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

    Apr 22, 2014

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

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

    Apr 22, 2014

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

  • AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia

    Apr 21, 2014

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

  • US, Romanian MPs train for combined operations

    Apr 18, 2014

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

  • After 10 years, paratroopers soar in Kosovo

    Apr 18, 2014

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

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

    Apr 18, 2014

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

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

    Apr 17, 2014

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

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

    Apr 17, 2014

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

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

    Apr 17, 2014

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

  • Ironhorse BCT torch party at Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Apr 17, 2014

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

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper to receive Medal of Honor

    Apr 16, 2014

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

  • Americans and Belgians get to thank their WWII heroes

    Apr 16, 2014

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

  • Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely

    Apr 14, 2014

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

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

    Apr 11, 2014

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

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

    Apr 11, 2014

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

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

    Apr 10, 2014

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

  • Testing Soldiers' resilience with combatives

    Apr 10, 2014

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

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

    Apr 10, 2014

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

  • Multinational soldiers in Kosovo participate in DANCON March

    Apr 10, 2014

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

  • Multinational bonds are true badge of Schutzenschnur range

    Apr 10, 2014

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

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

    Apr 9, 2014

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

  • Romanian officer ensures mission success for RSE-21

    Apr 8, 2014

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

  • Wiesbaden aviators support president's visit to Europe

    Apr 8, 2014

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

  • Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard

    Apr 8, 2014

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

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

    Apr 8, 2014

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

  • German, American Soldiers, polizei train together

    Apr 7, 2014

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

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

    Apr 7, 2014

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

  • Vicenza boxers ready to rumble in Stuttgart

    Apr 4, 2014

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

  • Paratroopers train at Cao Malnisio, Italy

    Apr 4, 2014

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

  • 2014 Summer Hire program accepts applications

    Apr 3, 2014

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

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

    Apr 3, 2014

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

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

    Apr 2, 2014

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

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

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • 7th Civil Support Command begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

    Apr 1, 2014

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

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

    Apr 1, 2014

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

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

    Mar 31, 2014

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

  • Army announces top journalists, public affairs specialists for 2013

    Mar 28, 2014

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

  • Paratroopers, Alpini bond over bocce in Italy

    Mar 28, 2014

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

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

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

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

    Mar 27, 2014

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

  • National Guard Engineers, train for combat at JMRC

    Mar 27, 2014

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

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

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

  • USAREUR Soldiers Train in German Alps

    Mar 26, 2014

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

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

    Mar 25, 2014

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

  • Saber Guardian 2014 kicks off in Bulgaria

    Mar 21, 2014

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

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

    Mar 21, 2014

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

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

    Mar 20, 2014

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

  • Bavarian riot police hone essential skills at US training area

    Mar 20, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

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

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

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

  • Aviation exercise forges partnerships in Europe

    Mar 18, 2014

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

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

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

  • U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' support operations in Cameroon

    Mar 13, 2014

    DOULA, Cameroon -- Sgt. Jeffrey Kourim (left) and Spc. David S. Jungblut with U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) pound in a grounding rod for a transportable satellite terminal at the beginning of Exercise Central Accord 14 here, March 12.

  • Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducts new members

    Mar 13, 2014

    The Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducted two new members, 11 honorary members and handed out Europe's first Dr. Mary Walker award in a ceremony Feb. 25.

  • Multinational soldiers train for aerial rapid response in Kosovo

    Mar 13, 2014

    Armenian Soldiers who specialize in crowd and riot control, learned the basics of helicopter procedures in training with U.S. Army Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 12, 2014. The Armenians learned how to load and unload a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before a real-world situation requiring their expertise arises.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer assumes responsibility at USAG Ansbach

    Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer to the role of garrison command sergeant major as well as to the role of command sergeant major of the Franconia Military Community.

  • Team Resilience: Boosting host nation relations through sports

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Olympics may be over and they're not in Sochi, but Wiesbaden Soldiers are going for gold -- or at least glory -- against athletes from other countries. Unit-level competition with host nation athletes is nothing new, and the idea is getting an organized upgrade in order to bolster both resiliency and host nation relations in accordance with the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's Army Sports Program.

  • Ranger tab pinned on Dutch NCO

    Mar 11, 2014

  • 317th SMC Soldiers awarded for maintenance excellence

    Mar 10, 2014

    For the second year in a row, Soldiers from the 317th Support Maintenance Company took home top honors at the U.S. Army Europe Army Award for Maintenance Excellence for competition year 2013.

  • Walking in their boots

    Mar 7, 2014

    Grafenwoehr Elementary students play Soldier with the 44th ESB

  • USAG Ansbach breaks ground for new health, dental clinic

    Mar 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach conducted a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the construction of a new Health and Dental Clinic on March 7, 2014.

  • Europe District engineer team earns praise for Jordan deployment

    Mar 5, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation's capabilities.

  • Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Mar 5, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • The strategic implications of delivering U.S. meat to Soldiers and their families in Europe

    Mar 4, 2014

    This article details the interagency, international, and joint cooperation necessary to ensure meat products from the United States are available to U.S. forces overseas.

  • Preventing, treating suicidal behaviors every day

    Mar 3, 2014

    There are three types of resources available to prevent, intervene and assist people with suicidal behaviors in the Franconia Military Community.

  • U.S. Army Europe honors its top public affairs professionals for 2013

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Office of the Chief of Public Affairs announced the winners of the USAREUR-level 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition.

  • Thanks for more than 70 years of service

    Mar 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers and civilians celebrated the careers of three Wiesbaden Soldiers during a retirement ceremony in the Community Activity Center Feb. 20. "Today we lose about 70 years of experience from our Army," said Col. John M. Spiszer, U.S. Army Europe deputy chief of staff.

  • Professional development: Soldiers get inside look at Hessen's Parliament

    Mar 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Many have wandered through the streets and squares of Wiesbaden without ever considering the important role the city plays in managing the affairs of the state of Hessen. Officers and senior enlisted leaders of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden took a few hours for professional development and an inside look at the history and workings of Hessen's Landtag (parliament) Feb. 10.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- A Ready and Modern Army

    Mar 1, 2014

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

  • Overseas Housing Allowance survey directly affects pay for service members in Germany

    Feb 28, 2014

    The Defense Travel Management Office will conduct an Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in expense survey, March 1-31, 2014, for service members in Germany.

  • 598th Transportation Brigade conducts safety tour of Northern European ports

    Feb 28, 2014

    The 598th Transportation Brigade safety manager recently conducted a series of site visits to the northern European ports of Bremerhaven and Nordenham, Germany; Eemshaven, The Netherlands; and Varberg, Sweden.

  • 2 CR Soldier reenlists while recuperating from war injury

    Feb 27, 2014

    In the aftermath of being downed by a gunshot wound during a firefight in Afghanistan, several thoughts came to the mind of Staff Sgt. Tyronne Jones -- among them was reenlistment. Sadly, the date and location were not the only things that changed that day.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers go where no one has gone before in Germany

    Feb 26, 2014

    Thousands of fans filed inside the Frankfurt Messe Convention Hall to attend the first Star Trek convention in Germany, Destination Star Trek Germany, Feb. 21- Feb. 23, 2014.

  • European Union Battlegroup trains at Grafenwoehr

    Feb 25, 2014

    Despite the challenge of bringing together a task force of more than 1500 soldiers from six nations, the commander of the European Union Battlegroup, or EUBG 2014-02, isn�'t adversely challenged facilities and location. Instead, the commander�'s mission to bring the combined talents of distinct militaries into one synchronized force is enhanced by a centralized location, which brings everyone together, multi-purpose ranges that allow ground and air operations, and state of the art live-virtual and constructive tools to support certification training for the EU�'s quick-reaction Infantry Task Force as it prepares for Exercise Rampant Lion.

  • 'Not just an EOD Officer'

    Feb 25, 2014

    1st Lt. Janill Castillo is a female commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal company currently based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The unit is part of the 759th EOD Company, from Fort Irwin, Calif., and has a unique mission in Kosovo, Feb. 25, 2014.

  • Livorno HAP supports disaster relief efforts in Slovenia

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Humanitarian Assistance Program located at the Livorno, Italy Army Depot, was called upon to provide generators in response to U.S. Government disaster relief efforts in Slovenia.

  • Soldiers to learn motorcycle safety at Ansbach in March

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Ansbach Safety office will resume offering the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, or MSF, courses in March for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's military community.

  • US, Polish paratroopers find common ground, spark critical thinking

    Feb 24, 2014

    KRAKOW, Poland--American and Polish paratroopers met for a workshop to discuss airborne operational planning here Feb. 19 and 20.

  • Three U.S. Army Europe officers honored with MacArthur leadership awards

    Feb 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe honored three junior officer leaders at the 26th Annual USAREUR-level Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award ceremony, Feb. 21, 2014, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • USAREUR and IMCOM-E announce FY14, FY15 structure changes

    Feb 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe announced today two separate actions to rebalance and reduce the personnel structure across the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • USAREUR et IMCOM-E annoncent des changements de structure pour les exercices 2014 et 2015

    Feb 20, 2014

    Les états-majors 'U.S. Army Europe et de l'Installation Management Command-Europe ont annoncé ce jour deux plans distincts visant à rééquilibrer et réduire la structure de leur personnel à travers 'Europe.

  • USAREUR und IMCOM-E geben Strukturveränderungen für die Finanzjahre 2014 und 2015 bekannt

    Feb 20, 2014

    Die U.S. Army Europa (USAREUR) und das Verwaltungskommando der U.S. Army, Region Europa (IMCOM-E), haben heute zwei gesondert anzusehende Massnahmen zur Umschichtung und Reduzierung der Personalstruktur im Geschäftsbereich der U.S. Army Europa bekanntgegeben.

  • USAREUR en IMCOM-E maken structuurveranderingen bekend voor fiscaal jaar 2014 en 2015

    Feb 20, 2014

    Het U.S. Army Europe en het Installation Management Command-Europe heeft vandaag twee afzonderlijke acties aangekondigd om het personeel in Europa te herstructureren en te verminderen.

  • 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosts career fair

    Feb 20, 2014

    The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a career fair in Wiesbaden, Germany, Feb. 14, 2014, to showcase career paths available to brigade Soldiers.

  • Transformation, construction oversight among themes at annual USACE forum

    Feb 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Prioritizing needs and planning ahead will be crucial for stakeholders and project-delivery teams in Europe and Africa to maximize efficiencies under the new fiscal reality of tighter budgets and funding, officials said at the 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Customer Workshop.

  • 173rd paratroopers assist Slovenian partners during ice storm

    Feb 18, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) arrived in Slovenia early on the morning of Feb. 11, 2014, with generators bound for Postojna, a city hard hit by an ice storm thought to be the worst natural disaster here in the last 100 years.

  • German-American friendship in Ansbach has new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Feb 18, 2014

    After nine months of planning and growing, German-American friendship in the greater Ansbach area has an official club and a new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken.

  • Army corrections facility in Europe prepares for move to Sembach

    Feb 18, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East transitions to Kosovo Force 18

    Feb 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (February 13, 2014) -- Nearly nine months after assuming command of Multinational Battle Group-East, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relinquished command to another U.S. Army active duty unit, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, February 13. The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, took command of the battle group from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a similar Army unit based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 'Charlie Med' to move to Grafenwoehr, closer to medical evacuation mission

    Feb 14, 2014

    As part of the 2,500 Soldier reduction in enabling units announced in February, 2012, and as further announced in March 2013, the structure of C Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment will be restructured.

  • 'Charlie Med' geht nach Grafenwöhr, näher an den Bereich seiner Rettungsflug-Aufgabe

    Feb 14, 2014

    Als Teil der bereits im Februar 2012 bekanntgegebenen Reduzierung um 2 500 Soldaten in Unterstützungseinheiten und wie schon bereits im März 2013 veröffentlicht, wird die Struktur der C Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment umstrukturiert.

  • 635th MCT named Army's best deployment team

    Feb 13, 2014

    Army logisticians from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 635th Movement Control Team took home top honors during the Deployment Excellence Award 2012 competition year.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' host Russian evaluators in Vincenza, Italy

    Feb 12, 2014

    A delegation of Russian soldiers visited paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), as part of a Vienna Document agreement evaluation in Vicenza, Italy, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Odierno calls on NATO Land Component Command in Turkey

    Feb 11, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with NATO Land Component Command Headquarters personnel at Izmar, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2014, to discuss the future of the Army and its NATO relationship.

  • 72nd ESB Soldiers give thanks, paint Schweinfurt youth center

    Feb 11, 2014

    With t-shirts, hair and hands covered in tiny white speckles, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion applied the last coats of paint to the interior of Jugendhaus Fränz, a local youth center that 30 days prior was covered in scribbles, doodles and unsightly graffiti.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • OSB or eSERB coming up? Better check 'My Board File'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Captains and majors affected by the upcoming Officer Separation Boards and enhanced Selective Early Retirement Boards need to review and certify their records.