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  • 21st TSC NCOs provide marching orders to KHS JROTC

    Dec 13, 2010

    As the snow falls and the winter gets colder, the students of Kaiserslautern High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps team receive drill and ceremony training with the help of two noncommissioned officers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • 21st TSC provides courtesy patrol for community

    Dec 13, 2010

    Executing the mission and taking care of Soldiers are two key tasks for all Army leaders. These tasks come with much responsibility and can be very hard to balance. But day after day leaders throughout the Army continue to work hard to make sure the Army's missions get accomplished and the Soldiers are taken care of.

  • Obama visits US forces in Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2010

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade were on hand as President Obama visited servicememembers stationed at Bagram Airfield

  • Combat Wounded Warriors Gain Closure with 'Operation Proper Exit'

    Dec 12, 2010

    Combat Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to gain closure as part of Operation Proper Exit, hosted by the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Division -Center, Dec. 10.

  • 'Task Force Warrior' takes on Afghan training role

    Dec 12, 2010

    With the ceremonial uncasing of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, colors embellished with streamers representing service in every major American campaign since the War of 1812, "Task Force Warrior" assumed the Afghan training and advisory mission of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, ("Triple Deuce") 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Dec. 11. Held at Kabul Military Training Center, where 20,000 recruits train annually to become soldiers in the Afghan National Army, the ceremony was attended by personnel from the Afghan National Army and coalition countries supporting NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, including the United States, Britain, Turkey, Australia, France, Greece and Poland.

  • Depot delivers thousands of 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 9, 2010

    Employees of the Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered hundreds of bicycles and thousands of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their "Toys for Tots" program, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.

  • Army 'Family of Year' receives award, continues giving

    Dec 8, 2010

    Sgt. Joseph Campbell left Afghanistan and joined his family from Landstuhl, Germany, to receive the Army Family of the Year award Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • Area Mike training prepares 9th Engineers for danger of IEDs.

    Dec 8, 2010

    The rolling hills of the 6,000 acre PfAfA$ndhausen training area were blanketed by an unseasonably early layer of fresh white snow. The RG-31 mine-protected vehicle crept along the icy road at a snail's pace, slowing to a stop between two small knolls rising from the wintry landscape. Buried among the trees was a rocket aimed directly for the vehicle and its five passengers- Soldiers from the 9th Engineer Battalion's Alpha Company. Although the Soldiers were part of a training scenario and the rocket was merely a realistic prop, the situation is one that these troops could face on a regular basis during their deployment in 2011. 1st Lt. Daniel Maxwell led his platoon through the exercise, and said part of the point was to recognize and deal with roadside bombs.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting launches holiday season

    Dec 8, 2010

    Community members help the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden launch the 12 Days of Christmas during a tree lighting bash on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Dec. 3. The event also welcomed home the first wave of 1st Armored Division Soldiers home to Wiesbaden from Iraq.

  • Hot times in Hamburg

    Dec 8, 2010

    From the moment one steps off the train at the Hamburg Hauptbahnof (main train station), it's hard not to be swept away by the bustle of travelers, commerce and a city constantly on the move. A,A The second largest of Germany's cities, Hamburg may be its busiest. Whether traveling by high-speed ferry through the city's massive harbor (the third largest in Europe), high atop a double-decker sightseeing bus or strolling through St. Pauli, the city's night-life section, one is constantly reminded that this is a major metropolitan area where day and night merge into equally busy times for its nearly 2 million inhabitants and constant flow of visitors. A,A

  • Signal Soldiers prove savvy at garrison Safety Showdown

    Dec 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 102nd Signal Battalion demonstrated an impressive aptitude for safety as the unit dominated control of the board to win the Wiesbaden Winter and Holiday Safety Showdown Nov. 23. The event was held at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield Flyers Theater.

  • 'Subway guy' promotes health, nutrition at Netzaberg schools

    Dec 7, 2010

    Currently touring military bases in Europe, Jared Fogle stopped by Netzaberg Middle School to share his story with more than 400 students recently. Known to most as "Jared the Subway Guy," Fogle made his claim to fame losing 225 pounds in one year by eating Subway sandwiches every day.

  • Garrison has a new pet project

    Dec 7, 2010

    After several months of collaboration with a community working group, the garrison is set to release a new pet policy in the coming weeks for residents with pets in government housing.

  • Kean breathes 'green' air into class curriculum

    Dec 7, 2010

    Even the most disinterested student can't help to be mesmerized when walking into Elfriede Kean's classroom. It's brightly colored and full of life. Plants and fruit tress line the window sill, a five foot tall tree sits in the corner and a real bird's nest takes refuge on her crowded desk.

  • Culinary Arts Team takes bronze

    Dec 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, Nov. 25, with a bronze medal for the hot dinner portion of the competition.

  • ACC TODAY WINTER 2011

    Dec 6, 2010

    ACC TODAY Fall Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • MPs enhance skills at Hockenheimring with ADAC training

    Dec 6, 2010

    A patrol car speeds down a wet road when suddenly the car lurches to the side. Tires squeal, and the driver slams on the brakes.

  • ANP recruits learn first aid from Stryker medic

    Dec 5, 2010

    For the new ANP recruits, familiarity with basic first aid skills can mean the difference between life and death. Each recruit at the Afghan National Police Training Center is required to attend combat-injury focused medical training prior to graduation.

  • 2SCR Soldiers patrol Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers with 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, from Vilsek, Germany, patrol Maywand District, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan (Night Vision)

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers in Afghanistan shot in Night Vision.

  • U.S. and Afghan Army partner to supply troops on the frontline

    Dec 3, 2010

    The Leader Rakkasans have partnered with the Afghan National Army in order to supply troops fighting Taliban in the Horn of Panjwa'i.

  • The AMC patch

    Dec 3, 2010

    The AMC patch represents a workforce of more than 70,000 dedicated military and civilian employees, many with highly developed skills in weapons development, manufacturing and logistics with a global presence in 49 states and 144 countries.

  • 18th CSSB surpasses Army standard during sling load training

    Dec 3, 2010

    About two dozen Soldiers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, conducted sling load training recently completing the mission in 30 minutes, far exceeding the Army standard of 60 minutes.

  • Schweinfurt Boy Scouts enjoy time with 12th Chem. Co. Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2010

    The Boy Scouts of Schweinfurt Troop 55 and two Cub Scouts from Pack 630 spent the day with the 12th Chemical Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, on Conn Kaserne here recently learning how to be a chemical Soldier.

  • 95th MP Soldiers compete for German efficiency badge

    Dec 3, 2010

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

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers train with Slovenian partners

    Dec 3, 2010

    BOHINJSKA BELA, Slovenia -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Infantry Brigade are training with their Slovenian partners during a weeklong program at the Slovenian Armed Forces Mountain Training Center in Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia, Dec. 1-11. For more photos of the training and other USAREUR images, visit www.flickr.com/photos/usarmyeurope_images.

  • ISAF CSM has Thanksgiving with troops in the field

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RAMROD, Afghanistan - Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, International Security Assistance Force command sergeant major, shared Thanksgiving with U.S. Army troops on a small patrol base in western Panjwa'i, Afghanistan.

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

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

    Dec 2, 2010

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

  • Commanders discuss academics, deployment with students

    Dec 2, 2010

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

  • 95th MP Soldiers compete for German efficiency badge

    Dec 2, 2010

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

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

    Dec 2, 2010

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

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

    Dec 2, 2010

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

  • Reserve Soldiers host annual medical, dental SRP

    Dec 2, 2010

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

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

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • DFACs spread Thanksgiving spirit

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • Romanian president visits his troops in Afghanistan

    Dec 1, 2010

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

  • Army team finishes Culinary World Cup with bronze

    Nov 30, 2010

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

  • Romanian president visits troops in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Destiny Coalition Slingload Operations

    Nov 29, 2010

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

  • Comedian brings laughs and lessons

    Nov 29, 2010

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

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations are the center of attraction

    Nov 29, 2010

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

  • Sober comic inspires problem drinkers to seek help

    Nov 25, 2010

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

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

    Nov 25, 2010

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

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

    Nov 24, 2010

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

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

    Nov 24, 2010

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

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Traditional German ceremony knights new hunters

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • 5th Signal Command Recognizes top Soldier and NCO

    Nov 23, 2010

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

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • German and American educators get inside look at military life

    Nov 23, 2010

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

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations center of attraction

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Army team wins first medals in Culinary World Cup

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) Training

    Nov 22, 2010

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

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

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

  • Depot Delivers 400th Honeywell T-55 Engine

    Nov 19, 2010

  • 43rd Signal Battalion perfects Warrior Task skills

    Nov 18, 2010

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

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

    Nov 18, 2010

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

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

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • Polish Independence Day observed at CBS

    Nov 18, 2010

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

  • Speaking of Faith

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

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

  • UK, US pay tribute to fallen in Basra

    Nov 16, 2010

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

  • 266th FMC deploys in support of OEF, OND

    Nov 16, 2010

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

  • Army Reserve Soldiers impacts active duty unit in Iraq

    Nov 16, 2010

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

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

    Nov 16, 2010

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

  • Remembering personal heroes on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • 21st TSC provides vital movement support for Warfighters

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • Lifetime of practice pays off

    Nov 15, 2010

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

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

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

  • ESPN celebrates Veterans Day in Grafenwoehr

    Nov 12, 2010

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

  • Task Force Destiny Chinook Operations

    Nov 11, 2010

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

  • Explore an engineering marvel while hiking through WWI tunnels

    Nov 10, 2010

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

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

    Nov 10, 2010

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

  • Strategic planning: Garrison charts future improvements, savings

    Nov 10, 2010

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

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

    Nov 9, 2010

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

  • Coalition partners help prep IBCT for Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2010

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

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

    Nov 9, 2010

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

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

    Nov 9, 2010

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

  • Task Force Destiny Soldiers receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2010

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

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

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • MWD highlight health and training on CBS

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • ONE MILLION COMBAT FLIGHT HOURS FLOWN BY ARMY UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • Brown takes command of MCoE, Fort Benning

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • Soldiers stay sharp for Culinary World Cup

    Nov 5, 2010

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

  • Researchers begin Army-wide anthropometric survey

    Nov 4, 2010

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

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

    Nov 3, 2010

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

  • MRTs bring resilience to 21st TSC

    Nov 3, 2010

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

  • Combatives tournament reinforces law enforcement training

    Nov 3, 2010

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

  • 21st TSC assists with Kaiserslautern Cross-Country Invitational

    Nov 3, 2010

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

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

    Nov 3, 2010

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

  • Annual Safety Day Rings in the Winter Season

    Nov 3, 2010

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

    Nov 2, 2010

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

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

    Nov 2, 2010

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

  • Garrison Signs for New Headquarters Complex

    Nov 1, 2010

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

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

    Nov 1, 2010

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

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

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