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  • Officials: New information for Soldiers heading to Korea

    Jun 16, 2009

    Soldiers on orders for Korea need to know about the new Army Instructions on tour lengths and options for bringing family members. These new instructions are critical to ensuring quality of life for family members and documenting required training that should be completed prior to reporting.

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 16, 2009

    Lately Kayla Colyer-Platzer's reality has been consumed with her battle against Hodgkin's disease. However, the 15-year-old high school student was able to get a break from her worries Monday when she became a Soldier for a day at Fort Greely.

  • United States Army, Pacific names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii Aca,!" Each Soldier started the Warrior Challenge even with zero points. After a week of combatives, a physical fitness test, land navigation and numerous other events, two Soldiers stood ahead of the rest.

  • Eighth U.S. Army Commander thanks NCOs

    Jun 15, 2009

    During the Army Ball celebration here June 12, the commander of all American Soldiers on the Korean peninsula recognized Army NCOs for their leadership.

  • Servicemembers participate in cultural tour program

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense Friends Forever Program has invited 300 United States Forces Korea servicemembers to participate cultural tours over the summer to increase their understanding of the Korean history, customs and traditions as a part of the Republic of Korea-United States Friends Forever Program.

  • Eighth U.S. Army, ROK Army hold Alliance Conference

    Jun 14, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., 8th Army Commanding General, and other 8th Army staff officers met June 11 with Republic of Korea Army Chief of Staff Gen. Lim Choung-bin and their ROK Army officer counterparts in an alliance conference held at the Octagon, the ROK version of the Pentagon, located in Daejeon, Korea.

  • Yongsan community honors Army birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch, other Soldiers, and newly-arrived Camp Adventure volunteers joined children in a cake-cutting ceremony, June 12, at Child and Youth Services to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.

  • Postmark honors 8th U.S. Army's 65 years of service

    Jun 10, 2009

    A commemorative postmark honoring the 8th United States Army's 65 years of service was unveiled June 10, at the Yongsan main post office.

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

    Alaska Soldiers celebrated the Army's 234th birthday in style June 5, while recognizing its past and present noncommissioned officers, who are considered to be the backbone of the nation's largest and oldest force.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • Yongsan honors hidden heroes

    Jun 9, 2009

    Just as President Barack Obama and European leaders were descending on Normandy, France, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and an entourage Soldiers and civilians recently visited the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul on a goodwill mission to honor American veterans buried there.

  • Chemical companies from U.S., Korea compare techniques

    Jun 8, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Chemical Co., 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion and Republic of Korea's 16th Chemical Battalion, 6th Corp. conducted a joint training exercise geared towards showcasing each other's techniques when it comes to a chemical attack June 2 at Camp Casey.

  • 'Pets of Patriots' program ensures care of Soldiers' pets

    Jun 6, 2009

    When Soldiers deploy they often leave behind loving family members, including small furry ones. To alleviate some of the concerns Soldiers have regarding their pet's care, the Hawaiian Humane Society offers a unique service called the "Pets of Patriots" program.

  • Famous circus returns to Casey, regales all in community

    Jun 2, 2009

    Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation brought back the famous Chinese circus "Dong Choon Art Circus," which featured a 90 minute show of 21 circus acts and a live caged motorcycle show, for the 2009 Memorial Day Festival.

  • American Red Cross lauds Warrior Country Volunteers

    Jun 2, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - American Red Cross was the host of a luncheon to recognize of all its many volunteers May 20 in the USAG-Casey Warriors Club. The annual luncheon's theme was "volunteerism is priceless."

  • Warrior Country conducts evacuation exercise

    Jun 2, 2009

    What would happen to a loved one accompanying a person in Korea if all noncombatants needed to be evacuated from Korea due to war, civil instability, or a natural disaster'

  • Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Deployment Assessment Team

    Jun 1, 2009

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii - A Category 4 hurricane hits Hawaii, injuring hundreds and severely damaging the infrastructure, prompting the governor to ask the federal government for help. The military is asked to provide vital assistance.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates conducts Town Hall Meeting in Alaska

    Jun 1, 2009

  • Families, Soldiers remember loved ones in lantern floating ceremony

    May 30, 2009

    Standing in knee-deep waters among thousands at Ala Moana Beach Park, Amy Urbina's thoughts were as distant as the cruiseliners and boats dotting the horizon, during the evening of May 25.

  • Spouses display brawn and brains during GI Jane Day event

    May 30, 2009

    Midway through GI Jane Day, May 23, Josie Dyon and Angie Kennedy were asked what they would tell their husbands at the conclusion of a physically and mentally demanding day of activities.

  • Cambodian native serves America while remembering Asian heritage

    May 29, 2009

    Despite only spending six months of her life in Cambodia and Thailand combined, time spent as a newborn, Staff Sgt. Chendi Goodman speaks both countries' languages, Khmer and Thai, fluently and is well versed in the culture. For Goodman's family, preserving their Asian Pacific heritage is a vital link to their past - to the country they did not want to leave, but had to for their own safety.

  • 2nd ID Warriors form 'living insignia' for 2nd time in division history

    May 29, 2009

    Approximately 5,000 Warriors from the 2nd Infantry Division created a human version of the division's distinctive Indian-Head patch for only the second time in an organizational history dating from World War I May 21 at Indian-Head Stage Field here.

  • Yongsan Library features free Wi-Fi hotspot

    May 28, 2009

    Connecting to the Internet for free is convenient at locations all across U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Now, Yongsan surfers can add another location to the list: the Yongsan Library.

  • Korean employees set to deploy in Middle East

    May 28, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - "We go where you go," is the slogan of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service dating back to Desert Storm when AAFES services were needed for Soldiers deployed in Kuwait and the Middle East.

  • Yongsan hosts Pacific-wide softball tournament

    May 28, 2009

    Nearly 700 softball players converged on Yongsan to play in the 19th annual Pacific-wide Softball Tournament May 23-25 at the sports fields at Collier Field House on South Post. The official opening ceremony kicked off the tournament May 23.

  • Humphreys Soldiers pass through 'Gates of Fire' training at Camp Hovey

    May 28, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY Shea Range - Soldiers from the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, USAG-Humphreys, completed their first "Gates of Fire" live-fire training at Hovey's Shea Range May 20.

  • Red Cloud firefighters sharpen disaster response skills

    May 28, 2009

    USAG-Red Cloud firefighters participated in the National Disaster Emergency Rescue Training, which took place at Daejin University May 11, in close cooperation with a large number of Gyeong-gi Province and Republic of Korea Army firefighters.

  • Army's new SELF program looks at Soldiers' total well-being

    May 27, 2009

    Tripler Army Medical Center's health clinic at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is the second medical facility Army-wide to implement the SELF program.

  • Yongsan Memorial Day Block Party starts summer

    May 27, 2009

    Hundreds of Yongsan community members welcomed the summer of 2009 with a Memorial Day Block Party at the Main Post Club parking lot Saturday, May 23.

  • Honoring the Islands: Fort Shafter Elementary School celebrates May Day

    May 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Students from Fort Shafter Elementary School, here, participated in their annual May Day celebration, May 15. Check out more photos on U.S. Army Garrison-HawaiiAca,!a,,cs Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/.

  • Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    May 22, 2009

    MANOA, Hawaii - The University of Hawaii (UH) conducted a commissioning ceremony for 25 graduates of the UH-Manoa, Army ROTC program, May 17, at the Kennedy Theater on the campus, here.

  • Army history comes alive at Fort DeRussy during annual event

    May 22, 2009

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - Mike Maranto blew in from the Windy City last week and found the perfect spot to chill in Waikiki, at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, site of the 10th Annual Living History Day, May 16.

  • Army EOD teams compete for top honors in Korea

    May 21, 2009

    Tackling a series of challenging training scenarios May 16 - 19, Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams competed for the title of top U.S. Army EOD team on the Korean peninsula.

  • Army's first Tactical Interpreter Company welcomes home first deployed Soldiers

    May 21, 2009

    Five Soldiers recently returned home from a deployment that marked a first for the Army.

  • Fort Stewart Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage in May

    May 20, 2009

    Soldiers, Families and friends were treated to dancing, drums, and martial arts, showcasing the diverse tradition of the Asian-Pacific heritage during a program sponsored by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart, May 11. The theme for this year's Asian-Pacific American heritage observance was leadership to meet the challenges of a changing world.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Soldiers sharpen skills during exercise

    May 20, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Field exercises are the bread and butter of American Soldiers preparing to serve in operations anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

  • Division Families enjoy hands-on experience at Korean Ceramic Expo

    May 20, 2009

  • Division recognizes contributions of Asian Americans

    May 20, 2009

    Soldiers who serve in the 2nd Infantry Division work toward the completion of their missions on the Korean peninsula. Not every Soldier comes from the same place or looks alike. Soldiers are different in personal qualities even as they share a common mission and vision. In recognition of one proud and prominent group of Soldiers and Americans, the division held an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration May 15 at the Commanding General's Mess on Camp Red Cloud.

  • Red Cloud PBC celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Month

    May 20, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG-RC Command Sgt. Maj., addresses Spouses and dependents in the USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage May 8 during the Military Spouse Appreciation Month Luncheon. "I think sometimes we take military spouses for granted and we assume they will be there for us," Lavender said. "When we refer to our spouses as our better half, we mean it takes two halves to make a whole. You spouses are the whole part that makes the Army today, and I want to thank each and ever one of you for what you do. On behalf of Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-RC commander, I want to say, you are our future and our dreams. Future meaning 30 minutes from now, an hour from now, next month or next year. That is the future. Dreams are where we want to go together. You are the dreams of the future of what this PBC is going to be like in the near and far future. You are truly the ones that make things happen."

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Month feted in Casey's Pear Blossom Cottage

    May 20, 2009

    More than 30 spouses and Family members gather in USAG-Casey's Pear Blossom Cottage to celebrate Military Spouse's Month and try different cuisines May 7. The many dishes provided were cooked by Military Spouses and served to Soldiers and their spouses and dependents.

  • Soldiers, Civilians and Family members attend 2nd Infantry Division Prayer Breakfast

    May 20, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Soldiers; Civilians and Family members crowded Mitchell's Club early morning May 7 here for the annual 2nd Infantry Division Prayer Breakfast for the 58th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer. The event was sponsored by the 2ID Chaplain's Fund and featured Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Kerr, Eighth United States Army command chaplain.

  • Red Cloud commander celebrates partnership with Uijeongbu Police

    May 20, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, presents cufflinks and tie clasps to Senior Superintendent Yoon, Dong-gil, chief of Uijeongbu Police and his staff at the Korean National Police appreciation dinner held April 29 in the garrison courtyard. The KNP functions include law enforcement, criminal investigation, and public safety. Jackson thanked the KNP for their participation in riot control, countering student demonstrations, and other public disorders that would occur at USAG-Red Cloud.

  • Army names top maintenance award winner

    May 20, 2009

    The third week of April was a benchmark for USAG-Red Cloud's Directorate of Logistics. That is when the Department of the Army announced they had awarded Red Cloud Department of Logisitcs the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence.

  • Cultural Sweetness

    May 19, 2009

    PHOTOS BY SSG SADIE E. BLEISTEIN Ten-year-old Jarrod Norris picks strawberries during the second part of an 8th U.S. Army Good Neighbor Program Cultural Experience Tour in Icheon, South Korea, May 13. Jarrod spent the first half of his day behind a pottery wheel experiencing the International Ceramic Festival in Icheon.

  • Music for the Seoul

    May 19, 2009

    Photo by SSG Sadie E. Bleistein Donald L. Peterson, director of the Brigham Young University Wind Symphony conducts a concert combining the talents and music of the BYU Wind Symphony and 8th U.S. Army Band May 5 at the Korean Broadcasting System Concert Hall, Yeouido, South Korea.

  • Engineers dazzle students with technology

    May 19, 2009

    The Far East District Corps of Engineers held an Engineers Day at Seoul American High School May 15, bringing more than a dozen engineering experts to introduce students to the changing impact of new technology and science.

  • Remembering Seoul's hidden American heroes

    May 19, 2009

    As Memorial Day approaches, veterans cemeteries from Omaha Beach in Normandy, France to Arlington, Virginia will fill with visitors remembering Soldiers who served and sometimes gave their lives fighting for freedom.

  • Edwin McCain rocks Yongsan

    May 18, 2009

    Edwin McCain performed a concert outside Main Post Club May 14 not as a Top 40 star with well-known hits like "I'll be," but as a guy having fun on stage with his band while bringing entertainment to troops.

  • Korean-American exercise focuses on fire safety

    May 18, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Fire and hazardous materials incidents may strike at any moment, whether on or off post. When a fire threatens the Yongsan Community, a well-coordinated Korean-American response is vital to saving lives and property.

  • Commander's Corner: Memorial Day Weekend

    May 18, 2009

    Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, will be a busy and enjoyable time for those of us at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. We have a lot of events planned to make this a great holiday.

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

    In the Army, engineers routinely fix, tear down and build structures on land. One such team of engineers does their tasks with an added challenge of an air tank strapped to their backs in depths far lower than commercial divers.

  • Running for the garrison

    May 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) employees participate in the Garrison Organization Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk, May 12, at Bowen Park, here. Annually, USAG-HI celebrates its anniversary by hosting weeklong activities, culminating in an organizational picnic, to promote awareness and camaraderie. View more photos on USAG-HI's Flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-hi/sets/.

  • Learning a lost art

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Native Hawaiian office and members of the Kapolei Hawaiian Civic Club presented the first first in a series of Hawaiian cultural programs, on the lost art of lei making, May 12. The next program will be a Hula demonstration, June 10, 5:30-7 p.m. Contact the library for more information at 808-655-8002.

  • Residents urged to prepare for hurricanes

    May 15, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We are very fortunate to live here in Hawaii, but we are not immune to hurricanes and tropical storms that can be devastating to our island paradise. Although hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, it is always a good idea to stay vigilant and be prepared throughout the year.

  • Hawaii honors all military & family members throughout May

    May 15, 2009

    The Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, community members and businesses in Hawaii celebrate the military's presence in the Hawaiian Islands throughout May. All service members and their families are invited to take part in the activities offered during the 24th Annual Hawaii Military Appreciation Month (HMAM).

  • The Contemporary Museum celebrates military families with free admission

    May 15, 2009

    HONOLULU - "I always get excited when I come to museums," said 10-year-old family member Rebecca Childers. "I see things I've never seen before."

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • NCOs lead the way at USARAK NCO Academy

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers train at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard NCO Academy.

  • Monsoon season to bring heavy rains

    May 14, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison officials are increasing awareness of the monsoon season, a rainy season in Asia when heavy rains and strong winds can cause severe impact on Army installations in Korea.

  • Seoul American Middle School students visit DMZ

    May 14, 2009

    PANMUNJOM, Republic of Korea - Seoul American Middle School students encountered Korean War history first hand when visiting the Joint Security Area and the Demilitarized Zone on a study trip April 30.

  • Asian-Pacific Soldier Following in Father's Footsteps

    May 14, 2009

    From living the life of a "Dog-Face Soldier," to enjoying his Army career as a Guamanian-American Soldier, Sgt. Danny Babauta, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, carries on the legacy of his father and other Asian-Pacific Soldiers.

  • Hawaii Soldiers celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage with fun, remembrance

    May 13, 2009

    As part of a celebration in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage month, Soldiers based in Hawaii recently received a taste of Polynesia culture through colorful dancing, heart-felt music and lively speeches.

  • 2008 female Athlete of the Year

    May 13, 2009

    First Lt. Kelly Calway holds many titles. The intelligence officer, assigned to the 500th Military Intelligence Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is a doting mother, loving wife, caring daughter, patriotic Soldier and the Army's 2008 female Athlete of the Year. It's the last title she said she's most to have.

  • 2008 male Athlete of the Year

    May 13, 2009

    The Army has Soldiers who are great runners, good runners and not so good runners. Capt. Shawn Dodge, company commander, Headquarters and Operations Company, 732nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is a great runner.

  • Cadets go from green to gold during Army commissioning program

    May 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - "This is really the best leadership program there is out there," said Cadet Capt. Mary Fulgencio. "It really teaches you how to run things and be able to figure out how to tackle issues you don't think you would ever come across."

  • Bunco rolls 'big time' at the Tropics during Family Fun Fridays

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 50 Soldiers and family members were ready to roll the dice as they gathered at the Tropics, here, for an exciting game of "Bunco."

  • Keiki learn bike safety

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Brody Christensen, 11, adjusted his helmet and climbed on his bicycle studying the obstacle course in front of him. With a picture of a tricycle emblazoned on his blue T-shirt and the words, "chicks dig my ride" written underneath, Christensen was ready for the bike rodeo.

  • Federal Fire Department and Baskin-Robbins support National Junior Firefighter Program

    May 12, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Federal Fire Department (FFD) partnered with Baskin-Robbins Corporation, at the main post exchange, here, in support of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program, April 29.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Good Neighbor event brings Korean children to family park

    May 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The American Society of Military Comptrollers-Korea Chapter hosted children from an Incheon orphanage for a Good Neighbor event at Yongsan's Family Fun Park May 9.

  • Garrison improves child, youth services with covenant

    May 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Garrison officials met with more than 70 Child, Youth and School Services workers May 7 to unveil the details of a new new covenant designed to attract and maintain new youth workers.

  • 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

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