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  • Celebrating 240 years of selfless service with running shoes, family, fun

    Jun 10, 2015

    Several hundred Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter for a 1.5-mile family fun run, June 8.

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, joined law enforcement professionals from across the islands of Hawaii during the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, in Honolulu, May 29.

  • Special MP team prepares for real-life response through active-shooter training

    Jun 10, 2015

    Members of the Special Reaction Team (SRT), 39th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in an active shooter training exercise, held June 4, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, here.

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

    Standing outside Sergeant Smith Theater where a possible bomb may be hidden, Spc. Arianna Dotson, a patrol explosive detector dog handler with 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waits with her K-9 partner, Dunco.

  • 8th MPs enforce motorcycle safety, strengthen fellowship

    Jun 10, 2015

    Over a dozen motorcycle riders from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in the brigade's annual motorcycle safety ride May 15, here.

  • Army vessel departs on first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pathways

    Jun 10, 2015

    Friends and families bid farewell to the crew of Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 6 as the Hawaii-based Army Watercraft System began its first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • USAG-Yongsan saves thousands of dollars using LRC buses

    Jun 9, 2015

    Logistics Readiness Center-Yongsan school bus services saved nearly $750,000 and tallied zero bus accidents during the school year that just ended, Army officials said. LRC-Youngsan's bus support played an important role with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) here during the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Civil Affairs Command completes change of command, ready for more Pacific operations

    Jun 9, 2015

    Blue California skies and beautiful weather served as the backdrop for the pageantry and ceremony as Soldiers of the 351st Civil Affairs Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony at March Air Reserve Base, California on June 6.

  • Korean Memorial Day observance, memorial rededication ceremony held for fallen soldier

    Jun 8, 2015

    A Korean Memorial Day Observance was held at BAF today, along with a memorial rededication ceremony for Staff Sgt. Yoon Jang-ho, an American soldier killed in 2007 while serving as an English translator with Task Force Dasan. Dignitaries present included the Republic of Korea's Ambassador to Afghanistan Young-Cheol Cha and the Republic of Korea's Defense Attaché to Afghanistan Col. Heejae Lee.

  • Healing waters help Soldier cope with cancer

    Jun 7, 2015

    "It's cancer." Two words people hope to never hear. And as Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, an Army Reserve budget analyst with the 311th Signal Company at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, faced the diagnosis and associated complications, it was a non-medical complication, which was among the hardest.

  • USARPAC CG to retiring Soldiers: "The final word is 'thanks'"

    Jun 6, 2015

    One by one, 13 U.S. Army Pacific service members stood before a gathering of their family, friends and coworkers, in their last official act during the fifth quarterly Celebration of Service ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, June 5.

  • Shoot, move and communicate

    Jun 5, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a squad exercise evaluation June 4-5 at TTA TOM, a training area, in the ROK. The evaluation included events such as personnel recovery, weapons assembly, combat life-saver training, reacting to contact, and radio familiarization to name a few.

  • Finding his Army Family

    Jun 5, 2015

    Sgt. Timothy K. Han, a command group driver with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in three Toughest Talon competitions and two Best Warrior Competitions, which is held by the 2nd Infantry Division, during his assignment to South Korea.

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • Yongsan releases MERS information

    Jun 4, 2015

    Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, a serious respiratory disease, has recently affected individuals within the Republic of Korea.

  • SAMC inductee: it is about helping Soldiers and the community

    Jun 4, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is a private U.S. Army organization for enlisted noncommissioned officers. NCOs whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition may get a chance to earn membership. Members must exemplify leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, development and welfare of Soldiers and concern for the families of Soldiers.

  • The Price of Freedom

    Jun 3, 2015

    At Fort Irwin's Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Nguyen, now an Army lieutenant colonel, shared his story to the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers and 40 other refugees in a fishing boat aimed at Malaysia across the South China Sea in January 1980.

  • 599th Trans discharges Pathways cargo after five-month trip

    Jun 3, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade, stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield, conducted port operations on the USNS Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon, here, May 24-26.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    Jun 3, 2015

    When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Hawaii sustainment troops excel, lead Dining Facility to Army-level honors

    Jun 3, 2015

    Soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and their civilian counterparts had something to be proud about March 28 at the 8th TSC Dining Facility on Schofield Barracks. The Dining Team placed second out of 189 Army Dining Facilities across the world in the nationally recognized Philip A. Connelly Army Food Service Competition for food service excellence.

  • 'Because We Care,' Food Services Soldiers show compassion for the local Honolulu community

    Jun 3, 2015

    For more than a half century, the military presence on Oahu has increased to more than 1.3 million individuals. These individuals use the islands resources, schools, and employment opportunities, while taking advantage of the many leisure opportunities of the island. To show the native people the military's appreciation of their hospitality, units conduct community relations to support, give back, and interact with the local community.

  • 8th HRSC prepares for upcoming deployment

    Jun 3, 2015

    The Human Resources Sustainment Center is a unit that provides theater-level support to plan, integrate and coordinate human resources assistance to service members in both a garrison and deployed environment.

  • Leaders compete in Thunder Crucible

    Jun 3, 2015

    As part of the unit's annual Thunder Crucible competition, company and battery-level officers and noncommissioned officers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered under the morning dimness of Carey Field May 27-28 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople

    Jun 2, 2015

    The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open through July 31 for Morale, Welfare and Recreation artisans and craftspeople to submit their handiwork.

  • It's not goodbye, but konnichiwa

    Jun 2, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette received his final honors as U.S. Army, Pacific Deputy Commanding General during an honors ceremony held at historic Palm Circle May 28, however he will not be too far removed from the USARPAC ohana.

  • EFMB tests Soldiers' abilities, motivation for success

    Jun 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Friday is a day celebrated by workers around the world because it signals the end to the workweek. For 27 Soldiers serving in South Korea, it was the end of a multi-week challenge that tested their medical skills and dedication to self-improvement and resulted in the awarding of a respected badge.

  • Corps employee brings decades of experience from South Korea to Alaska

    Jun 1, 2015

    From Los Angeles to Anchorage with international stops in between, this new district employee brings seasoned engineering expertise from around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private industry.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Participate in Joint Convoy Live Fire Exercise

    Jun 1, 2015

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii-- More than 130 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a joint Convoy Live Fire exercise with the Marines that pulled together all of their tactical training skills they have been practicing since arriving at Pohakualoa Training Area on the Big Island at the end of April.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • Further, faster with more: Special forces appreciates Osprey's capabilities

    May 28, 2015

    A group of U.S. Army special forces Soldiers recently partnered with Marine Corps aviators on Okinawa to conduct static line and military-freefall parachute operations from MV-22 Osprey military aircraft using the drop zone on Ie Shima island.

  • Navigating a complex world symposium

    May 28, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commander, I Corps, answers a question about how the U.S. military works with the state department to aid in regional stability in the Pacific at a symposium hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle, May 27. The panel allowed international affairs stakeholders to engage in conversations about the work occurring at the intersections of government, business and philanthropy.

  • Powerful typhoon does not deter Task Force Talon

    May 27, 2015

    For Soldiers, defending the skies over Guam, those same skies recently became the enemy as Typhoon Dolphin pounded the island of Guam, May 15, with sustained 100 mph winds and gusts of up to 125 mph.

  • Arnn students celebrate diversity; weeklong recognition

    May 27, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 28, 2015) -- Students from Arnn Elementary School celebrated many diverse cultures during Multicultural Week held May 18 to 22, to include a Multicultural Day assembly held May 21 inside the school's cafeteria.

  • Eighth Army Hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Observance

    May 27, 2015

    Eighth Army held a ceremony as part of Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage month May 27 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea to highlight the contributions made by Asian-American and Pacific Islander Soldiers to our nation.

  • Lightning Support Soldiers deploy to Big Island for three week exercise

    May 26, 2015

    More than 130 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade deployed to Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island the week of April 27 through May 1 for a three week long tactical training exercise designed to prepare them for future missions in the Pacific region and overseas.

  • 45th COMET reaches maintenance management to Soldiers and leaders

    May 26, 2015

    As a way to reestablish basic standard sustainment operations throughout the Pacific Theater, the 45th Sustainment Brigade has implemented a Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET) designed to streamline the way sustainment personnel conduct unit level inspections.

  • Hawaii community, service members memorialize those lost at West Loch

    May 26, 2015

    Hawaii government officials, community representatives, and retired and active servicemembers from all branches of the military gathered on the U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4) here for the 71st West Loch Disaster Remembrance Ceremony May 21, hosted by U.S. Army Pacific and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Sea Dragon 6 chairs AMD Panel at LANPAC 2015

    May 26, 2015

    Service members and civilian personnel from around the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, for the 2015 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, May 19-21.

  • Former Korean ambassador discusses North Korea

    May 26, 2015

    Korean language students at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, got a taste of potential issues they could be dealing with in their future careers during a lecture May 20.

  • Joint amphibian training improves unit readiness

    May 26, 2015

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- As part of 25th Infantry Division's Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, demonstrated their ability to rapidly deploy in a moment notice by conducting a joint amphibian training exercise with the Navy and the Marines on May 21 at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition 2015

    May 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford discusses Multinational Interoperability in Contingency Operations at LANPAC 2015.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    May 22, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Linapuni Elementary students are part of the Sea Dragon Ohana

    May 22, 2015

    Seventeen Soldiers with 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in a field day May 15, 2015, as part of the 94th AAMDC's partnership in education with the Linapuni Elementary School at Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Senior enlisted panel discusses ways to succeed during joint, combined missions in Pacific

    May 22, 2015

    A standing-room-only audience of more than 100 officers and noncommissioned officers, including former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, was on hand for the first senior enlisted panel at the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition on Tuesday in Oahu, Hawaii.

  • USARPAC chaplains, chaplain assistants gather at MCBH-Kaneohe for annual training

    May 21, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Pacific region gathered together May 14 and 15 to discuss issues such as moral leadership, care to the caregiver, and religious operations at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Team Tobyhanna fields upgraded Firefinders in Korea

    May 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A six-member fielding team from Tobyhanna Army Depot travelled to the Republic of Korea to replace components on a number of AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 radars.

  • A first for Oceania

    May 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea completed the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 15 in Lae, Papua New Guinea with a closing ceremony and remarks from Maj. Gen. James Pasquarette, USARPAC deputy commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Gilbert Toropo, commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.

  • Hawaii sustainment leaders donate supplies, time to local school

    May 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 8th Special Troops Battalion joined their command team in delivering school supplies to the battalion's partnership school, Gustav H. Webling Elementary School in Aiea, Hawaii, May 14, 2015.

  • Land Power in the Pacific Symposium draws to a successful close

    May 21, 2015

    After three days of panels, exhibits and meetings between government and industry representatives, the third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition, held at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, has come to a close, May 21.

  • 2-9th Inf. Soldiers complete last Manchu Mile

    May 21, 2015

    The 9th Infantry Regiment was one of only two American units chosen to protect American interests in China during The Boxer Rebellion. After landing at Taku Bar, the Regiment began an 85-mile trek toward Tientsin under the command of Col. Emerson H. Liscum. The assault on Tientsin began on the morning of July 13, 1900, during which the regimental color sergeant was severely wounded by enemy fire. Liscum, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the shoulder, picked up the colors and continued to direct the assault on the Tientsin City walls. A few moments later, Liscum fell, being mortally wounded. He directed his Soldiers to "Keep Up The Fire" before he died.

  • 3rd annual LANPAC symposium begins with more partner country involvement

    May 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The third annual Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exhibition kicked off at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, May 19.

  • Stepping closer to local community through golf tournament

    May 20, 2015

    Whether played for entertainment or to strengthen camaraderie among cultural partners, the game of golf can serve many different purposes.

  • Dream come true: Army private accepted to West Point

    May 20, 2015

    It's one thing to know your dream; another to pursue it. That pursuit requires not just persistence, but the courage to believe in oneself and keep driving on.

  • Dirty Job: MLRS crew member

    May 20, 2015

    The firepower used on today's battlefield has evolved over many centuries, to include field artillery weaponry, which has become a crucial component on the Korean Peninsula. Perhaps more evolved than the technology itself are the professionals who operate it.

  • Army brigade grows roots with Korean neighbors

    May 20, 2015

    To represent shared commitment and longstanding partnership with their Korean neighbors, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, held a tree planting ceremony May 13 alongside Dongducheon citizens and city leaders.

  • Respect and Trust: Keys to Success for joint operations in a multinational environment

    May 20, 2015

    Senior Enlisted Panel discusses importance of trust, respect, pride and dignity when working with and alongside of joint and international partners.

  • New stamp folio to honor Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients

    May 20, 2015

    Nearly a dozen Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients will help the U.S. Postal Service dedicate a limited-edition stamp folio honoring them and other Vietnam heroes on Memorial Day.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Treatment for addiction is a phone call away with AMIOP

    May 20, 2015

    Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP), is providing a valuable service to thousands of active duty service members, retirees, and family members from all branches of the military.

  • SAES walks Miles for honorable Heroes

    May 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- We all have our personal heroes. Parents, teachers, mentors… the people that have inspired us, the people that sacrificed themselves to allow us to become the person that we are today. This Memorial Day, to the Seoul American Elementary School (SAES) students, their heroes were the 14 fallen soldiers who sacrificed themselves for the sake of the nation's freedom.

  • PRMC presence at LANPAC

    May 19, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) had a presence at the 2015 Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Land Forces of the Pacific (LANPAC) Conference, at the Sheraton--Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 19, 2015, with its Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, participating on a discussion panel for the "Multilateral Opportunities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific" and an information booth setup and staffed by the PRMC personnel.

  • What's the Angle? Yongsan rescue training reaches new heights

    May 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- With their chief persons proudly representing the team as winners of the 2014 Installation Management Command Pacific (IMCOM-P) best fire officers of the year, the Yongsan Fire Department conducts relentless exercise and practice to maintain the standards of excellence that they themselves have set so high, here, May 8 to May 10.

  • Winter yields to spring during a tour to Tongdo Temple

    May 18, 2015

    For members of the USAG Daegu and Area IV community taking part in a recent tour of Yangsan Tongdo Temple, the bright blue skies and the scenic route along the way, was just enough to pump up the spirits of those who have for months, found themselves gripped by winter's claws.

  • Mangudai : Reinforcing the 'Backbone' of the Army

    May 18, 2015

    2015 Mangudai week launched with Backbone University, hosted on USAG Yongsan. Divided into two phases, the week focused heavily on the challenges that both junior and senior enlisted leaders have to face. 'Mangudai' are Mongolian warriors, dating back to the 13th century. The first two days of the Mangudai in Korea consisted of the "Backbone University": where junior enlisted participated in a series of physical training and education provided by senior enlisted leaders. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Korea, U.S. Forces Korea Commander gave a special visit to the class for invigorating remarks to the junior enlisted. USFK Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, Yongsan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Henney M. Hodgkins and many senior enlisted leaders participated in the classes to inspire and encourage the soldiers. (U.S. Army Photos by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk, Yongsan Public Affairs)

  • SMA motivates, captivates NCOs

    May 15, 2015

    With a little more than three months under his belt as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, hit the road with his sights on the Pacific region.

  • Sea Dragons pay homage to the spirit of Aloha

    May 15, 2015

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S Army Pacific, hosted an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance ceremony, May 11, 2015, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USAG Japan commemorates Vietnam veterans after 50 years

    May 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 14, 2015) -- "Service, Valor and Sacrifice," are words that symbolize the virtues demonstrated by veterans during the Vietnam War; they are the words that encompass the 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration flag uncased during the commemoration ceremony held May 12 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • Black Jack gets a Head Start on Korea

    May 14, 2015

    Professors from Pyeongtaek University, South Korea, arrived at Fort Hood last week to teach the first ever Head Start class on U.S. soil, here on April 11-14, in order to prepare the Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, for their upcoming deployment to Korea. The class is designed to prepare Soldiers by introducing them to Korean history, culture, politics, and basic language, said Eunsook Lee Zeilfelder, a professor in Human and Cultural Relations at Pyeongtaek University.

  • Soldiers participate in 2015 Sea Dragon NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition

    May 14, 2015

    Six Soldiers participated in the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 2015 Sea Dragon Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition, May 4-8, 2015.

  • Pacific finance Soldiers set to deploy for Kuwait mission

    May 14, 2015

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's 175th Financial Management Support Center were recognized during a deployment ceremony today in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will conduct financial management operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Buckeye Reservists share aloha at TAMC

    May 14, 2015

    Ohio's finest deployed to the island of Oahu to conduct Overseas Deployment Training at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks, May 4-14.

  • One year later: 2-2 SCMH 'on leading edge'

    May 14, 2015

    Just one short year after opening its doors, the Soldier Centered Medical Home co-located with Okubo Family Medical Clinic has already made great strides in improving care for its patients -- the Soldiers of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • PRMC re-launches Facebook page

    May 14, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) has re-launched its Facebook page with an energetic campaign to increase information about the Army's largest geographical medical region.

  • Aviators train for rapid deployment

    May 13, 2015

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Rescue and recovery operations in a variety of situations are a vital component of the United States Army mission. Being able to function under hostile or austere conditions needs to be experienced on a regular basis to authenticate readiness.

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

    Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police, and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel, or LSV-4) here, May 12.

  • Who is the 'Toughest Talon'?

    May 13, 2015

    The Soldiers were from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and they tread water for two entire minutes, as they held onto their rubber rifle as part of the "Toughest Talon" competition which was May 13 at various locations on Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea.

  • ROKA 16th Brigade staff visits 1st ABCT

    May 12, 2015

    Republic of Korea Army leaders from the 16th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, 8th Infantry Division, met with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, staff in order to communicate tactics and techniques regarding weapon of mass destruction removal operations, May 3 at Camp Hovey, South Korea.

  • CV-22 Osprey Squadron headed for Japan

    May 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON, (USASOC News Service, May 12, 2015) -- The Department of Defense announced plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan, according to a DoD news release issued May 11.

  • Building new partnerships in the Pacific

    May 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific and the Government of Papua New Guinea kicked off the first Oceania Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange May 11 in Lae, Papua New Guinea.

  • Dailey tells U.S. Army Pacific 'every Soldier is a billboard'

    May 12, 2015

    In his first visit to the Pacific since his appointment, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers during a town hall meeting at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, May 11.

  • PRMC Commander visits Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center

    May 12, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) conducted a site visit of the Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center (MSTC) May 7, 2015 to provide guidance and motivation to the administrative and training staff that serve military emergency response and healthcare professionals in Hawaii.

  • Army ROTC cadets supports Tripler blood donor program

    May 12, 2015

    Every semester, the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program supports the Armed Services Blood Program by sponsoring a blood drive. As many as 50 cadets started lining up as early as 6:30 a.m. eager to donate.

  • Annual Culture Night Honors Servicemembers for Contributions to US-ROK Alliance

    May 12, 2015

    The KumGok Academico Cultural Foundation hosted the 6th Annual Korean Culture Night May 8 at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, South Korea to introduce Servicemembers, Civilians and Family members to Korea's vibrant cultural history and thank them for their contributions to the US-ROK Alliance.

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

    Whether you're looking to stock your home on a budget or on the hunt for hidden treasure, the Hui 'O Na Wahine Thrift Shop may have it -- for a fraction of the retail price.

  • Spouses club awards $120,000 to help Soldiers, families

    May 12, 2015

    The Hui 'O Na Wahine, Schofield Barracks All Ranks Spouses Club, awarded $120,000, recently, at a ceremony at the Hui Thrift Shop, here.

  • Military-impacted schools striving toward accreditation

    May 12, 2015

    Sept. 18, 2012, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) approved a Department of Education (DOE) five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Warriors demonstrate tactical and technical adaptability

    May 11, 2015

    Soldier's in today's Army must be agile and adaptable to the changes they may encounter as warriors and leaders.

  • PRMC former Chief of Staff retires after 30 years of service

    May 11, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) holds a retirement ceremony for former PRMC Chief of Staff, Col. Lawrence B. Connell, Deputy Chief, Operations, Joint Cyber Center at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 8, 2015, after thirty years of service.

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

    If one were to research the legacy of the Korean Service Corps, the results would likely tie the unit's efforts to support the United States Army on the Korean peninsula. For the unaware, this story of service actually includes chapters on American soil. The most recent entry was added recently when the KSC sent a team of experts to train in Virginia.

  • Summer Hot Spot -- Hangang Citizen's Park

    May 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- As the last chills of winter disappear in the Korean peninsula, the people of Seoul flock to parks and outdoor attraction sites to enjoy the nice weather. Among these, the Hangang Citizen's Park in the Yeouido district is one of the most popular.

  • Task Force Talon Hosts First Annual SHARP Awareness Week on Guam

    May 9, 2015

    "Not here, not now, not ever!" were the words said by Task Force Talon personnel as they signed a pledge photo board to show their commitment to ending sexual assault and harassment in the military. Task Force Talon hosted the first annual sexual harassment/assault response prevention awareness week on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

    Army officials are taking action against wildfires by conducting an annual prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning Monday, May 11.

  • Tax Center clients received over $4.5 million in tax refunds

    May 8, 2015

    Of all the difficult situations Soldiers prepare for --combat, natural disasters, long deployments away from family -- perhaps the most under-appreciated is delivering bad news about a tax return.

  • Last Spartan Shield Ride

    May 8, 2015

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, along with their Republic of Korea army counterparts, participate in the last shield ride for 1st BSTB May 7 to 8 at Camp Hovey and Camp Casey, South Korea. During the event, Soldiers had to complete an obstacle course, stress shoot, the Army physical fitness test, a land navigation course, a vehicle pull, a grenade range and a test of endurance at a chemical training facility. The shield ride concluded with a trek from the chemical training facility to the 1st BSTB headquarters.

  • 2nd CAB leads joint/combined exercise

    May 7, 2015

    The helicopter was part of the joint/combined live fire training exercise, 'Furious Talon', on May 6 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. Multiple units from across the Korean Peninsula took part in the exercise to include units from the Air Force and the Republic of Korea.

  • 2nd Infantry Division conducts a Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise

    May 7, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division conducts a noncombatant evacuation exercise in Areas I, II, and III, May 6. Families from Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, arrive at the CRC Gym to conduct personnel administrative actions and training on NEO requirements. The exercise is to improve the readiness of leaders and units in preparation to conduct a potential NEO in the Republic of Korea.

  • Army Reserve officer shares her story during Asian/Pacific Heritage Month

    May 7, 2015

    Second Lieutenant Jiaru Bryar traveled on a journey across 10,000 miles, experiencing different cultures; expanding on her education; becoming a US citizen; achieving her bachelors and masters degree; obtaining a career in the federal government; and one day realized that she had just become a soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Arctic Cleanup: Tough conditions no match for test well remediation

    May 7, 2015

    Numb fingertips and toes; frozen beards and eyelashes; and an ice road sound like something out of a major film. However, there were no video cameras rolling as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District conducted an environmental cleanup project in the tundra-covered foothills of the Brooks Range.