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  • IMCOM enables mobilization readiness

    May 2, 2016

    The Installation Management Command assists supported commanders by acting as the functional integrator for delivering trained and ready forces and their equipment to a theater of operations.

  • Was ist los in Franken? April 29, 2016

    Apr 29, 2016

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

  • German May Day, plenty of customs and traditions

    Apr 27, 2016

    May Day marks the beginning of the outdoor and fest season in Germany and other European countries. Old traditions ring in the new season, as the residents celebrate the renewal of nature.

  • US Ambassador, Eagle Troop participates in Kuusalu tree planting ceremony

    Apr 27, 2016

    KUUSALU, Estonia - The U.S. Ambassador for Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., joins Estonian civilians and U.S. Soldiers from Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, for a tree planting ceremony in Kuusalu, Estonia April 22, 2016.

  • 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment arrives in Lithuania

    Apr 27, 2016

    Soldiers from Ghost Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment received more than 70 pieces of equipment, to include Stryker Combat Vehicles April 22, 2016 at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, during a rail operation.

  • Patrons will find enhancements at Wiesbaden Fitness Center following water damage renovations

    Apr 26, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the Wiesbaden Fitness Center nears its 10-year anniversary this June, the staff is gearing up to re-open its primary cardio area after extensive renovations to repair the effects of water damage last fall. "The water damage -- as bad as it was -- provided us with an opportunity to improve our weight room floor, create a functional fitness center (and make other enhancements)," said Kevin Ringgold, Wiesbaden Sports and Fitness manager.

  • US, German engineers discuss base consolidation at annual conference

    Apr 26, 2016

    LEIMEN, Germany - Understanding responsibilities and identifying challenges early on will be paramount in meeting an aggressive timeline for structural requirements within European Infrastructure Consolidation, U.S. and German construction leaders said recently at their annual Partnering Conference.

  • Wiesbaden Auto Skills Center named among Army's best

    Apr 25, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The staff of the Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center took a few minutes out April 21 to join patrons in celebrating winning the Installation Management Command's Army Recreation Award for Best Medium Sized Automotive Skills Center in the U.S. Army worldwide.

  • Soldier, civilian personnel must comply with outside-country travel requirements

    Apr 25, 2016

    In the wake of recent terrorist attacks and plots, follow-on and copycat attacks throughout Europe are a concern. Now more than ever, it is imperative that U.S. military personnel, Department of the Army civilians, command-sponsored dependents, and contractors follow foreign travel procedures--whether it's for leisure or temporary duty travel.

  • Fish takes reins of USAG Wiesbaden

    Apr 25, 2016

    The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community welcomed a new garrison commander during a change of command ceremony April 22 in the USAG Wiesbaden Fitness Center on Clay Kaserne. Col. Todd J. Fish took command of the garrison following the relinquishment of command by outgoing commander Col. Mary L. Martin.

  • IMCOM-Europe names its best in community theater

    Apr 25, 2016

    KAISERSLAUTERN Germany -- The finest praise that any actor or singer can receive is a standing ovation.

  • Ansbach hosts USAREUR-area first responders for domestic violence intervention course

    Apr 22, 2016

    Nearly 50 first responders from throughout the U.S. Army Europe area of operations gathered April 4 through 8 for the Domestic Violence Intervention Training course at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Saber Junction 16: U.S., Armenian medical teams train together

    Apr 18, 2016

    Armenia, participating in exercise Saber Junction 16 here, provides the means to conduct a medical joint combat maneuver exercise with the support of the United States Army and Air Force, in preparation for their upcoming NATO and United Nations' certification.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to USAREUR mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- "The reserve component is like oxygen for what we're trying to do," said U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges. What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin." "We've only got 30,000, we've got to make it look and feel like 300,000," said Hodges. In order to achieve this goal with the loss of thousands of active duty Soldiers in Europe, the Guard and Reserve plays a vital role in the defense of Europe. Without the reserve component, a term including both the National Guard and Army Reserve, the mission in the theater could not be met, said Hodges.

  • U.S. Army Europe's commanding general visits historic 'Silent Crossing' site

    Apr 18, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe's commanding general, visited Nierstein, Germany, April 10. The historic site is where Gen. George Patton crossed the Rhine River during an operation known as "Silent Crossing".

  • Distracted Driving - R U @ Risk?

    Apr 18, 2016

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens who text or gab excitedly with each other while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone -- maybe even you.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East come together for Operation Stalwart Strike

    Apr 17, 2016

    The sound of loud music pierced the air as a group of unruly and angry protesters taunted a group of Hungarian Soldiers who stood forming a barricade. The scenario was part of an exercise, deemed Operation Stalwart Strike, meant to replicate a bad day in Kosovo and aimed at honing and improving the unit's quick reaction force and crowd riot control techniques. Unlike previous training exercises, this operation held on April 16, at Camp Marechal De Lattre De Tassigny allowed the unit's to operate in the run phase of the crawl, walk, and run training campaign.

  • Sky Soldiers, Joint Forcible Entry sets conditions at Saber Junction 16

    Apr 15, 2016

    Approximately 1000 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in cooperation with NATO Allies and partnered nations, blanketed the sky as they descended onto German soil. The massive personnel drop was a part of exercise Saber Junction 16 near the Hohenfels Training Area, April 12, 2016.

  • The future is now, says TRADOC commander

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Army's future training environment is already the present in today's European theater, said Gen. David Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. "We don't have to wait 10, 15 years for the future to develop, the future is now here in U.S. Army Europe," Perkins said during a recent visit to Germany.

  • Teal Meal is real deal: Raising awareness of sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention

    Apr 15, 2016

    In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the second annual Teal Meal at the Wings of Victory Dining Facility at Katterbach Kaserne April 15, 2016.

  • Empowering Junior Leaders during Saber Junction 16

    Apr 14, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Artillery fire, jets, and enemy convoys can all be distractions for soldiers during personnel recovery operations. This is the time for soldiers to be at their best as leaders. It's the quiet and reserved soldiers, who one might not necessarily think would want to take initiative, who shine most during these moments.

  • Missouri Guardsmen train overseas for Saber Junction 16

    Apr 14, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany-- Guardsmen from the 1035th Support Maintenance Company, out of St. Louis, Missouri, are receiving hands-on training during exercise Saber Junction 16 at the Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, March 29 -- April 24.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment launches 'Shadow' in Estonia

    Apr 14, 2016

    U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Engineer Squadron, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, launch an RQ-7B Shadow for the first time during their Atlantic Resolve (AR) rotation in Estonia, April 5, 2016.

  • Commentary: Observations of soldiers helping people for a higher purpose

    Apr 14, 2016

    Around 6:30 a.m. the morning of April 9, more than 60 soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and myself loaded into four vans and a bus for a three and a half hour drive to a volunteer community outreach event.

  • Airport attacks make journey from Newark to Brussels a never-ending trip for one family

    Apr 14, 2016

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Ready to start a new chapter in their lives, just like any other Department of Defense employee and family on travel for a permanent change of station, Enrique Rivera and his wife and son took off from Newark, New Jersey, at 8:20 p.m. March 21 heading to the Brussels Airport.

  • Saber Junction's airborne operations use maneuver rights areas

    Apr 14, 2016

    Nearly 1,000 Soldiers from Italy, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade dropped into a landing zone outside the Hohenfels Training Area as part of exercise Saber Junction 16, using two maneuver rights areas.

  • Opposing Forces Fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle During Saber Junction 16

    Apr 14, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany (April 12, 2016) -- Sgt. Kyle Head and Spc. Zachary Young from C Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment have been piloting an unmanned aerial vehicle as part of Saber Junction 16 at Hohenfels, Germany. Both play roles as opposing forces, working to thwart Allied and U.S. partner efforts throughout the exercise.

  • Rotational Forces to Europe laud EAS improvements, garrison support

    Apr 14, 2016

  • Realistic training pushes Soldiers' abilities

    Apr 14, 2016

    Truck engines roar as military drivers gear-up for a night convoy. The sun hides under the horizon as a lone platoon leader assembles her troops for a final safety check. Spc. Diego Guerra, a truck driver with A Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, fastens himself into the gunner position and prepares to rollout.

  • Saber Strike 16 and Dragoon Ride II

    Apr 13, 2016

    The 2nd Cavalry Regiment will participate in Saber Strike 16/Dragoon Ride II from May 27 through June 22, 2016. Soldiers with the Regiment will conduct Dragoon Ride II, a vehicle road march using Stryker Combat Vehicles and support vehicles from Rose Barracks, Germany, to Tapa, Estonia, May 27 through June 15, 2016. The convoy will demonstrate the ability to rapidly move a regiment-sized convoyed along two routes and through six countries; covering more than 2,400 kilometers.

  • Saber Junction 16 empowers junior leaders

    Apr 13, 2016

    Soldier development can take many forms. For the troops at Saber Junction 16 in Hohenfels, Germany, it means empowering young leaders and enabling their success with effective training.

  • 5th Quarter Master, Greek riggers perform airdrop operations

    Apr 13, 2016

    Kaiserslautern-based Soldiers and Airmen joined with Greek riggers to participate in a multinational exercise named Spartan Hellenic, which focused on building airdrop interoperability at the Greek Air Force Base here, April 1-9.

  • Albanian Prime Minister honors U.S. service members at Arlington

    Apr 13, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, U.S. Army Military District of Washington hosted His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery April 13, 2016.

  • U.S. Army, German authorities partner to facilitate maneuver rights areas events

    Apr 12, 2016

    As a plane flies overhead, hundreds of parachuting Soldiers fill the sky, floating down to land in fields surrounding a rural community in Germany.

  • JROTC holds ball in downtown Ansbach

    Apr 12, 2016

    The Ansbach High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps held a ball in downtown Ansbach April 7, 2016, and several guests from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach took part in the event.

  • Lion Response to validate U.S.-Italian response capabilities

    Apr 12, 2016

    Exercise planners are in the final stages of planning for the upcoming full-scale exercise named Lion Response.

  • 52nd Signal Battalion "MacArthur's Own" hosts change of responsibility

    Apr 12, 2016

    The 52nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade hosted a change of responsibility ceremony April 7, 2016 at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart. Command Sgt. Maj. Woody Carter passed responsibility of the battalion to the incoming senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Danny Rebolledo.

  • Iron Troop Live Fire

    Apr 12, 2016

    Iron Troop, 3/2 Cavalry Regiment Soldiers conduct a platoon live fire in Estonia with Estonian land forces in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • 1-214th Aviation Regiment hosts safety day in Wiesbaden

    Apr 11, 2016

    Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. As the days get longer, and the weather gets warmer families are spending more time participating in outdoor activities which can lead to accidents. To help prevent those slips, trips and falls that can spoil a summer, the Soldiers and families of the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment participated in a Safety Stand Down day at the Wiesbaden Airfield April 7.

  • How a DUI forever changed a local Soldier's career

    Apr 11, 2016

    The effects of a DUI on one Soldier's career. Drivers only need one alcoholic drink to end up with a story like Smith's.

  • Sky Soldiers, allies prepare for Saber Junction 16

    Apr 10, 2016

    HOU.S. Army Paratroopers and nearly 5,000 personnel from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 10 NATO and six European partner nations launched a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in preparation for exercise Saber Junction 16, at the U.S Army Europe's Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here, Mar. 31, 2015

  • Road to Anakonda: Raider Brigade builds combat power in preparation for Anakonda 16

    Apr 9, 2016

    (Grafenwoehr, Germany) - Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division started drawing tanks and Bradleys from the European Activity Set at sites in Germany, Romania and Bulgaria April 4-8 as the brigade prepares for Exercise Anakonda 16.

  • National Guard Soldiers partner with Kosovo Security Force cadets during individual skills training

    Apr 8, 2016

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo — When Multinational Battle Group-East Commander, U.S. Army Col. Ros L. Gammon IV, challenged his Soldiers to help "build the alliance" in Kosovo, the Soldiers didn't take his words lightly.

  • Army Families departing Turkey find warm welcome at USAG Wiesbaden

    Apr 8, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Five Army Families who were ordered to depart from Izmir, Turkey received a warm welcome here at emergency inprocessing events April 4 and 8 to help them settle into their new home.

  • USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, environmental sustainability must be an integral part of the defense mission.

  • U.S., German aviation units partner up for gunnery training

    Apr 6, 2016

    The 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, completed an aerial gunnery training, March 29-31, 2015.

  • New family townhouses ready for PCS season at USAG Bavaria

    Apr 6, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Seventy new townhouses at Tower Barracks here and at Rose Barracks in Vilseck, Germany will be ready for families to move in by late May.

  • CALFEX with Allies

    Apr 6, 2016

    Two armies work and train together as a combined force during training in Rukla, Lithuania.

  • Town Hall: How 'Readiness' affects USAG Bavaria, and what you can do

    Apr 6, 2016

    The garrison commander here hosted a community town hall March 31 emphasizing how the U.S. Army's evolving priorities will impact U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Col. Mark Colbrook described how the Army's mission will affect garrison services in the coming years, and provided Soldiers and family members with options to raise concerns, ask questions and effect change during this transition.

  • Kosovo Security Force leads charge to demine Kosovo

    Apr 5, 2016

    U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Wallace, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the Multinational Battle Group-East, places C4 explosives onto a stack of unexploded ordnances April 4, at Orahovac Demolition Range. More than 60 UXOs, found throughout Kosovo, were disposed of during a joint mine clearing operation. The operation included EOD teams from the Kosovo Security Forces, Swiss, U.S., Moldovan and Ukraine armies. (U.S. Army photos by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East public affairs)

  • U.S. Army to conduct airborne training near Schmidmühlen

    Apr 5, 2016

    Paratroopers from the U.S., United Kingdom and Italy are scheduled to conduct airborne operations and follow-on tactical maneuvers on off-post areas near the Hohenfels Training Areas, April 12.

  • Multinational Soldiers participate in DANCON March in Kosovo

    Apr 5, 2016

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donna Davis, the 40th Public Affairs Detachment NCOIC, passes out candy to local children during the DANCON March April 3, at Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo. Martin and Soldiers from the Multinational Battle Group-East participated in the grueling ruck march. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)

  • 102nd Signal Battalion named NETCOM 2015 NEC of the Year

    Apr 5, 2016

    The 102nd Signal Battalion Network Enterprise Center (NEC) was recently named the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) NEC of the Year for 2015. This is the fourth year in a row that the unit has won the award, carrying on what has become a winning tradition of excellence in network service and customer support. Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commander of NETCOM, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson, NETCOM senior enlisted advisor, presented the award to the 102nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade at an Orange Call event March 21, 2016 at the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne.

  • L Troop training culminates with CALFEX

    Apr 5, 2016

    L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment recently capped off months of training in Lithuania by conducting a combined arms live-fire exercise March 28 -- April 1, 2016 at Pabrade Training Area.

  • Strong units make strong allies

    Apr 5, 2016

    Strengthening bonds while demonstrating continued U.S. commitment to the collective security of North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies through interoperability training has been the main goal and purpose of Operation Atlantic Resolve since the mission began.

  • NATO Secretary General visits Fort Bragg

    Apr 5, 2016

    Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary General, visited Fort Bragg, N.C. April 5, 2016.

  • Wiesbaden's Rheinblick Golf Course welcomes individuals, families for fun and resiliency

    Apr 4, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Although only a 15-minute drive from downtown Wiesbaden, the Rheinblick Golf Course may be one of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's best-kept secrets. "This is one of the prettiest golf courses that you'll find in Germany," said Jerry Beierschmitt, Rheinblick Golf Course superintendent.

  • Ansbach children poised to benefit from $25K literacy grant

    Apr 4, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach children are poised to reap the educational benefits of a $25,000 literacy grant that Installation Management Command has awarded to USAG Ansbach Child, Youth and School Services.

  • USAREUR enlisted leader speaks at Women's History Month observance

    Apr 4, 2016

    U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon served as the keynote speaker at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's March 31 National Women's History Month observance at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Engineers make progress on military hospital project in Germany

    Mar 31, 2016

    WEILERBACH, Germany - By far, the largest construction project being managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is the $990 million replacement of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the 86th Medical Group Clinic with a new consolidated medical facility on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Site preparation is underway, and and the German Construction Agency here recently awarded a contract to the firm HDR TMK to complete the next design phase.

  • Human ties forged during Brussels tragedy

    Mar 31, 2016

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- You just landed after a long flight from South Carolina to one of Europe's most famous cities. You pick up the keys to your rental car. While loading luggage, you begin thinking about your new job, wondering what life will be like for the next few years. The normal excitement of a new assignment.

  • Tears, resolve follow Brussels blasts

    Mar 25, 2016

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- "What we feared has happened, we were hit by blind attacks," said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a press conference following the terrorist attacks that killed more than 30 and hurt hundreds more in Brussels on March 22.

  • Sponsorship Rodeo draws crowd

    Mar 24, 2016

  • FA Squadron, 2CR gets a lift from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade

    Mar 24, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Having a military unit that can effectively move from one location to another, set up shop and complete missions can be the difference between a successful mission or a failed one.

  • First dental clinic visit turns into fun for CYS pre-Kindergarten children

    Mar 24, 2016

    For anyone still scared to go to a dentist appointment, the Child Development Center Strong Beginnings' visit to the Vicenza Dental Clinic on Caserma Ederle March 10 would have been a good experience to defeat any fear. In fact, for 14 children from the pre-kindergarten program, the field trip to the facility was anything but scary.

  • Spring cleanup ties bonds with the community, builds stronger teams

    Mar 24, 2016

    More than 30 members from the Vicenza Military Community came out in sunny and warm pre-spring weather March 12 to help Italian volunteers from the towns of Longare and Arcugnano pick up trash, pull weeds, sweep walkways and clean hiking trails.

  • Combat convoy simulator readies Soldiers for exercise

    Mar 24, 2016

    Vicenza-based Soldiers hone their convoy live-fire skills in the realistic environment of the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer that was positioned at Caserma Del Din from March 7 to March 25.

  • Multiple U.S. Army Europe units, employees earn top engineer awards

    Mar 24, 2016

    Multiple U.S. Army Europe units and employees are being recognized by the Army engineer community for their outstanding dedication and professionalism.

  • USAG Ansbach, American Red Cross recognizes its volunteers in evening ceremony

    Mar 23, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross recognized its community volunteers by hosting a formal dinner in downtown Ansbach Friday March 18.

  • Certification

    Mar 23, 2016

    Soldiers train to certify leaders of L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment on both dismounted tactics as well as with Stryker vehicles in Rukla, Lithuania.

  • Iron Troop participates in Estonian nationwide readiness exercise

    Mar 23, 2016

    U.S. Army Iron Troop Soldiers of 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stationed out of Vilseck, Germany, were afforded the opportunity to test their readiness when they were activated as part of a nationwide, Estonian mobilization exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia, March 17, 2016.

  • US, Estonia conduct combined NCOPD

    Mar 23, 2016

    Two dozen U.S. and Estonian noncommissioned officers with over 200 years of military experience gathered together for the first combined Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development (NCOPD) course at the Staff Sgt. And Sgt. 1st Class level at the NCO Academy in Voru, Estonia, Mar. 16-18, 2016.

  • IMCOM-Europe selects Best Warriors

    Mar 23, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Installation Management Command-Europe announced the winners of its 2016 Best Warrior Competition before an audience of Soldiers, leaders and distinguished visitors during a March 23 ceremony on Patch Barracks.

  • Sons of Safety

    Mar 22, 2016

    While in Afghanistan, every Thursday night I would get together with three friends and watch "Sons of Anarchy," a television show about the exploits of an outlaw motorcycle gang. After about six months of watching, we decided we all needed to buy motorcycles when we returned home. We figured our buddy, Dustin, who was an experienced rider, would be a good person to give us some guidance. While his advice was sound, our execution was a bit questionable.

  • Marshall Center's premier counterterrorism course highlights alumni network

    Mar 22, 2016

    All five of the adjunct professors for the current Program on Terrorism and Security Studies are alumni, a first for the premier counterterrorism course at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. PTSS 16-06 started Feb. 24 and will end March 23.

  • A new chapter in German-Dutch co-operation

    Mar 22, 2016

    The Royal Netherlands Army's 43rd Mechanized Brigade with the 1st Panzer Division of the German Army came together during a formal ceremony at Camp Hohne, Lohheide, Germany, March 17, to mark the initial integration of the two units.

  • Army Europe members encouraged to stay vigilant

    Mar 22, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -Traveling with family or on official travel? With terror attacks becoming more frequent, U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, Department of Defense Civilians, contractors and their family members have a number of resources available to stay vigilant and ready.

  • US Consul General, commander of 7th JMTC visit USAG Ansbach

    Mar 21, 2016

    The U.S. consul general based out of Munich and the commander of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach March 16.

  • 'Viper Medics' kicks off the USAREUR EMFB with opening ceremony

    Mar 21, 2016

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Soldiers from U.S. and partnering nations are competing for the coveted U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge at Lager Aulenbach, near Baumholder, Germany, from 14-24.

  • IMCOM-Europe Best Warrior Competition starts

    Mar 21, 2016

    The first day of the Installation Management Command-Europe Best Warrior Competition began at Panzer Kaserne in Böblingen, Germany, March 20, 2016. The IMCOM-Europe Best Warrior Competition selects the Soldier and non-commissioned officer who will represent the region in the 2016 IMCOM Best Warrior Competition.

  • National Guard strengthen bond with partners

    Mar 21, 2016

    One hundred fifty-five millimeter high explosive rounds rain from the sky, while the sonic boom of the impact follows and the smoke clears from the barrel of a M109A6 howitzer paladin at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from March 10 to 11, 2016.

  • 2nd Cavalry help to fuel interoperability alongside their German counterparts

    Mar 21, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany - Troopers assigned to Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted a fuel exchange field training exercise with Soldiers from the 472nd German Logistics Battalion at the Amberg Training Area, located in Amberg, Germany, Mar. 11-17, 2016.

  • Cadets from seven NATO countries tour Adazi Military Base

    Mar 21, 2016

    While many college students across the United States are enjoying traditional spring break festivities, a handful of students from two universities used their spring break to take a trip across the world for a unique learning experience. Officer cadets from seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations, including U.S. cadets from the United States Military Academy and University of North Georgia, converged at Adazi Military Base, Latvia as part of Latvian International Week for cadets, March 16.

  • L Troop conducts platoon attack

    Mar 21, 2016

    Soldiers of L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted battle drill training on entering/clearing a trench March 14-18 at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania.

  • Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction

    Mar 21, 2016

    The very nature of our profession as Soldiers -- training outdoors, wearing uniforms and carrying equipment -- practically guarantees we will be exposed to heat stress. The latest data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch indicates that in 2014, more than 200 Soldiers suffered from heat stroke and another 1,200 suffered from other less severe forms of heat illness that required medical attention and led to lost duty time. It may be unrealistic to hope for zero heat illnesses, but through proper training, education and preparation we can minimize the number of Soldiers who suffer from a serious or even fatal heat illness.

  • Operation Thunder Road IV: The building blocks for success

    Mar 19, 2016

    U.S. Army Sgt. Dillon Flickinger, an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stares down a group of angry rioters as he points a shotgun in their direction during Operation Thunder Road IV March 17, at Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo. The joint crowd-riot-control exercise allowed the team from Multinational Battle Group-East to rehearse common tactics, techniques and procedures used to restore peace in the event of a real-world incident. During the exercise the Soldiers partnered with members of the Hungarian, German and Polish armed forces. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)

  • Operation Thunder Road IV: The building blocks for success

    Mar 19, 2016

    U.S. Army Infantrymen assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, await further instructions before engaging an angry group of rioters during Operation Thunder Road IV March 17, at Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo. The joint crowd-riot-control exercise allowed the team from Multinational Battle Group-East to rehearse common tactics, techniques and procedures used to restore peace in the event of a real-world incident. During the exercise the Soldiers partnered with members of the Hungarian, German and Polish armed forces. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)

  • Operation Thunder Road IV: The building blocks for success

    Mar 19, 2016

    Hungarian Soldiers assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East clash with a group of rioters during Operation Thunder Road IV March 17, at Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo. The joint crowd-riot-control exercise allowed the team from Multinational Battle Group-East to rehearse common tactics, techniques and procedures used to restore peace in the event of a real-world incident. U.S. and NATO forces have contributed to the United Nations-mandated peacekeeping mission in Kosovo since June 1999. (U.S. Army photo by: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, Multinational Battle Group-East Public Affairs)

  • Operation Thunder Road IV: The building blocks for success

    Mar 19, 2016

    Just two weeks into a new rotation and Soldiers of Kosovo Force 21 are already looking to refine and perfect their tactics, techniques and procedures to help provide a safe and secure environment for the people of Kosovo.

  • Army Reserve general: Quick access to funding essential for Reserve Component

    Mar 17, 2016

    Money needs to travel as fast as the force." That was the message the commanding general of the Army Reserve's 7th Mission Support Command had for a gathering of military comptrollers Wednesday morning.

  • Army Contracting Command conducts training in Europe

    Mar 16, 2016

    Two European Army contracting brigades honed their contingency contracting administration skills thanks to a travelling training team.

  • Nine 10th AAMDC Soldiers reenlist during Juniper Cobra

    Mar 16, 2016

    Nine Soldiers of the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command took advantage of the beautiful weather and the energy of the newly reformed joint task force supporting Juniper Cobra, and reenlisted in a mass ceremony during the joint exercise with Israeli Military Forces on February 23.

  • Emergency responders prepare for specialized munitions incidents

    Mar 16, 2016

  • 5-7 ADA executes multinational Air Defense exercise in the Netherlands

    Mar 16, 2016

    Vredepeel, the Netherlands - Patriot Missile operators from across 5-7 Air Defense Artillery, 10th Army Air & Missile Defense Command, joined with their Dutch counterparts from 7-11 March 2016 during Constructive Optic Windmill 16.

  • US, Lithuanians conduct assault on airfield

    Mar 15, 2016

    Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion combined for an airfield assault during training March 10, 2016 at Gaiziunai Training Area, Lithuania.

  • Infantrymen take to the sky during medevac training in Kosovo

    Mar 15, 2016

    U.S. Army Infantrymen are known for their combat prowess. Whether they are kicking in doors or exchanging fire with the enemy, they have the reputation of being trained and proficient warfighters.

  • Agile Hunter 2016

    Mar 15, 2016

  • AMC commander kicks off Global Force Symposium

    Mar 15, 2016

    As the featured command at this year's Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium and Exposition, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leader explained the organization's role in the service's top priority -- readiness. AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via opened the three-day event March 15, noting that a Soldier's basic tasks to shoot, move and communicate all require readiness.

  • 2CR conducts staff exercise to validate TOC layout

    Mar 14, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -Regiment Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Regiment set up a Tactical Operation Center and Tactical Command Post March 8 -- 10, 2016 in the Grafenwoehr training area near Rose Barracks in order to conduct a two-week staff exercise. The practical training exercise, which will run March 14 - 23, will prepare the Troop for the multinational training exercise, Saber Strike 2016 in Estonia this summer. It will test the functionality of the tent layout and how well the staff sections are organized within the two structures.

  • European racquetball tour comes to Vicenza

    Mar 14, 2016

    Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, plays host to racquetball tour.