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  • 557th Medical Company (Area Support) medics provide first responder training for Bulgarian soldiers

    May 1, 2015

    The 557th Medical Company, 421st Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade conducted a first responder course from March 24-26 2015 at Vasil Levski National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to prepare Bulgarian land forces for a deployment to support Operation Resolute.

  • Europe's veterinary partnership initiated

    May 1, 2015

    By Maj. Jodi Sangster On Feb. 27, 2015, service members from the 64th Medical Detachment, based in Baumholder, Germany, began a partnership with Public Health Command District Northern Europe to provide veterinary clinical and technical support to operations at Dog Center Europe, the flagship veterinary facility of the district, at Pulaski Barracks.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital exercises medic readiness, proficiency and interoperability

    May 1, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital validated its readiness, proficiency and interoperability during a live surgical exercise April 13 - 24 at Miesau Ammo Depot.

  • U.S. tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    May 1, 2015

    M1A2 Main Battle Tanks from the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division demonstrate fire and maneuver tactics for distinguished visitors and Estonian soldiers during a live-fire exercise Apr. 30.

  • Captains and senior leaders gather for unique Army Europe staff ride

    May 1, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany (May 1, 2015) -- Thirty-six members of Army Europe gathered here for a unique staff ride earlier this week.

  • Nighthawk Gone Bad

    May 1, 2015

    In an aircraft maintenance hangar filled with helicopter parts, picnic tables, and gym equipment, and overlooked by a giant United States Flag, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3-158 AssaultHelicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, held a physical fitness competition called "Nighthawk Gone Bad" May 1, 2015, at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Quilts of Valor: 9th JROTC cadets honor Soldiers for sacrifices

    Apr 30, 2015

    Cadets with Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th Junior ROTC Battalion presented quilts to 15 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during the March 26 "Quilts of Valor" ceremony at the school.

  • US Soldiers, Polish educators unite to enhance children's English skills

    Apr 30, 2015

    School is meant to be a place of learning, and for Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, a lesson in Polish culture and hospitality was awaiting them when they were invited to the Drawsko Pomorskie Primary School April 27, 2015 to help the students practice their English.

  • Support where they need it - 16th Sustainment Brigade

    Apr 30, 2015

    The biggest obstacle the logistics elements from 16th Sustainment Brigade and 2nd Cavalry Regimental Support Squadron faced when force-on-force training started on April 21 was relocating the center of support, often referred to as a "jump," closer to the simulated battle Hohenfels Training Area during Exercise Saber Junction 15.

  • U.S. Army Europe night flying program begins May 1

    Apr 30, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- As in years past, U.S. Army Europe is conducting its annual summer night flying program for helicopters based at U.S. Army airfields in Germany.

  • U.S., German engineers strengthen ties at annual forum

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. and German engineers gathered recently to highlight progress, iron out differences and build tighter collaboration within the Army and Air Force construction programs during their annual partnering conference.

  • Estonia and U.S. train, build strong bonds

    Apr 30, 2015

    CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Estonia - The grey skies and light rain were unrelenting, as Brig. Gen. Meelis Kiili, chief of the Estonian Defense League, spoke to the men and women in the open field in front of him April 26, during the End of Exercise Ceremony at the Central Training Area, Estonia.

  • The day in the life of a North Dakota public affairs detachment

    Apr 30, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- As 4,700 military members from 17 countries converged at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here, one of the smallest units captured the most double-takes. The mission of the eight-member 116th Public Affairs Detachment (116th PAD) had them interacting with numerous Soldiers from across Europe and the United States. That alone tends to make the military journalists stand out in a blur of camouflage as they reach out to make connections and form relationships. The composition of the group, however, garnered more attention than usual.

  • Newest European Activity Set equipment makes its way to Germany

    Apr 30, 2015

    REMAGEN, Germany -- Twenty nine tanks and four Bradleys made their way by barge down the Rhine River this week as the newest additions to the European Activity Set.

  • Growing stronger relationships: NATO allies join local community for tree-planting ceremony

    Apr 30, 2015

    In addition to time, something else is required for trees to grow-commitment.

  • 12th CAB Air Assault Selection

    Apr 30, 2015

    From April 21-23, 2015, Soldiers from 12th CAB participated in an Air Assault School selection process at Katterbach Kaserne and Oberdachstetten Training Area.

  • From the Command Historian: The Risks of Neutrality in a Dangerous World

    Apr 30, 2015

    AMCOM Command Historian looks to the past to exhibit parallels between neutrality's role in the sinking of the Lusitania and its dangers in the current global environment, while remembering those lost in the ship's sinking 100 years ago.

  • Staying ahead of the threat: How Asymmetric Warfare Group supports Soldiers in combat

    Apr 30, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- In an organization whose ultimate goals are to defend liberty, protect lives and strive for universal betterment, it is paramount to be equipped with assets to face and overcome adversity in any form. The U.S. Army recognizes this reality and has tasked a group of experts to identify gaps and implement improvements within the force.

  • For tank crews, focus on basics is key to success

    Apr 30, 2015

    For the Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, practicing the basics is the key to success.

  • Estonian and American Forces engage in Operation Tornado

    Apr 30, 2015

    A Soldier with 1st Infantry Brigade, Estonian Defense Force fires his Rheinmetall MG3 during a simulated firefight with American Soldiers April 22, at the Central Training Area, Estonia. The event was part of Operation Tornado that allowed EDF Soldiers to practice and perfect their tactical training procedures while building trust and a lasting partnership with their American allies. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Joshua S. Brandenburg, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    The blast of an U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank firing the main gun sends up a cloud of flame and smoke during a live-fire exercise in Estonia Apr. 30. The tanks are the first U.S. tanks to fire in Estonia, demonstrating the strength of the alliance between the NATO allies. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    From Right, Lt. Gen. Riho Terras, commander of the Estonian Defense Force, Col. Robert Ashe, commander of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Jeffrey Levine, the United States ambassador to Estonia, and Lt. Col. Chad Chalfont, commander of 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are presented the steel case bases to the 120 mm rounds fired by the M1A2 Main Battle Tanks during a live-fire exercise in Estonia April 30. Operation Atlantic Resolve is an ongoing, multinational partnership aimed at improving cooperation and training between NATO allies. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    Two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks move into position to prepare for a live-fire exercise in Estonia Apr. 30. The tanks, part of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are in Estonia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a joint operation between NATO partners to improve interoperability and partnership between allies. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    Estonian guests look over an M1A2 Main Battle Tank after a live-fire exercise in Estonia April 30. The exercise was a part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing mission to strengthen NATO allies and show support and security for our partners. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    Lt. Col. Chad Chalfont, (right) the commander of 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, speaks with members of the media and distinguished guests before a tank live-fire exercise in Estonia Apr. 30. The exercise marks the first time that U.S. Army Tanks have fired live ammunition in Estonia. The 3rd Inf. Div. is in Estonia as partners in Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing joint operation to improve interoperability and strength between NATO partners. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • Soldiers partner with Latvian football team

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Hartzfeild observes a play during the opening game of the Latvian Federation of American Football's "Baltic Sea League" season, held in Riga, Latvia, April 19. Hartzfield, a Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga., volunteered to referee the game as part of a cooperation between the embassy of the U.S. in Riga, Latvia, and Task Force 2-7 Infantry, who are currently participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve in Adazi, Latvia. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • We have the football!

    Apr 30, 2015

    Latvian troops from Company B, 1st Battalion, Infantry Brigade recover a dummy serving as a hostage during an assault the objective training exercise at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Nov. 20, 2014. Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provided armor support for the exercise and technical guidance during the planning and practice phases of the training operation. These activities are part of the U.S. Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training exercise taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth C. Upsall)

  • Team Eagle and Iron Wolf conduct live-fire exercise

    Apr 30, 2015

    The loud crack of a 120mm mortar round being fired and the dull thud that followed when the shock wave hit signaled the start of a multi-national live-fire exercise here in Rukla, Lithuania, today.

  • Volunteerism strong within 181st Signal Company

    Apr 29, 2015

    Each morning, Soldiers from the 181st Signal Company volunteer as crossing guards at Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School.

  • Operation Wind Spring 15 concludes in Romania

    Apr 29, 2015

    Towering flags unfurl with the breeze as the four Soldiers stand at attention beneath them. While each of the Soldiers don a differing uniform representing countries thousands of miles apart, their unity causes them to stand together as one undivided team.

  • Leadership starts at the lowest level for 23rd Ordnance Company

    Apr 29, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Leadership training is a foundation for Soldiers of the 23rd Ordnance Company.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve: a year in review

    Apr 29, 2015

    April 23, 2015, marked the one year anniversary of the announcement to begin a series of exercises now known as Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • 'Freedom Shock' exercise delivered to 3rd ID

    Apr 29, 2015

    Approximately 120 Soldiers from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division were 'shocked' into action and have deployed to Germany as part of Army Europe's Deployment Readiness Exercise program.

  • Restructuring of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Department of Defense announced today the restructuring of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) and subordinate units in Illesheim, Ansbach, Wiesbaden and Stuttgart, Germany, as part of the Army's Aviation Restructuring Initiative (ARI) in Europe.

  • Umstrukturierung der 12. Kampfhubschrauberbrigade

    Apr 29, 2015

  • Fort Stewart, Italy-based U.S. Soldiers volunteer at camp in Latvia

    Apr 29, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., and 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of Vicenza, Italy participated in a community engagement in Sigulda, Latvia, April 25.

  • LRMC Rocks Safety Assessment

    Apr 28, 2015

  • 'Topper' awards recognize volunteer performers worth millions

    Apr 28, 2015

    The stars were shining brightly inside the Vogelweh Armstrong Club at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz April 25 for the 2015 Topper Awards volunteer theater performers from installations across Europe were recognized for their truly stellar performances.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment 'walk and shoot' boasts rapid integration

    Apr 28, 2015

    The 2nd Cavalry's Comanche Troop from the 1st Squadron and Bravo Battery of the Field Artillery Squadron executed what's known as a "walk and shoot" fire support exercise April 24 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Knight's Brigade Soldiers vie for best warrior

    Apr 27, 2015

    By Sgt. Daniel L. Wyatt 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command

  • Massachusetts National Guard augments training center at multinational exercise

    Apr 27, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard used their skills and experience during Saber Junction 15 this month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The Soldiers augmented the full-time force working as observers-coaches-trainers, a role that allowed them to share their knowledge with leadership from partner countries.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade augments trainer staff at multinational exercise

    Apr 27, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany --The "Sky Soldiers" of the 173rd Airborne Brigade - backed by a century of tactical proficiency -- brought their skills and knowledge to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, this month. It was no surprise Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade based at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, were recruited to share their knowledge as augmentee Soldiers for Saber Junction 15 at JMRC.

  • Point Alpha: 25 years after the last patrol

    Apr 27, 2015

    Approximately 400 Soldiers, civilians and political figures attended a special event at Point Alpha, Germany, April 24, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the last patrol at Point Alpha, which was a key strategic point that separated West Germany and East Germany up until the end of the Cold War.

  • US, Slovak chemical troops team for allied defense training

    Apr 27, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with soldiers from the Slovak army, began a combined platoon-sized chemical defense training as part of Exercise Toxic Lance in Lest, Slovakia, March 16, 2015.

  • Transition summit prepares Soldiers for next step

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The Vicenza Transition Summit, April 22-23, on Caserma Ederle, brought together industry and military leaders and made them available to Soldiers preparing to leave the service and embark on the next phase of their life. The two-day event included panel discussions, employment workshops and a job fair. Vicenza Transition Services Manager Christina Overstreet said the purpose of the summit was to motivate and encourage Soldiers and their families to plan and prepare for transition.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts SHARP stand-down and Denim Day

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down at Caserma Del Din here April 27, 2015 and demonstrated support of "Denim Day" by wearing denim jeans to work instead of their usual camouflage uniforms.

  • Training no longer confined to single geographical area

    Apr 26, 2015

    Multinational exercises, including Operation Wind Spring, are now becoming a commonplace as the U.S. Army encourages interoperability with its NATO allies and partners through what is known as connected training.

  • Tanks issued to troops for training

    Apr 24, 2015

    Soldiers are taking Abrams tanks and other mechanized vehicles and equipment to get ready for a large-scale exercise aimed at strengthening NATO's response force. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, conducted an equipment draw of the U. S. Army's European Activity Set April 21-22, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area for their upcoming participation in Combined Resolve IV.

  • The 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers

    Apr 24, 2015

    BLED, Slovenia --Thirty-three senior enlisted leaders from European armies and U.S. Army Europe met together at the 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers held April 20-23.

  • Operation Freedom Shock continues

    Apr 24, 2015

    LETZLINGEN, Germany -- Exercise Letzlingen Freedom Shock is in full swing with U.S. and German Soldiers conducting training here through April 28.

  • NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fire teams of various NATO allies came together during the culmination of Exercise Flaming Thunder, a joint multinational live-fire exercise held at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, April 22.

  • Anvil Troop helps Estonian Defense Force train

    Apr 24, 2015

    Among the dense Estonian pine woods and bone chilling breeze, Soldiers of Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade set up defense positions against the Estonian Defense Force during Operation Tornado April 21-23, at the Central Training Area.

  • Working Together, Celebrating Together for a Rich History and a United Front

    Apr 24, 2015

    A brisk breeze tousled hair and rustled meticulously pressed clothes, yet the Romanian and American military officials stood unfazed side-by-side at the position of attention, united for a day of remembrance and reflection upon their strong history and alliance.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • Combined Resolve IV to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces

    Apr 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve IV, May 1 - June 26.

  • Chièvres Air Base undergoes transformation

    Apr 23, 2015

    Members of the Chièvres/SHAPE community are beginning to see major changes and improvements on Chièvres Air Base as U.S. Army Garrison Benelux makes efforts to meet the goals of the European Infrastructure Consolidation as well as facilitate a long-planned move of operations from Caserne Daumerie to Chièvres Air Base.

  • Remembering Brave Soldiers From WWII

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two historic events occurred during that fighting, one well known and one not-so-well known. The first is the death of Col. William Darby, founder of the modern day Ranger Battalions who won great fame during World War II. The second event took place later that same evening.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion a force to be reckoned with

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Fast-paced, intense training, unpredictable weather conditions, fluctuating schedules -- all in an unforgiving environment. Just another day for the 1st Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment. With more than 400 Soldiers spread across four companies, the battalion embraces their specialized mission of playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, challenging rotations of U.S. Soldiers and Allies from around the world.

  • U.S. Soldier receives NATO's highest honor

    Apr 22, 2015

  • Whether ground or air: More than land training at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Moments after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands in a field here, Soldiers race from the lowered loading ramp with hoses, spill kits and fuel nozzles. As one of the many training exercises for Saber Junction 15, they're scrambling to prepare a refueling jump site for two AH-64 Apache helicopters.

  • Adjutant General's Corps leadership visits USANATO, Army Europe Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    KAISERSLAUATERN, Germany - Soldiers with United States Army NATO Brigade and U.S. Army Europe welcomed members of the United States Army Adjutant General Corps regimental leadership team during a visit here Apr. 21.

  • Troops remain vigilant on solemn 100th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2015

    On Flanders Fields, 100 years ago today, chemical warfare became a battlefield reality that Soldiers have had to prepare for ever since.

  • "Giraffes Can't Dance" attracts families

    Apr 21, 2015

    "Sometimes when you're different you just need a different song." Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, echoed the wisdom shared by the cricket in the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae.

  • USAG Wiesbaden conducts SHARP stand down

    Apr 21, 2015

    Male victims were the focus at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention Stand-down at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center April 15, an event that included an obstacle course navigated while wearing beer goggles and a resource fair showcasing the garrison's myriad support programs.

  • Student scientists score at symposium

    Apr 21, 2015

    HMHS students head to U.S. to compete

  • How JMRC provides one-of-a-kind training to US and multinational forces

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Every hour of every day, U.S. Army Soldiers train somewhere in the world. There's only one place on earth, however, that provides them combat training opportunities side-by-side with NATO allies and partner-nation armies in an environment that incorporates non-English-speaking civilians occupying villages filled with homes and stores.

  • 19th BCD conducts seminar with Eurocorps delegation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Members of the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment conducted a seminar with key leaders from NATO's Eurocorps, April 14, 2015, in Ramstein, Germany.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Days of Remembrance: Reserve Soldiers' firsthand look at Holocaust memorial

    Apr 21, 2015

    Seven decades have passed since U.S. Soldiers liberated prisoners from Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg, a Nazi concentration camp near the Czech border.

  • 'Dragons' breathe fire at multinational training

    Apr 21, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center here hosts around 20 training exercises each year. This month, nearly 4,700 military members are participating in Saber Junction 15. The exercise involves numerous smaller missions, the success of which is contingent upon the interoperability among the nations and the support provided by training elements. One of the elements is known as "the Dragons," a fitting designator for a group responsible for providing pyrotechnic support for JMRC exercises. The team of about 50 full-time staff members simulates explosive threats typical on the modern battlefield.

  • Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part

    Apr 21, 2015

    The prevention of sexual assault is critical to maintaining an effective fighting force. We must live the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. These values are our code of conduct. I expect all Army Europe personnel to live by this code on and off duty.

  • Army Europe's Chief of Staff pays special visit to elementary school

    Apr 21, 2015

    German Army Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, Army Europe's chief of staff, made a special trip to Hainerberg Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, April 21, to read the young students "Das Pfannkuchenbuch" (the pancakes book).

  • U.S., British troops participate in Shamal Storm

    Apr 21, 2015

    LONDON -- American Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with British Army troops in the United Kingdom and Jordan earlier this month.

  • Latvian Chief of Defense visits Army Europe headquarters

    Apr 20, 2015

    Army Europe headquarters welcomed Lt. Gen. Raimonds Graube, the Latvian Chief of Defense of Armed Forces, April 20, who met with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, in Wiesbaden, Germany, during a visit to discuss ongoing exercises and future opportunities to build the alliance.

  • Exercise Wind Spring kicks off in Romania

    Apr 20, 2015

    SMARDAN TRAINING AREA, Romania -- For the Dragoons assigned to 2nd (Cougar) Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, being able to train with military service members from other countries is an opportunity to experience not only the differences in each other's training but to create a unique challenge for their Soldiers as well.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • The academic side of war fighting: How the Army resolves differences among multinational partners

    Apr 18, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) has many unique challenges to face for units coming to train here. The Joint Combined Academic Program (JCAP) is meant to help incoming training come up with solutions for these challenges earlier, so their training runs smoother.

  • Army in Europe summer hire program now accepting applications

    Apr 18, 2015

    The Civilian Human Resources Agency-Northeast/Europe Region is now accepting applications for the 2015 Army in Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • OCTs: The eyes and ears of multinational training

    Apr 17, 2015

    As part of Phase 3 of the five-phase exercise, forces spend eight days conducting situational training events. It's a chance to act as if they are in combat, but with the safety net of blank rounds, fake munitions and simulated chemical attacks while operating under the watchful eyes of 15 teams of observers-coaches-trainers, or OCTs. While Saber Junction takes a massive effort to coordinate and execute, it's the OCTs who are the hands-on, eyes-on, ears-on managers of the simulated battles. They conceptualize the training lanes, set them up, and then observe, note and record what happens as teams of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment roll through. After each segment of each training lane, the OCTs lead an after-action review, discussing what happened, what went well, and what they could do better next time.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new rec center and gym in the GTA bring much-needed comfort to OAR Soldiers.

  • Benelux NCOs inducted into Sgt. Morales Club

    Apr 16, 2015

    U.S. Soldier receives NATO's highest honor

  • Playing the bad guy at multinational exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany--Wearing nontraditional uniforms and a drive to train others, U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment stepped up their game on a multinational level this week. Playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, they're working side-by-side with multinational forces in a major training exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center called Saber Junction 15.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • Army Europe senior leaders visit Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Saber Junction 15 welcomed approximately 20 multinational senior leaders, including Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, here, April 15, as part of a distinguished visitor event to showcase the multinational training event.

  • For 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Saber Junction 15 offers post-war training in a complex environment

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- For more than a decade, U.S. military forces trained to fight on specific battlefields: Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that the wars have ended, training continues to shift to broaden the scope of skills that have consumed less training time in the recent past, whether it's clearing a minefield or responding to a chemical attack.

  • Four things 'Strong Europe' provides for the Army

    Apr 15, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Europe provided a unique opportunity for professional development when he spoke to Soldiers and civilians at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's headquarters here April 13.

  • Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

    Apr 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Community volunteers honored at Hohenfels

    Apr 14, 2015

    Volunteer hours saved community over $454,000.

  • How the Army provides medical support at a multinational exercise

    Apr 14, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Multinational training exercises provide opportunities for NATO allies and partner nation forces to train side-by-side and to build and maintain partnerships and interoperability. The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here is home to more than 20 multinational training exercises each year, the biggest one this year being Saber Junction 15.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment alongside NATO Allies at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    With 14 NATO countries by its side, the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment kicked off Saber Junction 15 this week at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. It's another step toward greater interoperability in Europe for the United States' longest serving regiment.

  • Latvia enhances interoperability at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    Approximately 40 members of the Latvian Army are participating in Saber Junction 15 to build relationships and increase interoperability with fellow NATO countries and their allies. Saber Junction 15 takes place at U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area in Germany April 1-31.

  • Gayler frocked with second star en route to USAREUR

    Apr 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. William K. Gayler, Director of Human Resources Command's Officer Personnel Management Directorate, was frocked with his second star April 6 in a ceremony at the Maude Complex on Fort Knox, Kentucky. Gayler leaves HRC to become Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, after serving 14 months as director at OPMD.

  • Memories to last a lifetime: 2/2 Combat Medics visit a Romanian Children's Hospital and Local School

    Apr 14, 2015

    Combat medics from 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, toured a children's hospital and local school while visiting with Romanian doctors, nurses and children in Bucharest, April 10.

  • U.S. Army Europe Aviator and Infantry Evaluation, Success!

    Apr 13, 2015

    Aviators from Bravo Company, 3-158th Attack Helicopter Battalion flew in support of hot and cold load training and nonstandard casualty evacuation training April 6, 2015 in Latvia. The training matched the soldiers from Bravo Company with infantrymen from the 2-7 Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Ft. Stewart, Ga and the 173rd Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) from Vicenza, Italy, and validated all of the units on their ability to perform the evacuation of casualties in a simulated real-world training exercise as well as hot and cold load training activities.

  • Hundreds brave Grafenwoehr's brutal 15K obstacle course

    Apr 13, 2015

    More than 350 community members competed in one of Army Europe's most grueling annual races here. The thirdGrafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run took place April 11, 2015, grinding participants through 15 kilometers and 20 obstacles.

  • 4-3 AHB Begins Multinational Aviation Operations in Support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., currently attached to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade here, conducted movement from Storck Barracks in Illeshiem, Germany, to Poland and Romania from April 6-10, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • U.S. Soldiers compete for two coveted German awards

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers, from 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, received valuable experience and training with Soldiers from the German army's 472nd Logistics Battalion from Amberg, Germany, April 7 - 9.

  • Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Ukraine

    Apr 11, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion arrived in Yavoriv, Ukraine April 11 via a ground convoy from here to deliver the brigade's training equipment for Operation Fearless Guardian.

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