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  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment partners up with German soldiers during Operation Angry Lion

    Feb 6, 2015

    Troopers assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in multinational training with German soldiers assigned to the 12th Armored Brigade and the 10th Panzer Division during Operation Angry Lion at Bergen NATO Training Area in Bergen, Germany, Jan. 26 - Feb. 6.

  • 'Embrace the past': Storck Barracks nurses celebrate 114 years of Nurse Corps

    Feb 5, 2015

    The youngest and oldest members of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from the Storck Barracks Army Health Clinic celebrated 114 years of the corps' service to the Soldiers, Family members, Retirees and Veterans of the U.S. Army Feb. 2, 2015, at the clinic.

  • 3-159 Attack-Reconnaissance Battalion uncases its organizational colors

    Feb 5, 2015

    Lt. Col. John Cochran and Command Sgt. Maj. Eugene O'Day officialy uncase their organizational colors at ther home station of Storck Barracks, Germany.

  • Army Europe deputy commander discusses 'Strong Europe' at Aviation Senior Leader Forum

    Feb 5, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, attended the Aviation Senior Leader Forum, at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Feb. 3-4.

  • Army paralegal looking out for Soldiers during tough times

    Feb 5, 2015

    Pfc. Isaac Kim, a paralegal specialist with the Grafenwoehr Trial Defense Services office is the JMTC Soldier of the Month for Feb.

  • French Lieutenant enhances leadership skills with the 557th Medical Company

    Feb 5, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY: For the past two weeks, Sous-Lieutenant Fabrice Guy, a French Army cadet from Saint-Cyr Combined Arms School in Guer, France, has been interning with the 557th Medical Company (Area Support). Upon his arrival, he was immediately accepted by the Soldiers in the 557th ASMC and quickly began to adapt to the company's battle rhythm.

  • US, Slovenian signaleers train together, build interoperability

    Feb 4, 2015

    Signaleers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Slovenian Armed Forces conducted combined radio training in Postonja, Slovenia from Jan. 22 to Feb. 2, 2015 as part of Exercise Agile Titan.

  • US, Slovenian forces foster multi-tiered allied communications during Exercise Agile Titan

    Feb 4, 2015

    Signaleers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Slovenian Armed Forces engaged in technical and tactical training specific to battlefield communications during Exercise Agile Titan, an 11-day combined exercise in Pocek, Slovenia.

  • Division West, Dutch generals discuss training prospects

    Feb 4, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Dutch officers met with the Division West commanding general here Jan. 29 to discuss potential training opportunities for their units. "It was an office call between the commander of Division West and the Air Commodore of the Dutch Defense Helicopter Command, and the Dutch 11th Airmobile Brigade commander, to discuss possible cooperative opportunities," said Col. Christopher Albus, 166th Aviation Brigade commander, who was present at the meeting.

  • Bulgaria's Deputy Chief of Defense passes away

    Feb 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe mourns the passing of Maj. Gen. Neyko Nenov, Deputy Chief of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria and former Commander of the Bulgarian Land Forces. Nenov passed away Jan. 28, 2015.

  • Thinking outside of the box: changing the way we communicate

    Feb 3, 2015

    Soldiers from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the U.S. recently took part in exercise Allied Spirit I from 12 Jan to 31 Jan. 2015, at the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • US, German Soldiers talk systems interoperability at USAG Wiesbaden Tech Expo

    Feb 3, 2015

    A group of nearly 30 members of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, hosted by 5th Signal Command, talked with exhibitors and looked for opportunities and technologies to enhance working relationships with the U.S. military at the USAG Wiesbaden Tech Expo Feb. 3 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center at Clay Kaserne.

  • USAREUR retention surpasses expectations for FY 15's first quarter

    Jan 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe's retention program is starting off strong this year and has met all requirement numbers for guiding Soldiers into continuing active duty service or transferring into the Reserve component.

  • USANATO Judge Advocate Talks Future Weapons at NATO Legal Conference

    Jan 29, 2015

    NATO legal advisors, legal scholars and leaders with NATO Rapid Deployment Corps - Greece came together for a legal conference in Thessaloniki, Greece Jan. 15.

  • NATO strives for peaceful resolve in Ukraine

    Jan 29, 2015

    A peaceful political solution, not a military one, would be the most desirable way to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine and bring normality to the region, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • 'Rolling along': Outreach-KONTAKT Franken hosts bowling night on post

    Jan 28, 2015

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club based out of Ansbach, Germany, held a bowling night at Katterbach Bowling Center on post Jan. 24, 2015.

  • US Army Europe's Medical Battalion Welcomes French Lieutenant

    Jan 28, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) welcomed Lt. Fabrice Guy, a French Army cadet from Saint-Cyr Combined Arms School in Guer, France, Jan. 12. He arrived in Germany on Monday morning by train and was greeted by his sponsor, 2nd Lt. Alexis Velez, platoon leader for the 557th Medical Company (Area Support). After his arrival, Guy sat down with Velez for lunch at the German Kantina on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern and was later welcomed by Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor.

  • TRADOC commander emphasizes new operating concept at USAREUR headquarters

    Jan 27, 2015

    Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, visited U.S. Army Europe headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, Jan. 26, to speak with leaders about the Army's new operating concept; win in a complex world.

  • Mississippi National Guard assists in NATO exercise

    Jan 27, 2015

    Though not on a deployment, some Soldiers of the Mississippi National Guard are far from home. They aren't enduring the hardships of a foreign war and they're not where you would expect to find these so called "weekend warriors."

  • German and American Soldiers Participate in Weapons Qualification Range

    Jan 27, 2015

    Soldiers with Hessen State Command and 5th Signal Command took aim at mechanical pop-up targets during a M9 combat pistol qualification range held here Jan 27.

  • TRADOC commander visits Allied Spirit I in Hohenfels, Germany

    Jan 25, 2015

    TRADOC Commander Gen. David Perkins visited Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 25, 2015, to observe exercise Allied Spirit I and share his vision on the Army's new operating concept, 'Win in a complex world.'

  • Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence Welcomes Dragon Warriors

    Jan 23, 2015

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander, 5th Signal Command, USAREUR G6, Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, senior enlisted advisor, 5th Signal Command and two members of the 5th Signal Command G2, visited with members of the Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia to discuss various ways to enhance interoperability and further enable the Alliance.

  • NATO focuses on Russian violations of sovereignty and terrorist activity

    Jan 23, 2015

    Russian aggression and terrorist threats occupy international leaders during NATO conference in Brussels.

  • Senegal Army Chief of Staff tours U.S. Army Europe's Italian training facilities

    Jan 23, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Cheikm Gueye (center-left) , Chief of Staff of the Senegal Army, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Army's Engagement Skills Trainer from Ivano Trevisanutto, Chief of the U.S. Army Training Support Center Italy, Jan. 14, 2015 in Vicenza, Italy. The demonstration was part of a tour by U.S. Army Africa of facilities in and around Vicenza.

  • Multinational senior military leaders visit Allied Spirit I

    Jan 23, 2015

    Senior military leaders from several NATO member countries paid a visit to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, today, to observe multinational units participating in interoperability training at exercise Allied Spirit I.

  • "Big Windy" soldiers blow back home

    Jan 23, 2015

    Moments before the large blue doors of aircraft hangar number four open, Chelsea Huesing, whose husband is about to return from a deployment spanning almost a year, anxiously cannot sit still in her chair. She asks, "Are they out there?"

  • Exercise Allied Spirit I

    Jan 22, 2015

    In support of a Strong Europe, U.S. Army Europe is conducting Exercise Allied Spirit I at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, from Jan. 12-31.

  • U.S. troops resume Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe

    Jan 14, 2015

    2CR and other troops head east to work with allied and partner nations.

  • Functional Fitness Center opens in Rose Barracks

    Jan 13, 2015

    'The Box' at the Memorial Fitness Center gives Soldiers and civilians space for CrossFit-inspired workouts.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Jan 13, 2015

    You're stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and need to see a specialist, but he's located at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. Instead of taking an 11-hour bus for an appointment, LRMC Telehealth can now make it happen without ever leaving home.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Smith inducted into the Sergeant Morales Club

    Jan 13, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, Sr., and Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades stand with newly inducted Sergeant Morales Club member Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Smith during an induction ceremony Jan. 7 at The Armstrong Club on Vogelweh Military Complex. The SMC members are considered the example of professional noncommissioned officers in USAREUR. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

  • USACE engineers participate in DoDDS-Europe STEMposium

    Jan 13, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District welcomed 36 students, representing 23 military high schools, for a day of design, engineering and construction activities during the fourth annual, weeklong Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe STEMposium here.

  • Baumholder returns waterworks at Hoppstädten, Pfeffelbach to German government

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Department of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation study Jan. 8, highlighting the Baumholder Military Community's waterworks at Hoppstädten and Pfeffelbach as two of seven sites in Germany to be fully returned to the German government.

  • Deputy U.S. Army Europe commander selected for Pentagon position

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Chief of Staff of the Army announced that Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, has been selected for assignment as director of operations, readiness and mobilization, in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, in Washington, DC.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers react to roadside bombs

    Jan 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Loud booms rang out across the forest at Rhine Ordnance Barracks as Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, encountered a simulated roadside bomb as they trained for convoy operations. For some, it was the first time they experienced an improvised explosive device detonating outside their Humvee. For others, the Jan. 11 exercise was a reminder of the dangers often faced downrange. For Staff Sgt. Daniel Vidican, who has already deployed to a combat zone, the simulated attack was a great refresher.

  • U.S. Army Europe details infrastructure consolidation changes

    Jan 8, 2015

    As announced today, the Department of Defense plans to implement several base closures and other efficiencies in its operations in Europe over the next eight years that will improve operations, eliminate excess infrastructure and reduce costs.

  • US Army Medical Brigade Showcases Tactical Combat Casualty Care to German Army Surgeon General

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), 30th Medical Brigade hosted Lt. Gen. Ingo Patschke, the German Army Surgeon General, Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots, the commander of the European Regional Medical Command and command surgeon for U.S. Army Europe, Brig. Gen. Arlan M. Deblieck, the deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. John Mitchel, the U.S. European Command surgeon general, at the 421st MMB's "Viper Pit" medical training facility on Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany Dec. 9.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: NATO Ready

    Jan 6, 2015

    USAREUR commander emphasizes the importance and NATO and the Army's willingness to support NATO missions.

  • German researcher engages U.S. Army peers in exchange program

    Jan 6, 2015

    A German engineer specializing in communications systems is helping to strengthen a 51-year exchange program between American and German defense communities.

  • Setting a theater: establishing Transit Center MK

    Jan 5, 2015

    On the western shores of the Black Sea sits a bustling tourist resort, port complex, and one of Romania's largest and oldest cities, Constanta. Just 30 minutes inland, the tiny commune of Mihail Kog�lniceanu houses the Department of Defense's sole operational passenger transit center, Transit Center Mihail Kog�lniceanu.

  • Multinational Soldiers participate in EULEX Olympics

    Dec 29, 2014

    What started as a challenge and teasing among friends on who is the strongest grew to a multinational strongman competition with 31 participants from six different countries and three different organizations.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport selected to be next TRADOC senior enlisted advisor

    Dec 24, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. has been selected to be the next Command Sergeant Major of Training and Doctrine Command.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Aircraft confined spaces pose unique safety challenges

    Dec 23, 2014

    Thirty-nine members of Team Ansbach participated in an aircraft confined-spaces training course, held Dec. 9-11, 2014, at the Urlas Fire Fighting Training Site, and inside Hangar 3 at Katterbach Airfield, in Ansbach, Germany.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • German officials bring Christmas cheer to Marines in CMA

    Dec 19, 2014

    U.S. Marines at Baumholder's Controlled Monitoring Area who will be spending Christmas away from their home and families were treated to some local German hospitality Dec. 17 when Guenther Jung, Baumholder city mayor, and Christian Flohr and Michael Roehrig, the city deputy mayors, presented them with boxes of home made Christmas cookies and tangerines.

  • Only African American female to serve as rigger warrant officer retires

    Dec 18, 2014

    The only African American female to ever be designated a rigger warrant retired here in Wiesbaden, Germany, after a 30-year career.

  • Top brass assists overseas reservists and guardsmen

    Dec 18, 2014

    Maj. General Mark T. McQueen, the deputy commanding general of mobility and reserve affairs, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, met with overseas deployment for training Soldiers, or ODT, and their active component sponsors as part of battlefield circulation.

  • Corps of Engineers strengthens SHARP stance in Europe

    Dec 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has placed renewed emphasis on its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program in an effort to promote awareness and simplify reporting procedures for personnel at its headquarters, area and resident offices across the Continent.

  • Pilot Receives Prestigious Aviation Award for Heroism

    Dec 18, 2014

  • LANDCOM achieves 'Full Operating Capability'

    Dec 17, 2014

    Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commander Allied Land announced LANDCOM achieved "Full Operating Capability" at a press conference during exercise Trident Lance 2014, which was conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command here Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Soldiers, Airmen depart controlled monitoring area in time for holidays after Africa mission

    Dec 17, 2014

    More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Controlled Monitoring Area, at Smith Barracks, in Baumholder, Germany, since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance, returned to their home units, Dec. 16, 2014 -- nine days before Christmas Day.

  • F2F brings Italian, American female military together

    Dec 17, 2014

    The second annual Home for the Holidays multicultural event dedicated to Italian and American female military was held at the Golden Lion conference center on Caserma Ederle, Dec. 4.

  • U.S. Army Europe focusing on future cyber defense capabilities within region

    Dec 17, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's communications division and the 5th Signal Command began building new partnerships between with their Estonian allies and enhancing allied cyber defense capabilities during a visit to NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence in Tallin, Estonia, Dec. 3-5, 2014.

  • JMRC Hosts the NATO Orientation Course

    Dec 17, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Dec. 11, 2014) -- From Dec. 8-11, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted the NATO Staff Officer / NCO Orientation Course for over 100 assigned JMRC Soldiers. The NATO Orientation course, known locally as "NATO 101" provides students with a rapid, multi-layered overview of NATO, its history and operational framework.

  • USAG Ansbach, city of Ansbach host USAREUR holiday combo for holiday concert

    Dec 17, 2014

    The holiday combo of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus held a concert in downtown Ansbach Dec. 10, 2014, at the Onoldiasaal.

  • Group works to build NATO multinational communication interoperability

    Dec 17, 2014

    A small working group of NATO Service members and civilians assembled at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 25, 2014, to discuss possible solutions to some of the communication challenges, which affect our NATO and multinational partners, during joint training exercises.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates 105 years of chaplain assistant MOS

    Dec 16, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Religious Support Office sponsored a community celebration honoring 105 years of the military occupational specialty of the chaplain assistant Thursday at the Urlas Post Exchange.

  • 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment conducts seminar with NATO's Allied Land Command

    Dec 16, 2014

    Key Leaders from the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment led a seminar with the commander and staff of NATO's Allied Land Command on the integration of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or ISR, and Fires, at the operational level of war, Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Static display commemorating Battle of the Bulge unveiled in Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge with the unveiling of a static display at the Shalikashvili Mission Command Center on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, Dec. 16.

  • U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center visits 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Combat Readiness Center conducted an assistance visit to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Vilseck, Germany, Dec. 8-12, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe, Ukraine defense officials share lessons learned

    Dec 15, 2014

    Brig. Gen. John Hort, chief of operations, U.S. Army Europe, along with his staff and members of the U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation, located at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, participated in a Global Security Contingency Fund -- Ukraine planning requirements meeting with Ukrainian National Guard officials, in Wiesbaden, Germany, Dec. 8-9, 2014.

  • USAREUR leaders visit, pay tribute to Battle of the Bulge commemoration sites

    Dec 15, 2014

    Fighting in some of the harshest conditions of World War II, the men who fought in the Battle of the Bulge across the rolling hills of the Ardennes region gathered to commemorate that event 70 years later, during a celebration Dec. 13-14, 2014, in a driving snow reminiscent of the weather in Bastogne, Belgium, in 1944.

  • USAREUR Disciplinary Actions: November 2014

    Dec 15, 2014

    November 2014 disciplinary actions from U.S. Army Europe's Office of the Judge Advocate.

  • Danish military preps for Saber Strike 2015 with PA National Guard's 28th Infantry Division

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa.- Members of the Danish military visited here Dec. 11, 2014, as part of a planning visit being conducted with the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, in preparation for exercise Saber Strike 2015.

  • NATO Active Fence: JHNSCC enabling freedom of movement on interior lines

    Dec 11, 2014

    Building partnerships with the Joint Host Nation Support Coordination Council

  • Estonian military signs new deal with U.S.

    Dec 10, 2014

    The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal, following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the Estonian Ministry of Defense building, in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts emergency deployment training

    Dec 9, 2014

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade led an emergency deployment readiness exercise supported by their allied and partner nations, including Sweden, Romania, Hungary and the Netherlands.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve Land Forces Rotation update

    Dec 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe will transition responsibility for the Operation Atlantic Resolve (OAR) Land Forces training mission Dec. 15 from the Texas-based 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, based in Vilseck, Germany.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Vicenza

    Dec 8, 2014

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff, visited the 173rd Airborne Brigade and other Vicenza-based units Dec. 7, 2014, at a concert presented by the USO to bring some of America's talent to the paratroopers stationed here.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Army Strong! Strong Europe!

    Dec 5, 2014

    December 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • Bulgarian general staff representatives visit U.S. Army Europe G6

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Deputy G6 of U.S. Army Europe, Col. Geoffrey Mangelsdorf, hosted a visit from the Bulgarian Armed Forces J6, Dec. 3, 2014, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Europe Career Counselor of the Year named

    Dec 5, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Efrain Garcia, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, has been named U.S. Army Europe's Career Counselor of the Year for the second straight year.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken holds Thanksgiving/winter feast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, celebrated Thanksgiving and the winter holidays with a turkey dinner and potluck Dec. 2 at their normal meeting place.

  • U.S., German Soldiers team up with Strong Teams Cafe for Thanksgiving feast

    Dec 4, 2014

    Days before the first guests arrived at the Strong Teams Cafe for Thanksgiving, the men and women who put it all together were hard at work creating fanciful cakes, ice sculptures and other components for the traditional feast.

  • Marshall Center alumni discuss Islamic State

    Dec 4, 2014

    About 50 security leaders throughout the world met Dec. 1-4 for the fifth annual Program on Terrorism and Security Studies Alumni Community of Interest event at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts rapid deployment exercise in Slovenia

    Dec 4, 2014

    Approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a night airborne operation into Pocek, Slovenia, Dec. 1, 2014, as part of a brigade Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Marshall Center professors give presentations on transnational challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (Dec. 2, 2014) -- Professors James Wither and Steve Monaco, from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, gave presentations during the Regional Border Security Conference held Nov. 3 to 6 here

  • U.S., Romanian paratroopers complete allied Exercise Rubicon

    Dec 2, 2014

    American and Romanian paratroopers wrapped up the two-week-long combined training Exercise Rubicon in Cincu, Romania, Nov. 23, 2014.

  • USAREUR key enabler for NATO's 2015 'flagship' exercise Trident Juncture

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Commander of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum Gen. Hans-Lothar Domröse conducted a Key Leader Conference at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps to prepare for Exercise Trident Juncture 15, in Valencia, Spain, Nov. 27-28, 2014.

  • Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot control

    Nov 28, 2014

    Loud sounds of batons beating against thick plastic shields rang out as Soldiers shouted commands in unison, all while pushing the screaming rioters forward. The Kosovo Police and European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo struggle to hold back the unruly crowd. Kosovo Force is called in for backup.

  • Updated policy details off-post uniform wear

    Nov 26, 2014

    An updated U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Operations Order was published this month detailing off post uniform wear for military personnel in the Vicenza and Darby Communities

  • Ansbach Junior ROTC salutes veterans during school ceremony

    Nov 26, 2014

    Ansbach High School Junior ROTC, 9th Battalion, gave a special salute to military veterans Nov. 6.

  • Annual Turkey Bowl brings the Dragoons of 1st Sqdn, 2 CR together in friendly competition

    Nov 26, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Playing the game of football can be very competitive when playing against an unknown team, but the level of intensity rises when Soldiers compete against the same battle buddies they work with everyday.

  • U.S. Army Europe considering increased EAS capability

    Nov 26, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe's commanding general, in press interviews in Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland this week, has mentioned the positioning of an armored brigade-size equipment set (tanks, trucks, etc.) in Europe -- the European Activity Set -- for rotational personnel to use when they are in Europe.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day at the Vicenza Health Center

    Nov 25, 2014

    Many U.S. Military retirees or their surviving spouses gathered at the Vicenza Army Health Center for the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 17.

  • Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015

    Nov 25, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.

  • Bergermeisters Join Soldiers for Thanksgiving Meal

    Nov 25, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Nov. 26, 2014) -- This afternoon, Soldiers, civilians, families and friends celebrated an annual tradition, the American holiday Thanksgiving, at the Warrior Dining Facility on Hohenfels Training Area.

  • USAREUR commander: Eastern Europe troop rotations likely to continue

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable future, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • TSAE gives Lithuania exercises a technical edge

    Nov 21, 2014

    For U.S. and other NATO troops training with their Lithuanian partners during Atlantic Resolve, making the joint field exercises safe, realistic and cost-effective is a priority. Training Support Activity-Europe, part of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has brought an assortment of high-tech training aids to improve and enhance multinational training exercises.

  • USAREUR commanding general visits Exercise ARRCade Fusion 14 in England

    Nov 21, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, joined other senior military leaders during the Distinguished Visitor Day at Exercise ARRCade Fusion in Cornwall, England, Nov. 20, 2014.

  • Telemark Battalion leaves Adazi: One of Norway's oldest units completes Atlantic Resolve

    Nov 21, 2014

    In a brief ceremony here, Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis, along with Lt. General Raimonds Graube, the nation's Chief of Defense, thanked members of Norway's Telemark Battalion for their participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    Nov 21, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools -- to be followed by an American high school this coming winter -- are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.

  • Geotagging, careless social networking could have you chatting with enemy

    Nov 20, 2014

    One of the foundations of effective force protection is to always keep the bad guys guessing. Letting them know where you are and what you're doing is never a good idea.

  • 10th AAMDC air defenders return home after successful mission in Turkey

    Nov 19, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, returned home recently from a NATO mission in Turkey.

  • The Cavalry parades in Riga: Team Latvia Participates in Independence Day Parade

    Nov 19, 2014

    Small children gathered along the yellow metal barricades, their faces poking through the bars to get a closer look. Whether young, old or in between, people pressed in for a closer view of the president and the troops.

  • Polish, US Soldiers conduct mortar training

    Nov 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the Polish army and U.S. troops from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, fired mortars during a training exercise Nov. 17, 2014, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.

  • Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.

  • Wiesbaden salutes its veterans

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young and old, white and black, Sailor and Soldier -- no matter their background, all veterans share a common bond that cannot be broken. Such was David Cain's experience when greeting World War II veterans at Frankfurt Airport, a story he retold during U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 7 at Memorial Park.

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