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  • U.S. Army Europe aviators join Dutch, Hungarian forces for combined exercise

    Apr 11, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade are training with two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during the two-week exercise Saker Falcon 2014 at Hungary's Varpalota Training Area.

  • Romanian officer ensures mission success for RSE-21

    Apr 8, 2014

    Since the beginning of U.S. multi-modal operations at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in November 2011, one Romanian Air Force officer has been key to the success of those missions. Today, he continues to support the U.S. mission and play a pivotal role for all military branches in that area.

  • 2014 Summer Hire program accepts applications

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region will begin accepting applications April 7, 2014, for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • USAG Ansbach Command visits Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force in Nürnberg

    Apr 2, 2014

    After hosting the Nürnberg-based Bayerische Bereitschafts Polizei, or Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force, at their Oberdachstetten training area, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Command Team and Provost Marshal were invited to the Polizei's training compound on the outskirts of Nürnberg March 28, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe paratroopers train as they help aviation colleagues prepare for deployment

    Apr 2, 2014

    Paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) honed their skills as they helped their aviation colleagues from USAREUR's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade prepare for deployment at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • 7th Civil Support Command begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

    Apr 1, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and ten other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies, March 31, 2014, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • US Army Europe aviation, infantry brigades conduct live-fire to prepare aviators for deployment

    Mar 31, 2014

    Soldiers and aircraft from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade partnered with their infantry colleagues from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and U.S. Air Force fighters for a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area, March 28, 2014, to help prepare the 12th CAB for deployment.

  • Army announces top journalists, public affairs specialists for 2013

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, recognized public affairs specialists, print and broadcast journalists for excellence in their career field during the Army-wide 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • Paratroopers, Alpini bond over bocce in Italy

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) joined with local Italians to play bocce March 15.

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon--Approximately 150 Paratroopers from the Vicenza, Italy based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in multinational Exercise Central Accord here March 11-21, 2014.

  • Sky Soldiers, Slovenian Armed Forces conduct heavy drop in Italy

    Mar 27, 2014

    The 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) conducted a heavy drop and airborne personnel jump, March 26, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, where Slovenian Armed Forces trained with the "Herd," in preparation for an upcoming exercise in Slovenia.

  • National Guard Engineers, train for combat at JMRC

    Mar 27, 2014

    HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany. --National Guardsmen of the 1156th Engineer Company from Kingston, NY and the surrounding areas deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to construct two large multi-use buildings from the ground up.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • USAREUR Soldiers Train in German Alps

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Bavarian Alps provided the ideal location for a Mission Readiness Exercise (MRE) that is preparing the U.S. Army's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for deployment to Afghanistan. Inside the German Army's Reiteralpe Training Area, summiting at over 2,200 meters above sea level, the 12th CAB practices Air-to-Ground operations in tandem with elements of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).

  • Media Day: Transformation, transparency, partnerships focus of forum, installation tour

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transparency, building German-American partnerships and the impact of transformation were topics during a special media engagement March 11. About 20 members of the host nation media -- including print, radio and television journalists -- had the opportunity to become better informed about the U.S. military community in Wiesbaden and ongoing efforts to transform its facilities to serve the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters as completion nears of the move of various support elements from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Darmstadt to Wiesbaden.

  • Kosovo Force's MNBG-E recognizes contributions of women in military

    Mar 24, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (March 8, 2014) -- Daily business at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, was a bit different, March 8, as the Multinational Battle Group-East command team and battle staff acknowledged the importance of women in the military, while also celebrating International Women's Day. Female soldiers from each of the staff sections received a rose to commemorate their service in the military and then posed for a group photo afterwards with the MNBG-E command team.

  • Saber Guardian 2014 kicks off in Bulgaria

    Mar 21, 2014

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Bulgarian Land Forces kicked off Saber Guardian 2014 at a ceremony at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Mar. 21, 2014.

  • Lifeblood of the Army: NCO leads Bondsteel's fueling operations

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fuel is the lifeblood of military operations and the job of controlling fueling operations is a vital one. As noncommissioned officer in charge of all fuel at Camp Bondsteel, U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Dafney-Pressley recognizes the impact that her trade has on missions. Every day, she toils in the morning sun, ensuring fuel operations on the camp are nothing less than perfect. If not, equipment, vehicles and human lives could be at risk.

  • USAREUR's commander meets with service members at MK Air Base

    Mar 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell alongside Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, USAREUR's top enlisted Soldier, visited MK Air Base, Romania, March 19, to meet with the Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who work behind the scenes to maintain day-to-day operations that support the transit of U.S. service members into and back home from Afghanistan.

  • Bavarian riot police hone essential skills at US training area

    Mar 20, 2014

    In teams of two, a Bavarian riot police unit spent a sunny, cold morning responding to mock incidents with varying scenarios at the site for Military Operations in Urban Terrain, or MOUT, at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's local training area recently.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command providing key personnel support at transit center in Romania

    Mar 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command has taken the reins of the transit center mission at MK Air Base, Romania, leading a multinational, multiservice effort to operate the base as a key personnel and cargo transportation portal for U.S. troops moving to and from Afghanistan as the mission there draws down.

  • Pulling her weight: Europe District architect hits her marks in weightlifting

    Mar 19, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 5-foot-2 and a shade over 115 pounds, Martha Manuel hardly looks like an imposing figure. But appearances, as they say, do deceive on occasion. This little lady is a real beast in the weight room.

  • U.S. Soldier earns place at British Military Academy

    Mar 19, 2014

    Army 2nd Lt. Ben Torgersen is the most recent officer to take advantage of a program that allows junior officers to spend a year at the British Army's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey, England.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign is a broad-based effort to leverage change over time that is intended to cause a significant shift in the Army culture, a culture that is ready to respond but is now able to sustain its readiness because it is resilient.

  • Aviation exercise forges partnerships in Europe

    Mar 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is currently undergoing one of the largest aviation training exercises in recent history to prepare the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners have embarked on the next phase of an "Evolution" at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing, USACE and local community took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 21 for the installation's new $25 million commissary.

  • U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' support operations in Cameroon

    Mar 13, 2014

    DOULA, Cameroon -- Sgt. Jeffrey Kourim (left) and Spc. David S. Jungblut with U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) pound in a grounding rod for a transportable satellite terminal at the beginning of Exercise Central Accord 14 here, March 12.

  • Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducts new members

    Mar 13, 2014

    The Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducted two new members, 11 honorary members and handed out Europe's first Dr. Mary Walker award in a ceremony Feb. 25.

  • Multinational soldiers train for aerial rapid response in Kosovo

    Mar 13, 2014

    Armenian Soldiers who specialize in crowd and riot control, learned the basics of helicopter procedures in training with U.S. Army Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 12, 2014. The Armenians learned how to load and unload a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before a real-world situation requiring their expertise arises.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer assumes responsibility at USAG Ansbach

    Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer to the role of garrison command sergeant major as well as to the role of command sergeant major of the Franconia Military Community.

  • Team Resilience: Boosting host nation relations through sports

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Olympics may be over and they're not in Sochi, but Wiesbaden Soldiers are going for gold -- or at least glory -- against athletes from other countries. Unit-level competition with host nation athletes is nothing new, and the idea is getting an organized upgrade in order to bolster both resiliency and host nation relations in accordance with the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's Army Sports Program.

  • Ranger tab pinned on Dutch NCO

    Mar 11, 2014

  • 317th SMC Soldiers awarded for maintenance excellence

    Mar 10, 2014

    For the second year in a row, Soldiers from the 317th Support Maintenance Company took home top honors at the U.S. Army Europe Army Award for Maintenance Excellence for competition year 2013.

  • Walking in their boots

    Mar 7, 2014

    Grafenwoehr Elementary students play Soldier with the 44th ESB

  • USAG Ansbach breaks ground for new health, dental clinic

    Mar 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach conducted a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the construction of a new Health and Dental Clinic on March 7, 2014.

  • Europe District engineer team earns praise for Jordan deployment

    Mar 5, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation's capabilities.

  • Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Mar 5, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • The strategic implications of delivering U.S. meat to Soldiers and their families in Europe

    Mar 4, 2014

    This article details the interagency, international, and joint cooperation necessary to ensure meat products from the United States are available to U.S. forces overseas.

  • Preventing, treating suicidal behaviors every day

    Mar 3, 2014

    There are three types of resources available to prevent, intervene and assist people with suicidal behaviors in the Franconia Military Community.

  • U.S. Army Europe honors its top public affairs professionals for 2013

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Office of the Chief of Public Affairs announced the winners of the USAREUR-level 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition.

  • Thanks for more than 70 years of service

    Mar 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers and civilians celebrated the careers of three Wiesbaden Soldiers during a retirement ceremony in the Community Activity Center Feb. 20. "Today we lose about 70 years of experience from our Army," said Col. John M. Spiszer, U.S. Army Europe deputy chief of staff.

  • Professional development: Soldiers get inside look at Hessen's Parliament

    Mar 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Many have wandered through the streets and squares of Wiesbaden without ever considering the important role the city plays in managing the affairs of the state of Hessen. Officers and senior enlisted leaders of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden took a few hours for professional development and an inside look at the history and workings of Hessen's Landtag (parliament) Feb. 10.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- A Ready and Modern Army

    Mar 1, 2014

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

  • Overseas Housing Allowance survey directly affects pay for service members in Germany

    Feb 28, 2014

    The Defense Travel Management Office will conduct an Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in expense survey, March 1-31, 2014, for service members in Germany.

  • 598th Transportation Brigade conducts safety tour of Northern European ports

    Feb 28, 2014

    The 598th Transportation Brigade safety manager recently conducted a series of site visits to the northern European ports of Bremerhaven and Nordenham, Germany; Eemshaven, The Netherlands; and Varberg, Sweden.

  • 2 CR Soldier reenlists while recuperating from war injury

    Feb 27, 2014

    In the aftermath of being downed by a gunshot wound during a firefight in Afghanistan, several thoughts came to the mind of Staff Sgt. Tyronne Jones -- among them was reenlistment. Sadly, the date and location were not the only things that changed that day.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers go where no one has gone before in Germany

    Feb 26, 2014

    Thousands of fans filed inside the Frankfurt Messe Convention Hall to attend the first Star Trek convention in Germany, Destination Star Trek Germany, Feb. 21- Feb. 23, 2014.

  • European Union Battlegroup trains at Grafenwoehr

    Feb 25, 2014

    Despite the challenge of bringing together a task force of more than 1500 soldiers from six nations, the commander of the European Union Battlegroup, or EUBG 2014-02, isn�'t adversely challenged facilities and location. Instead, the commander�'s mission to bring the combined talents of distinct militaries into one synchronized force is enhanced by a centralized location, which brings everyone together, multi-purpose ranges that allow ground and air operations, and state of the art live-virtual and constructive tools to support certification training for the EU�'s quick-reaction Infantry Task Force as it prepares for Exercise Rampant Lion.

  • 'Not just an EOD Officer'

    Feb 25, 2014

    1st Lt. Janill Castillo is a female commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal company currently based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The unit is part of the 759th EOD Company, from Fort Irwin, Calif., and has a unique mission in Kosovo, Feb. 25, 2014.

  • Livorno HAP supports disaster relief efforts in Slovenia

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Humanitarian Assistance Program located at the Livorno, Italy Army Depot, was called upon to provide generators in response to U.S. Government disaster relief efforts in Slovenia.

  • Soldiers to learn motorcycle safety at Ansbach in March

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Ansbach Safety office will resume offering the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, or MSF, courses in March for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's military community.

  • US, Polish paratroopers find common ground, spark critical thinking

    Feb 24, 2014

    KRAKOW, Poland--American and Polish paratroopers met for a workshop to discuss airborne operational planning here Feb. 19 and 20.

  • Three U.S. Army Europe officers honored with MacArthur leadership awards

    Feb 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe honored three junior officer leaders at the 26th Annual USAREUR-level Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award ceremony, Feb. 21, 2014, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • USAREUR and IMCOM-E announce FY14, FY15 structure changes

    Feb 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe announced today two separate actions to rebalance and reduce the personnel structure across the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • USAREUR et IMCOM-E annoncent des changements de structure pour les exercices 2014 et 2015

    Feb 20, 2014

    Les états-majors 'U.S. Army Europe et de l'Installation Management Command-Europe ont annoncé ce jour deux plans distincts visant à rééquilibrer et réduire la structure de leur personnel à travers 'Europe.

  • USAREUR und IMCOM-E geben Strukturveränderungen für die Finanzjahre 2014 und 2015 bekannt

    Feb 20, 2014

    Die U.S. Army Europa (USAREUR) und das Verwaltungskommando der U.S. Army, Region Europa (IMCOM-E), haben heute zwei gesondert anzusehende Massnahmen zur Umschichtung und Reduzierung der Personalstruktur im Geschäftsbereich der U.S. Army Europa bekanntgegeben.

  • USAREUR en IMCOM-E maken structuurveranderingen bekend voor fiscaal jaar 2014 en 2015

    Feb 20, 2014

    Het U.S. Army Europe en het Installation Management Command-Europe heeft vandaag twee afzonderlijke acties aangekondigd om het personeel in Europa te herstructureren en te verminderen.

  • 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosts career fair

    Feb 20, 2014

    The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a career fair in Wiesbaden, Germany, Feb. 14, 2014, to showcase career paths available to brigade Soldiers.

  • Transformation, construction oversight among themes at annual USACE forum

    Feb 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Prioritizing needs and planning ahead will be crucial for stakeholders and project-delivery teams in Europe and Africa to maximize efficiencies under the new fiscal reality of tighter budgets and funding, officials said at the 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Customer Workshop.

  • 173rd paratroopers assist Slovenian partners during ice storm

    Feb 18, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) arrived in Slovenia early on the morning of Feb. 11, 2014, with generators bound for Postojna, a city hard hit by an ice storm thought to be the worst natural disaster here in the last 100 years.

  • German-American friendship in Ansbach has new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Feb 18, 2014

    After nine months of planning and growing, German-American friendship in the greater Ansbach area has an official club and a new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken.

  • Army corrections facility in Europe prepares for move to Sembach

    Feb 18, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East transitions to Kosovo Force 18

    Feb 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (February 13, 2014) -- Nearly nine months after assuming command of Multinational Battle Group-East, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relinquished command to another U.S. Army active duty unit, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, February 13. The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, took command of the battle group from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a similar Army unit based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 'Charlie Med' to move to Grafenwoehr, closer to medical evacuation mission

    Feb 14, 2014

    As part of the 2,500 Soldier reduction in enabling units announced in February, 2012, and as further announced in March 2013, the structure of C Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment will be restructured.

  • 'Charlie Med' geht nach Grafenwöhr, näher an den Bereich seiner Rettungsflug-Aufgabe

    Feb 14, 2014

    Als Teil der bereits im Februar 2012 bekanntgegebenen Reduzierung um 2 500 Soldaten in Unterstützungseinheiten und wie schon bereits im März 2013 veröffentlicht, wird die Struktur der C Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment umstrukturiert.

  • 635th MCT named Army's best deployment team

    Feb 13, 2014

    Army logisticians from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 635th Movement Control Team took home top honors during the Deployment Excellence Award 2012 competition year.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' host Russian evaluators in Vincenza, Italy

    Feb 12, 2014

    A delegation of Russian soldiers visited paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), as part of a Vienna Document agreement evaluation in Vicenza, Italy, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Odierno calls on NATO Land Component Command in Turkey

    Feb 11, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with NATO Land Component Command Headquarters personnel at Izmar, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2014, to discuss the future of the Army and its NATO relationship.

  • 72nd ESB Soldiers give thanks, paint Schweinfurt youth center

    Feb 11, 2014

    With t-shirts, hair and hands covered in tiny white speckles, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion applied the last coats of paint to the interior of Jugendhaus Fränz, a local youth center that 30 days prior was covered in scribbles, doodles and unsightly graffiti.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • OSB or eSERB coming up? Better check 'My Board File'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Captains and majors affected by the upcoming Officer Separation Boards and enhanced Selective Early Retirement Boards need to review and certify their records.

  • U.S. Army Europe command sergeant major hosts training conference for senior enlisted leaders

    Feb 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., hosted approximately 50 senior enlisted leaders from throughout USAREUR at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Feb. 6-7, 2014, at the 2014 USAREUR Command Sergeants Major Training Conference.

  • 18th Military Police Soldiers receive warm welcome home in Sembach

    Feb 7, 2014

    Laughter, tears, hugs and squeals filled the Sembach Fitness Center as Family members welcomed home Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company 18th Military Police Brigade during a redeployment ceremony Feb. 3.

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at Vicenza prayer breakfast

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, spoke to Vicenza Military Community members during the annual prayer breakfast Feb. 7.

  • U.S. Army Europe to undergo logistic system upgrade

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is undergoing a logistics upgrade that is replacing outdated Army logistics programs used to order supplies, manage equipment maintenance and account for property.

  • Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels to host Army aviation exercise in March

    Feb 6, 2014

    The U.S. Army�'s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade will conduct a mission rehearsal exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, March 10-31 to prepare for deployment in support of the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

  • Chaplain of the few serves many

    Feb 5, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe's lone Jewish chaplain brings faith to the field

  • 18th Military Police Soldiers receive warm welcome home in Sembach

    Feb 5, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's HHC, 18th MP Bde., returned to Sembach Kaserne after completing an eight-month deployment to Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Afghanistan in support of Joint Task Force 435.

  • NATO certified 'ready' at Grafenwoehr

    Feb 4, 2014

    With twenty-six NATO nations, including the United States, reducing the size of their defense spending and capability, the commanding general of the Allied Land Command NATO said that's more reason to work together.

  • My Name is Tyce, and I'm a Soldier

    Feb 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (January 29, 2014) -- The man looked curiously around the room. Nothing about the place seemed familiar to him. There were no nicely framed photos of family staring lovingly back at him. The words Army Lodging, which is printed on the bottom of a stationery pad, reminds the man that this is not his home.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • Holly-Eva Blood Drive

    Jan 31, 2014

    Members of the Wiesbaden U.S. Army Military Community gather at the Tony Bass Fitness Center to donate blood during the third annual Holly-Eva Blood Drive. This is the third annual community Holly-Eva Blood Drive organized by Master Sgt. Clark Kuhling and the American Red Cross.

  • Baumholder Smith Elementary School holds Health Fair

    Jan 31, 2014

    Baumholder Smith Elementary School focused on health by holding Health Fair Jan. 16. The activities were divided into 30-minute time blocks and aimed to educate the students on all aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements.

  • Multinational Soldiers deal with riots, fire at JMRC

    Jan 30, 2014

    "Get out of here!" Rioters yell as one hurls a Molotov cocktail at multinational Soldiers, bursting into a wave of fire that crashed against riot shields. Chanting and banging their batons on their shields in a rhythm, the wall of Soldiers pushed forward and the eased mob back. That is just one training scenario U.S. and multinational forces encountered during their rotation at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 13-31.

  • "Installation of Excellence": USAREUR commander recognizes Wiesbaden ACS staff

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden ACS recognized for continued excellence serving Soldiers and Families

  • USAREUR awards human resource achievement

    Jan 24, 2014

    U.S. Army in Europe announced the winners of the fourth annual Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program, Jan. 23, 2014, on Clay Kaserne, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • KFOR aviation soldiers conduct hand over in Kosovo

    Jan 23, 2014

    Aviation soldiers with Task Force Warhorse, Kosovo Force 18, take command from Task Force Phalanx, KFOR 17, in a ceremony at Camp Bondsteel Jan. 20.

  • KFOR 17 TF Aviation prepares to head home

    Jan 23, 2014

    After more than nine months deployed, soldiers with Task Force Phalanx, Kosovo Force 17, prepare to head home.

  • Corps of Engineers, DOD take aim at aging schools in Europe

    Jan 22, 2014

    Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District are engaged in a robust military construction program designed to revitalize dilapidated schoolhouses, some of which were built in the post-World War II era.

  • Sergeant Morales Club welcomes 'the best of the best'

    Jan 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're the best of the best. That's what a roomful of Soldiers and civilians gathered to acknowledge Jan. 21 at the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. They were there to congratulate the four newest members of the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club.

  • 18th MP Bde. Soldiers 'Get Fit, Stay Fit' during Fitness Expo

    Jan 21, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians, and Family members assembled at the Sembach Fitness Center for the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Sports and Fitness "Get Fit, Stay Fit" Fitness Expo on Jan. 11.

  • Vicenza, Italy, based 7th Weather Squadron Airmen train with Alpini soldiers in snowy Alps

    Jan 21, 2014

    Surrounded by a thick blanket of snow, U.S. Air Force 7th Weather Squadron Airmen from Caserma Ederle and Katterbach, Illesheim and Wiesbaden, Germany, undertook training with Italian Army soldiers of the Comando Truppe Alpini-Servizio Meteomont in late December at Passo Tonale, Italy. About 20 weather personnel participated in the training including seven Airmen, nine Alpini and four others from allied militaries. The Servizio Meteomont personnel constitute a cadre of weather personnel within the Alpini troop structure. Passo Tonale is in the Southern Alps between the Lombardy and Trentino regions. The primary goal of this five-day training was to further strategic NATO partnerships while learning new skills in the realm of weather and weather forecasting. "We value this opportunity as a capstone annual event to feature our capabilities as Air Force weather personnel supporting U.S. Army Africa and the 173d Airborne here at Vicenza, and other U.S. Army and Air Force units in deployed environments," said Air Force Capt. Jason Scalzitti, commander of the 7th Weather Squadron's Detachment 3.

  • 18th MP Bde. Self Defense Class

    Jan 21, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - Three Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade and a civilian instructor taught a self defense class to 18th MP Bde. Soldiers and spouses Nov. 7th at Sembach Kaserne.

  • 2011 Frankfurt airport shooting illustrates terrorism's 'evolving threat'

    Jan 21, 2014

    In March 2011 a gunman attacked U.S. Airmen at Germany's Frankfurt International Airport. As the anniversary of that attack approaches, U.S. Army Europe antiterrorism officials are using that tragic incident to help illustrate terrorism's "evolving threat."

  • U.S. military spouse found dead in Italy

    Jan 19, 2014

    The spouse of a U.S. Army staff sergeant assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Naples, Italy was found dead in her home in Licola, Italy, Saturday Jan. 18, 2014.

  • U.S. military spouse found dead in Italy (Italiano)

    Jan 19, 2014

    Moglie di militare Americano trovata senza vita. Sabato mattina 18 gennaio, la moglie di un Sergente dell'Esercito USA in servizio presso la sede di Napoli dell'Organizzazione del Patto Atlantico è stata trovata priva di vita nella propria abitazione di Licola, Italia.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

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