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  • Garrison explores new communication tools

    Aug 13, 2009

    The Yongsan community is leveraging social media networks to share information in new ways. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Facebook page and Twitter service are finding new followers and fans every day.

  • Yongsan opens doors to Korean students

    Aug 12, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Ten elementary school students from Keuk Dong University English Camp toured Yongsan Garrison July 31. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation.

  • Sustainability includes a stable workforce, involved community

    Aug 11, 2009

    In part two of the series, the program manager discusses the vital role community plays in sustaining the armed forces. Community involvement is an indispensable component of the Army system.

  • Dog Days of Summer: Dog owners strut their stuff at premier event

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Pet owners and their faithful companions enjoyed an afternoon of sun and fun at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's (FMWR) first canine-friendly event, the "Dog Days of Summer," at Sills Field, July 31.

  • Corps of Engineers awards contract for new family housing at USAG Humphreys

    Aug 9, 2009

    The Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that it had awarded a $111 million-dollar contract to Daelim Industrial Company, Ltd. of Seoul to build three new family housing towers here.

  • Former drill sergeant takes equal opportunity guidance to heart

    Aug 9, 2009

    Soldiers may face diverse problems while in the Army and sometimes it's not easy for them to solve those problems on their own.

  • U.S. military leaders hike Namsan Mountain in Seoul

    Aug 5, 2009

    SEOUL - U.S. Forces Korea senior leaders and their spouses hiked Namsan Mountain July 31 as a part of the 2009 Seoul Tower Hike.

  • Yongsan Catholics donate tons of rice to community

    Aug 4, 2009

    Since 2000, the Yongsan Garrison Catholic Community has given more than 100,000 pounds of rice to charitable organizations in Korea.

  • Yongsan NCO wins worldwide motorcycle giveaway

    Aug 4, 2009

    A Yongsan noncommissioned officer with the 142nd Military Policy Company was in "hog heaven" July 25, when he was presented with a brand-new Harley Davidson courtesy of Army and Air Force Exchange New Car Sales.

  • Paik provides prospective from Pusan to Panmunjom

    Jul 30, 2009

    Key leaders of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division received valuable insights from a highly decorated retired Republic of Korea Army general as they completed a weeklong professional development event in July.

  • General Sharp honors Good Neighbors

    Jul 29, 2009

    United States Forces Korea recognized its top Good Neighbors at the 7th annual Good Neighbor Awards ceremony held July 24 at Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul.

  • USO travel opens doors in Korea

    Jul 29, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Korea is a dynamic country with many things to see, but where does one visit with so many options out there' United Service Organization representative and travel guru Wee Windship has three suggestions: Jeju Island, Mount Seorak and Andong.

  • Korean War Armistice Anniversary commemorated at Panmunjom

    Jul 29, 2009

    Leaders from the nations that repelled communist aggression in South Korea commemorated the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice at a ceremony in Panmunjom July 27.

  • Korean War Armistice anniversary commemorated at Panmunjom

    Jul 29, 2009

    Leaders from the nations that repelled communist aggression in South Korea commemorated the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice at a ceremony in Panmunjom, July 27.

  • Yongsan teens to hit the silver screen

    Jul 29, 2009

    <strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> - Seoul American High School student Sean Conolly (right) and 41st Signal Battalion cameraman Pfc. Nathan Franco (left) set up a shot July 17 at the Dragon Hill Lodge.

  • Korean and American exchange students explore Yongsan

    Jul 29, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 50 Korean and U.S. college students took a tour of Yongsan Garrison July 22. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation, and an eye-opening experience.

  • U.S. Forces Korea commander visits K-16 Air Base

    Jul 29, 2009

    K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea Aca,!" United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp visited K-16 Air Base Wednesday, July 22. to speak with Soldiers, Installation Management Command officials, and Army Family Members. The general toured constructions sites, quarters and various facilities.

  • Explore animal kingdom at Seoul Zoo

    Jul 29, 2009

    SEOUL - When looking for something to do, many people consider the zoo at the Seoul Grand Park. The park offers visitors a glimpe of animal life with performances, interactive sessions and information displays. In fact, the national zoo has more than 3,200 animals from 358 species.

  • Soldiers post near record times in 8th Army Triathlon

    Jul 22, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - The Eighth United States Army held its 2009 Individual Triathlon here July 18 where 26 Soldiers vied to set new 8th Army records for a ironman style event requiring a 400 meter freestyle swim, 30 kilometer bicycle run, and a 5 meter run. Times were fast but no records were set as Eric Reid, competing in the Men's Senior division, finished 1 with a time of 58:49, only 1:47 seconds from the record time set by Art Mathisen of 57:02 in 2006.

  • 'Nobody likes doing this'

    Jul 21, 2009

    Running a training event that Soldiers do not look forward to participating in can be a challenge, but leaders from Recon Platoon, 4th Chemical Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division do just that in operating a "CS gas" chamber. The training, however unpleasant, reinforces crucial Nuclear, Biological and Chemical defense skills.

  • 'Crawling' through urban operations

    Jul 21, 2009

    The rotation of personnel during the summer "permanent-change-of-duty-station season" can be challenging for units assigned to Korea's 2nd Infantry Division. The constant rotation in and out of country by large numbers of personnel can pose significant challenges for leaders focused on training Soldiers and ensuring their units are ready to "Fight Tonight."

  • Humpherys enters a new era in health care

    Jul 20, 2009

    The Humphreys Medical and Dental Clinic ushered in a new era in health care during a renewal ceremony here on July 10. The ceremony marked the completion of a seven-month long, $3 million project that gutted the clinic and transformed it into a bright, modern facility focused on providing the best-possible medical and dental care to Soldiers and Families.

  • Freedom Chapel reopens for worship at USAG Humphreys

    Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks to a rousing restoration effort led by USAG-Humphreys Directorate of Public Works, Shinkwang Ind, Construction Company Ltd. and Soldiers from the garrison's chaplain team, Freedom Chapel will reopen for regularly scheduled worship services on Sunday, July 19. It has been nearly seven months since a Christmas-night fire gutted Freedom Chapel just hours after final services and shut down the chapel. Since the fire, services have been held in the Super Gym's community room.

  • Schofield Barracks Hawaii celebrates 100 years

    Jul 13, 2009

    The installation commemorated its 100th anniversary with a ceremony during the Fourth of July Spectacular on Sills Field.

  • Joint Combined Exchange Training in Thailand

    Jul 13, 2009

    Special Forces Soldiers, or Green Berets, regularly conduct training with members of foreign nations. 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently dispatched a team to Thailand to conduct Joint Combined Exchange Training, or JCET.

  • Humphreys opens only overseas Army Traffic Safety Training Facility

    Jul 13, 2009

    The doors to Humphreys' Army Traffic Safety Training Facility opened here in June, making this the only overseas Army installation to have such a facility.

  • Watershed project offers recreational value at Humphreys

    Jul 13, 2009

    A new environmental watershed across from Independence Park not only offers indigenous wildlife a natural wetland habitat, but it also provides a quiet park for those who live and work here.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Alaska troops, families

    Jul 10, 2009

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top enlisted leader addressed topics such as deployment tour lengths, dwell time and changes to noncommissioned officer training, during a town hall forum July 7, at Fort Richardson, Alaska.

  • Soldiers qualify for 10 mile run on Casey

    Jul 9, 2009

    At the crack of the starting pistol 285 Soldiers leap to begin the 8th Army 10 miler qualifying run in front of Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey June 20. The fastest time was a fraction of a second more than one hour, set by a senior runner more than 40 years old.

  • Warriors compete with Korean students in speech contest

    Jul 9, 2009

    Six American Soldiers and 10 Korean students competed for the best speaker in the 11th annual Korean/English speech contest, which took place June 24 in the USAG-Red Cloud Theatre.

  • Commander welcomes ROKA 65th to friendship dinner

    Jul 9, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, welcomes Brig. Gen. Huo, Il Hoi, 65th Republic of Korea Infantry Division commanding general, to a friendship dinner June 30, 2009 at Mitchell's club.

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force, present a wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers

    Jul 8, 2009

    HONOLULU, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Gene Castanetti, director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, watch Gen. Yoshifumi Hibako, chief of staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, present a wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers from past conflicts, July 7, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Approximately 20 Japan Self Defense Force personnel are attending the U.S.-Japan Senior Leader Seminar to discuss topics concerning both countries.

  • Japan's Chief of Staff lays wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers

    Jul 7, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Gene Castanetti, director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, watch Gen. Yoshifumi Hibako, chief of staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, present a wreath in honor of fallen Soldiers from past conflicts, July 7, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Approximately 20 Japan Self Defense Force personnel are attending the U.S.-Japan Senior Leader Seminar to discuss topics concerning both countries.

  • Command Sergeant Major congratulates new Warrior leaders

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP JACKSON SOUTH KOREA - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea/ 8th United States Army Command Sgt. Maj., visited Camp Jackson June 23 to congratulate new Warrior leaders.

  • 18th MEDCOM executes first training exercise

    Jun 30, 2009

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION, Hawaii - (June 25, 2009) A team of Soldiers lift a casualty on a stretcher and run toward a helicopter waiting to fly them out of an urban battle zone to safety.

  • Eighth Army recognizes best warrior winners, finalists

    Jun 30, 2009

    In the presence of many leaders, a luncheon was held June 26 to congratulate the 2009 Best Warrior competition finalists and winners at the Naija Ballroom on Yongsan Garrison.

  • 'Manchus' honor heritage with grueling 25-mile march

    Jun 29, 2009

    Manchu's of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and a select handful of special guests honored regimental heritage with a 25-mile movement knowns in unit folklore as the "Manchu Mile" June 24-25.

  • Marching a 'Manchu Mile'

    Jun 26, 2009

    2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment conducted the 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat gear and weapon, approximately 5 kilometers south of the DMZ, June 24-25 at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • Senior ROK-U.S. Soldiers train together at Korea Combat Training Center

    Jun 24, 2009

    Senior U.S. and Republic of Korea Army Soldiers trained together June 22 at the Korea Combat Training Center in Gwangwon In-Je.

  • Moneywise tour comes to Yongsan

    Jun 23, 2009

    Amid continuing concern about the financial world, Army Community Service invited two renowned financial planners, Kelvin Boston and Peter Bielagus to offer financial advice to the Yongsan community.

  • Yongsan teen to compete in Junior Olympics

    Jun 23, 2009

    Seoul American High School junior Kristie Taylor will be in Greensboro, North Carolina this summer to compete in the qualification rounds for the United States of America Track and Field Junior Olympics National Championship.

  • SEALs train with Army pilots in Northern Edge

    Jun 23, 2009

    A Navy SEAL team worked with Army pilots in a training evolution of Exercise Northern Edge 2009, designed to promote and develop interoperability between the two branches.

  • Korea-based Infantrymen test for EIB

    Jun 23, 2009

    Soldiers from all over the Korean peninsula came to Camp Casey, June 15 to 19, in order to test and see who would receive the coveted Expert Infantry Badge.

  • Yongsan NCO wins region title

    Jun 22, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Installation Management Command-Korea the best noncommissioned officer, leads by example and trains Soldiers to take care of community members.

  • Expert Infantry Badge's earned in Korea

    Jun 21, 2009

    Soldiers and Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) from all over the Korean peninsula participated in the Expert Infantry Badge test Jun. 15 to Jun. 19 at Camp Casey where Soldiers were pushed physically and mentally in order to see who could earn the coveted award.

  • American Soldier saves child from drowning in Korea

    Jun 18, 2009

    Pfc. Richard A. Bigouette of Bravo Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, was swimming in the water a little ways out from the shore with his buddy Pfc. Joshua Davis, also of Bravo Company. Suddenly, Bigouette heard frantic screams from people pointing toward the water. Approximately 100 meters from the shoreline, a 9-year-old girl was trying to stay above the water. Her sister, in absolute fright, began to cry for help.

  • Humphreys opens first and only overseas Army Traffic Safety Training Facility

    Jun 17, 2009

    The new Army Traffic Safety Facility, which opened on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, June 2, affords Soldiers with little or no driving experience an opportunity to learn and hone their skills before getting behind the wheel of a car or on a motorcycle.

  • Officials: New information for Soldiers heading to Korea

    Jun 16, 2009

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

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 16, 2009

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

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

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • Eighth U.S. Army Commander thanks NCOs

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • Servicemembers participate in cultural tour program

    Jun 15, 2009

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

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

    Jun 14, 2009

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

  • Yongsan community honors Army birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

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

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

    Jun 10, 2009

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

  • Alaska Soldiers celebrate Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 9, 2009

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

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

    Jun 9, 2009

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

  • Yongsan honors hidden heroes

    Jun 9, 2009

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

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

    Jun 8, 2009

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

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

    Jun 6, 2009

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

  • Famous circus returns to Casey, regales all in community

    Jun 2, 2009

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

  • American Red Cross lauds Warrior Country Volunteers

    Jun 2, 2009

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

  • Warrior Country conducts evacuation exercise

    Jun 2, 2009

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

  • Hurricane Preparedness Exercise Deployment Assessment Team

    Jun 1, 2009

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

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

    Jun 1, 2009

  • Families, Soldiers remember loved ones in lantern floating ceremony

    May 30, 2009

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

  • Spouses display brawn and brains during GI Jane Day event

    May 30, 2009

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

  • Cambodian native serves America while remembering Asian heritage

    May 29, 2009

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

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

    May 29, 2009

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

  • Yongsan Library features free Wi-Fi hotspot

    May 28, 2009

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

  • Korean employees set to deploy in Middle East

    May 28, 2009

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

  • Yongsan hosts Pacific-wide softball tournament

    May 28, 2009

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

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

    May 28, 2009

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

  • Red Cloud firefighters sharpen disaster response skills

    May 28, 2009

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

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

    May 27, 2009

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

  • Yongsan Memorial Day Block Party starts summer

    May 27, 2009

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

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

    May 22, 2009

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

  • Army welcomes 25 new officers from UH

    May 22, 2009

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

  • Army history comes alive at Fort DeRussy during annual event

    May 22, 2009

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

  • Army EOD teams compete for top honors in Korea

    May 21, 2009

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

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

    May 21, 2009

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

  • Fort Stewart Celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage in May

    May 20, 2009

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

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

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Soldiers sharpen skills during exercise

    May 20, 2009

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

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

    May 20, 2009

  • Division recognizes contributions of Asian Americans

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Red Cloud PBC celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Month

    May 20, 2009

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

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

    May 20, 2009

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

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

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Red Cloud commander celebrates partnership with Uijeongbu Police

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Army names top maintenance award winner

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Cultural Sweetness

    May 19, 2009

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

  • Music for the Seoul

    May 19, 2009

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

  • Engineers dazzle students with technology

    May 19, 2009

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

  • Remembering Seoul's hidden American heroes

    May 19, 2009

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

  • Edwin McCain rocks Yongsan

    May 18, 2009

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

  • Korean-American exercise focuses on fire safety

    May 18, 2009

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

  • Commander's Corner: Memorial Day Weekend

    May 18, 2009

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

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

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

  • Running for the garrison

    May 16, 2009

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


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