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  • 544th Trans. Det. cases guidon, deactivates unit

    Oct 31, 2011

  • Yongsan nominates outstanding volunteers

    Oct 31, 2011

    Eleven nominees from Garrison Yongsan were recognized for their endless support and dedication to the Community during the Volunteer of the Fourth Quarter Ceremony at the Army Community Services Building Oct. 28.

  • Disabled Employees honored by Yongsan Garrison

    Oct 31, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated the strength and diversity of their workforce by recognizing their disabled employees at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Program at Yongsan Theater Oct. 27.

  • Military post offices in Iraq to close Nov. 17

    Oct 27, 2011

    Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials said today.

  • Hoops stars dine, train with Warrior brigade Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, enjoyed the company of some distinguished visitors on Oct. 24 at the Warrior Inn dining facility here.

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlines

    Oct 26, 2011

    The United States Postal Service and Military Postal Service Agency have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and State Department post offices overseas by December 25, 2011.

  • Panetta thanks troops during Korea visit

    Oct 26, 2011

    The 23rd Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta, marked his first visit to Korea as Defense Secretary with a Town Hall Meeting inside Collier Community Fitness Center for the Servicemembers and Families of Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 26.

  • Panetta: U.S. remains committed to South Korea

    Oct 26, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta said the U.S. remains committed to defending South Korea and maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Nation honors military families' sacrifices

    Oct 25, 2011

    November is Military Family Appreciation Month, with the Army continuing its focus on building strong, resilient families.

  • Joint ROKA-U.S. training.

    Oct 25, 2011

    The 25th Trans. Bn. partnered with the Republic of Korea's 26th Mech. Div. at Camp Casey's rail head to conduct joint training in an ongoing effort to strengthen ROKA-U.S. military ties.

  • 10 U.S. Army Japan facilities voted 'Best of Pacific'

    Oct 24, 2011

    Ten mainland U.S. Army Japan facilities were voted "Best of the Pacific" in an annual online poll conducted by the regional edition of the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits troops in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, visited troops from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar in Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2011.

  • USARJ receives token of appreciation for disaster relief operations in Tohoku area

    Oct 24, 2011

    Several thousand origami cranes were presented to U.S. Army Japan on behalf of the Japan Women's Association as a gesture of appreciation for the unit's support during relief efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Eighth Army participates in Seoul Air Show

    Oct 24, 2011

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - Eighth Army participated in the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition here at Seoul Airport Oct 18 - 23.

  • 65th Medical Brigade hosts conference on Yongsan

    Oct 24, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 65th Medical Brigade hosted the 38th Parallel Military Medical Conference on Yongsan Garrison.

  • Wreath laying ceremony held at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 21, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The top U.S. military leaders in Korea honored the memory of those who died in the Korean War during a wreath laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial here Oct. 11.

  • Military personnel tackle operations security in Korea

    Oct 21, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - U.S. military personnel took a close look at ways to safeguard important information Oct. 18 - 21.

  • Volunteer medical team brings things into focus

    Oct 21, 2011

    A team of volunteer ophthalmologists, optometrists, dermatologists and dentists spent two weeks working on the Marshall Islands helping the local people with health issues.

  • Fort Wainwright Transportation Motor Pool drivers receive top Army award

    Oct 21, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's own version of 'Ice Road Truckers' have taken it one step further. A small team of drivers from the Transportation Motor Pool has received the highest safety award given by the United States Army Information Management Command for operating a variety of vehicles for a 12-month period, accumulating 146,794 miles without a single accident, incident or citation.

  • Pets blessed as part of St. Francis celebration

    Oct 21, 2011

    "I thought it would be kind of cool to come out and get my dogs blessed," she said. She brought her dogs Bongo, a boxer mix, and Dexter, a six-month-old mastiff.

  • Save energy, save resources, save money

    Oct 21, 2011

    Twenty years from now will we have enough resources to supply the energy we need? And if so, will we have enough money to pay for it?

  • Army hospital fair offers Soldiers and Families the keys to early detection during Breast Cancer Awa

    Oct 21, 2011

    One in eight. According to the American Cancer Society, those are the odds of a woman being diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.

  • Fort Wainwright Family dances at Friendship Day

    Oct 21, 2011

    The Family of Sgt. Duren Moses, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, is dancing through his deployment.

  • "Never Daunted" spouses get CrossFit

    Oct 21, 2011

    spouses from the 84th Engineer Battalion, "Never Daunted," 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, can be found in Martinez Gym, here, dead-lifting weights, bear-crawling and swinging kettle bells.

  • Ceremony kicks off Orient Shield 2011 in Japan

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the Texas National Guard joined with soldiers from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force in a ceremony that initiated the annual bi-lateral combined arms training dubbed Orient Shield 2011.

  • U.S., Japanese Soldiers practice squad live fire during Orient Shield

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment and members of the 1st Division, Eastern Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, practiced tactical movement at the squad level as part of Orient Shield 11.

  • Japan, U.S. lift off; sights set on serious training

    Oct 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, joined members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Eastern Army, 1st Division, 1st Aviation in performing mounted heliborne operations at Kita-Fuji Training Area in Japan, Thursday.

  • Generals visit their Forces

    Oct 20, 2011

    KITA-FUJI TRAINING AREA, JAPAN --Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment and the 1st Division, Eastern Army, Ground Self-Defense Force continued their bilateral training during Orient Shield 11, as a special visit by two commanders joined the exercise in order to get a better understanding of what was being conducted at Kita-Fuji, in Lake Yamanaka Village, in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, Oct. 18.

  • New Bradleys add punch to pre-positioned stocks in Korea

    Oct 20, 2011

    Dozens of new Bradley M2A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles have arrived in Korea, where they will improve the combat power of Army Prepositioned Stocks - 4, managed by Army Sustainment Command's 403rd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Army hosts Army Hawaii Polo at Fort Shafter

    Oct 15, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, threw out the match ball and welcomed the military and public to a day of Army polo Oct. 15 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter. The exhibition match between the Army Gold and Army Black teams was a culmination of an inaugural polo season for Army Polo Hawaii that participated in five games, all of them a benefit for the Association of the U.S. Army, which supports Soldiers and their Families.

  • Air Defenders participate historical parade in Suwon

    Oct 14, 2011

    SUWON, South Korea - Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52d Air Defense Artillery proudly marched in traditional Korean military costumes as part of Suwon's annual historical re-enactment of a key moment in Korean history.

  • Four officers join International Hall of Fame

    Oct 13, 2011

    An ambassador, two defense department chiefs and a commanding general of an army were inducted into the International Hall of Fame at Fort Leavenworth Oct. 6. Photographs of Ambassador Augostino Njoroge of Kenya; Lt. Gen. Sean McCann, chief of staff of the Defence Forces of Ireland; Vitalie Marinuta, minister of Defense for the Republic of Moldova, and Lt. Gen. Arturo Ortiz, commanding general of the Philippine Army, will join other photographs of former Command and General Staff College students on the fourth floor of the Lewis and Clark Center. The International Hall of Fame recognizes international CGSC students who have reached the highest positions in their nations' armed forces or an equivalent position in a multinational military organization.

  • Arctic Warriors at the Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska run in the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.

  • Alaska Sappers train on forced entry ops

    Oct 13, 2011

    Operation Boreal Wolverine tests Alaska Sappers' ability to support forced entry operations.

  • Alaska MPs host 'Spouses Challenge'

    Oct 13, 2011

    Spouses of the 793rd Military Police Battalion walk a mile in their Soldiers' boots.

  • Fallen North Korean soldiers return home

    Oct 12, 2011

    Two North Korean soldiers are repatriated during a somber ceremony at the DMZ Oct. 7.

  • 19th ESC conducts media day to display upgraded APS IV Bradleys

    Oct 12, 2011

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command along with the 837th Transportation Battalion (SDDC) hosted a media day with Republic of Korea local television and print media at Pier 8, Busan on Oct. 12. The U.S. Army Prepositioned Stock IV are receiving upgraded Bradley Fighting Vehicles as an ongoing effort to strengthen readiness across the peninsula.

  • Army leaders pledge to continue family support

    Oct 11, 2011

    Family programs remain important and their budgets will not be used to fund other initiatives, the secretary and chief of staff of the Army pledged Monday.

  • Polo Paina to make its debut on historic Palm Circle

    Oct 11, 2011

    Palm Circle will become a battle ground Oct. 15 when riders mount their horses for the inaugural polo match between Army Gold and Army Black. Polo Pa'ina starts 11 a.m. on the grounds of Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle. Activities include pony and carriage rides, military static displays, kids' activities, food, music and other entertainment.

  • In the biggest operations, the littlest things matter most

    Oct 10, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward, high fives a toddler April 15 displaced by the earthquake that struck Japan March 11. The child is a beneficiary of Operation Shower Power which provides shower access for more than 1,000 displaced Japanese citizens. Maj. Gen. Harrison visited shower points, schools, train stations and shelters for displaced citizens in regions affected by the earthquake to reaffirm the U.S. military's commitment to helping the Japanese people.

  • No Soldier left behind: Return of Korean War vet brings closure to family, friends

    Oct 7, 2011

    Cpl. Eduardo Pedregon, a Korean War veteran, received news of his missing in action in 1950, and since then they have been awaiting for his return.

  • Japanese American Soldiers will receive Congressional gold medal

    Oct 6, 2011

    More than 1,500 Japanese American representatives, including Soldiers, widows and family members associated with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442d Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service -- collectively known as "Go for Broke" -- will descend upon the nation's capital this November to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

  • Special concert held to mark ROK Armed Forces Day

    Oct 5, 2011

    SEOUL - A concert was held to mark the 63rd anniversary of the formation of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces here Sept. 30.

  • Eighth Army commander observes TROKA exercise

    Oct 5, 2011

    POCHEON, South Korea - The Eighth Army commanding general viewed a Third Republic of Korea Army live fire exercise here Sept. 30.

  • Society honors Korean student volunteer troops

    Oct 5, 2011

    INCHEON, South Korea - A ceremony was held for Korean volunteers from Japan who fought in the Korean War at the Japanese-Korean Korean War Veterans Memorial in Incheon Sept. 29.

  • 2-1st ADA Battalion holds anti-terrorism exercise

    Oct 5, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Soldiers from D Battery, 2-1st Air Defense Artillery Battalion conducted Quick Reaction Force training here Sept. 27 as a part of a quarterly exercise.

  • D6 AFAP Update: Progress on top priorities, new process requirements

    Oct 5, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- September's Army Family Action Plan review session showed progress on the top-priority 2011 Army AFAP Conference issues, including survivor identification cards and child care fees.

  • JSA Security Battalion conducts live fire exercise

    Oct 4, 2011

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area do more than serve as security escorts and give historical briefs to visitors of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom.

  • Dempsey outlines key themes in letter to troops

    Oct 3, 2011

    The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff outlined key themes for the military in a letter to the force released today.

  • Humphreys hosts Army 10-miler shadow run

    Oct 2, 2011

    More than 300 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the second annual Army 10-miler Shadow Run hosted here Oct. 2.

  • Nak Dong

    Sep 30, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldier's from the 19th Theater Sustainment Command participated with their Korean 2nd Operational Command counterparts reenacting the annual Nak Dong battlefield engagement on Sep. 29 where the Republic of Korea and their allies repelled a North Korean push to break the Pusan perimeter. Photo by Maj. Chris Maestas, 19th ESC PAO.

  • Delivery standards change for Express Mail Military Service

    Sep 30, 2011

    Effective Oct. 3, 2011, the United States Postal Service has revised mailing standards for Express Mail Military Service (EMMS) items mailed from the United States to APO/FPO and DPO destinations for delivery.

  • Nugget Lanes hosts Operation Rising Star Competition

    Sep 30, 2011

    Among cheers and tears, Nicole Walters was named the winner of Fort Wainwright's Operation Rising Star contest Sept. 24.

  • Fort Wainwright civilian employees earn special recognition

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Civilian Employee Recognition Program is part of the Installation Management Command Incentive Award Program for Military and Civilian Personnel.

  • SMA visits Oahu, addresses Armywide changes to Soldiers

    Sep 29, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, met with U.S. Army Hawaii Soldiers and their family members, for the first time, Sept. 18-21.

  • Community can end domestic violence

    Sep 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual campaign against domestic violence was launched, here, Monday.

  • Singapore HIMARS commissioning ceremony

    Sep 27, 2011

    Mr. Robert L. Moore, deputy command of USASAC, led a U.S. delegation to Singapore in August to discuss program issues and to participate in the formal commissioning of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

  • Army's top NCO visits Alaska Soldiers

    Sep 27, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited the Soldiers and families of U.S. Army Alaska Sept. 22, 2011, to talk about proposed policy changes and to answer questions on a variety of topics ranging from retirement, a drawdown of Army personnel and what the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

  • Engineer brigade stands up in Alaska

    Sep 27, 2011

    The colors of the 2nd Engineer Brigade were uncased for the first time in 56 years Sept. 21 in Alaska.

  • 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade launches first Army Reserve MEB Academy

    Sep 25, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii -- The 9th Mission Support Command's 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade kicked off the first-ever, U.S. Army Reserve MEB Academy, here, Sept. 17-18.

  • SMA visits Oahu, addresses Armywide changes

    Sep 23, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, met with U.S. Army Hawaii Soldiers and their family members at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, for the first time, Sept. 18-21, 2011.

  • Army Wife Network brings Field Exercise to Fort Wainwright

    Sep 22, 2011

    Crooks and Henderson tag themselves as interactive empowerment for Army wives. They have a radio show, a website (, an online advice column entitled "Field Problems" (which can be found on their website) and the "Field Exercises."

  • Wainwright runners conquer Equinox Marathon

    Sep 22, 2011

    With a climb of almost 2,000 feet to the summit of Ester Dome and then a steep descent back down, this marathon is known in running circles as one of the most difficult races in North America.

  • Army Reservist team up with Malaysian Army to provide medical care to rural village

    Sep 22, 2011

    Members of the 1984th are partnering with the Malaysian Army and the local community in one of two medical civil action programs that are part of Keris Strike 2011, a bilateral exercise with the Malaysian Army that focuses on strengthening ties and increasing interoperability.

  • SOS tea party to honor Gold Star Mothers at ACS

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Gold Star Mothers Day is Sept. 25. Survivor Outreach Services, or SOS, will honor Gold Star Mothers with a tea party, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23, at the Fort Shafter Army Community Service, located at the Aloha Center, Building 330, here.

  • Students celebrate learning, literacy at Hale Kula Elementary's Family Night

    Sep 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Hale Kula Elementary School families traveled to a galaxy far, far away when they attended the school's Book Fair and Beyond Family Night, here, Sept. 16.

  • Cardon assumes command of only permanently forward deployed division in Army

    Sep 20, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, SOUTH KOREA -- Major Gen. Edward C. Cardon assumed command from Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker as commander of the 2nd Infantry Division during a change of command ceremony Sept. 20 at Indianhead Field on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • DOD reaffirms commitment to POWs, MIAs

    Sep 19, 2011

    No one has matched the United States' time, resources and commitment to accounting for its missing military members and honoring its prisoners of war, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Welcoming ceremony greets Army Reserve crew and vessel

    Sep 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command sailed into port, here, Aug 19, after a lengthy journey from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • Army chef provides comfort to Soldiers and Families in central Alaska

    Sep 14, 2011

  • Obama: America has emerged stronger from 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

    President Barack Obama remembered those who were lost to terrorist attacks a decade ago and said the American commitment to freedom, justice, courage and liberty has not dimmed in the face of many trials.

  • Strength of the Nation

    Sep 12, 2011

    Explore events and milestones that have shaped Army transformation since 2001.

  • Facebook town hall debuts, addresses 41 different topics

    Sep 12, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii now joins the handful of Army installations that have held successful town halls in cyberspace.

  • Soldiers top priority for new CSA

    Sep 9, 2011

    A day after being sworn in as the new chief of staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno laid out some priorities for his tenure.

  • Alaska paratrooper inducted into athletics hall of fame

    Sep 9, 2011

    Long before he joined the Army, Spc. Ron Burton was a star college athlete at Missouri Southern State University. Now the Alaska-based Soldier is being inducted into a collegiate hall of fame.

  • Ground broken for 2 new schools for military families in Korea

    Sep 6, 2011

    U.S. and Korean leaders participated in a historic groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for an elementary and high school at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Sept. 2, 2011.

  • Hawaii's ACT refocuses program to better suit needs of Soldiers, families

    Sep 2, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Hawaii's Army Community Theatre, or ACT, is gearing up for a transition from its current program to return its focus to Soldiers and their family members.

  • Operation Rising Star rocks Schofield Barracks

    Sep 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Pvt. Kristopher Gonzalez, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Battalion, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, took first place in the Operation Rising Star finals, at the Tropics Recreation Center, here, Aug. 19.

  • Job initiatives focus on vets, family members

    Sep 1, 2011

    President Barack Obama yesterday called on Congress to move quickly on an initiative to offer tax credits to employers who hire unemployed veterans, including those with disabilities.

  • TRICARE portability reduces moving stress

    Sep 1, 2011

    With a single phone call, service member and family beneficiaries under TRICARE Prime can arrive at a new duty station, confident their medical records and prescriptions were transferred and new doctors were lined up for them in advance, a top TRICARE official said.

  • "Good Grief" seminar offers hope, healing to Wainwright community

    Sep 1, 2011

    Fort Wainwright chaplains and Survivor Outreach Services hosted the event designed to provide a roadmap through grieving for those who have suffered losses ranging from the death of a loved one to divorce and even the loss of a pet

  • TRICARE beneficiaries save on prescription delivery, vaccines

    Aug 31, 2011

    Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan can obtain 90 days of home-delivered medication with no copayment and can get free vaccinations at participating pharmacies without seeing a doctor.

  • Obama vows solid support for veterans

    Aug 31, 2011

    As the United States deals with its fiscal challenges, President Barack Obama emphasized today that it won't do so at the cost of its military and won't "balance the budget on the backs of our veterans."

  • Senior commander visits 35th ADA Brigade for UFG

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Soldiers and leaders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade provided an overview of the Patriot force here Aug. 23 during a visit by the leader of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Forces Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense.

  • Memorial ceremony held at Joint Security Area

    Aug 30, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - "Specialist Peaks?" "Here Sergeant Major!"

  • General visits ADA battalion during annual exercise

    Aug 30, 2011

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

  • Air defenders bond over barbecue on Osan Air Base

    Aug 30, 2011

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

  • Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 30, 2011

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

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

    Aug 29, 2011

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

  • Custom-sized ACU available at clothing sales

    Aug 26, 2011

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

  • Annual UFG exercise concludes in South Korea

    Aug 25, 2011

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

  • TF Thunder welcomes Alaskan assets

    Aug 23, 2011

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

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

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

  • Program supports military families with special needs

    Aug 22, 2011

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

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

    Aug 22, 2011

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

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

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

  • Tell Me a Story: Military Child Education Coalition

    Aug 19, 2011

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

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 19, 2011

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

  • JSA Battalion honors fallen officers on 35th anniversary

    Aug 18, 2011

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

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

    Aug 17, 2011

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