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  • Wahiawa Elementary offers support to military keiki

    Feb 7, 2011

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - A group of Wahiawa Elementary students meets, here, weekly, to have lunch and discuss their lives as military children.

  • Neighborhood Board 25 honors Army's contributions toward land preservation

    Feb 7, 2011

    MILILANI, Hawaii - The U.S. Army received an award from the Mililani-Waipio-Melemanu Neighborhood Board No. 25, for its financial contribution to protecting Hawaii's aina, or land, Jan. 16.

  • Alaska paratroopers show, tell students about Army life

    Feb 4, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, visited with students Jan. 21, at Orion Elementary School on Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to show the parachutes and equipment they use in airborne operations.

  • RMI citizens take oath to defend United States

    Feb 3, 2011

    Recently, six young men and women took the oath of enlistment into the U.S. Army Jan. 27 at the community building on Ebeye, in the Republic of the Marshal Islands, with USAKA Commander Col. Joseph Gaines in attendance.

  • KATUSAS celebrate Lunar New Year with tradition

    Feb 3, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers might be curious why their Korean counterparts, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, are so excited to celebrate the New Year with their families nearly a month after the first of January. That's because one of their biggest holidays, Seol-nal, celebrates New Years Day on Jan. 1 of the lunar calendar.

  • Camp Casey Tax Center opens its doors for new season

    Feb 3, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - The tax season has come again and so has the reopening of the Camp Casey Tax Center which opened its doors for business Jan. 24. This gives Soldiers and their Families stationed in Area I enough time to file their tax returns before the deadline for those living overseas, June 15.

  • Time to pick up those masks

    Feb 3, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Second Infantry Division leadership has directed personnel with Family members in-country, whether they're here command-sponsored or not, to pick up XM52 protective masks, for their dependents older than 11 years of age, and Infant Chemical Agent Protection Systems, if they have children younger than 10.

  • 2nd Infantry Division gets new senior enlisted leader

    Feb 3, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - With the ring and glint of hardened steel swords, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer assumed the role as the 2nd Infantry Division senior enlisted leader from Command Sgt. Maj. Peter D. Burrowes in a change of responsibility ceremony at the Camp Red Cloud gymnasium Jan. 21.

  • Army father, son protect peninsula from ground, air

    Feb 3, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Since the start of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, many stories have been written about two uniformed Family members meeting up in a combat zone. Usually the parent stops by the base where their child is stationed to greet them, say hello and then take the next helicopter out of the area.

  • Yama Sakura participants uplift souls

    Feb 2, 2011

    U. S. Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force participating in Yama Sakura 59 combined forces to encourage children at an orphanage Jan. 29 near Camp Kengun, Japan.

  • Interpreters bridging the communication gap

    Feb 2, 2011

    During Yama Sakura, USARPAC's premier bilateral exercise with Japan Ground Self Defense Forces, a simulated bilateral command post exercise, interpreters play a vital role in fostering communications and building strong alliances between the United States and Japan.

  • Soldiers bridge communication barrier through understanding, cooperation

    Feb 2, 2011

    About 69 Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., arrived in early January in Japan to participate in Yama Sakura 59, an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces.

  • Top chefs add spice to menu for Division Families

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Thai spiced soup with shrimp and cod, adobo chicken with lemon gravy and roasted vegetables over rice, topped-off with a slice of pomegranate mouse chocolate cake served with a tangerine and pineapple glaze and a butterfly wafer; a menu not typically found at an Army dining facility. These days, in Warrior Country, menus like this will be popping up all over as the Division's top chefs test their skills as they prepare for the Army-wide culinary competition at Ft. Lee, Virginia.

  • Air Defenders participate in joint training in Korea

    Feb 2, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Capt. Cameron Craig, Sgt. Jose Velazquez and Spc. Philip Harrel attentively observed the air picture showing up on their display scopes inside the Patriot Information Coordination Central shelter.

  • Safety officials urge caution on roads during holiday

    Feb 2, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Motorists should expect heavy traffic, increased drive times and more dangerous road conditions than usual during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, which begins Feb. 2.

  • Manchu Lightfighters sneak exercise in darkness of night

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Several battalions from the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade combined their assets for a night time air assault training exercise during Operation Iron Forge Lite at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex Dec. 9-10.

  • U.S. Soldiers fight foot-and-mouth disease in Korea

    Feb 2, 2011

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers sprayed down humvees leaving the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex to help prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease Jan. 22.

  • Korean Service Corps Battalion holds 60th anniversary dinner

    Feb 2, 2011

    SEOUL - The Korean Service Corps Battalion celebrated its 60th anniversary at a dinner in the grand ballroom of JW Marriott here Jan. 28.

  • Common language helps bridge communication gap between Japanese, U.S. forces

    Feb 1, 2011

    As Yama Sakura 59 focuses on building strong alliances and partnerships, Japanese and U.S. forces have discovered a common bond that has made it easier for them to communicate. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mario A. Torres and Maj. Seiichi Yokoyama worked together when, by chance, Yokoyama asked Torres about his background and learned that they had something in common - they speak English and Spanish.

  • U.S. Soldier uses postal skills to boost morale for Japanese counterparts

    Feb 1, 2011

    Sgt. Kim Rene Blackgoat, from Gilbert, Ariz., is in Japan for Yama Sakura 59, and is assigned to the 376th Human Resources Command. Her mission is to assist her Japanese counterparts with shipping and receiving mail. "Customer service is my calling," said Blackgoat, who has been in the Army for 17 years. "I enjoy giving Soldiers a little bit of comfort. It's not much to most, but to a Soldier in the field it means a lot.

  • U.S. Army Alaska examines Soldier, family programs

    Feb 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska is taking a close look at the many programs which address the health and wellbeing of its Soldiers, civilians and family members.

  • 18th MDSC hosts first Pacific Integration Conference

    Feb 1, 2011

    Personnel from U.S. Pacific Command, 8th Army U.S. Army Pacific, the Army Medical Department, 8th Theater Support Command, 65th Medical Brigade, and 18th Medical Deployment Support Command gathered to participate in the first Pacific Integration Medical Conference Jan. 4-6.

  • US Soldiers arrive at Camp Kengun for Yama Sakura

    Jan 31, 2011

    The main body of the U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post and other exercise participants arrived via military and commercial aircraft at Kumomoto, Japan, ready to go to work at Camp Kengun, the site of Yama Sakura 59.

  • Montgomery Gentry rocks Casey - 'Hell Yeah'

    Jan 31, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - Blue lights illuminated the stage and sirens blared as "All Aboard" bellowed from the speakers, but this was no rock concert. It was pure honky tonk ala Montgomery Gentry - the gold and platinum album producing duo.

  • Alaska MPs train on Guard Black Hawks

    Jan 31, 2011

    For the past two weeks, Soldiers of the 164th Military Police Company, 793rd Military Police Battalion, 3rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade conducted squad training to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Garrison automates outprocessing, cuts hassle

    Jan 31, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD - Warrior Country Soldiers who receive orders for a permanent change of station beginning Feb. 15 will benefit from a new automated outprocessing system that will reduce the number of organizations they must clear and the amount of time it takes.

  • Alaska Soldiers gear up for ship out

    Jan 31, 2011

    Even though planes are used for troops and some of their gear, trains and ships are still the way most military equipment moves. The methods of tracking and accountability have evolved however, and even though there is still a formidable stack of papers involved in the movement of each piece of equipment, every vehicle and container has a radio frequency identification, or RFI, tag to track its movement en route. And despite the advances in technology, these tags don't attach themselves.

  • Stryker Soldiers lend support to local Boys and Girls Club

    Jan 31, 2011

    While many Soldiers throughout the Fort Wainwright community are packing their bags and preparing to answer the nation's call to Afghanistan in spring, a group of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, answered a different calling Wednesday. About 20 Soldiers from C Battery, 2-8th teamed up with the Boys and Girls club of Tanana Valley to lend a helping hand in the organization's 2011 "military day".

  • Eighth Army to hold AFAP Conference in Korea

    Jan 31, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army commanding general is encouraging maximum participation in the upcoming Korean Peninsula-wide Army Family Action Plan Conference here, at the Dragon Hill Lodge, April 3 - 7.

  • Army officer, Elvis impersonator introduces American cultural icon to Japan

    Jan 28, 2011

    While other Soldiers prepared for a two-week training exercise in Kumamoto, Japan, cramming piles of combat uniforms and Army-issued olive drab socks into their duffel bags, Maj. Manuel Sam Wong was making room for something else: an Elvis Presley costume and wig - sideburns and all.

  • Tough road leads I Corps Soldier to Japan for second time

    Jan 28, 2011

    Life has taken Spc. Jim Stanton down many roads, but through both tribulation and triumph, those roads have twice brought him to Japan for the annual Yama Sakura training exercise. This time around, however, he's not just learning more about his field artillery job - he's also learning life lessons.

  • Resolve to help Troops Stay Connected, Supplied in the New Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    Any American can give the gift of connection now and throughout the New Year to troops far from home with All Services Exchange phone and gift cards.

  • Yama Sakura 59 exercise kicks off in Japan

    Jan 27, 2011

    Yama Sakura 59, a scenario-based bilateral training exercise focused on improving military-to-military relationships and interoperability, officially began Jan. 27 during opening ceremonies at Camp Kengun, Japan. The command post exercise underscores the United States' commitment to Japan's defense in accordance with a mutual defense treaty that was implemented in 1951 and revised in 1960. Yama Sakura was held first in 1982.

  • Soldiers chill out with students

    Jan 27, 2011

    In many cases, the support from these Soldiers has made it possible for students to do activities they otherwise would not have been able to do, said Missy Odsather, the Friday in Fairbanks coordinator at Barnette Magnet School.

  • Battalion reaffirms friendship with ROK Special Forces

    Jan 27, 2011

    GWANGJU, South Korea - Sunshine accompanied by a rare rise of temperature above the freezing point marked the meeting between Republic of Korea Special Warfare Training Group Commander Brig. Gen. Kim Nae-san and 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Commander Lt. Col.. William E. Darne here Jan. 21.

  • Kimono tradition wraps Soldiers in Japanese culture

    Jan 26, 2011

    U.S. military members preparing for Yama Sakura 59 had the opportunity to dress in traditional Japanese kimonos as part of a cultural exchange Jan. 25 in Kumamoto, Japan.

  • Yama Sakura participants visit Japanese kindergarten

    Jan 26, 2011

    Soldiers participating in exercise Yama Sakura 59 visited a daycare facility Jan. 25 for children of members of the Japan Self Defense Force. Cultural exchanges such as this one contribute to USARPAC's integrating Pacific forces because of the cultural understanding they foster between U.S. and Japan forces.

  • Musicians keep bluegrass alive in Hawaii

    Jan 26, 2011

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The lone, mournful sound of a fiddle wafts outside a white church located less than a mile from Wahiawa Botanical Garden on California Avenue. Behind the rectory's window panes and sliding doors is anywhere from a dozen to 16 casually dressed musicians. They sit in a meandering, uneven circle. Here and there, half-empty styrofoam cups and plastic water bottles sit next to or under brown chairs, in arm's reach of a thirsty musician.

  • Tax Center opens service at Schofield Barracks

    Jan 26, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - People say only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. For the latter, the Schofield Barracks Tax Center has just the right remedy.

  • 94th AAMDC safety ride combats motorcycle accidents

    Jan 25, 2011

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's motorcycle mentorship program took proactive measures to reduce the danger during a group safety ride from Fort Shafter to the Nuuanu Pali lookout, Jan. 21, with intentions of promoting safety, familiarizing with road conditions and building camaraderie.

  • USARPAC commander visits Kumamoto during Yama Sakura

    Jan 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific Commander Lt. Gen Benjamin R. Mixon gives his commander's coin to the Japanese tour guide who gave Mixon a tour Jan. 25, 2011, of the Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto, Japan. Mixon is in the city of Kumamoto to participate in Yama Sakura 59, USARPAC's premier bilateral exercise with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. Yama Sakura is being held at Camp Kengun, Japan, and runs through Feb. 2.

  • U.S. Soldiers learn ikebana through traditional Japanese arts

    Jan 25, 2011

    Exercise Yama Sakura 59 focuses on mil-to-mil training, interoperability and enhancing combat readiness. Understanding one and other's culture is critical to this goal because it strengthens relationships between U.S. and Japan Ground Self Defense Forces soldiers. Participants in Yama Sakura 59 had a number of opportunities to learn about Japanese culture, including ikebana during classes taught by the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Western Army.

  • U.S. Soldiers visit Kumamoto castle during Yama Sakura 59

    Jan 25, 2011

    Soldiers from Wisconsin National Guard's 64th Troop Command visited the local fortress Kumamoto castle Jan. 24 as part of Yama Sakura 59's cultural exchange programs. The cultural exchanges strengthen relationships between U.S. and Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops.

  • Paratroopers for a day: 'G.I. Jane' event gives wives a glimpse of Army training

    Jan 25, 2011

  • Special delivery: Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, deliver baby from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2011

    Alright, listen up all you deployed dads (especially if you're an expectant father): you can take an active role in the birth of your child, even if you're stationed in a combat zone. All it takes is commitment, a little ingenuity, and Skype. Just ask Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Palermo, who recently coached his wife Katherine through the birthing process. Separated by several continents, they both welcomed their daughter, Anna Grace, into the world.

  • USARAK engineers partner with Thai, Indonesian counterparts

    Jan 25, 2011

    Two platoons from the 56th Engineer Company, 6th Engineer Battalion are in Thailand, working on a series of civic action projects with counterparts from the Royal Thai Air Force and Indonesian Army. The 63 USARAK Soldiers are taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold 2011, an annual joint and multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command. With their Thai and Indonesian partners, the Soldiers of the 56th Engineer Company are constructing multipurpose masonry buildings for three Thai schools.

  • Ice bridge builders: No river deep enough for Alaska engineers

    Jan 25, 2011

    The ice bridge at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center at Fort Greely, about 100 miles southeast of Fairbanks, enables units to reach otherwise inaccessible areas across the frozen Delta River.

  • Dutch TV show treats Alaska Army family

    Jan 25, 2011

    Heidi Ornelles, wife of 1st Sgt. Steven Ornelles, Bravo Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion, was born and raised in the Netherlands. She hadn't been home to see her family in almost three years. That all changed with a phone call from a Dutch TV reality show.

  • CSA outlines future for Army

    Jan 25, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., chief of Staff of the Army, visited the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters Friday, saying the Army has accomplished more in these years of sustained conflict "than humanly possible."

  • Yongsan Garrison unveils smart phone technology bridging paper, web

    Jan 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Public Affairs unveiled a QR Code campaign that links paper media to electronic media using smart phones and Ipods to make content more dynamic, making it one of the first Army Public Affairs organizations worldwide to do so.

  • Yama Sakura participants visit Mt. Aso

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldiers participating in exercise Yama Sakura 59 had the opportunity to visit nearby cultural and natural sites before the exercise began Jan. 22 with a visit to Mt. Aso, Japan's largest active volcano.

  • Yama Sakura exercise begins in Japan

    Jan 24, 2011

    Japan's senior leadership from its Ministry of Defense visited Camp Kengen in Kumamoto, Japan, Jan. 18 to inspect the grounds and the soldiers there in preparation for the U.S.-Japan bilateral exercise, Yama Sakura 59 that began Jan. 22.

  • ASC takes operational control of Directorates of Logistics in Korea and Japan

    Jan 24, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command took operational control of the Directorates of Logistics in Korea and Japan on Jan. 1. This transition is the first step in a process that will transfer the DOLs, including personnel and resources, from the Installation Management Command to the Army Materiel Command.

  • Johnson thanks 8th Army Band for holiday concert

    Jan 24, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from the 8th Army Band received high accolades Jan. 24 from 8th Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson for their performance during the 3rd Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert.

  • ROK-U.S. Alliance engineers build enduring friendship

    Jan 24, 2011

    KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE, South Korea - During a 2003 road repair project here, two engineers from two different countries built an enduring friendship that has taken them from the Korean Peninsula to Afghanistan and back.

  • Mixed Martial Arts fighters train with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 20, 2011

    CAMP COINER, South Korea - Top Korean Mixed Martial Arts fighters held an MMA training seminar here Jan. 19 for Soldiers serving in South Korea.

  • School partnership program: Win-win for students, Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Students and schools are not the only beneficiaries in the partnership. Soldiers benefit greatly from their experiences with schools and students, Brewer said.

  • Award-winning program serves Suwon-area troops

    Jan 19, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - When Spc. Kevin Gonzalez first became the president of the Suwon Air Base Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program, he made a promise to himself and the Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment that the unit's new BOSS program will be run by the Soldiers and for the Soldiers.

  • Casey Exchange employee among first Koreans to serve Soldiers abroad

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service motto is "We go where you go," and one trailblazing 49-year-old Korean employee from Camp Casey is proud to say he did just that.

  • Exchange, garrison bring Laundromat customers Wi-Fi

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has teamed up with the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Cable TV Office to make free Wi-Fi available to customers using four Laundromats in Warrior Country. Wi-Fi is available in Bldg. 3004 at Camp Casey, Bldg. 3814 at Camp Hovey, Bldg. 8 at Camp Red Cloud and Bldg. 2367 at Camp Stanley. The Cable TV Office installed the drop and the Exchange is paying for the service.

  • Camp Casey Tax Center to open for business Jan. 24

    Jan 19, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - The Camp Casey Tax Center will open Jan. 24 for customers to make appointments to file their 2010 returns.

  • Eighth Army hosts annual holiday reception in Korea

    Jan 19, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean and American military leaders met here at the Hartell House Jan. 8 for the 8th Army Commanding General's Holiday Reception.

  • 8th Army joins fight against foot-and-mouth disease

    Jan 19, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army is actively working to assist its allies in containing an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease which is occurring on the Korean Peninsula for the second year in a row.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 59

    Jan 18, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army Pacific's Yama Sakura is USARPAC's premier bilateral command post annual exercise between Japanese and U.S. military forces. The simulation-driven exercise is the foundation of Japanese and U.S. defense cooperation.

  • Gates consults with South Korea on North's provocations

    Jan 14, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited South Korean leaders Jan. 14 in Seoul, South Korea, to demonstrate American solidarity against North Korean provocations. "We are all concerned about the tense situation on the peninsula caused by North Korea's continued belligerence and repeated provocations over the past few months," Gates said at the beginning of a meeting with Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin.

  • CBRN Training at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea

    Jan 14, 2011

    Soldiers of 498th Combat Service Support Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted Chemical,, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear training at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Jan. 13, 2011.

  • Military police begin Area I bicycle roundup

    Jan 13, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Military Police have spent the past two weeks tagging abandoned and unregistered bicycles on Warrior Country installations.

  • New director wants to bring Alaska adventure to youth

    Jan 13, 2011

    "We want to provide an exceptional experience and superior customer service that our families will always remember," Sagartz said.

  • Musician, storyteller visits Wainwright

    Jan 13, 2011

    The reasons behind his visit to Fort Wainwright are simple, he said. He loves God and loves Soldiers and wants to encourage them. "The first thing I want to say is 'thank you for your service,'" he said.

  • Carol Holley, Photographer of Fort Wainwright

    Jan 13, 2011

    A typical day starts early for Holley. Minutes ahead of their appointed times, Soldiers arrive with dress uniforms in hand and extra attention having been paid toward haircuts and appearance; they come prepared for a DA photo session, clean and sharp.

  • Gates visits Japan, stresses need to prevent North Korean provocations

    Jan 13, 2011

    Preventing another North Korea provocation of South Korea is in everyone's interest, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Tokyo, today.

  • Gates says China relations ready for next level

    Jan 12, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ended his meetings in China Jan. 12, saying the discussions he had with Chinese officials will take the military-to-military relationship between the two countries to the next level.

  • Gates: North Korea becoming direct threat to US

    Jan 11, 2011

    If it continues on its current path, North Korea could be a "direct threat" to the United States in five years or less, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Beijing, today.

  • Lt. Gen. Formica Visits Remote Arctic Post during the Holidays

    Jan 11, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, visited the Soldiers of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion during this holiday season. During this second visit to the Missile Defense Complex he spent his time interfacing with more than 200 Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers who operate and secure the system at Fort Greely, Alaska.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting focuses on Soldier wellness programs

    Jan 10, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon's Office discussed suicide prevention and wellness programs at the quarterly Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting Jan. 7 at USARPAC headquarters. "The goal of the council is to have a better appreciation of the significance of suicide and wellness issues throughout the command," said Col. Joseph S. Pina, USARPAC deputy surgeon.

  • Gates: US, China must cooperate as world powers

    Jan 10, 2011

    The United States and China are world powers that need to cooperate, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. At a news conference after their meeting at the Bayi Building, Gates and Gen. Liang Guanglie, China's minister of national defense, spoke of the importance of strong, reliable military-to-military contacts between the nations.

  • Contracting specialists train for disasters during contingency contracting exercise

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii - The 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter become the first CSB to support a disaster scenario based on real-world events during a recent joint contracting field training exercise. The exercise, Pacific Contingency Contracting Disaster Training, was based on Operation Unified Assistance after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The exercise focused on providing emergency contracting to a joint task force supporting a foreign disaster relief effort.

  • 25th CAB prioritizes re-deploying Soldiers, families

    Jan 7, 2011

    Leadership with the 25th CAB prioritized the needs of its Soldiers and their families upon the brigade's return from Iraq earlier this summer with a robust Soldier Reset and Reintegration Program targeting physical, emotional, spiritual, family and social dynamics with activities and events from Schofield Barracks to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

  • Military Child in Hawaii surveys families for second year

    Jan 6, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Pacific Command-hosted longitudinal study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Curriculum Research and Development Group at the University of Hawaii, is currently in its second year of collecting data from military families.

  • Stryker vehicles loaded for NTC

    Jan 6, 2011

    Lt. Philip Anklin, 1-25th SBCT officer in charge of the operation watched over 80 Soldiers and contractors as they performed the tasks of loading and securing 111 Strykers, five HEMTTS (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks) Load Handling Systems and four trailers all bound for the National Testing Center at Fort Irwin, Ca.

  • Deputy commander returns to Alaska 28 years later

    Jan 6, 2011

    Lowe sticks to four principles he believes in: Teach, coach, train and mentor. "Out there, that's what I saw the NCOs doing." He said, after being with the Soldiers as they trained, "I'd go to combat with any of these guys in a heartbeat."

  • Soldier graduates at top of Marine sniper course

    Jan 4, 2011

  • Casey visits Warrior Country

    Jan 4, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., made an early Christmas visit to Soldiers and families packed into the Carey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Casey, Dec. 22.

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • 6-52nd Soldiers brighten holiday season in Suwon

    Jan 2, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Smiles lights up across the faces of the children as they try so hard to hide their excitement.

  • Retired Army Lt. Gen. Rienzi laid to rest at Punchbowl

    Dec 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - A man described as being one of the greatest Army communicators, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi, 91, was laid to rest Dec. 30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific after receiving full military honors. Rienzi died Dec. 15 at Tripler Army Medical Center. Rienzi was the former deputy director general, chief of staff, and chief engineer of NATO Integrated Communications Systems Management Agency (NICSMA) in Brussels, Belgium when he retired in 1979. "He was one of the greatest of the Great Generation," said Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander of the U.S. Army Pacific, during his condolences to the family. "And frankly, I'm humbled to be able to honor him today. He loved Soldiers - those he commanded and those he taught, his cadets at West Point. He always took the time to develop those who served him and was deeply committed to them."

  • Retired Army Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi laid to rest at Punchbowl

    Dec 30, 2010

    A man described as being one of the greatest Army communicators, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas M. Rienzi, 91, was laid to rest Dec. 30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific after receiving full military honors. Rienzi died Dec. 15 at Tripler Army Medical Center.

  • SEC hosts Korean Army representatives, tours new labs

    Dec 29, 2010

  • USARPAC deployment team attains operationally capable status

    Dec 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post Deployable Assessment Team B was certified as fully operational capable at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Dec. 22.

  • 501st SBDE Helps Children

    Dec 27, 2010

    Soldiers from 501st Special Troops Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade help with English lessons at Seokjeon Middle School near Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea during a visit Dec. 16, 2010.

  • KSC Battalion delivers holiday cheer to orphanage

    Dec 26, 2010

    SEOUL - The Korean Service Corps Battalion delivered holiday cheer to the Hwasung Orphanage in Seoul Dec. 23.

  • Army chief of staff receives 'Order of the Rising Sun' decoration during Japan visit

    Dec 23, 2010

    The Army's chief of staff was presented with one of Japan's most distinguished decorations during a visit to Camp Ichigaya, the headquarters of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits with 2nd ID Soldiers and Families

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George Casey visits with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and Families during a visit to Camp Casey, Republic of Korea.

  • Gen. Casey tours first DoDDS school north of Seoul, Republic of Korea

    Dec 22, 2010

    Gen. George Casey, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, visited Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, where he toured the new Casey Elementary School. The Casey School is the first Department of Defense Dependents School to open in the previously dependent-restricted Area I, north of Seoul.

  • Casey visits Camp Zama

    Dec 22, 2010

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visits Soldiers and their families at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • CSA holds town hall meeting on Yongsan

    Dec 22, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. holds a town hall meeting Dec. 22 on Yongsan Garrison in South Korea.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Japan's Ministry of Defense

    Dec 21, 2010

    Pictures from CSA General Casey's Holiday visit to Japan.

  • Fort Wainwright Holiday Tree Lighting

    Dec 21, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Brig. Gen. Raymond P. Palumbo, commander U.S. Army Alaska, asks for their help in lighting this year's Fort Wainwright Holiday Tree from a crowd of eager children.

  • Blackhawk Soldiers finish year strong, take on "Cav Stakes"

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from C Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division performed a multi-day competition, through a variety of individual tasks such as; weapons assembly and disassembly, combat lifesaver evaluation and communication checks.

  • Arctic Legion Soldiers assist Santa, donate toys

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from B Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Team, 25th Infantry Division load a box of donated toys collected during the battalion's toy drive Dec. 10 at the B/1-24th company area. 150 toys were donated to the Salvation Army for families in the Fairbanks, Alaska area.

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