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  • Yongsan marches, commemorates Dr. King

    Jan 17, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN, Republic of Korea - Community members of all ages gather for the candelight vigil march and commemoration service at United States Army Garrision Yongsan, Jan. 17.

  • 599th Trans year in review: Brigade resumes booking, navigates changes in 2015

    Jan 15, 2016

    In 2015, the 599th Transportation Brigade assumed additional responsibilities while it adjusted to massive changeover in personnel at the headquarters.

  • Expanded 599th Trans team conducts port ops for Pathways

    Jan 15, 2016

    The 599th Transportation Brigade, headquartered at Wheeler Army Airfield, loaded out elements of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the U.S. Marine Corps III Marine Expeditionary Force onto the USNS Maj. Stephen W. Pless here Jan. 5-6 in support of Pacific Pathways 2016 exercises.

  • USACE, Government of Bangladesh develop post-disaster plan

    Jan 15, 2016

    With a population of over 14 million, Dhaka, Bangladesh, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Each year, its population grows with increased urbanization and opportunity. Its crowded streets are often chocked with vehicles and people, leaving very little open space. Urban development continues to occur, with buildings regularly increasing in height and new structures popping up overnight. To make things even more challenging, Dhaka sits in a location vulnerable to earthquake.

  • Family readiness leaders prep for South Korea rotation

    Jan 13, 2016

    Family readiness leaders and volunteers, with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are ramping up to ensure Soldiers and Families are prepared and supported during the brigade's nine-month rotation to South Korea.

  • ZAHS receives charter for Japan's first Key Club

    Jan 13, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 14, 2016) -- Zama American High School was officially recognized as home to Japan's first Key Club when Kiwanis International Japan District formally presented the ZAHS Key Club with its charter Jan. 9 during a ceremony in the school's auditorium.

  • Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility ready to re-open for business

    Jan 11, 2016

    The Fort Shafter Veterinary Treatment Facility, which has been closed for renovations over the past year, is scheduled to re-open for business on January 19, 2016.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Volunteer at Kahuku High School

    Jan 11, 2016

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, participated in a campus maintenance project at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Jan. 9. The project was a chance for troops to give back and get involved with their local community.

  • PACOM's future strategic leaders kick off Young Alaka'i leader development program

    Jan 11, 2016

    Thirty-four proven and selected mid-grade leaders from across the U.S. Pacific Command AOR gather for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command-hosted Young Alaka'i leader development program, Jan. 10-16, 2016.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance

    Jan 10, 2016

    Each year we pay homage to one of our Nation's greatest champions of justice and racial equality, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Military Policeman Rescue's Korean Citizen

    Jan 8, 2016

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- Staff Sgt. Mckeehan provides emergency medical care in Seoul for Korean citizen injured and unresponsive from scooter accident, Decemeber 2015.

  • Camp Zama Girl Scouts visit Japanese nursing home

    Jan 6, 2016

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 6, 2015) -- The Camp Zama Girl Scouting program supports Girl Scouts of all ages living in and around the Camp Zama, Japan community. In addition to offering opportunities for adventure, fun and leadership to the stateside Girl Scout sisters, the Camp Zama Girl Scouting program has a vibrant host-nation program which provides opportunities to make new friends, explore Japan and foster cross-cultural understand.

  • Research consultant named Seattle 'Innovator of the Year'

    Jan 6, 2016

    The Western Regional Medical Command's research consultant was recently recognized for his collaborative efforts in health care during an awards ceremony in Seattle.

  • WRMC researcher discusses health care collaboration with Army, startups

    Jan 6, 2016

    Col. David McCune, research consultant, Western Regional Medical Command, recently had an opportunity to showcase Army medicine's research program during an annual event in Seattle.

  • CSM McCoy leaves Humphreys for CECOM

    Jan 6, 2016

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- When Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy arrived here 18 months ago he knew little about installation management because he'd spent much of his career in Airborne and Special Operations units.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2016

    Soldiers, of 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed Soldiers, of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and their four AH-64E Apache Guardians on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Jan. 6.

  • New Year's bell-tolling ceremony in South Korea

    Jan 4, 2016

    Community leaders, including the Commanding General of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, rang in the New Year in Gukchae-bosang Memorial Park here at midnight Dec. 31.

  • Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

    Jan 4, 2016

    Another new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Waterborne Soldiers arrive home in time for the holidays

    Dec 30, 2015

    Thirty 545th Transportation Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waterborne Soldiers arrived home just in time for the holidays after completing a six-month deployment to Camp Patriot, Kuwait, Dec. 23.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific, 2015 in Review

    Dec 30, 2015

    2015 was a monumental year for the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P); a year filled with transformation, development, growth and recommitment to excellence. The RHC-P will continue to be committed to excellence in the upcoming year.

  • Operation HOMECOMING: Repatriation of American prisoners of war in Vietnam described

    Dec 30, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Throughout the Vietnam War, the Army was concerned with the expeditious return of prisoners-of-war (POWs) and an accounting of those missing-in-action (MIA). The U.S. knew that many of its personnel were being held in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, but North Vietnam released little information about American Servicemen in its POW camps. When Richard Nixon won the U.S. presidency in 1968, he and his secretary of defense announced a diminishing role for the U.S. military in Vietnam.

  • Passing of the Guard: ROK Army Support Group Welcomes Two New Commanders

    Dec 29, 2015

    The ROK Army Support Group, the combat operations support unit responsible for managing the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) program and ROK Soldiers assigned to Eighth Army welcomed two new commanders earlier this month.

  • RDECOM-Pacific

    Dec 28, 2015

  • If snowstorm hits, it's 'game on' for garrison

    Dec 27, 2015

    Should a big snowfall hit Warrior Country this winter, Area I's salt-and-sand trucks, snow plows, and bucket loaders are ready to rev into action to get the roads safe and clear early on.

  • 17th Field Artillery Brigade participates in Yama Sakura 69

    Dec 23, 2015

    For the Soldiers of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, months of hard work and preparation culminate this week with the execution of Yama Sakura 69 from Dec. 5 to Dec. 10, 2015. For the artillery brigade this means, conducting split operations between a team in Japan and the brigade headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • US Army Pacific Seasons Greetings

    Dec 22, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, United States Army Pacific Commanding General, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, USARPAC Command Sergeant Major, addresses USARPAC Soldiers, civilians, and their families during the 2015 Holiday Season.

  • 2015-2016 Holiday Safety Message

    Dec 21, 2015

    I would like to wish every one of you a safe and prosperous holiday season.

  • Winter Holiday Safety Awareness

    Dec 21, 2015

    Happy Holidays to our Soldiers, Civilians, Families and friends. We want to thank you for your steady focus on both your individual and our collective readiness, and for your dedicated service the past year.

  • 557th Military Police Company Wins Command Sgt. Maj. Farley Award

    Dec 21, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- United States Army Pacific recognized 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command as the best military policy company in the component command by awarding the Command Sgt. Maj. Farley award at Camp Humphreys, 24 Nov.

  • Far East District partnership teaches hands-on engineering tools

    Dec 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District continued its partnership with Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with its third annual earthquake tower challenge competition at Seoul American Middle School, Dec. 16.

  • Senior NCO overcomes medical setback to lead Soldiers

    Dec 20, 2015

    At 44 years old, 1st Sgt. Jon Otis has served in the U.S. Army for half of his life.

  • 19th ESC Culinary Specialists to represent USFK in DA Culinary Competition

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command displayed their culinary talents at the Culinary Arts Competition here on Camp Walker. Army of Korea Culinary Arts Team is preparing for the Department of Defense wide culinary arts competition in Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers Master the Command Post of the Future

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA--The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command proactively gears up for upcoming U.S. and Republic of Korea combined exercises in 2016 by sending 14 Soldiers to the Command Post of the Future (CPOF) course at the Mission Command Training Center on Camp Henry.

  • Tripler AMC Year in Review: healing heroes, change and innovation

    Dec 18, 2015

    The year 2015 was a year of change, innovation and heroes for the staff and beneficiaries of Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC). While there were too many accomplishments to list for publication, these are the TAMC highlights

  • 'The Force Awakens' in Yongsan

    Dec 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- While people were still waiting for waiting for it to be released back in the U.S., service members stationed in South Korea were able to see 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Dec. 18, at the Yongsan Garrison Movie Theater's midnight showing. The movie starts off in much the same way as Episode IV does: a droid carrying vital information is discovered by one of main characters of the movie as it is being hunted by storm troopers. The movie continues along this line of parallels, with the journey from desert worlds to green planets, and even a reveal of one of the main character's blood line.

  • ZAHS students take stage with 'SEUSSICAL'

    Dec 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 18, 2015) -- Students from Zama American High School's theatre department took the stage to present their rendition of "Seussical"-- a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, based on the children's books of Dr. Seuss-- Dec. 12 and 13 in the school's auditorium.

  • Camp Zama schools reaffirm commitments with military units

    Dec 17, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 18, 2015) -- U.S. Army Japan senior leaders and U.S. Army Garrison Japan school administrators reaffirmed their unit-school commitments to the USAG Japan Adopt-a-School Program by signing charters Nov. 24 at the Camp Zama Community Club.

  • Army, Navy annual flag football game creates great camaraderie

    Dec 17, 2015

    Camp Zama's Army team played the Naval Air Facility Atsugi's team during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game at Reid Memorial Stadium field on Naval Air Facility Atsugi installation, Dec. 12.

  • Moong chi ja, ROK CBRDC visits 20th CBRNE

    Dec 16, 2015

    Republic of Korea Army leaders from the Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Command (CBRDC) visited 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command here Dec. 9-10 as part of a trip to the United States.

  • Mongolian Chief Medical Officer learns about Army Medicine during visit to Tripler

    Dec 15, 2015

    On Dec. 15, 2015, Lt. Col. Ganchimeg Lkhagvasuren visited Tripler Army Medical Center as part of a week-long visit to Regional Health Command-Pacific. Lt. Col. Ganchimeg learned how Tripler serves its beneficiaries as part of the Army Medicine team.

  • Holiday cheer shared at Christmas story hour

    Dec 15, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. Maria Eoff and her husband Mr. Eoff read a selection of Christmas stories to children at the Yongsan Library, Dec. 15. Approximately 100 members of the community, including children and their parents, showed up to the event. Members of the Eighth Army band were also there to play holiday songs for everyone to sing along to. After reading the stories, Col. and Mr. Eoff lead the group in singing "The 12 Days of Christmas," which was soon followed by a warm holiday meal provided by Yongsan Lanes.

  • ZaCSA holiday tour features uniquely decorated homes on Camp Zama

    Dec 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 14, 2015) -- Zama Community Spouses' Association hosted a Holiday Parade of Homes tour Dec. 8 with participants touring multiple homes throughout the Camp Zama Community.

  • Annual tree lighting ceremonies held

    Dec 11, 2015

    Area II community members started their holiday season with their annual tree lighting ceremonies held Nov. 30 for Yongsan Garrison and Dec. 4 for K-16.

  • USAG Japan starts holiday season with concert

    Dec 11, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 11, 2015) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted three events Dec. 1, 2 and 4 to start off the winter holiday season at Camp Zama.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers receive Combined Logistics Excellence Award

    Dec 11, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA--Soldiers and families from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command joined together to recognize the 2015 Combined Logistics Excellence Award winners at the Camp Henry Post Theater.

  • Senior contracting leadership visits Hawaii

    Dec 11, 2015

    Senior contracting leaders from the Army and Air Force visited Hawaii during a command visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility that included stops in Alaska, Korea and Japan.

  • Canadian officer takes deputy position at USARAK

    Dec 11, 2015

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - D-Day. The English Channel. M4 Sherman tanks of Canada's 1st Hussars Tank Regiment -- enshrouded in inflatable flotation screens and motivated by duplex-drive propellers -- sputtered toward the Juno Beach shoreline, fighting the pitching channel waters as much as they would soon grapple with the Nazis.

  • Sea Dragons have a ball while looking back

    Dec 11, 2015

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held its annual St. Barbara's Day Ball at the Modern Hotel in Honolulu on Friday, Dec. 4.

  • 94th AAMDC Year in Review -- 2015: 10 Years of IAMD Excellence

    Dec 11, 2015

    October 18, 2015 marked the 10-year anniversary since the activation of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The "Sea Dragons" have provided 10 years of integrated air and missile defense excellence in the Pacific and continue to set the standard for air and missile defense in the United States Army.

  • Military aviators take off using first AMT course

    Dec 11, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Army has come to a point where deployments and major operations overseas are winding down, and as a result, the force as a whole is shrinking with Soldiers transitioning back into the civilian workforce. Joint Base Lewis-McChord's education center, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and the South Seattle College have come together and developed a two-month program to help train and certify military aviators before their service has ended. South Seattle College's Aviation Maintenance Technology department presented the first graduation class, 13 people, with certificates of completion during a ceremony Dec. 10 at a 16th CAB hangar on Gray Army Airfield.

  • USAG Japan commander tours local hospital for future use

    Dec 10, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec 10, 2015) -- Col. William B. Johnson and Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion, commander and command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, respectively, along with Mikio Endo, mayor of Zama City, toured Zama General Hospital Dec. 1 to see construction progress.

  • NFL honors America's heroes on Pearl Harbor anniversary

    Dec 10, 2015

    Several military members were on hand for the NFL Monday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins vs the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Dec. 7, 2015.The Washington Redskins continued their tradition of honoring the nation's veterans and active duty military through the team's annual Salute to Service game.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura builds readiness for I Corps

    Dec 10, 2015

    The two-week Yama Sakura 69 exercise kicked off in Osaka, Japan, Dec. 5. The bilateral command post exercise is a key element of the U.S. shift in focus to the Pacific region. It's also one facet of I Corps' mandate to maintain readiness to operate across the Pacific, and globally if called upon.

  • The Army dominates the Navy at the 2015 flag football match

    Dec 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- It was a chilly day on Dec. 5, but the excitement of the crowd in the stands was fervent enough for them to forget about the weather. That day marked the 19th Army vs. Navy Flag Football Game at Yongsan Garrison.

  • 618th Dental Command Assists Local Retirees

    Dec 10, 2015

    The 618th Dental Command Team sponsored a Retiree Appreciation Day. More than 30 Soldiers from Area I and Area II of the 618th Dental Command Area Support Korea came together on Dec. 5, 2015 at Yongsan Army Garrison Dental Clinic #2 to volunteer their time by providing free cleanings and examinations to more than 100 retirees and their spouses.

  • WRMC welcomes new commander

    Dec 9, 2015

    Major General Thomas R. Tempel Jr. relinquished command of the Western Regional Medical Command to incoming commander Col. Christopher A. Gruber during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 24.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Rubin dies at 86

    Dec 9, 2015

    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died Dec. 5 of natural causes. The Garden Grove, California, resident was 86 years old when he passed.

  • Army fields streamlined network initialization tool to Korea

    Dec 9, 2015

    Before the Army's mission command and networked tools can be put to work, these advanced capabilities must first be able to communicate with each other.

  • Red Bulls participate in Yama Sakura

    Dec 9, 2015

    The 34th ID continues commitment to U.S.-Japan partnership.

  • CID warns of posting holiday travel plans online

    Dec 9, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Korean, Americans enjoy multinational holiday performance

    Dec 8, 2015

    The cheerful sounds of classic American Christmas carols and the thunder of traditional Korean drums filled the Seoul Arts Center Dec. 6 as musicians from two nations performed for a crowd of thousands during the eighth Korean-American Friendship Holiday Concert.

  • Vets remember Pearl Harbor on anniversary

    Dec 8, 2015

    When the first bombs exploded on a nearby airfield, marking the start of the Japanese sneak attack on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Edward Davis and others scrambled from a chow hall.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Dec 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Pacific Ocean Division welcomed a new command sergeant major to its ranks Dec. 4 at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • The Day We Were Forever Changed

    Dec 8, 2015

    FORT DERUSSY, HAWAII -- "No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will, through their righteous might, win through to absolute victory." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt. With these now-famous words, Roosevelt ensured victory to the American people and motivated Soldiers to find the strength to overcome adversity after the attack on Oahu Dec. 7, 1941.

  • Education Center celebrates American Education Week

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Korea -- When Master Sgt. Timothy J. Ward, Sr. graduated from Huntington High School in Shreveport, La. in 1993 and joined the Army he thought he was done with school. Little did he realize that his education would continue throughout his Army career and he'd earn his associate and bachelor's degrees.

  • Humphreys families, civilians make kimchee for neighbors in need

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Ten Humphreys family members joined more than 100 local volunteers on Nov. 18 for the Sixth-Annual Kimchee Making for Neighbors in Need event at Pyeongtaek's AK plaza.

  • Humphreys Antiterrorism program the best in the Pacific

    Dec 8, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Not everyone can lay claim to the title "Best in the Pacific;" the Antiterrorism Office here can.

  • Combined CBRNE MASCAL Strengthens Alliance

    Dec 8, 2015

    The 17th Infantry Division of the Republic of Korea Army joined with the Soldiers of the 65th Medical Brigade in a bilateral Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Explosive Mass Casualty exercise on Nov. 5, 2015 in Bupyeong, South Korea.

  • Legendary ROK Commander celebrates 95th birthday, treats guests to captivating account of the Korean

    Dec 8, 2015

    As retired South Korean General Paik, Sun-Yup took the podium Nov. 24 during a celebration in honor of his 95th birthday, the conference room at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defense quickly grew silent in reverence.

  • UFC Superstars Give Back To Yongsan Community on Thanksgiving

    Dec 8, 2015

    As a way to give back to American servicemembers for defending freedom around the world, professional mixed martial artists, octagon girls and senior executives from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stopped by the Honors Café Nov. 26 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to serve Thanksgiving dinner to the local community.

  • Japanese, American female service members discuss challenges, opportunities of serving

    Dec 7, 2015

    Female Soldiers assigned to various U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps units met with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Middle Army females in a women's mentorship meeting during exercise Yama Sakura 69 at Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5.

  • Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal after 47 years

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Army provided a long-awaited presentation, Dec. 3, when a Southeast Arizona veteran received the Purple Heart Medal for a head wound sustained 47 years earlier when the former Soldier, then a specialist 4, was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

  • New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested

    Dec 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (December 7, 2015) -- Ellsbeth Viola "Val" Alepuyo was invested as a civilian aide to the secretary of the Army (CASA) by Gerald O'Keefe, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, during an early November virtual ceremony conducted simultaneously here and in Saipan.

  • Soldiers and Airman fight to win for US Army Alaska

    Dec 7, 2015

    Some do it to test their limits. Others do it because they love to compete. Some just do it for fun. But no matter what drives them to do it, one thing is for sure: it takes a lot of courage to walk into a ring and get punched in the face.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 69 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 6, 2015

    An opening ceremony for Exercise Yama Sakura 69 was held at the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Middle Army headquarters on Camp Itami, Japan, Dec. 5, 2015.

  • Cutting it close

    Dec 6, 2015

    "Are you ready to see your mystery basket?" An anxious feeling began to overtake Sgt. Victor Fincher. No one saw his fingers twitch behind his back as he waited for the cover to be pulled from the mystery basket. "Three, two, one," and the cover was yanked back revealing an assortment of meats, vegetables, fruits and spices. A wave of relief forced the anxiety from Fincher. This was the scene at the start of the Iron Chef competition between the U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force December 5, here during Exercise Yama Sakura 69, an annual bilateral exercise with U.S. Military and JGSDF.

  • UFC Thanksgiving on Yongsan

    Dec 6, 2015

    What do you get when you put UFC fighters, turkey and military personnel in the same room? Army Sergeant Kevin Spence jumps into the ring to bring you this story.

  • ZaCSA shares Christmas traditions with Japanese friends

    Dec 6, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2015)-- Several Zama Community Spouses' Association volunteers shared their American Christmas traditions with over 60 ladies from Japanese Friendship Groups Dec. 1 at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center.

  • Music brings nations together in harmony

    Dec 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Familiar holiday tunes and traditional Korean beats collided with the sound of roaring applause at the Seoul Arts Center concert hall during the 8th American-Korean Friendship Holiday Concert, Dec. 6. Throughout the years the concert has become an annual event for service members and their families from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, giving them an opportunity to gather together to watch the Eighth Army Band and the Kook Soo Ho Didimdance Company perform in a flourish of dynamic colors.

  • The 7th Infantry Division says farewell to one of their own

    Dec 4, 2015

    Friends, family, and fellow leaders honored Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, outgoing deputy commanding general of Support, 7th Infantry Division, for his nearly two years with the division during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord's French Theater Nov. 13, 2015.

  • The Division Artillery (DIVARTY) rendered gun salute during the Korean War Veterans Salute ceremony

    Dec 4, 2015

    The Division Artillery (DIVARTY) rendered a gun salute during the Korean War Veterans Salute ceremony held at Carey Theatre, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • 3K family run benefits community scholarship and grant programs

    Dec 3, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 3, 2015)-- Despite heavy rainfall earlier in the morning, over 100 community members participated in the Zama Community Spouses' Association Turkey Trot held Nov. 26 on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • Hammack wants Army off grid

    Dec 3, 2015

    If a tsunami ever hits Oahu, Hawaii, where tens of thousands of troops are stationed, power would be knocked out across the island and military operations would be impacted because all of the electrical generators are located along the shore, said Katherine Hammack.

  • Bell from Joseon Dynasty rings in the new year

    Dec 3, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- New Year's Eve is a special time for people all around the world and each country has its own unique way of celebrating the occasion. Korea's tradition of marking the first day of the new year revolves around a bell pavilion located in central Seoul: the Bosingak Belfry.

  • Army Surgeon General honored by Japanese Army

    Dec 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, was honored with the Japanese Medal of Defense Cooperation award by Japanese Army Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. Satoshi Suzuki on Dec. 2, 2015.

  • Maintaining the Alliance; US/ROK Patriot Technical Experts hold Summit

    Dec 2, 2015

    The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade hosted the Republic of Korea Air Force's Air and Missile Defense Command Nov. 30 during the annual US/ROK Patriot Technical Exchange to share the latest tactics, techniques and procedures involving Patriot missile system maintenance.

  • Troops qualify for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Dec 1, 2015

    The annual Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course was recently conducted for Eighth Army medical personnel on the Korean Peninsula. The twelve-day course was conducted to recognize Soldiers demonstrating the level of professional skill and proficiency necessary to become expert field medics.

  • Artillery brigade partners with community for annual Kimchi event

    Dec 1, 2015

    As members of the U.S. military in South Korea, Soldiers not only serve as stewards of the Army Profession, they also serve as stewards of the community in which they live.

  • Mongolian soldier blazes trail for fellow females

    Dec 1, 2015

    Throughout the years, more than four dozen foreign soldiers have attended the SFC Christopher R. Brevard Noncommissioned Officer Academy. However this year, one graduate is the first of her kind.

  • Where friendship takes flight

    Dec 1, 2015

    Soldiers from the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan coordinated with the U.S. Army Japan's (USARJ) Aviation Battalion to transport their Japan Ground Self-Defense Force partners via a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Camp Takeyama, one of the country's largest joint training bases, to USARJ Headquarters in Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 19, 2015.

  • Main Post Club: Putting the 'club' back into community club

    Nov 30, 2015

    The sign changed. New management rolled into town and new food choices and events popped up. Bring in the new…wait... old Main Post Club?

  • I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

    Nov 29, 2015

    In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.

  • College Fair offers options for students' future

    Nov 29, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 30, 2015) -- More than 20 representatives from state-side colleges, local international colleges and military schools talked with students and their family members during the Zama American High School College Fair held Nov. 19 inside the school's cafeteria.

  • Military, medical leaders join for community dinner to discuss health in the Puget Sound region

    Nov 27, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps commanding general; Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, former Western Regional Medical Command commanding general and Puget Sound Military Health System market manager, Navy Capt. Denise Holdridge, acting Puget Sound MHS market manager and chief operating officer along with chief executives and leaders from the local medical community raise their glasses for a toast during a community leader dinner Nov. 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Among the topics of dinner conversation were optimizing and partnering to improve health in the Puget Sound region.

  • CSM ends tenure at WRMC, looks back on 32 years of service

    Nov 27, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The U.S. Army's Western Regional Medical Command bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Tabitha A. Gavia as the command's senior enlisted advisor Nov. 18 at the French Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Army advances battery research with engineer's Japanese assignment

    Nov 25, 2015

    The U.S. and Japanese militaries are improving combat-vehicle battery research through partnerships, according to officials.

  • AEW brings education seekers; gives opportunities

    Nov 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 24, 2015) -- Camp Zama's Education Center hosted an Education Symposium Nov. 18 inside the Black Box at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center during American Education Week held Nov. 16 to 20 at the installation.

  • Marshall Center counterterrorism alumni study how to deal with foreign fighters

    Nov 24, 2015

    Almost 80 counterterrorism alumni from 44 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America attended the Global Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest Workshop: "Perspectives on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters" held Nov. 16 to 19 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • 403rd AFSB provides tour of watercraft to senior leaders

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia (AFSBn-NEA) and the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade provided an operational update and tour of the Army watercraft capability at Yokohama North Dock (YND) to Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, chief of staff, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and Maj. Gen. James Pasquarette, commanding general, U.S. Army Japan, Nov. 11.