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  • Was ist los in Franken? April 16 through 24, 2014

    Apr 14, 2014

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

  • Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely

    Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a load securement class April 8 through 10 to train vehicle operators and equipment loaders on how to properly contain, immobilize and secure cargo.

  • Enjoying the Easter season in Franken

    Apr 14, 2014

    Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.

  • Soccer provides sporting outlet for USAG Ansbach children

    Apr 11, 2014

    Over their school's spring break, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach students learned soccer, from fundamentals to more advanced skills as part of the USAG Ansbach SKIES Unlimited program.

  • U.S. forces in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles not in full-time use

    Apr 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. forces personnel in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles they do not use throughout the year.

  • U.S. Army Europe reminds members to carry passports for travel outside country of assignment

    Apr 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators join Dutch, Hungarian forces for combined exercise

    Apr 11, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade are training with two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during the two-week exercise Saker Falcon 2014 at Hungary's Varpalota Training Area.

  • Combined training connects firefighters from three countries

    Apr 11, 2014

    Three weeks of combined training at the Urlas Fire Department's Training Center certified the skills of some 20 firefighters from Italy, Germany and the United States, during the qualification training Firefighter 1, from March 24 through April 11.

  • Testing Soldiers' resilience with combatives

    Apr 10, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To the untrained eye, Army Combatives appear to be "a bunch of backyard wrestling" -- two people rolling around on the floor jostling and grappling for dominance. But to the learned, it is the quintessential example of a sport that proves one's resilience.

  • Army awards Schweinfurt for closure blog, again

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Department of the Army recently announced the winners of the 2013 MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, and U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt earned "Honorable Mention" for best website/blog in the entire Army.

  • Science of eggs, pasta, Legos on display at Schweinfurt's Steam Fest

    Apr 10, 2014

    For Families at Schweinfurt Elementary, STEAM stands for using creativity, projects and engineering to create learning.

  • Tax Center: What happens to your tax records

    Apr 10, 2014

    The USAG Schweinfurt Tax Center and the USAG Bamberg Tax Center maintain tax records for the past three years. We maintain the records for the benefit of our clients to make filing in future years easier, as well as to answer any questions that could arise based on past year returns.

  • Auxiliary bishop for European and Asian Vicariates visits USAG Ansbach, meets with Army priests

    Apr 9, 2014

    Bishop F. Richard Spencer, auxiliary bishop for the European and Asian Vicariates, visited USAG Ansbach and met with U.S. Army active-duty and contract priests from all over Germany for their quarterly Clergy Day and to discuss spiritual readiness and resilience.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldier named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

    Apr 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • Commentary: Driver makes acquaintance with randomness, basic physics, roadside embankment

    Apr 8, 2014

    After an auto accident, Bryan Gatchell, an employee at USAG Ansbach in Germany, works with the military police and others in the aftermath of the wreck.

  • American Red Cross is looking for volunteers

    Apr 8, 2014

    Volunteers are needed within the BMC community to help the Red Cross maintain its mission.

  • Spouses clubs combine, become 'one community' club

    Apr 8, 2014

    By combining forces, club provides a stronger community tie for the garrison.

  • How do you conserve water?

    Apr 8, 2014

    In the rush to get ready in the morning, to keep dishes and clothes clean, and to maintain the lawn, it's easy to forget the dozens of simple ways you can cut down on water consumption. That's why The Franconian News turned to three resources to find out how.

  • 9th Battalion of JROTC celebrates 30th annual military ball in Ansbach

    Apr 8, 2014

    The 9th JROTC Battalion of Ansbach High School celebrates its 30th annual military ball at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach April 3, 2014. About 300 students and guests experienced an evening full of military traditions.

  • Romanian officer ensures mission success for RSE-21

    Apr 8, 2014

    Since the beginning of U.S. multi-modal operations at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in November 2011, one Romanian Air Force officer has been key to the success of those missions. Today, he continues to support the U.S. mission and play a pivotal role for all military branches in that area.

  • Wiesbaden aviators support president's visit to Europe

    Apr 8, 2014

    Wiesbaden's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, provided support to President Barack Obama and his entourage of White House press corps, Secret Service and other support personnel during a visit to Europe March 18-26. The 1-214th sent 26 Soldiers, six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and five UC-35 jets to escort the presidential party.

  • All Hands: Garrison recognizes outstanding service during employee assembly

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Garrison Soldiers and employees took a little time out to recognize outstanding individuals during an All-Hands Assembly in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center March 28. Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, led off the quarterly recognition event by welcoming new garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco.

  • Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're sprouting like three-leaf clovers all over Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As more and more units and organizations commit to saving energy and resources through the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Greet Boot initiative, ever more Green Boot Certificate signs are appearing out front of those very same military and civilian agencies.

  • Finding InDependence: How a group of Army spouses are redefining life in the military

    Apr 8, 2014

    Built from the ground up by like-minded military spouses, the group InDependent is a nonprofit organization aimed at garnering other dependents to invest in themselves and elevate health and wellness as the top priority, according to their military spouse manifesto. But what the group represents -- tied loosely together through social media -- is a revolutionary movement to bust through barriers and overcome hardships cast on our military dependents worldwide.

  • Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

    Apr 8, 2014

    After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based humanitarian assistance operations, exercise Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3, 2014.

  • German, American Soldiers, polizei train together

    Apr 7, 2014

    American and German Soldiers teamed up on Baumholder's Military Training Area, Germany, March 24-27, 2014, to hone their tactics, techniques and procedures associated with convoy operations.

  • Host-nation hospital provides extended health care to USAG Ansbach community

    Apr 7, 2014

    Receiving medical care overseas could mean that Soldiers, civilians and family members are referred to local medical providers and hospitals for extended health care support, said Lt. Col. Rodney Gonzalez, commander of the Katterbach Health Clinic, in a recent interview with a local German newspaper. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Christopher M. Benson and Command Sgt Maj. Mark A. Kiefer took an opportunity to find out first-hand just what "extended health care support" could mean for USAG Ansbach community members during a March 24 guided tour of the Ansbach Klinikum.

  • Franconia Military Community determines which Soldiers are 'Best Warriors'

    Apr 7, 2014

    Three Soldiers from the Franconia Military Community competed to see who was the "Best Warrior" during several events March 25 through 27.

  • Fines can be nasty surprise for surprise egg mailers

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fines can be nasty surprise for surprise egg mailers U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned to advance American strategic interests across Eurasia and has unparalleled capability to prevent conflict, shape the environment and, if necessary, win decisively. The relationships we build during more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships, and enhance global security.

  • Vicenza students hear from USACE leader on STEM

    Apr 4, 2014

    A message to youth was high on the agenda for visiting USACE Atlantic Division Commanding General Brig. Gen. Kent Savre as he spoke to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders and high school students on the subject of STEM.

  • Vicenza boxers ready to rumble in Stuttgart

    Apr 4, 2014

    Footwork and fundamentals took center ring at the Caserma Ederle fitness center March 19, 2014, when U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's boxers gathered for their usual early morning workout. There are a total of nine boxers on the team, seven of whom will travel to Stuttgart, Germany, April 5 to see how they stack up to the competition against boxers from across Europe at a series of bouts being touted as the Rumble in Stuttgart. The Vicenza team consists of Stephen Pickens, In Hong Lee, Kerry Harris, Melvyn Velez, William Ransom, Bryant Hall and Demotto Youngblood.

  • Paratroopers train at Cao Malnisio, Italy

    Apr 4, 2014

    Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd IBCT (Airborne,) participate in live fire training at the Cao Malnisio range near Pordenone, Italy, March 19, 2014.

  • VMC learns about olive oil

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Female2Female organization joined forces with U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza dietitian, Capt. Carly Eckard, to educate members of the Vicenza Military Community about cooking with olive oil and uses for a healthy lifestyle March 25.

  • 2014 Summer Hire program accepts applications

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region will begin accepting applications April 7, 2014, for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession

    Apr 3, 2014

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

  • Children enjoy reading with fuzzy friends

    Apr 3, 2014

    'Paws to Read' program teams children and dogs.

  • Kontakt Club celebrates new home

    Apr 3, 2014

    A new clubhouse offers fun for all!

  • Team Hohenfels BJJ hosts first tournament

    Apr 3, 2014

    Competitors from all over Germany grappled for the gold.

  • USAG Ansbach Command visits Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force in Nürnberg

    Apr 2, 2014

    After hosting the Nürnberg-based Bayerische Bereitschafts Polizei, or Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force, at their Oberdachstetten training area, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Command Team and Provost Marshal were invited to the Polizei's training compound on the outskirts of Nürnberg March 28, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe paratroopers train as they help aviation colleagues prepare for deployment

    Apr 2, 2014

    Paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) honed their skills as they helped their aviation colleagues from USAREUR's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade prepare for deployment at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • The mayhem of Marrakesh

    Apr 1, 2014

    The city of Marrakesh offers an intimate, exotic view of the Moroccan culture.

  • Acting bug chomps DOD employee in Garmisch

    Apr 1, 2014

    Acting bug chomps DOD employee in Garmisch

  • Successful women dish out advice to young professionals

    Apr 1, 2014

    Women's Empowerment Day program in USAG Bavaria encourages young women to become leaders

  • 7th Civil Support Command begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

    Apr 1, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and ten other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies, March 31, 2014, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • Easter traditions provide colorful displays

    Mar 31, 2014

    While many German and American Easter traditions overlap, each culture has a unique perspective.

  • US Army Europe aviation, infantry brigades conduct live-fire to prepare aviators for deployment

    Mar 31, 2014

    Soldiers and aircraft from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade partnered with their infantry colleagues from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and U.S. Air Force fighters for a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area, March 28, 2014, to help prepare the 12th CAB for deployment.

  • Watch your back: April Fools' Day in Bavaria

    Mar 31, 2014

    Like in the United States, mischief is alive on April Fools' Day in Bavaria

  • 173rd leadership spouses learn teamwork with food

    Mar 28, 2014

    Spouses of 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) leadership learned a "recipe for leadership" March 24 at Army Community Service.

  • Army announces top journalists, public affairs specialists for 2013

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, recognized public affairs specialists, print and broadcast journalists for excellence in their career field during the Army-wide 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Women in US military receive spotlight during Women's History Month at USAG Ansbach

    Mar 28, 2014

    March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate the achievement of women in the military, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held an observance March 27, 2014.

  • Paratroopers, Alpini bond over bocce in Italy

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) joined with local Italians to play bocce March 15.

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon--Approximately 150 Paratroopers from the Vicenza, Italy based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in multinational Exercise Central Accord here March 11-21, 2014.

  • American Red Cross volunteers find recognition for good works

    Mar 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross threw a spotlight on its Franconia Military Community volunteers March 21, 2014, during a dinner party in downtown Ansbach.

  • Sky Soldiers, Slovenian Armed Forces conduct heavy drop in Italy

    Mar 27, 2014

    The 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) conducted a heavy drop and airborne personnel jump, March 26, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, where Slovenian Armed Forces trained with the "Herd," in preparation for an upcoming exercise in Slovenia.

  • Army advocates child abuse prevention in April

    Mar 27, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army garrisons across Europe have a variety of activities scheduled in April as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • USAREUR Soldiers Train in German Alps

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Bavarian Alps provided the ideal location for a Mission Readiness Exercise (MRE) that is preparing the U.S. Army's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for deployment to Afghanistan. Inside the German Army's Reiteralpe Training Area, summiting at over 2,200 meters above sea level, the 12th CAB practices Air-to-Ground operations in tandem with elements of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).

  • Bully Blockers program checks aggressors at NSAC

    Mar 25, 2014

    New anti-bullying program at aims to build a safer community

  • Auto Skills Center offers opportunities for hands-on learning and wealth of services

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may not be the easiest facility to find in Wiesbaden, but that doesn't stop some 30-40 customers a day from making their way to Clay Kaserne's North Side to use the services of the Auto Skills Center. "This is my first time using Auto Skills and it will not be my last time," said Earl Brake, who was hard at work on his Chevy sedan with expert assistance from the Auto Skills Center's Johnny Brumsey.

  • Media Day: Transformation, transparency, partnerships focus of forum, installation tour

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transparency, building German-American partnerships and the impact of transformation were topics during a special media engagement March 11. About 20 members of the host nation media -- including print, radio and television journalists -- had the opportunity to become better informed about the U.S. military community in Wiesbaden and ongoing efforts to transform its facilities to serve the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters as completion nears of the move of various support elements from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Darmstadt to Wiesbaden.

  • Construction starts on new Clay Kaserne Access Control Point

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The sun was already shining on the new access control point, noted Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, as the garrison broke ground on its latest construction project on Clay Kaserne. Members of the garrison, Europe District Corps of Engineers, Hessisches Baumanagement and German building contractors took part in a sunny afternoon ceremony March 12 to officially begin construction of the new access control point, which eventually will serve as the sole ACP on Clay Kaserne. Currently, there are three.

  • Kosovo Force's MNBG-E recognizes contributions of women in military

    Mar 24, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (March 8, 2014) -- Daily business at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, was a bit different, March 8, as the Multinational Battle Group-East command team and battle staff acknowledged the importance of women in the military, while also celebrating International Women's Day. Female soldiers from each of the staff sections received a rose to commemorate their service in the military and then posed for a group photo afterwards with the MNBG-E command team.

  • German Soldiers earn marksmanship medals

    Mar 24, 2014

    The 24th Military Intelligence Battalton conducted a small arms range for German Soldiers, who earned U.S. Army medals for qualifying.

  • Army Emergency Relief calls for community support

    Mar 24, 2014

    The Army Emergency Relief campaign runs until May 15, 2014, and raises money for military personnel in need through community donations.

  • Little Troopers get new play center at Hohenfels

    Mar 21, 2014

    ACS inaugurates its new facility with an open house.

  • Saber Guardian 2014 kicks off in Bulgaria

    Mar 21, 2014

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Bulgarian Land Forces kicked off Saber Guardian 2014 at a ceremony at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Mar. 21, 2014.

  • Lifeblood of the Army: NCO leads Bondsteel's fueling operations

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fuel is the lifeblood of military operations and the job of controlling fueling operations is a vital one. As noncommissioned officer in charge of all fuel at Camp Bondsteel, U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Dafney-Pressley recognizes the impact that her trade has on missions. Every day, she toils in the morning sun, ensuring fuel operations on the camp are nothing less than perfect. If not, equipment, vehicles and human lives could be at risk.

  • USAREUR's commander meets with service members at MK Air Base

    Mar 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell alongside Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, USAREUR's top enlisted Soldier, visited MK Air Base, Romania, March 19, to meet with the Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who work behind the scenes to maintain day-to-day operations that support the transit of U.S. service members into and back home from Afghanistan.

  • Bavarian riot police hone essential skills at US training area

    Mar 20, 2014

    In teams of two, a Bavarian riot police unit spent a sunny, cold morning responding to mock incidents with varying scenarios at the site for Military Operations in Urban Terrain, or MOUT, at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's local training area recently.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command providing key personnel support at transit center in Romania

    Mar 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command has taken the reins of the transit center mission at MK Air Base, Romania, leading a multinational, multiservice effort to operate the base as a key personnel and cargo transportation portal for U.S. troops moving to and from Afghanistan as the mission there draws down.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign is a broad-based effort to leverage change over time that is intended to cause a significant shift in the Army culture, a culture that is ready to respond but is now able to sustain its readiness because it is resilient.

  • Aviation exercise forges partnerships in Europe

    Mar 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is currently undergoing one of the largest aviation training exercises in recent history to prepare the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- A Ready and Modern Army

    Mar 18, 2014

    Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- A Ready and Modern Army

  • Teen center adopts a pet project

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Rose Barracks Teen Center partners with the Amberg Teirheim to help cats and dogs in need.

  • Redefining 'home'

    Mar 18, 2014

    2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers discuss the process of finding home overseas and on deployment.

  • Reaching out to our German hosts online

    Mar 17, 2014

    USAG Ansbach launches new webpages in German.

  • USAG Ansbach jetzt auch auf Deutsch

    Mar 17, 2014

    Einige Webseiten der US Militärgarnison Ansbach jetzt auch auf Deutsch.

  • German barbecue masters invite Americans to compete

    Mar 14, 2014

    A group of professional barbecue masters and officials from the city here invite members of the American military community to compete in an international barbecue competition Aug. 2 through 3.

  • Schweinfurt seventh grade students make math, colors add up

    Mar 14, 2014

    Laura Masci, the Spanish and art teacher at Schweinfurt Middle/High School, guided her art class through the color wheel lesson.

  • Construction begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    Mar 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners have embarked on the next phase of an "Evolution" at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing, USACE and local community took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 21 for the installation's new $25 million commissary.

  • Ansbach teacher receives Teacher of the Year honors from DoDEA, VFW

    Mar 13, 2014

    Louis Thompson, a teacher at Ansbach Elementary School, was recently named both the Department of Defense Education Activity Bavaria District Teacher of the Year and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Outstanding European Teacher of the Year (Elementary) for her educational initiatives this school year in her multi-age class of first and second graders.

  • Energy expert reveals simple, low/no-cost energy habits to save millions

    Mar 13, 2014

    Lyman Parkhurst, a Sain Engineering Associates inspector who regularly visits Army installations as part of Installation Management Command's annual Energy and Awareness Conservation Assessments, visited USAG Ansbach in late January and revealed simple, low/no-cost energy habit changes community members can make that could be saving millions of dollars.

  • U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' support operations in Cameroon

    Mar 13, 2014

    DOULA, Cameroon -- Sgt. Jeffrey Kourim (left) and Spc. David S. Jungblut with U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) pound in a grounding rod for a transportable satellite terminal at the beginning of Exercise Central Accord 14 here, March 12.

  • Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducts new members

    Mar 13, 2014

    The Vicenza Sgt. Morales Club inducted two new members, 11 honorary members and handed out Europe's first Dr. Mary Walker award in a ceremony Feb. 25.

  • Multinational soldiers train for aerial rapid response in Kosovo

    Mar 13, 2014

    Armenian Soldiers who specialize in crowd and riot control, learned the basics of helicopter procedures in training with U.S. Army Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 12, 2014. The Armenians learned how to load and unload a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before a real-world situation requiring their expertise arises.

  • Soldier Show cast, crew prepare to 'Stand Strong'

    Mar 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has selected 19 cast and 2 crew to deliver the "Stand Strong" theme to garrisons, starting April 11, 2014.

  • Commentary: Gear up for motorcycle riding this spring

    Mar 12, 2014

    Spring approaches, which for many means bringing out the motorcycle and riding great distances. The USAG Ansbach Safety Office offers resources and training on riding safely this year.

  • Security assistance trainers provide leadership training for Armenian troops

    Mar 12, 2014

    Six military members from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization and the Kansas Army National Guard, led a Warrior Leader Course at the Warrant Officer School in Yerevan, Armenia, from Feb. 24 to March 1, 2014.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer assumes responsibility at USAG Ansbach

    Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer to the role of garrison command sergeant major as well as to the role of command sergeant major of the Franconia Military Community.

  • Team Resilience: Boosting host nation relations through sports

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Olympics may be over and they're not in Sochi, but Wiesbaden Soldiers are going for gold -- or at least glory -- against athletes from other countries. Unit-level competition with host nation athletes is nothing new, and the idea is getting an organized upgrade in order to bolster both resiliency and host nation relations in accordance with the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's Army Sports Program.

  • Garrison honors Wiesbaden's longtime employees

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a full house at the Community Activity Center Feb. 21 as friends, coworkers and family gathered to recognize longtime employees. With more than 1,000 years of service to the Wiesbaden military community represented, U.S. and host nation workers stepped forward one-by-one to be honored by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders Col. David Carstens and Master Sgt. Richard Jungmann.

  • Charlie's Angels comediennes get lots of laughs

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I'm Latina, so my mom retired and moved in with me because it's the law," said Lisa Alvarado, comedian and single mom. "It's great because I love my mom, she helps me out with my son. But you know when you hang out with your mom, you start to become your mom? You morph into her," Alvardo continued. "The other night, I actually washed a paper plate."

  • 'Breath of Freedom': Capturing aspects of the black American experience

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While the civil rights movement didn't achieve dramatic results in changing perceptions and treatment for all citizens in the United States until the 1960s, black service members stationed in Germany in the years after World War II found a much more open and equal society. Wiesbaden military community members had a chance to take a photographic look at this time in German and U.S. history during a special exhibition -- "Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs and Germany" -- at the Tony Bass Fitness Center during Black History Month in February.

  • Shining the spotlight on teen dating violence

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Respect. That seven-letter word appeared everywhere at the Tony Bass Fitness Center Feb. 28 as more than 220 supporters attended the "Wiesbaden Walks the Runway Against Teen Dating Violence" fashion show.

  • 317th SMC Soldiers awarded for maintenance excellence

    Mar 10, 2014

    For the second year in a row, Soldiers from the 317th Support Maintenance Company took home top honors at the U.S. Army Europe Army Award for Maintenance Excellence for competition year 2013.

  • 1-4th Inf. Regt. trains for extreme march

    Mar 7, 2014

    Training begins for a four day, 160-km trek through the Netherlands.

  • Hohenfels BJJ epitomizes 'Strong Team'

    Mar 7, 2014

    Hohenfels Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team continues to grow and excel.

  • Walking in their boots

    Mar 7, 2014

    Grafenwoehr Elementary students play Soldier with the 44th ESB

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