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  • A New Addition

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to 4th ARS, 6th Cav. Regt., marked their historic nine-month deployment with a unit colors uncasing ceremony Oct. 18.

  • Leader serves two countries

    Oct 20, 2013

    Maj. Lee Geun-hyung, from Killeen, Texas, and originally from Angang, South Korea is the 210th Fires Brigade chaplain and is one of a handful of Soldiers, who served as a member of both the ROK and U.S. Army.

  • Yongsan lights up the night against domestic violence

    Oct 18, 2013

    Members from throughout the Area II community gathered at Collier Field to participate in the annual "Take Back the Night" walk against domestic violence, Oct 16.

  • Schoonover Bowl at Camp Casey reopens after renovation

    Oct 18, 2013

    The reopening was marked with a ribbon-cutting and cake-cutting ceremony, during which Lt. Col. Edward D. Eldridge, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Casey, made brief welcoming remarks.

  • Paramedics respond quickly

    Oct 18, 2013

    Quick action by a pair of Wheeler Federal Fire Department professionals has been recognized for heroic work that saved a man's life.

  • SAMC Hawaii Koa: Master Sgt. Talley

    Oct 18, 2013

    Master Sgt. Melinda T. Talley, the Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, was inducted into the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009.

  • 210th Fires Brigade NCO Wins WLC Leadership Award

    Oct 17, 2013

    CAMP JACKSON, South Korea -- Soldier starts his second career in the Army Sgt. Felix Mena, who is a native of Whittier, Calif., is far from the typical Soldier, joining the Army at the age of 40, after working an assortment of different jobs to include coaching professional tennis.

  • Warriors pledge support to 2013 Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 17, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division command team, Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano make their pledges to some of the many organizations listed in the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 17 at Freeman Hall, the division headquarters. PHOTO BY: 2ID PAO, PAK, CHIN-U

  • Dirty Jobs: Air Traffic Control Operator

    Oct 17, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- When helicopters come in for a landing it's normal for Soldiers standing in the vicinity to take cover behind an object or turn away to avoid dirt, dust or debris that is stirred up from the helicopter's rotors.

  • SAMC Hawaii inducts four, continues tradition of excellence

    Oct 17, 2013

    Four soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were inducted into the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, Oct. 16, aboard the Logistics Support Vessel 7, the Staff Sgt. Robert T. Kuroda.

  • 1st Signal Brigade celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 17, 2013

    Members of United States Forces Korea came to celebrate and recognize Hispanic culture and Latinos that serve our nation's armed forces. 1st Sgt. Jose J. Santiago, USFK, Special Troops Battalion, United Nations Command Honor Guard Company, was the event's guest speaker.

  • 210th Fires Bde. conducts ACL retrieval training exercise

    Oct 17, 2013

    210th Fires Brigade participates in an Ammunition Combat Load Retrieval Exercise Oct. 17-18 on Camp Casey. The training exercise focused on the brigade's ability to pull ammunition out of storage facilities and distribute it to the units in case of emergency situations. The retrieval, uploading and transporting of the Brigade's ACL is critical to the success of the Brigade's mission.

  • Company commanders participate in 8th TSC Crossfit Challenge

    Oct 16, 2013

    Company commanders throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command got a chance to get their fitness on, Oct. 4th, during a Crossfit challenge on Schofield Barracks. The tournament, hosted by the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, saw more than 40 officers participate throughout the 8th TSC.

  • Kids turn up the heat on fire prevention

    Oct 15, 2013

    The USAG Yongsan Fire Department and Emergency Services, with the help of Seoul City Fire Services gave students from Seoul American Elementary School fire prevention tips to help raise their emergency readiness during Fire Prevention Week here, Oct. 9.

  • Realistic training for a strong defense

    Oct 15, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a brigade-wide recall alert Sept. 17 on Camp Casey.

  • Korean National Defense University hosts first combined training course

    Oct 15, 2013

    The Korean National Defense University welcomed American military officers to its first combined training course in Seoul, in September.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Gilbert

    Oct 15, 2013

    Command Sgt. Major Antez Gilbert assumed the responsibilities and duties as the senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony held on Torii Beach today.

  • Volunteer of the quarter awarded at Yongsan

    Oct 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan volunteer of the quarter was named at the Army Community Services building, Oct. 1.

  • Yongsan declares war on domestic violence

    Oct 14, 2013

    Domestic violence appears to be on the rise in the military, so much so that the Department of Defense considers it an item of specific concern. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held a proclamation ceremony to increase awareness, Oct. 1.

  • Army spouses host JSC 'Operation Hooah 2013'

    Oct 11, 2013

    Hundreds of military spouses gathered to take part in the Joint Spouses' Conference, "Operation Hooah 2013."

  • USAG-HI to enforce new guidelines for off-duty attire

    Oct 11, 2013

    Fashion abides by a set of rules all its own.

  • Yongsan talent, rising stars

    Oct 10, 2013

    Service members, family members and civilians in Korea rose to be stars to showcase their singing talents during a singing competition at R&R Bar and Grill here, Oct. 4.

  • Combined training increased capabilities for US,ROK 'Redlegs'

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live-fire qualification exercises Sept. 25 to 27 at Rocket Valley in Cheolweon.

  • Humphreys softball enthusiasts keep the season going

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Leave the tuxedo and sequin gowns at home, this year's "Fall Ball" is not about fancy attire in a high-class ballroom, but it is all dirt (sort of), fun, and skid marks, as the 2013 Fall Softball League continues through the end of the month.

  • Korean War vets, college students visit Camp Humphreys

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion pose for a group photo with eight Korean War veterans at the Provider Grill Dining Facility, on Camp Humphreys, Oct. 4. The veterans visited the garrison as part of a College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Patriotic Education Travel Program. Designed to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences for students and veterans, the program pairs College of the Ozarks students with veterans, taking them back to the battlefields where they fought. The program honors veterans and was established to encourage an understanding of American Heritage, civic responsibilities, love of country, and a willingness to defend it.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Oct 10, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, led the Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in the first brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Oct. 10, 2013. This run focused on building unit cohesion, morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Col. Michael Lawson, 210th Fires Brigade commanding officer, recognized the 210th Fires Bde. Soldier of the Quarter Board winners., Sgt. John Rodriguez, of Aiea, Hawaii, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Pfc. Aaron Bell, of Lawton, Okla., and Cpl. Shin Jae-min, of Seoul, South Korea, both are field artillery firefinder radar operators assigned to 333rd Field Artillery Target Acquisition Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Bde., by presenting them with the Army Commendation Medal and an Indianhead statue. The 210th Fires 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.

  • Wolfpack soldiers lead Mililani Uka Elementary during 'Get Fit' day

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 643rd Vertical Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, volunteered Sept. 27 at Mililani Uka Elementary School during a daylong "Get Fit" event.

  • USAG-HI, ohana of fallen commemorate sacrifice

    Oct 10, 2013

    After a rainy beginning to the morning, Sunday, the skies over the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, suddenly cleared, just in time for the start of a lei of honor and remembrance ceremony at the bottom of the Punchbowl stairs.

  • PTA Employee of the 3rd Quarter

    Oct 10, 2013

    Expert fiscal oversight and proactive command initiatives, particularly during austere funding times, were recognized, here, by naming Lori Horner, assistant executive officer, U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa, Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2013.

  • Parent involvement in school is vital for the child's success

    Oct 10, 2013

    Success. That's what every parent wants for his or her child -- success in athletics, academics and life in general.

  • Federal Fire reminds all to 'prevent kitchen fires'

    Oct 10, 2013

    It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from Oct. 6-12, the Federal Fire Department is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to "Prevent Kitchen Fires."

  • CYSS' kids event draws crowd

    Oct 10, 2013

    In support of the Boys & Girls Club of America's mission to honor our nation's children, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth, and School Services held its annual "Day for Kids" event at the School Age Center, here, recently.

  • 84th Engineers return from Guam

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 84th Engineer Battalion cased its colors Aug. 26 and completed their support of U.S. Pacific Fleet operations in Oceania during a change of charge ceremony on Naval Base Guam.

  • Engineer defense

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 34th Sapper Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a squad training exercise throughout Sept. 16-20 on East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • ACS provides added resources, advocacy this month

    Oct 10, 2013

    1.3 million. That's the number of women who become victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade hosts Hispanic Heritage celebration

    Oct 10, 2013

    More than 200 soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration Oct. 2 at Shafter Flats.

  • Tips to 'Recognize, Report, Prevent' domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2013

    Stigmas are very prevalent in our society.

  • Operation Yo-Yo: Transportation during the first year of the Korean War

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Korean War illustrates how supply lines affect operations. The closer a force is to its supply base, the shorter the turnaround in logistics.

  • Soldiers get down and dirty during confined space training

    Oct 9, 2013

    Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and 36th Signal Battalion came together for three days to participate in confined space training at Camp Humphrey, near Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Junior officer excels during major exercise

    Oct 9, 2013

    YONGSAN South Korea- Entering the Army can be a life-changing experience. Undergoing this process itself can be uncertain; one can be ready for the steep learning curve or acquiring a high level of expertise in a short amount of time. Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy Tomaino, an ammunition platoon leader from Battery B 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division proved he had what it takes to be an Army officer by his successful performance during Ulchi Freedom Guardian, an annual peninsula-wide training exercise in August 17- 29.

  • Senior leaders mentors Soldiers to be successful

    Oct 9, 2013

    Everyone has their own definition and style of mentorship. Mentorship can be defined as a personal developmental relationship in which a more experi┬Čenced and knowledgeable person guides someone with their knowledge on different subjects. The following insight is from two noncommissioned officers who use different approaches to mentorship and the development of peers and subordinates.

  • October is Energy Action Month

    Oct 9, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The month of October is designated as "Energy Action Month," and the U.S. Army Garrison Environmental Division is calling for all employees and tenant units to join in to conserve energy during the month and beyond.

  • 210th Fires Bde focus on survivability training

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Soldiers of 210th Fires Brigade with the assistance from the engineers assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, both brigades from 2nd Infantry Division conducted survivability training for the Q-37 Radar at Seong ji Gol Village on Sept. 16 at Camp Casey.

  • Humphreys community turns out for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 8, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Third Annual Camp Humphreys Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run was held at the Zoeckler Gym track Oct. 5. More than 300 community members covered the entire track in pink, while doing an initial lap in silence, and then.

  • Air Force, Army work together during exercise

    Oct 8, 2013

    The 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently conducted a large-scale, joint training event at the Yukon Training Area, Alaska.

  • 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.

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