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  • Field training exercise ends, lifelong friendships remain

    Apr 27, 2012

    Like lifelong friends, they gathered to revisit memories of the past. By meeting's end, they give each other a firm handshake and a smile, silently acknowledging their paths will cross again.

  • Tripler uses cutting-edge procedures to manage pain

    Apr 26, 2012

    Advancements in the use of spinal cord stimulators for the treatment of chronic pain have brought relief to patients at the Integrative Pain Management Clinic here.

  • Yongsan recognizes the best KATUSAs

    Apr 26, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The best Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers were honored for their outstanding work and service April 18 during a KATUSA U.S. Soldier Friendship Week ceremony at the R&R Bar and Grill.

  • Prevention of Sexual Assault Public Service Announcement

    Apr 25, 2012

    BG Hurley, 19th ESC Commander, and COL Gavle, USAG-Daegu installation commander join forces to speak out againt sexual assaults.

  • Eighth Army returns to operational roots in Korea

    Apr 25, 2012

    More than 61 years after arriving in Korea to repel communist aggression, Eighth Army returned to its operational roots this year.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participate in disaster relief training in Manila

    Apr 25, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Pacific, Contingency Command Post (CCP), I Corps Forward, U.S. Army Japan and Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) have joined forces to take part in a command post exercise focusing on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief during exercise Balikatan 2012.

  • Gimlets gain counter-IED knowledge on Korean Peninsula

    Apr 25, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division received counter improvised explosive device training during their recent deployment to the Republic of Korea, April 1-30, 2012.

  • Camp Zama commemorates anniversary of Japan earthquake, tsunami with road-renaming ceremony

    Apr 25, 2012

    Three streets on an Army installation in Japan now bear new names that commemorate the worst natural disaster in the country's history, but also pay tribute to the joint relief and rebuilding efforts that followed.

  • Leaders seek divine guidance during prayer breakfast

    Apr 25, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- In the midst of a year full of changes, Yongsan held a National Prayer Breakfast at the South Post Chapel, summoning Military Community members to join together in prayer for the country, its leaders, and its citizens, April 19.

  • Medical training key for sustainable capacity building during Philippine, U.S. combined exercise

    Apr 24, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Republic of the Philippines -- Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, is focusing on capacity building during its humanitarian civic assistance projects within local communities, as it did for more than 60 rural health care workers in the village of Maningisda April 12, 2012.

  • 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command rigging and airdrop recovery training exercise

    Apr 24, 2012

    Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command oversee Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Osan Air Base April 16 as they load pallets as part of a rigging and airdrop recovery training exercise. The 19th served as the liaison between the Air Force and Army during the exercise which took place from April 16-20.

  • ROK Army honors legendary IX Corps commander

    Apr 24, 2012

    YEOJU, South Korea - The Republic of Korea Army honored the U.S. Army commander who helped to liberate Seoul at a memorial unveiling ceremony here April 24.

  • Talent show closes KATUSA/U.S. Soldier Friendship Week

    Apr 24, 2012

    KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers showcased their talents in song and dance at the Camp Humphreys post theater April 19, the last day of KATUSA/U.S. Friendship Week.

  • Area IV 2012 KATUSA Friendship Week celebration in Daegu, South Korea is Successful

    Apr 23, 2012

    U.S. Army, Republic of Korea army and business leaders work together to mix a pot of bi-bim-bap, a traditional Korean dish, during the Area IV 2012 KATUSA Friendship Week final day festivities April 20 at the Kelly Gym on Camp Walker, South Korea. KATUSA Friendship Week pits teams of U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers from various units against each other in various sports to promote camaraderie and cultural knowledge between the two countries.

  • Humphreys celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- "Rain, sleet, or snow, Earth Day is a go," said Onsemus Smith, Chief of the Pollution Prevention and Compliance Branch of the United States Army Garrison Department of Public Works' Environmental Division.

  • Students duel to spelling championship

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- It's of course too early to know whether some future graduate of the Casey Elementary School will turn out to be the next Shakespeare.

  • U.S., Japanese firefighters host first-ever joint Incident Command System seminar at Camp Zama

    Apr 23, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 23, 2012) -- A training event on responding to hazardous material- and weapons of mass destruction-related disasters was conducted by members of the U.S. Army Garrison Japan Fire Department and their Japanese counterparts April 19 here.

  • Combined Forces Command hosts Tae Kwon Do competition in Korea

    Apr 23, 2012

    American Soldiers and Republic of Republic of Korea troops tested their martial arts mettle at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, April 21, 2012, during the Combined Forces Command Combat Tae Kwon Do competition.

  • Foal Eagle 2012 wraps up

    Apr 23, 2012

    U.S. and Republic of Korea troops wrap-up their latest combined training exercise on the peninsula. LTC Tim Hayden comments on the benefits of the unique training opportunity.

  • Honor's Café chef wows national competition

    Apr 23, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jerk chicken and mango salsa accompanied by cranberry walnut couscous with sautéed asparagus. Dinner at a 5-star restaurant? No, that's what Pvt. Chainisha Williams cooked to clinch the bronze medal at the 37th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 9.

  • Volunteer recognition ceremony shines spotlight on everyday heroes

    Apr 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- There was a movement in the Force behind the Force as hundreds of volunteers gathered together in celebration here, April 20. A world-changing story in itself, the 2012 Area II Volunteer of the Year award ceremony showed the Yongsan Community the faces of several life-changing individuals. Volunteers, regardless of their rank or position, were welcomed to the R&R Bar and Grill as the Community held the ceremony to thank them for their service.

  • Students in Japan gain Earth, science knowledge from Camp Zama experts

    Apr 22, 2012

    Though they lack the alliterative ring of the "Three Rs," the essential subjects of Science, Technology and Engineering were brought to life for Arnn Elementary students by subject-matter experts from the community here.

  • US Army Pacific CCP conducts load exercise with US Coast Guard

    Apr 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific, Contingency Command Post, Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team held a load exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard April 11 at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

  • Hawaii Cadets honored at 30th JROTC Governor's Ceremony

    Apr 20, 2012

    Hawaii's top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were honored during the annual Governor's JROTC Awards Ceremony and Review at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle April 19. More than 800 cadets representing 26 schools participated in the event, which was hosted by Maj. Gen. William J. Beard, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific U.S. Army Reserve, and Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie

  • Teddy Bear Round Up targets abuse

    Apr 20, 2012

    AEIA, Hawaii -- Teddy bears were all the rage at Pearlridge Mall, here, Saturday.

  • Mid-year AFAP issues updated

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Status updates on community issues raised at the fiscal year 2012 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP Conference, were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, here, recently.

  • Recruits sought for Kaena clean up

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians are invited to help restore one of Oahu's most beautiful treasures during a joint Earth Day activity at Kaena Point State Park Reserve, April 28.

  • Confidential alcohol treatment program protects Soldier privacy

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers who meet specific criteria can now self-refer themselves to the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program, or CATEP, without notifying their commanders.

  • Foal Eagle: 25th ID mortar men put rounds on target in Korea

    Apr 19, 2012

    Soldiers from 1-21 Infantry out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii participated in mortar training at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea, April 13, as part of Foal Eagle 2012.

  • At first medical outreach clinic of Exercise Balikatan 2012, civil affairs coordinate, docs deliver

    Apr 19, 2012

    Exercise Balikatan 2012, in its 28th iteration, inaugurated its first medical and veterinary outreach clinic at the Barangay Inagawan Sub on April 11 where Philippine and U.S. professionals delivered services for both people and animals.

  • U.S., Republic of Korea team up for Exercise Foal Eagle

    Apr 19, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers joined their counterparts from the Republic of Korea to conduct live fire tank training during the annual Exercise Foal Eagle.

  • Senior enlisted Soldier offers wisdom to AFP Advance NCO School students

    Apr 19, 2012

    A senior enlisted U.S. soldier addressed Armed Forces of the Philippines' non-commissioned officers during a visit, April 17, at the advance military schools on Fort Magsaysay.

  • Friendship Week makes U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers one

    Apr 19, 2012

    The 2012 KATUSA U.S. Soldier Friendship Week began April 16, 2012, hosted by the Republic of Korea Army Support Group.

  • Yongsan volunteer embodies spirit of giving

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "My father died when I was 5 years old leaving my mother to raise me and my younger sister. She led by example in helping the community and giving of her time and effort to help those in need." That is how Area II's 2012 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Ned Stoll explained his motivation for giving so much of his time and self.

  • Yongsan goes green for a better environment

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do we recycle on Army posts here in Korea? With a lack of recycling bins and recycling staging areas, it may seem as though recycling isn't conducted here on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. According to William Rogers, environmental division chief for USAG Yongsan's Directorate of Public Works, however, this is not the case.

  • Arctic Wolves come home

    Apr 18, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, return home to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • CYSS helps military children

    Apr 17, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jump houses, face painting and cotton candy. It was a child's dream come true as U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Child Youth and School Services celebrated Month of the Military Child with a Fun Fair at the Child Development Center parking lot, April 14.

  • Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

    Apr 17, 2012

    President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16, 2012, for his actions during the Vietnam War.

  • Medical Explorers learn communication, teamwork skills

    Apr 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Explorer Post 1948 had their first off-site at a litter, or stretcher, obstacle course, here, April 7.

  • Pets receive vaccinations during Balikatan 2012

    Apr 17, 2012

    Free veterinary care was provided April 13, 2012, for pets of the San Pedro barangay, Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan 2012, which officially began April 16.

  • Japanese employee at Camp Zama wins safety award at Army-wide level

    Apr 17, 2012

    A Japanese employee at Camp Zama, Japan, will be recognized with an award at the Army-wide level for his hard work and dedicated efforts while assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Japan Safety Office.

  • Focus on Earth Day, fun

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thousands of family members converged on Weyand Field for the annual Fun Fest and Earth Day festivals, here, April 7.

  • 25th ID Soldiers train with ROK Army in South Korea

    Apr 16, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, participated in a combined live-fire training exercise with Republic of Korea Soldiers from the 11th Infantry Division here April 13 as part of Exercise Foal Eagle 2012.

  • United States Forces Korea commander observes training

    Apr 16, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ TRAINING RANGE, South Korea -- Gen. James D. Thurman, commander United States Forces Korea, met with soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 25th Infantry Division, here, to observe their combined training with Republic of Korea Army units as part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise 2012, April 12.

  • Combined US, South Korean forces train together

    Apr 16, 2012

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in a combined live-fire training exercise with Republic of Korea Soldiers at Rodriguez Multi-purpose Range Complex, Friday, to train not only on their war fighting skills but their ability to execute and accomplish missions as a single, cohesive unit.

  • Thurman visits 25th ID Soldiers training in Korea

    Apr 13, 2012

    The top U.S. military commander in Korea met with American Soldiers from the Hawaii-based 25th Infantry Division at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea, April 12, 2012.

  • Volunteers help Yongsan be Army Strong

    Apr 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The army of Volunteers on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan helps Servicemembers, Families and the entire Community in many ways. The Volunteer of the Year ceremony on April 20 is a reminder of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on all over the garrison every day.

  • NCO induction ceremony held on Yongsan Garrison

    Apr 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A U.S Army noncommissioned officer induction ceremony was conducted here on Yongsan Garrison April 10.

  • Yongsan leaders pledge to stop sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Leaders from across Yongsan garrison teamed up with Army Community Service to help bring attention to the fight against Sexual Harassment and Assault by signing the proclamation to end sexual harassment and assault here April 3.

  • Pacific Ocean Division-Forward supports Key Resolve 2012

    Apr 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division supported the U.S. Forces Korea readiness exercise Key Resolve Feb. 27-March 9.

  • Earth Day celebration set

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Camp Humphreys Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Transformation Park.

  • CAPE conducts Army Profession training in Korea

    Apr 11, 2012

    Representatives from the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic conducted Army profession and ethic training April 2, 2012, at Youngsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • 9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

    Apr 10, 2012

    Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina.

  • 28,000 visit Camp Zama for annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 10, 2012

    The annual open-post Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, which drew more than 28,000 visitors April 7, 2012, coincided with the 100-year anniversary of then-Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki's gift to the city of Washington, D.C., of more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees.

  • Soldiers shine at Six Star Salute

    Apr 10, 2012

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- April 5 was the night to shine for 80 Soldiers across the Republic of Korea. The United Service Organizations, with the help of several business partners and guests, honored these outstanding Servicemembers at the 41st Annual Six Star Salute at the Seoul Grand Hyatt.

  • Students 'spring' into learning

    Apr 9, 2012

    A group of 30 Solomon Elementary School students at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, spent their spring break learning new math and reading skills instead of spending time at the beach or hanging with friends.

  • Students in Japan 'Jump Rope for Heart' to raise money

    Apr 9, 2012

    Students at Arnn Elementary School raised money for children suffering from heart illnesses and also promoted the benefits of healthy living during a "Jump Rope for Heart" event at their school, April 3 and 5, 2012, at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • U.S. Army Pacific breaks ground on command, control facility

    Apr 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific held a groundbreaking ceremony April 9, 2012, to inaugurate the new command and control facility operational headquarters at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Children find eggs, good times

    Apr 9, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- To put it all in a shell, this year's Eggstravaganza was nothing short of extravagant for Soldiers, family members, and civilians who gathered on Soldier Field here April 7.

  • Army Earth Day 2012: Sustaining environment for secure future

    Apr 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army will celebrates Earth Day, April 22, 2012, at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world.

  • Army-Hawaii community pride campaign begins

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, family members and civilian employees on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield participated in a community spring cleanup, March 27-29.

  • Hawaii Army Tax centers address common tax issues for service members

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- This year's tax filing deadline is less than two weeks away; it's April 17.

  • Families receive Hawaii Medal of Honor at joint legislative session

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives convened in a special joint session to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Sexual assaults and child abuse have no place in the our community

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sexual assaults and child abuse are deplorable crimes that bring shame to the military community.

  • OANRP, IPC to host 'Planet Earth' movie night

    Apr 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, or OANRP, and Island Palm Communities, or IPC, have teamed up to present one-of-a-kind movie nights taking place throughout Earth Month.

  • Tripler recognizes 5th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day, 4/16

    Apr 6, 2012

    HONOLULU --Tripler Army Medical Center will join other healthcare facilities around the country this Monday, April 16, to recognize the fifth Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day.

  • Tripler opens doors to military's, Oahu's first single room NICU

    Apr 5, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The completion of the first of a two-phased renovation project for the first in the military and first on-island single room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tripler Army Medical Center was celebrated with a blessing and lei ceremony, here, April 3.

  • Yongsan keeps an eye out for child abuse

    Apr 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- You've seen them around post. You've seen them on friends. You've seen them on strangers. The meaning of the EYE was finally revealed at the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation signing ceremony April 2 at the Army Community Service building. Child abuse is a serious problem in our society. Research shows abuse as a child can cause lasting detrimental consequences on the mental health of the victim as an adult. To fight on behalf of those who often cannot fight for themselves, the United States has declared April, Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Red Cross volunteers recognized for service in 2011

    Apr 4, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- American Red Cross volunteers from all branches of service on island met for the Armed Forces 2011 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, here, March 29.

  • Legal Service Agency director visits Humphreys

    Apr 4, 2012

    Brigadier Gen. Flora Darpino, director of the Army Legal Service Agency, visited Camp Humphreys on April 3.

  • Humphreys deputy commander to bid farewell

    Apr 4, 2012

    David W. Frodsham will say goodbye to friends and co-workers during a farewell dinner April 6. Frodsham is leaving United States Army Garrison Humphreys after serving as deputy garrison commander for almost five years.

  • Camp Humphreys, Area III recognized for CFC performance

    Apr 4, 2012

    United States Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III have been recognized with the Special Merit Award for the Pacific Region for its outstanding performance in the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Senior leaders of Area IV sign Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation

    Apr 4, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea--Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, and Col. Kathleen Gavle, United States Army Garrison--Daegu commander, signed this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation April 4 in front of the 19th ESC headquarters building located on Camp Henry.

  • "Honk!" delivers some sweet music

    Apr 4, 2012

    "Honk!" made a lot of spectacular noise March 30-31, as Play Bill's Humphreys Community Theatre put on a show that wasn't just for the birds. "Honk!" is a musical rendition of The Ugly Duckling and was filled with humor, song, and dance. It took place at the Community Activity Center on Camp Humphreys.

  • Chili pot that will keep on giving

    Apr 4, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud March 24, John Smith of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud stirs the chili that won him first prize at the chili cook-off at Mitchell's Club. Smith won a 42-inch plasma TV and donated it to the Red Cross. -- Photo courtesy of American Forces Network Casey

  • In education, fertilizer for growth

    Apr 4, 2012

    Area 1 Women's Professional Development Symposium March 30 For Women's History Month Area 1 held a Women's Professional Development Symposium at the Camp Casey Community Activity Center, March 30.

  • SAES Students get right angle at Geometry night

    Apr 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- To help get kids excited about geometry, and to give parents a chance to learn and play with their kids, Seoul American Elementary School hosted Geometry Night inside the SAES cafeteria March 30.

  • Retired General inspires Yongsan during Women's Month

    Apr 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- A retired Army general gathered with over a hundred members of the Yongsan Community here to reflect on the contributions of women in history and the role of women in the Army, March 29. During the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted Women's Month event, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Anne Macdonald shared some of her West Point stories and experiences during her 30-year career in the Army.

  • Soldiers create green space in Yongsan

    Apr 2, 2012

    April, the spring season when all living things come to life, is upon us. In celebration of Arbor Day and the ROK-U.S. Alliance, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan joined the city of Yongsan-gu to give back to the Community by planting hundreds of trees and shrubs at Yongsan Family Park March 29.

  • Proclamations to raise awareness

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What do quilts, denim and your support have to do with child abuse and sexual assault?

  • Prayer breakfast hones in on resiliency

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, families and civilians received messages that, coupled with resiliency, are the foundation to overcoming adversity, during the National Resiliency Prayer Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 21.

  • USAG-HI recognizes efforts of commendable employees

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Twenty-three stellar employees received recognition for their roles and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 20.

  • Installation Access Council among garrison's customer service venues

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- To address concerns and take needed actions are the functions of the Installation Access Council, which met, here, March 22.

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • 'Blended learning' offers a new model for 21st century education

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA, grants were announced in the fall of 2011 the staff at Hale Kula Elementary and Wheeler Middle schools were excited to learn that they are receiving a $482,000 three-year grant to implement a new model for education called "blended learning."

  • 'Sex Signals' teach about preventing sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Sexual Assault is a serious offense. The Military has zero tolerance for sexual assault. An assault can degrade the abilities of a unit, sow distrust among its members and keep the unit from being able to perform at their best to accomplish the mission.

  • Commander in Korea: Keep accompanied Korea tours at current level

    Mar 30, 2012

    Family-member-accompanied tours for U.S. service members in South Korea should not expand beyond the roughly 4,600 family members now authorized, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told Congress March 28, 2012.

  • Environmental superstars in South Korea honored by Yongsan Directorate of Public Works

    Mar 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division is dedicated to the stewardship of the earth's natural resources and Community outreach. The hard work of the DPW personnel was highlighted during the quarterly Environmental Quality Control Committee (EQCC) meeting, March 29.

  • Tripler's fallen warrior receives Hawaii Medal of Honor

    Mar 30, 2012

    Twenty-four service members who deployed from Hawaii, who died in 2011 in Iraq or Afghanistan, were honored with a Hawaii Medal of Honor at the State Capital during a ceremony, March 28, 2012.

  • PRMC joins community to help foster successful postsecondary transition for wounded warriors

    Mar 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members from the Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center joined wounded warriors and private sector subject matter experts at a think tank hosted by the Pacific Alliance and the Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, March 23, here.

  • Partnership expands job opportunities for spouses

    Mar 29, 2012

    To expand career opportunities for military spouses, the Department of Defense launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in June 2011 to match Fortune 500 companies with military spouses worldwide.

  • Yokohama North Dock workers keep Army floating

    Mar 28, 2012

  • Strategic decisions sway Army to defer construction

    Mar 28, 2012

    The Army's military construction budget request for next year is 32 percent less than this year, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, told senators.

  • Thurman: Keep accompanied Korea tours at current level

    Mar 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 - Family-member-accompanied tours for U.S. service members in South Korea should not expand beyond the roughly 4,600 family members now authorized, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told Congress today.

  • Yongsan employee chosen to mentor

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Pacific Region Mentoring Program, a program started by Installation Management Command to help train it's employees, has selected Jim North, a strategic planning specialist with the USAG Yongsan Plans, Analysis and Integration office as a mentor in their program.

  • Garrison strengthens relationship with Itaewon

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Itaewon is a city district, in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Many restaurants serving international dishes and major hotels can be found here as well as dozens of shops and services aimed at tourists. Most importantly, it is the most frequently visited area by U.S. Soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • SAMS students remember Black History

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Last month, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan observed Black History Month. To celebrate this year, for the first time ever, Seoul American Middle School students researched, filmed and produced a documentary titled "Progress: A Look Back, A Step Forward". Their hard work paid off with a screening among their peers on March 23at Seoul American High School Auditorium.

  • Eighth Army pays tribute to fallen Cheonan heroes

    Mar 27, 2012

    Eighth Army marked the second anniversary of the attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed 46 ROK sailors.

  • Army's upgraded tactical communications network passes cold weather test, moves closer to fielding

    Mar 27, 2012

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 successfully completed its Cold Weather Natural Environments Testing in January at Fort Greely, Alaska, receiving positive test results in the execution and in its recently released test report from the Army's Aberdeen Test Center.

  • AFSBn-Korea holds ice cream social at orphanage

    Mar 27, 2012

    Lt. Col. Benny L. Starks Jr., commander of the Army Field Support Battalion-Korea, serves a resident of the My Home Orphanage during an ice cream social hosted by the battalion March 12 at the orphanage. The battalion, headquartered at Camp Casey, South Korea, conducts numerous events throughout the year with the orphanage, located in Dongducheon.