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  • U.S. Army Surgeon General honored by French government

    Nov 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Surgeon General received France's National Order of Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) award during a ceremony held in the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., Nov. 12, 2013.

  • USAG Ansbach, American Legion celebrate Veterans Day at 12th CAB HQ

    Nov 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and American Legion David Chavez Post 1982 hosted a Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial Park at 12th Combat Aviation Brigade headquarters Nov. 7.

  • Sky Soldiers jump with Italian paratroopers

    Nov 7, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- Sky Soldiers from the 173d Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) joined with paratroopers from the Italian army's 9th Regiment and Carabinieri military police at Aviano Air Base Nov. 5, 2013 to conduct a St. Michael's Day Jump.

  • JFK exhibit: Learning about a critical time in German-American relations

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It might seem like ancient history to Wiesbaden Middle School students. But thanks to a special exhibition on display at the school through Nov. 24, students are getting a chance to revisit a crucial time in the history of German-American relations -- the four-day visit by President John F. Kennedy to Germany five decades ago.

  • German members of Outreach-KONTAKT program enjoy American Halloween

    Nov 6, 2013

    Members of the German-American Friendship program Outreach-KONTAKT visit Katterbach Kaserne to participate in Halloween events.

  • 402nd AFSB leadership takes SHARP program to next level

    Nov 5, 2013

    The SHARP program -- the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault / Response and Prevention program -- is not only the top stated priority for the Army's top leadership, but is also top priority for Col. James Kinkade, commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Ferdinand.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • US Soldiers step up to German cultural scene, take 'everybody by storm'

    Oct 31, 2013

    The BOSS Urban Dancers -- a group of seven U.S. Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program -- showcased their brand of American hip-hop at Schweinfurt's Nacht der Kultur Oct. 5, marking the group's first choreographed performance outside garrison gates.

  • US, Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

    Oct 31, 2013

    DEVESELU AIR BASE, Romania - Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Monday on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance's collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense.

  • Sky Soldiers clean up Italian city

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) gave back to the Camisano community Oct. 19, working with Italian volunteers to paint a school and trim hedges around the grounds of the local Alpini association.

  • 405th AFSBn-Germany receives 'Herculean' effort in support of European Activity Set mission

    Oct 31, 2013

    The arrival of the M88A2s was just the tip of iceberg of equipment arriving in EUCOM from multiple AMC locations throughout the world to support the building of the European Activity Set. Some of the EAS equipment will come from CONUS, South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and AFSBn-Italy (Livorno). Other equipment is currently in possession of the Army in Europe and will also be sent to Tower Barracks to fill the EAS requirements.

  • More than mere competition: Avn Regt Soldiers compete in Dutch military event, raises event standard

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They were just hoping to meet competition standards and at the very least, not finish last as the first U.S. team to compete in the a military skills contest in Oranje Kaserne, Netherlands.

  • Combat Sports Program: Instilling confidence, courage through combat sports

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Instilling confidence and courage into community members is a primary objective of the Combat Sports Program.

  • KSF medics becoming self-sustainable

    Oct 26, 2013

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Kosovo Security Force soldiers graduated from a First Responder train-the-trainer course at a ceremony held at Camp Skenderbue Oct. 25. Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical led the 5-day course designed to teach the critical life-saving skills needed when responding to a medical emergency while also teaching the students to train and certify their own soldiers in future courses.

  • JMTC Soldier found dead at off-post residence

    Oct 25, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- A U.S. Army Soldier was found unconscious at his home in Hohenburg, Germany and pronounced dead at the scene by a German doctor at approximately 2:00 p.m. Oct. 19.

  • Training takes special operations snipers to new heights in Europe

    Oct 25, 2013

    Seventeen multi-national special operations snipers dug in to the mountains near Lizum, Austria this month to learn how to use high-altitude terrain to their advantage as part of the International Special Training Centre's (ISTC) High Angle/Urban Sniper Course, Oct. 13-26.

  • USAREUR to participate in Steadfast Jazz 2013

    Oct 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe and Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers will be working alongside multinational Soldiers from 17 countries for the upcoming NATO exercise Steadfast Jazz 13, in Poland and Norway, Oct. 27 through Nov. 9.

  • KFOR soldiers test readiness at Silver Saber

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP VRELO, Kosovo (October 16, 2013) --U.S. soldiers from Company C, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment quickly unload their helicopters and with shields and batons in hand, rush towards their staging area. Just up the road, members from the Kosovo Police and the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) are attempting to calm a growing group of demonstrators. The crowd is becoming increasingly violent and EULEX's capabilities to disperse the crowd are quickly exceeded.

  • Sappers return home after Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 24, 2013

    Family, friends and fellow Soldiers welcomed home the Soldiers of the 370th Sapper Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, at a redeployment ceremony honoring their return at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's Freedom Fitness Facility Oct. 11.

  • Commitment to SHARP incorporated into OER, NCOER

    Oct 24, 2013

    Effective immediately, all officers and noncommissioned officers will include goals and objectives that adhere to Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program on their Officer Evaluation Report or NCO Evaluation Report.

  • Nineteen Europe-based organizations earn Army-level awards in annual Combined Logistics Excellence A

    Oct 23, 2013

    Nineteen logistics organizations from across Europe earned Army-level honors in this year's Chief of Staff, Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Soldiers remember fallen CID special agent

    Oct 22, 2013

    Soldiers honored the memory of Sgt. Joseph Peters -- the first special agent from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID -- to die in combat since the command was established in 1971. Peters, 24, of Springfield, Mo., was killed Oct. 6 by enemy explosives in Zhari District, near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • 'First in Support' soldiers assist 5-7 ADA equipment inspections

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's headquarters and 16th Sustainment Brigade assisted the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery with equipment inspections Oct 7-18 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • 409th CSB earns Army awards for excellence in contracting

    Oct 21, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two 409th Contracting Support Brigade civilians are recipients of the 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers show off advantages of Army's Forward Arming and Refueling Point system

    Oct 18, 2013

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment here demonstrated the effectiveness of Forward Arming and Refueling Point fueling operations during a training session observed by members of the Defense Logistic Agency's Europe and Africa program and an exchange officer with the French Army's military fuel service.

  • 30th Medical Command redesignated as 30th Medical Brigade

    Oct 18, 2013

    Europe's 30th Medical Command inactivated and the unit reverted to 30th Medical Brigade during a ceremony in Sembach, Germany, Oct. 18.

  • Commander's Cup levels the playing field for WTU Soldiers

    Oct 17, 2013

    Soldiers roll to victory for wheelchair Ultimate Frisbee

  • Army, German leaders connect on shared community issues

    Oct 17, 2013

    Hohenfels senior leaders from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) and neighboring German Burgermeisters (BM) convened in the medieval castle of Lupburg on the 16th of October in an effort to foster community relations and build upon their long standing friendship.

  • Flag etiquette ensures proper flag disposal

    Oct 16, 2013

    In cooperation with the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, and the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, Soldiers at USAG Bamberg conducted a flag disposal ceremony earlier this month.

  • CTF Dragoon NCOs selected as new members of SAMC

    Oct 15, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan- Four Combined Task Force Dragoon Troopers joined an elite group of noncommissioned officers when International Security Assistance Force, Regional Command South, held a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board Oct. 11, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • IJC commander visits Dragoon Troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley, commanding officer of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, visited Troopers and leaders of Combined Task Force Dragoon Oct. 10, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield and Forward Operating Base Zangabad, Afghanistan.

  • All Hazards: U.S., host nation first responders train to be prepared

    Oct 9, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hundreds of U.S. and host nation first responders swarmed a Wiesbaden school on Sept. 28 in response to a hostage situation and reports of explosions at the scene. Thankfully, the annual training event was part of a fictional scenario designed to put emergency reponse procedures to the test.

  • JMTC introduces new Unmanned Aerial System training facility to German press, dignitaries

    Oct 9, 2013

  • Senior U.S., European land forces leaders meet to discuss common security challenges, build partners

    Oct 3, 2013

    Senior land forces commanders from 35 European partner nations, the U.S. and Canada convened in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 30, 2013, to discuss the future of cooperative European security, during the 21st Annual Conference of European Armies.

  • Hohenfels Falcons honor their German training partners

    Oct 3, 2013

    It was an exciting day on the parade field at Schweppermann Kaserne as US and German Soldiers displayed their friendship and camaraderie during a pre-deployment ceremony which celebrated the strong partnership that has existed between the Falcon Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) Team and 472nd Logistics Battalion (Bundeswehr).

  • USACE delivers new Outdoor Recreation Complex in Germany

    Oct 2, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sunshine, blue skies and a splendid fall afternoon set up an idyllic backdrop for the grand opening of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Complex at Grafenwoehr Training Area. Military and civilian leaders gathered here Sept. 24 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officials to cut the ribbon on the new Wild B.O.A.R.

  • NTCC bolsters host-nation support in Belgium

    Oct 2, 2013

    Senior military leaders representing 20 allied and partner nations converged on Antwerp Sept. 23 for a meeting designed to advance initiatives agreed to by 20 senior allied and partner nation logisticians in May 2013, strengthen bilateral host-nation support coordination processes and improve communication coordination.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' volunteer to paint Vicenza soccer stadium

    Sep 30, 2013

    Ten Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), stationed at Caserma Del Din, Italy, picked up their paint rollers and joined Vicenza locals, Sept. 21, 2013, to help repaint the Stadio "Romeo Menti."

  • 173rd IBCT (Airborne) lands in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 30, 2013

    As installations in Europe prepare for closure, units relocate to Grafenwoehr

  • Historic M3 vehicles leave USAG Bamberg

    Sep 30, 2013

    As U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg prepares for closure, two M3 half-tracks and two M3 scout cars left USAG Bamberg Sept. 27 on a truck to Kaiserslautern, where they will be stored in a depot.

  • A new chapter: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

    Sep 27, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Army closed a chapter in its history Sept.26 at Kleber Kaserne, furling colors of two Army garrisons and opening one anew, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. The ceremony marked an end to the U.S. Army's garrison in Heidelberg and Mannheim, with the casing of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg' colors. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern was redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers get hands on during Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course

    Sep 25, 2013

    Twenty mechanics from throughout the 21st Theater Sustainment Command faced broken and overturned vehicles during a three week course designed to help Soldiers recover damaged, stuck and otherwise immobilized vehicles.

  • Community's 'bootprint' is now U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

    Sep 24, 2013

    USAG Grafenwoehr officially becomes USAG Bavaria in a designation ceremony

  • SLIDESHOW: USAG Grafenwoehr gets a new name

    Sep 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, which includes the communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch, is officially renamed from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Sept. 24.

  • Joint Multinational Training Command hosts exercise Combined Endeavor 2013

    Sep 23, 2013

    Representative formations of 38 nations, including the U.S., gathered on a Camp Aachen's parade field at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Sept. 12,2013, marking the start of the U.S. European Command's Exercise Combined Endeavor 2013.

  • USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

    Sep 23, 2013

    USAREUR's initiative toward SHARP is a push to change the culture to one in which no Soldier, at any level, tolerates sexual harassment or assault, all Soldiers are held accountable for their actions, and all victims are protected.

  • VMC remembers 9/11 attacks

    Sep 20, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 with its traditional commemorative ceremony at the Post Chapel Sept. 11

  • Resiliency key in suicide prevention

    Sep 20, 2013

    Sept. 25 stand down aims to raise awareness of suicide within the Army

  • USAREUR's senior NCO shares thoughts on discipline, leadership, accountability

    Sep 19, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You have a responsibility to be disciplined in your conduct and your behavior and to hold your Soldiers accountable." That's one of the messages U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport shared with Wiesbaden noncommissioned officers during a visit to the community Sept. 12.

  • FLEP opens door to aspiring JAGs

    Sep 19, 2013

    Officers interested in obtaining a law degree and becoming a member of the Army's legal team can apply for acceptance into the Funded Legal Education Program.

  • Train the trainers part of preparing ANA for transition

    Sep 19, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In a maintenance bay filled with sand-colored trucks, Afghan soldiers had the hoods open and the wrenches turning Sept. 12, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan.

  • Europe District Forward Engineer Support Team deploys to Jordan

    Sep 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After a swift training stint and buildup this summer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced is on the move again. The 16-member unit recently left for a six-month deployment to Amman, Jordan, where it's part of a special U.S. task force set up to build the nation's capabilities and help provide aid for thousands of refugees pouring in from neighboring Syria.

  • Shadows provide mission support from sky

    Sep 17, 2013

    On a narrow stretch of road fashioned into a runway at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Combined Task Force Dragoon, launch unmanned aircraft to safely maintain a view of the battlefield from the sky.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers take 2nd place in international shooting competition

    Sep 17, 2013

    The "Eagle's Rock NETOPS" team of Sgt. First Class William Valentine, Sgt. First Class Nicholas Long, Sgt. Jerimah Johnson and Master Sgt. William Edwards from the 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade took second place in the best team category at the 4th International Joe Wetzl Shooting Competition.

  • USAREUR emphasizes "Together, ready and resilient" Sept. 24-26

    Sep 17, 2013

    Units and organizations throughout the Army in Europe will be conducting ready and resilient activities to reduce risky behaviors, increase resiliency, remove stigma from seeking help and encourage early intervention during a ready and resilient suicide prevention stand-down Sept. 24-26.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers participate in SRP

    Sep 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command conducted Soldier Readiness Processing Sept. 7-8 here to improve the unit's overall mission readiness.

  • Dandolo MOUT facility opens at Maniago, Italy

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. and Italian military officials gathered at Maniago, Italy, Sept. 4 to officially mark the opening of a newly completed Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain facility. Known as the Dandolo site, the facility resembles a small village or living compound, and is located in close proximity to important joint training areas presently used by both Italian and U.S. forces. The quality of training infrastructure in the Veneto Region has significantly enhanced the ability of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) to conduct its home station training in Italy.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge: a chance to earn the coveted award

    Sep 13, 2013

    In the dead of a pitch black night, a Soldier's face is inches from a map illuminated only by the red glow from his head lamp. The rain pours from the starless sky and makes his task that much more difficult.

  • U.S. Army Europe civilian receives award for personnel management

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. recognized one of USAREUR's outstanding civilian employees here with the John J. Dinnien Civilian Award for Excellence, Sept. 13, 2013.

  • Era ends in Heidelberg as U.S. Army Europe transforms

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe closed its garrison and former headquarters last week in Heidelberg, Germany, and the U.S. Army Europe commander said two more major garrisons will close during his command's transformation to a smaller and more agile force.

  • Helicopter makes emergency landing north of Gunzenhausen

    Sep 12, 2013

    A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter made an emergency landing Sept. 12 near Gunzenhausen, Germany.

  • USAG Ansbach walks, runs, wears yellow to bring awareness to suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2013

    A 3-kilometer run/walk Sept. 6 was organized by the garrison Army Substance Abuse Program, in coordination with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to commemorate September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • V Corps honors Germany military badge recipients, thanks Bundeswehr for support in final ceremony

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members of V Corps gathered for one last ceremony on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne before officially inactivating on Sept. 15. As German and American guests looked on in the Tony Bass Fitness Center Sept. 6, Col. John Spiszer, V Corps chief of staff, talked about the storied unit's longstanding relationship in Germany -- more than six decades -- and thanked German Bundeswehr partners for their support and help in encouraging members of the corps to be recognized with host nation marksmanship and fitness awards.

  • USAREUR honors former Wiesbaden lord mayor for friendship, support

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Former Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Dr. Helmut Müller was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal during a ceremony in the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center Aug. 28. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, presented Müller with the medal before a standing room only crowd of Soldiers and civilians.

  • LRMC Receives MEDCOM Award for Things That Didn't Happen

    Sep 10, 2013

    If you're looking for unsafe excitement, best stay away from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. During 2012, no one died or suffered a permanent disability, there were no occupational illnesses or serious cases of property damage, and the number of injuries that did occur dropped from 94 to 76 compared with the previous year.

  • SSD-1 required for promotion to sergeant as of Jan. 1, 2014

    Sep 10, 2013

    Effective Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. Army active component and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers must complete Structured Self Development level one, commonly referred to by the acronym 'SSD-1,' to be eligible for recommendation to the rank of sergeant.

  • CTF Dragoon transfer-of-authority ceremonies

    Sep 9, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Combined Task Force Dragoon assumes responsibility of the remaining districts in Kandahar Province.

  • Seasoned Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2013

    Three Soldiers share their stories of decadeslong service in Army, the reasons they joined and why they stayed.

  • MacArthur Leadership Award program nomination period begins

    Sep 5, 2013

    Units may nominate outstanding junior officers and warrant officers for the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award from now through Oct. 28.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach provides chance for Germans, Americans to enjoy each others' hospitality

    Sep 5, 2013

    Americans, Germans and anyone else wishing to meet new people and connect with a different culture have an opportunity to do just that now that the Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach Club has taken off and is hosting regular Stammtisch events.

  • CTF Dragoon assumes responsibility for all of Kandahar Province

    Sep 5, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Combined Task Force Dragoon (2d Cavalry Regiment) has officially taken the reigns of the western and northern portions of Kandahar Province from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, during a ceremony Sept. 5, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Why We Serve: Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis

    Sep 4, 2013

    As a boy growing up in Mount Juliet, Tenn., U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis dreamed he would one day become a Soldier. Sitting beside his grandfather, listening to war stories, Mathis would act out his grandfather's tales with his little green action figures.

  • VMC marks Women's Equality Day

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community celebrates Women's Equality Day with a ceremonial march through the streets.

  • Team RWB enriches lives of veterans

    Sep 4, 2013

    Team RWB offers veterans in the Vicenza Military Community family-friendly activities that include physical challenges as well as social events.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • Workhorse Co. Soldiers join Lisiera Alpini to refurbish Strada Scarubbi for annual memorial march

    Sep 3, 2013

    Workhorse Company Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, Italy, joined with members of the Lisiera (Vicenza) Alpini Aug. 24 in clearing the highest 2-kilometer stretch of the Scarubbi Road leading to the peak of Monte Pasubio in advance of an annual memorial pilgrimage. The heights and the roadway running through it are sacred ground to the Alpini. From 1916 to 1918, during World War I, the Italian Army maintained a stronghold of the Austro-Hungarian front here at positions on top of Monte Pasubio at enormous cost in lives.

  • Panel discusses women's equality in Army on 93rd anniversary of passage of 19th Amendment

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a panel discussion at the Von Steuben Community Center Aug. 26 on the subject of women's equality. The panel was held in celebration of Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

  • Labor Day Holiday -- Recognition of Army civilians

    Aug 29, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, reminds the FMC of the importance of Labor Day and of the importance of staying safe over the long weekend.

  • Warrior Zone services, programs move to Conn Barracks

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's lone Soldier recreation area and restaurant at Ledward Barracks here will close Aug. 31 and shift all its services and programs to Conn Barracks.

  • Cadets intern at EUCOM, act as force multiplier

    Aug 29, 2013

    As college students from across the country prepared for a summer of work, vacation, and pool-side fun, a handful prepared for a summer internship in Stuttgart, Germany with the United States European Military Command The purpose of the Cadets' internship is to broaden their understanding of the Army, how the military-all branches of service--works in a joint environment, how different military jobs relate to a Combatant Command--military commands organized on a geographical or functional basis--and how they work with different allied nations. Such experience is an education that Cadets don't usually receive. Think of it as working for a local company, and you are given the chance to spend a year at a joint corporate venture overseas where several similar companies do business under the same umbrella. While there, you learn about regulations, country business codes and practices, international marketing and business strategies, logistics--and other issues that you had never thought about. But all of it will make you much better in your job at home.

  • Professional development opportunity takes officers, NCOs to former Cold War outpost

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sixteen officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians took a trip back into the Cold War Aug. 2 as part of a professional development initiative. The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders visited the Point Alpha Memorial near Fulda to get a better understanding of the history of events during the Cold War era and to build camaraderie in the unit.

  • 16th SB Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Aug 28, 2013

    During the duty day at Operation Immediate Response, he can be found issuing water, in processing personnel or even passing out laundry bundles to U.S. Soldiers and service members from the Balkan region of Europe. In the evening, when the computers are powered down and the exercise is on pause, he builds international bonds by engaging in a European pasttime, soccer.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • U.S. Army Europe legal officials ready to assist officers interested in attending law school at Army

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Army is planning to send up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense under the Funded Legal Education Program this year.

  • SSG Patrick Hampton - 19D Cavalry Scout "2 CR Legacy Profile"

    Aug 26, 2013

    2nd Cavalry Regiment Legacy Profile Staff Sgt. Patrick Hampton - 19D Cavalry Scout with Combined Task Force Dragoon. Visit 2CR website: Like us on facebook: Check out photos: Follow us on twitter: Production by SSG Jose Ibarra 2 CR Public Affairs Office Kandahar Afghanistan

  • 'First in Support' warriors build partnership at Immediate Response

    Aug 26, 2013

    'First in Support' warriors build partnership at Immediate Response

  • 21st TSC soldiers and children share first day of school in Kaiserslautern Military Community

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Europe dropped their children off for their first day of school.

  • Team concept debuts at USAREUR Best Warrior

    Aug 23, 2013

    Soldiers and junior officers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior competition are not only competing as individuals for the title of "Best Warrior," but also as teams throughout the competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 18-23.

  • 'First in Support' CG hosts town hall, discusses cutbacks, mission, future

    Aug 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted a town hall for Department of the Army Civilians and local national employees at the Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh Military Complex Aug. 21.

  • Army in Europe human resource award opens for nominations

    Aug 23, 2013

    Army in Europe commanders have until Nov. 15 to nominate their top-performing human resource personnel for the USAREUR G1 Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program.

  • Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning

    Aug 23, 2013

    The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored Sportfisher and the shore. "I think he thinks you're drowning," the husband said to his wife. They were splashing each other and she had screamed, but now they were just standing on the sand bar in neck-deep water. "We're fine, what is he doing?" she asked, a little annoyed. "We're fine!" the husband yelled, waving him off, but the captain kept swimming hard. "Move!" the captain barked as he hurried past the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their 9-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears, "Daddy!"

  • USAREUR's top Soldiers named 'Best Warrior'

    Aug 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe named its top Soldier, noncommissioned officer and junior officer here today after a weeklong competition which tested 32 competitors on a variety of events from Aug. 18-23 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 22, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • Commander's message: Keeping your child safe when they head back to school

    Aug 22, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, encourages FMC parents to keep their children safe as their children return to school this autumn.

  • German recognized for heroism at autobahn crash

    Aug 22, 2013

    A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj's face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley. Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the Germany army, rescued them from a severe car wreck -- a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj's own daughters. For Lukaj and Colton, the reunion on a sunny day in the park helped both find closure on a traumatic experience.

  • 16th SB Soldiers train with rough terrain container handler

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade attended a two-week course on the Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Aug. 5 through 16.

  • Partnership blossoms between SFAT and ANA kandak

    Aug 19, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Teams with Combined Task Force Dragoon have forged relationships with the Afghan National Army for over a month as the task force's mission continues in southern Afghanistan.

  • KFOR takes part in pilgrimage

    Aug 18, 2013

    LETNICA, Kosovo (August 15, 2013) -- Kosovo Force soldiers took part in a pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnica to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Aug. 15.

  • Baumholder's mud run was a real tough mudder

    Aug 16, 2013

    There was plenty of mud for all of the more than 400 participants at this year's Shock N' Rock Reloaded motivational mud run Aug. 8 on Baumholder's Military Training Area.

  • Delve deeper into the German culture with Kontakt

    Aug 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Want to improve your German, make new friends and delve deeper into the German culture? Then Wiesbaden's Kontakt-Outreach Club may be just for you. "We're looking for new American members," said Sabine Reighard-Orf, a member of Wiesbaden's Kontakt-Outreach Club.


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