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  • Legacy of Gimlet athletic excellence

    Oct 8, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Gimlet Battalion, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team claimed the Guadalcanal Cup during the 2013 Tropic Lightning Week, Oct 3 on Weyand Field. Tropic Lightning Week was a week of friendly athletic competitions amongst the 25th Infantry Division's 17 battalions to commemorate the division's 72nd birthday. Soldiers from across the division participated in sporting events, team-building contests honoring Hawaiian culture, and combat-focused competition. As Gimlet athletes and competitors have been doing for close to a century here at Schofield Barracks, members of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment took to the field and

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observance celebrates diversity

    Oct 7, 2013

    The 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month main observance was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom to celebrate and highlight the valuable contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, Oct. 1.

  • Sex signals teaches how to prevent sexual harrasment

    Oct 7, 2013

    Sexual Assault is a serious offense. The Military has zero tolerance for sexual assault. An assault can degrade the abilities of a unit, sow distrust among its members and keep the unit from being able to perform at their best to accomplish the mission.

  • Seoul renews mutual aid agreement to protect Yongsan community

    Oct 4, 2013

    Seoul Fire and Disaster Headquarters visited Yongsan in order to sign the mutual aid agreement with USAG Yongsan, Sep. 24.

  • U.S., Japan agree to expand security, defense cooperation

    Oct 4, 2013

    In a joint statement released Oct. 3, 2013, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic and military leaders agreed to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan.

  • Honoring our Past Heritage

    Oct 4, 2013

    The memorial in front of the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters building was recently expanded to allow thousand of more bricks in the brickyard. Soldiers and volunteers donated their time to ensure the old bricks where protected and the new ones where laid down correctly.

  • 'Deep Blue' exercise trains master divers in Hawaii

    Oct 3, 2013

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - 7th Engineer Dive Detachment leaders trained new master divers aboard a logistic support vessel Oct. 1, during Deep Blue, an annual exercise designed to reinforce dive operation safety and tactical proficiency.

  • Combined operations shop keeps vehicles on move

    Oct 3, 2013

    The combat repair team with B Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and a sister team with the JGSDF spent countless hours keeping vehicles fit to fight during the training exercise in a shared repair shop at YTC.

  • Blackhawks play first home game in new stadium

    Oct 3, 2013

    Humphreys High School quarterback Brandon Williams (16) tries to avoid an Osan American High School Cougar during the home opener for the Blackhawks, Sept. 27. Osan eventually won the game, 26-17. Humphreys High School continues its inaugural season with a game at Seoul American High School, on Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. Last year, many of the HHS and OAHS players were teammates as part of the Osan American team.

  • Soldiers help clean-up Itaewon

    Oct 3, 2013

    More than 25 soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan participated in the fall session of the biannual Itaewon Clean-up to help its good neighbor, Yongsan-gu, make clean Itaewon, Sept. 25.

  • Humphreys crowns Rising Stars

    Oct 3, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys 2013 Operation Rising Star singing contest was held, in the Community Activity Center, Sept. 27. Operation Rising Star is Army Entertainment's vocal competition that showcases the talent of Soldiers and their eligible family members.

  • 2nd CAB Soldiers take to the air during sling load operations

    Oct 3, 2013

    Soldiers from Company B, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade move to a safe position as a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter air-lifts a humvee during sling load operations, Sept. 26, at Camp Humphreys.

  • My Korea My Life

    Oct 3, 2013

    Many U.S. Soldiers are being deployed abroad. Some Soldiers might be sad to be far away from their hometown, but living in Korea can be more enjoyable than they think. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Carle, from Tecate, Calif., the 210th Fires Brigade sexual assault response coordinator, is a Soldier who has been deployed to Korea for a long time.

  • Thunder couple celebrates milestone

    Oct 3, 2013

    Being dual-military, a Soldier married to a Soldier, can be challenging. One couple from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division took the time to celebrate an important milestone together. Army Capt. Jessica Linney, the brigade judge advocate and a native of Warwick, R.I., surprised her husband, Maj. Jeremy Linney, the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment operations officer, from Ticonderoga, N.Y., by honoring the 20th anniversary of his enlistment at the Warrior Mission Planning and Rehearsal Complex on Camp Casey Aug. 26.

  • NEO exercise makes Yongsan ready

    Oct 3, 2013

    A noncombatant evacuation operations exercise was held here to raise the readiness and resiliency of U.S. government-affiliated noncombatants and to ensure they are prepared in case of an emergency, Sept. 26-28.

  • Soldiers certify on Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Oct 3, 2013

    Establishing section cohesion is vital to a unit and its mission, especially here in Korea with the rapid personnel turnover rate. Soldiers from A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted section certification training Aug. 23 on Camp Casey which qualifies them to participate in upcoming live-fire exercises.

  • Medical training supports brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness

    Oct 3, 2013

    Health care specialists from 210th Fires Bde., 2nd Infantry Division, conducted casualty evacuation operations both on ground and in the air during the Task Force Wilson exercise on Camps Casey and Stanley Aug. 21. The exercise is a four-day event to train and evaluate Soldiers performing proper medical care. Medics conducted ground casualty evacuation by ambulance and casualty exchange with 65th Medical Brigade in the morning and air casualty evacuation using UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters in the afternoon.

  • CYSS 'Fun Fair' treats kids in community

    Oct 2, 2013

    Yongsan Garrison Child and Youth School Services (CYSS) hosted the Day for Kids Community Fun Fair to enjoy the stations provided and spend a quality time with their parents, Sept. 28.

  • South Korean president honors General Walker

    Oct 2, 2013

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye honored the first Eighth Army commander of the Korean War during a dinner in Seoul, Sept. 30, 2013.

  • Strength through Mentorship, 2nd CAB Advises Women in Uniform

    Oct 1, 2013

    Soldiers from Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in a female mentoring session Sep.18, at the Community Fitness Center on Camp Humphreys.

  • Dempsey thanks military community in Korea

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, visited service members, family members and civilians for a town hall meeting at the post theater in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 1.

  • Secretary of Defense visits 2nd Infantry Division

    Oct 1, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the 2nd Infantry, the only permanently forward-stationed division in the Army, Sept. 30, 2013, in South Korea, as part of his four-day Asia visit.

  • 2ID welcomes six new US citizens

    Oct 1, 2013

    Several Soldiers now wear the uniform of their nation and some Family members now claim U.S. citizenship.

  • Retired leaders reunite during 60th Anniversary

    Oct 1, 2013

    Camp Red Cloud, KOREA-- After almost lifetime, two former brothers-in-arms reunite in Korea to catch up on old times and share their stories. Retired Army Col. Victor S. Vierra, former United Nations Command Security Battalion- Joint Service Area commander and retired Republic of Korea Maj. Kim Moon-hwan, former ROK Army company commander, UNCSB-JSA were invited by the ROK Ministry of National Defense during the 60th Anniversary celebration of the ROK-U.S. Alliance Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.

  • Iron sharpens Iron: Soldiers strive for legendary status

    Oct 1, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- The Expert Infantry Badge makes a powerful statement and represents a great accomplishment by infantrymen throughout the U.S. Army. More than 400 infantry Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division took part in the rigorous testing held by 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Warrior Base Sept. 13 to 27.

  • Alpha Company hosts 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial 48-Hour Ruck March

    Sep 30, 2013

    Members of Alpha Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal, held a 48-hour ruck march in Pyeongtaek, South Korea Sept . 13. The 48 hour relay-style ruck march, a memorial for victims of the September 11, officially began at 0830hrs Sept. 13 and finished at 0900hrs Sept 15.

  • Pacific Soldiers, Civilians host 153rd Signal Regimental Week

    Sep 30, 2013

    Signaleers and civilian partners from around Oahu came together for Signal Regimental Week to share best practices and commemorate the 153rd birthday of the United States Army's Signal Corps.

  • Overseas commissaries, all Exchanges to stay open during government shutdown

    Sep 30, 2013

    Despite a government shutdown, military commissaries overseas and all Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities will continue operation.

  • Eighth Army commander thanks ROK Army officers

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general described the important role the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance plays in maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in the Asia Pacific region, to students at the Republic of Korea Army War College Command Course in Daejon, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2013.

  • Searchers train in advanced water rescue

    Sep 27, 2013

    An elite team of firefighters who are part of the Fort Wainwright water search and rescue team participated in an emergency response diving technician course culminating in an open water dive on post Sept. 12.

  • 210th Fires Brigade make their own clouds

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from A Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 26. During the training, Soldiers from A Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System side-by-side with the Republic of Korea Army. The Soldiers tested their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th Fires Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 'Air Defenders' sign proclamation

    Sep 26, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Capt. Blake Benedict, commander of Battery C, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, signed a proclamation that commits his Air Defenders to teaching English to the students at a local Korean school here Sept. 12. The school principal, Suh, Yong-Ha, signed on behalf of the Songil Elementary School and welcomed the friendship of the U.S. service members.

  • Army Community Service hosts community job fair

    Sep 26, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Army Community Service hosted a job fair in the Camp Humphreys Community Fitness Center here, Sept. 13, featuring approximately 40 military and civilian employers. Attended by more than 145 job seekers, the event provide military spouses, retiring or separating service members, and others in the community, access to potential employers, job hunting advice, and information on current and upcoming employment opportunities.

  • 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March

    Sep 26, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Soldiers from the 194th CSSB take part in the 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March on Camp Humphreys, Sept. 14. The ruck march was conducted in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center, Pentagon and United Flight 93.

  • COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN

    Sep 26, 2013

    Col. Darin S. Conkright, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Commander, Pfc. Jester, Mrs. Lori Conkright and Ms. Collich, slice the ceremonial cake to mark the opening of this year's Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, Sept. 17. Last year, Area III community members donated $255,618 to the CFC-O Campaign. For more information om this year's campaign, visit the CFC-O Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cfcoverseas.org.

  • 2ID crews qualify with Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 25.

  • 413th's Peacekeepers complete the Spartan challenge

    Sep 25, 2013

    KUALOA RANCH, Hawaii-The 413th Contracting Support Brigade's Peacekeepers competed in the National Spartan Race here August 17 taking on the 3.5 mile course that was loaded with 21 obstacles.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Command Post Exercise

    Sep 25, 2013

    The nations of Lanuland and Struland have a fragile peace, and have been separated by a demilitarized zone. Malaysia borders these countries on the north and east, and has combined with the U.S. to form the 6th Multinational Brigade in order to perform peacekeeping operations between the two countries. Just as a plan has been formed to end the conflict and phase out the DMZ, a terrible earthquake strikes Malaysia. The Malaysian military has to pull out of the 6th MNB, and the U.S. commits to helping our Malaysian partners.

  • All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

    Sep 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington of Camp Humphreys, South Korea, went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 19, 2013.

  • Soldier breaks world record in bomb-suit run

    Sep 24, 2013

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen set a new world record, Sept. 23, 2013, running a mile while wearing a fully functional bomb-disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds.

  • Japanese, US soldiers run in annual race

    Sep 24, 2013

    Hundreds of runners, including more than 50 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers, took part in the third annual Howard's Medical Army Base Race during a break in Operation Rising Thunder exercises, Sept. 21.

  • EOD Soldier breaks world record

    Sep 24, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen of the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, based out of Schofield Barracks, attempted a new world record at the University of Hawaii-Manoa track today, by running a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds, while wearing a fully functional bomb disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds

  • Yongsan leaders reaffirm friendship

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council (KAFC) gathered at the Yongsan Capital Hotel to celebrate and discuss their efforts to strengthen the friendship between Republic of Korea and the United States, Sept. 13.

  • Eighth Army participates in annual NEO exercise

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Forces Korea is holding its annual noncombatant evacuation exercise in South Korea this week.

  • Fall festival fun at K-16

    Sep 23, 2013

    Service members, civilians and their families enjoyed the early summer weather with musical performances, entertaining booths, an outdoor BBQ and sporting events during the K-16 Fall festival, Sep. 16.

  • Korean National Police visit Yongsan

    Sep 23, 2013

    Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the post by patrolling the area. As the garrison recognized the importance of their duty, the KNPs were given an opportunity to tour inside of what they guard.

  • Teacher builds alliance communication between KATUSAs, U.S. Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2013

    KATUSAs from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in English class given by Kandida Gendron, the spouse of Maj. Wayne Gendron, 70th BSB operations officer, in Casey education center on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa Train with IED Simulators

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific Command instructors were on Okinawa last week training Soldiers from different units how to use Improvised Explosive Device Effects Simulation training kits.

  • Successful weekly family night program returns

    Sep 23, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The return of the popular weekly family night programs at both Schofield Barracks and Aliamanu Military Reservation, this month, means a busy time for the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Religious Support Office.

  • ACAP sets Soldiers up for career success

    Sep 23, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Transitioning from military life back into the civilian world often is a stressful time for Soldiers.

  • September is for preparedness

    Sep 23, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Emergencies affect hundreds of people every year.

  • Torii Station hosts luau for spouses of deployed Service members on Okinawa

    Sep 23, 2013

    Rain could not dampen the spirits of the more than 240 people that turned out for the deployed Spouse Luau on Torii Station on Sept. 21, 2013.

  • Exchange program with Australia focuses on U.S. Army's chemical protection

    Sep 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Spending two years immersed in the Australian defense science and technology community provided new perspectives for a U.S. Army engineer. Steve Carrig said his work with the Australian military allowed tremendous access to end users -- Soldiers -- because of the country's smaller size.

  • Vietnam Veterans visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Sep 18, 2013

    Members of the 1st Signal Brigade Alumni Association, before travelling to Vietnam, stopped by here Sept. 11 - 13 to see how the current 1st Signal Brigade operates in today's Army. Soldiers from the 1st Signal Brigade held a welcome ceremony for the veterans at Commiskey's Community Activities Center. Stories, laughs and cake were shared between alumni members and current Soldiers.

  • Soldiers make songpyeon, deliver smiles

    Sep 17, 2013

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated the National Korean holiday, Chuseok, by making songpyeon with local volunteers at Geumchun Senior Welfare Center and shared it with the underprivileged elders, Sept. 11.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and Third Republic of Korea Army test compatibility of communic

    Sep 17, 2013

    Bravo Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion participated in a joint signal demonstration with the Third Republic of Korea Army in Yongin City, South Korea Sept. 9.

  • 210th Fires Bde. taking steps to improve unit climate

    Sep 17, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, held a censor session for the females Soldiers of the brigade to discuss sexual harassment, sexual assault, equal opportunity, and any other topics or issues they might want to discuss at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Casey Sept. 16. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • KATUSA soldier illustrates Korea-US alliance

    Sep 17, 2013

    CAMP WARRIOR, South Korea -- Private First Class Min Seob Lee said as a young boy growing up just outside of Seoul, he never really understood why there were American servicemen and women in his country.

  • HHC 516th Soldiers volunteer to fight back elementary school overgrowth

    Sep 17, 2013

    The dog days of summer had wound down and children that live on and near the installation made their way back to Major General William R. Shafter Elementary School, here, on August 5, the first day of school. The overgrown campus that greeted students and parents was surprising.

  • Japanese troops get a taste of American hospitality

    Sep 17, 2013

    During a break in training Sept. 15, several Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the Yakima Training Center for the annual Operation Rising Thunder exercise were invited to spend time with families in the Yakima community.

  • Gold Star moms to be honored

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army officials invite the community to take part in honoring the mothers of fallen service members at a ceremony in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Hawaii is an endurance athlete's picture of paradise

    Sep 17, 2013

    HONOLULU -- With year-round sunshine, miles of scenic coastline and temperatures that average in the mid-70s, even during the "winter" months, Hawaii is an idyllic setting for endurance sports.

  • Native Hawaii Liaison contract to end

    Sep 17, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Due to sequestration and budget reductions for the upcoming fiscal year, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is unable to continue its Native Hawaiian Liaison contract.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Opening Ceremony

    Sep 17, 2013

    LAPANGAN TERBAND CAMP, Malaysia -- Members of the U.S. and Malaysian armies gathered together to begin Exercise Keris Strike 13 with a ceremony at Lapangan Terbang Camp, Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia the morning of Sept. 17. Maj. Gen. Dato Mohd Shukuri bin Ahmad, the General Officer Commanding of the Malaysian Army 2nd Infantry Division, hosted Brig. Gen. Pete Johnson, the 25th Infantry Division Deputy Commanding Genera

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 16, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • Pickler presented de Fleury award for service to Engineer Regiment

    Sep 16, 2013

    Ken Pickler, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District transportation operations officer, was recently presented the Bronze Order of the de Fleury award Aug. 30 for nearly 42 years of service to the engineer regiment by Col. Bryan S. Green, district commander, on behalf of Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick.

  • 210th Fires Bde trains Soldiers on SHARP

    Sep 16, 2013

    Camp Casey, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, attended the Sex Signals Production Tour at the Camp Casey Theater Sept. 16. Throughout the show the Soldiers were trained and educated on response and prevention of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender based misconduct. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photoS by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Eighth Army commander sends Chuseok message

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked the Korean people for their continued support on the eve of Chuseok, Korea's autumn harvest festival.

  • Humphreys hosts 'Army in Korea Reverse Triathlon'

    Sep 15, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Although it was early, the Humphreys aquatics park, dubbed "Splish & Splash," was crowded with competitors and spectators for the Army in Korea Reverse Triathlon hosted here, Sept. 7. According to Lonnie Herring, Area III sports director and the event organizer, a reverse triathlon format requires athletes to complete three courses: running, cycling and swimming.

  • Humphreys Rugby Tournament

    Sep 15, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - USAG Humphreys hosted Rugby Tornament on Sep. 7, at Independence Park. 6 Rugby teams from Camp Humphreys, Seoul, Daegu, Jeonam, Cheonan, and Osan participated the tornament. Final winner of the tornament was Seoul Survivors.

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone

    Sep 15, 2013

    More than 65 Shinpyung High School students gather with members of the Camp Humphreys military community for a group photo while taking part in a day-long tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program, tour participants visited Camp Bonifas, Infiltration Tunnel #3 and the Joint Security Area, Sept 6.

  • 1-38th FA conducts training to enhance unit readiness

    Sep 13, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System at Rocket Valley, South Korea Sept. 11. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Yongsan welcomes new U.S. citizens

    Sep 13, 2013

    Eight people from various nations became American citizens following a naturalization ceremony held at the Army Community Services building, Sep. 11.

  • Ambassador or bad apple? Perception overrules reality when it comes to media

    Sep 13, 2013

    We're all in the public eye -- from Soldiers to civilian employees, family members and retirees -- each and every one of us can and should act as ambassadors for the Army every day.

  • Winterizing your vehicle; things to know before the snow

    Sep 13, 2013

    It's time to give that vehicle the attention it deserves before the temperatures drop and the roads get icy.

  • Introducing Wesley D. (Wes) Potter, Deputy to the Garrison Commander

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's deputy to the garrison commander, Wesley D. Potter, started in his position earlier this summer at Fort Wainwright, bringing with him a list of connections and experience to the installation's missions, both military and civilian.

  • Service members renew commitment on Mighty Mo

    Sep 13, 2013

    In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

  • Signal Soldiers, Spouses reach out to Fern Elementary

    Sep 12, 2013

    A rainbow of colorful backpacks, slippers, piles of notebooks, crayons and other school supplies lined the steps of the elementary school, a small group of Soldiers carefully arranged the gifts and waited quietly for the students to arrive.

  • U.S. Army Pacific, Nepalese Army operationalize disaster response plan during 4-day exercise

    Sep 12, 2013

    Recognizing the enormous impact a massive natural disaster would have on the heavily populated city of Kathmandu, Nepal, and the critical need for civil-military preparedness, the Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific proactively conducted the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, Sept. 9-12, 2013, marking the first of its kind in Nepal to include a practical field training evolution.

  • Workers honored for saving Soldier's life

    Sep 12, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, commanding general for 19th Expeditionary Support Command, praised and awarded Mr. Kwak, Myong-chin and Mr. Yi, Won-chik, both Korean Service Corps employees, the Superior Civilian Service Award for saving the life of Pfc. Kimberly Garland, 46th Transportation Company Sept. 10.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • 8th STB focuses on resiliency

    Sep 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The leadership of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, continues to enhance their Soldiers with something more powerful than weapons and equipment by finishing up another round of master resiliency training, Sept. 5, in order to keep their Soldiers strong minded and fit to fight. The purpose of the training is to enhance the performance and improve the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, family members, and Army civilians.

  • Alpha 307th ESB redeployment concludes following OEF mission

    Sep 11, 2013

    Forty-two members of the final group of Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers returned home, here, on Sept. 5 one month after their redeployment began.

  • Finance team assists with Living Quarters Allowance debt waivers in Korea

    Sep 10, 2013

    A Defense Finance and Accounting Service team is meeting with Department of Defense civilians who were erroneously paid Living Quarters Allowance in South Korea.

  • Inaugural Senior Enlisted Leader program included at Pacific Armies Management Seminar

    Sep 10, 2013

    The largest annual gathering of land power senior military leadership in the Asia-Pacific region -- Pacific Armies Management Seminar and the concurrent Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference -- introduced a Senior Enlisted Leader program to this year's events.

  • MP bike patrol protects people, property

    Sep 10, 2013

    You see them cruising around the post, patrolling the roads and trails of USAG Yongsan during the warm Korean months. They have a badge, and protect and serve the Yongsan community, but they are riding on two wheels, not four.

  • Maintenance Support Team repairs Mega Star System

    Sep 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, were air lifted in a Black Hawk Helicopter to the Madison Communication Tower site near Seoul, South Korea Aug. 28 to conduct quarterly maintenance.

  • No battle buddy left behind

    Sep 10, 2013

    If you find yourself in trouble in Deagu on a weekend night don't be surprised if you find a group of Americans wandering the streets looking for you. The group is comprised of American Soldiers in civilian clothes. Their only purpose is to help you.

  • USARPAC, Nepalese Army open 4-day disaster response exercise

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Nepalese Army and U.S. Army Pacific officially opened the Nepal Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange during a ceremony Sept. 9, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Eighth army medics work with KATUSA soldiers on real-world mission to keep soldiers in fight

    Sep 9, 2013

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Medical readiness is critical to maintaining a globally deployable and effective military. During Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013, medics from the Eighth Army and the Republic of Korea army's KATUSA program are prepared to handle any situation prevention can't stop.

  • Military, HIDOE foster partnership to build leaders

    Sep 9, 2013

    Legislators, senior military officials, educators, community leaders and other distinguished guests joined together inside The Salvation Army-Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, here, Aug. 29, to take part in the 12th annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF).

  • USAG-HI's Nakasone named Outstanding Military Contributor

    Sep 9, 2013

    A highlight of the annual Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is the awarding of the prestigious Outstanding Military and Civilian Contributor commendation awards.

  • Canoe regatta doubles as PT for Wounded Warriors

    Sep 9, 2013

    Sunday morning the stretch of beach, here, was abuzz with the usual traffic of locals and tourists alike headed out for a day of surf, sand and sun.

  • American, Japanese snipers train on common ground

    Sep 8, 2013

    American and Japanese snipers came together to exchange their knowledge and learn from each other to enhance their combat readiness Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. They focused on target detection, reconnaissance techniques and cover and concealment.

  • New Zealand welcomes Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, Management Seminar

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders of 29 Armies across the Pacific theater gathered in Auckland, New Zealand, Sept. 8, 2013 for the opening ceremonies of the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference and the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

  • Chuseok - biggest holiday of Korea

    Sep 8, 2013

    Chuseok, similar to the American Thanksgiving, is the biggest holiday of Korea. Chuseok is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. During Chuseok, Korean people visit their ancestors' grave sites, eat traditional food and play folk games, enjoying the holiday with family members. This year it will be celebrated on Sept. 18 - 20.

  • MND visits garrison, strengthens friendship

    Sep 8, 2013

    Leaders from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Service Support group visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to discuss how to continue their partnership and strengthen ROK-U.S. alliance here, Sept. 4.

  • American and Japanese snipers come together to train

    Sep 6, 2013

  • Weather, community turns out for celebration

    Sep 6, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- With no rain in the forecast, the Labor Day Let Freedom Ring Celebration at Soldier Field, previously scheduled for Independence Day, went off without a hitch Sept. 2. Besides the usual activities, such as inflatables, eating contests, music, children's games, and face painting, children and adults were able to participate in the Child, Youth and School Service's NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition.

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