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  • USACE employee shares 'passion' for fishing

    Jul 11, 2013

    With summer's arrival and a pair of major European competitions on the horizon, Brad Smudzinski wants to get more people hooked on fishing, even while chasing his own dreams in the sport. The administrative officer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Bavaria Area Office in southeast Germany has carved out a name for himself in the angling world.

  • Airwaves carry U.S. culture to unintended audience

    Jul 10, 2013

    From pop to politics, AFN has had a major influence throughout Europe since the end of World War II

  • 15th Eng. Bn. uncases colors in Grafenwoehr

    Jul 10, 2013

    USAG Grafenwoehr welcomes newest members of the community

  • Environmental tour spotlights training area

    Jul 9, 2013

    Community gets a "green" glimpse of training area during bus tour

  • U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data

    Jul 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army has transferred technical test data on a rocket-propelled grenade defense system to France that is vital to its military operations in Mali, officials announced.

  • Exercise Rapid Trident 2013 opens in Ukraine

    Jul 8, 2013

    Land forces from 17 nations began two weeks of collective training in a ceremony, July 8, 2013, at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to mark the official start of Exercise Rapid Trident 2013.

  • Local national employees elect new representatives

    Jul 8, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe's local national employees elected a new Works Council during elections held June 11-12 in Mannheim and Sembach.

  • Graf community celebrates the Fourth in style

    Jul 5, 2013

    While the celebration was scaled down in size, the patriotic fervor remained

  • VMC youth wins first in photo contest

    Jul 3, 2013

    A teen in the Vicenza Military Community has won first place in the ImageMakers National Photography Contest and will travel to San Diego July 15 to get her award from Sony Electronics.

  • IMCOM commander visits Stuttgart

    Jul 3, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, visited U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart June 26 during a five-day tour of Army installations in Germany.

  • Hohenfels Aviators Participate in Children's Day Out

    Jul 3, 2013

    Aviators from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's (JMRC) Aviation Support Observer Coach Trainer (OCT) team, the Falcons, traveled to Gutersloh Air Base to participate in Children's Day Out.

  • Digital replaces traditional film at USAG Ansbach theater

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Katterbach Theater, which is at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Bismarck Kaserne, upgraded their projection system from a film projector to a digital projector in May.

  • Motorcycle Safety: Fluorescent, highly reflective material enhances visibility, reduces accidents

    Jul 3, 2013

    The commanding general of United States Army Europe mandated the wear of fluorescent and highly reflective material for upper outer garment for USAREUR Soldiers, civilians (including contractors but excluding local national employees), and Family members riding motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, to save lives.

  • Healthy choices are focus at USAG Bamberg

    Jul 3, 2013

    In recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, Awareness Month, Bamberg Army Health Clinic teamed up with the garrison's Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, to facilitate a Suicide Prevention Training at the Freedom Fitness Facility June 27.

  • Life-saving water safety information

    Jul 3, 2013

    Franconia has many lakes, rivers and ponds that look inviting with the arrival of summer to Bavaria. But many of these bodies of water can be risky.

  • Franconia Military Community Soldiers must stay safe over 4th of July holiday

    Jul 3, 2013

    Col. Kelly J. Lawler, commander of the Franconia Military Community, urges Soldiers, Families and civilians to stay safe during the 4th of July and the upcoming weekend.

  • Transfer of educational benefits will incur four-year service obligation

    Jul 3, 2013

    Soldiers who transfer their Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to a family member after Aug. 1 will incur four more years of service.

  • U.S. Army Kaiserslautern Garrison commander relinquishes command

    Jul 3, 2013

    Community members, military leaders, staff and guests gathered for United States Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's relinquishment of command ceremony June 28.

  • BMC all-star softball team advances to next round

    Jul 3, 2013

    Little league softball team wins division with a 15-0 record, moves on to next round

  • Honoring a living legend: Paying tribute to the heroes of the Berlin Airlift

    Jul 2, 2013

    "The noise of the planes became the sound of hope for the people of Germany." That's how Frankfurt City Treasurer Uwe Becker described the massive humanitarian effort to supply the besieged people of Berlin in 1948 and 1949.

  • Sesame Street coming to Franconia Military Community

    Jul 2, 2013

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families -- The USO's longest running, free traveling tour -- based on Sesame Street's military family initiative is celebrating five years of touring the globe.

  • Picking strawberries, vegetables in Schweinfurt

    Jul 2, 2013

    Local farmers throughout the Schweinfurt area grow fields of strawberries, known as Erdbeeren in German, and the season to pick them is now.

  • Understanding Schweinfurt's Amber Alert

    Jul 2, 2013

    The report of a missing child within the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt military community sets into motion a series of events, launching garrison officials and military police into full alert, and in some cases an amber alert is flashed on the garrison Facebook page.

  • Eagle Scout project gives 'Jake the Snake' a new home

    Jul 2, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden High School's "Jake the Snake" has a new home thanks to Troop 107 Boy Scout Ricky Pickering, who built it to fulfill one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout.

  • Garrison employees recognized for length of service, achievement

    Jul 2, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "One need not wear a uniform to serve." That was the focus June 21 as Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, honored 945 years of combined service contributed by garrison employees at a Length of Service Ceremony.

  • New installation opens in Italy

    Jul 2, 2013

    The newest military installation in Europe, Caserma Renato Del Din, opened officially July 2. Del Din will be the home of three 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) units and is the first Department of Defense installation to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification for the entire site.

  • LTG Ferriter talks hard issues with Baumholder Soldiers

    Jul 1, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Installation Management Command commander, came to Baumholder June 27 and listened to Soldier feedback on sexual harassment and sexual assault in the Army, suicide, housing issues, sponsorship and more.

  • Vicenza students learn about creepy crawly things

    Jul 1, 2013

    Employees from the Directorate of Public Works Entomology Department came to the school June 6-7 to speak to around 400 students about harmful bugs in Italy and let them look at their collections of bugs.

  • Vicenza soccer team wins second in Italian tournament

    Jul 1, 2013

    The Vicenza Lions mens soccer team is made up of Soldiers, civilians and many from the military community and play together with other Italian teams in Vicenza.

  • Darby celebrates Army birthday at American Beach

    Jul 1, 2013

    Darby Military Community celebrated the Army's 238th birthday on the American Beach June 21.

  • Army Ten-Miler picks up the pace

    Jul 1, 2013

    This year's qualifier brings out the best in runners

  • Working with the Serbian Armed Forces

    Jun 28, 2013

    Soldiers with the Joint Implementation Commission and members of the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, met with their Serbian Armed Forces and Ministry of Internal Affairs counterparts during a coordination meeting in Vrapce, Serbia June 21.

  • 2 CR cases colors in preparation for Afghanistan

    Jun 27, 2013

    In order to formally represent the unit's rapidly approaching departure to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2d Cavalry Regiment Troops conducted a colors casing ceremony June 26, 2013 at Rose Barracks, Germany.

  • Bamberg celebrates German-American friendship

    Jun 27, 2013

    The city and county of Bamberg invited their American neighbors to a traditional German-American friendship week event.

  • JMTC welcomes Brig. Gen. Piatt

    Jun 27, 2013

    Change of command ushers in a new commander for JMTC

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach brings USAG Ansbach, Stadt Ansbach communities together

    Jun 27, 2013

    Americans living in Germany have a new means by which they can connect to their host nation. The Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach Club holds its inaugural meeting July 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Zum Mohren -- Pfarrstrasse 9 -- in Ansbach.

  • US consul general visits USAG Ansbach, Urlas

    Jun 27, 2013

    U.S. Consul General William Moeller of the U.S. consulate in München, which oversees Bavaria as its consular region, visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Middle Franconia June 26.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Diana McInnis

    Jun 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Diana McInnis is a contracting noncommissioned officer with the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's 622nd Contingency Contracting Team assigned to the Grafenwoehr Regional Contracting Office. There, she buys commodities and services to support the units within and around Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • 1-91 Cavalry Regiment changes commanders

    Jun 26, 2013

    Lt. Col. Kyle Reed assumed command of the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, during a change of command ceremony held June 21 at Conn Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt.

  • 5 Schweinfurt-area mechanics trusted by the community

    Jun 26, 2013

    Military community members here can pick up car parts and get maintenance done on their personally owned vehicles at the Conn Car Care Center. But what options are available to people looking for those same services off post?

  • Faces of Schweinfurt: SFC Patricia Ortiz-Lawas

    Jun 26, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Ortiz-Lawas, a Soldier assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, has been teaching fitness classes and training for six years.

  • Students, families en route to Grafenwoehr: What you need to know about schools in Graf

    Jun 26, 2013

    A lot of Soldiers and families will move to U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr this summer. Students moving to Grafenwoehr, or parents of children that will be going to school there, may want to keep in the loop on some information that could be helpful.

  • IMCOM leaders stress importance of leadership development, SHARP during Wiesbaden visit

    Jun 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A visit by Installation Management Command leaders Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice drew garrison leaders from throughout Europe to Wiesbaden to share ideas and discuss issues. IMCOM's commander and senior NCO took an inside look at how transformation is changing the face of U.S. Army Europe, toured U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Warrior Training Center on McCully Barracks and talked about the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program during the visit June 25.

  • DOD to expand benefits to all military spouses

    Jun 26, 2013

    Defense Department officials will move forward in making benefits available to all military spouses, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement issued June 26, 2013, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

  • Franconia Military Community celebrates 4th Of July

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Franconia Military Community, which includes U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, will hold several events for their community members to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the United States of America July 4.

  • USAREUR's sole construction management team, Lithuania's only engineer battalion strengthen partners

    Jun 25, 2013

    For U.S. Army Europe and multinational partners that participated in Saber Strike 2013, the Baltic-based exercise served as an opportunity to exercise their capabilities and solidarity across a multilateral and multinational spectrum.

  • Three nations participate in artillery live-fire training

    Jun 25, 2013

    U.S., German and Italian forces participated in an artillery live-fire training exercise in Baumholder, Germany June 20, 2013, as part of the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities program.

  • 'Ammo Shack' offers fun alternatives at Miesau

    Jun 25, 2013

    Until recently, Pfc. Patrick Stone, a personnel clerk at 212th Combat Support Hospital, had nowhere to go for a little fun. Then, the local junior enlisted council transformed Miesau Ammo Depot's empty library into the ultimate hang out spot -- now dubbed the "Ammo Shack." Dozens of troops attended the June 24 opening.

  • 46 years of distinguished service comes to an end for Rudolf Leykauf

    Jun 24, 2013

    Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf ended his 46 year career with a ceremony (and surprises) at the Longbow Lounge at Storck Barracks, USAG Ansbach, Germany.

  • Cadets test abilities at Leadership Challenge

    Jun 24, 2013

    JROTC cadets from around Europe build camaraderie during weeklong camp

  • 202nd MP Group, 1002nd MP Bn. inactivate, case colors

    Jun 24, 2013

    The 202nd Military Police Group (Criminal Investigations Division) and 1002nd Military Police Battalion (CID) inactivated during a ceremony at the Noncommissioned Officer Field at Daenner Kaserne June 21.

  • Spouse sets sights on Ms. Fit

    Jun 24, 2013

    Less than a year after beginning weight training, Justine Molton is gearing up for her first bodybuilding competition.

  • U.S. Army Europe welcomes new Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

    Jun 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, to Wiesbaden, Germany, June 24, 2013.

  • Wounded warrior benefits from Warrior Transition Unit, Joint Multinational Training Command partners

    Jun 24, 2013

    Those who know Staff Sgt. Ely Chagoya describe him as a hard worker and kind soul, an all around "good guy".

  • Adapt and overcome: Gate One sees new improvements

    Jun 23, 2013

    As Kosovo Force 17 soldiers continue to settle into their new posts they have identified a number of opportunities to improve their living conditions and quality of life. At Gate One, a KFOR camp near the Administrative Boundary Line in northern Kosovo, these opportunities are already beginning to take shape on the ground.

  • LRMC Medic Receives Combat Medical Badge

    Jun 21, 2013

    An Army Medic assigned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, has been awarded the prestigious Combat Medical Badge for the aid he rendered to an Afghan Soldier while under enemy fire in Afghanistan.

  • USAG Schweinfurt celebrates 238th Army birthday

    Jun 21, 2013

    Looking back on the year since the last Army birthday, Schweinfurt has undergone enormous change. Looking forward, change will continue, but the Army remains committed to the readiness, training and advancement of its Soldiers and Family members.

  • Republic of Georgia and U.S. Army Europe conclude Shared Horizons 2013

    Jun 21, 2013

    Shared Horizons 2013 concluded June 21 during a closing ceremony at the national Ministry of Defense Headquarters to commemorate the weeklong bilateral civil-military exercise in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • 3d ESC Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to Col. (P) Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr. during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • USAREUR Soldiers educated during SHARP week

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe conducted a week-long event, June 17-21, 2013, which focused on response to and prevention of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Town hall forum updates Bamberg community on coming changes

    Jun 20, 2013

    Lt. Col. Michelle L. Bienias, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, spoke candidly on the garrison's transformation at a town hall meeting June 12 at the Freedom Fitness Facility.

  • Schweinfurt commissary closed Mondays, Tuesdays during furlough

    Jun 20, 2013

    The Schweinfurt commissary located at Askren Manor will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays between July 8 and Sept 30 during the administrative furlough set to begin July 8.

  • A trip down memory lane

    Jun 20, 2013

    A former resident of the training area returns after 76 years

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB join forces for Run for the Fallen, Army birthday

    Jun 20, 2013

    Members of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach gathered June 13 to celebrate the Army's 238th birthday with several events throughout the day at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Luncheon honors Wounded Warriors, Army Birthday

    Jun 20, 2013

    Members of United States Army Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Emergency Services hosted a "Thank you Wounded Warriors" luncheon at the USO Warrior Center in Landstuhl June 14. The free event was held to honor the ongoing sacrifices of U.S. military members serving around the world and to also mark another special occasion.

  • Americans face off with Germans for friendly softball game

    Jun 20, 2013

    Americans and their host-nation counterparts met June 7 for a friendly evening softball game at Katterbach Kaserne, but with a twist: one team had never played softball before.

  • Graf community members pen novels

    Jun 19, 2013

    Commissary's Amber Sander and 2CR Soldier Sgt. Jacob R. Hammes release their inaugural novels

  • 'DEAR DIRTY DUBLIN': Exploring Ireland's capital through Joyce's modernist masterpiece

    Jun 19, 2013

    Every June 16, enthusiasts of James Joyce's novel Ulysses pop up throughout Dublin dressed in period costume to walk the paths of the novel's protagonists. Doing so can provide a new perspective on the city.

  • 37 seniors graduate Schweinfurt High School class of 2013

    Jun 19, 2013

    Schweinfurt High School graduated 37 seniors June 10 in a ceremony at the Mercure Hotel that drew hundreds from the community.

  • Sexual assault prevention main focus for Sec Army McHugh

    Jun 18, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke with a group of senior leaders, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention unit representatives and the Sexual Assault Response coordinator during lunch at Caserma Del Din, Italy, June 16, 2013.

  • Focusing on teen dating violence

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Victim advocates from Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program visited Wiesbaden High School this month in hopes of helping students recognize signs of teen dating violence. "The thing you need to understand is that dating violence is not just a black eye," Julie Wahlers, victim advocate coordinator for the program, told a group of seniors June 4. "It is a continuum."

  • Auto Crafts class welcomes women in for breakfast, tour, hands-on instruction

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "If your vehicle wanders, squeals on one side or pulls considerably, it might need an alignment." That's one of the many words of advice women were given as they were shown around the new Auto Skills Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne June 4. As Richard Babcock, Auto Skills Center director, talked about the facility's services and state-of-the-art equipment, participants in the Auto Skills Class for Women had an opportunity to ask questions about car care and to become better acquainted with changing the oil and filter on a vehicle.

  • Three soar to Eagle Scout rank

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Troop 107 Scoutmaster Jeff Stone had some brief but precise words of advice for the troop's three new Eagle Scouts inducted at Hainerberg Chapel June 4. "Go out into the world and live by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Be prepared, and do a good turn daily, and the world will be a better place because you are in it," Stone said during the Scouts' Court of Honor. Eli Kraft and Nate Gerber, seniors at Wiesbaden High School, and Brian Welch, a student at Wiesbaden Middle School, became the latest in a long line of Wiesbaden Boy Scouts to become Eagle Scouts - there have been 44 in the past 10 years. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank in Boy Scouts, and the rigorous requirements for the rank include a public service project.

  • Class teaches how to better recognize and investigate child abuse

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For the first time, law enforcement, medical and social services personnel were able to take the Child Abuse Prevention Investigative Techniques class in Wiesbaden. The eight-day class, which took place June 10-19 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, teaches people how to better recognize and investigate child abuse, said Michelle Stosich, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program manager.

  • Community members share their Asian, Pacific Islander heritage

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Camryne San Miguel grows up, she can say with confidence she began performing as a Samoan dancer at the age of 15 months old. In fact, San Miguel, dressed in a pint-sized costume that matched many of the older female dancers, nearly stole the show at the Wiesbaden military community 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at the Tony Bass Fitness Center May 31.

  • Son traces steps of father's POW past

    Jun 17, 2013

    An old letter reveals a harrowing tale during the war. A son retraces the stories his father never told.

  • Hohenfels Soldiers move on to USAREUR Best Warrior

    Jun 14, 2013

    Three Hohenfels Soldiers gear up for USAREUR Best Warrior Competition.

  • Saying goodbye to an old friend

    Jun 14, 2013

    Rising costs, new technology force legendary AM transmitter into extinction

  • U.S. Army turns 238

    Jun 13, 2013

    Grafenwoehr community gathers to celebrate the Army's 238th birthday

  • Herrieden, USAG Ansbach aim for good community relations

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Herrieden Shoot, also known as the German-American partnership shoot, an annual shooting competition held in partnership between the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the city of Herrieden, took place June 7 at a German Army, or Bundeswehr, training area near Ellwangen.

  • Schweinfurt commissary continues service despite closure

    Jun 13, 2013

    Despite changes occurring within the community, the commissary is one service within the garrison that will continue to provide a high level of operation until closure in 2014.

  • Service members, families turn out in force for Army Birthday celebration

    Jun 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's not often you hear a band blasting people awake at 6 a.m., but on the occasion of the Army's 238th Birthday, that was the case on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne June 13. As members of the U.S. Army Europe Band played everybody's favorite hits, thousands of Soldiers, Airmen and civilians warmed up for a special run to mark the occasion.

  • USAG Ansbach recognizes its volunteers, honors them as 'heart of our community'

    Jun 13, 2013

    Hundreds gathered June 5 at the Storck Barracks Community Activity Center to help personally honor hundreds of members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community who have volunteered their time.

  • Garrison firefighters assist during recent floods

    Jun 13, 2013

    As Germany's Elbe River rose steadily toward a wall of sandbags, U.S. Army civilian firefighter Dieter Dörfler and his comrades stacked sandbags to hold the water back. Dörfler was among civilian firefighters from U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg and U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern mobilized to support Germany's efforts to combat floods following weeks if rainy weather.

  • Franconia Military Community revs up for motorcycle safety

    Jun 12, 2013

    A motorcycle safety rally June 7, which was coordinated through the Franconia Military Community's safety offices, was an effort to promote motorcycle safety to its Soldiers.

  • 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.

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