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  • Chairman brings USO Holiday Troop Visit to Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2013

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined a cast of professional athletes and entertainers for a special USO Holiday Troop Visit in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Dec. 12, 2013.

  • 1-4 Infantry has blast during live-fire exercise

    Dec 13, 2013

    Infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, tested their skills at a full-fledged live-fire range with everything from claymore mines to grenades.

  • Airborne artillerymen celebrate Saint Barbara's Day with Sammarinese partners

    Dec 13, 2013

  • Sky Soldiers conduct combined machine gun range with Slovenian troops

    Dec 12, 2013

    PIVKA, Slovenia -- Sky Soldiers from Destined Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team travelled here Dec. 5 to conduct a combined machine gun live-fire range with Slovenian troops, building on a training relationship that started a month prior during a NATO-response force exercise in Germany.

  • CIC Detachment Organized for Manhattan Project, December 18, 1943

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The United States program to develop the atomic bomb began in August 1942. From the beginning, the need for security was recognized as paramount. The project had to be protected from sabotage and espionage and, equally important, the fact that the US was working on such a program had to be kept under wraps at all cost.

  • Chairman's USO Holiday Tour comes to U.S. Army in Europe

    Dec 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted by the U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, and USAREUR Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, during a visit to USAREUR Headquarters on Clay Kaserne, Dec. 12. Dempsey's visit to USAREUR concludes the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. This is his first visit to Clay Kaserne since USAREUR HQ relocated here from Heidelberg.

  • U.S. Army celebrates final Thanksgiving in Schweinfurt

    Dec 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army has called Schweinfurt its home since 1945. On Nov. 28, 2013, it celebrated its last Thanksgiving meal here at the Conn dining facility. The USAREUR deputy commander attended and served food from behind the main line.

  • Sky Soldiers remember paratrooper killed in car accident

    Dec 10, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers, Civilians and Family members attended a memorial ceremony held Dec. 10 for Army Sgt. 1st Class Armando Arteagaharo at the Caserma Del Din chapel here.

  • German citizens visit with American neighbors

    Dec 9, 2013

    Some of the senior retirees of Freihung, Germany spent their bi-weekly trip touring a new and exciting place -- with crew served weapons, and logistical support designed to survive a warzone.

  • German, U.S. military police share ideas

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Capt. Daniel McCarey is posted to Germany, yet rarely sees fellow American Soldiers. McCarey, a U.S. exchange officer at the German Armed Forces' military police command in Hannover, Germany, recently brought 27 German military police troops to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, where they met with U.S. military police, criminal investigators and detention specialists. The three-day visit served as an efficient way for allies to interact and learn from each other.

  • Photos: Aviators keep USAREUR flying

    Dec 9, 2013

    Dedication to proper maintenance and attention to the smallest details are critical to the safety of the crew.

  • Army to open new Convoy Live Fire Course in Grafenwoehr

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe will officially open a new Convoy Live Fire Course with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration on Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Jam On: Music brings German and American youths together

    Dec 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What expression would you use to describe an event that encourages friendship through song? "Jam On" is the response that German and American youths gave Nov. 15 for the event that featured music and dance performances at the Wiesbaden High School.

  • Christmas markets offer tempting targets for pickpockets

    Dec 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Christmas markets around Europe appeal to many Americans because of their unique old-world charm. But pickpockets love them, too, because they attract people with money and the crowds that make it easier for them to steal valuables and get away. Within a few seconds, a purse, credit card or car keys can disappear.

  • Schweinfurt remembers Spc. Ross McGinnis

    Dec 4, 2013

    December 4 marks the anniversary former Schweinfurt Soldier Spc. Ross Andrew McGinnis was killed in action when he covered a live grenade to protect his crew. McGinnis, who was from 1st Infantry Division, was the second U.S. Soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq. The Schweinfurt community remembers.

  • Foreign Exchange Student Finds Home in Army JROTC

    Dec 4, 2013

    Francesco Rossi, a high school foreign exchange student from Italy, reviewed his class options for attendance at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga., and decided that the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps looked interesting--so he enrolled. "I came to the United States on an exchange program because I wanted to learn English and learn a new culture and new customs," said Rossi, who is from Italy and is in his senior year this year. Rossi said there isn't a similar program in Italy. He is now a participating Cadet and though he is enjoying the cultural emersion and language training opportunities, his eagerness to be involved has offered a cultural engagement of an Italian kind for his fellow Cadets.

  • 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers deploy to Turkey

    Dec 3, 2013

    Approximately 250 Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command flew from Ramstein, Germany, Dec. 2, 2013, to begin an estimated year-long deployment to Turkey.

  • NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

    Dec 2, 2013

    At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins.

  • 2-2 Cavalry Regiment Observes and Assists ANSF in Kandahar

    Dec 1, 2013

    2-2 Cavalry Regiment observes and assists an Afghan National Security Forces clearance mission in Kandahar

  • 630th Military Police Company trains German Bundeswehr unit

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers from the German Bundeswehr's 4th Logistics Battalion, or the "Elephant Battalion," stationed in the Franconian city of Volkach, honed their shooting skills with Bamberg's 630th Military Police Company Nov. 4, 2013.

  • 173rd trains contingency needs

    Nov 26, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- With a new mission as a rapid-deployment contingency force, paratroopers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) attended classes here in October and November in order to qualify new jumpmasters, certify in sling load operations, and validate the function and expeditionary deployment of communication equipment.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers learn to think about their thinking, develop strategies to strengthen in

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted Critical Thinking Structured Analysis training for intelligence analysts from the Kaiserslautern Military Community Nov. 12-21 on Panzer Kaserne.

  • Soldiers from, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment return home

    Nov 25, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, were welcomed home from a deployment to Afghanistan by friends and family, in Vilseck, Germany, Nov. 23.

  • Ohio Guard mentors Serbians during Combined Resolve 2013

    Nov 21, 2013

    Serbia is one of eight partner nations participating in Combined Resolve 2013, a multi-national interoperability exercise, held at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Nov. 7-27, 2013.

  • Hohenfels provides unique training for 173rd

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and eight NATO partner nations are training together at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany in the interoperability exercise Combined Resolve 2013, Nov. 7-27.

  • Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps encourage healthy lifestyle

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young metabolisms need lots of fuel to run efficiently. Getting the proper fuel is the key. That's why Dr. Susan Hargis, Wiesbaden Middle School principal, and Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, took time out to kick off this year's Fueling the Future program at the middle school Nov. 14.

  • 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Soldier dies in car accident

    Nov 20, 2013

    A U.S. Army Europe paratrooper died near Trunstadt, Germany, Nov. 17.

  • BOSS gives back

    Nov 19, 2013

    Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers encourages Soldiers to enhance their quality of life through community involvement

  • U.S. Army Europe air defense Soldiers deploying to support NATO operation in Turkey

    Nov 19, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two Patriot missile batteries from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command are deploying as part of the extension of a NATO operation providing missile defense support for Turkey.

  • BOSS Soldiers help German children with English

    Nov 18, 2013

    "This is the music room," explained young Emilian Lindemann in his best English to the American guests. The second-grader and his classmates at Göttschied Elementary School were showing three U.S. Soldiers their school.

  • 7th Civil Support Command Consequence Management Capabilities Demonstration

    Nov 17, 2013

    Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, commander, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force; and Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command joined Brig. Gen. Paul Benenati, commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC), for a demonstration of the commands foreign consequence management capabilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Army Reserve Soldiers serving with the 7th CSC are capable of providing assistance to a requesting Host Nation, upon request by the Department of State, to mitigate the effects of a deliberate or inadvertent chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack or event, and to restore essential operations and services.

  • Commander of U.S. Army Reserve visits USO Warrior Center in Landstuhl, Germany

    Nov 17, 2013

  • Commander calls for everyone to support those who served on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Since World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Americans have taken time to pay tribute to those who have served. From its initial recognition as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson through its evolution to Veterans Day since 1954, it has stood as day to pause in recognition of veterans past, present and future. "On Veterans Day we honor the living … the ones who made it back," said James Mann, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 27, during a ceremony at Veterans Park on Clay Kaserne Nov. 7.

  • Paratroopers, families run to remember in 24-hour relay

    Nov 15, 2013

    173rd IBCT hosts 7th annual Running of the Herd in Grafenwoehr

  • 5th QM Riggers conduct sustained airborne training, maintain readiness

    Nov 15, 2013

    Their morning starts early, with each of them reporting to the shed at six in the morning. They begin with safety training, practice, drawing gear and inspections before getting on a bus. Rain or shine, high winds or calm, whether they jump or not, these paratroopers are always prepared.

  • MNBG-E soldiers run the Athens Classic Marathon

    Nov 15, 2013

    ATHENS, Greece (November 10, 2013) -- Warm temperatures, seamlessly never-ending hills and the requisite 26.2 miles (42.195 kms) of pavement were only a few of the challenges Multinational Battle Group-East soldiers faced as they attempted to complete the historic Athens Classic Marathon Nov. 10. Despite the challenges, 44 soldiers from MNBG-E completed the demanding race on what is considered to be the original marathon course.

  • 21st TSC sergeant named Europe's Career Counselor of the Year

    Nov 14, 2013

    Grafenwoehr's Staff Sgt. Efrain Garcia Jr. is headed to the next level

  • USAG Ansbach holds Winter Safety Day at Barton Barrack's Duggan Gym

    Nov 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Safety Office held its Winter Safety Day Oct. 28 at Duggan Gym at Barton Barracks. The event included training on winter driving, winterizing vehicles, fire extinguisher use, proper nutrition, cold weather acclimation, first aid, automated external defibrillator use, suicide prevention and hunting and skiing safety.

  • USAREUR dedicates new headquarters building to former leader

    Nov 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe paid tribute to former Seventh Army commander Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes when it named its headquarters in his honor during a ceremony on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, Nov. 14.

  • Remembrance Room honors Soldiers, families

    Nov 13, 2013

    One of the most important responsibilities the Army has is to remember and continue to support the families of Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Baumholder has taken this responsibility to heart and created a Remembrance Room that serves to honor and remember Baumholder Soldiers who have given their lives for their country and their surviving family members.

  • NCO Induction Ceremony

    Nov 13, 2013

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Combat operations did not deter the noncommissioned officers of the 39th Joint Movement Control Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command from conducting essential career progression activities. JMCB Sergeants hosted a three-day NCO conference concluding with an NCO induction ceremony at Bagram Airfield in October.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Germany tours Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Nov 12, 2013

    Ambassador speaks with 2CR Soldiers, JTMC personnel during visit

  • 173rd Airborne Association Visits "the Herd"

    Nov 12, 2013

    Vicenza, Italy - Sky Soldiers participated in the annual Running of the Herd road race here Nov. 7-8 along with Families and community members to honor Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • USAG Ansbach, American Legion celebrate Veterans Day at 12th CAB HQ

    Nov 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and American Legion David Chavez Post 1982 hosted a Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial Park at 12th Combat Aviation Brigade headquarters Nov. 7.

  • Sky Soldiers jump with Italian paratroopers

    Nov 7, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- Sky Soldiers from the 173d Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) joined with paratroopers from the Italian army's 9th Regiment and Carabinieri military police at Aviano Air Base Nov. 5, 2013 to conduct a St. Michael's Day Jump.

  • JFK exhibit: Learning about a critical time in German-American relations

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It might seem like ancient history to Wiesbaden Middle School students. But thanks to a special exhibition on display at the school through Nov. 24, students are getting a chance to revisit a crucial time in the history of German-American relations -- the four-day visit by President John F. Kennedy to Germany five decades ago.

  • German members of Outreach-KONTAKT program enjoy American Halloween

    Nov 6, 2013

    Members of the German-American Friendship program Outreach-KONTAKT visit Katterbach Kaserne to participate in Halloween events.

  • 402nd AFSB leadership takes SHARP program to next level

    Nov 5, 2013

    The SHARP program -- the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault / Response and Prevention program -- is not only the top stated priority for the Army's top leadership, but is also top priority for Col. James Kinkade, commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Ferdinand.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • US Soldiers step up to German cultural scene, take 'everybody by storm'

    Oct 31, 2013

    The BOSS Urban Dancers -- a group of seven U.S. Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program -- showcased their brand of American hip-hop at Schweinfurt's Nacht der Kultur Oct. 5, marking the group's first choreographed performance outside garrison gates.

  • US, Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

    Oct 31, 2013

    DEVESELU AIR BASE, Romania - Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Monday on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance's collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense.

  • Sky Soldiers clean up Italian city

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) gave back to the Camisano community Oct. 19, working with Italian volunteers to paint a school and trim hedges around the grounds of the local Alpini association.

  • 405th AFSBn-Germany receives 'Herculean' effort in support of European Activity Set mission

    Oct 31, 2013

    The arrival of the M88A2s was just the tip of iceberg of equipment arriving in EUCOM from multiple AMC locations throughout the world to support the building of the European Activity Set. Some of the EAS equipment will come from CONUS, South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and AFSBn-Italy (Livorno). Other equipment is currently in possession of the Army in Europe and will also be sent to Tower Barracks to fill the EAS requirements.

  • More than mere competition: Avn Regt Soldiers compete in Dutch military event, raises event standard

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They were just hoping to meet competition standards and at the very least, not finish last as the first U.S. team to compete in the a military skills contest in Oranje Kaserne, Netherlands.

  • Combat Sports Program: Instilling confidence, courage through combat sports

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Instilling confidence and courage into community members is a primary objective of the Combat Sports Program.

  • KSF medics becoming self-sustainable

    Oct 26, 2013

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Kosovo Security Force soldiers graduated from a First Responder train-the-trainer course at a ceremony held at Camp Skenderbue Oct. 25. Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical led the 5-day course designed to teach the critical life-saving skills needed when responding to a medical emergency while also teaching the students to train and certify their own soldiers in future courses.

  • JMTC Soldier found dead at off-post residence

    Oct 25, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- A U.S. Army Soldier was found unconscious at his home in Hohenburg, Germany and pronounced dead at the scene by a German doctor at approximately 2:00 p.m. Oct. 19.

  • Training takes special operations snipers to new heights in Europe

    Oct 25, 2013

    Seventeen multi-national special operations snipers dug in to the mountains near Lizum, Austria this month to learn how to use high-altitude terrain to their advantage as part of the International Special Training Centre's (ISTC) High Angle/Urban Sniper Course, Oct. 13-26.

  • USAREUR to participate in Steadfast Jazz 2013

    Oct 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe and Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers will be working alongside multinational Soldiers from 17 countries for the upcoming NATO exercise Steadfast Jazz 13, in Poland and Norway, Oct. 27 through Nov. 9.

  • KFOR soldiers test readiness at Silver Saber

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP VRELO, Kosovo (October 16, 2013) --U.S. soldiers from Company C, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment quickly unload their helicopters and with shields and batons in hand, rush towards their staging area. Just up the road, members from the Kosovo Police and the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) are attempting to calm a growing group of demonstrators. The crowd is becoming increasingly violent and EULEX's capabilities to disperse the crowd are quickly exceeded.

  • Sappers return home after Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 24, 2013

    Family, friends and fellow Soldiers welcomed home the Soldiers of the 370th Sapper Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, at a redeployment ceremony honoring their return at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's Freedom Fitness Facility Oct. 11.

  • Commitment to SHARP incorporated into OER, NCOER

    Oct 24, 2013

    Effective immediately, all officers and noncommissioned officers will include goals and objectives that adhere to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program on their Officer Evaluation Report or NCO Evaluation Report.

  • Nineteen Europe-based organizations earn Army-level awards in annual Combined Logistics Excellence A

    Oct 23, 2013

    Nineteen logistics organizations from across Europe earned Army-level honors in this year's Chief of Staff, Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Soldiers remember fallen CID special agent

    Oct 22, 2013

    Soldiers honored the memory of Sgt. Joseph Peters -- the first special agent from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID -- to die in combat since the command was established in 1971. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo., was killed Oct. 6 by enemy explosives in Zhari District, near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • 'First in Support' soldiers assist 5-7 ADA equipment inspections

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's headquarters and 16th Sustainment Brigade assisted the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery with equipment inspections Oct 7-18 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • 409th CSB earns Army awards for excellence in contracting

    Oct 21, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two 409th Contracting Support Brigade civilians are recipients of the 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers show off advantages of Army's Forward Arming and Refueling Point system

    Oct 18, 2013

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment here demonstrated the effectiveness of Forward Arming and Refueling Point fueling operations during a training session observed by members of the Defense Logistic Agency's Europe and Africa program and an exchange officer with the French Army's military fuel service.

  • 30th Medical Command redesignated as 30th Medical Brigade

    Oct 18, 2013

    Europe's 30th Medical Command inactivated and the unit reverted to 30th Medical Brigade during a ceremony in Sembach, Germany, Oct. 18.

  • Commander's Cup levels the playing field for WTU Soldiers

    Oct 17, 2013

    Soldiers roll to victory for wheelchair Ultimate Frisbee

  • Army, German leaders connect on shared community issues

    Oct 17, 2013

    Hohenfels senior leaders from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) and neighboring German Burgermeisters (BM) convened in the medieval castle of Lupburg on the 16th of October in an effort to foster community relations and build upon their long standing friendship.

  • Flag etiquette ensures proper flag disposal

    Oct 16, 2013

    In cooperation with the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, and the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, Soldiers at USAG Bamberg conducted a flag disposal ceremony earlier this month.

  • CTF Dragoon NCOs selected as new members of SAMC

    Oct 15, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan- Four Combined Task Force Dragoon Troopers joined an elite group of noncommissioned officers when International Security Assistance Force, Regional Command South, held a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board Oct. 11, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • IJC commander visits Dragoon Troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley, commanding officer of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, visited Troopers and leaders of Combined Task Force Dragoon Oct. 10, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield and Forward Operating Base Zangabad, Afghanistan.

  • All Hazards: U.S., host nation first responders train to be prepared

    Oct 9, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hundreds of U.S. and host nation first responders swarmed a Wiesbaden school on Sept. 28 in response to a hostage situation and reports of explosions at the scene. Thankfully, the annual training event was part of a fictional scenario designed to put emergency reponse procedures to the test.

  • JMTC introduces new Unmanned Aerial System training facility to German press, dignitaries

    Oct 9, 2013

  • Senior U.S., European land forces leaders meet to discuss common security challenges, build partners

    Oct 3, 2013

    Senior land forces commanders from 35 European partner nations, the U.S. and Canada convened in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 30, 2013, to discuss the future of cooperative European security, during the 21st Annual Conference of European Armies.

  • Hohenfels Falcons honor their German training partners

    Oct 3, 2013

    It was an exciting day on the parade field at Schweppermann Kaserne as US and German Soldiers displayed their friendship and camaraderie during a pre-deployment ceremony which celebrated the strong partnership that has existed between the Falcon Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) Team and 472nd Logistics Battalion (Bundeswehr).

  • USACE delivers new Outdoor Recreation Complex in Germany

    Oct 2, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sunshine, blue skies and a splendid fall afternoon set up an idyllic backdrop for the grand opening of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Complex at Grafenwoehr Training Area. Military and civilian leaders gathered here Sept. 24 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officials to cut the ribbon on the new Wild B.O.A.R.

  • NTCC bolsters host-nation support in Belgium

    Oct 2, 2013

    Senior military leaders representing 20 allied and partner nations converged on Antwerp Sept. 23 for a meeting designed to advance initiatives agreed to by 20 senior allied and partner nation logisticians in May 2013, strengthen bilateral host-nation support coordination processes and improve communication coordination.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' volunteer to paint Vicenza soccer stadium

    Sep 30, 2013

    Ten Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), stationed at Caserma Del Din, Italy, picked up their paint rollers and joined Vicenza locals, Sept. 21, 2013, to help repaint the Stadio "Romeo Menti."

  • 173rd IBCT (Airborne) lands in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 30, 2013

    As installations in Europe prepare for closure, units relocate to Grafenwoehr

  • Historic M3 vehicles leave USAG Bamberg

    Sep 30, 2013

    As U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg prepares for closure, two M3 half-tracks and two M3 scout cars left USAG Bamberg Sept. 27 on a truck to Kaiserslautern, where they will be stored in a depot.

  • A new chapter: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

    Sep 27, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Army closed a chapter in its history Sept.26 at Kleber Kaserne, furling colors of two Army garrisons and opening one anew, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. The ceremony marked an end to the U.S. Army's garrison in Heidelberg and Mannheim, with the casing of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg' colors. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern was redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers get hands on during Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course

    Sep 25, 2013

    Twenty mechanics from throughout the 21st Theater Sustainment Command faced broken and overturned vehicles during a three week course designed to help Soldiers recover damaged, stuck and otherwise immobilized vehicles.

  • Community's 'bootprint' is now U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

    Sep 24, 2013

    USAG Grafenwoehr officially becomes USAG Bavaria in a designation ceremony

  • SLIDESHOW: USAG Grafenwoehr gets a new name

    Sep 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, which includes the communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch, is officially renamed from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Sept. 24.

  • Joint Multinational Training Command hosts exercise Combined Endeavor 2013

    Sep 23, 2013

    Representative formations of 38 nations, including the U.S., gathered on a Camp Aachen's parade field at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Sept. 12,2013, marking the start of the U.S. European Command's Exercise Combined Endeavor 2013.

  • USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

    Sep 23, 2013

    USAREUR's initiative toward SHARP is a push to change the culture to one in which no Soldier, at any level, tolerates sexual harassment or assault, all Soldiers are held accountable for their actions, and all victims are protected.

  • VMC remembers 9/11 attacks

    Sep 20, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 with its traditional commemorative ceremony at the Post Chapel Sept. 11

  • Resiliency key in suicide prevention

    Sep 20, 2013

    Sept. 25 stand down aims to raise awareness of suicide within the Army

  • USAREUR's senior NCO shares thoughts on discipline, leadership, accountability

    Sep 19, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You have a responsibility to be disciplined in your conduct and your behavior and to hold your Soldiers accountable." That's one of the messages U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport shared with Wiesbaden noncommissioned officers during a visit to the community Sept. 12.

  • FLEP opens door to aspiring JAGs

    Sep 19, 2013

    Officers interested in obtaining a law degree and becoming a member of the Army's legal team can apply for acceptance into the Funded Legal Education Program.

  • Train the trainers part of preparing ANA for transition

    Sep 19, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In a maintenance bay filled with sand-colored trucks, Afghan soldiers had the hoods open and the wrenches turning Sept. 12, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan.

  • Europe District Forward Engineer Support Team deploys to Jordan

    Sep 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After a swift training stint and buildup this summer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced is on the move again. The 16-member unit recently left for a six-month deployment to Amman, Jordan, where it's part of a special U.S. task force set up to build the nation's capabilities and help provide aid for thousands of refugees pouring in from neighboring Syria.

  • Shadows provide mission support from sky

    Sep 17, 2013

    On a narrow stretch of road fashioned into a runway at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Combined Task Force Dragoon, launch unmanned aircraft to safely maintain a view of the battlefield from the sky.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers take 2nd place in international shooting competition

    Sep 17, 2013

    The "Eagle's Rock NETOPS" team of Sgt. First Class William Valentine, Sgt. First Class Nicholas Long, Sgt. Jerimah Johnson and Master Sgt. William Edwards from the 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade took second place in the best team category at the 4th International Joe Wetzl Shooting Competition.

  • USAREUR emphasizes "Together, ready and resilient" Sept. 24-26

    Sep 17, 2013

    Units and organizations throughout the Army in Europe will be conducting ready and resilient activities to reduce risky behaviors, increase resiliency, remove stigma from seeking help and encourage early intervention during a ready and resilient suicide prevention stand-down Sept. 24-26.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers participate in SRP

    Sep 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command conducted Soldier Readiness Processing Sept. 7-8 here to improve the unit's overall mission readiness.