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  • Thanksgiving Storytime with the General

    Nov 26, 2013

    Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commander of United Nations Command, R.O.K.-U.S. Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, visited the post library to read Thanksgiving stories to local children, Nov 23.

  • Area II Religious Retreat Center decommissioned with honor

    Nov 25, 2013

    The Religious Retreat Center, located 2.5 miles from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was decommissioned during a solemn ceremony, Nov. 21.

  • Soldiers contribute to joint task force to help relief efforts in Philippines

    Nov 25, 2013

    More than two weeks ago Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and left behind a path of destruction the region will not forget for a long time. The remnants of the super typhoon were staggering as an estimated 4,000 were killed and another 18,000 injured.

  • US Army soldiers in Japan Support American Education Week

    Nov 25, 2013

    Take 667 elementary students, 98 staff members then mix in 15 highly motivated U.S. Army soldiers and you get smiles, laughter and a unique learning experience for both students and soldiers. On Nov. 20, soldiers with the 10th Regional Support Group spent the entire day at Bob Hope Primary School on Kadena Air Base as part of a weeklong program designed to gain knowledge and appreciation for the value of education.

  • Families turn up for foggy Fall Family 5K and Kids 1-Miler.

    Nov 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS- The Fall Family 5K and Kids 1-Miler was held at the MP Hill Fitness Center, Nov. 16. About 90 participants gathered for the start despite a thick early morning fog. In addition to the 5K walk and kids 1-miler, the event featured an adult 10K and unit 5K run in eight divisions.

  • 70th BSB sling-load training

    Nov 24, 2013

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a sling-load training Nov. 22, 2013 on Camp Mobile, South Korea. The training was to ensure that Soldiers are prepared for real world missions and transporting military equipment. The 210th Fires Brigade improves the unit's readiness to "Fight Tonight" to deter any aggression towards South Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Community group fueled by CrossFit

    Nov 22, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- CrossFit has been sweeping the nation for quite some time. Spouses from Area I were not letting this opportunity pass them by.

  • Far East District engineers share their experiences with JROTC cadets

    Nov 22, 2013

    A team of military and civilian engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District set upon Seoul American High School Nov. 21 and 22 to tell Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets all about what life is like as an engineer.

  • Community gains safety advice at Camp Zama event

    Nov 22, 2013

    Nearly 500 Camp Zama community members attended the Winter and Fall Health and Safety fair held Nov. 22 at the Community Activity Center here.

  • Leaders celebrate legendary Korean War general

    Nov 22, 2013

    Top American and South Korean military leaders praised the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2013, on his 93rd birthday.

  • Signal Support for Joint Disaster Training Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Six Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater) provided top notch communications support for the fourth iteration of Operation Pacific Response, a joint collaboration of more than 200 military and civilian personnel from across the globe and from all branches of the service, both Active and Reserve Components.

  • U.S., China conduct Disaster Management Exchange

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from United States Army Pacific, Hawaii Army National Guard and Army Corps of Engineers along with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated with the People's Liberation Army in a Disaster Management Exchange, Nov. 12-14, 2013, at Marine Corps Training Area-Bellows, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station hosts safety event for employees

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Safety Office on U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station hosted a special event Nov. 21 to remind employees to stay safe during the holiday season while on and off duty.

  • Dignity, respect are cornerstones of EEO

    Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's goal is to operate a premier Equal Employment Opportunity Office with a model EEO program so customers can succeed in an environment free from harassment and retaliation.

  • Devens describes NCO's role in ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army command sergeant major described the important mission that American and South Korean noncommissioned officers accomplish on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Retirees gather in fellowship, appreciation at Yongsan

    Nov 21, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. military retirees from all over Korea were recognized for their service, Nov. 16, during the annual Retiree Appreciation Day on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. The event began with a color guard from the local ROTC presenting the colors. Col. Michael. E. Masley, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gave opening remarks, thanking the retirees for their service and their continuing support in the community.

  • 2-2 Assault Battalion Streamlines Combined Training

    Nov 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A cold, gray day did not stop Soldiers from conducting the largest combined air assault training exercise, for the division of the year, living up to the "Going Together" mantra with Republic of Koreas 2nd Battalion, 100th Regiment, 17th Infantry Division Nov. 14, 2013 at Rodriguez Range, South Korea.

  • DIRTY JOBS

    Nov 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- As technology develops, so do many kinds of threats. Some of them include chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks. Some Soldiers help us to defend ourselves from those threats.

  • Army, DOD team together to increase Pacific military satellite access

    Nov 20, 2013

    By building a "slice" of its larger Network-Centric Teleport system at the Army's Regional Hub Node in Guam, the Department of Defense can access an additional military satellite that was previously out of its reach and improve its support in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Army divers support ongoing tsunami repairs during training exercise

    Nov 20, 2013

    More than a dozen Soldiers from the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 130th Engineer Brigade and construction contractors from Sea Engineering Inc. conducted underwater training and repairs, Nov. 4-22, to the remaining damage to Keauhou Small Boat Harbor caused by the 2011 tsunami. The detachment's divers perform reconnaissance, demolition, and salvage missions in underwater conditions throughout the Pacific.

  • 14 years in the making, the Special Olympics program on Okinawa is thriving!

    Nov 19, 2013

    On Nov. 2, 843 athletes, 1,200 visiting family members along with 1,400 American service member volunteers, 453 Japanese interpreters and 164 Japanese and American entertainers gathered at the Risner Sporting Complex in celebration of the 14th Annual Special Olympics Games.

  • Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team visit Torii Station

    Nov 19, 2013

    When soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan went to the gym Nov. 5 and 7, players from the Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team greeted them and worked out side by side with soldiers, family members and DA civilians working out in the gym.

  • Troops can call in holiday greetings for satellite radio

    Nov 19, 2013

    The Joint Hometown News Service is partnering this year with SiriusXM Radio to allow service members worldwide to send holiday greetings to loved ones back home.

  • Logistics experts, movement team join typhoon relief efforts

    Nov 19, 2013

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command departed for the Philippines, Nov. 17, 2013, to assist in Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

  • Chungju City trounces AUSA in friendly 'Good Neighbor' showdown

    Nov 19, 2013

    The Chungju City soccer team visited recently and played a friendly soccer game against The Association of United States Army Korean Chapter at the Seoul American High School football in support of a good neighbor cultural and sports exchange program, Nov. 16.

  • Eighth Army, Third ROK Army hold alliance festival

    Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. and South Korean Army leaders gathered for an alliance festival at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, on the future headquarters post for American military forces in Korea, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • 12 Thunder Brigade Soldiers graduate from WLC

    Nov 18, 2013

    CAMP JACKSON, South Korea -- Twelve Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division graduated from the Eighth Army Wightman Noncommissioned Officer Academy Warrior Leaders Course Nov. 15, 2013, at Camp Jackson, South Korea. The training focused on improving proficiency and enhancing their leadership development as they strive to become future leaders. Six of the 12 Soldiers, from 210th Fires Brigade, who attend the course made the Commandant's List. The Commandant's List is a leadership award that is earned by finishing with a grade point average that ranked in the top 10 percent of the class. "Behind every great Soldier stands a great NCO," said Col. Michael Lawson, commander of 210th Fires Brigade. The following Soldiers made the Commandant's List Spc. Ren A. Alexius, who is assigned to B Battery, 6th Battalion 37 Field Artillery Regiment Spc. Elijah J. Clay, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Sgt. Alexander J. McHenry, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Cpl. Eric S. Ortega, who is assigned to 579th Signal Company, 70th Brigade Support Battion Cpl. Sohn Hyun-sik, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Spc. Tiffany Dobson, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (U.S. Army photos by Capt. Kelly E. McKenzie, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Schofield Main Exchange shows families appreciation

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Schofield Main Exchange, here, was full of fun and entertainment, Nov. 2, as children bounced around the block from activity to activity during a Military Family Appreciation Month Fair.

  • Army youth get sponsorship help

    Nov 18, 2013

    Military-connected students move from different school systems about three times more often than other students, which presents many unique challenges.

  • Soldiers help Cub Scouts pledge to be 'drug-free'

    Nov 18, 2013

    Cub Scout Pack 176, in partnership with the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshall's Office, celebrated Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, by participating in anti-drug discussions and activities, held both here and at school, to highlight the importance of being drug-free.

  • Operation Rising Star: FRG spirit leads Wolfhounds to talent contest wins

    Nov 18, 2013

    Buoyed by a pair of talented singers supported by a raucous cheering section, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division swept the top two spots at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition, here, Oct. 24.

  • Rapid response team prepared to assist during disasters

    Nov 18, 2013

    Nations in the Pacific region deal with changing weather patterns on a yearly basis. Some of these changes will funnel in heavy rains, hurricanes, tsunamis, and typhoons -- along with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

  • Operation Neukdae (Wolf) revisits fundamentals

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted Operation Neukdae or wolf, Nov. 4-7, at the Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii. The purpose of the training event was to introduce young soldiers to wire obstacles. Furthermore, this event aimed to remind the more experienced soldiers of what it means to be a Sapper, outside the parameters of route clearance.

  • Working with ROK counterparts to strengthen defense

    Nov 18, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- While Soldiers are standing by for their missions, suddenly voices echo "fire mission!" inside the building. Soon, Soldiers are busy focusing on radios and sending out messages.

  • Masters of resilience strengthen Korea

    Nov 17, 2013

    Resilience took center stage for over 90 Soldiers, civilians and family members from around the Korean peninsula as they completed the Master Resilience Training course in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 4-15. The 10-day MRT course is the foundation for training resilience skills and serves as one of the pillars of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Vehicle transfers now much faster

    Nov 17, 2013

    Col. John M. Scott, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I and Dongducheon City Mayor Oh Sea-chang, sign a memorandum of agreement for vehicle registration between Dongducheon and the garrison at city hall Oct. 31.

  • Building a strong Alliance while making kimchi

    Nov 17, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and citizens of Dongducheon worked side-by-side to make kimchi at the Annual Kimchi Charity Event Nov. 15, 2013 at the DDC Citizens Center in Dongducheon, South Korea. The event is a demonstration of 210th Fires Bde.'s commitment to strengthening the U.S.-ROK Alliance through community involvement. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/ Released). To download these high-quality photos and others, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Fires Brigade Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157637789475085/

  • Fitness guru trains 'Yongsan Strong'

    Nov 15, 2013

    Professional fitness instructor, Tony Horton visited the garrison and taught his exercise routine to more than 50 people at the Collier Community Fitness Center, Nov 13.

  • Ulses welcomed to USARPAC with Flying V ceremony

    Nov 15, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Colonel (Promotable) Robert J. Ulses was welcomed as the Assistant Chief of Staff of Operations, U.S. Army-Pacific, during a Flying V ceremony at Palm Circle, here, November 15. The ceremony was officiated by USARPAC Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks. Ulses was joined by wife Kathy Ulses and son 1st Lt. Brian Ulses and daughter-in-law Valerie Ulses, who were presented with leis as a welcome to the USARPAC. Brooks welcomed Ulses and his family for his third time to Hawaii, although the first time, according to Brooks, was birth.

  • 25th ID enforces standards and discipline

    Nov 14, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Courtesy patrols began here Oct. 7 at the behest of the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division and his command sergeant major. A courtesy patrol team is comprised of a lieutenant and a sergeant first class who patrol an assigned area to inform Soldiers and Family members if they are violating 25th Inf. Div. or garrison policies. Four teams patrol four areas of Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield. The teams patrol housing areas, the Post Exchange, the commissary, the gyms, and the Nehelani and Tropics Clubs.

  • US, ROK MILITARIES HONOR MISSILE DEFENDERS

    Nov 14, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Air Defenders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and the Republic of Korea Air Force gathered at Yongsan Army Garrison's Dragon Hill Lodge for the Missile Defender of the Year Ball, Nov. 8.

  • Garrison Soldiers deliver warmth

    Nov 13, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Yongsan, visited Hongeun-dong to deliver coal bricks to members of the community, Nov 6.

  • 1st BN, 38th FA Regt. sweeps Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers came out to see if they were up to the Thunder Fitness Challenge.

  • Army's largest multi-functional battalion holds mobilization drill

    Nov 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army's largest multi-functional battalion conducted a mobilization drill on K-16 Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 13, 2013.

  • An uphill climb for clean, safe Namsan

    Nov 13, 2013

    Leaders of the Yongsan-gu Korean-American Friendship Council and the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan team began the campaign to clean up Mount Namsan and prevent forest fires during a Namsan Hiking event, Nov. 7.

  • U.S. artillerymen complete Seoul marathon

    Nov 13, 2013

    SEOUL, Korea -- A team of 18 Soldiers from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division completed the JoongAng Seoul Marathon together in Seoul, South Korea Nov. 3.

  • Eighth Army commander honors veterans in Korea

    Nov 12, 2013

    The top U.S. Army operational commander in South Korea thanked veterans at a ceremony, Nov. 11, 2013, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Oregon, Georgetown hoops teams visit, play at Camp Humphreys

    Nov 12, 2013

    Approximately 2,000 military personnel and family members were on hand for the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic, featuring the men's basketball teams from the University of Oregon and Georgetown University, played in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Nov. 9, 2013.

  • Yongsan community honors veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    The colorful flags of all allied nations line a temporary outdoor gallery at the Eighth Army War Memorial on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. The collection of photographs, provided by Benedict An, depict scenes from the Korean War era, illustrating the tragic struggle of the nation and the soldiers who fought for the freedom of the people here. The scene helped set the tone for a Veterans Day ceremony at the memorial honoring U.S. military veterans here, Nov. 11. The annual event is coordinated by the Department of Pacific Area, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Approximately 250 people attended the gathering, including young service members, senior officers, retired veterans, civilians and school children.

  • Ducks top Hoyas in Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphreys

    Nov 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a season opener between teams led by newcomers, Joseph Young scored 24 points to lead No. 19 Oregon to an 82-75 victory over Georgetown in the 2013 Armed Forces Classic here.

  • NCAA teams host youth basketball clinics on Camp Humphreys

    Nov 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Approximately 120 children from Camp Humphreys and Osan Air Base took part in youth basketball clinics hosted by the Georgetown University Hoyas and University of Oregon Fighting Ducks men's basketball teams, Thursday (Nov. 7), here.

  • Georgetown Hoyas, Oregon Ducks visit 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade

    Nov 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A large aviation hangar bustled with Soldiers performing daily helicopter maintenance. It is their job to ensure the machines are in pristine working condition as always; yet this is no ordinary day. The "Talon" Warriors of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division were in for a very special treat.

  • Chandler visits 'Tropic Lightning' Soldiers, families

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III held a town hall meeting for about 1,500 Soldiers and family members, Nov. 5, 2013, at Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Exposure to domestic violence affects children later in life

    Nov 8, 2013

    Children are like camcorders; from the moment they're born, they watch and record everything around them. This includes the good and the bad. This is how children learn.

  • CYSS youth flag football season begins with pro flair

    Nov 8, 2013

    Football fever is upon U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • SMA talks veterans support during Hawaii visit

    Nov 8, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took time during a visit to Hawaii this week to remind today's Soldiers of the importance of America's veterans.

  • Mail early to ensure packages reach loved ones over holidays

    Nov 7, 2013

    With the holidays coming up fast, now is the time to consider mailing early, especially to loved ones overseas, said an official with the Military Postal Service Agency.

  • Disc Golf championship held at Beacon Hill

    Nov 6, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Third Annual Disc Golf Lost in the Woods Open Tournament, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, was held at Beacon Hill Park, Oct. 19.

  • Humphreys retirees feted at annual event

    Nov 6, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys hosted its annual Retiree Appreciation Day event Oct. 19 at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center here.

  • Sunset Beach Elementary students SURF to 303rd EOD Bn.

    Nov 6, 2013

    SURF stands for self-discipline, unity, respect and friendliness and these four core values are the foundation of Sunset Beach Elementary's school rules. The school's SURF program is a rewards based program that accentuates and reinforces the positive behaviors of students.

  • TSC professional development session studies sustainment concepts in Vietnam

    Nov 6, 2013

    Leaders from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command headquarters looked back in time Tuesday as they studied the logistical operations in Vietnam during a leader professional development session at the Hale Ikena.

  • 70th BSB conducts SHARP training

    Nov 5, 2013

    The Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault representatives and Soldiers assigned to 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, put on a skit to promote the battalion's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Nov. 1 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The SHARP program's mission is to promote an Army culture and command climate that ensures adherence to the Army Values and ensures that every Army team member will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 4, 2013

    Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the first ever Thunder Fitness Challenge Oct. 30, 2013 on Camp Casey. Of the 104 Soldiers who competed, only 14 Soldiers achieved the standard of the challenge. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • The Run of the Living Dead

    Nov 4, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Some people like to run. Others will only run if something is chasing them. Soldiers from Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, put together an event that would cater to both types of people and their children.

  • Korean consulate honors retired U.S. general

    Nov 4, 2013

    The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea presented Lt. Gen. (R) Francis J. Wiercinski, former United States Army Pacific commander, the Order of National Security Merit, Gukseon Medal, in Honolulu Oct. 30.

  • "Fight Tonight" readiness on display for Eighth Army commander

    Nov 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bernard Champoux, the Eighth Army commanding general, visits 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Oct. 25, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the visit, Soldiers demonstrated Thunder Brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness to defend the Republic of Korea by displaying avenger air defense weapon system, AN/TPQ-37 firefinder radar, and multiple launch rocket system.

  • 70th BSB Rib Cooking Contest

    Nov 4, 2013

    Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in a rib cooking contest Nov. 1, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The winners were Pfc. Raymond Briscoe, from Lexington Park, Md., a field artillery automated tactical data systems specialist, and Pfc. Christian Groce, from Cleveland, Ohio, a human resources specialist, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade. The event was to build unit cohesion and morale throughout the unit.

  • Bassett Army Community Hospital hosts ladies luau

    Nov 1, 2013

    The luau organizers sought to offer a festive environment to encourage women to take an evening for themselves to relax, have fun and think about their own wellbeing.

  • Gold Line bus starts Monday

    Nov 1, 2013

    More than 16,000 Soldiers, military Family members, Department of Defense civilians and Bureau of Land Management employees work and live on Fort Wainwright. This number does not include the seasonal construction contractors, delivery businesses or our local veterans and retirees who frequent the post on a daily basis.

  • Soldiers experience Alaska Native culture during convention

    Nov 1, 2013

    Perkins said he was there to provide leadership to young Soldiers and show them how important it is to give back to the community that has shown so much support to Fort Wainwright over the years. "I remember an old saying I learned when I was a young Soldier," he said. "'To whom has been given so much. much is expected.' Whenever we have an opportunity to return that support, we should."

  • ASYMCA: A mission to support for Soldiers, Family members

    Nov 1, 2013

    There are a lot of things the Armed Services YMCA does for military members and their families, from the After 5 Boutique, to the Food Pantry and Thrift Store. "Our mission is to help E5 and below," said Rachel Oldfield, ASYMCA program manager, "when some of our Soldiers and families are simply stretched financially, we are there to help them out."

  • Children serve Wounded Warriors

    Nov 1, 2013

    One hundred school age children participated with a joint Boys & Girls Club of America and 4-H community service project Oct. 28.

  • Signal Soldiers read to Elementary School students

    Nov 1, 2013

    About a dozen Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), paid their monthly visit to Fern Elementary School to read books out loud to students Friday.

  • General's grandson shares leadership lessons in Korea

    Oct 31, 2013

    The grandson of a Korean War commanding general shared his grandfather's leadership lessons with senior Eighth Army leaders, at Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 31, 2013.

  • Asia-Pacific allies share munitions' ideas, challenges

    Oct 31, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- With the U.S. pivot policy putting a greater emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region, several of those allies paid visits to the Army ammunition plant here to share ideas and learn best munitions business practices.

  • Hawaii vendors vie for Commissary, Soldier business

    Oct 31, 2013

    The coordinated opportunity for local Hawaii businesses to have their products sold in Hawaii military commissaries first sprang to life in 1997, and is now in full-flower, as evidenced Oct. 16, as military representatives met with local vendors during the 16th annual American Logistics Association (ALA) Hawaii Show.

  • Full Scale Exercise proves Yongsan readiness

    Oct 31, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan conducted a Full Scale Exercise to train soldiers and civilians in the event of an emergency or military threat, Oct 22 -- Oct 24.

  • Sesame street visits Yongsan

    Oct 29, 2013

    The Sesame Street-USO Experience for Military Families visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan at the Collier Community Fitness Center, Oct. 24.

  • Female Paratrooper shines through Indian partnership

    Oct 29, 2013

    Army 1st Lt. Laura Condyles, a rigger-qualified officer with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, recently returned from graduating second place at the Indian Army's Heavy Drop Course in Agra, India.

  • Aaron Tippin concert headlines Humphreys Oktoberfest 2013

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Country music legend Aaron Tippin headlined the 2013 Camp Humphreys Oktoberfest Celebration at Freedom Field here Oct. 26. Prior to Tippin arriving to play for the community, there were plenty of other activities at what has become a yearly Humphreys tradition. The day's events included a Volksmarch, a performance by the Eighth Army Band, the "Running of the Wieners," a keg rolling competition, the Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest competition, children's activities and games and food. Following Tippin's concert, Col. Darin S. Conkright, the Humphreys Garrison commander, presented him with a thank you gift for his performance. Then, after one final song and a short break, Tippin signed autographs and visited with everyone that wanted to speak with him.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- All of the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference here, Oct. 9-10, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Super Gym).

  • AFAP panel reports health, other community issues

    Oct 28, 2013

    AFAP forums are held annually on Army installations worldwide. They seek to identify the most urgent quality-of-life concerns among those submitted for consideration by members of military communities. Army leaders then look to resolve the issues to the extent possible.

  • Staying Yongsan strong against the flu

    Oct 25, 2013

    The 65th Medical Brigade and Combined Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) hosted a influenza administration event to get the Yongsan community vaccinated against the flu virus at the Post Exchange parking lot here, 16 Oct.

  • Army personnel on Okinawa are making a difference with community service projects

    Oct 25, 2013

    The lingering effects of Typhoon Francisco could not dampen the spirits U.S. Army personnel on Okinawa who turned out in force to support U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station's Make a Difference Day project on Oct. 25.

  • Camp Zama Soldiers, civilians participate in suicide-prevention training course

    Oct 25, 2013

    The "Ask, Care, Escort" method of suicide-intervention was taught to attendees at a training course held Oct. 23 and 24 at the Community Activity Center here. About 30 service members and Department of Army civilians participated in "train-the-trainer" course, which was coordinated through the installation's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade enhances CBRN readiness

    Oct 25, 2013

    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 24, 2013. The purpose of this training was to familiarize Soldiers with knowledge and skills they need to know to protect themselves from CBRN attack. The 210th Fires Brigade is dedicated to improving the unit's readiness to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Korean peninsula from any threat.

  • The 210th Fires Brigade celebrates 2nd Infantry Division's 96th birthday

    Oct 25, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade celebrates 2nd Infantry Division's 96th birthday at the Thunder Inn dining facility on Camp Casey, South Korea Oct. 25, 2013. The 2nd Infantry Division works with Republic of Korea allies as a member of the strong ROK-U.S. Alliance and is committed to the defense of the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Group Soldiers enjoy a competitive day at the beach

    Oct 24, 2013

    TORII STATION, Japan (Oct. 24, 2013) -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, enjoyed a day away from routine physical training to participate in a sports day Oct. 18th at Torii Beach.

  • Ammunition retrieval tests unit readiness

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade is part of the Counter Fire Task Force, with a mission to provide timely and accurate rocket and missile fire in the defense of the Republic of Korea.

  • Overcoming the stigma of depression, achieving emotional resilience

    Oct 24, 2013

    Overcoming the stigma of depression is often a team effort. October is National Depression Awareness Month, with the theme "The courage to seek help." Chaplain (Maj.) Dwight Broedel said, "Folks can easily get bogged down in the goo that tends to collect there and occasionally have difficulty getting out on their own." Without reaching for a helping hand or a life-line, a person can get stuck or even buried in the quagmire of desolation.

  • Youth Center has new look and more to do than ever

    Oct 24, 2013

    Child and Youth School Age Services' Youth Center, building 4109, upgraded its facility with changes and improvements.

  • First Army shares best practices with Korean Army

    Oct 24, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- A Republic of Korea Army Major recently visited two First Army Division East brigades as part of a mobilization assessment to assist in the ROK's development of an operational Reserve force.

  • Humphreys hosts fourth Army Ten Miler Shadow Run

    Oct 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Although it's slightly less than the amount of runners at its stateside counterpart, more than 300 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the installation's fourth annual Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run, Oct. 20.

  • 1-1 ADA soldier earns highest level Japanese combatives certification

    Oct 23, 2013

    Army Spc. Jeffrey Shepard became the first U.S. service member to achieve a Japanese combatives level one certification Sept. 20 at Yoza Dake Air Station.

  • USARJ, Okinawa celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Oct 23, 2013

    On Oct. 15th, the 10th Regional Support Group, Headquarters and Headquarters Company hosted a 90-minute program in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at Havana's Restaurant on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 349th Signal hosts local Japanese soldiers for a day

    Oct 23, 2013

    About 20 Japanese soldiers from the 15th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, gathered for a United States and Japanese military bi-lateral event Oct. 10 on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • US Army Pacific senior enlisted leader conducts town hall meeting with Soldiers in Japan

    Oct 23, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, command sergeant major for United States Army Pacific, paid a visit to Okinawa, Japan to speak with soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan on Okinawa on Oct. 1st at Camp Foster's community center.

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group Soldiers enjoy a competitive day

    Oct 23, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, enjoyed a day away from routine physical training to participate in a sports day Oct. 18 at Torii Beach.

  • Soldiers help make joint contracting team successful for the Pacific

    Oct 23, 2013

    Vince Lombardi was quoted as saying: "Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

  • The Gift of Fuel

    Oct 22, 2013

    While moving their aircraft from the port of Busan to their new home at Camp Humphreys, 4th ARS-6th Cav. Regt., made a stop at Camp Walker, where the Company A Soldiers anxiously awaited their arrival to do what they were trained to do which is supply petroleum to the new aircraft.

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