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  • Seagoing prepositioned equipment downloaded for maintenance

    Dec 4, 2010

    Army Prepositioned Stocks - Afloat equipment downloaded for services in Korea.

  • Land Warfare Conference held in Australia highlights robotics

    Dec 3, 2010

    The Land Warfare Conference, an event that highlights the defense industry's newest equipment to meet battle contingencies, recognized advances in skilled robotics recently at the Brisbane, Australia, Convention Center.

  • New policy bridges South Korea tour normalization

    Dec 3, 2010

    The top U.S. commander in South Korea has introduced a new policy prioritizing what positions qualify for highly sought-after command sponsorships for family members.

  • Col. Barry Diehl addresses questions during Media Day

    Dec 3, 2010

    Col. Barry Diehl (right), 403rd Army Field Support Brigade commander, responds to questions from news outlets during the December 3 Media Day concerning the downloading of equipment from the USNS Watson at Gwangyang, Republic of Korea.

  • Army prepo equipment arrives in Korea

    Dec 3, 2010

    The USNS Watson docked at Gwangyang, Republic of Korea on Dec. 3 and prepared as to download trucks and Army Prepositioned Stock equipment for scheduled maintenance. The USNS Watson, which is equivalent to more than five football fields, carries about 1,500 pieces of equipment. Army Sustainment Command's 403rd Army Field Support Brigade assures APS equipment is maintained and ready for use.

  • Media records images of APS equipment

    Dec 3, 2010

    Various news outlets record images during media day for the downloading of Army Prepositioned Stock equipment from the USNS Watson at Gwangyang, Republic of Korea on Dec. 3. The partial download of equipment provided an opportunity for the Army Sustainment Command's Material Enterprise and Korean partners to perform scheduled maintenance.

  • 403rd AFSB Commander answers media questions

    Dec 3, 2010

    Col. Barry Diehl, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade commander, answers media questions about the downloading and maintenance of vehicles and equipment aboard the USNS Watson in Gwangyang, Republic of Korea on Dec. 3. The partial download of Army Prepositioned Stock equipment is part of a scheduled maintenance cycle to ensure readiness.

  • APS 3 Vehicle Downloaded from USNS Watson

    Dec 3, 2010

    A M915 truck rolls off the USNS Watson for scheduled maintenance at Gwangyang, Republic of Korea on Dec. 3. Personnel from the Army Sustainment Command's 403rd Army Field Support Brigade will repair air conditioning compressors on 113 vehicles before returning to Army Prepositioned Stocks Afloat.

  • USASAC reps attend 4th Taiwan PMR

    Dec 3, 2010

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance attended the fourth Taiwan Patriot Program Management Review Nov. 1-5.

  • HRC Visits Troops in Kuwait

    Dec 3, 2010

    A short article capturing the US Army Human Resource Command's site visit to Kuwait to provide career management tips to the officers and NCOs in the logisitics branch

  • Wainwright Soldier chisels role in ice sculpting competition

    Dec 2, 2010

    This was his first attempt at ice sculpting. "I got involved because I was looking for some ice to do sculptures with my kids in the front yard of our on-post house," he said. "One thing led to the next and there I was, sculpting with the pros." Sculptors had 30 hours over two days to finish their work and temperatures ranged from 10 degrees to 18 below zero throughout the competition.

  • You're HIRED!

    Dec 2, 2010

    The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program is set up to enroll teens in a work apprenticeship with local post agencies, providing valuable work experience in an apprentice's particular area of interest.

  • Wainwright Soldiers promote volunteerism, serve community

    Dec 2, 2010

    Rather than sleeping in or getting an early jump on holiday shopping, 1-24th Soldiers spent Saturday morning delivering 861 pounds of food they had collected, working on an assembly line putting food boxes together, unloading pallets, breaking down boxes and other tasks to help food bank staff.

  • VCSA visits 25ID, hears Soldiers' concerns

    Dec 2, 2010

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, visited the Tropic Lightning Division and hosted a working lunch at Schofield Barracks, Nov. 16, with Soldiers from across the division, including 14 Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, to discuss some of the issues he deals with on a regular basis: TBI, PTSD and suicide.

  • Soldier-entertainers' season finale rocks Warrior Country

    Dec 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - They could've simply called it a "wrap." But like Broadway performers, these entertainers from the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show brought incredible energy and passion to their 120th and final performance of the season.

  • 2nd Infantry Division troops dominate rucksack challenge

    Dec 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Warrior Country Soldiers strapped on a heavy load of 35 pounds and simply walked away from all competition during the annual 8-mile Rucksack Challenge Nov. 20 at Casey Garrison.

  • Korea BOSS reps gather to network, improve programs

    Dec 1, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from across across the Korean peninsula spoke out passionately about what Better Opportunity for Single (and unaccompanied) Soldiers has to offer and can offer in the future during its annual conference at the Community Activity Center here Nov. 17.

  • Applications sought for Quality of Life Awards

    Dec 1, 2010

    The Army is seeking applications for its third annual Secretary of the Army Quality of Life Awards program.

  • SMA Preston visits Korea

    Dec 1, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston traveled to Korea Nov. 29 and spent most of the week meeting with Soldiers, civilians and families at various locations on the peninsula.

  • Troops celebrate Thanksgiving at friendship party

    Nov 29, 2010

    SEOUL Aca,!" The Korean American Friendship Association Thanksgiving and Year-end Party for U.S. Forces Korea was held here at the Shilla Hotel Nov. 23 to recognize the contributions of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to security on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Induction ceremony held for Soldiers in South Korea

    Nov 29, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - An induction ceremony for the Sgt. Audie L. Murphy Club and Gen. Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award was held here Nov. 24 to recognize exemplary U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officers of the Army and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army.

  • Top U.S. Army NCO leads run on Yongsan Garrison

    Nov 29, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "It was a small run but it was a great run," said Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston following an early morning NCO run Nov. 29.

  • Garrison Commander's Corner: Mulbury addresses IAC concerns past, present

    Nov 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Installation Action Council is comprised of senior military leaders, Soldiers and family members from each major command, and community groups such as the civilian workforce and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Army leads way in turning trash into treasure

    Nov 29, 2010

    Commanders from Oahu's military installations formalized their unified commitment to reduce solid waste and enhance recycling with a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, signing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • Veterans' Day Parade

    Nov 29, 2010

  • 'Orient Shield' pairs National Guard with Japanese troops

    Nov 29, 2010

    About 400 National Guard Soldiers from six states trained for two weeks in northern Japan during November in an exercise called Orient Shield 11.

  • 8th Army commander pays respects to fallen ROK Marines

    Nov 27, 2010

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - During the funeral service held here Nov. 27, the 8th Army commanding general paid his respects to the two Republic of Korea Marines killed during North Korea's unprovoked attack on Yeonpyeong Island.

  • CSA visits Vietnam Nov. 22-23

    Nov 26, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., tours the Vietnamese Army's 308th Infantry Division Nov. 22-23, 2010.

  • Mullen cites North Korea's unpredictability

    Nov 26, 2010

    North Korea's artillery assault on South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island yesterday is an issue of concern in a region that wants stability, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said today on ABC's "The View" television show.

  • 'Tropic Lightning Division' embarks on new deployment

    Nov 24, 2010

    25th Infantry Division leadership case the division colors during the 25th Inf. Div. Deployment Ceremony, held on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 24.

  • Social media keeps Yongsan informed following North Korean attack

    Nov 24, 2010

    Despite the North Korean attack on a South Korean island Tuesday, Americans living at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan remain confident and informed partly because of the two-way conversation taking place on the garrison's award-winning Facebook page.

  • Korean, American chaplains share, compare ministries

    Nov 24, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Republic of Korea chaplains approaching graduation from the ROK Army Administrative School visited Camp Red Cloud Nov. 9 as part of the ROKA Chaplain Officer Advanced Course.

  • Mayor, garrison commander sign community covenant

    Nov 24, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Col. Hank Dodge, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander, shakes hands with Dongducheon City Mayor Oh Se-chang, after signing a community covenant memorandum of agreement for mutural cooperation between Dongducheon and the garrison at Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 17.

  • New training teaches troops resiliency, positive attitude

    Nov 24, 2010

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea - Thirty-one Soldiers from Warrior Country gained some insight into how to handle and overcome difficult situations in their lives during a Master Resiliency Training class offered at the Camp Hovey Education Center Nov. 15-16.

  • Soldiers get inside scoop from 'Sex Signals'

    Nov 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from Warrior Country laughed as they learned about the do and don'ts of socializing with the opposite sex during annual "Sex Signals" training at the Casey Garrison Movie Theater Oct. 26.

  • DPW equipment operators give 2ID engineers lift

    Nov 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Engineers from the 2nd Infantry Division received heavy construction equipment familiarization training that will expand their capabilities and improve survivability on the battlefield for Second to None Division Soldiers.

  • Yongsan reflects on Tuesday's North Korean attack at prayer breakfast

    Nov 23, 2010

    Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea held a prayer breakfast and moment of silence to honor those killed and injured during an unprovoked North Korean attack on a South Korean island on Tuesday as world leaders continued discuss the latest hostilities.

  • Gates condemns attack on South Korea

    Nov 23, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today condemned the attack by North Korea on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.

  • Gates condemns attack on South Korea

    Nov 23, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today condemned the attack by North Korea on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.

  • Aca,!EoeHammerheadAca,!a,,c receives new Aca,!Eoeheavy-liftAca,!a,,c aircraft

    Nov 23, 2010

    New CH-47F Chinook helicopters arrived at pier 3 - 5 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickham, in Honolulu, Nov. 19. Twelve of the new aircraft are scheduled for B Co. 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander. In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

  • 25th CAB trains, certifies combat lifesavers

    Nov 23, 2010

    At war, the very real possibility exists that the Soldier who first responds to another in need of immediate medical care is not a medical professional. For that reason, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) prioritizes teaching and training the fundamentals of combat lifesaving to all its Soldiers. On Nov. 18, the first forty-nine 25th CAB Soldiers, since the unit returned from Iraq, participated in the CAB's CLS training and qualification program and earned their CLS certification at Wheeler Army Airfield (WAAF).

  • Pentagon monitors Korean situation with concern

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Defense Department affirmed its alliance with South Korea and is closely monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula in the wake of today's North Korean artillery attack on South Korea.

  • Flournoy reinforces US commitment to Asia, Pacific

    Nov 23, 2010

    The United States is a Pacific power and will remain committed to security and stability in Asia, Michele Flournoy, the undersecretary of defense for policy, said.

  • JSA Security Battalion remembers fallen warrior

    Nov 23, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - The United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area held a ceremony Nov. 23 to remember a fallen warrior who died 26 years ago defending a Soviet defector.

  • Residents get updates on utility billing

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Department of Defense is asking everyone to conserve energy, and families living on installations are no exception.

  • 'SpouseBUZZ Live' brings laughter to Nehelani

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 300 military spouses shared laughter and stories at the "SpouseBUZZ Live" event, Nov. 8, here, at the Nehelani.

  • Youth Sports wins national award for recreation, sports

    Nov 22, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Youth Sports Program is one of five organizations that received the 2010 Excellence in Youth Sports Award from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, or NAYS.

  • Straight Talk: Attentive drivers keep children safe in school zones

    Nov 22, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Throughout this school year, there already have been too many close calls with drivers not seeing children around our schools.

  • Survivors remember fallen at SOS ceremony

    Nov 22, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In an emotionally charged ceremony at the Survivor Outreach Services Center, here, Nov. 10, friends and battle buddies hung 22 photos of fallen Soldiers from 1st Battalion,184th Infantry Regiment, 29th Brigade Combat Team, Hawaii Army National Guard, as they shared words of comfort and hope with their fellow survivors.

  • Survey seeks details about garrison's information network procedures

    Nov 22, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - If you are reading this article, then you are already familiar with the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's newspaper, the "Hawaii Army Weekly."

  • Going green

    Nov 22, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Mindy Molinari hands recyclables to Fidel Mamaril of Access Information Management, Kapolei, for shredding during Army Hawaii Recycles Day, Monday, at Kaena Community Center, here. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S.

  • "Rockfest" rocks out hangar at Wainwright

    Nov 19, 2010

    Alaskan-grown Static Cycle got the party started with an hour-long set including the new hit song, "Inside This World of Mine," which is garnishing national media attention

  • Pre-deployment Series: Single Soldiers face relationships issues, challenges before deployments

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - In the flurry of activity leading up to a deployment - attending briefings and meetings, signing wills and powers of attorney and tackling childcare concerns - it might be easy to shift the focus entirely onto married Soldiers as the Army works to help build strong and ready families and forget that single Soldiers must also prepare.

  • Keeping pets out of harm's way this winter

    Nov 19, 2010

    Our pets face special risks during the winter and holiA,A!day season.

  • Eighth Army commander meets with Soldiers in field

    Nov 19, 2010

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - The new Eighth Army commanding general met with his troops in the field here for the first time Nov. 17 during exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.

  • Team Michigan wins robotics challenge in Australia

    Nov 18, 2010

    With a squad of 14 robots that worked together autonomously in a complicated mapping exercise, the University of MichiganAca,!a,,cs team won the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge in Australia.

  • Eighth Army holds training on cost-saving system

    Nov 18, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "To be clear, the task before us is not to reduce the department's top-line budget," said Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates recently.A,A "Rather, it is to significantly reduce its excess overhead costs and apply the savings to force structure and modernization."

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli Visits U.S. Army Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

  • 25th CAB participates in Veterans' Day motorcycle ride

    Nov 17, 2010

    More than 60 Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), embarked on the 25th Infantry Division sponsored Veterans' Day Ride from Wheeler Army Airfield, Nov. 10.

  • HHC Soldiers, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, compete on obstacle course

    Nov 17, 2010

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, compete on an obstacle course during physical fitness training at Schofield Barracks

  • Family Readiness Group Provides Services

    Nov 17, 2010

    At a family readiness meeting in 25th ID Combat Aviation Brigade's Multifunctional Room of Excellence on Wheeler Army Airfield, Beverly Tate, the CAB commander's wife, addresses the Soldiers about utilizing services provided by the Family Readiness Group, Oct 29.

  • VCSA visits Tropic Lightning Division

    Nov 17, 2010

    Army Vice Chief Gen. Peter Chiarelli visits with Tropic Lightning Soldiers to answer questions regarding quality of life and Army policy at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Peter W. Chiarelli visited with U.S. Army, Pacific troops and leaders at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks Nov. 16.

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, visited troops and leaders at U.S. Army, Pacific Headquarters on Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

  • ROK Army squad upsets CRC Indians for title

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - A shrewd personnel move by the coach of the 2nd Infantry Division's Republic of Korea Army Support Group to remove himself as the goalkeeper enabled his team to fight back from the loser's bracket and defeat the FCC Red Cloud Indians 4-2 in the Warrior Country Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tournament at Schoonover Bowl Nov. 6

  • Osan Falcons fall from unbeaten, remain atop league standings

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Casey cornerback Toderick Scypion stretches in vain to attempt to prevent a touchdown catch by Osan running back Anthony Felton during the Army-Air Force game at Casey Garrison Nov. 13. Felton hauled in the 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alfredo Catolico and barely managed to keep his feet inbounds in the back of the endzone enabling Osan to defeat Casey 19-8 in the second game of a twin-bill. Casey won the first game 14-6 in overtime giving Osan it's first loss of the season. Osan remains in first place in the Korea Post-Level Flag Football League with a 9-1 record.

  • Mayor bestows honorary citizenship on garrison civilian employees

    Nov 17, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Sally Hall, director of the Community Activity Center at Casey Garrison, smiles as she receives honorary citizenship from Dongducheon City Mayor O Se-chang during a ceremony in Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 16. Hall was recognized for eight years of service facilitating events to improve relations between the American and Korean communities in Dongducheon. Yang Cho, chief of the Master Planning Division for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and a naturalized U.S. citizen of Korean descent also received honorary citizenship.

  • Eighth Army deploys for exercise Autumn Breeze

    Nov 17, 2010

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Eighth Army deployed Nov. 15 to this training range near the Korean Demilitarized Zone for exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.

  • Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans, experience culture

    Nov 17, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea - Soldiers from Camp Stanley got a taste of Native American culture during a National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center Nov 3.

  • Army Vice Chief visits Schofield Soldiers

    Nov 16, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli visits with Soldiers prior to their deployment on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • U.S. Army holds first master resilience course in Korea

    Nov 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "Suck it up, rub dirt on it and drive-on works sometimes," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Tobin, "I am a big fan of that. But sometimes it's not enough."

  • AFSBn-NEA turns wasted space into a learning center

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia's mission is to receive, store, maintain accountability of Army prepositioned stocks throughout Korea, Japan and Okinawa, making sure there exists no risk to the combat readiness of the equipment and continually improve the "fight tonight" status.

  • 19th ESC HHC conducts convoy live fire exercise

    Nov 15, 2010

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company conducted a convoy live fire exercise at Warrior Base Story Live Fire Complex from Oct. 17-21. The intent was to train and build Soldiers' capability and confidence in tactical convoy missions through simulated battlefield conditions.

  • Tactical trainer helps teams relay better aerial directions

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD - A copilot sat in an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter gunship as it zoomed across the desert, recently.

  • ID card appointment system goes online

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Customers needing to make, change or cancel ID card appointments at Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter can do so online, starting Nov. 15.

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 students from Solomon Elementary School joined Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and representatives from Island Palm Communities, here, Nov. 5, to celebrate Schofield Barracks' designation as a Tree City USA.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army mark success of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at closing ceremony

    Nov 14, 2010

    U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the end of Yudh Abhyas 2010 during a ceremony Nov. 14 at Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army Soldiers exchange jump wings during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 14, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army exchanged airborne jump wings and gifts during a ceremony Nov. 13 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Soldiers earned their foreign jump wings on Nov. 10 when they conducted a combined jump as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army wrap up field training with air assault and raid

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army tested combined tactics during an air assault and raid mission at Site Summit on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 11 to conclude the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers and leaders from both armies spent several days conducting classes, combining troop leading procedures and rehearsing to ensure they could successfully conduct the mission as one team. "This mission was the culmination of all our work for the past couple of weeks. It was the last mission, the big mission and a very important one. A lot of preparation went into it. We've done nothing but training with the Indian soldiers and it's been awesome," said Sgt. Steve Faulkner, team leader with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Veterans Day in Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Oahu Veterans' Council sponsored the 2010 Veterans Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The event included all branches of the armed services. More than 20 veterans organizations laid wreaths during the annual service. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, gave the keynote address. Special guests included Sen. Daniel Akaka and the Hon. Max Cleland, secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers fill sky with parachutes on combined jump

    Nov 11, 2010

    It was not snow that fell from the sky here on Nov. 10. Instead, the sky was speckled with the parachutes of Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army. Almost 400 paratroopers from both armies jumped and landed at Malamute Drop Zone as part of a friendship jump for combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. It was the first time the U.S. Army and the Indian army conducted a combined jump. "The soldiers from the Indian army were really excited about having a chance to jump with us, and our Soldiers were excited as well. Having the opportunity to jump with another army is always a great experience," said Sgt. Randy Henrion, team leader with Apache Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Soldiers participating in the combined jump qualified to receive foreign jump wings.

  • President salutes veterans during Garrison Yongsan visit

    Nov 11, 2010

    President Barack Obama honors U.S. troops and veterans on Veterans Day at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, during G20 visit.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army practice operational harmony

    Nov 10, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army merged tactics to ensure operational harmony and to prepare for mission success Nov. 9 during training at one of the airborne sustainment training areas. The training was conducted in preparation for field training exercise missions as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers trained for airborne operations, loading and off-loading a Black Hawk helicopter, and support-by-fire, all tactics, techniques and procedures that will be used in missions during the exercise.

  • Public Works teaches students to pull plug on energy waste

    Nov 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Do you leave the tap turned on while brushing your teeth or while taking a shower every morning' If so, Dewey McLean, energy manager for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Public Works, wants to break you of that bad habit and he has a plan to do it. He's talking to children.

  • Army, local first responders exercise terrorist drills

    Nov 10, 2010

    YANGJU, South Korea - Two silhouetted figures stood perched atop the MBC television building here. Within seconds the Korean National Police Special Duty Team members swooped 10 floors to the ground and took positions giving them an unobstructed view of the terrorists and hostages inside.

  • Veterans mark 60th anniversary of legendary reservoir battle

    Nov 10, 2010

    SEOUL - More than 250 veterans gathered here Nov. 10 to mark the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Jangjin "Chosin" Reservoir battle where U.S. Soldiers and Marines defeated a much larger enemy force during a strategic retreat through bitterly cold and fiercely contested mountainous terrain.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army kick off Yudh Abhyas 2010 field training exercise

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army joined forces here Nov. 8 to kick off the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at Forward Operating Base Sparta. They practiced troop leading procedures to ensure efforts between the two armies would be synchronized in preparation for a zone reconnaissance mission scheduled for the afternoon. "We trained on anything that we thought we might come across during the mission. That way we are all in sync and can react to anything and make sure that everyone is on the same page," said Staff Sgt. Juan Rangel, senior scout for Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2010 hits the range for Javelin live-fire

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with soldiers from the Indian army for a day of training and cultural exchange here Nov. 8. The U.S. Army Alaska event was part of Yudh Abhyas 2010, an annual bilateral training exercise. Surrounded by the snow capped mountains of the Alaskan Range, Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT, 25th ID, and the Indian Army's 62nd Infantry and 5th Parachute Regiment Brigade participated in a number of tactical training exercises culminating in a Javelin anti-tank missile live-fire.

  • U.S. Forces Korea recognizes civilian employees

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The senior U.S. commander in South Korea presented awards to 2010 U.S. Forces Korea Civilian Employees of the Year at a ceremony here Nov. 5.

  • Eighth Army holds change of command ceremony

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. Army's top warfighting command in South Korea held a change of command ceremony here Nov. 9.

  • Eighth Army Band celebrates 60th anniversary

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "The show must go on" is the motto of the Eighth Army Band and it has gone on for 60 years.

  • Indian soldiers experience Alaskan environment, American culture

    Nov 8, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army got a break from working operations of combined exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 to experience a day of Alaskan and American culture. The cultural event included visits to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the Byron Glacier at Portage Glacier, Alaska, Nov. 7. "It was a great event. We all got to have fun going out and exploring Alaska with nothing military related, aside from everyone being in the military," said Pfc. Adam Van Raalten, infantryman, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. "It's a new experience seeing what people from another country are like and this gave us a great opportunity to do so."

  • ICEOMC supports, eases transitions for military children in local schools

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Since June 2009, Hawaii joined the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, or ICEOMC, and continues this agreement to support the needs of military families.

  • USAG-HI aims to promote recycling, conservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and all U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Soldiers, residents, civilians and supported units are encouraged to drop off their recyclables at the Kaena Community Center, here, from 9-2 p.m.

  • Hawaii District Court rules on Makua Military Reservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hawaii District Court released its ruling on cross motions for summary judgment in the case of Malama Makua versus Robert Gates, secretary of defense et al, Oct. 27.

  • USASAC facilitates FMS of 5 Hueys to Philippines

    Nov 8, 2010

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated the foreign military sale of five Bell UH-1 "Hueys" to the Phillipines.

  • U.S., Australia agree to cooperation initiatives

    Nov 8, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the establishment of a new bilateral working group to develop options for enhanced U.S.-Australian cooperation on Australian soil, and signed a new partnership agreement with his Australian counterpart that will provide improved intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

  • JSA Security Battalion takes team building to new heights

    Nov 8, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - The most forward-deployed battalion in South Korea took part in a leadership team building exercise here Nov. 3 - 4.

  • Eighth Army major receives medal for Fort Hood response

    Nov 8, 2010

    An Eighth Army officer was awarded the Soldier's Medal Nov. 5 during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for his actions during the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting incident there that left 13 Soldiers dead and 32 wounded.

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