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  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment 'walk and shoot' boasts rapid integration

    Apr 28, 2015

    The 2nd Cavalry's Comanche Troop from the 1st Squadron and Bravo Battery of the Field Artillery Squadron executed what's known as a "walk and shoot" fire support exercise April 24 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Knight's Brigade Soldiers vie for best warrior

    Apr 27, 2015

    By Sgt. Daniel L. Wyatt 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command

  • Massachusetts National Guard augments training center at multinational exercise

    Apr 27, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard used their skills and experience during Saber Junction 15 this month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The Soldiers augmented the full-time force working as observers-coaches-trainers, a role that allowed them to share their knowledge with leadership from partner countries.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade augments trainer staff at multinational exercise

    Apr 27, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany --The "Sky Soldiers" of the 173rd Airborne Brigade - backed by a century of tactical proficiency -- brought their skills and knowledge to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, this month. It was no surprise Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade based at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, were recruited to share their knowledge as augmentee Soldiers for Saber Junction 15 at JMRC.

  • Point Alpha: 25 years after the last patrol

    Apr 27, 2015

    Approximately 400 Soldiers, civilians and political figures attended a special event at Point Alpha, Germany, April 24, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the last patrol at Point Alpha, which was a key strategic point that separated West Germany and East Germany up until the end of the Cold War.

  • US, Slovak chemical troops team for allied defense training

    Apr 27, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with soldiers from the Slovak army, began a combined platoon-sized chemical defense training as part of Exercise Toxic Lance in Lest, Slovakia, March 16, 2015.

  • Transition summit prepares Soldiers for next step

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The Vicenza Transition Summit, April 22-23, on Caserma Ederle, brought together industry and military leaders and made them available to Soldiers preparing to leave the service and embark on the next phase of their life. The two-day event included panel discussions, employment workshops and a job fair. Vicenza Transition Services Manager Christina Overstreet said the purpose of the summit was to motivate and encourage Soldiers and their families to plan and prepare for transition.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts SHARP stand-down and Denim Day

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down at Caserma Del Din here April 27, 2015 and demonstrated support of "Denim Day" by wearing denim jeans to work instead of their usual camouflage uniforms.

  • Training no longer confined to single geographical area

    Apr 26, 2015

    Multinational exercises, including Operation Wind Spring, are now becoming a commonplace as the U.S. Army encourages interoperability with its NATO allies and partners through what is known as connected training.

  • Tanks issued to troops for training

    Apr 24, 2015

    Soldiers are taking Abrams tanks and other mechanized vehicles and equipment to get ready for a large-scale exercise aimed at strengthening NATO's response force. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, conducted an equipment draw of the U. S. Army's European Activity Set April 21-22, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area for their upcoming participation in Combined Resolve IV.

  • The 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers

    Apr 24, 2015

    BLED, Slovenia --Thirty-three senior enlisted leaders from European armies and U.S. Army Europe met together at the 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers held April 20-23.

  • Operation Freedom Shock continues

    Apr 24, 2015

    LETZLINGEN, Germany -- Exercise Letzlingen Freedom Shock is in full swing with U.S. and German Soldiers conducting training here through April 28.

  • NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fire teams of various NATO allies came together during the culmination of Exercise Flaming Thunder, a joint multinational live-fire exercise held at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, April 22.

  • Anvil Troop helps Estonian Defense Force train

    Apr 24, 2015

    Among the dense Estonian pine woods and bone chilling breeze, Soldiers of Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade set up defense positions against the Estonian Defense Force during Operation Tornado April 21-23, at the Central Training Area.

  • Working Together, Celebrating Together for a Rich History and a United Front

    Apr 24, 2015

    A brisk breeze tousled hair and rustled meticulously pressed clothes, yet the Romanian and American military officials stood unfazed side-by-side at the position of attention, united for a day of remembrance and reflection upon their strong history and alliance.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • Combined Resolve IV to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces

    Apr 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve IV, May 1 - June 26.

  • Chièvres Air Base undergoes transformation

    Apr 23, 2015

    Members of the Chièvres/SHAPE community are beginning to see major changes and improvements on Chièvres Air Base as U.S. Army Garrison Benelux makes efforts to meet the goals of the European Infrastructure Consolidation as well as facilitate a long-planned move of operations from Caserne Daumerie to Chièvres Air Base.

  • Remembering Brave Soldiers From WWII

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two historic events occurred during that fighting, one well known and one not-so-well known. The first is the death of Col. William Darby, founder of the modern day Ranger Battalions who won great fame during World War II. The second event took place later that same evening.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion a force to be reckoned with

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Fast-paced, intense training, unpredictable weather conditions, fluctuating schedules -- all in an unforgiving environment. Just another day for the 1st Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment. With more than 400 Soldiers spread across four companies, the battalion embraces their specialized mission of playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, challenging rotations of U.S. Soldiers and Allies from around the world.

  • U.S. Soldier receives NATO's highest honor

    Apr 22, 2015

  • Whether ground or air: More than land training at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Moments after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands in a field here, Soldiers race from the lowered loading ramp with hoses, spill kits and fuel nozzles. As one of the many training exercises for Saber Junction 15, they're scrambling to prepare a refueling jump site for two AH-64 Apache helicopters.

  • Adjutant General's Corps leadership visits USANATO, Army Europe Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    KAISERSLAUATERN, Germany - Soldiers with United States Army NATO Brigade and U.S. Army Europe welcomed members of the United States Army Adjutant General Corps regimental leadership team during a visit here Apr. 21.

  • Troops remain vigilant on solemn 100th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2015

    On Flanders Fields, 100 years ago today, chemical warfare became a battlefield reality that Soldiers have had to prepare for ever since.

  • "Giraffes Can't Dance" attracts families

    Apr 21, 2015

    "Sometimes when you're different you just need a different song." Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, echoed the wisdom shared by the cricket in the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae.

  • USAG Wiesbaden conducts SHARP stand down

    Apr 21, 2015

    Male victims were the focus at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention Stand-down at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center April 15, an event that included an obstacle course navigated while wearing beer goggles and a resource fair showcasing the garrison's myriad support programs.

  • Student scientists score at symposium

    Apr 21, 2015

    HMHS students head to U.S. to compete

  • How JMRC provides one-of-a-kind training to US and multinational forces

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Every hour of every day, U.S. Army Soldiers train somewhere in the world. There's only one place on earth, however, that provides them combat training opportunities side-by-side with NATO allies and partner-nation armies in an environment that incorporates non-English-speaking civilians occupying villages filled with homes and stores.

  • 19th BCD conducts seminar with Eurocorps delegation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Members of the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment conducted a seminar with key leaders from NATO's Eurocorps, April 14, 2015, in Ramstein, Germany.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Days of Remembrance: Reserve Soldiers' firsthand look at Holocaust memorial

    Apr 21, 2015

    Seven decades have passed since U.S. Soldiers liberated prisoners from Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg, a Nazi concentration camp near the Czech border.

  • 'Dragons' breathe fire at multinational training

    Apr 21, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center here hosts around 20 training exercises each year. This month, nearly 4,700 military members are participating in Saber Junction 15. The exercise involves numerous smaller missions, the success of which is contingent upon the interoperability among the nations and the support provided by training elements. One of the elements is known as "the Dragons," a fitting designator for a group responsible for providing pyrotechnic support for JMRC exercises. The team of about 50 full-time staff members simulates explosive threats typical on the modern battlefield.

  • Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part

    Apr 21, 2015

    The prevention of sexual assault is critical to maintaining an effective fighting force. We must live the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. These values are our code of conduct. I expect all Army Europe personnel to live by this code on and off duty.

  • Army Europe's Chief of Staff pays special visit to elementary school

    Apr 21, 2015

    German Army Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, Army Europe's chief of staff, made a special trip to Hainerberg Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, April 21, to read the young students "Das Pfannkuchenbuch" (the pancakes book).

  • U.S., British troops participate in Shamal Storm

    Apr 21, 2015

    LONDON -- American Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with British Army troops in the United Kingdom and Jordan earlier this month.

  • Latvian Chief of Defense visits Army Europe headquarters

    Apr 20, 2015

    Army Europe headquarters welcomed Lt. Gen. Raimonds Graube, the Latvian Chief of Defense of Armed Forces, April 20, who met with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, in Wiesbaden, Germany, during a visit to discuss ongoing exercises and future opportunities to build the alliance.

  • Exercise Wind Spring kicks off in Romania

    Apr 20, 2015

    SMARDAN TRAINING AREA, Romania -- For the Dragoons assigned to 2nd (Cougar) Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, being able to train with military service members from other countries is an opportunity to experience not only the differences in each other's training but to create a unique challenge for their Soldiers as well.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • The academic side of war fighting: How the Army resolves differences among multinational partners

    Apr 18, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) has many unique challenges to face for units coming to train here. The Joint Combined Academic Program (JCAP) is meant to help incoming training come up with solutions for these challenges earlier, so their training runs smoother.

  • Army in Europe summer hire program now accepting applications

    Apr 18, 2015

    The Civilian Human Resources Agency-Northeast/Europe Region is now accepting applications for the 2015 Army in Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • OCTs: The eyes and ears of multinational training

    Apr 17, 2015

    As part of Phase 3 of the five-phase exercise, forces spend eight days conducting situational training events. It's a chance to act as if they are in combat, but with the safety net of blank rounds, fake munitions and simulated chemical attacks while operating under the watchful eyes of 15 teams of observers-coaches-trainers, or OCTs. While Saber Junction takes a massive effort to coordinate and execute, it's the OCTs who are the hands-on, eyes-on, ears-on managers of the simulated battles. They conceptualize the training lanes, set them up, and then observe, note and record what happens as teams of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment roll through. After each segment of each training lane, the OCTs lead an after-action review, discussing what happened, what went well, and what they could do better next time.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new rec center and gym in the GTA bring much-needed comfort to OAR Soldiers.

  • Benelux NCOs inducted into Sgt. Morales Club

    Apr 16, 2015

    U.S. Soldier receives NATO's highest honor

  • Playing the bad guy at multinational exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany--Wearing nontraditional uniforms and a drive to train others, U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment stepped up their game on a multinational level this week. Playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, they're working side-by-side with multinational forces in a major training exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center called Saber Junction 15.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • Army Europe senior leaders visit Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Saber Junction 15 welcomed approximately 20 multinational senior leaders, including Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, here, April 15, as part of a distinguished visitor event to showcase the multinational training event.

  • For 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Saber Junction 15 offers post-war training in a complex environment

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- For more than a decade, U.S. military forces trained to fight on specific battlefields: Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that the wars have ended, training continues to shift to broaden the scope of skills that have consumed less training time in the recent past, whether it's clearing a minefield or responding to a chemical attack.

  • Four things 'Strong Europe' provides for the Army

    Apr 15, 2015

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Europe provided a unique opportunity for professional development when he spoke to Soldiers and civilians at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's headquarters here April 13.

  • Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

    Apr 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Community volunteers honored at Hohenfels

    Apr 14, 2015

    Volunteer hours saved community over $454,000.

  • How the Army provides medical support at a multinational exercise

    Apr 14, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Multinational training exercises provide opportunities for NATO allies and partner nation forces to train side-by-side and to build and maintain partnerships and interoperability. The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here is home to more than 20 multinational training exercises each year, the biggest one this year being Saber Junction 15.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment alongside NATO Allies at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    With 14 NATO countries by its side, the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment kicked off Saber Junction 15 this week at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. It's another step toward greater interoperability in Europe for the United States' longest serving regiment.

  • Latvia enhances interoperability at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    Approximately 40 members of the Latvian Army are participating in Saber Junction 15 to build relationships and increase interoperability with fellow NATO countries and their allies. Saber Junction 15 takes place at U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area in Germany April 1-31.

  • Gayler frocked with second star en route to USAREUR

    Apr 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. William K. Gayler, Director of Human Resources Command's Officer Personnel Management Directorate, was frocked with his second star April 6 in a ceremony at the Maude Complex on Fort Knox, Kentucky. Gayler leaves HRC to become Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, after serving 14 months as director at OPMD.

  • Memories to last a lifetime: 2/2 Combat Medics visit a Romanian Children's Hospital and Local School

    Apr 14, 2015

    Combat medics from 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, toured a children's hospital and local school while visiting with Romanian doctors, nurses and children in Bucharest, April 10.

  • U.S. Army Europe Aviator and Infantry Evaluation, Success!

    Apr 13, 2015

    Aviators from Bravo Company, 3-158th Attack Helicopter Battalion flew in support of hot and cold load training and nonstandard casualty evacuation training April 6, 2015 in Latvia. The training matched the soldiers from Bravo Company with infantrymen from the 2-7 Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Ft. Stewart, Ga and the 173rd Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) from Vicenza, Italy, and validated all of the units on their ability to perform the evacuation of casualties in a simulated real-world training exercise as well as hot and cold load training activities.

  • Hundreds brave Grafenwoehr's brutal 15K obstacle course

    Apr 13, 2015

    More than 350 community members competed in one of Army Europe's most grueling annual races here. The thirdGrafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run took place April 11, 2015, grinding participants through 15 kilometers and 20 obstacles.

  • 4-3 AHB Begins Multinational Aviation Operations in Support of Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., currently attached to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade here, conducted movement from Storck Barracks in Illeshiem, Germany, to Poland and Romania from April 6-10, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • U.S. Soldiers compete for two coveted German awards

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers, from 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, received valuable experience and training with Soldiers from the German army's 472nd Logistics Battalion from Amberg, Germany, April 7 - 9.

  • Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Ukraine

    Apr 11, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion arrived in Yavoriv, Ukraine April 11 via a ground convoy from here to deliver the brigade's training equipment for Operation Fearless Guardian.

  • TF 2-7 IN demonstrate Abrams power in Lithuania

    Apr 10, 2015

    This was the first time U.S. Army tanks fired in Lithuania. The historic event demonstrated the United States' commitment to maintain a strong Europe and highlighted ongoing training with NATO allies during Atlantic Resolve.

  • Student senators learn to play politics at MUSS

    Apr 9, 2015

    Department of Defense Education Activity high school students from across Europe gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, to participate in the annual Model United States Senate program March 16 through 19, 2015.

  • Army Europe engineers volunteer to refurbish Point Alpha

    Apr 9, 2015

    Engineers stationed in Europe braved snow, rain and gusting winds to volunteer their time and repaint three historical buildings at Point Alpha, near Rasdorf, Germany, March 30-April 2.

  • Army Europe to conduct annual SHARP stand down

    Apr 8, 2015

    As the Army continues to push back against sexual harassment and assault prevention, Army Europe is taking whole-hearted measures to create a culture and environment that upholds standards and Service member values.

  • Safety on a roll at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 8, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-- There's a lot of preparation that must get done to get training rolling for exercises such as Saber Junction 15. Observer Coach-Trainers from the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center here trained Armenian soldiers how to react to vehicle rollovers to prepare them for maneuvering in the Hohenfels Training Area, April 6.

  • Care under Fire

    Apr 8, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a multinational, full immersion enhanced combat medical training event Mar. 23 - Mar. 27, 2015.

  • A New Connection in European Training during Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 8, 2015

    SMARDAN, Romania- Over 1000 kilometers separate analysts in Hohenfels, Germany from elements of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and Romania's 300th Battalion soldiers while all being connected through a new digital tracking system used during the airborne assault, March 24, 2015.

  • Language course graduates set to combat illicit trafficking, criminal activities

    Apr 8, 2015

    Graduates from a tailored Marshall Center language program are ready to begin study of a 21st century national security threat - transnational organized crime.

  • U.S. Army Aviators support Latvian Spec. Ops. training

    Apr 7, 2015

    Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

  • USAG Vicenza full scale exercise set for May 6-7

    Apr 6, 2015

    Exercise planners are in the final stages of planning for the coming annual disaster response drill named Lion Response.

  • 17 Nations get lasered up for Saber Junction 15

    Apr 5, 2015

    Units participating in Saber Junction 15 outfit their soldiers and vehicles with equipment from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's MILES warehouse.

  • Leaders from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Romanian Land Forces talk cooperation

    Apr 5, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania -- Leadership assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with their military counterparts assigned to the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC,) Romanian Land Forces (ROULF,) at the Land Forces Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on Apr. 2, 2015.

  • Army Europe's training command earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Apr 3, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Training Command and its subordinate units were presented the one of the Army's highest peacetime unit awards April 2 here at the Tower Barracks gym. The JMTC was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for having provided unique and advanced training to units in preparation for their deployments in support of overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and NATO peace supporting missions in Kosovo.

  • Dragoon Ride: 2d Cav. Regt. returns home to Germany

    Apr 2, 2015

    More than 400 Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 2d Cavalry Regiment completed a historic 1,100 mile road march across Eastern Europe April 1.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers conduct rapid deployment exercise into Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted an airborne operation in Grafenwoehr, Germany, March 24 as part of an emergency deployment readiness exercise.

  • Army Europe commander speaks at AUSA; focus on 'USAREUR perspective'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Army Europe's commanding general, spoke at the Association of the United States Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 31, focusing on several topics, including why Army Europe matters, Atlantic Resolve, new changes for the command and the ongoing Dragoon Ride.

  • US Army Cyber Center of Excellence commander talks cyber with German signal Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, spoke to about 100 Soldiers of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command on the evolving role of cyber in U.S. Army operations at BwCISCOM's headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

  • 4ID and the Battle of Huertgen Forest

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Battle of Huertgen Forest. The site of one of the bloodiest battlegrounds for U.S. troops during World War II, yet few outside of Germany know of its whereabouts or what transpired there in 1944.

  • USANATO-1GNC Soldiers, allies train during Exercise Austere Challenge 2015

    Mar 31, 2015

    United States Army-NATO Soldiers and other allied officers with NATO's 1st German-Netherlands Corps​, conducted operational planning with allies and partners from across Europe and NATO during U.S. European Command's ​ computer-based command-post exercise Austere Challenge 2015 March 16-26, 2015 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Volunteers donate time, improve USAG Ansbach community, gain recognition

    Mar 31, 2015

    During an evening event March 27, 2015, at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross honored community members who volunteered during 2014.

  • Turkish delegation tours military R&D centers in search of ideas

    Mar 31, 2015

    Turkish scientists, engineers and military officers toured U.S. military research and development centers March 16-31, to examine American science and technology practices to advance their own R&D enterprise.

  • 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing commemorated in Worms

    Mar 30, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division crossing the Rhine River in Worms, Germany, was held March 29.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken räumt auf

    Mar 27, 2015

    Der deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaftsclub Outreach-KONTAKT Franken nahm zum zweiten Mal an der Aufräumaktion Ansbach Saubä(e)r teil, dieses Jahr in Kooperation mit der Organisation für unverheiratete Soldaten, genannt BOSS.

  • 2nd Sqdn, 2nd CR joins Operation Atlantic Resolve-South in Romania

    Mar 27, 2015

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- As 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ends their current rotation in Operation Atlantic Resolve-North with the squadron's current "Dragoon Ride" from Estonia to Germany, the Regiment remains actively engaged while continually supporting their NATO Allies.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade climbs higher, participates in Italian mountain training

    Mar 27, 2015

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade increased their military mountaineering abilities during a weeklong training event with Italian army soldiers from the Julia Alpine Brigade in Belluno, Italy, March 23 through 27.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken reaches out, cleans up

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and Ansbach Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers worked together on cleaning up an area around a USAG Ansbach installation as part of the Ansbach Saubä(e)r, a city-wide clean-up, Saturday.

  • USAG Ansbach welcomes rotational forces

    Mar 26, 2015

    Over the past several weeks, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach service providers have worked to ensure the garrison's newest tenants -- 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade -- receive an appropriate hometown reception.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve enhances Polish Armed Forces training, operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As Soldiers and equipment arrive in country for the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation, the Polish Armed Forces General Command readies for a historic year of training.

  • Ukraine's Land Force commander visits Army Europe

    Mar 26, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Anatoliy Pushnyakov, commander, Ukraine Land Force, was ceremonially welcomed at Clay Kaserne, in Wiesbaden, Germany, March 26, during his visit to Army Europe's area of operation.

  • Age has no limit at EFMB

    Mar 26, 2015

    Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom. Among the 183 candidates competing this year to earn a badge, they are the youngest and oldest candidates of the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition, held March 13-27 and hosted by the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Both are combat medics from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. Nineteen-year-old Pvt. Cara Corley and 42-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Hewitt have high hopes of earning the prestigious Expert Field Medic Badge.

  • 'Mending the alliance:' 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

    Mar 26, 2015

    It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.

  • British cadets reach 'pinnacle' at JMRC in quest for commission

    Mar 25, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- After over a year's worth of training, cadets from the United Kingdom's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst reached the academy's "pinnacle" combat exercise here at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center March 20, 2015.

  • German students, US Army chaplain mark 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing in friendship

    Mar 25, 2015

    Chap. (Col.) Carleton Birch, 5th Signal Command chaplain, spoke about living as an American in Germany and about the role of Army chaplains to a class of about 150 upper-level high school students at the Kant-Gymnasium in Boppard, Germany.

  • Army Europe expands Operation Atlantic Resolve training to Romania, Bulgaria

    Mar 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Soldiers, from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an early-entry training exercise together with Romanian allies, March 24, to mark the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, into Romania and Bulgaria.

  • DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

    Mar 24, 2015

    Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said.

  • A Star is born: Katterbach health clinic earns SOH Star status

    Mar 24, 2015

    Katterbach Army Health clinic joins the Illesheim Army Health Clinic and becomes Safety and Occupational Health Star Site certified.

  • Boeblingen: Weitere Gespräche zur Minderung des Schiesslärms vereinbart

    Mar 23, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Das Bundesministerium der Verteidigung hatte am Dienstag, den 17. März 2015 zu einer Besprechung in Berlin eingeladen. Unter Moderation von Frau Ministerialdirektorin Greyer-Wieninger waren der Oberbürgermeister von Böblingen, der Bürgermeister von Schönaich sowie eine Delegation der Landstreitkräfte der Vereinigten Staaten in Europa vertreten. Das richtungsgebende Gespräch befasste sich mit dem Schießlärm, welcher durch die US-Standortschießanlage Böblingen-Murkenbach verursacht wird.