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  • Was ist los in Franken? Sept. 24 through 30, 2014

    Sep 23, 2014

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4th IBCT color guard represents 'Big Red One' in Belgium for World War II commemoration

    Sep 16, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's, color guard are in Belgium to participate in numerous military ceremonies that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country's liberation by Allied Forces during World War II.

  • Soldiers medal in swimming at Invictus Games

    Sep 16, 2014

    On the last day of the inaugural Invictus Games, several current, retired and former Soldiers captured medals during the swimming events in London, Sept. 14, 2014.

  • PCSing to Vicenza, Italy? Inconvenience claims can compensate for vehicle shipment delays

    Sep 12, 2014

    Joining the Vicenza Military Community, as a Soldier or Department of the Army civilian, can be one of the most rewarding assignments you will have in your career. However, PCSing overseas is not without unique challenges, and shipping your vehicle can be one of them.

  • In suicide prevention, repairing problems earliest is best

    Sep 12, 2014

    People considering suicide as an option may be dealing with one small issue left unrepaired, or they may be dealing with multiple issues. Typically, issues, whatever they may be, start out small and grow over time.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Polish hosts remember 9/11 with friendly soccer match

    Sep 12, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade squared off against a team of local players in a friendly match before hundreds of local residents and American Soldiers at the Walerina Pytla City Stadium in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • Six Army in Europe Soldiers have been named Army's best

    Sep 12, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- It's not something in the water -- it's something in the WARRIOR. In the dozen years since Armywide annual Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year competitions began, Army in Europe Soldiers have been earned those titles six times.

  • Wiesbaden welcomes American volksmarch club

    Sep 11, 2014

  • Breckenheim leaders get a look at airfield

    Sep 11, 2014

  • Army All-stars test mettle against pro prospects

    Sep 11, 2014

  • Soccer pastime unites communitites

    Sep 11, 2014

  • Story Walk features tales on the trail

    Sep 10, 2014

    Families enjoy stories on the go along Hohenfels' new Story Walk Trail

  • Soldier's sleight of hand wows at magic show

    Sep 10, 2014

    Justin Craigen proves there's more than meets the eye at The Zone.

  • Latvian EMS officials honor USACE engineer

    Sep 10, 2014

    Jack Galloway frequently forgoes his 20-minute commute to the office and spends hours traveling to remote project sites in Eastern Europe and Africa. His eighth-floor cubicle is often empty. As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District special projects team lead, Galloway oversees projects funded by U.S. European and Africa Commands for humanitarian assistance, counternarcotics and counterterrorism operations, and exercise-related construction.

  • Cyclists take final turns on historic Fat Tire Race

    Sep 10, 2014

    Marshall Center rider reflects on the last Fat Tire Race, closing of Kean's Lodge in Garmisch

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB help promote suicide prevention in September

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, the command team from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the USAG Ansbach's Army Substance Abuse Program help promote September as Suicide Prevention Month.

  • Army cooks help fuel EFMB candidates

    Sep 10, 2014

    Deep in the woods of the Grafenwoehr Training Area, an Army medic runs smack into simulated enemy fire. He responds quickly by dropping to the ground and aiming his rifle toward a thicket of oak trees. Twenty yards in front of him, his battle buddy has taken a bullet to the leg and writhes in pain. The medic must make his way to his buddy, dress the wound and drag him to safety.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander shares vision with directors

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander shares vision with directors

  • Hainerberg Chapel opens for Night of the Churches

    Sep 10, 2014

    Hainerberg Chapel opens for Night of the Churches

  • New parking structure opens up 600 spaces

    Sep 10, 2014

    New parking structure opens up 600 spaces

  • Scouts explore Ubungsdorf

    Sep 9, 2014

    BMC Boy Scouts invade the Hohenfels Training Area

  • Full-scale exercise to take place at USAG Ansbach mid-October

    Sep 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is scheduled to conduct a full-scale exercise for emergency preparedness throughout the garrison on Oct. 17.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge candidates begin testing

    Sep 4, 2014

    Testing for the 2014 U.S. Amy Europe Expert Field Medical Badge kicked off Sept. 4, 2014, at Camp Aachen in the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Europe announces U.S. participation in exercise Rapid Trident in Ukraine

    Sep 4, 2014

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Ukrainian Land Forces will conduct Rapid Trident 2014 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15-26.

  • Beautiful Barcelona beckons travelers

    Sep 4, 2014

    Catalonia's capital deserves more than a short stop

  • MNBG-E enhances local healthcare through medical equipment donations

    Sep 3, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Surplus medical equipment that was no longer needed by Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical was donated by the U.S. Embassy's Civil Military Support Element in Kosovo to healthcare officials at Pristina's leading hospital during a ceremony, Aug. 27. An ultrasound and portable X-ray machines, valued at over $200,000, were turned into property management and taken off the military equipment property books, then were turned over to the University Clinical Center of Kosovo last November, but embassy officials wanted to commemorate the machines' repurposing, which have already benefited hundreds of patients.

  • USAHC Vicenza shines a blue light on skin cancer

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza recently received a photodynamic therapy machine as a donation from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Sept. is Suicide Awareness Month

    Sep 2, 2014

    Building resiliency is at the heart of Army Strong

  • Bundeswehr soldiers visit USAG Ansbach

    Sep 2, 2014

    Sixty-two soldiers from the Bundeswehr Medical School visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Aug. 18.

  • Operation Stonewall helps train regional police in Kosovo

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, with local police and European Union Rule of Law Mission forces conducted a five-day crowd and riot control event, named Operation Stonewall, in Ferizaj, Kosovo, Aug. 25-29, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers air assault through mock village during Saber Junction 14

    Sep 1, 2014

    After walking about three kilometers through forests, paratroopers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, made their way from the air assault infiltration location to conduct a deliberate attack on the military operations on an urban terrain site known as Haaslat Village, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits exercise Immediate Response 14

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Commander of the U.S. Army forces in Europe visited the exercise Immediate Response 14 field training site during distinguished visitor's day at Pocek, Slovenia, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • American Red Cross, USAG Ansbach recognize youth volunteers

    Aug 29, 2014

    Several youths at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach received recognition for their volunteer hours during an American Red Cross youth volunteer recognition ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center Aug. 22, 2014.

  • Commander stresses safety for Labor Day weekend

    Aug 28, 2014

    A few simple precautions greatly improve your safety on the road during the four-day weekend

  • Estonian Soldiers face U.S. opposition forces during Saber Junction 14

    Aug 28, 2014

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, acting as the opposition force, put the Estonian army Scout Battalion straight into their cross hairs, during exercise Saber Junction 14, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Aug. 27, 2014.

  • Labor Day: Summer ends, safety continues

    Aug 28, 2014

    For most Americans, Labor Day signals the end of the summer. Many families wrap up the summer with a final vacation, picnic or barbecue with friends. Whatever your plans are for Labor Day, don't let an accident spoil your fun.

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

    Aug 28, 2014

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

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, officers to compete for title of USAREUR's best for 2014

    Aug 27, 2014

    Thirty-one top Soldiers, NCOs and junior officers from U.S. Army Europe's major subordinate units began competing today in USAREUR's 2014 Best Warrior Competition and Best Junior Officer Competition at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The contest continues through Sept. 19.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates women's equality, registers voters

    Aug 27, 2014

    To celebrate Women's Equality Day, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Equal Opportunity advisers held a voter registration drive Aug. 26, 2014, at the Post Exchange at Urlas Housing and at the Community Action Center at Storck Barracks, which resulted in 130 newly registered voters.

  • Students, teachers head back to school

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As students and teachers were enjoying some well-deserved vacation time, construction planners and administrators were hard at work reshaping the face of Wiesbaden's schools. "This is part of the phased plan to replace all of our school facilities in the next decade," said Peter Witmer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer. "We've seen Clay Kaserne transform, and now we're transforming Hainerberg Housing.

  • Garrison employees rescue gosling family

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wading through swampy water to capture wayward baby geese isn't included in most Directorate of Public Works employees' job descriptions. When nature calls, they answer. Gordon Adam, an environmental technician, and Dr. Thomas Gladis, a contractor, rescued a gaggle of eight baby Egyptian geese stranded with their mother in a concrete retention pit on Clay Kaserne Aug. 13. The mother had moved them to the closest body of water she could find, but with no natural food and no ability to fly from the 20-foot-deep pit, they would have starved to death.

  • Wiesbaden educators, unit partners team up for another productive school year

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - New teachers and administrators had a chance to meet their unit partners and fellow Wiesbaden educators during a Teachers' Welcome event Aug. 20. "I'm looking forward to another great year," said Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Dependents Schools Kaiserslautern District superintendent, during the welcome back event in Wiesbaden High School's multipurpose room.

  • Community steps up recycling efforts with more packaging and 'bio' containers

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works officials recently announced an updated trash pick-up schedule for Aukamm Housing and the introduction of biodegradable (bio) waste bins in Aukamm and Hainerberg Housing to occur around mid-September.

  • MPs, Polizei train together to take down 'active shooters'

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany- Pop pop. The sound of gunshot echoes up the stairs. The smell of gunpowder wafts through the air. "You're all going to die," screams an unidentified man. The team of four police move swiftly forward as a unit, crouched and clutching each others' vests. "Police," one yells. "We're coming." Turning the corner, they face the shooter and with four against one, he drops his weapon. He's handcuffed, and the danger is gone.

  • Darby Military Community hosts IMCOM Europe's 25th Anniversary BOSS Games

    Aug 27, 2014

    Nine Better Opportunity for Single Soldier teams representing seven U.S. Army garrisons in Europe arrived at Darby Military Community Aug. 8, hoping to bring home the gold medal.

  • Afghanistan, NATO, US Army recognize USAG Ansbach teacher

    Aug 26, 2014

    Lori Hickey, a teacher at Ansbach Middle/High School, received recognition during a staff meeting at the school Aug. 22, 2014.

  • Sending the elevator back down

    Aug 26, 2014

    Five tips for easing the transition and making the most of your tour in Bavaria

  • Immediate Response 14 tests U.S., multi-national EOD, medical skills

    Aug 26, 2014

    U.S. service members and multi-national soldiers took the lessons learned from the classroom to respond to disasters in the field as day one of exercise Immediate Response 14 FTX began, Aug. 25, 2014, at Postojna, Slovenia.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month -- There is still work to be done!

    Aug 26, 2014

    Throughout September, the Army is emphasizing suicide prevention, an epidemic that increased steadily from 2005 through 2012.

  • U.S. Army Europe conducts exercise Saber Junction

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Community Showcase, back-to-school run

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Fresh faces, high hopes

    Aug 25, 2014

    USAG Bavaria community welcomes students back to school

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

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • Immediate Response 14 kicks off with team-building exercises

    Aug 22, 2014

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

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

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • A new class of leaders

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • JMTC names its Best Warriors

    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • Dustoff detachment returns from downrange

    Aug 22, 2014

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

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

    Aug 20, 2014

  • Future Army officers shadow engineers at Stuttgart

    Aug 19, 2014

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

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

    Aug 19, 2014

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

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers never tire of jumping from planes

    Aug 18, 2014

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

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

    Aug 18, 2014

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

  • Bondsteel Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 16, 2014

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

  • MNBG-East Soldiers strive to earn foreign badge

    Aug 16, 2014

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

  • Mackey takes command at JMRC

    Aug 15, 2014

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

  • 405th AFSB welcomes new leadership team in Germany

    Aug 15, 2014

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

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Paratroopers honor 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Paratroopers, Latvians develop understanding through training, planning

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Smooth moves: Relocation Readiness revamps resilience programs

    Aug 12, 2014

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

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

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Exploring green technology at Robo Camp

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • 66th MI Soldiers muck, ruck through Tough Mudder

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Summer campers visit firefighter training facility

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • U.S. paratroopers train to use Polish weapons

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Community theater helps Baumholder embrace change

    Aug 12, 2014

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

  • Army chemical school honors garrison employee

    Aug 10, 2014

    New award named for USAG Bavaria DPTMS director.

  • Army leadership school graduate brings his insight back to Ansbach

    Aug 8, 2014

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

  • Ansbach celebrates 239th JAG Corps birthday

    Aug 8, 2014

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

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

    Aug 8, 2014

  • Dunbar takes command of 598th Transportation Brigade

    Aug 8, 2014

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

  • ACS, volkschules offer German classes this fall

    Aug 4, 2014

    Register now: Learning the lingo can speed up the transition process

  • Indoor pool one of Baumholder's best kept secrets

    Aug 4, 2014

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

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Jul 31, 2014

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

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

    Jul 31, 2014

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

  • Paratroopers use sports to build bonds in Latvia

    Jul 31, 2014

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

  • New Parent Support Group stresses health benefits of breast-feeding

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An age-old feeding practice is raising eyebrows and drawing curious stares in some military communities. And while such sights initially seem out of the ordinary to unsuspecting bystanders, participants say, don't be alarmed, it's natural and great for babies.

  • Youth Sports helps quarterbacks, receivers prepare for season at Football Camp

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young Joe Montanas and Jerry Rices threw bullets, zig-zagged out of the pocket and snagged pass after pass during Child, Youth and School Services' Football Camp July 22-24. "This camp is aimed at helping the kids get prepared for Youth Services and high school football to give them confidence, and it's an opportunity for volunteer coaches to get assimilated with the players," said John English, assistant director for Youth Services Sports.

  • Lazy Dragons paddle for fun, fitness, camaraderie

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Poised with paddles submerged below the surface, arms stretched straight forward and heads down, row upon row of paddlers wait for the start. As soon as the official yells "Go," they pull their paddles backward, first slowly, then frantically plunging them into the churning water as one body. Five boats surge forward, but only one counts in English: the Lazy Dragons. But they don't live up to their name.

  • Library treats youths to stories, field trips, more in summer reading program

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Did you forget how to read this summer?" Participants in Wiesbaden Library's "Paws to Read" summer reading program were happy to answer a resounding "No" to Library Director Ann Burski's question July 17. The young readers, in grades first through sixth, were at the library to enjoy a host of activities ranging from arts and crafts to stories and field trips.

  • Italy-based Charlie Detachment, 106th FMSU, connects online for first ever Europe-wide exercise

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers from Charlie Detachment, 106th Financial Management Support Unit, assembled at the Mission Training Center on Caserma Ederle July 17 for a first ever, Europe-wide simulation training of its kind. The 20 or so financial management Soldiers manned work stations to conduct convoy operations training in coordination with their sister finance detachments and headquarters, located throughout Germany. "I want to say it was not only never done by finance, I believe no unit has never utilized the JMTC centers as a combined effort before," said Capt. Andres Leon, detachment commander.

  • Annual Community Showcase moves to Urlas

    Jul 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosts a community showcase every year towards the end of August, right on time when PCS season is about over and school starts again. The event gives newly arrived and current community members an opportunity to find out about the plethora of services available to them, register with different organizations and find out about updates for existing services, clubs and organizations from the Ansbach community.

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