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  • Memorial service held for USAREUR veteran; remembered for his impact in Europe, NATO

    Jul 28, 2015

    Jeff Parmer, retired Army Lt. Col. and Department of the Army civilian at U.S. Army Europe headquarters, was remembered for his courage, commitment and friendship at a Hainerberg Chapel memorial service July 24.

  • Forces conduct multinational Exercise Minden Shock river crossing

    Jul 28, 2015

    More than 200 multinational forces came together to execute a tactical crossing on the Weser River during Exercise "Minden Shock," July 28.

  • New precision guided fuse for artillerymen in Europe

    Jul 28, 2015

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a New Equipment Training Live Fire Exercise, July 23-28, here.

  • Rapid Trident moves to the field

    Jul 28, 2015

    Members of the 18-nation exercise Rapid Trident 2015 are transitioning to their two-day field training today, July 29, 2015, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Exercise Saber Guardian joins Rapid Trident in Ukraine

    Jul 28, 2015

    Approximately 1,800 Soldiers, from 18 different nations, trained together during the 12-day multinational Exercises Saber Guardian and Rapid Trident here, July 20-31.

  • National Commission on the Future of the Army visits Europe

    Jul 28, 2015

    Retired Gen. Larry R. Ellis, a member of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, speaks to a reporter at Army Europe Headquarters, July 28, during a press event, here.

  • Army Europe headquarters opens exhibit on history of unit

    Jul 28, 2015

    A white ribbon was cut apart to officially open a small, yet densely-decorated historical museum in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 28, highlighting the major achievements in Army Europe's history, which dates back to World War I.

  • NATO officer visits US Soldiers in Poland

    Jul 28, 2015

    A senior NATO officer visited U.S. troops in Poland July 27 to observe their training and discuss their increasing role within the alliance.

  • Marshall Center library's newest donation showcases maritime piracy

    Jul 27, 2015

    Portuguese navy officer donates book on maritime piracy to the Research Library of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • Lessons from the past: Visiting one of the largest mass-murder sites in history

    Jul 27, 2015

    It can sometimes be difficult to fully grasp the magnitude of something solely from a history lesson. Often times, to completely understand, people must see it for themselves.

  • US, Polish Soldiers send rounds down range in team live fire exercise

    Jul 27, 2015

    After training together for weeks, U.S. and Polish Soldiers got one last chance to see how effectively they could communicate and work together in an exercise, which would demonstrate their ability to send hot lead down range.

  • Oberdachstetten Local Training Area: Hidden in plain sight

    Jul 24, 2015

    OBERDACHSTETTEN, Germany -- Tucked away within the northern fringe of the Frankenhöhe nature park lies a place where the decaying skeletons of the area's World War II past bear witness to 21st century Soldiers training with today's high-tech equipment on state-of-the-art training facilities.

  • US, Moldovan signaleers build communications interoperability

    Jul 24, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Moldovan army, conducted communications training here as part of Exercise Common Effort 15, July 20-22.

  • Army's top intel officer visits Army Europe

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, met with leaders and Soldiers while visiting U.S. Army Europe's area of responsibility, July 20-24.

  • US, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

    Jul 23, 2015

    Under the hot Ukrainian sun, Soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 21.

  • A Stryker crew's journey to 'top gun'

    Jul 23, 2015

    Many different teams go down the range and fire at targets when units are completing gunnery training. However, in the end, only one crew can be the best.

  • European Security Studied, Discussed In Special Seminar at Marshall Center

    Jul 23, 2015

    Senior U.S. and NATO officials meet at Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to discuss threats facing NATO and the European Union.

  • Army Europe awards German Soldiers Combat Action Badge

    Jul 22, 2015

    German Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, Army Europe's chief of staff, honored four German military police Soldiers with the Combat Action Badge, in a ceremony, July 8.

  • Providing care in the clinic, on the drop zone

    Jul 21, 2015

    There's inherent physical risks involved with being a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and few people are as aware of these risks as the Army physician assistant that provides medical care for America's sky soldiers.

  • Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 begins in Ukraine

    Jul 21, 2015

    The "Warriors" of Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 began their multi-national exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center with an opening ceremony here, July 20.

  • Baumholder Air defense unit enhance their skills on Patriot equipment

    Jul 21, 2015

    The 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducted a field training exercise June 16-26 at the Baumholder Training Area. 5-7 Soldiers conduct battle drills. The mission of the FTX was to certify battle ready crews on Patriot equipment, ensure battalion readiness standards and conduct battle drills tailored to their current mission.

  • US, Estonian soldiers conduct Exercise Saaremaa Island

    Jul 20, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers, with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined their Estonian military and civilian counterparts to participate in the Kubarsaare Raid land navigation exercise, Saaremaa Island in Estonia, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, July 18.

  • US and Polish paratroopers join forces for airborne jump

    Jul 20, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers with 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Polish soldiers from the 6th Airborne Brigade, conducted an airborne training exercise July 18 at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

  • 12th CAB activates 5th Aviation Maintenance Detachment

    Jul 20, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The 5th Aviation Maintenance Detachment of the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade was activated here at hanger 3 on Katterbach Kaserne, July 20.

  • 928th Contracting Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ‐ The 928th Contracting Battalion has a new commander. Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes, assumed command July 14 during a ceremony here. He succeeds Lt. Col. Robert C. Murray.

  • 903rd Contracting Battalion assesses capabilities with field training exercise

    Jul 17, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 903rd Contracting Battalion recently conducted a field training exercise to assess its contracting capabilities in a deployed environment.

  • Riggers help 'Sky Soldiers' stay mission-capable during Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 17, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - "Rigger!" For most U.S. military personnel, shouting this word means very little, but for those that are airborne qualified, it is a request for assistance; assistance that evokes a level of assurance and safety that makes jumping from an aircraft at over 10,000 feet less nerve racking.

  • Veteran looks back on life of military, civilian service as 80 nears

    Jul 16, 2015

    Dr. Robert Schloesser, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's former director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in August, wrapped up a highly-lauded career in April after having served as an Army officer for 27 years including two tours to Vietnam and as an Army civilian for many more.

  • Dynamic Victory challenges UK, US cadets

    Jul 16, 2015

    Cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the United States Military Academy, West Point combine forces to tackle many challenging scenarios during exercise Dynamic Victory held at the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • 12th CAB transports delegation to Potocari Memorial

    Jul 16, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (July 11, 2015) -- Three CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion of the 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, here, left Saturday to transport the Former President of the United States Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and several other generals and senators to the Potocari Memorial in Bosnia for the 20th anniversary of the July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.

  • US Stryker crews sharpen skills during gunnery training in Poland

    Jul 16, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, participated in mounted gunnery training at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland, July 15.

  • Joining forces: Bilateral training conducted in Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2015

    A bilateral exercise was conducted today by U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers as part of Atlantic Resolve, a multinational training and security cooperation of NATO allies, taking place across Europe.

  • Training management course helps commanders

    Jul 15, 2015

    The Combined Arms Training Center, or CATC, conducted its pilot Unit Training Management Leader Development Course here, July 13-17.

  • U.S. NATO, USAREUR senior leaders meet for SALM 2015

    Jul 15, 2015

    GARMISCH, Germany -- Representatives with U.S. European Command, U.S. Army Europe and multiple NATO headquarters gathered for the Senior Army Leaders' Meeting 2015, a forum hosted by United States Army NATO Brigade and chaired by Maj. Gen. William Gayler, the U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding general.

  • German and US Soldiers come together for an exchange of culture and more

    Jul 15, 2015

    With the Army restructuring initiative in full swing, U.S. Soldiers from 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and German soldiers from the Reginalstab Nord, FwRes Bamberg came together one last time, for a true international exchange.

  • US Soldiers, German clubs aim for top spot at marksmanship competition

    Jul 14, 2015

    In collaboration with the town of Herrieden, Germany, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted the Herrieden Shoot at the garrison's Oberdachstetten Training Area July 10.

  • Soldiers from the 412th are awarded the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Jul 14, 2015

    A total of 97 Soldiers from the 412th Aviation Support Battalion received the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during an award ceremony here, at Shipton Kaserne, July 13.

  • Counterterrorism course stresses 'global team against a global threat'

    Jul 13, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' premier counterterrorism course helps to build a "global team against a global threat."

  • Tanzanian army chief visits JMTC

    Jul 13, 2015

    On a 2-day tour through the U.S. Army's training area in Bavaria, Maj. Gen. Salim Mustafa Kijuu, land force commander of the Tanzanian People's Defence Force, and Brig. Gen Zoma Mathik Kongo, director of operations for the TPDF, got a taste of the training capabilities available from the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Medical Support Unit-Europe, new commander

    Jul 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers, Families and friends of the Medical Support Unit Europe welcomed Lt. Col. Bidemi Y. Olaniyi-Leyimu during a July 11 change of command ceremony at Daenner Kaserne.

  • Command team visits Team Estonia, Engineers

    Jul 11, 2015

    Despite the scattered showers, Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, of Arbutus, Maryland, commander of 21st Theater Sustainment Command visited Tapa Army Base and the Central Training Area in Estonia July 9, to meet with Soldiers currently serving there as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in Germany

    Jul 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and their commanders in the Grafenwoehr training area to talk to and listen to them, July 9.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade and Allies welcome new commander

    Jul 9, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a Change of Command ceremony at Caserma Del Din here July 9, 2015 between Col. Michael L. Foster and Col. Gregory K. Anderson.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' remember their history with building dedication

    Jul 8, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The fitness center and pool on Caserma Del Din here were renamed after three notable paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's history in a ceremony July 8, 2015.

  • U.S. Ambassador visits Colorado Guardsman during project in Slovenia

    Jul 8, 2015

    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Airmen from the 140th Civil Engineering Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, got a visit from the U.S. ambassador to Slovenia during a recent renovation project at a Slovenian military base near Postojna, July 8, 2015.

  • New commander for International Special Forces Training Center

    Jul 7, 2015

    The Soldiers, Officers and Civilian employees of the International Special Training Centre welcomed their new commander July 2, 2015. Lt. Col. Harry C. Marson V relinquished command of the training center to Lt. Col. Matthew D. Coburn during a ceremony held on the parade grounds of Staufer Kaserne.

  • NCNG and Moldovan Ground Forces train in Germany

    Jul 7, 2015

    Armed with riot shields and batons, North Carolina National Guardsmen with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 252nd Armored Regiment and a platoon of soldiers with the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion, Moldovan Ground Forces trained in riot control tactics while at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here June 25, 2015.

  • Guard battalion assumes command of multinational force in Kosovo

    Jul 7, 2015

    First Combined Arms Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment Alpha Company, assumed responsibility for the Multinational Battle Group-East Forward Command Post during a transition of authority ceremony at Camp Marechal de Lattre De Tassigny in Kosovo, July 4.

  • Soldiers celebrate independence with Lithuanian partners

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers have often celebrated the nation's independence far from home, but this year some of them shared their celebration with allies and friends in Lithuania. About 80 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element, currently deployed to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, shared a bit of U.S. culture at a 4th of July barbecue and learned about Lithuanian culture and history as the Baltic country celebrated their nation's birth on July 6.

  • US Soldiers participate in multinational foreign jump wings event

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers recently joined together to participate in a foreign jump wings event, which would culminate in an awards ceremony presided over by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army Europe, Lithuanian Land Forces sign memo of understanding, outline shared strategic vision

    Jul 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe and the Lithuanian Land Forces signed a memo of understanding outlining the two armies' shared strategic vision for future bilateral cooperation in a ceremony, in Alytaus, Lithuania, July 5, 2015.

  • Polish, US soldiers participate in tactics training

    Jul 6, 2015

    Familiarization is key to a successful partnership. To begin their mission during Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and the Polish soldiers of the 6th Airborne Brigade participated in a tactics and equipment familiarization exercise beginning July 2 at the Nowa Dęba Training Area in southern Poland.

  • Estonia, US celebrate freedom, friendship

    Jul 4, 2015

    Under clear skies and a warm breeze, more than 1,500 American service members, business owners and Estonian locals gathered at the home of the U.S. Ambassador to Estonia in Tallinn, July 2, to celebrate the United States of America's Independence Day.

  • Metes and bounds: US Army prepares to expand support in Baltic States

    Jul 4, 2015

    Members of the 34th Engineer Detachment's Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance, from U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Northwestern Division, conducted land surveys and structural inspections at a Lithuanian Ministry of Defense base near Mumaiciai, Lithuania, July 2, 2015.

  • Signaliers provide communications for commanders, soldiers during Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 4, 2015

    During any military engagement, the ability of commanders to communicate quickly and effectively with their Soldiers can often determine the outcome of the battle. For the commanders of Operation Atlantic Resolve, this capability is provided by the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, headquartered in Grafenwöhr, Germany.

  • Growing together by leaps and bounds

    Jul 4, 2015

    Though two forces from across the globe from one another may have dividing factors such as language barriers and differences in training or military tactics, the common bond of joint training builds a strong, united front against any adversaries they may face.

  • Polish paratroopers, US cavalry begin allied training

    Jul 3, 2015

    Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade and the U.S. Army's 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment join together for a joint training rotation.

  • 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance) holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 2, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance), held a change of command ceremony at Storck Barracks, Tuesday, to welcome the incoming commander and farewell the outgoing command team.

  • Vicenza bids farewell to Health Center commander, welcomes new leadership

    Jul 2, 2015

    United States Army Health Center -- Vicenza welcomed their new commander during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field in Vicenza, Italy. Outgoing commander Col. Andrew Barr turned relinquished command to Lt. Col. Brian Bender. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Commander Col. James Laterza oversaw the ceremony.

  • Baumholder runners clean up at USAREUR 10-Miler

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Baumholder Army 10-Miler team returned from the U.S. Army in Europe 10-Miler Championship in Grafenwoehr June 27 and 28 with smiles on their faces and a suitcase full of awards.

  • Marshall Center training strengthens transnational civil security network

    Jul 2, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies's Seminar on Transnational Civil Security graduated 55 participants from 35 countries July 1.

  • 19th BCD supports NATO forces at AIRCOM Ramstein Ambition II

    Jul 2, 2015

    Soldiers from 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, supported the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's AIRCOM Ramstein as part of Ambition II 15 exercises, June 20-30, 2015.

  • U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus perform German-American Friendship concert

    Jul 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus performed at a German-American Friendship concert June 30 before an audience of over 1000 people at the Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Europe recognizes Independence Day in ceremony

    Jul 2, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, Army Europe, hosted an Independence Day ceremony at the Keyes Building on Clay Kaserne, here, July 2.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers maintain physical readiness with P3T

    Jul 2, 2015

    Being physically fit is common practice in today's Army but what happens when you start experiencing the trials and tribulations of up to nine months of pregnancy? The Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Program or P3T, helps Soldiers stay fit before, during and after pregnancy.

  • US Army Engineers Contribute to Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 1, 2015

    Soldiers of U.S. Army engineer units from the Tennessee and Alabama National Guard are in Romania and Bulgaria working on military infrastructure projects as part of Operation Resolute Castle 15.

  • 4th Infantry Division temporarily relocates headquarters to Lithuania

    Jul 1, 2015

    The 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element temporarily moved its headquarters from Germany to Lithuania on July 1, 2015 to exercise its expeditionary capability and to demonstrate the U.S. unwavering commitment to our Allies.

  • Infantry division participates in Exercise Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 29, 2015

    After nearly a month of training, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the regionally-aligned brigade to Europe, used all of its knowledge gained from previous training and exercises to execute a combined arms live-fire exercise in Germany, June 25.

  • Quick Strike Battalion cases colors in preparation for move to Alaska

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, officially cased its colors here, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in preparation for its relocation to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The battalion will reform as the first attack reconnaissance battalion permanently assigned to Alaska.

  • U.S. Army Europe on display at Rheinland-Pfalz Tag

    Jun 28, 2015

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and several active-duty units from U.S. Army Europe 's 21st Theater Sustainment Command took part in the annual Rheinland-Pfalz state fair in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

  • British, German Army engineers work together to demonstrate allied bridging capabilities

    Jun 26, 2015

    The United Kingdom's 35th and 75th Engineer Regiments demonstrated their gap-crossing capabilities along with Germany's 130th Heavy Engineer Battalion, for U.S. Army Europe leaders, June 16.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade welcomes incoming commander

    Jun 26, 2015

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade held a change of command ceremony on Ansbach Army Airfield here, June 25, in front of the brigade headquarters. Col. Christopher W. Waters assumed command of the U.S. Army's only aviation brigade in Europe, from Col. Vincent H. Torza. Torza served 24 months as the brigade commander.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade tests new heavy equipment drop zone in northern Italy

    Jun 26, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a demonstration of the brigade's airdrop capabilities by parachuting a military Humvee from a U.S. Air Force C-130 for Italian civic and military leaders at Frida IV Drop Zone near Dandalo, Italy, June 25.

  • Odierno awards LRC-Italy for deployment excellence

    Jun 26, 2015

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, presented the 2014 Deployment Excellence Award Outside the Continental United States to Logistics Readiness Center-Italy, June 10, in Washington, D.C.

  • Marshall Center participant sees how Germany's rescue teams care for injured

    Jun 25, 2015

    Participants from 35 countries attending the Marshall Center's Seminar on Transnational Civil Security learned how Germany's rescue teams care for injured.

  • Senegal and Uganda seek training from JMTC

    Jun 25, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, the Commanding General of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, met with leaders from the Senegal and Uganda army June 23 here.

  • 509th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion welcomed a new commander in a ceremony on Caserma Del Din here June 25.

  • Army Europe engineers support Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jun 24, 2015

    More than 120 Soldiers from Army Europe's 902nd Engineer Company are on site at a training area in Tapa, Estonia, working on constructing buildings, a tank trail, and light demo range, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Leaders from allied nations collaborate for success

    Jun 24, 2015

    When faced with challenges of working side-by-side with counterparts from another military, Legionnaire 1st Lt. Oscar Fraile realizes that he shares many similarities with U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Duval. "It is more similar than I expected," said Fraile, in reference to the U.S. Army's ground movements through urban terrain.

  • Spanish Legion, AFRICOM combine training

    Jun 24, 2015

    Even though 1st Lt. Brenton Westbrook had never worked with the Spanish Legion he knew there were challenges to face. "It's going to be a learning experience," Westbrook said. The lieutenant, one of more than 150 Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, who arrived in Almeria, Spain, for African Readiness Training 15.

  • US, Italian signaleers conduct bilateral communications training

    Jun 23, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Italian 8th Parachute Assault Engineer Regiment, conducted joint communications training in Legnago, Italy, June 16.

  • Army Europe hosts German Ministry of Defense official

    Jun 23, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, welcomed Parliamentary State Secretary Dr. Ralf Brauksiepe, from the German Ministry of Defense, for an office call, June 22, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • USANATO, 1GNC troops host Secretary of Defense

    Jun 23, 2015

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter joined a delegation of NATO defense ministers during a visit to NATO's 1st German Netherlands Corps here June 22.

  • US partners deliver upgraded school in Albania

    Jun 23, 2015

    KUCOVE, Albania - U.S. and Albanian leaders joined students, faculty and parents June 11 to celebrate the reopening of a local school here. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed a $575,000 renovation in support of U.S. Embassy Tirana's Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. European Command's humanitarian-assistance program.

  • Defense secretary to visit Army's Grafenwoehr training area

    Jun 22, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Germany, Estonia and Belgium this week to hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary, senior defense officials said today.

  • Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

    Jun 20, 2015

    The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe.

  • Army paratroopers take beach during exercise

    Jun 19, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint, combined amphibious and air assault from ships in the Baltic Sea here as part of Exercise Baltic Operations 2015, June 17.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits Vicenza, wows the crowd

    Jun 19, 2015

    Soldiers, families, Department of Defense civilians, and Italian nationals excitedly welcomed First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to the Summer Family Fun Day at Villaggio today.

  • ECC commanding general addresses 409th CSB during town hall

    Jun 18, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Brig. Gen. Michael D. Hoskin, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, held a town hall with the 409th Contacting Support Brigade here.

  • Mission Complete as 5-158th Aviation Regiment Cases Colors in Germany

    Jun 18, 2015

    The 5-158th Aviation Regiment from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade cased its colors in Katterbach, Germany on Thursday June 18th. Soldiers from the 5-158th Aviation Regiment held a ceremony Monday at Hangar Five on Katterbach Kaserne, where the battalion's colors were officially cased. The colors are being cased as part of the Army's Aviation Restructuring Initiative implemented earlier this year.

  • 2nd Cav. Regt. Soldiers attend 'Stryker University'

    Jun 18, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment are attending the Army's only Stryker Common Chassis Sustainment Maintenance course, which began this week at Vilseck, Germany. This is the first iteration of the course which will occur quarterly.

  • 509th Signal Battalion wins Army Supply Excellence Award

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion in Vicenza, Italy, was recently recognized as one of the Army's best in logistics, being named a winner in the Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • New CSM assumes responsibility at USAG Benelux

    Jun 17, 2015

    The American flag waved smartly at the assumption of responsibility for USAG Benelux's new command sergeant major during an outdoor ceremony on Caserne Daumerie in Chièvres June 17.

  • Contracting Command recognizes 414th Contracting Support Brigade for excellence

    Jun 16, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Michael Hoskin, commanding general of the Expeditionary Contracting Command in Huntsville, Ala., and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark, ECC command sergeant major, traveled to Vicenza recently to recognize 414th Contracting Support Brigade personnel for their accomplishments over the past year.

  • President of Estonia visits Army Europe

    Jun 16, 2015

    Estonian President Toomas Ilves paid a special visit to Army Europe headquarters in Wiesbaden, June 13.

  • Bad Windsheim, Illesheim officials take walking tour of Storck Barracks

    Jun 16, 2015

    Several local government officials and members of their families from the towns of Bad Windsheim and Illesheim and a member of the press visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Storck Barracks June 12, 2015.

  • Army NATO, Allied soldiers conduct Exercise Noble Jump in Poland

    Jun 15, 2015

    The exercise will test the 1GNC headquarters' ability to rapidly deploy and provide command and control to NATO forces deployed in response to a security threat, a key component of the VJTF and NATO Response Force concepts.

  • USAREUR Soldiers and civilian receive Engineer Regiment awards

    Jun 5, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe engineers were awarded three out of the six awards given annually for 2015.

  • Army Europe, Czech Republic celebrates 70th anniversary of Operation Cowboy

    May 26, 2015

    This past weekend, Ryan Meyer, 2nd Cavalry Regiment's Reed Museum director and Molly Bompane, U.S. Army Europe curator, helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Cowboy and the 100th anniversary of the breeding farm from which the horses were rescued, Hostoun, Czech Republic.

  • Estonian Defense Force soldier fires U.S. weapon

    May 25, 2015

    From the top of a hill, overlooking the dense Estonian woods, the first firing order, U.S. Soldiers with Team Estonia staged their Humvees in preparation for the live-fire small arms and missile ranges at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia, May 23.