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  • Eighth Army revamps command sponsorship process

    Jul 16, 2012

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

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

    Jul 16, 2012

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

  • Yongsan Commissary gave back to the Community

    Jul 16, 2012

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

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

    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • KATUSA surpasses all military expectations

    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • Town hall held for Yongsan customer service providers

    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • 196th Infantry Brigade change of command

    Jul 13, 2012

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

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

    Jul 13, 2012

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

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

    Jul 13, 2012

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

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

    Jul 13, 2012

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

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

    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • Wolf Pack Soldiers provide aide to Vietnam

    Jul 13, 2012

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

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

    Jul 13, 2012

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

  • Army gives Royal Canadian Navy subs sight

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • HHC org day is more like family picnic

    Jul 12, 2012

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

  • Torii Station to hold first farmers market

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • Garrison Leaders visit Samsung Digital City

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • Camp Humphreys welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • From refugee to American Soldier

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • Wounded warriors take to the floor in volleyball tournament

    Jul 11, 2012

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

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

    Jul 11, 2012

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

  • DOD to mark 59th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

    Jul 9, 2012

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

  • 7th Dive Detachment helps preserve history at USS Arizona

    Jul 9, 2012

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

  • 8th STB stays afloat during challenging training exercise

    Jul 9, 2012

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

  • Transportation detachment receives own 'big haze grey ship'

    Jul 9, 2012

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

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

    Jul 7, 2012

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

  • Yongsan hires students for the summer

    Jul 6, 2012

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

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

    Jul 6, 2012

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

  • Yongsan celebrates America's 236th birthday

    Jul 6, 2012

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

  • Counter IED Experts Train Royal Thai Army for Deployment

    Jul 5, 2012

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

  • Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground on Hawaii marsh project

    Jul 5, 2012

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

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

    Jul 5, 2012

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

  • Yongsan supports fitness and green environment in cost effective manner

    Jul 5, 2012

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

  • New I Corps CG reaches out to allies, neighbors

    Jul 4, 2012

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

  • Transformation fast and furious

    Jul 4, 2012

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

  • Reading Program spells food for brain

    Jul 4, 2012

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

  • Task Force Smith honored at ceremony in South Korea

    Jul 3, 2012

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

  • New equipment helps garrison remove abandoned vehicles

    Jul 3, 2012

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

  • Thai soldiers practice counter-IED missions

    Jul 3, 2012

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

  • Yongsan Fire Departments partner up through live exercise

    Jul 2, 2012

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

  • Happy Fourth of July America!

    Jul 2, 2012

    Message from the President Regarding Independence Day

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

    Jul 2, 2012

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

  • Zybura assumes command at first 413th Contracting Support Brigade

    Jul 2, 2012

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

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

    Jul 2, 2012

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

  • Sinise thanks Soldiers for their service

    Jun 29, 2012

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

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

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Address updates essential for absentee voting

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • 71st Chemical Company Certification Exercise

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Fireworks are prohibited on post

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees for service

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • USAG-HI to take pulse on services

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Signs of support

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Nation's independence to be celebrated at Schofield

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Pets provide healing support, research documents

    Jun 29, 2012

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

  • Renovated Torii library features coffee shop and internet café

    Jun 28, 2012

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

  • Torii Station has fields aplenty

    Jun 28, 2012

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

  • Thailand and US improve humanitarian assistance and disaster response capabilities

    Jun 28, 2012

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

  • 'Wolfhounds' strengthen leadership, train in urban warfare

    Jun 28, 2012

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

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

    Jun 28, 2012

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

  • USAHC-SB welcomes new commander

    Jun 28, 2012

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

  • Johnson presents award for heroic rescue mission

    Jun 27, 2012

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

  • 25th Transportation Battalion rolls out FMTVs

    Jun 27, 2012

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

  • Korean War veterans remember Battle of Chipyong-ni

    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • 58th Military Police Company Redeployment

    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • Rucksack march commemorates Korean War

    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • The NOT forgotten war

    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • Easing the transition: Spouse to Spouse

    Jun 26, 2012

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

  • Allies conduct exercise to mark Korean War anniversary

    Jun 25, 2012

    American and South Korean forces conducted a large live-fire exercise, June 22, 2012, to mark the anniversary of the Korean War at a range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone near Pocheon, South Korea.

  • Friendship Night awards key promoters of ROK-U.S. alliance

    Jun 25, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Korea America Friendship Society hosted a dinner at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Grand Ballroom, to commemorate the accomplishment of distinguished individuals who had improved relations between the two nations, June 21.

  • Bikes help Military Police keep neighborhoods safe

    Jun 25, 2012

    During the summer Military Police officers can be seen patrolling Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, neighborhoods on bicycles to more effectively and quickly prevent crime and ensure that service members and families are safe.

  • Garrison, IPC concerned about recent window falls

    Jun 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The safety of your family, especially your children, is of great importance to Island Palm Communities.

  • Annual Joint Spouses Conference in October to feature Mrs. Hawaii

    Jun 25, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Military spouses can immerse themselves in interactive workshops and experience Hawaiian culture at the 2012 Joint Spouses Conference-Hawaii, at the Ford Island Conference Center, Oct. 20, here.

  • Utility profiles adjusted at USAG-HI

    Jun 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Utility billing at Island Palm Communities began nearly a year ago.

  • Jack's Mannequin, Hoobastank headline USAG-HI's Fourth of July

    Jun 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When the Southern California-based rock band Jack's Mannequin steps up to the Fourth of July Spectacular stage on Weyand Field, here, the anticipated 40,000 audience members will see a band whose performance is being funded by an unusual method.

  • Officials remind hikers Sacred Falls State Park is closed

    Jun 25, 2012

    HONOLULU -- State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, or DLNR, officials are citing hikers attempting to gain unauthorized entry into Sacred Falls State Park -- which has been closed to the public since 1999.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts triathlon

    Jun 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Morale Welfare and Recreation sports division hosted its annual triathlon here June 23. Daniel Bates won the men's event, followed by Timothy Simmons and Zak Kuiper.

  • Exercise tests emergency response capability

    Jun 25, 2012

    Camp Humphreys hosted its annual Full Scale Exercise June 20-22. The exercise served to evaluate emergency response abilities on post.

  • 561st Engineer Company supports U.S. Border Patrol mission

    Jun 25, 2012

    The Soldiers of 1st Platoon, 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, returned after completing the final phase of a 3,168-foot all-weather road construction project June 14. The project represents the large-scale cooperation between Joint Task Force-North, the United States Forestry Service, and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

  • 95th Engineer Company Sappers make training a 'BLAST' in Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    For the Soldiers of the 95th Engineer Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, working with explosives is simply another day on the job in Afghanistan.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers Let the food speak for itself

    Jun 25, 2012

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade Consolidated Dining Facility K-Quad as they prepare for the 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Large Dining Facility USARPAC results to be announced July 15.

  • Key projects, events, on track for summer

    Jun 24, 2012

    At Camp Casey in Dongducheon, a stem-to-stern renovation of the West Casey Chapel has finished, and officials are now arranging to equip the chapel with pews and other furnishing. Updates on that and other projects and planned summer recreational events were among items Area I officials outlined at a quarterly Town Hall meeting held June 13 at the Camp Red Cloud Theater.

  • Area I throws party for Army birthday

    Jun 24, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud June 14, Warrior Country celebrates the U.S. Army's 237th birthday with an outdoor party on the post's Village Green, an event to which the Army invited Korean residents of the Uijeongbu-Dongducheon region. Above, members of the 2nd Infantry Division's Taekwondo Team show off their high-flying talents before a crowd of spectators.

  • At Jeil Market, pots, pans, squid jerky, the world

    Jun 22, 2012

    At Uijeongbu's Jeil Market, patrons take a break from shopping April 8 and sit down at one of the market's many eateries. Shops lining the walkway are chock full of clothing, linens and kitchen items.

  • 19th ESC strikes around the world

    Jun 22, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea-- Maj. Kimberley Nelson and Sgt. 1st Class Waykisha A. Minott from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command received a total of three medals in the 2012 Armed Forces Bowling Championships held at the Skylark Bowling Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Tx. May 13-19.

  • OWIE discusses wildfire prevention

    Jun 22, 2012

    Oahu-based fire departments officials hosted a press conference at its headquarters, June 13, to ask for public cooperation and support in the prevention of wildfires.

  • Visitor Control Center, gate changes begin June 30

    Jun 22, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Due to upcoming construction on Lyman Gate, the Schofield Barracks Visitor Control Center, or VCC, will be relocated to Kawamura Gate, here, as of 5 a.m., June 30.

  • OASA to perform physical inventories of Army sites

    Jun 22, 2012

    HONOLULU -- An Office of the Secretary of the Army Financial Management and Comptroller team will conduct physical inventories of all sites associated with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, June 18-July 13.

  • U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, 2012, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

  • Tripler continues care of Pacific Islanders, enhances outreach program

    Jun 21, 2012

    The U.S. military has been providing care to Pacific Islanders since World War II.

  • Champion here receives Soldier's Medal

    Jun 21, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commander, awards the Soldier's Medal to Spc. Jerry L. Torres, 501st Sustainment Brigade, June 21 at Kelly Field on Camp Walker, Korea for saving two civilians from a burning building.

  • 8th TSC Soldier named best in USARPAC Warrior Challenge 2012

    Jun 21, 2012

    Pfc. Jose Figueroa, of 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, won the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Soldier of the Year competition, selected among seven other Pacific unit competitors. USARPAC announced the names of the two top Soldiers in the Pacific on June 15th during the 237th Army Birthday Commemoration at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Staff Sgt. Neal Lang III, Eighth Army (Korea), won the USARPAC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, selected among eight other Pacific unit competitors.

  • Tripler hosts 2012 GPHE graduation

    Jun 21, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center hosted its annual Graduate Professional Health Education Commencement ceremony, here, June 15.

  • Engineers build community center, partnership with Indonesian forces during Garuda Shield 2012

    Jun 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 871st Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, and their counterparts with the Tentara National Indonesia Angkatan Darat are working side by side to build a community center in Malang, Indonesia, as part of Garuda Shield 2012.

  • U.S., South Korea remember fallen at Hill 303 Memorial

    Jun 19, 2012

    The 6th Ordnance Battalion hosted the 10th anniversary of the Hill 303 Wreath Laying and Memorial Ceremony at the Hill 303 monument near Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, June 15, 2012, to honor the spirits of fallen heroes of the Korean War.

  • USAG Humphreys welcomes new senior enlisted Soldier

    Jun 19, 2012

    Soldiers, civilians and family members welcomed the United States Army Garrison Humphreys' new senior enlisted Soldier during a ceremony here June 19. Command Sergeant Major Kristine A. Silver-Purnell assumed the duties, taking over for Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray.

  • Soldiers, family members visit shrines, goat farm

    Jun 19, 2012

    Soldiers and family members from here got an up close and personal look at Korean culture when they visited shrines and a goat farm, in Pyeongtaek, June 9.

  • Bradley Urban Survivability Kits installed early, under budget

    Jun 19, 2012

    Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles assigned to units stationed in the Republic of Korea became the latest in the fleet to receive the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades, last week.

  • Army Surgeon General visits Pacific region, talks about health readiness

    Jun 19, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, visited the Pacific Regional Medical Command staff and facilities in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 12-14, 2012.

  • Soldiers have blast at beach

    Jun 19, 2012

    Approximately 500 Soldiers from Korea gathered at Daecheon Beach June 15-17 for the 2012 Beach Blast, sponsored by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Medical training exercise Tendon Valiant 2012 begins in Indonesia

    Jun 19, 2012

    Multi-national Medical Readiness Training Exercise Tendon Valiant, which is being lead by 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), and the U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon's office, began June 18, 2012, at the Soepraoen Army Hospital in Malang, Indonesia.