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  • USAG-Hawaii's DES graduates 16 DA security guards, promotes five

    Jul 26, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Sixteen security guards graduated from the Army's Security Guard Basic Academy in a ceremony held at the chapel, here, July 19.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' welcomes new leadership

    Jul 23, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division welcomes three new leaders in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Baghdad during a "Flying V Ceremony" at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 23.

  • Joint team jumps together in Cambodia

    Jul 23, 2010

    For U.S. Airborne Soldiers, getting the opportunity to jump with airborne forces from other countries is a highly coveted and sought after event. Such was the case for 49 Utah Army National Guard Soldiers from 97th Troop Command, 197th Special Troops Company (Airborne), and 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group who participated in a friendship jump with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces during Angkor Sentinel 2010; the Global Peace Operation Initiative capstone event, held here at the newly built Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces, July 12 through 30.

  • Relationship building during Angkor Sentinel 2010 Command Post Exercise

    Jul 23, 2010

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Representatives from 21 countries gathered to participate in the command post exercise for Angkor Sentinel 2010, during the Global Peace Operations Initiative July 12 through 23.

  • Lend Lease pilot returns for airfield's anniversary

    Jul 23, 2010

    Mike Hunt, former Lend-Lease pilot, knows first-hand what Ladd Army Airfield was like during the World War II days.

  • Community weathers storm, celebrates Ladd anniversary

    Jul 23, 2010

    Cloudy skies and torrential downpours did not keep members of the Fairbanks and Fort Wainwright communities away from Saturday's Ladd Army Airfield 70th anniversary celebration and installation Open House.

  • Mullen: Military needs leaders to address suicide issue

    Jul 22, 2010

    Leadership and the effects it can have to help bring down the suicide rate were among the topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed with servicemembers here today.

  • Clinton, Gates reaffirm U.S. commitment to South Korea

    Jul 22, 2010

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to South Korea during a visit to the demilitarized zone that separates the U.S. ally from its communist neighbor to the north.

  • Fallen Hawaii Soldier, native honored in unique art

    Jul 21, 2010

    A childhood photo of Cpl. Kyle Kaeo Fernandez, a Pearl City, Hawaii native and fallen 25th Infantry Division veteran, represents the state in the crafted artwork , the "Lost Heroes Art Quilt," during a ceremony honoring the sacrifices of military service members from each state at the Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda, Honolulu, July 21.

  • Novice triathletes emerge, shatter 2009 8th Army times

    Jul 21, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Three novice triathletes made a big splash in the sport prevailing in severe monsoon conditions to claim the top prizes in the 8th Army Triathlon Championship held July 17 at Hanson Field House.

  • Let them eat cake: ACS celebrates 45 years of programs

    Jul 21, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers, Airmen, civilian employees, retirees and family members gathered at Warrior Country installations July 14-16 to pay homage to Army Community Service for its 45 years of service.

  • Soldiers jump into history with Cambodians during Angkor Sentinel 2010

    Jul 21, 2010

    For airborne Soldiers, the opportunity to jump with airborne forces from other countries is a highly coveted and sought after event.

  • ROKA general gets 2ID signal capabilities demonstration

    Jul 21, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Republic of Korea Army Maj. Gen. Nam Gun-gyun and more than a dozen members of his ROKA staff visited Red Cloud Garrison July 8 to learn about the 2nd Infantry Division's signal capabilities.

  • Clinic upgrade addresses family care needs

    Jul 21, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Family members who will come to the U.S. Army Health Clinic in the months ahead may not realize it, but they are beneficiaries of a significant upgrade to the former troop medical clinic that until only recently was staff solely to provide care to Soldiers.

  • Lt. Gen. Mixon visits Tropic Lightning

    Jul 20, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific visits 25th Infantry Division to discuss pre-deployment issues with officers and Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division to prepare the division for its upcoming deployment.

  • Gates discusses Korea tour lengths, Army deployments

    Jul 20, 2010

    Tour lengths for servicemembers assigned to South Korea and the Army's deployment cycles were on the minds of soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team when they met with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

  • Army Cadets experience 'Tropic Lightning' PT

    Jul 20, 2010

    U.S. Army cadets are challenged to 25th Infantry Division physical training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 20.

  • Gaines assumes command of USAKA/RTS from Clarke

    Jul 20, 2010

    In a traditional Army change of command ceremony, Col. Frederick S. Clarke relinquished command of U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to Col. Joseph N. Gaines. Clarke has been the commander of USAKA since July 31, 2008.

  • Multinational peacekeeping operation kicks off in Cambodia

    Jul 19, 2010

    Troops from 10 countries stood with each other on the parade field at the Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces July 17, marking the start of the Angkor Sentinel 2010 field training exercise, co-sponsored with the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Army Pacific and the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in support of the U.N. Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative.

  • Combined U.S., Malaysian forces achieve mission success

    Jul 19, 2010

    In an effort to build relations and sharpen U.N.-focused, peace support operational skills, U.S. and Malaysian service members have combined their expertise and talents for an intense, one-week, command post exercise here as part of U.S. Army, Pacific's Keris Strike 2010 exercise.

  • Army EOD teams hone skills during competition in Korea

    Jul 19, 2010

    WARRIOR BASE, Paju, South Korea - South Korea-based Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams competed July 12 - 16 at Warrior Base near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific LOG leaders assemble, tackle moving matters

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Multinational Interagency Branch that manages the U.S. Army, Pacific's Theater Security Cooperation Program for Logistics continued to connect with Asia-Pacific counterparts last week when Lawrence "Jeff" Mariano, Chief, Multinational Logistics/Interagency Branch and the Operational Sustainment Directorate Chief-G4, Col. Clay Hatcher, hosted officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to conduct the 37th Bilateral Logistics Staff Talks at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Task Force Smith honored at 60th anniversary ceremony in Korea

    Jul 16, 2010

    The 60th anniversary of the first U.S. battle of the Korean War was commemorated July 16 in a ceremony at the Jukmiryeong War Monument here.

  • Resiliency services work to combat suicides with prevention programs

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Military life can be overwhelming, challenging and demanding without the right information and support networks.

  • Immunization clinic protects against unseen enemies

    Jul 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - American Soldiers stand ready to deploy, engage and destroy any enemy of the U.S. in close combat, but sometimes, the deadliest of enemies are the smallest of all.

  • Law benefits children of active duty military

    Jul 15, 2010

    HONOLULU - Governor Linda Lingle signed into law HB2061, June 25, which establishes a process by which family court can resolve matters related to custody and visitation for active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves and National Guard when deployed.

  • Alaska-based aviators evacuate man on Mount McKinley

    Jul 15, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Wainwright's B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, evacuated a Pennsylvania man from Mount McKinley July 7, after reports that he was acting mentally unstable.

  • From cold-weather tests to Strykers and helicopters - 70 years of history

    Jul 15, 2010

    Since then Fort Wainwright Soldiers and families have been called upon to endure the ongoing battle against terrorism and stand ready living the life as Arctic Warriors, training and surviving in one of the most unique duty stations in the world.

  • Ladd Airfield history sparks mystery, intrigue

    Jul 15, 2010

    "We have a lot of history on this base," she said. "Some really fantastic history."

  • Exceptional Family Member Program team streamlines program, removes confusion

    Jul 15, 2010

    Soldiers and family members may not understand fully what their enrollment means or all the benefits available to them because of their EFMP status

  • New ROK JCS chairman visits Yongsan Garrison

    Jul 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The top U.S. commander in South Korea hosted the new chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff and members of the ROK Ministry of National Defense July 8.

  • American Soldiers teach English at rural elementary school in Korea

    Jul 15, 2010

    SUBAEK-RI, Gangwon Province, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers and military retireees volunteered to hold an English Camp at Subaek Elementary School here July 3.

  • Dual ceremony highlights family military tradition

    Jul 14, 2010

    Col. Benjamin D. Lukefahr, U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post deputy director, promoted his son, David, to the rank of captain, who then performed his first action as a captain and retired his father.

  • Wright adds second Warrior Country triathlon

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Anja Wright from the 8th Army J6 knew she was a marked woman. She was the reigning women's division champion and like other top athletes motivated by competition, she delivered the performance of a champion to hold off her rival and capture her second straight title in the Warrior Country Triathlon Championship at Hanson Field House here June 26.

  • Warriors dominate EUSA swimming championship

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Warrior Country swimmers delivered a dominating performance claiming 13 of the 20 first place awards during the Eighth U.S. Army Swimming Championship July 10 at Hanson Field House here.

  • U.S., Malaysia launch exercise Keris Strike 2010

    Jul 14, 2010

    A bilateral command post exercise sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific designed to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Malaysia officially got under way this week in Malaysia with an opening ceremony at Camp Kuantan.

  • Camp offers children fun, 'character counts'

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Children from kindergarten through fifth grade are gathering on Red Cloud Garrison every weekday for nine weeks this summer to learn and play at a summer camp sponsored by Child and Youth School Services, a division of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Army Community Service.

  • Award-Winning Food Service

    Jul 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Ham Hyung-jin from Casey Garrison's Oriental Garden Dining Facility prepares shish kebabs under the watchful eye of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeffery Harley, food program manager for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud. The Oriental Garden was recently named the 43rd Annual Eighth U.S. Army/Installation Management Command-Korea Philip A. Connelly Awards winner in the large garrison category. The Oriental Garden team advances to compete in the upcoming Department of the Army level competition.

  • Families tour Tricare approved civilian hospital

    Jul 14, 2010

    UIJEONGBU - It may not provide the plush level of comfort that expectant mothers or others who need specialty medical care would expect at a medical facility in the United States, but Soldiers and family members in Warrior Country are glad to know the Army has an agreement with an approved civilian healthcare provider who can provide the same level of care they would get back home.

  • New site provides best safety practices for privately owned weapons

    Jul 14, 2010

    A new interactive site, called Firearms Safety Techniques, was developed by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center to help reduce off-duty accidental firearms incidents and is now available online.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers land home

    Jul 12, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers return home to their families following a 12-month deployment to northern Iraq following a Welcome Home ceremony. Division and brigade leadership joined the military families in extending a warm welcome to their newest combat veterans.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

    HONOLULU - Soldiers from Schofield Barrack's Warrior Transition Battalion were honored during Iolani School's 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade at Kozuki Stadium, here, July 2.

  • Fort DeRussy's parapets restored

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Dignitaries, honored guests, Soldiers and local civilians gathered in front of the U.S. Army Museum, here, to celebrate the completion of two newly restored parapets, July 6.

  • Fitness Facts: Diabetes checklist details lifestyle factors to change

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Diabetes is a quickly growing disease, as seen during the past 10 years.

  • Community enjoys Fourth of July festivities

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Thousands of Soldiers, families and community members converged on Sills Field, here, to celebrate the nation's 234th birthday with the 39th annual Fourth of July Spectacular, a daylong bash complete with music, games and rides.

  • Signal Soldiers compete for NCO, Soldier of Year titles

    Jul 9, 2010

    These 13 Soldiers, who were selected as the best of the best in their respective Signal commands around the world, converged on Fort Huachuca to test their skills June 14-18 in the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • 55th MP Company competes in field cooking competition

    Jul 8, 2010

    The 55th Military Police Company competed in the Eighth Army Philip A. Connelly Competition (Field Portion) Monday at the North Star Range near Camp Stanley.

  • Fort Wainwright celebrates 4th with city, Air Force

    Jul 8, 2010

    July 4th celebration in Fairbanks brings out Army, Air Force and civilians to celebrate together.

  • Wainwright chapel team heads north, makes a difference

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Spending a week in the wilderness of the northern Yukon River, working more than 12 hours per a day on grueling tasks like hauling logs from the water and clearing layers of untouched brush to benefit people they will never meet will most likely not top the lists of those flocking to the Last Frontier this summer.

  • After war, Fort Wainwright provided humanitarian support

    Jul 8, 2010

    Fort Wainwright is approaching the 70th anniversary of its airfield. This third installment of the post's history covers 1964-1986.

  • Library readers take a 'Voyage to Book Island'

    Jul 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Service members and their families took part in the second of five scheduled entertainment events, as a part of the Summer Reading Program at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, June 23.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific celebrates "One Team!" comaraderie

    Jul 7, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific celebrated "One Team!" organization day at Bellows Air Force Station on beautiful Waimanalo Bay on June 1.

  • Korean War remembrance tour highlights importance of peace, security

    Jul 7, 2010

    In the wake of the South Korean warship Cheonan sinking and the death of 46 sailors, the Gyeonggi Province Office of the Vice-Governor Choi Hong-chul gave a group of 2nd Infantry Division Band members and Koreans a tour, June 23, through early and late Korean history that included the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ.

  • Red Cloud Golf Course tests even experienced duffers

    Jul 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Every day is a special day on the Red Cloud Golf Course, says Don Durden, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation golf course manager. It presents challenges for the best golfers and offers delights for those who are new to the game.

  • VA brief sheds light on post-military service benefits

    Jul 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Service members from Warrior Country learned about a plethora of Veterans Affairs benefits that they and their families may be eligible to receive after leaving the military during a VA benefits class held June 23 in the Education Center.

  • Activities kick off children's summer reading club program

    Jul 7, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - School is out and the children are restless. So as a summertime service to families, the USAG Casey library kicked off a summer reading club with a party June 24 at the Gateway Club.

  • Warrior Country hails new command team

    Jul 7, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Amidst threatening overcast skies and high humidity the Soldiers and civilians of Red Cloud Garrison and numerous military and Korean dignitaries gathered to witness a historic first - a same-day change in leadership of both the garrison commander and command sergeant major - June 30 on the Village Green.

  • Family Child Care offers stable environment for military children

    Jul 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - With so many options for child care available in the local community, military families may ask why they should choose Family Child Care, a program overseen by Child, Youth and School Services.

  • 'Tropic Lightning' 4th of July Celebration

    Jul 5, 2010

    The 25th Infantry Division celebrates Independence Day with a variety of games, rides, contests, and concerts with the 39th Annual 4th of July Spectacular at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 4.

  • Wake up to the 'Sounds of Freedom'

    Jul 2, 2010

    The Tropic Lightning Band's brass ensemble "The Sounds of Freedom" perform on KITV's This Morning program, in Honolulu,, July 2.

  • Nine KATUSA Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Jul 2, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Nine Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from the Theater Air, Naval and Ground Operation Security Force at K-16 were among the ten TANGO Security Force Soldiers to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge.

  • Tropic Lightning "Freedom Ride" feeds the homeless

    Jul 1, 2010

    As part of the of 25th Infantry Division "Freedom Ride", Soldiers and officers donated non-perishable foods to Kahikolu 'Ohana Hale 'O Wai'anae homeless shelter, Waianae, Hawaii, June 30.

  • 'Warriors' depart for Iraq

    Jul 1, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, depart for their 12-month deployment to northern Iraq. Their service was thanked by brigade veterans and division leadership as they boarded their aircraft.

  • Ladd Field has long history

    Jul 1, 2010

    History of 70-year-old airfield

  • Fort Wainwright Soldiers go the distance

    Jul 1, 2010

    . . . 23 Soldiers from various U.S. Army Alaska units underwent a battery of grueling tests, assessing their physical fitness, military bearing, leadership aptitude and skills proficiency, during a weeklong selection process called the USARAK Warrior Challenge at Fort Richardson.

  • Wainwright civilian employee wins community service award

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Alaskans know what it means to volunteer.

  • U.S. Forces Korea bids farewell to ROK JCS chairman

    Jun 30, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A ceremony was held here at Knight Field June 30 to honor Gen. Lee Sang-eui, the outgoing the Republic of Korea Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Charlie Battery dominates swim meet

    Jun 30, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea- Soldiers from C Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, took home 57 medals - more than one-third of the total awarded - during the Swimming Championship hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation June 19 here.

  • Casey Garrison unveils new Community Activity Center

    Jun 30, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered in the new Community Activity Center June 26 to see the facilities and to enjoy an afternoon with a free buffet from Casey Garrison's Gateway Club.

  • USARPAC commander continues Pacific Rim tour

    Jun 30, 2010

    USARPAC Commander Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon recently visited Indonesia for the conclusion of exercise Garuda Shield before departing for the Philippines, New Zealand and Australia to meet with dignitaries in those countries.

  • Bronco infantrymen press for coveted Expert Infantry Badge

    Jun 29, 2010

    For infantry Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the honor of being recognized as a true infantryman was given through the brigade's EIB testing at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 20-25.

  • Buying a Home in Alaska - Owning - third in a four-part series

    Jun 29, 2010

    When purchasing a home, ask lots of questions! Prospective homebuyers should ask for and review copies of a seller's utility bills before signing a written offer. This may come as a shock, but not every home can receive satellite TV or cable, so if this is an important item, ask.

  • U.S., South Korea to delay transfer of wartime control

    Jun 29, 2010

    The United States and South Korea have agreed to delay until December 2015 the transfer of wartime operational control of troops on the Korean peninsula to South Korea, the two nations' presidents announced following a June 26 meeting in Toronto.

  • Soldiers, civilians train to 'fight tonight'

    Jun 29, 2010

    DAEGU, South Korea - The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's mission to maintain the movement of supplies and information north to the fight during a contingency is essential in defeating the enemy. Whether transporting tanks and medical supplies, or moving classified information, in times of conflict, it is crucial that all of the 19th ESC's major support commands are trained and prepared to fight tonight.

  • Education Fair offers support in Saipan

    Jun 28, 2010

    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands--Soldiers, families, veterans, high school seniors and other members of the community gathered at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, June 26, for the U.S. Army Reserve Theater Support Group's first-ever Education Fair in Saipan.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program: Fulfilling the promise to all Family members

    Jun 28, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Army Families deal with unique challenges associated with military life, especially when it comes to relocation.

  • Diaz fulfills a lifelong mission at Garuda Shield

    Jun 28, 2010

    Col. Tony Diaz spent his summers as a boy on his grandfather's ranch in Panama away from the comfortable confines of his childhood home in New York. The summers were filled with limited electricity, sparse running water and familiarizations of the damage poverty can have on people.

  • U.S. Soldiers forge new friendships in Indonesia

    Jun 28, 2010

    "What we leave behind will have a positive lasting impact," said Col. Tony Diaz, the U.S. commander for this year's fourth annual Garuda Shield 2010, which drew to a close June 22.

  • U.S. and ally demonstrate swift teamwork

    Jun 28, 2010

    A suspicious package is found at the Pier 8 post office in Busan. Moments later bomb disposal dogs enter the scene, sweep the hallways, and sniff out the package. Meanwhile other teams enter the scene quickly, evacuate the area and rapidly sweep, clear and patrol the location. Bomb dogs quickly identify the suspicious package. They signal the presence of explosives by sitting down firmly in front of the deadly box. The bomb squad enters the scene and diffuses the bomb. This sequence of events all occurred in a manner of minutes from the time the package was noticed, displaying the swiftness and readiness of the U.S. and South Korean support coordination.

  • IMCOM-Korea top warriors named

    Jun 28, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - For the 12 finalists of the Installation Management Command-Korea Best Warrior Competition, the preparation began months in advance but the final round looked a bit like a week on the set of the popular TV show Survivor.

  • 205th MI Battalion officer selected for MacArthur Award

    Jun 25, 2010

  • 500th MI Brigade welcomes home 205th MI Bn Multi-Functional Team

    Jun 25, 2010

    205th MI Bn Soldiers return from a year deployment in Afghanistan supporting 5th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div.

  • Families embrace their 'Warrior' Soldiers

    Jun 25, 2010

    Family members just can't let them go quietly! Following the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's deployment ceremony held at Sills Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 24, many family members just couldn't stop hugging their Soldiers.

  • Warrior Brigade bids farewell during ceremony

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Soldiers and officers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, bid emotional good-byes to comrades, friends and family following a formal deployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 24, as they prepare to embark on a 12-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Veterans recall smells, cold of Korean War

    Jun 25, 2010

    War stinks. According to one veteran of the Korean War -- which started 60 years ago today -- it stinks specifically like coal and kimchi.

  • Eighth U.S. Army leaders run to Namsan summit

    Jun 25, 2010

    SEOUL - Eighth U.S. Army senior leaders hiked to the summit of Namsan Mountain here June 24 for a special physical fitness training session.

  • New CFC deputy commander assumes command

    Jun 25, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Gen. Jung Seung-jo assumed the duties as the deputy commander of Combined Forces Command and commander of Ground Component Command at the assumption of command ceremony held June 24 here at Knight Field.

  • Army Birthday celebrated on Red Cloud and Casey Garrisons

    Jun 25, 2010

    Teresa Vaughn, military spouse, and her son Arryah read along during a story time reading of the Army's birthday in the Red Cloud Library June 15.

  • Motorcycle safety given for all in Warrior Country

    Jun 25, 2010

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea - When Gregory Deschapell and Scott Steuerwald, instructors of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program from Cape Fox Corp. began talking about motorcycle safety, everyone listened.

  • Maintenance team claims second straight award

    Jun 25, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Terry Blevins, chief of Red Cloud Garrison's award-winning Directorate of Logistics Maintenance Division, has an unlikely secret weapon in his toolbox - a friendly rivalry that fuels the competitive spirits of his combined Casey and Red Cloud garrison team.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division deployment ceremony

    Jun 24, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held its deployment ceremony on Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii June 24. The brigade will deploy as an Advise and Assist Brigade in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Northern Iraq, where it will be at the forefront of training and empowering the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Basketball legend meets with Soldiers at Korean DMZ

    Jun 24, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - A legendary Los Angeles Lakers player, coach and general manager visited the Korean DMZ and met with United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers here June 24.

  • Tropic Lightning bids farewell to the Chief

    Jun 24, 2010

    Friends and colleagues bid farewell to Col. Thomas P. Guthrie, the outgoing chief of staff, 25th Infantry Division, during a "Flying V" ceremony held in his honor, June 23 at Sills Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • GI Jane Day: An atypical day in the lives of Army spouses

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - It's not every day that an Army spouse gets to don an old pair of ACUs or BDUs and hit the range for a morning of weapons-firing and then complete an invigorating run through Fort Wainwright's obstacle course.

  • Silver spurs and yellow garters: 5-1st spur ride participants chase the dream, earn the spurs

    Jun 24, 2010

    For cavalry Soldiers, it's all about the spurs. And not just any spurs. Silver spurs signify leadership and that the bearer conquered the renowned spur ride, a rite of passage for the "Cav."

  • EFMB training and testing held at Fort Wainwright

    Jun 24, 2010

    Last week 183 Soldiers from 24 units and 10 states were at Fort Wainwright in hopes of earning the Expert Field Medic Badge. After five grueling days of qualification, followed by a 12-mile ruck march, only 31 were left standing for graduation.

  • North Korea attacks across 38th parallel, 60 years ago

    Jun 23, 2010

    Sixty years ago, the Korean War became the first major armed clash between the free world and Communist forces, as the so-called Cold War turned hot.

  • Statue honors legendary Eighth U.S. Army commander

    Jun 23, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A statue that honors legendary Eighth U.S. Army Commander Gen. Walton H. Walker was unveiled at the 8th Army headquarters, June 23.

  • U.N. training simulates operational environment: peace and stability, watchwords for GS 2010

    Jun 22, 2010

    In a scripted exercise of event-driven scenarios by military and non-military subject matter experts in an operational environment, U.N. representatives had just met with Zapatos, one of the faction leaders causing trouble, in an effort to quell violence in an "affected area" of the Island of Pacifica. The 18th Brigade comprised of Soldiers from Indonesia and the U.S. has stood by as negotiations take place with the rogue leader by promising to work fairly with him and his rival St. Pierre in an effort to help the indigenous population.

  • USAG-HI welcomes its new commander

    Jun 21, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, family members and government civilians, along with local civic and Native Hawaiian leaders, gathered on Sills Field, here, Monday, to bid aloha to Col. Matthew Margotta, outgoing commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and to welcome Col. Douglas Mulbury, incoming commander.

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