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  • U.S. Army Europe's 'Dagger Brigade' Gets Credit for Increased Security, Restoration o

    Nov 15, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Aca,!A"Thirty-two hundred years of invaders and oppression in this land,Aca,!A? said Maj. Timothy E. Collier, civil affairs officer for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Aca,!A"From Genghis Khan on, this part of the world has been invaded time and time again.Aca,!A? This area has been devastated by years of destruction. Today, while coalition forces have spent nearly five years trying to reconstruct the nation and revitalize the Iraqi government, terrorists and insurgents have wreaked havoc throughout the area, preventing the government, economy and people

  • Pale Horse Troop finds two caches buried in soccer stadium

    Nov 15, 2007

    BAGHDAD Nov. 14, 2007Aca,!" Soldiers from Troop P, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, currently attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, found two caches of weapons and explosives while on patrol in the Ramaniyah neighborhood Nov. 5. Buried under the bleachers of a soccer stadium in two locations, the Soldiers found 45 blocks of C-4 explosives, 33 mortars, almost 2000 rounds of ammunition, a rocket-propelled grenade and launcher, 2 Dragunov-style sniper rifles, 2 protective vests and a grenade.

  • Sixth U.S. service member dies after UH-60 Black Hawk crash

    Nov 9, 2007

    Sixth U.S. service member dies after UH-60 Black Hawk crash

  • Combined Federal Campaign Tops $1 Million Mark from U.S. Army Europe, Installation Management Comman

    Nov 9, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Nov. 8, 2007 -- With three weeks remaining in the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, CFC-O officials say U.S. Army Europe and the Installation Management Command-Europe have collected more than $1 million from more than 7,400 donors -- a participation rate of 19 percent.

  • Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe-Led Task Force in Iraq Aim to be 'Biggest Losers'

    Nov 9, 2007

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq Nov. 8, 2007 -- Being physically fit and in shape may come easy for some people, but others have to work hard on exercising and eating right.

  • U.S. Army Europe's 76th Army Band Performs with Fellow Military Musicians from Nine Nations at

    Nov 9, 2007

    BERLIN, Germany Nov. 8, 2007 -- The organizer of the annual Berlin Military Music Festival, Klaus Goerk, welcomed the commander of the 76th Army Band, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daryl B. Vail, at the traditional bandmaster meeting at Julius-Leber-Kaserne here Oct. 31 with the statement that he was Aca,!A"very pleased to see his house band again after an absence of two years.Aca,!A?

  • U.S. Army Europe's 95th Military Police Battalion Begins Mission in Baghdad

    Nov 9, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov. 8, 2007 -- The Aca,!A"SuperstarsAca,!A? of U.S. Army Europe's 95th Military Police Battalion officially assumed responsibility for military police operations in East Baghdad during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah here Nov. 8.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldiers Help Reduce Violence in Baghdad's Adhamiyah District

    Nov 9, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Nov 8, 2007)-- If the people in the Adhamiyah DistrictAca,!a,,cs Abu Hanifa Market hadnAca,!a,,ct already heard about the afternoonAca,!a,,cs grenade attack on a U.S. Soldier, they heard about it when Lt. Col. Jeff Broadwater showed up.

  • Additional U.S. service member dies after UH-60 Black Hawk crash

    Nov 8, 2007

    Additional U.S. service member dies after UH-60 Black Hawk crash

  • 4 U.S. service members killed in UH-60 Black Hawk crash

    Nov 8, 2007

    4 U.S. service members killed in UH-60 Black Hawk crash

  • 'Vanguard' Battalion Wrapping Up Its 15-Month Deployment in Iraq

    Nov 8, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq Nov. 8, 2007 -- It has been 15 months since the Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry entered a combat zone, answering their nationAca,!a,,cs call to serve. Now, the Army has one message for the Schweinfurt, Germany-based Soldiers: Mission complete.

  • U.S. Army Europe Signal Soldiers Assume Deployment Mission in Baghdad Ceremony

    Nov 8, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of U.S. Army Europe's 5th Signal Command unfurled its colors and assumed its official duties in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom during a transfer of authority ceremony here Nov. 3.

  • U.S. Army Europe-Led Task Force Iron Begins Offensive to Drive Al Qaeda From Northern Iraq

    Nov 6, 2007

    TIKRIT, Iraq -- Task Force Iron, led by U.S. Army Europe's 1st Armored Division, launched a major offensive called Operation Iron Hammer across four provinces in northern Iraq Nov. 5.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldiers Join with Iraqi Police, Government Officials for Schools Upgrades

    Nov 6, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Shala Mikla was supposed to be teaching her students about biology Oct. 31. Instead, the class got a lesson in cooperation. That was what was on display when U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and Iraqi National Police officers visited MiklaAca,!a,,cs classroom at the Al-Andalus GirlAca,!a,,cs School in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Sadr City neighborhood to view recently completed renovations.

  • U.S. Army Europe Asks Opinion Leaders to Support U.S. Forces in Europe During Heidelberg Conference

    Nov 6, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Europe commander asked French and German opinion leaders to support the ArmyAca,!a,,cs presence in Europe during a conference here Oct. 30. Aca,!A"The current plan that weAca,!a,,cre on takes us down to about 28,000 Soldiers. I go on record saying thatAca,!a,,cs not enough to do our missions today,Aca,!A? said Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR commander.

  • USAREUR Family Covenant

    Nov 5, 2007

    Gen. Casey joins the USAREUR command as officials sign the Army Family Covenant during ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany.

  • Landstuhl Outpatient Facility Makes Good on Promise to Wounded

    Nov 1, 2007

    Patients at a new medical transient facility that opened in Germany say itAca,!a,,cs proof the military is living up to its promises to ensure Soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan get the best care possible.

  • 2nd MI Soldiers Visit to France

    Oct 31, 2007

    Soldiers from the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion visit the battlefields of Normandy, France and talk to residents who recalled the events of D-Day. Spc. Nicholas Anderson has the story.

  • 1st Armored Division Accepts Multi-National Division - North Mission in Tikrit

    Oct 30, 2007

    TIKRIT, Iraq -- U.S. Army Europe's 1st Armored Division officially assumed control of Multi-National Division Aca,!" North in a transfer of authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher here Oct. 28.

  • Gen. Casey on Supporting Army Families

    Oct 30, 2007

    Gen. George Casey talks about supporting Army families through Army Family Covenant following signing ceremony in Germany.

  • Joint U.S.-Romanian Jump

    Oct 30, 2007

    U.S. Soldiers conduct joint parachuting exercise with Romanian counterparts. Navy Petty Officer Christopher Lenart reports from Romania.

  • U.S. Army, Europe Military Police 'RIP' into Iraq Mission

    Oct 30, 2007

    U.S. ARMY EUROPE MILITARY POLICE Aca,!EoeRIPAca,!a,,c INTO IRAQ MISSION By Sgt. Daniel Blottenberger 18th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs Office BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Aca,!A"This is a change of environment for us, but we are expecting the unexpected and we are trained for anything that might come our way. I want to be here and I love what IAca,!a,,cm doing here,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Ryan Blas of the 18th Military Police Brigade CommanderAca,!a,,cs Personal Security Detachment. The PSD team and the rest of U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th MP Brigade are now in the final stage of training known as Aca,!A"Relief In Place,Aca,!A? part of the process that passes a mission here from an outgoing unit to an incoming one. The 18th, deployed from Mannheim, Germany for a 15-month tour, is assuming the mission that had been the responsibility of the outgoing 89th MP Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas

  • Sergeant Major of the Army Visits Soldiers, Views Training During Day in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck

    Oct 30, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston observed training and talked with troops about the ever-changing face of todayAca,!a,,cs force during a visit to the Joint Multinational Training Command here Oct. 28. U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa and V Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Beam joined Preston for the visit. Preston began his day here talking with Warrior Leader Course students at the 7th Army NCO Academy. In his remarks he praised the Soldiers for choosing the Army as a career, and challenged them to talk about their jobs and share their experiences with their families and friends back home.

  • Army's Highest-Ranking NCO Makes Busy Nine-Day Visit to U.S. Army, Europe Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Junior Soldiers are now taking on more responsibilities, so the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Education System is adapting to give them the leadership and warrior skills they need for the continuing fight against global terrorism, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top NCO told a group of military policemen during a breakfast meeting here Oct 26.

  • Pilot Earns Distinguished Flying Cross for Landing Plane After Being Wounded in Iraq Attack

    Oct 30, 2007

    LOGISTICAL SUPPORT AREA ANACONDA, Balad, Iraq -- Aca,!A"The whole flight was eight minutes out, eight minutes back,Aca,!A? said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Terrance Lee,. Aca,!A"You donAca,!a,,ct think about those things (while flying). ItAca,!a,,cs only while youAca,!a,,cre lying in the bed in the hospital, thatAca,!a,,cs when ... lots of things go through your head.Aca,!A?

  • Senior Leaders Renew Army Commitment to Families at Heidelberg Covenant Signing

    Oct 26, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. joined U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. David McKiernan and other senior leaders in signing the Army Family Covenant before an enthusiastic crowd at Campbell Barracks here today, renewing the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to its Families. Casey and McKiernanAca,!a,,cs signatures were joined by those of Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston; USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua Savusa; Col. Robert J. Ulses, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg commander, and USAG Heidelberg Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda J. Lomax.

  • 18th Military Police Brigade Soldiers Move into Iraq to Assume 15-Month Mission

    Oct 26, 2007

    CAMP VICTORY, Baghdad Iraq -- Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Military Police Brigade, made their way here from Baghdad International Airport with quiet anticipation. Aca,!A"I was a little hesitant, anxious and relieved to get here and get to work,Aca,!A? said Spc. Anthony Henderson, a human resources specialist with the unit. Aca,!A"I was hesitant because I wasnAca,!a,,ct positive on what to expect, but I was relieved knowing that the time on our deployment is now starting to tick away.Aca,!A?

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Calls for Renewed Commitment During U.S. Army, Europe-Sponsored Conference

    Oct 26, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- NATO is evolving but its members must speed up the pace of transformation, reduce restrictions to operational missions, and fulfill their pledged commitment to the alliance, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told senior European defense officials gathered here for the annual Conference of European Armies Oct. 25

  • Stryker Soldiers Part of Collaborative Effort to Renovate Baghdad Girls School

    Oct 26, 2007

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- When students at the Yarmook GirlAca,!a,,cs School in Sadr City returned from summer vacation last month, they found that their school had received an extreme make-over, thanks to U.S. Army, Europe Soldiers, the Iraqi National Police and the government of Iraq. Soldiers from USAREUR's 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and Iraqi National Police officers visited the recently renovated school Oct. 22 to see the improvements and hand out backpacks and soccer balls to the students.

  • Joint Task Force-East Volunteers Join Seabees in Renovating Romanian Children's Center

    Oct 26, 2007

    CONSTANTA, Romania -- Volunteer service members at Joint Task Force East made home a better place for 60 handicapped Romanian children. A fresh coat of paint and some spackle went a long way when Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Aca,!" 40 headed an effort to improve the Horizon Community Service Center, a facility for handicapped children, Oct. 13 and 14.

  • Army Reserve Chief Discusses Priorities for Today's Reservists During Heidelberg Town Hall

    Oct 25, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 22, 2007)-- Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, offered an assessment of todayAca,!a,,cs Reserve and its future during a town hall meeting at the Patrick Henry Village theater here Monday. Stultz, who also commands the U.S. Army Reserve Command, spoke for more than an hour and then fielded questions from the crowd of about 100 military and civilian attendees, providing a unique perspective from the top.

  • 'Vanguared' Commander Applauds Iraqi Voluntees Contribution to Improved Security, Economy

    Oct 24, 2007

    Multi-National Division - Baghdad Public Affairs Office BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A U.S. Army, Europe battalion commander working directly with Iraqi Security Volunteers cited their efforts as one of the major factors in the economic revival of the Saydiyah, a southern neighborhood in the Iraqi capital. Lt. Col. George Glaze, commander of the "Vanguards" of the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division based in Schweinfurt, Germany, is responsible for the security of a large part of West Rashid that includes Saydiyah and Radwiniyah.

  • Diverse Warriors Aim for Army Best

    Oct 4, 2007

    Although the three of the Warriors have diverse cultural backgrounds, they are bound together by their patriotism, their love of the Army and their drive to be the best at the 2007 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Marin accepts the reins as RDECOM's Senior NCO

    Oct 4, 2007

    Marin accepted his new position as the RDECOM Command Sergeant Major during a recent Assumption of Responsibility ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen Fred D. Robinson, RDECOMAca,!a,,cs commanding general.

  • United States Army Europe

    Oct 4, 2007

    USAREUR home page link

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade's 'Task Force XII' progress report: High op-tempo and im

    Sep 25, 2007

    A few months into a 15-month deployment, V-CorpsAca,!a,,c 12th Combat Aviation Brigade settled into its role as the primary aviation asset for Multi-National Corps-Iraq.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade & Minnesota National Guard share the load

    Sep 22, 2007

    A flight crew from 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment sits on top of their patriotic UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. The 2-147th is a Minnesota National Guard battalion attached to the 12th CAB as part of Task Force XII. Pictured are Chief Warrant Officer Bill Rawling, Capt. Andrea Ourada, Sgt. Jeffrey Miles and Sgt. Roger Gibeault. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jaren Lukach, 2-147th)

  • U.S. Army, Europe announces FY08 additional transformation actions

    Sep 22, 2007

  • 3-158th Soldiers prove a younger Army not necessarily a bad thing

    Sep 22, 2007

  • U.S. ARMY EUROPE TEAM'S TRAINING SUPPORT CENTER ADDS REALISM, VALUE TO EXERCISE IN ROMANIA AND

    Sep 21, 2007

  • Quote from Gen. David D. McKiernan

    Sep 20, 2007

  • SecArmy visits deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2007

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits Soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Germany, Sept. 10-14.

  • LRMC receives Level II Trauma Center verification from American College of Surgeons

    Aug 9, 2007

    LRMC receives Level II Trauma Center verification from American College of Surgeons

  • U.S. Forces join with NATO Counterparts to stand up JTF - East

    Aug 9, 2007

    U.S. Forces join with NATO Counterparts to stand up JTF - East

  • Hunzeker becomes 53rd V Corps Commander

    Aug 9, 2007

    Hunzeker becomes 53rd V Corps Commander

  • Hunzeker becomes 53rd V Corps Commander

    Aug 9, 2007

    Hunzeker becomes 53rd V Corps Commander

  • 2nd Stryker Combat Regiment Packs for Iraq

    Jul 30, 2007

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Combat Regiment, based in Germany, pack to head to Iraq. Tony McKinney reports.

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