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  • Military spouses share stories of love, sacrifice, family

    May 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 50 percent of Soldiers are married, so undoubtedly, the Yongsan Family Member who won first place in an essay contest presented outside the Army Community Service building May 8 during a Military Spouse Appreciation Day ceremony is not alone.

  • Soldiers shoot hoops for prize money

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers crowded outside the Gateway Club the evening of April 23 to practice their jump shot in preparation for the Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation hosted Freedom Shot Basketball Competition. The competition was held in observance of the Prostitution and Human Trafficking Abatement weekend. Soldiers who won the competition were awarded $1,000 for their unit funds.

  • Soldiers earn money in trivia challenge

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - In observance of prostitution and human trafficking abatement weekend, Warrior Country Soldiers participated in a trivia game held in Casey's Gateway Club, April 25. Teams placing first, second, and third in the event were awarded $500, $300 and $150 for their unit funds.

  • Civilian bowls perfect game at Casey Lanes

    May 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Perfect is the only word to describe how Miha Lee performed on April 16 in Casey Lanes because she bowled a perfect 300. Lee was the second in Warrior Country history to bowl a 300 game behind Gerald Keener, Casey Lanes manager, and the first female to ever bowl 300.

  • Garrison Soldiers attend stand-down training

    May 11, 2009

    Sgt. Nam, Kwanghyunk, USAG-RC HHC Senior KATUSA, (right) explains backgrounds of Korean culture and specifics of different cultural manners such as communication, social gathering and funerals. This was one of 10 topics which were covered in 'Stand Down for Standards' on April 25th.

  • Soldiers try 'mocktails' during National Alcohol Awareness Month

    May 11, 2009

    Army Substance Abuse Program, Prevention and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, Gloria Prince, (right) serves 'mocktails,' nonalcoholic cocktails, to Marilyn Pierce, Staff Sgt. Richard Pierce and Barbara Galloway from Camp Kwangsari during National Alcohol Awareness Month April 23, at USAG-Red Cloud Mitchell's Club. "Every year, millions of Americans - one in every 13 adults - suffer from alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence," Prince said. "Millions more drink at times or in ways that can place themselves or others at risk." Campaign booths also were displayed April 22 at USAG-Casey and April 24 at Camp Stanley.

  • Garrison command meets with KSTA

    May 11, 2009

    BOSANDONG South Korea - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC commander, Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAG-Casey commander, Richard Davis, USAG-RC deputy commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey Command Sgt. Maj., met with members of the Korea Special Tourist Association for their quarterly meeting at the Samaul Gumgo building in Bosandong entertainment district in Dongducheon April 23.

  • Commander's Corner: Army Communities of Excellence

    May 10, 2009

    The 2009 Army Communities of Excellence winners have been presented by the Senior Army leadership, and on behalf of everyone in the Yongsan community, I would like to congratulate our fellow Korea Region communities, USAG-Humphreys and USAG-Daegu, for attaining "Bronze" status in this year's competition!

  • 94th AAMDC competition weeds out top NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), based out of Fort Shafter, conducted a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the Year competition here, April 26-29, to determine who among the ranks deserved to be recognized as the best and as the most qualified to represent the command in further competitions.

  • Military spouses share their stories of strength and service

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - May 8 is a day for appreciation. On this day we reflect on the heroes that dedicate their lives to the well-being of Soldiers and our nation. These heroes are our military spouses.

  • DPW earns lion's share of awards for IMCOM

    May 8, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii are making room on their walls for the awards they received in recognition of their outstanding service at the 53rd Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Luncheon and EXPO, May 6, at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Korea exercise

    May 7, 2009

    403rd Army Field Support Battalion - Far East Asia (APS-4) supports Key Resolve/Foal Eagle Exercise in Korea.

  • 'Iron' medics test their skills

    May 7, 2009

    Medics from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, known as the 'Iron Brigade', participated with their peers from all over the Korean peninsula in a two week Expert Field Medical Badge course. The first rotation took place Apr. 27 to May 8 at Korea's Warrior Base in order to increase their knowledge, improve their skills and to prove that they're the best at what they do.

  • Korea gets new Paladins

    May 7, 2009

    New equipment is always a welcome addition to any military unit but before it can be used, safety tests must be performed before Soldiers can use them. That's why the 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery put their 17 new M109A6 Paladins through their paces as they ran test fires, May 2, at the Korean Training Center.

  • Singapore Soldiers visit, exchange information with 45th Soldiers

    May 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Members of the Singapore Army visited Soldiers of the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade April 28 here to see the capabilities of their equipment.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts LandWarNet Conference

    May 5, 2009

    More than 300 information technology specialists, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Department of Defense Civilians, contractors and industry partners attended this year's conference held at Camp Stanley in Uijongbu, April 14-16.

  • Holocaust lessons recounted at Fort Shafter

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii - The painful lessons of the Holocaust were recounted by a local writer and historian, here, April 21, during the Days of Remembrance observance sponsored by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC).

  • Garden shows visitors a slice of the island Oahu

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Did you know that one of the Waianae Mountain ridges was named after "crazy crabs" or that some of the plants near the North Shore's Kaena Point have hair-covered leaves to protect them from the sun's rays'

  • 8th TSC Soldiers lend support to improve PTA's Kipuka Trail

    May 1, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - Four Soldiers were just about done with unit training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) when a different kind of service called.

  • Spouses celebrated in keeping Army strong

    May 1, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their families. Today, more than half the Soldiers serving are married and their spouses continue to routinely put the welfare of their Soldier, family and nation above their own.

  • Everyday heroes honored for outstanding community service

    May 1, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) gathered at the Hale, Ikena, here, to recognize the service and accomplishments of some everyday heroes at the 2009 Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 23.

  • Army shows muscles at bodybuilding championship

    May 1, 2009

    The best bodybuilders from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines gathered in Hawaii, April 25, for the 26th Annual Armed Forces Hawaii Bodybuilding Championship.

  • ANZACs honored at dawn ceremony at Fort Leavenworth

    May 1, 2009

    It has been almost a century since Australian, New Zealand and Turkish soldiers died on the shores of Gallipoli during World War I. That war ended and alliances formed, but ANZAC Day - Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day - remains one of the most important ceremonies in each country.

  • 1st Special Forces Group returns from mission in South Korea

    May 1, 2009

    The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) continues to maintain relations with their Republic of Korea special operations counterparts. This relationship is nurtured in combined annual training and continued communication.

  • Hawaii JROTC Cadets Honored at Fort Shafter

    Apr 30, 2009

    Approximately 800 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from 26 high schools were honored during the 27th Annual GovernorAca,!a,,cs JROTC Review and Awards Ceremony on historic Palm Circle April 30.

  • Commander's Corner: National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

    Apr 30, 2009

    It's time to face facts. Every day we get a day older. We are an aging workforce. But we also get a day wiser. That's why we all need to think about getting smart about physical fitness.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Korea exercise

    Apr 30, 2009

    Article describes 403rd Army Field Support Battalion North East Asia's participation in Ket Resolve/Foal Eagle 09 exercise in Korea

  • USARPAC STB Convoy Training

    Apr 29, 2009

    Soldiers assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, United States Army, Pacific, participate in convoy training operations.

  • Children celebrate Earth Day at Casey

    Apr 29, 2009

    Fifty-eight students and four teachers from three elementary schools (American Community School, American Christian Academy, and Kwangsong elementary School) were treated to Earth Day April 22. They participated in an Earth Day poster contest held April 17 when their posters were exhibited from April 17 through 24 on the windows of the Main Post Exchange on USAG-Casey. After their award ceremony held April 22, the children visited the USAG-Casey Water Teatment Plant and learned water purification proceedures.

  • Human Resources and Information Management Office get new building on Red Cloud

    Apr 29, 2009

    Renee Tucker, Human Resources Director, Brig. Gen. John Uberti, Installation Management Command-Korea commander, Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC commander and Uberti's wife, Linda cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the new Installation Management Office and Human Resources Building at USAG-RC, April 22. Jackson explained to Uberti his plans to make building no. 611 a one stop site for Soldiers to in and out process from USAG-RC versus the scrambling from building to building.

  • KATUSA Week thrills all at Casey

    Apr 29, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - More than 1,000 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members filled Schoonover Bowl April 23 to experience Korean Augmentation to the United States Army - U.S. Soldier Friendship Week. The event featured sporting events, both traditional Korean and western types, plus artistic performances from drumming to Korean dance.

  • Customer feedback tool available at Red Cloud

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Army has created a new program, which provides a way to get your voice heard. USAG-Red Cloud recently launched a program designed to capture customer feedback in Area I. The Customer Management Services program is a standardized, three-tiered feedback system based on input from individuals, constituent groups, and mission commanders.

  • Area I commander meets with ROK 600th Defense Security commander

    Apr 29, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (left), USAG-Red Cloud commander, greets Col. Choi, Kwang Bok (right), commander, 600th Defense Security Unit and his leaders, to a friendship dinner April 22 at Mitchell's Club. Jackson and Choi discussed mutual cooperation for base defense operations, military training doctrine and weapon systems. Jackson agreed to have Choi and his leaders back to Red Cloud in the future for a golf tournament.

  • Soldiers, Civilians recognized at luncheon

    Apr 29, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - "Hand in Hand" is the theme USAG-RC and 2nd Infantry Division chain of command described the extraordinary gifts made by Area I volunteers as they hosted a Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony in Mitchell's Club, April 22.

  • Korean, American Soldiers enjoy friendship week

    Apr 29, 2009

    Korean and U.S. Soldiers stationed across the peninsula participated in a special friendship week full of activities designed to strengthen the alliance, April 20-24.

  • Engineers Train for Success in Hawaii

    Apr 28, 2009

    A platoon of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 130th Engineer Brigade, donned their combat gear, climbed aboard humvees and prepared to roll out for their mission April 23 during a training exercise at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Soldiers honed their combat capabilities on the road as they prepare themselves against the threat of improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire downrange in Iraq.

  • Balikatan Troops Spread Goodwill to Philippine People

    Apr 28, 2009

    SORSOGON PROVINCE, Republic of the Philippines - The Medical Civil Action Projects of Balikatan 2009 have attracted local citizens from all over the Bicol region of the Philippines. Each person arrived with a story to tell.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony, Wednesday at the Hale Ikena here, and also recognized two Dr. Mary E. Walker award recipients. Four new members were inducted into SAMC, which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers (NCOs) throughout the Army.

  • Combat Sustainment Soldiers Train For Deployment

    Apr 28, 2009

    One year ago, Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned from a long deployment in Iraq. No strangers to training, the Soldiers traveled to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in April to hone their war fighting capabilities for any future deployments.

  • 'Voices of Men' Informs, Educates Hawaii Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2009

    To the music of "Eye of the Tiger," the feminist, activist Ben Atherton-Zeman took the spotlight at 9th Mission Support Command Auditorium April 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to raise awareness about sexual assault. As part of the nationwide observance this month to raise awareness about one of the country's most under-reported crimes, Defense Department officials have developed initiatives and unconventional teaching methods to help prevent sexual assault.

  • General Passes on Love of Reading

    Apr 28, 2009

    MG Raymond Mason, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command made a special trip to Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, April 17 to promote reading and the month of the military child.

  • Tropic Lightning Security Detachment Donates Books to Local Tikrit Schools

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division's Security Detachment distributed dozens of boxes of text books to several local "primary schools", near Tikrit, Iraq, April 20.

  • The Voices of the CH-47 Chinook

    Apr 27, 2009

    For many first-time passengers, these voices are noises, threatening to deafen unprotected ears and, still, overwhelming even the protected. For the Soldiers and military personnel who operate these aircraft daily on an intimate level, these voices are clear and defined, speaking volumes of information. The CH-47 Chinook Helicopter's remarkable hold over those who know it best.

  • Army Hawaii gives thanks to volunteers

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 25 community volunteers, senior spouses and garrison leadership rallied together the morning of April 20 to kick off the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Volunteer Appreciation Week activities with a special breakfast and shopping event at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Main Exchange, here.

  • Blue Star Card holders learn to paddle like professionals

    Apr 24, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Blue Star Card members grabbed paddles and stood next to large stand-up paddleboards at Pokai Bay Beach, April16, for a lesson from the Schofield Barracks Outdoor Recreation Center (ODR).

  • FMWR pools prepared to make a splash this summer

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Opportunities for swimming on the island of Oahu are plentiful whether at the beach or at one of the four Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) swimming pools available to residents of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) communities and Army families stationed here.

  • Pinwheels ignite abuse awareness

    Apr 24, 2009

    HONOLULU - Eli Joor, 8, held the shiny blue metallic pinwheel in his hands and carefully placed it onto the lawn of the State Capitol building here, April 20.

  • Earthday Festival: AHFH promotes sustainable communities

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "When is my interview'" 10-year-old Aaron Washington eagerly inquired, repeatedly. The Solomon Elementary School fourth grader wanted to make certain he would be on-the-record concerning his views about Earth Day. He came prepared to share his environmental wisdom.

  • Directorate of Public Works leader named best support executive

    Apr 24, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Recently, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) earned several environmental and conservation awards. However, the programs that garnered the recognition didn't happen in a vacuum. In fact, they had to be nurtured like seedlings in a garden.

  • Community center pool opens at Fort Shafter

    Apr 24, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Residents of Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) have a new amenity to enjoy here.

  • HMR CDC Parade

    Apr 24, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -The Child Development Center', here, held a parade, April 16, in honor of Month of the Military Child (MOMC). Escorted by the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii military police and fire department, more than 175 children and parents marched to patriotic songs, blew bubbles and had fun celebrating the military's smallest heroes.

  • Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise begins in the Philippines

    Apr 24, 2009

    Balikatan 2009 jumped off to a running start as Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, joined together with Filipino soldiers from the 49th Infantry Battalion at Fort Magsaysay military reservation, four hours from the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Humphreys Garrison Soldiers learn cooking, display skills from Food Network Champ

    Apr 23, 2009

    Chef Ray Duey, the 2008 Food Network Challenge Fantasy Fruit Sculpture gold medalist, has brought his skill, experience and dedication to the military to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea.

  • Medal of Honor recipient speaks with 2nd CAB pilots

    Apr 23, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Col. Bruce P. "Snake" Crandall, a twenty-four year veteran of the Army, spoke with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade officers and Family Members during an officer professional development course at Humphreys Garrison April 16.

  • 'We're very proud to have been able to guide Soldier's lives'

    Apr 23, 2009

    You may have encountered them during your tour of duty; they are the married military couple, both in uniform, and they often have children. One such active duty Army NCO couple recently hit the ground running in Korea, bringing with them not only their children and more than 40 years of combined service - but a unique distinction: they are both former Army Advanced Individual Training drill sergeants.

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • Korean Headstart language program released

    Apr 21, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute has released a new computer-based Headstart language program in Korean.

  • 2ID Spartans earn their Shield

    Apr 21, 2009

    Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Order of the Hoplite in order to earn their 'shields' and keep tradition alive April 9 to 10 at Camps Casey and Hovey, Korea.

  • First four-star female general amazed by Sierra's unique capabilities, strategic location

    Apr 20, 2009

    Sierra Army Depot had the opportunity to show off their unique capabilities April 2 to the Department of the Army's highest ranking female officer.

  • Students walk toward drug-free life during awareness event walk

    Apr 17, 2009

    Middle school students are too young to drive, too young to vote and too young to watch "R" rated movies; yet, these adolescents are not too young to see the issue of drugs or alcohol firsthand.

  • Annual Fun Fest draws a crowd and brings families together for Easter fun

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sills Field was jam packed with inflatable bouncers, games, rides, activity booths, food vendors, a rock climbing wall, and more than 5,000 Soldiers and family members during the 15th Annual Fun Fest & Information, Ticketing and Registration (ITR) Travel Fair here, April 11.

  • Children celebrate Month of the Military Child with Disney characters

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For 350 children and parents gathered at Sills Field, here, April 11, breakfast became the most exciting part of the day, too.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • Area I Easter egg hunts delight children

    Apr 17, 2009

    To celebrate Easter and the Month of the Military Child, Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation along with Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, USAG-RC Commissary, and Army and Air Force Exchange Service sponsored Easter egg hunts at USAG-RC, USAG-Casey and Camp Stanley April 10, 11, and 12.

  • Humphreys Garrison Soldiers celebrate Year of the NCO with 5K Run

    Apr 17, 2009

    (left to right) Command Sergeant Major Victor Garcia, Defense Commissary Agency Senior Enlisted Advisor, USAG-Humphreys Garrison Command Sergeant Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim and USAG-Humphreys Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Jang, Dae-sung raise their fists in jubilation as they lead about 600 U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers to the finish line of the second in a series of 5 kilometer runs here celebrating Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • 600 Soldiers join Year of the NCO 5K run

    Apr 17, 2009

    As the sun rose over Humphreys Garrison, 30 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers formed up near the post chapel to begin the second post-wide "Year of the NCO" five kilometer run.

  • Warrior Country community experiences Korean culture

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - To celebrate Easter and the Month of the Military Child, Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation along with Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, USAG-RC Commissary, and Army and Air Force Exchange Service sponsored Easter egg hunts at USAG-RC, USAG-Casey and Camp Stanley April 10, 11, and 12.

  • Month of the Military Child celebrated on Red Cloud

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Celebrations for the Month of the Military Child got underway in the Red Cloud Food Court April 10 when members of Army Community Services staked out a corner filled with information about how to prevent child abuse and other areas of parenting.

  • Cleanup heralds spring at Red Cloud Garrison

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -- USAG-Red Cloud Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, and Richard C. Davis, deputy garrison commander, perform spring clean-up April 9 around the USAG-RC building T-613. In preparation for spring, Lavender and Davis joined Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers by picking up trash, raking pine needles and cones, cleaning drainage areas, removing tree branches from across the facility and pulling weeds from around the trees. - U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson

  • Destructive weather preparations underway in Area I

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Every year Korea experiences seasonal rains from June 1 through Sept. 30. These rains can cause floods, which are one of weather's most deadly hazards. Floods come in two varieties, flash floods and the kind often called 'river floods' or 'main stream floods.'

  • Soldiers take on all services in Combatives tournament

    Apr 17, 2009

    A total of 120 competitors representing all service branches from across the Republic of Korea and Japan formed teams to compete in the day-long tournament that tested their combative skills, agility and endurance at the Osan Air Base, April 4.

  • Bosandong beautification to start soon

    Apr 17, 2009

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Mayor Oh, Sechang of Dongducheon and his city engineers have decided to give the area outside USAG-Casey's main gate a face lift. They will be changing the looks and adding many new features to the area known as Bosandong village. Many enjoy the entertainment and shopping, which has been a feature of the area since the Korean War ended in 1950. The mayor and his engineers will add popular sports sections and popular shops such as those found in Itaewon in Seoul near USAG-Yongsan.

  • Family members find answers from TRICARE

    Apr 17, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE management activity, office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, D.C., came to the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center with his wife, Brenda, April 8 to brief Family members, Soldiers, Civilians, and Retirees about improvements to TRICARE coverage and other access situations.

  • 'I teach my Soldiers what was taught to me by my NCO's'

    Apr 17, 2009

    For many new enlistees in the Army, the road to the non-commissioned officer ranks begins before enlistment day. It starts with inspirations that range from a basic sense of patriotic duty to role models in the community or an immediate Family member who also served their country in the armed forces.

  • Command-directed EROD delivers severe consequences

    Apr 16, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian misconduct and poor decisions overseas can lead to a range of consequences, ranging from community service to being involuntarily removed from the country.

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: Arctic Light Individual Training

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs conduct Arctic Light Individual Training in extreme cold weather conditions at Fort Wainwright. The three-day course helps minimize cold weather injuries by preparing Soldiers for operating in extreme cold weather. It also assists leaders in mitigating the risks associated with the cold.

  • USARAK NCOs in Action: SFC Kieth Hiura

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska NCOs in action

  • Soldier claims 'Best Warrior-NCO of the Year' victory

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Many Soldiers try to be the best, but few can claim the title. A 65th Medical Brigage Soldier has earned that right.

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. David Dasilma

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - There's an Army noncommissioned officer who works at the Acute Care Clinic inside Brian Allgood Community Hospital who has yet to deploy, but feels fearless and confident about leading Soldiers into combat.

  • Yongsan Soldiers enter NCO corps with rite of passage

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Senior enlisted leaders welcomed 16 noncommissioned officers into the corps with an NCO Induction Ceremony April 14 at the Yongsan Multipurpose Training Facility.

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • Sexual assault victims have options

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The team at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's (USAG-HI) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is teaching Soldiers the principles of the Army's new I. A.M. Strong sexual assault campaign.

  • JROTC cadets hone leadership skills during spring break

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 cadets represented the Army and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at the 38th Annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) held March 26-April 2, here, at Area X.

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Repeat after me," said Special Olympics athlete Kimo Costa. "Let me win."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Soldiers and Civilians clock fast times in Warrior Country Duathlon

    Apr 10, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY - Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered in front of the Hovey Physical Fitness Center April 4 to participate and witness the annual Warrior Country Duathlon Championship, which has been held in Warrior Country since 1990. The all-time record for the event, which included a 5 kilometer run, followed by a 30 kilometer bike race, and a final 5 kilometer run, was broken by 5 minutes for both the Men's senior and Men's open categories. It has been standing at 1:30 since the first championship in 1990.

  • Camp Casey and Kolsandong celebrate Arbor Day

    Apr 10, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Members of the chain of command from USAG-Casey assisted residents of Kolsandong Village in planting an apricot tree in observance of Arbor Day at Kolsandong Village, April 2. The event was to display the friendship and support from Soldiers and community members on USAG-Casey and to continue to build that relationship with neighboring locals.

  • BOSS distributes care packages for Soldiers sent by corporations in the U.S.

    Apr 10, 2009

    Pfc. Jose Espinoza, 55th Military Police, looks through some of the magazines donated by Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers for the Soldiers in Warrior Country at the USAG-RC Community Activities Center, March 27. "The purpose of the event was to give Soldiers basic toiletry items and entertainment items from the companies in the States that make care packages for the Soldiers deployed," said Sgt. James Soto, military liaison. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker

  • Director of CHRA visits Red Cloud

    Apr 10, 2009

    Barbara Panther, Director of the Civilian Human Resources Agency, (left) talks to Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander, (right) about recruiting environment. She suggests publishing a story about working in Korea, stressing it was key to attracting people in Iraq despite the threat of war. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon

  • NCOs over Civilians in bowling tournament

    Apr 10, 2009

    Richard Davis, USAG-RC deputy commander, leads off the bowling tournament between 20 Noncommissioned Officers and 20 Civilians March 26 at USAG-Red Cloud lanes.

  • Fort Carson new home to Apaches

    Apr 8, 2009

    Twelve of the 24 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division arrive at Fort Carson as part of that unit's realignment.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Humphreys Earth Day activities not limited to one day

    Apr 8, 2009

    Throughout the month of April, several events will take place at Humphreys Garrison to promote environmental awareness, and showcase ways for community members to be better stewards of our natural resources.

  • 'You have to do everything honorably, to the best of your ability - with no regrets'

    Apr 8, 2009

    Everybody has someone in their life that pushed them in some way to get to where they are today. Staff Sgt. William J. Schaffhauser, the schools supervisor with 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, had an early career mentor named Staff Sgt. Andre Frazier.

  • Workforce survey gives command passing grade

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - A survey of U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's workforce indicates the command is successful in most areas regarding employee and customer satisfaction, with one exception - complaint feedback. Forty six percent of respondents to a combined workforce command climate survey conducted in late March said they did not receive a response when they complained about poor service.

  • Red Cloud CAC holds nine-ball tournament

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRSION - Soldiers and Civilians came to Warrior Country for the Installation Management Command-Korea Nine-Ball Tournament held at the USAG-RC Community Activities Center, March 28-29. Areas I-IV held separate tournaments in their local areas to determine who would represent them in the IMCOM-K tournament.

  • Sang Mu over Warriors 105-89 in friendship b-ball

    Apr 7, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Republic of Korea army's Sang Mu professional basketball team toyed with Casey's Warriors ad hoc basketball team and stayed between 10 and 20 points ahead throughout the ROK/U.S. Friendship Basketball game held in Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey the evening of March 26.

  • LSS sponsors trained on Red Cloud

    Apr 7, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Lean Six Sigma project sponsors and green belts received training by Black Belt Todd Knowlton, contractor, Installation Management Command-Korea March 27 in the USAG-RC conference room to learn how to identify, define, categorize and execute projects.

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