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  • New Parent Support Group stresses health benefits of breast-feeding

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An age-old feeding practice is raising eyebrows and drawing curious stares in some military communities. And while such sights initially seem out of the ordinary to unsuspecting bystanders, participants say, don't be alarmed, it's natural and great for babies.

  • Youth Sports helps quarterbacks, receivers prepare for season at Football Camp

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young Joe Montanas and Jerry Rices threw bullets, zig-zagged out of the pocket and snagged pass after pass during Child, Youth and School Services' Football Camp July 22-24. "This camp is aimed at helping the kids get prepared for Youth Services and high school football to give them confidence, and it's an opportunity for volunteer coaches to get assimilated with the players," said John English, assistant director for Youth Services Sports.

  • Lazy Dragons paddle for fun, fitness, camaraderie

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Poised with paddles submerged below the surface, arms stretched straight forward and heads down, row upon row of paddlers wait for the start. As soon as the official yells "Go," they pull their paddles backward, first slowly, then frantically plunging them into the churning water as one body. Five boats surge forward, but only one counts in English: the Lazy Dragons. But they don't live up to their name.

  • Library treats youths to stories, field trips, more in summer reading program

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Did you forget how to read this summer?" Participants in Wiesbaden Library's "Paws to Read" summer reading program were happy to answer a resounding "No" to Library Director Ann Burski's question July 17. The young readers, in grades first through sixth, were at the library to enjoy a host of activities ranging from arts and crafts to stories and field trips.

  • Italy-based Charlie Detachment, 106th FMSU, connects online for first ever Europe-wide exercise

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers from Charlie Detachment, 106th Financial Management Support Unit, assembled at the Mission Training Center on Caserma Ederle July 17 for a first ever, Europe-wide simulation training of its kind. The 20 or so financial management Soldiers manned work stations to conduct convoy operations training in coordination with their sister finance detachments and headquarters, located throughout Germany. "I want to say it was not only never done by finance, I believe no unit has never utilized the JMTC centers as a combined effort before," said Capt. Andres Leon, detachment commander.

  • Annual Community Showcase moves to Urlas

    Jul 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosts a community showcase every year towards the end of August, right on time when PCS season is about over and school starts again. The event gives newly arrived and current community members an opportunity to find out about the plethora of services available to them, register with different organizations and find out about updates for existing services, clubs and organizations from the Ansbach community.

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Jul 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After months of preparation, rigorous testing and three final exams, three Schläge -- or strokes of a hunting knife -- and an oath ushered students into the exclusive class of Jungjäger -- hunting apprentices. Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or Jägerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte July 25. They completed Outdoor Recreation's three-month Hunting Course and passed written, oral and shooting tests required to own a hunting license in Germany.

  • State-of-the-art Cyber Center opens in Wiesbaden

    Jul 28, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden marked another milestone July 22 with the opening of the Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray Cyber Center Europe. Members of the Gray family joined U.S. military and German civilian leaders from U.S. Army Europe; 5th Signal Command; USAG Wiesbaden; the Corps of Engineers, Europe District; the Hessen Construction Agency and other organizations in celebrating the opening of the state-of-the-art, 52,000-square-foot facility on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.

  • BOSS volunteers pitch in to help move a German kindergarten

    Jul 28, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In rain and shine and box by box, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers provided free labor and a load of help to a local German kindergarten July 21-25. Känguru Kindergarten, an Erbenheim school for special needs students, needed to move next door to its new building, but lacked the funds to hire a professional moving company. Nineteen BOSS volunteers, Army and Air Force, stepped in with muscle power and can-do attitudes.

  • New name, new mission for Army transition program

    Jul 24, 2014

    Helping retiring and separating Soldiers manage their transition back into civilian life is the Army Career Alumni Program's core mission, but this time it's the program itself, that's undergoing a major change.

  • Was ist los in Franken? July 25 through Aug. 1, 2014

    Jul 23, 2014

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

  • Retirement editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander

    Jul 22, 2014

    Editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander . The general is retiring July 22 after serving the Army for 34 years.

  • Cavoli takes reins of 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command

    Jul 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli accepted the transfer of command of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt during a ceremony July 21.

  • Engineers march 100 miles in 4 days

    Jul 22, 2014

    15th Engineer Battalion Soldiers make friends while honoring World War II battlefields

  • Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper awarded Army's Fire Support Soldier of the Month

    Jul 21, 2014

    If American paratroopers in Estonia need to call for mortar, artillery or close-air support, they may rest easy knowing one of the Army's finest fire support specialists resides in their ranks.

  • Where eagles dare: Estonian youth visit American paratroopers

    Jul 21, 2014

    The sounds of idle High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle engines, sloshing water buckets and barking orders subdued the normally serene parade grounds at Paldiski's military post.

  • Diligent junior-enlisted MP embodies Warrior Ethos, embraces all challenges

    Jul 18, 2014

    For Spc. Jeromy Sisk, a military police Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal's Office, every challenge that comes along is a new opportunity to train.

  • Volksfest returns to Grafenwoehr, Aug. 1-3

    Jul 17, 2014

    Smart festgoers use free shuttle bus to avoid traffic headaches

  • Military members encouraged to use Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program

    Jul 16, 2014

    As news of the reduction in force reaches thousands of Soldiers, it's important to know that the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as Army Career and Alumni Program, is still a key resource in place to help with the transition to civilian life.

  • HMC musicians celebrate famous local composer

    Jul 15, 2014

    Hannons bridge the cultural gap with their instruments

  • Paratroopers, Latvians teach children baseball

    Jul 15, 2014

    Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, partnered with the Latvia national baseball team to practice America's pastime and teach fundamentals to children in Riga, Latvia, July 12, 2014.

  • MNBG-E's aviation company reaches for record-setting maintenance

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 15, 2014) -- It was an uncommon sight in Kosovo. Eight UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters soared in a formation above the Kosovo countryside, June 28. While significant, the flight was only achievable through the higher efforts of 45 aircraft repairers and technicians within the aviation maintenance company for Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, who worked tirelessly to ensure the battle group's helicopters are consistently maintained.

  • Army Reserve officer participates in exchange with Danish military

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army Reserve Capt. Curtis Sampson, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 85th Support Command; participated in a unique opportunity to visit Denmark as part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program from June 11 through 25.

  • Celebrating German-American relations during USAG Wiesbaden change of command

    Jul 11, 2014

    It was a day to mark the transition of two leaders in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden with the focus on friendships, support and the vital role of personal and professional relationships. As German and American guests gathered to witness Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe director, pass the garrison's colors from Col. David Carstens to incoming commander Col. Mary Martin, speakers acknowledged how important genuine friendship and caring are in ensuring outstanding community relations and support.

  • U.S. Army Europe warrant officer retiring as one of last active Soldiers with Vietnam service

    Jul 11, 2014

    A foreign view out the window as a Pan Am flight touches down. Richard Nixon's voice crackling from a radio. Olive drab uniforms. War correspondents on TV in black and white. The pungent odors of jet fuel and jungle penetrating the dense humid air. A blue bus waiting on a hot tarmac, its windows caged to keep grenades out of passengers' laps.

  • Villagers reunite in Hohenfels Training Area

    Jul 11, 2014

    In 1951, the residents of Schmidheim village in Germany, were relocated to make way for the expansion of Hohenfels Training Area. Roughly 60 guests assembled at the remains of the village, July 5, 2014, to share memories, honor those who have passed, and rejoice at being home.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade "drops in" on Estonia

    Jul 11, 2014

    Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an airborne operation July 8 at Nurmsi, Estonia.

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 10, 2014

    Estonian hospital shows troops they are not forgotten

  • Army chaplain seeks unity among American, Latvian soldiers

    Jul 10, 2014

    Forging friendships helps remove barriers during training

  • Soldiers build MacGyver style antennas in Latvia

    Jul 10, 2014

    Paratroopers, Latvian soldiers share communication, navigation expertise

  • Program eases U.S. citizenship for service members and their families

    Jul 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As Independence Day neared, a group of U.S. military Soldiers and civilians celebrated their newly recognized U.S. citizenship during a ceremony at the American Consulate in Frankfurt July 2. "Let me be the first to congratulate you and to welcome you to your new American family," said Karen Fitzgerald, field office director of the consulate's U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service.

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 9, 2014

    British, American and Estonian service members, political dignitaries and community leaders joined nurses, doctors and technicians at the grand opening of the Amputee Care Center at Magdaleena Hospital, in Tallinn, Estonia, July 2, 2014.

  • Sky Soldiers join Alpini to clean up historic WWI tunnels

    Jul 8, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, joined with members of the Vicenza Alpini Group June 28 for the annual clean-up day of the 52 tunnels road (Strada delle Gallerie) leading to the peak of Mount Pasubio.

  • Army Corps of Engineers celebrates 40 years in Europe

    Jul 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached a milestone in Europe this month, marking its fourth decade on the continent. The organization's history here extends back to the end of World War II. After the war, a number of military construction agencies emerged to meet the challenges facing U.S. forces rebuilding Western Europe and combating the growing threat from the Soviet Union. The U.S. Army Construction Agency was established in Germany in 1956, followed by U.S. Army Engineer Element in 1964 and U.S. Army Engineer Command Europe in 1966.

  • U.S. paratroopers march in Estonian Victory Day parade

    Jul 7, 2014

    Thousands of people crowded the streets in Valga, Estonia, watching with excitement as Soldiers with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, marched through their hometown for the Victory Day parade, June 23, 2014.

  • Spouses sip and socialize at resilience tea party

    Jul 7, 2014

    Fancy china and fancier hats enhance ACS' latest resiliency class.

  • SMA visits Germany, discusses Army profession, Soldier issues

    Jul 3, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler and his wife Jeanne met with Soldiers, families and senior leaders to discuss key issues throughout the U.S. Army Europe community, during a visit to Germany, June 30-July 2, 2014.

  • Vilseck Army Health Clinic hosts German-American Provider Partnership Luncheon

    Jul 2, 2014

    In an effort to sustain and improve relationships between German and Americans in healthcare, the Vilseck Army Health Clinic hosted a Provider Partnership Luncheon at the Vilseck Chapel, June 27.

  • Hessen minister president honors Americans at annual showcase

    Jul 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hessen Minister President Volker Bouffier recognized German and American Soldiers and civilians for their lifesaving actions, community service and efforts to promote German-American relations during the 54th annual Hessentag celebration in Bensheim June 14. "You all did a service that we will recognize today," said the Hessen leader. "Thank you not only for what you do in your daily jobs, but what you do that goes beyond that."

  • Summer Hire Program offers opportunity to gain job experience, build nest egg

    Jul 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A little more than 40 community youths, ages 18-23, stood tall in the Tony Bass Auditorium June 30 with their right arms raised to utter the oath of office to begin working as federal employees in this year's Summer Hire Program.

  • Dagger Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jul 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The 66th Military Intelligence Brigade welcomed one of its alumni back into its ranks as its new commander in a ceremony June 27. Col. David Pendall succeeded Col. Kenneth Rector, who will go on to serve as chief of staff for Army Cyber Command at Fort Belvoir, Va. Pendall once served as chief of staff for reconnaissance operations center 1 in the brigade's 24th MI Battalion when it was stationed in Heidelberg. This time he arrived to the brigade from a position as the U.S. Army intelligence liaison to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.

  • Friendship Fest: Sharing the good times in Wiesbaden

    Jul 2, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Red, white and blue as far as the eye could see. That's how this year's Independence Day Celebration and German-American Friendship Festival kicked off June 28 as some 600 community runners participated in the five-kilometer Color Run on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As dogs, strollers, ballerinas and people of all ages sprinted away from the Wiesbaden Fitness Center to make their way around the airfield, they were pelted with colorful powder creating a flowing ribbon of running feet and red, white and blue smiles.

  • Office reshuffle saves $30,000 a year

    Jul 1, 2014

    Consolidation of installation-dispersed services saves big bucks.

  • New brochure highlights local sights

    Jul 1, 2014

    Neumarkt County produces its first English language trip planner for Soldiers.

  • Colbrook leads USAG Bavaria

    Jul 1, 2014

    Former chief of Unmanned Aircraft Systems replaces Col. Saenz as garrison commander

  • American Soldiers host Bosnian EOD technicians

    Jun 30, 2014

    Bosnian Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops will observe Exercise Ravens Challenge, a joint and interagency exercise, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Specialist sets Ten-Miler course record in Graf

    Jun 30, 2014

    Landstuhl's Caroline Jepleting decided to run on a whim and beat the competition by 7 minutes

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers rotate training forces

    Jun 30, 2014

    Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment jumped into Latvia with their combat equipment June 25, 2014, as the 173rd Airborne Brigade rotated units here for training during their unscheduled land forces exercise training alongside NATO allies.

  • 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

  • Polish, Canadian, U.S. paratroopers conduct combined airfield seizure

    Jun 27, 2014

    Paratroopers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade, and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conducted training in Poland, June 11, 2014, on airfield seizures.

  • 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.

  • SDDC's 838th Transportation Battalion and its company assists with 12 CAB retrograde

    Jun 25, 2014

    It has been more than two decades since Army helicopters have landed at the port of Bremerhaven but recently, an influx of retrograding aircraft from Afghanistan landed here with a battalion in place to receive, prepare and safely load them onto a vessel for their trip back home.

  • Commander Unveils His Plan Town-"Hall" Style

    Jun 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (June 18, 2014) -- Nearly 200 Soldiers and Civilians with 5th Signal Command gathered for a town-hall meeting at the Flyers Theater here on Clay Kaserne to hear the unit's newest commander unveil his future plans for the organization. This was following a similar meeting with the U.S. Army Europe/G6 workforce on June 11.

  • 5th Signals Cyber STEM Program Graduates Five

    Jun 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (June 4, 2014) -- Five new graduates of 5th Signal Command's Cyber STEM Initiative (CSI)-Europe were honored during a graduation ceremony held at 5th Signal Command headquarters.

  • Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Jun 25, 2014

    Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Engineering chief's father honored at Normandy

    Jun 24, 2014

    Like many of his comrades, Gene Noble got the celebrity treatment upon returning to France earlier this month for the 70th anniversary of D-Day along the Normandy coast. On June 6, 1944, he dropped paratroopers behind enemy lines near Utah Beach. More recently, the French Legion of Honour inductee played a role in the restoration of a C-47 that served as lead plane in his formation that day.

  • ROTC Cadets assist with disaster relief in Bosnia

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army ROTC cadets were diverted from their Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, to Bosnia to help provide disaster relief after the country was devastated by historic flooding

  • Day of organized chaos provides lifesaving knowledge to MNBG-E Soldiers

    Jun 21, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (June 17, 2014) -- The day was like a Hollywood horror movie -- pouring rain, cracks of thunder, and a killer on the loose. For the security forces at Camp Bondsteel however, this wasn't a movie, but rather a challenging, simulated exercise. Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E) Soldiers participated in a camp-wide force protection training scenario, June 17. The training tested troops on their ability to react to possible security events, while working together with different agencies on the camp, such as the fire department and DynCorp security.

  • 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

  • USACE tackles demolition work for Europe transformation

    Jun 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Turns out, building and renovation aren't the only things going on at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. The military agency responsible for design and construction of major facilities for U.S. forces across Europe and Africa also is engaged in an active controlled-demolition program.

  • Wiesbaden retains IMCOM-E boxing title

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden boxers jabbed, pummeled and upper-cutted their way to repeat as the winning team at the Installation Management Command-Europe Boxing Championships June 7.

  • 'Healing Garden' provides nurturing environment to help recovering WTU Soldiers

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The healing process takes many forms. For some recovering Soldiers in Wiesbaden's Warrior Transition Unit that includes nurturing a "healing garden" chock-full of sprouting carrots, flowers and other plants and vegetables.

  • Combatives Tournament tests competitors' mental, physical toughness

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Soldiers got a chance to show off their proficiency in Modern Army Combatives during a tournament at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center May 30-31. Soldiers trained in modern combatives levels one through four used the two-day tournament to show application of the skills they've learned through instruction during the year in the Combat Sports Combatives Program and other combat sports activities and seminars.

  • Local credit union helps support D-Day veterans during 70th-anniversary commemoration

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - World War II veterans enjoyed a special steak dinner during the swirl of special events surrounding the 70th anniversary of D-Day in northern France, thanks to the efforts of Andrews Federal Credit Union staff and friends.

  • Wiesbaden Tax Center helps patrons save $4.4 million

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One-thousand-eight-hundred clients served, $4.4 million in tax refunds generated and $650,000 in filing fees saved. The numbers speak volumes about the dedicated team at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Tax Center, which celebrated the end of its seventh tax season serving the Wiesbaden military community at a ceremony held June 12.

  • AAFES tours aimed at discouraging shoplifting

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "How many of you know that there are cameras in the store?" That's one of the many things Hainerberg Elementary School students encountered during visits to Wiesbaden's Main Exchange last week. The special tours for the school's third-graders were aimed at making an impression on the young community members about the consequences of shoplifting before the start of summer vacation.

  • '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

  • Take Sunday off, it's the law

    Jun 17, 2014

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

  • U.S. Army Europe commanding general visits Lithuania during Saber Strike 2014

    Jun 14, 2014

    RUKLA, Lithuania -- U.S. Army Europe's commanding general visited Lithuania June 13 as part of his tour through the Baltic region during the USAREUR-led exercise Saber Strike 2014.

  • IMCOM Europe region director visits Storck Barracks

    Jun 13, 2014

    Kathleen Y. Marin, Installation Management Command Europe region director, visited leaders, Soldiers, family members and civilians of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach at Storck Barracks, Germany, June 12, 2014.

  • Saber Strike 2014 builds partnerships, capabilities in Baltic region

    Jun 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. paid a visit to U.S. and multinational partner forces now participating in exercise Saber Strike 2014, in Adazi, Latvia.

  • Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers train with Lithuanian Land Forces

    Jun 13, 2014

    Soldiers with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard are training with Lithuanian Land Forces as part of Operation Saber Rattle, a combined training event in support of the U.S. Army Europe-led multinational exercise Saber Strike 2014.

  • SbS14: Observer Coach Training focuses on joint and combined interoperability

    Jun 11, 2014

    The Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) briefing for the 2014 Saber Strike exercise took place on the opening day of the event at the Adazi military post near Riga, Latvia.

  • Hohenfels bids farewell to Norris

    Jun 11, 2014

    Col. John Norris relinquishes command of JMRC.

  • Safety Day endorses persistence

    Jun 10, 2014

    Annual event encourages garrison employees to make safety a habit

  • 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

  • Heroes of 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment honored for paying the ultimate price

    Jun 10, 2014

    Seventy years after American Soldiers of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment dropped from the sky to liberate Chef Du Pont, France, during World War II's invasion of Normandy, a handful of veterans returned to join residents, U.S. service members and others for a ceremony in honor of those who fought here, June 5, 2014.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 14 demonstrates international cooperation

    Jun 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and its regional partners in the Baltic region kicked off a joint, multi-national military exercise called "Saber Strike," June 9, 2014, at the Adazi Training Area in Latvia.

  • 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.

  • D-Day heroes inducted into French Legion of Honor

    Jun 9, 2014

    Three surviving D-Day veterans of the 101st Airborne Division were recognized June 6, 2014, for their bravery with one of France's highest decorations, the Legion of Honor medal.

  • D-Day paratrooper shares experiences with former Waffen-SS soldier

    Jun 9, 2014

    Meeting at the notorious "bloody" Omaha Beach along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

  • 'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach

    Jun 8, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

  • Girl Scouts promote bike safety

    Jun 6, 2014

    Girl Scout Junior Troop 663 shares safety tips with HMC.

  • U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

    Jun 6, 2014

    Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes was the commander of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, when he jumped into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, not knowing what the next 96 hours would hold for him and his Soldiers.

  • Vicenza High School recognizes graduates who choose to serve

    Jun 6, 2014

    Vicenza High School held a first ever Military Recognition ceremony for graduating seniors who have chosen to serve the United States in uniform at the school on Caserma Ederle May 27.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade training in Vicenza, Italy

    Jun 6, 2014

    Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct refresher jump training May 21 on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The 173rd Airborne is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting forces to conduct the full range of military operation across the U.S., European, Central and Africa Command areas of responsibility.

  • D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

    Jun 6, 2014

    With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

  • President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    Jun 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

  • Future Italian army officers train among U.S. troops on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 100 officers of the Comando per la Formazione e Scuola di Applicazione dell'Esercito, the future cadres of the Italian army officer corps, spent two weeks in training at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, last month. The installation is home to U.S. Army Africa and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the Italian officers to be added a certain flair to its everyday operations as they completed final stages of their five year course of training.

  • Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

    Jun 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that followed.

  • D-Day hero posthumously honored in Normandy

    Jun 5, 2014

    Municipality leaders, veterans and residents gathered to remember a local legend June 5, 2014, unveiling a new site and monument dedicated to a D-Day hero of the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France.

  • 409th CSB supports Normandy's D-Day ceremony

    Jun 5, 2014

    In Normandy, France, the radio is reporting clear skies and calm waters as military and civilian personnel from all over the world gather in honor and celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. This makes today far different from the monumental day when Allied troops stormed a stretch of beach in the invasion of Continental Europe, in World War II.

  • French families adopt 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers for an evening

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 50 French families volunteered to entertain visiting American Soldiers at their homes the evening of June 3, 2014. The Soldiers, including a group from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, and Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, are in Carentan, France, to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

  • ACS program helps families cope with newborns

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With family thousands of miles away and a new baby soon to come, Sara and James Rickards knew this situation called for some extraordinary help. "I couldn't call grandma," said Sara. "My anxiety was getting really high … not having family easily reachable."

  • Learn dance, swimming, martial arts and more with SKIES Unlimited this summer

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Summertime could be the perfect time to learn a new musical instrument, swimming, Tae Kwon Do or any of a range of different dance moves. Wiesbaden military community youths are invited to expand their horizons in the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited program.

  • Kosovo Security Force participates in first Leadership Reaction Course

    Jun 4, 2014

    Members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), with guidance from Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E) Soldiers, participated in their first ever Leadership Reaction Course (LRC) at the KSF Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) compound in Ferizaj, May 29.


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