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  • Family Fun Day thrives despite bad weather

    May 29, 2013

    Soldiers and their Family members celebrated the past year's homecomings from deployment with a special day of fun activities.

  • Remembering the fallen

    May 29, 2013

    Community members gather to pay tribute on Memorial Day

  • 'Retreat' ceremony more than music

    May 29, 2013

    Though the practice of observing 'Retreat' differs between communities, all should respect this tradition

  • Gold Star mother celebrates son's life

    May 29, 2013

    Carrie Farley visits Grafenwoehr to connect with her son's unit, friends

  • 414th CSB contracting Soldiers support African mission

    May 29, 2013

    The 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, recently supported the Flintlock 2013 exercise in Mauritania, Africa, with two contingency contracting officers.

  • JRD-East changes hands for KFOR mission

    May 28, 2013

    Joint Readiness Detachment-East, made up of U.S. and international soldiers, changed hands May 26 from the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment of the South Carolina National Guard to the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade of Fort Bragg, N.C., as a part of their assumption of the Kosovo Forces mission.

  • Camp Novo Selo welcomes new command

    May 28, 2013

    Responsibility for the Multinational Battle Group-East Forward Command Post transferred from 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, activated out of Union, S.C., to 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, from Fort Bragg, N.C., at a ceremony held at Camp Novo Selo May 24.

  • Task Force Medical transfers authority at Camp Bondsteel

    May 28, 2013

    Task Force Medical 16 transferred authority to Task Force Medical 17 at a ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel May 25.

  • Wiesbaden schools get positive review during accreditation visit

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Accreditation teams took a hard look at Aukamm Elementary and Wiesbaden Middle schools in late April and liked what they saw. Members of the national school accreditation organization, AdvancEd, augmented by Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe administrators, spent several days at each of the schools examining all aspects of the learning environment ranging from parental and community involvement to staff collaboration, efforts at continuous improvement to resources and support.

  • New Auto Skills Center opens for business

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Spc. Alexander Eaton had his 12-year-old Audi 80 in mind as he attended the grand opening of the new Wiesbaden Automobile Skills Center. "It's an older vehicle, and I'll be in here a lot," Eaton said. "I have to replace the antifreeze, and I have a half shaft that I have to fix. It's close to the base, and it definitely seems nicer."

  • ACAP helps transition Soldiers through career milestones

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's inadvisable for one to take a trip without charting the course beforehand. The same advice stands for military members preparing to make the trip from military to civilian life. The Army Career and Alumni Program is the navigation device for service members getting ready for such a journey.

  • First Wiesbaden unit earns certification Green Boot environmental program

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment became the first unit to be recognized in the garrison's new Green Boot program. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, presented Capt. Jennifer Glover with the Green Boot Certificate May 16 for members of the unit's efforts in helping conserve energy and resources.

  • 5th Signal Command's Cyber Center Europe dedicated to former U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding gene

    May 6, 2013

    LUCIUS D. CLAY KASERNE, Wiesbaden, Germany (May 2, 2013) -- 5th Signal Command officially named the Cyber Center Europe building on Clay Kaserne the "Gray Center" in honor of former deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray. Gray was a distinguished signal officer, leader and mentor who was also the first African-American to become the Chief of Signal and Commanding General of Fort Gordon, Georgia, the headquarters of the Army Signal Regiment.

  • 21st TSC holds graduation for Lean Six Sigma black belts

    Apr 24, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command formally recognized a graduating class of 12 newly trained Lean Six Sigma black belts during a ceremony on Panzer Kaserne, April 18.

  • Ground breaking marks construction of new fuel purging center for 21st TSC

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Theater Logistics Support Center Europe hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a fuel purging center at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot, April 12.

  • 7th CSC's 773rd CST goes 'back to school'

    Feb 11, 2013

    Chemicals, formulas and flames were the focus of 18 Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command's 773rd Civil Support Team and more than a dozen Kaiserslautern High School freshmen who met as part of the ongoing 21st Theater Sustainment Command's mentorship program, Jan. 28-29 and Jan. 31.

  • 21st TSC wins five Army legal service awards

    Feb 11, 2013

    Four 21st Theater Sustainment Command legal service centers won five Army level awards for excellence in claims and legal assistance for fiscal 2011.

  • 21st TSC hosts Sergeant Audie Murphy, Sergeant Morales Club induction ceremony

    Feb 11, 2013

    Soldiers from throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and Sergeant Morales Club during a ceremony hosted by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command at the Galaxy Theater on the Vogelweh Military Complex, Feb. 1.

  • USAREUR CSM stresses fitness, discipline and training

    Feb 11, 2013

    United States Army Europe's top noncommissioned officer expects all Soldiers to be fit, disciplined and well trained and expects leaders to enforce those standards.

  • Four 7th CSC units change command

    Feb 11, 2013

    New leaders assumed command of four 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, units during separate ceremonies in January.

  • Dr. Jill Biden visits Grafenwoehr

    Feb 2, 2013

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, talks with teachers at the Grafenwoehr (Germany) Elementary School during a visit to the training center Feb. 2, joined by U.S. Army Europe deputy commander Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport Sr. (center).

  • Italian parachute regiment trains at home of Sky Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2013

    Italian paratroopers of the 186th Regiment, Folgore Brigade, stationed in Pisa and Livorno, traveled to Caserma Ederle in Vicenza this month to conduct a regimental level Command Post Exercise, or CPX, at the Vicenza Mission Training Complex. The rotation was the latest in an ongoing series of joint trainings and exchanges with their airborne partners, the Sky Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • 3-58 Aviation Operations Battalion wins Air Traffic Control Unit of the Year

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Army Aviation Association of America awarded the Air Traffic Control unit of the year award Tuesday January 29, 2013 to 3-58th Airfield Operations Battalion for their outstanding performance in 2012.

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

    Jan 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. recently visited with Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, thanking them for their contributions to USAREUR's partnerships with Italy and Europe and applauding the brigade's successful completion of its most recent combat tour.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 25, 2013

    Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities, beginning Feb. 1, 2013.

  • 21st TSC assists helicopter offload at Belgian port

    Jan 24, 2013

    Elements of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command assisted the 838th Transportation Battalion, Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany, with the offload of nearly 50 Army helicopters and associated components from a cargo ship at the port here, Jan. 17.

  • 18th Military Police Brigade welcomes new command team

    Jan 24, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 18th Military Police Brigade held a change of command and responsibility ceremony on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Jan. 17, to welcome a new command team and farewell the outgoing team.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers provide full-spectrum support, training for Patriots to Turkey

    Jan 24, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command is providing logistical support as part of NATO's commitment to Turkey's security. Key elements of that support include setting up a staging base and arranging for living quarters, meals, training and fuel for those in Turkey as part of the Patriots to Turkey mission.

  • One-of-a-kind Wounded Heroes Service Center officially opens

    Jan 18, 2013

  • Secretary of Defense visits Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade

    Jan 17, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy - Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited with Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team at Caserma Ederle here, Jan. 17.

  • U.S. Army Europe, European Command lead first Balkans senior NCO conference

    Jan 16, 2013

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Senior noncommissioned officers from the Balkans region are meeting here this week with U.S. Army Europe and U.S. European Command senior enlisted leaders during the first Regional Senior NCO Conference for the Land Forces Senior NCO and Senior Enlisted Leader.

  • Afghan academy graduates first female sergeants major

    Jan 14, 2013

  • 21st TSC receives LSS awards at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 14, 2013

  • U.S. Army Europe forces support NATO missile defense

    Jan 10, 2013

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, along with members of the 32nd AAMDC from Fort Bliss, Texas, are deploying to Turkey in support of NATO missile defense operations.

  • Wounded Heroes Service Center opens on Kleber Kaserne

    Jan 9, 2013

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command initiative has resulted in a one-of-a-kind Soldier clothing sales facility that caters specifically to wounded Soldiers, enhancing their ability to obtain new and replacement uniform items in an easily accessible and discreet environment.

  • Campbell assumes command of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden ceremony

    Jan 9, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. formally assumed command of U.S. Army Europe in a ceremony on Clay Kaserne, Germany, Jan. 9, 2013.

  • 21st TSC wins DA LSS awards for 3rd year straight

    Jan 8, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Lean Six Sigma program again received Department of the Army accolades for saving the Army and the American tax payers millions of dollars and discovering methods of conducting operations more efficiently.

  • 21st TSC selected to participate in DA sponsorship pilot program

    Jan 8, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command is one of five units selected by the Department of the Army's personnel division to participate in a 180-day sponsorship test pilot program aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the Total Army Sponsorship Program. The objective of the test pilot program is to develop a process that will ensure the assignment of a sponsor prior to receiving permanent change of station orders for those in the ranks of colonel and below

  • Unified Endeavor prepares U.S. and multinational Soldiers for ISAF missions and beyond

    Dec 11, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany --- Just as ground troops must become proficient at weaponry and a myriad of warrior skills and tasks, there is also an expectation that commanders and their staff master the their mission of orchestrating movements on the ground.

  • The Inspector General of the Army visits 21st Theater Sustainment Command

    Nov 30, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, The Inspector General of the U.S. Army, speaks to attendees at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Board of Directors meeting on Panzer Kaserne, Nov. 29.

  • Army/ Air Force reignite football rivalry

    Nov 27, 2012

    Grid-iron supremacy was on the line, as the 435th Security Forces Squadron, 30th Medical Command and four teams from the 18th Military Police Brigade battled in the second annual inter-service Sembach Flag Football Championship, Nov 18.

  • MP Soldier named USAREUR career counselor of the year

    Nov 27, 2012

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier has been named the U.S. Army Europe's career counselor of the year. Sgt. 1st Class James Ray, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, and native of Section, Ala., will now compete at the Secretary of the Army career counselor of the year competition.

  • U.S., Bulgarian forces train together during Allied Force 12

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and their partners from the Bulgarian Land Forces are working together at Novo Selo, Bulgaria, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 2012, to certify a Bulgarian battalion as part of exercise Allied Force 12.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade renames headquarters in honor of aviator who died in combat

    Nov 8, 2012

    KATTERBACH ARMY AIRFIELD, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade honored late Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Pratt in a Nov. 2 ceremony renaming the brigade headquarters building here for CWO5 Pratt.

  • Six Army in Europe Soldiers have been named Army's best

    Oct 25, 2012

    Since Armywide competition began in 2002, these six Army in Europe Soldiers have earned the title of Army NCO of the Year and Army Soldier of the Year, representing nearly a third of the total number who have been named top troops.

  • Heidelberg, Wiesbaden events mark steps forward for 'Fueling the Future' program

    Oct 2, 2012

    Children of members of the U.S. Army in Europe community are getting more chances to learn the benefits of eating right and exercising regularly, thanks to the expansion of USAREUR's "Fueling the Future" campaign.

  • Frankfurt Reception Center shuts down operations

    Sep 26, 2012

    Frankfurt's Gateway Reception Center, located in the Frankfurt International Airport will officially close Sept. 30. The closure is the final step in a process that began in February to migrate Army PCS incoming travelers to the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center located in the Ramstein Air Base Passenger Terminal.

  • Siblings with European, U.S. infantry brigades reunite in Afghanistan

    Sep 25, 2012

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - - Spc. Brianda Almazan and her big brother, Spc. Jayro Almazan, reunited recently in a pretty unlikely place -- here.

  • Forces from nine European nations take part in advisor team training at Hohenfels

    Sep 25, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers and troops from nine European nations recently joined together for military advisory team and police advisory team training at U.S. Army Europe's Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade, Italian carabinieri share training, experiences

    Sep 19, 2012

    Noncommissioned officers from the rear detachment of U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team shared deployment experiences and lessons learned with Italian military law enforcement officers during cultural awareness and information operations training in Vicenza, Italy, Sept. 11.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators honored once more for Afghanistan rescue

    Sep 13, 2012

    BERLIN -- Two U.S. Army Europe aviation crew members were honored on the opening day of the Berlin Air Show for their part in heroic efforts that saved 12 German soldiers in Afghanistan in 2010. The Americans received awards for valor from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Sept. 11.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts joint Army-Marine mortuary affairs training

    Sep 11, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe helped standardize the mortuary affairs process across U.S. forces in Europe by hosting joint-service training at the Army depot in Miesau, Germany, August 29.

  • U.S. Army Europe commanding general highlights European Allies' support in personal 9/11 observance

    Sep 11, 2012

    A couple weeks ago Sue and I had the fantastic opportunity to join 57 Wounded Warriors from the US and our European Coalition partners on a bicycle ride at Bostalsee, Germany. It was an inspirational event. We now not only train and fight alongside our allies, but also heal and rebuild our confidence together.

  • U.S. Army Europe launches mobile-friendly website to highlight mission on continent

    Sep 7, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe's official website is now mobile-device friendly, no matter which handset users favor.

  • 'Fueling' programs aim to encourage good nutrition across Army in Europe

    Aug 30, 2012

    As U.S. Army Europe's "Fueling the Team" program continues to be integrated across Europe, new USAREUR and community initiatives are joining the movement to help Soldiers, civilian employees and family members to make good nutrition and regular exercise part of their regimen of healthy lifestyle choices.

  • U.S. Army Europe kicks off campaign to enlist community in 'Fueling the Future'

    Aug 29, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe kicked off a new campaign in Heidelberg, Germany, Aug. 28, 2012, to help members of the Army in Europe community to make healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers get realistic look at perils of drinking and driving

    Aug 29, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Soldiers are getting a chance to take part in the Save A Life Tour that uses state-of-the-art simulation, graphic imagery and dramatic props and presentations to help participants to sincerely understand the consequences of driving while impaired.

  • U.S. Army Cadets earn historic first: Foreign jump wings

    Jul 26, 2012

    More than 20 ROTC Cadets from colleges across the U.S. traveled to Spain in May as part of the U.S. Army ROTC's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. Their mission was to teach Spanish soldiers conversational English. The additional plus for the Cadets was being able to jump with the Spanish airborne and earn their foreign jump wings.

  • U.S. Army Europe Best Junior Officer Competition tests the best

    Jul 26, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- It was cold on the morning of July 24 as Soldiers gathered just before sunrise at the non-commissioned officer academy here, ready to take the Army Physical Fitness Test that kicked off the 2012 U.S. Army Europe Best Junior Officer Competition.

  • Ceremony marks opening of new state-of-the-art Wiesbaden housing area

    Jun 14, 2012

    Thomas Platte, director, Hessian Construction Managment hands the symbolic first key to brand-new Army housing in Wiesbaden's Col. James R. Newman Village housing area to Col. D. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the Europe District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in a ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, June 14. The key was then presented to the village's first occupants, Sgt. Robert Tickle of USAREUR's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment and his family (at left) by Col. David Carstens, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden (third from right).

  • Wiesbaden ceremonies mark key milestones in U.S. Army Europe transition

    Jun 14, 2012

    Soldiers, civilian employees, families and citizens from across the U.S. Army and U.S. forces in Europe gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, June 14, 2012, for a series of ceremonies signaling the transformation of U.S. Army Europe as it transitions to a new headquarters here.

  • Innovative sexual-harassment training sweeps U.S. Army Europe

    May 1, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. Army in Europe gathered at the Patrick Henry Village Theater to listen to "Can I Kiss You," April 26, a show about innocent bystanders and the importance of communication in a relationship.

  • Detours, back roads on Soldier's journey to becoming an Olympian

    Apr 20, 2012

    John Roland Rene grew up alongside three brothers and two sisters in the northwestern part of Washington, D.C., referred to by locals as "Uptown," with a dream of fighting for his country in an Olympic boxing ring.

  • Soldiers, family members visit concentration camp for Day of Remembrance

    Apr 20, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Europe is steeped in rich history and culture, and on April 17, more than 200 Soldiers and family members from U.S. Army in Europe got to witness that history during a Day of Remembrance tour to Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.

  • Detours and back roads to a dream: A USAREUR Soldier's journey to becoming an Olympian

    Apr 17, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- John Roland Rene grew up alongside three brothers and two sisters in the northwestern part of D.C., referred to by locals as "Uptown," with a dream of fighting for his country in an Olympic boxing ring.

  • Odierno concludes European tour

    Apr 9, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and his wife, Linda, concluded their tour of the European Theater, April 6, 2012.

  • Odierno discusses sexual assault prevention, Army values

    Apr 4, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno sat down for a podcast with U.S. Army Europe April 3, 2012, and discussed the Army values and sexual assault and harassment prevention.

  • Soldier's Medal awarded to Vicenza NCO

    Mar 2, 2012

    A Soldier stationed at Vicenza, Italy, received the Soldier's Medal today for his actions on May 31, 2011, when he took an armed bank robber down after a heist in Sarasota, Fla.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers coordinate humanitarian aid mission in Montenegro

    Mar 1, 2012

    PODGORICA, Montenegro -- Army Reserve Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe's 361st Civil Affairs Brigade are gaining valuable skills while helping the government of Montenegro to conduct humanitarian assistance operations to bring aid to people affected by severe winter weather here.

  • U.S. Army Europe helps Montenegro respond to heavy snowfall

    Feb 23, 2012

    In response to a request for assistance from NATO by the government of Montenegro, U.S. Army Europe deployed two Black Hawk helicopters and a support crew of more than 40 Soldiers from USAREUR's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade to the Balkan nation. A team of Army reservists from the 7th Civil Support Command's 361st Civil Affairs Brigade is taking part in the operation as well to provide command and control. The Soldiers are in Montenegro to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to areas of the country affected by heavy snowfall. The 12th is based at Katterbach Army Airfield in Ansbach, Germany, and the 361st is based in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • 409th CSB supports mission in Horn of Africa

    Feb 21, 2012

    Deploying to locations that cover a third of the globe, members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, regularly find themselves supporting U.S. Africa Command in remote parts of the African continent.

  • Army Reserve command team visits 7th CSC Soldiers

    Feb 16, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, the chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Schultz, the command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, brought Soldiers messages focusing on upcoming changes to the active and reserve Army structure during a two-day tour of the 7th Civil Support Command and the Kaiserslautern Military Community here Feb. 11-12.

  • U.S. Army Europe contributes to military exchange with Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Feb 14, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, GERMANY -- U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Air Force in Europe assisted the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with the delivery of helicopter equipment, petroleum, lubricant and oil to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Feb. 12.

  • 772nd Civil Support Team supports medical mission in Tanzania

    Feb 14, 2012

    Members of the 772nd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, concluded their two-week Medical Readiness and Training Exercise in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 12, 2012.

  • Ramstein troops welcome first Patriot Express flight

    Feb 8, 2012

    Soldiers with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center welcomed passengers at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal from the first Patriot Express flight on Feb. 7, 2012.

  • 21st TSC honors civilian employees

    Feb 8, 2012

    In an effort to recognize and honor the commitment of civilian employees, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command held a Length of Service and Recognition Awards ceremony at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daener Kaserne here Feb. 3.

  • 21st TSC tax centers open for business

    Feb 7, 2012

    -- The Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center's Tax Assistance Center held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bldg. 3210 on Kleber Kaserne here Feb. 3.

  • 18th MP Bde NCOs go back to the basics

    Feb 3, 2012

    Junior non-commissioned officers of the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, are taking advantage of a 10-day professional development course here Jan. 23 - Feb. 3, entitled "School of Leaders."

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command wins DA Lean Six Sigma awards

    Feb 2, 2012

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a Project Team from the 266th Financial Management Center won the Department of the Army's Lean Six Sigma Organizational Deployment award and a Project Team award.

  • 18th MP Bde. Soldiers prepare for upcoming downrange mission

    Feb 2, 2012

    While chilling winds blew and the snow continued to fall as ice covered the streets and vehicles, Soldiers of the 230th Military Police Company, 95th MP Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, marched on and conducted their Mission Readiness Exercise here Jan. 24 - 27 in preparation of its imminent downrange mission.

  • Europe troops rehearse for beginning of Patriot Express flights

    Feb 1, 2012

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's, 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center conducted a walk-through rehearsal at the Ramstein Airport, Jan. 30, 2012, in preparation for the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center's first Patriot Express flight, which is set to arrive Feb. 7.

  • 21st TSC-Italy units sustain a variety of services

    Jan 31, 2012

    Those of the belief that 'life moves a little slower south of the Alps' might change their minds if they spent a few minutes with the Soldiers and civilians of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command based in Italy.

  • A lifetime of service

    Jan 25, 2012

    For some people, preparing for retirement can be a very stressful and overwhelming experience. There are many questions that have to be answered such as: Will I be able to maintain a decent lifestyle? Has everything been done to insure my smooth transition? Is my medical coverage sufficient? Is my replacement properly trained? The questions can go on and on and on. But perhaps the most common question that begs for an answer is: What am I going to do next?

  • The KMC honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 25, 2012

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. influenced change through non-violent means during the civil rights movement. Two of his most famous contributions to the civil rights movement were the organization of the Montgomery Boycott in 1955 and his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln monument in Washington D.C. during the March on Washington in 1963.

  • 773rd CST takes on EMAT responsibilities

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Emergency Medical Assistance Team, based in Schwetzingen, Germany, cased its colors and deactivated at Tompkins Barracks here Jan 11, ending its six-year Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive (CBRNE) reconnaissance mission in Europe.

  • Cobalt Dragon prepares unit for threat

    Dec 15, 2011

    The ever-present threat of without warning disasters and terrorist attacks necessitates the need for qualified Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear specialists to always be prepared to protect U.S. national interests. One such capability is the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, who put their expertise to the test during exercise Cobalt Dragon here at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Dec 5-9.

  • Sustainment Soldiers host Operation Toy Drop in Germany

    Dec 14, 2011

    Hundreds of Soldiers, family members, and local nationals assembled at the Alzey drop zone in Germany to watch the second annual Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 8 as paratroopers from the U.S. Army and Air Force, the German Bundeswehr and the Italian Army dropped bundles of toys from various U.S. military aircraft during an airborne operation.

  • Spouses of deployed Soldiers learn to cope

    Dec 14, 2011

    -- Is anyone ever really prepared to have to explain to a child that his or her daddy is deployed? You want to assure the child that daddy is safe and daddy will be home soon. How does a mother convince her child of these things when she is not truly convinced herself? Deciding the right words to say to a child was a topic of discussion from Dec. 3-5 at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany, during a Deployed Spouses Retreat where 15 spouses from the 527th Military Police Company, 709th MP Battalion., 18th MP Brigade, created a strong bond to work through common struggles regarding the deployment of their loved ones.

  • 574th QMSC trains on mission-essentials in Kaiserslautern

    Dec 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the 574th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Brigade, spent some time becoming familiar with the warehouse operation at the Supply Activity Europe Army Depot in Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 28 - Dec. 2.

  • ECBC awarded patent for All Hazards Receipt Facility

    Dec 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Mobile Labs and Kits Team was awarded a patent in July 2011 for the All Hazards Receipt Facility, a mobile laboratory. "These mobile laboratories are the key to ensuring the safety of lab personnel by taking in an unknown sample directly into a controlled environment. It makes safety the number one priority when triaging the sample for identification," explained George Noya, ECBC Mobile Labs and Kits team leader.

  • 7th Civil Support Command ESS-X site adds value

    Dec 13, 2011

    The 7th Civil Support Command's Equipment Storage Site Expanded, provides an efficient and value added asset for the Army Reserve in Europe. The ESS-X serves 22 Army Reserve units throughout Europe by consolidating equipment storage and maintenance into one location.

  • Relive Christmas 1944 in special De Schark Cave service

    Dec 12, 2011

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands -- Thanks to Mr. van Grinsven, a Dutch Monk and an eyewitness to the Holy Mass held in the De Schark Caves Dec. 24, 1944, we can imagine what it was like for approximately 300 U.S. Soldiers who sought refuge there to celebrate Christmas Eveā€¦

  • U.S. Soldier first to graduate Polish NCO Academy

    Dec 12, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Tomasz Bartoszyn, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, became the first U.S. Soldier to graduate from the Polish Land Forces NCO Academy in Poznan, Poland, Dec. 9, 2011. While Soldiers from other partner nations routinely train at the U.S. Army Europe's 7th Army NCO Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, this is the first time a U.S. Soldier has attended a foreign NCO Academy.

  • 18th MP Brigade Soldier saves pregnant woman's life

    Dec 2, 2011

    A Soldier assigned to the 527th MP Company saved the lives of a mother and her unborn baby in base housing on Katterbach Kaserne in Germany, Nov. 16, 2011.

  • Army/Air Force compete in Sembach's first annual flag football tournament

    Dec 1, 2011

    On a cold, foggy Saturday morning five flag football teams battled on the grid iron for the right to be called champion in the first annual Sembach Invitational Flag Football Tournament here, Nov. 19.

  • 18th MP Bde. represents U.S. Army Europe at the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial

    Nov 30, 2011

    In 1918 on the 11th hour, the 11th day, of the 11th month, Germany signed a peace agreement which ended all hostilities of World War I. It was once called Armistice Day. Now more commonly known as Veterans Day, we honor and remember our fallen comrades of present and past wars. The 529th Military Police Company, 95th MP Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, had the honor of providing a color guard for the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial ceremony Nov. 12, near the memorial site.

  • 18th MP Bde. holds rededication ceremony to memorialize fallen comrades

    Nov 28, 2011

    As the autumn leaves fell and the cool winds blew, Soldiers, Civilians, Families and friends of the 18th Military Police Brigade came together at a rededication ceremony on Sembach Kaserne, here Nov.17, to honor Soldiers who gave their lives for freedom.

  • Reserve Soldiers participate in full-spectrum training exercise

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade along with Bravo Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, took part in the first full-spectrum training exercise in nearly a decade, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, during the month of October.

  • 515th Trans. Co. Soldiers control nerves and excitement in anticipation of deployment

    Nov 21, 2011

    For a unit getting ready for a deployment, the road to preparing for Overseas Contingency Operations can be long and stressful with numerous training events and ceremonies. However, once a unit finally cases its colors, the Soldiers know they are reaching the end of the road and it is time put on their game faces.

  • AUSA president: European command adds unique value to nation

    Nov 18, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- All his adult life, he's been a Soldier and he doesn't care who knows it. That's why he makes it a point to educate Congress and the public on the merits of America's land force. His career started in 1959, and the Army has been his passion ever since, and retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, the president and chief operating officer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army observed Kosovo Force training on November 16 in Europe, after mentoring Noncommissioned Officers and Officers at leadership development discussions on Grafenwoehr and the Hohenfels Training Area.

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