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  • Freedom 6 Sends: Celebrating responsibly

    Jun 30, 2014

    Independence Day is cause for celebration, reflection

  • Saenz says good-bye to the 'best garrison in the Army'

    Jun 27, 2014

    Garrison commander shares his lessons learned from leading largest garrison outside continental U.S.

  • A fest for every occasion

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fests of all sorts reign in Bavaria. Learn what to expect at your next event

  • Army Medicine in Europe reaches out to German partners

    Jun 27, 2014

    Partnership was the word of the day as members of Army Medicine in Europe met with their counterparts from the Bundeswehr Medical Service at the latter's headquarters June 26.

  • Knight's Brigade in the box - Part 3: Establish HQ

    Jun 25, 2014

    Tucked away in a corner of the Hohenfels Training Area woods next to Camp Albertshof, the 16th Sustainment Brigade's, or "Knight's Brigade," 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion field headquarters lies behind rows of razor wire and sand bag bunkers.

  • Knight's Brigade in the box - Part II: EAS draw

    Jun 25, 2014

    During the past two weeks, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division took possession of the European Activity Set - a large lot of vehicles to outfit a heavy brigade combat team - in preparation for a two-month training period in Europe.

  • Knight's Brigade in the box - Part I: Torch Party

    Jun 25, 2014

    Dawn had broken and the fog still lingered two feet above the ground when Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade, or Knight's Brigade, rolled their first convoy down to the Hohenfels Training Area to establish their field headquarters the morning of Apr 28.

  • Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

    Jun 25, 2014

    Sugar is being called "the new tobacco." Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and other chronic diseases in the U.S.

  • Garrison gears up for Fourth of July

    Jun 24, 2014

    From fun runs to a softball tournament, a full day of events is planned for Independence Day

  • Hagel, German defense minister discuss NATO, Iraq

    Jun 20, 2014

    Top military leaders address strengthening collective security

  • IMCOM takes proactive approach to customer service

    Jun 20, 2014

    Army Strong means striving to provide the utmost in care to the entire community

  • Stoney Run II builds US-UK signal strength

    Jun 20, 2014

    The 44th ESB and UK's 30th Signal Regiment test signal system interoperability during Exercise Stoney Run II

  • WTB-E gets new commander, unit awards on same day

    Jun 20, 2014

    June 18 was a big day for the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe. Not only did a new commander come on board, but the unit also received two prestigious awards to boot.

  • Father, son reunite during Combined Resolve II

    Jun 20, 2014

    Son receives battlefield tips from father during chance encounter

  • 'Send Your Vote Home' makes voting overseas a breeze

    Jun 17, 2014

    Fill out an absentee ballot application June 30-July 7 to cast a vote in your state

  • Hiking and hamlets in eastern Bavaria

    Jun 17, 2014

    Castle ruins, easy hikes and charming towns are all around for an afternoon getaway

  • Take Sunday off, it's the law

    Jun 17, 2014

    German constitution protects residents' rights to relax and reflect each Sunday

  • Freedom 6 Sends: 239 years of commitment

    Jun 17, 2014

    Army's birthday a chance to thank those who have sacrificed

  • New IMCOM CG calls for deeds over words, introduces new mission, vision

    Jun 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, introduced IMCOM's new mission and vision and stressed the importance of trust and teamwork during his first town hall with IMCOM headquarters staff.

  • Driving hope

    Jun 12, 2014

    Local Soldiers provide support for Latvian orphanage

  • Hohenfels bids farewell to Norris

    Jun 11, 2014

    Col. John Norris relinquishes command of JMRC.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Safety Day endorses persistence

    Jun 10, 2014

    Annual event encourages garrison employees to make safety a habit

  • Students learn about STEAM

    Jun 10, 2014

    Students learn to protect eggs, hover above the floor and build functional Lego sculptures

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bamberg and Schweinfurt Health Clinics case colors in ceremony

    May 29, 2014

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Another chapter in the history book of the Army in Europe came to an end today as the Bamberg and Schweinfurt Army Health Clinic colors were cased in a ceremony at Freedom Fitness Facility, Warner Barracks.

  • 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

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • 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.

  • Department of Labor rep visits CASCOM, talks credentialing

    May 27, 2014

    Department of Labor representative Terry Gerton, Veteran's Employment and Training Service deputy assistant secretary for policy, toured the "Home of Army Sustainment" on May 20 to learn more about military training and the many credentialing initiatives that give service members a career boost in the civilian sector.

  • 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.

  • Conference for European senior enlisted leaders wraps up in Tbilisi

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are wrapping up a three-day conference for senior enlisted leaders from the military forces of more than 30 allied and partner nations and the U.S. in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • Thanks to community support JROTC Cadets travel to D-Day

    May 22, 2014

    JROTC Cadets have been offered a unique opportunity that will blend culture, history, self-discovery and a trip outside their school. One JROTC high school program from each U.S. state is invited to participate in the 70th D-Day Anniversary Commemoration in Normandy France this year. Since so few veterans of that time are left, this will be one of the last opportunities to interact with the men and women who made up "the greatest generation." While getting the trip put together has not been easy, they couldn't have done it without their local communities.

  • 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.

  • IMCOM Memorial Day Message 2014

    May 22, 2014

    We will observe Memorial Day on May 26. Members of the Installation Management team are encouraged to honor those who gave their all in service to our nation and to remember the sacrifices of their families.

  • 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.

  • Commander set to depart USACE Europe District

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Col. Peter Helmlinger promises a smooth transition while he prepares to exit next month as commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. He only wishes he could be around to see a few major projects become reality.

  • World War II Veteran awarded Bronze Star, fourth Purple Heart

    May 21, 2014

    SCOTT AFB, Illinois, May. 21, 2014 -- World War II Veteran, former U.S. Army Technical Sergeant Donald L. Cook, was awarded the Bronze Star and a fourth Purple Heart for his actions in combat during the Battle of Luzon in a ceremony at his home in Lesterville, Missouri Sunday.

  • 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

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • 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.

  • 210th Soldiers get a day of adventure

    May 13, 2014

    INJE, South Korea -- For Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, even fun starts before the sun rises over the mountain ridge and its rays tumble into Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • 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

  • Army announces regional winners in eCYBERMISSION competition

    May 13, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (May 14, 2014) -- Twenty student teams have been selected as regional first-place winners in the 12th annual eCYBERMISSION competition. The web-based science, technology, engineering and math program, sponsored by the U.S. Army and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, encourages students in grades six through nine to develop solutions to real-world challenges in their communities.

  • Army designing next-generation protective mask

    May 12, 2014

    In 2013, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center scientists, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., began designing concepts for the next generation of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear respirators.

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