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  • German fairy tales charm and enchant

    Jun 10, 2014

    While Americans are familiar with many German tales, others are popular only in the Old Country

  • Respect the heat

    Jun 10, 2014

    As the summer heats up, so does prevalence of heat-related injuries

  • 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

    Jun 9, 2014

    In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven decades after his historic D-Day landing.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Girl Scouts promote bike safety

    Jun 6, 2014

    Girl Scout Junior Troop 663 shares safety tips with HMC.

  • Sexual Assault Hotline photo

    Jun 3, 2014

  • Flossenbuerg delves into its dark past

    Jun 3, 2014

    Concentration camp memorial prods visitors into a deeper understanding of WWII

  • Hot chow, cold grunts; a recipe for morale

    Jun 3, 2014

    Thirty tons of steel, ammunition and Soldiers from A-Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment waited in an M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle for a resupply convoy atop the lush, green German countryside. Marble-sized rain droplets fell from the grizzly skies, and a sliver of sunlight peeked through at 9:03 p.m.

  • Save tax on imported vehicles

    Jun 2, 2014

    U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty.

  • Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

    May 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 30, 2014) -- A Soldier's day is chock-full of activities, from physical training and inspections, to tactics and job-specific tasks. Despite busy schedules, Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders -- in his case branch or division chiefs -- to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Fighting suicide: spotlight on male Soldiers

    May 30, 2014

    June is Men's Health Month and an opportunity to focus on our male Soldiers.

  • Protect your natural body armor this summer

    May 30, 2014

    You and your family can still enjoy the great outdoors this summer while protecting yourselves from excess risks associated with sun exposure if you simply take a few precautions.

  • Post-retirement weight gain--fact or fiction?

    May 30, 2014

    Approximately half of the Army retirees whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index that classified them as obese.

  • "Baby Bazaar" highlights local services

    May 29, 2014

    ACS shows new parents what Hohenfels has to offer.

  • USAG Bavaria HHC Change of Command is bittersweet

    May 29, 2014

    Ceremony commemorates CPT Amy Becker's leadership and welcomes CPT Andrew Higgins as command

  • Combined Resolve II roles prepare European armies for coalition missions

    May 29, 2014

    Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Germany. The exercise, which is scheduled to run from May 15 to June 30, 2014, includes more than 4,000 participants from 15 allied and partner countries.

  • Romanian Army takes command of U.S. Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II

    May 28, 2014

    In remote Bavaria, the sound of simulated battle echoes. The armies of the U.S. and Romania join forces to train. At the heart of the training lies one of the U.S. Army's most versatile forces.

  • Most pets importable stateside

    May 28, 2014

    People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead. However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.

  • Phantasialand brings Asia and Africa to Germany

    May 28, 2014

    Travel to other countries without leaving Germany.

  • Garrison Antiterrorism Office named best in Army

    May 28, 2014

    In April, Installation Management Command recognized the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office as one of its Heroes of the Day, and with good reason.

  • Gold Star Families honored at Memorial Day ceremony

    May 28, 2014

    USAG Bavaria remembers fallen Soldiers and the families left behind

  • Establishing a foundation

    May 28, 2014

    15th Engineer Soldiers lend a helping hand to the WTU

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • 2 CR honors fallen Dragoons with memorial ceremonies

    May 27, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- The 2d Cavalry Regiment honored two of its Soldiers, who died during combat operations in Afghanistan, during memorial ceremonies held at Rose Barracks, Germany, May 21-22, 2014.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Dragoon week provides Troopers and families with some much needed competition and fun

    May 27, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Troopers and family members of the 2d Cavalry Regiment participated in a number of sporting events and attended memorial dedications during a four-day event called the Week of The Dragoon to promote Esprit d' Corps within the unit, May 19-22, 2014, at Rose Barracks, Germany.

  • New European Activity Set ensures smooth equipment transition for Soldiers training, deploying

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve II have benefited from the European Activity Set and it has helped them smoothly transition into the role of being participants in the exercise here.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • Farmers markets offer healthy choices to Soldiers and families

    May 22, 2014

    As part of the Department of Defense's Healthy Base Initiative, some military posts have introduced farmers markets to encourage healthy eating.

  • Keep banned foodstuffs out of USA

    May 21, 2014

    Personnel shipping household goods to the USA this summer should be careful when packing the contents of their kitchen, agriculture officials advise. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issues fines of $100 to $1,000 to first-time offenders who ignore the strict rules that apply to sending food products stateside.

  • USAG Bavaria Commander Sends Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2014

    Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to join together in honoring U.S. service members who fought and died while defending our freedom.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Robotics team surmount obstacles at world championship

    May 20, 2014

    VHS students overcome technical difficulties at robotics competition

  • Taming the Alps

    May 20, 2014

    A pair of boots and a backpack through three countries

  • Safety Day makes bikers better

    May 20, 2014

    Motorcycle Safety Day hones riders' skills on the road

  • June - National Safety Month

    May 20, 2014

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Army seeks to enhance civilian workforce

    May 20, 2014

    The Army's civilian work force includes more than 300,000 professionals, serving in about 500 unique job series both in the United States and abroad, according to an article published in Army Stand-To! April 17.

  • SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

    May 19, 2014

    The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

  • Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

    May 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • AFSBn-Germany reaches a milestone with the European Activity Set

    May 19, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, recently conducted the first equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set to Soldiers from Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Practice What You Preach

    May 19, 2014

    Before the director of Army Safety rides his motorcycle, he performs a safety inspection. It's a habit.

  • Combined Resolve II opens with display on multi-national capabilities

    May 18, 2014

    As a prelude to exercise Combined Resolve II, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a Capabilities Day, May 17, as a way of developing technical and tactical interoperability among NATO and partner-nation forces in Europe.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • 'Radio Strong!' - TSC broadcaster claims DOD glory

    May 16, 2014

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command broadcaster demonstrated his organization is not only "First in Support," but "Radio Strong," claiming a prestigious Department of Defense-level Thomas Jefferson Award for audio excellence May 9.

  • Hohenfels 'joins the fight' against cancer

    May 16, 2014

    HMC stages its first 'Relay for Life' event.

  • Memorial Day Safety Message

    May 16, 2014

    I hope that each of you have a safe summer season and an enjoyable holiday weekend.

  • Medical Cost Avoidance Model demonstrates value of prevention

    May 16, 2014

    The USAPHC Health Hazard Assessment Program has developed the Medical Cost-Avoidance Model--a series of tools that can help demonstrate the cost of failing to prevent adverse health consequences.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

    May 16, 2014

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

  • European military training on display for U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians

    May 16, 2014

    The U.S. Ambassador to Germany, the Honorable John B. Emerson, visited the Hohenfels Training Area yesterday with members of the German Parliament to see military partnership and cultural exchange in progress at the U.S. Army Europe exercise Combined Resolve II.

  • MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey set for release

    May 16, 2014

    The Department of Defense is set to release its latest survey to gauge customer satisfaction with Morale, Welfare and Recreation garrison facilities and programs. As in 2009 and 2011, the MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey will go to select Soldiers and service members inviting them to volunteer their opinions about current operations.

  • Dragoon Soldier remembered as a brother

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Corporal Timothy McGriff assigned to Forward Support Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment and native of Stony Point, N.C. stationed in Vilseck, Germany, died May 9, 2014, while being transported to a hospital according to German medical authorities.

  • Editorial: Contracting senior enlisted relevant, resilient, ready to serve at strategic level

    May 15, 2014

    As our Army continues its transformation following more than 13 years of continuous war, it increasingly relies on its senior enlisted leaders to advise in the management and strategic development of the most talented and superior Soldiers to serve as the next generation of leaders.

  • Paradise Blend spices up Asian-Pacific Heritage celebration

    May 15, 2014

    Dancing dominates the annual festival.

  • Drivers must turn on headlights in rain

    May 15, 2014

    Drivers on post need to use their headlights when unfavorable atmospheric conditions reduce visibility.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment uncases colors, formally marks return from deployment

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- An uncasing of the colors ceremony is the traditional way for military units to formally signify the arrival to or return from an area of operations and in the case of the 2d Cavalry regiment, its end of a combat deployment and the return to its designated home station.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment welcomes new squadron CSMs

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany --Troopers, families and friends of 2d Cavalry Regiment attended a change of responsibility ceremony at Rose Barracks, Germany on May 15, 2014.

  • History remembered: Casey's cross

    May 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hike the steep incline of a nearby mountain through deciduous forest on a path long hidden by brown broad leaves from seasons past, May 10, Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

    May 14, 2014

    Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels cases its colors

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels in Germany, officially cased its colors in a ceremony May 12, 2014, formally marking the dissolution of the garrison and reorganizing its workforce as an integral part of USAG Bavaria.

  • Willkommen to Bavaria, CSM Dillingham

    May 13, 2014

    New garrison CSM Jeffrey Dillingham answers questions about his new job and life in Bavaria

  • Abuzz about bees

    May 13, 2014

    Beekeepers teach GES students the importance of our prickly friends

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 9, 2014.

  • Bavaria temporarily halts issuing international driving licenses to DoD personnel

    May 12, 2014

    Bavaria temporarily halts issuing international driving licenses to DoD personnel

  • Eighth Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers scheduled for May 20

    May 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from approximately 30 nations during the eighth annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers starting May 20 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

    A much-used trip-planning tool has received a facelift that improves user capabilities.

  • 'Knight's Brigade' blocks, braces way to Combined Resolve II

    May 5, 2014

    Soldiers and civilian employees from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade "The Knights," trained in Baumholder, Germany, to support Combined Resolve II, an exercise involving 13 countries, slated to begin later this month.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Bavaria is perfect place for vacation of peacefully pedaling

    May 5, 2014

    Just minutes outside of the Schweinfurt city limits, farmland takes over and you'll be at peace with your own spinning wheels, free from car traffic. Typical Bavarian villages like the one in the background crop up by the dozens along every bike path. In the town square of these villages, there is almost always a tourist information center that offers information and booking for local accommodation.

  • Motorcycle safety: not just for May

    May 5, 2014

    While Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, Army officials are urging leaders across the force to treat rider safety as a year-round imperative in response to rising PMV-2 fatalities

  • Soldier's story serves as a warning about sexual assault

    May 2, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted 'Take Back the Night,' a conference highlighting the problem of sexual assault in the Army, April 29.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 2, 2014

    The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month.

  • Passing the iPhone test

    May 2, 2014

    Advancing the Common Operating Environment to support current and future Soldiers. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Retired SGM inducted into Public Affairs Hall of Fame

    May 2, 2014

    The chief of Army public affairs inducted retired Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart into the Public Affairs Hall of Fame in a Pentagon ceremony May 1.

  • The realities of Army motorcycle accidents

    May 2, 2014

    I don't like to start these columns, or any of my correspondence to the field, with bad news. Truthfully, our Army is still doing very well overall with regard to safety; as of April 28, total accidental fatalities were down four percent from fiscal 2013. That's a great accomplishment, and I don't want to take away from it by focusing on the negative. But, I think it would be a disservice to you and our Soldiers to gloss over the fact that motorcycle fatalities are up sharply from this time last year, that indiscipline is still their leading cause, and that NCOs continue to make up a disproportionate share of the deaths.

  • Health screenings; adequate sleep, activity, nutrition vital to Soldier readiness

    May 1, 2014

    May 11--17 is National Women's Health Week. While male and female Soldiers share some basic health requirements for readiness, female Soldiers require health screenings that are unique to the health of women.

  • Many strategies available to cope with hearing loss

    May 1, 2014

    During May, national Better Hearing and Speech Month, learn about hazards of noise exposure.

  • Leader involvement in motorcycle accidents

    May 1, 2014

    Little more than halfway through fiscal 2014, fatal motorcycle accidents are already 33 percent above last year's numbers. This is worrying, especially given lingering cold weather in much of the United States, where riding season has been delayed for many Soldiers. A deeper look, however, reveals an even more disturbing statistic: as of 21 April, 10 of the 12 motorcycle losses reported this year have involved enlisted leaders at the rank of sergeant and above.

  • From water & into the air: indoor pollutant poses health risks

    May 1, 2014

    May is Clean Air Month.

  • U.S. Army Europe night flying program begins May 1

    Apr 29, 2014

    As in years past, due to extended daylight hours U.S. Army Europe is conducting its annual summer night flying program for helicopters based at U.S. Army airfields in Germany, beginning May 1, 2014.

  • Keeping the community safe through awareness

    Apr 29, 2014

    Information and personal security is a task everyone can get involved in, and it helps keep our community safe

  • Community rallies for Autisim Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2014

    "(Hohenfels is) coming together as a community saying 'we're all in this together.'"

  • Amberg Rabbi honors BMC Days of Remembrance observance

    Apr 29, 2014

    Rabbi Elias Dray, Appointee for Kosher issues in the Jewish Community of Munich and Rabbi of Amberg, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of Soldiers, civilians, family members, guests, and middle-school children about the horrors of the Holocaust and how we must ensure nothing like this ever happens again.

  • Kinderfest stretches its legs at ODR

    Apr 29, 2014

    This year's Kinderfest is bigger and better and the new Wild B.O.A.R. Complex

  • The Bavarian beer guide

    Apr 29, 2014

    Bavaria's perennial pastime explained

  • Religious community working together to combat Moral Injury

    Apr 29, 2014

    Caregivers including clergy have always helped service members manage moral injury as they continue to fight personal battles after returning home from war. But as more and more Veterans begin to reintegrate back into civilian life after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is continued interest in moral injury within the medical and religious fields. This article discusses the concept of moral injury to include religious approaches to caring for affected Veterans.

  • Volunteers celebrated in ceremony at Hohenfels

    Apr 28, 2014

    Volunteers change lives and communities.

  • Sleep an important part of both physical and emotional well being

    Apr 25, 2014

    Not getting enough sleep? It could be doing more to you than just making you tired during the day.

  • USAPHC moves closer to becoming tobacco-free workplace

    Apr 25, 2014

    A new U.S. Army Public Health Command policy directs USAPHC personnel and visitors to avoid using tobacco products while on USAPHC campuses, with the intent of creating a healthier workplace and workforce.

  • IMCOM Europe names 'Best Warriors' for 2014

    Apr 25, 2014

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2014 Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony here April 25.

  • Job Shadow Day highlights Soldiers' duties

    Apr 24, 2014

    Students experience military jobs first-hand.

  • Nutrition: eat right evryday to achieve healthy results

    Apr 24, 2014

    The military is in a precarious situation. The health of service members is the cornerstone of the country's war-fighting mission capabilities. Yet, the mission is threatened by data that shows an increasing number of service members are overweight, obese, and plagued with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Multi-national air support experts receive training at Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Apr 24, 2014

    Expert Observer/Coach-Trainers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany concluded a complex air-to-ground training event integrating simulations, ground-based radio operations and fixed and rotary wing aircraft over a four-day period.

  • Tips for disaster survival

    Apr 24, 2014

    One of the most important items that everyone should have is a 72-hour disaster survival kit. Whether the kit is kept at home, in your vehicle or used as a "bug out bag" (BOB), the items you gather and keep accessable may determine your ability to survive in a time of crisis.

  • ACS helps spouses build careers on the go

    Apr 24, 2014

    Every year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • COLA to decrease for service members in Germany

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Cost Of Living Allowance is scheduled to decrease for many service members in Germany starting, May 16, 2014.

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