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  • Continuing a 50 year legacy; Soldiers welcome orphans from Japan into their homes

    Jul 23, 2015

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Four orphans with the Holy Family Home, in Osaka, Japan, arrived in Hawaii at the Honolulu International Airport, July 21, to spend two weeks with the Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, for the 58th summer visit from The Holy Family Home.

  • Marines sharpen mountaineering skills in Alaska

    Jul 22, 2015

    BLACK RAPIDS TRAINING SITE, Alaska -- From the snow-kissed mountains to the icy rumblings of melting glaciers, Marines from 2nd Platoon, Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif., along with instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center conducted military alpine operations at Black Rapids Training Site and Gulkana Glacier.

  • EOD teams compete in annual USARPAC TOY competition

    Jul 22, 2015

    Four explosive ordnance disposal teams from throughout U.S. Army-Pacific gathered, here, to compete in USARPAC's EOD Team of the Year competition, July 13-17.

  • USAG Japan holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July, 21 2015) -- Col. William B. Johnson assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a change of command ceremony held July 8 inside the hanger at Kastner Army Airfield on the Camp Zama installation.

  • Surgeon General Welcomes Superintendent of the Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy

    Jul 21, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General of the Army, welcomed Brig. Gen. Kyung-Hye Choi, Superintendent of the Korean Armed Forces Nursing Academy, to the Office of the Surgeon General. Horoho presented Choi with the Order of Military Medical Merit.

  • Pacific Harbormaster Soldiers act as HUB in CJLOTS

    Jul 21, 2015

    Twelve watercraft troops served as the center of gravity for all Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (CJLOTS) 2015 operations on Amnyeon Beach, South Korea, June 29 through July 9.

  • 7th Infantry Division safety ride for summer 2015

    Jul 20, 2015

    More than 200 Soldiers from across JBLM participated in 7th Infantry Division's Safety Ride, May 15.

  • I Corps hosts JBLM community partnership tour

    Jul 20, 2015

    What do mortars, grenade launchers, Stryker vehicles, military working dogs, medical staff and air wing evacuation teams have in common, probably not much unless you are talking about Puget Sound Business Leaders, Executives and Veterans tour on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 18, 2015.

  • Tripler NCOs train federal marshals in Army style (Combatives)

    Jul 20, 2015

    Members of United States Marshals, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents practiced the techniques taught by TAMC NCOs during the Modern Army Combatives Program training.

  • Grandmother's love carries Soldier through Korean War

    Jul 20, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • Talisman Sabre means commitment, I Corps commander says

    Jul 19, 2015

    As Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 wrapped up in Australia this past weekend, the land component commander of that 15-day exercise said the United States' involvement signifies commitment to partner nations in the Pacific region.

  • I Corps, Australian army wrap up Exercise Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    I Corps and the Australian army have completed the sixth iteration of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia.

  • Crucial Pacific Rim partner honors America's fallen

    Jul 17, 2015

    Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, Japan Chief of Staff of the Joint Staff Council, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army civilian recognized by NAACP for workforce transformation

    Jul 17, 2015

    Stephanie C. Rainey, human resources program director, Civilian Human Resources Policy and Programs, U.S. Forces Korea, was named recipient of the 2015 Department of the Army's NAACP Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award.

  • Kitchen Contribution

    Jul 17, 2015

    Talisman Sabre is a biannual exercise between the U.S. and Australia. At Shoalwater Bay Training Area cooks sustain the fighting force.

  • Open Forum for Interagency Day for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Civilian agencies play a vital part during exercises, disasters, or other critical incidents. In order to be successful in their mission, they need to work hand in hand with their military partners.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian Weaponry for TS 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    Weapons training is a vital part of militaries throughout the world, as is the ability to adapt. So when the Royal Australian Army invited I Corps soldiers out to try their weapon systems, they had to apply those fundamentals and adapt to a weapon they've never fired before.

  • 599th team shines during Fisher offload at Pearl Harbor

    Jul 17, 2015

    The 599th Transportation Brigade and its partners offloaded 25th Infantry Division cargo and equipment July 9-12 from the USNS Fisher here as it returned from Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal

    Jul 17, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal, former commander for the U.S. Army Western Command, later named US Army, Pacific, from June 1985 until his retirement in August 1989 died June 30, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. A West Point graduate, he was commissioned in 1956 into the Field Artillery.

  • LRC-Yongsan increases personal property shipment efficiency

    Jul 16, 2015

  • Sea Dragon Recognized for 25 Years of Civilian Service

    Jul 16, 2015

    Mrs. Athel Jaictin, a budget analyst with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was recognized for 25 years of civilian service to the government, July 8, 2015, during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • US, South Korean Patriot crews seal the gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 16, 2015

    Air defenders, from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems on Jungwon Air Base, July 13-16.

  • ACS celebrates its 50th birthday poolside

    Jul 15, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July, 15 2015) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party to celebrate its 50th birthday July 11 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area pool.

  • Still donning the Globe & Anchor, ROK Marine remembers "6-25" War

    Jul 14, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • Talisman Sabre 2015 Air Drop Maneuver

    Jul 14, 2015

  • Commanding generals change during ceremony

    Jul 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette assumed command of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) in a change of command ceremony held July 8 at Kastner Army Airfield Hanger.

  • Thunder Inn recognized as division's top DFAC

    Jul 14, 2015

    In a continued demonstration of their culinary excellence, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade was recently named the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division and Area I's best dining facility for the third fiscal quarter during an awards presentation July 8 at the Thunder Inn DFAC on Camp Casey.

  • Gone but not forgotten

    Jul 14, 2015

    Col. William Taylor, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander, and Soldiers from the 2nd CAB took part in a Korean War Memorial Ceremony on July 10 on Gaemi Hill in Sejong, South Korea. The memorial service saw many performances and speeches paying tribute to the Soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice to support our allies in Korea.

  • SHARP color run builds esprit de corps

    Jul 13, 2015

    The SHARP Awareness Color Run paints USAG Yongsan and its service members with vibrant colors along with community safety, June 29. Col. Maria P. Eoff, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins joined approximately 500 people running with colorful sprints. The event concluded with a surprise quiz and prizes coordinated by Master Sgt. Turner, community SHARP representative (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk).

  • 'Read to the Rhythm'

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Yongsan library celebrated its official Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm." with the Eighth Army Band, July 7. The jazz ensemble, after having a sing-along session with the kids, allowed SPC Doo to read 'Dragon loves tacos' to the children. The band played great jazz tunes to approximately 20 enthusiastic children. The program concluded as the coordinator, with the help of the Yongsan library, introduced board games and activities for children to enjoy. "Read to the Rhythm" continues from June 20 - July 28. Contact the Yongsan library at DSN 723-6974, or Commercial 0503-323-6974. (U.S. Army - photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • It's our fight now

    Jul 13, 2015

    Today signifies a new era in the history of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, the Black Jack Brigade. One month after arriving in South Korea, the 2nd ABCT completed a transfer of authority with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat, 2nd Infantry Division, the Iron Brigade, assuming their role in the defense network of U.S. forces that guards the Republic of Korea.

  • Australians provide Soldiers 'danger close' air support

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Army relies on its partners to win in an increasingly complex world. Such was the case demonstrated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia, which is going on from July 4 -19.

  • Hawaii-based troops set to provide critical HR support to CENTCOM

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 50 Hawaii-based human resource Soldiers were recognized during a deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will support operations in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Australian, US forces apply first aid to Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 13, 2015

    Expert, practiced medical care saves lives on the bat-tlefield and is one of the most important support functions during combat operations. The Australian Defence Force's 1st Close Health Battalion routinely rehearses medical treatment scenarios to keep their skills sharp and

  • The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) conducts a change of command ceremony

    Jul 11, 2015

    The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) (18th MEDCOM (DS)) hold their change of command ceremony at historic Palm Circle, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, 2015.

  • Parachuting successfully into Australia requires timing, teamwork

    Jul 10, 2015

    "You come to battle under a canopy of a parachute and it gets your adrenaline up and you've got to keep your adrenaline up to keep moving" to your objective once you land, Lt. Col. Matt Hardman said.

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

    On a cool morning, six I Corps Soldiers conducted physical training, lifting truck tires, full water cans, and three-foot steel bars. It could have been any PT session, but this one had a bit of a twist. This session was led by several soldiers from the Royal Australian Army and served as an icebreaker before the start of Talisman Sabre 15.

  • I Corps Soldiers experience Australian culture

    Jul 10, 2015

    Most Americans only get to see Australian wildlife in their local zoos. But for approximately 50 I Corps Soldiers here for Talisman Sabre 15, the opportunity to experience this wildlife up close and personal was too good to pass up. These Soldiers traveled to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary July 6 to see kangaroos and koalas.

  • I Corps celebrates Independence Day during Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 10, 2015

    July 4th is an important holiday in the United States where families and friends come together and celebrate U.S. Independence. For approximately 300 I Corps Soldiers, they spent the day celebrating with their Australian counterparts prior to the start of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15.

  • Hawaii chemical soldiers complete mission in CENTCOM AOR

    Jul 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were greeted by families and friends during a redeployment ceremony held July 8, here.

  • Paratroopers bring unique capability to Australia exercise

    Jul 9, 2015

    About 400 Soldiers, as well as a handful of Airmen and Marines, parachuted onto Kapyong Drop Zone, Williamson Airfield, in the northeast state of Queensland, Australia, the morning of July 8, as part of exercise Talisman Sabre 15.

  • Hawaii quartermaster troops excel in sustaining the force

    Jul 9, 2015

    "An Army runs on its stomach." - Napoleon Bonaparte. That is why it is important to recognize the accomplishments of those Soldiers behind the scenes who fuel our Soldiers. The 2nd Annual 8th Theater Sustainment Command Food Service Recognition Dinner was held at Nehalani Club on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 2, to recognize food service Soldiers who excel.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces force structure decisions

    Jul 9, 2015

    Today, the Department of the Army announced force structure decisions affecting the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC).

  • U.S./ROK troop partnership takes flight through combined air defense

    Jul 9, 2015

    Five Soldiers and one Korean Augmentee to the U.S. took a 20-minute drive from their headquarters at Kunsan Air Base to visit the Republic of Korea Air Force's 517th Air Defense Artillery (Hawk) Battery at Gunsan.

  • Korean war vet remembers French connection in 2ID

    Jul 8, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • US service members head Down Under for Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 8, 2015

    More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.

  • Training on new satellite terminals is a "SNAP" for the 307th in Hawaii

    Jul 8, 2015

    A newly fielded ground satellite terminal that supports company-sized elements and remote forward operating bases is now smaller, lighter and easier to set up than its predecessor, aiding in the Army's push for a more expeditionary force.

  • First combined NCO induction ceremony

    Jul 8, 2015

    Soldiers and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the first combined NCO Corps induction ceremony June 30 at the post theatre on Camp Humphreys.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to the 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade transitions from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to the 25th Infantry Division during a Change of Command and Redesignation Ceremony on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During the ceremony, the 45th SBDE cased its colors and uncased its new colors, becoming the 25th ID Sustainment Brigade. In February 2015, General Raymond T. Odierno, The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, directed that Sustainment Brigades be aligned to each division. This command relationship maximizes unit cohesion and mission command effectiveness with inherent impacts on organizational training, unit readiness and leader development.

  • Soldiers finish strong in grueling Expedition Alaska Adventure Race

    Jul 7, 2015

    SEWARD, Alaska -- The Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Team finished strong in the 378-mile Expedition Alaska Adventure Race, July 5.

  • Alaskan military resort booms on Independence Day

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 3,500 population of the Alaskan town of Seward exploded to more than 40,000 with visitor influx over Independence Day weekend.

  • Rockhampton hosts U.S., Australian militaries for Talisman Sabre Opening Day

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and United States service members marked the start of Talisman Sabre 15 with Opening Day events at the Rockhampton Showgrounds July 5, 2015. Talisman Sabre brings U.S. and Australian forces together for large-scale training events to focus on partnership and combat readiness.

  • Chapel builds international bonds

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and American service members have gathered at St. Christopher's Chapel in Nerimbera, Australia, to celebrate the chapel's 60-year commemoration, July 5, 2015.

  • Soldiers finish strong in grueling Expedition Alaska Adventure Race

    Jul 6, 2015

    The Army Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Team finished strong in the 378-mile Expedition Alaska Adventure Race, July 5.

  • Alaskan military resort booms on Independence Day

    Jul 6, 2015

    The 3,500 population of the Alaskan town of Seward exploded to more than 40,000 with visitor influx over Independence Day weekend.

  • USARPAC bids farewell to Ulses; welcomes Fenton

    Jul 4, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Robert J. Ulses, outgoing assistant chief of staff of operations, U.S. Army Pacific, and Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, incoming assistant chief of staff of operations, were honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 1.

  • 1st BCT inactivates as 2nd ID marks 50 years in Korea

    Jul 2, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division today marks 50 years of continuous service in South Korea even as it undergoes a period of unprecedented change.

  • Community garden brings residents together

    Jul 2, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 2, 2015) -- The grand opening of the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area Community Garden was held June 30 on the SFHA installation.

  • U.S./ROK remember cost of defending freedom

    Jul 2, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- While Americans prepare to celebrate their nation's Independence Day, community leaders at Osan commemorate sacrifices made by the first U.S. maneuver unit to enter combat in the Korean War during the annual Task Force Smith memorial ceremony July 2 at Jukmiryeong War monument.

  • Hawaii Transition Summit kicks off July 7-8

    Jul 2, 2015

    Soldiers transitioning from the Army, family members and veterans have an opportunity to meet nearly 100 potential employers, here, July 7-8, at the Hawaii Transition Summit.

  • It's permanent change of station time of year

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, "The only constant is change."

  • IMCOM region leadership forum fosters teenagers

    Jul 2, 2015

    Twenty-six teenagers gathered in Hawaii, not to swim and snorkel, but to develop their leadership and team-building skills during the 2015 Installation Management Command-Pacific Region Youth Leadership Forum, June 13-18.

  • Signaleers connect military partners for Northern Edge 15

    Jul 2, 2015

  • 1st ABCT cases colors, leaves behind a legacy

    Jul 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Peninsula continuously since 1965. During that time, it has built a shared history with the Republic of Korea Army and the local population. Through combined training and operations, the Iron Brigade has stood shoulder to should with its ROK Army counterparts to deter the hostile North Korean regime. Recently, history was made when 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, officially replaced 1st ABCT during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 2, at Camp Casey. This was the first of many future brigade rotations to the Peninsula.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Transitions to 25th Infantry Division

    Jul 1, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade cased its colors and uncased new colors to become the 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division during a change of command and re-designation ceremony here June 30.

  • Agency, Dive Detachment partner on potential removal of sunken vessel

    Jul 1, 2015

    A team of Army divers partnered with the Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division to perform an assessment for the possible salvage of a sunken 77-foot abandoned fishing vessel, the Judy K, in the Honolulu Harbor, June 30.

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

    When Eighth Army leaders were thinking of a method to help Soldiers refuel their bodies after morning physical training sessions, there were numerous issues that had to be solved. Among those challenges was the physical distance between Yongsan Garrison's single dining facility to the barracks that many single and unaccompanied Soldiers occupy.

  • Time to shine

    Jun 30, 2015

    As a pad chief charged with maintenance and safety, Bishop had a lot on his plate to include keeping track of every detail of checks and assigning jobs to the Soldiers under him in an effective manner June 25 at the forward arming and refueling point on the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in the Republic of Korea.

  • Chuck Norris' martial arts roots still planted at Osan Air Base

    Jun 30, 2015

    At 80 years old, Grand Master Mun has spent over half his life training service members at Osan Air Base in the art of self-defense. He has certified more than 4,500 black belt students in the time-worn aerobics room of the base's fitness center. Many of those students have continued on to train others in the ancient art of Tae Kwon Do, but only one has continued on to inspire others around the globe.

  • Fort Hood, Korean Northern and Offutt Air Force Base Exchanges named best in the world

    Jun 30, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has awarded the Director/CEO Cup - its highest honor - to three Exchanges worldwide.

  • Korean infantry vet talks about "6-25 War"

    Jun 30, 2015

    Sixty five years ago, on June 25, 1950, North Korean Forces attacked south across the 38th Parallel igniting the Korean War. The United States entered the war six days later and the U.S. and ROK militaries have been committed to preserving the freedom of the Republic of Korea ever since. The article you are about to read is part of a six-part series on Korean War veterans living in the Republic of Korea today. Through the eyes of these veterans, we got a glimpse into an important chapter in Korean history. ~35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs Officer, Capt. William Leasure

  • I Corps join combined forces at Exercise Talisman Sabre

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers recently headed to Australia, where they're slated to join a 33,000-strong contingent of Australian forces and other government and non-government agencies participating in the sixth iteration of the biennial Exercise Talisman Sabre, July 4-19.

  • I Corps participates in Talisman Sabre 2015

    Jun 30, 2015

    Several hundred I Corps Soldiers will participate in the sixth iteration of the combined biennial exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.

  • PRMC Command Team visits Bangladesh Army Leaders

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Command Team from the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), Brig Gen. Patrick Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Luciano spend some time in Bangladesh, June 22-26, 2015, to meet with senior Bangladesh Army Leaders; using Army Medicine's abilities to strengthen PRMC and USARPAC's relationships with Partner Nations throughout the Pacific.

  • 2nd CAB medics use teamwork to thrive

    Jun 29, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in the 2nd Infantry Division Best Medic Competition June 23 on Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea. The competition had multiple events to include night and day land navigation, an obstacle course, written test, a physical fitness challenge and a buddy run. Each of the two teams that competed had two Soldiers.

  • 2ABCT Soldiers hit the mats for serious TaeKwonDo action

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are settling in to their new homes on Camps Casey and Hovey located outside Dongducheon, South Korea. The nine-month tour offers many opportunities of those willing to invest their time and energy. For Soldiers looking to strengthen their bodies and minds while learning a bit about Korean culture and history, Grandmaster Ki Sung Kim, the 2nd Infantry Divisions TaeKwonDo instructor on Camp Hovey has the answer.

  • USA Women's University B-ball Team faces Yongsan team

    Jun 29, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - The 2015 USA Basketball Women's University Team visits U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and plays a friendly match against the garrison's representing team at Collier Field House, june 29. Approximately 200 members of the community came out to cheer on both teams during the practice game for the Women's Team.

  • LBGT Panel meet at Yongsan Garrison

    Jun 28, 2015

    Members of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Awareness and Education Panel Friday at the Dragon Hill Lodge for members of the Yongsan Garrison community. Organizers said the goal was to educate, inform and have an open discussion with service members, civilians and family members on Department of Defense policies and challenges faced by LBGT service members

  • Forward-deployed artillery brigade changes command in Korea

    Jun 28, 2015

    The storms of weather in Dongducheon were fitting ambiance for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who conducted a change of command ceremony June 26 between its former and incoming commanders.

  • SAHS celebrates 2015 commencement

    Jun 26, 2015

    Honoring the graduating class of 2015, commencement ceremony for Seoul American High School graduates was held at Blue Square Theatre located at Itaewon, Yongsan, June 6. Hundreds of graduates' families, friends gathered at the auditorium inside the Blue Square building to wish their promising future ahead of them.

  • Kiribati nursing student saves child's life during Pacific Partnership 15

    Jun 26, 2015

    Less than two weeks after completing an eight-hour basic lifesaving course, third-year nursing student Abbie Hinneifa used CPR to save the life of a young boy.

  • Start of the Korean War remembered

    Jun 26, 2015

    Military and civilian leaders from the 21 participating nations of the Korea War participated together once again during a ceremony held at the Korean War Memorial marking the beginning of that conflict 65 years ago.

  • CYS workshop teaches child care skills, marketing

    Jun 26, 2015

    What sets a super sitter apart from an ordinary baby-sitter?

  • IPC on its way to exceeding DOD energy mandates

    Jun 26, 2015

    Since Island Palm Communities (IPC) development got underway in 2004, it has gained a lot of momentum in the area of energy efficiency.

  • Corps park rangers share passion for outdoors, flood mitigation

    Jun 26, 2015

    Jacob Kresel, senior park ranger and natural resource specialist, and Cole Van Beusekom, park ranger, are easy to recognize with their forest green uniforms, "Smokey bear" hats and Corps castle belt buckles. The opportunity to work at the Chena Project in North Pole is a fulfilling vocation for both.

  • U.S., Vietnamese veterans dedicate memorial

    Jun 25, 2015

    Dozens of Vietnam veterans from 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, along with former South Vietnamese soldiers, gathered for an unveiling of a memorial that honored the heroes and the sacrifices of the "All for One" Soldiers who fought and died during the Vietnam War.

  • Soldiers honor Korean War chaplain, POWs

    Jun 25, 2015

    Over 40 Soldiers from forts Sill and Riley completed a 60-mile memorial march June 5-7, across Kansas in honor of Korean War POWs and Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun.

  • Historic show honors Vietnam War Veterans

    Jun 25, 2015

    Vietnam veterans from across the nation were honored during a special Vietnam Commemoration Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and held on Summerall Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Humanitarian assistance projects provide disaster relief in Nepal

    Jun 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

  • Sappers muster to celebrate 240 years of US Army engineering

    Jun 24, 2015

    As the morning sun broke over the horizon to light up the Kole Kole Pass, Command Sgt. Maj. Lauro Obeada, the 130th Engineer Brigade command sergeant major, yelled "Fall in!" to more than 2,000 high-spirited participants, kicking off the 2015 Engineer Regiment Muster Run here June 19.

  • Alaska Army National Guard Black Hawk crews help fight Alaska fires

    Jun 22, 2015

    Alaska Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and aircrews, from the 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, or 1-207th AVN, continue to conduct water bucket drops in support of recent wildfire suppression efforts in Alaska.

  • WRMC joins veterans, Korean communities commemorating 65 years of partnership

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 300 people from the local veteran, military and Korean communities turned out Saturday, June 20, here to recognize the beginning of a long and enduring relationship between two countries.

  • Pacific Waterborne warriors deploy to Kuwait to support CENTCOM

    Jun 22, 2015

    Hawaii-based Army Mariners bid farewell to their loved ones and fellow Soldiers at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 20, as they departed for a nine-month mission in Kuwait supporting Central Command transportation operations throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Quartermasters prepare for upcoming deployments, focus on teamwork

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 540th Quartermaster Co., 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a field competition June 15 - 17, at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, that helped them fine tune their shower and laundry set-up skills, exercise their warrior tasks and drills, and overall increase their ability to rapidly respond to a full range of contingency operations across the Pacific and globe.

  • Change of command for 94th AAMDC's Snake Eyes battalion

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin R. Ogden, the outgoing commander, relinquishes command of 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, to Lt. Col. Scott M. Dellinger, the incoming commander, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2015, at Torrii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • South Korea provides a valuable experience for NCOs

    Jun 22, 2015

    For the last 13 years the United States military has been involved in conflicts around the world. Army leadership has gained much field experience from the mountains of Afghanistan and the streets of Baghdad, to the Horn of Africa and the Philippine islands. Every environment has its opportunities and challenges. South Korea is no different. Soldiers can arrive straight from advanced individual training to Camp Casey, South Korea. Less than 20 miles away sits the 38th parallel where the North Korean army is postured to fight. "We are not far away from an enemy who wants to kill us," said Command Sgt. Maj. Trevor Walker, the senior enlisted advisor for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. "So we are always trying to maintain readiness.

  • An apple a day keeps this doctor away

    Jun 19, 2015

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away. However, if the doctor is as entertaining and friendly as Maj. Roger Williams, a flight surgeon from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, you might skip an apple or two.

  • Just keep running

    Jun 19, 2015

    Capt. Sarah Goudreau, the commander for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, ran in the Talon/Army Birthday 5K Fun Run on June 13 near the MP Hill Gym on Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea. The event saw multiple units and individual runners compete to include Goudreau's company.

  • U.S., South Korea conduct combined ministry exercise

    Jun 18, 2015

    A group of chaplains and chaplain assistants, assigned to units in the Republic of Korea, army and U.S. Eighth Army concluded training, June 18, which taught them lessons gathered from more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army EOD techs cover McChord Field mission

    Jun 18, 2015

    Soldiers from the 707th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company assumed responsibility for the EOD mission at McChord Field from U.S. Air Force EOD technicians June 15.