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  • Vicenza marks 70th anniversary of Italy's Liberation Day

    May 1, 2015

    To mark the 70th Anniversary of Italy's Liberation Day April 25, Vicenza U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Robert L. Menist joins Mayor of Vicenza Achille Variati, Carabinieri Brig. Gen. Paolo Nardone and Prefect Chief of Staff Luigi Vitetti (right) for a wreath laying ceremony honoring the Fallen Heroes of Vicenza.

  • Was ist los in Franken? May 1 through 8, 2015

    Apr 30, 2015

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

  • Quilts of Valor: 9th JROTC cadets honor Soldiers for sacrifices

    Apr 30, 2015

    Cadets with Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th Junior ROTC Battalion presented quilts to 15 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during the March 26 "Quilts of Valor" ceremony at the school.

  • US Soldiers, Polish educators unite to enhance children's English skills

    Apr 30, 2015

    School is meant to be a place of learning, and for Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, a lesson in Polish culture and hospitality was awaiting them when they were invited to the Drawsko Pomorskie Primary School April 27, 2015 to help the students practice their English.

  • US, German engineers strengthen ties at annual forum

    Apr 30, 2015

    TRIER, Germany - U.S. and German engineers gathered here recently to highlight progress, iron out differences and build tighter collaboration within the Army and Air Force construction programs during their annual Partnering Conference. European Infrastructure Consolidation and refining the ABG-75 process, which governs U.S. military construction in Germany, were among top agenda items.

  • Volunteerism strong within 181st Signal Company

    Apr 29, 2015

    Each morning, Soldiers from the 181st Signal Company volunteer as crossing guards at Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School.

  • Soldiers cook up culinary excellence in Germany

    Apr 29, 2015

    The day of an Army cook begins long before most other Soldiers awaken for morning physical readiness training.

  • Operation Wind Spring 15 concludes in Romania

    Apr 29, 2015

    Towering flags unfurl with the breeze as the four Soldiers stand at attention beneath them. While each of the Soldiers don a differing uniform representing countries thousands of miles apart, their unity causes them to stand together as one undivided team.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve: a year in review

    Apr 29, 2015

    April 23, 2015, marked the one year anniversary of the announcement to begin a series of exercises now known as Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • 'Freedom Shock' exercise delivered to 3rd ID

    Apr 29, 2015

    Approximately 120 Soldiers from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division were 'shocked' into action and have deployed to Germany as part of Army Europe's Deployment Readiness Exercise program.

  • LRMC Rocks Safety Assessment

    Apr 28, 2015

  • Automotive Service Excellence certification testing now available in Europe

    Apr 28, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germay -- The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has partnered with University of Maryland University College Europe to offer the full menu of ASE certification tests to U.S. military-affiliated personnel with authorized access to National Testing Centers at U.S. military installations across Europe.

  • 'Topper' awards recognize volunteer performers worth millions

    Apr 28, 2015

    The stars were shining brightly inside the Vogelweh Armstrong Club at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz April 25 for the 2015 Topper Awards volunteer theater performers from installations across Europe were recognized for their truly stellar performances.

  • Ansbach community honors volunteers' continued dedication, hard work

    Apr 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members gathered to recognize the community's volunteers during an April 23 ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center here.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment 'walk and shoot' boasts rapid integration

    Apr 28, 2015

    The 2nd Cavalry's Comanche Troop from the 1st Squadron and Bravo Battery of the Field Artillery Squadron executed what's known as a "walk and shoot" fire support exercise April 24 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Massachusetts National Guard augments training center at multinational exercise

    Apr 27, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard used their skills and experience during Saber Junction 15 this month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The Soldiers augmented the full-time force working as observers-coaches-trainers, a role that allowed them to share their knowledge with leadership from partner countries.

  • Volksfest celebrates ties with local communities

    Apr 27, 2015

    Germans and Americans forge friendships at 44th annual event

  • Point Alpha: 25 years after the last patrol

    Apr 27, 2015

    Approximately 400 Soldiers, civilians and political figures attended a special event at Point Alpha, Germany, April 24, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the last patrol at Point Alpha, which was a key strategic point that separated West Germany and East Germany up until the end of the Cold War.

  • US, Slovak chemical troops team for allied defense training

    Apr 27, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with soldiers from the Slovak army, began a combined platoon-sized chemical defense training as part of Exercise Toxic Lance in Lest, Slovakia, March 16, 2015.

  • Transition summit prepares Soldiers for next step

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The Vicenza Transition Summit, April 22-23, on Caserma Ederle, brought together industry and military leaders and made them available to Soldiers preparing to leave the service and embark on the next phase of their life. The two-day event included panel discussions, employment workshops and a job fair. Vicenza Transition Services Manager Christina Overstreet said the purpose of the summit was to motivate and encourage Soldiers and their families to plan and prepare for transition.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts SHARP stand-down and Denim Day

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down at Caserma Del Din here April 27, 2015 and demonstrated support of "Denim Day" by wearing denim jeans to work instead of their usual camouflage uniforms.

  • Allied troops share knowledge, skills during weapons range

    Apr 27, 2015

    The saying "train as we fight" is a common theme taught to U.S. Soldiers from the beginning of their Army experience, but what happens when Soldiers fight alongside their NATO allies and must use foreign equipment to carry the day?

  • Training no longer confined to single geographical area

    Apr 26, 2015

    Multinational exercises, including Operation Wind Spring, are now becoming a commonplace as the U.S. Army encourages interoperability with its NATO allies and partners through what is known as connected training.

  • Tanks issued to troops for training

    Apr 24, 2015

    Soldiers are taking Abrams tanks and other mechanized vehicles and equipment to get ready for a large-scale exercise aimed at strengthening NATO's response force. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, conducted an equipment draw of the U. S. Army's European Activity Set April 21-22, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area for their upcoming participation in Combined Resolve IV.

  • The 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers

    Apr 24, 2015

    BLED, Slovenia --Thirty-three senior enlisted leaders from European armies and U.S. Army Europe met together at the 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers held April 20-23.

  • Operation Freedom Shock continues

    Apr 24, 2015

    LETZLINGEN, Germany -- Exercise Letzlingen Freedom Shock is in full swing with U.S. and German Soldiers conducting training here through April 28.

  • NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fire teams of various NATO allies came together during the culmination of Exercise Flaming Thunder, a joint multinational live-fire exercise held at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, April 22.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • New Post Exchange mall finally open

    Apr 23, 2015

    After several years of construction, some roadblocks and "moving mountains," according to one official, the new Post Exchange opened in Hainerberg Housing area April 17 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Days of Remembrance event honors lives lost and saved

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Days of Remembrance ceremony April 17, hosted by the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, brought together the American military community and leaders from Wiesbaden's Jewish community to explore the past and honor those who lost their lives during "a time when darkness and evil engulfed the earth, when life was made cheap and killing of innocents commonplace," as Rabbi (Cpt.) David Ruderman put it during his invocation.

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

    Apr 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve IV, May 1 - June 26.

  • Remembering Brave Soldiers From WWII

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two historic events occurred during that fighting, one well known and one not-so-well known. The first is the death of Col. William Darby, founder of the modern day Ranger Battalions who won great fame during World War II. The second event took place later that same evening.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion a force to be reckoned with

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Fast-paced, intense training, unpredictable weather conditions, fluctuating schedules -- all in an unforgiving environment. Just another day for the 1st Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment. With more than 400 Soldiers spread across four companies, the battalion embraces their specialized mission of playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, challenging rotations of U.S. Soldiers and Allies from around the world.

  • Whether ground or air: More than land training at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Moments after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands in a field here, Soldiers race from the lowered loading ramp with hoses, spill kits and fuel nozzles. As one of the many training exercises for Saber Junction 15, they're scrambling to prepare a refueling jump site for two AH-64 Apache helicopters.

  • American and Italian students exhange music and friendship

    Apr 22, 2015

    For the third year in a row, a concert held by the Vicenza High School Rhythm and Blues Band was the conclusion of the annual exchange program, during which the VHS students met with their Italian peers at the local Liceo Quadri, an Italian high school that serves as the center for the school services' local district.

  • "Giraffes Can't Dance" attracts families

    Apr 21, 2015

    "Sometimes when you're different you just need a different song." Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, echoed the wisdom shared by the cricket in the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae.

  • USAG Wiesbaden conducts SHARP stand down

    Apr 21, 2015

    Male victims were the focus at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention Stand-down at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center April 15, an event that included an obstacle course navigated while wearing beer goggles and a resource fair showcasing the garrison's myriad support programs.

  • Hail, Caesar! Sixth grade recreates ancient Rome

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sixth-graders host Roman carnival for younger students

  • Student scientists score at symposium

    Apr 21, 2015

    HMHS students head to U.S. to compete

  • Baby Expo showcases services

    Apr 21, 2015

    New moms get the low-down on local resources

  • How JMRC provides one-of-a-kind training to US and multinational forces

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Every hour of every day, U.S. Army Soldiers train somewhere in the world. There's only one place on earth, however, that provides them combat training opportunities side-by-side with NATO allies and partner-nation armies in an environment that incorporates non-English-speaking civilians occupying villages filled with homes and stores.

  • 19th BCD conducts seminar with Eurocorps delegation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Members of the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment conducted a seminar with key leaders from NATO's Eurocorps, April 14, 2015, in Ramstein, Germany.

  • Operation Letzlingen Freedom Shock begins in Germany

    Apr 21, 2015

    U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Days of Remembrance: Reserve Soldiers' firsthand look at Holocaust memorial

    Apr 21, 2015

    Seven decades have passed since U.S. Soldiers liberated prisoners from Konzentrationslager Flossenb├╝rg, a Nazi concentration camp near the Czech border.

  • 'Dragons' breathe fire at multinational training

    Apr 21, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center here hosts around 20 training exercises each year. This month, nearly 4,700 military members are participating in Saber Junction 15. The exercise involves numerous smaller missions, the success of which is contingent upon the interoperability among the nations and the support provided by training elements. One of the elements is known as "the Dragons," a fitting designator for a group responsible for providing pyrotechnic support for JMRC exercises. The team of about 50 full-time staff members simulates explosive threats typical on the modern battlefield.

  • Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part

    Apr 21, 2015

    The prevention of sexual assault is critical to maintaining an effective fighting force. We must live the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. These values are our code of conduct. I expect all Army Europe personnel to live by this code on and off duty.

  • Army Europe's Chief of Staff pays special visit to elementary school

    Apr 21, 2015

    German Army Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, Army Europe's chief of staff, made a special trip to Hainerberg Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, April 21, to read the young students "Das Pfannkuchenbuch" (the pancakes book).

  • U.S., British troops participate in Shamal Storm

    Apr 21, 2015

    LONDON -- American Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with British Army troops in the United Kingdom and Jordan earlier this month.

  • Latvian Chief of Defense visits Army Europe headquarters

    Apr 20, 2015

    Army Europe headquarters welcomed Lt. Gen. Raimonds Graube, the Latvian Chief of Defense of Armed Forces, April 20, who met with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, in Wiesbaden, Germany, during a visit to discuss ongoing exercises and future opportunities to build the alliance.

  • Alcohol and violence: a toxic relationship

    Apr 20, 2015

    If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol and violence, help is available. Having the courage to seek help for you and/or your family may be the most important and beneficial decision you make in your life. Receiving professional assistance may help to get your family life on a healthy track and reduce the likelihood of preventable negative experiences.

  • Exercise Wind Spring kicks off in Romania

    Apr 20, 2015

    SMARDAN TRAINING AREA, Romania -- For the Dragoons assigned to 2nd (Cougar) Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, being able to train with military service members from other countries is an opportunity to experience not only the differences in each other's training but to create a unique challenge for their Soldiers as well.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • The academic side of war fighting: How the Army resolves differences among multinational partners

    Apr 18, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) has many unique challenges to face for units coming to train here. The Joint Combined Academic Program (JCAP) is meant to help incoming training come up with solutions for these challenges earlier, so their training runs smoother.

  • OCTs: The eyes and ears of multinational training

    Apr 17, 2015

    As part of Phase 3 of the five-phase exercise, forces spend eight days conducting situational training events. It's a chance to act as if they are in combat, but with the safety net of blank rounds, fake munitions and simulated chemical attacks while operating under the watchful eyes of 15 teams of observers-coaches-trainers, or OCTs. While Saber Junction takes a massive effort to coordinate and execute, it's the OCTs who are the hands-on, eyes-on, ears-on managers of the simulated battles. They conceptualize the training lanes, set them up, and then observe, note and record what happens as teams of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment roll through. After each segment of each training lane, the OCTs lead an after-action review, discussing what happened, what went well, and what they could do better next time.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new rec center and gym in the GTA bring much-needed comfort to OAR Soldiers.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Ukraine for Fearless Guardian

    Apr 16, 2015

    About 300 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, arrived at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, April 14 - 15, to begin a six-month training rotation with Ukrainian national guard forces in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Playing the bad guy at multinational exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany--Wearing nontraditional uniforms and a drive to train others, U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment stepped up their game on a multinational level this week. Playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, they're working side-by-side with multinational forces in a major training exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center called Saber Junction 15.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • Are you ready to ride? Ansbach garrison safety office to help you ride motorcycle safely

    Apr 15, 2015

    The temperature is rising and the ice and snow has melted. Trees are budding and flowers are starting to bloom. This means it's time to break your motorcycle out of winter storage. Two things you need to do before you begin to ride in earnest. Inspect your bike and take a motorcycle refresher training course.

  • Army Europe senior leaders visit Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Saber Junction 15 welcomed approximately 20 multinational senior leaders, including Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, here, April 15, as part of a distinguished visitor event to showcase the multinational training event.

  • For 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Saber Junction 15 offers post-war training in a complex environment

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- For more than a decade, U.S. military forces trained to fight on specific battlefields: Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that the wars have ended, training continues to shift to broaden the scope of skills that have consumed less training time in the recent past, whether it's clearing a minefield or responding to a chemical attack.

  • Wiggles and Giggles program brings parents, tots together

    Apr 14, 2015

    Parents brought their children ages 4 weeks to 3 years old to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Wiggles and Giggles program April 2, 2015.

  • Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

    Apr 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Community volunteers honored at Hohenfels

    Apr 14, 2015

    Volunteer hours saved community over $454,000.

  • How the Army provides medical support at a multinational exercise

    Apr 14, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Multinational training exercises provide opportunities for NATO allies and partner nation forces to train side-by-side and to build and maintain partnerships and interoperability. The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here is home to more than 20 multinational training exercises each year, the biggest one this year being Saber Junction 15.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment alongside NATO Allies at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    With 14 NATO countries by its side, the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment kicked off Saber Junction 15 this week at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. It's another step toward greater interoperability in Europe for the United States' longest serving regiment.

  • Latvia enhances interoperability at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    Approximately 40 members of the Latvian Army are participating in Saber Junction 15 to build relationships and increase interoperability with fellow NATO countries and their allies. Saber Junction 15 takes place at U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area in Germany April 1-31.

  • Gayler frocked with second star en route to USAREUR

    Apr 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. William K. Gayler, Director of Human Resources Command's Officer Personnel Management Directorate, was frocked with his second star April 6 in a ceremony at the Maude Complex on Fort Knox, Kentucky. Gayler leaves HRC to become Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, after serving 14 months as director at OPMD.

  • Memories to last a lifetime: 2/2 Combat Medics visit a Romanian Children's Hospital and Local School

    Apr 14, 2015

    Combat medics from 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, toured a children's hospital and local school while visiting with Romanian doctors, nurses and children in Bucharest, April 10.

  • Hundreds brave Grafenwoehr's brutal 15K obstacle course

    Apr 13, 2015

    More than 350 community members competed in one of Army Europe's most grueling annual races here. The thirdGrafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run took place April 11, 2015, grinding participants through 15 kilometers and 20 obstacles.

  • When the help you're giving is not helping: having a loved one with alcoholism

    Apr 13, 2015

    The concern of a loved one can make it difficult for a nonalcoholic individual to understand how their misguided attempts to help a loved one with alcoholism may actually worsen the person's addiction. After all, no one sets out to encourage the continuance of alcoholism in a family member.

  • U.S. Soldiers compete for two coveted German awards

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers, from 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, received valuable experience and training with Soldiers from the German army's 472nd Logistics Battalion from Amberg, Germany, April 7 - 9.

  • Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Ukraine

    Apr 11, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion arrived in Yavoriv, Ukraine April 11 via a ground convoy from here to deliver the brigade's training equipment for Operation Fearless Guardian.

  • TF 2-7 IN demonstrate Abrams power in Lithuania

    Apr 10, 2015

    This was the first time U.S. Army tanks fired in Lithuania. The historic event demonstrated the United States' commitment to maintain a strong Europe and highlighted ongoing training with NATO allies during Atlantic Resolve.

  • U.S. Army Soldier earns German military badge

    Apr 10, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier earned a gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during the recent qualification course here on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Student senators learn to play politics at MUSS

    Apr 9, 2015

    Department of Defense Education Activity high school students from across Europe gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, to participate in the annual Model United States Senate program March 16 through 19, 2015.

  • Army Europe engineers volunteer to refurbish Point Alpha

    Apr 9, 2015

    Engineers stationed in Europe braved snow, rain and gusting winds to volunteer their time and repaint three historical buildings at Point Alpha, near Rasdorf, Germany, March 30-April 2.

  • The troubling origin of Denim Day

    Apr 9, 2015

    Denim Day aims to dispel the myth that victims deserve to be sexually assaulted.

  • Pros from 51 countries examine transnational organized crime

    Apr 9, 2015

    Marshall Center summons pros from 51 countries to study how to counter transnational organized crime in one of its newest resident programs.

  • Army Europe to conduct annual SHARP stand down

    Apr 8, 2015

    As the Army continues to push back against sexual harassment and assault prevention, Army Europe is taking whole-hearted measures to create a culture and environment that upholds standards and Service member values.

  • Safety on a roll at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 8, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-- There's a lot of preparation that must get done to get training rolling for exercises such as Saber Junction 15. Observer Coach-Trainers from the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center here trained Armenian soldiers how to react to vehicle rollovers to prepare them for maneuvering in the Hohenfels Training Area, April 6.

  • Language course graduates set to combat illicit trafficking, criminal activities

    Apr 8, 2015

    Graduates from a tailored Marshall Center language program are ready to begin study of a 21st century national security threat - transnational organized crime.

  • Endangered bats protected in Hohenfels

    Apr 7, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- There are well over 3,000 different species of flora and fauna on the Hohenfels Training Area, but for many people the most exciting creature here is the Greater Horseshoe Bat.

  • 'Vision Planning Team' helps USAG Ansbach define future

    Apr 7, 2015

    As part of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's goal of drafting a vision statement and creating a 20-year plan, a special team designated through Installation Management Command traveled here in late March to help USAG Ansbach do just that.

  • U.S. Army Aviators support Latvian Spec. Ops. training

    Apr 7, 2015

    Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

  • Ansbach poetry, essay contest highlight April as Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention month

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members write essays and poems using this year's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month theme "Eliminate Sexual Assault. Know Your Part. Do Your Part."

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • USAG Vicenza full scale exercise set for May 6-7

    Apr 6, 2015

    Exercise planners are in the final stages of planning for the coming annual disaster response drill named Lion Response.

  • Spring into risk management: Don't leave it to chance

    Apr 6, 2015

    Spring is here! Whether you're a motorcycle rider, bicyclist, skater (skateboarder, kick scooter, inline skater, etc.), volksmarcher or sightseeing enthusiast, the warm weather means it's time to start getting ready to engage in your favorite activities.

  • 2-7 Infantry conducts readiness exercise for Atlantic Resolve

    Apr 6, 2015

    Working through steady winds and freezing rain, the Soldiers of Task Force 2-7 Infantry "Cottonbalers" executed a battalion-wide Readiness Exercise at local training areas in Poland, Latvia, and Estonia, 4 April. The Readiness Exercise was the battalion's culminating event for its deployment operations into countries along NATO's eastern flank.

  • 17 Nations get lasered up for Saber Junction 15

    Apr 5, 2015

    Units participating in Saber Junction 15 outfit their soldiers and vehicles with equipment from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's MILES warehouse.

  • Leaders from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Romanian Land Forces talk cooperation

    Apr 5, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania -- Leadership assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with their military counterparts assigned to the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC,) Romanian Land Forces (ROULF,) at the Land Forces Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on Apr. 2, 2015.

  • Army Europe's training command earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Apr 3, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Training Command and its subordinate units were presented the one of the Army's highest peacetime unit awards April 2 here at the Tower Barracks gym. The JMTC was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for having provided unique and advanced training to units in preparation for their deployments in support of overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and NATO peace supporting missions in Kosovo.

  • USAG Ansbach mothers-to-be learn 'Survival Skills for Healthy Families'

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's family life chaplain led a training session for pregnant Soldiers, titled "Survival Skills for Healthy Families," March 26, 2015, at Katterbach Chapel.

  • Dragoon Ride: 2d Cav. Regt. returns home to Germany

    Apr 2, 2015

    More than 400 Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 2d Cavalry Regiment completed a historic 1,100 mile road march across Eastern Europe April 1.

  • Students learn from Sky Soldiers about the military overseas

    Apr 2, 2015

    Through a video produced by the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), two Sky Soldiers based at Caserma Del Din showed visiting students from Prospect High, Ill., a world they had never seen before -- that of being Soldier serving in Italy. The nineteen senior students were travelling in Italy on an educational exchange program with the Copernico High School of Verona and were welcomed by their peers at the Vicenza High School March 25.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

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