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  • U.S. Army Europe welcomes Bundeswehr officer as its first German chief of staff

    Aug 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe welcomed the Bundeswehr's Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal as the storied unit's new chief of staff during a ceremony on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne Aug. 28.

  • U.S. Army Europe conducts exercise Saber Junction

    Aug 25, 2014

    Exercise Saber Junction, one of U.S. Army Europe's premier training events, is scheduled to run from Aug. 25, through Sept. 11, 2014, at several locations throughout Europe.

  • Community Showcase, back-to-school run

    Aug 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its annual Community Showcase Aug. 23, 2014 at Urlas Housing.

  • Fresh faces, high hopes

    Aug 25, 2014

    USAG Bavaria community welcomes students back to school

  • Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff'

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, took part in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von Steuben Community Center, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Immediate Response 14 kicks off with team-building exercises

    Aug 22, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and their allies from various European nations, conducted a physical-fitness competition in Postojna, Slovenia, in order to promote camaraderie with the start of combined exercise Immediate Response 14, Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Command message: With summer vacation over, children must stay safe going back to school

    Aug 22, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, reminds parents and motorists to maintain caution on the street as the new school year begins.

  • A new class of leaders

    Aug 22, 2014

    NCO Academy trains future U.S. and international junior leaders

  • JMTC names its Best Warriors

    Aug 22, 2014

    Pvt. Benjamin Ranew, Staff Sgt. William Chavis and 1st Lt. Mitchell Messick make the cut

  • Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, returned Aug. 19 from a deployment to Kuwait. The unit, which is moving to Grafenwöhr, hosted a welcoming ceremony -- marking the last time medevac Soldiers redeploy to Landstuhl's heliport.

  • Was ist los in Franken? Aug. 22 through Sept. 5, 2014

    Aug 20, 2014

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

  • USAREUR CSM visits 405th AFSB Army Oil Analysis Program lab

    Aug 20, 2014

  • Future Army officers shadow engineers at Stuttgart

    Aug 19, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A pair of ROTC cadets are learning about the rigors and rewards of Army engineer life in a six-week stint with Europe District this summer. Rising seniors Jessica Baldridge and Bradley Barber came to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in mid-July through its annual Engineer Internship Program.

  • Army communities offer free child care to new Soldiers, civilians

    Aug 19, 2014

    New Soldiers and U.S. government civilians can qualify for up to 16 hours of free child care per child at Child Development and School Age Centers in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities during their intial inprocessing.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes

    Aug 18, 2014

    Despite all the planning, double checking and potential hazards associated with airborne operations, jumping out of a C-130 aircraft never loses its charm for paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and multi nationals kick off Immediate Response 14

    Aug 18, 2014

    More than 450 participants including U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, and Sailors took part in the opening ceremony for Immediate Response 14 in Slovenia on August 17, 2014.

  • Bondsteel Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 16, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Practice makes perfect, and for six Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers, they will need all the practice they can get for one of the most rigorous tests military medical professionals can endure. MNBG-E Soldiers participated in a full-scale training event for the U.S. Army's Expert Field Medical Badge at Camp Bondsteel, Aug. 9-10, before heading to Grafenwoehr, Germany, to experience the real event.

  • MNBG-East Soldiers strive to earn foreign badge

    Aug 16, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Approximately 90 Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers participated in the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency testing event in Kosovo, Aug. 2-6.

  • Mackey takes command at JMRC

    Aug 15, 2014

    Col. Thomas H. Mackey replaces Norris as JMRC commander.

  • 405th AFSB welcomes new leadership team in Germany

    Aug 15, 2014

  • 173rd Airborne scrapes, primes and paints at Lithuanian orphanage

    Aug 12, 2014

    "Sky Soldiers" of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade volunteered to assist an orphanage with some much-needed renovations here July 26.

  • Paratroopers honor 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

    Aug 12, 2014

    Paratroopers of the the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade, and the Royal Canadian Regiment, stood at attention in silence as they honored the 70th anniversary of the Polish resistance against Nazi Germany during World War II, in a ceremony at the town square of Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Paratroopers, Latvians develop understanding through training, planning

    Aug 12, 2014

    Jumping from a C-130 served as a warmup for 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers, before beginning a two-day helicopter infiltration exercise with Latvian Soldiers in Adazi, Latvia, July 22, 2014.

  • Smooth moves: Relocation Readiness revamps resilience programs

    Aug 12, 2014

    ACS aims to "breathe some new life" into the program, which includes host nation orientation; sponsorship training; German language classes; English as a second language classes; relocation tours of Wiesbaden, grocery stores, vineyards and more; Spouse Chat and Hearts Apart forums; and a lending closet for items to be borrowed until household goods arrive.

  • Natural beauty of breastfeeding may require some effort, at first

    Aug 12, 2014

    Some less renowned mothers might say that while nursing one's child is naturally beautiful, it may require a little more than what's being purported; but the advantages to the child and mother are well worth it.

  • Exploring green technology at Robo Camp

    Aug 12, 2014

    Wiesbaden middle schoolers got into robots and green technology at Robo Camp.

  • 66th MI Soldiers muck, ruck through Tough Mudder

    Aug 12, 2014

    Soldiers from 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, 24th MI Battalion, A and B Companies took part in the Rhein-Main Tough Mudder in Hirzenhain, Germany August 10.

  • Summer campers visit firefighter training facility

    Aug 12, 2014

    Boys from a summer camp in Sielmingen-Filderstadt, Germany, visited the Firefighting Training Center at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Urlas Housing Aug. 7, 2014.

  • U.S. paratroopers train to use Polish weapons

    Aug 12, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade deployed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, received training on Polish army weapons from their allies at the Studnica Small Arms Range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Aug. 5, 2014.

  • Community theater helps Baumholder embrace change

    Aug 12, 2014

    This year has been one of great change for the Baumholder military community, but there are still a few things that remain the same for residents of the "The Rock."

  • Army chemical school honors garrison employee

    Aug 10, 2014

    New award named for USAG Bavaria DPTMS director.

  • Army leadership school graduate brings his insight back to Ansbach

    Aug 8, 2014

    Patrick Kabuye, sports and fitness coordinator with U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, graduated earlier this summer from the Advanced Course of the Army Management Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Kabuye has since brough back his insight to improve USAG Ansbach.

  • Ansbach celebrates 239th JAG Corps birthday

    Aug 8, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians with the Judge Advocate General's Corps, along with guests from around the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade community, gathered July 29 to celebrate the 239th birthday of the JAG Corps at the Katterbach Legal Assistance Office.

  • Technology Expo brings 20-plus tech-industry exhibitors to Ansbach

    Aug 8, 2014

  • Dunbar takes command of 598th Transportation Brigade

    Aug 8, 2014

    SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany (Aug. 8, 2014) -- Col. Layton G. Dunbar Jr. took command of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 598th Transportation Brigade in a change of command ceremony at the installation's Community Activity Center Thursday.

  • Volkschule offers fall German language classes

    Aug 4, 2014

    Learning the lingo can speed up the transition process and make your tour in Bavaria rewarding

  • Indoor pool one of Baumholder's best kept secrets

    Aug 4, 2014

    Neatly tucked away amid the greenery of the Baumholder golf course, sits the only Army Aquatics facility in all of Germany or as Aquatics Manager Kimberly Bailes calls it, one of Baumholder's "best kept secrets."

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or Jägerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte, in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 25, 2014.

  • German general to be assigned as U.S. Army Europe's new chief of staff

    Jul 31, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- As announced by the German Federal Ministry of Defence, U.S. Army Europe's next chief of staff will be a general officer from the Bundeswehr, Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal. In this capacity, Laubenthal will synchronize the activities of the USAREUR staff in much the same manner as his American predecessors have done. Laubenthal has already been receiving initial briefings from the USAREUR staff and is expected to report to duty full time on or about August 4.

  • Paratroopers use sports to build bonds in Latvia

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two-day sports competition improves interoperability between 1-91st Soldiers, Latvian National Guard

  • 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.

  • Reserve medical Soldiers embed with active-duty counterparts for Overseas Deployment Training

    Jul 29, 2014

    A program known as the Overseas Deployment Training, along with Operation Atlantic Resolve, brought U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers to Europe to train for three-weeks or more with active-duty units running a variety of training missions.

  • 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.

  • 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

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