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  • Dandolo MOUT facility opens at Maniago, Italy

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. and Italian military officials gathered at Maniago, Italy, Sept. 4 to officially mark the opening of a newly completed Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain facility. Known as the Dandolo site, the facility resembles a small village or living compound, and is located in close proximity to important joint training areas presently used by both Italian and U.S. forces. The quality of training infrastructure in the Veneto Region has significantly enhanced the ability of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) to conduct its home station training in Italy.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge: a chance to earn the coveted award

    Sep 13, 2013

    In the dead of a pitch black night, a Soldier's face is inches from a map illuminated only by the red glow from his head lamp. The rain pours from the starless sky and makes his task that much more difficult.

  • U.S. Army Europe civilian receives award for personnel management

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. recognized one of USAREUR's outstanding civilian employees here with the John J. Dinnien Civilian Award for Excellence, Sept. 13, 2013.

  • Era ends in Heidelberg as U.S. Army Europe transforms

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe closed its garrison and former headquarters last week in Heidelberg, Germany, and the U.S. Army Europe commander said two more major garrisons will close during his command's transformation to a smaller and more agile force.

  • Helicopter makes emergency landing north of Gunzenhausen

    Sep 12, 2013

    A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter made an emergency landing Sept. 12 near Gunzenhausen, Germany.

  • USAG Ansbach walks, runs, wears yellow to bring awareness to suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2013

    A 3-kilometer run/walk Sept. 6 was organized by the garrison Army Substance Abuse Program, in coordination with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to commemorate September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • V Corps honors Germany military badge recipients, thanks Bundeswehr for support in final ceremony

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members of V Corps gathered for one last ceremony on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne before officially inactivating on Sept. 15. As German and American guests looked on in the Tony Bass Fitness Center Sept. 6, Col. John Spiszer, V Corps chief of staff, talked about the storied unit's longstanding relationship in Germany -- more than six decades -- and thanked German Bundeswehr partners for their support and help in encouraging members of the corps to be recognized with host nation marksmanship and fitness awards.

  • USAREUR honors former Wiesbaden lord mayor for friendship, support

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Former Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Dr. Helmut Müller was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal during a ceremony in the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center Aug. 28. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, presented Müller with the medal before a standing room only crowd of Soldiers and civilians.

  • LRMC Receives MEDCOM Award for Things That Didn't Happen

    Sep 10, 2013

    If you're looking for unsafe excitement, best stay away from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. During 2012, no one died or suffered a permanent disability, there were no occupational illnesses or serious cases of property damage, and the number of injuries that did occur dropped from 94 to 76 compared with the previous year.

  • SSD-1 required for promotion to sergeant as of Jan. 1, 2014

    Sep 10, 2013

    Effective Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. Army active component and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers must complete Structured Self Development level one, commonly referred to by the acronym 'SSD-1,' to be eligible for recommendation to the rank of sergeant.

  • CTF Dragoon transfer-of-authority ceremonies

    Sep 9, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Combined Task Force Dragoon assumes responsibility of the remaining districts in Kandahar Province.

  • Seasoned Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2013

    Three Soldiers share their stories of decadeslong service in Army, the reasons they joined and why they stayed.

  • MacArthur Leadership Award program nomination period begins

    Sep 5, 2013

    Units may nominate outstanding junior officers and warrant officers for the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award from now through Oct. 28.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach provides chance for Germans, Americans to enjoy each others' hospitality

    Sep 5, 2013

    Americans, Germans and anyone else wishing to meet new people and connect with a different culture have an opportunity to do just that now that the Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach Club has taken off and is hosting regular Stammtisch events.

  • CTF Dragoon assumes responsibility for all of Kandahar Province

    Sep 5, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Combined Task Force Dragoon (2d Cavalry Regiment) has officially taken the reigns of the western and northern portions of Kandahar Province from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, during a ceremony Sept. 5, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Why We Serve: Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis

    Sep 4, 2013

    As a boy growing up in Mount Juliet, Tenn., U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis dreamed he would one day become a Soldier. Sitting beside his grandfather, listening to war stories, Mathis would act out his grandfather's tales with his little green action figures.

  • VMC marks Women's Equality Day

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community celebrates Women's Equality Day with a ceremonial march through the streets.

  • Team RWB enriches lives of veterans

    Sep 4, 2013

    Team RWB offers veterans in the Vicenza Military Community family-friendly activities that include physical challenges as well as social events.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • Workhorse Co. Soldiers join Lisiera Alpini to refurbish Strada Scarubbi for annual memorial march

    Sep 3, 2013

    Workhorse Company Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, Italy, joined with members of the Lisiera (Vicenza) Alpini Aug. 24 in clearing the highest 2-kilometer stretch of the Scarubbi Road leading to the peak of Monte Pasubio in advance of an annual memorial pilgrimage. The heights and the roadway running through it are sacred ground to the Alpini. From 1916 to 1918, during World War I, the Italian Army maintained a stronghold of the Austro-Hungarian front here at positions on top of Monte Pasubio at enormous cost in lives.

  • Panel discusses women's equality in Army on 93rd anniversary of passage of 19th Amendment

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a panel discussion at the Von Steuben Community Center Aug. 26 on the subject of women's equality. The panel was held in celebration of Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

  • Labor Day Holiday -- Recognition of Army civilians

    Aug 29, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, reminds the FMC of the importance of Labor Day and of the importance of staying safe over the long weekend.

  • Warrior Zone services, programs move to Conn Barracks

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's lone Soldier recreation area and restaurant at Ledward Barracks here will close Aug. 31 and shift all its services and programs to Conn Barracks.

  • Cadets intern at EUCOM, act as force multiplier

    Aug 29, 2013

    As college students from across the country prepared for a summer of work, vacation, and pool-side fun, a handful prepared for a summer internship in Stuttgart, Germany with the United States European Military Command The purpose of the Cadets' internship is to broaden their understanding of the Army, how the military-all branches of service--works in a joint environment, how different military jobs relate to a Combatant Command--military commands organized on a geographical or functional basis--and how they work with different allied nations. Such experience is an education that Cadets don't usually receive. Think of it as working for a local company, and you are given the chance to spend a year at a joint corporate venture overseas where several similar companies do business under the same umbrella. While there, you learn about regulations, country business codes and practices, international marketing and business strategies, logistics--and other issues that you had never thought about. But all of it will make you much better in your job at home.

  • Professional development opportunity takes officers, NCOs to former Cold War outpost

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sixteen officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians took a trip back into the Cold War Aug. 2 as part of a professional development initiative. The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders visited the Point Alpha Memorial near Fulda to get a better understanding of the history of events during the Cold War era and to build camaraderie in the unit.

  • 16th SB Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Aug 28, 2013

    During the duty day at Operation Immediate Response, he can be found issuing water, in processing personnel or even passing out laundry bundles to U.S. Soldiers and service members from the Balkan region of Europe. In the evening, when the computers are powered down and the exercise is on pause, he builds international bonds by engaging in a European pasttime, soccer.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • U.S. Army Europe legal officials ready to assist officers interested in attending law school at Army

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Army is planning to send up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense under the Funded Legal Education Program this year.

  • SSG Patrick Hampton - 19D Cavalry Scout "2 CR Legacy Profile"

    Aug 26, 2013

    2nd Cavalry Regiment Legacy Profile Staff Sgt. Patrick Hampton - 19D Cavalry Scout with Combined Task Force Dragoon. Visit 2CR website: Like us on facebook: Check out photos: Follow us on twitter: Production by SSG Jose Ibarra 2 CR Public Affairs Office Kandahar Afghanistan

  • 'First in Support' warriors build partnership at Immediate Response

    Aug 26, 2013

    'First in Support' warriors build partnership at Immediate Response

  • 21st TSC soldiers and children share first day of school in Kaiserslautern Military Community

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Europe dropped their children off for their first day of school.

  • Team concept debuts at USAREUR Best Warrior

    Aug 23, 2013

    Soldiers and junior officers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior competition are not only competing as individuals for the title of "Best Warrior," but also as teams throughout the competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 18-23.

  • 'First in Support' CG hosts town hall, discusses cutbacks, mission, future

    Aug 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted a town hall for Department of the Army Civilians and local national employees at the Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh Military Complex Aug. 21.

  • Army in Europe human resource award opens for nominations

    Aug 23, 2013

    Army in Europe commanders have until Nov. 15 to nominate their top-performing human resource personnel for the USAREUR G1 Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program.

  • Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    Aug 23, 2013

    The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored Sportfisher and the shore. "I think he thinks you're drowning," the husband said to his wife. They were splashing each other and she had screamed, but now they were just standing on the sand bar in neck-deep water. "We're fine, what is he doing?" she asked, a little annoyed. "We're fine!" the husband yelled, waving him off, but the captain kept swimming hard. "Move!" the captain barked as he hurried past the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their 9-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, "Daddy!"

  • USAREUR's top Soldiers named 'Best Warrior'

    Aug 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe named its top Soldier, noncommissioned officer and junior officer here today after a weeklong competition which tested 32 competitors on a variety of events from Aug. 18-23 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 22, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • Commander's message: Keeping your child safe when they head back to school

    Aug 22, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, encourages FMC parents to keep their children safe as their children return to school this autumn.

  • German recognized for heroism at autobahn crash

    Aug 22, 2013

    A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj's face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley. Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the Germany army, rescued them from a severe car wreck -- a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj's own daughters. For Lukaj and Colton, the reunion on a sunny day in the park helped both find closure on a traumatic experience.

  • 16th SB Soldiers train with rough terrain container handler

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade attended a two-week course on the Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Aug. 5 through 16.

  • Partnership blossoms between SFAT and ANA kandak

    Aug 19, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Teams with Combined Task Force Dragoon have forged relationships with the Afghan National Army for over a month as the task force's mission continues in southern Afghanistan.

  • KFOR takes part in pilgrimage

    Aug 18, 2013

    LETNICA, Kosovo (August 15, 2013) -- Kosovo Force soldiers took part in a pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnica to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Aug. 15.

  • Baumholder's mud run was a real tough mudder

    Aug 16, 2013

    There was plenty of mud for all of the more than 400 participants at this year's Shock N' Rock Reloaded motivational mud run Aug. 8 on Baumholder's Military Training Area.

  • Delve deeper into the German culture with Kontakt

    Aug 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Want to improve your German, make new friends and delve deeper into the German culture? Then Wiesbaden's Kontakt-Outreach Club may be just for you. "We're looking for new American members," said Sabine Reighard-Orf, a member of Wiesbaden's Kontakt-Outreach Club.

  • New program aimed at inspiring pride among housing residents

    Aug 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may not be home for good, but for thousands of Wiesbaden residents it's certainly home for now. And because the Army family housing areas serve as places of communion, recreation and relaxation for Soldiers and families, garrison leaders are making extra efforts to ensure its upkeep by inspiring more pride among the residents.

  • Dragoons test security assets in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2013

    Base security remains one of the most essential aspects of establishing a military area of operations. Whenever an area is set up for military functions, there is a significant need to defend it.

  • Troops to represent 2 CR in upcoming 2013 USAREUR Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 15, 2013

    There is a buzz making its way around the Dragoon Ready Reserve, 2d Cavalry Regiment about the upcoming 2013 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior Competition that will be held at Camp Aachen located in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, August 18-23, 2013.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, officers compete for title of USAREUR's best for 2013

    Aug 15, 2013

    Thirty-five U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and officers will compete in USAREUR's 2013 Best Warrior and Best Officer Competitions, Aug. 18-23, at USAREUR's Joint Multinational Training Command facilities in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, Germany.

  • 2d Cav Soldiers take to the air over Grafenwoehr

    Aug 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2d Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, boarded UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at the Joint Multinational Training Command's (JMTC) Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Aug. 13, 2013, during an Air Movement Training exercise in preparation for their upcoming deployment in support of ISAF.

  • Soldiers find place to worship, observe Ramadan on Kandahar Airfield

    Aug 13, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Faith is an important aspect to everyone's religion. Practicing beliefs can be difficult for Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • BOSS volunteers at Italian special needs facility

    Aug 12, 2013

    More than a dozen members of the USAG Vicenza Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and volunteers from Vicenza Military Community made the short trip down the road to support friends and neighbors at the annual end of year celebration at La Fraglia Aug. 1.

  • Darby BOSS travels to Barcelona

    Aug 12, 2013

    More than 30 members of the Darby Military Community Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program did just that July 25-28 when they traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to see the world from a slightly different perspective. Of the 32 BOSS members, 22 were Airmen and 10 were Soldiers.

  • Sappers lead the way! Dragoon RCP clears routes of IEDs

    Aug 10, 2013

    Transportation is a key element in the support of any military operation. Route clearance teams throughout the U.S. Army have worked countless hours to ensure the safety and functionality of various transport routes in many countries so that safe transportation is possible.

  • Hohenfels Infantrymen Test for the Honor of the EIB

    Aug 9, 2013

    This year at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany, Soldiers tested their mettle as over two hundred infantrymen competed for the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB).

  • Dragoon scouts forge relationships, help to secure KAF

    Aug 9, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Security Forces are taking the lead in Afghanistan while partnering with Combined Task Force Dragoon in the continuing effort to create a safe and secure country.

  • 42nd Clearance Company cases colors at USAG Bamberg

    Aug 8, 2013

    The 42nd Clearance Company cased its colors July 31 in final preparation for its re-stationing from Warner Barracks to Fort Knox, Ky., under the 19th Engineer Battalion. The company activated in Bamberg in 2010 with only three Soldiers and a guidon as U.S. Army Europe's sole route clearance company.

  • Army reaps savings with 'First in Support's' TF-Harvest

    Aug 7, 2013

    There is a team that is always prepared to travel and support a unit in need. Their skills are varied, but their goal is always the same. When a unit inactivates in Europe and has equipment to leave behind, they are there for the harvest.

  • USAREUR WRP Student wins Judith C. Gilliom Award

    Aug 7, 2013

    A U.S. Army Europe intern won a national award for her efforts to update and reorganize Office of the Provost Marshal's SharePoint operations.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars officials visit USAREUR

    Aug 7, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians from across U.S. Army Europe got a visit from Veterans of Foreign Wars officials as they visited USAREUR Headquarters here, Aug. 7, 2013.

  • Bradleys begin retrograde from Germany

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation back to the U.S. at Kaiserslautern Army Depot.

  • Deputy commander bids farewell to USACE Europe District

    Aug 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In her role as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District deputy commander, Lt. Col. Michelle Garcia guided the organization's general and administrative branch chiefs and also was responsible for program and activity management throughout this area of operations. During a farewell last month, district leaders and officials praised her ability to transcend the job description and effectively bridge divides between personnel, support functions and resources.

  • 1st HRSC redeploys after 9 months

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center marked the end of a nine-month deployment with a redeployment ceremony at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Aug. 5.

  • U.S. Army Europe training area information now available as mobile apps

    Aug 5, 2013

    Training area information and resources for U.S. Army training locations throughout Europe are now available as applications for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

  • British cadets train with U.S. counterparts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Aug 5, 2013

    A joint U.S. - U.K. program brings 20 British Army officer cadets to the Leader Development and Assessment Course to train with their Army ROTC counterparts.

  • Dragoons support soldiers through USPS

    Aug 4, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It's no secret that combat deployments can be stressful for Troops and Family Members everywhere. Although they are always prepared for the challenge, it can be assured that the added stress of being away from loved ones, consistently inclement weather and always having to be prepared for the mission can create harsh conditions for deployed forces.

  • End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany

    Aug 2, 2013

    Civilian and military logisticians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are at Kaiserslautern Army Depot, Germany, preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation to the U.S.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command helps move equipment to Afghanistan

    Aug 2, 2013

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Logisticians from U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 containers to Soldiers of USAREUR's 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Afghanistan.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

  • Hennenbach youth volunteer firefighters tour, train at Urlas

    Aug 1, 2013

    A group of youth volunteer firefighters from Hennenbach trained at and toured the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Fire Training Center at Urlas July 25 as part of the ongoing effort to maintain and strengthen the working relationship between American and German firefighters and first responders.

  • Retired U.S. Army veteran honored with French Legion of Honor medal in Italy ceremony

    Aug 1, 2013

    Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862, located in Vicenza, Italy, traveled to a small town in the northwest corner of the country July 25, 2013, to be present as to retired U.S. Army Col. Myron "Iron Mike" Murley received the French National Order of the Legion of Honor medal.

  • Leadership Reaction Course strengthens Italian-American esprit de corps at Camp Darby

    Aug 1, 2013

    Camp Darby military units joined together with their peers of the Italian Base Command and oldiers of the Folgore Brigade July 25 to take part in a Leadership Reaction Course at the Folgore Training Area, Lustrissimi.

  • End of an era: Final Heavy BCT Bradleys depart Germany

    Jul 31, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation back to the U.S. at Kaiserslautern Army Depot.

  • 21st TSC helps move equipment to Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2013

    Using a process called multi-modal transportation, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 TRICON type containers from their home station in Vilseck, Germany, to their unit, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in Afghanistan, beginning June 21, 2013, and spanning the course of 28 days.

  • FYROM aids KFOR MEDEVAC mission

    Jul 29, 2013

    SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (July 24, 2013) -- Multinational Battle Group -- East's Task Force Medical Evacuation ran their first test flight from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo to Skopje as a part of their new medical evacuation agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia July 24.

  • F2F promotes resiliency with pottery

    Jul 29, 2013

    Female 2 Female program sponsored a resiliency through pottery night at the Arts and Crafts Center July 16.

  • Vicenza runner finishes marathon barefoot

    Jul 29, 2013

    Family member Tom Romano finished his 13th Ironman triathlon June 30 in Klagenfurt, Austria, barefoot after mispacking his shoes.

  • Portuguese train Polish, Italian soldiers to walk through fire

    Jul 26, 2013

    "You feel fire all over your body, in your legs, in your arms, in your head; everywhere is fire," Polish Army Master Cpl. Lukasz Demkowicz, team leader, said as he described his experience of fire phobia training.

  • Participants carry their weight in Strongman Competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    Garmisch community members represent U.S. in the annual German Strongman / Strongwoman Competition

  • USAREUR family serves together

    Jul 25, 2013

    It is said that less than one percent of the population of the U.S. serve in the military. So, for some people, seeing a member of the military is a rare sight. But even harder to find is a family of service members.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli Chief of Logistics, provides training insight

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Brig. Gen. Mofid Ganem, Israeli Defense Force Chief of Logistics, and members of the IDF for a tour July 22.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment takes lead in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2013

    The troops of the Task Force Dragoon (2nd Cavalry Regiment) assumed their role in helping the security forces of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 25, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Unit commanders celebrate Iftar with local Afghan Officials

    Jul 25, 2013

    During a mission to bring stability and peace to the region, one of the most important things a unit can do is win the hearts and minds of the local community in which it resides. This is true around the world and continues to be an important concept to the Kandahar Province's ever-changing area of operations.

  • KFOR soldiers face summer heat during DANCON march

    Jul 24, 2013

    Twenty-five kilometers of uneven terrain, sparse shade and scorching sun; that is what Multinational Battle Group-East soldiers faced during the Danish Contingency March July 20 at Camp Novo Selo.

  • Journaling puts things into perspective

    Jul 23, 2013

    Although it bears a stigma, journaling is beneficial for deployed Soldiers and the family back home

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Partners with Stadt Pressath

    Jul 23, 2013

    The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) is a growing presence in the USAG Grafenwoehr area since moving from Schweinfurt in June 2012. Now the "Outstanding" Battalion has extended its footprint to the local town of Pressath. The 44th ESB has officially become partners with the community.

  • US Army Europe awards retired German general US Legion of Merit medal for 41 years of service

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit medal in the degree of commander to Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Carl-Hubertus Von Butler for his support of U.S., German and partner forces during his 41-year career, July 23, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander joins senior military leaders for visit to exercise Rapid Trident 2013

    Jul 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. joined 23 other senior military and civilian officials to observe training as part of exercise Rapid Trident 2013, July 17, in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' cement ties in San Marino, strengthen relations between 2 long-standing republics

    Jul 22, 2013

    "Sky Soldiers" from Vicenza, Italy, attended the Frattelanza San Marino-America (San Marino-America Brotherhood) luncheon hosted by the Associazione Samnmarinese in San Marino, July 7, 2013.

  • Army spouse gets a chance at life thanks to medical breakthrough at LRMC

    Jul 19, 2013

    When a patients' life depends on a 13-hour flight and a complicated lung bypass machine for survival, there's a lot of fear that something could go wrong. But for the wife of an Army Soldier stationed in Germany, it was not only a smooth medical evacuation flight across the Atlantic, but also a first in military medicine.

  • Soldiers help German football clubs shine

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Most Soldiers stay busy with work, training, physical fitness, continuing education and a host of other vital requirements. But some even find time to play a little football.

  • Learning how to transition gracefully

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - No move is ever stress-free. With support and a positive attitude the task can be accomplished more smoothly.

  • Dragon boating sparks German-American relations

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The original goal of getting Wiesbaden's American residents in on the fun of Dragon Boat racing during the Schiersteiner Hafenfest has been accomplished. Now, six years later, not only are community members competing as their own team, some are also members of a German team and actively cultivating German and American relationships.

  • U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' train with multinational partners at Rapid Trident

    Jul 18, 2013

    YAVORIV, Ukraine --Paratroopers from Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) trained with military forces from several other nations on small-unit tactics as part of exercise Rapid Trident 2013 in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Leonardo Project Awards: High school anti-bullying effort recognized

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a packed house at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus June 30 as German and American students awaited the judges' decisions in the 2013 Leonardo Awards. This was the first year local Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students joined their German peers in competing in various categories aimed at encouraging greater involvement in music, technology, communication, social awareness and a host of other competitive categories.

  • Ride 2 Recovery kicks off European tour in Vicenza, Italy

    Jul 18, 2013

    Some 120 Soldiers, veterans, civilians and their supporters gathered on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, July 11, 2013, to begin the first leg of a 700-kilometer Ride2Recovery bicycle trek through Northern Italy and France. The first day's ride, a 44-mile (70-kilometer) stretch, took the cyclists to Verona.

  • California Army National Guard participates in Exercise Rapid Trident 2013

    Jul 15, 2013

    Members of the California National Guard are participating in Exercise Rapid Trident 2013, in Yavoriv, Ukraine, because of the 20-year relationship they have built with the Ukrainian army through the National Guard State Partnership Program.

  • NATO Allied Land Command head visits Rapid Trident

    Jul 15, 2013

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Land Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges visited Exercise Rapid Trident 2013 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 15, 2013, to gain an understanding of the training conducted and the capabilities of the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.

  • JAG maintains positive relations in Kosovo

    Jul 13, 2013

    Being good neighbors is an integral part for maintaining positive relations in a deployment environment.

  • USACE employee shares 'passion' for fishing

    Jul 11, 2013

    With summer's arrival and a pair of major European competitions on the horizon, Brad Smudzinski wants to get more people hooked on fishing, even while chasing his own dreams in the sport. The administrative officer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Bavaria Area Office in southeast Germany has carved out a name for himself in the angling world.

  • Blink of an Eye

    Jul 11, 2013

    In a blink of an eye, the motorcycle was on its side and I was hitting the pavement. There was no life flashing before my eyes and no chance to recover, but there was pain in my left knee and elbow. One second I'm on the bike and the next I'm on the ground next to it. A little shaken and quite embarrassed, I sat there for a minute rattling my brain, trying to think what I could have done wrong. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach then walked over and asked, "What happened?" I honestly had no idea.