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  • Army chaplain appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for Military Services

    Jul 23, 2010

  • Daenner Cyclone 10 puts 7th CSC to the test

    Jul 23, 2010

    On an unusually sunny Monday morning in June, members of the 7th Civil Support Command Headquarters gathered on the parade field at Daenner Kaserne, here, to begin a four-day exercise known as Daenner Cyclone '10.

  • 'Sex Signals' helps to raise awareness, prevention of sexual assault

    Jul 23, 2010

    The Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh was filled to capacity as the audience came to better grasp the seriousness of sexual assault in a whole different perspective in a comedy show called 'Sex Signals', July 20.

  • 457th Civil Affairs Battalion trains with Romanian Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    In remote villages of Afghanistan, it is difficult for the population to obtain food, water, medical supplies, and other items essential for survival. One of the roles of Civil Affairs is to move into these areas, assess the needs, and restore the infrastructure necessary to deliver these items. On the training grounds of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here, Civil Affairs Soldiers gain the advantage of going through realistic scenarios to prepare them for these missions.

  • 21st TSC Soldier on German TV

    Jul 21, 2010

    Chances are, no other 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier had his nose powdered by a make-up artist before participating in a live broadcast at the German television station SWR Fernsehen, here. Sgt. Juan Carlos Mogollon, the PLL non-commissioned officer in charge at the 21st TSC motor pool did - twice.

  • Grand-openings at 409th CSB equals improved service

    Jul 20, 2010

    Two ceremonies, one goal. The 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Expeditionary Contracting Command Europe, recently celebrated two ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremonies to offer more effecting contracting support.

  • Special training readies Soldiers to meet their units downrange

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - A car pulls up to a military checkpoint and the driver is found carrying five cell phones. The guards are suspicious because having multiple phones could be a sign of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) engineer. They yank the man out of the car and slam him to the ground. Because they had no translator they couldn't understand the man's explanation. He turned out to be a regional Lord and carried five phones to make sure he had coverage in every area.

  • Polish military police train with MRAPs at Grafenwoehr

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Trainers signal as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles lumber around bright orange cones on a rainy day in the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA) May, 24, 2010. Today, service members belonging to a Polish Military Police unit carefully watch their mirrors as while an instructor guides them around the obstacle course.

  • Train the trainer: Learning new mine detection techniques at JMTC

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It looks like something that should be from the moon landing with spindly legs and large lamp-like cameras, but it isn't used to explore the heavens. Instead, it explores hidden dangers underneath the ground. The Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) provided a class in mine detection in order to raise the awareness of one of the most dangerous threats in Afghanistan.

  • Students learn about Army simulation training

    Jun 25, 2010

    Eager High School students press firmly into a good shooting stance, staring intently at the simulator screen in front of them, not wanting to miss the pop up target they are about to engage.

  • Route clearing training crucial for deploying engineers

    Jun 25, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The chill in the air is quickly removed as the sun appears to warm the Army Soldiers as they ready for their route clearance mission at a range in Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 22, 2010.

  • Historic 28th Trans closes chapter on 74 years of service

    Jun 11, 2010

    The griffin mascot and the gold and buff colors of the 28th Transportation Battalion have long been a common fixture in Germany as the unit's trucks have logged thousands of miles across the country's roads and autobahns. Now after 74 years of service to our nation, the 28th Trans. Bn. is closing the chapter in its history and saying its final farewell to Germany.

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers conduct airdrop, slingload training

    Jun 3, 2010

    Sling load teams from the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted an airdrop and sling load exercise at Bunker drop zone in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 27.

  • 7th CSC remembers and reflects on our fallen heroes

    Jun 3, 2010

    More than 90 people attended the Memorial Day ceremony at Brookwood American Military Cemetery here May 30 to honor our more than 520, 000 fallen American heroes who died in World Wars I and II and the approximately 5,000 servicemembers who have died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 21st TSC remembers fallen at Meuse-Argonne on Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2010

    Despite the gray skies and heavy rain, Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Special Troops Battalion traveled to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial May 30 to take part in a Memorial Day ceremony here.

  • 18th MP Brigade Soldiers battle to be named 'the best'

    Jun 1, 2010

    For most Soldiers, the road to a brigade Warrior or Warrior Leader of the Year competition begins months prior to the event itself. It is a journey of late-night studying, memorizing, repetitive drills, training, practicing ... and practicing again.

  • 15th Eng. Bn. puts its platoons to the test

    May 27, 2010

    Soldiers from 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade spent two weeks simultaneously completing construction projects and conducting platoon evaluations in May at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas.

  • U.S., Slovak senior enlisted share leadership skills

    May 26, 2010

    In the early morning hours of May 18, an awkward silence filled a room in a plain white building in downtown Zvolen, Slovakia, where host nation and U.S. military members waited for one man to break the silence.

  • 21st TSC SJA 'lays down the law' for middle school students

    May 26, 2010

    The judge ordered the courtroom into session as the trial of Luke Simmons began. Simmons, a Kaiserslautern American Middle School student, was accused of illegally downloading music by a major corporation.

  • 'Theater of War' performs for 21st TSC, KMC Soldiers

    May 21, 2010

    Echoes of ancient Greek drama filled the air inside the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne May 20 here as Soldiers and Families from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the Kaiserslautern Military Community gathered to take part in an innovative new program.

  • U.S., French reservists celebrate French National Day of Reserves

    May 21, 2010

    Members of the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and French reservists celebrated the National Day of the Reserves at Chaumont-Semouties, Haute-Marne, France, May 8-9.

  • Everyone wins at Kaiserslautern Special Olympics

    May 18, 2010

    Their smiles proclaim them winners - exuberant and infectious, or a bit shy, but always radiant. Countless faces sported huge smiles at the Kaiserslautern Special Olympics May 12 at the German Police Academy here.

  • Military working dogs: A tribute to Ardy

    May 11, 2010

    While a military working dog might officially be classified as a "highly specialized piece of equipment" by Army standards, in the world of military workingdogs - especially where a dog is a partner, a friend and a battle buddy to its handler - the bond that develops is often one of genuine caring and love. To lose that partner - that buddy - is a loss that is deeply felt. It is not like losing a piece of equipment; it is truly like losing a friend.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers marching into history in Moscow

    May 7, 2010

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will march into history during Russia's 65th Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 9.

  • Soldier uses instincts to uncover hidden weapon

    May 7, 2010

    While manning an entry control point in Iraq, Pfc. Rodgers LaRue noticed a truck that didn't seem quite right. He could have just let it go by. Fortunately, he didn't.

  • Students attend first Air Assault School held in Europe in 5 years

    May 7, 2010

    The air assault students craned their necks to see the top of the looming tower. In a few minutes they would rappel down the face of the 40-foot rappel tower for the first time. It was what they had been waiting for - the moment they could prove they were worthy to wear air assault wings.

  • 7th CSC helps celebrate 65 years of Victory in Europe

    May 6, 2010

    U.S. and allied service members, U.S. Army Reserve Ambassadors from the state of Texas, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and civilians honored the memory of those who liberated France at a commemoration ceremony at the foot of the 90th Infantry Division "Tough 'Ombres" memorial April 27.

  • 2nd Strykers team up with German Panzers for troop training

    May 6, 2010

    Troopers from 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment spent a week at the Grafenwoehr Training Area working with their partners from the 104th Panzer Battalion on various infantry operations during Combined Partnership 2010. The 104th is currently designated as the NATO Operational Reserve Force.

  • Partnership builds strength along with friendships

    May 5, 2010

    Continuing its tradition of partnership with the 2nd Company, FeldjAfA$ger Battalion 251 - the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Military Police Brigade wrapped up its most recent training venture with its sister unit April 28 in Mannheim, Germany. Over the course of a week, the FeldjAfA$gers, or German MPs, were given numerous classes and had the opportunity to learn U.S. Army MP tactics for a variety of garrison and combat situations.

  • USACE delivers $1 billion Army project in Germany on time, on budget

    May 5, 2010

    Grafenwoehr was the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs biggest construction project in Europe since the 1950s. USAREUR initiative to consolidate headquarters and six battalion-sized elements created more than 150 projects.

  • Army pilots take to skies for first time in Lakota helicopters over Europe

    May 4, 2010

    After a long wait, five new UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters arrived Wednesday at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

  • Lakota copters make debut in Europe

    May 4, 2010

    After a long wait, five new UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters have arrived at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • 7th CSC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Apr 27, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Biere assumed the responsibility as command sergeant major of the 7th Civil Support Command from Command Sgt. Maj. David Stading during a change of responsibility ceremony held at Daenner Parade Field here April 24.

  • 21st TSC holds retreat, retirement ceremony

    Apr 26, 2010

    The late afternoon sun provided a picture perfect backdrop to illuminate the shiny promise of new beginnings when the 21st Theater Sustainment Command held its retreat and retirement ceremony at the parade field on Panzer Kaserne here April 23.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers based in Germany honored at Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony

    Apr 21, 2010

    Twenty one Soldiers of the 1177th Movement Control Team recently returned from a deployment and received Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen awards during a ceremony held in their honor April 18 at the parade field on Daenner Kaserne here. The ceremony was an initiative of Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, the former chief of the Army Reserve, to recognize the efforts of Reserve Soldiers who deployed. The Kaiserslautern-based Army Reserve unit mobilized in February 2009 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 1177th MCT conducted missions for the 330th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Brigade (Expeditionary), and later transferred under the 49th Transportation Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade (Expeditionary) to support its missions.

  • 54th Eng. Bn. conducts 'Dagger Strike' training

    Apr 16, 2010

    The 54th Engineer Battalion spent two weeks March 31 to April 15 conducting training during an exercise here called Dagger Strike. The training, which was designed to test the engineers at the squad level, was divided into two categories - sapper training and construction.

  • Engineers discuss lessons learned during Maneuver Support Conference

    Apr 1, 2010

    More than 300 Soldiers from across U.S. Army Europe and select individuals from the Army's engineer branch came together to participate in the Maneuver Support Conference March 24-26 at Patrick Henry Village here.

  • 3/405th AFSB continues humanitarian support to Haiti

    Mar 25, 2010

    The 3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade received another request for a shipment of humanitarian supplies to Haiti from the U.S. Agency for International Development early this month. This shipment was the fifth shipment of humanitarian supplies that the battalion shipped to Haiti.

  • 5th Maint. Co. recovers aircraft, gets Bagram airfield operational

    Mar 25, 2010

    Eight Soldiers from 5th Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, towed a disabled Airbus 300 aircraft off the Bagram Airfield flight line earlier this month to assist in restoring full flight operations to the airfield.

  • 230th MPs partner with Macedonian army, prep unit to deploy

    Mar 24, 2010

    The 230th MP Co. deployed 36 of its 1st Platoon Soldiers to Krivolak and Pepelishte March 11-22 to take the lead in a crew-served weapons training exercise for the Macedonian military police, ranger and special forces soldiers from the Macedonian armyAca,!a,,cs Special Operations Regiment in preparation for the unitAca,!a,,cs upcoming deployment to Afghanistan with the Vermont National GuardAca,!a,,cs 86th Brigade Combat Team.

  • Proper training, gear equals safe motorcycle riding in Europe

    Mar 24, 2010

    Motorcycle riding is an exciting and enjoyable hobby, but it can also be very risky and dangerous. Servicemembers, civilians and their families stationed in Europe must make safety their number one priority when they choose to operate a motorcycle here.

  • Bagram VII helps prepare Polish, American Task Force for Afghanistan

    Mar 16, 2010

    KIELCE, Poland - The phrase "train as we fight" is applicable across the Army and around the world, and it was the standard during the recent training exercise March 4-10 at Bukowka Barracks here.

  • Engineer team exceeds expectations

    Mar 12, 2010

    A person can learn a lot about the Army in two years but it takes much longer to really understand how the Army and all its components truly operate. That doesn't mean someone with less experience can't be successful, though.

  • Ceremony salutes 9th Infantry Division vets for role in capturing famed bridge at Remagen

    Mar 12, 2010

    Events saluting veterans of the 9th Infantry Division for their role in capturing the famed Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, in March 1945.

  • Top Army Reserve leaders visit 7th CSC troops in Germany

    Mar 10, 2010

    Top U.S. Army Reserve leaders visited Germany-based Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command in Kaiserslautern and Weisbaden, Germany, March 6-7.

  • TASM-E completes two FMS missions

    Mar 8, 2010

    The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, at Coleman Army Airfield, Germany, recently completed two separate foreign military sales missions as part of its reimbursable FMS program.

  • 5 QM Co. plays host to U.S. jumpmaster training team in Europe

    Mar 5, 2010

    For U.S. paratroopers, the jumpmaster is the first person they see when they step onto the loading ramp of a military aircraft and last person they see before they step out the door at 1,500 feet carrying 150 pounds equipment in the dead of night.

  • New training in Europe brings reality to virtual worlds

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army's newest virtual training device is open for business to U.S. Army Europe Soldiers at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • 18th Engineers compete in best sapper competition

    Feb 26, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Determination and a desire to be the best was all the motivation needed for the 10 two-man buddy teams from the 18th Engineer Brigade who battled for the title of U.S. Army Europe's best sapper team here Feb. 21-23.

  • 21st TSC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Feb 23, 2010

    It was standing room only for the large number of guests, Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees attending the assumption of responsibility ceremony for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's highest ranking enlisted Soldier.

  • Lives of fallen 1-214th Aviation Regiment troops honored in memorial ceremony

    Feb 12, 2010

    Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Panzer Kaserne Community Chapel in Stuttgart Feb. 11 to honor the memory of three Soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to America.

  • USAREUR and IMCOM-E units recognized for efforts in raising $2.4 million for Combined Federal Campai

    Feb 12, 2010

    The USAREUR and IMCOM-E Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony Feb. 10 at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village recognized the hundreds of Soldiers and civilians whose participation in the fall campaign raised $2.4 million.

  • 28th Trans. Bn. conducts last Driver's Training Academy course

    Feb 10, 2010

    The 21 Soldiers from 28th Transportation Battalion who gathered at the United Service Organizations on Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim, Germany, Feb. 2 to close out three weeks of driver's training hold a place of distinction in the battalion's history.

  • U.S. Soldiers killed in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash identified

    Feb 5, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers killed in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash identified

  • 3 killed in U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crash

    Feb 4, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Europe Soldiers died Feb. 3 when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Mannheim, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crashes near Mannheim

    Feb 3, 2010

    U.S. Army Europe UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

  • Engineer brigade's security detachment hone skills in austere conditions

    Feb 3, 2010

    In the early morning hours of Jan. 27, Soldiers from 18th Engineer Brigade's Personal Security Detachment rose from their snow-covered tents and began what would be another long day at the Lampertheim Training Area in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Exercise tests 7th CSC's ability to rapidly deploy

    Feb 1, 2010

    Rain, sleet, snow and below-freezing temperatures did not prevent the Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command's Incident Management Team from participating in Bavarian Thunder 2010, a training exercise that culminated at the Deployment Processing Center here Jan. 25-28. This exercise focused on deployment of personnel, equipment and vehicles.

  • Name change to Multi-National Battle Group-East begins Feb. 1

    Feb 1, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) officially will change its name to Multi-National Battle Group - East (MNBG-E) Monday, Feb. 1, signifying the task force's transformation to a more responsive and flexible force structure under KFOR's "Deterrent Presence" plan. The change is in response to the ever improving security situation throughout Kosovo, brought about by the hard work and cooperation of the people and institutions in Kosovo.

  • Name change to Multi-National Battle Group-East begins Feb. 1

    Feb 1, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) officially will change its name to Multi-National Battle Group - East (MNBG-E) Monday, Feb. 1, signifying the task force's transformation to a more responsive and flexible force structure under KFOR's "Deterrent Presence" plan. The change is in response to the ever improving security situation throughout Kosovo, brought about by the hard work and cooperation of the people and institutions in Kosovo. "This is not only a change in name; it's a change in the way we will conduct operations in Battle Group East," said Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commander of MNBG-E. "The intent is that it

  • Name change to Multi-National Battle Group-East begins Feb. 1

    Jan 31, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) officially will change its name to Multi-National Battle Group - East (MNBG-E) Monday, Feb. 1, signifying the task force's transformation to a more responsive and flexible force structure under KFOR's "Deterrent Presence" plan. The change is in response to the ever improving security situation throughout Kosovo, brought about by the hard work and cooperation of the people and institutions in Kosovo.

  • Engineer Soldier teaches music at Bamberg High School

    Jan 29, 2010

    As if a normal Soldier's day isn't hard enough, one 54th Engineer Battalion Soldier is volunteering his free time twice a week to make the Bamberg military community a little better for everyone.

  • 18th CSSB Soldiers 'plunge into' Warrior Adventure Quest

    Jan 29, 2010

    Four and a half months after Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, redeployed from Iraq, 25 Soldiers from the company took part in a Warrior Adventure Quest scuba diving trip to a converted sauerkraut factory in Munich, Germany, Jan 12.

  • U.S.Army Europe Podcast: Tax Season

    Jan 29, 2010

    CPT Patrick Robinson and SGT Robert Harshbager of the Heidelberg Tax Assistance Center talk with Jesse Granger about tax season 2010. Topics include new changes to tax law, the issues of filing tax returns from overseas and other frequently asked questions concerning tax season. For more on tax season or the U.S. Army in Eurpoe check out hqusareur.army.mil and click on the "Tax Season" link.

  • Wiesbaden breaks ground for new USAREUR Command and Battle Center

    Jan 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With transformation changing the face of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, groundbreakings are becoming an almost routine occurrence. After launching projects to build a new Army lodging facility, Wiesbaden Entertainment Center and a host of other quality-of-life enhancements, the latest major construction effort to officially start will eventually see the relocation of U.S. Army Europe Headquarters from Heidelberg's Campbell Barracks to Wiesbaden Army Airfield.

  • Strength in Diversity: Soldier says adversity in Communist Poland led to Army gold

    Jan 27, 2010

    Who would have guessed the descendant of a Polish slave laborer, during World War II, would one day grow-up to become an officer in the U.S. Army'

  • Tax Season Overseas: U.S. citizens may need to file foreign bank account with IRS

    Jan 26, 2010

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants United States citizens living and working overseas to know they must file a "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" form with the Treasury Department by June 30th if the aggregate value of their foreign accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the previous calendar year.

  • Army takes over from Marines in Al Anbar

    Jan 25, 2010

    The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Division.

  • 95th MP Bn. holds colors casing ceremony

    Jan 25, 2010

    The colors casing ceremony for the 95th Military Police Battalion at the Sports Arena on Sullivan Barracks, Mannheim, Jan. 21, marked its third deployment in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • 3rd Bn., 405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations Jan. 18 in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • Army aid flows to Haiti from halfway around the world

    Jan 20, 2010

    When disaster struck Haiti, relief and humanitarian agencies around the world quickly looked to see if they could locate ways to provide a clean water supply among other basic life necessities.

  • 9th MP Det. trains on emergency evacuation procedures

    Jan 19, 2010

    For a short while, they were all able to get out of jail free, but fortunately they were not "real" prisoners.

  • Schweinfurt chemical Soldiers train for war

    Jan 19, 2010

    Chemical Soldiers from Schweinfurt rehearsed battle drills and practiced responding to hazardous materials incidents during a 14-day training exercise here recently.

  • Families greet Soldiers from 66th Trans. Co. returning to Kaiserslautern

    Jan 19, 2010

    After spending a year in Iraq, Soldiers from the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were reunited with their loved ones during a redeployment ceremony at the Kleber Gymnasium Jan. 10.

  • Martin Luther King Program

    Jan 19, 2010

    Events at Martin Luther King Program on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

  • Distance learning can enhance training during the duty-day

    Jan 19, 2010

    On Oct. 1 of this fiscal year, many NCO's expecting to attend the Advance leaders Common Core (ALC), formerly called Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), phase 1, received notification that the course would be offered online. Units may assist Soldiers by allowing them time during the duty-day to complete the online training at one of 35 classrooms in 12 locations throughout Europe.

  • Last of 5-158th troops depart for Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2010

  • Tax Season Overseas: Couples can file joint tax return despite non-resident status

    Jan 11, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- This year, filing a joint tax return allows the Servicemember and spouse $3650 per person. That's $7300 in personal exemptions, before calculating other exemptions and tax credits. The amount of exemption went up $50 from last year, but if the Servicemember is married to a non-U.S. resident, the couple does not get to take advantage of the more favorable tax treatment, unless the non-resident alien spouse applies for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Tax Season Overseas: New tax law grants servicemembers' spouses residency protections

    Jan 11, 2010

    President Obama extended certain legal protections to military spouses late last year that may make a difference when it comes time to file your taxes.

  • Security training important for everyone in U.S. forces community, not just servicemembers

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Family members are just as important as Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian employees when it comes to protecting the nation's security, said Sgt. 1st Class Nicolas Vazquez, the U.S. Army Europe's operations security program manager, during a presentation here on operations security.

  • Security training important for everyone in U.S. forces community, not just servicemembers

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Family members are just as important as Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian employees when it comes to protecting the nation's security, said Sgt. 1st Class Nicolas Vazquez, the U.S. Army Europe's operations security program manager, during a presentation here on operations security.

  • Another successful Combined Federal Campaign for U.S. Army in Europe

    Jan 7, 2010

    U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees donated more than $2 million in support of the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.

  • Bavarian Tax Centers say preparation key to utilizing free tax services in 2010

    Dec 30, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- With wage and tax statements available for Soldiers and civilian employees online at www.mypay.dfas.mil and most banks and investment companies mailing reports of interest, dividends, and capital gains, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Tax Center personnel gear up to provide free tax preparation and e-filing services throughout Bavaria. The tax centers in Ansbach, Illesheim, Bamberg, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Schweinfurt and Vilseck are open for business, beginning Feb. 1, 2010.

  • Career counselors reenlist 431 Soldiers, exceed mission by 146 percent

    Dec 30, 2009

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade, a logistics unit based here, exceeded reenlistment objectives by large margins for fiscal year 2009, despite the brigade being deployed to Iraq during the fiscal year, and revisions to the Army retention policies.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers welcome new commander

    Dec 30, 2009

    Col. Martin B. Pitts, outgoing commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, said farewell to the Soldiers and Families of the logistics brigade, and welcomed the incoming commander, Col. Keith Sledd, during a change of command ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Facility here Dec. 16.

  • New Army retention standards take effect, more to follow

    Dec 18, 2009

    New changes to the Army's retention program will affect not only how the Army operates, but also who will be allowed to stay in the Army.

  • 405th Army Field Support Brigade moves to Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Dec 9, 2009

    The 405th Army Field Support Birgade, an element of Army Sustainment Command, has moved to Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • 405th AFSB unfurls its colors in Kaiserslautern

    Dec 9, 2009

    Cold weather and overcast skies didn't keep the crowd away as the 405th Army Field Support Brigade unfurled its colors on Daenner Kaserne and officially began operations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

  • Training for success: 409th CSB trains National Guard team

    Dec 9, 2009

    The 409th Contracting Support Brigade might as well spell training with a capital T because it is such an essential factor to their success. The 409th CSB serves as the executive agent for expeditionary contracting in the Balkans and its 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion provides a continuous boots-on-the-ground presence at the Camp Bondsteel office. Additionally, the Army National Guard, which rotate contingency contracting teams through the Kosovo office, provides vital workload assistance.

  • Army updates suicide-prevention guidance

    Dec 4, 2009

    The Army has updated its suicide-prevention guidance, including the Army Health Promotion regulation (AR 600-63), Army Suicide Prevention pamphlet (PAM 600-24) and FM 6-22.5, the Combat and Operational Stress Control Manual for Leaders and Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Europe discusses key issues with senior European leaders

    Nov 23, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Nov. 23, 2009) -- Forty-nine foreign awardees of the U.S. Legion of Merit met and participated in frank and open discussions with U.S. Army Europe leaders during the 29th Annual Legion of Merit Conference at Patrick Henry Village here, Nov. 19. The conference attendees, senior active and retired officers from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia, including two four-star and 10 three-star generals, discussed USAREUR's Theater Security Cooperation activities, the situation in Afghanistan, and USAREUR's mission, operations and transformation. The overarching theme was, "Building capacity to enhance trans-Atlantic security."

  • Retirees living in Germany can benefit from new arrangements reached with German Federal Ministry of

    Nov 23, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- Retired servicemembers who live in Germany as ordinary residents can benefit from new arrangements reached with the German government regarding duties charged on purchases made in American military exchange and commissary facilities and packages received through U.S. forces post offices.

  • JMRC 'Grizzlies' help Republic of Georgia forces develop training observer-controllers

    Nov 19, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia - They are quite familiar to most U.S. troops who have taken part in exercises at any major Army training center in recent years. The ever-present safety glasses, a vest full of smoke grenades and pyrotechnics, and the "God gun" give the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's observer-controllers a certain level of mystique as they stand in the midst of simulated battle observing, directing, and facilitating training from the individual troop level all the way up to brigade combat team maneuvers.

  • Master Resiliency Trainers to promote overall fitness of U.S. Army Europe

    Nov 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Units have their master gunners, master drivers and master fitness trainers. These experts are the best at what they do and they share their expertise with their fellow Soldiers. By next October, each U.S. Army Europe brigade and battalion-level unit will have a new type of master assigned to its ranks -- a Master Resiliency Trainer. MRTs will serve as their unitsAca,!a,,c experts in building mental, physical and spiritual health as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, said MRT program manager Jessie Massey, USAREURAca,!a,,cs deputy chief of medical operations.

  • 5th Signal Command Introduces Full Spectrum

    Nov 17, 2009

    5th Signal Command Introduces "Full Spectrum"

  • Soldiers in Europe prep for Afghanistan using advanced simulation

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 1,500 U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers enhanced their combat skills with the Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe at the Babadag Training Area in eastern Romania and the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria from the beginning of August to the end of October as part of Joint Task Force-East's 2009 exercise.

  • Berlin's Allied Museum helps visitors remember, understand common history of allies, Germany

    Nov 12, 2009

    Dr. Helmut Trotnow, director of Berlin's Allied Museum, answers a schoolgirl's question about the Cold War Nov. 7. The girl and her friends were celebrating a birthday at the museum. (Photo by Dave Melancon)

  • Liaison program offers comfort factor for Americans being treated in host nation health facilities s

    Nov 12, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Dealing with medical issues, from routine tests to major surgery or prolonged treatment, can often be daunting. For Americans receiving health care services in a foreign country, it can be downright intimidating. In the mid-1990s, as U.S. forces in Europe began to draw down in earnest, so did the number of U.S. military medical facilities available to provide health care to Americans eligible for treatment, and increasing numbers of those patients began getting referrals for care in host-nation medical facilities, according to Europe Regional Medical Command officials. To help American patients feel more comfortable and confident about that care, ERMC developed the host nation patient liaison program.

  • Events mark 20-year anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

    Nov 10, 2009

    Fireworks illuminate Berlin's Brandenburg Gate as thousands celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nov. 9. U.S. Army Europe members participated in many of the events saluting the anniversary.

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