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  • 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.

  • ONE MILLION COMBAT FLIGHT HOURS FLOWN BY ARMY UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

    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.

  • 21st TSC team goes to Croatia, plans for Immediate Response '11 exercise

    Sep 9, 2010

    Working closely with our European allies is a critical part of U.S. Army Europe's mission. To support this mission, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command sent several Soldiers and civilians to Croatia Aug. 23-27 to conduct a joint site survey for the upcoming exercise there, Immediate Response '11.

  • U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus makes debut in Red Square

    Sep 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus is performing at the Sept. 4-9 Moscow Military Tattoo. Also known as the "Spasskaya Tower" Festival, the event brought in bands and performers from 10 nations for a celebration of military and popular music. While the USAREUR unit performed at the Kremlin five years ago, this year's festival marked the unit's debut in Red Square. U.S. Army Europe's Rick Bumgardner joined the musicians to record some of the action. Additional photos and videos of the event can be found at the USAREUR Flickr and YouTube sites. For more, go to www.hqusareur.army.mil.

  • 7th CSC reacts to disasters during GS'10

    Sep 2, 2010

    A chemical plant in a foreign country accidently releases a plume of toxic fumes causing panic, sickness and numerous deaths within the city where the plant is located. Adding to all the chaos, the weather makes the situation worse for the citizens who live in the area of direct impact. A call comes from the foreign country for U.S. assistance. Who will go'

  • TASM-E nears completion of Dutch FMS reset mission

    Sep 2, 2010

    The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager - Europe is nearing completion of a Foreign Military Sales reset mission for the Dutch military. TASM-E has already completed reset for two AH64D Apache helicopters owned by the Dutch military and is nearing completion of the third. The aircraft had been purchased by the Dutch military through the FMS program.

  • 21st TSC COIC trains to conduct business as usual in unusual circumstances

    Sep 2, 2010

    It was business as usual in terms of function but not location for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Current Operations Integration Cell during exercise Agile Challenge August 23-27, at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, here.

  • 18th MP NCO strives for excellence

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt. Nicole Jenkins, a corrections officer with U.S. Army Confinement Facility- Europe, took the Army commercial that said Soldiers do more before breakfast than most people do all day to heart. She has lived it the last four years and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

  • 21st TSC assists in recovering Soldier's remains in France

    Aug 5, 2010

    More than six decades after giving his life for freedom, an American Soldier is on his way home. A four-person team with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's U.S. Army Memorial Affairs Activity, Europe, recently recovered the Soldier's remains at the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial here.

  • Training surge at Graf to prep forces for Afghanistan

    Aug 3, 2010

    August marks the beginning of a three-month surge in training at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area and Hohenfels Training Area in eastern Bavaria. The training includes tactics for Counter-Improvised Explosive Device, International Security Assistance Force training, and full-spectrum operations, as well as small-arms qualifications, vehicle gunnery, and live-fire exercises.

  • U.S. Army Europe Reintegration and Support teams' accomplishments recognized

    Jul 23, 2010

  • 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.

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