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  • Trevor earns his Spurs

    Sep 3, 2015

    The tradition of an Army Trooper earning their spurs dates back to the beginning of the cavalry when newly enlisted Soldiers learned how to ride their horses without spurs so they did not harm the animal. Today, to earn their silver spurs, cavalry squadrons conduct 'spur rides'; a day in which Soldiers are tested on their proficiency of common military tasks and skills while pushed to physical exhaustion. Within the ranks of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment on Aug. 27 was Trevor Pedersen. A precocious 8 year old who got out of the first week of third grade to find out what it is like to be a Soldier.

  • Bremerhaven ports: making the European Activities Set mission possible

    Sep 3, 2015

    BREMERHAVEN, Germany -- As Operation Atlantic Resolve continues to expand throughout the region, senior military leaders participating in U.S. Army Europe's Sustainment Terrain Walk are getting a first-hand look at two of the organization's critical logistical maritime hubs.

  • Was ist los in Franken? Aug. 28, 2015

    Aug 28, 2015

    "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

  • Exercise Swift Response rapidly builds combat power

    Aug 28, 2015

    A combined team of multinational aircraft from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, carrying equipment and personnel from their countries as well as Italy and Spain, executed an Air-Land operation to build combat power at the Hohenfels Training area as part of Swift Response 15, Aug. 27 - 28.

  • NATO allies jump into Swift Response 15

    Aug 26, 2015

    More than 1,000 paratroopers, from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six other allied nations including Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom conducted an Airborne Joint Forcible Entry mission as a part of Swift Response 15 at Hohenfels Training Area, Aug. 26.

  • Aerial act hits the heights in Hohenfels

    Aug 25, 2015

    Audiences thrilled at the electrifying escapades of high-wire troupe Geschwister Weisheit.

  • JMTC hosts Gunfighter Gymnasium to improve your reflexes

    Aug 25, 2015

    The Gunfighter Gymnasium dramatically improves unit training and provides commanders a vital tool to increase Soldier lethality and survivability on the battlefield.

  • Air Force completes initial recovery efforts at F-16 crash site

    Aug 25, 2015

    SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force recovery and environmental teams from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, have completed initial recovery efforts following an F-16C Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft accident near Engelmannreuth, about 15 miles from U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, on Aug. 11.

  • 82nd Airborne and Allies jump into Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Nearly 170 paratroopers from 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, NC, executed a combat proficiency jump, Aug 24, 2015 at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • All BMEDDAC Clinics Earn Prestigious Safety Star Site Recognition

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Bavaria Medical Department Activity made history recently when all six of its clinics were officially recommended for the coveted title of Star Strong Sites in safety.

  • Vilseck Army Health Clinic cuts ribbon on clinic addition

    Aug 20, 2015

    Under the Bavarian summer sun, the Vilseck Army Health Clinic celebrated the official opening of its brand-new clinic addition building with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Aug. 14 in front of the clinic.

  • How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile

    Aug 19, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational security (OPSEC).

  • Get to Know the New Chief of Staff of the Army - General Mark A. Milley

    Aug 18, 2015

    During a brief ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Meyer-Henderson just outside of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in as the 39th U.S. Army Chief of Staff.

  • AAFES re-evaluates closure of some facilities at Ansbach, plans reduced hours

    Aug 18, 2015

    At U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's May town hall, community members were briefed about the future of Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities within the garrison's footprint as a result of the recent Aviation Restructuring Initiative announcement. Since the town hall, Exchange officials have re-evaluated their decision, and as a result there are changes to their original announcement.

  • US Soldiers march with allies during Polish Armed Forces Day

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade marched in the Polish Armed Forces Day parade August 15, 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.

  • Public Health Command rehearses reorganization

    Aug 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Reorganization Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill was held Aug. 4-6 at the Mallette Training Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Several youths at USAG Ansbach volunteer for, help their community through American Red Cross

    Aug 14, 2015

    The American Red Cross at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a ceremony Aug. 14, 2015, at the Von Steuben Community Center to recognize the youths of the community for their volunteerism.

  • Marshall Center host first Language for Diplomacy Workshop

    Aug 14, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Partner Language Training Center, Europe and Non-Resident Programs designed and held the first Language for Diplomacy Workshop here July 28 to Aug. 13.

  • Youth volunteers save community $14,000

    Aug 13, 2015

    Volunteers say they earned experience and more.

  • US Soldiers meet with Sandomierz residents

    Aug 13, 2015

    While traveling from the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland, Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment stopped to interact with some of the local populace August 12, in Sandomierz, Poland.

  • German-American Partnership Gets Lift at Local Festival

    Aug 11, 2015

    No one could budge the 500lb stone but in doing so, the German-American partnership in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany was made stronger.

  • Counterterrorism course builds a global team before 'the bomb goes off'

    Aug 10, 2015

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

  • Individual Mobilizaton Augmentees play critical support roles across the Army

    Aug 10, 2015

    Highly skilled and experienced Soldiers across the Army are discovering the opportunity to extend their career and service through the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program, which comprises 73 active component Army agencies worldwide. With enlisted positions starting at E-5 thru E-9 and officer slots starting at O-3 thru O-6, the IMA program targets seasoned Soldiers with the training and experience to contribute to a unit's success.

  • Staying cool in Germany without AC

    Aug 6, 2015

    During the summer months, temperatures at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer, and though air conditioning units might seem an adequate solution, housing regulations prohibit their use.

  • Bamberg enchants Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Aug 6, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (Aug. 6, 2015) -- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, recently visited Bamberg, Germany, to experience "Bamberg zaubert," a festival where street performances happen throughout the city recently.

  • Swift Response to exercise NATO airborne forces in Europe

    Aug 6, 2015

    The exercise will take place in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy and will include more than 4,800 Soldiers from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • 80th Teen Council leads the way

    Aug 6, 2015

    Ten members of the 80th Training Command Teen Council participated in a joint meeting with members of the 412th Theater Engineer Command and the 75th Training Command teen councils in Alexandria, Virginia, July 27-31, 2015. The meeting afforded the 80th TC teens an opportunity to share their ideas, challenges, and best practices with members of the 75th TC and the 412th TEC councils.

  • A former Soldier visits 2CR Troopers and gives a performance to remember

    Aug 5, 2015

    An American country music artist and U.S. Army veteran, Craig Morgan, took flight to Bavaria, Germany to perform at the 57th German-American Volksfest in Grafenwoehr, Jul. 31- Aug. 2, 2015. Before his performance, he took time to visit with Troopers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment at Rose Barracks, located near Grafenwoehr, to view their day-to-day activities.

  • U.S. Army Europe's CSM talks women's equality in Hohenfels

    Aug 5, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon, U.S. Army Europe, visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany, on August 5 in celebration of Women's Equality Day, which is recognized in the United States on August 26.

  • Doctor finds military career immensely rewarding

    Aug 4, 2015

    Col. (Dr.) Michael Alperin is a family practice physician in the U.S. Army Reserve and serves as Clinical Director, Primary Care Division, Department of Veterans Affairs. He feels his career in the military gives him a unique perspective for his position in the VA.

  • Army wins National Trophy Team Rifle Match

    Aug 4, 2015

    The Army's Service Rifle Team won the National Trophy Team (NTT) Rifle Match July 20 for the ninth consecutive year with a total score of 2938-100X during the 2015 Civilian Marksmanship Program National Trophy Rifle Matches July 17-22 at Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • Protection against infectious diseases

    Aug 3, 2015

    Vaccines against disease are said to be one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century. Although these are seen as major achievements in health and wellness around the world, the discussion about vaccines continues.

  • Keep in step to stay active and healthy

    Aug 3, 2015

    As the summer season ends, do not let the changes in weather and daylight keep you from staying active. Commit to maintaining your health through regular activity during all the seasons of the year by not limiting your idea of physical activity.

  • Darlington replaces Wills as top noncommissioned officer of 80th Training Command

    Aug 2, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills handed the senior noncommissioned officer duties of the 80th Training Command (TASS), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, over to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 2, 2015.

  • Allied Spirit II: Sustaining the NATO Alliance

    Jul 31, 2015

    More than 4,500 participants from 8 nations will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit II at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Aug. 4-24, 2015.

  • History in the making as 2nd CR Field Artillery tests new ammunition

    Jul 30, 2015

    History is made again as Troopers assigned to Alpha Battery, Field Artillery, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fired XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) fuses using M777A2 Howitzer weapon systems during the unit's first-ever field demonstration of the ammunition, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, July 24, 2015.

  • Experts recommend breastfeeding as best choice for mother, baby health

    Jul 30, 2015

    The focus of World Breastfeeding Week during August 1-7 is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months because of the many health benefits linked to breastfeeding. Many military moms find breastfeeding difficult when they return to work and some active duty mothers do not think it is even possible. But there are some useful suggestions passed on by military moms that have been successful.

  • NATO experts design new English teaching course at Marshall Center's language center

    Jul 29, 2015

    Participants from the first English Teaching Faculty Development Workshop graduated July 23 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Partner Language Training Center, Europe.

  • Leaders discuss future of Army in Europe during Grafenwoehr visit

    Jul 29, 2015

    Members of the National Commission on the Future of the Army visited Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 29 to reach out to units on the ground conducting missions in Europe, including regionally aligned forces under Operation Atlantic Resolve, and learn about where the Army is going.

  • Girl Scouts go full STEAM ahead in Franken

    Jul 28, 2015

    Once a year during the summer months, the remote and quiet Franken Kaserne near Marktbergel in Middle Franconia turns into Camp Lachenwald, the annual USA Girl Scout summer camp.

  • Marshall Center library's newest donation showcases maritime piracy

    Jul 27, 2015

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

  • Ansbach BOSS hosts first formal military ball

    Jul 27, 2015

    USAG Ansbach BOSS Soldiers organized their first formal military ball at the Edelweiss in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on July 11. The agenda of the ball included many military traditions, like the posting of the colors by a color guard, the table for the fallen comrade, the toasting and cake cutting, and the grog.

  • Oberdachstetten Local Training Area: Hidden in plain sight

    Jul 24, 2015

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

  • Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates half century of ACS history

    Jul 24, 2015

    The staff of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Army Community Service put together a birthday barbecue July 24, 2015 at their location at Katterbach Kaserne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Community Service in the Army.

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

    Jul 23, 2015

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

  • USAG Bavaria Community Newsletter

    Jul 16, 2015

    The Bavaria Community Newsletter serves the military community of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch. Stay informed. The newsletter is updated weekly.

  • German elementary students explore 'what is behind the wall' at the Marshall Center

    Jul 16, 2015

    More than 20 German elementary students went "behind the wall" to learn about the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • Shipping your POV from Germany can seem complex, but doesn't need to be complicated

    Jul 15, 2015

    Vehicle turn-in inspection standards, which follow federal regulations, are all part of the Vehicle Processing Center's meticulous and precise inspection process. Here are the steps to correctly turn in a vehicle for shipment.

  • Army entomologists release video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home

    Jul 15, 2015

    To better educate Army personnel on what they can do to protect against mosquito-borne disease, the Entomology Program of the Army Institute of Public Health has released a video on controlling mosquitoes in and around the home.

  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.

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

    Jul 13, 2015

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

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in Germany

    Jul 10, 2015

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

  • High-wire troupe thrills in Garmisch

    Jul 8, 2015

    A Germany-based, family high-wire troupe entertained the Garmisch community with airborne acrobats on a high wire with bicycles, unicycles and pyramids 203 feet in the air.

  • Brazil in the middle of Europe

    Jul 8, 2015

    Every year Coburg's Samba Festival brings together performers, or Sambistas, from Brazil and all over the world, for more than 200,000 fans of the Afro-Brazilian music and dance.

  • European Parliamentarians Find Common Ground at Marshall Center to Address Threats Facing Their Nati

    Jul 6, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies hosted the "21st Transnational Security Challenge: The Role of Parliament," seminar for 15 parliamentarians from eight countries June 30 and July 1.

  • Marshall Center training strengthens transnational civil security network

    Jul 2, 2015

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

  • Summer vigilance: 4 things you need to know

    Jul 1, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Summer is heating up and more people are spending time outdoors. But community members are reminded to maintain appropriate force protection vigilance.

  • Protect yourself from insect and tick-borne diseases

    Jul 1, 2015

    Many insect-borne and tick-borne diseases can be prevented using a few simple protective measures.

  • Practice fireworks safety year-round

    Jul 1, 2015

    Remember to practice fireworks safety year-round to avoid unnecessary injury!

  • Summertime means the start of skin protection season

    Jul 1, 2015

    It is important to safeguard against the sun's harmful rays to protect yourself and your skin.

  • Marshall Center, Garmisch Community celebrate 1st LGBT Color Run

    Jun 30, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Equal Opportunity Diversity Observances Committee and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria -- Garmisch Community celebrate the Department of Defense's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month observance with a Color Run/Walk June 26 at the softball fields on Artillery Kaserne.

  • Cookie sales bring help to the hungry

    Jun 29, 2015

    Hohenfels Girl Scout Brownie's donate money and supplies to help the needy in Poland.

  • Infantry division participates in Exercise Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 29, 2015

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

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

    Jun 28, 2015

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

  • IMCOM starting Voluntary Placement Program

    Jun 26, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (June 24, 2015) -- The Installation Management Command's new Voluntary Placement Program will give first consideration to internal employees wishing to move overseas or return to the continental U.S. from an overseas position.

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

    Jun 26, 2015

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

  • ACS celebrates 50 years with essay contest

    Jun 26, 2015

    A new certification program launching soon at Fort Campbell will give transitioning Soldiers another option for a solid post-Army career.

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

    Jun 25, 2015

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

  • SDDC provides claims info for damaged, delayed personal property shipments

    Jun 25, 2015

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June 24, 2015) -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property directorate sent an advisory today to all Personal Property Shipping Offices and Department of Defense Household Goods Approved Transportation Service Providers containing important information about the claims process for damaged or delayed personal property and personally owned vehicle shipments.

  • Muppets help Military families deal with PCS and more

    Jun 24, 2015

    Sesame Street is coming to installations across Europe this summer as part of the 2015 Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.

  • Defense secretary to visit Army's Grafenwoehr training area

    Jun 22, 2015

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

  • US tanks flown across Europe for training

    Jun 22, 2015

    M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks were flown, via a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to Burgas, Bulgaria, where they were transported to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 20 - 22.

  • Marshall Center celebrates 240th Army Birthday

    Jun 19, 2015

    Soldiers at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies hosted a 240th U.S. Army Birthday celebration.

  • Army paratroopers take beach during exercise

    Jun 19, 2015

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

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

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • British author "pops up" at Hohenfels

    Jun 15, 2015

    Pop-up book author Robert Crowther visited Hohenfels Elementary School, recently, spending a week at Hohenfels helping children craft their own pop-ups.

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No, it's the King of Battle

    Jun 15, 2015

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team airdropped the king of battle June 15, 2015 at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland during Saber Strike 15.

  • Sustainable Training Area workshop in Italy targets environmental balance

    Jun 12, 2015

    There is no conflict between respecting the environment and ensuring that the US and Italian armies can continue to train in Italy. This was the conclusion of the Friuli Venezia Giulia officials and the US and Italian military representatives who gathered in Udine, Italy for a two-day U.S. - Italy Sustainable Training Area Management Workshop on 9-10 June.

  • Army temporarily expands re-enlistment window

    Jun 11, 2015

    The re-enlistment opportunity window for Soldiers, which previously ran from 15 months to 90 days before their separation from the Army, has been temporarily suspended, but only for Soldiers with a separation date through Sept. 30.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • People first-- mentorship offers perspective, growth

    Jun 10, 2015

    (Editor's note: This is part three of a three-article series on the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program. The first two articles are available online at; SAN ANTONIO (June 2, 2015) -- Energy and enthusiasm blew through the room like wildfire during presentations given by U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters Centralized Mentorship Program attendees during the final phase of the program.

  • OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

    Jun 8, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information (PII).

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • Full circle: Rainbow Elementary School brings 29th, final school year to close

    Jun 4, 2015

    A crowd of students, their parents, school staff, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members and more attended the closure ceremony for Rainbow Elementary School at Barton Barracks June 2.

  • Put down the video games: How one school is returning kids back to nature

    Jun 2, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Let's face it. Kids today don't get out much. According to research published in the journal Nature, 88 percent of kids spend time online everyday and 69 percent play video games or watch television every day.

  • Army planners using experiences to hone Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 2, 2015

    Combined Resolve IV is a training exercise that consists of more than 4,700 participants from 13 NATO and European partner nations. The exercise series focuses on maneuver training and force-on-force exercises and continues with a combined arms live fire exercise at the U.S. Army training area in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 15 demonstrates international cooperation capabilities

    Jun 1, 2015

    Approximately 6,000 personnel from 13 countries will participate in the U.S. Army Europe-led joint multinational Exercise Saber Strike 15, which will take place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, June 8-19.

  • Multinational Air Assault initiates Combined Resolve IV force-on-force

    Jun 1, 2015

    This mission initiated the beginning of the force-on-force portion of Combined Resolve IV, a warfighting exercise focused on improving multinational operations with NATO allies and partners. Approximately 4,700 participants from 13 countries are taking part in the exercise, which is taking place at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels Training Area, from May 12-June 6.

  • U.S. Army Europe places travel restrictions at G7 Summit demonstration locations

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Travel moratorium on demonstration areas in Munich, Garmisch

    May 29, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The commander of the top military organization governing U.S. forces in Europe has placed a moratorium on travel to Munich and Garmisch during the G7 Summit.

  • Army Europe welcomes new deputy commanding general and command sergeant major

    May 29, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new deputy commanding general, Maj. Gen. William K. Gayler, and senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon, during a welcome ceremony at Clay Kaserne's Freedom Field May 29.

  • 33 students perform at elementary school talent show

    May 28, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Students at Netzaberg Elementary School performed in a talent show in May.

  • Message from the U.S. State Department: G7 Summit Demonstrations

    May 28, 2015

    The G7 Summit will be held from June 7-8, 2015, and demonstrations are expected in the area of Schloss Elmau, a resort facility in the Bavarian Alps between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald, Germany.

  • Bavaria Force Protection Update: PT gear allowed up Netzaberg hill, no uniforms off-post

    May 28, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Service members conducting physical training up Netzaberg hill outside gate 20 can now wear their PT gear, but uniforms off-post during lunch are still prohibited.

  • IMCOM mountain bike series kicks off in Hohenfels

    May 27, 2015

    Hohenfels sets high bar in first race of the season

  • Tier III Medical now a part of Army Europe training center rotations

    May 27, 2015

    The intent was to showcase the brigade's capabilities to multi-national Allies, partner nations and U.S. units. This is the first time that Role III medical capabilities have been incorporated into the Combined Resolve series of exercises, a new Army requirement for combat training center rotations.

  • Marshall Center's security seminar builds a 'house' for future conflict management

    May 27, 2015

    The Seminar on Regional Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies offers a new perspective on international crisis management.

  • Croatian, U.S. forces remember their fallen during Combined Resolve IV

    May 27, 2015

    While U.S. Soldiers observed the U.S. Memorial Day in the middle of Combined Resolve IV, the Croatian Soldiers will also be remembering their fallen brothers and sisters during the exercise. On May 28, Croatians will observe Croatian Armed Forces Day, which memorializes fallen Soldiers from the Croatian military. Like their American counter-parts observed on Monday, the Croatians Soldiers in Hohenfels will quietly observe this holiday while deep in a combat training environment.