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  • With 'Yudh Abhyas,' 7th Infantry Division welcomes Indian soldiers

    Sep 12, 2015

    For the first time in its 11-year history, Exercise Yudh Abhyas came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, bringing with it 150 soldiers from the Indian army.

  • Bike Rodeo promotes road safety for kids

    Sep 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- "It's my monthly Eagle Scout project," said Campbell Patterson who coordinated the Bike Rodeo. The Rodeo aimed to promote safety on the roads for all ages as more and more people are getting on their bikes. The event consisted of a raffle, prizes, a safety class, a bike repair class, and ended with an obstacle course. About 20 to 30 children and family members participated while the Directorate of Emergency Services provided assistance. (U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Northrup and Sgt. Yi Jung Uk, Yongsan Public Affairs)

  • Iron Horse medics 'Ranger up' to prep for attrition-heavy Expert Field Medical Badge

    Sep 11, 2015

    Medical Soldiers, assigned to 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, spent their week alongside Soldiers, from 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, as they prepare to compete for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge in the next couple months.

  • Sea Dragons reflect back on 9/11 during Prayer Breakfast

    Sep 11, 2015

    Leaders and Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held a prayer breakfast in remembrance of 9/11 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 10.

  • Never Forgotten: U.S. Army Japan conducts September 11th Memorial Run and Ceremony

    Sep 11, 2015

    As if Mother Nature herself intervened, the clouds from Typhoon Etau parted to allow the Army in Japan to remember and memorialize the tragic loss of life that occurred in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., 14 years ago today.

  • Defense Attachés Operations Orientation Program visit

    Sep 11, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, I Corps commanding general, shakes hands with Rear Adm. Yuki Sekiguchi, a defense attaché from Japan, during a Defense Attachés Operations Orientation Program visit at the I Corps Headquarters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 10. The visit provided the opportunity for the Corps of Foreign Defense Attachés to learn about the missions on JBLM, facilities and capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Rising Thunder training begins with mounted operations

    Sep 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4th battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, joined together to conduct a mounted operation for the bilateral training exercise at YTC, Washington, Sept. 9.

  • Rising Thunder kicks off with ceremony at Yakima Training Center

    Sep 10, 2015

    An opening ceremony for Rising Thunder 2015 was held at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 8, 2015. The ceremony marked the beginning of the 22nd annual bilateral training exercise between the United States Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. "Task Force Tomahawk", comprised of 7th Infantry Division elements led by the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, combined with the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, forming a force of over 700 strong for the annual training event.

  • JBLM kicks off Yudh Abhyas 15

    Sep 10, 2015

    Soldiers with the 7th Infantry Division, I Corps and the 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment, Indian Army, joined together to kick off exercise Yudh Abhyas 15, Sept. 9. The annual exercise is in its 11th year and is a bilateral, theater security cooperation exercise between the U.S. Army Pacific and India.

  • LRC-Daegu supports opening DFAC for full scale exercise

    Sep 9, 2015

    DAEGU, South Korea -- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command opened the Camp Walker Dining Facility in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2015, a full-scale exercise, Aug. 15.

  • JBLM kicks off Yudh Abhyas 15

    Sep 9, 2015

    The U.S. and Indian Army color guard stand together during the opening ceremony of Yudh Abhyas 15 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9. 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. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/released)

  • 7th Infantry Division's Exercise Rising Thunder to bring aviation angle to fight

    Sep 7, 2015

    Exercise Rising Thunder, with both Japanese and U.S. Soldiers, kicks off for the 22nd time today at Yakima Training Center, Washington, about 180 miles east of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • DENTAC-J reopens dental clinic

    Sep 7, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 8, 2015) - - U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan hosted the reopening ceremony Sept. 2 in front of the Camp Zama Dental Clinic.

  • USACE DIMAs deploy to support Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 4, 2015

    Four members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Pacific Ocean Division's (USACE-POD) Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) team participated in the U.S. Forces Korea exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 15, which was conducted Aug. 17-28, in the Republic of Korea.

  • UFG 15 validates USACE enterprise-wide competencies

    Sep 4, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Combined Forces Command announced Aug. 28 that it successfully completed exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian. For participants from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the end of the annual Republic of Korea and United States computer-assisted simulation exercise marked the beginning of conducting after-action reviews and developing lessons learned.

  • Delta Company power restoration of electricity on Saipan

    Sep 4, 2015

    Delta Company, of the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), deployed to Saipan in August and provided much-needed power line restoration support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority missions in response to Typhoon Soudelor.

  • Bukchon -- Bordering along the past and the present

    Sep 4, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Seoul is one of the more notable cities to have shown drastic change in the past 70 years. Seoul was rebuilt after the Korean War from a devastated city to booming metropolis with a glimmering skyline that is home to many well-known corporations. In the midst of all the changes and modernization, the Bukchon Hanok Village has been one of the few areas within the city that has made an effort to remain the same.

  • Engineer Task Force activated, set to conduct Korea rotation

    Sep 3, 2015

    The130th Engineer Brigade hosted an activation and deployment ceremony for the engineers of Task Force Ready and 95th Engineer Company, Sept. 2, at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in preparation for the their nine-month deployment to Korea as part of U.S. Army Pacific's Korean Rotational Forces.

  • Postal authorities: Customs forms going online this fall

    Sep 3, 2015

    Customs forms for shipping parcels from overseas will be online only

  • Sea Dragons Share IAMD Vision with AFP CGSC

    Sep 3, 2015

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii - Officers attending the Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College (AFP CGSC) were able to learn about the mission of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command during a visit to Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Sept. 1.

  • Sustainment Soldiers conduct Combat Logistics Patrol Live Fire Exercise

    Sep 3, 2015

    The rugged, mountainous terrain of the island of Oahu offers a unique training opportunity for the Soldiers of the 25th Sustainment Brigade. It offers them the ability to create and practice combat scenarios nearly identical to any terrain the Soldiers of the Lightning Support Brigade are likely to encounter in the Pacific region.

  • Task Force Talon holds first prayer breakfast

    Sep 2, 2015

    "Praise the Lord and pass the...biscuits!" That was the spirit of the fourteen Soldiers from Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, as they met at the Top of the Rock Club on Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 27, for the first Task Force Talon prayer breakfast since the unit's arrival on Guam in April 2013.

  • 25ID Soldiers First in Army to Earn EIB under New Standards

    Sep 2, 2015

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Young or old, enlisted or officer, vast experience or first duty station, during their careers, most infantry Soldiers will accept the challenge and attempt to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB).

  • Post War Japan Slideshow

    Sep 1, 2015

    Collection of images from Post War Japan

  • Leaders discuss emergency preparedness during exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    The sixth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise & Exchange, or DREE, between U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, and the Bangladesh Armed Forces Division, or AFD, kicked off in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Aug. 30.

  • Camp Casey bids garrison leader farewell, welcomes new commander

    Sep 1, 2015

    Lt. Col. Jon Gardner assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Casey from Lt. Col. Edward D. Eldridge during a ceremony on Camp Casey's Carey Physical Fitness Center, July 27, 2015.

  • Army Engineers strengthen partnerships during 6-month Palau mission

    Sep 1, 2015

    After completing 60 construction projects and more than 100 community relations events within six months, a team of 13 Army engineers returned to Hawaii from a humanitarian assistance operation in the Republic of Palau, Aug. 24.

  • MPs join local law enforcement in raising funds, awareness for Special Olympics-Hawaii

    Sep 1, 2015

    Military police from throughout the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with personnel from the Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, once again joined forces with Special Olympic-Hawaii Athletes in raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics-Hawaii during the annual "Cop on Top" fundraising event held Aug. 27 -29, island wide.

  • Army works to open Vietnam War exhibit

    Aug 31, 2015

    A punji pit and many other items from the Vietnam War are part of the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center's new Vietnam War exhibit: "Courage, Commitment and Fear: The American Soldier in the Vietnam War," set to open in two months.

  • Army teaching Area I school kids ABCs of good health

    Aug 30, 2015

    Under its Performance Triad initiative, the Army advises parents to take three main steps for their children's health: • Establish a healthy sleep plan for the school year. • Plan for at least 60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise during or after school hours. • Ensure children have at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

  • Eighth Army, 65th Medical Brigade Host Women's Equality Day Educational Panel

    Aug 28, 2015

    Eighth Army and the 65th Medical Brigade hosted a Women's Equality Day Educational Panel Aug. 26 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea to discuss contemporary issues and societal barriers that women continue to face in modern society.

  • Command completes exercise in South Korea

    Aug 28, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command completed Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28.

  • Army divers partner with Coast Guard in support of Saipan recovery

    Aug 28, 2015

    In support of the disaster relief efforts in Saipan, a Hawaii dive detachment partnered with the Coast Guard's 14th District for a required port assessment and certification of Tanapag Harbor, the port of Saipan, which remains partially non-mission capable, Aug. 27.

  • Pacific engineers bring the 'essayons' spirit to Hawaii

    Aug 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the word, "Essayons," the French word for "Let us try," as their motto because it is their common response to the daily challenges Sappers face.

  • West Point Soldier takes fiery passion to the ice in Korea

    Aug 27, 2015

    From West Point Hockey to semi-professional league in Korea, this air defense artillery officer balances work with play earning accolades along the way.

  • Wounded Warriors celebrated by Pacific Sustainers during canoe race

    Aug 26, 2015

    Since 2009, the State of Hawaii has been home to an annual canoe race to honor wounded warriors and celebrate their resiliency throughout their recovery.

  • Debra S. Wada visits Sea Dragon Headquarters

    Aug 25, 2015

    The Honorable Debra S. Wada, the assistant secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), visits the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Headquarters during her trip to Hawaii, Aug. 19.

  • Army Signaleers keep 14th MDB connected

    Aug 25, 2015

    Signal Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, 78th Network Enterprise Center, and the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion enhanced the ability of the 14th Missile Defense Battery, 94th AAMDC to communicate with their higher headquarters and transmit accurate missile defense data to meet their regional and homeland defense missions.

  • A brush with history: Meeting the navigator of the Enola Gay B-29

    Aug 24, 2015

    This past August 6 was the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, which hastened the Japanese surrender during World War II.

  • Command Sponsorship adds new opportunities for families in Korea

    Aug 24, 2015

    One of the biggest decisions a Soldier must make when on assignment to South Korea is whether to apply for command sponsorship for their family.

  • I Corps troops visit historic WWII memorial during Talisman Sabre

    Aug 24, 2015

    A lone house sits on top of a hill amongst a suburb of Brisbane. It is a house like any other house on the block; one where you would expect a small family to reside. But inside the house lies a secret history. Six members of I Corps intelligence community took a break from Talisman Sabre 15 to visit the Central Bureau Headquarters for Australian and American cryptologists during WWII under Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

  • Take a Stand! against complacency on workplace safety

    Aug 24, 2015

    Workplace safety is about preventing injuries and protecting the health of Soldiers, civilians and contractors by ensuring safe and healthy workplaces, whether it's in a Fort Shafter Flats office building or in the middle of a Schofield Barracks construction worksite.

  • EFMP activates new action team

    Aug 24, 2015

    Army families should be aware that changes have been made at the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

  • ALA Hawaii Show fuels local food products worldwide

    Aug 24, 2015

    It started 18 years ago with about a handful of businesses and a desire make local products more readily available to Hawaii's military community.

  • I Corps establishes radio communication with TROKA

    Aug 24, 2015

    Communication is one of the most important capabilities of a military, and the ability to communicate effectively and safely with its allies is equally important to be an effective bilateral fighting force.

  • Major USPS customs form change

    Aug 24, 2015

    Starting Oct. 1, customers mailing packages to or from a military post office are required to fill out a United States Postal Service customs form online. It is recommended that you go online to create and print forms prior to arriving at the Post Office. Customers can do this by going to www.usps.com and selecting "Complete Customs Forms" found under the International tab or by visiting cns.usps.com and creating a "Click-N-Ship" account. Customers not doing this prior to mailing packages could result in delays at their post office. Check with your local post office if you have any questions.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers Honored for Community Service

    Aug 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- Four Soldiers from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were recognized during the Joint Venture Education Forum at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center in Kapolei, Hawaii, Aug. 20, for their hard work, commitment and dedication working with Hawaii schools.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts change of responsibility

    Aug 23, 2015

    The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division held a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 4 at the Carey Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Accomplishing the mission

    Aug 21, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gerardo Gonzalez, the 2-6th Cav. Regt. command sergeant major, talked about the accomplishments and plans for his unit at the end of their deployment.

  • Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight

    Aug 21, 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native of Georgia and a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is one of those Soldiers.

  • 2nd CAB Soldiers qualify on M249

    Aug 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade completed an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon qualification Aug. 19 at the Warrior Range on the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. Table one was completed with paper targets on Aug. 18 and table two was completed with pop-up targets on Aug. 19.

  • Last mission with OH-58 Kiowa

    Aug 21, 2015

    Spc. Daniel Gomez, an OH-58 Kiowa mechanic from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd CAB, was one of many Soldiers at RLFC on August 20 for the joint/combined exercise, Furious Talon.

  • Ending on a good note

    Aug 21, 2015

    The Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade completed the exercise, 'Furious Talon', on August 21 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in South Korea. The event saw all four rotary-winged aircraft belonging to the 2nd CAB in use along with ground forces from the 2-1 CAV.

  • Army Command Post Wi-Fi demo in Hawaii supports expeditionary comms

    Aug 20, 2015

    Just like most American homes are shedding cables in favor of wireless technologies, the Army too is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi and 4G LTE to its command posts to improve the agility of its forces.

  • Steel Battalion conducts combined live-fire exercise with ROK partners

    Aug 20, 2015

    Improved combat capabilities and greater operational understanding in the joint environment are two of the most important outcomes of combined training among Republic of Korea and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Student donates personal gift to charity

    Aug 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. During this time many people try to help children suffering from this disease. Efforts include 5K run fundraisers and blood drives. A Yongsan youth decided to help other children through a very personal gift, just in time for the new school year.

  • Soldiers train during air battle simulation

    Aug 20, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise using netted remote terminal battle labs August 9-14.

  • Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight

    Aug 19, 2015

    On the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea, Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade work day and night. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native of GA. and a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade is one of those Soldiers.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 19, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is participating in Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 17 - 28.

  • CJLOTS Team connects pipeline at Anmyeon Beach, Republic of Korea

    Aug 19, 2015

    United States and Republic of Korea forces successfully connected and tested a 3.2 kilometer (2 mile) long temporary fuel transfer pipeline from a U.S. Naval vessel to the Anmyeon Beach on the west coast of the Republic of Korea July 1-3, 2015 as part of the Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore 2015 exercise.

  • Eighth Army, KATUSA Veterans Association Commemorate 65th Anniversary of the KATUSA Program

    Aug 19, 2015

    During a brief ceremony, with Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) veterans who served during the Korean War in attendance, Eighth Army and the KATUSA Veterans Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of one of the most unique organizations in military history Aug. 14 at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • Eighth Army's Secret Weapon: The Korean Service Corps

    Aug 18, 2015

    Desperately clinging to their last vestige of a secure defensive front at the Pusan Perimeter, Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker knew he had to find some form of reprieve for his men in the foxholes.

  • American and Korean children become friends at the Korean-American Joint Summer School

    Aug 18, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- More than 160 American and Korean kids participated in the 2015 Korean-American Joint Summer School at Pyeongtaek International Exchange Foundation and U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys from July 29-31.

  • Despite Army reductions, Corps of Engineers hiring in Alaska

    Aug 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District is seeking qualified candidates in a variety of technical areas despite Army force reduction in Alaska.

  • Pacific troops keep Sgt. Audie Murphy's legacy alive

    Aug 18, 2015

    "You lead from the front." - Sgt. Audie Murphy.

  • TAMC EFMP offers family assistance

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) has a unique and important mission assisting active-duty Soldiers and their dependents with special medical treatment through therapy, education, training or counseling.

  • Air defense brigade tests 'support and report' of simulated missile fight

    Aug 16, 2015

    Soldiers, of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise utilizing netted remote terminal battle labs, Aug. 9-14.

  • Torii Station Beach Event Biggest of the Year

    Aug 16, 2015

    Super Typhoon Soudelor, the world's most powerful storm of the year, gave Army event planners pause when the massive tempest threatened to veer north towards Okinawa after devastating Saipan and Taiwan. Luckily, the storm was a near miss and the largest storm gave way to the largest party of the season -- U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Caribbean Party at Torii Beach.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Kalalau Trail Visitor Safety Video

    Aug 13, 2015

    While it is awesome to be stationed here in Hawaii, we must constantly mitigate the surroundings around us while out and about. Check out this video posted by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources on hiking safety.

  • Pacific engineers, PACOM commander celebrate joint success, tradition

    Aug 13, 2015

    To celebrate the engineers' heritage and joint accomplishments throughout the Pacific theater, the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command hosted its first luau at the Hale Koa here, Aug. 7.

  • KATUSAs lead STT for US troops

    Aug 12, 2015

    Commonly referred to as sergeants time training, the weekly event is a period where Soldiers execute mission-oriented tasks to improve unit readiness. This training also allows noncommissioned officers to assess individual Soldier proficiency and reinforce standards through appropriate training methods. Yet, it is not uncommon for NCOs to add a twist.

  • 25th CAB and USAG-Hawaii vs. the Wildland Fire

    Aug 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's wildland firefighters battled a stubborn fire that filled Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa and nearby communities with a pall of smoke this week.

  • USACE Deploys to Support Typhoon Soudelor Relief Efforts

    Aug 12, 2015

    In support of the Governor, local responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) personnel deployed in early August to support recovery efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Soudelor in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI).

  • Hospital Wing Dedicated to Soldier who Displayed Selfless Service

    Aug 11, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army describes Selfless Service as putting the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates above your own.

  • Southeast Asian nation honors security enterprise Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2015

    Two U.S. Soldiers have been recognized by the Royal Brunei Air Force for outstanding contributions to their country's flight safety.

  • Cadet District Engineer Training Offers Summer USACE Experience

    Aug 11, 2015

    The Honolulu District hosted two U.S. Army Cadets during July as part of the Cadet District Engineer Program (CDEP). This program allows West Point and ROTC Cadets an opportunity to gain first-hand construction and engineering experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). CDEP Cadets are generally assigned for several weeks of training during summer break at USACE Districts to work on civil, mechanical, electrical, or environmental engineering projects. The program exposes them to USACE missions and helps them explore potential active duty opportunities within the U.S. Army Engineer Branch profession.

  • Knowledge is power

    Aug 7, 2015

    Maj. Kenneth A. Ferguson, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade operations officer, took part in an MDMP from July 27-31 at the COIC on Camp Humphreys. The exercise was in preparation for an upcoming War Fighter and Peninsula-wide exercise.

  • Hand-held camera program provides timely intelligence to tactical commanders in Vietnam

    Aug 7, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In mid-December 1966, a U.S. Air Force (USAF) forward air controller, or FAC, approached the personnel of B Detachment, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Reconnaissance Support), MIBARS, located at Da Nang in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN). He was concerned about activity he observed in a nearby hamlet while patrolling for the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron.

  • Ace Parker: Still going strong after 52 years of service to Navy, Air Force, Army

    Aug 7, 2015

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- While someone who served 25 years in the military or other government service is usually considered as having contributed a lifetime of service to the nation, one employee in the 599th Transportation Brigade here has more than doubled that total.

  • Working dog competition tests skills, builds camaraderie

    Aug 7, 2015

    ilitary and police working dog teams went nose to nose while competing in the 2015 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Skills Challenge, hosted by the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, July 27-31.

  • Honolulu Mayor's Office, 8th TSC partner to help homeless veterans

    Aug 7, 2015

    The Honolulu's Mayor's Office partnered with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to handout information to the homeless veterans in the area about the 2015 Veterans Stand Down at the Beretania Community Park Aug. 6.

  • Pacific troops honored for 116 years of service

    Aug 7, 2015

    After more than 116 years of combined Army service, five leaders from 8th Theater Sustainment Command were honored at a Celebration of Service Retirement Ceremony Aug. 6 at Richardson Theater here.

  • 'Thunder' Soldiers partake in air assault course

    Aug 6, 2015

    The annual mobile training team for the U.S. Army Air Assault School returned to Camps Casey and Hovey July 20-27 to train and certify Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division and Eighth Army.

  • Army technology advisors connect with Soldiers in Talisman Sabre 15

    Aug 6, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 6, 2015) -- As nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian Service members convened for Talisman Sabre 15, Army officials said the two-week exercise was a prime opportunity to address technological concerns. U.S. Army science and technology advisors traveled across Australia July 7-20 to discuss issues with operational units during the joint, biennial exercise. "Soldiers are happy to talk with you about their equipment," said Lt. Col. Tom Bentzel, director of the U.S. Army International Technology Center Australia. "We got good feedback about boots, packs, vehicles, logistics supply chain, and command and control issues with communications connectivity and interoperability.

  • Army Food Management Assistance Team visits LRC-Honshu

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- The Department of the Army Food Management Assistance Team recently visited the Logistics Readiness Center-Honshu, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, to evaluate the current food program at the Camp Zama Dining Facility, here.

  • 403rd Army Field Support Brigade supports KRF

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, Korea -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Korea welcomed the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (Black Jack) and the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Deep Strike) to Camp Casey, Korea, July 2, as the newest Korea Rotational Forces.

  • Aloha Soldiers! Welcome Home

    Aug 5, 2015

    Ten Soldiers from the U.S. Army Priority Air Transport Command's (USAPAT) Pacific Flight Detachment (PFD), were welcomed back onto U. S. soil by their headquarters command at Joint Base Andrews, Md., after a four-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Eighth Army, Korean Partners Role out Red Carpet for Korean War Vets

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Pusan Perimeter, the Battle of the Chosin River, and the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River are just a few of the most intense and hard-fought battles that took place during the Korean War. During those three clashes alone an estimated 88,000 United Nations forces gave their lives to fend off the communist invasion.

  • Volunteer dedicates more than 360 hours to deployed troops

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Na Koa Award Volunteer Ceremony is a quarterly ceremony which honors and recognizes U.S. Army Hawaii community's most dedicated volunteers. This ceremony was held at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center here, July 29.

  • 50 years ago: Army executes rapid buildup in Vietnam

    Aug 4, 2015

    In early 1965, about 50,000 U.S. troops, mostly advisors, were in South Vietnam. By the end of 1966, that number had grown to 385,000 with the majority being Army and by that time, they were on the offensive, said Frank L. Jones.

  • Sustainers join Pacific Ohana after 8-year mission deviation

    Aug 4, 2015

    In October 2006, the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, originally scheduled for activation at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, was activated at Balad Air Base, Iraq, due to mission requirements of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • TAMC nurse featured in 'The Women and the Waves 2'

    Aug 3, 2015

    Bagalso is one of six women who will be featured in the film, "The Women and the Waves 2," directed and produced by Heather Hudson. Bagalso has been a nurse anesthetist at TAMC since August 2011. She recently commissioned into the 1984th United States Army Hospital Detachment, Hawaii, U.S. Army Reserve in March 2015 and is serving as a 1st lieutenant.

  • 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade KATUSA story

    Jul 31, 2015

    Please tell us your name and where you belong to.

  • To become the best medic

    Jul 31, 2015

    Sgt. Scott Lackey, an emergency care non-commissioned officer for the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, will participate the 2015 Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition after winning the 2nd Infantry Division competition and 8th Army competition.

  • Helping others get fit!

    Jul 31, 2015

    "Swing it higher!" a woman told them with excitement. She was 1st Lt. Laura Hinton, an assistant brigade logistics officer from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Issuing Army Prepositioned Stocks in Support of Pacific Reach 2015

    Jul 31, 2015

    YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia exercised their ability to issue APS-4 watercraft to 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) during Exercise Pacific Reach 2015, which was held in May.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports exercise in Australia

    Jul 31, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia this month.

  • Everyone deserves an equal opportunity

    Jul 30, 2015

    This was a situation Sgt. 1st Class Spencer Howell, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade equal opportunity representative, said he gives to Soldiers from different units from the brigade on 'Talon Talk', a brigade command information radio show, on July 29 at the Armed Forces Network station on the Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea.

  • Keeping the best in the 2nd CAB

    Jul 30, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Terence S. Harris, a native of Memphis, Tenn. and the career counselor for the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd CAB, is that Soldier.