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  • Senior logistic command holds change of responsibility

    Apr 25, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and well-wishers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a change of responsibility ceremony bidding farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, April 25, as he relinquished responsibility as the command sergeant major of the 8th TSC to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin, on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Two cultures build long lasting friendships

    Apr 24, 2014

    U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted the KATUSA/ U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. KUSFW is intended to promote friendship and cross-cultural awareness. Soldiers throughout the Brigade participated in the week-long event April 14-17.

  • United Club distributes scholarships, grants to community

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Humphreys United Club provided several organizations and individuals of the Camp Humphreys community with needed monies, through grants and scholarships, during its monthly membership meeting, April 3, in the Community Activity Center. The club distributed $20,000 during the meeting and with the more than $12,000 it distributed in the fall, has provided a total of $32,098 in the past year.

  • Humphreys community turns out for Earth Day Eggstravaganza

    Apr 24, 2014

    Hundreds of community members and their children turned out for the various events at the Earth Day Eggstravaganza, in the vicinity of Soldier Field, April 30. The event had a little bit of everything for the entire community. It opened with a 5K and Kid's 1-mile run and was followed by Earth Day activities and the Eggstravaganza.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers sign a SHARP commitment pledge

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program set up a table at the Post Exchange for Soldiers to sign a commitment pledge for the SHARP program April 18 on Camp Casey, South Korea. This event was held to encourage Soldiers to stay committed to the program.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Camp Zama's community members share "Aloha"

    Apr 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- Nineteen volunteers from the Camp Zama community traveled nearly 300 miles to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on April 19 to host a Hawaiian party called "luau" for the local residents, who survived the Great East Japan earthquake, here.

  • Signal brigade hosts self-defense course for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 23, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) team hosted a self-defense course at Yongsan's Trent Warrior Fitness Facility April 14-18.

  • Tax Center closes for 2014 season

    Apr 23, 2014

    An overwhelming feeling of relief filled the inside the Post Conference Room, here, Wednesday morning, as Soldiers, advisers and leaders feted the close of the 2014 Schofield Barracks Tax Center.

  • 'What does it mean to you to be a military child?'

    Apr 23, 2014

    Aloha, my name is Sienna Burch. I am 14 years old. My father has served in the U.S. Army for 15 long years.

  • 19th ESC competes for Army's Top Dining Facility title

    Apr 22, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA-- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Mountain Inn dining facility competed for the Army's Top Dining Facility title during the 46th annual Philip A. Connelly competition April 11, here, at Camp Walker.

  • RDECOM facilitates technology discussions at Alaskan exercise

    Apr 22, 2014

    U.S. Army science advisors partnered with military, federal and state agencies to discuss their technology needs during an emergency response exercise, from March 27 to April 2, 2014.

  • Blacksmith exercise renews alertness

    Apr 21, 2014

    YEONCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participated in a field training exercise March 3-12 near Yeoncheon, South Korea, to hone their skills in a field environment.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the division Best Warrior Competition April 8th on Camp Casey, South Korea. The five-day event includes a day and night land navigation course, a question and answer board, and combat fitness tests set to challenge the Soldiers physically and mentally. All four Soldiers from the 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the competition.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division attend the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony April 9th on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, from Rhode Island, the 2nd Inf. Div. commander, and Lt. Col. Priscella McIver, from Newark, N.J., the Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program manager for Area 1 and 3 talked about the importance of the program.

  • Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board winners meet the man himself

    Apr 21, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Four Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeong Woo-jin, the Republic of Korea Army Support Group senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., visit retired Gen. Paik Sun-yup April 15 in Yongsan, South Korea. The four KATUSA Soldiers, who won the Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board March 20, got to meet the Korean War hero and living legend in person.

  • Humphreys units participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

    Apr 21, 2014

    For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate.

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) EFMB Graduate: Capt. Micah Sturgeon

    Apr 18, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- The Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) is a peacetime badge equivalent to the Combat Medical Badge and is a prestigious honor for Soldiers in the medical services profession. In order to earn this badge, participants have to successfully attend a one-week standardization phase, where the candidates complete a walkthrough of the course allowing them to ask questions of the staff, and one-week of testing. The testing phase includes three lanes consisting of multiple subtasks focusing on field medical care, proper radio communications, nuclear biological and chemical (NBC) knowledge, day and night land navigation, a written test, and a 12-mile ruck march. Capt. Micah Sturgeon, the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Human Resources Operations Officer and a Health Services officer, decided he was ready for the challenge during the U.S. Army-Hawaii EFMB testing, Mar. 31-Apr. 11, 2014.

  • 25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 17, 2014

    For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Dirty Jobs: Flight Medic

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sgt. Lisa A. Rodriguez, a flight medic, stationed in South Korea is one of those people. She serves her fellow Soldiers in need on the battlefield and at home. Similar to her civilian counterparts, Rodriguez utilizes a helicopter to treat and transport the injured. In her case, she is part of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew. This aircraft is equipped with special crew and equipment ready to carry out rapid medical responses.

  • U.S Marines and Republic of Korea Completes Air Assault Mission

    Apr 17, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade assisted the ROK and United States Marines in completing an air assault mission, March 13, 2014, at a multi-purpose range complex in Northern South Korean.

  • IPC receives national award for excellence in military housing satisfaction

    Apr 16, 2014

    WinnResidential Military Housing Services, the firm providing property management and maintenance services for Lend Lease's military housing portfolio, which includes Island Palm Communities (IPC), has been recognized as a 2013 SatisFacts National Award Winner for excellence in resident satisfaction.

  • ACS shows volunteers appreciation

    Apr 16, 2014

    Volunteers with Army Community Service (ACS); Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR); U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received a big pat on the back -- along with some cake and door prizes -- at a Volunteer Open House at the ACS building, here, Monday.

  • Upcoming ACS' Career Fair targets spouses

    Apr 16, 2014

    Army Community Service (ACS) is hosting a career fair for military spouses.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • Signal support at the forefront of second annual LANPAC symposium

    Apr 15, 2014

    Building partnerships throughout the Pacific and supporting the warfighter were topics of discussion during the Association of the U.S. Army's second annual Land Power in the Pacific symposium and exposition at the Sheraton Waikiki, April 8-10.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 14, 2014

    As part of the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at the Seoul American High School on USAG Yongsan April 10.

  • Humphreys dining facilities testing new takeout process

    Apr 13, 2014

    In an effort to help with dining facility cost savings and add a convenience asked for by patrons, Area III dining facilities began a 90-day carryout pilot program April 15. The program allows dining facility patrons, primarily Soldiers, to bring in their own plastic (with snap-on lid) takeout containers and transfer their food into them after returning to the DFAC seating area.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Head Start, Pyeongtaek University introduce newcomers to Korea

    Apr 13, 2014

    -- Thanks to students and faculty at Pyeongtaek University, incoming Soldiers, civilians and family members are given an intimate introduction to their new life in the Republic of Korea. The university hosts the Korean Head Start Program, through the Eighth Army Good Neighbor Program, to promote cross-cultural awareness between newcomers and university students. Since 2006, 10,000 personnel, primarily from Area III, have graduated from the program. This particular program got it start because of the many successful years that German Head Start was provided for personnel assigned to Germany. Instead of an entire week, the Korean Head Start is conducted Wednesday through Friday.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Task Force Bayonet holds training exercise in Korea

    Apr 11, 2014

    Task Force Bayonet conducted a combined live fire exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korean near the world's most heavily guarded border, April 11, 2014.

  • Alaskan exercise tests Oregon Guard's CERFP agility

    Apr 11, 2014

    Nearly 200 Soldiers and Airmen of the Oregon National Guard's highly trained emergency response team participated with the Hawaii National Guard during Vigilant Guard-Alaska 2014, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 24 through April 3, 2014.

  • 552nd MP Co. ensuring PSD ready to go

    Apr 10, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A personal security detachment team, most commonly referred to as a PSD, has the awesome responsibility of protecting, escorting, and navigating battlefield leaders safely across the battlefield.

  • Be ready for complexities of divorce

    Apr 9, 2014

    The following article on divorce is by Capt. David Retland, an attorney assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. It is the latest in an occasional series of articles on legal matters published in the Area I section of the Morning Calm newspaper.

  • Leisure - Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 9, 2014

  • Talon Café aims to please Soldiers' palette

    Apr 9, 2014

    Leaders from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Talon Café hosted a council meeting at the DFAC on March 21, 2014, in order to give 2nd CAB Soldiers a chance to have their feedback heard.

  • 8th TSC hosts USARPAC retention training

    Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly 140 Soldiers from commands across Hawaii and Japan graduated from the annual United States Army Pacific Command's Mobile Retention Training, April 4, hosted by the 8th TSC at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Champoux: Alliance serves as 'insurance policy'

    Apr 8, 2014

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance serves as an "insurance policy" for the global economy by maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • 8th MPs celebrate Women's History Month with 5K run; raise awareness of domestic violence

    Apr 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women's History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today," - a passage from President Barack Obama's March proclamation of Women's History Month, 2014.

  • Classroom presentation has earthquake's impact

    Apr 8, 2014

    Theodore Kubista, a country program manager for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, described his personal experience of the earthquake and tsunami that stuck Japan in March 2011.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • CSF2 teaches teens resiliency performance skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Twenty-nine teenagers took time away from their spring break, recently, to take part in a Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) training program, which is designed to enable them to learn mental skills to enhance their communication, academics, athletic performances and relationships with others.

  • MacArthur's leadership ideals seen in 1/25 officer

    Apr 8, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - "Duty, Honor, Country - those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn," said Gen. Douglas MacArthur during his Thayer Award acceptance speech given in 1962.

  • Masters of Fitness

    Apr 7, 2014

    On March 19, leaders from the 2nd Infantry Division began arriving at the Schoonover Bowl, which is a sports stadium located on Camp Casey, South Korea. It was a show of commitment and focus as they prepared to take a difficult physical readiness test -- another step on the path to becoming a Master Fitness Trainer. The test involved pushups, sit-ups and running, which would determine their ability to attend the Eighth U.S. Army Master Fitness Trainer Course given by a mobile training team from the U.S.

  • USAG-HI master plan is a sustainable, holistic effort

    Apr 7, 2014

    Failure to plan is planning to fail, and no place is this adage truer than when it comes to mapping out U.S. Army installations.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible 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, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was 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 photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • 210th FA Bde. finishes the fight at Eighth Army Tournament

    Apr 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Four Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division took part in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament April 4 at Seoul American High School in Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. Two of the four Soldiers won first place, one Soldier won second place, and one took fourth place in the tournament. The team will be continuing on to the All-Army Combatives Tournament in the near future. The Modern Army Combatives Program was introduced in 1995 as a way for Soldiers to become confident in their ability to deter and defeat enemies in close combat. The team�'s success in the competition demonstrates the 2nd Inf. Div. readiness to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Humphreys' troop selected to Army Soldier Show

    Apr 6, 2014

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Camp Humphreys Soldier has been selected to the cast of the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Event celebrates women of 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Soldiers, civilians and family members joined together in the Community Activity Center here, March 19, to celebrate Women's History Month.

  • Air Traffic Controllers cited as tops in their career field

    Apr 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Karl D. Gordwin Jr. and Staff Sgt. Monica Y. Willard, both assigned to the 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion as air traffic controllers in the A-511 Tower, were recently honored by the Army Aviation Association of America for the outstanding work they do each day. Willard was named the 2013 Air Traffic Controller of the Year during the association?'s annual functional awards dinner, held at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 5. Gordwin received the same award from the AAAA Morning Calm Chapter.

  • Aviators compete to surpass their peers

    Apr 6, 2014

    Best Warrior Competition pushes Soldiers to be mentally, physically and tactically proficient Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, competed in the Best Warrior Competition March 24-27 on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Weekend ruck march results in big win for Guardians

    Apr 4, 2014

    Guardian Soldiers at Camp Carroll don't just enjoy endurance training during the week; they love it so much they do it on the weekends too…just for fun.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians in Japan learn more about the Army Profession

    Apr 4, 2014

    March 2014 represents the first month in ten plus years there were no U.S. fatalities among service members in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As we prepare to withdraw troops at the end of the year making sizable adjustments to the force, the U.S. Army is taking proactive steps to help Army professionals understand the current transition period and beyond. The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic was established in 2011 to determine the state of the Army Profession after more than a decade of conflict. The focus is to address the Army's culture and reemphasize our traditions and core values. The program also brings together Soldiers and Army civilians recognizing the incredible dedication and commitment made by America's Army. Sgt. Maj. David Stewart, senior enlisted advisor for CAPE, West Point, NY., provided 300 Soldiers and 50 Army civilians the opportunity to learn more about the program from Mar. 31st through Apr. 1st which he has been actively doing since Oct. 2013.

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) determines the best 'Snake Eyes'

    Apr 4, 2014

    Six soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), participated in a two-day Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition Feb. 19 and 21. The competition was designed to enhance specific skill sets as well as increase proficiency at various levels.

  • Cavalry Soldiers plant trees in Korea

    Apr 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 40 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Cavalry Regiment Soldiers helped local Uijeongbu, Korea residents plant 2,100 trees in commemoration of Arbor Day April.

  • Top U.S.-Japan military leaders meet at Fort McNair

    Apr 4, 2014

    General Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defense Forces was officially greeted upon his arrival in the United States by Gen. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at an arrival ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 3, 2014.

  • Feb. 21, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Peking University, China

    Apr 4, 2014

    Feb. 21, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Peking University, China

  • 58th MP prepare for joint mission

    Apr 4, 2014

    Through the billowing smoke of a downed aircraft, Soldiers of the 58th Military Police Company drag the bodies of casualties to a collection point to be evaluated and evacuated. Over the chaos, the sound of orders being shouted is heard and the sequential execution of a commander's guidance is evident.

  • Pre-deployment prayers and pancakes

    Apr 4, 2014

    Prayers and pancakes were plentiful among the Soldiers and families of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a prayer breakfast, April 2, at Leleihua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Local leaders call for community to 'Speak Up'

    Apr 3, 2014

    "It will take more than a month to eradicate this cancer from our ranks, it will take a concentrated effort from all of us to confront this and we must stand strong together. This is about trust, dignity, leadership, and accountability; we all own this problem," said the commander of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen.

  • Eighth Army strengthens small unit tactics training

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major initiated a program to strengthen small unit tactics training for American Soldiers in South Korea.

  • Japanese students tour Camp Zama Chapel, meet USAGJ chaplain

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 2, 2014) -- Nine students and nine staff members from the Japanese Christian Student Association toured the Camp Zama Chapel on March 24 and met two U.S. Army Garrison Japan chaplains during a recent visit to the installation, here.

  • Historical THAAD Battery in Guam Transfers Authority to its Sister Unit

    Apr 2, 2014

    Task Force Talon marks another historical milestone as its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery completes its mission and transfers authority to one of its sister THAAD units already on the ground in Guam, Apr. 1.

  • New Signal Soldiers, Technology to Be Tested During Deployment to Guam

    Apr 2, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha and Charlie Companies, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), are deployed to Guam to conduct a relief in place of Soldiers from Bravo Company, 307th ESB.

  • Done correctly, DMV paperwork saves Soldiers $$$

    Apr 2, 2014

    Form CS-L (MVR) 50, a nonresidency form, is used to allow Soldiers and qualifying spouses to register their motor vehicles with the state for a greatly reduced registration fee.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month is packed with activities

    Apr 2, 2014

    Child Abuse Prevention Month, or CAPM, is held each April to increase awareness about the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • Speak Up: April events encourage community involvement

    Apr 2, 2014

    Expect to see a gradation of teal and royal blue ribbons on lapels across the garrison, next month, as the U.S. Army recognizes two very important causes.

  • IPC festival full of fun, plus helpful education tips

    Apr 2, 2014

    The uplifting beat of Pharrel's smash "Happy" could be heard throughout Kaena Community Center, here, March 19, as Island Palm Communities presented its much-anticipated Live and Learn 101 Festival.

  • 413th Peacekeepers accept the Spartan Challenge

    Apr 2, 2014

    The 413th Contracting Support Brigade's Peacekeepers competed in a challenging Spartan Race for the second time, March 23.

  • Vet remembers Alaska's great quake of '64

    Apr 2, 2014

    Friday evening at the post officers' club was a great way for Army officers to shake off pressure from a full week of training, but on the evening of March 27, 1964, the earth did a little pressure shaking of its own.

  • An army marches on its stomach

    Apr 2, 2014

    Many often confuse the Army profession with being full of only infantrymen and tankers, but three culinary Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and the Hawaii Army National Guard visited a local high school to set the record straight, March 27, and show that the Army is more than just guns and tanks.

  • 8th TSC honors four centuries of combined service

    Apr 2, 2014

    The skies over Schofield Barracks wept aloha showers as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command family celebrated 423 years of combined military service and bid farewell to 16 retiring Soldiers, Thursday on Hamilton Field.

  • Stryker Soldiers Participate in Alaska Shield

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, April 2 -- The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division demonstrated its ability to provide assistance to state and local emergency agencies in Alaska during the state-wide emergency response exercise, Alaska Shield, this week.

  • Troopers organize USARAK Winter Games

    Apr 2, 2014

    When U.S. Army Alaska needed a unit to carry out a unique and uncharted mission, the brigade commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division called on the troopers of the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. The mission was to develop, plan, resource, and execute the inaugural U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games at Fort Wainwright, Alaska from March 9-13, 2014.

  • Signal Company FTX works to improve skills for Korea-wide exercises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Recently Charlie Company, from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, conducted a Field Training Exercise at the Camp Humphrey Training Area, in South Korea. We wanted to create a company FTX which was challenging, focused on core signal competencies while validating company support elements ensuring a 'Fight Tonight' posture...

  • HRC Road Show Comes to Korea

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at Fort Knox, Ky. to spread an important message during a mission dubbed the "HRC Road Show."

  • Soldiers from 1st Bn. 15th FA Regt. prepare for Warrior Friendship Week

    Apr 1, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in a battalion-level athletic competition on Camp Casey and Camp Hovey to build espirit de corps and to prepare for the 2nd Inf. Div. Warrior Friendship Week. Soldiers compete in several events that will range from soccer, basketball, tug of war, ssireum, and jok-ku with hopes to strengthen unit morale. (U.S. Army photos by Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Regional Cyber Center-Korea secures, defends Army networks

    Mar 31, 2014

    Korea Theater Network Operations Security Center and Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams-Korea officially merged late last year to become the 6th Regional Cyber Center-Korea. The merger enables the 6th RCC-K to secure and defend the U.S. Army network against cyber attacks while providing network availability and quality of service to our customers across the Korean peninsula...

  • The Army Surgeon General Meets with Caroline Kennedy in Japan

    Mar 31, 2014

    D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms may not have quite bloomed yet due to winter over staying its welcome, however, the Cherry Blossom brooch that the U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho gifted to the Honorable Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, is in full bloom.

  • 19th MP Bn. (CID) recognized as best in Army

    Mar 31, 2014

    Being a member of the Military Police Corps is a difficult task.

  • HI Medal of Honor presented to families of fallen warriors

    Mar 31, 2014

    In a special joint session of the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives, the legislature gathered, Tuesday, to present the Hawaii Medal of Honor (HMOH) to the families of Hawaii's fallen war heroes.

  • Army Audit one of Fed's best workplaces for 4th year

    Mar 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Audit Agency was named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government by the Partnership for Public Service for the fourth straight year.

  • Cav troops eager to explore Korea

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers of 1-12 Cavalry hope to see much of Korea during nine-month rotational tour

  • Interoperability improves units' fire support operations

    Mar 28, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • New Fort Wainwright Self Defense Class for Soldiers and Spouses

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers and Spouses at Fort Wainwright, Alaska can now find the fitness, confidence and skill to defend themselves against would-be attackers. Instructors with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Combatives Center hold a free self defense class three nights a week for those needing the emotional and physical fitness to protect themselves. The class covers a diverse range of skills that increase your overall fitness and know-how so that the students are able to defend themselves.

  • Local garrisons take it 'to the paint'

    Mar 27, 2014

    Servicemembers on teams from each of the U.S. Army garrisons in Korea competed during a basketball tournament at Camp Humphreys, March 15-16.

  • What a day for a Knight jump!

    Mar 27, 2014

    They took to the sky together for the last time on the first day of spring. A beautiful sun splashed sky lay ahead as the father and son ascended several thousand feet into the air, taking in the vast beauty of the untouched wilderness and mountainous terrain of Alaska. They could see Mount McKinley to the north as they made their way to the storied Geronimo Drop Zone nestled high above in the undulating terrain of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Soldiers collect more than 4,800 food items for Fairbanks

    Mar 27, 2014

    Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment reached out to the Fairbanks community with the annual 5-1 Cavalry Blackhawks Food Drive, collecting more than 4,800 food items and donating them to the Fairbanks community March 3.

  • McKiernan meets Korean War legend in Seoul

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for operations met a Korean War legend and honorary Eighth Army commanding general in Seoul, South Korea, March 25, 2014.

  • Area II HAZMART offers free services: How can the HAZMART help you? (Part 1 of a 2 part series)

    Mar 25, 2014

    The Yongsan Hazardous Material Control Center offers many programs to help the community deal with hazardous waste and materials. To utilize it efficiently, it is essential for the community to understand the process.

  • AREA II Volunteer of the Quarter recognized at ACS

    Mar 25, 2014

    Cpt. Krista Z. McBayne, Volunteer of the Quarter, was recognized for her service to the community during a ceremony held for her and other volunteer nominees at the Army Community Services building, Mar 11.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

  • 19th ESC celebrates 21st annual Korean American Friendship Circle

    Mar 25, 2014

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--As part of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's 21st annual Korean American Friendship Circle, Soldiers, Families, student's, and sponsors came together March 15, at USAG Daegu's Evergreen Community Center, here, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

  • Female Soldier launches into history

    Mar 25, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA Bde. Public Affairs CHEOLWEON, South Korea -- A haze falls over the surrounding mountains of Rocket Valley. The tracks of multiple launch rocket systems leave deep trails in the mud. A group of Soldiers stand by their vehicle after just completing qualification fires.

  • Former 19th ESC commanding general visits Team 19

    Mar 24, 2014

    CAMP HENRY, South Korea - Former commanding general of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Wykle (R) visited Team 19 with the commander of the 19th ESC, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen here, Mar 20. Wykle is pointing at his own portrait hung on the wall that commemorates the former 19th ESC commanders. Wykle served as the 19th ESC commanding general from Aug. 1990 to Jan. 1992.

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