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2ID Army-Navy Spirit Video 2ID Army-Navy Spirit Video
The 2nd Infantry Division's 2013 "Go Army, Beat Navy" Spirit Video. Available in high definition.
Combined US/Republic of Korea CBERN Exercise Combined US/Republic of Korea CBERN Exercise
In an exercise involving two Republic of Korea Army Divisions wargaming against each other, US chemical expertise was called in as part of the exercise. Includes...
2ID Shout Out for USMA vs Ball State 2ID Shout Out for USMA vs Ball State
The Second Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, 2ID USMA Alumni and Warrior Soldiers stationed in South Korea, send a shout out to the Black...
New Armored Breaching Vehicle with USFK Forces New Armored Breaching Vehicle with USFK Forces
The US Army premiers it's new Armored Breaching Vehicle on the Korean Penninsula. Six will be assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st...
PFC Andrea Santos PFC Andrea Santos
PFC Andrea Santos sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day
PFC Desiree Perez PFC Desiree Perez
PFC Desiree Perez sends a greeting to Chicago, Illinois from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day


Recent Greetings

2ID Shout Out for USMA vs Ball State 2ID Shout Out for USMA vs Ball State
The Second Infantry Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, 2ID USMA Alumni and Warrior Soldiers stationed in South Korea, send a shout out to the Black...
PFC Andrea Santos PFC Andrea Santos
PFC Andrea Santos sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day
PFC Desiree Perez PFC Desiree Perez
PFC Desiree Perez sends a greeting to Chicago, Illinois from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day
2LT Carlos Colon 2LT Carlos Colon
2LT Carlos Colon sends a greeting to Santa Isabella, Puerto Rico from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day
PV2 Jorge Mitchell PV2 Jorge Mitchell
PV2 Jorge Mitchell sends a greeting from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day
PFC Mario Diaz PFC Mario Diaz
PFC Mario Diaz sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from Camp Casey, Korea for Independence Day


Featured Story


Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness


Story by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis

Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness CAMP CASEY, South Korea – As the 2nd Infantry Division Combatives Tournament at Camp Casey, South Korea, came to a conclusion in March, Pfc. Michael Gales, from Atlanta, Ga., was presented with a bronze medal for his efforts.

His hopes and dreams of making it to the Eighth Army Competition were just that, hopes and dreams.

Gales, a motor transport operator assigned to 579th Forward Support Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, didn’t let his dismay stop him from helping his teammates prepare for the upcoming competition.

“Every member on the team has one goal and that goal is to finish the fight and dominate every tournament they compete in,” said Sgt. 1st Class Justin Prince, from Clifton, Texas, the 210th FA Brigade, senior intelligence noncommissioned officer and coach of the 2nd Infantry Division team.

After demonstrating his determination to help others improve in their craft, Gales was awarded a slot on the division’s team to replace a fellow teammate in the Eighth Army tournament.

“The harder I work, the luckier I get,” Gale said. “This opportunity allows me to focus on my techniques a little more. I must remember to slow down and not be so anxious when it’s time to fight.”

With his wrestling and mixed martial arts background, Gales hopes to redeem himself after the last tournament showing.

“I have wrestled since I was nine years old,” he said. “I was state champion as a kid. I was a three-time high school state placer and four-time county champion, so I expect to win at the Eighth Army Tournament.”

The upcoming Eighth Army Combatives tournament will take place April 4 at Seoul American High School at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea.

Combatives is a tool that was first established by the U.S. Army in 1995 to teach Soldiers how to protect themselves in a close-quarters fight.

Recent Publications

Indianhead - 01.18.2013
Indianhead - 01.18.2013
US medics work Korean hospital; Soldiers see stars; Tanker qualification
Indianhead - 12.14.2012
Indianhead - 12.14.2012
2ID units named best in the Pacific; EOD company joins famed division; Warrior Soldiers celebrate holiday season
Indianhead - 11.21.2012
Indianhead - 11.21.2012
1ABCT Soldiers mentor youth; US-ROK get lifted; Manning the line
Indianhead - 10.22.2012
Indianhead - 10.22.2012
1ABCT Soldier earns his EIB; 95 years strong; Flying dogs
Indianhead - 09.10.2012
Indianhead - 09.10.2012
US-ROK combine training, tactics; Selfless service; Soldiers, leaders hone skills
Indianhead - 08.10.2012
Indianhead - 08.10.2012
US-ROK combine training, tactics; Selfless service; Soldiers, leaders hone skills


Recent News Stories

Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness
As the 2nd Infantry Division Combatives Tournament at Camp Casey, South Korea, came to a conclusion in March, Pfc. Michael Gales, from Atlanta, Ga., was presented...
Cavalry Soldiers plant trees in Korea Cavalry Soldiers plant trees in Korea
More than 40 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Cavalry Regiment Soldiers helped local Uijeongbu, Korea, residents plant 2,100 trees in commemoration of Arbor Day April.
Aviators compete to surpass their peers Aviators compete to surpass their peers
Soldiers from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, competed in the Best Warrior Competition March 24-27 on Camp Humphreys, South Korea.
Interoperability improves units’ fire support operations
The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U.S. Marines and Republic of Korea army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket...
Interoperability improves units’ fire support operations
The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket...
HRC Road Show comes to Korea HRC Road Show comes to Korea
Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at...


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210th FA Brigade Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition 210th FA Brigade Soldiers participate in Best Warrior...
Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, compete in the division Best Warrior Competition April 8 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The five-day...
Cavalry Soldiers plant trees in Korea Cavalry Soldiers plant trees in Korea
Deployed to South Korea from Fort Hood, Texas, on a nine-month rotational deployment, Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment join local residents April...
210th FA Brigade finishes the fight at Eighth Army Tournament 210th FA Brigade finishes the fight at Eighth Army...
Four Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division took part in the Eighth Army Combatives Tournament April 4 at Seoul American High School...
Soldiers from 1st Bn. 15th FA Regt. prepare for Warrior Friendship Week Soldiers from 1st Bn. 15th FA Regt. prepare for Warrior...
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in a battalion-level athletic competition...
Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness
Pfc. Michael Gales (top), from Atlanta, Ga., a motor transport operator assigned to 579th Forward Support Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Battalion,...
HRC Road Show comes to Korea HRC Road Show comes to Korea
Officers receive a briefing by top leaders of the Army Human Resources Command March 27, 2014 at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding...


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210th FA Brigade Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition


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CW2 Derek Reynolds
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