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  • 12th Chemical Company inactivates after 96 years

    Jun 12, 2013

    Schweinfurt's 12th Chemical Company cased its colors June 10, signifying the inactivation of the U.S. Army-Europe's last remaining chemical company.

  • A final conversation with CSM Eric Gordon

    Jun 12, 2013

    The outgoing command sergeant major at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt shared his thoughts June 10 about his departure from Germany and his upcoming retirement.

  • V Corps inactivates after nearly a century of service to U.S. Army

    Jun 12, 2013

    V Corps marked its inactivation after nearly a century of prestigious service to the U.S. Army, with a ceremony at Wiesbaden's Schloss Biebrich, Germany, June 12, 2013.

  • All in the family: Siblings earn back to back Valedictorian

    Jun 11, 2013

    Caroline Bourgeois and her brother Rene earn the top honor two years running.

  • Wounded Warrior returns for Wiesbaden High School graduation

    Jun 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A former Warrior's powerful story of recovering from the loss of a leg and other wounds suffered while serving in Afghanistan set the tone for the Class of 2013's graduation. 1st Lt. Rafael Chico-Lugo, a 2005 Wiesbaden High graduate, shared his story and lessons learned with the 99 graduates, their parents and friends at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus ceremony June 9.

  • Shoppers savor international flair during summer bazaar

    Jun 11, 2013

    Polish pottery, blueberry potpourri , Persian rugs, cast-iron pots, chocolates, candied peanuts and more greeted visitors venturing to the garrison's annual summer bazaar June 7-9 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Shoppers and strollers flooded the special events warehouse to purchase goods from some 75 vendors from around the world.

  • Conserving energy is elementary

    Jun 11, 2013

    A 9-year-old Grafenwoehr student practices environmental stewardship with his science fair project

  • F2F sponsors summer Italian cooking class

    Jun 10, 2013

    Female to Female program sponsored a summer Italian cooking class where females shared cooking secrets.

  • Sesame Street brings Elmo and friends to Bamberg, Ansbach

    Jun 10, 2013

    Cookie Monster, Elmo, and their friends are bringing a special Sesame Street show to U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg with two performances July 12 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Freedom Fitness Facility. They will also perform at USAG Ansbach July 17 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Volunteers receive thanks during ceremony

    Jun 10, 2013

    Volunteers from all over Caserma Ederle came to the Golden Lion May 29 for the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, which was decorated in a circus theme for this year's theme of "Volunteers Strengthening a Nation."

  • VHS sends seniors off with success foundation

    Jun 10, 2013

    Vicenza High School graduates 50 seniors June 8, with more than 85 percent committed to additional education and two students to attend U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • Spring concerts put student musicians in spotlight in Vicenza, Italy

    Jun 10, 2013

    Vicenza Middle School instrumentalists and singers pull out all the stops in year-end performances highlighting their musical accomplishments under the direction of music director Eldon Kirkhum and pianist Ciriaco Colella. More than 200 family members and friends attended the year-end performance at the middle school, which included vocal arrangements ranging from Tomas Luis de Victoria's high Renaissance Mirabile Mysterium to Victor C. Johnson's contemporary Will You Teach Me? and instrumental pieces including Normandy Beach, Ancient Voices, It Don't Mean a Thing and Sing, Sing, Sing.

  • Wounded warriors rehabilitate through cycling

    Jun 7, 2013

    It's no secret that riding a bicycle is good practice. The Wounded Warrior Project has taken this idea and applied it to helping wounded warriors transition back to their duties or to the civilian world. Members of the Wounded Warrior Project were on Baumholder May 28 conducting a bicycle clinic for wounded warriors from the Kaiserslautern military community.

  • EXPO integrates U.S., German communities

    Jun 7, 2013

    Mixing fun with learning is nothing new but Baumholder took that concept one step further by creating a festival atmosphere with free food, drinks and entertainment for the more than 1,000 visitors at this year's EXPO and Safety Stand Down Day May 24.

  • Community members kick off Farewell Heidelberg festivities

    Jun 7, 2013

    It's been more than 50 years since Max Rockafellow patrolled the streets of Heidelberg as a military policeman with the 529th MP Company. June 1 the Wisconsin native returned to the city for the first time since 1962 to say goodbye.

  • Baumholder Soldier recognized as best in Army

    Jun 7, 2013

    Before the Army, Sgt. Denicio Diaz worked some very long days to support his young family. Each morning, he'd wake at sunrise for his shift at a grocery store, followed by a second job in airport retail. The Chicago-native did all he could to support his infant son and fiancé

  • Wiesbaden Soldiers, civilians play on German semi-pro football team

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Although the National Football League's season drew to a close more than three months ago, American football fans will be happy to hear the German Football League's season recently started and runs through October. Better yet, the league's Wiesbaden Phantoms hold their home games at the Helmut Schön Sportpark, which is across the road from the Hainerberg Shopping Center and next to the Brita Arena - easy walking distance for many in the Wiesbaden military community.

  • Volunteer efforts enhance quality of life in Wiesbaden military community

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's hard to measure the tremendous contributions volunteers make to enhance a community's overall quality of life. But judging from the more than $1.6 million saved by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden thanks to volunteers, it's easy to get an idea of the immense value they add.

  • Volunteer wins commissary shopping spree

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the seconds counted down, Diane Botill took off on a fast warm-up lap through the Wiesbaden Commissary. Then it was time for the start, and as Army Community Service and Commissary staff members shouted, "three-two-one," this year's shopping spree winner sprinted off to fill as many shopping carts as possible in two minutes.

  • Monte Kali: Strengthening military partnerships while honing marksmanship skills

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ask Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Farley how to say "lock and load" in English, German, Spanish and Italian, and he can tell you. As the safety officer at the M-16 range at the Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Farley had to know a list of range commands in a variety of languages to make sure all the Soldiers understood what he was saying.

  • Ansbach celebrates culture, heritage, contributions of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 6, 2013

    In celebration of May being Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 412th Aviation Support Battalion and the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Equal Opportunity office held an observance ceremony at Katterbach Physical Fitness Center May 31.

  • Reuse center saves thousands of Army dollars

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A small logistics agency offers the Army community a huge service and has saved about $300,000 in operational costs by employing an age-old practice. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Directorate of Logistics, Hazardous Material Reuse Center maintains a list of hazardous and nonhazardous materiel items and recycles them for free to units participating in the Hazardous Materials Management Program.

  • Instead of watching grass grow, now you can do something about it

    Jun 6, 2013

    With an exceptionally rainy spring preceding the coming summer months, lawns are primed to grow quickly. Though the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach cannot directly provide lawn maintenance, it is ready to support keeping communities clean and kempt.

  • Command uncases colors at new headquarters

    Jun 6, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe officially transferred from Heidelberg to Sembach during an uncasing of the unit colors at its new headquarters on Sembach Kaserne.

  • Big summer events off-post in Schweinfurt

    Jun 6, 2013

    Schweinfurt and the surrounding area offers wine fests, volksfests, music concerts and much more. Here is the short list of big summer events off-post sure to draw envy from those not living in Schweinfurt.

  • Students present a living museum

    Jun 6, 2013

    For Time Traveler Fest, students give community an ancient history experience

  • Sgt. Maj. Kamakahi-Watson appointed Schweinfurt command sergeant major

    Jun 6, 2013

    Col. Kelly Lawler passes the traditional non-commissioned officer sword to incoming command sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Thao Kamakahi- Watson, at a change of responsibility ceremony June 4. Command Sgt. Major Eric Gordon, background, relinquished his position after having served the position for nearly three years.

  • VHS students learn to lead

    Jun 6, 2013

    As part of Leadership Day, students gain experience from challenges and VIPs

  • Schweinfurt staff no match against middle school students

    Jun 5, 2013

    Six adult community members competed against some of the brightest fifth- and sixth-graders from Schweinfurt Elementary/Middle School May 24 in a trivia game based on a popular quiz game show called "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?".

  • Many big summer events happen off-post at Schweinfurt

    Jun 5, 2013

    Throughout the summer there are several big events that Soldiers, civilians and family members can experience and enjoy. Here are a few events that will make those not here in Schweinfurt envious.

  • Bavaria is perfect place for vacation of peacefully pedaling

    Jun 5, 2013

    While many looking for a getaway this summer may be asking travel agencies for package deals to crowded beach resorts or booking discount airline tickets to out-of-the-way airports, they are overlooking a hidden gem of a vacation right here in Germany: a self-guided bicycle tour.

  • Hohenfels NCO saves life of local German man

    Jun 5, 2013

    A Hohenfels non-commissioned officer's heroic actions saved the life of a German citizen who suffered critical injuries in a motorcycle accident near the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Germany.

  • Something for everyone at USAG Bamberg's community health fair

    Jun 5, 2013

    Third graders from Bamberg Elementary School learned how to properly brush their teeth at the Bamberg Community Health Fair May 31 at the Freedom Fitness Facility.

  • U.S. Army Europe unit recognized as Army's 'top engineers'

    Jun 5, 2013

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe's 42nd Clearance Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, was recognized as the top engineer unit in the Army at a ceremony here May 16.

  • JROTC cadets organize memorial run, exceed expectations

    Jun 5, 2013

    When four Soldiers -- 1st Lt. Stephen "Chase" Prasnicki, Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, Sgt. Enrique Mondragon and Cpl. Darrion Hicks -- lost their lives in service of their country, the garrison's 15th JROTC Battalion was quick to create an event to properly honor the lives and service of these fallen warriors.

  • Army honors sergeant as its 'top engineer Soldier' for service with U.S. Army Europe

    Jun 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- This year's Engineer Soldier of the Year for the active Army is a sergeant who earned the award for his service with U.S. Army Europe.

  • Campbell assesses quality of life in Grafenwoehr

    Jun 4, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe visits U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr

  • Caserma Ederle library moves to temporary location

    Jun 3, 2013

    The Caserma Ederle library will close its doors and move to a temporary location while it undergoes a facelift. Additionally, the Del Din library will open.

  • Family Fun Day thrives despite bad weather

    May 29, 2013

    Soldiers and their Family members celebrated the past year's homecomings from deployment with a special day of fun activities.

  • Magnificent Malta: A small island that offers big adventure

    May 29, 2013

    Spend some time soaking up the sun on the small island of Malta

  • Remembering the fallen

    May 29, 2013

    Community members gather to pay tribute on Memorial Day

  • 'Retreat' ceremony more than music

    May 29, 2013

    Though the practice of observing 'Retreat' differs between communities, all should respect this tradition

  • Gold Star mother celebrates son's life

    May 29, 2013

    Carrie Farley visits Grafenwoehr to connect with her son's unit, friends

  • Coping with combat-related stress: Your options in Schweinfurt

    May 28, 2013

    Soldiers seeking treatment for combat-related stress here have options to address behavioral health needs while still protecting their confidentiality and privacy.

  • Bavarian clinics meet medical accreditation

    May 28, 2013

    VILSECK, Germany -- Health care leaders here are delighted with the results of an inspection of its Military Treatment Facilities in Bavaria from May 21 to May 23 by an external organization.

  • Wiesbaden schools get positive review during accreditation visit

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Accreditation teams took a hard look at Aukamm Elementary and Wiesbaden Middle schools in late April and liked what they saw. Members of the national school accreditation organization, AdvancEd, augmented by Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe administrators, spent several days at each of the schools examining all aspects of the learning environment ranging from parental and community involvement to staff collaboration, efforts at continuous improvement to resources and support.

  • New Auto Skills Center opens for business

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Spc. Alexander Eaton had his 12-year-old Audi 80 in mind as he attended the grand opening of the new Wiesbaden Automobile Skills Center. "It's an older vehicle, and I'll be in here a lot," Eaton said. "I have to replace the antifreeze, and I have a half shaft that I have to fix. It's close to the base, and it definitely seems nicer."

  • ACAP helps transition Soldiers through career milestones

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's inadvisable for one to take a trip without charting the course beforehand. The same advice stands for military members preparing to make the trip from military to civilian life. The Army Career and Alumni Program is the navigation device for service members getting ready for such a journey.

  • First Wiesbaden unit earns certification Green Boot environmental program

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment became the first unit to be recognized in the garrison's new Green Boot program. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, presented Capt. Jennifer Glover with the Green Boot Certificate May 16 for members of the unit's efforts in helping conserve energy and resources.

  • Hohenfels bids farewell to Deputy Commander

    May 23, 2013

    Wesley and Cindy Potter head north to Alaska.

  • Ansbach High School JROTC holds change of command

    May 23, 2013

    At the Ansbach Middle/High School stadium May 16, students gathered to watch the change of command of the high school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps battalion. Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Rahim Beatty passed responsibility to Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Mikaela Portugal. Cadet Lt. Col. Xavier Rodriguez passed command to Cadet Lt. Col. Joshua Pleake.

  • 1-91 CAV prepares Soldiers, families for move to Graf

    May 23, 2013

    At a recent "We're Moving" town hall, hosted by 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, leadership May 13, Soldiers and family members had a glimpse at how the upcoming move to Grafenwoehr will unfold.

  • Schweinfurt says 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Col. Michael Runey

    May 23, 2013

    In a Relinquishment of Command ceremony held May 22 on Conn Barracks, Col. Michael Runey relinquished the command of USAG Schweinfurt to the Ansbach Garrison Commander, Col. Kelly Lawler, who delegated garrison management and closure responsibilities to the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Brian Adkins.

  • Members of 527th MP Co. head to Kosovo

    May 22, 2013

    The 527th Military Police Company, 2nd platoon, prepare to deploy.

  • Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race pose challenges for participants

    May 22, 2013

    The first leg of the U.S. Forces Mountain Bike Race Series kicked off in Hohenfels, May 18.

  • Soldiers earn Schützenschnur for weapons proficiency during joint training

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers representing U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and the 529th Military Police Company proved their mettle during a unique training opportunity with their German counterparts. Ten Wiesbaden military community Soldiers were invited to join Bundeswehr troops at the Daaden Training Range April 21-26 for the Landeskommando Hessen's annual training week. By the end of the week all had earned the gold or silver levels of the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Schützenschnur).

  • USAREUR honors Command Sgt. Maj. Cooke with conference room

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After Command Sgt. Maj. Eric F. Cooke was killed in Iraq on Christmas Eve 2003, hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects at memorial services in Iraq and Germany. Cooke, who was serving as the senior noncommissioned officer of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, died when his vehicle struck an explosive device north of Baghdad.

  • Wounded warriors embrace yoga

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Yoga teacher Susan Barber gently reminded the students in her Warrior Transition Unit class that yoga is not about "no pain, no gain." Her students were executing a pose that stretched out their hips and backs, and after Barber told the students they could get out of the pose if they wanted, all four were so enthusiastic they remained in the pose for about a minute longer.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates teachers, honors VFW's Europe Teacher of the Year

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The spotlight shone on teachers in all four Wiesbaden schools May 6-10. Students, parents, administrators and local leaders gathered to thank educators for their vital role in inspiring young minds and helping guide future citizens. At luncheons and other events, teachers gathered to garner recognition for their efforts and to celebrate their accomplishments.

  • Vicenza MPs take bicycle patrol training

    May 22, 2013

    Bicycle patrol training was held for the military police in Vicenza, Italy at the new base, Del Din. With favorable weather, the MPs hope to create more face time with members of the community.

  • AFN to tweak decoder settings, June 4-24

    May 21, 2013

    Those with TKS will not be affected

  • Approval first, then Autobahn

    May 21, 2013

    Visitors must obtain customs approval before driving in Europe

  • Experts warn travelers of pickpockets

    May 21, 2013

    Commotion, jostling in crowd could be a distraction for theives

  • Students STEAM up Elementary school

    May 21, 2013

    Students take the lead on science and art exhibits at the Elementary school.

  • Team Wiesbaden takes home the gold at U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships

    May 21, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A pair of female MPs delivered the dynamite that blew the lid off an already supercharged evening of determination and grit at the U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships in Wiesbaden May 11.

  • A canine's farewell: Soldiers pay tribute to faithful working dog

    May 21, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One of the best memories Spc. Veronica Pruhs has of Military Working Dog Linda is the day they were on patrol and Linda trotted over to a car so she could get a better smell through a window that was open a crack. Linda indicated there were drugs inside the car, and she was correct. Military Police officers found two grams of marijuana inside the car's center console. "She knew her job and she was really sweet," said Pruhs, who worked with Linda for 10 months.

  • Vicenza seventh-graders hunt through history in Mantova

    May 20, 2013

    More than 40 Vicenza Military Community teenagers, teachers and chaperones swarmed into the Lombard city of Mantova, Italy, May 10, 2013, on a scavanger hunt through the history of the best known for its art, architeture and musical associations. They had fun and learned a thing or two along the way.

  • Vicenza students bring character lessons to life

    May 20, 2013

    Most of us know that honesty is the best policy, but how do you teach that lesson to youngsters who can't always tell the difference between fantasy and reality? At Vicenza Elementary School, the play's the thing to bring that lesson home.

  • Exploring olden times at Soave Castle

    May 20, 2013

    Hundreds of second-graders from Vicenza Elementary School stormed Soave Castle May 7, exploring dungeons, soldiers' living quarters and how the Canis Signorius or Top Dog lived. The field trip was part of VES's focus on history, culture and society studies, said second-grade teacher Nancy Hacker.

  • Illesheim Elementary School holds it second annual Spring Carnival.

    May 17, 2013

    The Illesheim Elementary School Parent, Teacher, and Student Association holds their second annual Spring Carnival to celebrate spring and the return of the USAG Ansbach Community Soldiers.

  • Runners overcome obstacles, mud during Mission Complete Race

    May 16, 2013

    The Mission Complete race, held at Franken Kaserne May 3, was a joint effort between the 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Storyteller becomes the story

    May 14, 2013

    AFN Bavaria's Sgt. Rebecca Schwab named DoD's top broadcast journalist

  • Ansbach opens Army's 'greenest' Auto Skills Center

    May 14, 2013

    The newest, most environmentally friendly automotive skills center in the Army opened April 26 at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Urlas housing and training area here.

  • Terrain, obstacles, challenge Warriors at Hohenfels

    May 9, 2013

    Twenty-four teams struggled along five kilometers of torturous trails while splashing through freezing cold mud pits, lugging logs, and flipping 200 lb. tires.

  • Health Clinic showcases young artists' talent

    May 9, 2013

    Hohenfels Middle/High School students create a unique 'life space' exhibit for permanent display at the Health Clinic.

  • Exploring Irish roots adds to travel experience

    May 8, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - I never had an interest in researching my ancestry until I found out what my great, great grandfather did for a living. He was a stonemason, which is not particularly exciting until you consider that five generations later, so is my brother. My brother fell into the profession first by helping a stonemason in our hometown in New Hampshire, and then by picking up jobs of his own. As far as I know, no one in the family has worked in the profession since my great, great grandfather.

  • Pediatrician answers questions on weekly AFN session

    May 8, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Dr. Michelle Melicosta, a pediatrician at the Wiesbaden Health Clinic, has started a question-and-answer session each week on American Forces Network Wiesbaden called "Ask the Doctor." During the segment, Melicosta answers medical questions parents have about their children. She has been a practicing pediatrician for 17 years and in Wiesbaden for three years.

  • Culinary journey to Baltimore earns SHS culinary team 26 out of 43

    May 8, 2013

    Out of 43 teams the Schweinfurt High School culinary team placed 26th at the 12th Annual National ProStart Invitational competition held in Baltimore, Md., April 19-21.

  • Spring cleanup is a team effort

    May 7, 2013

    The entire Bavaria Military Community is asked to take part in this year's spring cleanup.

  • Stockholm: Five tips for the land of three kings

    May 7, 2013

    Scandinavia's largest city offers adventure in the far north

  • USAG Wiesbaden recycling initiatives taking shape

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new recycling and re-use center on Clay Kaserne, improved trash collection points in Hainerberg and Aukamm Housing, and regular inspections are aimed at encouraging everyone to properly separate their refuse and save. "Proper separation of waste is extremely important," said Marty Hanson, an environmental specialist with the Directorate of Public Works. "Recycling is the law in Germany."

  • Childproofing necessary to protect young explorers

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Among the seemingly harmless things around the home from which you're not protecting your child there is likely something that can hurt them. While the home is generally regarded as a safe haven, multiple dangers that are a part of the everyday routine and floor plan exist for toddlers who are just beginning to explore their world.

  • Focus is on mentoring at AFCEA chapter launch

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Mentorship was the focus at the initial meeting of the Wiesbaden Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International April 24. Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Europe, the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, 5th Signal Command and other local units gathered in the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center to launch the chapter and hear Brig. Gen. Bruce Crawford, 5th Signal commander, share his nearly three decades of career military experience regarding mentoring and preparing for future challenges.

  • Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Luigi Albanese recognized by Italian author

    May 6, 2013

    Of the more than 540,000 Americans with boots on the ground at the height of the war, the 58,148 who were killed or missing in action, and the four million in all who served in uniform in Vietnam, there is one who stands out among the rest for Italians. His name is Luigi Albanese, a son of the province of Vicenza and the only Italian-born citizen who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during that conflict.

  • 5th Signal Command's Cyber Center Europe dedicated to former U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding gene

    May 6, 2013

    LUCIUS D. CLAY KASERNE, Wiesbaden, Germany (May 2, 2013) -- 5th Signal Command officially named the Cyber Center Europe building on Clay Kaserne the "Gray Center" in honor of former deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray. Gray was a distinguished signal officer, leader and mentor who was also the first African-American to become the Chief of Signal and Commanding General of Fort Gordon, Georgia, the headquarters of the Army Signal Regiment.

  • Warriors test their resolve in The Amazing Race: Garmisch

    May 6, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe braves obstacles in the Bavarian Alps

  • 9E senior enlisted Soldier steps down in Schweinfurt as deactivation nears

    May 6, 2013

    The command sergeant major of the 9th Engineer Battalion relinquished his responsibilities here, May 3, in a rare ceremony signaling the eventual end to the storied battalion and the looming deactivation of the 172nd Infantry Brigade.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts Chief of Staff of the Army

    May 3, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno focused on helping the force understand the Army's ongoing transformation, and spending time with commanders, Soldiers, civilians employees, and their families, during his three-day visit to three U.S. Army garrisons in Europe this week.

  • Army 101: USAG Ansbach delivers brief on structure of US Army to German Sprachenzentrum

    May 3, 2013

    Two Soldiers and a Department of the Army civilian from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach provided a brief on the structure of the Army and its rank system to the students of the Sprachenzentrum, who were mostly members of the German military.

  • Families of fallen receive designated parking

    May 1, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army garrisons across Europe have reserved 40 designated parking spaces for use by Gold Star Families at on-post public facilities.

  • Odierno visits 'Sky Soldiers,' Vicenza community

    May 1, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Vicenza Military Community in Italy, from April 30 to May 1, 2013, where he toured U.S. Army Africa operational facilities, met Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team "Sky Soldiers," and held a Town Hall meeting open to Soldiers, Army civilians, local national employees, contractors and family members.

  • The Bohemian side of beer

    Apr 30, 2013

    Indulge in a fine tasting of 30 local beers on tap at the Prague Beer Museum Pub

  • Maypoles welcome new season

    Apr 30, 2013

    The centuries-old custom of erecting the Maypole celebrates the seasons and German tradition

  • Science fair offers proof why our future is in good shape

    Apr 30, 2013

    Our futures are in good shape. That's if our kids have anything to do with it.

  • Drowning Pool to play at USAG Ansbach for Germany-based U.S. military communities May 5

    Apr 30, 2013

    As part of a European USO tour, multi-platinum rock band Drowning Pool will play U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Storck Barracks May 5 at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m.

  • Volunteers honored at Hohenfels ceremony

    Apr 30, 2013

    Volunteers at Hohenfels donated nearly 28,000 hours, saving the garrison hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Community makes colorful statement about Autism Awareness

    Apr 30, 2013

    Roughly 300 HMHS students, faculty, and community members took part in creating a human replica of the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon on the HMHS sports field to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.

  • Local artists shine at Hohenfels' Celebration of the Arts

    Apr 30, 2013

    Hohenfels showcases its local artists at the third annual Celebration of the Arts.

  • Baumholder stands up high speed data network

    Apr 29, 2013

    Baumholder stood up a new data network recently that increases the speed and efficiency of network users in Baumholder. The project upgraded and expanded the voice and data communication systems for the entire installation and brought the Quartermaster and Clinic areas onto the fiber network.

  • Vicenza High School students visit Liceo G.B. Quadri for day of language, music exchange

    Apr 29, 2013

    Building bridges takes time, but crossing one takes just an instant if it's there when you're ready to get to the other side. Fortunately for students at Vicenza High School and the Liceo Scientifico Statale G.B. Quadri, language teachers at both schools have been building bridges of language competence and cultural exchange for more than a decade, so the way was well paved and the doors wide open when more than 30 VHS students came to spend the day at the prestigious state secondary school on the northwest side of town April 18.

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