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  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • TSAE gives Lithuania exercises a technical edge

    Nov 21, 2014

    For U.S. and other NATO troops training with their Lithuanian partners during Atlantic Resolve, making the joint field exercises safe, realistic and cost-effective is a priority. Training Support Activity-Europe, part of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has brought an assortment of high-tech training aids to improve and enhance multinational training exercises.

  • USAREUR commanding general visits Exercise ARRCade Fusion 14 in England

    Nov 21, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, joined other senior military leaders during the Distinguished Visitor Day at Exercise ARRCade Fusion in Cornwall, England, Nov. 20, 2014.

  • Geotagging, careless social networking could have you chatting with enemy

    Nov 20, 2014

    One of the foundations of effective force protection is to always keep the bad guys guessing. Letting them know where you are and what you're doing is never a good idea.

  • 10th AAMDC air defenders return home after successful mission in Turkey

    Nov 19, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, returned home recently from a NATO mission in Turkey.

  • The Cavalry parades in Riga: Team Latvia Participates in Independence Day Parade

    Nov 19, 2014

    Small children gathered along the yellow metal barricades, their faces poking through the bars to get a closer look. Whether young, old or in between, people pressed in for a closer view of the president and the troops.

  • Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.

  • Wiesbaden salutes its veterans

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young and old, white and black, Sailor and Soldier -- no matter their background, all veterans share a common bond that cannot be broken. Such was David Cain's experience when greeting World War II veterans at Frankfurt Airport, a story he retold during U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 7 at Memorial Park.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Freedom 6 Sends: It's great to be on the USAREUR Team!

    Nov 17, 2014

    November 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • USAREUR commander visits Georgia, observes Exercise Didgori

    Nov 17, 2014

    Over the weekend USAREUR Commander, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia, to meet with senior leaders and observe Exercise Didgori, a command and staff exercise designed to enhance interaction between government institutions and improve command and control systems.

  • U.S. Cavalry Soldiers, NATO allies demonstrate commitment in Iron Sword 2014

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Cavalry Soldiers joined soldiers from eight other nations to complete the inaugural Iron Sword 2014, a multinational combined-arms exercise involving nearly 2,500 military personnel in the Republic of Lithuania, Nov. 2-14, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne continues allied training missions in Romania

    Nov 17, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and paratroopers from the Romanian army, began the first day of a week-long combined situational training exercise at Cincu, Romania, Nov. 17, 2014, with a parachute jump.

  • Newly created field artillery battery to take on howitzer for 173rd Airborne Brigade

    Nov 14, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade welcomed a newly created field artillery company at an Assumption of Command ceremony here, Nov. 13, that will manage the brigade's newest weapons system.

  • Lithuanian training provides unique opportunity to bolster US-NATO alliance

    Nov 13, 2014

    For U.S. Army Soldiers, the multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 in Lithuania represents a unique opportunity to train with their NATO allies. For members of the Lithuanian armed forces, it's an important milestone in their partnership with the U.S. and NATO, especially in light of the changed security environment in Europe.

  • NATO alliances conduct live fire

    Nov 13, 2014

    Polish Soldiers joined the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to train during a bi-lateral live-fire near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Stayin' Alive: US, Estonian medics practice lifesaving techniques

    Nov 13, 2014

    Yes, those are the opening lyrics to the Bee Gee's 1977 hit song Stayin' Alive, from the soundtrack to the cinematic blockbuster, Saturday Night Fever. However, for the U.S. and Estonian medical soldiers stationed here during Operation Atlantic Resolve, this song serves a higher purpose than awakening nostalgic memories of polyester bellbottom jeans, jumpsuits, and larger-than-life afro haircuts.

  • 12th CAB, USAG Ansbach observe Veterans Day

    Nov 12, 2014

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade held a Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park by the brigade's headquarters Friday.

  • Estonian Prime Minister visits Tapa

    Nov 12, 2014

    Estonian Prime Minister, Tavvi Rõivas, visited Tapa Nov. 11, 2014, to meet with his country's military leadership and to greet the U.S. Soldiers stationed here as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Kids, soldiers smile in Garkalne Community relations with NATO allies

    Nov 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S, Latvian and Norwegian armies displayed their vehicles, weapons and personal accessories for children from kindergarten through high school at Garkalne School in Latvia.

  • Ansbach garrison to hold Winter Safety Day Nov. 14

    Nov 10, 2014

    As part of its regular Friday morning training, the Ansbach garrison workforce is scheduled to take part in Winter Safety Day from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

    Nov 10, 2014

    On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, Soldiers from Company A, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer in the Adazi training area, Latvia.

  • US, Estonian troops help town celebrate Father's Day

    Nov 10, 2014

    U.S. and Estonian troops participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, along with local police and fire departments, helped the town of Paide celebrate Father's Day by erecting a static display of military equipment and vehicles for the locals to explore, Nov. 9, 2014 in Paide, Estonia.

  • US, NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

    Nov 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014 as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.

  • Polish and American Soldiers celebrate their nations holidays

    Nov 10, 2014

    As Americans celebrate Veterans Day, they recognize the sacrifice brothers and sisters in arms have made defending our country. In Poland, people are not only remembering those who have and still serve, but they are also celebrating the restoration of sovereignty. Polish, American and Canadian Soldiers gathered to pay tribute to the Polish Independence Day, Nov. 10, 2014, at a Polish army base near Zlocieniec.

  • It's like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

    Nov 8, 2014

    Although they aren't in kindergarten anymore, Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, used the show-and-tell technique to come together and bond with their Estonian counterparts as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

  • Playing the bad guys at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Canadian soldiers provided NATO members and partner nations with an opposing force, or OPFOR, to train against during exercise Combined Resolve III, a multinational training event involving more than 4,000 participants from 18 nations taking place at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas reinforcing the U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe.

  • USACE security assistant turns heads at European figure competition

    Nov 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- In a sparkly pink bikini and Cinderella-like high heels, Carmen Diaz-Ortiz walked onstage, under bright lights, and presented her physique to a panel of figure competition judges. As a self-described shy woman, Diaz-Ortiz never planned to enter a fitness competition. But last month, she competed in, and won, the figure category at her first show, the Fitness Universe Europe Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade, Italian Folgore paratroopers break in new drop zone

    Nov 6, 2014

    American paratroopers joined their Italian allies for a combined airborne operation to break in a new drop zone, Lory II, in Mantua, Italy, Oct. 30.

  • Danish relocate, connect and get busy at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 6, 2014

    Denmark is one of 18 countries participating in Combined Resolve III, an exercise including more than 4,000 participants involved in multinational training. The Danish Royal Guards represent the second largest contingent here behind the American presence, and so far they have had the opportunity to work with teams from both the U.S. and Romania.

  • Multinational JTACs call the shots at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 6, 2014

    Think of these guys as being the set of eyes and ears for the combat aircraft pilots to deliver their payload. The joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs, are the forward observers who control and call in attack aircraft.

  • Armenians, Serbians partner up at exercise Combined Resolve III

    Nov 5, 2014

    Members of the Armenian Peacekeeping Brigade and the 41st Infantry Battalion, 4th Brigade, Serbian Army, formed a unified force during a training mission, Oct. 28, in a scenario here at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center. The mission: Seize the enemy position and conduct a meeting with a nearby village.

  • U.S. Army Europe welcomes new commander in Wiesbaden ceremony

    Nov 5, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges accepted the U.S. Army Europe colors and command of USAREUR from Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. in a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, Nov. 5.

  • Soldier For Life Center dedicated to assist transitioning Soldiers, civilians

    Nov 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldier readiness and resilience got a major boost as U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders designated Clay Kaserne's Building 1023E as the community's Soldier For Life Center Oct. 20. Soldier for Life is one of the key programs of the Ready and Resilient Campaign ensuring the right conditions exist for civilians to transition into Soldiers, Soldiers to be trained and ready to do their jobs, and Soldiers to transition back to the civilian workforce, said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander.

  • Tour gives educators insight into military life

    Nov 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Department of Defense Dependents Schools educators shape the futures of a very unique group of students: military children. Their parents fight wars in far-flung corners of the world, practice surviving vehicle rollovers and fly helicopters for a living, just to name a few. So they learned a little more about the world of their pupils' parents during the ninth DoDDS teacher orientation Oct. 29 on Clay Kaserne. Activities included a shooting exercise, vehicle rollover demonstration and a visit to the airfield.

  • Breedlove describes challenges facing European Command

    Nov 4, 2014

    Top U.S. general in Europe discusses Russia, troop reductions and rotational forces

  • Installation Management Command Europe changes region director

    Nov 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe welcomed a new region director during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 4, at the Vogelweh military complex here.

  • Regionally aligned forces in Europe on display during CSA visit to Combined Resolve III

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno got a first-hand view of training the Army's regionally aligned forces to Europe during a visit to Hohenfels, Germany, to observe exercise Combined Resolve III.

  • 173rd Airborne completes Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise in Romania

    Nov 3, 2014

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, parachuted into Bogata, Romania, Oct. 22, 2014, to begin the week-long field portion of their Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Multinational Special Operations learn together during Combined Resolve III

    Oct 31, 2014

    Moldovan special forces trained here Oct. 25 with instruction from Bulgarian pilots and guidance from American observers.

  • U.S. Army Europe honors retirees at weekend appreciation day

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe dedicated a special day in Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 25, to thank retirees spanning many generations for their dedication and sacrifice to their country and their respective military branches.

  • Kosovo Force 19 begins their mission

    Oct 28, 2014

    Paratroopers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, from Fort Richardson, Alaska, took command of Multinational Battle Group-East from the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony Oct. 25, 2014, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany, which is scheduled to replace the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

  • U.S. Army Europe, NATO Allied Land Command co-host Combined Training Conference

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and NATO Allied Land Command co-hosted the Combined Training Conference, a semi-annual event held at NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, to plan combined training and exercises, Oct. 21, 2014.

  • Translating Army experience into employment

    Oct 23, 2014

    Army's Soldier for Life program is a key factor for transitioning Soldiers, families

  • Reassurance, interoperability key for U.S. Army Europe

    Oct 22, 2014

    The deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said the command is well-situated to answer threats to security in the region and to further interoperability among NATO allies and partner nations, speaking at a Defense Writers Group breakfast, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Sky Soldiers parachute into Romania for rapid deployment exercise

    Oct 22, 2014

    Approximately 90 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, conducted an airborne operation into Campia Turzi, Romania, Oct. 21, 2014, to start the field portion of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Life Skills University aimed at helping professionals learn skills early in their careers

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new 66th Military Intelligence Brigade initiative is aimed at helping people learn various life skills earlier in their careers, rather than later by trial and error, according to Col. Dave Pendall, 66th MI Brigade commander. "It's really about family life and family life skills," said Pendall. "We all have different challenges … and there are different stressors over here in Germany."

  • Reserve Unit pays tribute to WW2 battle, veteran

    Oct 21, 2014

    Members of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment based in Longare attended the 70th Anniversary of the World War II battle at Monte Battaglia near Castel Del Rio on Sept. 7.

  • Italian, U.S. gather at annual San Bortolo BBQ

    Oct 21, 2014

    Italian and American medical communities gathered for the annual San Bortolo barbecue held in the partially medieval cloister of the San Bortolo Hospital Sept. 25.

  • F2F event highlights diet impact on health

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Female2Female organization hosted a "Healthy vs. Hearty" cooking demonstration and dinner at the Army Community Service kitchen Sept. 30.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion deploys Soldiers in fight against Ebola

    Oct 17, 2014

    Forty-four Soldiers from the 15th Engineer Battalion deployed today to Monrovia, Liberia, to provide construction support in actions directed against the Ebola Virus Disease.

  • The literary adventures of Spc. Cynthia A. Rodriguez

    Oct 17, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Some things that happen in a Soldier's life can take them by surprise, but for Spc. Cynthia A. Rodriguez, a human resource specialist assigned to Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Regiment, the publishing of her first book was a "happy accident."

  • Brig. Gen. Cavoli details off-post uniform wear, behavior for U.S. Army in Bavaria

    Oct 17, 2014

    The top Army official in the Bavarian military community is reminding DOD personnel and their families to use caution and follow antiterrorism personal protective measures already in place.

  • US assists Italian hosts prior to Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 15, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade travelled to the Italian army's mountain warfare training center and school in the Aosta Valley, Oct. 14-15 in order to train Italian troops scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • U.S. Army Europe cybersecurity experts build team effort to protect computer users, systems

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe cybersecurity officials are continually on guard, working to keep government computer users and networks safe from attack.

  • NATO nations work together to secure Kandahar Airfield

    Oct 12, 2014

    The flight line on Kandahar Airfield is baked by the Afghan sun and buzzing 24 hours a day with the sound of helicopters, cargo planes and fighter jets. Patrolling the flight line are service members from five nations who come together to ensure it remains safe for aircraft to land and take off.

  • Five countries, two National Guards, one mission: Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Oct 10, 2014

    National Guard public affairs Soldiers from Illinois and Pennsylvania joined forces to augment U.S. Army Europe support Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of exercises designed to demonstrate U.S. commitment to its NATO commitments and the collective security of America's allies and partners in Europe.

  • 254th MED Soldier helps Army win Armed Forces bowling title

    Oct 8, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins has bowled a 279 game five times in her career. For those unfamiliar with how scoring works in bowling, a 279 game is achieved by throwing 11 strikes with a spare in the ninth frame. Too much math? Quite simply, this single spare, also referred to as a half-strike, is all that separates a 279 game from a perfect 300 game.

  • Command message: Ansbach community members must stay vigilant during, beyond Columbus Day

    Oct 8, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, encourages Ansbach community members to stay safe during the long Columbus Day weekend Oct. 10 through 13 and during the upcoming autumn and winter seasons.

  • All Hazards Exercise puts U.S., host nation first responders to the test

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three masked individuals burst into the Tony Bass Auditorium Sept. 26 gunning down several people before taking others hostage. Military Police were quickly on the scene, safeguarding the area, accounting for the injured and calling for backup from fellow U.S. military and host nation first responders. As many on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne went about their daily business, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden members and their German counterparts were pulling out all the stops to put their emergency response capabilities to the test during the annual All Hazards Exercise.

  • Sky Soldier medics compete for top spot

    Oct 6, 2014

    Twelve paratroopers from across the 173rd Airborne Brigade converged at Caserma Del Din for a brigade-level Best Medic Competition, held here Oct. 1 through 3.

  • Transition summit to educate Soldiers on employment process

    Oct 6, 2014

    European Theater Transition Summit to be held in Grafenwoehr and Ramstein

  • NATO changes to meet new threats, challenges

    Oct 6, 2014

    The chairman of the NATO's Military Committee discusses new strategies amid global changes during Defense Writers' Group breakfast, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: USAREUR 2020 Campaign Plan

    Oct 2, 2014

    October 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • Combined Resolve III exercises Army's European Rotational Force

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, Oct. through Nov., 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe's equal opportunity advisors train to improve their roles

    Oct 2, 2014

    Equal opportunity advisors for units U.S. Army Europe's major units gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 29-30, 2014, to discuss strategies and opportunities to improve their roles as advisors to unit commanders across the USAREUR footprint.

  • Army sergeant, US immigrant helps build goodwill in Poland

    Oct 2, 2014

    "The colonel says he wishes us all the best in the future," said U.S. Army Sgt. Marek Osowski, translating for Col. Marek Gmurski, Head of Polish Ground Forces Training, during a farewell ceremony here for Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment,173rd Airborne Brigade. "He hopes that he will have the same cooperation that he had with the 173rd with other units."

  • 173rd Airborne and Lithuanian Iron Wolves live-fire artillery over the Baltic Sea

    Oct 2, 2014

    U.S. paratroopers from 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Lithuanian Soldiers with Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion, Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade, conducted an artillery live fire training exercise over the Baltic Sea here Sept. 25.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade 'shows off' equipment to the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade

    Oct 2, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "show off" various pieces of equipment to the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade during the combined training exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Garrison paves way in Army safety training

    Oct 1, 2014

    USAG Bavaria is first Army post to host the National Safety Council's Advanced Safety Certification course

  • 'Dustoff' closer to medical evacuation mission in Grafenwoehr

    Oct 1, 2014

    Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment made the move to Grafenwoehr this past summer to be closer to its medical evacuation mission at Hohenfels, and thereby reduce temporary duty costs, time away from home for personnel, and wear and tear on equipment, according to U.S. Army Europe.

  • GTA provides better training, say Dutch snipers

    Oct 1, 2014

    Snipers with the Royal Dutch Marines conducted marksmanship training as part of the sniper instruction school on Grafenwoehr Training Area, Sept. 24.

  • Army aerospace engineer living life fully in France

    Oct 1, 2014

    An aerospace engineer from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is now experiencing the south of France as a participant in the DoD's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • 173rd Airborne assists in Latvian training

    Oct 1, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, were on hand to assist infantrymen from the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade by providing range safeties and opposing force players during an exercise at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 24, 2014.

  • Latvian and US engineers construct a rappel tower

    Oct 1, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade and Latvian Soldiers from the Land Force Infantry Brigade construct a rappel tower Sept. 23, 2014.

  • Chief of Defense of Latvia meets with 173rd paratroopers

    Oct 1, 2014

    Chief of Defense of Latvia meets with paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade here in Latvia on Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Michigan's 46th MP Company takes part in State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemmessardze

    Sep 30, 2014

    The Michigan Army National Guard's 46th Military Police Company recently took part in Winds of Change, a joint State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemessardze (National Guard) units in Riga.

  • Several Army in Europe units among winners in Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards

    Sep 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Several Army in Europe organizations were among 36 logistics units honored as winners in the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards program.

  • 82nd Airborne Division commemorates 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands

    Sep 29, 2014

    Military units from across the world came together to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Events included memorial ceremonies and airborne operations featuring Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 21st Theater Support Command, the British 16 Air Assault Brigade, Germany, Poland, Canada, Italy, France and the Royal Netherlands Army's 11th Airmobile Brigade.

  • FAO Program celebrates 50 years, still relevant

    Sep 26, 2014

    21 U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers finish the three-week Eurasian Security Studies Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • A new Soldier and a Javelin, a love story

    Sep 26, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- To most Soldiers a day at the range can be long and arduous. The day usually starts with an early morning when a unit comes together to get an inventory of their equipment and personnel before heading out for the day. This is commonly followed by a long day of Soldiers patiently waiting to fire their weapons.

  • Schweinfurt's Army garrison closes chapter of nearly 70 years of German-American history

    Sep 25, 2014

    Nearly seven decades of U.S. Army presence in the Lower Franconia town of Schweinfurt concluded during a garrison closure ceremony Sept. 19, 2014.

  • Explosives training for the Iron Wolves and Sky Soldiers

    Sep 25, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Lithuanian Soldiers from the Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade participate in a combined explosives training at Gen. Kazys Vieverskis Kazla Rudo Training Area.

  • The Musik Brigade rocks Estonia

    Sep 25, 2014

    The Musik Brigade, based in Sembach, Germany, performned September 16 at the Russian Cultural Center in Tallinn, Estonia for members of the Estonian Defense Forces, the Estonian people as well as personel from the U.S. Embassy.

  • Sky Soldiers train with the Iron Wolf Brigade

    Sep 25, 2014

    Paratroopers from Able Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces' Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade conducted field training incorporating each other's equipment and tactics September 15 through 19 at Brig. Gen. Kazys Vieverskis Kazlu Rudos Training Area, Lithuania.

  • Kaiserslautern Army Depot saves money, environment with FDP

    Sep 24, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe are working together to right-size its footprint within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, and consolidate logistics operations to improve operational capability, capacity and efficiency.

  • Kazakhstan military demonstrates peacekeeping deployment capability in Steppe Eagle 14

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 250 service members from the militaries of six nations will participate in Steppe Eagle 14, a multinational peacekeeping exercise designed to validate deployment capability for future United Nations peacekeeping and peace support operations.

  • Local nonprofits toil for the troops

    Sep 23, 2014

    On-post foundations use their private status to support units and families

  • US Army Veterinary Corps hosts panel of NATO experts

    Sep 23, 2014

    The US Army Veterinary Corps recently hosted a meeting of NATO experts with specialties in Food and Water Safety and Veterinary Support (FWSVS) and Military Working Dog Countering -- Improvised Explosive Devices (MWD C-IED).

  • Joint training with the Carl Gustav and AT4

    Sep 23, 2014

    Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade trained with Kestutis Battalion, Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade on the Lithuanian Carl Gustav M3 and U.S. AT4. Both are shoulder-mounted recoilless rifle weapons systems.

  • 'Dragon' brigade color guard honors fallen in Belgium

    Sep 23, 2014

    After a busy week of long days and short nights, Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division color guard returned Sept. 20 to Fort Riley after participating in a series of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium from the iron fist of Hitler's Third Reich during World War II.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh witnesses Rapid Trident 2014

    Sep 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Ukrainian Land Forces welcomed the Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and senior military officials and dignitaries from several nations to Rapid Trident 2014 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 19, 2014.

  • SecArmy thanks returning service members during Romania visit

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army's top leader stopped off at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania to meet with service members returning from Afghanistan during a visit to the small Romanian air base, Sept. 20, 2014.

  • Annual observance aims to help people understand that 'cybersecurity is a team effort'

    Sep 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Cybersecurity officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October 2014 marks the 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and that it's everyone's duty to protect Army information and communications.

  • Senior U.S., European land forces leaders meet to discuss security, interoperability

    Sep 19, 2014

    Senior land forces commanders from 38 European partner nations, the U.S. and Canada convened in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 15, 2014, to discuss the future of cooperative European security, during the 22nd Annual Conference of European Armies.

  • 173rd paratroopers conduct combined live fires in Latvia

    Sep 19, 2014

    Soldiers from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live-fire training event as part of a multi-national exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • US and Polish Armed Forces "Wing Exchange" Ceremony

    Sep 19, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy participated in a "wing exchange" ceremony Sept. 15 after a combined jump by Polish and U.S. troops in Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. The jump was held as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of partnership-building training exercises between the U.S. and NATO allies and partners in Eastern Europe.

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