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  • Logistics Readiness Center-Humphreys performs annual inventory

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Humphreys' Central Issue Facility recently closed for several days to conduct an annual 100 percent inventory. The CIF provides Organization Clothing and Individual Equipment and Individual Protective Equipment to approximately 10,000 customers including Soldiers and emergency essential/mission essential civilians assigned to Camp Humphreys.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Soldiers Assist Reservists With Medical Soldier Readiness Process

    Nov 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 121st Combat Support Hospital, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) in Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea took time out to assist the 658th Regional Support Group (RSG) with completing their medical Soldier Readiness Process (SRP).

  • Thunder Inn named best DFAC two years running

    Nov 20, 2015

    Improving one's health through proper nutrition is one of the vital steps toward combat readiness. In order to maintain the strength of its Soldiers, the Army relies on its dining facilities to provide quality and healthy meals for troops.

  • Camp Zama ACS hosts AFAP forum

    Nov 20, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 20, 2015) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted an Army Family Action Plan issue gathering forum Nov. 18 at the installation's Community Activity Center.

  • Artillery officer competes in international military triathlon

    Nov 20, 2015

    With the sound of her alarm, her eyes opened. For most of the other competitors, their day had not yet started. For her, it had already begun.

  • Diwali celebrates unity across the DOD

    Nov 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON (U.S. Army Public Affairs, Nov. 20, 2015) For the first time, commanders from across the nation sent soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines to light the Diya, a small lamp that is lit in honor of Diwali, during this year's 4th Annual Pentagon Diwali Celebration.

  • ROK/US militaries honor top missile defenders

    Nov 20, 2015

    U.S. and Republic of Korea air defenders from across the Korean peninsula culminated the fourth annual Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year competition with a banquet at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 20 to honor top performers.

  • Lightning Academy project builds skills and partnerships across Army units

    Nov 20, 2015

    Pacific engineers logged more than 4,000 hours, in July and August, toward the improvement of the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Academy training area. Two projects were completed using only troop construction and proved to be beneficial training and relationship building opportunities for Soldiers in the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Chaplains hone key leader engagement skills with new training

    Nov 19, 2015

    Chaplains from all units of the 25th Infantry Division met at the Mission Training Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 12, to partake in a new training program designed to improve their key leader engagement skills.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) hosts Oahu Intertribal Council for National American Indian Heritage Observance

    Nov 19, 2015

    In observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) welcomed members of the Oahu Intertribal Council to a powwow on Friday, Nov. 13, at the 9th Mission Support Center's assembly hall on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Air defenders break down language barriers, build up core competency during exercise

    Nov 19, 2015

    Soldiers of 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion partnered with Republic of Korea airmen of 177th Air Defense Artillery to conduct a combined ADA training event November 17-18 at Suwon Air Base.

  • Veterans recall Battle of Ia Drang at 50th anniversary

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Ia Drang Valley. It is among the most famous battles in the storied history of the 1st Cavalry Division and the first major battle of the Vietnam War. Veterans from the division gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14, to commemorate the anniversary of the battle and pay tribute to their fallen comrades in an event hosted by the 1st Cavalry Division Association.

  • Korean cycling tour

    Nov 18, 2015

    First Sgt. Edwin R. Tate, the Co. C, 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade first sergeant and native of Panama, is attempting to complete part of the Korea Cross Country Cycling Road Tour while he is stationed here.

  • 524th CSSB Troops Prepare to Deploy to Kuwait

    Nov 17, 2015

    Soldiers of the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, stood in formation Nov. 17 during a casing of the colors ceremony on Watts Field. The battalion will deploy to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield at the end of November.

  • Employee Appreciation Day; Camp Zama employees spend day playing games

    Nov 16, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 16, 2015) -- Soldiers, Civilians and Local National Employees from U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan participated in the garrison's second annual Employee Appreciation Day Nov. 10 on Camp Zama.

  • Military Intelligence: "Always Out Front" in Vietnam War

    Nov 16, 2015

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - This article highlights a few individuals whose actions also merit attention. Currently, it is unknown how many Army Intelligence personnel served in the conflict in Southeast Asia. However, Retired Lt. Col. Mike Bigelow, the Intelligence and Security Command historian, has begun an effort to identify those who lost their lives during the war. So far, he has compiled a list of 234 killed between 1961 and 1972. The youngest was 18, the oldest 47.

  • Monterey language school commandant thanks Nisei veterans

    Nov 16, 2015

    Marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center on Crissy Field in San Francisco, veterans, their families and guests gathered together to mark Veterans Day Nov. 14.

  • Sea Dragons conduct air and missile defense planning control system training in Hawaii

    Nov 16, 2015

    Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conducted an air and missile defense planning control system training exercise, Nov. 2 to 13, 2015, at Helemano Military Reservation, Hawaii.

  • Japanese, American Girls' Scouts participate in Halloween Camp

    Nov 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 14, 2015) -- About 200 Japanese and American Girls' Scouts participated in the 11th annual two-day Halloween Camp held at Ashigara Fureai no Mura (a Kanagawa Prefecture conference center) Nov. 7 and 8.

  • Pacific Soldiers create Warrior Training Center

    Nov 13, 2015

    Daily training, conducted in realistic environments, under realistic circumstances, ensures Army forces maintain the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment. Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recognized the lack of training areas located here on the south side of Oahu and created a place they call the Warrior Training Center on Fort Shafter Flats.

  • JBLM breaks ground on new TBI, PTS center

    Nov 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund leadership broke ground here Oct. 29, 2015, on an Intrepid Spirit Center that will diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and chronic pain.

  • Army issues essential policy for new mothers

    Nov 13, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- The U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh's approval of Army Directive 2015-37 (Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Policy) brings forth a new era of support for mothers within the Army community.

  • Thanksgiving Story Hour with Gen. Scaparrotti

    Nov 13, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander UNC/CFC/USFK, and his wife read Thanksgiving stories to children at the Yongsan Library, Nov. 7. Approximately 130 children, accompanied by their parents, were greeted by the General, who read them three warm Thanksgiving stories. Selections included stories such as 'The Night Before Thanksgiving,' and 'Thanksgiving Mice.' A small Thanksgiving lunch was provided by the Main Post Club after the story hour. The children were given opportunities to cut cake and Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Tripler NICU graduates join for sixth annual reunion

    Nov 12, 2015

    Since 2009 Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has hosted a reunion for families who have "graduated" from the TAMC NICU. These young graduates are former Tripler NICU patients who began their lives in the NICU under the care of Tripler's dedicated staff. The NICU reunions started as a way for the Tripler NICU staff to honor and keep in contact with the families of former patients.

  • Seabees renovate base housing on Kwajalein Atoll

    Nov 10, 2015

    Members from U. S. Garrison on Kwajalein Atoll's Public Works Department and U.S. Navy Seabees, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, renovate base housing on Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of Marshall Islands, Oct. 28, 2015.

  • PREMIER combat medics earn prestigious badge

    Nov 10, 2015

    Since 1945, Army medical professionals who demonstrate their ability to provide medical care while engaged in actual combat are able to earn the Combat Medical Badge. Unfortunately, all Soldiers were not afforded the opportunity to receive this badge. To extend the opportunity for those who did not see battle, the U.S. Army implemented the Expert Field Medical Badge in 1965 to recognize Soldiers for their outstanding medical capabilities under stressful conditions.

  • Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served

    Nov 10, 2015

    A Veterans Day message from your 8th TSC Command Team.

  • Hawaii-based Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team prepares for regional response mission

    Nov 9, 2015

    The Asia-Pacific region's 36 nations are home to more than half of the world's population. More than one-third of its nations are small islands surrounded by large bodies of water and are heavily dependent on sea ports and waterways for survival.

  • DENTAC-J hosts JSDF dental residents

    Nov 9, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan hosted six dental residents Nov. 4 and 5 from the Japan Self-Defense Forces Central Hospital in Tokyo at the Camp Zama Dental Clinic to learn about DENTAC-J's mission, training and procedures for treating patients.

  • USARJ, MEDDAC-J hosts NAIHM observance

    Nov 9, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2015)-- U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in conjunction with U.S. Army Medical Activity-Japan hosted the 2015 National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 5 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • Greywolf educates foreign attachés on Cav operations

    Nov 9, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Company C "Chaos," 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here hosted military attachés from more than 25 different countries Nov. 6, during their visit to military bases throughout Texas.

  • Patriot integrates into Air Force's Vigilant Ace

    Nov 6, 2015

    Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade took part in the Air Force centric, theater-wide exercise, Vigilant Ace from November 1-7 at various U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Force bases throughout the peninsula.

  • ASC-ARE supports annual exercise in Korea

    Nov 6, 2015

    Twenty Soldiers assigned to Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element participated in the annual major exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian 15, supporting the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in Hawaii and the 403rd AFSB in Daegu, Korea, Aug. 10-28.

  • SECDEF visits service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Nov 6, 2015

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosted a town hall with service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Nov. 6. Carter fielded several questions from the audience on topics ranging from budget cuts to the U.S. military's commitment in the Pacific.

  • Japanese Test Engages Supersonic Target on WSMR

    Nov 5, 2015

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense conducted a total of 10 successful flight tests at White Sands Missile Range during the summer of 2015 using a Japanese-made air defense system to successfully engage and destroy cruise missile representative targets. WSMR is a premiere location for missile and air defense system testing, and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force takes full advantage of the range annually to conduct the acceptance test for their existing Chu-SAM missiles.

  • A Sea Dragon's story: From Honduras to the Army

    Nov 5, 2015

    Army Sgt. Claudia Desantiago has accomplished more than she could have ever imagined at this point in her Army career. Her military journey has made the impossible possible, and it was all achieved through hard work, dedication and believing in herself.

  • Red Ribbon Week teaches students healthy life choices

    Nov 5, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 6, 2015) -- Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign that brings drug abuse awareness to school systems, was held Oct. 26 to 30 at Arnn Elementary School on Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • What is an Army Family?

    Nov 5, 2015

    A group of Soldiers from the Co. D, 3rd General Support Aviation Brigade, 2nd CAB competed in an obstacle course called the 'Spartan Race' on October 31 at the Elysian Gangchon Resort in South Korea. It was a 12-mile course with over 20 different obstacles.

  • 2nd CAB completes NEO exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

    Family members, DOD civilians, and non-combatants from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade visited the Super Hangar on October 30 during the non-combatant evacuation operation training exercise, Courageous Channel. As a part of exercise, the training helps the non-combatants get familiar with the evacuation process during a real-world crisis such as a military conflict or natural disaster.

  • 'War on Excess' at LRC-Camp Red Cloud

    Nov 4, 2015

    Accounting for government property is the primary duty of the property book officer. Government property, regardless of how or where it was acquired, must be accounted for and given proper disposition in accordance with Department of Defense and U.S. Army regulations.

  • Surgeon General for the Indonesian Armed Forces visits Regional Health Command-Pacific

    Nov 4, 2015

    Rear Adm. Bambang Haryoto, Surgeon General, Indonesian Armed Forces visits the Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) Headquarters on Oct. 21, 2015. During the visit, Haryoto received a brief from RHC-P's Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, on Army Medicine and RHC-P capabilities; the two discussed the importance of continued global health engagements to strengthen relationships and enhance healthcare at both military and civilian levels.

  • Pacific Views

    Nov 4, 2015

    Military and state government personnel, area business leaders, and University of Washington-Tacoma students and faculty, gathered together to attend a Views on the Pacific Symposium held at William W. Phillip Hall on the UW-T campus in Tacoma, Washington, Oct. 29.

  • PREMIER volunteers recognized for supporting the youth

    Nov 4, 2015

    Two members of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, among others stationed on Schofield Barracks, were recognized for their volunteer service by the 25th Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn, and senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak, during Na Koa Volunteer Recognition ceremony at the Nehelani Conference and Banquet Center here, Oct. 28.

  • VCSA visits 94th AAMDC, receives Pacific IAMD vision

    Nov 4, 2015

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke to leaders with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Nov. 2, 2015, and received a command brief during his visit to the Headquarters of the 94th AAMDC, U.S. Army Pacific at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Forward-stationed Patriot unit earns top honors from USARPAC

    Nov 3, 2015

    Soldiers of Charlie Battery, 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade were selected as the AAME small unit winner October 30 and will continue on to compete at the Department of the Army level competition slated for early 2016.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier competes in 2015 World Military Games

    Nov 2, 2015

    The woman was Capt. Jessica H. Tackaberry, the public affairs officer for the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and a native of Missoula, Montana. She competed in taekwondo on October 9 at the 2015 World Military Games in Mungyeong, South Korea

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Army scientists improve biosurveillance technology

    Nov 2, 2015

     Members of an Army chemical-biological research team set up biological sensors for an operational demonstration at a U.S. military installation in Osan, South Korea.

  • COMET conducts Division-wide maintenance leader development program

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 25th Sustainment Brigade conducted a series of four leader professional development events that focused on instructing executive officers and maintenance leaders from the 25th Infantry Division on Department of the Army maintenance policy and available resources located here. The 25th Sust. Bde. Command Maintenance Evaluation Team spearheaded the events and provided overviews of field and sustainment levels of maintenance to include supporting doctrine throughout the series. The series ran from early September through the first week of October.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge test challenges Pacific Soldiers

    Nov 2, 2015

    Medic! Countless wounded Soldiers have yelled out this word over the years and it takes a highly-skilled warrior to provide first aid and trauma care on the battlefield.

  • Annual evacuation exercise enhances readiness throughout Korea

    Nov 1, 2015

    Family members, civilians, contractors and other non-emergency personnel visited noncombatant evacuation operation centers throughout the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, as part of Exercise Courageous Channel to learn more about what to expect during a real-world crisis or natural disaster.

  • Science advisors engage in technology discussions in Malaysia

    Oct 30, 2015

    U.S. Army science advisors traveled to Exercise Keris Strike 15 in Malaysia to discuss technological and equipment issues with Soldiers.

  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Tackles YTC

    Oct 30, 2015

    The ground shook as multiple artillery rounds impacted unseen targets, causing waves of dust and smoke to litter the training area. Soldiers scurried around an M777 Howitzer, some barking orders, others slamming rounds in the tube. The 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division led this effort during an exercise at Yakima Training Center, Washington, Oct. 26.

  • Stop, drop, strive for excellence

    Oct 30, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Becoming proficient in one's job can take years. Becoming an expert is a lifelong process. Chu Yong Suk, rescue crew chief from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Fire Department, demonstrates expertise on a daily basis. Having been part of the community for the more than a decade, Chu shares his experience of how he got to where he is today:

  • Camp Zama hosts health, safety fair

    Oct 28, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 28, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan's Safety Offices hosted the annual Fall/Winter Safety and Health Fair Oct. 23 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • Female Bangladesh officers get hands on training at Lightning Academy

    Oct 28, 2015

    Five female soldiers from Bangladesh visited the 25th ID Lightning Academy, Oct. 22, to learn about training opportunities for their female counterparts. The purpose of the visit was to build confidence in the Bangladesh female officer corps, and to obtain a better understanding of 25ID's training capabilities.

  • Warrior talks values with future generation

    Oct 28, 2015

    When Soldiers have the opportunity to make an impact on the lives of those they serve, they see it as a privilege and honor. Being a volunteer is the very core of how the Army is staffed. It is a way for Soldiers to give back to and take care of their host community. It is also a way for them to show both the American people and countries abroad the commitment the Army has to those it serves, even during peacetime.

  • Three US Soldiers lost in Vietnam War laid to rest 42 years after crash

    Oct 28, 2015

    Three U.S. Army Soldiers, Maj. Dale W. Richardson, 28, of Mount Sterling, Ill.; Staff Sgt. Bunyan D. Price Jr., 20, of Monroe, N.C.; and Sgt. Rodney L. Griffin, 21, of Mexico, Mo., were buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, Oct. 20.

  • Doctor Octopus? Tripler's new surgeon is 'Star Wars' technology now

    Oct 27, 2015

    State of the art medical technologies are available to beneficiaries right at their military treatment facility. Tripler Army Medical Center is using the latest version of the Da Vinci Robot for its complicated surgeries.

  • Soldiers share cultural differences, make special memories with children in South Korea

    Oct 27, 2015

    The sounds of children's laughter could be heard as Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade played games and shared stories with kids at Aehyangwon Orphanage in Songtan October 24.

  • Tripler begins room service dining

    Oct 27, 2015

    Tripler's Nutrition Care Division (NCD) began offering room service dining for in-patients on Oct. 27, 2015. Tripler's priority of providing patients with high-quality, personalized care continues with this new program. Tripler patients will now enjoy a similar dining experience to the room service guests receive at hotels.

  • 'Thunder Brigade' conducts leader development week

    Oct 27, 2015

    The ability of Army units to "Fight Tonight" is not just a casual phrase on the Korean Peninsula, it is a mental and physical state of readiness shared by Soldiers and officers alike.

  • MEDDAC-Japan Walks To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 27, 2015

    Each October, MEDDAC-Japan's Army Wellness Center hosts the Camp Zama Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to educate the community on the second most common form of cancer amongst American women.

  • DENTAC-J commander provides dental screenings at CDC

    Oct 26, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 27, 2015)-- Maj. Demarcio Reed, commander of U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan, spoke with children from the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Child Development Center's Strong Beginnings Class Oct. 19 about the importance of taking care of their teeth.

  • The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Visits Korea

    Oct 25, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific spent three days visiting various installations throughout Korea Oct. 19-21 during his Pacific Pathways Tour.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier reaches Operation Rising Star finals

    Oct 25, 2015

    Jackson is a senior human resource advisor for the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. She is also the winner of the Camp Humphreys Operation Rising Star 2015. Operation Rising Star is an individual vocal competition coordinated by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (MWR) Army Entertainment Division.

  • USA brings 17 medals home from World Games in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2015

    Team USA athletes who marched into the closing ceremony of the 6th Military World Games in Mungyeong, South Korea, Oct. 11, proudly wore 17 medals earned in competition against more than 100 nations.

  • Bridging the gap

    Oct 23, 2015

    Soldiers from the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, Task Force Ready participated in a combined wet-gap crossing exercise October 21 in Yeoju, South Korea. The unit's ROKA counterparts took part in the exercise to learn more about it's procedures and bridge a gap between the two units.

  • ZAHS brings school spirit for homecoming week

    Oct 23, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 23, 2015) -- School spirit was among the students, faculty and staff at Zama American High School as they celebrated homecoming week Oct. 13-17 with several events and activities leading up to the ZAHS Trojan's first home football game against the Yokota High School's Panthers on Oct. 16.

  • Army mariners complete trans-Pacific voyage supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 23, 2015

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold C. Clinger, returned here, Oct. 22, after completing the first Army-watercraft trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • PREMIER volunteers honored for service

    Oct 23, 2015

    Throughout the nation, Soldiers and their civilian counterparts volunteer beyond their selfless service to their country by taking time out to help others and their communities. Fourteen volunteers were recognized by the 8th Theater Sustainment Command for their contributions and dedicated selfless service to both the Army and the Hawaiian community, Oct. 22, at Historic Palm Circle.

  • Opening of 210th FA BDE's Spiritual Resiliency Center

    Oct 22, 2015

    Camp Casey Korea

  • Memories of 'Nam: vet used 'flags and wings' during two tours

    Oct 22, 2015

    Vietnam veteran Dave Yensan is fond of letting people know that the town where he grew up, Cheektowaga, New York - is Iroquois for 'land of the flowering crab apple tree." His thoroughly American upbringing compelled him to enlist in the Army before he was out of high school in 1961.

  • Australian general tours ANAD

    Oct 22, 2015

    Brig. Gen. David Creagh, the Australian Military Office attaché to North America, toured Anniston Army Depot Oct. 8 to view the installation's overhaul and repair processes for the M1 Abrams tank.

  • Camp Zama Girl Scouts give back, foster cross-cultural relationships

    Oct 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 20, 2015)-- As one of the many volunteer projects that the Camp Zama Girl Scouts take on over the course of a year, the Furusato Festival, which was held Oct. 18 this year, is one of the most memorable, said Melanie Kincaid, Camp Zama Girl Scout Overseas Committee Chair administrator. Over 45 Camp Zama Girl Scouts provided free Halloween themed stickers and applied removable tattoos to festival participants.

  • 2-2 SBCT provides breastfeeding room for Soldiers

    Oct 21, 2015

    Active duty females from the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who are breastfeeding can find new support at their work. During a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 23, this support came at the first breastfeeding room in the brigade known as the "Mother's Room." The Mother's Room is a place breastfeeding mothers can go to either privately nurse their infants or pump breast milk while at work.

  • Army installations kick off voting season

    Oct 21, 2015

    The U.S. Constitution mentions numerous rights that America's forefathers believed every citizen should have. One of those rights is mentioned in the Constitution more than any other - the right to vote.

  • Football legends Bleier, Staubach discuss Vietnam War experiences

    Oct 21, 2015

    Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he's often asked what it's like to be in combat.

  • Ready and Resilient Soldiers compete for title of 'Best Squad'

    Oct 21, 2015

    As the squads moved from station-to-station they accumulated points based on their ability to proficiently complete the tasks ahead of them. Soldiers battled not only a demanding scoring system but also muddy terrain and rainy weather, heavy ruck sacks, and increasing fatigue while displaying their tactical expertise during the 84th Engineer Battalion's Best Squad Competition.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier exceeds standards

    Oct 20, 2015

    Sgt. Chung Hyun Ku, an administration section essential personnel service (EPS) team action non-commissioned officer for the 2nd CAB took part in the exercise October 3 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • First Vietnamese-American U.S. general escaped Saigon as child

    Oct 20, 2015

    April 29, 1975 is a day then-9-year-old Viet Luong said he remembers vividly. He was at the Tan Son Nhut Airport in Saigon and bombs were dropping. North Vietnamese forces, led by Gen. Van Tien Dung, were on their final push to take the capital of South Vietnam.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldier receives highest peacetime medal

    Oct 20, 2015

    A Human Resource Soldier assigned to the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, received the Army's highest non-combat medal, Oct. 7, at Weyand Field. Sgt. Jonathan Westbrook was presented the Soldier's Medal by the 25th Infantry Division's Deputy Commanding General-Support, Brig. Gen. Patrick Matlock.

  • Retired Col. David M. Casmus - The Heart and Soul of the Sea Dragons

    Oct 20, 2015

    Retired Col. David M. Casmus has been the Honorary Colonel for the 94th Air Defense Artillery Regiment since the reactivation of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command 10 years ago on Oct. 16, 2005, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier wins Armed Forces Softball Tournament

    Oct 20, 2015

    First Lt. Courtney Clausi, the assistant 2nd CAB personnel section officer and native of Ashland, Va., won the Armed Forces Tournament on September 21-25 at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina as part of the All-Army Softball Team. She arrived to training camp for the team in August not knowing if she would even make the team.

  • Army moves to curb wild boar forays in Area I

    Oct 20, 2015

    Wild boars rooting for food on Area I installations in recent weeks pose hazards to people and property, so the Army is taking steps to keep out the four-legged intruders without harming them.

  • 2nd CAB Soldier supports ROK community

    Oct 20, 2015

    In the middle of the celebrities, a proud Talon Warrior with his Army Service Uniform stood tall. Capt. Philip McBroom, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Chaplain's assistant, was one of the awardees October 18 during the ceremony.

  • Spiritual resiliency center opens at 'Thunder Brigade'

    Oct 19, 2015

    After 40 days of hard work, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade cut the ribbon on its new spiritual resiliency center during a ceremony Sept. 23 on Camp Casey.

  • Army Entertainment announces 12 finalists for Operation Rising Star

    Oct 19, 2015

    Twelve finalists have been selected for the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest.

  • Enjoy Korea's autumn splendor, await holidays, onset of winter

    Oct 16, 2015

    Area I Command Perspective

  • Air Defenders get 'lift' from Aviators during sling load training

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers from 6-52 Air Defense Artillery, Iron Horse, trained with aviator crews from Alpha Company, 2-2 ASLT at Osan Air Base, Oct. 14 to enhance their overall military readiness and to test the feasibility of air lift operations at their Patriot sites.

  • Special Forces Soldiers Jump Into Friendship Festival

    Oct 16, 2015

    The two-day event is a gesture of friendship and a celebration of the unwavering alliance between the U.S. and Japan, according to officials. The Special Forces Soldiers from the "First in Asia" battalion have participated in the event for several years.

  • From the fog of war, to a life-long journey in love; KW Vet recounts courtship near 38th Parallel

    Oct 16, 2015

    If you were to ask a Korean War veteran about their most memorable experience from the war they might recall a tense combat patrol, a challenging battle, or even the bone-rattling temperatures of some of the coldest Korean winters on record.

  • Inaugural President's Cup in Korea highlights strength of ROK-US Alliance

    Oct 16, 2015

    Sixty-two years ago as the dust settled from the ashes of the Korean War, an alliance between the Republic of Korea and the U.S. was born that has developed into one of the strongest partnerships in the world.

  • Field commanders report on global efforts to build stability, relationships

    Oct 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific Command, said he's often asked about China and the relationship with that powerful and important nation.

  • USARPAC Commanding General Gen. Vincent K. Brooks to meet with senior JSDF leadership

    Oct 16, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific Gen. Vincent K. Brooks will spend several days in Japan during his visit to the region this week. He will hold routine consultations with Japanese and U.S. counterparts to discuss a range of bilateral and regional security issues.

  • 8th Army remembers veterans at Korean War Memorial

    Oct 16, 2015

    Representatives of 8th Army laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial here, Oct. 14, to commemorate those who fought to defend freedom on the Korean peninsula.

  • Transition in Leadership for 18th MEDCOM

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers and leaders of the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) welcomed a new commander to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) during a change of command ceremony on historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 16, 2015.

  • Fire dept. tells community to 'hear the beep'

    Oct 15, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- The USAG Yongsan Fire Department launched its Fire Prevention Week Campaign, Oct. 4. The Department supported this year's NFPA official theme for Fire Prevention Week, 'Hear the beep, where you sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm.'

  • US Army Patriot systems transition into digital communications

    Oct 15, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, were armed with a new communications capability this week after months of integration with U.S. Army Patriot missile systems across the Korean peninsula.

  • Energizing Our Nation's Diversity - 2015 Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Oct 15, 2015

    Medical Activity-Korea celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month