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  • Media Day: Transformation, transparency, partnerships focus of forum, installation tour

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transparency, building German-American partnerships and the impact of transformation were topics during a special media engagement March 11. About 20 members of the host nation media -- including print, radio and television journalists -- had the opportunity to become better informed about the U.S. military community in Wiesbaden and ongoing efforts to transform its facilities to serve the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters as completion nears of the move of various support elements from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Darmstadt to Wiesbaden.

  • Saber Guardian 2014 kicks off in Bulgaria

    Mar 21, 2014

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Bulgarian Land Forces kicked off Saber Guardian 2014 at a ceremony at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Mar. 21, 2014.

  • Lifeblood of the Army: NCO leads Bondsteel's fueling operations

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fuel is the lifeblood of military operations and the job of controlling fueling operations is a vital one. As noncommissioned officer in charge of all fuel at Camp Bondsteel, U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Dafney-Pressley recognizes the impact that her trade has on missions. Every day, she toils in the morning sun, ensuring fuel operations on the camp are nothing less than perfect. If not, equipment, vehicles and human lives could be at risk.

  • USAREUR's commander meets with service members at MK Air Base

    Mar 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell alongside Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, USAREUR's top enlisted Soldier, visited MK Air Base, Romania, March 19, to meet with the Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who work behind the scenes to maintain day-to-day operations that support the transit of U.S. service members into and back home from Afghanistan.

  • Bavarian riot police hone essential skills at US training area

    Mar 20, 2014

    In teams of two, a Bavarian riot police unit spent a sunny, cold morning responding to mock incidents with varying scenarios at the site for Military Operations in Urban Terrain, or MOUT, at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's local training area recently.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command providing key personnel support at transit center in Romania

    Mar 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command has taken the reins of the transit center mission at MK Air Base, Romania, leading a multinational, multiservice effort to operate the base as a key personnel and cargo transportation portal for U.S. troops moving to and from Afghanistan as the mission there draws down.

  • Pulling her weight: Europe District architect hits her marks in weightlifting

    Mar 19, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 5-foot-2 and a shade over 115 pounds, Martha Manuel hardly looks like an imposing figure. But appearances, as they say, do deceive on occasion. This little lady is a real beast in the weight room.

  • U.S. Soldier earns place at British Military Academy

    Mar 19, 2014

    Army 2nd Lt. Ben Torgersen is the most recent officer to take advantage of a program that allows junior officers to spend a year at the British Army's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey, England.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign is a broad-based effort to leverage change over time that is intended to cause a significant shift in the Army culture, a culture that is ready to respond but is now able to sustain its readiness because it is resilient.

  • Aviation exercise forges partnerships in Europe

    Mar 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is currently undergoing one of the largest aviation training exercises in recent history to prepare the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners have embarked on the next phase of an "Evolution" at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing, USACE and local community took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 21 for the installation's new $25 million commissary.

  • U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' support operations in Cameroon

    Mar 13, 2014

    DOULA, Cameroon -- Sgt. Jeffrey Kourim (left) and Spc. David S. Jungblut with U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) pound in a grounding rod for a transportable satellite terminal at the beginning of Exercise Central Accord 14 here, March 12.

  • Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducts new members

    Mar 13, 2014

    The Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducted two new members, 11 honorary members and handed out Europe's first Dr. Mary Walker award in a ceremony Feb. 25.

  • Multinational soldiers train for aerial rapid response in Kosovo

    Mar 13, 2014

    Armenian Soldiers who specialize in crowd and riot control, learned the basics of helicopter procedures in training with U.S. Army Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 12, 2014. The Armenians learned how to load and unload a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before a real-world situation requiring their expertise arises.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer assumes responsibility at USAG Ansbach

    Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer to the role of garrison command sergeant major as well as to the role of command sergeant major of the Franconia Military Community.

  • Team Resilience: Boosting host nation relations through sports

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Olympics may be over and they're not in Sochi, but Wiesbaden Soldiers are going for gold -- or at least glory -- against athletes from other countries. Unit-level competition with host nation athletes is nothing new, and the idea is getting an organized upgrade in order to bolster both resiliency and host nation relations in accordance with the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's Army Sports Program.

  • Ranger tab pinned on Dutch NCO

    Mar 11, 2014

  • 317th SMC Soldiers awarded for maintenance excellence

    Mar 10, 2014

    For the second year in a row, Soldiers from the 317th Support Maintenance Company took home top honors at the U.S. Army Europe Army Award for Maintenance Excellence for competition year 2013.

  • Walking in their boots

    Mar 7, 2014

    Grafenwoehr Elementary students play Soldier with the 44th ESB

  • USAG Ansbach breaks ground for new health, dental clinic

    Mar 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach conducted a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the construction of a new Health and Dental Clinic on March 7, 2014.

  • Europe District engineer team earns praise for Jordan deployment

    Mar 5, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation's capabilities.

  • Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Mar 5, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • The strategic implications of delivering U.S. meat to Soldiers and their families in Europe

    Mar 4, 2014

    This article details the interagency, international, and joint cooperation necessary to ensure meat products from the United States are available to U.S. forces overseas.

  • Preventing, treating suicidal behaviors every day

    Mar 3, 2014

    There are three types of resources available to prevent, intervene and assist people with suicidal behaviors in the Franconia Military Community.

  • U.S. Army Europe honors its top public affairs professionals for 2013

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Office of the Chief of Public Affairs announced the winners of the USAREUR-level 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition.

  • Thanks for more than 70 years of service

    Mar 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers and civilians celebrated the careers of three Wiesbaden Soldiers during a retirement ceremony in the Community Activity Center Feb. 20. "Today we lose about 70 years of experience from our Army," said Col. John M. Spiszer, U.S. Army Europe deputy chief of staff.

  • Professional development: Soldiers get inside look at Hessen's Parliament

    Mar 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Many have wandered through the streets and squares of Wiesbaden without ever considering the important role the city plays in managing the affairs of the state of Hessen. Officers and senior enlisted leaders of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden took a few hours for professional development and an inside look at the history and workings of Hessen's Landtag (parliament) Feb. 10.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- A Ready and Modern Army

    Mar 1, 2014

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

  • Overseas Housing Allowance survey directly affects pay for service members in Germany

    Feb 28, 2014

    The Defense Travel Management Office will conduct an Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in expense survey, March 1-31, 2014, for service members in Germany.

  • 598th Transportation Brigade conducts safety tour of Northern European ports

    Feb 28, 2014

    The 598th Transportation Brigade safety manager recently conducted a series of site visits to the northern European ports of Bremerhaven and Nordenham, Germany; Eemshaven, The Netherlands; and Varberg, Sweden.

  • 2 CR Soldier reenlists while recuperating from war injury

    Feb 27, 2014

    In the aftermath of being downed by a gunshot wound during a firefight in Afghanistan, several thoughts came to the mind of Staff Sgt. Tyronne Jones -- among them was reenlistment. Sadly, the date and location were not the only things that changed that day.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers go where no one has gone before in Germany

    Feb 26, 2014

    Thousands of fans filed inside the Frankfurt Messe Convention Hall to attend the first Star Trek convention in Germany, Destination Star Trek Germany, Feb. 21- Feb. 23, 2014.

  • European Union Battlegroup trains at Grafenwoehr

    Feb 25, 2014

    Despite the challenge of bringing together a task force of more than 1500 soldiers from six nations, the commander of the European Union Battlegroup, or EUBG 2014-02, isn�'t adversely challenged facilities and location. Instead, the commander�'s mission to bring the combined talents of distinct militaries into one synchronized force is enhanced by a centralized location, which brings everyone together, multi-purpose ranges that allow ground and air operations, and state of the art live-virtual and constructive tools to support certification training for the EU�'s quick-reaction Infantry Task Force as it prepares for Exercise Rampant Lion.

  • 'Not just an EOD Officer'

    Feb 25, 2014

    1st Lt. Janill Castillo is a female commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal company currently based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The unit is part of the 759th EOD Company, from Fort Irwin, Calif., and has a unique mission in Kosovo, Feb. 25, 2014.

  • Livorno HAP supports disaster relief efforts in Slovenia

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Humanitarian Assistance Program located at the Livorno, Italy Army Depot, was called upon to provide generators in response to U.S. Government disaster relief efforts in Slovenia.

  • Soldiers to learn motorcycle safety at Ansbach in March

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Ansbach Safety office will resume offering the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, or MSF, courses in March for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's military community.

  • US, Polish paratroopers find common ground, spark critical thinking

    Feb 24, 2014

    KRAKOW, Poland--American and Polish paratroopers met for a workshop to discuss airborne operational planning here Feb. 19 and 20.

  • Three U.S. Army Europe officers honored with MacArthur leadership awards

    Feb 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe honored three junior officer leaders at the 26th Annual USAREUR-level Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award ceremony, Feb. 21, 2014, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • USAREUR and IMCOM-E announce FY14, FY15 structure changes

    Feb 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe announced today two separate actions to rebalance and reduce the personnel structure across the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • USAREUR et IMCOM-E annoncent des changements de structure pour les exercices 2014 et 2015

    Feb 20, 2014

    Les états-majors 'U.S. Army Europe et de l'Installation Management Command-Europe ont annoncé ce jour deux plans distincts visant à rééquilibrer et réduire la structure de leur personnel à travers 'Europe.

  • USAREUR und IMCOM-E geben Strukturveränderungen für die Finanzjahre 2014 und 2015 bekannt

    Feb 20, 2014

    Die U.S. Army Europa (USAREUR) und das Verwaltungskommando der U.S. Army, Region Europa (IMCOM-E), haben heute zwei gesondert anzusehende Massnahmen zur Umschichtung und Reduzierung der Personalstruktur im Geschäftsbereich der U.S. Army Europa bekanntgegeben.

  • USAREUR en IMCOM-E maken structuurveranderingen bekend voor fiscaal jaar 2014 en 2015

    Feb 20, 2014

    Het U.S. Army Europe en het Installation Management Command-Europe heeft vandaag twee afzonderlijke acties aangekondigd om het personeel in Europa te herstructureren en te verminderen.

  • 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosts career fair

    Feb 20, 2014

    The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a career fair in Wiesbaden, Germany, Feb. 14, 2014, to showcase career paths available to brigade Soldiers.

  • Transformation, construction oversight among themes at annual USACE forum

    Feb 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Prioritizing needs and planning ahead will be crucial for stakeholders and project-delivery teams in Europe and Africa to maximize efficiencies under the new fiscal reality of tighter budgets and funding, officials said at the 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Customer Workshop.

  • 173rd paratroopers assist Slovenian partners during ice storm

    Feb 18, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) arrived in Slovenia early on the morning of Feb. 11, 2014, with generators bound for Postojna, a city hard hit by an ice storm thought to be the worst natural disaster here in the last 100 years.

  • German-American friendship in Ansbach has new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Feb 18, 2014

    After nine months of planning and growing, German-American friendship in the greater Ansbach area has an official club and a new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken.

  • Army corrections facility in Europe prepares for move to Sembach

    Feb 18, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East transitions to Kosovo Force 18

    Feb 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (February 13, 2014) -- Nearly nine months after assuming command of Multinational Battle Group-East, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relinquished command to another U.S. Army active duty unit, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, February 13. The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, took command of the battle group from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a similar Army unit based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 'Charlie Med' to move to Grafenwoehr, closer to medical evacuation mission

    Feb 14, 2014

    As part of the 2,500 Soldier reduction in enabling units announced in February, 2012, and as further announced in March 2013, the structure of C Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment will be restructured.

  • 'Charlie Med' geht nach Grafenwöhr, näher an den Bereich seiner Rettungsflug-Aufgabe

    Feb 14, 2014

    Als Teil der bereits im Februar 2012 bekanntgegebenen Reduzierung um 2 500 Soldaten in Unterstützungseinheiten und wie schon bereits im März 2013 veröffentlicht, wird die Struktur der C Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment umstrukturiert.

  • 635th MCT named Army's best deployment team

    Feb 13, 2014

    Army logisticians from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 635th Movement Control Team took home top honors during the Deployment Excellence Award 2012 competition year.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' host Russian evaluators in Vincenza, Italy

    Feb 12, 2014

    A delegation of Russian soldiers visited paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), as part of a Vienna Document agreement evaluation in Vicenza, Italy, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Odierno calls on NATO Land Component Command in Turkey

    Feb 11, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with NATO Land Component Command Headquarters personnel at Izmar, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2014, to discuss the future of the Army and its NATO relationship.

  • 72nd ESB Soldiers give thanks, paint Schweinfurt youth center

    Feb 11, 2014

    With t-shirts, hair and hands covered in tiny white speckles, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion applied the last coats of paint to the interior of Jugendhaus Fränz, a local youth center that 30 days prior was covered in scribbles, doodles and unsightly graffiti.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • OSB or eSERB coming up? Better check 'My Board File'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Captains and majors affected by the upcoming Officer Separation Boards and enhanced Selective Early Retirement Boards need to review and certify their records.

  • U.S. Army Europe command sergeant major hosts training conference for senior enlisted leaders

    Feb 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., hosted approximately 50 senior enlisted leaders from throughout USAREUR at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Feb. 6-7, 2014, at the 2014 USAREUR Command Sergeants Major Training Conference.

  • 18th Military Police Soldiers receive warm welcome home in Sembach

    Feb 7, 2014

    Laughter, tears, hugs and squeals filled the Sembach Fitness Center as Family members welcomed home Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company 18th Military Police Brigade during a redeployment ceremony Feb. 3.

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at Vicenza prayer breakfast

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, spoke to Vicenza Military Community members during the annual prayer breakfast Feb. 7.

  • U.S. Army Europe to undergo logistic system upgrade

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is undergoing a logistics upgrade that is replacing outdated Army logistics programs used to order supplies, manage equipment maintenance and account for property.

  • Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels to host Army aviation exercise in March

    Feb 6, 2014

    The U.S. Army�'s 12th Combat Aviation Brigade will conduct a mission rehearsal exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, March 10-31 to prepare for deployment in support of the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

  • Chaplain of the few serves many

    Feb 5, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe's lone Jewish chaplain brings faith to the field

  • 18th Military Police Soldiers receive warm welcome home in Sembach

    Feb 5, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's HHC, 18th MP Bde., returned to Sembach Kaserne after completing an eight-month deployment to Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Afghanistan in support of Joint Task Force 435.

  • NATO certified 'ready' at Grafenwoehr

    Feb 4, 2014

    With twenty-six NATO nations, including the United States, reducing the size of their defense spending and capability, the commanding general of the Allied Land Command NATO said that's more reason to work together.

  • My Name is Tyce, and I'm a Soldier

    Feb 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (January 29, 2014) -- The man looked curiously around the room. Nothing about the place seemed familiar to him. There were no nicely framed photos of family staring lovingly back at him. The words Army Lodging, which is printed on the bottom of a stationery pad, reminds the man that this is not his home.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • Holly-Eva Blood Drive

    Jan 31, 2014

    Members of the Wiesbaden U.S. Army Military Community gather at the Tony Bass Fitness Center to donate blood during the third annual Holly-Eva Blood Drive. This is the third annual community Holly-Eva Blood Drive organized by Master Sgt. Clark Kuhling and the American Red Cross.

  • Baumholder Smith Elementary School holds Health Fair

    Jan 31, 2014

    Baumholder Smith Elementary School focused on health by holding Health Fair Jan. 16. The activities were divided into 30-minute time blocks and aimed to educate the students on all aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements.

  • Multinational Soldiers deal with riots, fire at JMRC

    Jan 30, 2014

    "Get out of here!" Rioters yell as one hurls a Molotov cocktail at multinational Soldiers, bursting into a wave of fire that crashed against riot shields. Chanting and banging their batons on their shields in a rhythm, the wall of Soldiers pushed forward and the eased mob back. That is just one training scenario U.S. and multinational forces encountered during their rotation at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 13-31.

  • "Installation of Excellence": USAREUR commander recognizes Wiesbaden ACS staff

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden ACS recognized for continued excellence serving Soldiers and Families

  • USAREUR awards human resource achievement

    Jan 24, 2014

    U.S. Army in Europe announced the winners of the fourth annual Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program, Jan. 23, 2014, on Clay Kaserne, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • KFOR aviation soldiers conduct hand over in Kosovo

    Jan 23, 2014

    Aviation soldiers with Task Force Warhorse, Kosovo Force 18, take command from Task Force Phalanx, KFOR 17, in a ceremony at Camp Bondsteel Jan. 20.

  • KFOR 17 TF Aviation prepares to head home

    Jan 23, 2014

    After more than nine months deployed, soldiers with Task Force Phalanx, Kosovo Force 17, prepare to head home.

  • Corps of Engineers, DOD take aim at aging schools in Europe

    Jan 22, 2014

    Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District are engaged in a robust military construction program designed to revitalize dilapidated schoolhouses, some of which were built in the post-World War II era.

  • Sergeant Morales Club welcomes 'the best of the best'

    Jan 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're the best of the best. That's what a roomful of Soldiers and civilians gathered to acknowledge Jan. 21 at the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. They were there to congratulate the four newest members of the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club.

  • 18th MP Bde. Soldiers 'Get Fit, Stay Fit' during Fitness Expo

    Jan 21, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians, and Family members assembled at the Sembach Fitness Center for the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Sports and Fitness "Get Fit, Stay Fit" Fitness Expo on Jan. 11.

  • Vicenza, Italy, based 7th Weather Squadron Airmen train with Alpini soldiers in snowy Alps

    Jan 21, 2014

    Surrounded by a thick blanket of snow, U.S. Air Force 7th Weather Squadron Airmen from Caserma Ederle and Katterbach, Illesheim and Wiesbaden, Germany, undertook training with Italian Army soldiers of the Comando Truppe Alpini-Servizio Meteomont in late December at Passo Tonale, Italy. About 20 weather personnel participated in the training including seven Airmen, nine Alpini and four others from allied militaries. The Servizio Meteomont personnel constitute a cadre of weather personnel within the Alpini troop structure. Passo Tonale is in the Southern Alps between the Lombardy and Trentino regions. The primary goal of this five-day training was to further strategic NATO partnerships while learning new skills in the realm of weather and weather forecasting. "We value this opportunity as a capstone annual event to feature our capabilities as Air Force weather personnel supporting U.S. Army Africa and the 173d Airborne here at Vicenza, and other U.S. Army and Air Force units in deployed environments," said Air Force Capt. Jason Scalzitti, commander of the 7th Weather Squadron's Detachment 3.

  • 18th MP Bde. Self Defense Class

    Jan 21, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - Three Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade and a civilian instructor taught a self defense class to 18th MP Bde. Soldiers and spouses Nov. 7th at Sembach Kaserne.

  • 2011 Frankfurt airport shooting illustrates terrorism's 'evolving threat'

    Jan 21, 2014

    In March 2011 a gunman attacked U.S. Airmen at Germany's Frankfurt International Airport. As the anniversary of that attack approaches, U.S. Army Europe antiterrorism officials are using that tragic incident to help illustrate terrorism's "evolving threat."

  • U.S. military spouse found dead in Italy

    Jan 19, 2014

    The spouse of a U.S. Army staff sergeant assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Naples, Italy was found dead in her home in Licola, Italy, Saturday Jan. 18, 2014.

  • U.S. military spouse found dead in Italy (Italiano)

    Jan 19, 2014

    Moglie di militare Americano trovata senza vita. Sabato mattina 18 gennaio, la moglie di un Sergente dell'Esercito USA in servizio presso la sede di Napoli dell'Organizzazione del Patto Atlantico è stata trovata priva di vita nella propria abitazione di Licola, Italia.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • EUCOM, U.S. Embassy renovate Kosovo hospitals

    Jan 14, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (January 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo's Office of Defense Cooperation and the U.S. European Command's Humanitarian Assistance Program recently completed a $2 million renovation project at the University Clinical Center of Kosovo in Pristina.

  • Garrett nominated for key post in Europe

    Jan 14, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Defense announced this afternoon that the president has nominated Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III, for reappointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as deputy commander, United States European Command, Germany. Garrett is currently serving as deputy commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. The president has also nominated Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Donahue is currently serving as commanding general, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Italy.

  • Overseas training connects Reservists, active duty, multinational partners

    Jan 9, 2014

    The military training exercise Combined Resolve 2013 brought two California National Guard Infantrymen together for special training with service members from throughout Europe and the U.S., to the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

  • Exercise Combined Resolve- Overview and Key Lessons Identified

    Jan 8, 2014

    Exercise Combined Resolve was designed as a proof of principle for the European Rotation Force (ERF) focused on improving NATO interoperability (nine different Nations) by integrating Warfighting Functions, personnel (~2500 personnel), and doctrine; while integrating the EUCOM Army Contingency Response Force (ACRF) company to demonstrate our ability to rapidly mobilize our forces across a theater of operations to support our allies with a responsive combat force.

  • 173rd paratroopers honor fallen MP for service, sacrifice

    Dec 24, 2013

    What began as a small idea for the military police platoon, expanded into a community-wide event as more than 120 Soldiers, Family members and civilian workers converged on Caserma Del Din to honor a fallen paratrooper at a memorial run held here Dec. 20.

  • Sky Soldiers train on Caserma Ederle, Italy

    Dec 23, 2013

    Even as the holidays approach, paratroopers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) train on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 6. The Sky Soldiers engaged in military operations in urban terrain, or MOUT, training, and conducted rappel training on the Joint Multinational Training Command-constructed, 34-foot jump tower, the only Army jump tower in Europe. The facilities are a component of the Caserma Ederle Airborne Refresher Training Facility.

  • Three-day Sapper Stakes challenges 'Sky Soldiers' in Italy

    Dec 23, 2013

    Company A, 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), held its first Sapper Stakes competition the week before Thanksgiving at facilities on Caserma Del Din and Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Solemn Promise: Soldiers, civilians recommit to 'stand strong' for the profession of arms

    Dec 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers and civilians took time out of a busy holiday season to "stand strong for the Army profession" Dec. 12. Leaders of the 5th Signal Command, Col. Mitchell L. Kilgo and Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Tyce, were joined by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, in discussing what it means to serve, Army Values and the responsibility of everyone to work to prevent sexual harassment and assault during the command's Operation Solemn Promise commemoration ceremony.

  • MNBG-E NCOs inducted into Sergeant Morales Club

    Dec 20, 2013

    "Strong soldiers developed by strong leaders, strong teams compromised of strong soldiers," said U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., U.S. Army Europe Command Sergeant Major and a Nashville, Tenn. native.

  • Staff Sgt. Williams: Troops remember life of one of their own

    Dec 20, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- International Security Assistance Force officials have released the name of Staff Sgt. Jesse Lee Williams, a Soldier who died in a helicopter crash, Dec 17. He is survived by his wife, Stefanie Williams, his daughter, Madison L. Williams and stepdaughter Alexia Sigman.

  • Army opens new Convoy Live-Fire Course in Europe

    Dec 19, 2013

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe, on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, officially opened its new Convoy Live-Fire Course, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • USACE teaches 'common understanding' in Risk Communication Course

    Dec 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 20 project and program managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District learn about public involvement and strategies for overcoming challenges during a four-day Risk Communication Course.

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza hosted a first-of-its-kind intercultural event for young Italian and American female military member at Caserma Ederle in Italy, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Chairman brings USO Holiday Troop Visit to Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2013

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined a cast of professional athletes and entertainers for a special USO Holiday Troop Visit in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Dec. 12, 2013.

  • 1-4 Infantry has blast during live-fire exercise

    Dec 13, 2013

    Infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, tested their skills at a full-fledged live-fire range with everything from claymore mines to grenades.

  • Airborne artillerymen celebrate Saint Barbara's Day with Sammarinese partners

    Dec 13, 2013

  • Sky Soldiers conduct combined machine gun range with Slovenian troops

    Dec 12, 2013

    PIVKA, Slovenia -- Sky Soldiers from Destined Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team travelled here Dec. 5 to conduct a combined machine gun live-fire range with Slovenian troops, building on a training relationship that started a month prior during a NATO-response force exercise in Germany.

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