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  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 19, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 18, 2014, to discuss the Army's strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army's continued focus on the region.

  • Camp Zama hosts father, daughter date night

    Nov 19, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 19, 2014) -- The first "Father-Daughter Date Night" was held Nov. 15 hosted by the Camp Zama Protestant and Gospel Chapels at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • Under SecArmy Carson visits South Korea

    Nov 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson met with U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees, and families in South Korea, Nov. 17-18, 2014, as a part of his trip to the Pacific region which included stops in Washington state, Hawaii, South Korea, and Alaska.

  • Tripler recognized by Hawaii Energy for energy efficiency efforts

    Nov 19, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) receives a $270,000 incentive from Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program, for the installation of energy-saving chillers during a check presentation at the TAMC Commander's Lanai, Oct. 9, 2014.

  • 71st EOD Group trains with 2nd Infantry Division

    Nov 18, 2014

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Leaders from the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group integrated with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea Nov. 1 - 6.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 18, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, met with I Corps leadership Nov. 18, 2014, to hear updates on the Pacific Pathways efforts, and to discuss PACOM AOR Integration. The visit included a stop to see 1st Special Forces Group and an aerial tour of Yakima Training Center range and maneuver areas.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • K9, Soldiers conduct anti-terrorism training

    Nov 17, 2014

    BUSAN, South Korea--The 903d Military Working Dog Detachments, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conduct their patrol and explosive detection training led by Sgt. 1st Class James G. Bockelmann, kennel master, at Busan storage facility and US Navy Ship Red Cloud, Oct. 27-28.

  • AMC strengthens ties with the senior logistician for the Republic of Korea

    Nov 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone and the U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the commander of the Republic of Korea Army Logistics Command here, Nov. 13.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Spc. Chadwick Sams, a watercraft engineer with the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, holds his 4-month-old daughter for the first time Nov. 12 at Honolulu International Airport. Sams returned home after a nine-month deployment in Kuwait aboard the Logistics Support Vessel-6 along with 30 other Soldiers from the 605th Transportation Detachment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill, 8th Military Police Brigade, Public Affairs/RELEASED)

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under Secretary

    Nov 17, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson boards the US Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistics Support Vessel-4), for a tour and discussion about Army watercraft capabilities, Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The vessel is one of the Pacific's 26 Army watercraft assets, and it averages 210 days at sea per year, providing over-the-water equipment and personnel transportation options to increase maneuverability and readiness throughout the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Mary E. Ferguson, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs/RELEASED)

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARJ hosts National American Indian Heritage Month observance

    Nov 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2014)-- "A warrior's tradition: Contributing to our Nation's Freedom" was this year's theme for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance hosted by the United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward).

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers join in on the Manchu Mile

    Nov 14, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division join 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., to take on the Manchu Mile, a grueling semiannual 25 mile ruck march to honor warriors from the regiment who fought bravely during the China Relief Expedition during the early 20th century on November 7, 2014. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted adviser for 210th FA Bde., also participated in the ruck to build esprit de corps and cohesion among Soldiers in both 210th FA Bde., and 1st ABCT.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • 2nd unveils responsible behavior campaign

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2nd Infantry Division is unveiling its "Think Twice" Campaign in an effort to educate Soldiers and reinforce responsible behavior by the Soldiers across the division.

  • Top 6 selected for 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Entertainment officials selected three Soldiers, two Army family members and an Airman as semifinalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed military singing contest.

  • MEDDAC-J Participates in BG Sams Equestrian Camp

    Nov 13, 2014

    MEDDAC-J Soldiers Participated by Conducting the Opening and Award Ceremony for the 66th Annual BG Sam Cup in Tokyo, on 9 November 2014.

  • Honolulu District Awards $315.1Million in FY14 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Nov 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) during which 569 contract actions were awarded totaling $315,114,308.00.

  • Wahiawa celebrates Veterans during 68th annual parade

    Nov 12, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Wahiawa said, "Mahalo" to veterans this morning with the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. The Royal Hawaiian Band led the parade along with Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The sidewalks on California Avenue were filled with hundreds of spectators, family and friends of active duty military and veterans eager to show support and pride for their country. The Veterans Day Parade, was hosted by the Wahiawa Lions was held on Nov. 11.

  • All-Army Light Welterweight champ sets sights on Olympic gold

    Nov 11, 2014

    Sgt. Anthony Nunez, a Patriot missile launching station operator/maintainer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Camp Carroll, South Korea, recently earned the title of All-Army light welterweight boxing champ during the Army's 2014 competition held at Fort Huachuca Sept. 12 and 13.

  • 78th Signal Battalion re-adopt Arnn Elementary

    Nov 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2014) -- Lt. Col. Thaddeus Underwood, commander of 78th Signal Battalion, signed the pledge of sponsorship Nov. 6 to re-adopt Arnn Elementary School, here.

  • Soldiers attend Master Resilience Trainer Course

    Nov 10, 2014

    Eighth Army Soldiers and civilians participated in the Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) course at Community Activity Center here, Nov. 5.

  • KSC Battalion Conducts ROC Drill

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion conducted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at K-16 Air Field, Nov. 6.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • New York National Guard Public Affairs team tells the story in Japan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Public Affairs Soldiers plugged into a joint public affairs effort here to collect stories, photos and video from a joint U.S.-Japan exercise that kicked off Oct. 27 and ran through Nov. 7. The New York public affairs element consisted of three members of the 138th Public Affairs Detachment and a representative from Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Pacific engineers target leader development through Best Squad competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, trained and tested foundational squad-level skills through an intense 10-day Best Squad competition, Oct. 23-29, 2014, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Orient Shield 14 finishes with field training exercise

    Nov 6, 2014

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Nov 3-5, 2014.

  • Surviving Alaska: Top 5 ways to beat the freeze

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Most people know that winters here in Alaska are long and extremely cold. Whether you've lived in Alaska all your life or have recently moved here for work everyone wants to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures. We spoke with Fort Wainwright's Installation Safety Officer, Greg Sanches to put together this resource of just a few tips and tricks to help you embrace the frigid temperatures, while also debunking some common myths about the extreme cold and how to best prepare for it.

  • Rotational Force will arrive for deactivating 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Secretary of Defense approved the deactivation of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, and it will be replaced by a rotational brigade combat team from the United States.

  • Red Ribbon Week; youth members sign pledge

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 5, 2014) -- Roman Duarte, a Zama American High School student, wore a sign around his neck that said, "I am silent to represent the deaths by substance abuse," as part of an activity during the Red Ribbon Week campaign held Oct. 23 to 31 on the Camp Zama installation, here.

  • U.S./ROK Air Defenders meet to tighten alliance, share knowledge through Patriot tech exchange

    Nov 5, 2014

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade convened with the Republic of Korea Air Force's air defenders for the 2014 Technology Exchange Workshop Oct. 30 at the ROK Air Missile Defense Command headquarters.

  • 25th CAB brings excitement to downed aircraft training

    Nov 5, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- With bullets ricocheting off the frame of a downed aircraft, a team of aviation mechanics assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, franticly try to fix the aircraft's problem. The infantry could not provide security during this mission and the mechanics must secure the area themselves.

  • Thunder Inn sees no competition, awarded DFAC of the year

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- No matter how well-trained or prepared a Soldier is, to excel at their job or complete a mission they must be provided with the proper nutrients and sources of energy. For most Soldiers, the key location to obtain those nutrients is the nearest dining facility.

  • New Headquarters Building for Special Forces Battalion Ready for Action at Torii Station

    Nov 5, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently partnered with U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new headquarters building Nov. 4 at Torii Station.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Warrior Zone Gets High Praise from Top NCO

    Nov 4, 2014

    Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visited U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Nov. 2 -- 4 to get a better look at the installation's one-of-a-kind Warrior Zone.

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Reading List to be easier for Warrior Country Soldiers to find

    Nov 4, 2014

    Area I libraries creating separate space for Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List

  • The Korean Service Corps Battalion

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps was established during the Korean War to support U.S. troops and continues to do so today.

  • 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment Strengthens Partnership Through Discussion

    Nov 3, 2014

    Eighth Army's 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) conducted a leader professional development lecture with the First Republic of Korea Army (FROKA) Commanding General and his staff at FROKA headquarters in Wonju, South Korea, Oct. 21.

  • ACS 'Takes Back the Night' from violence, assault

    Nov 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) 'took back the night' with their march conducted under the purpose to stand up against domestic violence for servicemembers and their families here, 15th October.

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

    Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Daegu University intern a big hit as Korean Language instructor at ACS

    Oct 31, 2014

    One of the Korean university students taking part in US Army Garrison Daegu's Intern Program is helping Soldiers and Family members to speak the language of their host nation.

  • Soldier receives helmet that saved his life

    Oct 31, 2014

    In 2012, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was hit by enemy fire during a hail of automatic weapons fire. It would have been deadly if not for his helmet. The life-saving piece of equipment was returned to him Oct. 30, 2014. "I have waited two years to get my helmet back," he said. "I never thought I would see my helmet again."

  • US and Japanese aviators work well together during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Aviators are working and flying side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts throughout Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 27 - Nov. 7.

  • 618th Dental Company Conducts Change of Command

    Oct 31, 2014

    The 618th Dental Company (Area Support) is a unique organization in the Army Dental Care System in that it is the only organization with a dual mission. It supports the Eighth United States Army during transition to hostilities and provides armistice health care to all United States Forces Korea beneficiaries on a daily basis at Camps Casey, Stanley, Red Cloud, Humphreys, Walker and Carroll as well as three dental clinics on Yongsan Army Garrison. Last month, the 618th underwent a change in leadership as Col. David A. Mott was replaced by Col. Manuel Pozo-Alonso as the commander during a ceremony at Yongsan's Collier Field House.

  • Eighth Army commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 30, 2014

    The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) commemorative ceremony was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Oct. 27.

  • 402nd AFSB watercraft unit completes intensive inspection

    Oct 30, 2014

  • 25th ID Soldiers Experience Outback Survival with Australian, Chinese Armies

    Oct 30, 2014

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia -- The outback in Australia's Northern Territory is usually home to crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of unusual animals. However, for three weeks in October, it was also home to a trilateral team of soldiers from the United States, Australia, and China taking part in Exercise Kowari 2014, the inaugural environmental survival training exercise that brought the three countries, represented by five 25th Infantry Division Soldiers, five U.S. Marines, 10 Australian Army soldiers, and 10 Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers, together for the first time in an effort to enhance security cooperation in the Pacific.

  • Army medics 'dust off' joint air evacuation operations

    Oct 30, 2014

    Nearly 60 Republic of Korea airmen and U.S. Army medics conducted joint air casualty evacuation training on the Seosan Air Base, South Korea, flight line, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.

  • US and Japanese aviation refuelers demonstrate techniques during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aviation personnel exchanged helicopter refueling procedures during Orient Shield 14 here Oct. 28.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Conducts Anti-Terrorism Exercise

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa conducted an anti-terrorism and emergency response exercise Oct. 16 -21, as various on-post agencies responded to several notional scenarios ranging from an active shooter to a fuel spill response.

  • Interns current, past participate in 'Homecoming Day'

    Oct 29, 2014

    Twenty past and current interns gathered at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center to celebrate the first "Intern Homecoming Day," Sept. 27. This event was hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office, which, along with Army Community Service, has hosted the garrison internship program since January 2010. This Good Neighbor Program allows for local Korean college students to spend six months (one semester) working in various organizations here, providing them with the work skills and also the opportunity to work in an English-speaking environment. Currently, besides PAO and the Visual Information Branch, interns are placed with organizations within ACS, Directorate of Emergency Services, Family and MWR, and the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office.

  • Getting ready for Halloween

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Getting an early start on Halloween, local businesses and Pyeongtaek City partnered with Art Camp to host a "Costume Play Festival Pyeongtaek," Oct. 18, in Anjeong-ri. Children and adults from both Camp Humphreys and Pyeongtaek joined together, dressed as various Halloween characters, to celebrate. The festival included a parade, a costume and photo competition, various booths and Trick or Treating. For more information about future events, in Anjeong-ri, involving Art Camp, contact Debbie Borek at artcampchair@gmail.com or visit the Art Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/humphreysartcamp/. On the heels of last night's (Oct. 30) Spooky Hallow, Trick or Treating in all Army Family Housing will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight. For those wishing to come to AFH to hand out candy to the children, the Housing Office will provide tables in both areas. -- U.S. Army photos by Min Kwon

  • Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • EIB challenges infantrymen's skills

    Oct 29, 2014

    For five days, troops tested their infantry skills by sprinting through lanes, reacting to direct fire, performing first aid, donning their protective masks, performing functions checks on numerous weapons and a host of other Soldiering skills.

  • Thunder Soldiers take on the Crucible

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 200 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are competing in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held October 28-29 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, written tests on both Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, and an intense obstacle course. The Thunder Crucible is an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photo by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Last continuously serving draftee retires after 42 years

    Oct 28, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby retires after 42 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Army on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Oct. 28. Rigby is the last continuously serving draftee in the U.S. Army.

  • Guam Soldiers reverse rolls in upcoming exercise

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers from 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard are known to have friendly, island style attitude. Come next year, these Soldiers will have a change in attitude serving as the opposing forces (OPFOR) in support of U.S. Army Pacific's upcoming exercise Lightning Forge.

  • Jungle Aviators

    Oct 28, 2014

    Aircrews assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provided UH-60M Black Hawk air assault support to Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, during the 15-01 Jungle Operations Training Course, in the JOTC training area, Oct. 24.

  • 38 Servicemembers earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Servicemembers from across the pacific region converged on Schofield Barracks Oct. 14 - 24, for the opportunity to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the most sought after awards in the medical field.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Staff Sgt. Felix Mena

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When Soldiers first arrive in Korea, the culture may seem unfamiliar. However, it doesn't take long to find out that South Korea has its arms wide open to newcomers. Korea offers American Soldiers an almost infinite number of opportunities to go out and experience the country and immerse themselves in its culture.

  • Thunder Medics train to save lives

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When treating a casualty on the battlefield, there is no time to waste. Every action taken is directly related to a Soldier's life in a crucial situation. In such circumstances, professionally trained health care specialists are greatly needed.

  • Rising up from the depths of sorrow: 9/11 prayer luncheon

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost at the malicious hands of terrorism. Many current Soldiers began their careers on that day, and many more since have joined the Army to help ensure such an attack never happens on American soil again. Despite 13 years passing, the vow to 'Never Forget' the civilians and law enforcement lost that day still stands.

  • Standing up for yourself: Self Defense for Women

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Assault and Harassment has been a problem within the uniformed services since their beginning. Across every one of the armed services, leaders and Soldiers are working to end this scourge that demeans individuals and threatens unit morale and cohesion.

  • Biking for the alliance at the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

    Oct 27, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea -- On October 19th, Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts "All Things Pacific" Week

    Oct 27, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted an "All Things Pacific" week Oct. 7-9 at USAG Yongsan to review the current and future state of signal capabilities, practices and projects in the region.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Leadership, enthusiasm exemplify 599th NCOY

    Oct 27, 2014

  • Army Family provides immediate medical aid at traffic accident

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army trains Soldiers to live the Warrior Ethos, the Army Values, and the Soldier's Creed at all times, whether on or off duty, while on post or in their local communities. The Russetts, a dual-Army couple stationed on Oahu, set the example of living that life, without hesitation, when they immediately took action after witnessing a car hit two pedestrians here, earlier this month.

  • US Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 26, 2014

    Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • US and Japanese forces share marksmanship skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    Sharing combat skills helped to close the gap between U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a close quarters marksmanship exercise, here Oct. 24.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • 2014 2nd Inf. Div. Birthday run

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers came together in the early morning hours of October 23, 2014 at Schoonover Bowl on Camp Casey, South Korea, for a espirit de corps run to celebrate the 2nd Infantry Division's 97th birthday. Led by Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the 2nd Infantry Division command team, a nearly mile long formation followed, braving the 39-degree chill and calling cadence to show that they are truly "Second to None."

  • Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

    Oct 23, 2014

    "Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Aviator recalls two tours in Vietnam

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Retired Lt. Col. Charles Slimowicz is proud that he served fellow with Soldiers in Vietnam.

  • Activation of 14th MDB Strengthens US - Japan Alliance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 14th Missile Defense Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was activated, Oct. 22, 2014, during a ceremony at Kyogamisaki, Japan.

  • 65th BEB farewells 130th Engineers and joins Tropic Lightning Division

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21.

  • 25 ID information operators build partnerships

    Oct 23, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Soldiers from across the 25th Infantry Division attended the Information Operations in the Pacific Symposium from Oct. 21-23 at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, to discuss and examine the role of information operations in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

  • Best of the Best; 2nd SBCT Soldiers compete for EFMB

    Oct 23, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- More than 60 health care specialists assigned to 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division sought after the most coveted badge in the Army.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • Arctic Warriors join international partners to conquer Himalayas

    Oct 22, 2014

    Two Army officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recently became the latest ambassadors across the Pacific. The mission was to train with partnering nations and joint forces on mountain warfare operations in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.

  • Cancer-surviving Hawaii Reserve Soldier wins seven medals at wounded warrior games

    Oct 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, 311th Signal Command, was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in April, 2013. A year and three surgeries later, she is not only cancer free, but has returned home to Hawaii from the Invictus Games in London and Warrior Games in Colorado where she represented the U.S. Army and was one of the only 2 Hawaiian Soldiers who qualified to compete. She won 7 medals in swimming.

  • DOD celebrates Diwali with spirited music, dancing

    Oct 22, 2014

    Spirited music and high-energy dancing filled the Pentagon auditorium, Oct. 22, 2014, as the Department of Defense celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • Can You Hear Me Alaska Shield

    Oct 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - The 59th Signal Battalion at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson overcomes every obstacle to recover from a simulated blackout caused by the earthquake scenario for Alaska Shield 14 here that started on March 27, 2014.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Training

    Oct 22, 2014

    Soldiers, Leaders, and Korean Augmentees to the United States Army gathered to participate in sling load training that was conducted by Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade at taxiway D, here on Oct. 16.

  • Garrison Japan welcomes new CSM

    Oct 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 21 at the Camp Zama Youth Center, here, where Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee relinquished responsibility of USAG-J to Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion.

  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • Korean War monument relocated

    Oct 20, 2014

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers attended the Forney Bridge monument relocation ceremony hosted by 2nd Engineer Brigade at the Soyang river Chenyeo statue Oct. 16.

  • Eighth Army Soldiers attend Electronic Warfare Professional Development

    Oct 20, 2014

    K-16, Sungnam, South Korea --Eighth Army Soldiers attended an Electronic Warfare Professional Development (EWPD) hosted by 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion (AHB) at K-16, Sungnam, South Korea, Oct. 15.

  • Convoy advisory for Honolulu

    Oct 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army is advising motorists to be alert and drive with care as the 25th Infantry Division conducts a series of convoys from Schofield Barracks to Dillingham Airfield, 21 Oct.

  • Where happiness comes from: 2014 Dongducheon Volunteer Festival

    Oct 20, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom once said, 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.' Volunteering to help out others may seem difficult at first, but it is a noble act that anyone can do.

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