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  • Hawaii Harvest

    Jan 23, 2014

    More and more people are becoming concerned consumers when it comes to their food.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Jan 23, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command sergeant major of 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division led brigade Soldiers in the second brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Jan. 16, 2014. This run focused on building unit cohesion and morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton recognized the 210th FA Bde. Soldier of Best Warrior Competition winners, Sgt. Scott Cothren, from Lawton, Okla., a field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember, Cpl. Cho Jun-hee, from Cheonan, South Korea, a human resources specialist both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, and Pfc. Jacob Flores, from Orange County, Calif., a fire support specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde., by presenting them with awards. The 210th Field Artillery Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 6-37 FA section competition

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a battalion section competition Jan. 13-16, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training was a team competition within the battalion including written test, hands-on equipment test and warrior skills test. Soldiers get to know their strengths and weaknesses through the competition and enhance the readiness to be able to fight tonight.

  • Yongsan celebrates past, welcomes New Year

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted a New Year's Reception to look over the past year's accomplishments and thank community members and neighbors at the R&R Bar and Grill, Jan. 16.

  • Yongsan community remembers Dr. King

    Jan 22, 2014

    A community march from Collier Community Fitness Center to the South Post Chapel commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, Jan 19.

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Larry Sack, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, gives a passing grade to Security Force Advise and Assist Team member Army Capt. Quinn Overton Jan. 20 as he completes the weapon assembly and disassembly station of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Alaska Army units form local hockey team

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Wainwright, ALASKA -- Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely tried out for an Army hockey team Saturday, Jan. 11 with the intent of fielding a team to beat the Air Force in a match-up Feb. 28 in Fairbanks.

  • U.S. Army leaders outline way ahead in South Korea

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders outlined the way ahead for Soldiers, civilians and families in South Korea during a conference, Jan. 22-23, 2014, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 21, 2014

    Soldiers from 210th Field artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered together at the Warrior's Club Jan. 15, 2014 on Camp Casey to remember and celebrate the impact and influence on humanity by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King. He not only had a significant impact on the civil rights movement but also the human rights movement. King's guiding beliefs as a nonviolent advocate is similar to our Warrior Ethos. He stood up for the voiceless regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, or color.

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

    Nearly 100 Republic of Korea Air Force cadets visited Delta Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment here, January 21 as part of the ongoing 7th Air Force Fighter Wing partnership program.

  • Senior leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participate in Warrior Leader Crucible team compet

    Jan 20, 2014

    Five teams from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the first Warrior Leader Crucible team competition Jan. 14, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The division-wide Warrior Leader Crucible event was designed to test the mettle, teamwork and the mastery of individual skills and knowledge including chemical defense, tactical communications, combat casualty care, weapons skills, and a foot march. The event was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 2ID leaders as they prepare to Fight Tonight to defend the Republic of Korea. The 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde. team, Lt. Col. Mark Brock, from Stillwater, Okla., the battalion commander, and 1st Sgt. Joseph Taylor, from Waterford, Conn., the bravo battery first sergeant, took fourth place out of 40 teams.

  • Eighth Army recognizes top logisticians in Korea

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Eighth Army commanding general recognized the top U.S. Army logisticians in South Korea, during a ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2014.

  • Northern Lights, getting exposed in the dark

    Jan 16, 2014

    Here are a few tips to help you photograph the northern lights.

  • Army wife embraces community, Alaska adventures

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army spouse gets involved in the local community and participates in outdoor activities.

  • Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

    Jan 15, 2014

    Rape Aggression Defense training was conducted Jan. 13 and 14 here, allowing participants to learn a vital -- possibly lifesaving -- skill, the training instructor said.

  • 'Ohana Heroes Project' studies deployment's impact on families

    Jan 15, 2014

    A Department of Defense-funded research project is investigating the effects of military deployment on families.

  • 413th CSB hosts Pacific disaster training exercise

    Jan 15, 2014

    Enhancing war fighter capabilities through contracting and financial management was the mission statement for this year's disaster training exercise hosted by the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Nov. 17-22 at the Hawaii Army National Guard Training Facility.

  • Retired air defender recounts aftermath of MLK assassination

    Jan 15, 2014

    With furrowed brow, Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) James T. Carr told the story of a young boy living in Memphis, Tenn. where Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, to the attendees of the annual MLK observance held at the Osan officer's club Jan. 15.

  • Golden thanks Gangnam for supporting Eighth Army

    Jan 14, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commanding general for operations thanked the residents of the South Korean capital's Gangnam District for their support of Eighth Army.

  • Best halftime show ever for the Metcalf family

    Jan 14, 2014

    Master Sgt. Larry W. Metcalf scored big at a recent unexpected appearance at a football game. Metcalf, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with the help of the USO and a national pizza chain, surprised his wife and daughter with an appearance the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Christmas eve. Metcalf, returning home from a nine-month deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan with the U.S. Central Command's Joint Theater South Contracting Command, said it was pretty easy to set up.

  • Japanese Soldiers train at National Training Center for the first time

    Jan 14, 2014

    Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force arrived at Fort Irwin in a first-ever deployment of its kind. It is a trip eight years in the making. Global operational tempo of U.S. military forces in previous years made it difficult to schedule JGSDF units into the National Training Center's training calendar. Japanese military planners persisted and finally realized their goal this month.

  • 8th TSC chaplain wraps up 40 years of service

    Jan 14, 2014

    His life has been a roller coaster, an experience he equates to the ups and downs of ocean waves. During his four decades as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, the tide was sometimes so high it washed over the embankments, but other times it was so shallow the fish clamored for their lives. Chaplain (Col.) Dave Neetz's story started out, like many great ones do, because of a girl ... the problem was she smoked.

  • Town hall opens communication channels Jan. 15

    Jan 13, 2014

    The garrison is returning to its normal schedule of online town halls held during evening hours.

  • Change is Good: Martinez PFC pumps up facility, fitness options

    Jan 13, 2014

    It's a new year, and those looking to shed some weight, build lean muscle or just improve their overall physical health and well-being are in luck.

  • Fire destroys building, interrupts services in Daegu

    Jan 10, 2014

    A fire of unknown origin in the Exchange Mini-mall building on USAG Daegu's Camp Walker the evening of Jan. 10 has completely destroyed the building. No injuries were reported as the fire started after the facility had closed for the night.

  • PMO Open House provides information

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Provost Marshal's Office, located in Bldg. 481, opened its doors to the community "to see the inside of the MP Station without being in trouble," here Dec. 18.

  • Youth provide donation to local orphanage

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As a holiday project, members of the Humphreys Youth Center's Keystone Club and Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps spent many hours helping to collect donations for the Sung-yuk Orphanage, located in Songtan.

  • Santa Express delivers smiles, treats to Yongsan's unsung heroes

    Jan 9, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea --Some of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's leadership delivered treats, hot chocolate, coffee, and Christmas stockings all over Yongsan, Dec. 24.

  • New Middle/High School opens on Camp Humphreys

    Jan 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- There was a lot of "new" for students of Humphreys Middle/High School as they attended the first day of classes on their newly constructed campus, here, Jan. 8. To start this first day, 344 students, along with faculty and community members, gathered in a courtyard, where members of the school's Junior Reserves Officers' Training Corps raised both the American and South Korean flags and members of the school band played both national anthems. Following the flag raising ceremony, everyone headed to the auditorium as students entered their new school for the first time.

  • Search is on for Army's best hockey talent

    Jan 9, 2014

    This is an opportunity to represent United States Army Alaska in the Commander's Cup Championship. The game is scheduled to be played at the Carlson Center Feb. 28, and the mission is to beat Air Force.

  • 2013: Year in Review

    Jan 9, 2014

    A look at 2013 in pictures.

  • Daegu college intern program encourages excellence

    Jan 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Daegu's university intern program has joined the brightest members of the next Korean generation with Garrison and tenant commands with magnificent results for a decade. Interns work throughout Area IV gaining invaluable work and social experience over a six-month term, providing the Army with thousands of hours of cost-free labor, and building friendships that can last a lifetime.

  • Having Resiliency with a Twist

    Jan 9, 2014

    Everyone experiences some level of good or bad stress in their lives. Many people are able to manage their stress levels. For one person, 'acting out' is his stress reliever.

  • Kiowa unit spreads Christmas cheer to orphans

    Jan 9, 2014

    Soldiers from 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Calvary Regiment, elicited smiles and squeals of joy from orphaned and abandoned children in Area III to whom they delivered scores of Christmas presents on Dec. 21, 2013.

  • Area III ROKA Support Group Commander Departs

    Jan 9, 2014

    Area III Republic of Korea Army Support Group commander, Maj. Soon Keun Hong, relinquished command Dec. 23, 2013 to incoming commander, Maj. Seung Gon Park, in the MP Hill Fitness Center at Camp Humphreys.

  • Coming to Daegu or Camp Carroll and need a sponsor?

    Jan 8, 2014

  • Memorial Service held for a 1st Signal Brigade Veteran Electrical Engineer

    Jan 8, 2014

    1st Signal Brigade held a memorial service for Kim Chang-yun, engineering technician at 251st Signal Detachment, 1st Signal Brigade, in the South Post Chapel on USAG Yongsan, South Korea, Jan. 6.

  • Army rebalancing to Pacific, seeking other alignments

    Jan 8, 2014

    With U.S. forces drawing down in Afghanistan, the Army is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific region and seeking other regional alignments, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army engineers upgrade Marine Corps Base trail, enable demolition training

    Jan 8, 2014

    Troops from the 561st Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Engineer Battalion, demonstrated their commitment to all military facilities on the island by completing a 750-meter range road improvement mission Dec. 17, on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • 25th Inf. Div. Strykers look to future during exercise in Korea

    Jan 8, 2014

    More than 80 staff members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently participated in the Warpath exercise in the Republic of Korea, as a subordinate brigade to the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Theatre group completes successful 'Oliver!' run

    Jan 8, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys Community Theatre production of "Oliver!" completed a successful run, featuring three dinner shows and a matinee, Dec. 24.

  • ROK-US Field Artillery share knowledge

    Jan 8, 2014

    Leaders from Republic of Korea Field Artillery School visit 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division on Camp Casey, South Korea Dec. 9, 2013. The ROK FA school leaders viewed tactical operations centers of 210th FA Bde. During the visits the leaders were able to receive a better understanding of the multiple launch rocket system. The visit was to share differences between systems of U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea Army and to better understand each other's capabilities.

  • Area III ROKA Support Group changes command

    Jan 8, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Area III Republic of Korea Army Support Group commander, Maj. Hong Soon-keun, relinquished command to incoming commander, Maj. Park Seung-gon, in the MP Hill Fitness Center, here, Dec. 23.

  • Stadium bears name of war hero

    Jan 7, 2014

    Schoonover Bowl at Casey honors Korean War Medal of Honor recipient

  • Strykers look to the future and help the Army prepare

    Jan 7, 2014

    More than 80 members of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division staff recently participated in the Warpath exercise in the Republic of Korea as a subordinate brigade to the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Camp Carroll Soldiers trade barracks lounging for culture

    Jan 7, 2014

    Soldiers, Civilians and Family members from South Korea's Enduring Southern Hub decided a little Korean culture was a better idea than sitting around the barracks or house - and the USAG Daegu Camp Carroll Community Activity Center had just the right tour planned for them.

  • 1st Signal Brigade Commander speaks at AFCEA Luncheon

    Jan 6, 2014

    Seoul's Morning Calm Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) invited Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh, 1st Signal Brigade Commander to speak at a luncheon on Dec. 11, 2013 at the Hartell House on USAG Yongsan.

  • Cheerleaders kick off holidays at Yongsan

    Jan 6, 2014

    The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders made an appearance at the United Service Organizations here to meet the community and spread holiday cheer, Dec. 23.

  • Engineer troops wrap up 2013 by improving ranges, mitigating brush-fire risk

    Jan 3, 2014

    Troops from the 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, answered the call from U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and Range Control Department in December, completing a week-long berm-improvement mission at the Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, range, where recurring brush fires have started.

  • Pyeongtaek, Korean-U.S. Alliance Friendliness Council Establishment

    Jan 2, 2014

    PYEONGTEAK, South Korea - Leaders from Pyeongtaek and the 2nd Infantry Division participated in a Foundation Ceremony for the Republic of Korea and U.S. Friendship Council of Pyeongtaek Nov. 27 at Pyeongtaek City Hall.

  • Soldiers use Stryker chemical reconnaissance vehicles during live-fire exercise

    Jan 2, 2014

    Soldiers with the 23rd Chemical Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, executed a live-fire exercise with their Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, Nov. 12-19, 2013, at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • My Korea My Life

    Jan 2, 2014

    Many Soldiers face the hardship of being separated from their family and friends during the holidays. Soldiers deployed to Korea have the same difficulty, but spending the holidays in Korea can be more enjoyable than they think. Fresno, Calif., native Sgt. 1st Class Maria Estrada, a maintenance supervisor assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoys her life and holidays in Korea.

  • Selfless service, sacrifice honored at 'People to People' banquet

    Jan 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Servicemembers from Area II, who throughout the year volunteered their time and selfless service, were honored at the People to People International award banquet at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Ambassador Hotel in Seoul, Dec. 20.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Soldiers set up 16-foot dish to support Signal Theater Exercise

    Dec 29, 2013

    The 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion came to Yongsan from Camp Humphreys to provide signal support for the Signal Theater Exercise Dec. 1.

  • 1st Signal Brigade receives visit from Eighth Army Commander

    Dec 29, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, Commanding General, Eighth Army Chief of Staff, United Nations Command ROK -- U.S. Combined Forces Command United States Forces Korea, toured and visited with 1st Signal Brigade Soldiers Friday to learn about the operations of the Theater Signal Exercise at USAG Yongsan and Humphreys Dec. 5.

  • Army, Hawaii partner to protect watersheds

    Dec 27, 2013

    The Army and the state of Hawaii came together to transport nearly 200,000 pounds of fencing into the Ko'olau Mountains, as part of an airlift operation to protect Oahu's watersheds, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Georgia Guardsmen support largest military exercise in 60 years on the Korean Peninsula

    Dec 27, 2013

    While Georgia Guardsmen at home were celebrating the 377th birthday of the National Guard, Headquarters Company of the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade was participating in Warpath III, near Seoul, South Korea.

  • FIRST Lego League gets 1st runner-up at state championship

    Dec 26, 2013

    The ShafterBOTs team sat on the floor of the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall as teams from across the state of Hawaii were presented with awards ranging from "Most Promising Rookie" to "Most Innovative Solution."

  • World champion pool shark visits Yongsan

    Dec 26, 2013

    A 10-ball billiards world champion visited Yongsan to demonstrate her skills and meet members of the Yongsan community at the R&R Bar and Grill, Dec 20.

  • Soldiers worldwide celebrating the holidays

    Dec 24, 2013

    Although it's not yet Christmas or New Year's Eve, Soldiers around the globe are already attending parties, visiting with families and friends and some are volunteering their time and donations to help those less fortunate.

  • Big aircraft lands on short runway

    Dec 24, 2013

    A C-17 Globemaster III piloted by Air Force Col. Michael Merritt, commander, 15th Operations Group, 15th Wing, landed, here, on a runway mostly used for helicopters, Dec. 16.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii looks back over 2013

    Dec 24, 2013

    2013 will be remembered for its furloughs, sequestration and hiring freezes, but other significant events took place at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), Hawaii.

  • FY14 tuition assistance policy changes New Year's Day

    Dec 24, 2013

    Jan. 1, 2014, the Army's fiscal year 2014 Tuition Assistance (TA) program will change.

  • VA assists w/transitioning to prepare for job market

    Dec 24, 2013

    As part of the revamped Transition Assistance Program (TAP), the Department of Veterans Affairs' new VA Benefits I and II briefings are now available at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter.

  • Garrison, USAG-HI community building for future

    Dec 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community members witnessed a year of building in 2013 as the garrison stood poised for continued growth.

  • Hale Kula students teach 'Coding'

    Dec 24, 2013

    The "Hour of Code" global event initiative that teaches students the basics of coding/computer programming found several leading state of Hawaii officials, including the governor, at Hale Kula elementary school, Dec. 13.

  • Snow Foolin': Holiday event features white stuff

    Dec 24, 2013

    Seven-year-old Madahsyn Thomas, a first-grader at Wheeler Elementary School, is originally from Virginia, but she knows something about living at Schofield Barracks.

  • P90X fitness guru works out with USAG Daegu community

    Dec 23, 2013

    Department of Defense Armed Forces Entertainment presented fitness guru and popular P90X expert Tony Horton to Area IV fans and supporters Nov. 14 at the Camp Walker Fitness Center. Available for two training sessions, Horton proved to be a great motivator in getting some of his followers to push, pull and stretch their way into shape.

  • No Battle Buddy Left Behind: A Piece of C.A.K.E

    Dec 23, 2013

    A new initiative by the 169th Signal Company, 36th Signal Battalion, in Daegu, South Korea, "No Battle Buddy Left Behind," puts peers on the street downtown to help guide fellow Soldiers into making smart decisions.

  • Guardians hold weapons qualification week

    Dec 23, 2013

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment "Guardians" deployed to Warrior Base to hone their firing skills, Nov. 17 - 23.

  • USAG Daegu ACS hosts subway tour for Area IV newcomers

    Dec 23, 2013

    Winter-like temperatures did little to dissuade U.S. Army Garrison Daegu and Area IV newcomers, including your reporter, who were bound and determined to participate in the monthly subway tour hosted by the Army Community Service.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks troops in Korea

    Dec 21, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general saluted U.S. troops in South Korea during the holiday season.

  • Wonder of the Camp Carroll Wetlands

    Dec 19, 2013

    A unique wetlands reclamation project on U.S. Army Garrison Daegu's Camp Carroll in Waegwan, South Korea, vividly demonstrates USAG Daegu's and the Army in Korea's commitment as stewards of the local environment.

  • Humphreys Middle/High School to open in January

    Dec 19, 2013

    SEOUL -- On Nov. 27, Department of Defense Education Activity Korea District Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller announced the completion of the new Humphreys Middle/High School to students, parents, sponsors, faculty, and support staff.

  • Tree lighting, social and bazaar open holiday festivities

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, held at Transformation Park and featuring a visit from Santa Claus, kicked off the holiday festivities here Dec. 6. Following the tree lighting, the community had the opportunity to participate in the Garrison Cookie Social and the opening of the Holiday Bazaar, at the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. Prior to the tree lighting by Brig. Gen. Erik C. Peterson, the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support and senior responsible officer here, attendees were busy decorating trees for the yearly unit Christmas Tree Competition and listening to tunes from the Humphreys Middle/High School choir and string ensemble. Following Santa's arrival by fire truck, everyone was invited to join the parade over to the fitness center for homemade holiday treats, beverages and entertainment by the HMHS wind ensemble.

  • Torch Club collects, donates blankets

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Members of the Humphreys Youth Center's Torch Club recently conducted a blanket drive. They thought that as the days were getting colder in Korea, there may be some needy people who could use a warm blanket. The kids made collection boxes and distributed them to all Child, Youth and School Services locations. They also made holiday cards to go along with the blankets. The Torch Club is a group of Middle School children who are beginning to develop leadership skills and concern themselves with community service. The blankets were donated to both the Pyeongtaek and Songtan food banks Dec. 4.

  • Tax Season is coming, tips help with preparation

    Dec 19, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- With the excitement that the upcoming holiday season brings, it is easy to forget that tax season is just around the corner. The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Tax Center will open Jan. 27, 2014 in Bldg. 578, in the Area III Consolidated Legal Center. This building is located in the group of buildings across from the Child Development Center, near the Quarry Gate.

  • Yongsan deputy garrison commander earns Stalwart award

    Dec 18, 2013

    Paul Stuart, deputy to the garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was caught completely by surprise when he was presented with the Installation Management Command Stalwart Award by Col. Michael E. Masley, the garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, during a garrison staff meeting, 17 Dec.

  • SAMC Hawaii Koa - Sgt. 1st Class Daphne C. Thomas

    Dec 18, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Daphne C. Thomas, the sexual harassment/assault response and prevention program manager for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was inducted into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, December 2011, at the Nehelanie club on Schofield Barracks.

  • 5th Geo. Eng. donates to local school

    Dec 18, 2013

    Four soldiers with the 5th Engineering Detachment (Geospatial Planning Cell), 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, donated 84 full-sized maps of Oahu and the world to the students and teachers of the Pearl Harbor Elementary School, Dec. 17. "We want to make sure our children and our community are receiving the best education possible," said Staff Sgt. Angelic Smith, whose idea it was to donate the maps and a mother of a child that attends Pearl Harbor Elementary. "We as soldiers want to support our community as much as they support us."

  • Army Family Action Plan 2013: Conference aims to improve quality of life

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Army Family Action Plan is one of the Army's principle programs to ensure that standards of living in the Army keep pace with changing times. It gives Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilian employees the opportunity to influence their own standards of living at the local as well as at the "Big" Army level.

  • JBER Army, Air Force academies partner on enlisted-leader development

    Dec 18, 2013

    The purpose of this agreement is to prepare our personnel to anticipate and successfully meet challenges across the range of military operations and build a professional NCO Corps. Education is one of three core concepts that make up the Continuum of Learning, which encompasses the deliberate developmental path over the course of an NCO's career.

  • Honolulu District Continues Support to Army, Pacific Region in FY13

    Dec 18, 2013

    Highly motivated U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District staff supported military construction, transformation and initiatives on Hawaii Army posts that included opening a new barracks and continue construction of a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient barracks at Helemano Military Reservation, the new Warrior in Transition barracks and complex, ongoing-South Range Projects and Quad D renovations at Schofield Barracks, and the continuation and completion of Air Force projects, the Combat Aviation Brigade Phase 1 at Wheeler Army Airfield, and the Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter.

  • USAG Torii Station Launches 3D Campaign for Soldiers on Okinawa

    Dec 17, 2013

    December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and the leadership of U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired.

  • 8th TSC wins annual USARPAC Career Counselor of the Year competition

    Dec 17, 2013

    They advise more than a thousand Soldiers at any given time, directly impacting each person's family, future, and physical and mental health. Army career counselors are highly trained Soldiers and products of an arduous qualification process. They counsel and mentor others on Army benefits, programs, and opportunities, and are the subject matter experts on all facets of uniformed life to include reenlistment, transfer of education benefits, and reclassification.

  • Commanding General's Holiday Protection Message

    Dec 17, 2013

    The holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebration with Family and friends. It is also important to be mindful of the increased potential for hazards during this busy time of year. Many of you will travel to the mainland or abroad to be with Family and friends. As you travel, I ask that each member of the USARPAC Team take precautions and include safety into all of your holiday planning and events.

  • Pacific Signal leaders hold town hall for Reserve Soldiers, Families

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) Support Unit hosted their 311th SC(T) leadership team, Maj. Gen. James T. Walton and Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry, who visited during the unit's monthly Battle Training Assembly at the Reserve Center here, Dec. 7-8.

  • 'Enlightened Dragon' allows signal battalion to do more with less

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers in a Signal MOS that requires higher network permissions must pass the Security Plus exam and be certified in order for them to be fully functional in their daily jobs Typically, a Mobile Training Team comes to the different Areas in Korea to provide training for the Soldiers, but as the budget has tightened, the MTTs have been sent less often, and demand for seats in their classes has increased greatly.

  • SAMC of Hawaii collects for Toys for Tots

    Dec 17, 2013

    For many, the holidays are a time of joy, gift giving, and family, but for others it can be a stressful time and a reminder of a poor financial situation.

  • Young local artists enlighten, impress at Yongsan

    Dec 17, 2013

    A group of local kids and teens showcased their artwork at the annual Boys and Girls Club of America Fine Arts Exhibition at the R&R Bar and Grill, Dec. 12.

  • Top Area II volunteer of the quarter named

    Dec 17, 2013

    A group of volunteers nominated for their contributions to the Area II community were recognized during the Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at Yongsan Army Community Services, Dec. 13.

  • Army, Marines, Honolulu police compete for 'Best Sniper' title

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen sniper teams from all over Oahu came together Dec. 2-4, 2013, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, to compete for the title Best Sniper.

  • We want you... To get a job

    Dec 16, 2013

    Servicemembers, family members and retirees looking for a new job or exploring career opportunities attended a job fair at the USAG Yongsan Army Community Services building, Dec 11.

  • Platoon leader commands joint, multinational platoon

    Dec 16, 2013

    More than 70 Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division finished the month-long training exercise, Southern Katipo 2013, on Nov 29.

  • Signal leaders assess progress at Humphreys before summit meeting

    Dec 15, 2013

    Leaders from the office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, 311th Signal Command (Theater), Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 1st Signal Brigade met to see the overall construction efforts underway to make USAG Humphreys the main hub for U.S. forces before attending the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Summit the following day.

  • Eighth Army participates in exercise in South Korea

    Dec 13, 2013

    Eighth Army participated in exercise Warpath III, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Dec. 7-15, 2013, to hone its ability to command combat operations.

  • 'Tis the season to brunch with Santa

    Dec 12, 2013

    Santa Claus came to town a bit early at Brian Allgood Community Hospital for a special brunch with local children, Dec 7.

  • Army, Cambodia divers work together to de-mine Pacific waters

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Pacific theater's waterways are still filled with explosive remnants of war, sunken munitions that are dangerous if mishandled. Clearing out these munitions and making these rivers safe for everyone who relies on them for subsistence is the goal of a joint effort between U.S. divers and their Pacific neighbors.

  • Wainwright kicks off the holiday season

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Wainwright kicks off the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting and party.

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