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  • Getting ready for Halloween

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Getting an early start on Halloween, local businesses and Pyeongtaek City partnered with Art Camp to host a "Costume Play Festival Pyeongtaek," Oct. 18, in Anjeong-ri. Children and adults from both Camp Humphreys and Pyeongtaek joined together, dressed as various Halloween characters, to celebrate. The festival included a parade, a costume and photo competition, various booths and Trick or Treating. For more information about future events, in Anjeong-ri, involving Art Camp, contact Debbie Borek at artcampchair@gmail.com or visit the Art Camp Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/humphreysartcamp/. On the heels of last night's (Oct. 30) Spooky Hallow, Trick or Treating in all Army Family Housing will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight. For those wishing to come to AFH to hand out candy to the children, the Housing Office will provide tables in both areas. -- U.S. Army photos by Min Kwon

  • Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • EIB challenges infantrymen's skills

    Oct 29, 2014

    For five days, troops tested their infantry skills by sprinting through lanes, reacting to direct fire, performing first aid, donning their protective masks, performing functions checks on numerous weapons and a host of other Soldiering skills.

  • Thunder Soldiers take on the Crucible

    Oct 29, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 200 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are competing in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held October 28-29 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, written tests on both Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, and an intense obstacle course. The Thunder Crucible is an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photo by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Last continuously serving draftee retires after 42 years

    Oct 28, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ralph E. Rigby retires after 42 years of dedicated service in the U.S. Army on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Oct. 28. Rigby is the last continuously serving draftee in the U.S. Army.

  • Guam Soldiers reverse rolls in upcoming exercise

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers from 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard are known to have friendly, island style attitude. Come next year, these Soldiers will have a change in attitude serving as the opposing forces (OPFOR) in support of U.S. Army Pacific's upcoming exercise Lightning Forge.

  • Jungle Aviators

    Oct 28, 2014

    Aircrews assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provided UH-60M Black Hawk air assault support to Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, during the 15-01 Jungle Operations Training Course, in the JOTC training area, Oct. 24.

  • 38 Servicemembers earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Servicemembers from across the pacific region converged on Schofield Barracks Oct. 14 - 24, for the opportunity to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, one of the most sought after awards in the medical field.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Staff Sgt. Felix Mena

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When Soldiers first arrive in Korea, the culture may seem unfamiliar. However, it doesn't take long to find out that South Korea has its arms wide open to newcomers. Korea offers American Soldiers an almost infinite number of opportunities to go out and experience the country and immerse themselves in its culture.

  • Thunder Medics train to save lives

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When treating a casualty on the battlefield, there is no time to waste. Every action taken is directly related to a Soldier's life in a crucial situation. In such circumstances, professionally trained health care specialists are greatly needed.

  • Rising up from the depths of sorrow: 9/11 prayer luncheon

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost at the malicious hands of terrorism. Many current Soldiers began their careers on that day, and many more since have joined the Army to help ensure such an attack never happens on American soil again. Despite 13 years passing, the vow to 'Never Forget' the civilians and law enforcement lost that day still stands.

  • Standing up for yourself: Self Defense for Women

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Assault and Harassment has been a problem within the uniformed services since their beginning. Across every one of the armed services, leaders and Soldiers are working to end this scourge that demeans individuals and threatens unit morale and cohesion.

  • Biking for the alliance at the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

    Oct 27, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea -- On October 19th, Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts "All Things Pacific" Week

    Oct 27, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted an "All Things Pacific" week Oct. 7-9 at USAG Yongsan to review the current and future state of signal capabilities, practices and projects in the region.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • Leadership, enthusiasm exemplify 599th NCOY

    Oct 27, 2014

  • Army Family provides immediate medical aid at traffic accident

    Oct 27, 2014

    The Army trains Soldiers to live the Warrior Ethos, the Army Values, and the Soldier's Creed at all times, whether on or off duty, while on post or in their local communities. The Russetts, a dual-Army couple stationed on Oahu, set the example of living that life, without hesitation, when they immediately took action after witnessing a car hit two pedestrians here, earlier this month.

  • US Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 26, 2014

    Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • US and Japanese forces share marksmanship skills during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    Sharing combat skills helped to close the gap between U.S. Army Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a close quarters marksmanship exercise, here Oct. 24.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers eat well during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 24, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- Feeding nearly 700 hungry U.S. Army Soldiers participating in exercise Orient Shield 14 is a huge undertaking for any cook.

  • 2014 2nd Inf. Div. Birthday run

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers came together in the early morning hours of October 23, 2014 at Schoonover Bowl on Camp Casey, South Korea, for a espirit de corps run to celebrate the 2nd Infantry Division's 97th birthday. Led by Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the 2nd Infantry Division command team, a nearly mile long formation followed, braving the 39-degree chill and calling cadence to show that they are truly "Second to None."

  • Regionally aligned forces getting global workout

    Oct 23, 2014

    "Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Aviator recalls two tours in Vietnam

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Retired Lt. Col. Charles Slimowicz is proud that he served fellow with Soldiers in Vietnam.

  • Activation of 14th MDB Strengthens US - Japan Alliance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 14th Missile Defense Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was activated, Oct. 22, 2014, during a ceremony at Kyogamisaki, Japan.

  • 65th BEB farewells 130th Engineers and joins Tropic Lightning Division

    Oct 23, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division activated the 65th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony on Weyand Field, Oct. 21.

  • 25 ID information operators build partnerships

    Oct 23, 2014

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Soldiers from across the 25th Infantry Division attended the Information Operations in the Pacific Symposium from Oct. 21-23 at the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii, to discuss and examine the role of information operations in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.

  • Best of the Best; 2nd SBCT Soldiers compete for EFMB

    Oct 23, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- More than 60 health care specialists assigned to 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division sought after the most coveted badge in the Army.

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 share more than just military expertise

    Oct 23, 2014

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan -- A local community engagement project in nearby Chitose added one more building block to a growing relationship between U.S. and Japanese military forces here, Oct 23.

  • Arctic Warriors join international partners to conquer Himalayas

    Oct 22, 2014

    Two Army officers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, recently became the latest ambassadors across the Pacific. The mission was to train with partnering nations and joint forces on mountain warfare operations in the Himalayan Mountain Range in Nepal.

  • Cancer-surviving Hawaii Reserve Soldier wins seven medals at wounded warrior games

    Oct 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale, 311th Signal Command, was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in April, 2013. A year and three surgeries later, she is not only cancer free, but has returned home to Hawaii from the Invictus Games in London and Warrior Games in Colorado where she represented the U.S. Army and was one of the only 2 Hawaiian Soldiers who qualified to compete. She won 7 medals in swimming.

  • DOD celebrates Diwali with spirited music, dancing

    Oct 22, 2014

    Spirited music and high-energy dancing filled the Pentagon auditorium, Oct. 22, 2014, as the Department of Defense celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • Can You Hear Me Alaska Shield

    Oct 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - The 59th Signal Battalion at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson overcomes every obstacle to recover from a simulated blackout caused by the earthquake scenario for Alaska Shield 14 here that started on March 27, 2014.

  • Signal Soldiers Conduct Sling Load Training

    Oct 22, 2014

    Soldiers, Leaders, and Korean Augmentees to the United States Army gathered to participate in sling load training that was conducted by Soldiers of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade at taxiway D, here on Oct. 16.

  • Garrison Japan welcomes new CSM

    Oct 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 21 at the Camp Zama Youth Center, here, where Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee relinquished responsibility of USAG-J to Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion.

  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • Participants in Orient Shield 14 hone infantry skills

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Ballard is determined to earn his own Expert Infantryman Badge or EIB. With roughly ten percent of all Army Infantryman eligible to wear it, this Soldier from Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment strives to be one of the chosen few.

  • Korean War monument relocated

    Oct 20, 2014

    CHUNCHEON, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers attended the Forney Bridge monument relocation ceremony hosted by 2nd Engineer Brigade at the Soyang river Chenyeo statue Oct. 16.

  • Eighth Army Soldiers attend Electronic Warfare Professional Development

    Oct 20, 2014

    K-16, Sungnam, South Korea --Eighth Army Soldiers attended an Electronic Warfare Professional Development (EWPD) hosted by 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion (AHB) at K-16, Sungnam, South Korea, Oct. 15.

  • Convoy advisory for Honolulu

    Oct 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army is advising motorists to be alert and drive with care as the 25th Infantry Division conducts a series of convoys from Schofield Barracks to Dillingham Airfield, 21 Oct.

  • Where happiness comes from: 2014 Dongducheon Volunteer Festival

    Oct 20, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom once said, 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.' Volunteering to help out others may seem difficult at first, but it is a noble act that anyone can do.

  • Talon warriors demonstrate air power

    Oct 20, 2014

    YANGPYEONG, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry carried rockets and large rounds of ammunition as they worked feverishly to prepare two AH-64D Longbow Apaches and two OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters during a combined rotary wing aircraft demonstration with elements of the Republic of Korea Army Aviation Operations Command Oct. 6, 2014.

  • Pacific Army Engineers support Marines, revamp Hawaii firing range

    Oct 20, 2014

    A group of Army engineers have spent the past six weeks demonstrating how executing their mission directly impacts the training efforts and preparedness of their Marine Corps brothers and sisters.

  • 2ID Warrior dedicated to fitness, sets example

    Oct 20, 2014

    HOKKAIDO, Japan -- As part of their daily routine, U.S. Army Soldiers conduct physical readiness training across the globe. It's a way of life for those serving in the Armed Forces. Such fitness routines keep service members healthy, fit and ready to do whatever is needed to defend the American way of life.

  • Grab your meal from Thunder Express

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoy healthy breakfast meals at the grand opening of Thunder Express October 15, 2014 at the 70th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters on Camp Casey, South Korea. Thunder Express is a grab-and-go truck for Soldiers that do not have the time to go to the dining facility. It will be stationed there on a daily basis with three hearty menus to choose from.

  • Eighth Army SHARP Magazine

    Oct 17, 2014

  • 35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 17, 2014) -- The Hispanic Heritage Month observance was held on Oct. 9 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here, to recognized the Hispanic cultures that impact military communities.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • 25th ID Celebrates Birthday with Tropic Lightning Week

    Oct 17, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Equine nostrils flared as horses galloped back and forth across Weyand Field by the 25th Infantry Division headquarters building. This was not a flashback to when the Army actively employed these animals. The sound of the horses' hooves pounding the ground was mixed with the sounds of mallets hitting a little white ball and a cheering crowd. This was a polo exhibition Oct. 9, and one of the capstone events for the 25th ID's 73rd birthday celebration, Tropic Lightning Week.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers honor Hispanic Americans

    Oct 17, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- Performing traditional Latin and Spanish American dances and songs Soldier from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division celebrated the diverse culture of Hispanic people Oct. 15 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 2nd SBCT Soldiers honor Hispanic Americans

    Oct 17, 2014

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii - Performing traditional Latin and Spanish American dances and songs Soldier from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division celebrated the diverse culture of Hispanic people Oct. 15 on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Battle re-enactment pays homage to veterans

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. and Republic of Korea service members participated in a Korean War battle re-enactment and memorial ceremony Sept. 24-26, 2014 in honor of those who fought in the Nakdong River Battle here.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • Hot Chelle Rae tours Korea

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A lively, although somewhat sparse, crowd was on hand to greet the band Hot Chelle Rae, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Oct. 14. Most of those in attendance spent the entire concert up front enjoying the band, singing along with the songs they knew and catching guitar pics. The band played for about 75 minutes, featuring its well known hit songs "Tonight, Tonight," "I Like it Like That," and more. Following the concert, 30 people (who waited in line for most of the afternoon for the chance) got to meet, get autographs and take photos with them. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial

    Oct 15, 2014

    U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.

  • Korean language contest officials recognize Presidio students

    Oct 15, 2014

    The 2014 Korean Hangul Day Award Ceremony for the Yonsei University Writing Contest and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Korean Video Contest was held inside the Tin Barn Oct.9

  • Youth members learn about fire prevention

    Oct 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2014) -- Several Camp Zama youth members learned about fire safety and prevention, during "Fire Prevention Week" held on the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation, here, from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

  • Army helps Naha prepare for tug-of-war competition

    Oct 14, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 8, 2014) -- Representatives from the U.S. Army and the city of Naha gathered at Naha Military Port on Oct. 6 to test the strength of a 43-ton rope to be used in the annual "Giant Tug-of-War" festival and parade to be held on Oct. 12, here.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Soldiers shifting to Pacific via new 'pathway'

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army has more Soldiers assigned to the Pacific theater this year and more of them are involved with engagements in regional countries, thanks to a program called Pacific Pathways.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Pacific's Senior Engineers maximize joint effort across region

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Pacific's senior Army engineers joined their sister service counterparts for the Hawaii Engineer Training Workshop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 7-8, to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen the joint engineer mission across the region.

  • Thunder Truck Rodeo Competition

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldier from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Thunder Truck Rodeo competition. The event aimed to enhance the proficiency of vehicle operators in the brigade and to prepare them for the upcoming division competition.

  • Self Defense for Women

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response program representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, organized a Self Defense for Women class October 7, 2014 at the Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. During the program students learned effective skills for self defense as well as techniques to increase their situational awareness.

  • Area I DPW wins top Army awards

    Oct 10, 2014

    Area I DPW's Heo, Downs, Langford, receive IMCOM honors; Army Safety award to Heo

  • Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office to host Social Media Workshop

    Oct 10, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office is again offering a Social Media Workshop, Dec. 3-4, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Conference rooms A, B & C). This two-day training opportunity focuses on the unique challenges faced by communicators in the realm of social media. During the workshop, presenters will showcase what others in the fields of public affairs and marketing are doing to engage their key audiences and provide actionable takeaways to help participants leverage the latest in social media communications techniques and technologies.

  • 2nd Infantry Division transformation improves readiness

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 2nd Infantry "Warrior" Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. Since 1950, 2ID Soldiers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their Republic of Korea allies on Freedom's Frontier keeping the peninsula secure against an aggressive and oppressive North Korean regime. The Division is constantly seeking ways to further improve its readiness and strengthen the historic alliance it shares with the Republic of Korea.

  • Camp Zama hosts inaugural "Employee Appreciation Day"

    Oct 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted their inaugural "Employee Appreciation Day," Oct. 9, 2014, at Yano Field, on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • HCES students tour new digs during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10, Dean Turner, the Humphreys Fire Prevention Chief, provided tours of the new fire station to students from Humphreys Central Elementary School. Turner spoke to the children about fire safety surrounding the theme "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The children watched a Sparky the Fire Dog video and then received a tour of the station, including seeing where the firefighters sleep when on shift, their workout room and the dispatch center. Once done there, they went out in the stalls to see the fire trucks, equipment and firefighter gear. They were also greeted by Sparky. Before departing, the children were provided with goody bags and plastic helmets. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys event highlights Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The community-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event was hosted by the 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Oct. 8, in the Community Activity Center. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Demonstrations, activities highlight Humphreys Day for Kids

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Zoeckler Field was covered in children, participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Day for Children event, sponsored by Children, Youth and School Services, Sept. 27. The day featured games, activities, demonstrations, music and free food for all in attendance. Unlike many countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. BGCA, along with the support of youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as the Day for Kids. Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids, it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Events like this provide families with an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and spend time together. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • Sea Dragons pays homage to Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a Hispanic Heritage Observance ceremony, Oct. 10, 2014, at the Fort Shafter Exchange.

  • Eighth Army participates in 2014 International Peace Marathon Festival

    Oct 8, 2014

    SAMSUNG, Seoul, South Korea -- Eighth Army Soldiers and Civilians took part in the 2014 International Peace Marathon Festival at Samsung, Seoul, South Korea Oct. 3.

  • U.S., Thai militaries build relationships through technology

    Oct 8, 2014

    Eleven U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy military and civilian personnel convened in Chao Samran, Thailand, Sept. 22-26, 2014, to evaluate equipment with the Royal Thai Army, during Operation Crimson Viper 2014.

  • USARPAC welcomes two new stars

    Oct 8, 2014

    Military and community leaders, Soldiers, family and friends gathered to welcome the new U.S. Army Pacific Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve, USARPAC, Brig. Gen. Brian Alvin, during a Flying "V" Ceremony at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 7.

  • Yongsan garrison observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan servicemembers and civilians honored the contributions of Hispanic Americans during the a special heritage month observance event, Sept 18.

  • 94th AAMDC rekindles education aspirations

    Oct 7, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, attended and participated in the 94th AAMDC Education Mentorship Luncheon, Sept. 23, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Humphreys Garrison hosts annual Breast Cancer Awareness event

    Oct 6, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- More than 300 people, primarily sporting the color pink, came out to participate in the 4th Annual Camp Humphreys Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk, held at the Humphreys High School track, Oct. 4. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

  • SDDC continues strategic role supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 6, 2014

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 599th Transportation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Wahiawa, Hawaii, has provided strategic support to the U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Pacific Pathways, an operation that groups multiple exercises and keeps assets in the area of operations longer without fixed bases, from the beginning.

  • Spartan Brigade gets bigger, adding new forward support company

    Oct 6, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division welcomed some new comrades into the Spartan Brigade during a reflagging and re-patching ceremony Oct.1, 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Another shot at interoperability equals readiness

    Oct 5, 2014

    ICHEON, South Korea -- U.S. Soldiers are required to retrain and qualify on their assigned weapon every year. This ensures that the perishable skill of marksmanship is never lost and troops are always trained and ready to "Fight Tonight."

  • Icheon city takes Talon Warriors back in time

    Oct 5, 2014

    ICHEON, South Korea -- More than 5000 years of documented history contribute to the rich culture the Land of the Morning Calm offers for those who venture here. With ones imagination, it is possible to revisit age-old dynasties by touring temples, shrines and old palace grounds across the peninsula.

  • USFK command team visits Camp Casey to discuss SHARP

    Oct 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti and Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the command team for the United States Forces Korea, meet with 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to discuss the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program and the policies regarding the program September 30, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army air defenders garner top awards at inaugural Osan Commander's Cup

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade bolstered their readiness and strengthened their joint relationship with fellow service members Sept. 28 - 30 during the Osan Air Base's inaugural commander's cup competition.

  • 3-7 FA Never Broken Legacy Challenge brings esprit de corps to unit

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to 3rd Regiment, 7th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted a full day of team building events at Bellows Air Force Station Beach Sept. 26 during the 3-7 FA Annual Never Broken Legacy Challenge.

  • Alaska paratroopers prep for winter at SUSV driver's training

    Oct 3, 2014

    Spartan paratroopers with the 725th Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division participated in a small unit support vehicle (SUSV) driver's training course in preparation for the upcoming winter months at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Hawaii's Gold Star Mothers and Families remember loved ones

    Oct 1, 2014

    About 150 friends and family members of fallen servicemen and women gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sept. 28, to remember their loved ones during "Gold Star Mother & Gold Star Family Day."

  • 25th DIVARTY reborn after almost a decade

    Oct 1, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII -- Boom sounded the artillery! Smoke from the guns wafted across Weyand Field. This was no battlefield, however. This was a reawakening. After nearly a decade, the 25th Infantry Division Artillery was reborn in a ceremony on Oct. 1.

  • SHARP is #1 Priority for Sea Dragons - Every Day, All Year Long

    Oct 1, 2014

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-Soldiers with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command gathered together for a ceremony to highlight the importance of sexual harassment/assault response and prevention all year long.

  • ZAHS students bond over homecoming events

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 30, 2014) -- Zama American High School kicked off their Homecoming weekend on Sept. 25 with a pep rally at the ZAHS Gym followed by a parade around Camp Zama installation and a Powder-Puff football game at the ZAHS Football Field, here.

  • Humphreys CDC earns accreditation

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Following an ongoing process of preparing curriculum, files, classrooms and staff that culminated in an intense two-day inspection, June 2-3, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Child Development Center received official notification, in July, that the facility and staff had achieved accreditation. This accreditation, from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), is valid through Dec. 1, 2019.

  • Humphreys Garrison kicks-off Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Humphreys Garrison kicked-off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign, the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with a cake-cutting event at the Main Exchange, Sept. 5. Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major; Kyong Reid, the CFC 2014 Community Area project officer for Area III; Spc. Ernest L. Echelbarger, assigned to Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion; and Col. Darin S. Conkright, Humphreys Garrison commander, cut the ceremonial cake. There are more than 150 CFC national and international campaigns raising millions of dollars each year, Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to the campaign through Dec. 15. -- U.S. Army photo by Kate Ko

  • Community remembers 9/11 with 48-hour event

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first group of ruck marchers left the station at 8:46 a.m., Sept. 12, to kickoff the 9/11 48-Hour Memorial Ruck March and Fundraiser, held Sept. 12-14 and hosted by Company A, 304th Signal Battalion. This event, in its fourth year, is dedicated as a memorial to the fallen and to honor those currently serving our Nation. The first group was joined by members of the Humphreys Fire Department, who annually participate in this event. This year's march saw 500 people participate and helped raise $5,000 for Wounded Warrior Project. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Sappers strengthen combat engineer skills during rappel training

    Sep 30, 2014

    Troops from the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) exercised quick infiltration and exfiltration skills -- essential tasks in combat engineer reconnaissance missions in rough terrain -- during rappel tower training Sept. 18, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 8th HRSC supports top resource in Pacific Pathways; Soldiers

    Sep 30, 2014

    The less than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center are constantly providing HR services throughout the massive Pacific Theater, making them the natural go-to experts for the Army's Pacific Pathways concept.

  • 'Change Agents' charged with enforcing, educating troops on EO

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Twenty-five Soldiers graduated from the first iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course (version 3.0) here, Sept. 12. The latest version of EOLC was released in April 2014 and includes new multimedia and interactive training tools. "There were several different practical exercises and videos that emphasize awareness of the perceptions and behaviors Soldiers have of others based on their differences," said 2nd Lt. Amanda O'Leary, the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion physician assistant and a recent EOLC graduate. "Part of becoming an EO practitioner is learning how to be a 'change agent' for the Army, which includes not only understanding others differences but allowing us to operate better as a team by providing the same level of respect regardless of those differences."

  • Eagle Scout project supports Humphreys High School cross-country team

    Sep 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For a person involved is Scouting, one of the final crucibles to earning the Eagle Scout rank is to develop, plan, and lead a project that will benefit a local school, religious institution, or community. Stephen Gayton III, a Boy Scout Troop 203 Eagle Scout candidate and a junior at Humphreys High School, was looking for a project that would support the local community, but just as importantly, support his beloved HHS Blackhawks. It just so happened that the Humphreys cross-country coach, Mitch Moellendick, had a project in mind. He had approached Scoutmaster Dennis Polaski early in the summer to see if it would be possible for a scout to help clear a 300-meter trail through the CPX training area and build a bridge, across a nearly five-foot span, over an irrigation channel.

  • STB troops wrap up month of suicide prevention/resiliency training with Family hike

    Sep 30, 2014

    8th Special Troops Battalion troops and their Families wrapped up a month dedicated to resiliency and suicide prevention training with a morning hike up the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail, Sept. 26.

  • 2nd Infantry DIVARTY activates on JBLM

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held a ceremony Sept. 25 on JBLM Lewis North to stand up a new unit, as the Army brings back division artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its divisions. The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is part of 7th Infantry Division, but the name of the artillery headquarters reflects its relationship to 2nd Infantry Division, based in South Korea.