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  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Peter W. Chiarelli visited with U.S. Army, Pacific troops and leaders at Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks Nov. 16.

  • Chiarelli calls on U.S. Army, Pacific

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii--Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, visited troops and leaders at U.S. Army, Pacific Headquarters on Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

  • ROK Army squad upsets CRC Indians for title

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - A shrewd personnel move by the coach of the 2nd Infantry Division's Republic of Korea Army Support Group to remove himself as the goalkeeper enabled his team to fight back from the loser's bracket and defeat the FCC Red Cloud Indians 4-2 in the Warrior Country Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tournament at Schoonover Bowl Nov. 6

  • Osan Falcons fall from unbeaten, remain atop league standings

    Nov 17, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Casey cornerback Toderick Scypion stretches in vain to attempt to prevent a touchdown catch by Osan running back Anthony Felton during the Army-Air Force game at Casey Garrison Nov. 13. Felton hauled in the 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alfredo Catolico and barely managed to keep his feet inbounds in the back of the endzone enabling Osan to defeat Casey 19-8 in the second game of a twin-bill. Casey won the first game 14-6 in overtime giving Osan it's first loss of the season. Osan remains in first place in the Korea Post-Level Flag Football League with a 9-1 record.

  • Mayor bestows honorary citizenship on garrison civilian employees

    Nov 17, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Sally Hall, director of the Community Activity Center at Casey Garrison, smiles as she receives honorary citizenship from Dongducheon City Mayor O Se-chang during a ceremony in Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 16. Hall was recognized for eight years of service facilitating events to improve relations between the American and Korean communities in Dongducheon. Yang Cho, chief of the Master Planning Division for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and a naturalized U.S. citizen of Korean descent also received honorary citizenship.

  • Eighth Army deploys for exercise Autumn Breeze

    Nov 17, 2010

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Eighth Army deployed Nov. 15 to this training range near the Korean Demilitarized Zone for exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.

  • Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans, experience culture

    Nov 17, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea - Soldiers from Camp Stanley got a taste of Native American culture during a National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center Nov 3.

  • Army Vice Chief visits Schofield Soldiers

    Nov 16, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli visits with Soldiers prior to their deployment on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 16.

  • U.S. Army holds first master resilience course in Korea

    Nov 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "Suck it up, rub dirt on it and drive-on works sometimes," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Tobin, "I am a big fan of that. But sometimes it's not enough."

  • AFSBn-NEA turns wasted space into a learning center

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia's mission is to receive, store, maintain accountability of Army prepositioned stocks throughout Korea, Japan and Okinawa, making sure there exists no risk to the combat readiness of the equipment and continually improve the "fight tonight" status.

  • 19th ESC HHC conducts convoy live fire exercise

    Nov 15, 2010

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company conducted a convoy live fire exercise at Warrior Base Story Live Fire Complex from Oct. 17-21. The intent was to train and build Soldiers' capability and confidence in tactical convoy missions through simulated battlefield conditions.

  • Tactical trainer helps teams relay better aerial directions

    Nov 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD - A copilot sat in an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter gunship as it zoomed across the desert, recently.

  • ID card appointment system goes online

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Customers needing to make, change or cancel ID card appointments at Schofield Barracks or Fort Shafter can do so online, starting Nov. 15.

  • Solomon celebrates 'Tree City'

    Nov 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 students from Solomon Elementary School joined Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, and representatives from Island Palm Communities, here, Nov. 5, to celebrate Schofield Barracks' designation as a Tree City USA.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army mark success of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at closing ceremony

    Nov 14, 2010

    U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the end of Yudh Abhyas 2010 during a ceremony Nov. 14 at Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian Army Soldiers exchange jump wings during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 14, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army exchanged airborne jump wings and gifts during a ceremony Nov. 13 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Soldiers earned their foreign jump wings on Nov. 10 when they conducted a combined jump as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army wrap up field training with air assault and raid

    Nov 12, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army tested combined tactics during an air assault and raid mission at Site Summit on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 11 to conclude the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers and leaders from both armies spent several days conducting classes, combining troop leading procedures and rehearsing to ensure they could successfully conduct the mission as one team. "This mission was the culmination of all our work for the past couple of weeks. It was the last mission, the big mission and a very important one. A lot of preparation went into it. We've done nothing but training with the Indian soldiers and it's been awesome," said Sgt. Steve Faulkner, team leader with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Veterans Day in Hawaii

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Oahu Veterans' Council sponsored the 2010 Veterans Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. The event included all branches of the armed services. More than 20 veterans organizations laid wreaths during the annual service. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, gave the keynote address. Special guests included Sen. Daniel Akaka and the Hon. Max Cleland, secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers fill sky with parachutes on combined jump

    Nov 11, 2010

    It was not snow that fell from the sky here on Nov. 10. Instead, the sky was speckled with the parachutes of Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army. Almost 400 paratroopers from both armies jumped and landed at Malamute Drop Zone as part of a friendship jump for combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. It was the first time the U.S. Army and the Indian army conducted a combined jump. "The soldiers from the Indian army were really excited about having a chance to jump with us, and our Soldiers were excited as well. Having the opportunity to jump with another army is always a great experience," said Sgt. Randy Henrion, team leader with Apache Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. Soldiers participating in the combined jump qualified to receive foreign jump wings.

  • President salutes veterans during Garrison Yongsan visit

    Nov 11, 2010

    President Barack Obama honors U.S. troops and veterans on Veterans Day at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, during G20 visit.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army practice operational harmony

    Nov 10, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army merged tactics to ensure operational harmony and to prepare for mission success Nov. 9 during training at one of the airborne sustainment training areas. The training was conducted in preparation for field training exercise missions as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers trained for airborne operations, loading and off-loading a Black Hawk helicopter, and support-by-fire, all tactics, techniques and procedures that will be used in missions during the exercise.

  • Public Works teaches students to pull plug on energy waste

    Nov 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Do you leave the tap turned on while brushing your teeth or while taking a shower every morning' If so, Dewey McLean, energy manager for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Public Works, wants to break you of that bad habit and he has a plan to do it. He's talking to children.

  • Army, local first responders exercise terrorist drills

    Nov 10, 2010

    YANGJU, South Korea - Two silhouetted figures stood perched atop the MBC television building here. Within seconds the Korean National Police Special Duty Team members swooped 10 floors to the ground and took positions giving them an unobstructed view of the terrorists and hostages inside.

  • Veterans mark 60th anniversary of legendary reservoir battle

    Nov 10, 2010

    SEOUL - More than 250 veterans gathered here Nov. 10 to mark the 60th anniversary of the pivotal Jangjin "Chosin" Reservoir battle where U.S. Soldiers and Marines defeated a much larger enemy force during a strategic retreat through bitterly cold and fiercely contested mountainous terrain.

  • U.S. Army Alaska, Indian army kick off Yudh Abhyas 2010 field training exercise

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army joined forces here Nov. 8 to kick off the field training exercise portion of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at Forward Operating Base Sparta. They practiced troop leading procedures to ensure efforts between the two armies would be synchronized in preparation for a zone reconnaissance mission scheduled for the afternoon. "We trained on anything that we thought we might come across during the mission. That way we are all in sync and can react to anything and make sure that everyone is on the same page," said Staff Sgt. Juan Rangel, senior scout for Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2010 hits the range for Javelin live-fire

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, teamed up with soldiers from the Indian army for a day of training and cultural exchange here Nov. 8. The U.S. Army Alaska event was part of Yudh Abhyas 2010, an annual bilateral training exercise. Surrounded by the snow capped mountains of the Alaskan Range, Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st SBCT, 25th ID, and the Indian Army's 62nd Infantry and 5th Parachute Regiment Brigade participated in a number of tactical training exercises culminating in a Javelin anti-tank missile live-fire.

  • U.S. Forces Korea recognizes civilian employees

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The senior U.S. commander in South Korea presented awards to 2010 U.S. Forces Korea Civilian Employees of the Year at a ceremony here Nov. 5.

  • Eighth Army holds change of command ceremony

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. Army's top warfighting command in South Korea held a change of command ceremony here Nov. 9.

  • Eighth Army Band celebrates 60th anniversary

    Nov 9, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - "The show must go on" is the motto of the Eighth Army Band and it has gone on for 60 years.

  • Indian soldiers experience Alaskan environment, American culture

    Nov 8, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian army got a break from working operations of combined exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 to experience a day of Alaskan and American culture. The cultural event included visits to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and the Byron Glacier at Portage Glacier, Alaska, Nov. 7. "It was a great event. We all got to have fun going out and exploring Alaska with nothing military related, aside from everyone being in the military," said Pfc. Adam Van Raalten, infantryman, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. "It's a new experience seeing what people from another country are like and this gave us a great opportunity to do so."

  • ICEOMC supports, eases transitions for military children in local schools

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Since June 2009, Hawaii joined the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, or ICEOMC, and continues this agreement to support the needs of military families.

  • USAG-HI aims to promote recycling, conservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - America Recycles Day is Nov. 15, and all U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Soldiers, residents, civilians and supported units are encouraged to drop off their recyclables at the Kaena Community Center, here, from 9-2 p.m.

  • Hawaii District Court rules on Makua Military Reservation

    Nov 8, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Hawaii District Court released its ruling on cross motions for summary judgment in the case of Malama Makua versus Robert Gates, secretary of defense et al, Oct. 27.

  • USASAC facilitates FMS of 5 Hueys to Philippines

    Nov 8, 2010

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated the foreign military sale of five Bell UH-1 "Hueys" to the Phillipines.

  • U.S., Australia agree to cooperation initiatives

    Nov 8, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced the establishment of a new bilateral working group to develop options for enhanced U.S.-Australian cooperation on Australian soil, and signed a new partnership agreement with his Australian counterpart that will provide improved intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.

  • JSA Security Battalion takes team building to new heights

    Nov 8, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - The most forward-deployed battalion in South Korea took part in a leadership team building exercise here Nov. 3 - 4.

  • Eighth Army major receives medal for Fort Hood response

    Nov 8, 2010

    An Eighth Army officer was awarded the Soldier's Medal Nov. 5 during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for his actions during the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting incident there that left 13 Soldiers dead and 32 wounded.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers hold Yudh Abhyas 2010 sports event

    Nov 7, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army teamed up to play basketball during a sporting event Nov. 6 at the Elmendorf Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army teamed up to play basketball and dodge ball. The activity gave soldiers from both armies an opportunity to interact outside of their combined training exercise events.

  • U.S. Army Alaska and Indian army celebrate Diwali Festival

    Nov 7, 2010

    It's a rare experience being involved in a traditional celebration of another country. Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska were given that experience when they were invited to celebrate the Diwali festival Nov. 5 with soldiers of the Indian army at the Wilderness Inn dining facility on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers combine raid strategies during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 5, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army combined strategies to conduct cordon and search training at the Education Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Nov. 5. The training was conducted in preparation for a field training exercise scheduled to begin Nov. 8 as part of the combined training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010.

  • India, U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers ready to jump

    Nov 5, 2010

    Indian army soldiers and U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers readied for a combined jump in Alaska during Yudh Abhyas 2010. Soldiers participating in the bilateral exercise planned to make a parachute jump Nov. 4, but poor weather grounded the Soldiers.

  • Indian-born U.S. Army Soldiers bridge culture gap during Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 5, 2010

    Military operations between two nations can be challenging with the diversity of language, cultures and traditions.U.S. Army Alaska found an untraditional method of alleviating those challenges when they discovered India-born sisters Cpl. Balreet Kaur and Spc. Jasleen Kaur, both medics for the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (National Guard), who serve as cultural liaisons between the armies of India and the United States during exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. The 14-day exercise started Nov 1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, and serves as an opportunity to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. "This brings our two countries much closer together and anytime we have experts from the other country it brings us much further along. They understand their customs and courtesies, so they help us out tremendously and make sure that we do not violate any of the normal policies that they follow," said U.S. Army Alaska Deputy Commander Col. Mark S. Lowe, acting exercise director.

  • Project Safe Guard: Providing home inspections to keep families hazard-free

    Nov 4, 2010

    "Providing fire- and crime-prevention inspections for Soldiers is a smart thing to do and provides peace of mind," said Maurice Fischer, DES Directordirector.

  • Predeployment Series: Bobcat Soldiers, families take on family readiness

    Nov 4, 2010

    Deployments have become a standard part of life for many Soldiers and in addition to celebrating families this month, Wainwright leaders are embracing family readiness and predeployment training and resources as one of the best ways to show appreciation for military families, giving them the tools they need to not just survive a deployment, but to thrive.

  • Stryker brigade vehicle winterization program saves Soldiers, families cold hard cash

    Nov 4, 2010

    Saving Soldiers and families more than $26,000 throughout the month on the costs of preparing their vehicles for an Alaskan winter, the program also allowed Soldiers to help Soldiers which was one of the chief perks for program volunteer Sgt. David Dicus, Forward Maintenance Company, 25th BSB.

  • Delegates tackle top Warrior Country issues

    Nov 3, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Lauren Gasper arrived at the Army Family Action Plan Conference here Oct. 26 with her sleeves rolled up and prepared to make life better for Soldiers, civilian employees and their family members living in Warrior Country.

  • Foreign Clearance Guidance: What you need to know about Official Passports

    Nov 3, 2010

    This article is designed to clear up confusion on passport requirements for PCSing to Korea

  • Indian, U.S. Soldiers share airborne techniques

    Nov 3, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army combined a diversity of procedures, techniques and cultures to conduct basic airborne refresher training Nov. 2-3 as part of Yudh Abhyas 2010. .

  • Indian Army Soldiers qualify at range, exchange tactics with U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers

    Nov 3, 2010

    Weapon proficiency is an important principle for Soldiers, but it's not often that one gets the opportunity to train with weapons used by a foreign army. Soldiers of the Indian Army were given that chance during a small arms range here as part of the bilateral training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010. U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers provided guidance and assistance to the Indian Soldiers while they fired M-4 carbine rifles for zeroing and qualification.

  • FMWR at forefront of Army Family Covenant programs

    Nov 2, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - The Army Family Covenant was signed here in Hawaii three years ago in a ceremony with the Army's vice chief of staff and senior Hawaii Army leaders. This covenant is a pact - by Army leadership - pledging to provide a quality of life commensurate to the quality of service asked of our Soldiers and their families.

  • AFC continues its commitment to provide resources to families

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's primary goal is to improve the quality of life of its Soldiers and families, especially as, since 2004, Hawaii's Soldiers and families have experienced continuous deployments resulting in rising levels of stress.

  • FRGs keep the homefires burning during deployments

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Family readiness groups in Army-Hawaii exemplify promises made in the Army Family Covenant.

  • Army Family Covenant: Supporting Soldiers, families and civilians

    Nov 2, 2010

  • Blue Star Card offers many SKIES discounts

    Nov 2, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Blue Star Card holders can get up to $300 of free Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited classes, per child.

  • CYSS, Blue Star Card support families during deployment

    Nov 2, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For many military families, child care is a necessity, and quality child care is more important than ever, especially with deployments now becoming a way of life.

  • Taking command

    Nov 2, 2010

    Change of command Army Field Support Battalion Korea/Logistics Support Element, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey. This battalion is part of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Eighth Army commander says future bright for U.S. Army in South Korea

    Nov 1, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Eighth Army commanding general said the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance is stronger than ever and ready to defend South Korea against any threat or provocation.

  • Soldiers train with Indian Army in Yudh Abhyas 2010

    Nov 1, 2010

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska teamed with Indian Army troops on basic combat skills during their first day of training for Yudh Abhyas 2010 at the Battle Command Training Center and Education Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Army talent will shine bright at Operation Rising Star

    Nov 1, 2010

    The ten professional entertainers who are judging this year's Operation Rising Star will have their combat boots and cowboy hats knocked off when the 12 Army semi-finalists hit the Wallace Theatre's stage at Fort Belvoir on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m.

  • 28th Korea Security Assistance Review held

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The 28th Republic of Korea Security Assistance Review was help Oct. 25-27 at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club.

  • Republic of Korea reps visits USASAC Washington Field Office

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Members of the Republic of Korea met with representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Washington field office recently.

  • USARAK, Indian Army celebrate Yudh Abhyas 2010 exercise kickoff

    Oct 31, 2010

    U.S. Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the opening of the annual joint and bilateral training exercise Yudh Abhyas 2010 during an Oct. 31 ceremony at Buckner Physical Fitness Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The purpose of the 14-day exercise is to establish and enhance relationships between the allied forces while expanding operational and cultural knowledge with a focus on peacekeeping operations.

  • U.S.-India Exercise Exemplifies Growing Cooperation

    Oct 29, 2010

    U.S. Army elements in Alaska are preparing to host India's army for the next in a series of annual field engagements that aim to improve bilateral readiness and cooperation while demonstrating U.S. commitment to South Asia and the broader Asia-Pacific region

  • Disabilities not always obvious

    Oct 29, 2010

    After sucking it up for several years, I decided it wasn't necessary to live with pain simply because of pride.

  • Soldier details U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center in Warriors Corner

    Oct 29, 2010

    U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center instructor Staff Sgt. Gene MacKenzie introduced participants of the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition to the many professional and personal adventures of Alaska Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Stationed at Fort Wainwright, MacKenzie was one of a handful of speakers invited to tell their story at the Warriors Corner forum.

  • Joint Services learn "Pose Running" method from the master

    Oct 28, 2010

    Dr. Nicholas Romanov, who conceptualized and began to implement Pose Running, visited Oahu for a three day running seminar and certification where he taught Soldiers and civilians how to run and even teach the Pose Method.

  • American Halloween culture, party bewitches Korean children

    Oct 27, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea -Reminiscent of Father Mulcahy from M*A*S*H gathering the orphans for a holiday event, 17th Ordnance Company Soldiers from Camp Kwansari in the real-life city made popular in the television sitcom are also creating memories for Korean children. Only it was 2010 and the 3-5 Korean age children from Dongurami Kindergarten in Yangju were here Oct. 26 to experience a new phenomenon - a Halloween party - which is a novel activity for Koreans.

  • Oriental Garden competes for top dining award

    Oct 27, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers eating in the USAG Casey Main Oriental Garden Dining Facility received royal treatment in as the Warrior Country food service staff was evaluated for the Phillip A. Connelly Award Oct. 18.

  • Humphreys Community joins Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2010

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, South Korea - The 26th annual Army Ten-Miler, in Washington, D.C., drew a full field of 36,000 runners this year, plus an additional 225 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilian employees from Humphreys Garrison, who stepped off at the same time as their Washington compatriots, Oct. 24.

  • Humphreys volunteers join forces with locals to 'make a difference'

    Oct 27, 2010

    Joining millions of people around the world, about 250 members of the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys community, along with 100 students and adults from Pyeongtaek City, participated in Make a Difference Day by helping to clean up Deog Dong San City Park, in Pyeongtaek, Oct. 23.

  • USARPAC shows Asia-Pacific culture at AUSA Exhibition

    Oct 26, 2010

    While trinkets, snacks and myriad freebies draw crowds to many of the displays at the Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition, a full schedule of floor shows attracted curious revelers at the U.S. Army Pacific booth.

  • Pacific Integration key to Army strategy

    Oct 26, 2010

    As part of Pacific Integration, Eighth Army in Korea will alter its name next year and fall under U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Army families go green with Island Palm Communities

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When the dust has settled at Island Palm Communities, following construction of more than 5,200 homes and renovation of more than 2,500 existing homes, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be among the largest solar-powered communities in the world.

  • DoD needs a sustainable environment to support future operations

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Sustainability. What does it mean'

  • Being sustainable now preserves resources for tomorrow

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Sustainability is way more than just turning off the lights or fixing a leaky faucet. The overarching term includes an imperative for protecting the environment now so that future generations don't have to foot the bill later.

  • Garrison's recycling program expands services, reaps rewards

    Oct 25, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii generates approximately 9,000 tons of solid waste every year. Of that, less than 30 percent is recycled annually. Under Executive Order 13514, federal agencies must divert 50 percent of their total solid waste from landfills, via reuse or recycling, by the end of fiscal year 2015.

  • Team Hawaii men win Army Ten-Miler Commander's Cup

    Oct 25, 2010

    More than 30,000 runners from around the world gathered shortly after dawn Oct. 24 at the Pentagon to run in the 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler. The Team Hawaii men's running team took the Commander's Cup for the second year in a row. Composed of Soldiers from units under U.S. Army, Pacific, headquartered at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, the team had a combined time of 3 hours, 41 minutes, 14 seconds.

  • Schofield's rainwater harvesting project yields water, energy savings

    Oct 25, 2010

    In an effort to demonstrate sustainable water management practices, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Division has developed a rainwater-harvesting project with the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program facility.

  • MG Terry dedicates energy-efficient KMC building

    Oct 25, 2010

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Hawaii - Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, officially dedicated Kilauea Military Camp's Building 84 Photovoltaic Roofing Project, in a ceremony, here, Oct. 21.

  • Schofield achieves Tree City USA status

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It's official! Schofield Barracks has achieved prestigious Tree City USA status, following a two-year collaborative effort between U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Directorate of Public Works, Island Palm Communities, and Actus Lend Lease.

  • Sustainability is systemic goal for Hawaii, Army

    Oct 25, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - We often use the word "finite" to describe limited resources, but living on an island really brings the word into focus.

  • Van pooling benefits installations, environment

    Oct 25, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs to reduce federal employees' contributions to traffic congestion and air pollution, and to expand their commuting alternatives.

  • Military spouses' contributions, impacts are recognized

    Oct 25, 2010

    HONOLULU - The tens of thousands of screaming fans who filled Aloha Stadium cheered as eight women took the field and received honors in the 2010 Hawaii's Outstanding Military Spouse Awards at a University of Hawaii football game, Saturday.

  • BCTC trains with realistic, virtual fire support missions

    Oct 25, 2010

    A Soldier scans the battlefield, his heart pounding with excitement. Suddenly, the sound of small-arms fire fills the air, and 7.62-millimeter rounds kick dirt up around him.

  • USARPAC CCP builds muscle memory at Kaneohe

    Oct 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post, the quick reaction command and control heaquarters unit of the Pacific, recently exercised this muscle memory during its Validation Exercise Oct. 12 through 29 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Twenty Soldiers awarded Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 24, 2010

    Twenty Pacific region Soldiers earned their EFMBs following an intense 11-day technical evaluation at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 22.

  • Fort Wainwright Soldiers trains for 2010 Crystal Cup Fitness Expo

    Oct 21, 2010

    "My ultimate goal is to compete in figure and fitness competitions every year," she said. Beers hopes to place well, advance and then compete in events outside of Alaska.

  • Division offers Wi-Fi incentive to boost college enrollment

    Oct 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker is set on changing the educational culture in Warrior Country and he's offering Wi-Fi in dining facilities as an incentive to encourage his Soldiers to invest in themselves.

  • Yongsan community celebrates at annual fall festival

    Oct 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - During the Columbus Day weekend, a large number of community members gathered to watch a parade here Oct. 9.

  • Team dons pink for breast cancer awareness month

    Oct 14, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army hosted a flag football game Oct. 10 at Lombardo Field in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Army EOD technicians train with South Korean units

    Oct 8, 2010

    BLACKHAWK VILLAGE, South Korea - As a plague spreads through a major city, the only thing standing between millions of people and the antidote is a room full of explosive booby-traps.

  • Korean War veteran receives Purple Heart after 57 years

    Oct 7, 2010

    In 1953, toward the end of the Korean War, 17-year-old Pvt. David W. Mills, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Divison, was taken captive by the Chinese during the battle for Outpost Charlie, declared missing in action by the U.S. government, then assumed killed. After 57 years, Mills, 74, was presented the oldest U.S. military award, the Purple Heart, for wounds received in action in the Republic of Korea by Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff , during the 91st Annual Society of the 3rd Infantry Division Reunion in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15.

  • Retired Korean officer visits Sill, reminisces

    Oct 7, 2010

    When HyoWon Choi visited Fort Sill Sept. 27 it coincided with the date of his first visit. This time Choi was aided by his daughter Bo, who drove a comfortable, foreign car onto post and then to the Field Artillery Museum. Previously, Choi and 100 Republic of Korea Army officers sailed into San Francisco then boarded a train for a three-day transcontinental trip arriving at Fort Sill for artillery training Sept. 27, 1951.

  • 2ID celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 7, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Sgt. Ione Barrera of A Company, Division Special Troops Battalion (left) and Sgt. Josue Ten of B Company, DSTB, dance bachata during the 2nd Infantry Division Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Oct. 6. The two 2nd ID Soldiers and guest speaker Sgt. Alejandro Morlote of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, received a plaque from 2nd ID commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker.

  • Army targets depression during awareness month

    Oct 6, 2010

    October is National Depression Awareness Month and in an effort to educate servicemembers, families and DoD civilians, the Army is communicating the message that depression is treatable and all should get screened and seek care if they need it.

  • Casey honors Tripler life savers

    Oct 5, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. presented an Army Achievement Medal and a Meritorious Civilian Service Award to two men whose quick actions back in January saved a life at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • Warrior Country participates in peace marathon

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division stood side by side with almost 2,000 Koreans as they crowded the starting line of the 4th Annual Gyeonggi Peace and Unification Marathon held at Imjingak, only a few kilometers from the Demilitarized Zone, Sept. 12.

  • Gyeonggi governor tours helo

    Oct 5, 2010

    SUWON, Republic of Korea -- Left: Mr. Chong "Tiger" Lim, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade liaison officer, gives Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-Soo a tour of the AH-64 Apache Helicopter during an Air Show in Suwon early September. Following the Air Show Kim invited Lim and Col. James T. Barker, commander of 2nd CAB, to his office to present them with an award.

  • 3-2nd Avn. runs flight line

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a flight line run on Camp Humphreys Sept. 17. The runway was shut down during the run and a CH-47 Chinook and two UH-60 Blackhawks hovered above the formation. The run kicked off the battalion's organizational day in which Soldiers had the day off from their ordinary duties and participated in various other events.

  • Following proper protocol helps keep 2nd ID Families together

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Getting involved in an international marriage can seem to be a morass of red tape. But that red tape can help reduce spousal abandonment. Spousal abandonment in Korea occurs when a Soldier transfers to a unit stateside and leaves their spouse in Korea, whether intended by the Soldier or due to issues related to the procurement of an immigration visa.