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  • Dec. 7: Japan-U.S. Military Exercise opens in the spirit of friendship

    Dec 7, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 7, 2009) - On a bitterly cold December afternoon, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Armed Forces opened Yama Sakura 57 in a ceremony that demonstrated the warmth of a 50-year friendship. The JGSDF Northern Army hosted the ceremony and the exercise. Assembled for the United States were representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Army Reserve and National Guard units from over a dozen states.

  • South Korean college students learn about ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Dec 6, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - South Korean college students were invited to Yongsan Garrison Dec. 3 to learn about the importance of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance and the efforts that U.S. service members and Republic of Korea Army Support Group Soldiers contribute to local communities around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Yama Sakura 57 participants experience Japanese culture

    Dec 6, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan - Tea ceremonies, paper folding and sword demonstrations aren't usually the first things to come to mind when you think of a command post exercise with one of the U.S. strongest military allies. Yet, the more than 1,500 troops participating in Yama Sakura 57 had the opportunity to visit Japanese children with special needs and practice the art of calligraphy and origami before the start of this year's exercise.

  • AFP and JSOTF-P Unveil Shrine and Conduct MEDCAP

    Dec 5, 2009

    SULU, Philippines- Hundreds of residents of Barangay (community) Danag now have a restored shrine and access to free medical care due to the collaborative efforts of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Marine Battalion Landing Team-5 (MBLT-5), Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and local residents who partnered for both projects in the region Nov. 28.

  • JSOTF-P Civil Affairs Company Earn AFP Medals

    Dec 5, 2009

    Armed Forces of the Philippines pins medals on 16 Civil Affairs Soldiers

  • Experts allay employee pay angst

    Dec 4, 2009

    Speculation over the conversion from cost-of-living allowances (COLA) to locality pay for federal employees in Hawaii, Alaska and the Territories was quieted a bit as a result of town hall style forums held at Fort Shafter's Richardson Theater Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Promotion to General Seen Across the World

    Dec 4, 2009

    Kelli Underhill, wife of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's (AAMDC) Commanding General, Brigadier General Jeffery (Jeff) L. Underhill first came up with the idea to do a live streaming webcast of her husband's promotion when she realized both of their children, Brandon, 23, and Britney, 21 would not be able to attend the ceremony. With Brandon working in Ironton, Ohio and Britney away at College, it would be close to impossible having them in Hawaii for the Wednesday ceremony. "Our children have always been at every one of his promotions," said Kelli Underhill. "I just wanted them to be part of it, even though they couldn't be here physically, and most importantly, I wanted him to have them here."

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Ready For Exercise With Japanese Counterparts

    Dec 4, 2009

    The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is conducting a command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force's Northern Army's Second Division. The Soldiers arrived in Japan this week and the exercise will begin on Dec. 8.

  • Monument unveiled for legendary U.S. Army general

    Dec 3, 2009

    The 59th memorial ceremony for former 8th U.S. Army Commander Gen. Walton H. Walker took place in Seoul, Dec. 3 to pay tribute to his sacrifice and courage during the Korean War.

  • Yama Sakura 57 combined operations/intelligence center takes shape

    Dec 3, 2009

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 3, 2009)- An aerial view of the combined operations/intelligence center, manned by the Northern Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the Contingency Command Post of United States Army, Pacific and I Corps Forward during the early stages of Exercise Yama Sakura 57. Since its inception in 1982, Yama Sakura has focused on the development and refinement of the JGSDF and U.S. Army, Japan efforts in the areas of bilateral planning, coordination and interoperability through training. (photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Gerardo DeAvila, 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Camp Hitashi-Chitose Christmas Tree

    Dec 3, 2009

    A Christmas tree, adorned with more than 350 lights, sits near the front entrance of the camp...

  • Eagle Scout Helps Deployed Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • Afghanistan surge won't change plans to up dwell time

    Dec 3, 2009

    A 30,000 boots-on-the-ground increase in Afghanistan will not change the Army's plans to cut Stop Loss, stabilize deployment lengths or increase dwell time for Soldiers.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 57 reunites USARPAC Soldier with family in Japan

    Dec 3, 2009

    One United States Army, Pacific captain crossed boundaries of oceans and generations during Exercise Yama Sakura 57 when he walked into his uncle Masato Okudara's apartment in Tomokomai, Japan.

  • Family presides over brigader promotion on Red Cloud

    Dec 2, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell (right), his wife Robbie (center) and mother Anna (left) smile in appreciation as his brigadier general flag unfurls.

  • President addresses troops on first visit

    Dec 2, 2009

    President Barack Obama addresses multinational troops before his departure from Korea on the last visit of his Asia tour on Osan Nov. 19. Sgt. Randy Gray, Co. A, BSTB, 2nd Infantry Division NCO of the year, introduced the President. He gave a speech thanking Soldiers for their service and spoke on topics such as Stop Loss, which gives more time for Soldiers to spend time with their Families between deployments and approving a temporary increase of personnel for the Army, and more money to be spent by the military. The President spoke about taking care of Families, child care, pay increases, and applauded tour normalization in Korea.

  • BOSS serves Thanksgiving to Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers gave Warrior Country Soldiers a taste of Thanksgiving by offering a free meal for all Soldiers and a Texas Hold 'em tournament Nov. 23 in Mitchell's Club on Red Cloud.

  • Gyeonggi Province employees visit 2ID Band

    Dec 2, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - More than a dozen employees from the governor's office in Uijeongbu came to visit the 2nd Infantry Division Band Nov. 24 on Red Cloud for a special concert given by the band's jazz sextet. After the concert, the guests visited the chapel for a briefing from the chaplain's assistant, followed by a dinner in Mitchell's Club.

  • ASAP trains NCOs to help Warriors

    Dec 2, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - In keeping with the Army Family Covenant, the Army provides the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program to help Soldiers struggling with all kinds of substance abuse including alcohol and drugs, illicit and over-the-counter. There are five components of ASAP: prevention and outreach, risk reduction, testing, treatment and rehabilitation, and suicide prevention.

  • U.S., Japan to hold 'Yama Sakura 57' on Hokkaido

    Dec 1, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific and Japan's Ground Self Defense Force will conduct Yama Sakura 57, a joint command-post exercise, at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • FISC Pearl Harbor, NCHB3 offload 25th ID cargo at Pearl Harbor

    Dec 1, 2009

    Members of the 599th Transportation Group; Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Pearl Harbor; 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 3; and 25th Infantry Division work together to off-load 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division cargo and equipment from the Motor Vessel American Tern at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nov. 30. The 25th Infantry Division's Third Brigade and the division's headquarters' element redeployed from Iraq earlier in November.

  • Fallen JSA Soldier honored at memorial ceremony

    Dec 1, 2009

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - A memorial ceremony was held Nov. 23 at the Joint Security Area for Cpl. Jang Myong-ki, a Security Battalion Soldier who died defending a Soviet defector here.

  • Goat and sheep herding at PTA

    Nov 27, 2009

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - More than 75 volunteer "paniolas," or cowboys, from across Hawaii, participated in the Army's version of a modern-day goat and sheep drive, here, Nov. 14.

  • AHFH opens clean energy community

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Families of the Simpson Wisser neighborhood, here, were joined by state, city, business and community leaders to celebrate the opening of what could be the greenest neighborhood on a military installation, Nov.10.

  • New NCOs welcomed at Yongsan Garrison ceremony

    Nov 25, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - New U.S. Army leaders were welcomed to the NCO ranks Nov. 20 at a ceremony on Yongsan Army Garrison.

  • Warrior Country Family members take a Korean culture tour

    Nov 24, 2009

    GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea - More than 20 Warrior Country military spouses and children enjoyed a free tour with various cultural activities and traditional Korean food around Il-san and Yangju city, Gyeonggi Province Nov. 12 in recognition of Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Army wives join 'G.I. Jane Platoon,' get glimpse of daily Soldier life

    Nov 24, 2009

    Early on a drizzly November morning, 39 wives of 2-9 Infantry Soldiers stepped off a bus at Camp Casey in South Korea for the "Manchu Spouse Challenge."

  • 2nd Infantry Division debuts Warfighters' Simulation system during exercise

    Nov 23, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division recently became the first U.S. Army division to use the Warfighters' Simulation system during a command post exercise held recently in South Korea.

  • Warriors complete arduous 25-mile Manchu Mile March

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Hundreds of Soldiers completed the arduous 25-mile rucksack march known as the Manchu Mile March on Camp Casey Nov. 19, to commemorate the 9th Infantry Regiment's 85-mile march during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China.

  • 6-52 AMD BN Soldiers visit the orphanage: "The House that Develops Dreams"

    Nov 20, 2009

    Approximately 80 Soldiers and Families from 6th Battalion 52nd AMD BN made their highly anticipated trip to The House that Develops Dreams, the largest orphanage in Suwon City on Nov. 14. The House that Develops Dreams orphanage has about 95 students between the ages of first grade through high school; most have spent their entire lives there. Most of the teachers grew up at the orphanage and have returned after earning a degree in education. The Soldiers and families that went on Saturday took donations of toys and toothbrushes. The concept of the toothbrush was developed with the idea that as each of the students use the toothbrush day and night, they will be able to remember the Soldiers that brought it for them.

  • Joint Security Area Soldiers sharpen combat shooting skills

    Nov 20, 2009

    LIBERTY BELL RANGE, South Korea - The United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers who guard at the Joint Security Area inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone conducted a stress shoot exercise at Liberty Bell Range Nov. 18 to improve their physical stamina and weapons proficiency.

  • 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Perimeter Defense Force prepares to fight and win tonight

    Nov 19, 2009

    The 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Perimeter Defense Force recently completed a series of exercises that will increase their combat readiness and provide they war fighting skills they need to defend USAG Humphreys. During the exercises the battalion's noncommissioned officers led a heavy caliber weapon's range at the Republic of Korea Army's Jungpyung Range. Soldiers trained to fire both the MK-19, 40mm Grenade Launcher and the M249, 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon. Despite the seasonal fog, Soldiers conducted safe and successful weapons training that led to the 100 percent qualification of all Soldiers on the 3rd MI Battalion (AE) PDF.

  • Humphreys names, honors its Military Families of the Year

    Nov 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III launched its Month of the Military Family celebration Saturday night with its first-ever Military Families of the Year Recognition Ceremony in the Community Activity Center.

  • FMWR sponsors trip for Soldiers and Families to Thailand

    Nov 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored a trip to Pattaya and Bangkok, Thailand, Oct. 22-25.

  • People's Liberation Army delegation visits Schofield

    Nov 10, 2009

    Admiral Robert F. Willard, commander, United States Pacific Command, escorts People's Republic of China General Xu, vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army Central Military Commission.

  • Soldier completes 100-mile walk

    Nov 10, 2009

    Lt. Col. Jack Usrey celebrated the one-year anniversary of his double-knee replacement surgery by finishing a 100-mile trek that spanned 67 hours and 15 minutes.

  • Seoul memorial ceremony honors American veterans

    Nov 10, 2009

    A U.S. veterans memorial ceremony was held at the Seoul Foreigners Cemetery Nov. 6, to honor U.S. heroes from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers Redeploy From Iraq

    Nov 5, 2009

    More than 40 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division were welcomed home to Hawaii during a redeployment ceremony on Wheeler Army Airfield Nov. 5. The return of the Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. signaled the end of the 12-month deployment to Iraq for the division.

  • Social media drives one-man public affairs office

    Nov 5, 2009

    Commanders frequently insist on shouting a message "from the mountaintop," but one technologically savvy Army officer heading a brigade Public Affairs organization in Korea took his information even higher in early fall. Maj. Mike Nicholson, a Public Affairs officer serving with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, ventured into cyberspace in his quest to deliver his organization's message in a unique way.

  • Postal service announces holiday mailing guidelines

    Nov 4, 2009

    Postal Service officials have announced recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. servicemembers serving in Afghanistan and other overseas locations.

  • Big Island getaway - Military resort explodes with activity

    Nov 3, 2009

    KILAUEA MILITARY CAMP, Island of Hawaii - Nestled within the vast acres of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and just below the rim of the Kilauea caldera, sits one of the 50th State's truly idyllic getaways for service members and their families.

  • Eighth U.S. Army Band performs in China Tattoo

    Nov 3, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th U.S. Army Band performed in a China Tattoo, with 53 Soldiers participating in the various shows which were conducted in Nanchang, China, Oct. 24 - 31.

  • FMWR-Hawaii marketing receives quality of life award for communication excellence

    Nov 3, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. ArmyAca,!E+Garrison-Hawaii's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) Marketing Department captured the Secretary of the Army's Quality of Life Award for communications excellence, contributing to FMWR's award-filled October.

  • USAG-HI recreation programs recognized as best in Army

    Nov 3, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) already has the most geographically diverse recreation program in the Army, ranging from Helemano Military Reservation in the north to Fort Shafter in the south, and now it has the best.

  • Scientists from India collaborate on Army energy challenges

    Oct 29, 2009

    Scientists, engineers and professors from the United States and India recently met to find ways to solve the critical power and energy challenges faced by both nations.

  • U.S.-Indian Armies wrap up historic exercise

    Oct 29, 2009

    With a massive display of firepower and teamwork, the U.S. and Indian armies finished their largest joint military exercise to date, as about 250 U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 14th Cavalry Squadron, based out of Hawaii, brought 17 of their Stryker combat vehicles and paired with the Indian army's 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion at one of India's premier military training sites.

  • Exercise launches first Javelin missile in India

    Oct 26, 2009

    Indian Army troops clamored to learn about the system as the first Javelin missile was launched in India, Oct. 23, by 25th Infantry Division Soldiers as part of Yudh Abhyas 09.

  • Bilateral exercise strengthens bonds between Indian, U.S. Soldiers

    Oct 26, 2009

    Despite a diversity of equipment and missions, Indian and U.S. Army Soldiers found common ground while training together during Exercise Yudh Abhyas 09, an annual bilateral multi-echelon battalion level exercise with a focus on peacekeeping operations.

  • Eighth Army leaders affirm commitment to Army families

    Oct 26, 2009

    Eighth U.S. Army senior leaders reaffirmed their commitment to Army Families during an Army Family Convenant signing ceremony at the 8th Army Commander's Off-site Conference at the Gyeong-ju Hilton Oct. 23.

  • UNC Security Battalion Soldiers help Korean accident victim

    Oct 26, 2009

    Seven United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers helped to rescue a 25-year-old Korean woman from her over-turned vehicle Oct. 20 on Highway 77, south from Camp Bonifas.

  • Soldiers, students feed Seoul's homeless

    Oct 21, 2009

    More than 15 members of the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan's Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Servicemembers teamed up with Baekseok University to distribute meals to Seoul's less fortunate Sept. 26 at Seoul Station.

  • 35th ADA Brigade Soldiers join ROK Army counterparts in CBRN training exercise, sports

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade strengthened their alliance with airmen from the Republic of Korea Air Force during a combined training exercise and sports competitions here Oct. 9. The day started with the U.S. and ROK forces working together in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination, followed by soccer and softball games in the afternoon. The purpose of the training was to allow the two units to compare each other's strategies for CBRN decontamination and to determine who would provide support in the event of a chemical attack.

  • Third ROK Army hosts first Alliance Festival

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Third Republic of Korea Army hosted the 8th Army commander and some of his staff at the first annual TROKA-8th Army Alliance Festival Sept. 30 at TROKA headquarters.

  • Eighth U.S. Army to return Camps Eagle, Long

    Oct 7, 2009

    Eighth Army has announced plans to close Camps Eagle and Long in the Wonju area, continuing the base relocation of U.S. forces and the return of valuable real estate to the Republic of Korea as part of the Land Partnership Plan.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Korean War veterans honor fallen comrades

    Oct 7, 2009

    U.S. Soldiers and Korean War veterans participated in a wreath laying ceremony Oct. 5 at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • Steppe Eagle exercise increases interoperability

    Oct 1, 2009

    A wreath laying ceremony at a war memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sept. 25, marked the culmination of the multinational information exchange exercise Steppe Eagle 2009. Steppe Eagle is held annually and brings together Soldiers from the British, Kazakhstan and U.S. Armies to improve the military orders process, staff functions and battle tracking. It also teaches Soldiers how to work together within a coalition.

  • Combined Federal Campaign officially underway

    Sep 30, 2009

    The 2009 Army Hawaii-Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially started with a kick-off event held at Kalakaua Community Center Sept. 25.

  • Paralegal Warriors compete for best in USARPAC

    Sep 29, 2009

    Sgt. Jovanny Suarez, Tripler Army Medical Center, and Spc. Mark Schubert, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, bested eight other competitors from Hawaii, Japan and Alaska to be named this year's top paralegal warrior.

  • 'Operation Headrest' helps welcome home entire battalion

    Sep 29, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Home-comings are a busy time. As groups of Army spouses ready themselves and their families for the return of more than 3,400 Soldiers, many are working to make redeployment a memorable time for the entire battalion family, including their single Soldiers.

  • Monument recognizes U.S. Army engineers

    Sep 29, 2009

    A monument was unveiled Sept. 28 in Seoul to honor the U.S. Army engineer units that restored the bridges over the Han River during the Korean War.

  • Ultimate Fighting Champion motivates wounded warriors

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fifty U.S. Army and Marine Corps wounded warriors were honored for their military service, here, Sept. 18, when they got an exclusive Thunderbirds air show preview and the opportunity to meet a local hero.

  • South Korean colonel receives Bronze Star for Afghanistan service

    Sep 28, 2009

    A Republic of Korea Army colonel received the U.S. Bronze Star Medal in a ceremony at Yongsan Army Garrison, Sept. 24.

  • ROK, U.S. hold first ever Army-to-Army staff talks

    Sep 21, 2009

    A U.S. delegation met with their Republic of Korea counterparts in Daejon, South Korea, last week for the first Army-to-Army staff talks between the two countries. The purpose of the talks was to improve ROK-U.S. interoperability, improve ROK capacity and further strengthen ROK-U.S. relationships.

  • Hawaii Military Working Dog Team Named "Top Dog" in Competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    After three days of fierce competition, a Hawaii-based working dog team outscored the competition and was named "Top Dog" in the 2009 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition. Staff Sgt. Marcus Bates and his working dog, Bennie, 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, had the best overall performance among all the working dog teams and took home the top trophy. Approximately 30 teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and the Transportation Security Administration all gathered early in the week for a chance at the title of "Top Dog". During the competition, the dogs detected narcotics in a warehouse, ran through obstacle courses, and competed in a hardest-hitting dog competition to take down hostile personnel.

  • Reporter revisits world's most dangerous golf course

    Sep 14, 2009

    The reporter who first called the par-three golf hole here at Camp Bonifas the "world's most dangerous golf course" in a 1988 Sports Illustrated article returned to this northern most military post in South Korea to cover the course Sept. 10.

  • Army trains Marines in Alaska wilderness

    Sep 9, 2009

    Members of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command are preparing for Afghanistan's rugged terrain by training in the wilds of Alaska with some help from Soldiers.

  • Federal Survey Card impacts school funding

    Sep 6, 2009

    Would you like your child to have better school equipment and textbooks' Would you like it if the federal government gave money to our schools to provide better educational tools'

  • Customer service survey gives voice to Soldiers, families, civilians

    Sep 6, 2009

    Whenever you're asked, "How are you today'" do you usually respond with "fine" or some other quick response'

  • Monument honors forgotten Korean War heroes

    Sep 4, 2009

    A monument was unveiled at the Hwachon Dam, Sept. 2, to recognize the forgotten heroes who helped to capture the critical hydroelectric plant during the Korean War.

  • Security Battalion Soldiers, Freedom Village students attend baseball game

    Sep 1, 2009

    United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers and Daesungdong Elementary School teachers and students attended a professional baseball game between Hanwha Eagles and Mokdong Heroes Aug. 21 at Seoul's Mokdong Stadium.

  • Holiday Greetings teams set to tape at 60 locations

    Sep 1, 2009

    Taping for one of the most recognizable holiday programs in America will begin soon, months before wreaths are hung and lights are strung in homes across the country.

  • Soldiers use inflatable satellite dish to stay connected in rugged terrain of Korean peninsula

    Aug 27, 2009

    The 2nd Infantry Division deployed a new inflatable satellite dish to support ground tactical air control communications in Korea's mountainous landscape during the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise Aug. 17 through 28.

  • Senior Army leaders from 26 nations gather in Tokyo to discuss security, cooperation

    Aug 24, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff equivalents from 26 countries and senior staff officers from 31 countries around the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions gathered to officially open the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VI and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXIII in a ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Aug. 24.

  • Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2009 underway in South Korea

    Aug 19, 2009

    Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the world's largest annual computerized command and control exercise, is being conducted by the Republic of Korea and United States military.

  • U.S. Army sergeant major helps man from mangled car

    Aug 17, 2009

    An 8th U.S. Army sergeant major freed a man from his mangled car July 8 after it flew off the Busan-Seoul Expressway near Daejon, Korea.

  • Local Alaska community honors USARPAC NCO of the Year

    Aug 14, 2009

    Local Alaska community members honor the 2009 U.S. Army Pacific NCO of the Year Staff Sgt. Neftali Bonilla, of Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, during a ceremony at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Aug 13.

  • Arctic MP NCOs lead team into Warrior Police Challenge

    Aug 14, 2009

    Nine U.S. Army Alaska military police officers were physically and mentally put to the test Aug. 6 - 7 at Fort Richardson during tryouts for the Warrior Police Challenge.

  • "Wings of Lightning" Combat Aviation Brigade returns to Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade held its deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield, Aug. 10, signifying the official start of the unit's deployment to northern Iraq.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009 tests watercraft capabilities

    Aug 13, 2009

    Active-duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from the across the globe are testing the readiness of the Army's prepositioned set four during military exercise Pacific Reach 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Eighth U.S. Army announces civilian uniform policy

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighth U.S. Army announced the civilian uniform policy for an upcoming training exercise. All emergency essential civilians and mission essential civilians are authorized to wear the Army Combat Uniform throughout the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Combined Arms Exercise.

  • 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.


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