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  • 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ready to deploy to Egypt

    Nov 4, 2015

    Troopers assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in the casing of their colors on Nov. 3, 2015 and will start their journey to the Sinai Peninsula, where they will become part of the Multinational Force and Observers, or MFO, and take on the responsibilities for peacekeeping duties in the area.

  • New 4ID Mission Command Element gets network infrastructure upgrades

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, has said on a number of occasions, "If I can't communicate, then I can't command." The same holds true for the 4th Infantry Division as it establishes a new Mission Command Element (MCE) at Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany. In order to provide effective mission command over Regionally Allocated Forces (RAF) operating throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the new command center needs the network infrastructure to be able to communicate.

  • Latvian Civilians, Cadets, U.S. Counterparts Conquer Competition

    Nov 3, 2015

    Most Friday nights, civilian university students are not out in the woods being fired at by blank rounds. For teams competing in the Cadet Path competition, that is just part of what they encountered during the two day competition, which began on Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Hohenfels' OPFOR Joins Bundeswehr

    Nov 3, 2015

    On Oct. 19, the platoon traveled to the German Army Combat Training Center (GACTC) in Letzlingen, Germany, as part of an exchange of forces between the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr. At the same time, a platoon of German Leopard II tanks from the GACTC took its place, here, to participate in exercise Combined Resolve V.

  • Former Chief of Staff of the Army meets with Norwich alumni in Wiesbaden

    Nov 3, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, president of the Association of the United States Army, took time out of a busy schedule to meet with fellow Norwich University alumni and their families during his visit here to U.S. Army Europe's area of operation, Oct. 30.

  • 3-69 AR Successfully Launches into Atlantic Resolve

    Nov 3, 2015

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participate in an M320 grenade launcher range at a training area near Tallinn.

  • CID warns of extortion, blackmail scams

    Nov 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the Army community to be aware of Internet extortion and blackmail scams and report any instance, where a Soldier, Army dependent, or Army civilian is or has been faced with threats involving the payment of money or other valuables.

  • Expanding the NATO movement control network

    Nov 2, 2015

    While supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 624th Movement Control Team built relationships with NATO allies to create interoperability, grow capacity, and enhance operational access for the early entry of forces.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Allied assurance in action

    Nov 2, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allies from the Polish army's 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade conducted a combined public event here Oct 27, 2015, showcasing the strength of the partnership between the two nations.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Enabling allies through professional relationships

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed the final leg of Operation Bayonet Thrust, a week-long, multinational convoy after five months training in Lithuania, when they arrived at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, the evening of Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Operation Bayonet Thrust: Strength through partnership

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade crossed the Lithuanian border into Poland at Kalvarija, Oct. 25, 2015, on the second day of Operation Bayonet Thrust, the name given to the more than 2,600 kilometer-long convoy returning the paratroopers home to Italy after a five-month rotation in Lithuania.

  • USAREUR commander visits Baumholder

    Nov 2, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army in Europe commander, visited Baumholder Oct. 30.

  • Sky Soldier's new engineer battalion integrates seamlessly

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, were in Slovenia from Oct. 16 - 21 in support of Exercise Rock Proof V, a combined-arms exercise between U.S. and Slovenian Soldiers.

  • Lithuania-based Sky Soldiers convoy home

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade began a multinational convoy of more than 2,600 kilometers home to Italy Oct. 24, 2015, after a five-month rotation in Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • National Guard Soldiers train with Latvia forces at Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 2, 2015

    The National Guard's State Partnership Program is bearing fruit at the largest NATO exercise to take place in more than 20 years - Exercise Trident Juncture 15.

  • Six NATO allies collaborate for PSYOP training

    Oct 31, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Two separate teams of soldiers converged on the town of Telishli. One team split off to secure the perimeter of the town, while the other maneuvered through the heart of the town.

  • "Air over armor"

    Oct 31, 2015

    Joint terminal attack controllers (JTAC), participate in Combined Resolve V, a series of U.S. Army Europe exercises designed to train participants to function together in a multinational and integrated environment at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany.

  • CBRN Soldiers clear pathways during Combined Resolve V

    Oct 31, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Following a brush with the enemy, and reacting to the unforeseen juxtaposition, two Stryker M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles, or NBCRVs, scoured the countryside testing for chemical biological radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents.

  • Expert Infantry Badge Expands Soldiers' Skills

    Oct 31, 2015

    The EIB is designed to increase an infantryman's level of physical fitness, small unit leadership ability and technical skills. Soldiers go through several lanes as they are tested on different aspects to become an expert.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers switch gears for Combined Resolve V

    Oct 31, 2015

    By preparing themselves for the European Best Squad Competition and pushing themselves throughout the event, Goldenberg and his teammates feel that their experiences from the competition helped prepare them for Combined Resolve V.

  • Equipment Arrives in Latvia by Train

    Oct 31, 2015

    Equipment belonging to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division continues to arrive in the port in Liepaja, Latvia on October 27, 2015.

  • Blood flows at USAG Ansbach in act of pre-Halloween generosity

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Donor Center -- Europe, in a blood drive sponsored by the 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, collected 58 units of blood Oct. 28 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Serbian Army trains on three objectives for Combined Resolve V

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Serbian Army has participated in training exercises in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Macedonia and now Germany. This year, the 2nd Brigade, 21st Infantry Battalion, out of Kralijevo, Serbia, partakes in the U.S. Army Europe Exercise Combined Resolve V.

  • Sky Soldiers welcome US chief of staff of the Army to Fearless Guardian

    Oct 30, 2015

    Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, visited here, Oct. 29, to observe the program of instruction of Fearless Guardian.

  • Multinational Army leaders address interoperability concerns during Combined Resolve V

    Oct 30, 2015

    Senior leaders from around the Army visited exercise Combined Resolve V, Oct. 29, 2015, at Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Citizen-Soldiers mentor female IT students in Kosovo

    Oct 29, 2015

    Kosovo college students participating in the Females in Information Technology program met with a panel of six U.S. Army citizen-Soldiers, serving with the Kosovo Force peace support mission, for a session on navigating a solid and successful career in IT, Oct. 22 at Pristina's American University in Kosovo.

  • Military Working Dog teams train for Medical Evacuations

    Oct 29, 2015

    Public Health Command-Europe recently took veterinary training to the next level for Military Working Dog handlers and MWDs from the 525th Military Working Dog Detachment at Mainz-Kastel Storage Station, Germany.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Communications, maintenance readiness put to the test

    Oct 29, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade crossed over from Slovakia to Hungary at the border point here Oct. 28, 2015, on the seventh day of Operation Bayonet Thrust, the multinational convoy heading home to Vicenza, Italy, after a five-month rotation in Lithuania, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the United States' continued commitment to European security.

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg leader hosts Armed Forces reception in Stuttgart

    Oct 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Brig. Gen. Phillip Jolly, director of the U.S. Army Europe's Army Reserve Engagement Cell, represented U.S. Army Europe at an armed forces reception hosted by Baden-Wuerttemberg Minister President Winfried Krestschmann, here, Oct. 27.

  • Senior US, European land forces leaders discuss strategies

    Oct 28, 2015

    Senior land forces commanders from more than 30 European partner nations, the United States and Canada convened here to discuss the future of cooperative European security operations during the 23rd Annual Conference of European Armies, Oct. 26-28.

  • US, Georgia sign Memorandum of Partnership

    Oct 28, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Georgian Maj. Gen. Vakhtang Kapanadze, Chief of the General Staff, Georgian Armed Forces, and Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, signed a Memorandum of Partnership between the two units, here, Oct. 27.

  • 3-69 Equipment Arrives in Lithuania

    Oct 28, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, received more than 70 vehicles, to include over a dozen Bradley fighting vehicles Oct. 28, 2015 at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, during a rail operation.

  • US, Romanian Soldiers participate in Exercise Dragoon Crossing

    Oct 27, 2015

    Soldiers of 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in Exercise Dragoon Crossing, an over-six-week-long convoy that the unit has been making, starting from Vilseck, Germany and continuing through over four different countries of allied nations.

  • Freedom of movement: 2nd Cavalry Regiment crosses Hungarian, Romanian border

    Oct 26, 2015

    VARSAND, Romania -- The stretch of green fields and farmland surrounding the Romanian border gave stark contrast to the convoy of Stryker military vehicles that rolled down the road from Hungary.

  • Operation Bayonet Thrust: Strength through partnership

    Oct 26, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade crossed the Lithuanian border at Kalvarija into Poland, Oct. 25, 2015, during the second day of Operation Bayonet Thrust, a more than 2,600 kilometer-long convoy returning the paratroopers home to Italy after a five-month rotation in Lithuania.

  • 'Knight's Brigade' volunteers boost reading campaign at Smith Elementary

    Oct 26, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Around a dozen volunteers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade joined forces with local children to set young minds and record books ablaze Oct. 22 at Smith Elementary School.

  • 4ID MCE moves to Baumholder, Germany

    Oct 26, 2015

    The main body of the 4th Infantry Division's Mission Command Element (MCE) completed their move from Grafenwoehr to Baumholder, supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, October 20, 2015.

  • US, Romanian Soldiers bridge the gap

    Oct 24, 2015

    ARAD, Romania -- Romanian Soldiers continuously rehearsed throughout the day and into the setting of the sun to prepare for Exercise Dragoon Crossing 2015, which will begin Oct. 24, 2015, with an opening ceremony. The exercise will continue through October 26, 2015, with military static displays, the United States Army Europe Band, distinguished guests, the tactical bridge crossing of the Mures River and concluding with an ending ceremony.

  • Operation Bayonet Thrust brings Sky Soldiers home

    Oct 23, 2015

    After months being deployed to the Baltics in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, are convoying home to Italy from Estonia.

  • Retired German general awarded Legion of Merit in Wiesbaden ceremony

    Oct 23, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, United States Army Europe, presented the Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander, to retired German Lt. Gen. General Rainer Glatz in a ceremony, here, Oct. 22.

  • 21st TSC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 23, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted a Hispanic Heritage celebration, commemorating the history and culture of Hispanic Americans through a guest speaker, music and dance demonstrations, and a food tasting at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center Oct. 7 on Daenner Kaserne.

  • 22nd Army chief of chaplains joins KMC for prayer, pancakes

    Oct 23, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 22nd Army chief of chaplains gathered with key leaders and military personnel across the Kaiserslautern Military Community for an energetic, festive and musical Rheinland-Pfalz community prayer breakfast Oct. 21 at the Ramstein Air Base Officer's Club.

  • 'Forewarned is forearmed' - Understanding the cyber threats can help you avoid them

    Oct 23, 2015

    "Every single person in this room is being watched." This simple but alarming statement was the first of a number of eye-opening pieces of information provided by U.S. Army Europe Information Technology Training Program instructor Bruce Grantham during a series of Social Networking Site Awareness training sessions held at Vogelweh Air Base Community Center Oct. 22.

  • 'Let me in!' 21st TSC NCOs seek membership in exclusive 'club'

    Oct 23, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- A sane junior noncommissioned officer rises before four in the morning, triple-checks the decorations adorning his Army Service Uniform and refreshes his knowledge of obscure Army programs only for pretty compelling reasons. An opportunity to join the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club provided seven enlisted leaders from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command all the incentive they needed.

  • Signaleers come together for USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Orange Call

    Oct 23, 2015

    More than 100 Army and Air Force signal Soldiers and civilians gathered for networking and professional development at the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Orange Call Oct. 21 at the Armstrong's Club in Kaiserslautern.

  • 12th CAB holds inaugural functional fitness challenge

    Oct 23, 2015

    Soldiers and family members from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade participated in the inaugural functional fitness Soldier athlete challenge, as part of the brigade commanders fit to fight/fit for life initiative, at the iron farm gym in Hanger One, on October 22.

  • Albania telemedicine network fully connected

    Oct 23, 2015

    TIRANA, Albania - Albania's telemedicine network is completely integrated and functional following a large-scale effort by U.S. and Albanian partners to overhaul a dozen facilities around this small country in southeastern Europe.

  • Best Squad Competition tests mental and physical determination

    Oct 22, 2015

    For three days and two nights of intense mental and physical challenges, 17 squads from 13 nations compete in the European Best Squad Competition held at the 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), here, for the first time in over a decade.

  • U.S. Army Europe offers internship program for college students and recent grads

    Oct 22, 2015

    Applications are currently being accepted for German college students and recent graduates interested in interning with U.S. Army Europe's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Germany claims European Best Squad title

    Oct 22, 2015

    The German squad claimed the title of European Best Squad after finishing the three day long European Best Squad Competition hosted in Germany by the 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • 7th MSC hosts town hall with USAR CXO

    Oct 22, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany --Mr. James Balocki, the command executive officer for the U.S. Army Reserve, spoke with Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Mission Support Command during a town hall Thursday on Daenner Kaserne.

  • Bundeswehr Soldiers Join Hohenfels' OPFOR

    Oct 22, 2015

    On the night of October 20, five German Leopard IIA5 tanks not so quietly rolled out of the Parsberg train station and made their way to the Hohenfels Training Center to take part in exercise Combined Resolve V.

  • U.S., Hungarian soldiers strengthen relationship through training

    Oct 22, 2015

    VESZPREM, Hungary - Enhance interoperability, increase operational readiness and strengthen allied relationships. That was the over all training objective for Exercise Brave Warrior, a month long training exercise Task Force Saber, under the command of 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in coordination with 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Brigade, Hungarian Defense Forces Sept. 17 through Oct. 21 at Bakony Combat Training Centre, Veszprem, Hungary.

  • Service members join European Best Squad Competition

    Oct 21, 2015

    Participants and staff at the European Best Squad Competition all said it takes teamwork to be successful. This is proving to be the truth during the competition as squads from 14 NATO Allies test their resolve during the inaugural European Best Squad Competition.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Sky Soldiers to return home from Baltics

    Oct 21, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, currently deployed to various areas in Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, are scheduled to return home to Italy via three military ground convoys and one airborne operation Oct. 22 through Nov. 3.

  • Former Soldiers return to Hohenfels after four decades

    Oct 21, 2015

    After more than 40 years, two soldiers return to Hohenfels.

  • Sky Soldiers join Dutch, Belgian forces for allied engineering exercise

    Oct 21, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade joined the Royal Netherlands Army's 41st Armored Engineer Battalion, and a platoon of combat engineers from the Belgium army's 11th Engineer Battalion to participate in an urban military engineering exercise in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Oct. 17 through 23.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve expands to Hungary

    Oct 21, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Oct. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Army Europe expands its Operation Atlantic Resolve land forces training mission into Hungary when 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division officially assumes the mission Oct. 26.

  • Tanks, Bradleys back in the Baltics

    Oct 21, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (Oct. 21, 2015) -- U.S. Abrams Main Battle Tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles are back in the Baltics as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division begin their second rotation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Europe District among top Army Corps of Engineers programs in FY2015

    Oct 20, 2015

    As the fiscal calendar hits 2016, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is looking back at another strong year supporting its many strategic partners in two theaters.

  • European Best Squad Competition kicks off

    Oct 19, 2015

    Soldiers from around Europe arrived at Grafenwoehr, Germany, to compete in the European Best Squad Competition, a multinational event hosted by the U.S. Army intended to test 17 squads on fitness, mental, and tactical challenges.

  • Army Europe hosts Darmstadt city council members

    Oct 19, 2015

    As a part of U.S. Army Europe's Public Diplomacy Outreach program, the headquarters successfully hosted a visit by Darmstadt city council officials, in Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 17.

  • Operation Stonewall: KFOR and Kosovo Police face emergency response scenario together

    Oct 17, 2015

    First responders from the Kosovo Police and local emergency services rushed into a chaotic morning in Ferizaj, as what started with a traffic accident quickly escalated into a morning of civil unrest violent demonstrations. All of this was part of Operation Stonewall, a combined training scenario held by the Kosovo Police and multinational forces from NATO's Kosovo Force, held Oct. 16 outside Ferizaj's Bill Clinton Sports Center.

  • 'Desert Rogues' on the move

    Oct 17, 2015

    Long days, long nights, and lots of training are what Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment are experiencing in preparation for Combined Resolve V at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Oct. 6-16.

  • Landstuhl Company wins U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Best Barracks Award

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers from Bravo Company, Troop Command at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center won U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz' Best Barracks of the Quarter recently for the first quarter FY16 in the U.S. Army Europe's newly reinstituted Strong Europe Barracks Inspection and Recognition Program.

  • 21st TSC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 16, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted a Hispanic Heritage celebration, commemorating the history and culture of Hispanic Americans through a guest speaker, music and dance demonstrations, and a food tasting at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center Oct. 7 on Daenner Kaserne.

  • NATO Allies Meet at European Best Squad Competition

    Oct 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe is hosting the European Best Squad Competition at Grafenwoehr Training Area. The opening ceremony is scheduled for October 18, 2015, the competition will run from October 19 -- October 21, 2015, and the award ceremony for the winners will be on October 22, 2015.

  • Landstuhl Company wins garrison Best Barracks

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers from Bravo Company, Troop Command at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center won U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz' Best Barracks of the Quarter recently for the first quarter FY16 in the U.S. Army Europe's newly reinstituted Strong Europe Barracks Inspection and Recognition Program.

  • Sky Soldiers, French paratroopers conduct combined parachute operation

    Oct 16, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the French 11th Parachutist Brigade conducted a partnered airborne operation into Juliet Drop Zone, Pordenone, Italy, Oct. 16, 2015.

  • 2CR Troopers participate in Air Assault and Sling Load Training

    Oct 15, 2015

  • Ukraine's deputy chief of defense visits Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels

    Oct 15, 2015

    Col. Gen. Hennadiy Vorobyov, Ukraine's 1st deputy chief of defense, and Gen. Lt. Pavlo Tkachuk, Ukraine's Land Forces Academy commander visited the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, Oct. 14, 2015, here.

  • Blackfoot Co. earns Best Barracks

    Oct 15, 2015

    Mark Iacampo, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria-Hohenfels

  • U.S. Army Europe promotes Strong Europe in Northern Germany

    Oct 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe's Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges introduced the concept of Strong Europe in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 9 and 10.

  • Security enterprise helps train Armenian medics

    Oct 14, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers made history this summer by bringing the Army's Health Care Specialist School and Army Basic Instructor Course to the Armenian armed forces.

  • US paratroopers, NATO allies participate in combined weapons intelligence course

    Oct 14, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed the three-week long NATO Weapons Intelligence Course in Szentendre, Hungary, Sept. 14 through Oct. 1, 2015.

  • USANATO Brigade focuses on leader development through True Growth Academy

    Oct 13, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Covering a host of topics, from personality types and personal interactions to leadership styles and attributes of authentic leaders, United States Army NATO Brigade Soldiers hosted their third Leaders' Offsite centered on leader development through the True Growth Leadership Seminar.

  • Army Europe's women's' team takes first place at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe's active duty women's team took home the top spot in their division at the Army's Ten-Miler, held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldier named Army's Best Warrior

    Oct 13, 2015

    Spc. Jared Tansley, an infantry Soldier with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment was named the Army's Best Warrior after a grueling competition, Oct. 12, in Washington, D.C.

  • Sky Soldier NCOs study historical battlefields, apply lessons learned

    Oct 13, 2015

    Senior noncommissioned officers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted leader development training studying World War II's Operation Anvil, in southern France, Sept. 23-27, 2015.

  • Friendship through competition: KFOR, EULEX and Kosovo Security Force compete in Slovenian Challenge

    Oct 13, 2015

    Rain, mud and cold made a perfect day to hold the Slovenian Challenge Cup, where 14 teams from Kosovo Force, European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, and the Kosovo Security Force competed for the cup, Oct. 8 at Camp Villagio Italia, Kosovo.

  • European Activity Set equipment heads to Trident Juncture

    Oct 13, 2015

    Equipment, from the European Activity Set, or EAS, was loaded into a German cargo ship, Oct. 6, and shipped to Spain to support Exercise Trident Juncture.

  • WIN-T: Mobile network backbone for Army's Network Integration Evaluations

    Oct 11, 2015

    During Network Integration Evaluation, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, the Army's tactical communications network backbone supported an expanded exercise that included a coalition network, early entry airborne missions, and Army initiatives aimed at providing more expeditionary command posts.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts German-U.S. Partnership Working Group in Wiesbaden

    Oct 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe Operations, or G3, hosted the German-U.S. Partnership Working Group, in Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 7-8.

  • Greywolf staff supports UK Army exercise

    Oct 9, 2015

    SALISBURY, England -- After an already busy year involving a successful brigade rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California; a joint Exportable Combat Training Center field training exercise with the Mississippi Army National Guard; the return of a battalion from Korea; and numerous events in between, Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division once again left their Fort Hood, Texas, homes to embark on a unique mission.

  • 12th CAB's Gunslinger Battalion Reflagged

    Oct 8, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, was reflagged as 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany, on October 8th, 2015.

  • Scout platoon comes together as a team

    Oct 8, 2015

    VESZPREM, Hungary - Cavalry Scouts assigned to 2nd Platoon, Outlaw Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Bakony Combat Training Centre, Veszprem, Hungary Oct. 2 during Exercise Brave Warrior. The squadron is in Hungary training with the 25th Infantry Brigade, Hungarian Defense Forces, to enhance interoperability, increase operational readiness and strengthen allied relationships.

  • US, Lithuanian engineers compete for 'Best Sapper' title

    Oct 7, 2015

    Long before the sun could rise and burn off the heavy fog which permeated the training area, eight teams of U.S. and Lithuanian combat engineers had already completed the U.S. Ranger Physical Fitness Test, kicking off the 173rd Airborne Brigade's multinational Best Sapper Competition, in Rukla, Lithuania, Oct. 1, 2015.

  • Slovenian tanks join the fleet at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Oct 7, 2015

    Four M-84 Main Battle Tanks now call the Hohenfels Training Area home after relocating from Slovenia to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center. In an agreement reached by the United States Army Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Slovenian Armed Forces, these four tanks will be stored in a designated Joint Multinational Readiness Center facility and used when Slovenian soldiers rotate to the Hohenfels Training Area to participate in exercises.

  • Company trains on new fuel and water equipment

    Oct 6, 2015

    The fuel and water platoon, from 240th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, is accustomed to having diverse equipment as it is composed of three military occupational specialties requiring unique equipment.

  • Commander of the Combat Readiness Center visits 7th Army JMTC

    Oct 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, visited the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, Oct. 5, 2015, here.

  • US, Italian paratroopers conduct combined tactical bridging exercise

    Oct 6, 2015

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade, alongside its host-nation allies from the Italian army's Folgore Airborne Brigade and the 2nd Bridge Engineer Regiment, conducted a combined bridgehead seizure and river crossing as part of Exercise Iguana here, Oct. 2.

  • Commemoration ceremony honors 25 years of reunification

    Oct 6, 2015

    Approximately 100 people gathered at U.S. Army Europe headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the reunification of West and East Germany.

  • Keep 'em guessing, keep 'em moving: day three of BWC 2015

    Oct 6, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- What did you do today? If you're a competitor at the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition, Oct. 6, 2015, started off fast paced, with a brisk autumn wind chilling the body, and an feeling of the unknown for what the day would bring, filling the thoughts of the Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers vying for the coveted title of Best of the Best in the Army. "Adaptability has really been tested," said Spc. Travis Shooks, a healthcare specialist representing the 517th Geospatial Engineer Detachment, U.S. Army Africa. "You don't know what you're doing until two minutes before they tell you."

  • 5th Signal Command kicks off Fit to Lead program

    Oct 5, 2015

    5th Signal Command kicked off its fiscal year 2016 Fit to Lead program with a 5k run and information session Oct. 1 at the Tony Bass Gym on Clay Kaserne.

  • EIB Builds Teams at Every Level

    Oct 5, 2015

    In every infantry Soldier's career, there comes a time where he must prove his competence as an American Soldier. The formal name for this event is the Expert Infantry Badge test. Recently, this opportunity came for 202 Soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, here. On Oct. 5, 60 of the 202 Soldiers were inducted into the ranks of EIB recipients. Twelve of the 60 also received the distinction of "true blue," meaning they passed every event on the first try. Candidates for the testing came from across JMRC, including the Observer Controller Teams, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, and even the 2d Cavalry Regiment.

  • Army Europe units and organizations help celebrate 25th Day of German Unity

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army units and organizations across Germany showed its support and appreciation for its host nation by helping to celebrate the Day of Germany Unity.

  • German cadet joins major cavalry exercise

    Oct 5, 2015

    When the command of 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment plans training events, their intent is not only to test the capabilities of equipment but also to develop their Soldiers into strong leaders. During two major operations, junior leaders will not only have the opportunity to take on extra responsibility but also train with U.S. NATO allies. One of those junior leaders is German Cadet Daniela Klenovits, an education major from the University of Bundeswehr in Munich, Germany.

  • Best Warrior contenders run, climb, navigate

    Oct 5, 2015

    Day two of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition commenced before dawn, with shouting and grunting as competitors rapidly completed their push-ups, sit ups and 2-mile run events during the Army Physical Fitness Test here, Oct. 5, 2015. Not long after recovering from the APFT, Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers donned uniforms and assault packs to run an undisclosed distance to the next event of the competition, an obstacle course.

  • BEST WARRIOR COMPETITION: STARTING AT ZERO

    Oct 4, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, VA. -- Soldiers had just arrived at the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center for a couple hours when they were called to a formation and begin preparations for the start of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition here, Oct. 4, 2015. Competitors began the essay and weapon-zeroing portion of the competition during the afternoon. While the essay portion is essential to the soldiers' score, they were most interested in beginning the weapons portion, zeroing an M4 carbine on a 25-meter indoor range.

  • Two Germans complete three-year IT apprentice program, three more begin

    Oct 2, 2015

    Two employees of the 6981st Civilian Support Group recently completed a three-year apprenticeship program and were recognized for their accomplishment at a ceremony Sept. 24 at Germersheim Army Depot.