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  • U.S. Army Europe, NATO Allied Land Command co-host Combined Training Conference

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and NATO Allied Land Command co-hosted the Combined Training Conference, a semi-annual event held at NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, to plan combined training and exercises, Oct. 21, 2014.

  • Translating Army experience into employment

    Oct 23, 2014

    Army's Soldier for Life program is a key factor for transitioning Soldiers, families

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month observed in Ansbach

    Oct 23, 2014

    USAG Ansbach observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

  • Don't be an online target

    Oct 23, 2014

    Cybersecurity training gives social media users the tools to stay safe online

  • Reassurance, interoperability key for U.S. Army Europe

    Oct 22, 2014

    The deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said the command is well-situated to answer threats to security in the region and to further interoperability among NATO allies and partner nations, speaking at a Defense Writers Group breakfast, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Delegates prioritize Army Family Action Plan issues

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Change may be on the way for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community now that delegates of the Army Family Action Plan conference have reported this year's prioritized issues to garrison leaders. More than 30 issues were sorted, analyzed and prioritized during the fiscal year 2015 conference held Oct. 15-16 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center.

  • Life Skills University aimed at helping professionals learn skills early in their careers

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new 66th Military Intelligence Brigade initiative is aimed at helping people learn various life skills earlier in their careers, rather than later by trial and error, according to Col. Dave Pendall, 66th MI Brigade commander. "It's really about family life and family life skills," said Pendall. "We all have different challenges … and there are different stressors over here in Germany."

  • U.S. military, city officials meet to reduce noise pollution

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. military and local Wiesbaden-area officials met Oct. 8 to discuss ways to further reduce noise pollution during the second Noise Abatement Commission meeting of 2014. "Noise complaints in 2014 are down significantly from 2013," said Col. Mary Martin, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, while opening the session which included participation by military and civilian aviation staff, Wiesbaden Mayor Arno Gossmann and other surrounding community leaders, and a representative from the BILGUS citizen's initiative group.

  • Hispanic heritage: Observance celebrates legacy of action, future successes

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Despite speaking English with a heavy accent, Sgt. Maj. Carlos Capacetti said he is no less an American than the 102 pilgrims who migrated to America in 1620. This exceptional diversity and legacy is what he, along with other Americans of Hispanic descent and members of the Wiesbaden community, celebrated Oct. 15 in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tony Bass Multi-Purpose Center on Clay Kaserne.

  • Nature walk brings local terrain to life

    Oct 22, 2014

    Environmental Trail Tour brings community members closer to nature

  • How parents can help keep their children from drugs

    Oct 21, 2014

    Parents often struggle with determining the appropriate age to discuss alcohol and drugs with their children. Here's why it's important to hold an open, honest conversation on the matter.

  • CG flu shot

    Oct 21, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campell, Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, recieves his annual flu shot from Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic personnel Monday, Oct. 20. WAHC clinic and Army medical personnel across the theater are dedicated to the health and longevity of their patient populations during this flu season and beyond. The health of our Soldiers and their Family members is the top priority.

  • Reserve Unit pays tribute to WW2 battle, veteran

    Oct 21, 2014

    Members of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment based in Longare attended the 70th Anniversary of the World War II battle at Monte Battaglia near Castel Del Rio on Sept. 7.

  • Italian, U.S. gather at annual San Bortolo BBQ

    Oct 21, 2014

    Italian and American medical communities gathered for the annual San Bortolo barbecue held in the partially medieval cloister of the San Bortolo Hospital Sept. 25.

  • F2F event highlights diet impact on health

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Female2Female organization hosted a "Healthy vs. Hearty" cooking demonstration and dinner at the Army Community Service kitchen Sept. 30.

  • Run raises awareness for early detection

    Oct 21, 2014

    Pink prevails at Breast Cancer Awareness 5K

  • Improving all aspects of the new Dragoon Total Fitness program

    Oct 20, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Troopers assigned to 2d Cavalry Regiment will be introduced to a newer version of the Dragoon Total Fitness program that was incorporated into their daily physical training and work regiments throughout the past couple of years.

  • Workgroups refine, prioritize 15 issues at FY15 AFAP conference

    Oct 17, 2014

    Twenty-two volunteers gathered Oct. 7 through 9 for this year's Army Family Action Plan conference to define, prioritize and make recommendations on 15 issues that affect the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade community.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion deploys Soldiers in fight against Ebola

    Oct 17, 2014

    Forty-four Soldiers from the 15th Engineer Battalion deployed today to Monrovia, Liberia, to provide construction support in actions directed against the Ebola Virus Disease.

  • The literary adventures of Spc. Cynthia A. Rodriguez

    Oct 17, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Some things that happen in a Soldier's life can take them by surprise, but for Spc. Cynthia A. Rodriguez, a human resource specialist assigned to Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2d Cavalry Regiment, the publishing of her first book was a "happy accident."

  • Brig. Gen. Cavoli details off-post uniform wear, behavior for U.S. Army in Bavaria

    Oct 17, 2014

    The top Army official in the Bavarian military community is reminding DOD personnel and their families to use caution and follow antiterrorism personal protective measures already in place.

  • USAG Ansbach takes pride in Army DoD revised sign standard

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Directorate of Public Works installed the first installation sign that falls within the Department of Defense's revised design standards Oct. 8, 2014, at Barton Barracks.

  • Increased force-protection posture goes into effect at USAG Ansbach

    Oct 16, 2014

  • Was ist los in Franken? Oct. 16 through 23, 2014

    Oct 15, 2014

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

  • US assists Italian hosts prior to Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 15, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade travelled to the Italian army's mountain warfare training center and school in the Aosta Valley, Oct. 14-15 in order to train Italian troops scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • Young Survivor gets his flag

    Oct 14, 2014

    On Oct. 3, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden presented Jaleel Thomas-Tamrat one more piece of his father's legacy: an American flag.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • U.S. Army Europe cybersecurity experts build team effort to protect computer users, systems

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe cybersecurity officials are continually on guard, working to keep government computer users and networks safe from attack.

  • Soldier Show to stop in Grafenwoehr, Oct. 28-29

    Oct 10, 2014

    "Stand Strong" show is a tribute to Soldiers everywhere

  • Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11

    Oct 10, 2014

    USAG Bavaria Fire Department reminds residents that working smoke alarms save lives

  • USAG Ansbach community celebrates countless contributions of Hispanic-Americans

    Oct 10, 2014

    Katterbach Fitness Center transformed into a festive hotspot of dancing, music and cuisine from abroad during the National Hispanic Heritage Month observance Oct. 3.

  • Plan for safety this Columbus Day weekend

    Oct 9, 2014

    Garrison commander asks the community to prepare for a safe winter season

  • 254th MED Soldier helps Army win Armed Forces bowling title

    Oct 8, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins has bowled a 279 game five times in her career. For those unfamiliar with how scoring works in bowling, a 279 game is achieved by throwing 11 strikes with a spare in the ninth frame. Too much math? Quite simply, this single spare, also referred to as a half-strike, is all that separates a 279 game from a perfect 300 game.

  • Command message: Ansbach community members must stay vigilant during, beyond Columbus Day

    Oct 8, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, encourages Ansbach community members to stay safe during the long Columbus Day weekend Oct. 10 through 13 and during the upcoming autumn and winter seasons.

  • Hohenfels 'pumps' up awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2014

    With men in women's high heel pumps and women wearing combat boots, participants in the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program's "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event trudged along the streets of Hohenfels, Germany, while people in passing cars cheered them on.

  • Beyond cookies and popcorn

    Oct 7, 2014

    Local Girl and Boy Scout troops make their mark in the community

  • Survivors share stories, advice at Suicide Stand-Down

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ciarra Rhodes, 13, was smart, happy, talented, caring, and "more than anything, loved." "She did not withdraw from life," said her father, Dusty Rhodes, an assistant manager at the Rheinblick Golf Course, remembering her musical talent and the time she convinced her class to raise €10,000 for a charity that touched her heart.

  • Army postal officials gear up for holiday rush

    Oct 7, 2014

    Army postal officials are asking patrons to be a little more proactive in their mail pickup habits in anticipation of the holiday rush.

  • All Hazards Exercise puts U.S., host nation first responders to the test

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three masked individuals burst into the Tony Bass Auditorium Sept. 26 gunning down several people before taking others hostage. Military Police were quickly on the scene, safeguarding the area, accounting for the injured and calling for backup from fellow U.S. military and host nation first responders. As many on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne went about their daily business, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden members and their German counterparts were pulling out all the stops to put their emergency response capabilities to the test during the annual All Hazards Exercise.

  • Aukamm Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School was recognized as one of the nation's best Oct. 1. During a ceremony at the school, members of the staff, military leaders, students, parents and local Department of Defense Education Activity officials were on hand to celebrate the achievement and watch as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan congratulated the 337 schools selected as Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, via a video message.

  • Embracing the power of wellness

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Esther Marisol Vargas is a walking advertisement for the benefits of wellness. As someone who suffered various pains and illnesses brought on by obesity, Vargas turned her life around by learning to manage those pains, dramatically improve her nutrition and to constantly keep moving.

  • Students honored in German-American UnderstandinG Project

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Two Wiesbaden military community youths enjoyed a special edition of this year's German-American Friendship Day. During a ceremony in Frankfurt's Römer (City Hall) Oct. 1, Virginia Keel and Max Petronyak were honored by Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann and U.S. Consul General Kevin Milas for their photographic contributions to the UnderstandinG Project.

  • Sky Soldier medics compete for top spot

    Oct 6, 2014

    Twelve paratroopers from across the 173rd Airborne Brigade converged at Caserma Del Din for a brigade-level Best Medic Competition, held here Oct. 1 through 3.

  • Transition summit to educate Soldiers on employment process

    Oct 6, 2014

    European Theater Transition Summit to be held in Grafenwoehr and Ramstein

  • NATO changes to meet new threats, challenges

    Oct 6, 2014

    The chairman of the NATO's Military Committee discusses new strategies amid global changes during Defense Writers' Group breakfast, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month is October

    Oct 6, 2014

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

  • Food and fun mark Hispanic Heritage celebration

    Oct 6, 2014

    Hohenfels hosts a "loud and proud" fiesta for Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Conference connects communities

    Oct 6, 2014

    Hohenfels leadership meets with neighboring mayors for information sharing.

  • COMISAF greets UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Kabul visit

    Oct 3, 2014

  • Sharp shooters

    Oct 3, 2014

    Organizational Day brings USAG Bavaria HHC together for paintball and rapport

  • Marshall Center walks to stop domestic violence

    Oct 3, 2014

    More than 20 men from the local community, including eight from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, participated in the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria-Garmisch Community's Army Community Service sponsored event -- Walk a Mile In Her Shoes -- to support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: USAREUR 2020 Campaign Plan

    Oct 2, 2014

    October 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • Hispanic heritage celebration lets loose

    Oct 2, 2014

    Garrison honors Hispanic culture with dancing, singing and food

  • Combined Resolve III exercises Army's European Rotational Force

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, Oct. through Nov., 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe's equal opportunity advisors train to improve their roles

    Oct 2, 2014

    Equal opportunity advisors for units U.S. Army Europe's major units gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 29-30, 2014, to discuss strategies and opportunities to improve their roles as advisors to unit commanders across the USAREUR footprint.

  • Garrison paves way in Army safety training

    Oct 1, 2014

    USAG Bavaria is first Army post to host the National Safety Council's Advanced Safety Certification course

  • 'Dustoff' closer to medical evacuation mission in Grafenwoehr

    Oct 1, 2014

    Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment made the move to Grafenwoehr this past summer to be closer to its medical evacuation mission at Hohenfels, and thereby reduce temporary duty costs, time away from home for personnel, and wear and tear on equipment, according to U.S. Army Europe.

  • GTA provides better training, say Dutch snipers

    Oct 1, 2014

    Snipers with the Royal Dutch Marines conducted marksmanship training as part of the sniper instruction school on Grafenwoehr Training Area, Sept. 24.

  • Army aerospace engineer living life fully in France

    Oct 1, 2014

    An aerospace engineer from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is now experiencing the south of France as a participant in the DoD's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • 173rd Airborne assists in Latvian training

    Oct 1, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, were on hand to assist infantrymen from the Latvian Land Force Infantry Brigade by providing range safeties and opposing force players during an exercise at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 24, 2014.

  • Smoke alarms save lives

    Sep 30, 2014

    Local fire chief reminds the community about the role smoke alarms play in saving lives

  • New Vehicle Processing Center opens at Barton Barracks

    Sep 30, 2014

    Soldiers turning in vehicles can process them at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Vehicle Processing Center beginning Wednesday at Barton Barracks.

  • Michigan's 46th MP Company takes part in State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemmessardze

    Sep 30, 2014

    The Michigan Army National Guard's 46th Military Police Company recently took part in Winds of Change, a joint State Partnership Exercise with Latvian Zemessardze (National Guard) units in Riga.

  • Cross-Country run is not just for fun

    Sep 29, 2014

    "Old school" Soldier race is tough competition

  • Several Army in Europe units among winners in Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards

    Sep 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Several Army in Europe organizations were among 36 logistics units honored as winners in the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards program.

  • Zombies invade Hohenfels

    Sep 29, 2014

    Drama students help promote National Preparedness Month

  • Strong Teams Expo promotes preparedness

    Sep 29, 2014

    Agencies display services and raise preparedness awareness

  • 82nd Airborne Division commemorates 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands

    Sep 29, 2014

    Military units from across the world came together to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Events included memorial ceremonies and airborne operations featuring Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 21st Theater Support Command, the British 16 Air Assault Brigade, Germany, Poland, Canada, Italy, France and the Royal Netherlands Army's 11th Airmobile Brigade.

  • La. medevac crew rescues stranded EULEX members using helicopter hoist

    Sep 26, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (Sept. 20, 2014) -- A medevac crew from Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post put their hoist training to the test during a real-world event, which aided in the rescue of two European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) members. U.S. Army Soldiers with F Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, Louisiana National Guard, rescued the two security officers who became stranded on a cliffside in Albania, Sept. 20.

  • FAO Program celebrates 50 years, still relevant

    Sep 26, 2014

    21 U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers finish the three-week Eurasian Security Studies Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • A new Soldier and a Javelin, a love story

    Sep 26, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- To most Soldiers a day at the range can be long and arduous. The day usually starts with an early morning when a unit comes together to get an inventory of their equipment and personnel before heading out for the day. This is commonly followed by a long day of Soldiers patiently waiting to fire their weapons.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with NATO Response Force

    Sep 26, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), is training with units from the NATO Response Force, during Exercise Golden Mask.

  • Suicide prevention embraces overall wellness

    Sep 25, 2014

    FMWR employees connect during dynamic Suicide Stand Down Day

  • Schweinfurt's Army garrison closes chapter of nearly 70 years of German-American history

    Sep 25, 2014

    Nearly seven decades of U.S. Army presence in the Lower Franconia town of Schweinfurt concluded during a garrison closure ceremony Sept. 19, 2014.

  • Hundreds help raise awareness for suicide prevention at 3k walk/run

    Sep 25, 2014

    More than 600 Soldiers, Family members and civilians turned out Sept. 24 at Urlas Housing to show their support during the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 3-kilometer Walk/Run.

  • Kaiserslautern Army Depot saves money, environment with FDP

    Sep 24, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe are working together to right-size its footprint within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, and consolidate logistics operations to improve operational capability, capacity and efficiency.

  • The softer side of Garmisch

    Sep 23, 2014

    Travelers can take it easy in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Info Expo exposes community highlights

    Sep 23, 2014

    On and off-post organizations share their wares with USAG Bavaria

  • Local nonprofits toil for the troops

    Sep 23, 2014

    On-post foundations use their private status to support units and families

  • Flying our flags proudly

    Sep 23, 2014

    Students at VES learn U.S. and German flag etiquette from JROTC

  • 'Spiritual fitness can help lighten your load'

    Sep 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Instead of hitting the road, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers hit their knees (so to speak) to work out another aspect of fitness Sept. 12. During a time usually designated as physical training, Soldiers gathered to hear inspirational words and song at a quarterly Prayer Breakfast assembly in the Community Activity Center to bolster spiritual fitness.

  • Help available for newcomers impacted by car shipping delay

    Sep 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason Gulick's car didn't arrive in Wiesbaden by his required delivery date of July 19, he took matters into his own hands and bought one from the used car lot next to the Wiesbaden Army Lodge. Gulick lives on Clay Kaserne with his wife and two sons, ages 7 and 1, but since he works at a remote location in the Wiesbaden area of responsibility, having a car is a must. He had no time to deal with the red tape of acquiring a rental car while in-processing, he said.

  • U.S. military community runners support city's annual 25-Hour Charity Run

    Sep 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Thousands of feet pounded the pavement in the Wiesbaden Kurpark Sept. 13-14. More than 100 Wiesbaden military community members were among the scores of athletes of all ages taking part in the annual Wiesbaden 25-Hour Run. The event, hosted by the Wiesbaden Sports Promotion Organization, raises money to help fund the training of future world-class athletes.

  • Ansbach teacher crosses international, linguistic boundaries

    Sep 23, 2014

    When Lori Hickey signed up to be an English teacher at Ansbach Middle/High School, she never expected to be one day teaching in a combat zone. Yet in 2012, when she volunteered to go on a tour to teach English in Afghanistan, that is exactly what happened.

  • 'Dragon' brigade color guard honors fallen in Belgium

    Sep 23, 2014

    After a busy week of long days and short nights, Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division color guard returned Sept. 20 to Fort Riley after participating in a series of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium from the iron fist of Hitler's Third Reich during World War II.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh witnesses Rapid Trident 2014

    Sep 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and Ukrainian Land Forces welcomed the Secretary of the U.S. Army John McHugh and senior military officials and dignitaries from several nations to Rapid Trident 2014 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 19, 2014.

  • SecArmy thanks returning service members during Romania visit

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Army's top leader stopped off at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania to meet with service members returning from Afghanistan during a visit to the small Romanian air base, Sept. 20, 2014.

  • Van Patten earns highest honor for civilians

    Sep 22, 2014

    DPTMS director is one of 7 across IMCOM to receive Stalwart Award

  • Annual observance aims to help people understand that 'cybersecurity is a team effort'

    Sep 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Cybersecurity officials want to remind members of the U.S. forces community in Europe that October 2014 marks the 11th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), and that it's everyone's duty to protect Army information and communications.

  • Senior U.S., European land forces leaders meet to discuss security, interoperability

    Sep 19, 2014

    Senior land forces commanders from 38 European partner nations, the U.S. and Canada convened in Wiesbaden, Germany, Sept. 15, 2014, to discuss the future of cooperative European security, during the 22nd Annual Conference of European Armies.

  • 173rd paratroopers conduct combined live fires in Latvia

    Sep 19, 2014

    Soldiers from Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live-fire training event as part of a multi-national exercise Operation Atlantic Resolve at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • President of Ukraine lays a wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns

    Sep 19, 2014

    The recently elected President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., during his visit to the United States.

  • Army Marksman wins Double Trap Gold in Spain

    Sep 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond captured his second world championship title in Men's Double Trap with a perfect score during the All-Event International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship, in Granada, Spain.

  • Little-known Army Depot provides significant materiel mission

    Sep 18, 2014

    General Dennis L. Via visited Leghorn Army Depot and Camp Darby in Livorno, Italy in early September. Primarily manned by the 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Italy, the depot performs a variety of critical materiel missions.

  • USAG Bamberg closes after 69 years of US Army presence

    Sep 17, 2014

    After nearly 70 years of American Soldiers in Bamberg, Germany, the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg colors were cased and the American flag was lowered for the final time Sept. 12, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers drive to prove warrior skills

    Sep 17, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- As Soldiers push through the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior and Best Junior Officer Competitions here this week, certain events are proving to be more challenging than others. Over the course of the five-day competition, USAREUR's top Soldiers are confronting more than 30 tests of physical, mental and emotional strength and endurance.

  • U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior, Junior Officer Competitions combine challenge, teamwork

    Sep 17, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Participants from units throughout U.S. Army Europe are running, shooting, marching, inspecting, climbing, mapping, maintaining, writing, navigating, planning, carrying and bandaging their way through more than 30 Soldier tasks in hopes of being named one of USAREUR's Best Warriors or the Best Junior Officer for 2014.

  • US delivers upgraded school in Kosovo

    Sep 17, 2014

    More than 900 students and 50 faculty members in a formerly strife-torn region of Kosovo returned to a fully revamped school this fall, thanks to a collaborative humanitarian-assistance project by U.S. partner agencies. Representatives from U.S. Embassy Pristina, the Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. European Command and Kosovo's Ministry of Education joined city leaders Sept. 9 in Mitrovica for the reopening of Musa Hoti Primary School.

  • Rapid Trident 2014 begins in Ukraine

    Sep 16, 2014

    Soldiers from 15 nations began two weeks of collective training, with a ceremony Sept. 15, 2014, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to mark the official start of Rapid Trident 2014.

  • Driver must adjust their driving attitude to mitigate fall's hidden safety hazards

    Sep 16, 2014

    Summer is nearly over. The cool crisp air in the morning, the overcast skies, and the turning of leaves on trees serve as reminders that weather and road conditions are changing.

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