Service supports more than 40 requests for financial and employment readiness program support.

  • 'Odyssey' offers insights for job searches, Oct. 9-12

    Sep 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 28, 2012) -- A one-of-a-kind opportunity for job seekers, designed to provide important tools for success from resume writing workshops to computer training, is coming to Schofield Barracks during Employment Odyssey Week, Oct. 9-11

  • Schofield health clinic hosts terrain walk, educates Army leaders on behavioral health services

    Sep 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- More than 90 of U.S. Army-Hawaii's battalion-level and above command team members took part in a terrain walk at U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks in order to learn about behavioral health and substance abuse services available to their Soldiers and families, Sept. 27, here.

  • 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers on front lines in fight against suicide

    Sep 27, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division took a break from training in Korea on Thursday as part of an Army-wide suicide prevention and awareness stand-down to further educate Soldiers on the warning signs of suicide and let Soldiers know it is okay to ask for help when you need it.

  • Tripler's EO observance gets physical, reminds everyone to be proud of their heritage

    Sep 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Hispanic Heritage Month observance filled Kyser Auditorium, Sept. 20, here. The monthlong observance, which pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society, began Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 15. It honors those with Hispanic heritage by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

  • Tripler hosts Pacific region's first behavioral health summit

    Sep 27, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center hosted the first behavioral health summit in the Pacific region, Sept. 13-14, 2012, in Honolulu.

  • Mass flu exercise brings services together

    Sep 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Installations around the island held a mass flu vaccination exercise, Sept. 18-20, with the goal of vaccinating as many Oahu-based active duty service members and emergency-essential civilians as possible. In previous years, each service would individually hold shot exercises where they would immunize their personnel. This year, all services coordinated together and held a mass joint immunization exercise.

  • USARPAC CCP HAST Meets with Tongan National Emergency Management Office

    Sep 27, 2012

    When disaster strikes in the Pacific, once an affected nation asks for help the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team would be the first on the ground. The HAST's job is to conduct assessments of key infrastructure in order to assist the host nation's government in getting relief supplies and other support into the country as quickly as possible. U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers are in Tonga this week taking part in "Coral Reef" a joint-multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise primarily designed to test the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's ability to react to a disaster. HAST personnel met with members of the Tonga National Emergency Management Office Monday.

  • Hispanic-American culture, history celebrated during observance at Camp Zama

    Sep 27, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 28, 2012) -- Camp Zama celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the culture and history of Hispanic and Latino Americans, with an observance held Sept. 26 at the Community Activity Center here.

  • Malaysians make Counter-IED training debut at Keris Strike

    Sep 27, 2012

    In a world where threats can often be undetectable yet devastatingly lethal, training such as the Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) help people engaged in peacekeeping missions stay alive.

  • USARPAC host PACOM Asia Pacific Multinational Open Source Conference

    Sep 26, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians with Pacific Command and from across the Asia Pacific intelligence community gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 12-14 to discuss the power of open source intelligence (OSINT) during the 3rd Annual Pacific Command Asia Pacific Multinational Open Source Conference.

  • JBLM Welcomes 7th Inf Div Commander

    Sep 26, 2012

    Flags waved, cannons roared and the 56th Army Band played as Soldiers, friends and Family in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community came together to welcome a brand new leader to the Pacific Northwest.

  • 411th Contracting Support Brigade: Contracting support in the land of the morning calm

    Sep 26, 2012

    Providing the stability necessary to maintain a transient workforce, the 411th Contracting Support Brigade's Korean-national workforce is the cornerstone of the brigade's success, according to the unit's senior leadership.

  • Area II CPAC holds briefing for military spouses

    Sep 25, 2012

    The Area II Civilian Personnel Advisory Center held an informational briefing for military spouses to provide them with information on obtaining a position with the Federal governments here, Sept. 20. Military spouses were eager to learn about Executive Order 13473, which became effective Sept. 11, 2009.

  • 403rd AFSB participates in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2012

    Sep 25, 2012

  • USARPAC HAST meet with Tonga National Emergency Management Office

    Sep 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers are in Tonga this week taking part in "Coral Reef" a joint-multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise primarily designed to test the USARPAC Contingency Command Post's ability to react to a disaster. New Zealand and Australia are also taking part on a limited basis to share their experience in conducting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief operations.

  • Staff exercise tests leadership skills

    Sep 25, 2012

    U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces service members took part in a command post exercise Sept. 21 during Keris Strike 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment.

  • Yongsan Soldiers lend a helping hand before Chuseok

    Sep 25, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan participated in making 'Songpyeon,' a traditional Korean Rice cake, and shared them with single-parent families and elderly Koreans, living by themselves, Sept. 24. This meaningful event helped strengthen the ROK-US Alliance by allowing U.S. Soldiers to participate and interact with the local Korean Community.

  • Combined medical evacuation training

    Sep 25, 2012

    Soldiers from 168th Multifunction Medical Battalion, 65th Medical Brigade; along with Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion and Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, worked together during a field medical operation at Camp Stanley, South Korea, Sept. 12. (U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released)

  • Yongsan appreciates their volunteers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Volunteers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan were recognized and presented awards for providing valuable service to the Area II Community here, Sept. 21.

  • Yongsan employees recognized as top performers in Korea

    Sep 24, 2012

    Four U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Civilians received honors during the U.S. Forces Korea Civilian Employers of the Year Award Ceremony at Knight Field here, Sept. 21.

  • The Annual Korean-American Friendship Festival

    Sep 24, 2012

    The annual Korean-American Friendship Festival was held on September 22, 2012, at the Dongducheon Special Tourism District, near Camp Casey, South Korea. (U.S. Army photos taken by Carlos Davis/Released)

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off

    Sep 24, 2012

  • Medical training saves lives

    Sep 24, 2012

    The initial treatment a person receives when they are injured often decides the outcome of their injuries. A Medical First Responder course that focuses on the first response to injuries began Sept. 19 as part of Keris Strike 12 on Camp Ulu Tiram, near Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  • Soldiers learn survival skills during Keris Strike 2012

    Sep 24, 2012

    Sixty-five service members participating in the Keris Strike 2012 exercise went into the Panti Forest Reserve, Malaysia, Sept. 20, 2012, with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for a demonstration of survival and tracking skill.

  • Young minds, mature focus; battle in-sync

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Competitive energy was insulated by the cloudy skies above Hickam Air Force Base, as 17 high schools rallied their team pride for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps competition. The Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs from United States Army-Hawaii, the 25th Infantry Division, and Tripler Army Medical Center, unified their skillful and vigilant judging eyes to evaluate the competition for precision and unison in the art of drill and ceremony. Novice sonic-like eardrums amplified nervously trying hard not to anticipate preparatory commands; but all flaws were noted, scored, and tallied.

  • HaMMer decon system saves time

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sixty years of chemical and biological decontamination doctrine may soon change as the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command along with chemical elements from around U.S. Army Pacific and Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii fielded new decontamination equipment and technologies designed for all services at Area X-Ray, here, Aug. 6 to Sep. 12. The Soldiers tested the Hazard Mitigation, Material, Equipment Restoration or HAMMER family of systems. Comprised of multiple new technologies, the systems are ultimately designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to decontaminate equipment at the team level and beyond. To accomplish this HAMMER uses triage, minimizes the use of water, and focuses on simplicity of use.

  • Assistant secretary of Army for Manpower, Reserve Affairs hosts forum at Camp Zama

    Sep 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs addressed questions regarding personnel reductions, overseas tour lengths, and spouse employment opportunities during an open forum with community members here Sept. 17.

  • 3rd annual Pacific Resilience DREE a success

    Sep 21, 2012

    The third annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange 2012 held by the U.S. Army Pacific and Bangladesh Armed Forces Division went off without a hitch this week, testing the capabilities of disaster response organizations and personnel in the event of a catastrophic earthquake event in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Risks, recognition, prevention are stand down issues

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- Using the theme "A Healthy Force is a Ready Force," the Army is emphasizing Suicide Prevention Awareness this month, with a Suicide Prevention Stand Down ordered for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Sept. 27.

  • National prescription turn-in day set for Sept. 29

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, here, and at other locations on Oahu and around the state.

  • USAG-HI emphasizes need for preparedness during annual campaign

    Sep 21, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- While a zombie apocalypse may not be an imminent threat (… yet), there are other very real disasters worth planning for in advance.

  • 561st teaches engineering to Boy Scouts at PTA

    Sep 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, hosted the local Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow chapter, here, on the island of Hawaii, recently for a demonstration of PTA construction engineering.

  • A one-way ribbon cutting ceremony

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Since its move from Wheeler Army Airfield to Schofield Barracks, chaplains Col. Peter Mueller and Maj. Christopher Wilson, heads of the Chaplain Family Life Center, have been looking for ways to improve their training program, which teaches chaplains the art of counseling.

  • When the Army and Navy unite

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, deploys early next year, they will start thinking, "Accelerate your life," because they will be working side-by-side with the Navy. Throughout the deployment, the 84th Eng. Bn. will still maintain its traditions and daily operations within the battalion, but will adapt to the 30th Navy Construction Regiment's methods of construction, reporting, and construction standards.

  • Engineers volunteer to keep it clean at Kaena Point

    Sep 20, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion, a recent morning at Kaena Point State Park along North Shore, Hawaii, was more than a day at the beach.

  • Stand Down Day is part of Army-wide effort to help curb suicide, build resilience

    Sep 20, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- When U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and USAG Casey next week hold a suicide prevention "stand down" day, they will be playing a part in a larger, Army-wide push to help curb suicides within the Army family. As part of that push, the Army has extended this September's annual "Suicide Prevention Week" to an entire month's duration.

  • Training in Australia: 'Spartans' travel halfway around world to train

    Sep 20, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd "Spartan" Brigade Combat Team traveled to Australia to conduct essential training with select members of the Australian Army's 1st Brigade, Aug. 22, in Darwin, Australia, prior to deploying to Afghanistan.

  • Army engineers survey 'Last Frontier,' keep Air Force fighters flying safely

    Sep 20, 2012

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Surveyors from the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recently traveled to Alaska to help keep multimillion-dollar Air Force fighter jets and cargo planes based, here, flying safely.

  • Hometown Holiday Greetings from Yongsan

    Sep 19, 2012

    Every year around the holiday season, the Joint Hometown News Service hosts a Holiday Greetings gathering to give Service members, Civilians, and Families the opportunity to come out and send holiday greetings to love ones from their hometown. This year JHNS hosted the event here at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Sept. 17.

  • Yongsan shows environmental practices through seminar

    Sep 19, 2012

    Students from Hankuk University Environmental Engineering School were invited to tour U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan as a part of the Green Neighbor initiative outreach program, Sep. 13. Through the program, students were given the opportunity to learn about the environmental practices being used by the U.S. Army and see real-life applications of the knowledge they had acquired through their schooling. "We're sharing our environmental practices and the way we manage our environmental programs on post and on the peninsula," William Rogers, chief of the Environmental Division for USAG Yongsan, said. "We're hoping that the students take away information that can help them in their pursuits for future education and careers."

  • 8th MP female graduates from sheriff's academy

    Sep 19, 2012

    WAIPIO, Hawaii -- A new chapter opened between the 8th Military Police Brigade and Hawaii's Sheriff Division as a military policeman from the 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Bde. graduated with 17 new sheriff's deputies from the Sheriff's Recruit Academy at the Okinawa Center, here, Aug. 24. Staff Sgt. Stefeni Rowland, 558th MP Company, 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, became part of a story that began 21 years ago when current State Sheriff Shawn Tsuha graduated from the academy with an Airmen and a Marine, forming a civilian-military bond.

  • 8th TSC paralegals train for USARPAC competition

    Sep 19, 2012

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -- Paralegal Soldiers from throughout 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together, here, to ruck, board and test to prepare for the U.S. Army-Pacific paralegal competition, recently.

  • Music Fest, Slam Fest events bring tunes, tap-outs to Camp Zama

    Sep 19, 2012

    While an outdoor crowd at Yano Field at Camp Zama, Japan, cheered the raw sounds of a blues-rock band Sept. 16, 2012, spectators in a gymnasium directly behind them watched wrestlers execute brutal body slams and piledrivers.

  • U.S. Army Alaska renews school partnership

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Alaska renewed its commitment to a strong relationship with the local Fairbanks community during the third annual School Partnership Program's Memorandum of Agreement signing at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District building, Sept. 10, 2012.

  • Pacific Signal Week 2012 connects the Regiment

    Sep 19, 2012

    Signaleers from throughout the Pacific and the globe connected in Hawaii for the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Week, a series of events dedicated to commemorating the proud history of the Signal Regiment and communicating within the Signal Branch itself. The annual event was hosted by the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and U.S. Army, Pacific G6.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • Kids enjoy day at Yongsan

    Sep 18, 2012

    Capt. Nery Calderon, G-34 for Eighth Army, was having a good day on Saturday as he watched his two children enjoying games and activities offered by U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child Youth and School Services (CYSS) to celebrate the Day for Kids Community Celebration here, Sept. 15. "It is always good to see kids having fun and I think this definitely is a great idea for kids," said Calderon. "My kids love getting involved in different activities and this is a good resource for them. I appreciate the Garrison for doing this."

  • U.S. troops overcome third typhoon in South Korea

    Sep 18, 2012

    American Soldiers in South Korea overcame their third typhoon in less than a month when Typhoon Sanba came ashore at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Sept. 17, 2012.

  • CAO helps bring closure to family after 60 years

    Sep 18, 2012

    On Sept. 2, 1950, Pvt. Richard Clapp and C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment came under fire near Yulchon, South Korea. Clapp was killed in action. The Army was unable to identify his remains at the time, and he was buried as "Unknown" in a military cemetery on the Korean Peninsula; later moved to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2011, because of advances in technology, his remains were exhumed and identified by the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC). For Sgt. 1st Class James Shockley, maintenance supervisor with 602nd Forward Support Company, it would be his first opportunity to serve as a casualty assistance officer and serve Clapp's next of kin.

  • Camp Zama bilateral softball event builds friendship between local communities

    Sep 18, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 18, 2012) -- "Even though we don't understand each other's language, playing sports and sharing that enjoyment together -- that's the most fun part."

  • Island time is Army time

    Sep 17, 2012

    Living in a tropical paradise doesn't mean you get to sit on the beach all day, relax and surf. Just ask Asenati Petelo. Even if she wanted to, Petelo is too busy to spend much time on the beaches of Hawaii, where she lives and works, because in addition to working a full time job she is in the U.S. Army Reserve, attends the University of Hawaii, and is a member of its ROTC program.

  • Schofield's WTB beats Marine WWB in inaugural water polo tournament

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion sponsored a joint service adaptive water polo tournament, Sept. 7, 2012, at Richardson Pool, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Japan's Ten-Miler team primed to win

    Sep 17, 2012

    The Soldiers who will represent U.S. Army Japan in the Army Ten-Miler race have all the dedication, morale and physical and mental preparation necessary to stand atop the winner's podium this year, the team's coach said.

  • Tripler's Sleep Disorder Center earns AASM accreditation

    Sep 14, 2012

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Sleep Disorder Center earned accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Aug. 10, 2012.

  • Recent PA graduates from Tripler to serve at USAHC-SB

    Sep 14, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-3 graduated in the chapel, Sept. 7, here.

  • Advocate for financial health of service members visits Hawaii

    Sep 14, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 12, 2012) -- Hollister "Holly" Petraeus spoke from experience as a military spouse of 37 years and as the wife of a retired four-star general when she talked to Soldiers and family members, Sept. 7, about personal financial health and mission readiness.

  • Service recalls 9/11 trauma, resolve, resilience that followed

    Sep 13, 2012

    The American people have demonstrated resilience and resolve in the years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a speaker at Camp Red Cloud said during a chapel service in remembrance of the traumatic events and their aftermath.

  • West Casey Chapel reopens after stem-to-stern overhaul

    Sep 13, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The West Casey Chapel, which had been closed for 10 months for a stem-to-stern renovation, is open again and with an all-new look.

  • U.S. Army Pacific honors fallen of 9/11

    Sep 12, 2012

    Soldiers and family members from U.S. Army Pacific paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States during a remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2012, on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Garrison Sign-Up Day delivers to Yongsan Community

    Sep 12, 2012

    To help the Community stay active, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan introduced various events, programs, and activities to members of the garrison. Community members were given the opportunity to sign up for them at the Garrison Sign-up Day, which was held at the Collier Community Fitness Center, Sept. 9.

  • Yongsan conducts antiterrorism training during 9/11

    Sep 12, 2012

    In conjunction with the events of 9/11, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted its Antiterrorism, Operations Security (OPSEC), and Threat Awareness Reporting Program (TARP) Training for U.S. and ROK Servicemembers and Civilians at the Multi-Purpose Training Facility, Sep. 11.

  • ACS job fair draws big crowd, opportunities for Yongsan

    Sep 12, 2012

    In order to provide job opportunities for Servicemembers,Families and Civilians, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service hosted a job fair to make the job-seeking process easier for the prospective employees here, Sept. 12

  • Safety officials: Steer clear of unexploded ordnance

    Sep 11, 2012

    Eighth Army safety officials are encouraging U.S. troops to steer clear of unexploded ordnance in South Korea.

  • New Skills Development Center opens at Camp Zama

    Sep 11, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 11, 2012) -- The new Skills Development Center here was opened to the public following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sept. 7 in front of the facility.

  • JVEF celebrates Hawaii's military, public school scholarship

    Sep 11, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- Senior military leaders joined Hawaii educators, lawmakers, community members and volunteers for the 11th annual Joint Venture Education Forum, or JVEF, at the Ford Island Conference Center, here, Aug. 30.

  • Federal survey worth millions for schools

    Sep 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- Wednesday, Sept. 5, was an important day for Hawaii public school funding.

  • 2012 Hoe scholarship winner named

    Sep 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 11, 2012) -- With a serious look of responsibility in her eyes and a poise and demeanor beyond her years, Kalaheo High School senior Juvie Ignacio Varela became the sixth recipient of the annual 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe Scholarship of Honor, here, Aug. 31.

  • Camp Zama remembers 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 11, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 12, 2012) -- "That day that we all know as 9/11 changed more than the skyline of New York City. It left more than a wound in the Pentagon, or a scar on a field in Pennsylvania. It changed a generation of Americans, it changed our Army, and it changed the world."

  • Eighth Army considers environment during UFG

    Sep 10, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Whether in garrison or training in the field during exercises, Eighth Army takes its environmental responsibility seriously.

  • HHC USAG Yongsan welcomes new First Sergeant

    Sep 10, 2012

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison Yongsan welcomed a new First Sergeant during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Sept. 6.

  • The KATUSA experience

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Korean Augmentation to the United States Army program began during the Korean War through an agreement between the president of the Republic of Korea, Rhee Syng-man, and General of the Army Douglas McArthur. Originally intended to match able-bodied Korean personnel with available U.S. equipment, the program evolved into a cultural exchange and a symbol of friendship between the two nations.

  • 2ID Good Neighbor Program strives to make a difference

    Sep 10, 2012

    The Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center was recently visited by a small group of Korean women. Young and still basking in the vitality of their early 20s, most of them could easily pass for students. But, for these young women, not all is as it appears.

  • Stryker medical vehicles on hand at training range

    Sep 10, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Training in preparation for a deployment, especially the essential live-fire ranges, can be hazardous, but the 1-27th Infantry Battalion mitigates some of that danger with its Medical Emergency Vehicles.