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

    May 20, 2014

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

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

    May 19, 2014

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

  • Army captain, teacher form bond through art

    May 19, 2014

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

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

    May 19, 2014

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

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

    May 18, 2014

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

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

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

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

    May 16, 2014

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

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

    May 16, 2014

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

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

    May 16, 2014

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

  • Dragoon Soldier remembered as a brother

    May 15, 2014

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

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

    May 15, 2014

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

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment welcomes new squadron CSMs

    May 15, 2014

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

  • American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

    May 14, 2014

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

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

    May 14, 2014

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

  • American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

    May 12, 2014

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

  • The Liberation of Pilsen, an American Veteran Remembers

    May 8, 2014

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

  • Honoring America, The Pilsen Liberation Festival

    May 8, 2014

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

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

    May 8, 2014

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

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

    May 6, 2014

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

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

    May 6, 2014

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

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

    May 6, 2014

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

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Bomba Day ends quietly in Vicenza

    May 5, 2014

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

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

    May 5, 2014

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

  • 'Sky Soldiers' conduct aerial resupply in Latvia

    May 3, 2014

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

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

    May 2, 2014

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

  • 2014 OHA survey results released

    May 2, 2014

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

  • Retired SGM inducted into Public Affairs Hall of Fame

    May 2, 2014

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

  • Soldiers, Sailors join forces to keep MK healthy

    May 1, 2014

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

  • USAG Ansbach entertainment director gets Army-level MWR honor

    May 1, 2014

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

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

    May 1, 2014

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

  • Schweinfurt inducts its lastest NCOs during ceremony

    May 1, 2014

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

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

    Apr 30, 2014

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

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

    Apr 29, 2014

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

  • 173rd paratroopers land in Lithuania

    Apr 28, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in Lithuania, April 26, 2014, to begin a training rotation with the Lithuanian army's "Iron Wolf" Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Estonian Army

    Apr 28, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Estonia, April 28, 2014, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Estonian Army.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Lithuania Army

    Apr 26, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy arrived in Lithuania April 26, 2014 to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Lithuanian Army.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Latvian Army

    Apr 25, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Latvia, April 24, 2014, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Latvian Army.

  • NATO Brigade Soldier dies in Norway

    Apr 25, 2014

    A Soldier assigned to NATO Joint Warfare Center at Stavanger, Norway, was found dead April 24, 2014, in his off-post residence.

  • Multi-national air support experts receive training at Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Apr 24, 2014

    Expert Observer/Coach-Trainers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany concluded a complex air-to-ground training event integrating simulations, ground-based radio operations and fixed and rotary wing aircraft over a four-day period.

  • 5th Signal Command first sergeant uses Army training to save local boy's life.

    Apr 23, 2014

    The following is a first-person account of events that transpired on April 20, 2014. MONS, Belgium (Apr. 20, 2014) -- On Easter, April 20, 2014, my wife and I planned on taking our three sons to the Jemappes Park just outside of Mons. They were supposed to have an Easter Egg hunt for the local children. When we awoke that Sunday morning it was fairly cool outside with a forecast of scattered showers so we were undecided whether we would go to the park or not. At about 1 p.m. we decided that we would go, although the Easter Egg hunt was over.

  • COLA to decrease for service members in Germany

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Cost Of Living Allowance is scheduled to decrease for many service members in Germany starting, May 16, 2014.

  • 173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland

    Apr 23, 2014

    A company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops, April 23, 2014.

  • Wiesbaden focuses on SHARP, ASAP during stand-down event

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Stand-up comedy, slapstick humor and a healthy dose of insightful information -- but no Power Point presentations -- made for an impactful Ready and Resilient Campaign event April 16. The stand-down focused on sexual harassment and assault and substance abuse prevention.

  • Combined Resolve II to exercise Army's European Rotational Force

    Apr 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, May 1-June 30, 2014.

  • Freedom's Frontier: Honoring the past, looking to the future at Point Alpha

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-four years ago in March 1990, Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment performed their last patrol along the former East-West German border. This lonely outpost in the Fulda Gap, an area between the Hessen-Thuringian border an hour and a half northeast of Wiesbaden, was once considered the hottest point of tensions between the East and West during the Cold War. Day and night, Soldiers on both sides watched and listened for any sign of movement. It would have been ground zero for World War III had push come to shove.

  • 173rd deploys to expand land force training exercises in Baltic region

    Apr 22, 2014

    Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby and U.S. European Command announced plans to deploy U.S. Army Europe forces to Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to conduct expanded land force training exercises, April 22, 2014; reinforcing our commitment to the security of our allies in the region.

  • AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Croatian Army received more than two dozen military vehicles from excess Army inventory at a ceremony in Croatia, April 7, 2014.

  • US, Romanian MPs train for combined operations

    Apr 18, 2014

    U.S. and Romanian military police conducted combined training at the passenger terminal on Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase April 15.

  • After 10 years, paratroopers soar in Kosovo

    Apr 18, 2014

    Ending what has been over a decade-long absence, Multinational Battle Group-East paratroopers took to the skies in Kosovo, April 15, 2014.

  • Mission plus: New York National Guard troops maximize time for lasting impact

    Apr 18, 2014

    New York National Guard engineer troops raised walls and standards during their three-week annual training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany in March. Originally assigned to construct one multi-use building in the training area, 80 Soldiers of the 1156th Engineer Company literally built above and beyond, raising two buildings and wiring them to boot. The engineer Soldiers, along with two airmen from the New York Air National Guard, went to Hohenfels as part of a Troop Construction Program (TCP).

  • Top USAREUR, IMCOM Europe leaders visit USAG Ansbach during SHARP Stand Down Day

    Apr 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, and Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command Europe region director, Command Sgt. Maj. Romeo Montez III, IMCOM-E command sergeant major, and their spouses during a daylong trip here April 15.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators train with Dutch, Hungarian partners

    Apr 17, 2014

    VARPALOTA TRAINING AREA, Hungary --- Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade spent the past two weeks here, training alongside their multinational partners from two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during exercise Saker Falcon. The exercise wrapped up April 17.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Ironhorse BCT torch party at Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Apr 17, 2014

    Staff officers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division torch party meet with operations and logistics planners from U.S. Army Europe, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command and 21st Theater Sustainment Command to coordinate future reception, staging and onward integration activities in support of Exercise Combined Resolve II at Camp Aachen, Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany on April 17, 2014. Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, including more than 4,000 participants from 12 allied and partner countries. The exercise features a combined arms battalion of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, the U.S. Army's Regionally-Aligned rotational brigade combat team that supports the U.S. European Command for training and contingency missions. (Photo by Lt. Col. Brian Carlin, 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, Released)

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper to receive Medal of Honor

    Apr 16, 2014

    The President of the United States released a statement today announcing a former paratrooper from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will receive the nation's highest military honor at a White House ceremony, scheduled for May 13, 2014.

  • Americans and Belgians get to thank their WWII heroes

    Apr 16, 2014

    The 424th Air Base Squadron from Chièvres Air Base joined the city of Silly, the local community and family members of the downed B-17 in honoring the Royal Flush crew members, April 13, in Fouleng, Belgium.

  • Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely

    Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a load securement class April 8 through 10 to train vehicle operators and equipment loaders on how to properly contain, immobilize and secure cargo.

  • U.S. forces in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles not in full-time use

    Apr 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. forces personnel in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles they do not use throughout the year.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators join Dutch, Hungarian forces for combined exercise

    Apr 11, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade are training with two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during the two-week exercise Saker Falcon 2014 at Hungary's Varpalota Training Area.

  • Military K-9s experience MedEvac training at Camp Bondsteel

    Apr 10, 2014

    Soldiers with Multinational Battle Group-East completed a week-long MedEvac training April 2, 2014, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Testing Soldiers' resilience with combatives

    Apr 10, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To the untrained eye, Army Combatives appear to be "a bunch of backyard wrestling" -- two people rolling around on the floor jostling and grappling for dominance. But to the learned, it is the quintessential example of a sport that proves one's resilience.

  • School construction among key themes at US-German Partnering Conference

    Apr 10, 2014

    REGENSBURG, Germany - Lessons learned during the planning and design phases of several school projects around the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will pave the way to greater efficiencies in what remains an active recapitalization program by the Department of Defense Education Activity in Europe, U.S. and German construction officials said recently at their annual Partnering Conference.

  • Multinational soldiers in Kosovo participate in DANCON March

    Apr 10, 2014

    Carrying upwards of 22 pounds, a weapon, and for some, their nation's flag flying from their rucksack, more than 1,100 participants trekked along the countryside of Kosovo during the Danish Contingency (DANCON) March at Camp Novo Selo, April 5. This was the first DANCON March held this year, which was compromised of KFOR Soldiers, Kosovo Police, European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) personnel and others - all up for the vigorous challenge.

  • Multinational bonds are true badge of Schutzenschnur range

    Apr 10, 2014

    Events like the Schutzenschnur range and the Danish Contingency (DANCON) march, held on April 5, gives U.S. Soldiers a chance to bond with our multinational partners, while also building relationships on a personal level.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldier named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

    Apr 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • Romanian officer ensures mission success for RSE-21

    Apr 8, 2014

    Since the beginning of U.S. multi-modal operations at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in November 2011, one Romanian Air Force officer has been key to the success of those missions. Today, he continues to support the U.S. mission and play a pivotal role for all military branches in that area.

  • Wiesbaden aviators support president's visit to Europe

    Apr 8, 2014

    Wiesbaden's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, provided support to President Barack Obama and his entourage of White House press corps, Secret Service and other support personnel during a visit to Europe March 18-26. The 1-214th sent 26 Soldiers, six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and five UC-35 jets to escort the presidential party.

  • Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're sprouting like three-leaf clovers all over Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As more and more units and organizations commit to saving energy and resources through the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Greet Boot initiative, ever more Green Boot Certificate signs are appearing out front of those very same military and civilian agencies.

  • Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

    Apr 8, 2014

    After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based humanitarian assistance operations, exercise Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3, 2014.

  • German, American Soldiers, polizei train together

    Apr 7, 2014

    American and German Soldiers teamed up on Baumholder's Military Training Area, Germany, March 24-27, 2014, to hone their tactics, techniques and procedures associated with convoy operations.

  • Franconia Military Community determines which Soldiers are 'Best Warriors'

    Apr 7, 2014

    Three Soldiers from the Franconia Military Community competed to see who was the "Best Warrior" during several events March 25 through 27.

  • Vicenza boxers ready to rumble in Stuttgart

    Apr 4, 2014

    Footwork and fundamentals took center ring at the Caserma Ederle fitness center March 19, 2014, when U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's boxers gathered for their usual early morning workout. There are a total of nine boxers on the team, seven of whom will travel to Stuttgart, Germany, April 5 to see how they stack up to the competition against boxers from across Europe at a series of bouts being touted as the Rumble in Stuttgart. The Vicenza team consists of Stephen Pickens, In Hong Lee, Kerry Harris, Melvyn Velez, William Ransom, Bryant Hall and Demotto Youngblood.

  • Paratroopers train at Cao Malnisio, Italy

    Apr 4, 2014

    Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd IBCT (Airborne,) participate in live fire training at the Cao Malnisio range near Pordenone, Italy, March 19, 2014.

  • 2014 Summer Hire program accepts applications

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region will begin accepting applications April 7, 2014, for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • USAG Ansbach Command visits Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force in Nürnberg

    Apr 2, 2014

    After hosting the Nürnberg-based Bayerische Bereitschafts Polizei, or Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force, at their Oberdachstetten training area, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Command Team and Provost Marshal were invited to the Polizei's training compound on the outskirts of Nürnberg March 28, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe paratroopers train as they help aviation colleagues prepare for deployment

    Apr 2, 2014

    Paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) honed their skills as they helped their aviation colleagues from USAREUR's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade prepare for deployment at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • 7th Civil Support Command begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

    Apr 1, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and ten other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies, March 31, 2014, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • US Army Europe aviation, infantry brigades conduct live-fire to prepare aviators for deployment

    Mar 31, 2014

    Soldiers and aircraft from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade partnered with their infantry colleagues from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and U.S. Air Force fighters for a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area, March 28, 2014, to help prepare the 12th CAB for deployment.

  • Army announces top journalists, public affairs specialists for 2013

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, recognized public affairs specialists, print and broadcast journalists for excellence in their career field during the Army-wide 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • Paratroopers, Alpini bond over bocce in Italy

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) joined with local Italians to play bocce March 15.

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon--Approximately 150 Paratroopers from the Vicenza, Italy based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in multinational Exercise Central Accord here March 11-21, 2014.

  • Sky Soldiers, Slovenian Armed Forces conduct heavy drop in Italy

    Mar 27, 2014

    The 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) conducted a heavy drop and airborne personnel jump, March 26, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, where Slovenian Armed Forces trained with the "Herd," in preparation for an upcoming exercise in Slovenia.

  • National Guard Engineers, train for combat at JMRC

    Mar 27, 2014

    HOHENFELS TRAINING AREA, Germany. --National Guardsmen of the 1156th Engineer Company from Kingston, NY and the surrounding areas deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to construct two large multi-use buildings from the ground up.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • USAREUR Soldiers Train in German Alps

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Bavarian Alps provided the ideal location for a Mission Readiness Exercise (MRE) that is preparing the U.S. Army's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for deployment to Afghanistan. Inside the German Army's Reiteralpe Training Area, summiting at over 2,200 meters above sea level, the 12th CAB practices Air-to-Ground operations in tandem with elements of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).

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

    Mar 25, 2014

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

  • Saber Guardian 2014 kicks off in Bulgaria

    Mar 21, 2014

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

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

    Mar 21, 2014

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

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

    Mar 20, 2014

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

  • Bavarian riot police hone essential skills at US training area

    Mar 20, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

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

  • Aviation exercise forges partnerships in Europe

    Mar 18, 2014

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

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

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

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