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  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club rallies PRMC staff to support local youth at annual track, field event

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Members of Pacific Regional Medical Command's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, or SAMC, pride themselves on their personal concern for the needs and welfare of Soldiers and their families. Because of this pride, club members spend a great deal of time volunteering. For the second year, the club assisted with recruiting volunteers from PRMC to participate and support the annual Oahu Hershey Track and Field Meet that took place June 30 at Leilehua High School, here.

  • Schofield Barracks' health clinic welcomes pain specialists for increased access to care

    Jul 26, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks presented its new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic, or IPMC, to the post during an open house, July 17, here.

  • Army Now - U.S. and Japanese Soldiers take part in earthquake training

    Jul 25, 2012

    U.S. and Japanese Soldiers take part in earthquake training during Exercise Rescue 2012.

  • Joint Exercise Rescue-24

    Jul 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan (USAR-J) and U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) forces participated in the first bilateral Joint Exercise Rescue-24 with Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces at Camp Asaka, Japan 17-20 July, 2012.

  • Col. Sheila Bryant takes command

    Jul 25, 2012

    With the beautiful East China Sea in the background the 10th Regional Support Group held a change of command ceremony on Tuesday at the landing zone on Torii Station.

  • Yongsan Family Fun Park renovations complete

    Jul 24, 2012

    Renovations were conducted on the family fun park located here on South Post. According to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Business Programs chief Ronald J. Buss, the result of the renovation was an improved facility with longer hours of operation.

  • Yongsan-gu KAFC strengthens ROK-U.S. alliance

    Jul 24, 2012

    On behalf of Servicemembers, Families and Civilians on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Yongsan-gu citizens, members of Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council gathered to highlight their efforts to strengthen the ROK- U.S. alliance at the Dragon Hill Lodge, July 24.

  • Paratrooper spouses play Army

    Jul 24, 2012

    Army spouses with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division create new relationships and strengthen bonds with a day of paratrooper training at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska.

  • New commander to lead HHC Yongsan

    Jul 23, 2012

    It was a bittersweet moment for Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company as they held a change of command ceremony here, July 20. Soldiers of HHC stood in formation as the company guidon was passed from outgoing commander Capt. Peter D. Cha to the incoming Capt. Vladislav Silayev.

  • Corps of Engineers commander tours Far East District's multi-billion dollar project

    Jul 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and chief of Engineers, on his first visit to South Korea, July 16-17, 2012.

  • DOD to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

    Jul 23, 2012

    Friday at Arlington National Cemetery, the Department of Defense and the Army will recognize veterans of the Korean War and will also commemorate the 59th anniversary of the July 27, 1953, signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the peninsula.

  • Signal Soldier skydives to celebrate reenlistment

    Jul 23, 2012

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii -- "I've gotta do this again!" Spc. Travis Anderson exclaimed as his parachute drifted to the ground behind him, excited eyes confirming his words were true and that he has a shot at earning his wings in airborne school. Anderson, an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), raised his right hand and reenlisted in the Army for six years at Dillingham Airfield, July 16. Anderson, his wife Sara and four other Soldiers celebrated his decision by skydiving tandem with a local skydiving company.

  • Yongsan kids learn useful life skills in water

    Jul 23, 2012

    For kids, swimming is one of the necessary life skills to acquire. Once they learn how to float and move in the water they can find lots of activities to enjoy in the water. In order to help the kids adapt to the water in a short period of time, Child, Youth, and School Services provides focused swimming lessons for children to make summer both more productive and enjoyable for them on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Japan welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 21, 2012) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee assumed responsibility as the senior noncommissioned officer of U.S. Army Garrison Japan during a ceremony held July 20 at the Music Theater Workshop here.

  • Japanese service members tour Army installation with U.S. counterparts

    Jul 21, 2012

    YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan (July 21, 2012) -- Nine members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force took part in a one-day tour July 13 at Yokohama North Dock to learn about the U.S. Army Japan facility and the mission there.

  • Garrison commander gets hearty farewell from KAFC

    Jul 20, 2012

    Mayor Hong, Mi-young of Bupyeong-gu and the staff of Bupyeong-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) visited U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan for a farewell luncheon with Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, at Sables restaurant in the Dragon Hill Lodge, July 17.

  • Eighth Army urges caution during monsoon season

    Jul 20, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging extra caution during the soggy monsoon season in South Korea.

  • Camp provides safety, adventures to last kids the summer

    Jul 20, 2012

    Kids need to be kids sometimes. They need to go out of the boundaries where they can fully be kids, run around, be loud and playful, without the expectation to act like an adult. It doesn't mean they should behave rampantly. They also need chance to learn how to behave appropriately in public and to respect surroundings.

  • 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam

    Jul 20, 2012

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) honored the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Guam during an Army wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., July 17.

  • Summer day camp thriving at Casey

    Jul 19, 2012

    At Camp Casey's School Age Center July 16, children attending the Camp Adventure summer camp paint in the style of ancient cave paintings during one of the camp's many activities. The camp runs until August 18. It's open to youngsters in first through fifth grades. Each week's schedule includes arts-and-crafts, a library session, swimming and playground activities, and a field trip. Among its aims is to help foster creativity, help youngsters learn to get along with others and follow rules.

  • Army Chief says cooperation key to stability in Pacific

    Jul 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno addressed over 100 Army delegates from 27 nations at the Pacific Armies Management Seminar July 18.

  • "One Voice" Training at 311th binds multi-compo command

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- What is the glue that holds together a multi-component unit? The Active Component, Reserve and Active Guard Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found out last weekend that together, they are that glue. About 200 Soldiers from the three components convened and worked together at the unit's first "One Voice training" which included a discussion panel and several teambuilding exercises at Fort Shafter and Tripler Army Medical Center July 14.

  • Local and national initiatives strive to maximize military election participation

    Jul 19, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers, their families and civilians alike are reminded that voting season is just around the corner.

  • Dempsey: Forming partnerships vital for future force

    Jul 18, 2012

    In an increasingly competitive fiscal and security environment, major powers need to develop partnerships, and partnerships take work, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said today at the National Guard Symposium on Mutual Security Cooperation.

  • Odierno meets with, addresses Pacific-region army leaders

    Jul 18, 2012

    Building partnerships with the armies of Asian and Pacific nations is the focus of Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's trip through Australia and Thailand.

  • Tripler offers promising therapy for severe asthmatics

    Jul 18, 2012

    HONOLULU -- By using radiofrequency energy, pulmonologists at Tripler Army Medical Center are leading the way in the treatment of severe asthma in Army Medicine beneficiaries.

  • People to People wishes Huber farewell

    Jul 18, 2012

    After two years of partnership with U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan commander Col. William P. Huber, People to People New Seoul Chapter wished the outgoing commander well as he leaves the peninsula, July 18.

  • Area I has new top leadership

    Jul 18, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu July 13, a color guard takes position during a ceremony in which Col. John M. Scott assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, replacing Col. Hank Dodge, who moves to a new assignment. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hatfield became the garrison's new top senior enlisted leader, replacing Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, who is retiring after 28 years in the Army. The 2nd Infantry Division Band provided music for the ceremony, which was held inside the Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center.

  • Camp Zama kicks off first full-scale exercise with downed aircraft scenario

    Jul 17, 2012

    Rescue workers responded to a mock scenario at Camp Zama, Japan, July 16, 2012, involving a downed aircraft and several injured personnel on the first day of a full-scale exercise, the first of its kind to be held on the installation.

  • U.S., Korean Soldiers to train together at NCO academy

    Jul 16, 2012

    U.S. and Republic of Korea Army noncommissioned officers will soon train together at the Eighth Army Wightman NCO Academy at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • CYSS kids showcase talents at dance camp

    Jul 16, 2012

    Throughout June and July, Child Youth Schools and Services (CYSS) provided new experiences for Army children through Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIES) Specialty Dance Camps. One of the camps, named the Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Camp, featured Lindsay Swoboda as the teacher. Swoboda, who had been teaching and performing dance for numerous years, explained that there was nothing more gratifying to her than sharing the joy of dance with others. At U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, she was able to share that passion with the Community.

  • ESYO serves Yongsan masterful concert

    Jul 16, 2012

    Enormous rich sounds coming from an orchestra wooed Community members on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, July 11. The Empire State Youth Orchestra made a visit to the garrison to share their love for music and deep gratitude for the Servicemembers, Families and Civilians serving on the Korean peninsula.

  • Pacific Armies meet in Canberra

    Jul 16, 2012

    Senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations are developing relationships and exchanging views during the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Australia's capital this week.

  • Eighth Army revamps command sponsorship process

    Jul 16, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army revamped its Command Sponsorship Program to make it a simpler and more streamlined process focused on assisting Soldiers and families with command sponsorship to South Korea.

  • New all-in-one community center opens on Sagamihara Housing Area

    Jul 16, 2012

    SAGAMIHARA FAMILY HOUSING AREA, Japan (July 17, 2012) -- A new complex featuring a restaurant, bar, digital-projection 3D movie theater and library opened for business July 13 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony here.

  • Yongsan Commissary gave back to the Community

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Yongsan Commissary offered great savings on fresh fruits and vegetables to the Area II Community during the second annual Farmer's Market here, July 14-15. The Commissary featured local Korean and U.S. products such as watermelons, strawberries, corn on the cob, peaches, summer squash and tomatoes. They not only provided vitamins with fresh fruits and vegetables, but also provided fun to show their appreciation towards customers.

  • US State Department thanks Troops in Korea for service in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2012

    A senior leader with the U.S. Department of State made a trip to thank troops stationed in Korea who previously served in Afghanistan, July 11. Marc Grossman, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, dined with Korean and U.S. Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to remind them of the importance of the ROK-U.S. alliance.

  • KATUSA surpasses all military expectations

    Jul 13, 2012

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers, also known as KATUSAs, are conscripted citizens who, by obligation, put their lives on pause to serve their country.

  • Town hall held for Yongsan customer service providers

    Jul 13, 2012

    Customer service providers took part in a town hall held here in the South Post Chapel, July 12. Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, the commanding general for Eighth Army, spoke regarding good customer service and the role that service providers played in making sure that U.S. Servicemembers maintained a good relationship with their host nation: the Republic of Korea.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade change of command

    Jul 13, 2012

    Col. Michael J. Forsyth took command of the 196th Infantry Brigade July 11 from Col. Jack K. Pritchard at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

  • Army Now - U.S. Army Japan Soldiers revisit the neighborhood they helped rebuild

    Jul 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan Soldiers revisit the neighborhood they helped rebuild following last year's devastating tsunami.

  • Shwedo takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa, Hawaii

    Jul 13, 2012

    Lt. Col. Eric P. Shwedo took command of U.S. Army Garrison, Pōhakuloa on July 10 during a brief ceremony here. Shwedo succeeds Lt. Col. Rolland C. Niles who commanded the garrison for two years. Niles leaves Hawaii for Fort Hood, Texas where he will work as the Fire Support Coordinator for III Corps. The ceremony also featured the assumption of responsibility for the garrison by Command. Sgt. Maj. Alan D. Higgs.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa police complete Taser training

    Jul 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa's Department of the Army Police force became the first Army police department in Hawaii to be certified to use the Taser when it completed training on June 29. The Taser training was the culmination of three-days of training that included active shooter training and exercises as well as radar and Lidar training.

  • "Sappers in" 130th Engineer Brigade passes the guidon

    Jul 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Soldiers and families of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held a change of command ceremony at Hamilton Field on Schofield Barracks, July 11. This marks a historic milestone as Col. Jeffery Milhorn relinquished command to Col. Diana Holland, making her the first female to command an active component engineer brigade. Milhorn took command of the brigade upon redeployment taking the task of rebuilding training management, maintenance, and command supply discipline systems.

  • Wolf Pack Soldiers provide aide to Vietnam

    Jul 13, 2012

    For its third straight year, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command gave its support to Operation Pacific Angel.

  • 8th TSC Soldier prepares for Department of the Army Soldier of the Year Competition

    Jul 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- If someone asked Pfc. Jose Figueroa the USARPAC Soldier of the year, 23 months young in the Army, what set him above his competition, he wouldn't tell you, he would show you. Defined by a quiet professionalism, not military specialty or rank, Figueroa, an equipment parts and record specialist Soldier from the 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, outpaced his competitors in the Army Physical Fitness Test, he demonstrated superior knowledge during warrior tasks, and displayed unmatched confidence in the Army boards.

  • Army gives Royal Canadian Navy subs sight

    Jul 12, 2012

    When members of the Royal Canadian Navy learned they would be working closely with American forces participating in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, or RIMPAC, they didn't anticipate that it would be the U.S. Army. Soldiers of the 605th Transportation Detachment, 545th Transportation Company, 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, employed the unique capabilities of the Army's logistical support vessel (LSV) in a joint sonar exercise Monday, July 9, with the crew of the Royal Canadian Navy' HMCS Victoria, a Victoria-class submarine. The joint exercise marked the first sonar-sea test for the recently fielded sub.

  • HHC org day is more like family picnic

    Jul 12, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- "The [Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command] is a family, and days like this gives us a chance to show it." This statement said by Capt. Kristin Tashma, commander of the HHC, 8th STB, summed up the feelings of the first, but not the last, Tashma added, HHC, 8th STB organizational day held at Bellows Air Force Base, July 6.

  • Torii Station to hold first farmers market

    Jul 11, 2012

    Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, will hold its first ever farmers market, July 13, 2012, offering fresh produce grown on the installation by local farmers.

  • Garrison Leaders visit Samsung Digital City

    Jul 11, 2012

    Members of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan toured Samsung Digital City in Suwon, July 10. The tour gave leaders, including Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, the opportunity to study the birthplace of Samsung Electronics, which was responsible for a large amount of the research conducted by the highly successful global electronics brand.

  • Camp Humphreys welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2012

    Soldiers, civilians and Family members welcomed the United States Army Garrison Humphreys' new commander, Col. Darin S. Conkright, during a ceremony, here, July 11.

  • From refugee to American Soldier

    Jul 11, 2012

    Despite a tragic and harrowing journey out of war torn Liberia in his youth, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Samuel Banks considers himself blessed.

  • Wounded warriors take to the floor in volleyball tournament

    Jul 11, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Ten teams comprised of Army and Marine warriors in transition took to the gym floor to battle it out for the title of the best sitting volleyball team at a tournament held July 6, here.

  • Tripler, 25th ID join forces, use nutrition to improve health, performance recovery

    Jul 11, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Over the last year the Nutrition Care Division at Tripler Army Medical Center has been actively collaborating with the 25th Infantry Division and other units across the island to improve the physical and cognitive health and performance of service members.

  • DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

    Jul 9, 2012

    The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee announced today its efforts to reach out to Korean War Veterans and their families across the country and encourage them to join a commemorative program celebrating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.

  • 7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

    Jul 9, 2012

    The 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, had the opportunity to dive at the USS Arizona Memorial, June 28, 2012.

  • 8th STB stays afloat during challenging training exercise

    Jul 9, 2012

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th STB, attended mandatory drown-proofing training, June 22 and 29.

  • Transportation detachment receives own 'big haze grey ship'

    Jul 9, 2012

    The Soldiers of the 163rd Transportation Detachment, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command took responsibility of the Logistical Support Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, at the at the Joint Base Hickam Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, docks, June 29, 2012.

  • US Army Pacific honors retiring chief of staff with Flying V ceremony

    Jul 7, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific honored retiring Chief of Staff, Col. Lewis F. Setliff, III with a Flying V ceremony July 6 at Palm Circle on Fort Shafter.

  • Yongsan hires students for the summer

    Jul 6, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- It feels great to be free from loads of homework and school projects, but it is not a good idea to spend the entire summer resting from work. As a good alternative, the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) offered a rewarding employment opportunity for students on summer vacation. The annual Summer Hire Program provided job opportunities for both high school and college students throughout U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • Camp Zama celebrates Independence Day with daylong event, fireworks finale

    Jul 6, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 2, 2012) -- The 236th anniversary of the United States' independence was celebrated June 30 at Dewey Park here with a daylong event that included live music, free food and a massive fireworks show.

  • Yongsan celebrates America's 236th birthday

    Jul 6, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan brought a little bit of America on base, celebrating Independence Day, where the whole Community had the opportunity to gather and have time together here, July 4.

  • Counter IED Experts Train Royal Thai Army for Deployment

    Jul 5, 2012

    Trainers from the Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Fusion Center helped prepare soldiers from the Royal Thai Army for future deployment to the southern provinces of Thailand where a guerrilla war has raged for years.

  • Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground on Hawaii marsh project

    Jul 5, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground for the construction of the Kawainui Marsh Environmental Restoration Project, June 28, 2012, in Kailua, O'ahu, Hawaii.

  • Detours and setbacks couldn't keep former Afghan refugee from reaching her dream

    Jul 5, 2012

    HONOLULU - "I think success is the best revenge in life," said Maj. Rhine Hejran, as she described her long and harrowing journey from an Afghan citizen to a doctor in the U.S. Army.

  • Yongsan supports fitness and green environment in cost effective manner

    Jul 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- A few moments of relaxation or exercise during the day in a serene setting encompassing thick trees and green space can not only rejuvenate your body but refresh your soul. It's even better when you can enjoy the opportunities at no cost.

  • New I Corps CG reaches out to allies, neighbors

    Jul 4, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown takes command of I Corps, aiming to resume ties with Pacific Rim allies and continue outreach to neighboring communities.

  • Transformation fast and furious

    Jul 4, 2012

    As Col. Hank Dodge nears the end of his tour as Area I commander, one of the main impressions he'll take with him is how fast the Army transformed Area I from an austere, hardship tour with no families to a "family friendly" one with wives, kids, and the pools, playgrounds, school and other facilities to match.

  • Reading Program spells food for brain

    Jul 4, 2012

    Almost 200 children and their parents crowded around the stage as Raymond Myers, U.S. Army Garrison Casey's deputy to the garrison commander, got the party started with a reading of "The Cow Loves Cookies."

  • Task Force Smith honored at ceremony in South Korea

    Jul 3, 2012

    The lightly armed and heavily outnumbered task force that fought in the first U.S. ground battle of the Korean War was honored July 3, 2012, at a 62nd anniversary ceremony.

  • New equipment helps garrison remove abandoned vehicles

    Jul 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Military Police (MP) from the USAG Yongsan, Directorate Emergency Services, Provost Marshal Office were able to remove vehicles abandoned in the Dragon Hill Lodge (DHL) underground parking lot thanks to new vehicle extrication equipment, July 2.

  • Thai soldiers practice counter-IED missions

    Jul 3, 2012

    Royal Thai Army soldiers learned counter-IED techniques July 3 from U.S. trainers. The Thai military is interested in learning C-IED in order to deal with insurgency in southern Thailand that makes use of improvised explosive devices.

  • Yongsan Fire Departments partner up through live exercise

    Jul 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Fire Department conducted a joint live fire training exercise with their Republic of Korea counterparts, the Yongsan-gu Fire Department, as a part of their Directorate of Emergency Services mutual-aid agreement, June 28.

  • Happy Fourth of July America!

    Jul 2, 2012

    Message from the President Regarding Independence Day

  • 65th Engineer Battalion Soldiers serve as Battle Buddies for Gold Star Children

    Jul 2, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Soldiers from the 70th Engineer Company (Geospatial), 82nd Eng. Support Co. and 34th Eng. Co. (Sapper), 65th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) provided companionship to Gold Star Children (children who have lost a military parent) at the Survivor Outreach Services' (SOS) Summer Solstice Potluck held at the Aloha Center, Ft. Shafter, June 26, 2012. Families of the Fallen brought their children to this event run by the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS). Survivor Outreach Services is an Army program that provides assistance to Families of the Fallen by providing long term support through support meetings, phone calls and letters. The program is important, because when a Soldier dies families can experience disconnect because they lost their tie to the military. Even though Gold Star Families receive monetary death benefits, often times what they need is a friend.

  • Zybura assumes command at first 413th Contracting Support Brigade

    Jul 2, 2012

    Hawaiian tradewinds blew favorably across the deck of the USS Missouri here June 28 as Col. Michael D. Hoskin relinquished command to Col. Martin A. Zybura at the first change of command ceremony for the 413th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • 8th MP Brigade hosts 2012 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition

    Jul 2, 2012

    Man and his best friend shed blood, sweat and fur as 17 working dog teams from around the Army competed in the 2012 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 18-22, 2012.

  • Sinise thanks Soldiers for their service

    Jun 29, 2012

    Soldiers and Family members of the Warrior Transition Battalion gathered under a warm summer sun Saturday to celebrate each other and welcome actor-musician-USO supporter Gary Sinise, and Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix to Fort Wainwright.

  • New Zealand Army and US Soldiers hold Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief conference

    Jun 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the U.S Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post hosted a conference June 18 - 22 and subject matter expert exchange with soldiers from the New Zealand Army's Headquarters Deployable Joint Task Force.

  • Address updates essential for absentee voting

    Jun 29, 2012

    With nearly 151,000 Soldiers serving abroad, the secretary of Defense designated June 28 through July 7, 2012, as Armed Forces Voters Week to get the word out about absentee ballots.

  • 71st Chemical Company Certification Exercise

    Jun 29, 2012

    The U.S. army uses certification exercises to confirm if a unit is ready to deploy overseas. The 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command earned their certification as they responded to simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats across Oahu June 17-22

  • Fireworks are prohibited on post

    Jun 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Residents, workers, patrons and visitors are reminded that fireworks are prohibited on all Army installations.

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees for service

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • USAG-HI to take pulse on services

    Jun 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will field a community-wide survey July 1-31. The purpose of the survey is to gather customer feedback about the quality and importance of the services the garrison provides.

  • Signs of support

    Jun 29, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Sgt. Chad Meadows (left) and Cpl. James Hall (right), both from the Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, join teenagers from the Teen Center to bring awareness to drivers about speeding hazards on WAAF.

  • Nation's independence to be celebrated at Schofield

    Jun 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the annual Fourth of July Spectacular, here.

  • Pets provide healing support, research documents

    Jun 29, 2012

    HONOLULU -- With uncertainly in the military family, due to constant moves and deployments, one stabilizing factor providing comfort in stressful times is our four-legged family members.

  • Renovated Torii library features coffee shop and internet café

    Jun 28, 2012

    After wrapping up 17 months of renovations, the Torii Station library re-opened on May 30.

  • Torii Station has fields aplenty

    Jun 28, 2012

    Mr. Shinei Higa, who farms land on Torii Station, stands next to one of his crops of sugarcane. Higa has been farming watermelon, carrots and sugarcane on Torii for 30 years. Other crops grown by farmers on Torii include cucumbers, purple sweet potatoes, hechima squash, cabbage, Chinese radish, eggplant and okra.

  • Thailand and US improve humanitarian assistance and disaster response capabilities

    Jun 28, 2012

    Thailand and the United States, two strong and long-time allies, are developing a robust partnership to better respond to natural and man-made disasters. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) and United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Bilateral Army Exercise 2012 (BAE 12) is a 45-day exercise.

  • 'Wolfhounds' strengthen leadership, train in urban warfare

    Jun 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The echoes of a barking dog and children playing rang through the marketplace. Shops advertised their fresh goods, and peculiar scents lingered in the breeze. A group of men gathered outside a flower shop as squads of Soldiers took up secure fighting positions.

  • 'Dining in the dark' at Camp Zama teaches participants to savor the flavor

    Jun 28, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 27, 2012) -- "Is this a Japanese sponge?" asks a blindfolded woman sat at a table after biting into a piece of cooked tofu.

  • USAHC-SB welcomes new commander

    Jun 28, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Col. Joseph Bird relinquished command of U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks to Col. Mary Krueger during a change of command ceremony, June 26, at Soldiers' Pavilion, here.

  • Johnson presents award for heroic rescue mission

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general presented the Department of Defense's highest civilian award to a South Korean train engineer who gave his life trying to save stranded American Soldiers during the Korean War.

  • 25th Transportation Battalion rolls out FMTVs

    Jun 27, 2012

    BUSAN, South Korea--Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Battalion, 517th Movement Control Team conducted upload training during a railhead mission at the Busan Storage Center June 22-26.

  • Korean War veterans remember Battle of Chipyong-ni

    Jun 26, 2012

    Chipyong-ni was a little known mountain village in South Korea until a battle there changed the momentum of the Korean War and made an indelible mark in military history.

  • 58th Military Police Company Redeployment

    Jun 26, 2012

    More than 150 Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, redeployed from Kandahar Afghanistan, June 20th. The unit tasked with Police mentorship training during it's one year tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom augmented their mission by conducting more than 800 combat patrols and participating in more than 82 named operations.

  • Rucksack march commemorates Korean War

    Jun 26, 2012

    Republic of Korea Army officers joined Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers for a rucksack march in commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, June 25, 2012.

  • The NOT forgotten war

    Jun 26, 2012

    The 62nd Korean War Commemoration was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Korea, the Honorable Young-Kil Suh. War veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice were honored, and special guests were invited to place a wreath on the memorial as a commemoration to the start of the Korean War.

  • Easing the transition: Spouse to Spouse

    Jun 26, 2012

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing and his wife Marian were given their assignment to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, their task involved new experiences such as encountering the Korean culture, meeting a new Community and learning about garrison life on the peninsula. To help Mrs. Willing get assimilated into the new Community quickly and efficiently, Lisa Winders, spouse of United States Marine Corps Forces Korea Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Winders, sponsored Mrs. Willing through the Yongsan Spouse Sponsorship Program, which had been launched by Marilyn Roseborough, the Army Community Service relocation manager.