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  • Cadets pay tribute to Bamberg citizens, learn value of courage

    Dec 2, 2010

    Eleven Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from Bamberg Middle High School met with teenagers from the local German community to clean "Stolpersteine" memorial stones commemorating victims of Nazism who lived in Bamberg Nov. 17. The group encourages students to takeA,A responsibility for maintainingA,A and developing democracy,A,A respecting human rights and promoting tolerance of other cultures and religions.

  • Commanders discuss academics, deployment with students

    Dec 2, 2010

    Commanders from Bamberg and Schweinfurt met with faculty, staff and students at Bamberg Middle High School Nov. 19 to discuss academics, student and faculty issues, as well as effects of deployment cycles on adolescents.

  • 95th MP Soldiers compete for German efficiency badge

    Dec 2, 2010

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, participated in a German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge qualification event Nov. 24 here. The qualification event gave the American Soldiers the opportunity to earn the same GAFEB medal, or Deutsches Leistungsabzeichen as it is called in German. The badge is worn on the German military uniform.

  • 18th MP Prayer breakfast - a chance to eat, think, be merry

    Dec 2, 2010

    The smell of hot coffee and baked goods fills the room and over the sounds of laughter, conversation, and the quiet sizzling of a waffle maker, a single voice quiets the room.

  • USAREUR CSM visits 18th Eng. Bde., recognizes engineers

    Dec 2, 2010

    The command sergeant major for U.S. Army Europe visited Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade at Tompkins Barracks here Nov. 23.

  • Reserve Soldiers host annual medical, dental SRP

    Dec 2, 2010

    The 7th Civil Support Command hosted its annual medical Servicemember Readiness Program at Kleber Gym on Kleber Kaserne here Nov. 19-21 to ensure that all Soldiers within the 7th CSC were medically screened, updated and mission ready. The 7th CSC's office of the surgeon coordinated the SRP, and more 200 personnel to include the 209th Army Liaison Team from Wiesbaden, Germany, along with its subordinate units showed up Nov. 20 to be checked, said Maj. Thomas Hrabal, officer in charge of the 7th CSC's OSURG.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. top Soldiers compete for Warrior, Warrior Leader of the Quarter

    Dec 1, 2010

    Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade competed in a heated battle of wits, tactical skills and physical endurance during the first Warrior and Warrior Leader of the Quarter competition of the 2011 fiscal year at Warner Barracks here Nov. 16-17.

  • DFACs spread Thanksgiving spirit

    Dec 1, 2010

    For Soldiers stationed overseas the holidays can be a tough reminder of the family and traditions left back home.

  • Romanian president visits his troops in Afghanistan

    Dec 1, 2010

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The Romanian head of state paid homage today to his 1,650 military countrymen stationed in Afghanistan.

  • Army team finishes Culinary World Cup with bronze

    Nov 30, 2010

    The US Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with a bronze medal for the hot dinner the team served.

  • Romanian president visits troops in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Destiny Coalition Slingload Operations

    Nov 29, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Teleha, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew chief, gets the thumbs up from a coalition Australian partner during a Chinook sling-load operation to move a generator from one location to another in southern Afghanistan Nov. 14, 2010. Task Force Destiny's CH-47s provide ground support to coalition forces, Afghan forces and the civilian population through personnel movements and resupplies throughout southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Comedian brings laughs and lessons

    Nov 29, 2010

    It was a sea of camouflage at the Tower Theater, Nov. 16, as more than 500 Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, gathered for a comedy hour coupled with important training. Comedian Bernie McGrenahan took the stage, coming on strong with a plethora of jokes poking fun at pop culture and everyday experiences.

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations are the center of attraction

    Nov 29, 2010

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team from Fort Lee, Va., that competed in the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg, Nov. 20-25.

  • Sober comic inspires problem drinkers to seek help

    Nov 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From turmoil, tragedy and ruin a world-renowned comedian etched a testimony to sobriety to inspire Army Soldiers struggling with alcohol abuse. A,A Bernie McGrenahan used comedy as a bridge to provoke introspection among Wiesbaden-based troops and civilians Nov. 10 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center.

  • Wait is over: First wave of 1st Armored Division Soldiers return home to Wiesbaden from Iraq

    Nov 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 6 p.m. families walking into the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Nov. 24 got a fright. A large tour bus sat outside the gym on Wiesbaden Army Airfield. "Oh my, are they already here'" asked one concerned woman, as she quickly shuffled her two children into the gym.

  • U.S. Army Master Sergeant wins two gold medals with ACF Culinary National Team USA

    Nov 24, 2010

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Morgan won two gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary National Team USA. The medals were awarded for the team's hot dinner and cold table display. Morgan is the team's pastry chef and the first U.S. Soldier ever selected to be on the ACF national team. He has served on the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT) since 1997 as a pastry chef and advisor. Currently he is the senior enlisted aide to General Martin E. Dempsey, Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander. In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was the night for hunters. Several German JAfA$ger in personalized hunting attire mingled in and around Kloster Eberbach Nov. 7 in celebration of their holiest of days - the celebration of Saint Hubertus, patron saint of hunters. Some sipped on mulled wine, others swapped hunting stories.

  • 5th Signal Command Recognizes top Soldier and NCO

    Nov 23, 2010

  • EDGE/HIRED: Learning skills for life in youth programs inspired by Army Family Covenant

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the black silky fluid spouted from the undercarriage of the blue Acura, several Wiesbaden youths learned a lesson about one of life's many challenges. A,A Seven boys learned how to perform an oil change Nov. 15 at the Wiesbaden Auto Skills Center as part of an EDGE Auto Skills course offered during the month of November.

  • German and American educators get inside look at military life

    Nov 23, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Day after day they strive to do their best to educate the sons and daughters of men and women who are often called to serve in faraway lands. A,A Because many of their students come from homes where family separation and the stress of lengthy deployments are commonplace, it helps to understand from personal experience some of the challenges faced by military parents.

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations center of attraction

    Nov 22, 2010

    This year, three Army Reserve Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team from Ft. Lee, Va., that will compete in the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg, November 20-25. Staff Sgt. Joseph Parker of the 841st Engineer Battalion, Miami, Fla., Spc. Jeffrey Vaughan assigned to the 55th Sustainment Brigade from Ft. Belvoir, Va. and Sgt. Trent Skinner of the 645th Transportation Company (Inland Cargo) from Las Vegas, Nev., are the first Army Reserve Soldiers to be appointed to the them that has been a joint team, open to service members from all branches, since 2008.

  • Army team wins first medals in Culinary World Cup

    Nov 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team today won its first medals at the Culinary World Cup being held in Luxemburg through Nov. 24.

  • Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) Training

    Nov 22, 2010

    Soldiers of the German Army engage targets on the Engagement Skill Trainer (EST) while participating in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) XVII training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany on 10 November 2010.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • Depot Delivers 400th Honeywell T-55 Engine

    Nov 19, 2010

  • 43rd Signal Battalion perfects Warrior Task skills

    Nov 18, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Nov. 18, 2010) -- Soldiers with 5th Signal Command's 43rd Signal Battalion conducted a three-day field exercise at the Local Training Area using real-world scenarios to train Warrior Task skills. In one scenario, the Soldiers were deployed to Spain to conduct humanitarian aid to village people after a devastating earthquake. Soldiers from the 43rd were approached by a mayor of a local Spanish town to solicit aid from the U.S. Soldiers.

  • 18th CSSB 'Warhammers' shine during ESPN Veterans Day event

    Nov 18, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, had much to be proud of during ESPN's Veterans Day event at the Grafenwoehr Training Area here. The "Warhammers" were represented by their Warrior Challenge team, SportsCenter Top 10 announcers and hundreds 18th CSSB Soldiers who came out to support and wave the Warhammer banner.

  • Army Chief Information Officer/G6 visits 5th Signal Command

    Nov 18, 2010

    CUTLINE: WIESBADEN, Germany (Nov. 17, 2010) -- Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr., commander, 5th Signal Command, gives opening comments in the command's headquarters to Mike Krieger, acting Army Chief Information Officer/G6 . Krieger will be in Germany throughout the week visiting important elements of 5th Signal Command including the Enterprise-Theater Network Operations and Security Center and the Regional Computer Emergency Response Team. The CIO/G-6 provides architecture, governance, portfolio management, strategy, oversight and operational capabilities to enable joint expeditionary net-centric information dominance for the Army. (Photo by Lawrence Torres III, 5th Signal Command)

  • Polish Independence Day observed at CBS

    Nov 18, 2010

    Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group East, Kosovo Forces, met to celebrate Polish Independence Day, Nov. 13. Traditionally, Polish Independence is celebrated on Nov. 11, but the ceremony was moved to allow all Polish members of MNBG E to participate.

  • Speaking of Faith

    Nov 17, 2010

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and his wife, Jenny, talk with the Pentagon Chaplain Army Col. Daniel Minjares during a visit to the Memorial Chapel, Oct. 19, 2010. On Nov. 16, 2010, Giunta became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. DOD photo by Fred W. Baker

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • UK, US pay tribute to fallen in Basra

    Nov 16, 2010

    British and American personnel stationed in Basra held multiple ceremonies to honor those who were killed in Iraq during World War I and the current conflict.

  • 266th FMC deploys in support of OEF, OND

    Nov 16, 2010

    On a day when most Americans were honoring the service of their veterans, the Soldiers of the 266th Financial Management Center, 21st Theater Sustainment Command boarded a plane for Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers impacts active duty unit in Iraq

    Nov 16, 2010

    Two Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to the 7th Warrior Training Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command returned from their deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn Nov. 2.

  • ESPN brings 'touch of America' to U.S. Army Europe

    Nov 16, 2010

    Family members, Soldiers and civilians gathered at Grafenwoehr's Parade Field, Nov. 11, for ESPN's live-broadcast of SportsCenter, the sports network's flagship program, hosted by anchors Hannah Storm and Josh Elliot, which is broadcast to an estimated 19-million viewers. It was a day to reflect and pay homage to America's heroes, past and present.

  • Remembering personal heroes on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - On Veterans Day we pause to remember those who have gone before us and those still serving in harm's way. This year members of the Wiesbaden military community joined together at the Wiesbaden Library to hear reflections on heroic figures in individuals' lives before marching to Veterans Park for a traditional ceremony Nov. 10. Speakers described their heroes - ranging from parents to a spouse to Medal of Honor recipients.

  • 21st TSC provides vital movement support for Warfighters

    Nov 15, 2010

    Echoes of sledgehammers pounding on metal stakes ring out at the Baumholder railhead Nov. 10 as Soldiers and Civilians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command provide movement support for the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Lifetime of practice pays off

    Nov 15, 2010

    The old saying "practice makes perfect" actually holds true in many cases.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Capt. David Jenkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Lau pick up accumulated slings left from previous sling-load resupply missions delivered to Task Force Knight, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers on a mountainside along the Operational Coordination Center District in the Arghandab River Valley of southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • ESPN celebrates Veterans Day in Grafenwoehr

    Nov 12, 2010

    ESPN Sportscenter broadcasted live from Grafenwoehr, Germany as a salute to the U.S Army Europe during Veterans Day, 2010.

  • Task Force Destiny Chinook Operations

    Nov 11, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands after completeing a full day of missions in southern Afghanistan Oct. 23, 2010. Chinooks provide personnel movement, resupply and ground support to coalition forces, Afghan forces and the civilian population. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Explore an engineering marvel while hiking through WWI tunnels

    Nov 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's been nearly a century since the War to End All Wars raged in Europe, but visitors can still marvel at one of its unique engineering achievements in the mountains north of the U.S. Army's Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. A,A High over the Pasubio Valley lies the Strada delle Gallerie, a narrow mountain trail that winds its way up Mount Pasubio passing through 52 tunnels along the way.

  • Apple harvest: Sharing an age-old tradition in a German orchard and at a U.S. school

    Nov 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A long line of cars rolled slowly up the winding hill overlooking Wiesbaden-Breckenheim Oct. 31. Word had gotten out - Americans were invited to help pick apples.

  • Strategic planning: Garrison charts future improvements, savings

    Nov 10, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some 90 visionaries gathered at Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center Oct. 27-28 to plan strategically for the future.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Brussels MP named Benelux Soldier of the Quarter

    Nov 9, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Military Police Soldier Spc. Kevin S. Belanger has been named Benelux Soldier of the Quarter following a three-day competition. For Belanger the win was the latest achievement in a life spent trying to be a better person and Soldier each day. Belanger was born in Haverhill, Mass. but grew up in Plaistow, N.H. Following high school he tried to make it as a musician playing drums in a band called "The Morning Sky." His music career didn't work out but there was something else he'd always wanted to do--become a police officer.

  • Coalition partners help prep IBCT for Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2010

    Troops from eight coalition nations and all four U.S. armed services joined Soldiers from the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently to train them for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 702nd EOD Soldier breaks world record 1-mile run in 80-pd. bomb suit

    Nov 9, 2010

    A team leader with the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade has set a new world record for his one-mile bomb suit run, which was completed in 8 minutes, 42 seconds here Oct. 30.

  • Sgt. Major of the Army speaks at 21st TSC wreath laying, retreat ceremony

    Nov 9, 2010

    The Soldiers and Civilians of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command welcomed a special guest Nov. 4 as they paid tribute to the 21st TSC's fallen warriors with a wreath laying and retreat ceremony on Panzer Kaserne here.

  • Task Force Destiny Soldiers receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2010

    Four Alpha Company, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, "Fighting Falcons," Soldiers were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Nov. 1st at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan for their heroism on an aerial flight April 2, 2010. Chief Warrant Officer two Sean Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer Two Eric Wells, Sgt. William Ebel and Spc. Todd Marchese were part of the successful medevac of eight German commandos in the vicinity of Konduz, Afghanistan. The Germans were ambushed by insurgents and this crew performed multiple suppressive gun runs which kept the insurgents from surrounding the commandos and allowed the bird to land and extract the wounded. This crew has already received the German Gold Cross of Honor for Bravery. They are four of 14 foreigners to have ever received this award. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Noncommissioned Officer Tracy Weeden/Released)

  • USACE, USAID team up to improve health care facilities in Georgia

    Nov 5, 2010

    TBILISI, Georgia - In partnership with USAID, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is managing nearly $1.6 million in renovations to provide heat to hospitals in Georgia.

  • MWD highlight health and training on CBS

    Nov 5, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Soldiers that completed MWD training at Lackland have spent the better part of a year stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, during the most recent rotation of MWD Military Police. The MWD teams consist of Staff Sgt. Frederick Ferrigno and his dog, Hugo, Sgt. Brandon Hiller, with Chyan, and Spc. Daniel Maier, with Ceno. The group arrived in Kosovo in January 2010.


    Nov 5, 2010

    Brief article highlighting the Army's Unmanned Aircraft surpassing the 1 million combat flight hour milestone in support of Operation's Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • Brown takes command of MCoE, Fort Benning

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning welcomed a new leader Thursday - and bid farewell to the MCoE's inaugural commander.

  • Soldiers stay sharp for Culinary World Cup

    Nov 5, 2010

    Among steaming pots and scorching ovens in a crowded canvas tent, the United States Army Culinary Arts Team from Fort Lee, Va., are preparing for the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg from Nov. 20-24.

  • Researchers begin Army-wide anthropometric survey

    Nov 4, 2010

    An Army-wide Anthropometric Survey, called ANSUR II, which will update the Army's anthropometric database used for a wide range of human engineering-related applications is now being conducted by staff from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • USACR/Safety Center command sergeant major urges commitment to Soldiers

    Nov 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center command sergeant major, provides safety advice for the new fiscal year.

  • MRTs bring resilience to 21st TSC

    Nov 3, 2010

    Between multiple deployments, intense training schedules and family life, Soldiers today can find themselves in many different stressful situations.

  • Combatives tournament reinforces law enforcement training

    Nov 3, 2010

    The 230th Military Police Company "Warmasters" held a combatives tournament Oct. 25 on Sembach Kaserne here to find the best hand-to-hand fighter in the company.

  • 21st TSC assists with Kaiserslautern Cross-Country Invitational

    Nov 3, 2010

    The below freezing temperatures at daybreak did not deter the Soldiers, Civilians and family members from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command from lending a hand at the Kaiserslautern Cross-Country Invitational on Rhine Ordnance Barracks Oct. 23.

  • 21st TSC program makes property accountability, equipment turn-in easier

    Nov 3, 2010

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has been conducting a campaign for property accountability and turn-in of excess military equipment called Task Force Harvest.

  • Annual Safety Day Rings in the Winter Season

    Nov 3, 2010

  • Remarks - Under Secretary of the Army - Army Civilian Luncheon - AUSA Convention

    Nov 2, 2010

    Now I want to begin by quoting from the Secretary of the Army, and it's a speech I'm sure all of you heard on Monday. I think he gave a great speech, focusing a lot on the Generating Force. And he said, "Over the course of the past nine years, the operational Army - the pointy end of the spear - has changed dramatically. The need for that change has been driven by a fundamental imperative: daily contact with a decentralized, adaptive, creative and deadly enemy. But the institutional Army - the generating force - which prepares, trains, educates and supports our forces for current and future fights, looks much the same, structurally, as it did since the early to mid-70s."

  • Corps of Engineers, Commissary agency build sustainable facilities in Europe

    Nov 2, 2010

    The $21.5 million Ansbach facility will be the greenest commissary to date, with energy-saving features and sustainable initiatives.

  • Garrison Signs for New Headquarters Complex

    Nov 1, 2010

    USAG-MIAMI, Fla. -- In a modest ceremony representing the transfer of more than a quarter-billion dollars of property, John Burgess, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami's Director of Public Works signed a memorandum taking ownership of the new SOUTHCOM Headquarters Complex in Doral.

  • 44th Signal trains for the future during 30-day field exercise

    Nov 1, 2010

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • APG, Polish leaders focus on scientific advancements for Soldiers

    Oct 29, 2010

    American and Polish military officers said that a dialogue between Warfighters and scientists is vital in empowering their nation's Soldiers during a meeting Oct. 28.

  • Fright Night

    Oct 29, 2010

    Halloween can be a dangerous time of year for children. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has tips for minimizing many of the hazards children face while trick-or-treating. This article is from <i>Knowledge</I>, the official magazine of the U.S. Army.

  • Local warfighters get tips from the Ultimate Fighting Championship pros

    Oct 29, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ultimate Fighting Championship fans were treated to a clinic, autographs and a chance to meet some of the stars of the UFC scene during a visit by fighters and one of the Octagon girls Oct. 18.

  • Super Bowl champ offers students tips for pursuing college scholarships

    Oct 29, 2010

    A Super Bowl champion made a special visit to let local parents and student athletes in on several tips to boost collegiate marketability.

  • 18th Eng. Bde. hosts 2010 European Castle Ball

    Oct 28, 2010

    The 18th Engineer Brigade hosted the 2010 European Castle Ball, inviting hundreds of engineers across Europe to the Fortress Marienberg here Sept. 24.

  • 21st TSC's general recognizes Saber Strike 2011 Soldiers

    Oct 28, 2010

    Recognizing Soldiers who excel above their peers with a coin is one way commanders reward the extraordinary efforts of Soldiers, but it's not every day that the commander awarding the coin is a two-star general.

  • 41st Trans. Co. returns from OEF, receives warm welcome home

    Oct 28, 2010

    The Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center here was jam-packed with the family, friends and loved ones Oct. 13 to welcome home 138 Soldiers from the 41st Transportation Company who returned to Germany after serving 12 months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 529th MP Soldiers bring laughter to the library

    Oct 25, 2010

    In a quiet corner of the Mannheim Library on Benjamin Franklin Village Oct. 19 a burst of laughter interrupts the building's silence. Giggles and squeals can hardly be contained.

  • Latvian soldiers receive valorous awards, CIBs at Saber Strike '11

    Oct 25, 2010

    Fear is nearly universal in combat, and overcoming that fear to accomplish great things for nation, allies and comrades in arms can be the ultimate test for combat soldiers.

  • 21st TSC partners with Kaiserslautern High School

    Oct 25, 2010

    Wearing a Kaiserslautern High School Raiders baseball cap, Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, signed a proclamation to announce the partnership between the 21st TSC and KHS Oct. 15 at the Galaxy Theater here on Vogelweh.

  • 18th Engineer Brigade Battle Staff Ride

    Oct 25, 2010

    Senior leaders from the 18th Engineer Brigade toured World War II battle sites during a battle staff ride Sept. 27-29 to develop a more comprehensive understanding on the operational art of combat engineering.

  • Saber Strike 2011 kicks off in Latvia

    Oct 22, 2010

    The flags of four nations bonded by the war in Afghanistan waved side by side during the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 11, at Adazi Training Area Oct. 18.

  • Blowing up ordnance in paradise

    Oct 14, 2010

    Not all explosive ordnance disposal units are created equal, nor are their demolition and training ranges.

  • 41st Trans. Co. prepares to move to Fort Polk

    Oct 13, 2010

    The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's 41st Transportation Company has begun the necessary steps needed to complete a successful equipment move to their future duty location at Fort Polk, La., scheduled for early 2011.

  • WTU work program helps wounded warriors, KMC

    Oct 12, 2010

    In recent years Warrior Transition Units have become an important tool in helping wounded Soldiers. The WTU is a place where Soldiers can take time to heal and effectively manage their medical appointments. The WTU can also act as a transition point if a Soldier is going through a medical or physical evaluation board.

  • 21st TSC shines at 2010 Army-level LSS awards program

    Oct 6, 2010

    The Army recently announced the winners of the 2010 Lean Six Sigma Awards Program, and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command made an exceptional showing by taking three of the 12 top-level Army awards.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. honors volunteers at ceremony

    Oct 6, 2010

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade held the first of what is to be an annual Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony Oct. 2 at the Warner Club on Warner Barracks here to honor those volunteers in the brigade who have given their personal time to help others.

  • 9th MP Det. inactivates, transitions into USACF-E

    Oct 5, 2010

    The unit formerly known as the 9th Military Police Detachment held a ceremony Sept. 29 at the Coleman Gym in Mannheim, Germany, to welcome a new commander and to formally recognize their transition into what is now known as USARCF-E, or U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe.

  • 18th Engineers participate in Czech Republic NATO days

    Oct 4, 2010

    Members of the 18th Engineer Brigade's Emergency Management Assessment Team participated in NATO days in the Czech Republic Sept. 17-19, sharing their capabilities with the local people and other NATO forces here.

  • Europe's first civil affairs brigade activates

    Sep 29, 2010

    A bright and sunny day provided a perfect setting for the official activation ceremony for Europe's first civil affairs brigade. The ceremony took place on Daenner Kaserne's parade field here Sept. 17.

  • 18th CSSB Soldier takes on ESPN - on and off the ice

    Sep 29, 2010

    In preparation for ESPN's live Veteran's Day show at the Grafenwoehr Training base, several news media representatives from ESPN visited Soldiers here Sept. 13-17 for pre-interviews and tapings.

  • Finance unit to deploy in support of Operation New Dawn

    Sep 29, 2010

    The Soldiers of Delta Detachment, 106th Finance Management Company held a unit guidon casing ceremony at Kleber Kaserne's gym here Sept. 23 in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kuwait to provide financial support for Soldiers assigned to Operation New Dawn.

  • 773rd Civil Support Team conducts lane training

    Sep 29, 2010

    In a training scenario, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command officials announced they were working with Air Force investigators to review evidence related to an individual who had obtained castor beans with the intent of producing ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans.

  • 5th QM Det. helps commemorate Operation Market Garden

    Sep 24, 2010

    On September 17, 1944, thousands of paratroopers descended from the sky by parachute and glider up to 150 kilometers behind enemy lines. Their goal was to secure two bridges across the rivers in Holland so the Allied armies could advance rapidly northward and turn right into the lowlands of Germany, thereby skirting around the German defense line. The operation was called Market Garden.

  • New training, old traditions combine during the 18th CSSB field exercise

    Sep 13, 2010

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion "Warhammers" spent two weeks from Aug. 19 to Sept. 2 conducting battalion-wide field training while occupying Bundeswehr training areas and local private land outside of Weiden.

  • Memorial service honors KMC fallen hero

    Sep 13, 2010

    Soldiers, Civilians, and Families from the Kaiserslautern Military Community and across Germany filed into the Vogelweh Chapel here Sept. 9 with heavy hearts to pay their final respects to a military policeman and dog handler assigned to the 230th Military Police Company in Sembach, Germany.

  • Combined Endeavor brings forces from 40 nations together to streamline communications

    Sep 9, 2010

    About 1,400 participants of more than 40 countries and organizations gathered at the Joint Multinational Simulations Center at the Grafenwoehr (Germany) Training Area for the U.S. European Command exercise Combined Endeavor 2010, the world's largest military communications and information systems exercise.

  • U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus rocks Red Square

    Sep 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus traveled to Moscow for their first-ever performance in Red Square, during the Moscow Military Tattoo. The Sept. 4-9 event brought more than 1,000 performers from nine countries together in a celebration of military and popular music.

  • 18th CSSB, Grafenwoehr community bid farewell to Warhammer hero

    Sep 9, 2010

    With heavy hearts and quiet sorrow Soldiers and civilians packed the Grafenwoehr Chapel Aug. 26 to remember Staff Sgt. Derek Farley of the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company who was killed while dismantling an Improvised Explosive Device in the Farah Province of Afghanistan Aug 17.

  • Europe's civil affairs senior leaders trained, ready

    Sep 9, 2010

    Europe's first Civil Affairs Qualification Course-Leader Transition graduated 15 senior leaders of the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne here Aug. 27.

  • Construction team conducts exercise, prepares for deployment

    Sep 9, 2010

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 243rd Construction Management Team prepared for their upcoming deployment by conducting their Mission Readiness Exercise Aug. 2-19 at the Hohenfels Training Area.


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