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  • Reassurance, interoperability key for U.S. Army Europe

    Oct 22, 2014

    The deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said the command is well-situated to answer threats to security in the region and to further interoperability among NATO allies and partner nations, speaking at a Defense Writers Group breakfast, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Sky Soldiers parachute into Romania for rapid deployment exercise

    Oct 22, 2014

    Approximately 90 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, conducted an airborne operation into Campia Turzi, Romania, Oct. 21, 2014, to start the field portion of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Life Skills University aimed at helping professionals learn skills early in their careers

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new 66th Military Intelligence Brigade initiative is aimed at helping people learn various life skills earlier in their careers, rather than later by trial and error, according to Col. Dave Pendall, 66th MI Brigade commander. "It's really about family life and family life skills," said Pendall. "We all have different challenges … and there are different stressors over here in Germany."

  • Reserve Unit pays tribute to WW2 battle, veteran

    Oct 21, 2014

    Members of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment based in Longare attended the 70th Anniversary of the World War II battle at Monte Battaglia near Castel Del Rio on Sept. 7.

  • Italian, U.S. gather at annual San Bortolo BBQ

    Oct 21, 2014

    Italian and American medical communities gathered for the annual San Bortolo barbecue held in the partially medieval cloister of the San Bortolo Hospital Sept. 25.

  • F2F event highlights diet impact on health

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Female2Female organization hosted a "Healthy vs. Hearty" cooking demonstration and dinner at the Army Community Service kitchen Sept. 30.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion deploys Soldiers in fight against Ebola

    Oct 17, 2014

    Forty-four Soldiers from the 15th Engineer Battalion deployed today to Monrovia, Liberia, to provide construction support in actions directed against the Ebola Virus Disease.

  • The literary adventures of Spc. Cynthia A. Rodriguez

    Oct 17, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Some things that happen in a Soldier's life can take them by surprise, but for Spc. Cynthia A. Rodriguez, a human resource specialist assigned to Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Regiment, the publishing of her first book was a "happy accident."

  • Brig. Gen. Cavoli details off-post uniform wear, behavior for U.S. Army in Bavaria

    Oct 17, 2014

    The top Army official in the Bavarian military community is reminding DOD personnel and their families to use caution and follow antiterrorism personal protective measures already in place.

  • US assists Italian hosts prior to Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 15, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade travelled to the Italian army's mountain warfare training center and school in the Aosta Valley, Oct. 14-15 in order to train Italian troops scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • U.S. Army Europe cybersecurity experts build team effort to protect computer users, systems

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe cybersecurity officials are continually on guard, working to keep government computer users and networks safe from attack.

  • NATO nations work together to secure Kandahar Airfield

    Oct 12, 2014

    The flight line on Kandahar Airfield is baked by the Afghan sun and buzzing 24 hours a day with the sound of helicopters, cargo planes and fighter jets. Patrolling the flight line are service members from five nations who come together to ensure it remains safe for aircraft to land and take off.

  • Five countries, two National Guards, one mission: Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Oct 10, 2014

    National Guard public affairs Soldiers from Illinois and Pennsylvania joined forces to augment U.S. Army Europe support Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of exercises designed to demonstrate U.S. commitment to its NATO commitments and the collective security of America's allies and partners in Europe.

  • 254th MED Soldier helps Army win Armed Forces bowling title

    Oct 8, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins has bowled a 279 game five times in her career. For those unfamiliar with how scoring works in bowling, a 279 game is achieved by throwing 11 strikes with a spare in the ninth frame. Too much math? Quite simply, this single spare, also referred to as a half-strike, is all that separates a 279 game from a perfect 300 game.

  • Command message: Ansbach community members must stay vigilant during, beyond Columbus Day

    Oct 8, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, encourages Ansbach community members to stay safe during the long Columbus Day weekend Oct. 10 through 13 and during the upcoming autumn and winter seasons.

  • All Hazards Exercise puts U.S., host nation first responders to the test

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three masked individuals burst into the Tony Bass Auditorium Sept. 26 gunning down several people before taking others hostage. Military Police were quickly on the scene, safeguarding the area, accounting for the injured and calling for backup from fellow U.S. military and host nation first responders. As many on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne went about their daily business, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden members and their German counterparts were pulling out all the stops to put their emergency response capabilities to the test during the annual All Hazards Exercise.

  • Sky Soldier medics compete for top spot

    Oct 6, 2014

    Twelve paratroopers from across the 173rd Airborne Brigade converged at Caserma Del Din for a brigade-level Best Medic Competition, held here Oct. 1 through 3.

  • Transition summit to educate Soldiers on employment process

    Oct 6, 2014

    European Theater Transition Summit to be held in Grafenwoehr and Ramstein

  • NATO changes to meet new threats, challenges

    Oct 6, 2014

    The chairman of the NATO's Military Committee discusses new strategies amid global changes during Defense Writers' Group breakfast, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: USAREUR 2020 Campaign Plan

    Oct 2, 2014

    October 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • Combined Resolve III exercises Army's European Rotational Force

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, Oct. through Nov., 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe's equal opportunity advisors train to improve their roles

    Oct 2, 2014

    Equal opportunity advisors for units U.S. Army Europe's major units gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 29-30, 2014, to discuss strategies and opportunities to improve their roles as advisors to unit commanders across the USAREUR footprint.

  • Army sergeant, US immigrant helps build goodwill in Poland

    Oct 2, 2014

    "The colonel says he wishes us all the best in the future," said U.S. Army Sgt. Marek Osowski, translating for Col. Marek Gmurski, Head of Polish Ground Forces Training, during a farewell ceremony here for Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment,173rd Airborne Brigade. "He hopes that he will have the same cooperation that he had with the 173rd with other units."

  • 173rd Airborne and Lithuanian Iron Wolves live-fire artillery over the Baltic Sea

    Oct 2, 2014

    U.S. paratroopers from 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Lithuanian Soldiers with Romualdas Giedraitis Artillery Battalion, Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade, conducted an artillery live fire training exercise over the Baltic Sea here Sept. 25.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade 'shows off' equipment to the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade

    Oct 2, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "show off" various pieces of equipment to the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade during the combined training exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Garrison paves way in Army safety training

    Oct 1, 2014

    USAG Bavaria is first Army post to host the National Safety Council's Advanced Safety Certification course

  • 'Dustoff' closer to medical evacuation mission in Grafenwoehr

    Oct 1, 2014

    Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment made the move to Grafenwoehr this past summer to be closer to its medical evacuation mission at Hohenfels, and thereby reduce temporary duty costs, time away from home for personnel, and wear and tear on equipment, according to U.S. Army Europe.

  • GTA provides better training, say Dutch snipers

    Oct 1, 2014

    Snipers with the Royal Dutch Marines conducted marksmanship training as part of the sniper instruction school on Grafenwoehr Training Area, Sept. 24.

  • Army aerospace engineer living life fully in France

    Oct 1, 2014

    An aerospace engineer from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is now experiencing the south of France as a participant in the DoD's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • 173rd Airborne assists in Latvian training

    Oct 1, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, were on hand to assist infantrymen from the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade by providing range safeties and opposing force players during an exercise at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 24, 2014.

  • Latvian and US engineers construct a rappel tower

    Oct 1, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade and Latvian Soldiers from the Land Force Infantry Brigade construct a rappel tower Sept. 23, 2014.

  • Chief of Defense of Latvia meets with 173rd paratroopers

    Oct 1, 2014

    Chief of Defense of Latvia meets with paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade here in Latvia on Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Michigan's 46th MP Company takes part in State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemmessardze

    Sep 30, 2014

    The Michigan Army National Guard's 46th Military Police Company recently took part in Winds of Change, a joint State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemessardze (National Guard) units in Riga.

  • Several Army in Europe units among winners in Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards

    Sep 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Several Army in Europe organizations were among 36 logistics units honored as winners in the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards program.

  • 82nd Airborne Division commemorates 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands

    Sep 29, 2014

    Military units from across the world came together to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Events included memorial ceremonies and airborne operations featuring Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 21st Theater Support Command, the British 16 Air Assault Brigade, Germany, Poland, Canada, Italy, France and the Royal Netherlands Army's 11th Airmobile Brigade.

  • FAO Program celebrates 50 years, still relevant

    Sep 26, 2014

    21 U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers finish the three-week Eurasian Security Studies Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • A new Soldier and a Javelin, a love story

    Sep 26, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- To most Soldiers a day at the range can be long and arduous. The day usually starts with an early morning when a unit comes together to get an inventory of their equipment and personnel before heading out for the day. This is commonly followed by a long day of Soldiers patiently waiting to fire their weapons.

  • Schweinfurt's Army garrison closes chapter of nearly 70 years of German-American history

    Sep 25, 2014

    Nearly seven decades of U.S. Army presence in the Lower Franconia town of Schweinfurt concluded during a garrison closure ceremony Sept. 19, 2014.

  • Explosives training for the Iron Wolves and Sky Soldiers

    Sep 25, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Lithuanian Soldiers from the Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade participate in a combined explosives training at Gen. Kazys Vieverskis Kazla Rudo Training Area.

  • The Musik Brigade rocks Estonia

    Sep 25, 2014

    The Musik Brigade, based in Sembach, Germany, performned September 16 at the Russian Cultural Center in Tallinn, Estonia for members of the Estonian Defense Forces, the Estonian people as well as personel from the U.S. Embassy.

  • Sky Soldiers train with the Iron Wolf Brigade

    Sep 25, 2014

    Paratroopers from Able Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces' Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade conducted field training incorporating each other's equipment and tactics September 15 through 19 at Brig. Gen. Kazys Vieverskis Kazlu Rudos Training Area, Lithuania.

  • Kaiserslautern Army Depot saves money, environment with FDP

    Sep 24, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe are working together to right-size its footprint within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, and consolidate logistics operations to improve operational capability, capacity and efficiency.

  • Kazakhstan military demonstrates peacekeeping deployment capability in Steppe Eagle 14

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 250 service members from the militaries of six nations will participate in Steppe Eagle 14, a multinational peacekeeping exercise designed to validate deployment capability for future United Nations peacekeeping and peace support operations.

  • Local nonprofits toil for the troops

    Sep 23, 2014

    On-post foundations use their private status to support units and families

  • US Army Veterinary Corps hosts panel of NATO experts

    Sep 23, 2014

    The US Army Veterinary Corps recently hosted a meeting of NATO experts with specialties in Food and Water Safety and Veterinary Support (FWSVS) and Military Working Dog Countering -- Improvised Explosive Devices (MWD C-IED).

  • Joint training with the Carl Gustav and AT4

    Sep 23, 2014

    Paratroopers assigned to Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade trained with Kestutis Battalion, Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade on the Lithuanian Carl Gustav M3 and U.S. AT4. Both are shoulder-mounted recoilless rifle weapons systems.

  • 'Dragon' brigade color guard honors fallen in Belgium

    Sep 23, 2014

    After a busy week of long days and short nights, Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division color guard returned Sept. 20 to Fort Riley after participating in a series of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium from the iron fist of Hitler's Third Reich during World War II.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh witnesses Rapid Trident 2014

    Sep 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Ukrainian Land Forces welcomed the Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and senior military officials and dignitaries from several nations to Rapid Trident 2014 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 19, 2014.

  • SecArmy thanks returning service members during Romania visit

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army's top leader stopped off at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania to meet with service members returning from Afghanistan during a visit to the small Romanian air base, Sept. 20, 2014.

  • Annual observance aims to help people understand that 'cybersecurity is a team effort'

    Sep 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Cybersecurity officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October 2014 marks the 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and that it's everyone's duty to protect Army information and communications.

  • Senior U.S., European land forces leaders meet to discuss security, interoperability

    Sep 19, 2014

    Senior land forces commanders from 38 European partner nations, the U.S. and Canada convened in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 15, 2014, to discuss the future of cooperative European security, during the 22nd Annual Conference of European Armies.

  • 173rd paratroopers conduct combined live fires in Latvia

    Sep 19, 2014

    Soldiers from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live-fire training event as part of a multi-national exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • US and Polish Armed Forces "Wing Exchange" Ceremony

    Sep 19, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Vicenza, Italy participated in a "wing exchange" ceremony Sept. 15 after a combined jump by Polish and U.S. troops in Drawsko-Pomorskie, Poland. The jump was held as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of partnership-building training exercises between the U.S. and NATO allies and partners in Eastern Europe.

  • Little-known Army Depot provides significant materiel mission

    Sep 18, 2014

    General Dennis L. Via visited Leghorn Army Depot and Camp Darby in Livorno, Italy in early September. Primarily manned by the 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Italy, the depot performs a variety of critical materiel missions.

  • USAG Bamberg closes after 69 years of US Army presence

    Sep 17, 2014

    After nearly 70 years of American Soldiers in Bamberg, Germany, the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg colors were cased and the American flag was lowered for the final time Sept. 12, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers drive to prove warrior skills

    Sep 17, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- As Soldiers push through the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior and Best Junior Officer Competitions here this week, certain events are proving to be more challenging than others. Over the course of the five-day competition, USAREUR's top Soldiers are confronting more than 30 tests of physical, mental and emotional strength and endurance.

  • U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior, Junior Officer Competitions combine challenge, teamwork

    Sep 17, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Participants from units throughout U.S. Army Europe are running, shooting, marching, inspecting, climbing, mapping, maintaining, writing, navigating, planning, carrying and bandaging their way through more than 30 Soldier tasks in hopes of being named one of USAREUR's Best Warriors or the Best Junior Officer for 2014.

  • US delivers upgraded school in Kosovo

    Sep 17, 2014

    More than 900 students and 50 faculty members in a formerly strife-torn region of Kosovo returned to a fully revamped school this fall, thanks to a collaborative humanitarian-assistance project by U.S. partner agencies. Representatives from U.S. Embassy Pristina, the Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. European Command and Kosovo's Ministry of Education joined city leaders Sept. 9 in Mitrovica for the reopening of Musa Hoti Primary School.

  • Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

    Sep 16, 2014

    Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training, with a ceremony Sept. 15, 2014, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014.

  • Azcarraga receives LATINA Style service award

    Sep 15, 2014

    Mimi Azcarraga, Employment Compensation and Benefits Branch chief in the USAREUR G1 Civilian Personnel Directorate, received the LATINA Style Meritorious Service Award at the Eleventh National LATINA Symposium Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C.

  • Heroes on helos: American paratroopers, Estonian Scouts train together in air assault

    Sep 15, 2014

    Members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Estonian Defense Forces' Single Scouts Infantry Battalion conducted an air assault training mission Aug. 22-24 in Paldiski, Estonia. The three-day exercise featured several 12th Combat Aviation Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an exercise dedicated to demonstrating commitment to NATO obligations and maintaining interoperability with allied forces.

  • Cybersecurity experts call for everyone's help to protect Army information, communications

    Sep 15, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Cybersecurity officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and that it's everyone's duty to protect Army information and communications.

  • International medical leaders meet to share information, ideas

    Sep 12, 2014

    Military medical leaders from across Europe and NATO came together in Mons, Belgium Sept. 8 and 9 to share information and ideas in the spirit of international partnership.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Polish hosts remember 9/11 with friendly soccer match

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade squared off against a team of local players in a friendly match before hundreds of local residents and American Soldiers at the Walerina Pytla City Stadium in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • Six Army in Europe Soldiers have been named Army's best

    Sep 12, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- It's not something in the water -- it's something in the WARRIOR. In the dozen years since Armywide annual Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year competitions began, Army in Europe Soldiers have been earned those titles six times.

  • Record Number of Expert Field Medical Badge Candidates Attain the Badge

    Sep 11, 2014

    Record number of candidates successfully complete the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB help promote suicide prevention in September

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, the command team from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the USAG Ansbach's Army Substance Abuse Program help promote September as Suicide Prevention Month.

  • 173rd Airborne represents USA in Estonian cross-country cycling competition

    Sep 9, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, pedaled alongside their host-nation partners, Aug. 19, 2014, during an annual cross country cycling competition, in Estonia.

  • Squadron prepares for complex missions to span three countries, two continents

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Squadron "Garryowen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, are training at Fort Hood, Texas, for Atlantic Resolve and Combined Resolve III.

  • Passenger transit center planning at the operational level

    Sep 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe prepared for the closure of the transit center at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan by establishing a new transit center in Romania.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers clear way for Estonian school playground

    Sep 8, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade traded their tactical gear for rakes and shovels to turn a small field into a school playground Aug. 16, 2014, in Tallinn, Estonia.

  • President Obama visits troops in Estonia

    Sep 5, 2014

    President Barack Obama and Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas speak to American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and Estonian soldiers from the Estonian Defense Forces' Single Scouts Battalion during a troop event held Sep. 3 in Tallinn, Estonia. During his visit Obama reminded the troops of their significant role while training together in the region, stating, "You are sending a powerful message that as NATO allies we stand together … we stand as one." The 173rd Airborne Brigade is currently conducting combined training missions in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an exercise dedicated to demonstrating commitment to NATO obligations and maintaining interoperability with allied forces.

  • 'Sky Soldier' reconnects with Lithuanian 'family' after 20 years

    Sep 5, 2014

    Nerijus Gvergzdis was born with his legs crossed. He has cerebral palsy. Born in the winter in Soviet-occupied Lithuania, Nerijus' mother, Egidija, was told by state doctors to wrap her son in wet clothes and leave him in a room with the windows open so he would contract pneumonia and die.

  • NATO airborne exercise follows on heels of Wales summit

    Sep 5, 2014

    LIELVARDE, Latvia - Generals and ambassadors from NATO nations, troops and media gathered to watch U.S., Canadian and Italian paratroopers conduct a night-time joint forcible-entry exercise as part of Steadfast Javelin II late Sept. 5.

  • U.S. Army Europe announces U.S. participation in exercise Rapid Trident in Ukraine

    Sep 4, 2014

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Ukrainian Land Forces will conduct Rapid Trident 2014 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15-26.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade and BAAINBw form formal partnership

    Sep 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Leadership from the 409th Contracting Support Brigade recently signed a partnership agreement with the German Army Procurement Office (BAAINBw) to enhance organizational relationships.

  • MNBG-E enhances local healthcare through medical equipment donations

    Sep 3, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Surplus medical equipment that was no longer needed by Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical was donated by the U.S. Embassy's Civil Military Support Element in Kosovo to healthcare officials at Pristina's leading hospital during a ceremony, Aug. 27. An ultrasound and portable X-ray machines, valued at over $200,000, were turned into property management and taken off the military equipment property books, then were turned over to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo last November, but embassy officials wanted to commemorate the machines' repurposing, which have already benefited hundreds of patients.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Sept. is Suicide Awareness Month

    Sep 2, 2014

    Building resiliency is at the heart of Army Strong

  • Bundeswehr soldiers visit USAG Ansbach

    Sep 2, 2014

    Sixty-two soldiers from the Bundeswehr Medical School visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Aug. 18.

  • Operation Stonewall helps train regional police in Kosovo

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, with local police and European Union Rule of Law Mission forces conducted a five-day crowd and riot control event, named Operation Stonewall, in Ferizaj, Kosovo, Aug. 25-29, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers air assault through mock village during Saber Junction 14

    Sep 1, 2014

    After walking about three kilometers through forests, paratroopers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, made their way from the air assault infiltration location to conduct a deliberate attack on the military operations on an urban terrain site known as Haaslat Village, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • Estonian Soldiers face U.S. opposition forces during Saber Junction 14

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, acting as the opposition force, put the Estonian army Scout Battalion straight into their cross hairs, during exercise Saber Junction 14, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe welcomes Bundeswehr officer as its first German chief of staff

    Aug 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe welcomed the Bundeswehr's Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal as the storied unit's new chief of staff during a ceremony on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne Aug. 28.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, officers to compete for title of USAREUR's best for 2014

    Aug 27, 2014

    Thirty-one top Soldiers, NCOs and junior officers from U.S. Army Europe's major subordinate units began competing today in USAREUR's 2014 Best Warrior Competition and Best Junior Officer Competition at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The contest continues through Sept. 19.

  • Wiesbaden educators, unit partners team up for another productive school year

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - New teachers and administrators had a chance to meet their unit partners and fellow Wiesbaden educators during a Teachers' Welcome event Aug. 20. "I'm looking forward to another great year," said Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Dependents Schools Kaiserslautern District superintendent, during the welcome back event in Wiesbaden High School's multipurpose room.

  • MPs, Polizei train together to take down 'active shooters'

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany- Pop pop. The sound of gunshot echoes up the stairs. The smell of gunpowder wafts through the air. "You're all going to die," screams an unidentified man. The team of four police move swiftly forward as a unit, crouched and clutching each others' vests. "Police," one yells. "We're coming." Turning the corner, they face the shooter and with four against one, he drops his weapon. He's handcuffed, and the danger is gone.

  • Darby Military Community hosts IMCOM Europe's 25th Anniversary BOSS Games

    Aug 27, 2014

    Nine Better Opportunity for Single Soldier teams representing seven U.S. Army garrisons in Europe arrived at Darby Military Community Aug. 8, hoping to bring home the gold medal.

  • Afghanistan, NATO, US Army recognize USAG Ansbach teacher

    Aug 26, 2014

    Lori Hickey, a teacher at Ansbach Middle/High School, received recognition during a staff meeting at the school Aug. 22, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe conducts exercise Saber Junction

    Aug 25, 2014

    Exercise Saber Junction, one of U.S. Army Europe's premier training events, is scheduled to run from Aug. 25, through Sept. 11, 2014, at several locations throughout Europe.

  • Immediate Response 14 kicks off with team-building exercises

    Aug 22, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and their allies from various European nations, conducted a physical-fitness competition in Postojna, Slovenia, in order to promote camaraderie with the start of combined exercise Immediate Response 14, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • A new class of leaders

    Aug 22, 2014

    NCO Academy trains future U.S. and international junior leaders

  • JMTC names its Best Warriors

    Aug 22, 2014

    Pvt. Benjamin Ranew, Staff Sgt. William Chavis and 1st Lt. Mitchell Messick make the cut

  • Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, returned Aug. 19 from a deployment to Kuwait. The unit, which is moving to Grafenwöhr, hosted a welcoming ceremony -- marking the last time medevac Soldiers redeploy to Landstuhl's heliport.

  • Human resources award program nomination period begins

    Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commanders will have until Nov. 14 to nominate their top performing human resources personnel for the annual Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence.

  • USAREUR CSM visits 405th AFSB Army Oil Analysis Program lab

    Aug 20, 2014

  • Future Army officers shadow engineers at Stuttgart

    Aug 19, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A pair of ROTC cadets are learning about the rigors and rewards of Army engineer life in a six-week stint with Europe District this summer. Rising seniors Jessica Baldridge and Bradley Barber came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in mid-July through its annual Engineer Internship Program.

  • To the castle: 173rd Airborne, Maryland National Guard compete in Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge

    Aug 19, 2014

    At Rakvere's highest point lays a castle. For centuries it stood as a military stronghold and center of commerce as it passed hands from one kingdom to another. Today the historical landmark attracts thousands of tourists eager to relive the Middle Ages.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes

    Aug 18, 2014

    Despite all the planning, double checking and potential hazards associated with airborne operations, jumping out of a C-130 aircraft never loses its charm for paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and multi nationals kick off Immediate Response 14

    Aug 18, 2014

    More than 450 participants including U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors took part in the opening ceremony for Immediate Response 14 in Slovenia on August 17, 2014.