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  • 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.

  • CIC Detachment Organized for Manhattan Project, December 18, 1943

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The United States program to develop the atomic bomb began in August 1942. From the beginning, the need for security was recognized as paramount. The project had to be protected from sabotage and espionage and, equally important, the fact that the US was working on such a program had to be kept under wraps at all cost.

  • Chairman's USO Holiday Tour comes to U.S. Army in Europe

    Dec 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted by the U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, and USAREUR Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, during a visit to USAREUR Headquarters on Clay Kaserne, Dec. 12. Dempsey's visit to USAREUR concludes the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. This is his first visit to Clay Kaserne since USAREUR HQ relocated here from Heidelberg.

  • U.S. Army celebrates final Thanksgiving in Schweinfurt

    Dec 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army has called Schweinfurt its home since 1945. On Nov. 28, 2013, it celebrated its last Thanksgiving meal here at the Conn dining facility. The USAREUR deputy commander attended and served food from behind the main line.

  • Sky Soldiers remember paratrooper killed in car accident

    Dec 10, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers, Civilians and Family members attended a memorial ceremony held Dec. 10 for Army Sgt. 1st Class Armando Arteagaharo at the Caserma Del Din chapel here.

  • German citizens visit with American neighbors

    Dec 9, 2013

    Some of the senior retirees of Freihung, Germany spent their bi-weekly trip touring a new and exciting place -- with crew served weapons, and logistical support designed to survive a warzone.

  • German, U.S. military police share ideas

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Capt. Daniel McCarey is posted to Germany, yet rarely sees fellow American Soldiers. McCarey, a U.S. exchange officer at the German Armed Forces' military police command in Hannover, Germany, recently brought 27 German military police troops to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, where they met with U.S. military police, criminal investigators and detention specialists. The three-day visit served as an efficient way for allies to interact and learn from each other.

  • Photos: Aviators keep USAREUR flying

    Dec 9, 2013

    Dedication to proper maintenance and attention to the smallest details are critical to the safety of the crew.

  • Army to open new Convoy Live Fire Course in Grafenwoehr

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe will officially open a new Convoy Live Fire Course with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration on Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Jam On: Music brings German and American youths together

    Dec 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What expression would you use to describe an event that encourages friendship through song? "Jam On" is the response that German and American youths gave Nov. 15 for the event that featured music and dance performances at the Wiesbaden High School.

  • Christmas markets offer tempting targets for pickpockets

    Dec 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Christmas markets around Europe appeal to many Americans because of their unique old-world charm. But pickpockets love them, too, because they attract people with money and the crowds that make it easier for them to steal valuables and get away. Within a few seconds, a purse, credit card or car keys can disappear.

  • Schweinfurt remembers Spc. Ross McGinnis

    Dec 4, 2013

    December 4 marks the anniversary former Schweinfurt Soldier Spc. Ross Andrew McGinnis was killed in action when he covered a live grenade to protect his crew. McGinnis, who was from 1st Infantry Division, was the second U.S. Soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq. The Schweinfurt community remembers.

  • Foreign Exchange Student Finds Home in Army JROTC

    Dec 4, 2013

    Francesco Rossi, a high school foreign exchange student from Italy, reviewed his class options for attendance at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Ga., and decided that the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps looked interesting--so he enrolled. "I came to the United States on an exchange program because I wanted to learn English and learn a new culture and new customs," said Rossi, who is from Italy and is in his senior year this year. Rossi said there isn't a similar program in Italy. He is now a participating Cadet and though he is enjoying the cultural emersion and language training opportunities, his eagerness to be involved has offered a cultural engagement of an Italian kind for his fellow Cadets.

  • 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers deploy to Turkey

    Dec 3, 2013

    Approximately 250 Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command flew from Ramstein, Germany, Dec. 2, 2013, to begin an estimated year-long deployment to Turkey.

  • NATO envisions Afghan mission change to train, advise, assist

    Dec 2, 2013

    At the end of 2014, the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan is scheduled to end, and a new train, advise and assist mission called Resolute Support begins.

  • 2-2 Cavalry Regiment Observes and Assists ANSF in Kandahar

    Dec 1, 2013

    2-2 Cavalry Regiment observes and assists an Afghan National Security Forces clearance mission in Kandahar

  • 630th Military Police Company trains German Bundeswehr unit

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers from the German Bundeswehr's 4th Logistics Battalion, or the "Elephant Battalion," stationed in the Franconian city of Volkach, honed their shooting skills with Bamberg's 630th Military Police Company Nov. 4, 2013.

  • 173rd trains contingency needs

    Nov 26, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- With a new mission as a rapid-deployment contingency force, paratroopers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) attended classes here in October and November in order to qualify new jumpmasters, certify in sling load operations, and validate the function and expeditionary deployment of communication equipment.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers learn to think about their thinking, develop strategies to strengthen in

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted Critical Thinking Structured Analysis training for intelligence analysts from the Kaiserslautern Military Community Nov. 12-21 on Panzer Kaserne.

  • Soldiers from, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment return home

    Nov 25, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, were welcomed home from a deployment to Afghanistan by friends and family, in Vilseck, Germany, Nov. 23.

  • Ohio Guard mentors Serbians during Combined Resolve 2013

    Nov 21, 2013

    Serbia is one of eight partner nations participating in Combined Resolve 2013, a multi-national interoperability exercise, held at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Nov. 7-27, 2013.

  • Hohenfels provides unique training for 173rd

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and eight NATO partner nations are training together at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany in the interoperability exercise Combined Resolve 2013, Nov. 7-27.

  • Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps encourage healthy lifestyle

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young metabolisms need lots of fuel to run efficiently. Getting the proper fuel is the key. That's why Dr. Susan Hargis, Wiesbaden Middle School principal, and Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, took time out to kick off this year's Fueling the Future program at the middle school Nov. 14.

  • 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) Soldier dies in car accident

    Nov 20, 2013

    A U.S. Army Europe paratrooper died near Trunstadt, Germany, Nov. 17.

  • BOSS gives back

    Nov 19, 2013

    Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers encourages Soldiers to enhance their quality of life through community involvement

  • U.S. Army Europe air defense Soldiers deploying to support NATO operation in Turkey

    Nov 19, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two Patriot missile batteries from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command are deploying as part of the extension of a NATO operation providing missile defense support for Turkey.

  • BOSS Soldiers help German children with English

    Nov 18, 2013

    "This is the music room," explained young Emilian Lindemann in his best English to the American guests. The second-grader and his classmates at Göttschied Elementary School were showing three U.S. Soldiers their school.

  • 7th Civil Support Command Consequence Management Capabilities Demonstration

    Nov 17, 2013

    Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, commander, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force; and Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command joined Brig. Gen. Paul Benenati, commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC), for a demonstration of the commands foreign consequence management capabilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Army Reserve Soldiers serving with the 7th CSC are capable of providing assistance to a requesting Host Nation, upon request by the Department of State, to mitigate the effects of a deliberate or inadvertent chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack or event, and to restore essential operations and services.

  • Commander of U.S. Army Reserve visits USO Warrior Center in Landstuhl, Germany

    Nov 17, 2013

  • Commander calls for everyone to support those who served on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Since World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Americans have taken time to pay tribute to those who have served. From its initial recognition as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson through its evolution to Veterans Day since 1954, it has stood as day to pause in recognition of veterans past, present and future. "On Veterans Day we honor the living … the ones who made it back," said James Mann, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 27, during a ceremony at Veterans Park on Clay Kaserne Nov. 7.

  • Paratroopers, families run to remember in 24-hour relay

    Nov 15, 2013

    173rd IBCT hosts 7th annual Running of the Herd in Grafenwoehr

  • 5th QM Riggers conduct sustained airborne training, maintain readiness

    Nov 15, 2013

    Their morning starts early, with each of them reporting to the shed at six in the morning. They begin with safety training, practice, drawing gear and inspections before getting on a bus. Rain or shine, high winds or calm, whether they jump or not, these paratroopers are always prepared.

  • MNBG-E soldiers run the Athens Classic Marathon

    Nov 15, 2013

    ATHENS, Greece (November 10, 2013) -- Warm temperatures, seamlessly never-ending hills and the requisite 26.2 miles (42.195 kms) of pavement were only a few of the challenges Multinational Battle Group-East soldiers faced as they attempted to complete the historic Athens Classic Marathon Nov. 10. Despite the challenges, 44 soldiers from MNBG-E completed the demanding race on what is considered to be the original marathon course.

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