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  • Contracting NCO plays key role in supporting humanitarian project in Croatia

    Aug 5, 2014

    Contracting professionals from the 409th Contracting Support Brigade are supporting efforts to rebuild the Balkans.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 2, 2014

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

  • Bulgarian medevac training at Operation Platinum Lion 14

    Aug 1, 2014

    A Bulgarian medevac helicopter arrives at the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, as part of a simulated medical evacuation during Operation Platinum Lion 14, July 25. Operation Platinum Lion 14 promotes and encourages partnership, interoperability, knowledge enhancement and total mission effectiveness between the U.S. armed forces and NATO allies. The exercise includes more than 650 participants from the United States, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, United Kingdom and Romania. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Anderson J. Grant. 21st TSC Public Affairs, USAREUR)

  • German general to be assigned as U.S. Army Europe's new chief of staff

    Jul 31, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- As announced by the German Federal Ministry of Defence, U.S. Army Europe's next chief of staff will be a general officer from the Bundeswehr, Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal. In this capacity, Laubenthal will synchronize the activities of the USAREUR staff in much the same manner as his American predecessors have done. Laubenthal has already been receiving initial briefings from the USAREUR staff and is expected to report to duty full time on or about August 4.

  • Paratroopers use sports to build bonds in Latvia

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two-day sports competition improves interoperability between 1-91st Soldiers, Latvian National Guard

  • US, Romanian first responders train to battle fires at joint airfield

    Jul 30, 2014

    A burning plane, 75 passengers in danger and first responders from two nations trying to overcome a language barrier to save lives, that is the scenario U.S. and Romanian emergency crews at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base faced June 14 in the first airfield response exercise at the joint Romanian transportation hub.

  • U.S. Army Europe welcomes new deputy commanding general

    Jul 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, today after he departed his previous assignment as the commander, Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr.

  • Retirement editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander

    Jul 22, 2014

    Editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander . The general is retiring July 22 after serving the Army for 34 years.

  • Cavoli takes reins of 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command

    Jul 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli accepted the transfer of command of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt during a ceremony July 21.

  • Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper awarded Army's Fire Support Soldier of the Month

    Jul 21, 2014

    If American paratroopers in Estonia need to call for mortar, artillery or close-air support, they may rest easy knowing one of the Army's finest fire support specialists resides in their ranks.

  • Where eagles dare: Estonian youth visit American paratroopers

    Jul 21, 2014

    The sounds of idle High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle engines, sloshing water buckets and barking orders subdued the normally serene parade grounds at Paldiski's military post.

  • M.K. Air Base hosts 4th of July softball tournament

    Jul 15, 2014

    Soldiers, Marines and Airmen popped softballs on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base over the Fourth of July weekend as an alternative to traditional fireworks. Five teams including base firefighters, military police, Marines with the Black Sea Rotational Force and two Army units in transit from Afghanistan to the U.S. competed in a three-day, installation softball tournament hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Paratroopers, Latvians teach children baseball

    Jul 15, 2014

    Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, partnered with the Latvia national baseball team to practice America's pastime and teach fundamentals to children in Riga, Latvia, July 12, 2014.

  • MNBG-E's aviation company reaches for record-setting maintenance

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 15, 2014) -- It was an uncommon sight in Kosovo. Eight UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters soared in a formation above the Kosovo countryside, June 28. While significant, the flight was only achievable through the higher efforts of 45 aircraft repairers and technicians within the aviation maintenance company for Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, who worked tirelessly to ensure the battle group's helicopters are consistently maintained.

  • Celebrating German-American relations during USAG Wiesbaden change of command

    Jul 11, 2014

    It was a day to mark the transition of two leaders in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden with the focus on friendships, support and the vital role of personal and professional relationships. As German and American guests gathered to witness Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe director, pass the garrison's colors from Col. David Carstens to incoming commander Col. Mary Martin, speakers acknowledged how important genuine friendship and caring are in ensuring outstanding community relations and support.

  • U.S. Army Europe warrant officer retiring as one of last active Soldiers with Vietnam service

    Jul 11, 2014

    A foreign view out the window as a Pan Am flight touches down. Richard Nixon's voice crackling from a radio. Olive drab uniforms. War correspondents on TV in black and white. The pungent odors of jet fuel and jungle penetrating the dense humid air. A blue bus waiting on a hot tarmac, its windows caged to keep grenades out of passengers' laps.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade "drops in" on Estonia

    Jul 11, 2014

    Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an airborne operation July 8 at Nurmsi, Estonia.

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 10, 2014

    Estonian hospital shows troops they are not forgotten

  • Army chaplain seeks unity among American, Latvian soldiers

    Jul 10, 2014

    Forging friendships helps remove barriers during training

  • Soldiers build MacGyver style antennas in Latvia

    Jul 10, 2014

    Paratroopers, Latvian soldiers share communication, navigation expertise

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 9, 2014

    British, American and Estonian service members, political dignitaries and community leaders joined nurses, doctors and technicians at the grand opening of the Amputee Care Center at Magdaleena Hospital, in Tallinn, Estonia, July 2, 2014.

  • Sky Soldiers join Alpini to clean up historic WWI tunnels

    Jul 8, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, joined with members of the Vicenza Alpini Group June 28 for the annual clean-up day of the 52 tunnels road (Strada delle Gallerie) leading to the peak of Mount Pasubio.

  • Army Corps of Engineers celebrates 40 years in Europe

    Jul 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached a milestone in Europe this month, marking its fourth decade on the continent. The organization's history here extends back to the end of World War II. After the war, a number of military construction agencies emerged to meet the challenges facing U.S. forces rebuilding Western Europe and combating the growing threat from the Soviet Union. The U.S. Army Construction Agency was established in Germany in 1956, followed by U.S. Army Engineer Element in 1964 and U.S. Army Engineer Command Europe in 1966.

  • U.S. paratroopers march in Estonian Victory Day parade

    Jul 7, 2014

    Thousands of people crowded the streets in Valga, Estonia, watching with excitement as Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, marched through their hometown for the Victory Day parade, June 23, 2014.

  • CGSC hosts British for Exercise Eagle Owl

    Jul 7, 2014

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.--The US Army's Command and General Staff College hosted 200 students from the United Kingdom's Intermediate Command and Staff College (Land) for a two-week long exercise in June. Exercise Eagle Owl allows students to integrate into combined brigade combat team staffs to plan and execute a stability operation mission within a fictitious scenario.

  • AFSBn-Italy holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 7, 2014

  • SMA visits Germany, discusses Army profession, Soldier issues

    Jul 3, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler and his wife Jeanne met with Soldiers, families and senior leaders to discuss key issues throughout the U.S. Army Europe community, during a visit to Germany, June 30-July 2, 2014.

  • Hessen minister president honors Americans at annual showcase

    Jul 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hessen Minister President Volker Bouffier recognized German and American Soldiers and civilians for their lifesaving actions, community service and efforts to promote German-American relations during the 54th annual Hessentag celebration in Bensheim June 14. "You all did a service that we will recognize today," said the Hessen leader. "Thank you not only for what you do in your daily jobs, but what you do that goes beyond that."

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade supports Juniper Cobra

    Jul 2, 2014

    Soldiers from the 409th Contacting Support Brigade at Hatzor Air Base, Israel, in support of Juniper Cobra 2014 saved the exercise two thirds of the initial contracting cost estimate.

  • Dagger Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jul 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade welcomed one of its alumni back into its ranks as its new commander in a ceremony June 27. Col. David Pendall succeeded Col. Kenneth Rector, who will go on to serve as chief of staff for Army Cyber Command at Fort Belvoir, Va. Pendall once served as chief of staff for reconnaissance operations center 1 in the brigade's 24th MI Battalion when it was stationed in Heidelberg. This time he arrived to the brigade from a position as the U.S. Army intelligence liaison to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.

  • Lithuanian president, dignitaries visit Saber Strike 2014

    Jun 17, 2014

    President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas, Danish Minister of Defence Nicolai Wammen and other distinguished visitors arrived at Gaiziunu Training Range in Rukla, Lithuania, to view a multinational combat maneuver demonstration as part of exercise Saber Strike 2014, June 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe commanding general visits Lithuania during Saber Strike 2014

    Jun 14, 2014

    RUKLA, Lithuania -- U.S. Army Europe's commanding general visited Lithuania June 13 as part of his tour through the Baltic region during the USAREUR-led exercise Saber Strike 2014.

  • Saber Strike 2014 builds partnerships, capabilities in Baltic region

    Jun 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. paid a visit to U.S. and multinational partner forces now participating in exercise Saber Strike 2014, in Adazi, Latvia.

  • SbS14: Observer Coach Training focuses on joint and combined interoperability

    Jun 11, 2014

    The Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) briefing for the 2014 Saber Strike exercise took place on the opening day of the event at the Adazi military post near Riga, Latvia.

  • Heroes of 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment honored for paying the ultimate price

    Jun 10, 2014

    Seventy years after American Soldiers of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment dropped from the sky to liberate Chef Du Pont, France, during World War II's invasion of Normandy, a handful of veterans returned to join residents, U.S. service members and others for a ceremony in honor of those who fought here, June 5, 2014.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and its regional partners in the Baltic region kicked off a joint, multi-national military exercise called "Saber Strike," June 9, 2014, at the Adazi Training Area in Latvia.

  • 'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach

    Jun 8, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

  • U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

    Jun 6, 2014

    Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes was the commander of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, when he jumped into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, not knowing what the next 96 hours would hold for him and his Soldiers.

  • Vicenza High School recognizes graduates who choose to serve

    Jun 6, 2014

    Vicenza High School held a first ever Military Recognition ceremony for graduating seniors who have chosen to serve the United States in uniform at the school on Caserma Ederle May 27.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade training in Vicenza, Italy

    Jun 6, 2014

    Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct refresher jump training May 21 on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The 173rd Airborne is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting forces to conduct the full range of military operation across the U.S., European, Central and Africa Command areas of responsibility.

  • President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    Jun 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

  • Future Italian army officers train among U.S. troops on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 100 officers of the Comando per la Formazione e Scuola di Applicazione dell'Esercito, the future cadres of the Italian army officer corps, spent two weeks in training at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, last month. The installation is home to U.S. Army Africa and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the Italian officers to be added a certain flair to its everyday operations as they completed final stages of their five year course of training.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, local community pay respects at monument in Normandy

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, alongside members of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 29th Infantry Division, British forces and French and German army were asked to provide supporting during ceremonies honoring the troops who stormed the beaches during World War II, seven decades ago.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers participate in Carentan memorial dedication

    Jun 5, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division, alongside troops from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, as well as French and German soldiers, helped dedicate a new memorial dedicated to the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France,, June 4, 2014.

  • French families adopt 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers for an evening

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 50 French families volunteered to entertain visiting American Soldiers at their homes the evening of June 3, 2014. The Soldiers, including a group from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, and Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, are in Carentan, France, to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

  • Kosovo Security Force participates in first Leadership Reaction Course

    Jun 4, 2014

    Members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), with guidance from Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E) Soldiers, participated in their first ever Leadership Reaction Course (LRC) at the KSF Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) compound in Ferizaj, May 29.

  • Units brush up on safety knowledge while competing

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the season changes to summer, so does the focus of safety. Instead of slippery roadways, frostbite or winter tires, it's suddenly about slippery pool decks, heat stroke and T-CLOCS inspections.

  • Romanian Army takes command of U.S. Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II

    May 28, 2014

    In remote Bavaria, the sound of simulated battle echoes. The armies of the U.S. and Romania join forces to train. At the heart of the training lies one of the U.S. Army's most versatile forces.

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • U.S Army Europe aviators train for flood response with German federal police counterparts

    May 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe aviators from the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, trained with their counterparts from the German federal police earlier this month at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, to share skills and improve the time it takes for aviators to move supplies to a disaster area by helicopter sling load.

  • DOD announces return of sites to host nations in Europe

    May 23, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced today that it will fully return 21 sites to their host nations in Europe.

  • La Défense américaine annonce la rétrocession de sites à des nations hôtes en Europe

    May 23, 2014

    Le Department of Defense a annoncé aujourd'hui sa decision de rétrocéder complètement 21 sites à leurs nations hôtes en Europe.

  • Das U.S. Verteidigungsministerium kündigt Rückgabe von Einrichtungen an

    May 23, 2014

    Das U.S. Verteidigungsministerium (DOD) hat heute die vollständige Rückgabe von 21 Einrichtungen an die europäischen Gastgeberländer bekanntgegeben.

  • Il Dipartimento della Difesa USA annuncia restituzione di siti alle nazioni ospitanti

    May 23, 2014

    Il Dipartimento della Difesa degli Stati Uniti ha annunciato in data odierna la restituzione di 21 siti alle rispettive nazioni ospitanti in Europa.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • Conference for European senior enlisted leaders wraps up in Tbilisi

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are wrapping up a three-day conference for senior enlisted leaders from the military forces of more than 30 allied and partner nations and the U.S. in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • Holly Petraeus addresses consumer protection, financial support to service members in Vicenza, Italy

    May 21, 2014

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director for Service Member Affairs Holly Petraeus visited with troops, senior leaders and spouses in Vicenza May 19, to deliver the message to Soldiers and their Families that they have an advocate in Washington, D.C.

  • US and Polish forces showcase alliance for local Polish children

    May 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in the Polish Army's 6th Airborne Brigade May 20 at Poland's Drawsko-Pomorskie training area to present a static display of military weapons and equipment for Polish students in the local community.

  • I've got your back!

    May 21, 2014

    Got your back," part of a program called SEXSIGNALS, is touring throughout bases in Europe, May 5 -- June 27, to educate service members, civilians and family members about the importance of bystander intervention.

  • U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

    May 21, 2014

    For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

  • Eagle project honors MI Soldiers killed in Iraq

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's been more than a decade since the first Soldiers went off to fight in the sands and cities of Iraq. The memory of those who didn't make it back is slowly fading. That's not the case for 10 members of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade who died serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom -- thanks to a project by Troop 107 Life Scout Brayden Love to restore a memorial located outside the 2nd MI Battalion Headquarters on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.

  • Commander set to depart USACE Europe District

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Col. Peter Helmlinger promises a smooth transition while he prepares to exit next month as commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. He only wishes he could be around to see a few major projects become reality.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe, Georgian forces co-host conference for European senior enlisted leaders

    May 20, 2014

    TBILISI, Georgia -- U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from more than 30 nations and the U.S. for the 8th annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers here.

  • Secretary of the Army commends 'Sky Soldiers' in Lithuania

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 18, 2014, during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.

  • SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

    May 19, 2014

    The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

  • Army captain, teacher form bond through art

    May 19, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- When deployed, the simplest of things can make a service member feel at home and, for one Soldier, a two-year-old card was all he needed. U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, found a 'butterfly' card pinned to a board while he was cleaning an office after arriving at Camp Bondsteel last February. He kept it from being thrown away because it reminded him of home.

  • AFSBn-Germany reaches a milestone with the European Activity Set

    May 19, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, recently conducted the first equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set to Soldiers from Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Combined Resolve II opens with display on multi-national capabilities

    May 18, 2014

    As a prelude to exercise Combined Resolve II, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a Capabilities Day, May 17, as a way of developing technical and tactical interoperability among NATO and partner-nation forces in Europe.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • McHugh: Challenging multi-national training key to maintaining reserve-component readiness

    May 16, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said May 15, 2014, that continuing to offer challenging NATO exercises to National Guard units is key to maintaining the component as the nation's operational reserve.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

    May 16, 2014

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

  • European military training on display for U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians

    May 16, 2014

    The U.S. Ambassador to Germany, the Honorable John B. Emerson, visited the Hohenfels Training Area yesterday with members of the German Parliament to see military partnership and cultural exchange in progress at the U.S. Army Europe exercise Combined Resolve II.

  • Dragoon Soldier remembered as a brother

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Corporal Timothy McGriff assigned to Forward Support Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment and native of Stony Point, N.C. stationed in Vilseck, Germany, died May 9, 2014, while being transported to a hospital according to German medical authorities.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment uncases colors, formally marks return from deployment

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- An uncasing of the colors ceremony is the traditional way for military units to formally signify the arrival to or return from an area of operations and in the case of the 2d Cavalry regiment, its end of a combat deployment and the return to its designated home station.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment welcomes new squadron CSMs

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany --Troopers, families and friends of 2d Cavalry Regiment attended a change of responsibility ceremony at Rose Barracks, Germany on May 15, 2014.

  • American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

    May 14, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf," marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony in Rukla, Lithuania, May 12, 2014.

  • SecArmy McHugh thanks French townspeople for role in return of Unknown Soldier

    May 14, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted a wreath-laying ceremony in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, where the final selection of the Unknown Soldier was made, Oct. 24, 1921.

  • American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

    May 12, 2014

    American and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone, Poland, May 5, 2014, to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.

  • The Liberation of Pilsen, an American Veteran Remembers

    May 8, 2014

    This year marked the 69th annual Pilsen Liberation Festival and one in which a 88 year old U.S. veteran became the face of the event for the citizens of Pilsen, his fellow Americans and Belgian comrades who took part in the liberation in 1945.

  • Honoring America, The Pilsen Liberation Festival

    May 8, 2014

    Any American citizen would be welcome in the Czech Republic for the Pilsen Liberation Festival, an annual event that commemorates the freedom of the Czech populace by their American and Belgian liberators from the grips of their Nazi occupiers on May 6th 1945.

  • Eighth Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers scheduled for May 20

    May 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from approximately 30 nations during the eighth annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers starting May 20 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Sgt. Morales: Three more Soldiers inducted into elite noncommissioned officers club

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three more outstanding noncommissioned officers were welcomed among the elite ranks of the Sergeant Morales Club during a ceremony in Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center April 24. "It's an elite organization of the most professional NCOs who exist in the Army today," said keynote speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command's senior noncommissioned officer. "It's not easy to become a member of this exclusive club."

  • USAREUR Staff Sgt. saves life; commended for his actions

    May 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Michael Ramage, a U.S. Army Europe Soldier and volunteer at the passenger terminal's United Service Organization at Ramstein Air Base, was commended May 1, 2014, for his quick reaction and first-responder skills.

  • 405th AFSB-LRC employee named 'Hero of the Week' with 21st TSC in Germany

    May 6, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command Hero of the Week is Willi Ziemann of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Logistics Readiness Center, Rheinland-Pfalz, for the week of April 14-18.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Bomba Day ends quietly in Vicenza

    May 5, 2014

    A 4,000-pound British blockbuster bomb dropped 70 years ago on the Nazi-occupied airfield north of Vicenza was successfully disarmed April 25 by Italian demolition experts with the 2nd Regiment of the Julia Alpine Engineers based in Trento, Italy.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- The Premier All Volunteer Army

    May 5, 2014

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

  • 'Sky Soldiers' conduct aerial resupply in Latvia

    May 3, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade planned and executed an aerial resupply mission at Adazi Drop Zone, Latvia, May 2, 2014.

  • US Army in Europe Soldiers win 2014 AG Corps Regimental Award

    May 2, 2014

    U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers were selected as winners for the 2014 Adjutant General Corps Regimental of the Year Awards.

  • 2014 OHA survey results released

    May 2, 2014

    The Defense Travel Management Office Military Advisory Panel approved a 10 Euro increase to Germany's utility and recurring maintenance allowance based on the Overseas Housing Allowance survey conducted in March.

  • Retired SGM inducted into Public Affairs Hall of Fame

    May 2, 2014

    The chief of Army public affairs inducted retired Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart into the Public Affairs Hall of Fame in a Pentagon ceremony May 1.

  • Soldiers, Sailors join forces to keep MK healthy

    May 1, 2014

    When a service member gets sick or injured while stationed or passing through this airbase in Romania, their first stop is a small aid station for treatment. Once inside, they see that Soldiers are not the only ones providing medical services in the Army-run building. Standing alongside their Army counterparts are Navy corpsmen.

  • USAG Ansbach entertainment director gets Army-level MWR honor

    May 1, 2014

    Vikki Hanrahan, entertainment director for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Morale, Welfare and Recreation, received MWR's Recreation Career Employee of the Year Award during the Topper Awards Show and Ceremony in nearby Kaiserslautern.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits 'Sky Soldiers' in Baltics

    May 1, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, April 29-30, 2014, participating in unscheduled exercises in Lithuania and Latvia.

  • Schweinfurt inducts its lastest NCOs during ceremony

    May 1, 2014

    In front of family, friends, peers and subordinates, 26 of USAG Schweinfurt's newly promoted noncommissioned officers pledged to provide that leadership at the NCO Induction Ceremony held March 31 behind locked doors (an NCO tradition) of the Ledward Theater.

  • 173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland, Baltics for unscheduled exercises

    Apr 30, 2014

    Approximately 600 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, deployed for training rotations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, April 23-28, 2014, to enhance ongoing military-to-military relationships and demonstrate assurance of America's commitment to its NATO allies.

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

    Apr 29, 2014

    As in years past, due to extended daylight hours U.S. Army Europe is conducting its annual summer night flying program for helicopters based at U.S. Army airfields in Germany, beginning May 1, 2014.

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