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  • Was ist los in Franken? April 29, 2016

    Apr 29, 2016

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

  • Grafenwoehr mayor, city council visits JMTC

    Apr 25, 2016

    The Grafenwoehr Burgermeister, or mayor, and city council members visited the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, April 21, 2016, here.

  • IMCOM-Europe names its best in community theater

    Apr 25, 2016

    KAISERSLAUTERN Germany -- The finest praise that any actor or singer can receive is a standing ovation.

  • Signal Soldiers exercise deployment readiness, expeditionary capabilities

    Apr 25, 2016

    Signal Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducted sling load and air operations training as part of 2nd Signal Brigade's Operation Forged Lightning deployment readiness exercise March 22-23, 2016 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The training enhanced expeditionary capabilities by providing the unit an opportunity to facilitate a DRE III "shock event": alert, assembly, prep for deployment, deploy, execute training mission and redeploy the unit on short or no notice.

  • Chaplains, assistants receive Tactical Religious Support Training in GTA

    Apr 22, 2016

    Chaplains and their assistants from 21st Theater Sustainment Command participated in Tactical Religious Support Training, April 19-20, 2016, here.

  • JMTC host 2016 Sustainable Range Program workshop in GTA

    Apr 20, 2016

    Germany -- More than 100 representatives from Allied and partnered nations and training support personnel from Training Support Activity Europe attended the 2016 U.S. Army Europe's Sustainable Range Program (SRP) workshop, April 18, 2016, here.

  • Distracted Driving - R U @ Risk?

    Apr 18, 2016

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens who text or gab excitedly with each other while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone -- maybe even you.

  • Bavaria cuts ribbon on new Soldier Medical Readiness Center

    Apr 15, 2016

    The ribbon was officially cut on the new U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Soldier Medical Readiness Center, April 15, at the facility located on Rose Barracks.

  • Teal Meal is real deal: Raising awareness of sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention

    Apr 15, 2016

    In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the second annual Teal Meal at the Wings of Victory Dining Facility at Katterbach Kaserne April 15, 2016.

  • Empowering Junior Leaders during Saber Junction 16

    Apr 14, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Artillery fire, jets, and enemy convoys can all be distractions for soldiers during personnel recovery operations. This is the time for soldiers to be at their best as leaders. It's the quiet and reserved soldiers, who one might not necessarily think would want to take initiative, who shine most during these moments.

  • Missouri Guardsmen train overseas for Saber Junction 16

    Apr 14, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany-- Guardsmen from the 1035th Support Maintenance Company, out of St. Louis, Missouri, are receiving hands-on training during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, March 29 -- April 24.

  • Saber Junction's airborne operations use maneuver rights areas

    Apr 14, 2016

    Nearly 1,000 Soldiers from Italy, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade dropped into a landing zone outside the Hohenfels Training Area as part of exercise Saber Junction 16, using two maneuver rights areas.

  • Opposing Forces Fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle During Saber Junction 16

    Apr 14, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany (April 12, 2016) -- Sgt. Kyle Head and Spc. Zachary Young from C Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment have been piloting an unmanned aerial vehicle as part of Saber Junction 16 at Hohenfels, Germany. Both play roles as opposing forces, working to thwart Allied and U.S. partner efforts throughout the exercise.

  • Saber Strike 16 and Dragoon Ride II

    Apr 13, 2016

    The 2nd Cavalry Regiment will participate in Saber Strike 16/Dragoon Ride II from May 27 through June 22, 2016. Soldiers with the Regiment will conduct Dragoon Ride II, a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia, May 27 through June 15, 2016. The convoy will demonstrate the ability to rapidly move a regiment-sized convoyed along two routes and through six countries; covering more than 2,400 kilometers.

  • U.S. Army, German authorities partner to facilitate maneuver rights areas events

    Apr 12, 2016

    As a plane flies overhead, hundreds of parachuting Soldiers fill the sky, floating down to land in fields surrounding a rural community in Germany.

  • How a DUI forever changed a local Soldier's career

    Apr 11, 2016

    The effects of a DUI on one Soldier's career. Drivers only need one alcoholic drink to end up with a story like Smith's.

  • Friends use Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run as prep for marathon

    Apr 10, 2016

    A deal is what made these two friends compete in the United States Army Garrison Bavaria and the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command 4th Annual Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run, April 9, 2016, here.

  • Road to Anakonda: Raider Brigade builds combat power in preparation for Anakonda 16

    Apr 9, 2016

    (Grafenwoehr, Germany) - Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division started drawing tanks and Bradleys from the European Activity Set at sites in Germany, Romania and Bulgaria April 4-8 as the brigade prepares for Exercise Anakonda 16.

  • Army Families departing Turkey find warm welcome at USAG Wiesbaden

    Apr 8, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Five Army Families who were ordered to depart from Izmir, Turkey received a warm welcome here at emergency inprocessing events April 4 and 8 to help them settle into their new home.

  • USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, environmental sustainability must be an integral part of the defense mission.

  • Fish or Cut Bait

    Apr 7, 2016

    If you're not familiar with estuary wade fishing, it's hard to explain the allure of hunting fish on foot. I normally go after the big three -- speckled sea trout, redfish and flounder. What makes this kind of fishing fun is you never know what you're going to get. The rare 3- to 4-foot-long shark will occasionally appear, but usually not until later in the season.

  • New family townhouses ready for PCS season at USAG Bavaria

    Apr 6, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Seventy new townhouses at Tower Barracks here and at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany will be ready for families to move in by late May.

  • Town Hall: How 'Readiness' affects USAG Bavaria, and what you can do

    Apr 6, 2016

    The garrison commander here hosted a community town hall March 31 emphasizing how the U.S. Army's evolving priorities will impact U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Col. Mark Colbrook described how the Army's mission will affect garrison services in the coming years, and provided Soldiers and family members with options to raise concerns, ask questions and effect change during this transition.

  • U.S. Army to conduct airborne training near Schmidm├╝hlen

    Apr 5, 2016

    Paratroopers from the U.S., United Kingdom and Italy are scheduled to conduct airborne operations and follow-on tactical maneuvers on off-post areas near the Hohenfels Training Areas, April 12.

  • Marshall Center English Enhancement Program Lessens Confusion

    Apr 4, 2016

    Fifteen participants from as many countries started the English Language Enhancement Course for the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime March 3 and will graduate April 5. They will join 72 participants from an additional 45 countries for the upcoming CTOC, which begins April 6 and ends April 21.

  • Engineers make progress on military hospital project in Germany

    Mar 31, 2016

    WEILERBACH, Germany - By far, the largest construction project being managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is the $990 million replacement of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the 86th Medical Group Clinic with a new consolidated medical facility on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Site preparation is underway, and and the German Construction Agency here recently awarded a contract to the firm HDR TMK to complete the next design phase.

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • FA Squadron, 2CR gets a lift from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade

    Mar 24, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Having a military unit that can effectively move from one location to another, set up shop and complete missions can be the difference between a successful mission or a failed one.

  • Big Windy lends muscle to 44th Signal Battalion

    Mar 24, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade, "Brigade of Excellence", conducted sling load and air operations training with the help of two CH-47 Chinook Helicopters from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Big Windy", Mar. 22-23, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

  • Sons of Safety

    Mar 22, 2016

    While in Afghanistan, every Thursday night I would get together with three friends and watch "Sons of Anarchy," a television show about the exploits of an outlaw motorcycle gang. After about six months of watching, we decided we all needed to buy motorcycles when we returned home. We figured our buddy, Dustin, who was an experienced rider, would be a good person to give us some guidance. While his advice was sound, our execution was a bit questionable.

  • Marshall Center's premier counterterrorism course highlights alumni network

    Mar 22, 2016

    All five of the adjunct professors for the current Program on Terrorism and Security Studies are alumni, a first for the premier counterterrorism course at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. PTSS 16-06 started Feb. 24 and will end March 23.

  • Army Europe members encouraged to stay vigilant

    Mar 22, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -Traveling with family or on official travel? With terror attacks becoming more frequent, U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, Department of Defense Civilians, contractors and their family members have a number of resources available to stay vigilant and ready.

  • US Consul General, commander of 7th JMTC visit USAG Ansbach

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. consul general based out of Munich and the commander of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach March 16.

  • 2nd Cavalry help to fuel interoperability alongside their German counterparts

    Mar 21, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany - Troopers assigned to Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a fuel exchange field training exercise with Soldiers from the 472nd German Logistics Battalion at the Amberg Training Area, located in Amberg, Germany, Mar. 11-17, 2016.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Observer coach trainer for Ukrainian Land Forces

    Mar 19, 2016

    Officers and noncommissioned officers with the Ukrainian Land Forces attended an observer coach trainer class taught by instructors with the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Mar 13-18 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in order to develop a training cadre as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

  • 2CR conducts staff exercise to validate TOC layout

    Mar 14, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -Regiment Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Regiment set up a Tactical Operation Center and Tactical Command Post March 8 -- 10, 2016 in the Grafenwoehr training area near Rose Barracks in order to conduct a two-week staff exercise. The practical training exercise, which will run March 14 - 23, will prepare the Troop for the multinational training exercise, Saber Strike 2016 in Estonia this summer. It will test the functionality of the tent layout and how well the staff sections are organized within the two structures.

  • Marshall Center counterterrorism students delve into 'Munich Massacre' lessons learned

    Mar 11, 2016

    Seventy-six participants from 46 countries visited German Federal Police at the Munich Airport, 1972 Olympic village site and Munich SWAT team March 9 as part of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Program on Terrorism and Security Studies field study trip.

  • Partners huddle at USACE workshop as construction booms in Europe

    Mar 11, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the U.S. military takes steps to reassure allies over concerns about a more aggressive Russia in the east, stakeholders and project-delivery teams are tackling the largest construction program in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

  • Bavaria Health Command Goes Tobacco-Free

    Mar 10, 2016

    VILSECK, Germany -- Beginning this spring, Bavaria Health Command and its clinics will become Tobacco Free Medical Campuses. No smoking or tobacco use will be permitted on the clinic grounds, which extends to the parking lots and surrounding areas of each clinic in most cases.

  • Roping in new sponsors: USAG Ansbach hosts sponsorship rodeo

    Mar 10, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its Total Army Sponsorship Program Rodeo March 10, 2016, at the Katterbach Fitness Center to train unit, Family, and civilian sponsors on the best way to familiarize and settle newly arrived community members.

  • Easter in Franconia -- time to get ovally egg-cited!

    Mar 8, 2016

    Easter Sunday is the oldest and most important holiday of Christianity, and most cultures in the world -- including that of Franconia in Germany -- celebrate the holiday in distinct ways.

  • DeCA: Serving the military in a crisis

    Mar 8, 2016

    Defense Commissary Agency reflects on the March 11, 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan, and how they served the military and the local community by opening their stores within hours after the incident.

  • 'Spring forward' touches Marshall Center worldwide

    Mar 8, 2016

    Groggy Americans in the U.S. will turn their clocks forward one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 13, while those in Europe will still have that extra hour of sleep until 2 a.m. Sunday, March 27, which is Easter Sunday.

  • 2nd Cavalry Engineers make an impact using mine clearing line charge

    Mar 7, 2016

    Very rarely do Soldiers get the opportunity to see a mine clearing line charge (MICLIC) go off but if given the chance, most of them admit that they would be front and center watching with anticipation for the boom to happen.

  • Are you getting enough ZZZs? Sleep like a baby with these top tips

    Mar 1, 2016

    It is time to tackle the epidemic no one talks about - lack of sleep! There are many things YOU can change to naturally increase the amount and quality of your sleep.

  • Saber Junction 16 to test readiness of airborne brigade

    Mar 1, 2016

    Saber Junction 16, also known as JMRC Rotation 16-04, is designed to evaluate and certify the readiness of the 173rd to conduct unified land operations (a simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive and stability missions), with an emphasis on tactical interoperability among the Allied and partner-nation forces.

  • 3 reasons to go to the Transition Summit

    Mar 1, 2016

    USAG Bavaria is hosting a Transition Summit March 7-8. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes Foundation and U.S. Army's Soldier for Life initiative, the event is focused on helping transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses build skills and connections that will lead to meaningful employment.

  • NATO's senior military officer visits ISTC

    Feb 29, 2016

    Gen. Petr Pavel, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited the International Special Forces Training Centre to observe training.

  • 2CR Target Acquisition Section give demonstration on AN/TPQ-50 radar

    Feb 29, 2016

    Grafenwoehr, Germany -- Radar operators assigned to Target Acquisition Section, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment set up a display of the AN/TPQ-50, Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar Feb 26, 2016 at Radar Site 1 in the training area. The purpose of the display was to brief several Belgian and Luxemburg military representatives, including Col. Bruno Malvaux, Deputy Belgian Land Component Commander, on the specifications and capabilities of the radar system.

  • 7th MSC Soldiers support AFRICOM's Operation Echo Casemate

    Feb 26, 2016

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command conducted joint partnered movement control operations with French Air Force members and U.S. Air Force personnel in support of United States Africa Command's Operation Echo Casemate resupply mission to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, Feb. 22.

  • Combined Arms Training Center hosts training for Czech Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2016

    25 Czech soldiers from the 43rd Airborne Division in Chrudim, Czech Republic, completed the Weapons Familiarization Course, Feb. 25, 2016, here.

  • How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

    Feb 22, 2016

    Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Daniel Dailey as part of the campaign to fight sexual assault and harassment, then expanded to the long-term improvement of junior leaders.

  • Marshall Center Celebrates Black History Month with 'Game of Facts'

    Feb 22, 2016

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies held a "Jeopardy -- the African American History Edition," for its Black History Month observance Feb. 18

  • Second Cavalry 'War Eagle' brings multinational partnership to the Egyptian coast

    Feb 22, 2016

    Throughout the world, the United States Army works hard to make sure that its allies understand that they stand behind their message of successful multinational partnership.

  • Marshall Center honors German, American military, length-of-service employees

    Feb 22, 2016

    German and American military personnel and a dedicated workforce of local national and American civilian workers were honored during an awards ceremony as part of the Director's Call held Feb. 19 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • IMCOM-Europe director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

    Feb 19, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today's international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command-Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.

  • Task Force Spearhead gives wings to 173rd redlegs

    Feb 19, 2016

    Paratroopers from 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted over 200 airborne proficiency jumps from two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters from 3rd Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Spearhead, Feb. 18, 2016, at Bunker drop-zone Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Cuvellier assumes responsibility as USAG Ansbach command sergeant major

    Feb 17, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Derek R. Cuvellier became U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's command sergeant major during a ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center Feb. 17, 2016.

  • New Inroads to Regional Security Formed During Marshall Center Seminar

    Feb 12, 2016

    The Marshall Center's Seminar on Regional Security started Jan. 21 and ended Feb. 11. The seminar focused specifically on regional security dynamics, thereby acknowledging the continued prominence of territoriality on the one hand and the necessity to prioritize regional analysis over the global analysis, on the other hand. This allowed participants to examine international security issues where they happen by investigating contemporary regional case studies. The regional case studies looked at geographical areas affected by a violent crisis. These crises posed threats to the region and beyond.

  • Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Army Reserve needs more warrant officers, a senior leader told 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers.

  • 80th TC commander addresses DEOMI graduates

    Feb 8, 2016

    Eighteen years after Maj. A.C. Roper graduated from the Equal Opportunity Advisors Reserve Component Course with distinguished honors, he delivered the keynote address to graduates of the same course as Maj. Gen. Roper during a ceremony at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 5, 2016.

  • Marshall Center Workshop Examines Anti-Corruption Policies, Measures, Solutions

    Feb 5, 2016

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies held a Global Countering Transnational Organized Crime Alumni Community of Interest Workshop Feb. 1 to 4 for 71 practitioners engaged in countering illicit narcotics trafficking, terrorist involvement in criminal activity, transnational organized crime and corruption from 48 countries.

  • Armenian delegation visits Hohenfels Training Area

    Feb 4, 2016

    Armenian Maj. Gen. Gennady Tavaratsyan, chief of the strategic planning department of the Armed Forces General Staff, visited Hohenfels Training Area to observe mission command in action, understand the military decision-making process, and learn about the U.S. Army's noncommissioned officer corps.

  • Female mechanics support Allied Spirit IV

    Feb 4, 2016

    A lot more female faces are among the engine hoists, forklifts and wreckers these days at maintenance shops of the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center, here.

  • 1-4 Infantry moves operations center to the field

    Feb 4, 2016

    For the first time, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, who play opposing forces (OPFOR) during training exercises, set up a tactical operations center in the field. Usually, they run the operations center out of their battalion headquarters.

  • TACOM commander visits 2CR Soldiers during Stryker Maintenance Course

    Feb 4, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Gwendolyn Bingham, the commander of U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, visited 2nd Cavalry Soldiers taking the Stryker Common Chassis Sustainment Course, Feb. 3, 2016, in Vilseck, Germany.

  • Pig prototype makes its debut at Allied Spirit IV

    Feb 3, 2016

    A life-like farm animal is being used for simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive (CBRN-E) training at a multinational exercise.

  • Chaplains collaborate, share values during exercise

    Feb 3, 2016

    Chaplains, from the United States and South Africa, got the chance to meet and collaborate during Exercise Allied Spirit IV, which is taking place until Feb. 5 at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • A Dragoon starts his career strong with Allied Spirit IV

    Feb 3, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- For most Soldiers, their first experiences in the military are usually something they won't forget for the rest of their lives. Whether they stay in for their first "tour" or choose it as a long-term career path, almost every single one can sit back and talk about their first year or two with reverie. The same type of reverie that can be spotted in others who, from time to time, reminisce on life's most important twists and turns.

  • International partnerships: Ukrainian surgeons visit Army Medicine in Europe

    Feb 3, 2016

    Four Ukrainian military surgeons, the first group of physicians to do such a rotation in several years, recently visited Army Medicine in Europe for a firsthand look at U.S. wounded warrior care.

  • Transition summits to educate Soldiers on employment process

    Feb 3, 2016

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program will host two transition summits in Europe during March. The first will be held at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, March 7-8, and the other at USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, March 10-11.

  • 1-4 Infantry (OPFOR) is a formidable opponent at Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 31, 2016

    In hilly and forested terrain conditions of this 40,000-acre training facility, known to most as "The Box," forces are being challenged by a formidable opponent -- 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.

  • Exercise Allied Spirit calls in air reinforcements

    Jan 31, 2016

    The ground maneuver training during Exercise Allied Spirit IV took to the skies, as multinational forces were introduced to U.S. Air Force methods that rely on joint terminal attack controllers.

  • Eyes on Italy in Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 31, 2016

    In the most recent edition of Exercise Allied Spirit, Italy is the compass guiding seven nations from Europe and North America. Aside from conducting mission command, the Italians are planning and directing offensive and defensive tasks to line units in the field.

  • CDC Travel Health Notice for countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

    Jan 29, 2016

    While some travel related cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Europe, no cases have originated here. The virus can only be spread by being bitten by an infected mosquito and the type of mosquito that can spread the disease is not found in Europe.

  • Montenegro's NATO Goal Gets Boost From Marshall Center Seminar and Alumni

    Jan 29, 2016

    A two-day tailored seminar on Next Steps toward NATO for Senior Officials from Montenegro was held Jan. 26 and 27 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Cobra Battery, 2CR conduct EDRE

    Jan 29, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Soldiers assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrive to their unit before dawn Jan 27, 2016 after they received an alert to prepare for their movement to Lithuania for training. The Battery is conducting an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise prior to their roll out to demonstrate their ability to rapidly deploy on a moment's notice. The exercise, called Dragoon Shock, is a realistic operation; testing all aspects of a unit's readiness which will showcase the capability and interoperability of USAREUR organizations.

  • Exercise Allied Spirit IV showcases multinational training

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command hosted a distinguished visitors and media day, Jan. 27, 2016, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, to see how exercise Allied Spirit IV conducts multinational training.

  • National Guard connects with multinational Soldiers during Allied Spirit

    Jan 28, 2016

    Unique training opportunities like the Allied Spirit exercise, allow Guardsmen to reach out, interact and train with service members from many nations, inside and outside of the State Partnership Program.

  • High OPTEMPO defines CSM Bolmer's tour with 1-4 Infantry

    Jan 27, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer looks back on fast-paced OPFOR mission. He states the one word that comes to mind: "busy." "The pride and esprit de corps is one of the highest of any unit I've been in," Bolmer said of the 1st Bn., 4th Infantry, "but it's also one of the busiest units. I've been in the Army 22 years, and I will say this is the busiest I've ever been."

  • The military of the Garibaldi Brigade train in Germany with 10 other nations

    Jan 26, 2016

    The Garibaldi Brigade is responsible for providing the command headquarters during the NATO exercise in Germany.

  • Kiefer relinquishes responsibility as senior NCO of USAG Ansbach, retires

    Jan 26, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a relinquishment of responsibility and retirement ceremony Jan. 8 at the Von Steuben Community Center here to farewell the now retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer.

  • Ghost Troop, 2CR demonstrates what a Squad Tactical Exercise is all about

    Jan 25, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- This January, winter is hitting hard at the Hohenfels Training Area and the word 'cold' doesn't even begin to describe the experience.

  • Michigan National Guard Soldiers train with their State Partners during Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 23, 2016

    For one Michigan National Guard Soldier, attending Allied Spirit IV, in Hohenfels, Germany, is an amazing opportunity in itself; but it has also become a great learning experience in working with a member of Michigan's State Partnership program.

  • Developing Regional Perspective in Conflict Resolution Is Key In Marshall Center Security Course

    Jan 22, 2016

    The Marshall Center's Seminar on Regional Security started Jan. 21 and ended Feb. 11. The seminar will focus specifically on regional security dynamics, thereby acknowledging the continued prominence of territoriality on the one hand and the necessity to prioritize regional analysis over the global analysis, on the other hand. This will allow participants to examine international security issues where they happen by investigating contemporary regional case studies.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Hohenfels Soldier earns environmental award

    Jan 20, 2016

    A Hohenfels Soldier received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award at the USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel, recently.

  • Michigan National Guard Participates in Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 20, 2016

    "Weekend Warriors" is not a term that can be used anymore to describe the Michigan Army National Guard; Some Soldiers of the Michigan National Guard are far from home.

  • Make sure your winter fun is not a wipe out

    Jan 19, 2016

    Winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, sledding and ice-skating provide fun, excitement, fresh air and good exercise for all ages. Unfortunately, every year these winter activities result in hundreds of thousands of injuries as well as many deaths in the U.S. Injuries occur in both recreational and professional athletes alike.

  • Losing weight in 2016 is just an arm's length away

    Jan 19, 2016

    Each of us makes over 200 subconscious decisions about what and how much to eat every single day. Even those of us with the best intentions will find it difficult to lose weight when food is visible, plentiful and accessible.

  • Wolfpack Troopers deploy in support of Atlantic Resolve-North

    Jan 14, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- As another year begins, so too does a wave of new rotations for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe. For the Dragoons, it will be another chance to help demonstrate the United States' resolve and dedication to its NATO Allies.

  • IMCOM commander visits USAG Wiesbaden, recognizes top performers

    Jan 14, 2016

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- The new commanding general of Installation Management Command recently visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and took the time to meet with leaders to share with leaders here, as well as to recognize some of the garrison's highest-performing members.

  • Contract Specialist by Day Movie Actor by Night

    Jan 13, 2016

    Joe East, a contract specialist with the Regional Contracting Office Bavaria, recently had the opportunity to flex his acting muscles for an upcoming movie.

  • 'Go First Class' embodies 'Health Powers Readiness'

    Jan 13, 2016

    Anybody looking for proof that "Health Powers Readiness" need look no further than Dental Command-Europe's Go First Class program.

  • IMCOM Europe welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 12, 2016

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe welcomed its new command sergeant major and bid farewell to his predecessor during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held here Jan. 12.

  • Marshall Center's New Program Addresses Russian Resurgence in Eastern Europe

    Jan 12, 2016

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies unveiled its new resident program, European Security Seminar-East Jan. 11. This one-week seminar is designed to examine the current security environment in Europe and Eurasia and to develop appropriate responses to regional security challenges.

  • Local youth sees need, helps community

    Jan 11, 2016

    Every day on the drive to school, 15-year-old Tyler Grover passed the Hohenfels Thrift Shop. On multiple occasions, Grover saw quality items left piled outside in all types of weather, potentially ruining them.

  • Cougars welcome their newest Senior Enlisted Advisor

    Jan 8, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- As the New Year starts, so does the responsibility of leading Troopers for the newest senior enlisted advisor of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • HMHS celebrates diversity with multicultural fest

    Jan 7, 2016

    Students perform songs and dances from 18 different countries.