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  • Unit Hits Environmental Home-run

    Feb 20, 2014

    Dennis Polaski, the United States Army Garrison Humphreys director of public works, along with Onsemus K. Smith, acting chief of USAG Humphreys Department of Public Works Environmental Division, presented the award to representatives of 602nd ASB, Jan. 21, 2014.

  • Port operations during PULSE-W

    Feb 19, 2014

    During the week of Jan. 20, soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group supported port operation during the second phase of Pacific Utilities and Logistics Support Enablers - Watercraft, dubbed PULSE-W, at White Beach Naval Base, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 605th Soldiers deploy to Kuwait

    Feb 19, 2014

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, hugged their families and friends goodbye, Feb. 14, as they departed for Kuwait.

  • Spartan Brigade demonstrates quick response, airborne ability at Cobra Gold 2014

    Feb 19, 2014

    "Spartan" paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, demonstrated their unique ability to rapidly deploy and conduct a forced entry airborne assault during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at the Khok Kathiam Royal Thai Air Force Base in Lopburi, Thailand, Feb. 15, 2014.

  • Gimlets certify for Live Fire

    Feb 18, 2014

    BAN DAN LAN HOI, Thailand -- The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division have been conducting platoon live fire certifications as part of Exercise Cobra Gold during the month of Feb. here in Thailand. With an upcoming rotation to the National Training Center this summer, ensuring the Soldiers are prepared to work in large platoon live fire missions is essential as the entire 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team will be conducting operations.

  • Annual scholarship opportunity available to IPC residents

    Feb 18, 2014

    WinnCompanies, the firm providing the property management and maintenance services at Island Palm Communities, is celebrating more than four decades in business by offering an amazing scholarship opportunity to residents.

  • IPC receives national recognition for community 'Night Out'

    Feb 18, 2014

    With nearly a thousand residents and several government and community organizations participating in Island Palm Communities' (IPC's) National Night Out, each year, IPC has received national recognition.

  • 'Sisters in Arms' program goes international at Cobra Gold 2014

    Feb 18, 2014

    Women representing several countries participated in the first-of-its-kind International Sisters in Arms meeting, Feb. 17, 2014, at Camp Akatosarot, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, during Cobra Gold 2014.

  • 1-21 Infantry 'Gimlets' go native in Thailand

    Feb 17, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in multiple Thai led Jungle Survival Training classes in Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Thailand, throughout the month of February, as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014.

  • Deputy Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division, visits Cobra Gold

    Feb 15, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffery, Deputy Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division, visited with Soliders of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Styker Brigade Combat Team, during Exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand.

  • Humphreys launches new Youth Center TV show

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day."

  • Humphreys Hero

    Feb 13, 2014

    Andrea Vegvari is our February 2014 "Humphreys Hero" for the USAG-Humphreys Volunteer Program. Andrea has logged more than 600 hours of volunteer service during the past year as Editor-Administrator for the Camp Humphreys Wives/Spouses Group Facebook Page. Through her outstanding dedication and perseverance, this social-media site provides spouses within the community up-to-date information, and enables instant dialog among member spouses which significantly enhances everyone's quality of life. This initiative also contributes significantly to sponsorship efforts for incoming families by providing them a wealth of information, networking, and timely responses to questions they may have prior to departing their current location. She also assists with conducting "Lunch with the Ladies," a weekly Wednesday off-post social event that encourages spouses to explore the local communities while strengthening friendship bonds and self-sufficiency. Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts on behalf of our community. Contact Hal Mullen, USAG-H ACS Volunteer Coordinator at 753-3266 or email harold.j.mullen.civ@mail.mil if you want to nominate a candidate for our monthly Humphreys Hero recognition.

  • Record numbers turn out for fun run, Polar Bear Plunge

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Chilling screams could be heard. There was cold anticipation in the air, with breath visible, and then, all at onceā€¦feet fiercely splashing against ice cold water as a herd of people desperately tried to reach the other side.

  • Exercise validates school lockdown, evacuation plans

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- In an effort to make sure students, staff and faculty know the proper procedures in the event of a school lockdown or evacuation, Humphreys Central Elementary School and Humphreys Middle/High School, with the help of the garrison staff, conducted an exercise here Jan. 30.

  • U.S. Army aviation pioneer flies into sunset

    Feb 13, 2014

    The top U.S. Army aviator in South Korea completed his 33-year career, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Feb. 13, 2014.

  • Honolulu District Showcases Capabilities for 2014 Engineers Week Activities

    Feb 13, 2014

    More than 300 engineers and friends of the 17 organizations within the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies plus invited local VIPs and dignitaries and engineers from the Honolulu District are expected to gather at the Hale Koa's Banyan Tree Showroom Feb. 18 for a luncheon to kick off Engineers Week 2014, which runs Feb. 16 to 22.

  • Hill 180 battle exemplifies U.S. Army's Pacific legacy

    Feb 12, 2014

    American and South Korean military officials remembered the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up a mountain into withering enemy fire 63 years ago, during the Battle of Hill 180, at an anniversary ceremony on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Feb. 7, 2014.

  • Garrison leaders, parents discuss community child safety

    Feb 12, 2014

    Parents and other members of the community gathered for a Parental Advisory Council meeting at the Child, Youth and School Services School-Age Center, Jan. 29.

  • Soldiers, elementary school students enjoy a day outside

    Feb 12, 2014

    About a dozen Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), brought their equipment for static display and interacted with students during Fern Elementary School's annual Drug Free Schools/Jump Rope for the Heart Field Day in Honolulu, Feb. 12.

  • 70th BSB command team visits HHB, 210th FA Bde. Soldiers

    Feb 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On Warrior Focus Day Lt. Col. Shane Barna (left), the commanding officer of 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Singleton (right), the senior noncommissioned officer of 70th BSB, visit the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde. Feb. 7, 2014, at HHB's conference room on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the visit the command team spoke with the Soldiers about finances, career progression, reviewed counseling packets, and answered questions the Soldiers had about the brigade. The 210th FA Bde. recognizes Soldier' dedication to the unit. They are the centerpiece of the brigade and what enables it to "Fight Tonight." (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 8th Army Commander receives the Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence award

    Feb 11, 2014

  • Yongsan, K-16 sign 'sporting agreement' with ROK

    Feb 11, 2014

    Seungnam Airbase hosted a ceremonial event to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between 15th Special Missions Wing (SMW) and USAG Yongsan, K-16 installation, Feb 6.

  • SB Tax Center opens for 2014

    Feb 10, 2014

    Benjamin Franklin once said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes," and now that we're already a week into February, rest assured, the dreaded April 15 deadline for tax returns will be here before you know it.

  • Common Core Standards impact Hawaii education future

    Feb 10, 2014

    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a state-led effort developed in coordination with teachers, school administrators and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare children for college and the workforce.

  • ACS workshop to focus on 'Home Alone' keiki issues

    Feb 10, 2014

    Parents with children between the ages of 9 (soon to be 10) and 12 are invited to participate with their children in an educational workshop to help prepare children for being left unsupervised.

  • 225th Brigade Support Battalion supports 1-21st Infantry 'Gimlets' during Exercise Cobra Gold 14

    Feb 10, 2014

    Soldiers of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, are supporting the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, during Exercise Cobra Gold, throughout February, in the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • Lunar New Year volunteers deliver rice, friendship

    Feb 9, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, helped celebrate the Lunar New Year by volunteering to deliver rice, ramen and toiletries to the less fortunate in a nearby community, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Combined Forces Command representatives visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Feb 7, 2014

    Representatives of Combined Forces Command's Combined Staff Command, Control and Communications Systems Office, including ROKA Brig. Gen Song Kyung-ho, assistant chief of staff and Col. Choi Nag-jung, chief of plans and operations division visited the 1st Signal Brigade on Jan 24.

  • Veterans attend school museum opening in Korea

    Feb 7, 2014

    Veterans from the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division returned to the school they helped to build in Gapyeong, South Korea, for the opening of a museum, Feb. 7, 2014, that chronicles the 62-year relationship between the school and the division.

  • Fort Wainwright Police officers hone skills to nab intoxicated drivers

    Feb 7, 2014

    Getting drivers who are under the influence of alcohol off the road has long been a priority for law enforcement professionals throughout the nation.

  • Allies respond to potential crises at Keen Edge 14

    Feb 6, 2014

    Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. military forces participated in Exercise Keen Edge 2014, a joint-combined command post exercise, in an effort to better prepare and respond to potential emergency and crisis situations. Keen Edge 2014 is a weeklong, 24-hour-a-day exercise that used a computer-based system to simulate a potential real-life crisis and test the real-time response capabilities of all personnel and units involved. More than 500 U.S. participants from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines worked together Jan. 27-31 to ensure mission success in several crisis areas to include force protection, ballistic missile defense, host nation support and noncombatant evacuation operations.

  • Engineers support Jungle Operations Training Center

    Feb 6, 2014

    Engineering soldiers with the 643rd Engineer Company (Vertical Construction), 84th Engineer Battalion, constructed six huts Jan. 22-29 in remote areas throughout the Kahuku Training Area Command in support of the 25th Infantry Division's Jungle Operations Training Center.

  • Sagami Depot employee dominates as karate champion off the clock

    Feb 6, 2014

    Risa Sudo, a master labor contract employee assigned to the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia at Sagami General Depot in Japan, has been studying karate for 14 years and won a tournament in Poland in November 2013.

  • Spartans hone Arctic warrior skills during winter FTX

    Feb 6, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, along with various units and enablers from across Alaska worked together to demonstrate their unique ability to carry out combat, as well as safety and security operations while operating in an Arctic environment during their winter field training exercise Jan. 28 through Feb. 5, 2014, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Artillery, air crews execute HI-RAIN joint exercise

    Feb 6, 2014

    Since June 2013, 17th Fires Brigade, 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and JBLM, have planned and rehearsed the forcible entry capability of the C-17 Globemaster and HIMARS launcher as an operational and strategic strike package. To date, they have successfully completed more than nine missions.

  • Instructor shares combat experience with students

    Feb 5, 2014

    A combat veteran who earned the Purple Heart in Iraq is teaching a new generation of U.S. and South Korean non-commissioned officers in Korea.

  • DoD Chief Information Officer visits Korea

    Feb 5, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer met with military communication leaders in the Republic of Korea and Japan during a week-long visit to the region.

  • Keen Edge 2014 exercise tests U.S., Japanese air defense interoperability

    Feb 5, 2014

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command focused on testing its interoperability with its Japanese counterparts and other U.S. forces by participating in exercise Keen Edge 2014, Jan. 25-31, 2014, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • Job fair focuses on Childcare

    Feb 4, 2014

    School Age Center held a job fair for people looking for a position with the Yongsan Child Youth and School Services, Jan 28.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade tests readiness to fight tonight

    Feb 4, 2014

    Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in a division-wide alert Jan. 27, 2014, on Camp Casey, South Korea. They were able to practice loading ammunitions and convoying to a secure location. The alert was to test and improve the unit's readiness to fight tonight to deter any aggressions towards the Republic of Korea.

  • Army aviators become 'Sea Warriors'

    Feb 4, 2014

    The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade added a different twist to the primary joint training exercise Koa Kai 14-1 around the islands of Kauai and Ni''ihau, Hawaii, Jan. 22-31, 2014.

  • Engineers, Families recognized during redeployment ceremony

    Feb 4, 2014

    Approximately 20 soldiers from the 14th Construction Management Team and the 15th Explosive Hazards Team, both from the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were recognized during a redeployment ceremony at Schofield Barracks, HI, today after serving approximately nine months in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Victims of sexual assault have new legal counsel

    Feb 3, 2014

    In June, the Chief of Staff of the Army identified the Army�'s number one priority as combating sexual assault and harassment within the ranks.

  • 19th MPs welcome home four of their own

    Feb 3, 2014

    The handmade signs and beaming smiles were a welcome sight for the Soldiers as they emerged from Gate 9B at the Honolulu International Airport, here, Jan. 17.

  • FMWR director wins illustrious Stalwart Award

    Feb 3, 2014

    The ballroom at the Nehelani, here, was filled with a crowd of who�'s who among the U.S. Army Hawaii community, Jan. 15.

  • BAH generates community questions at town hall

    Feb 3, 2014

    During the Jan. 15 town hall, several families who live on base posted questions surrounding the 2014 increase in the basic allowance for housing (BAH) benefit.

  • NFL Pro Bowl stars share time with wounded warriors, community

    Feb 3, 2014

    The NFL stars came to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2014, to spend some quality time with Soldiers.

  • A warm welcome for our newest neighbor

    Feb 2, 2014

    Area I welcomes new rotational combat unit

  • Comedy legend brings laughter to Yongsan troops

    Feb 2, 2014

    Legendary comedian George Wallace brought his sharp wit and patriotic spirit to the Yongsan community for a performance at the R & R Bar and Grill, 25 Jan.

  • U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

    Jan 30, 2014

    Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

  • Female Soldiers learn reconditioning methods during mentorship program at Camp Zama

    Jan 30, 2014

    Female Soldiers from Camp Zama, Japan, learned how to "get back in the fight" during an open forum in conjunction with the U.S. Army Garrison Japan's female mentorship program held, Jan. 29, 2014.

  • Guam Governor and Adjutant General visit Soldiers in Transition

    Jan 30, 2014

    Guamanian Soldiers in Transition get a visit from distinguished visitors.

  • Champoux sends message to mark Lunar New Year

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Eighth Army commander sent a message to the Korean people to mark the Lunar New Year.

  • 6th Bn., 37th FA Regt. conducts live-fire qualification training

    Jan 29, 2014

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a live-fire qualification exercise at Rocket Valley near Cheolweon, South Korea Jan. 28, 2014. During the training, Soldiers from B Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System to test their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th FA 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 Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). For more photos of this event visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157640294260316/

  • Fantasy meets reality for NFL fans

    Jan 28, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Service members and their Families lined a security fence anxiously awaiting National Football League Pro Bowl all-stars to begin their practice Jan. 23.

  • Humphreys Tax Center opens for business

    Jan 28, 2014

    After a brief ceremony and cake cutting, the Tax Center staff, made up of Soldiers and civilian volunteers, began helping customers. The military-based Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax advice and preparation, return filing, and other tax assistance to military members and their families.

  • PTP Seoul, Yongsan celebrate holiday season together

    Jan 27, 2014

    Members of the group People to People, Seoul Chapter invited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan leaders and staff to celebrate the 2013 holiday season with them during a Christmas party in the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom, Dec. 3.

  • 2ID soldiers deliver charcoal during GPO charity event

    Jan 27, 2014

    Forward deployed soldiers experience what it's like giving to the less fortunate community.

  • 8th TSC recognizes civilians for 100-plus years of combined service

    Jan 27, 2014

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command family recognized two Department of the Army civil service employees for their combined 103 years of military service at the Hale Ikena here, Jan. 16. William Fortner, a retired Army command sergeant major, and Norman Wong, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, both work in the 8th TSC's Support Operations Munitions Branch and were each honored with the 50 Year Civilian Time-in-Service Award.

  • Warrior Brigade Gets New CSM

    Jan 27, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Crosby passed the symbolic Noncommissioned Officers' Sword and the responsibility of senior enlisted advisor of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Sweezer in a ceremony on Weyand Field here Jan. 24.

  • Army soldiers commemorate Dr. King's accomplishments on Okinawa

    Jan 27, 2014

    On Jan. 14, soldiers and family members gathered to recognized the incredible accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Most of the people sitting in the ballroom of the Schilling Community Center were too young to have witnessed King give his speech referred to as "I Have a Dream" from the Lincoln Memorial Aug. 28, 1963. Many hadn't even been born when he was assassinated April 4, 1968.

  • Capt. "Renoll-saince" Man embraces Ikebana

    Jan 27, 2014

    There are a few soldiers who spend their off-duty time on overseas tours in barracks or housing units playing video games. Most take advantage of their off-duty time to experience some of the cultural highlights. And then there are those like Capt. Christopher Renoll, the intelligence officer assigned to 1st Battalion Air Defense Artillery. As Renoll prepares to depart Okinawa for a consecutive overseas tour in Korea, there is little he can say that he has not experienced on Okinawa. He is the First Battalion, First Air Defense Artillery "Snake Eyes" Battalion's foremost cultural ambassador. Throughout his tour which extended over three years, Renoll immersed himself in the Japanese culture, embracing everything from the local Okinawan cuisine to the language, authentic dress, calligraphy, and his favorite ikebana.

  • 1-1 ADA Iron Men and Women

    Jan 27, 2014

    There are a few, perhaps more than a few, words and phrases service members use to describe those that stand apart from the rest of the formation. Such individuals are called "high-speed" or "hard-core." They are the fastest, the strongest, and the bravest among us. They are the first to accept a challenge and the last to accept defeat. They are the winners; they are featured on posters inside a recruiter's office. In short, they are those that go above and beyond.

  • 210th FA Bde. qualifies Soldiers, shoot live artillery rounds

    Jan 26, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct section certification training Jan. 6 -- 10 on Camp Casey, South Korea, which qualifies them to participate in upcoming live-fire exercises. There is no other place on the globe where the potential for large-scale, full-spectrum conflict exists on a daily basis like it does on the Korean Peninsula. The 210th Fires Brigade is trained and ready to respond to any contingency and to fight tonight and win if called upon.

  • Leisure -- Rock climbing

    Jan 26, 2014

    Sebastopol, Calif., native 1st Lt. Elyse Ping Medvigy, a field artillery officer assigned to Battery A, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoys rock climbing in her spare time.

  • JSA Soldiers conduct training to secure the DMZ

    Jan 26, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct team live fire exercise at story live fire complex near Warrior Base Jan. 23, 2014. The purpose of the training is to certify fire teams capable of employing in the military armistice commissioned headquarters area at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts Yongsan Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance

    Jan 26, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade hosted the 2014 USAG Yongsan/Area II Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday main observance at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom on Jan. 16.

  • 6-52 ADA Trains, Gains Perspective on Service in Korea

    Jan 24, 2014

    Soldiers with the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment "Iron Horse" got back to basics while also getting a unique perspective of the history and current situation on the Korean peninsula, Jan. 6 - 15 at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • Japanese junior-high students shadow various jobs on Camp Zama

    Jan 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 24, 2014) -- Three Japanese students from nearby Sagamihara City Shincho Junior High School participated in a job-shadowing program at Camp Zama Jan. 17 to experience a variety of possible future academic and career options.

  • ROTC program molds future U.S.-South Korea alliance leaders

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Eighth Army deputy commander for sustainment said the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program molds the future leaders who will defend freedom on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Bassett hosts Operation Green Smoothie

    Jan 24, 2014

    To combat the negativity surrounding healthy foods such as green smoothies, Col. Maria Summers, deputy commander for Nursing at MEDDAC-AK, decided to launch Operation Green Smoothie and hold a sample tasting of the beverage at Bassett.

  • Remembering tragedy, honoring heroes

    Jan 24, 2014

    A Canadian C-130 aircraft with 18 people on board crashed on Fort Wainwright's runway Jan. 29, 1989.

  • Honolulu District, American Samoa schools partner to advance STEM education

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Honolulu District and the government of American Samoa signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to formalize a partnership for the Corps to sponsor STEM activities in American Samoa schools. The goal is to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in local schools.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Gets Name Change

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has been officially renamed U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa.

  • Special Troops Battalion named Camp Zama's 2013 Commander's Cup winners

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion won its first ever Commander's Cup title for the fiscal 2013 intramural sports season and was recognized for the achievement during a ceremony held Jan. 22 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • PTA range employee is named best of quarter

    Jan 23, 2014

    Longtime Hilo resident Anthony Ortogero received PTA's Employee of the Quarter Award for his exceptional contributions while serving in the Range Division.

  • Hawaii Harvest

    Jan 23, 2014

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

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Jan 23, 2014

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

  • 6-37 FA section competition

    Jan 23, 2014

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

  • Yongsan celebrates past, welcomes New Year

    Jan 22, 2014

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

  • Yongsan community remembers Dr. King

    Jan 22, 2014

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

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

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

  • Alaska Army units form local hockey team

    Jan 22, 2014

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

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

    Jan 22, 2014

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

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

    Jan 21, 2014

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

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

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

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

    Jan 20, 2014

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

  • Eighth Army recognizes top logisticians in Korea

    Jan 17, 2014

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

  • Northern Lights, getting exposed in the dark

    Jan 16, 2014

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

  • Army wife embraces community, Alaska adventures

    Jan 16, 2014

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

  • Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

    Jan 15, 2014

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

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

    Jan 15, 2014

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

  • 413th CSB hosts Pacific disaster training exercise

    Jan 15, 2014

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

  • Retired air defender recounts aftermath of MLK assassination

    Jan 15, 2014

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

  • Golden thanks Gangnam for supporting Eighth Army

    Jan 14, 2014

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

  • Best halftime show ever for the Metcalf family

    Jan 14, 2014

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

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

    Jan 14, 2014

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

  • 8th TSC chaplain wraps up 40 years of service

    Jan 14, 2014

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

  • Town hall opens communication channels Jan. 15

    Jan 13, 2014

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

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