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  • German officials bring Christmas cheer to Marines in CMA

    Dec 19, 2014

    U.S. Marines at Baumholder's Controlled Monitoring Area who will be spending Christmas away from their home and families were treated to some local German hospitality Dec. 17 when Guenther Jung, Baumholder city mayor, and Christian Flohr and Michael Roehrig, the city deputy mayors, presented them with boxes of home made Christmas cookies and tangerines.

  • Only African American female to serve as rigger warrant officer retires

    Dec 18, 2014

    The only African American female to ever be designated a rigger warrant retired here in Wiesbaden, Germany, after a 30-year career.

  • Vicenza preps for Net Zero move

    Dec 18, 2014

    Sustainability and energy self-sufficiency continue to move forward with the Net Zero Energy Installation plan at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. The most recent event to take place was the NZEI workgroup visioning session Dec. 3 at Caserma Ederle.

  • Top brass assists overseas reservists and guardsmen

    Dec 18, 2014

    Maj. General Mark T. McQueen, the deputy commanding general of mobility and reserve affairs, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, met with overseas deployment for training Soldiers, or ODT, and their active component sponsors as part of battlefield circulation.

  • Corps of Engineers strengthens SHARP stance in Europe

    Dec 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has placed renewed emphasis on its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program in an effort to promote awareness and simplify reporting procedures for personnel at its headquarters, area and resident offices across the Continent.

  • LANDCOM achieves 'Full Operating Capability'

    Dec 17, 2014

    Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commander Allied Land announced LANDCOM achieved "Full Operating Capability" at a press conference during exercise Trident Lance 2014, which was conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command here Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Soldiers, Airmen depart controlled monitoring area in time for holidays after Africa mission

    Dec 17, 2014

    More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Controlled Monitoring Area, at Smith Barracks, in Baumholder, Germany, since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance, returned to their home units, Dec. 16, 2014 -- nine days before Christmas Day.

  • F2F brings Italian, American female military together

    Dec 17, 2014

    The second annual Home for the Holidays multicultural event dedicated to Italian and American female military was held at the Golden Lion conference center on Caserma Ederle, Dec. 4.

  • USAG Ansbach, city of Ansbach host USAREUR holiday combo for holiday concert

    Dec 17, 2014

    The holiday combo of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus held a concert in downtown Ansbach Dec. 10, 2014, at the Onoldiasaal.

  • Group works to build NATO multinational communication interoperability

    Dec 17, 2014

    A small working group of NATO Service members and civilians assembled at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 25, 2014, to discuss possible solutions to some of the communication challenges, which affect our NATO and multinational partners, during joint training exercises.

  • Static display commemorating Battle of the Bulge unveiled in Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge with the unveiling of a static display at the Shalikashvili Mission Command Center on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, Dec. 16.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts airfield seizure exercise in Rivolto

    Dec 15, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a battalion-sized airfield seizure exercise at an airbase in northern Italy, the evening of Dec. 10, 2014, to further their readiness as the Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe.

  • U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center visits 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Combat Readiness Center conducted an assistance visit to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Vilseck, Germany, Dec. 8-12, 2014.

  • USAREUR leaders visit, pay tribute to Battle of the Bulge commemoration sites

    Dec 15, 2014

    Fighting in some of the harshest conditions of World War II, the men who fought in the Battle of the Bulge across the rolling hills of the Ardennes region gathered to commemorate that event 70 years later, during a celebration Dec. 13-14, 2014, in a driving snow reminiscent of the weather in Bastogne, Belgium, in 1944.

  • Was ist los in Franken? Dec. 12 through Jan. 6, 2014

    Dec 12, 2014

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

  • USAG Ansbach parents give high marks to CYS Services child care

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Storck Child Development and School Age Center opened more than a year ago, but the commitment of their caregivers in providing high-quality child care and education has not diminished.

  • Danish military preps for Saber Strike 2015 with PA National Guard's 28th Infantry Division

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa.- Members of the Danish military visited here Dec. 11, 2014, as part of a planning visit being conducted with the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, in preparation for exercise Saber Strike 2015.

  • Commander's message: Winter holidays bring out cheer, require responsibility

    Dec 11, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

  • 173rd Airborne joins Danish, British forces in Exercise White Sword

    Dec 11, 2014

    U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined the Danish Army's 2nd Brigade, and the Queens Company of the British Army's Grenadier Guards, for the start of Exercise White Sword, in Oksboel, Denmark, Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Disaster simulation exercise improves U.S., Romanian teamwork

    Dec 10, 2014

    Blaring sirens and flashing lights cut through the dense fog of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base as first responders arrived on the scene of an electrical grid explosion and meltdown.

  • Top USAREUR, IMCOM Europe leaders visit USAG Ansbach

    Dec 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Europe commander joined Installation Management Command Europe's acting region director for a Dec. 9 visit to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to meet with Soldiers and senior leadership and to tour garrison facilities.

  • Estonian military signs new deal with U.S.

    Dec 10, 2014

    The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal, following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the Estonian Ministry of Defense building, in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Darling Dinkelsbuehl -- Untouched by time

    Dec 9, 2014

    Virtually unchanged since the 1600s, Dinkelsbuehl is a must see.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts emergency deployment training

    Dec 9, 2014

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade led an emergency deployment readiness exercise supported by their allied and partner nations, including Sweden, Romania, Hungary and the Netherlands.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Vicenza

    Dec 8, 2014

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff, visited the 173rd Airborne Brigade and other Vicenza-based units Dec. 7, 2014, at a concert presented by the USO to bring some of America's talent to the paratroopers stationed here.

  • American Soldiers earn German marksmanship awards

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers stationed at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria - Garmisch Community were awarded the German Armed Forces Badges for Weapons Proficiency or "Schützenschnur" during a ceremony Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center here.

  • Pregnancy PT provides fitness for expecting Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Pregnant and postpartum Soldiers now have a PT group tailored specifically to their needs in USAG Bavaria.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Army Strong! Strong Europe!

    Dec 5, 2014

    December 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • U.S. Army Europe Career Counselor of the Year named

    Dec 5, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Efrain Garcia, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, has been named U.S. Army Europe's Career Counselor of the Year for the second straight year.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken holds Thanksgiving/winter feast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, celebrated Thanksgiving and the winter holidays with a turkey dinner and potluck Dec. 2 at their normal meeting place.

  • Weight training program, competition to start January at Ansbach

    Dec 4, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program holds a weight training program and competition during the new year.

  • Ansbach community celebrates Thanksgiving with prayer luncheon

    Dec 4, 2014

    Members of the Ansbach community gathered two days before Thanksgiving in the Katterbach Chapel to reflect on the meaning of gratitude.

  • Interview: New Human Resources director shares experiences, values

    Dec 4, 2014

    Damon Wilford joined U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach recently as director of Human Resources and answered a few of our questions.

  • Rooftop rescue tests garrison firefighters' capabilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Balancing on a cold rooftop, Daniel Pommer, a U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz emergency medical technician, bandaged the leg of a construction worker as fellow firefighters doused a nearby blaze. Just minutes before, simulated explosions at a Kleber Kaserne construction site launched the garrison firefighters into an exercise to test their response to an on-post emergency.

  • Junior engineer officer boosts missile defense project team

    Dec 4, 2014

    Serving as an assistant project engineer on a $134 million presidentially mandated ballistic missile defense facility isn't a typical company-grade officer assignment, but after being accepted into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Engineer Competency Development Program in July, 1st Lt. Aaron Weatherly joined Europe District's project team in Deveselu, Romania.

  • Marshall Center alumni discuss Islamic State

    Dec 4, 2014

    About 50 security leaders throughout the world met Dec. 1-4 for the fifth annual Program on Terrorism and Security Studies Alumni Community of Interest event at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts rapid deployment exercise in Slovenia

    Dec 4, 2014

    Approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a night airborne operation into Pocek, Slovenia, Dec. 1, 2014, as part of a brigade Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Celebrating a partnership: Landeskommando Hessen, Garrison Wiesbaden make it formal

    Dec 3, 2014

    German and American Soldiers packed Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center Nov. 25 to mark the establishment of a formal partnership between the Landeskommando Hessen and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

  • Marshall Center professors give presentations on transnational challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (Dec. 2, 2014) -- Professors James Wither and Steve Monaco, from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, gave presentations during the Regional Border Security Conference held Nov. 3 to 6 here

  • U.S., Romanian paratroopers complete allied Exercise Rubicon

    Dec 2, 2014

    American and Romanian paratroopers wrapped up the two-week-long combined training Exercise Rubicon in Cincu, Romania, Nov. 23, 2014.

  • USAREUR key enabler for NATO's 2015 'flagship' exercise Trident Juncture

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Commander of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum Gen. Hans-Lothar Domröse conducted a Key Leader Conference at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps to prepare for Exercise Trident Juncture 15, in Valencia, Spain, Nov. 27-28, 2014.

  • Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot control

    Nov 28, 2014

    Loud sounds of batons beating against thick plastic shields rang out as Soldiers shouted commands in unison, all while pushing the screaming rioters forward. The Kosovo Police and European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo struggle to hold back the unruly crowd. Kosovo Force is called in for backup.

  • Thanksgiving message from the commander

    Nov 26, 2014

    Col. Colbrook thanks USAG Bavaria and wishes for everyone to have a safe holiday.

  • Ansbach Junior ROTC salutes veterans during school ceremony

    Nov 26, 2014

    Ansbach High School Junior ROTC, 9th Battalion, gave a special salute to military veterans Nov. 6.

  • Annual Turkey Bowl brings the Dragoons of 1st Sqdn, 2 CR together in friendly competition

    Nov 26, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Playing the game of football can be very competitive when playing against an unknown team, but the level of intensity rises when Soldiers compete against the same battle buddies they work with everyday.

  • U.S. Army Europe considering increased EAS capability

    Nov 26, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe's commanding general, in press interviews in Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland this week, has mentioned the positioning of an armored brigade-size equipment set (tanks, trucks, etc.) in Europe -- the European Activity Set -- for rotational personnel to use when they are in Europe.

  • Commander's Message: Thanksgiving is time for blessings, safety

    Nov 25, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, encourages garrison community members to travel safely and practice outdoor and fire safety during the Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Angel Tree program connects community with gifts

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza will kick off its Angel Tree program Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Army Community Service. Last year more than 90 children from 40 families received gifts from those within the community.

  • VMC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poems, dancing

    Nov 25, 2014

    In keeping with this tradition the Vicenza Military Community members had the opportunity to appreciate various aspects of the Native American history and culture during this year's observance at the Lion's Den on Caserma Ederle Nov. 14.

  • Celebrity Chefs serve up fun and food

    Nov 25, 2014

    Local volunteers team with celebrity chefs to create delectable dinner

  • Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015

    Nov 25, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.

  • Polish Consul visits monuments in Hohenfels

    Nov 25, 2014

    Pledges to help maintain historical monuments.

  • Traditions, customs help define German Christmas season

    Nov 25, 2014

    Christmas time in Germany holds a certain magic, be it in the romantic historical markets, the tasteful decorations of the cities with their garlands, lights and magnificent Christmas trees, or the typical German seasonal customs that make the darkest time of the year shine bright.

  • USAG Ansbach observes Volkstrauertag with city of Ansbach

    Nov 25, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and members of the American Legion, Post 1982, recently observed the Volkstrauertag downtown Ansbach.

  • Bergermeisters Join Soldiers for Thanksgiving Meal

    Nov 25, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Nov. 26, 2014) -- This afternoon, Soldiers, civilians, families and friends celebrated an annual tradition, the American holiday Thanksgiving, at the Warrior Dining Facility on Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Christmas markets are here again

    Nov 24, 2014

    Get in a festive mood with local Christmas markets.

  • USAREUR commander: Eastern Europe troop rotations likely to continue

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable future, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • TSAE gives Lithuania exercises a technical edge

    Nov 21, 2014

    For U.S. and other NATO troops training with their Lithuanian partners during Atlantic Resolve, making the joint field exercises safe, realistic and cost-effective is a priority. Training Support Activity-Europe, part of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has brought an assortment of high-tech training aids to improve and enhance multinational training exercises.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Suggestion Box: Good ideas can help improve quality of life

    Nov 21, 2014

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community now have an additional method to submit ideas for improving the quality of life for Soldiers, Families, workforce and the garrison

  • Telemark Battalion leaves Adazi: One of Norway's oldest units completes Atlantic Resolve

    Nov 21, 2014

    In a brief ceremony here, Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis, along with Lt. General Raimonds Graube, the nation's Chief of Defense, thanked members of Norway's Telemark Battalion for their participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    Nov 21, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools -- to be followed by an American high school this coming winter -- are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.

  • Geotagging, careless social networking could have you chatting with enemy

    Nov 20, 2014

    One of the foundations of effective force protection is to always keep the bad guys guessing. Letting them know where you are and what you're doing is never a good idea.

  • Garrison personnel turn out to learn winter safety at Ansbach

    Nov 20, 2014

    To take a refresher course on winter safety, about 250 members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community gathered at Katterbach Fitness Center Nov. 14.

  • The Cavalry parades in Riga: Team Latvia Participates in Independence Day Parade

    Nov 19, 2014

    Small children gathered along the yellow metal barricades, their faces poking through the bars to get a closer look. Whether young, old or in between, people pressed in for a closer view of the president and the troops.

  • Polish, US Soldiers conduct mortar training

    Nov 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the Polish army and U.S. troops from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, fired mortars during a training exercise Nov. 17, 2014, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Nov 18, 2014

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, 2014, unless action is taken.

  • Keep the holidays accident free

    Nov 18, 2014

    Follow these simple tips to ensure the holidays are safe and not disastrous

  • Born to run

    Nov 18, 2014

    Local Soldier runs 2,500 miles in nine months and keeps on going.

  • Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.

  • Wiesbaden salutes its veterans

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young and old, white and black, Sailor and Soldier -- no matter their background, all veterans share a common bond that cannot be broken. Such was David Cain's experience when greeting World War II veterans at Frankfurt Airport, a story he retold during U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 7 at Memorial Park.

  • A day on the range

    Nov 18, 2014

    Community members take aim to win a free holiday bird during this year's Turkey Shoot.

  • Garrison recognizes outstanding individuals, teams during All-Hands Assembly

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders celebrated outstanding customer service and looked to the future during the quarterly Recognition Event Oct. 31 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. "I want to thank everyone for all of your hard work -- we appreciate everything you do every day to take care of our Soldiers and their families," said USAG Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Rocco.

  • 'Stand Strong': Soldier Show offers messages of strength, resilience

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The day Spc. Kiari Mhoon decided to join the Army, he opened the fridge and saw no food for him and his sisters. Someone has to step up and it has to be me, he thought. So he enlisted as an infantryman in 2012 -- "to take care of my family" -- and a few years later the childhood church singer and dancer found his way to the Soldier Show auditions. Today, he takes care of another family: the Army Family.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: It's great to be on the USAREUR Team!

    Nov 17, 2014

    November 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • USAREUR commander visits Georgia, observes Exercise Didgori

    Nov 17, 2014

    Over the weekend USAREUR Commander, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia, to meet with senior leaders and observe Exercise Didgori, a command and staff exercise designed to enhance interaction between government institutions and improve command and control systems.

  • American Education Week is Nov. 17-21

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach kicked off its weeklong observance of American Education Week at the Education Center Nov. 17, 2014. American Education Week runs now through Nov. 21 and is scheduled to feature tutoring, workshops and seminars, as well as a "CLEP-a-thon" slated for Wednesday and Friday.

  • U.S. Cavalry Soldiers, NATO allies demonstrate commitment in Iron Sword 2014

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Cavalry Soldiers joined soldiers from eight other nations to complete the inaugural Iron Sword 2014, a multinational combined-arms exercise involving nearly 2,500 military personnel in the Republic of Lithuania, Nov. 2-14, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne continues allied training missions in Romania

    Nov 17, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and paratroopers from the Romanian army, began the first day of a week-long combined situational training exercise at Cincu, Romania, Nov. 17, 2014, with a parachute jump.

  • U.S., NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

    Nov 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.

  • Newly created field artillery battery to take on howitzer for 173rd Airborne Brigade

    Nov 14, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade welcomed a newly created field artillery company at an Assumption of Command ceremony here, Nov. 13, that will manage the brigade's newest weapons system.

  • Lithuanian training provides unique opportunity to bolster US-NATO alliance

    Nov 13, 2014

    For U.S. Army Soldiers, the multinational exercise Iron Sword 2014 in Lithuania represents a unique opportunity to train with their NATO allies. For members of the Lithuanian armed forces, it's an important milestone in their partnership with the U.S. and NATO, especially in light of the changed security environment in Europe.

  • Stayin' Alive: US, Estonian medics practice lifesaving techniques

    Nov 13, 2014

    Yes, those are the opening lyrics to the Bee Gee's 1977 hit song Stayin' Alive, from the soundtrack to the cinematic blockbuster, Saturday Night Fever. However, for the U.S. and Estonian medical soldiers stationed here during Operation Atlantic Resolve, this song serves a higher purpose than awakening nostalgic memories of polyester bellbottom jeans, jumpsuits, and larger-than-life afro haircuts.

  • 12th CAB, USAG Ansbach observe Veterans Day

    Nov 12, 2014

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade held a Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park by the brigade's headquarters Friday.

  • Garrison supports controlled monitoring efforts

    Nov 12, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz employees worked behind the scenes to prepare a fully-equipped and ready space in the Baumholder Military Community, where Soldiers returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa will undergo a 21-day controlled monitoring regimen ordered by the Department of Defense.

  • Bavarian citizens make pilgrimage to on-post cemetery

    Nov 12, 2014

    The Haag Cemetery in the Grafenwoehr Training Area is all that remains of a destroyed Bavarian village.

  • State Partnership Program continues to grow in North Carolina

    Nov 12, 2014

    North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen showed their hometown service and global reach by recently deploying to Africa and Europe for a series of exercises with both of its State Partnership Program members, Moldova and Botswana.

  • Estonian Prime Minister visits Tapa

    Nov 12, 2014

    Estonian Prime Minister, Tavvi Rõivas, visited Tapa Nov. 11, 2014, to meet with his country's military leadership and to greet the U.S. Soldiers stationed here as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Kids, soldiers smile in Garkalne Community relations with NATO allies

    Nov 11, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S, Latvian and Norwegian armies displayed their vehicles, weapons and personal accessories for children from kindergarten through high school at Garkalne School in Latvia.

  • Controlled monitoring procedures, post-deployment housing location identified for Germany

    Nov 10, 2014

    Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the Ebola virus does not spread into Germany via U.S. military personnel, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command has developed a plan for controlled monitoring of all uniformed Department of Defense personnel home-stationed in Germany, redeploying from areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus disease.

  • Ansbach garrison to hold Winter Safety Day Nov. 14

    Nov 10, 2014

    As part of its regular Friday morning training, the Ansbach garrison workforce is scheduled to take part in Winter Safety Day from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

    Nov 10, 2014

    On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, Soldiers from Company A, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer in the Adazi training area, Latvia.

  • US, Estonian troops help town celebrate Father's Day

    Nov 10, 2014

    U.S. and Estonian troops participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, along with local police and fire departments, helped the town of Paide celebrate Father's Day by erecting a static display of military equipment and vehicles for the locals to explore, Nov. 9, 2014 in Paide, Estonia.

  • Polish and American Soldiers celebrate their nations holidays

    Nov 10, 2014

    As Americans celebrate Veterans Day, they recognize the sacrifice brothers and sisters in arms have made defending our country. In Poland, people are not only remembering those who have and still serve, but they are also celebrating the restoration of sovereignty. Polish, American and Canadian Soldiers gathered to pay tribute to the Polish Independence Day, Nov. 10, 2014, at a Polish army base near Zlocieniec.

  • It's like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

    Nov 8, 2014

    Although they aren't in kindergarten anymore, Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, used the show-and-tell technique to come together and bond with their Estonian counterparts as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

  • Playing the bad guys at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Canadian soldiers provided NATO members and partner nations with an opposing force, or OPFOR, to train against during exercise Combined Resolve III, a multinational training event involving more than 4,000 participants from 18 nations taking place at Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas reinforcing the U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe.

  • USACE security assistant turns heads at European figure competition

    Nov 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- In a sparkly pink bikini and Cinderella-like high heels, Carmen Diaz-Ortiz walked onstage, under bright lights, and presented her physique to a panel of figure competition judges. As a self-described shy woman, Diaz-Ortiz never planned to enter a fitness competition. But last month, she competed in, and won, the figure category at her first show, the Fitness Universe Europe Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Public affairs specialist teaches journalism students at AMHS

    Nov 7, 2014

    Bryan Gatchell, public affairs specialist and photojournalist at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Public Affairs Office, covers the fundamentals of photography during a training session Nov. 6, 2014, with students from Ansbach Middle High School. The students, who are learning journalism under AMHS teacher Sandy Teall, have already published news stories for the USAG Ansbach community and plan to write more throughout the school year.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.

  • Honor veterans, practice safety during Veterans Day weekend

    Nov 6, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, reminds community members to stay safe over Veterans Day weekend.


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