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  • U.S. engineers help Afghans build skills for future

    Feb 9, 2011

    An old proverb states, "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime." The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Afghanistan Engineer District-North has taken this saying to heart and is determined to help establish technical and vocational schools throughout Logar Province to provide fruitful skills to the Afghan people.

  • 534th Engineer Detachment: Designing the Future

    Feb 7, 2011

    Members of the 534th Engineer Detachment have been supporting survey and design operations in Afghanistan since their arrival with the 902nd Engineer Company in late November. Led by Sergeant First Class Erich Stemmerding, the NCOIC of the detachment from Cincinnati, Ohio, the detachment works to support construction and renovation of all nine camps in the Kabul base cluster.

  • 18th Engineers partner with German 464th Special Engineer Battalion

    Jan 13, 2011

    From ruck marches to shooting competitions, physical fitness tests to sporting events, the 18th Engineer Brigade and the German 464th Special Engineer Battalion have been busy developing an enduring partnership here since August.

  • Construction Management Team cases colors, prepares for deployment

    Jan 13, 2011

    The 243rd Construction Management Team, 18th Engineer Brigade, cased its colors Jan. 6 at Tompkins Barracks here in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Military Police experience first 360 degree, live-fire training in Europe

    Jan 13, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- There is a bitter cold silence between the snow-covered trees and the icy air of the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA). Out of nowhere, the silence is broken by the sound of grenade launchers and M4's fired by the Soldiers training on Range 201, a 360 degree combat outpost (COP) live-fire training facility.

  • Pieces of NASCAR Vets Day car to be auctioned for charity

    Jan 12, 2011

    Sheet metal from the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala Ryan Newman drove in the Nov. 14 NASCAR race featuring the faces of more than 500 military veterans will be auctioned online to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation and Army Emergency Relief.

  • USACE renovates Ramstein Commissary

    Jan 12, 2011

    Shoppers at Europe's largest commissary here are starting to see the effects of a $49 million renovation project to expand the existing facility from about 81,100 to more than 106,000 square feet.

  • The Army Management Staff College Opens its 3rd Annual Excellence in Education Award

    Jan 10, 2011

    Announcement of the Army Management Staff College's 3rd Annual Excellence in Education. this award recognizes Army organizations that have invested in professional development programs for the Army Civilian team members. It also promotes the philosophy that education is a lifelong pursuit and a strategic investment for the Army.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • Sustainer takes competition to a whole new level

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2011) - Many military units across the U.S. armed forces compete in intramural sports at their duty stations, but one member of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took the competition even further - all the way to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) headquarters.

  • Resiliency Training uses new tools to get better results

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Resiliency Training instructors at Katterbach Army Airfield, have combined similar tools to expand their reach and become more effective in helping Soldiers to recover and reintegrate after returning from deployments.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Southern Soldier reflects on God, family, country

    Jan 5, 2011

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - God. Family. Country. In that order. The only colors are a red and blue American flag draped over a black-inked cross with those three words: God. Family. Country. U.S. Army Pfc. Gregory K. Martin, a fire control direction specialist from Pleasant Grove, Ala., wears this tattoo on his forearm proudly. For him, it's a symbol for the three most important things in his life.

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • Local farmers receive wheat seed and fertilizer at Spin Boldak District Center

    Jan 4, 2011

    Afghan National Police, Spin Boldak's district governor and International Relief and Development collaborated on the National Seed Distribution Program Dec. 13.

  • Elite Afghan police unit leads way for rest to follow

    Jan 4, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Ahmed Fahim Qayem, commander of the Central Unit, Police Zone 101, is setting an example that few in Afghanistan have seen the likes of. The general truly cares what everything looks like, the perception it conveys, and most importantly, the unit personnel he leads.

  • 18th CSSB runs partnership range with Bundeswehr reserve soldiers

    Dec 29, 2010

    The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion "Warhammers" conducted a partnership range at the Grafenwoehr Training Area here with the German Bundeswehr Reservist Comando Oberpfalz soldiers in December.

  • 21st TSC leaders study World War II battles

    Dec 29, 2010

    The senior staff officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command were not about to let the nippy winter weather ruin their staff ride to study crucial World War II battle sites along the Belgian and German border Dec. 7 to 10.

  • BOSS members brighten holidays for cancer patients, wounded warriors

    Dec 29, 2010

    Wiesbaden, Germany, Soldiers helped put smiles on the faces of young cancer patients at Mainz University, Dec. 7. Several members of Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program stopped by the Mainz cancer center to hand out holiday goodies and to spend time with the young patients.

  • Kid's News: Youths gain experience, 'tangible reward' in partnership program

    Dec 29, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Like superheroes equipped with utility toolbelts and colorful garb, participants in the garrison's school partnership program now have unique T-shirts, pens and other gear. Aukamm Elementary School's Christian Dunlap-Twist and Noel Schwandt were the first recipients of the new Wiesbaden Kid's News T-shirts during a taping of the program at American Forces Network-Wiesbaden studios Dec. 8.

  • Get it in order: Military officials advise everyone to regularly update wills, other documents

    Dec 29, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "He would have retired at 42." This was the future Sudarat Kirby was ready to face until tragedy struck her family and her 31-year-old husband died after falling into a diabetic coma in the spring of 2010.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta Visits Chicago

    Dec 27, 2010

    Recent Medal of Honor Recipient, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, visits Chicago.

  • Environmental officers train to protect lives, resources

    Dec 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Exposure to hazardous materials can harm and ultimately kill Soldiers and civilians. Knowing how to properly handle chemicals, fuel and other potentially dangerous materials and what to do in the event of an accidental spill, can save lives and prevent long-term harm to the environment.

  • Commentary: First lesson as a mom -- be there

    Dec 27, 2010

    "Maybe I did it, but I wasn't there." A,A As a mother it's my biggest fear. A,A To hold my daughter while she sucks from a bottle. To watch her tiny 3-month-old hand punch at a toy.

  • 66th MI Soldiers are INSCOM's best

    Dec 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For an information specialist it means committing to a job 24-7. A,A For a Russian linguist it means wearing an American flag to work rather than a tie. A,A But no matter the setting, the hours or the mission, being an Army Soldier means being a warrior first.

  • Army's top officer visits troops at COB Speicher for holidays

    Dec 24, 2010

  • International bomb-squad detonates explosives, protects Afghanistan

    Dec 24, 2010

    Creating large explosions is a regular part of the job for the 466th Air Expeditionary Group, EOD Flight and their international partners on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. They destroy roadside bombs, unexploded munitions and anything else that could be a danger to servicemembers or the local population.

  • U.S. Airman detonates explosives in Kandahar

    Dec 22, 2010

    Photos of U.S. Airman detonating explosives while wearing a Santa hat.

  • Tobyhanna employees earn accolades for job well done

    Dec 22, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Two employees were "surprised and honored" to receive Tobyhanna Army Depot's quarterly performance award.

  • American general decorates German colonel in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    For one German officer it was a time to say goodbye after a successful six-month tour. For an American general , it was a time to recognize him for his work in a change of command ceremony Dec. 9. Col. Ralf Kneflowski, co-commander of the Regional Support Command-North at Camp Spann near Mariz-e Shariff, said serving in Afghanistan was a life-changing experience. The other co-commander is American Col. Paul Calbos.

  • 702nd EOD Soldiers train with Estonian civilian counterparts

    Dec 21, 2010

    A team of Soldiers from the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company trained with representatives from Estonia's EOD centers on Vallon detector systems in December. These systems were donated by the U.S. Department of State as part of their Weapons Removal and Abatement program.

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    Dec 21, 2010

    For one German officer it was a time to say goodbye after a successful six-month tour. For an American general , it was a time to recognize him for his work in a change of command ceremony Dec. 9. Col. Ralf Kneflowski, co-commander of the Regional Support Command-North at Camp Spann near Mariz-e Shariff, said serving in Afghanistan was a life-changing experience. The other co-commander is American Col. Paul Calbos.

  • Just 'one of the guys'

    Dec 21, 2010

    As other girls might consider cheerleading or volleyball as a viable extracurricular activity, it's the pigskin that makes junior Charrica Arnaiz and sophomore Stephanie Leitold shine.

  • 18th CSSB sling load team trains for real-world missions

    Dec 20, 2010

    The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade sling load team conducted training with riggers from the 5th Quartermaster Detachment, 21st Special Troops Battalion, at Rhine Ordnance Barracks here, Nov. 29-30, in order to get a better understanding of how to unhook cargo after an airdrop and rig the cargo for helicopter pickup.

  • 240th QMSC Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

    Dec 20, 2010

    The casing of the guidon is a time-honored tradition that signifies a unit leaving one duty post and embarking on another mission elsewhere.

  • West Point cadets receive exclusive briefing from general in Afghanistan

    Dec 20, 2010

    Nine West Point cadets and two German exchange students participated in an video teleconference and learned about the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan from an hour-long discussion led by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, deputy commander for Regional Support, NTM-A and Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan. McGuiness was communicating from Camp Eggers in Kabul, and the cadets were at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Depot Employees Top Goal, Donate $672,000 to Combined Federal Campaign

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Army Contracting Command's new landing page on Facebook

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Spiritual Fitness Can 'Lighten Load' for Troops, Families

    Dec 15, 2010

    Spiritual fitness can help "lighten the load" for servicemembers and their families, whether they're facing combat, dealing with health issues or just managing the day-to-day stressors of military life, the Army's chief of chaplains said.

  • Slovak president and prime minister visit Kandahar

    Dec 15, 2010

    Photos of the Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic and Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova during their visit to their troops on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 702nd EOD Soldiers part of training package presented by U.S. Ambassador to Estonia

    Dec 15, 2010

    Three Soldiers from the 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company were part of a training and equipment package presented by U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Michael C. Polt here Dec. 9.

  • Vigilant Freeze exercise brings MPs together

    Dec 15, 2010

    Despite jet lag for some and hours of travel through the snow for others, three military police units were able to combine forces and participate in the Vigilant Freeze exercise at the Joint Multinational Simulation Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 27- Dec. 7.

  • 18th Eng. Bde. constructs deck for Lion's Den

    Dec 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade provided construction support to the Patrick Henry Village area by constructing an add-on to the Lion's Den. The Lion's Den is an after school facility where students can go to enjoy their free time together.

  • Engineers help meet unique needs for Estonian students

    Dec 14, 2010

    In a partnership with the U.S. Europe Command Humanitarian Assistance Program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is renovating a four-story building, connecting two existing buildings, and adding a third floor assembly area while maintaining the historical integrity of the structure.

  • ASC Directorate of Logistics team visits OCONUS sites

    Dec 13, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command's Directorate of Logistics Enterprise Transformation Team visited Europe and Asia, Oct. 23-Nov. 15. Seeking out issues and solutions, the transformation team visited Germany, Japan and Korea in preparation for overseas DOL realignment from the Installation Management Command to the Army Materiel Command.

  • TRiPS-Still Saving Lives

    Dec 13, 2010

    The Army's Travel Risk Planning System risk assessment tool, found online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website, has proven successful in helping reduce driving fatalities since its Army-wide inception in 2004.

  • 2010 Exodus Message from USACR/Safety Center Leadership

    Dec 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Leadership thanks Soldliers, Families and Civilians for everything they do for our nation and our Army.

  • 21st TSC JAG office wins legal, claims awards

    Dec 13, 2010

    Customers at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center can rest assured that they are receiving the best legal help and claims assistance possible.

  • 18th CSSB 'Warhammers' promote unity, friendship with German allies

    Dec 13, 2010

    Representatives from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade and the German War Grave Caring Association met at the Freihung Rathaus here Nov. 30 and counted the donations made by Warhammer Soldiers for the grave sites fund. The 18th CSSB Soldiers collected 775 Euros this year, exceeding last year's donation of 600 Euros.

  • 21st TSC NCOs provide marching orders to KHS JROTC

    Dec 13, 2010

    As the snow falls and the winter gets colder, the students of Kaiserslautern High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps team receive drill and ceremony training with the help of two noncommissioned officers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • 21st TSC provides courtesy patrol for community

    Dec 13, 2010

    Executing the mission and taking care of Soldiers are two key tasks for all Army leaders. These tasks come with much responsibility and can be very hard to balance. But day after day leaders throughout the Army continue to work hard to make sure the Army's missions get accomplished and the Soldiers are taken care of.

  • Obama visits US forces in Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2010

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade were on hand as President Obama visited servicememembers stationed at Bagram Airfield

  • Combat Wounded Warriors Gain Closure with 'Operation Proper Exit'

    Dec 12, 2010

    Combat Wounded Warriors return to Iraq to gain closure as part of Operation Proper Exit, hosted by the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Division -Center, Dec. 10.

  • 'Task Force Warrior' takes on Afghan training role

    Dec 12, 2010

    With the ceremonial uncasing of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, colors embellished with streamers representing service in every major American campaign since the War of 1812, "Task Force Warrior" assumed the Afghan training and advisory mission of the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, ("Triple Deuce") 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Dec. 11. Held at Kabul Military Training Center, where 20,000 recruits train annually to become soldiers in the Afghan National Army, the ceremony was attended by personnel from the Afghan National Army and coalition countries supporting NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, including the United States, Britain, Turkey, Australia, France, Greece and Poland.

  • Depot delivers thousands of 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 9, 2010

    Employees of the Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered hundreds of bicycles and thousands of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their "Toys for Tots" program, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.

  • Army 'Family of Year' receives award, continues giving

    Dec 8, 2010

    Sgt. Joseph Campbell left Afghanistan and joined his family from Landstuhl, Germany, to receive the Army Family of the Year award Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • Area Mike training prepares 9th Engineers for danger of IEDs.

    Dec 8, 2010

    The rolling hills of the 6,000 acre PfAfA$ndhausen training area were blanketed by an unseasonably early layer of fresh white snow. The RG-31 mine-protected vehicle crept along the icy road at a snail's pace, slowing to a stop between two small knolls rising from the wintry landscape. Buried among the trees was a rocket aimed directly for the vehicle and its five passengers- Soldiers from the 9th Engineer Battalion's Alpha Company. Although the Soldiers were part of a training scenario and the rocket was merely a realistic prop, the situation is one that these troops could face on a regular basis during their deployment in 2011. 1st Lt. Daniel Maxwell led his platoon through the exercise, and said part of the point was to recognize and deal with roadside bombs.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting launches holiday season

    Dec 8, 2010

    Community members help the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden launch the 12 Days of Christmas during a tree lighting bash on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Dec. 3. The event also welcomed home the first wave of 1st Armored Division Soldiers home to Wiesbaden from Iraq.

  • Hot times in Hamburg

    Dec 8, 2010

    From the moment one steps off the train at the Hamburg Hauptbahnof (main train station), it's hard not to be swept away by the bustle of travelers, commerce and a city constantly on the move. A,A The second largest of Germany's cities, Hamburg may be its busiest. Whether traveling by high-speed ferry through the city's massive harbor (the third largest in Europe), high atop a double-decker sightseeing bus or strolling through St. Pauli, the city's night-life section, one is constantly reminded that this is a major metropolitan area where day and night merge into equally busy times for its nearly 2 million inhabitants and constant flow of visitors. A,A

  • Signal Soldiers prove savvy at garrison Safety Showdown

    Dec 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 102nd Signal Battalion demonstrated an impressive aptitude for safety as the unit dominated control of the board to win the Wiesbaden Winter and Holiday Safety Showdown Nov. 23. The event was held at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield Flyers Theater.

  • 'Subway guy' promotes health, nutrition at Netzaberg schools

    Dec 7, 2010

    Currently touring military bases in Europe, Jared Fogle stopped by Netzaberg Middle School to share his story with more than 400 students recently. Known to most as "Jared the Subway Guy," Fogle made his claim to fame losing 225 pounds in one year by eating Subway sandwiches every day.

  • Garrison has a new pet project

    Dec 7, 2010

    After several months of collaboration with a community working group, the garrison is set to release a new pet policy in the coming weeks for residents with pets in government housing.

  • Kean breathes 'green' air into class curriculum

    Dec 7, 2010

    Even the most disinterested student can't help to be mesmerized when walking into Elfriede Kean's classroom. It's brightly colored and full of life. Plants and fruit tress line the window sill, a five foot tall tree sits in the corner and a real bird's nest takes refuge on her crowded desk.

  • Culinary Arts Team takes bronze

    Dec 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, Nov. 25, with a bronze medal for the hot dinner portion of the competition.

  • ACC TODAY WINTER 2011

    Dec 6, 2010

    ACC TODAY Fall Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • MPs enhance skills at Hockenheimring with ADAC training

    Dec 6, 2010

    A patrol car speeds down a wet road when suddenly the car lurches to the side. Tires squeal, and the driver slams on the brakes.

  • ANP recruits learn first aid from Stryker medic

    Dec 5, 2010

    For the new ANP recruits, familiarity with basic first aid skills can mean the difference between life and death. Each recruit at the Afghan National Police Training Center is required to attend combat-injury focused medical training prior to graduation.

  • 2SCR Soldiers patrol Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers with 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, from Vilsek, Germany, patrol Maywand District, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan (Night Vision)

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers in Afghanistan shot in Night Vision.

  • U.S. and Afghan Army partner to supply troops on the frontline

    Dec 3, 2010

    The Leader Rakkasans have partnered with the Afghan National Army in order to supply troops fighting Taliban in the Horn of Panjwa'i.

  • The AMC patch

    Dec 3, 2010

    The AMC patch represents a workforce of more than 70,000 dedicated military and civilian employees, many with highly developed skills in weapons development, manufacturing and logistics with a global presence in 49 states and 144 countries.

  • 18th CSSB surpasses Army standard during sling load training

    Dec 3, 2010

    About two dozen Soldiers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, conducted sling load training recently completing the mission in 30 minutes, far exceeding the Army standard of 60 minutes.

  • Schweinfurt Boy Scouts enjoy time with 12th Chem. Co. Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2010

    The Boy Scouts of Schweinfurt Troop 55 and two Cub Scouts from Pack 630 spent the day with the 12th Chemical Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, on Conn Kaserne here recently learning how to be a chemical Soldier.

  • 95th MP Soldiers compete for German efficiency badge

    Dec 3, 2010

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, participated in a German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge qualification event Nov. 24 here. The qualification event gave the American Soldiers the opportunity to earn the same GAFEB medal, or Deutsches Leistungsabzeichen as it is called in German. The badge is worn on the German military uniform.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers train with Slovenian partners

    Dec 3, 2010

    BOHINJSKA BELA, Slovenia -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Infantry Brigade are training with their Slovenian partners during a weeklong program at the Slovenian Armed Forces Mountain Training Center in Bohinjska Bela, Slovenia, Dec. 1-11. For more photos of the training and other USAREUR images, visit www.flickr.com/photos/usarmyeurope_images.

  • ISAF CSM has Thanksgiving with troops in the field

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE RAMROD, Afghanistan - Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, International Security Assistance Force command sergeant major, shared Thanksgiving with U.S. Army troops on a small patrol base in western Panjwa'i, Afghanistan.

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

  • Cadets pay tribute to Bamberg citizens, learn value of courage

    Dec 2, 2010

    Eleven Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from Bamberg Middle High School met with teenagers from the local German community to clean "Stolpersteine" memorial stones commemorating victims of Nazism who lived in Bamberg Nov. 17. The group encourages students to takeA,A responsibility for maintainingA,A and developing democracy,A,A respecting human rights and promoting tolerance of other cultures and religions.

  • Commanders discuss academics, deployment with students

    Dec 2, 2010

    Commanders from Bamberg and Schweinfurt met with faculty, staff and students at Bamberg Middle High School Nov. 19 to discuss academics, student and faculty issues, as well as effects of deployment cycles on adolescents.

  • 95th MP Soldiers compete for German efficiency badge

    Dec 2, 2010

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, participated in a German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge qualification event Nov. 24 here. The qualification event gave the American Soldiers the opportunity to earn the same GAFEB medal, or Deutsches Leistungsabzeichen as it is called in German. The badge is worn on the German military uniform.

  • 18th MP Prayer breakfast - a chance to eat, think, be merry

    Dec 2, 2010

    The smell of hot coffee and baked goods fills the room and over the sounds of laughter, conversation, and the quiet sizzling of a waffle maker, a single voice quiets the room.

  • USAREUR CSM visits 18th Eng. Bde., recognizes engineers

    Dec 2, 2010

    The command sergeant major for U.S. Army Europe visited Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Brigade at Tompkins Barracks here Nov. 23.

  • Reserve Soldiers host annual medical, dental SRP

    Dec 2, 2010

    The 7th Civil Support Command hosted its annual medical Servicemember Readiness Program at Kleber Gym on Kleber Kaserne here Nov. 19-21 to ensure that all Soldiers within the 7th CSC were medically screened, updated and mission ready. The 7th CSC's office of the surgeon coordinated the SRP, and more 200 personnel to include the 209th Army Liaison Team from Wiesbaden, Germany, along with its subordinate units showed up Nov. 20 to be checked, said Maj. Thomas Hrabal, officer in charge of the 7th CSC's OSURG.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. top Soldiers compete for Warrior, Warrior Leader of the Quarter

    Dec 1, 2010

    Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade competed in a heated battle of wits, tactical skills and physical endurance during the first Warrior and Warrior Leader of the Quarter competition of the 2011 fiscal year at Warner Barracks here Nov. 16-17.

  • DFACs spread Thanksgiving spirit

    Dec 1, 2010

    For Soldiers stationed overseas the holidays can be a tough reminder of the family and traditions left back home.

  • Romanian president visits his troops in Afghanistan

    Dec 1, 2010

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The Romanian head of state paid homage today to his 1,650 military countrymen stationed in Afghanistan.

  • Army team finishes Culinary World Cup with bronze

    Nov 30, 2010

    The US Army Culinary Arts Team finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with a bronze medal for the hot dinner the team served.

  • Romanian president visits troops in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Destiny Coalition Slingload Operations

    Nov 29, 2010

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Teleha, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew chief, gets the thumbs up from a coalition Australian partner during a Chinook sling-load operation to move a generator from one location to another in southern Afghanistan Nov. 14, 2010. Task Force Destiny's CH-47s provide ground support to coalition forces, Afghan forces and the civilian population through personnel movements and resupplies throughout southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Comedian brings laughs and lessons

    Nov 29, 2010

    It was a sea of camouflage at the Tower Theater, Nov. 16, as more than 500 Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, gathered for a comedy hour coupled with important training. Comedian Bernie McGrenahan took the stage, coming on strong with a plethora of jokes poking fun at pop culture and everyday experiences.

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations are the center of attraction

    Nov 29, 2010

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team from Fort Lee, Va., that competed in the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg, Nov. 20-25.

  • Sober comic inspires problem drinkers to seek help

    Nov 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - From turmoil, tragedy and ruin a world-renowned comedian etched a testimony to sobriety to inspire Army Soldiers struggling with alcohol abuse. A,A Bernie McGrenahan used comedy as a bridge to provoke introspection among Wiesbaden-based troops and civilians Nov. 10 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center.

  • Wait is over: First wave of 1st Armored Division Soldiers return home to Wiesbaden from Iraq

    Nov 25, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 6 p.m. families walking into the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Nov. 24 got a fright. A large tour bus sat outside the gym on Wiesbaden Army Airfield. "Oh my, are they already here'" asked one concerned woman, as she quickly shuffled her two children into the gym.

  • U.S. Army Master Sergeant wins two gold medals with ACF Culinary National Team USA

    Nov 24, 2010

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Morgan won two gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary National Team USA. The medals were awarded for the team's hot dinner and cold table display. Morgan is the team's pastry chef and the first U.S. Soldier ever selected to be on the ACF national team. He has served on the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT) since 1997 as a pastry chef and advisor. Currently he is the senior enlisted aide to General Martin E. Dempsey, Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va.

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