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  • Countries collaborate during UFG

    Dec 5, 2014

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

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

    Dec 5, 2014

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

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

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • 25th CAB receives new UH-60M Black Hawks

    Dec 5, 2014

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division received upgraded models of the UH-60 Black Hawk on Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Aug. 27. The arrival marked the beginning of replacing all UH-60L model aircrafts with UH-60M model aircrafts within the 25th CAB.

  • Guam's Governor and Adjutant General Visit WTB Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Guam's Governor and Adjutant General visit Guamanian Soldiers in Transition at the Pacific Regional Medical Command-Warrior Transition Battalion (PRMC-WTB) on Dec. 4, 2014 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • US Soldiers serve Japanese communities

    Dec 5, 2014

    Sumo wrestling with children and pulverizing rice with a hammer are not your average community service projects - unless you're in Japan. U.S. service members joined their Japanese counterparts Dec. 5 for a series of community service events during the run-up to Yama Sakura, an annual bi-lateral command post exercise between Japan and the U.S.

  • Mullin, Moss Selected as 2014 Eighth Army MacArthur Awardees

    Dec 5, 2014

    Seven commissioned officers and three warrant officers from Eighth Army units around the Korean peninsula converged at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea Dec. 5 vying to be selected as the 2014 Eighth Army General Douglas MacArthur Leadership award winners.

  • Thunder leaders take on the Warrior Crucible

    Dec 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Warrior Crucible, a team competition held December 2, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills. The Thunder Brigade won 2nd place out of four teams that competed, in a close match up between 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team who won first place.

  • Army Pacific leaders tour Japan's Yokohama North Dock

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia and its higher headquarters, the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, hosted Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, and Maj. Gen. James Boozer, U.S. Army Japan commanding general, for a briefing, logistics terrain walk, and demonstration of Army Watercraft operations at Yokohama North Dock.

  • Hawaii-based unit returns from Afghanistan after mission as final brigade to lead CMRE

    Dec 4, 2014

    More than 100 troops from the 45th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters met an emotional explosion of cheers, waving signs, and anxious families and friends, as they marched into a hanger at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Dec. 3, marking the end of the Soldiers' eight-month mission in Afghanistan.

  • "Fire Mission"

    Dec 3, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct platoon certifications training Dec. 3 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released) To download these high quality photos or others; please visit 2nd Brigade Combat Team Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127082072@N06/sets/72157649187937998/

  • General Tells Tikes Tall Turkey Tales

    Dec 2, 2014

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces-Korea reads to kids during the Thanksgiving Story Hour at the Yongsan Garrison library Nov. 8. Approximately 30 kindergartners took part in the yearly event where the commanding general for USFK reads holiday stories to kids. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi, Junguk)

  • 75th Ranger Regiment returns to Korea for training

    Dec 2, 2014

    Rangers from the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, returned to the Republic of Korea to conduct a training exercise in coordination with 8th Army, Special Operations Command Korea, and U.S. Forces - Korea Command during the months of September and October.

  • Area 1 Commander's Cup

    Dec 2, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division attend the quarterly Area 1 Commander's Cup ceremony November 26, 2014 at Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. F 333rd Target Acquistion Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., won the first place for small sized unit bracket. B Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won second place for small size unit bracket while A Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won third place for small size unit bracket, and 579th Forward Support Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiement, 210th FA Bde., won third place for the large size unit brackets.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • 2-6th Cavalry prepares for Korea deployment

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Soldiers assigned to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, vigorously trained day and night in a brigade-wide field training exercise to validate 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, as they prepare for an operational deployment from Hawaii to South Korea.

  • Thanksgiving at the JSA

    Dec 1, 2014

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the command team for 2nd Infantry Division, join Col. Michael Lawson and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command team for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., to serve Soldiers of the United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area hearty Thanksgiving meals November 27, 2014 on Camp Bonifas, South Korea.

  • 2014 Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division celebrate the National Native American Heritage Month, organized by 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., at Hovey Theater, on Camp Hovey, South Korea November 25, 2014. The guest of honor, Col. (Ret.) William Michael Alexander, the 2nd Infantry Division's Museum Director and historian, was present to talk about the dedicated services of Native Americans in the U.S. Army.

  • Yongsan hosts Area II Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 30, 2014

    "Freedom is not free." It has never been free. The freedom we benefit from in this nation cannot be taken for granted. USAG Yongsan did not disregard of the toll that the veterans have paid by celebrating the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Nov 15th.

  • 'Sparta Lives': New commander welcomed

    Nov 27, 2014

    Army Col. Scott A. Green assumed command of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from the outgoing commander, Col. Matthew W. McFarlane, during a change of command ceremony Nov. 26, 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Eighth Army celebrates Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2014

    Eighth Army celebrates Thanksgiving at the Honors Cafe Dining Facility, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea Nov. 27, 2014. Eighth Army leaders continued the Army tradition of serving Thanksgiving meals to servicemembers, employees and Korean civilian guests.

  • SMA Chandler visits Soldiers during Thanksgiving trip to Korea

    Nov 27, 2014

    The 14th Sergeant Major of the Army personally thanked Soldiers at stops in Camp Kim, Camp Humphries, Camp Hovey and Camp Casey, in South Korea Nov. 26-27, 2014.

  • Humphreys spouse advances to Operation Rising Star final six

    Nov 27, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For the second time in five years, a family member from here has been selected to compete for the grand prize at Operation Rising Star. Jackie Gollihar, the wife of Warrant Officer Steven Gollihar, assigned to Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, won the local competition Oct. 22, in the Community Activity Center. Her first place finish here and the online voting earned her a shot at the finals. The Gollihar's, along with son Derrick, arrived here in September and Jackie said finding about the competition was a welcomed surprise. This is their second assignment to Camp Humphreys.

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • The Thunder Brigade Soldiers Give Back the Community

    Nov 26, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea--Soldiers of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade opened their hearts to their host city of Dongducheon last week during two charity events aimed at helping impoverished citizens. The first event was the Gyeonggi Province Charcoal Distribution, during which, Thunder Brigade Soldiers helped to deliver 5,000 blocks of charcoal or "yeontan" to under privileged families in the city. Yeontan is a traditional fuel source, but is still used in some homes in Korea as the main source of fuel for cooking and heating.

  • Are you Arctic Tough?

    Nov 26, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - From Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Fort Greely back around to Fort Wainwright there is one thing you will see in on the left sleeve on some Arctic Warriors, and that is the Arctic Tab. But what is the Arctic Tab mean and how do you get one? "The Arctic Tab is a sign for commanders to be able to visually identify Soldiers and leaders who have successfully completed training at the Northern Warfare Training Center , and have been taught how to sustain themselves and their Soldiers in arctic conditions," said Staff Sgt. Michael Obrien, an instructor with NWTC.

  • MP's SRT ensures readiness, ability to protect Hawaii military community

    Nov 26, 2014

    The 8th Military Police Brigade's Special Reaction Team troops stand ready to rapidly engage threats to Hawaii's military communities, a mission demanding seamless and synchronized action in incidents like the one they faced during their quarterly training, Nov. 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 599th Trans develops leaders from surface to sky

    Nov 25, 2014

    The 599th Transportation Brigade held leadership and professional development training with the 735th Air Mobility Squadron, which runs Hickam Air Force Base's Air Mobility Command passenger and cargo terminals, Nov. 7.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska

    Nov 24, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War laid to rest in Arlington

    Nov 24, 2014

    Decades after he was killed protecting his unit from the enemy, Medal of Honor recipient Pvt. Miguel A. Vera of the Korean War was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia.

  • Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

    Nov 24, 2014

    WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.

  • CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea

    Nov 24, 2014

    After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.

  • US Army Pacific's first Australian general bids good day

    Nov 24, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr is bidding U.S. Army Pacific "G'Day," and moving on to his next assignment. An Australian Defense Force general, Burr is the first foreign officer to serve as deputy commanding General at a major Army Service Component Command.

  • Thunder Soldiers heat houses with warm hearts

    Nov 24, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participate in the 2014 Dongducheon Charcoal Briquette Charity event November 19, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. The Soldiers were eager to help deliver charcoal briquettes to less fortunate people's homes. Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the commanding general of 2nd Inf. Div., and Mayor Oh Se-chang, of Dongducheon were also present to help the citizens out. Charcoal, or 'yeontan' in Korean, will be used to heat houses to help the less fortunate during the cold winter season.

  • Soldiers and volunteers team up at Kimchi charity

    Nov 24, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in the 2014 Kimchi Charity event November 21, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. The Soldiers prepared the kimchi en masse by scratch. Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of the 210th FA Bde., Lt. Col. Timothy Labahn, the deputy commanding officer of 210th FA Bde., and Mayor Oh Se-chang, of Dongducheon joined Soldiers and volunteers in making and taste testing the kimchi. The final product of 200 boxes were sealed and prepared for delivery to organizations offering help to the less fortunate in the local area.

  • Leaders celebrate Korean War legend's birthday

    Nov 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the U.S. and South Korean military celebrated Gen. (Ret.) Paik Sun-Yup's 94th birthday Nov. 14.

  • Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr.

    Nov 21, 2014

    Editor's Note: The following article on Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr., was first published in the June 15, 2012 edition of the Morning Calm newspaper. It is being republished here, in somewhat modified form, during Native American Heritage Month 2014, for the benefit of our newer readers.

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

    Nov 21, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations. "Prevention of the 4 S's is everyone's business -- being aware, being proactive, being involved," said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, senior commander of U.S. Army, Hawaii. " As we enter the holiday season, everyone needs to be vigilant."

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits JSA

    Nov 20, 2014

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Honorable Brad R. Carson, the Under Secretary of the Army, visited the United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area, November 18, 2014 on Camp Bonifas, South Korea. The Under Secretary toured the JSA and shared lunch with Soldiers of the UNCSB - JSA.

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • TAMC HAB Hosts Special Guests

    Nov 20, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Human Animal Bond (HAB) Program hosted a group of Japanese veterinarians and veterinary technicians as they learned more about the program on Nov. 6, 2014.

  • PRMC Medical Homes are 100 percent nationally recognized

    Nov 20, 2014

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) reaches 100 percent national recognition for its Army Medical Homes as of Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Soldier saves Service member after near-fatal accident

    Nov 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Geathers didn't join the Army to be a hero. He didn't raise his right hand and swear to interrupt another Service member's night on the town, but that is exactly what happened Oct. 17, 2014, following the Korean American Friendship Festival in downtown Songtan, South Korea.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 19, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, met with troops and senior leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Nov. 18, 2014, to discuss the Army's strategic vision for the Pacific and how I Corps units will be part of the Army's continued focus on the region.

  • Camp Zama hosts father, daughter date night

    Nov 19, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 19, 2014) -- The first "Father-Daughter Date Night" was held Nov. 15 hosted by the Camp Zama Protestant and Gospel Chapels at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • Under SecArmy Carson visits South Korea

    Nov 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson met with U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees, and families in South Korea, Nov. 17-18, 2014, as a part of his trip to the Pacific region which included stops in Washington state, Hawaii, South Korea, and Alaska.

  • Tripler recognized by Hawaii Energy for energy efficiency efforts

    Nov 19, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) receives a $270,000 incentive from Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program, for the installation of energy-saving chillers during a check presentation at the TAMC Commander's Lanai, Oct. 9, 2014.

  • 71st EOD Group trains with 2nd Infantry Division

    Nov 18, 2014

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Leaders from the 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group integrated with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea Nov. 1 - 6.

  • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits Lewis-McChord

    Nov 18, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, met with I Corps leadership Nov. 18, 2014, to hear updates on the Pacific Pathways efforts, and to discuss PACOM AOR Integration. The visit included a stop to see 1st Special Forces Group and an aerial tour of Yakima Training Center range and maneuver areas.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • K9, Soldiers conduct anti-terrorism training

    Nov 17, 2014

    BUSAN, South Korea--The 903d Military Working Dog Detachments, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, conduct their patrol and explosive detection training led by Sgt. 1st Class James G. Bockelmann, kennel master, at Busan storage facility and US Navy Ship Red Cloud, Oct. 27-28.

  • AMC strengthens ties with the senior logistician for the Republic of Korea

    Nov 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone and the U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the commander of the Republic of Korea Army Logistics Command here, Nov. 13.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Spc. Chadwick Sams, a watercraft engineer with the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, holds his 4-month-old daughter for the first time Nov. 12 at Honolulu International Airport. Sams returned home after a nine-month deployment in Kuwait aboard the Logistics Support Vessel-6 along with 30 other Soldiers from the 605th Transportation Detachment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill, 8th Military Police Brigade, Public Affairs/RELEASED)

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under Secretary

    Nov 17, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson boards the US Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistics Support Vessel-4), for a tour and discussion about Army watercraft capabilities, Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The vessel is one of the Pacific's 26 Army watercraft assets, and it averages 210 days at sea per year, providing over-the-water equipment and personnel transportation options to increase maneuverability and readiness throughout the region. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Mary E. Ferguson, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs/RELEASED)

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARJ hosts National American Indian Heritage Month observance

    Nov 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2014)-- "A warrior's tradition: Contributing to our Nation's Freedom" was this year's theme for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance hosted by the United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward).

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers join in on the Manchu Mile

    Nov 14, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division join 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., to take on the Manchu Mile, a grueling semiannual 25 mile ruck march to honor warriors from the regiment who fought bravely during the China Relief Expedition during the early 20th century on November 7, 2014. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted adviser for 210th FA Bde., also participated in the ruck to build esprit de corps and cohesion among Soldiers in both 210th FA Bde., and 1st ABCT.

  • Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

    Nov 13, 2014

    Madigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of caring for Ebola patients.

  • 2nd unveils responsible behavior campaign

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2nd Infantry Division is unveiling its "Think Twice" Campaign in an effort to educate Soldiers and reinforce responsible behavior by the Soldiers across the division.

  • Top 6 selected for 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Entertainment officials selected three Soldiers, two Army family members and an Airman as semifinalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed military singing contest.

  • MEDDAC-J Participates in BG Sams Equestrian Camp

    Nov 13, 2014

    MEDDAC-J Soldiers Participated by Conducting the Opening and Award Ceremony for the 66th Annual BG Sam Cup in Tokyo, on 9 November 2014.

  • Honolulu District Awards $315.1Million in FY14 Contracts in Hawaii, Pacific Region

    Nov 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Honolulu District recently completed a very successful Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) during which 569 contract actions were awarded totaling $315,114,308.00.

  • Wahiawa celebrates Veterans during 68th annual parade

    Nov 12, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Wahiawa said, "Mahalo" to veterans this morning with the Wahiawa Lions Club 68th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. The Royal Hawaiian Band led the parade along with Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The sidewalks on California Avenue were filled with hundreds of spectators, family and friends of active duty military and veterans eager to show support and pride for their country. The Veterans Day Parade, was hosted by the Wahiawa Lions was held on Nov. 11.

  • All-Army Light Welterweight champ sets sights on Olympic gold

    Nov 11, 2014

    Sgt. Anthony Nunez, a Patriot missile launching station operator/maintainer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Camp Carroll, South Korea, recently earned the title of All-Army light welterweight boxing champ during the Army's 2014 competition held at Fort Huachuca Sept. 12 and 13.

  • 78th Signal Battalion re-adopt Arnn Elementary

    Nov 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 10, 2014) -- Lt. Col. Thaddeus Underwood, commander of 78th Signal Battalion, signed the pledge of sponsorship Nov. 6 to re-adopt Arnn Elementary School, here.

  • Soldiers attend Master Resilience Trainer Course

    Nov 10, 2014

    Eighth Army Soldiers and civilians participated in the Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) course at Community Activity Center here, Nov. 5.

  • KSC Battalion Conducts ROC Drill

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps (KSC) Battalion conducted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill at K-16 Air Field, Nov. 6.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • New York National Guard Public Affairs team tells the story in Japan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Four New York Army National Guard Public Affairs Soldiers plugged into a joint public affairs effort here to collect stories, photos and video from a joint U.S.-Japan exercise that kicked off Oct. 27 and ran through Nov. 7. The New York public affairs element consisted of three members of the 138th Public Affairs Detachment and a representative from Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs.

  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • PRMC Receives New Commanding General

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers, staff, family members and friends, along with local leaders, gathered at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Nov. 7, 2014 to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, outgoing Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC), and to welcome the incoming PRMC Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent.

  • Pacific engineers target leader development through Best Squad competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, trained and tested foundational squad-level skills through an intense 10-day Best Squad competition, Oct. 23-29, 2014, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Orient Shield 14 finishes with field training exercise

    Nov 6, 2014

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members headed for the mountains to defend sovereign territory and defeat a fictional enemy during a simulated combat field training exercise at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Nov 3-5, 2014.

  • Surviving Alaska: Top 5 ways to beat the freeze

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Most people know that winters here in Alaska are long and extremely cold. Whether you've lived in Alaska all your life or have recently moved here for work everyone wants to stay warm in sub-zero temperatures. We spoke with Fort Wainwright's Installation Safety Officer, Greg Sanches to put together this resource of just a few tips and tricks to help you embrace the frigid temperatures, while also debunking some common myths about the extreme cold and how to best prepare for it.

  • Rotational Force will arrive for deactivating 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Secretary of Defense approved the deactivation of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea, and it will be replaced by a rotational brigade combat team from the United States.

  • Red Ribbon Week; youth members sign pledge

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 5, 2014) -- Roman Duarte, a Zama American High School student, wore a sign around his neck that said, "I am silent to represent the deaths by substance abuse," as part of an activity during the Red Ribbon Week campaign held Oct. 23 to 31 on the Camp Zama installation, here.

  • U.S./ROK Air Defenders meet to tighten alliance, share knowledge through Patriot tech exchange

    Nov 5, 2014

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade convened with the Republic of Korea Air Force's air defenders for the 2014 Technology Exchange Workshop Oct. 30 at the ROK Air Missile Defense Command headquarters.

  • 25th CAB brings excitement to downed aircraft training

    Nov 5, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- With bullets ricocheting off the frame of a downed aircraft, a team of aviation mechanics assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, franticly try to fix the aircraft's problem. The infantry could not provide security during this mission and the mechanics must secure the area themselves.

  • Thunder Inn sees no competition, awarded DFAC of the year

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- No matter how well-trained or prepared a Soldier is, to excel at their job or complete a mission they must be provided with the proper nutrients and sources of energy. For most Soldiers, the key location to obtain those nutrients is the nearest dining facility.

  • New Headquarters Building for Special Forces Battalion Ready for Action at Torii Station

    Nov 5, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently partnered with U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new headquarters building Nov. 4 at Torii Station.

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Warrior Zone Gets High Praise from Top NCO

    Nov 4, 2014

    Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visited U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Nov. 2 -- 4 to get a better look at the installation's one-of-a-kind Warrior Zone.

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Reading List to be easier for Warrior Country Soldiers to find

    Nov 4, 2014

    Area I libraries creating separate space for Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List

  • The Korean Service Corps Battalion

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Korean Service Corps was established during the Korean War to support U.S. troops and continues to do so today.

  • 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment Strengthens Partnership Through Discussion

    Nov 3, 2014

    Eighth Army's 2501st Digital Liaison Detachment (DLD) conducted a leader professional development lecture with the First Republic of Korea Army (FROKA) Commanding General and his staff at FROKA headquarters in Wonju, South Korea, Oct. 21.

  • ACS 'Takes Back the Night' from violence, assault

    Nov 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) 'took back the night' with their march conducted under the purpose to stand up against domestic violence for servicemembers and their families here, 15th October.

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

    Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Daegu University intern a big hit as Korean Language instructor at ACS

    Oct 31, 2014

    One of the Korean university students taking part in US Army Garrison Daegu's Intern Program is helping Soldiers and Family members to speak the language of their host nation.

  • Soldier receives helmet that saved his life

    Oct 31, 2014

    In 2012, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was hit by enemy fire during a hail of automatic weapons fire. It would have been deadly if not for his helmet. The life-saving piece of equipment was returned to him Oct. 30, 2014. "I have waited two years to get my helmet back," he said. "I never thought I would see my helmet again."

  • US and Japanese aviators work well together during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Aviators are working and flying side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts throughout Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 27 - Nov. 7.

  • 618th Dental Company Conducts Change of Command

    Oct 31, 2014

    The 618th Dental Company (Area Support) is a unique organization in the Army Dental Care System in that it is the only organization with a dual mission. It supports the Eighth United States Army during transition to hostilities and provides armistice health care to all United States Forces Korea beneficiaries on a daily basis at Camps Casey, Stanley, Red Cloud, Humphreys, Walker and Carroll as well as three dental clinics on Yongsan Army Garrison. Last month, the 618th underwent a change in leadership as Col. David A. Mott was replaced by Col. Manuel Pozo-Alonso as the commander during a ceremony at Yongsan's Collier Field House.

  • Eighth Army commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 30, 2014

    The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) commemorative ceremony was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Oct. 27.

  • 402nd AFSB watercraft unit completes intensive inspection

    Oct 30, 2014

  • 25th ID Soldiers Experience Outback Survival with Australian, Chinese Armies

    Oct 30, 2014

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia -- The outback in Australia's Northern Territory is usually home to crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of unusual animals. However, for three weeks in October, it was also home to a trilateral team of soldiers from the United States, Australia, and China taking part in Exercise Kowari 2014, the inaugural environmental survival training exercise that brought the three countries, represented by five 25th Infantry Division Soldiers, five U.S. Marines, 10 Australian Army soldiers, and 10 Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers, together for the first time in an effort to enhance security cooperation in the Pacific.

  • Army medics 'dust off' joint air evacuation operations

    Oct 30, 2014

    Nearly 60 Republic of Korea airmen and U.S. Army medics conducted joint air casualty evacuation training on the Seosan Air Base, South Korea, flight line, Oct. 28, 2014.

  • Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.