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  • General visits ADA battalion during annual exercise

    Aug 30, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Brig. Gen. James Dickinson arrived in Suwon Aug. 23 to visit the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery.

  • Air defenders bond over barbecue on Osan Air Base

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Air defenders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were invited to a friendship dinner meeting at the Republic of Korea Air Force Officers Club here Aug. 16.

  • Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 30, 2011

    On September 5th, our Nation will celebrate Labor Day as a way to pay tribute to all of our citizens who have worked so hard to create and sustain this great country. Our Nation's strength, freedom, and prosperity would be impossible without the dedication and tireless efforts of the American worker.

  • USARPAC welcomes new deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserves

    Aug 29, 2011

    Commander of U.S. Army Pacific, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, hosted a Flying V ceremony to welcome Maj. Gen. William G. Beard, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific Aug. 29 on Fort Shafter at historic Palm Circle.

  • Custom-sized ACU available at clothing sales

    Aug 26, 2011

    Through an agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency, Military Clothing specialists can special order any uniform to a servicemember's exact measurements.

  • Annual UFG exercise concludes in South Korea

    Aug 25, 2011

    Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian concluded Aug. 26, 2011, after two weeks of intense training across the Korean Peninsula.

  • TF Thunder welcomes Alaskan assets

    Aug 23, 2011

    Soldiers of Team Denali (1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment) joined Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) at three forward operating bases to bolster aviation assets in southern Afghanistan, beginning in June. While they are attached to Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), Team Denali, composed of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Companies B (The Sugar Bears) and D, is technically self-sustaining.

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens texting or gabbing excitedly among themselves while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone " maybe even you.

  • Program supports military families with special needs

    Aug 22, 2011

    Family members, whether a spouse, child or dependent adult, with a chronic medical condition or special educational requirement are eligible to enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Conditions run the gamut of everything from asthma and allergies to autism and Alzheimer's disease.

  • Panetta: Any retirement changes won't affect serving military

    Aug 22, 2011

    In his clearest statement on the subject to date, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today that if the military retirement system changes, it will not affect serving servicemembers.

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army has completed the field portion of its technical demonstration to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

  • Tell Me a Story: Military Child Education Coalition

    Aug 19, 2011

    Before the reading, members of the band set up an instrument petting zoo around the room giving participants an opportunity to get to know the individual musical tools.

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 19, 2011

    A new suicide prevention awareness video just released by the Army is aimed primarily at both junior leadership and first-line supervisors, to let them know their responsibility to be the first to identify and assist those in need.

  • JSA Battalion honors fallen officers on 35th anniversary

    Aug 18, 2011

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea joined his most forward deployed battalion Aug. 18, 2011, at a ceremony to honor two fallen U.S. Army officers.

  • August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month: Always ready, always alert

    Aug 17, 2011

    August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month and is a reminder that although these attacks may seem inescapable, the Army does not believe that is the case. Many of the foiled attempts aren't reported, because a "non-event" does not carry the same emotional impact of the others, but the unsuccessful attempts represent important lessons.

  • COLA rate on Oahu increases by two points

    Aug 17, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Results from the Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, surveys, which were conducted March-May, are in and became effective Aug. 1.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month Message

    Aug 16, 2011

    The senior leadership of the Army has proclaimed August 2011 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon and with the recent killing of Osama bin Laden. Enhancing our Soldiers, civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 15, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

  • Soldiers, Airmen, civilians join to improve park

    Aug 11, 2011

    "This event is special because it partners members of our armed forces with members of the civilian community working side-by-side to complete a project either on Fort Wainwright or at Eielson Air Force Base," said Diane Hutchison, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

  • Operation Homefront gives military keiki free backpacks full of school supplies

    Aug 10, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Connor McQuaig started his first day of kindergarten at Solomon Elementary School, here, this year.

  • ADA Battalion completes week-long field exercise

    Aug 9, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Early on Aug. 1, long before sunrise, phones began ringing across Area III.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion bids farewell to KATUSA

    Aug 9, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Sgt. Hong Sung-hoon bid an honorable farewell to his mandatory military service and to the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery.

  • 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion hosts cadets

    Aug 9, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - The 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery played host to the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Commander Col. Eric Sanchez and his senior NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wiggins, as they shared a farewell meal with the most recent class of cadets Aug. 5.

  • Elementary school students visit Yongsan Garrison

    Aug 9, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A band of energetic and enthusiastic middle school children descended on Yongsan Garrison July 22.

  • ACS maintains history of supporting military families

    Aug 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- As the decades pass, Army Community Service has seen many changes, improvements and restructuring, but its mission remains the same: to build resilience and stability in Soldiers and families.

  • GI Bill changes include actual cost for in-state tuition

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011.

  • The 733rd Engineer Company’s 1st Platoon took on a project that was cemented in song

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Reserve Riggers Deliver Frontline Supply Reserves

    Aug 6, 2011

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - The military has several ways of getting supplies to its troops. Depending on the amount, type and location, these three major factors determine how the supplies are delivered. The most popular and cheapest mode of transportation is by truck. We see them on the road all the time. However, what if there are no roads or the roads are too difficult for regular semi trucks to navigate? Two words: ‘air drop’.

  • Liaision Soldiers Bridge Gaps Between American and Australian Air and Ground Forces

    Aug 5, 2011

    When Army and Air Force elements in the Pacific want to ensure seamless communication they work through Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's 5th Battlefeld Coordination Detachment. The team worked at smoothing the differences between Austrailian and American military culture and jargon during Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 11-29 in Australia.

  • American/Australian Planners Spent Two Years Preparing for Talisman Sabre Exercise

    Aug 5, 2011

    Two years before the first Australian or American soldier put boots on the ground for Exercise Talisman Sabre, which started on July 11 and ended July 29, planners from the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division and the Australian 1st Division started planning for the event.

  • Counter IED Trainers Head Down Under

    Aug 5, 2011

    Counter IED experts from the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center, traveled to Australia, to train Soldiers from Second Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, and members of the Australian Defense Force in ways to defeat improvised explosive devices.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion welcomes six new NCOs

    Aug 4, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Leaders from the 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion met at Osan Air Base under the Baseball Field Pavilion to celebrate the achievements of the unit and its noncommissioned officer corps July 29.

  • Korean employee recognized for 45 years of service

    Aug 4, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Chi Sang-chol was presented with the Superior Civilian Service Award here at the Multipurpose Training Facility Aug. 2.

  • Eighth Army CSM visits Expert Infantry Badge test site

    Aug 4, 2011

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea - Eighth Army Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney D. Harris visited the Expert Infantry Bage test site here July 26.

  • Exercise Lightning Strike brings together U.S., Singapore armies

    Aug 3, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Company C, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchus," participated in a company field training exercise with Company B, 2nd Singapore Infantry Regiment, July 25-27, 2011.

  • Quartermasters keep Australian/U.S. exercise supplied

    Aug 3, 2011

    Quartermasters here focused on making sure both U.S. and Australian military personnel got the gear the needed to train with during Talisman Sabre exercises in Australia, July 11-29, 2011.

  • Space systems give Australians, U.S. Soldiers edge in Talisman Sabre

    Aug 3, 2011

    Australians and Americans, including Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers, worked together to integrate space systems in to the Talisman Sabre exercise July 11-29, 2011.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • Johnson meets volunteers helping with clean up efforts

    Aug 1, 2011

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Following the record-breaking rainfall and the mudslides that followed in South Korea, the Eighth Army commanding general visited here to view clean up efforts in the community outside of Camp Casey.

  • PACC VII and PAMS XXXV Opening Ceremony

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC) and Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) both got under way with concurrent opening ceremonies in Singapore. The conferences this year were are co-hosted by the Singapore and U.S. Armies. PACC is a biennial, multi-national, executive defense forum for Asia Pacific's regional ground forces Chiefs and is designed to foster military-to-military cooperation, develop interpersonal relationships and contribute to regional dialogue and stability. Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) is an annual multi-national military seminar organized by U.S. Army Pacific that provides a forum for senior-level officers from Asia Pacific's regional ground forces to exchange views and ideas. It provides an opportunity for current and future leaders of the region's armies to establish and cultivate relationships.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • August brings Army's second anti-terrorism awareness month

    Jul 29, 2011

    August is the 2nd annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month -- an Army sponsored program designed to enhance awareness to prevent and protect people and information from terrorism.

  • Army Community Service celebrates 46th anniversary

    Jul 29, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Army Community Service, commonly known as ACS, celebrated its 46 years of service July 25 at major U.S. Army installations around the world.

  • Army chief of staff visits Soldiers in South Korea

    Jul 29, 2011

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey visited Soldiers, civilians and families in South Korea July 28 - 29, 2011.

  • U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program English Camp

    Jul 29, 2011

    Members of 501st Sustainment Brigade recently participated in an "English camp" on U.S. Army Garrison Carroll, South Korea. The 7th annual English camp ran from July 25-29, 2011. The five-day camp is part of U.S. Forces Korea’s Good Neighbor Program and is provided for students at Waegwan Middle School. It is designed to enhance cultural awareness and provide Korean students an opportunity to use, improve, and develop confidence in the English language skills through interaction with native English speakers.

  • Wounded warrior receives surprising welcome home

    Jul 29, 2011

    Wounded warrior returns home to a surprise homecoming at Fort Wainwright , Alaska.

  • ASAP, Army to hire 130 substance-abuse counselors

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Army needs to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions as soon as possible -- or at least by Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore

    Jul 28, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Yeo See Peng, commander of 6th Division Singapore Armed Forces presents Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific a gift July 28, during Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore during an ice breaker.

  • Asia-Pacific Army Chiefs participate in regional cooperation conferences

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VII and Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV opened July 27 and will run through Aug. 1 in Singapore.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion visits orphanage in Suwon

    Jul 25, 2011

    SUWON, South Korea - More than 80 Soldiers and families from 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery visited House of Dreams, the largest orphanage in Suwon July 9.

  • U.S., Korea sign aviation agreement

    Jul 25, 2011

    A memorandum of agreement between the Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Command and U.S. Forces Korea was signed here July 22, 2011, to enhance airspace management for rotary wing operations in South Korea.

  • Medical professionals participate in Vietnam outreach mission

    Jul 25, 2011

    Personnel from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center participated in the third Vietnam Bilateral Military Medical Outreach July 7-18. The continued Medical First Responder training, and subject matter expert exchange with Vietnamese Armed Forces personnel in order to enhance host country medical proficiency and further contribute to their medical readiness .

  • IED training during Talisman Sabre 2011 helps keep troops alive

    Jul 19, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are dangerous to war fighters because insurgents are constantly adapting and modifying the way they are made and used.

  • USARPAC honors deputy commanding general with Flying "V" ceremony

    Jul 18, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Jeffery Underhill, commander of 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a Flying “V” ceremony to honor and welcome Brig. Gen. Robert F. Mathews, deputy commanding general at U.S. Army Pacific, July 18 at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Forces Korea recognizes good neighbors

    Jul 15, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 9th Annual Good Neighbor Awards was held here at Dragon Hill Lodge July 11 to recognize service members and civilians who have worked to keep the ROK-U.S. Alliance strong.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • Sharp bids farewell, Thurman assumes command in Korea

    Jul 14, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman assumed command of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea from Gen. Walter L. Sharp during a change of command ceremony July 14, 2011.

  • Eighth Army welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jul 11, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A change of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major of Eighth Army was held here July 8.

  • Air defenders hold English class for ROK Air Force

    Jul 11, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Andy Kim could not be happier today.

  • DoD seeks input from Soldiers on MWR programs

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Defense Department is working to make sure each service, and DoD as a whole, is providing the “right” MWR programs and services to Soldiers and their Families.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion NCOs hike Suwon mountain

    Jul 1, 2011

    SUWON, South Korea - Despite a heavy downpour and driving wind, noncommissioned officers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery charged up the steep hill of Kwangkyosan Mountain as part of the NCO professional development session that took place here June 25.

  • Yongsan offers variety of religious services

    Jun 30, 2011

    SEOUL - Soldiers on Yongsan Garrison have a variety of religious services they can attend to explore their own personal connection to their Higher Power each week in the Yongsan area.

  • Come catch the magic: Camp Adventure comes to Fort Wainwright

    Jun 30, 2011

    “We create magical moments that last a lifetime,” Mitchell said. “For the kids, there are always things that may be going on at home, but once they come into Camp Adventure, we want them to forget that.”

  • Love at first sight: an Army story

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than a decade after they met in training, Alaska-based husband and wife team serve together in Afghanistan.

  • Eagles soar above Sergeant Majors in softball game

    Jun 30, 2011

    Eagles beat the Sergeant Major's 15 to 13 during a softball game June 30 at the Aliamanu Military Reserve. The softball game was part of One Team Week activities. After the game both teams took time for a group photo.

  • Suwon Dining Facility wins Eighth Army award

    Jun 29, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Pfc. Erica Asbury always greets each and every one of her customers going through the chow line.

  • Overseas military mail delayed, missing due to customers misaddressing labels

    Jun 27, 2011

    Overseas military mail delayed Customers misaddressing mail

  • New Zealand leader visits NCO Academy during Pacific tour

    Jun 24, 2011

    New Zealand’s sergeant major of the army visited the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, June 14, in conjunction with a visit to Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2011

    Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here tonight.

  • Suwon AB holds Korean War memorial ceremony

    Jun 23, 2011

    To commemorate the alliance and honor those who have served in the defense of freedom -- not only during the Suwon engagement but also the entire conflict -- every June, the Republic of Korea Air Force 10th Fighter Wing and U.S. Army's 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion hold a combined Korean War Memorial Ceremony at Suwon Air Base, South Korea.

  • Soldier volunteers at orphanage for seven years

    Jun 22, 2011

    SEOUL - Staff Sgt. Bobby McKnight from the Eight Army Civil Affairs unit in South Korea has volunteered at the Namsanwon Orphanage here in Myeongdong for seven years.

  • Sharp says alliance ready to counter provocations

    Jun 22, 2011

    During an address to the Association of the Republic of Korea Army at Koreana Hotel here June 20, 2011, the top U.S. military commander in Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ready to counter any provocations against South Korea.

  • Guam Regional Hub Node complete, training begins

    Jun 21, 2011

    When the 311th Signal Command’s newly-completed Regional Hub Node here becomes operational, the reach of the Army network will truly become global. This was the source of excitement at the facility’s inauguration ceremony here June 10. The Guam RHN, the fourth to be built worldwide, was specifically designed to extend the Global Information Grid to deployed tactical organizations, providing them with immediate access to services critical to executing battlespace operations regardless of their location. The fixed platform, equipped with two antennae commonly used for satellite communications in remote locations, is scheduled to become operational in October.

  • Community leaders, senior government officials gather at PTA

    Jun 21, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Big Island senior government officials and community leaders attended the Community Leaders Day, here, June 14.

  • No Agent Orange found in water near Camp Carroll

    Jun 20, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - No traces of Agent Orange were found during water sampling tests on the wells in the community adjacent to Camp Carroll, South Korea, the Joint Investigation Team announced June 16, 2011.

  • Eighth Army holds U.S. Army Birthday Ball in Seoul

    Jun 20, 2011

    SEOUL - The U.S. Army Birthday Ball was held here at the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel June 10 to celebrate the Army's 236th birthday.

  • Happy Birthday U.S. Army

    Jun 17, 2011

    Garrison Commander helps children celebrate the Army's birthday

  • Fort Shafter CDC celebrates the Army’s 236th Birthday

    Jun 17, 2011

    The Fort Shafter Child Development Center took some time to recognize the Army’s 236th Birthday with a commemoration event, June 16. Both parents and children were invited to attend the Army Commemoration with music supplied by the 25th Infantry Divisions Configurations Jazz Combo.

  • Gates, Mullen protect family programs from budget cuts

    Jun 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the service chiefs to “fence” two areas in the budget options the military is contemplating: training and family programs.

  • US Soldiers share tactical knowledge with Indonesian Armed Forces

    Jun 16, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices are one of the most dangerous weapons Soldiers encounter during missions around the globe. Seasoned U.S. Soldiers are teaching Indonesian Soldiers to face that danger on their own terms.

  • Pacific Command recognizes US Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    CAMP Smith, Hawaii - (From left to right) Armed Forces of the Philippines First Chief Master Sgt. Edilberto R. Lustre, Maj. Gen. Jose Tony E. Villarete, Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, AFP Brig. Gen. Samuel Narbuada, Police Chief of Support Rex Dolino and Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa pose next to a sign celebrating the U.S. Army's 236th birthday June 14, at Pacific Command, Camp Smith.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • USARPAC celebrates the Army's 236th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2011

    Despite repeated trials in an era of persistent conflict, the U.S. Army has emerged stronger and is considered a world-class organization that continues to build on its demonstrated successes, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific told those attending the Army birthday commemoration ball June 10.

  • 307th ESB juggles Pacific Signal mission with deployment to Afghanistan

    Jun 15, 2011

    "If it was easy, they wouldn't have sent us." This is a motto of the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, a unit that spent the past year providing and maintaining communications for two theaters, that of the U.S. Army, Pacific, and simultaneously, both the North and South of Afghanistan. Headquarters and Bravo companies triumphantly returned home to Hawaii in early June after completing their year-long mission. This is the 307th's first deployment since the Vietnam War.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion holds squad training in Korea

    Jun 14, 2011

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea - The brisk morning air is thick with moisture and excitement.

  • Nepali bicyclist peddles for peace in South Korea

    Jun 14, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - At first, Saurab Dahal, a native of Nepal, had trouble traveling across South Korea from Inchon to Seoul on his bicycle as it is unlawful for bicycles to travel on the expressways of South Korea.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion welcomes new senior NCOs

    Jun 14, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - He holds the paramount position in the unit, one that sets and upholds the standard and ensures the unit has everything it needs to be successful.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • US Soldiers soak up Indonesian culture

    Jun 13, 2011

    Exercise Garuda Shield is a bilateral exercise designed to strengthen relations between U.S. and Indonesian Armed Forces. Throughout the exercise, the Soldiers will participate in a field training exercise, a command post exercise and a humanitarian civic action project. U.S. and Indonesian participants will further strengthen their personal relationships by competing in sporting events and enjoying cultural activities, such as culture day.

  • USAG-HI prepares for Category 4 hurricance

    Jun 13, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD " U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii participated in Hawaii’s annual hurricane exercise known as Makani Pahili, or strong winds, here, May 23-June 3.

  • Army selects 3rd BCT, DOL as the top large unit deployer for 2011

    Jun 13, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, took home top honors, as the Army’s Large Deploying Unit at the 2011 Deployment Excellence Awards, or DEA, recently.

  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011

    Jun 12, 2011

    BOGOR, Indonesia " Hundreds of United States and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi. Sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces, Exercise Garuda Shield is the latest in a continuing series of rigorous, multi-faceted exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • Joint Investigation Team briefs officials, residents

    Jun 12, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Led by an American Army general and a South Korean scientist, the Joint Investigation Team met with South Korean officials, legislators and residents here June 9 and answered question on the probe into claims that Agent Orange was buried here in 1978.

  • USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 11, 2011

    Warrior Challenge is a U.S. Army, Pacific competition designed to find the best Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier in the Pacific. Over the five-day competition, Soldiers are tested on their Army knowledge, physical and mental stamina. At the end of the competition, points are tallied and the highest scoring NCO and Soldier are chosen as NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Army Secretary visits U.S., Philippine forces during Pacific tour

    Jun 9, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command June 7, 2011, to discuss strategic Philippine/US partnerships, and the importance of the “3Ds approach” -- diplomacy, development, and defense "to combating terrorism, and promoting peace and stability, in southern Mindanao.

  • Adieu and 'I do'

    Jun 9, 2011

    Alaska sergeant major's retirement gathering concludes with surprise wedding-vow-renewal ceremony.

  • Soldiers honor 236 years of history, heritage, tradition/Birthday ball highlighted nations strength

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers and family members, from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and their subordinate units, commemorated 236 years of history, heritage and tradition at the Army birthday ball June 4 at the Hotel Inter Burgo-EXCO.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers take DAS students out on a field day

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command volunteered to spend time with the Daegu American School students for their annual field day held at the Kelly Field on Camp Walker June 1-2.

  • Daegu community supports Relay for Life/Cancer survivors and caregivers inspire community

    Jun 8, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians, family members and Korean nationals from Area IV gathered at Kelly Field on Camp Walker to raise money for cancer research during the Relay for Life June 3-4.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.