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

    May 11, 2015

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

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

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

  • Summer Hot Spot -- Hangang Citizen's Park

    May 10, 2015

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

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

    May 9, 2015

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

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Last Spartan Shield Ride

    May 8, 2015

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

  • 2nd CAB leads joint/combined exercise

    May 7, 2015

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

  • 2nd Infantry Division conducts a Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

  • 'Our hearts have Seoul': Area II volunteers praised

    May 7, 2015

    YONGSAN -- Every year volunteers in Area II are recognized for their outstanding service in a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. This year, the "heart" of the community was represented through the theme, "Our Hearts Have Seoul." With more than 2,100 registered volunteers and over 155,000 hours of volunteer time accumulated, the "heart" of the volunteers is beating strong. Col. Maria Eoff provided opening statements for those in attendance. "To all of our nominees…all of you are tremendously valuable to our community. Many of our programs rely on the commitment and dedication of volunteers," said Eoff. "Volunteers are the backbone of our community and are vital to our success. The time and talents that you share…directly contributes to the improvement of our community and quality of life."

  • SHARP Chili cook off aims for better community

    May 7, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) chili cook-off was held April 21, at Commiskey's Community Activity Center. The event was held to raise SHARP awareness, and highlight the communities efforts during Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM). The winner of the competition was Sgt. 1st Class Nikisha Collins, Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea (center right). Maj. Gen. David Puster (Center left), Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment, Eighth Army presented the award to Collins following the finale of the competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Byun Hye Joon)

  • Eighth Army Hosts Professional Fighters from UFC, Top FC during Annual Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

    Eighth Army hosted mixed martial artists from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Top Fighting Championship May 2 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea as part of their annual Modern Army Combatives Tournament.

  • Warrior Division Takes Top Honors in Eighth Army Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

    Soldiers grappled, punched, and clinched their way to be named Eighth Army Modern Army Combatives Tournament Champions May 2 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON--"Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, here, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • Soldiers grow together during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Organizations are like swatches of fabric; if woven tightly together, they become stronger as a whole than their individual threads. If torn or punctured, however, the fabric unravels as if the fabric didn't exist. Sexual offenses in military organizations work in similar ways by creating gaps between Soldiers and leadership alike. It also diminishes unit morale and establishes an environment of distrust.

  • Soldiers march to 'Take Back the Night'

    May 5, 2015

    Traffic temporarily slowed to a halt as a sea of people flooded into the street bearing handmade signs and boisterously chanting in hopes of spreading a common message.

  • 8th MPs introduce students to career opportunities

    May 5, 2015

    Members of the 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment and 74th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, along with special agents from 102nd Det. (Criminal Investigation Detachment), 19th MP Battalion (CID), 6th MP Group, introduced 50 students to their different skill-sets during James Campbell High School's career day, recently held on Hamilton Field, here.

  • Having trouble adjusting to life in Korea?

    May 4, 2015

    He slowly looked through the photos of his friends and family back home. It was 2 p.m. on a Saturday, and he still could not get out of bed. He graduated high school six months ago and now he was in South Korea, as a Soldier. Ever since he joined the Army it seemed he was always on the move; the whole process was beginning to get to him. He was missing the simple things from home: going to the mall, driving his car or just being able to hang out with his friends. It is not uncommon for new Soldiers arriving in South Korea, and family members back home, to experience situations similar to the one described above. Behavioral health professionals refer to this state of mind as adjustment disorder.

  • 94th AAMDC holds first combined rank SHARP board

    May 4, 2015

    Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Army Pacific, participated in the 94th AAMDC's first ever combined rank sexual harassment/assault response and prevention board, April 24, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • A win-win for THAAD in Guam

    May 4, 2015

    For the past month the sounds of heavy equipment and the cries of "oo-rah!" from U.S. Marines has been a constant presence on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. These sounds ended April 29 when the engineers of Combat Logistics Battalion-3 from Marine Corps Base Hawaii completed their site improvement project for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the U.S. Army's first forward deployed terminal high altitude area defense unit.

  • Leaders at Osan talk SHARP

    May 3, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and for senior leaders at Osan Air Base there is no higher priority than preventing sexual harassment and assault within the ranks.

  • IMCOM region director visits Sung-nam golf course

    May 3, 2015

  • DES Chief appreciates KNP partners

    May 1, 2015

    Ricky Oxendine, Chief of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan (Area II) Directorate of Emergency Services, (DES) shows his gratitude with a scroll of appreciation to the members of the Korean National Police (KNP), whom he has kept close partnership with for his time in the garrison. The KNP and the Area II DES has been cooperating through various measures by means of providing patrols to the Itaewon province, giving support to each other as military police and government police and overall, working together as a team to extinguish crime in Area II.

  • 'Our hearts have Seoul': Area II volunteers praised

    May 1, 2015

    YONGSAN -- Every year volunteers in Area II are recognized for their outstanding service in a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. This year, the "heart" of the community was represented through the theme, "Our Hearts Have Seoul." With more than 2,100 registered volunteers and over 155,000 hours of volunteer time accumulated, the "heart" of the volunteers is beating strong.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - "Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • U.S., South Korean Soldiers perform cold load operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a cold load training exercise in support of their Republic of Korea army counterparts from the 603rd Air Assault Battalion at LZ, a northern part of TTA TOM, April 21.

  • 599th stands up multiple locations for Key Resolve

    Apr 30, 2015

    The 599th Transportation Brigade, which is stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, participated in Exercise Key Resolve 2015, an annual combined, command post exercise conducted in South Korea with U.S. Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, from March 1-14.

  • 837th Trans. Bn. supports exercise, conducts port operations

    Apr 30, 2015

    Work did not cease at the 837th Transportation Battalion's home port of Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea, just so the battalion could help stand up the Combined Seaport Coordination Center for Key Resolve.

  • USAG Yongsan launches mobile APP

    Apr 30, 2015

    Introducing the USAG Yongsan Mobile APP! Check out the new USAG Yongsan mobile app to get the latest garrison news, information and social media updates in a single, easy to use location.

  • 'Futurist' predicts Far East challenges for expeditionary Army

    Apr 30, 2015

    Cyber, electronic warfare and anti-satellite operations are just a few of the threats facing the United States in the Pacific, said a "futurist," who spoke recently at the Pentagon.

  • 1st BSTB holds memorial ceremony in honor of fallen Soldier

    Apr 29, 2015

    Soldiers gathered April 27 at Camp Hovey, South Korea, to pay respects to Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Charles Perry, who died April 22.

  • Corps employee saves canine from watery demise

    Apr 29, 2015

    Scooby, a boxer-breed dog, fell through thawing ice on the Eagle River April 18 near Anchorage leading her frantic owner to call for help. Luckily, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District employee Mike MacMillan, project manager in the Humanitarian Assistance Program, was home to answer the call from his neighbor in distress.

  • McHugh: Soldiers are diplomats in camo

    Apr 28, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh met with Soldiers, of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, April 25, to discuss the important role they perform when partnering with international allies.

  • Japan honors America's heroes

    Apr 28, 2015

    His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

  • U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

    Apr 28, 2015

    The U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks USAHC-SB) Medical Laboratory Department held an open house on April 23, 2015 in support of National Medical Laboratory Week, April 19-25, 2015. The event was held for staff members to participate and learn about their mission within the clinic. Those who attended the activities enjoyed refreshments while supporting one of the ancillary clinics who expertly serve the Schofield Barracks beneficiaries.

  • Warrior Brigade aids JROTC 'Adventure Challenge'

    Apr 27, 2015

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Soldiers assigned 25th Infantry Division volunteered to assist with the evaluation process during the Annual Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) Waianae Adventure Challenge (WAC) at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center and Albert Silva Ranch, in Waianae, on April 17-19.

  • PRMC holds High Reliability Organization Summit

    Apr 27, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) held its High Reliability Organization (HRO) Summit, April 23-24, 2015, at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The summit was hosted by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General and was focused on the U.S. Army Medical Command's (MEDCOM) goals of being the world's leader in high reliability healthcare and creating an effective culture of safety.

  • Boy Scouts starts tradition to honor WWII generals

    Apr 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Garrison-Okinawa, 10th Support Group (Regional), with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program, joined efforts with the Single Marine Program, American and Japanese Boy Scouts and Japanese citizens to help clean up the Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, Jr. memorial site 18 April, located in Itoman City.

  • Arnn students showcase their projects at annual science fair

    Apr 24, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 24, 2015) -- Students from Arnn Elementary School presented their science projects and inventions to Soldiers from the 78th Signal Battalion during the school's annual science fair April 17 held inside the school's gymnasium.

  • 2ID welcomes Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" D. Martin to Warrior Country

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" D. Martin assumes as the 2nd Infantry Division commanding general from Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal. Vandal served as the commanding general for the 2nd Inf. Div. for 22 months. The 2nd Inf. Div. hosted the change of command ceremony at the Indianhead Field at Camp Casey, South Korea, April 24.

  • 2ID Warrior Receives Soldier's Medal

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Richard "Ned" Hull, an aviation officer with the operations section, 2nd Infantry Division and a St. Petersburg, Florida native, was awarded the Soldier's Medal on Indianhead Field, Camp Casey, South Korea, April 23. "Maj. Hull risked his life to save the lives of five individuals from the dangers of an unmanned boat circling around them, and a strong current pushing them towards a rock jetty while he was on a vacation visiting his friend in Nantucket, Massachusetts," said Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, former commanding general, 2nd Inf. Div. Hull and his friend had planned to go fishing on Sept. 2, 2014. However, what began as a fishing trip, became a rescue operation.

  • Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks recognizes provider for patient safety

    Apr 23, 2015

    Maj. Maureen Giorio, 2nd Brigade (BDE) Soldier Centered Medical Home Officer in Charge (OIC), received recognition for identifying the need for an established standardized procedures in regards to the Sole Provider Program, a program aimed at improving patient safety when complex medication requirements arise. Giorio was presented a certificate from Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) and a coin from Col. Pete Eberhardt, U.S. Army Health Clinic - Schofield Barracks Commander, on behalf of the clinic.

  • Task Force Talon welcomes new commander

    Apr 23, 2015

    Soldiers, family members and friends joined together in front of the 36th Wing Headquarters to bid farewell to Lt. Col Clyde Cochrane, Task Force Talon Commander (out-going) and welcome Lt. Col. Jeff Slown, Task Force Talon Commander (in-coming), during a change of command ceremony, April 14.

  • Yongsan leaders meet with Itaewon Bar Association

    Apr 23, 2015

    Col. Maria P. Eoff, Garrison Commander for Area II, invited Yoo Won Soon, chairman of the Itaewon Bar Owner's Association and his fellow Bar Owners of the Itaewon area for a discussion for a further cooperation between the two neighbors. The meeting, continued from the previous session of last september, when the Garrison Commander was invited to 'Twilight Zone' Bar of Itaewon, discussed issues related to the safety of the soldiers and their welfare that has close relations with the operating principles of the Itaewon Bars. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung UK)

  • Yongsan recognizes Child abuse prevention month

    Apr 23, 2015

    USAG Yongsan Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony 2015 took place at School Age Service Center, South Post Yongsan Garrison, April 3. Attendees include 5th grade singers, parents and ACS staffs. The signing of the proclamation by Maj. Gen. Puster and Garrison Commander Col. Eoff means to show public support for the prevention of child abuse. After the remarks by Maj. Gen. Puster and Col. Eoff, proclamation was read by Ms. Baggett, followed by singing performance by School Age Center children. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Moon, Hyung Ju)

  • KUSFW Strengthens ties of two nations

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Area II KATUSA U.S. Friendship Week (KUSFW) marks its beginning April 13, 2015. Celebrated at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field, the opening ceremony provided unforgettable sights to Area II service members and the entire community. The opening ceremony was highlighted by the performances of many organizations. To recognize the strong alliance of the two nations, the Seoul Land Parade Team, the Republic Of Korea Army (ROKA) Honor Guards and the Special Forces visited the Yongsan Garrison. (Left) The ROKA Honor guards perform their extraordinary skills that they have been preparing deligently for. (Above) The ROKA Special Forces, under the orders of the Special Forces Commander, execute the combatives on one another to show the strength of the ROKA forces. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • Area II Soldiers plant seeds of alliance

    Apr 23, 2015

    70th Arbor Day Event in Yongsan was held at the neighborhood park in Seobinggo, April 8. Mayor of Yongsan-gu, Mr. Sung Jang Hyun and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. Maria P. Eoff has taken their time to work together to plant trees with thirty-one Garrison soldiers and fifty Yongsan-gu staff members. The trees that were planted are Japanese persimmon tree and Korean azalea.

  • Mr. Miyagi, Torii Station's Sensei for Japanese history, language, cuisine, culture

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and their spouses wait patiently for the sensei at the Torii Station Army Education Center to learn about Japanese history, cuisine, culture and language during the Newcomers Orientation and Japanese Headstart class April, 6-10.

  • Soldiers stay 'SHARP' on Okinawa

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and families take part in the annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Stand-down day at Torii Station 16 April.

  • PRMC staff conducts Arbinger Training

    Apr 22, 2015

    Command teams and staff members from throughout the Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) participated in Arbinger Training presented by the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General's (TSG) Team and Organization Development Directorate (TODD), April 20-22, 2015.

  • Secretary identifies linchpin in Army's Pacific plans

    Apr 22, 2015

    Describing the U.S. Army Pacific and the 25th Infantry Division as a "linchpin" in America's strategic rebalances to the Pacific, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said ground forces are key to any success.

  • Cooking up some culture

    Apr 22, 2015

    The name of the cook was Jennifer McBroom, the wife of Capt. Philip McBroom, the chaplain for the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. She was one of many Soldiers and Family members from the 2nd CAB who participated in a cultural exchange cooking class April 21 at the Paengseong International Community Center which was hosted by the Pyeongtaek city government.

  • Chemical response Soldiers train with South Korean partners

    Apr 21, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 23rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Ordnance Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, trained a month-long field training exercise, March 15 to April 14.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) shines a light on taking back the night

    Apr 20, 2015

    HONOLULU--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) hosted the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii South "Take Back the Night" walk to increase awareness and prevention of sexual crimes within the military, April 16, 2015.

  • For the love of flight

    Apr 19, 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tsuyoshi Konno, a medevac pilot with the Co. C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is one of the first Palauan warrant officers to pilot a rotary wing aircraft.

  • Eighth Army Closes Friendship Week Stronger and with Renewed Purpose

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army Garrison commands throughout the Eighth Army footprint hosted athletics, recreation and cultural events as part of the 2015 KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week from April 13-17.

  • Eighth Army Community Celebrates Women's History and their contributions

    Apr 17, 2015

    It isn't every day that people have the chance to meet trailblazers in an industry or for a nation. Soldiers and civilians at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan recently had such an opportunity when one of Korea's leading news correspondents visited the base in the center of Seoul, South Korea.

  • Sexual Assault Survivor Hopes Personal Experience Helps Others

    Apr 17, 2015

    Sgt. Heather Franke, 1st Signal Brigade recounted her personal experience as a survivor of a sexual assault in order to raise awareness and prevent incidents like hers from further occurring during the 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kick-off Ceremony Apr. 1 at the South Post Chapel, Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Warrior Friendship Week 2015

    Apr 17, 2015

    June marks the anniversary of the 65-year alliance, which began as an informal agreement, uniting the Republic of Korea and U.S. forces to defend against northern aggression during the Korean War. Initially the agreement filled deficiencies within each nation's force. With the introduction of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army program, integrating Korean soldiers into U.S. Army ranks, a new bread of warriors were born. The partnership combined the tactical skills and strengths of each nation, forming a united front ready to take on a common goal.

  • USARHAW celebrates strength of National Volunteer Week

    Apr 17, 2015

    Hundreds of organizations within the U.S. Army-Hawaii community rely on the service of volunteers.

  • Innovative technology destroys old munitions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

    U.S. Army-Hawaii's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is in full swing following a proclamation signing, earlier this month, at the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center engaging Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members alike with SHARP events throughout Hawaii, both on and off the installation.

  • Ceremony honors 'hands that serve, hearts that care'

    Apr 17, 2015

    Connecting, making a difference in the community, helping -- there are many reasons for volunteering.

  • Garrison dedicates enlarged FMWR Pet Kennels

    Apr 17, 2015

    Pulling up to the gate of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Pet Kennel on Halawa Valley Street, here, you will park your car and open the door to the delightful cadence of canines at play.

  • April 25 open house to showcase base housing availability

    Apr 17, 2015

    Military retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve, and Department of Defense employees now have an opportunity live on post.

  • My Korea My Life -- Pfc. Moon

    Apr 16, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Leaving your home country is hard, but coming back to defend it is rewarding. Pfc. Hyeyoung Moon, a behavioral health specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is a Korean native who is also a U.S. Army Soldier serving in Korea.

  • Friendship week

    Apr 16, 2015

    Camp Humphreys, South Korea -- Around a circle sandbox, hundreds of Soldiers gathered. All eyes were on two Soldiers, a KATUSA and a U.S. Soldier, who were in the sandbox. As a referee gave a sign to get ready, each contestant locked his hands on the opponent's belt (satba) which is wrapped around the waist and thigh.

  • Standing at the top

    Apr 16, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The air was brisk and the sun was just above the horizon. All you could hear were footsteps and heavy breathing. All you could see was the steep climb to the top. There were boulders to get over and narrow walkways to get through above high drop-offs. The task was daunting, but with each individual who reached the peak the more smiles and triumph you could see and feel.

  • Riding for awareness

    Apr 16, 2015

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- It can happen in an instant, without warning and between people who you thought they knew each other. Sexual harassment and assault is not a joke. You can say you are against it, but what do you really do to prevent this problem?

  • U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile

    Apr 16, 2015

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.

  • System undergoes technical demonstration, heads to South Korea

    Apr 16, 2015

    An innovative system to warn of a biological attack recently underwent an advanced technical demonstration at Dugway Proving Ground, and is now in South Korea for an operations demonstration by Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    Apr 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa is celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12-18, to recognize Army volunteers for their commitment and dedication to the Army Family on island - through thousands of hours of selfless service.

  • Eighth Army Community Celebrates Women's History

    Apr 15, 2015

    It isn't every day that people have the chance to meet trailblazers in an industry or for a nation. Soldiers and civilians at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan recently had such an opportunity when one of Korea's leading news correspondents visited the base in the center of Seoul, South Korea.

  • 2nd Annual 2015 SHARP / Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run

    Apr 15, 2015

    The 2nd Annual 2015 SHARP / Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run started off April 12 at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea to raise awareness for Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP).

  • Marines, Okinawa residents share traditions during USO Easter celebration

    Apr 15, 2015

    Camp Schwab opened its gates for Henoko and Nago City residents to experience Easter traditions with service members and their families during an Easter celebration. The event was hosted April 4, by the United Services Organization.

  • Corps of Engineers Partners with Punahou JROTC to Clean Up Waikiki Beach as Part of Earth Month 2015

    Apr 15, 2015

    More than 40 volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers partnered with local JROTC students and others to clean up Waikiki Beach April 11 as part of Earth Month 2015.

  • Army's future strategic leaders complete second phase of Young Alaka'I program

    Apr 14, 2015

    Twenty-three officers, warrant officers and senior noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command graduated the Young Alaka'i Leader Development Program's Phase II, April 10 atop the crater rim at Punchbowl on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Trains for Simulated Ebola Case

    Apr 13, 2015

    Medical personnel from the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) along with the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) recently participated in a Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise on March 31, 2015. The exercise provided Republic of Korea and US interagency and military participants the necessary training on how to respond to a simulated Ebola case.

  • 403rd AFSB supports Exercise Key Resolve 2015

    Apr 13, 2015

  • Yongsan thanks volunteers for 'devotion to service'

    Apr 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON- Forty five years since the transition to the All-Voluntary Force (AVF) of the United States Military, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan recognizes the volunteers that serve in the voluntary Army today. They are the hidden forces that allows for the garrison to continue its undisturbed journey to 'Strong and getting Stronger,' here, Mar. 19.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion hosts SHARP walk

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, family members, and pets attended the walk on April 03 to raise awareness and take a firm stand against Sexual Assault and Harassment. Lt. Col. Vanessa K. Ragsdale, commander of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, opened the auspicious event by introducing the guest of honor, Brig. Gen. Clayton M. Hutmacher, 2nd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment.

  • 'Be a Voice' against sexual assault

    Apr 10, 2015

    Solders from across 1st Signal Brigade share how they can be a voice against Sexual Assault and Sexual Harrassment in today's Army.

  • Soldiers Compete in 2ID Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 10, 2015

    Gunshots could be heard nearby. He couldn't see anything in the tall grass. He scanned the area with a discriminating eye. All around him the terrain gave away to steep hills that dropped off. He knew he had to suppress enemy fire and keep pushing forward; there was a U.S. Army sniper team that was compromised and needed help. He saw enemy movement and began firing his rifle, hitting his targets. His heart pounded and his muscles ached as he sprinted forward again. He was near sniper team's last known location. He spotted a fallen sniper. The sniper was bleeding badly from his leg. After applying a tourniquet, he hoisted the sniper over his shoulder and ran to a safer position.

  • War hero revisits road to healing

    Apr 10, 2015

    It's been 20 years since Col. Cirilito Sobejana, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Philippine Army G3, visited Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).

  • Medical Unit Earns Zero Alcohol Incidents Streamer

    Apr 9, 2015

    Soldiers from Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 65th Medical Brigade, were awarded the very first unit Zero Alcohol Incidents streamer on the Korean Peninsula, on April 9, 2015, for completing 119 days without experiencing an alcohol related incident.

  • USA Football clinic coming to Camp Humphreys

    Apr 8, 2015

    Skills & Drills, 7 on 7 competition and 1 on 1 development are just a few features young athletes will experience at the USA Football clinic hosted by USAG Humphreys Family and MWR Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3.

  • Honolulu District Women's History Month celebrates STEM

    Apr 8, 2015

    Five Honolulu District women employees shared their personal, educational, and professional experiences entering and working in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career fields March 31, during the District's annual Women's History Month celebration.

  • Consideration of Economic, Social Environment Ensures Proper OCS

    Apr 8, 2015

    In times of conflict, socioeconomic vulnerabilities can be magnified. For Operational Contract Support professionals, recognizing trends and understanding the economic climate, within a region of operation, is essential to ensure tactical-level OCS decisions have positive strategic-level effects.

  • Becoming a leader

    Apr 7, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division held an NCO corps induction ceremony April 1 at the post theatre on Camp Humphreys. The Soldiers celebrated the achievement of entering into the NCO Corps as a rite of passage bringing with it tradition, and honor that has been a custom in the U.S. Army.

  • CrossFit a "hit" with new Soldiers at Suwon Air Base

    Apr 7, 2015

    With its focus on a varied mix of high intensity exercises and functional strength conditioning, the fitness philosophy CrossFit has caught the attention of professional athletes and fitness trainers across the world looking to gain a competitive edge.

  • Hawaii's enhanced Multiservice Market Leaders meet

    Apr 7, 2015

    Members of the enhanced Multiservice Market (eMSM)-Hawaii Joint Executive Council meet on April 3, 2015 at Hickam Air Force Base/Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Together, the JEC serves as the communication forum intended to enhance inter-Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) collaboration, coordination and integration of the Direct Care System (DCS) in Hawaii.

  • Operation PACIFIC ANGEL 15-3 spreads care in Vietnam

    Apr 7, 2015

    The United States and Vietnam began humanitarian assistance operations here March 23 as part of Operation Pacific Angel 15-3.

  • 25th ID welcomes New Deputy Commander

    Apr 6, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- The Tropic Lightning Division welcomed Brig. Gen. Gary M. Brito and his family during a "Flying V" Ceremony held on Weyand Field on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 2.

  • PRMC has a new Inspector General

    Apr 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent (left), Commanding General, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), swears in the incoming Inspector General (IG), Lt. Col. Vernon Wheeler, here, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on April 3, 2015.

  • University Orchestra 'notes' appreciation for troops

    Apr 5, 2015

    Soldiers, families and community leaders gathered to hear the sounds of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, March 25 at the Yongsan South Post Chapel.

  • Stop! Hammer Time! 94th HHB Changes Command

    Apr 4, 2015

    The Sea Dragons of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended the change of command ceremony for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery on April 3 in front of the 94th AAMDC Headquarters and Pacific Air Forces Headquarters building on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Spelling a military family

    Apr 3, 2015

    Nathan Tanner, a 3rd grader, competed in the schools first ever spelling bee April 1 in the school's cafeteria on Camp Humphreys in South Korea.