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  • 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.

  • LEGAL ADVICE: The bride, the groom, and the taxman

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Flowers, music, a white dress, and . . . an ITIN' An international tax identification number, better known as the ITIN, is probably the last thing you think of when planning your dream wedding. But if you are marrying someone who is not a U.S. citizen, and your special someone does not have a social security number, and is not able to apply for one, then that person needs to apply for an ITIN.

  • Strong Bonds strengthens Iron Brigade marriages

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Between long days spent at work, and nights spent tending to children, some military couples have little time for one another. In order to alleviate some of the demands placed upon married Soldiers, the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has sponsored Strong Bonds retreats.

  • Transportation Soldiers train 2ID Warriors

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - The sound of armored vehicles revving their engines as they climb the ramp at the Camp Casey railhead is something the Soldiers of 662nd Movement Control Team have become accustomed to over the past several months. On a weekly basis, both the Soldiers and their Korean National coworkers, manage the upload and download of heavy equipment for the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Chuseok celebration

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- Warrior Division Soldiers enjoy a traditional Korean meal in celebration of Chuseok, which is the Korean Thanksgiving, while the Evergreen Children's Choir sang them a few Korean songs at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Sept. 17.

  • Chuseok - The Korean Thanksgiving

    Oct 5, 2010

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - Soldiers stationed in the Republic of Korea may have noticed that from Sept. 21-23, their Korean counterparts, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, were nowhere to be seen. That's because they were out celebrating one of their biggest holidays in Korea, Chuseok.

  • 'Wings of Lightning' Brigade welcomed home

    Oct 5, 2010

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade formally uncases the brigade colors during a redeployment ceremony held at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Oct. 05.

  • Eighth Army co-hosts International Peace Marathon

    Oct 5, 2010

    SEOUL - Seoul's Gangnam District Office and Eighth Army co-hosted the 8th International Peace Marathon here Oct. 3.

  • STB-K holds organization day on ROK Army birthday

    Oct 5, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Special Troops Battalion-Korea held an organization day here Oct. 1 to promote team unity and honor the Republic of Korea Army's birthday.

  • Leaders reward Army faithful for typhoon reaction

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Soldiers from Japan take advantage of the wide-open spaces at the Yakima Training Center

    Oct 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. - The annual Japanese-led training exercise in its 17th year at Yakima Training Center, dubbed Operation Rising Thunder, officially came to a close Sept. 24. The event, lasting nearly a month, opens all of Yakima's vast expanse of ranges, trails and terrain to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Window-safety awareness campaign launches in October

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 4,000 children are injured in falls from windows each year, according to Safe Kids USA.

  • Volunteers help protect Oahu's native forest with DPW

    Oct 4, 2010

    KAHUKU, Hawaii - Volunteers needed four-wheel drive to navigate a deeply rutted dirt road at the training area, here, Monday, in celebration of the nation's largest volunteer effort, National Public Lands Day.

  • Blue Star Card spouses, families enjoy luau, entertainment at Hale Koa

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - More than 240 Blue Star Card members, children and family members celebrated the Big "R" at the Hale Koa Hotel, Waikiki, Sept. 23.

  • Rededication ceremony lauds renovations at Soldiers Chapel

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The pealing of the bell reverberated throughout the white clapboard country-style church as U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community members and guests met to celebrate the completion of the Soldiers Chapel renovation, here, Sept. 24.

  • 8th TSC represents armed forces in Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

    Oct 4, 2010

    HONOLULU - A colorful equestrian procession of male "paniolo," Hawaiian cowboys, and female "pa'u," skirt or sarong, horseback riders; extravagant floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers; and marching bands brightened Kalakaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park, here, Sept. 25.

  • CFC aims to improve your quality of life

    Oct 4, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - In 1961, President John Kennedy, through a Presidential Executive Order, established the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Combating terrorism at home, work is an individual responsibility

    Oct 4, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - No singular definition of terrorism exists, as it differs from one agency to another within the government.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors demonstrate water-borne capability in Japan

    Oct 4, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Sept. 13, 2010) - Soldiers from the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, participated in the Pacific Reach 2010 exercise Aug. 22 through Sept. 8 in Japan. The 21 'Waterborne' Soldiers began their mission at Yokohama North Dock where they assisted with an inventory of Army Materiel Command vessels. They ensured the watercraft were well-stocked and conducted inspections of the vessels to identify maintenance issues. After tending to some minor repairs, the boats were ready to get under way, explained 2nd Lt. Scott Lechner, 97th Trans. Co. platoon leader and the mission officer in charge for Pacific Reach.

  • Speech competition held on Yongsan Garrison

    Oct 3, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 12th Annual Korean and English Speech Contest was held here Sept. 30 to give American Soldiers and Korean students a chance to demonstrate their speech skills in their non-native language.

  • JSA Peace Concert held near Korean Demilitarized Zone

    Oct 3, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - The 3rd annual Joint Security Area Peace Concert was held here near the Korean Demilitarized Zone Sept. 30.

  • Casey promises sustained Soldier, Family programs

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spent Sept. 30 with U.S. Army, Pacific troops in Hawaii where he presented two prestigious awards and reassured Soldiers and Families that the promises made in the 2007 Army Family Covenant will not suffer when Department of Defense budget cuts are made.

  • USARPAC and NOLCOM combine effort at Balikatan-11 planning conference

    Oct 1, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific, as the Executive Agent for Pacific Command's Balikatan-11, met with their Armed Forces of the Philippines counterparts Sept. 20 through 24 at the Northern Luzon Command here for the Balikatan 2011 Operational Planning Team conference.

  • HHBN earns commanding general's praise

    Oct 1, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, thanks the Soldiers, Noncommissioned officers and officers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion (HHBN) for their outstanding performance during the division pre-deployment training at the Tropic Lightning Memorial, outside of Fernandez Hall, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 1.