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  • AMC Commander visits European Activity Set

    Sep 18, 2015

    MANNHEIM, Germany--Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's European Activity Set at Coleman Worksite during a visit to installations throughout Europe.

  • 12th CAB Soldiers participate in a march for Solidarity with their German counterparts.

    Sep 18, 2015

    Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and cadets from Offizieranwärter-Bataillon 2, Hammelburg, Germany participated in a 20 kilometer solidarity march with reservists from the German Armed Forces (Bundeswher), at Dietenhofen, Germany, September 18, 2015. The march took place to honor active duty service members, their families and those currently deployed.

  • Europe's 'Best Warriors' named after thrilling competition

    Sep 18, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Competition officials unveiled Europe's ultimate warriors before a rapt audience of Soldiers, leaders and distinguished visitors during a dynamic culminating ceremony held the afternoon of Sept. 18 at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center.

  • Army Materiel Commanding General visits Panzer Kaserne

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Logistics Readiness Center Stuttgart welcomed Army Materiel Command senior leadership to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's Panzer Kaserne in Böblingen, Germany Sept. 16 as part of a week-long tour through Europe.

  • 'STX' to the books: Multinational combat training

    Sep 18, 2015

    A platoon of approximately 20 Albanian and Slovenian soldiers take cover and concealment beside a road, unseen and unheard, through the quiet foothills of southwestern Slovenia. The rest of their battalion waits near two dilapidated buildings, ready to capture an objective, assuming the platoon in front of them can get there first without incident.

  • Exercise Brave Warrior begins

    Sep 18, 2015

  • Celebrating Lt. Gen. David R. Hogg's remarkable career

    Sep 17, 2015

    The Luns Theater at NATO Headquarters in Brussels was filled with distinguished guests, family members and all who wanted to honor Lt. Gen. David R. Hogg at his retirement ceremony Sept. 15. Hogg, the U.S. military representative to the NATO Military Committee, will officially retire Dec. 1 after 34 years of military service.

  • Superb supporters power prestigious competition

    Sep 17, 2015

    While candidates from all over the European footprint compete fiercely for the honor of being named the best warrior in U.S. Army Europe, hardworking Soldiers from across the region joined forces to create the best possible conditions for competitors to compete in.

  • Displaying interoperability through shared objective

    Sep 17, 2015

    Engines roared to life as military vehicles backed into their parking spaces, citizens from the nearby community already anxiously drawing near to take a closer look at a tangible representation of the Soldiers that came from so far away to offer peace to their community. The vehicles lined into precise rows represented varying nations, each providing their own unique contribution to the mission.

  • Lt. Gen. Hodges Gives Sound Advice to CGSC, SAMS Students

    Sep 17, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of United States Army Europe, visited Fort Leavenworth Tuesday and spoke to students from both the Command General and Staff College (CGSC) and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). The purpose of his visit was to advise up-and-coming field-grade officers how to make the most of the resources they have to succeed in their mission.

  • Junior officers can attend law school on Army's dime

    Sep 17, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- This year the Army is planning to send up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense under the Funded Legal Education Program.

  • Dragoon Crossing continues, alliances strengthened (Series Part 3 of 4)

    Sep 17, 2015

    After spending a day of fun and relaxation observing, U.S. and Slovak Soldiers were ready to train and further strengthen their alliance during a combined military live fire range and a community static display Sept. 16, during Exercise Dragoon Crossing.

  • Stryker Soldiers complete Dragoon Crossing, build bridges (Series Part 4 of 4)

    Sep 17, 2015

    After a weeklong road march through Eastern Europe, Soldiers with 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment completed Dragoon Crossing Sept. 17, with assistance from its Hungarian counterparts at the Moson-Danube River and a community static display in Gyor, Hungary.

  • For the Soldiers, by the Soldiers: 15th Eng. Bn. completes initial construction of 'Overwatch' Park

    Sep 16, 2015

    Army engineers here completed initial construction of what is soon to be Overwatch Park: a combination of memorials and historical vehicles and equipment positioned adjacent Memorial Park in Grafenwoehr.

  • 'Angel of Bastogne' not forgotten

    Sep 16, 2015

    "The forgotten Angel of Bastogne" died in her sleep Aug. 23 in Brussels at the age of 94.

  • Aviator speaks at Women's Equality Day event

    Sep 16, 2015

    A female aviator addressed members of the SHAPE/Chièvres community at a standing-room-only event celebrating Women's Equality Day in the art gallery of SHAPE International Library Aug. 26. Attendees also flowed over into the main (lower) level of the library.

  • Chimay region honors its liberators

    Sep 16, 2015

    People from the Chimay region commemorated the 71st anniversary of their liberation Sunday during a ceremony at Monceau-Imbrechies and Cendron.

  • Fearless Guardian's third rotation begins

    Sep 16, 2015

    YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade initiated the third rotation of Fearless Guardian here Sept. 15, 2015, after training more than 400 soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard in the previous four months.

  • Platoons use skills at mortar range in Poland

    Sep 16, 2015

    There's a lot of coordination that takes place between a mortar platoon and the fire support specialists (forward observers) to ensure their lethal rounds make their way to the proper target.

  • 169th FAB joins exercise Immediate Response 15

    Sep 16, 2015

    Soldiers from the Colorado Army National Guard performed as the169th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB) during exercise Immediate Response 15, Sept. 14.

  • U.S., German, British engineers execute ENFIRE training

    Sep 16, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Engineers from three countries are gathered at the 15th Engineer Battalion motor pool for ENFIRE training Sept. 14-18.

  • USAREUR CG: 4th ID MCE, rotational forces crucial to mission success

    Sep 16, 2015

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2015) -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, United States Army Europe visited the 4th Infantry Division to discuss Strong Europe and receive an update on division operations, Sept. 14.

  • US, Hungarian paratroopers conduct combined emergency deployment exercise

    Sep 16, 2015

    U.S. and Hungarian paratroopers conducted a combined emergency deployment readiness exercise, from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Sept. 14, 2015, as part of Exercise Brave Warrior, a combined joint forcible entry exercise into Gyor, Hungary.

  • Annual working group discusses contractor personnel

    Sep 15, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Europe's DoD Contractor Personnel Office recently met with officials from four German states at the annual DoD Contractor Personnel-Laender Working Group meeting.

  • Army Europe simulation center gets new director

    Sep 15, 2015

    The new commander for the Joint Multinational Simulation Center was promoted Sep. 3, 2015, here.

  • Camp Bondsteel community walks for suicide awareness

    Sep 15, 2015

    More than 200 deployed German, Polish and U.S. service members assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, took time to walk together in the memory of suicide victims and raise awareness of outreach opportunities, during a Sept. 12 event organized by the MNBG-E unit ministry team at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • The 12th CAB provides Apache firepower to Ample Strike 2015.

    Sep 15, 2015

    BOLETICE TRAINING AREA, Czech Republic -- Four AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and 60 support personnel from 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment participated in a nine day, Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) air-to-ground live fire exercise, here, Sept. 7-18.

  • US, Italian troops conduct combined CBRN exercise, increase allied defense capabilities

    Sep 15, 2015

    Chemical paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, trained with Italian army allies in Rieti, Italy, Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, 2015, as part of Exercise Toxic Dragon, a bilateral exercise designed to increase interoperability between the two forces' Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense capabilities.

  • Trading weapons: Understanding one another's capabilities

    Sep 15, 2015

    For any team to function properly, it's important to understand one another. The same can be said for Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Soldiers unite to experience shared values across globe

    Sep 15, 2015

    As the Soldiers filed into the small chapel and took their seats on the wooden pughs, a respectful silence filled the air. Despite the different nations represented on the uniforms of the Soldiers, each ally represented united values and interests.

  • US, Slovak service members conduct resupply drop

    Sep 15, 2015

    The Soldiers stood single-file, alert for the cue to charge toward the landing helicopter so they could unload the supplies on board. Several feet away, their NATO allies guided the helicopter toward a safe landing. All involved were engaged in separate yet related tasks to get the resupply accomplished.

  • 94th Division honors two of its WW II veterans with Bronze Star medals earned 70 years ago

    Sep 15, 2015

    When World War II ended in September of 1945, both Andrew Cella and Vincenzo Geramita had already distinguished themselves in numerous combat missions across Europe, as members of the 94th Infantry Division, now known as the 94th Training Division. Seventy years later Brig. Gen. Steven Ainsworth, current commander of the 94th TD, awarded Cella and Geramita their well-deserved Bronze Star medals during an intimate ceremony filled with family, friends and service members at Fort Dix, N.J., Sept. 12, 2015.

  • Slovak Rep. welcomes US Stryker Soldiers during Exercise Dragoon Crossing (Series Part 2 of 4)

    Sep 15, 2015

    As the sun rose over the small town of Vyskov, Czech Rep. Sept. 14, Stryker Soldiers with 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment began their day a little slower conducting maintenance and getting adequate rest in preparation for their next move into the Slovak Rep. where a welcome party awaited their arrival.

  • U.S. Soldiers observe ally holiday during Exercise Dragoon Crossing

    Sep 15, 2015

    Under sunny skies and a warm breeze, Soldiers with 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment took a break from their labors Sept. 15, in observance of the Feast of the Lady of Seven Sorrows, a local national holiday.

  • Stryker Regiment begins Exercise Dragoon Crossing

    Sep 14, 2015

    In the darkness of the early morning hour, the low rumble of engines was heard in the 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment motor pool as Stryker Regiment Soldiers prepared to roll out and commence Exercise Dragoon Crossing, Sept. 13.

  • Soldiers work together for a united front during exercise

    Sep 14, 2015

    The Soldiers surrounding the American military vehicle donned different flags on their uniforms, yet each Soldier worked with dedication to contribute to the team united to build a strong, stable Europe.

  • Sky Soldiers lead outreach project at Bulgarian school

    Sep 14, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, and the Bulgarian Civil-Military Cooperation Team came together to help lay a new pathway for a Bulgarian school.

  • Ukrainian National Guard share Fun with Sky Soldiers

    Sep 14, 2015

    Soccer is the world's most popular sport and also a big past time in Ukraine. Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade accepted an invitation from the members of the Ukrainian National Guard to watch a s soccer game in L'viv, Ukraine. The Soldiers took the opportunity to share in some of the local customs of the area.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' lead outreach project at Bulgarian school

    Sep 14, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, and the Bulgarian Civil-Military Cooperation Team came together to help lay a new pathway for a Bulgarian school.

  • N.C. and W. Va. National Guard Soldiers claim MNBG-E's top honors for September

    Sep 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East recently competed to claim the title of Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the month, Sept. 4-5, 2015 on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Flight crew in Kosovo trains to conduct aerial firefighting missions

    Sep 13, 2015

    Recent wildfires in the mountains of southern Kosovo sparked a deployed U.S. Army Reserve flight crew to conduct aerial firefighting training Sept. 6 at a lake near Mitrovica, Kosovo.

  • US and EULEX personnel hold explosive ordnance training event

    Sep 13, 2015

    Explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East and security officers from the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo Close Protection Force worked together to teach and learn inspection techniques during a daylong training event Aug. 31, 2015, on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Slovenians visit Immediate Response 15 training site

    Sep 13, 2015

    The Slovenian Armed Forces opened Immediate Response 15 by opening the doors of their largest and main training site Pocek to the local civilian population on September 10, 2015.

  • A special name: Commemorating the past

    Sep 13, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, visited a Polish school Sept. 11, 2015, in Kalisz Pomorskie, Poland.

  • All around town: US Soldiers take part in Marathon in Lithuania

    Sep 13, 2015

    The 12th annual Vilnius Marathon was run today that wound it's way through 13 miles of downtown and Old Vilnius center where U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers took part.

  • Bring the noise: Engineer Thunder wraps up in Lithuania

    Sep 12, 2015

    On the anniversary of the most devastating attack on American soil, the attack on the Twin Towers, a bilateral exercise wraps up, bringing two nations closer together through teamwork and friendship.

  • German-Israeli Association visits U.S. Army Europe headquarters

    Sep 11, 2015

    Nearly 60 members of the German-Israeli Association of Frankfurt, accompanied by the Israeli Defense Attaché to Germany, Israeli Navy Capt. Yoav Abergel, payed a visit to U.S. Army Europe's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 10.

  • Navy takes advantage of Army training resources while in Europe

    Sep 11, 2015

    Sailors for USS Mount Whitney practiced marksmanship at the U.S. Army Europe's Training Support Center in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Kaiserslautern High School parents, teachers meet during open house

    Sep 11, 2015

    VOGELWEH KASERNE, Kaiserslautern, Germany -- Academic success starts with parental involvement, the commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command told a group of high school parents and students. Brig. Gen. Arlan DeBlieck, who also is the deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, spoke Wednesday afternoon during Kaiserslautern High School's open house.

  • Geo-political Seminar held in Wiesbaden; focuses on informing new leaders of current posture

    Sep 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe-led geo-political seminars are a key way USAREUR helps foster and implement new leaders into a mutual understanding of current operations happening with European allies and partner nations.

  • Sky Soldiers, allies kick off Immediate Response 15

    Sep 11, 2015

    More than 1400 participants from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, the United Kingdom and the United States took part in the opening ceremony for Immediate Response 15, in Slunj, Croatia, Sept. 9, 2015.

  • Hlawatsch earns energy management award; saves Army $426,000

    Sep 10, 2015

    Paul Hlawatsch, Directorate of Public Works energy manager, was awarded with the Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Individual Award for Energy Efficiency/ Energy Management.

  • Ukrainian troops complete second rotation of Fearless Guardian

    Sep 10, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, finished the second rotation of Fearless Guardian here with the graduation of more than 200 Ukrainian national guard soldiers from the Kiev and Kharkov regions, Sept. 9.

  • 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion supports training for German Bundeswehr Soldiers

    Sep 10, 2015

    The 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., the current rotational aviation force attached to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sent one HH-60 Medevac Black Hawk and crew to support aircraft familiarization and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training for 208 German Bundeswehr Soldiers from 401 Armored Infantry Battalion, here, Sept. 8-9, at the Hammelburg Training Area, Germany.

  • Rhode Island senator visits US paratroopers in Ukraine

    Sep 10, 2015

    U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, visited paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade as they trained soldiers with the Ukrainian national guard here during a trip to observe Fearless Guardian Sept. 1, 2015.

  • Exercise Kepi Blanc

    Sep 10, 2015

    Paratroopers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade and the French 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment conduct combined training on amphibious assault techniques, amphibious operations, mountain warfare and close air support here as part of Exercise Kepi Blanc, Sept. 6, 2015. Kepi Blanc is a bilateral exercise to give scouts training on infiltrating objectives undetected and improve capabilities in conducting clandestine intelligence collection

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade sends two paratroopers to World Military Games

    Sep 10, 2015

    Two 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers have been selected to represent the U.S. military at the International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Military Games, to be held in Mungyeong, Korea, October 2015.

  • "Can you hear me now?"

    Sep 10, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Communication has always been essential whilst playing several key roles in the way our military has moved and functioned throughout its history. It plays an even larger, more pivotal role in our present day military due to the current advances in technology.

  • Immediate Response 2015 begins in Croatia and Slovenia

    Sep 10, 2015

    More than 1400 participants, including U.S. service members, took part in two opening ceremonies held for the multinational exercise Immediate Response 15. The ceremonies took place in Postojna, Slovenia and one in Slunj, Croatia, on Sept. 9, 2015.

  • Service members in Germany urged to take overseas living pattern survey beginning Oct. 1

    Sep 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe Soldiers stationed in Germany will soon be asked, via e-mail, to participate in the 2015 Cost of Living Allowance Living Pattern Survey.

  • Multinational Kosovo Force fights more fires in mountains

    Sep 9, 2015

    Multinational Kosovo Force emergency response teams were activated to respond to continuing forest fire threats, Sept. 5, in the mountains outside Dragash in southern Kosovo.

  • U.S. Army Europe extends benefits to Same-Sex Spouses in Germany

    Sep 9, 2015

    Effective Sept. 9, U.S. Army Europe is authorized to issue Status of Forces Agreement credentials and command sponsorship authorizations to eligible same-sex spouses assigned to or on orders to Germany.

  • Dailey addresses future leaders in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 9, 2015

    During his first visit to U.S. Army Europe as the Sergeant Major of the Army, Sgt. Maj. Dan Dailey visited the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy located in the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

    Sep 8, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 8. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dillingham, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd.

  • Dailey hosts town hall in Wiesbaden, Germany

    Sep 8, 2015

    Having the courage to stand up in front of hundreds of your peers, leaders and subordinates is no easy feat, especially when speaking with the current sergeant major of the Army, but that is exactly what U.S. Army Europe Soldiers recently did in Wiesbaden, Germany today.

  • Soldiers stay on the pulse of readiness, proficiency

    Sep 8, 2015

    At times, trying to learn a new skill can be an intimidating endeavor, yet with practice, the uneasiness of the process blossoms into confidence. Learning new skills and procedures, which one can follow to save the life of the Soldier next to them, may prove invaluable.

  • US, Bulgarian Soldiers conduct combined live fire exercise

    Sep 6, 2015

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria -- The 'Sky Soldiers' of the 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live-fire exercise here in Bulgaria, Sept. 5.

  • Illesheim Army Health Clinic trains for battle

    Sep 4, 2015

    Illesheim Army Health Clinic trained in simulated battle conditions at Storck Barracks Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Mother, daughter serve together in Germany

    Sep 4, 2015

    It's not every day you find two young women in vastly different life situations embark on an adventure together in a predominantly male organization. Rarer still, is when a mother with a prolific professional background in international security and her daughter, a recent high school graduate, both decide to capitalize on major life changes and pursue careers in the U.S. Army.

  • Three-day Sustainment Terrain Walk explores logistics in Europe

    Sep 4, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Over the past few days, an entourage of approximately 80 senior leaders from around the European theater met with dozens of sustainers and logisticians during the Sustainment Terrain Walk.

  • Planning continues for Anakonda 16

    Sep 4, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A Polish communication delegation joined U.S. Army Europe here, Sept. 2-3, to continue planning for Anakonda 16.

  • Trevor earns his Spurs

    Sep 3, 2015

    The tradition of an Army Trooper earning their spurs dates back to the beginning of the cavalry when newly enlisted Soldiers learned how to ride their horses without spurs so they did not harm the animal. Today, to earn their silver spurs, cavalry squadrons conduct 'spur rides'; a day in which Soldiers are tested on their proficiency of common military tasks and skills while pushed to physical exhaustion. Within the ranks of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment on Aug. 27 was Trevor Pedersen. A precocious 8 year old who got out of the first week of third grade to find out what it is like to be a Soldier.

  • Bremerhaven ports: making the European Activities Set mission possible

    Sep 3, 2015

    BREMERHAVEN, Germany -- As Operation Atlantic Resolve continues to expand throughout the region, senior military leaders participating in U.S. Army Europe's Sustainment Terrain Walk are getting a first-hand look at two of the organization's critical logistical maritime hubs.

  • 515th Trans. Co. fuels allies during Swift Response 15

    Sep 3, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Soldiers from the 515th Transportation Company, 39th Trans. Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade began a 1,400-mile road march August 17 to Bulgaria, where they are providing fuel to sustain Europe's largest multinational airborne operation since the Cold War .

  • Swift Response 15: Live Fire challenges Allied platoons, squads

    Sep 3, 2015

    Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army's largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. It included nearly 5,000 service members from 11 NATO nations.

  • An unusual English lesson

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment visited several elementary schools September 3, 2015 near Sulęcin, Poland.

  • Soldiers help build Alliance through Romanian color run

    Sep 2, 2015

    CONSTANTA, Romania -- 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's Task Force Warhammer Forge Soldiers took time out of leading logistical support to Atlantic Resolve - South to represent the Army by participating in a 5K color run in Constanta, Romania on August 8th 2015.

  • Members of Congress visit troops in Lithuania

    Sep 2, 2015

    Members of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs visited troops in Rukla, Lithuania, Sept. 2.

  • Swift Response 15 brings unique training operating environment to Allied participants

    Sep 1, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany- The Operational Environment (OE) has taken a new form at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here for exercise Swift Response 15. Army Europe is leading a training exercise built around a multinational airborne joint forcible entry operation spanning four European nations and ends with a unique training event known as a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) that was led by the German Bundeswehr and U.S. Army Soldiers.

  • Estonian joins US troops, shoots big guns

    Sep 1, 2015

    Amidst the flashes of lightening and rumble of thunder from the skies above, U.S. and Estonian Soldiers answered back with a rumble of their own during a live-fire range Aug. 30, at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia.

  • Building a solid foundation to a stronger alliance

    Sep 1, 2015

    Saws sliced through wood as hammers drove nails deep into the sides of the structure, yet amidst the construction, the newfound friends joked and laughed, united in their commitment to the betterment of the community surrounding them.

  • Helping a Hero to Heal

    Sep 1, 2015

  • A lasting impression

    Sep 1, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a harvest festival in Sulęcin, Poland August 30, 2015.

  • Hodges, congressional delegation pay respects in Normandy

    Sep 1, 2015

    The Army's top general in Europe met with a congressional delegation at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France Aug. 30 to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  • 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Co. builds alliances at International Jump Week

    Sep 1, 2015

    RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany -- Soldiers of the 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company and Airmen of the 435th Contingency Response Group hosted International Jump Week 2015 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern July 7-9. The skies were filled with 200 paratroopers from ten countries gaining knowledge of techniques, procedures, and equipment used by partner nations and building relationships within the international airborne community.

  • 18th CSSB leaders see alliance building firsthand in Romania

    Sep 1, 2015

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Task Force Warhammer Forge (TF WF) Soldiers received their command team of Lt. Col. Robb Meert and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Uhlig, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, with motivation, shouting their motto "Hammer Time!" at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania July 23.

  • 39th Trans. Bn. maintains readiness with Stilwell week

    Sep 1, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - 5th Quartermaster Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, maintained readiness via fun, team oriented events during Stilwell Week, which began August 3 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • US, Poland conduct section live-fire exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    During the past few months, U.S. Soldiers, of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been working to build cohesive and responsive teams that are able to perform their duties of scouting ahead for the main body of a U.S. or allied force.

  • Army Reserve soldier remembers relative: second most decorated soldier from World War II

    Sep 1, 2015

    First Lt. Garlin Murl Conner was a farmer from Aaron, Kentucky who was inducted into the Army on March 1, 1941.

  • Multinational logistics interoperability

    Aug 31, 2015

    Communication, cooperation, and equipment compatibility are the keys to multinational task force logistics support.

  • Be realistic: A model for home-station training

    Aug 31, 2015

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade leveraged partnerships and technology to create realistic home-station training environments for its units.

  • Developing a multinational logistics common operational picture

    Aug 31, 2015

    When developing a multinational logistics common operational picture in a decisive action training environment, logisticians must consider four essential elements.

  • U.S. and Swiss aviators fight fires in Kosovo

    Aug 31, 2015

    U.S. Army and Swiss aviators sprung into action on the evening on Aug. 29 in order to fight an outbreak of fires in a forest on Oshijak mountain, roughly 6 kilometers southeast of Prizren in southern Kosovo.

  • Exercise aims toward future of connected training

    Aug 30, 2015

    After years of conducting training within the confines of the Army's major training areas in Germany, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command is branching out with a new way to connect training throughout Europe.

  • Noncombatant evacuation exercise tests Allies during Swift Response 15

    Aug 30, 2015

    The training event was led by the German-led Task Force Cerebrus and focused on quickly and safely evacuating embassy diplomats and other critical civilians.

  • Swift Response 15: A faster, stronger Alliance

    Aug 29, 2015

    Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army's largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. More than 4,800 service members from 11 NATO nations -- including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States -- will take part in the exercise on training areas in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Romania, Aug. 17-Sept. 13, 2015.

  • Opening Doors: Bondsteel Soldiers prepare Kosovo teens for English certification test

    Aug 28, 2015

    Language is a key to opening metaphorical doors that can lead to higher education, opportunities to travel, or a greater understanding of the world. Connecticut Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, out of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, are reaching out to the youths of Ferizaj, Kosovo, and helping them prepare to pass the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language test.

  • Army cadets experience engineering in Germany

    Aug 28, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany - Army cadets Melissa Hersey and Patrick Richardson recently finished up a summer stint at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Stuttgart Resident Office as part of the 2015 Cadet District Engineer Program. Both shared a little about their experiences with USACE.

  • Exercise Swift Response rapidly builds combat power

    Aug 28, 2015

    A combined team of multinational aircraft from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, carrying equipment and personnel from their countries as well as Italy and Spain, executed an Air-Land operation to build combat power at the Hohenfels Training area as part of Swift Response 15, Aug. 27 - 28.

  • Breaking down barriers: US and Lithuanian forces trade knowledge

    Aug 28, 2015

    United States Army Paratroopers and Lithuanian Land Forces soldiers came together here today, for bilateral training in tactical control points, and how each nation performs those tasks.