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  • Commissary hosts chili cook-off competition

    Jan 16, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 16, 2015) -- Several of Camp Zama's Soldiers and spouses participated in the very first chili cook-off competition held Jan. 15 at the commissary on the Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation.

  • FMWR offers new fitness options

    Jan 16, 2015

    Resolving to lose weight and stay fit at the beginning of a new year is so common it's become a cliché.

  • AMR observance recognizes a leader's legacy

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Army community gathered, here, at the chapel, Wednesday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual ethnic observance, hosted by the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support).

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Air Defense unit gets back to basics at Warrior Base

    Jan 15, 2015

    Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted the Iron Warrior exercise at Warrior Base, just a ten minute drive from the DMZ, to sharpen their warrior tasks and battle drills and qualify on various weapons systems, Jan 5 -- 12.

  • U.S., Republic of Korea armies to establish combined division

    Jan 15, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division is establishing a new organizational paradigm for the U.S. and Republic of Korea's armies, and will enter a new phase in its enduring relationship with its partnering nation.

  • Army-Navy team works Pacific Pathways port operations

    Jan 14, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade teamed up with Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, Military Sealift Command, and the 25th Infantry Division to conduct Pacific Pathways port operations here Jan 6-7.

  • U.S., China Conduct Disaster Management Exchange

    Jan 14, 2015

    A team of U.S. military and civilian experts in the field of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief were welcomed to China by People's Liberation Army officials, Jan. 12, as they prepare to participate in the U.S. Army Pacific's annual Disaster Management Exchange.

  • Soldiers work to make Osan 'next best thing' to home

    Jan 14, 2015

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade command team recently conducted an overhaul of their single Soldier barracks day room that was recognized by post leadership.

  • DeCA works to fix product shortages for overseas stores

    Jan 13, 2015

    The Defense Commissary Agency is working to overcome challenges that have impacted the timely delivery of products to stores in Europe and the Pacific, the agency director and CEO said.

  • Spartans train for 2015 Best Ranger Competition

    Jan 13, 2015

    Spc. Ronald Barholm with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, swims during one of three timed water events during the first phase of the Best Ranger Selection competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Jan 12, 2015. The Best Ranger Selection Competition is being held over the next several weeks to pick the best Rangers from the Spartan Brigade to compete in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition held at Fort Benning, Ga. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric-James Estrada/Released)

  • Arctic Wolves roll into NTC

    Jan 12, 2015

  • Operation Santa Express Brings Smiles to Unsung Heroes

    Jan 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Garrison Command and the Directorate Emergency Services (DES) delivered a 'Holly Jolly Christmas' by bringing Christmas Stockings and goodies to the Area II First Responders working on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

  • Realistic training demonstrates unit ability to rapidly deploy

    Jan 12, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division demonstrates their ability to rapidly deploy in support of 25th ID Contingency Response Force (CRF) mission by working and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing work side-by-side Jan. 8th on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • Arctic Wolves descend upon the desert

    Jan 11, 2015

    From the last frontier U.S. Army Alaska's Arctic Wolves will travel more than 3,484 miles and face an 80-degree temperature difference, in order to test their readiness to be globally deployable and regionally engaged.

  • Pangasinense World War II veterans honored for their role in the liberation of Luzon

    Jan 10, 2015

    "We are forever in their debt as a nation and as an Army to their sacrifice here in the Philippines - and we are committed to never forgetting what happened here in Luzon in the early months of 1945."

  • Army air defenders hold 'Patriot University' for troops in Korea

    Jan 9, 2015

    More than 60 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery participated in a professional development seminar, dubbed the "Patriot University," Jan. 7-8 at Camp Carroll.

  • Madigan tackling diabetes earlier

    Jan 9, 2015

    Nearly one third of people with diabetes don't even know they have it. That's a statistic that locally Madigan Army Medical Center's Diabetes Care Center hopes to lower, according to Sean Smith, the center's program coordinator.

  • Veteran caretakers continue service at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

    Jan 8, 2015

    The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, or NMCP, is the final resting place for many military veterans who served across the globe. The grave sites and memory of these men and women are maintained with dignity, compassion and respect by military veteran caretakers every day to ensure they are honored.

  • Fort Wainwright Soldier meets Peyton Manning

    Jan 8, 2015

    Kristen Patterson said her husband Sgt. Ryan Patterson, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Arctic Wolves" aviation operations sergeant, is the biggest Peyton Manning fan. She knew if she could arrange for the two to meet, "It would make me the coolest wife ever of all time."

  • Air power for the airborne: Paratrooper looks skyward for lessons in leadership

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Airman Leadership School on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson graduated a class as normal Dec. 18, 2014, but this class had some graduating members who were out of the ordinary. In addition to the normal class of Airmen who lined up for handshakes and graduation certificates, there were a few Sailors, a few Coast Guardsmen and one Paratrooper from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.

  • 25th ID ready to help Pacific partners with HAST team

    Jan 6, 2015

    A tsunami hit one of the United States' Pacific partner nations. Communication is damaged or completely down. Water supplies have been interrupted. Power is out. The partner nation government expects many of its citizens will run out of food within a couple of days. They need help, and they reach out to the United States. The United States Agency for International Development and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance ask the Department of Defense for assistance, but the disaster just happened, therefore, what is needed is not yet known. U.S. Army Pacific and I Corps send word to the 25th Infantry Division, Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team, or HAST, on call, and within 24 hours, the HAST team is in the air and on its way to assess the situation.

  • Santas surprise, celebrate Christmas with local kids

    Jan 6, 2015

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Every year, as the holiday spirit creeps into the hearts and minds of the masses, people flock to their cars, malls and computers and begin the unofficial gift buying season. These exchanges are the physical manifestation of those warm and fuzzy feelings toward our family and friends. However, sometimes we overlook that and forget that some of our less fortunate neighbors are not able to play in those reindeer games.

  • Soldiers creating a lasting bond

    Jan 5, 2015

    The winter in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, can get intense. Thick, heavy snow flakes cover the ground this time of year. What adds even more to the frosty weather is a Soldier's detachment from his family back home. Nevertheless, Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade always reach out to their South Korean neighbors who also feel the bite from the cold December winter.

  • MP brigade chefs win top title during installation competition

    Jan 5, 2015

    After months of preparation and winning two previous culinary competitions earlier in 2014, cooks Sgt. Javier Henriquez, 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, and Spc. Jacques Harrington, 57th MP Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, wrapped up the year by sweepin the annual U.S. Army Hawaii Installation Junior Enlisted and Noncommissioned Officer Chef of the Year competition last month.

  • Combat Engineer receives Purple Heart

    Jan 5, 2015

    A combat engineer assigned to the 555th Engineer Brigade received the Purple Heart medal during a ceremony Jan. 5. Spc. Asa Bingham, 22nd Engineer Clearance Company, suffered traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb blast during deployment to Afghanistan in January 2014.

  • Overseas adoption: An Army officer's lifelong journey to finding family

    Dec 31, 2014

    For one Army officer the choice to give back to his country by serving in the military brought the chance to meet the mother he never met and another mother that he had always wanted.

  • Season's greetings come from Holiday Card Lane

    Dec 31, 2014

    Sir Henry Cole is often credited with starting the Christmas card tradition, in 19th century England, when he commissioned artist John Callcott Horsley to illustrate a card depicting a family raising a toast to the card's recipient.

  • SHARP is a crucial part of USARHAW's '4S' holiday campaign

    Dec 31, 2014

    While the holiday season is a time of joy and happiness for many, it can also be a time of stress and sorrow for some.

  • Garrison keeps pace with changes in 2014

    Dec 31, 2014

    2014 was a year of Enlisted Voluntary Early Separations for Soldiers, new Officer Evaluation Reports and an increased emphasis on SHARP, or Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (including its new telephone hotline).

  • A snowfall of family fun lands at AMR Winter Wonderland

    Dec 31, 2014

    Santa, snow and … the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders?

  • Garrison community recognized for leadership, excellence

    Dec 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community and many of its programs and community members enjoyed an award-winning year in 2014.

  • U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign

    Dec 30, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations.

  • Delegates gather for 2014 AFAP conference

    Dec 30, 2014

    The 2014 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference begins Monday, and delegates from all ranks of the Army -- active and reserve Soldiers and retirees, family members and surviving family members, Department of Army civilians and tenant organizations -- will be gathered, here, to brainstorm ways to improve quality of life at U.S. Army Garrison�Hawaii.

  • MCO addresses POV through claims

    Dec 30, 2014

    Was your vehicle shipped late, lost or damaged? If so, the Military Claim Office (MCO) can help.

  • MWR Kennels is a second home for military pets

    Dec 30, 2014

    When Cathy Barker's husband, an Army Soldier, was away on deployment last year, she wanted to take their two young sons on a trip to visit family on the mainland.

  • Japanese thank Soldiers for tsunami, earthquake recovery assistance

    Dec 30, 2014

    March 11, 2011 is a date Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Joshua, and his wife, Maj. Rachel Joshua will never forget. They were in central Tokyo on their way to a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, sponsored by an Army chaplain, he said, when suddenly the ground shook violently. Joshua turned to his wife and said, "Oh my God, what is that?"

  • Disaster assistance for lava-flow victims considered

    Dec 30, 2014

    Federal civilian employees living on the Big Island of Hawaii and impacted by the current lava flow may be eligible for emergency financial assistance.

  • Triad finish line approaches

    Dec 30, 2014

    The 26-week Performance Triad challenge is now entering its final weeks.

  • Delegates present AFAP issues

    Dec 30, 2014

    A group of 12 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates were gathered in one of the Nehelani conference rooms to discuss improvements to child care at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • New exhibit tells of Nisei valor in fight against Japan

    Dec 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, here, in Waikiki, has opened "America's Secret Weapon," a colorful new exhibit that tells the little-known story of the 6,000 Japanese Americans who served in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in World War II.

  • Torii Station MPs Get Taste of Their Own Medicine

    Dec 30, 2014

    Military Policemen with the 247th Military Police Detachment got a taste of their own medicine Dec. 29-30 during Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Certification. The spray, known commonly as pepper spray, was applied liberally during the training regimen during which 14 new additions to the force here coughed, gagged and choked their way through.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Joint Training With ROK Army

    Dec 30, 2014

    Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade and Republic of Korea Army Soldiers of the 51st Signal Communication Battalion gathered to participate in joint signal communications training at Base 51, here on Dec. 16.

  • Legal helps troops, family members, retirees

    Dec 30, 2014

    Being in the Army or being a dependent of someone in the Army creates unique challenges.

  • 599th Year in Review: Accomplishments, changes highlight 2014

    Dec 30, 2014

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2014 the 599th Transportation Brigade conducted its mission of deploying and distributing cargo throughout the Pacific while it adjusted to reassigned responsibilities and changing parameters.

  • Soldiers "High Five," give back to local community

    Dec 30, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- When living in another country, understanding differences in culture can be one of the biggest concerns people have. Getting along harmoniously with local nationals might seem intimidating and the language barrier makes it even more so. However, getting together with the community to lend a helping hand can help break the ice.

  • ADAM Cell shelter training

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers assigned to the 210th Field Artillery "Thunder" Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, regularly train to fire long-range artillery at specified targets from long distances. Although this remains the Brigade's main focus, Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade's Air Defense and Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell, trained with another goal in mind: defend the Brigade against enemy attacks from the air. Soldiers within the ADAM Cell took the opportunity on December 11, during weekly Sergeant's Time Training to demonstrate their unique abilities as air defenders.

  • Thunder Santas give out presents to local children

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Maj. James Brant, the Aviation Officer for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, and Warrant Officer 1 Gabrielle Prado, the Electronic Warfare Technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, become Santa Claus for one day and hand out toys and presents to local children at the Dongducheon Volunteer Center on Christmas Eve. The toys were donated by the Soldiers within the brigade and were given to local children.

  • Thunder Soldiers receive awards for their selfless service

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, receive awards from Mayor Oh Se-chang of Dongducheon, for their volunteer services teaching students through the city's High Five program December 23, 2014 at the Dongducheon Yangju Office of Education, South Korea. Six Soldiers altogether received awards from the mayor.

  • Thunder Inn serves holiday meal

    Dec 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy a hearty holiday meal at the Thunder Inn dining facility with the season's greeting December 22, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Army Announces 7th ID Restructure

    Dec 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2014) -- The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the 7th Infantry Division headquarters, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, add a deployable capability while still maintaining its training and oversight responsibilities for forces at the installation.

  • Torii Station Angel Tree Program Has Best Year on Record

    Dec 23, 2014

    Created in 1965 by the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Harold K. Johnson, ACS offers a multitude of free programs and services designed to enhance the lives of military Families.

  • Playground safety assessment conducted at Camp Zama

    Dec 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 24, 2014) -- The Camp Zama Housing Office, Safety Office and Directorate of Public Works conducted several playground safety assessments Dec. 22 to ensure the equipment and play areas meet the National Program for Playground Safety standards.

  • Soldiers Escort Santa to Special Needs School

    Dec 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program received donations to purchase toys for 31 children whose reaction to Father Christmas ranged from delight to fright, but when the gifts came out, all were excited.

  • Celebrating three centuries of honored services

    Dec 22, 2014

    Friends, family and community members gathered at historic Palm Circle to honor and celebrate the service of 13 U.S. Army Pacific service members and civilian employees during a retirement ceremony, Dec. 18.

  • USARPAC paralegal Soldiers committed to 'warrior trials'

    Dec 22, 2014

    While Army paralegals are known as Soldiers who assist in and outside military courtrooms, 19 U.S. Army Pacific paralegals had a different trial. The top paralegal Soldiers throughout the Pacific region participated in the fifth annual USARPAC Paralegal Warrior Challenge, Sept. 15-19.

  • USARPAC welcomes two new stars

    Dec 22, 2014

    Military and community leaders, Soldiers, family and friends gathered to welcome the new U.S. Army Pacific Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve, USARPAC, Brig. Gen. Brian Alvin, during a Flying "V" Ceremony at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 7.

  • Camp Zama AWC hosts grand opening ceremony

    Dec 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 23, 2014) -- The grand opening ceremony for the Camp Zama Army Wellness Center was held Dec. 19 in front of the new center.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Soldiers Perform Field Emergency Room Training

    Dec 19, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, Bravo Company of 121 Combat Support Hospital and MEDDAC-Korea Company gathered to conduct a three day mini field training exercise, Dec. 15-17, on-site at the BAACH/121CSH.

  • 94th AAMDC Year in Review -- 2014: Sea Dragons continue as 'First line of Defense'

    Dec 18, 2014

    The "Sea Dragons" continue to strengthen partnerships with America's allies in the Pacific Region, our joint brethren in the other military branches, other Army commands, as well as increasing rapport with the local communities and building bonds within the unit to mentor and foster cohesion and fellowship among the unit's own Soldiers.

  • Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization

    Dec 17, 2014

    The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.

  • Fire from the sky: Airborne artillery warms up JBER winter nights

    Dec 17, 2014

    "Is that a fly-by or are they jumping?" a paratrooper asked another as they set up an M105 howitzer that had dropped from a plane less than an hour ago. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft was approaching low and slow. The Soldiers stomped around the gun in the cold, dark and snow, making adjustments and preparing it to fire. The C-17 flew over their heads, littering paratroopers into the sky behind it.

  • Dragon brigade hosts second annual air defense artillery symposium

    Dec 17, 2014

    Dozens of Air Defense Artillery Soldiers and airmen gathered for the second annual ADA Korean Theater of Operations Symposium held here Dec. 12.

  • Eighth Army inactivates digital liaison detachment

    Dec 17, 2014

    Soldiers gathered in the Eighth Army headquarters Dec. 17 to witness the inactivation of a unit that served to improve the coordination of American and Korean military.

  • Guam Governor visits 94th AAMDC Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2014

    Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, governor of the United States territory of Guam, was the guest speaker for the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command St. Barbara's Day Ball, Dec. 5, 2014. During his visit he spoke with Sea Dragon Soldiers, who were native to Guam.

  • Australian Army visits CERDEC in preparation for NIE 17.1

    Dec 15, 2014

    The Australian Army G6 visited the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dec. 9, as part of initial coordination efforts leading up to his military's participation in the Network Integration Evaluation. The visit is a continuation of a broader collaboration between the Australian Defense forces and the U.S. Army to improve interoperability during multi-national coalition operations.

  • JBLM Soldier brings the heat during culinary arts team tryouts

    Dec 15, 2014

    The palpable scent of spices and steak filled the air as Sgt. Andrew Shurden, displayed his cooking skills at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Culinary Arts Team tryouts Nov. 18 - 21.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms panel discusses improving performance in the work environment

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms program convened a panel of successful senior enlisted female leaders at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii, Dec. 11 to discuss improving performance in the work environment

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

    American and Korean sevicemembers and their families celebrated the holidays and enduring friendship at the 7th Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center Dec. 14.

  • Thunder Soldiers teach English, strengthen bonds with the local community

    Dec 12, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Although Soldiers roam around the city of Dongducheon, it is sometimes difficult for local citizens to interact with them. However, Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, are working to change that. The "Thunder Brigade" Soldiers regularly volunteer to teach English to local community members. From elementary school students to the elderly, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade is embracing its hometown of Dongducheon and helping to build bridges of understanding between Soldiers and the local citizens.

  • US, Japanese sergeants major discuss leadership at YS forum

    Dec 12, 2014

    Among dozens of cultural encounters during this year's Yama Sakura was an ongoing exchange between the most senior noncommissioned officers participating in the exercise at Camp Asaka, Japan Dec. 10.

  • 1st ASOG supports Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 12, 2014

    When fighting a simulated war, sometimes a planner needs simulated air support. The planners at Yama Sakura 67 have one man to turn to between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Tech. Sgt. Casey Svehla.

  • Soldiers building valuable relationships with Japan during training

    Dec 12, 2014

    "The trust you build here is important because in times of crisis, you can't surge trust," said Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, referring to Yama Sakura 67, the joint, bi-lateral exercise with Japan that began Dec. 8, 2014, and runs through Dec. 14.

  • Load out and fly away; validation exercise

    Dec 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing conduct a load out and fly away validation exercise Dec. 10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam using two M1126 Strykers and a C-17 Aircraft as part of the 25th ID Contingency Response Force mission.

  • Sustainment proves crucial in exercise

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Army isn't quite known for its fleet of watercraft, but during a computer-simulated exercise like Yama Sakura that occurs in a country comprised of thousands of islands, leaders say they are invaluable. The boats aren't real, but they're part of a scenario that is designed to be as realistic as possible. Given the terrain in this particular scenario, watercraft can make a big difference.

  • Surviving Alaska: Winter Road Survival

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Most people know that winters here in Alaska are long and extremely cold. Whether you've lived in Alaska all your life or recently moved here for work, everyone should make safety a top priority, especially when it comes to driving. We spoke with Alaska State Trooper, Sgt. J. Carson to put together this question-and-answer resource to keep you in the know and help you be safe on Alaskan highways and byways.

  • Soldiers from 1-15 spend the day with local students

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--A group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the afternoon with students at Dongducheon Middle School in Dongducheon, South Korea, December 9, 2014. During the visit, both groups played educational card games and Soldiers spent time helping students learn new English words.

  • 6-37 and ROK counterparts meet and greet

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcome the Republic of Korea Army 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, December 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit was a meet-and-greet session between staff members and their sections to increase interoperability between the battalions in the future.

  • Army plays Navy during annual flag football game on Camp Zama

    Dec 10, 2014

    Camp Zama's Army team defeated the Navy team from Naval Air Facility Atsugi 20-0, during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game held Dec. 6, 2014, at Rambler Field on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • 45th STB troops strengthen leadership, teamwork in Warrior Week competition

    Dec 10, 2014

    Troops from the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, dedicated hours and hours to extra training and team-building activities during the months before the unit's intense Warrior Week competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 1-4.

  • If you have the devices, they have the eBooks

    Dec 9, 2014

    Army Digital Media Library offers downloadable books, videos, music

  • Services Come Together in a Joint Commemoration Ceremony, for 73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Dec 9, 2014

    Hawaii -- Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen joined together in honor of the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, in a commemoration memorial ceremony, hosted by The National Park Service and the U.S. Navy, December 7.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Soldiers get in the Holiday spirit at tree decorating contest

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers and their Families gathered at the Warriors Club on Camp Casey, South Korea, December 5, 2014, for a tree decorating contest. Units brought ornaments that could contend not only for their originality but also for the homage they pay to their mottos and mascots.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • Pacific Army ties protect nations

    Dec 8, 2014

    Indonesia and the United States have been developing a strong military bond for a number of years. This bond reflects the growth of Indonesia's democracy, the great strides toward professionalism that have been made by Indonesia's armed forces, and the strategic importance both countries place on our security ties under the Indonesia-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership. We have repeatedly demonstrated the growing value of our military cooperation for peacekeeping, disaster relief, intensified joint training, and modernizing weapons systems. As new priorities and challenges arise, the Indonesia-U.S. military relationship will be ready to respond.

  • America's entry into World War II remembered 73 years later

    Dec 8, 2014

    On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan carried out a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, President Franklin Roosevelt told a joint session of Congress that Dec. 7 is "a date which will live in infamy." Immediately after, Congress declared war against Japan.

  • 25th ID hosts The Army's Actions on December 7, 1941 Commemoration

    Dec 8, 2014

    "December 7, 1941- a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people will, through their righteous might, win through to absolute victory." -- President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

  • Greatest Generation Visits Wheeler & Schofield

    Dec 8, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For some, it was a return to the scene of one of the most memorable days of their lives. For others, it was the first time they visited this particular part of Oahu. But for all 12 of the World War II veterans who visited Wheeler Army Airfield and Schofield Barracks on Dec. 5, it was a chance to take a walk down Memory Lane.

  • Ambassador visits U.S./Japan forces

    Dec 8, 2014

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy visited U.S. service members and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Dec. 8, at Camp Asaka Japan.

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • Eighth Army, Korean War Veterans Honor Venerated Korean War Commander

    Dec 7, 2014

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored Gen. Walton "Bulldog" Walker, the first Eighth Army commanding general of the Korean War, during two separate ceremonies today to commemorate his legacy here in the Republic of Korea.

  • Yama Sakura 67 Kawagoe Cultural Visit

    Dec 6, 2014

    US Servicemembers in Japan for Yama Sakura 67 visited locations around Tokyo to build better relationships with their Japanses Ground Self-Defense Force partners.

  • UFG complete, on to new missions in Pacific

    Dec 5, 2014

    I Corps successfully completed the computer-simulation Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 on Aug. 28, at Camp Yongin, South Korea. "It was great to be here to train with the [Korean] army," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps Commanding General. "The exercise continues to build our partnership with our strategic allies here and to sustain the defense of South Korea."

  • Countries collaborate during UFG

    Dec 5, 2014

    A ringing phone draws Canadian Capt. Michael McNeill's attention away from a computer screen depicting actions on a battlefield.

  • I Corps, TROKA take on critical role in UFG '14

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of I Corps and Third Republic of Korea Army set up a joint operations center in preparation for the computer-simulation Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise at Camp Yongin, South Korea, which begins Aug. 25. The I Corps JOC joins multiple other operations centers, simultaneously standing up for the large-scale exercise happening at bases throughout the Korean peninsula.

  • 7th ID builds relationship with new Philippine army commanding general

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division welcomed the commanding general of the Philippine army to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 2. During a stop on his visit to the U.S., Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri visited JBLM to learn about potential training opportunities with 7th Infantry Division and I Corps units.