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Freeman Hall closure ceremony marks final 2ID milestone at CRC Command
Soldiers and Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division, march back to Freeman Hall, while carrying the U.S. and ROK flags during the 2ID/RUCD’s Freeman Hall closure ceremony Oct. 16. The 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division’s Freeman Hall clos ...More
USS Shoup departs Fiji following port visit
Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), exchanges gifts with Capt. Humphrey Tawake, commander of the Fiji Navy, during an office call. Shoup is participating in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) program, a Secretary of Defense program leveraging Depart ...More
U.S. Secretary of Defense Makes Second Visit to Vietnam in 2018, Highlights Growing U.S.-Vietnam Partnership
U.S.. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visiting the Bien Hoa Airbase, Oct. 17, 2018. Mattis’ visit highlighted the significant growth in the comprehensive partnership between the United States and Vietnam by visiting the Bien Hoa Airbase, Vietnam.
No Hesitation on the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques
U.S. Marines conduct helicopter rope suspension techniques training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa on Japan, Oct. 12, 2018. HRST allows Marines to be inserted in locations where aircraft cannot safely land, such as mountain faces and difficult terrain. The Marines are with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company is apart of III ...More
USS Shoup hosts dignitaries during Fiji shipboard reception
Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86), Ambassador Yogesh Karan; Osea Naitura Cawaru, Minister of Defense, National Security and Immigration; and Charge d' Affaires Michael Goldman cut a cake commemorating American-Fiji relations on the flight deck during a receptio ...More
The Marine Corps Combat Pistol Program
U.S. Marines with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group examine their shot groups during pistol qualification at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 6, 2018. Pistol qualification is required annually to sustain the skills of pistol marksmanship.
1-207th Arctic Eagles clutch on to new commander
Lt. Col. Michele Edwards assumes command of 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment from Lt. Col. Robert Seymour during a change of command ceremony at the National Guard armory, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Oct. 13, 2018. During the ceremony Seymour received the Meritorious Service Medal and was inducted int ...More
Senior U.S. Official Meets with Lao Government to Discuss Indo-Pacific Strategy
Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Walter Douglas from the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs met with Deputy Minister Thongphat Inthavong from the Ministry of Energy and Mines to discuss ways to continue to expand high-value U.S. investment in the Lao economy.
USS Shoup Conducts Fiji Port Visit as part of OMSI Deployment
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) pulls into the Port of Suva, Fiji, during a port visit, Oct. 14, 2018. Shoup is currently participating in the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) program, a Secretary of Defense program leveraging Department of Defense assets transiting the re ...More
.S. Navy Divers Recover Oil from Wrecked WWII Prinz Eugen
Navy divers from Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, embarked aboard USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52), remove fuel oil from the capsized World War II German cruiser Prinz Eugen. The safe extraction of an estimated 250,000 gallons of fuel oil from Prinz Eugen began Sept. 1 and involved nearly two dozen divers along with support ...More
Wild Weasel maintainers learn joint, multilateral tactics at Red Flag-Alaska 19-1
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kelsie Walls, a 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, communicates over a headset with a pilot prior to take-off during exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 19-1, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2018. Maintainers repaired jets alongside joint and multilateral partners from around the ...More
U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Force prepare for exercise Keen Sword
In this file photo, a B-1 bomber from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron leads a formation with fighters in front of U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships during exercise Keen Sword 17, which took place Oct. 30 to Nov. 11, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean. Keen Sword is a bilateral exercise between the Japa ...More
Pacific Ocean Division partnering with allies on topic of water
More than 40 participants from ten nations (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Korea, Laos PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the U.S.) participated in the 2018 Global Technical Exchange. Attendees visited some of Korea's state of the art water facilities to include visiting Korea Water Resources Corporation's W ...More
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Celebrates Navy's 243rd Birthday
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Command Master Chief Allen Keller, gives his remarks during the 243rd Navy Birthday Celebration held at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The theme for the Navy's 243rd birthday is "Forged by the Sea." The theme represents the aspirational outcome of every Sailor's journey in uniform and c ...More
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) render honors during a pass in review as part of the Republic of Korea navy to help enhance mutual trust and confidence with navies from around the world. Benfold is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in sup ...More
Combat Assault Battalion Deactivation
Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division conduct a deactivation ceremony at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan., Oct. 12, 2018. Combat Assault Battalion provided the role of an amphibious assault force in major conflicts since the birth of the unit on Feb. 16, 1942 during World War II.
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, shakes hands with Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Sim, Seung-seob during an office call in Jeju. Aquilino is visiting the peninsula to observe the 2018 Republic of Korea International Fleet review as well as attend the 2018 Western Pacific Naval Symp ...More
Region Health Command-Pacific will seek national accreditation in public health
Tripler Army Medical Center's Public Health Nursing Officer in Charge Capt. Everline Atandi, right, distributes influenza supplies at TAMC on Oct. 11, 2018, to U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters Headquarters Command Battalion medics in preparation of a seasonal flu vaccine shot exercise for Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Tropic Lightning Soldiers hone skills in Warfighter
Soldiers from the 109th Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion, 201st Expeditionary MI Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, collaborate on multi-disciplined intelligence collection, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations during Warfighter 19-01 Oct. 5 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The Soldiers, based at ...More
Misawa's munitions flight is F-16's “bomb shop”
Airmen with the 35th Maintenance Squadron munitions shop, tie down assets at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 18, 2018. It’s the responsibility of ammunitions systems specialists to assemble and process nonnuclear weapons. With attention to detail and extreme care, these experts handle, store, transport, arm and disarm we ...More
Freeman Hall closure ceremony marks final 2ID milestone at CRC Command
USS Shoup departs Fiji following port visit
U.S. Secretary of Defense Makes Second Visit to Vietnam in 2018, Highlights Growing U.S.-Vietnam Partnership
No Hesitation on the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques
USS Shoup hosts dignitaries during Fiji shipboard reception
The Marine Corps Combat Pistol Program
1-207th Arctic Eagles clutch on to new commander
Senior U.S. Official Meets with Lao Government to Discuss Indo-Pacific Strategy
USS Shoup Conducts Fiji Port Visit as part of OMSI Deployment
.S. Navy Divers Recover Oil from Wrecked WWII Prinz Eugen
Wild Weasel maintainers learn joint, multilateral tactics at Red Flag-Alaska 19-1
U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Force prepare for exercise Keen Sword
Pacific Ocean Division partnering with allies on topic of water
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Celebrates Navy's 243rd Birthday
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Combat Assault Battalion Deactivation
Ronald Reagan Strike Group joins International Fleet Review
Region Health Command-Pacific will seek national accreditation in public health
Tropic Lightning Soldiers hone skills in Warfighter
Misawa's munitions flight is F-16's “bomb shop”
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Guard troops were training when Japanese struck Pearl Harbor
File photo: A Hawaii National Guard soldier from the 298th Infantry, Cpl. David M. Akui, captured the first Japanese prisoner of war by American military forces during World War II on Dec. 8, 1941. While on beach patrol that morning, Akui apprehended Ensign Kazuo Sakamaki, a commander of one of the "midget submarines" intended as part of the invasion. Sakamaki went on to become president of Toyota in Brazil.

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