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  • Allied Spirit IV to exercise communication, interoperability among NATO Allies

    Jan 7, 2016

    More than 2,200 participants from Canada, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Slovenia, and the United States are participating in exercise Allied Spirit IV at the Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Jan. 10-Feb. 5, 2016.

  • Waidmannsheil

    Dec 18, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Dec. 17, 2015) -- On any given day in the Hohenfels Training Area, Soldiers clad in special uniforms and bearing rifles take aim at their targets and do their best to contribute to their team. But on this foggy winter morning in the Oberpfalz, it's not military vehicles or the enemy they are aiming for, it's the mainly red deer. The seventh annual German -- American Partnership Hunt took place, here, on Dec. 17 and 18. Its status as a "must do" hunt for any true Jaeger, German for hunter, is well known.

  • Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach receives recognition for diligence during difficulties

    Dec 15, 2015

    Members of the Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach assembled at a local golf club Dec. 2, 2015 to recognize their workforce for capably handling a large throughput during a time of short staffing.

  • Managing Risk Is Key To Cybersecurity Says DHS Cybersecurity Expert Touhill

    Dec 15, 2015

    U.S Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Gregory Touhill spoke to an international group of cybersecurity experts attending the Program for Cyber Security Studies course at the George C. Marshall European Center today. PCSS is a unique, two-week program on cyber security studies offered once a year. The course brings together international government and military leaders to reach a shared understanding of international and country specific approaches to a more secure, global cyber network and build partnerships to resolve shared challenges.

  • (Former Islamic Extremist Helps International Community Understand Terrorist Use of Internetuntitled

    Dec 10, 2015

    Reformed Islamic extremist Mubin Shaikh tells an international gathering of government and military cyber-security professionals how radical Muslim groups use the internet and social media to recruit and finance their operations Dec. 9 during the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Updated Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report rating forms available online

    Dec 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command announced Monday the availability of the DA Form 2166-9 series, the revised Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report, and its activation in the web-based Evaluation Entry System.

  • Ansbach Elementary School sings, shines light into Rothenburg

    Dec 9, 2015

    Students from Ansbach Elementary School at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach helped design and helped commemorate the lighting of the eighth window in the town of Rothenburg's city hall, or Rathaus, which during the month of December serves as a building-size advent calendar.

  • Mouthguards: Protecting your teeth won't make you a wuss

    Dec 9, 2015

    Tooth loss or other mouth injuries that can be prevented with a mouthguard can be painful, expensive to fix, result in lost time from work and physical activity and even cause permanent facial disfigurement. Mouthguards have been studied in different military and sports settings and proven to substantially reduce the risk of these injuries.

  • Air Force vet sings praises of family love to win Operation Rising Star

    Dec 8, 2015

    A former singer in the Air Force Band and military mother of four was named champion of the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest Dec. 4 at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio. Chelsea Tabisz, an Air Force spouse from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, expressed her love of family throughout four shows filmed for the worldwide web. Internet viewers voted 141,096 times for their favorite performers at, which experienced a 97 percent increase in viewership over the 2014 Operation Rising Star.

  • Keeping your eyes on the road

    Dec 8, 2015

    Distracted drivers are also menaces on the road. Please practice attentive driving

  • Troopers farewell their first squadron CSM

    Dec 7, 2015

    Grafenwoehr, Germany - Troopers of Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted their first Pioneer Change of Responsibility ceremony Dec. 4, 2015 at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany. Command Sgt. Maj. Curtis Hopkins became the first senior enlisted advisor of the squadron July 2014. He helped form the new unit from scratch with minimal staff.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Gobbledy-good!: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken serves up turkey, sides for holiday

    Dec 3, 2015

    To celebrate Thanksgiving, which occurred the week earlier, and to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays, members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, held a combined holiday Stammtisch Dec. 1, 2015.

  • Marshall Center hosts seminar for Bulgarian Parliamentarians

    Dec 3, 2015

    A tailored seminar for 11 members of the Bulgarian Parliament titled "Role of Parliament in Security Sector Governance and Oversight" was held Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • IMCOM's personnel program gives employees application option

    Nov 19, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO--The Installation Management Command's Voluntary Placement Program gives first consideration to internal employees wishing to move overseas or return to the continental U.S. from an overseas position

  • Exercise Combined Resolve raises bar

    Nov 9, 2015

    Exercise Combined Resolve V has set a new course for multinational training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

  • Special Operations and Conventional Forces Build Interoperability at JMRC

    Nov 9, 2015

    Special Operational Forces (SOF) from the U.S., Bulgaria and France recently partnered with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, during exercise Combined Resolved V.

  • Hohenfels Boy Scout leader earns top badge

    Nov 9, 2015

    Kreg Schnell receives his Wood Badge atop the "Tooth of Time."

  • Students "Face-Off" with Halloween horror show

    Nov 4, 2015

    Monsters march through the halls of Hohenfels High for Halloween show.

  • Practice food safety during the holidays

    Nov 3, 2015

    Nothing draws us closer together than enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal with the ones we love, but things can take a turn for the worse if food safety is not kept in mind. Approximately 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness each year.

  • Hohenfels' OPFOR Joins Bundeswehr

    Nov 3, 2015

    On Oct. 19, the platoon traveled to the German Army Combat Training Center (GACTC) in Letzlingen, Germany, as part of an exchange of forces between the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr. At the same time, a platoon of German Leopard II tanks from the GACTC took its place, here, to participate in exercise Combined Resolve V.

  • Flu prevention: what you may not know

    Nov 2, 2015

    The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It is spread when viral particles from an infected person travel through the air from a cough, sneeze or even talking. The best way to prevent flu infection is by getting a flu vaccine.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Blood flows at USAG Ansbach in act of pre-Halloween generosity

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Donor Center -- Europe, in a blood drive sponsored by the 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, collected 58 units of blood Oct. 28 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Multinational Army leaders address interoperability concerns during Combined Resolve V

    Oct 30, 2015

    Senior leaders from around the Army visited exercise Combined Resolve V, Oct. 29, 2015, at Hohenfels Training Area.

  • German -- American shooting competition targets friendship

    Oct 28, 2015

    Hunters test their long-range skills against each other.

  • Community members volunteer their Saturday to USAG Ansbach projects

    Oct 27, 2015

    As part of Make a Difference Day Oct. 24, 2015, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members volunteered on several projects across the garrison to improve their community.

  • Best Squad Competition tests mental and physical determination

    Oct 22, 2015

    For three days and two nights of intense mental and physical challenges, 17 squads from 13 nations compete in the European Best Squad Competition held at the 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), here, for the first time in over a decade.

  • Germany claims European Best Squad title

    Oct 22, 2015

    The German squad claimed the title of European Best Squad after finishing the three day long European Best Squad Competition hosted in Germany by the 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Service members join European Best Squad Competition

    Oct 21, 2015

    Participants and staff at the European Best Squad Competition all said it takes teamwork to be successful. This is proving to be the truth during the competition as squads from 14 NATO Allies test their resolve during the inaugural European Best Squad Competition.

  • Former Soldiers return to Hohenfels after four decades

    Oct 21, 2015

    After more than 40 years, two soldiers return to Hohenfels.

  • European Best Squad Competition kicks off

    Oct 19, 2015

    Soldiers from around Europe arrived at Grafenwoehr, Germany, to compete in the European Best Squad Competition, a multinational event hosted by the U.S. Army intended to test 17 squads on fitness, mental, and tactical challenges.

  • High-heels help highlight Domestic Violence

    Oct 19, 2015

    Hohenfels Military Community members don high-heels and combat boots to raise awareness of Domestic Violence.

  • Ukraine's deputy chief of defense visits Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels

    Oct 15, 2015

    Col. Gen. Hennadiy Vorobyov, Ukraine's 1st deputy chief of defense, and Gen. Lt. Pavlo Tkachuk, Ukraine's Land Forces Academy commander visited the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, Oct. 14, 2015, here.

  • Blackfoot Co. earns Best Barracks

    Oct 15, 2015

    Mark Iacampo, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria-Hohenfels

  • Soldier Info Expo showcases Hohenfels activities

    Oct 13, 2015

    More than 40 organizations from around U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria-Hohenfels and the surrounding communities gathered to showcase their services at the Soldier Info Expo.

  • Scout platoon comes together as a team

    Oct 8, 2015

    VESZPREM, Hungary - Cavalry Scouts assigned to 2nd Platoon, Outlaw Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a live-fire exercise at Bakony Combat Training Centre, Veszprem, Hungary Oct. 2 during Exercise Brave Warrior. The squadron is in Hungary training with the 25th Infantry Brigade, Hungarian Defense Forces, to enhance interoperability, increase operational readiness and strengthen allied relationships.

  • Commander of the Combat Readiness Center visits 7th Army JMTC

    Oct 6, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, visited the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, Oct. 5, 2015, here.

  • Marshall Center celebrates the 25th 'Day of German Unity'

    Oct 2, 2015

    Bavarian Minister of State Dr. Beate Merk, Bavarian minister of European Matters and Regional Relations, is the keynote speaker at the German Unification Day Celebration held Oct. 2 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment receives the Meritorious Unit Citation for Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 1, 2015

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- In a dimly lit Traditions Room, located at Reed Museum, several squadron commanders and sergeants major belonging to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stood in a horseshoe formation as they quietly waited for a ceremony to start.

  • Save a life through early detection of breast cancer

    Oct 1, 2015

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends breast cancer screening tests for early detection.

  • 2CR Troopers show there is more to victory than just winning a football game

    Sep 29, 2015

    CESKY KRUMLOV, Czech Republic -- American football isn't only for Americans as demonstrated by the players that participated in this past weekend's celebration of the 70th anniversary of a football game in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

  • Hohenfels hounds get new place to play

    Sep 28, 2015

    New dog park closes out AFAP issue.

  • Cyber summit examines government, private industry partnership to stop 'Triangle of Pain'

    Sep 28, 2015

    Government partnership with private industry was one of the main topics covered at the "Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources in, from and through Cyberspace" summit held Sept. 22 and 23 here at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. More than 80 cyber experts working in government agencies and privately-owned companies from 22 countries attended the conference, sponsored by the U.S. European Command and Marshall Center.

  • Marshall Center seminar intertwines years of Foreign Area Officers' training

    Sep 28, 2015

    The Eurasian Security Studies Seminar for U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers-in-training was held Sept. 6 to 26 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • European Activity Set maintains big role in Combined Resolve V

    Sep 25, 2015

    Once again, the 405th Army Field Support Battalion is preparing Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, to draw the U.S. Army's European Activity Set-Grafenwoehr, in support of exercise Combined Resolve V, schedule to run Sept. 22, to Nov. 21, 2015 at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas.

  • Cybersecurity awareness month highlights the need for collective responsibility

    Sep 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe Cybersecurity officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October marks the 12th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and that it's everyone's duty to protect Army information and communications.

  • US Soldiers achieve success with Dragoon Crossing

    Sep 21, 2015

    Interoperability is a word that people all over the world have been reading about during the past year and it has seemingly taken on a life of its own.

  • Cayman Islands gains 11,000 Marshall Center allies against 'serious threats'

    Sep 21, 2015

    The Senior Executive Seminar, or SES, 15-09 was held Sept. 14 to 18 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. ‪SES‬ offered policymakers a forum for exploring a current international security issue in depth. This year's seminar focused on 21st Century Converging Threats: Nexus of Terrorism, Drugs and Illicit Trafficking. This year's participants -- 73 from 40 countries -- includes an executive mix where 60 percent serve in military leadership positions and the other 40 percent are civilians in high-government office.

  • Airborne engineers team up for Dagger Clearance

    Sep 21, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a month-long consolidated skills training exercise in Germany, Aug. 1 through Sept. 2, 2015.

  • Combined Resolve V to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces to Europe

    Sep 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve V, Sept. 22 through Nov. 21.

  • Exercise Brave Warrior begins

    Sep 18, 2015

  • AMC Commander visits Europe

    Sep 16, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, started a multi-day visit to various sites throughout Europe Sept. 14 with a visit to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • For the Soldiers, by the Soldiers: 15th Eng. Bn. completes initial construction of 'Overwatch' Park

    Sep 16, 2015

    Army engineers here completed initial construction of what is soon to be Overwatch Park: a combination of memorials and historical vehicles and equipment positioned adjacent Memorial Park in Grafenwoehr.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Policymakers discuss 21st century converging threats at Marshall Center seminar

    Sep 15, 2015

    Terrorism and crime in Africa set the tone for the first day of the Senior Executive Seminar 15-09 here at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Sept. 14.

  • Free online military spouse wellness summit Oct. 19-23

    Sep 15, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- InDependent and The Army Wife Network launch registration sign-ups for the first ever online Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest in Yourself 2015 sponsored by The USAA Educational Foundation.

  • German reserves visit Katterbach airfield and Urlas

    Sep 11, 2015

    Former members of the German army reserves visited Katterbach Army Airfield at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to learn about Apache and Chinook helicopters Sept. 3.

  • Garmisch military community remembers 2,977 lives killed on 9/11

    Sep 11, 2015

    The Garmisch military community held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at the Garmisch Community Chapel on Sheridan Kaserne in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Hlawatsch earns energy management award; saves Army $426,000

    Sep 10, 2015

    Paul Hlawatsch, Directorate of Public Works energy manager, was awarded with the Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Individual Award for Energy Efficiency/ Energy Management.

  • "Can you hear me now?"

    Sep 10, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Communication has always been essential whilst playing several key roles in the way our military has moved and functioned throughout its history. It plays an even larger, more pivotal role in our present day military due to the current advances in technology.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

    Sep 8, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 8. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dillingham, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd.

  • Mother, daughter serve together in Germany

    Sep 4, 2015

    It's not every day you find two young women in vastly different life situations embark on an adventure together in a predominantly male organization. Rarer still, is when a mother with a prolific professional background in international security and her daughter, a recent high school graduate, both decide to capitalize on major life changes and pursue careers in the U.S. Army.

  • Seminar brings Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentarians to Marshall Center

    Sep 4, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies held a two-day tailored seminar for Parliamentarians from Bosnia and Herzegovina Sept. 1 and 2 at the center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • 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.

  • 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.