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  • Focus Forward, Looking Back: 10 Years of IAMD Excellence

    Oct 15, 2015

    With each passing year, Soldiers share the tales of missions past, where they have been and the events they have witnessed. Few have had the opportunity to convey moments of history where they were part of the spark and then again part of the fighting mission. For many Sea Dragons focusing forward on the future, means looking back over the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's last 10 years.

  • Paying tribute to Soldiers of the Korean War

    Oct 15, 2015

  • TWO VIETNAM VETERANS & NFL LEGENDS, ONE SPECIAL EVENT

    Oct 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON--Vietnam Veterans and NFL Legends Roger Staubach and Rocky Bleier will be the guest speakers at a special event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in the Pentagon Auditorium. WATCH LIVE: https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/6919#.VhKtFZc4Fqx

  • Sea Dragons honored by Maj. Gen. Ashley visit

    Oct 14, 2015

    The special assistant to the director of the Army staff, office of the chief of staff, U.S. Army; Maj. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr., received a command brief from the intelligence Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Oct. 8, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Honolulu District Awards $146 Million in FY15 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Oct 14, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) during which 534 contract actions were awarded totaling $146,692,463.

  • South Korean President H.E. Park Guen-hye Honors Korean War Veterans

    Oct 14, 2015

    South Korean President H.E. Park Guen-hye Honors Korean War Veterans at the Korean War Memorial, Washington, D.C., October 14. President Park laid a wreath at the memorial as well as delivered short remarks honoring the sacrifices of those who fought, and reaffirming the two partner nation's continued alliance. As the senior U.S. official, Secretary of the Army Hon. John M. McHugh escorted President Park during the ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. John G. Martinez)

  • Fire safety and education aids in prevention

    Oct 13, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 13, 2015)-- Several events were held during Camp Zama's Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 4 to 9 to raise the awareness of fire safety throughout the community on Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area.

  • Humphreys 5th Annual Breast Cancer Walk, Run and Race draws nearly 200

    Oct 13, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Nearly 200 people gathered at the Humphreys High School track on a beautiful morning Oct. 3 for the 5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk/ Race.

  • Sea Dragons show support, Attend Pink Day Fun Run

    Oct 13, 2015

    Thirty-two Soldiers and family members with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, participated in the Pink Day Fun Run, Oct. 7, 2015, to show support for breast cancer awareness at Honolulu.

  • USA sets record while winning gold in formation skydiving

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Golden Knights parachutists set a world record as they beat out China to take the gold medal in women's formation skydiving, Oct. 7, 2015, in Pohang, South Korea, during the CISM World Games.

  • USA's Lester takes silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Lester took silver, Oct. 10, in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 75-kilogram division at the Military World Games.

  • Member of Senior Executive Service joins USARPAC 'One Team' Ohana

    Oct 11, 2015

    J. Scott Norwood, deputy chief of staff and strategic effects director to the commander, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 6.

  • 35th ADA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Through Food and Mentorship

    Oct 9, 2015

    As Soldiers lined up for lunch at the Iron Horse Dining Facility at Suwon Air Base, Korea, the typical lunch fare was noticeably different. Gone were the chicken parmigiana and pork chops and in their place were festive trays of enchiladas, tacos and tortilla chips. Today, 6-52 Air Defense Artillery battalion celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and one of 35th ADA Brigade's senior leaders took center stage to address the occasion.

  • Ekiden relay race strengthens bonds, breaks down barriers

    Oct 8, 2015

    An international crowd flooded the grounds of the Sagami General Depot installation Oct. 4 to take part in the 26th annual East Japan International Ekiden relay race.

  • Community Resilience Fair: A night of togetherness at Camp Zama

    Oct 8, 2015

    Camp Zama's Army Substance Abuse Program hosted its second Community Resilience Fair Sept. 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club, in conjunction with a community forum event called, "It Takes a Community," and the quarterly community night event.

  • USA cyclists finish 131K race at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    USA's hopes for a medal in men's team cycling were dashed on the last hill as a group of French bikers charged and cut off America's designated sprinter, U.S. Air Force Maj. Ian Holt.

  • USA takes gold in sailing at CISM World Games

    Oct 8, 2015

    Team USA beat out Russia for gold in women's two-person dinghy sailing during the Military World Games in South Korea, Oct. 7.

  • USARPAC Commanding General visits RHC-P HQ

    Oct 8, 2015

    Gen. Vincent Brooks (left), Commanding General, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), visits the Regional Health Command-Pacific Headquarters on October 7, 2015.

  • Commissaries to start final leg of in-store Wi-Fi rollout

    Oct 8, 2015

    The last phase of the Defense Commissary Agency's in-store Wi-Fi rollout schedule begins Oct. 19.

  • Closing the Gap, Soldiers Teach English in Korean Schools

    Oct 7, 2015

    Fifteen Soldiers assigned to 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment visited students at Kwonsun Middle School September 23 to share their proficiency of conversational English and American culture.

  • Signal's CG and CSM visit Camp Zama

    Oct 7, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Lawrence W. Brock III and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, the commanding general and command sergeant major of 311th Signal Command (Theater), respectively, visited the 78th Signal Battalion from Sept. 28 to 30 on Camp Zama during a recent tour of their Pacific Region.

  • 2nd CAB's rising star

    Oct 7, 2015

    The singer was Capt. Cydnia Jackson, a senior human resource advisor for the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. She was the winner of the Camp Humphreys Operation Rising Star 2015.

  • Essential Soldier

    Oct 7, 2015

    The 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and the 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team conducted a combined exercise Sept. 21 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. For a large scale exercise, the role of every single Soldier is crucial for its success. Spc. Caraccilo is one of the many essential Soldiers for the training.

  • USA wins first three para golds at world games

    Oct 6, 2015

    U.S. service members earned the first three gold medals presented for para-athletics at the Military World Games.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers train at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic

    Oct 6, 2015

    The 6253rd U.S. Army Hospital (6253rd USAH), provided more than 3,000 clinical care encounters during their annual training mission at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC) Sept. 12-24.

  • Community celebrates Korea Day

    Oct 6, 2015

    During a ceremony presented in both the Korean and English language, the Fort Benning community celebrated the 65th anniversary of the creation of the Republic of Korea armed forces Oct. 2 in Derby Auditorium.

  • USAG Daegu wins BOSSfit competition

    Oct 6, 2015

    Through relentless determination and a goal to earn money for their garrison, the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers council from U.S. Army Garrison Daegu won the inaugural BOSSfit competition in the "garrison" category. The council competed against 35 garrisons to earn the title. BOSS president Spc. Jamar Butler and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Thornton were presented with a $25,000 check during the 2015 BOSS Future Leaders Training forum.

  • Over 125 years of military service honored at Celebration of Service

    Oct 6, 2015

    On Oct. 2, family, friends, and colleagues of five U.S. Army Soldiers came together at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, for a ceremonial expression of appreciation and gratitude for their combined 125 years of federal service to the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Pacific, and the nation.

  • Black Jack's 'Juggernaut' company builds new bonds

    Oct 5, 2015

    For the past year, Juggernaut, the Forward Support Company for 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, has been involved in nearly non-stop support missions.

  • Col. Shauna Snyder aims for Gold during World Games

    Oct 5, 2015

    Col. Shauna Snyder represents Armed Forces Team USA at the sixth annual Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Games being held in Mungyeong, South Korea, October 2-11 2015.

  • U.S. to grapple with Iran, China and former Soviet nations next week

    Oct 5, 2015

    Iranian and Chinese troops will be among those fighting American service members next week as the U.S. Armed Forces Judo Team competes in the Military World Games.

  • JBLM Medics earn the EFMB

    Oct 5, 2015

    Soldiers and Airmen test their knowledge and skill to try and earn one of the hardest special skill badges to recieve, the Expert Field Medical Badge. More than 200 servicemenbers tried, but only 47 was able to pin it on. SGT Chad Guthrie, Reporting CSM Diamond Hough, 62nd Medical Brigade, Command Sergeant Major 2LT Justin Felix, Participant, 62nd Medical Brigade 1LT Rosaimy Grady, Participant, 62nd Medical Brigade

  • USA wins first basketball games at Military World Games

    Oct 5, 2015

    The U.S. Armed Forces men's basketball team slam-dunked their way to huge wins in their first two events this weekend in the CISM World Games at Andong Indoor Gymnasium.

  • Eighth Army participates in 2015 ROK Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 5, 2015

    Eighth Army Soldiers and equipment, and a lot of Republic of Korea service members and equipment, were on display at the 2015 Republic of Korea Ground Forces Festival at the ROK Military Headquarters Oct. 2-6.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 5, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- An Eight Army Hispanic Heritage Month observance will be held Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Dragon Hill Lodge (Naija Ballroom). Col. Pozo-Alonso, 618 Dental Activity-Korea commander, is scheduled to be the guest speaker.

  • Opening ceremonies at Military World Games stress peace

    Oct 3, 2015

    The 7,000 service members from 103 nations, who marched into the stadium for opening ceremonies of the Military World Games here Friday, included some who have recently been near conflict with each other.

  • Whatever it takes

    Oct 2, 2015

    The crowd shouted and cheered as each candidate pushed their limits, physically and mentally, to reach a goal and achieve what some have been striving for, for years.

  • Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defenders of the Year recognized by MDAA

    Oct 2, 2015

    Ten individuals, representing the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and civilian entities, were recognized as Pacific Theater Air and Missile Defenders of the Year for integrated air and missile defense excellence, Sept. 26, 2015, by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance during a ceremony at Waikiki, Hawaii.

  • Eighth Army 10-Miler Team Headed to D.C.

    Oct 1, 2015

    Some of Eighth Army's fastest runners will soon have the opportunity to test their speed and endurance during the Army 10-Miler, Oct. 11 in Washington D.C.

  • Eighth Army honors Japanese Student Volunteer Soldiers

    Oct 1, 2015

    Members of the Ministry of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and the Japan Veteran's Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of their participation in the Korean War during a Sept. 24 memorial ceremony at Su-bong Park, Incheon.

  • USA soccer kicks off Military World Games

    Oct 1, 2015

    USA goalkeeper Staff Sgt. Joshua Blodgett leaped, dove and used his head to block goals in the opening match of the Military World Games on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to stop host-nation South Korea from prevailing 7-0.

  • In a complex world, winning matters

    Oct 1, 2015

    Today, the Soldiers of America's Army are deployed and engaged around the globe -- in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Eastern Europe, Africa, throughout the Pacific, the Baltics and Latin America. Acting as part of one joint team, they are simultaneously deterring adversaries and assuring allies, building increased partner capacity and responding to regional challenges, providing humanitarian support and disrupting terrorist networks.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center partners with USO to provide programming for mothers of newborns

    Oct 1, 2015

    Mothers of newborns, and families from the Tripler Centering Pregnancy Program (TCPP) had a unique opportunity to meet with Heidi Murkoff, the author of the "What to Expect When Expecting" series, through a partnership between Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and the USO-Hawaii's efforts to provide quality programs to the local military community.

  • 25th Infantry's Newest Brigade Solidifies Community Partnership with Kahuku Schools

    Oct 1, 2015

    The 25th Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, extended the size of its ohana during formal signing ceremonies with officials from Kahuku Elementary and Kahuku High and Intermediate School on Sept. 10.

  • Lower Mekong nations collaborate on flood response during exercise in Laos

    Sep 30, 2015

    The scenario is a familiar one in South-East Asia, a typhoon is sweeping across the area causing massive flooding, particularly along the Mekong River and its tributaries in Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). Since the typhoon made landfall and drifted inland, hundreds have been killed and thousands injured. Many roads have washed out, and critical bridges have been damaged. Hospitals in the most affected parts of Lao PDR are overwhelmed and cannot keep up with demand. Rice fields have flooded, and severe economic loss is anticipated.

  • Sea Dragon receives USARPAC Log Hero Award

    Sep 30, 2015

    Sgt. Claudia Desantiago was awarded the U.S. Army Pacific Logistics Hero Award for the excellence she exhibited as a unit supply sergeant on July 29 at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.

  • US troops stand beside Vietnamese Soldiers at World Games

    Sep 29, 2015

    Vietnamese troops stood side by side today with U.S. service members during the opening ceremony of Mungyeong Athlete's Village as delegations began arriving here for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • Three steps to avert suicide: Step up, stay calm, stay with them

    Sep 29, 2015

    In its ongoing effort to help curb Soldier suicide, the Army sees calm intervention by alert fellow-Soldiers as a key ingredient -- Soldiers keeping a caring eye on their buddies, and knowing three basic steps to take if they know or think their buddy intends suicide.

  • Paralegal Soldiers compete in USARPAC-wide challenge

    Sep 29, 2015

    Every year, Soldiers from across the Pacific Theater come to Hawaii to compete for the title of Paralegal of the Year.

  • Air defense leaders mentor new Soldiers through tactical seminar

    Sep 25, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Air Defense Artillery Fire Coordination officers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade held a tactical seminar September 23-24 at Camp Carroll and Suwon Air Base to brief Information and Coordination Central/Engagement Control Station/Battery Command Post crews on theater-specific tactics and to generate discussion on Patriot system performance.

  • Green to gold: A transition from NCO to officer

    Sep 25, 2015

    For Soldiers, challenges surface whether they want them to or not. From physical injury to social stress, challenge alters human behavior.

  • My Korea, My Life

    Sep 25, 2015

    Being deployed overseas and away from family, Korea may seem an unfamiliar place for young U.S. Soldiers who are not yet aware of the value in a Korean tour of duty.

  • USA vs. Korea soccer to kick off Military World Games

    Sep 25, 2015

    One of the most anticipated matchups of the Military World Games will take place even before the 7,000 athletes from more than 100 nations march into the opening ceremonies, Oct. 2 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • Army divers support Hawaii DOT with salvage exercise

    Sep 25, 2015

    "This harbor is the most widely used on the island," said Capt. Troy Davidson, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment commander. "If the harbor were shut down, the island wouldn't be able to support the population more than several days."

  • 2-2nd Avn. Regt. completes combined exercise

    Sep 24, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade with augmentations from the 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment and the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion was the mission command during the combined exercise with the 1-8 CAV on September 21 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea.

  • Yudh Abhyas 15 comes to an end

    Sep 24, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment concluded the 11th iteration of exercise Yudh Abhyas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, September 9-23. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the U.S. and Indian army partnership. This was the first iteration of this exercise held at JBLM.

  • Soldiers celebrate UFG culmination with ROK Airmen

    Sep 24, 2015

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea- More than 600 Soldiers and family members of 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, along with 125 Republic of Korea service members and distinguished guests celebrated the culmination of the annual Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercise with a victory party in Suwon, September 18.

  • Selah family provides Japan Ground Self-Defense Soldier with an American experience

    Sep 23, 2015

    It's the end of summer. The weather is cooling down. The scent of burgers sizzling on the grill is fading. Less people are escaping the heat by taking a swim in the river. Each year, the Hepners of Selah, Washington, take time to show Japanese soldiers a bit of that summer life in America. The Hepners were one of 20 families in the Yakima Valley to host 60 soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The soldiers, who were participating in Rising Thunder on Yakima Training Center, took time off to experience an afternoon of American culture Sept. 19.

  • Soldiers perform mortar training during Exercise Rising Thunder

    Sep 23, 2015

    Waiting. Soldiers scan the expansive, arid range, ready to fire, waiting for two magic words - "fire mission!" Until then, they wait, preparing their equipment and thinking about the task at hand. They stand ready to bombard the range with accurate 120-millimeter mortar strikes at targets 6,000 meters away.

  • U.S. Soldier reconnects with her Indonesian roots during Gema Bhakti

    Sep 23, 2015

    Deploying to a country, where 237 million inhabitants from more than 300 distinct native ethnic groups speak more than 700 different languages throughout the 17,500 islands straddling the equator, sounds like a daunting mission. However, for one U.S. Soldier, navigating the Indonesian culture and understanding the local dialect is easier than it sounds.

  • Soldiers take Taekwondo home to South Korea for World Games

    Sep 23, 2015

    Soldiers on the U.S. Armed Forces Taekwondo team are preparing to compete in the ancestral home of their martial art as they train for the Military World Games in South Korea.

  • Music festival makes comeback at Camp Zama; US artists share important message

    Sep 22, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2015) --The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation of U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted the 2015 Music Friendship Festival - an event focused on uniting communities in the spirit of friendship from and beyond the installation through music, food and fun - at Yano Field Sept. 12 on the installation.

  • Soldiers hold desperate line in one of 'Forgotten War's' bloodiest battles

    Sep 22, 2015

    It happened in a matter of minutes. Taking advantage of the thick, impenetrable fog, "a strong raiding party" from the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division had been preparing to sneak across to the western bank of the Naktong River, Aug. 31, 1950, with orders to destroy a suspected North Korean command post in an operation called Manchu.

  • JBLM Ranger Battalion honors Rangers, civilians during Sept. 11 ceremony

    Sep 22, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment carries more than 40 years of history and tradition with each Ranger and civilian in its ranks. The 2nd Ranger Battalion continued this tradition by recognizing commendable acts of civilians and Rangers during an award ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 11, 2015.

  • US Ambassador to India visits JBLM

    Sep 22, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcomed the U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, September 18.

  • Yudh Abhyas CTE

    Sep 22, 2015

    Indian soldiers from 6th Battalion of the 6th Kumaon Regiment, bound forward to assault a target with 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, while conducting company movement procedures during the exercise Yudh Abhyas 15 culminating training event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 21, 2015. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise and the first one held at JBLM. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Welcome to the Jungle - 25th ID trains jungle experts

    Sep 22, 2015

    The 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is building adaptive Soldiers through the Jungle Operations Training Course.

  • Enlisted Joint Medic Panel kicks off Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    Medics are jointly working together in the field right now. This was the basis of the presentation, "Role of Medical Non-Commissioned Officer Panel" at the Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) in Da Nang, Vietnam on Sept. 14, 2015.

  • Skills grow with each UFG for 599th Trans. Bde.

    Sep 22, 2015

    Large-scale exercises in South Korea provide valuable annual training for 599th Transportation Brigade personnel.

  • Vietnam welcomes first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange

    Sep 22, 2015

    The first Asia Pacific Military Health Exchange (APMHE) opened in Da Nang, Vietnam on September 14, 2015.

  • Mural project reflects healthy lives

    Sep 21, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Japan staff members celebrated the completion of a mural project during the reveal to the community Sept. 1 inside the BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic on Camp Zama.

  • During Chuseok holiday, millions take to roads, rails, to meet relatives

    Sep 21, 2015

    When millions of Koreans take to the roads and rails to visit families from one end of the country to the other later this week, they'll be observing one of their biggest national holidays, Chuseok.

  • 403rd AFSB welcomes new commander

    Sep 21, 2015

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea -- Col. Jordan Chroman relinquished command of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to Col. Michael Siegl during a change of command ceremony at Camp Walker's Kelly Field, Sept. 10.

  • Army-Baylor residents proud to call TAMC home

    Sep 21, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center is serving as home for the next generation of Army health care administrators. In August, two graduate students, Maj. Philip Durando and Capt. Charles Wyatt, from the Army-Baylor University Masters of Health and Business Administration (MHA/MBA), began their one-year administrative residency program at TAMC.

  • 599th Trans moves engineer cargo throughout Pacific

    Sep 21, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade conducted port operations here Aug. 23 on the Motor Vessel Green Ridge for the 95th Engineer Company's unit rotation, and it handled the company's offload Sept. 6-7 in Korea.

  • Camp Zama hosts Women's Equality Day Observance

    Sep 20, 2015

    Ninety-five years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote and in 1971 Congress approved legislation proclaiming Aug. 26 as Women's Equality Day. The 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, who was tasked to host this year's Women's Equality Day Observance at Camp Zama, initiated their planning for the event in a unique way.

  • Corps Cleans Up Fort DeRussy for National Public Lands Day 2015

    Sep 19, 2015

    More than 50 volunteers picked up trash at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki in honor of National Public Lands Day on Sept. 19. The Corps of Engineers' Pacific Regional Visitor Center (RVC) coordinated the event which was supported by Corps employees, U.S. Army Transporters from the 545th Transportation Company, and Punahou Junior ROTC cadets.

  • 65th Infantry Regiment "Borinqueneers" Highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 18, 2015

    Each year during Hispanic Heritage Month we are reminded of the countless sacrifices that Hispanic Americans have made to protect liberty and freedom here in the Republic of Korea.

  • Eighth Army looks to improve on last year's CFC contributions

    Sep 18, 2015

    With the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) scheduled to kick off in just a few days beginning Sept. 21, Eighth Army has made it a priority to improve on last year's level of participation.

  • Soldiers hone skills to forge 'Strong Bonds' for life

    Sep 18, 2015

    More than 50 Soldiers from 35th ADA Brigade participated in a three-day, single-Soldier Strong Bonds retreat at the Hartell House on U.S. Army Garrison -- Yongsan September 9-11.

  • Violence of Action: Special Forces Battalion Ready to Fight Tonight

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group are well versed in adapting to the art of war and honed their hand-to-hand combat skills Sept. 3 at Torii Station during Fight Night VI -- a battalion level Modern Army Combatives competition.

  • Gas, gas, gas: Sea Dragons conduct CBRN training

    Sep 18, 2015

    Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, learned to have confidence in their equipment upon entering the gas chamber during Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Training, September 17, 2015, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

  • Making a difference by serving up change

    Sep 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- It is often difficult for a community to go through change on short notice and sometimes it can take many years for plans to be fully implemented. However, there are also times when individuals can play a role in creating the first ripples of change. This is exactly what Latisha Dolford, a senior at Seoul American High School, did within the youth community of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Seeing how there was a lack of sports programs offered during off-season periods, Dolford decided to conduct her own volleyball training sessions to fill in the gaps. The young leader shared her experiences with us during an interview:

  • Cugini takes temporary Alaska assignment

    Sep 17, 2015

    Craig Cugini, director of the Picatinny Arsenal Garrison Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), will be leaving the installation temporarily.

  • PACC IX and PAMS XXXIX come to a close

    Sep 17, 2015

    DENPASAR, Indonesia-- A ceremony marked the end of the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) and the 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) Sept. 17.

  • Army Corps, 29th BEB Hold Ribbon Cutting for South Range Road Project

    Sep 17, 2015

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion (29th BEB) and Military Police units gathered Sept. 15 to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Schofield's new South Range Road Project area.

  • Landfarming offers viable environmental cleanup solution in the Arctic

    Sep 17, 2015

    For environmental engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District, vegetable crops and livestock are not landfarming. It is a method used to clean contaminated soil associated with an obsolete fuel storage tank in the Arctic.

  • Regional Health Command-Pacific crowns their 2015 Best Medics

    Sep 17, 2015

    The Regional Health Command-Pacific (RHC-P) held their annual Best Medic Competition, September 15-17, 2015. The competitors represented units from throughout the RHC-P in hopes of being selected as the Top 2 candidates who will go on to represent the RHC-P during the United States Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Best Medic Competition, to be held October 28-30, 2015 at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA).

  • Missile Defense History: Japan Conducts first international test of the PAC-3

    Sep 16, 2015

    Japan launches PAC-3 missiles for first time

  • Senior enlisted leaders conduct second enlisted forum in Indonesia

    Sep 16, 2015

    Twelve senior enlisted leaders from 10 armies throughout the Pacific region shared ideas and military experiences during the second Senior Enlisted Leaders Forum at the 9th Pacific Armies Chief Conference and 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar, Sept. 14-15.

  • Task Force Talon commander addresses Guam Armed Forces Committee

    Sep 15, 2015

    "Buen Binidu and Hafa Adai!" (translated into the native Chamorro, this means "welcome and greetings!") These were the opening remarks of Lt. Col. Jefferey Slown, commander, Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, as he addressed the general meeting of the Guam Chamber of Commerce Armed Forces Committee at the Outrigger Hotel in Tumon, Guam, Sept. 11.

  • ASIST develops suicide prevention skills

    Sep 15, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2015) -- Camp Zama offered a two-day suicide prevention course Sept. 8 and 9 for Soldiers, Family members, Local National Employees and contractors at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center.

  • Milley co-hosts Pacific conference in Bali

    Sep 15, 2015

    The U.S. and Indonesian armies officially opened the 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference today in Bali, Indonesia.

  • Top Army leaders throughout Pacific region gather for PACC/PAMS

    Sep 15, 2015

    DENPASAR, Indonesia--The 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) & 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX) began with opening ceremonies in Denpasar, Indonesia, Sept. 14.

  • Bilateral Press Conference during PACC IX & PAMS XXXIX

    Sep 15, 2015

    Gen. Mulyono, Indonesian Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General, during a bilateral conference at 9th Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC IX) & 39th Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS XXXIX).

  • More than just a workout

    Sep 15, 2015

    Master Sgt. Bryan Vann, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 2nd CAB communications section, competed in the CrossFit competition September 12 at the Fitness Annex here.

  • Army officer to participate in 6th Military World Games

    Sep 14, 2015

    Army Colonel Shauna Snyder has been selected to participate in 6th Military World Games Oct. 2-11 in Mungyeong, South Korea.

  • 'First Round' outs fires, returns home

    Sep 14, 2015

    For a field artillery brigade, the word fire is something heard often, but for the Soldiers that make up Task Force First Round, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the word will forever have a new meaning after being deployed to help suppress wildfires burning throughout Northeastern Washington. The task force, comprised of more than 250 Soldiers assigned to the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, deployed to the Colville National Forest on Aug. 22, and recently conducted their last day of direct operations Sep. 11.

  • 2nd ABCT Soldiers experience the best Seoul has to offer

    Sep 13, 2015

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, were given a two-day tour of the historic districts of Seoul courtesy of the Dongducheon City Council Sept. 3.

  • Rising Thunder provides opportunity for bilateral sniper training

    Sep 12, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force participated in a bilateral sniper range as part of Rising Thunder at Yakima Training Center, Washington, Aug. 10.