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  • NTCC bolsters host-nation support in Belgium

    Oct 2, 2013

    Senior military leaders representing 20 allied and partner nations converged on Antwerp Sept. 23 for a meeting designed to advance initiatives agreed to by 20 senior allied and partner nation logisticians in May 2013, strengthen bilateral host-nation support coordination processes and improve communication coordination.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • Commentary: Changes to CYSS but services not affected

    Sep 30, 2013

    Despite a shrinking community and workforce, USAG Schweinfurt's Child, Youth and School Services will not let up on providing quality services.

  • SKIES Unlimited classes help expand young horizons

    Sep 30, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Local Department of Defense Dependents Schools provide a host of extracurricular clubs, programs and activities. But some students and parents want even more. That's where Child, Youth and School Services' SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited Program enters the picture.

  • Zillah 167 Lodge donate supplies to Vicenza Elementary

    Sep 30, 2013

    Members of the Zillah 167 Lodge visited the Kindergarten classes at the Vicenza Elementary School to donate school supplies Sept. 24.

  • Schweinfurt Health Clinic to offer flu vaccine beginning in October

    Sep 30, 2013

    Beginning Oct. 1, Schweinfurt beneficiaries can receive the flu vaccination free of charge at the Schweinfurt Health Clinic. Clinic staff will also administer the vaccines at the schools and Child Development Center.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' volunteer to paint Vicenza soccer stadium

    Sep 30, 2013

    Ten Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), stationed at Caserma Del Din, Italy, picked up their paint rollers and joined Vicenza locals, Sept. 21, 2013, to help repaint the Stadio "Romeo Menti."

  • Drop in ridership prompts reduction in garrison shuttle runs

    Sep 30, 2013

    The installation shuttle that operates at USAG Schweinfurt will reduce its hours of operation in October.

  • Historic M3 vehicles leave USAG Bamberg

    Sep 30, 2013

    As U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg prepares for closure, two M3 half-tracks and two M3 scout cars left USAG Bamberg Sept. 27 on a truck to Kaiserslautern, where they will be stored in a depot.

  • Red Cross youth volunteers train 'superheroes'

    Sep 30, 2013

    HMC children learn disaster prepardedness techniques from Red Cross youth volunteers.

  • Swash-buckling second-graders 'shiver their timbers' on pirate day

    Sep 30, 2013

    It's a pirate's life at yo-ho-Hohenfels Elementarrrrgh-ry School!

  • Suicide prevention has no room for bystanders

    Sep 30, 2013

    To reduce suicidal behaviors, Soldiers and civilians must be equipped to help themselves and help each other, every day of the year.

  • Teams tear through tough terrain

    Sep 30, 2013

    The hills of Hohenfels test Soldiers' hearts.

  • A new chapter: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

    Sep 27, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Army closed a chapter in its history Sept.26 at Kleber Kaserne, furling colors of two Army garrisons and opening one anew, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. The ceremony marked an end to the U.S. Army's garrison in Heidelberg and Mannheim, with the casing of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg' colors. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern was redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.

  • BOSS members head out on European adventures

    Sep 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For some people, duty in Europe is all work and no play. For others it's a rich combination of both -- just ask the members of Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. Whether it's helping promote zero driving under the influence incidents during the long holiday weekends or heading out to explore some of Europe's cultural showcases, BOSS offers a healthy diet of both -- community service and fun getaways.

  • Community pauses to pay tribute on 9/11

    Sep 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members were joined by their German neighbors while pausing to remember on Sept. 11.

  • Fall Fest cancelled

    Sep 25, 2013

    The city of Bamberg has announced the cancellation of the planned Fall Fest at Zollnerstrasse, originally scheduled to begin Oct. 12.

  • Being 'claim smart' takes preparation

    Sep 25, 2013

    Experts recommend keeping receipts for items over $100

  • Hispanic Americans are an integral part of nation's fabric

    Sep 25, 2013

    Garrison celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

  • Community's 'bootprint' is now U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria

    Sep 24, 2013

    USAG Grafenwoehr officially becomes USAG Bavaria in a designation ceremony

  • Local trains, explained

    Sep 24, 2013

    Insider's tips for scoring the best travel deals in Germany and beyond

  • SLIDESHOW: USAG Grafenwoehr gets a new name

    Sep 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, which includes the communities of Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels and Garmisch, is officially renamed from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Sept. 24.

  • IMCOM announces senior enlisted leadership change

    Sep 24, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command announced a new senior enlisted advisor, Sep. 13. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey S. Hartless has been selected as IMCOM's next command sergeant major, taking the place of Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, who is retiring after 32 years of service in the U.S. Army.

  • USAREUR: a continued push to change culture, eliminate sexual assault, harassment

    Sep 23, 2013

    USAREUR's initiative toward SHARP is a push to change the culture to one in which no Soldier, at any level, tolerates sexual harassment or assault, all Soldiers are held accountable for their actions, and all victims are protected.

  • VMC remembers 9/11 attacks

    Sep 20, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community marked the 12th anniversary of 9/11 with its traditional commemorative ceremony at the Post Chapel Sept. 11

  • Resiliency key in suicide prevention

    Sep 20, 2013

    Sept. 25 stand down aims to raise awareness of suicide within the Army

  • SKIES classes take a temporary pause

    Sep 20, 2013

    Army-wide audit causes disruption in some garrison programs

  • USAREUR's senior NCO shares thoughts on discipline, leadership, accountability

    Sep 19, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You have a responsibility to be disciplined in your conduct and your behavior and to hold your Soldiers accountable." That's one of the messages U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport shared with Wiesbaden noncommissioned officers during a visit to the community Sept. 12.

  • Commentary: Oktoberfest is tradition with appeal but requires planning ahead

    Sep 19, 2013

    The 180th München Oktoberfest runs from Sept. 21 through Oct. 6. The world's largest Volksfest has something for everyone young and seasoned alike.

  • Europe District Forward Engineer Support Team deploys to Jordan

    Sep 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After a swift training stint and buildup this summer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced is on the move again. The 16-member unit recently left for a six-month deployment to Amman, Jordan, where it's part of a special U.S. task force set up to build the nation's capabilities and help provide aid for thousands of refugees pouring in from neighboring Syria.

  • Famous ceramics city opens doors to military community

    Sep 18, 2013

    The city of Nove, Italy, held its annual ceramics festival Sept. 14, but this year extended a special welcome to the local military living in the Vicenza community.

  • 6966th Transportation Truck Terminal celebrates 60th anniversary

    Sep 17, 2013

    Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and local nationals celebrated the 60th anniversary of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 6966th Transportation Truck Terminal, Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe, with food, drink and commemoration during a ceremony held Sept. 13 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • Parents, beware -- Being a teenager isn't easy

    Sep 17, 2013

    Adolescents from military families have a higher risk of social, emotional and behavioral problems. For some teens, suicide may appear to be a solution to the problems they face and the stress they feel.

  • Commentary: Schweinfurt spouses talk PCS lessons learned

    Sep 17, 2013

    Being in the military, moving comes frequently. Several people who have PCSed offer their advice on the subject of moving back to the United States.

  • New school configuration poses unique challenges to Schweinfurt's youth

    Sep 17, 2013

    The high school at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt has been transformed recently to include a new population of students.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers take 2nd place in international shooting competition

    Sep 17, 2013

    The "Eagle's Rock NETOPS" team of Sgt. First Class William Valentine, Sgt. First Class Nicholas Long, Sgt. Jerimah Johnson and Master Sgt. William Edwards from the 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade took second place in the best team category at the 4th International Joe Wetzl Shooting Competition.

  • USAREUR emphasizes "Together, ready and resilient" Sept. 24-26

    Sep 17, 2013

    Units and organizations throughout the Army in Europe will be conducting ready and resilient activities to reduce risky behaviors, increase resiliency, remove stigma from seeking help and encourage early intervention during a ready and resilient suicide prevention stand-down Sept. 24-26.

  • Hohenfels Softball League forges friendships, family

    Sep 17, 2013

    What started out as a game became so much more.

  • Oktoberfest celebrates 180 years of tradition

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Gemuetlichkeit returns to Munich

  • Force Protection is everyone's business

    Sep 13, 2013

    If you see something, say something.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers participate in SRP

    Sep 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command conducted Soldier Readiness Processing Sept. 7-8 here to improve the unit's overall mission readiness.

  • Bamberg youth wins big in AAFES Facebook contest

    Sep 13, 2013

    Bamberg Elementary School kindergarten student Paris Stupar has been named the first prize winner of the age 5 to 8 category in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Cutest Kiddo (Coloring) Contest.

  • Dandolo MOUT facility opens at Maniago, Italy

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. and Italian military officials gathered at Maniago, Italy, Sept. 4 to officially mark the opening of a newly completed Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain facility. Known as the Dandolo site, the facility resembles a small village or living compound, and is located in close proximity to important joint training areas presently used by both Italian and U.S. forces. The quality of training infrastructure in the Veneto Region has significantly enhanced the ability of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) to conduct its home station training in Italy.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge: a chance to earn the coveted award

    Sep 13, 2013

    In the dead of a pitch black night, a Soldier's face is inches from a map illuminated only by the red glow from his head lamp. The rain pours from the starless sky and makes his task that much more difficult.

  • U.S. Army Europe civilian receives award for personnel management

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. recognized one of USAREUR's outstanding civilian employees here with the John J. Dinnien Civilian Award for Excellence, Sept. 13, 2013.

  • New Youth Center opens in Vicenza

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community recently cut the ribbon on a $4.9 million dollar Youth Center. The center was built due to the recent population spike in the community.

  • Era ends in Heidelberg as U.S. Army Europe transforms

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe closed its garrison and former headquarters last week in Heidelberg, Germany, and the U.S. Army Europe commander said two more major garrisons will close during his command's transformation to a smaller and more agile force.

  • HMC runs to remember 9/11

    Sep 12, 2013

    Hohenfels community shows its strength and solidarity with a 5K remembrance run.

  • My life as a Combined Federal Campaign Overseas representative

    Sep 12, 2013

    I stared at the email in my inbox with a slight mix of curiosity and alarm. I read the message again, this time aloud. Yep, I had been tasked. The email was sent to inform me that I would be serving as my unit's designated Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas representative for this year. I wondered how much extra time this was going to take from my work schedule and most importantly, what exactly does a CFC --O rep actually do?

  • Helicopter makes emergency landing north of Gunzenhausen

    Sep 12, 2013

    A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter made an emergency landing Sept. 12 near Gunzenhausen, Germany.

  • Commentary: Eight tips every Army spouse should know

    Sep 11, 2013

    Jessica Jacobs, an Army wife of six years and mother of two shares several tips to make PCSing easier.

  • USAG Ansbach walks, runs, wears yellow to bring awareness to suicide prevention

    Sep 11, 2013

    A 3-kilometer run/walk Sept. 6 was organized by the garrison Army Substance Abuse Program, in coordination with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to commemorate September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Schweinfurt to offer German-American job fair

    Sep 11, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Soldier and Family Assistance Center, the Integrationsbeirat Schweinfurt, the Wirtschaftsjunioren Schweinfurt, the Handwerkskammer Unterfranken and Schweinfurt Expats are to present the first ever German-American Job Fair.

  • Schweinfurt's youth sports program in contention for national award

    Sep 11, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's Child Youth and School Services' Youth Sports and Fitness program is a finalist in the National Alliance for Youth Sports Award of Excellence.

  • V Corps honors Germany military badge recipients, thanks Bundeswehr for support in final ceremony

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members of V Corps gathered for one last ceremony on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne before officially inactivating on Sept. 15. As German and American guests looked on in the Tony Bass Fitness Center Sept. 6, Col. John Spiszer, V Corps chief of staff, talked about the storied unit's longstanding relationship in Germany -- more than six decades -- and thanked German Bundeswehr partners for their support and help in encouraging members of the corps to be recognized with host nation marksmanship and fitness awards.

  • USAREUR honors former Wiesbaden lord mayor for friendship, support

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Former Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Dr. Helmut Müller was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal during a ceremony in the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center Aug. 28. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., U.S. Army Europe commander, presented Müller with the medal before a standing room only crowd of Soldiers and civilians.

  • Community athletes run 25 hours in city's annual charity effort

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It wasn't the nicest weekend for a run in the park, but 100s of U.S. military community members joined their host nation neighbors for the annual 25-Hour Kurpark Run Sept. 7-8. The annual event, hosted by the Wiesbaden Sports Promotion Organization, saw six American teams among the more than 70 different groups fielding between 10 and 25 runners each (depending on whether entering as a "competitive" team or a "fun" team) helping raise money for youth sports programs.

  • Oekoprofit: City recognizes garrison for conservation initiatives

    Sep 11, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was among more than 30 companies and organizations recognized by Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Sven Gerich and other city officials for their conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden's City Hall Aug. 29. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, and members of the garrison's Directorate of Public Works team were honored for the U.S. military community's ongoing participation in the city-wide Oekoprofit initiative which annually brings representatives together throughout the year to share ideas and success stories aimed at protecting the environment, making better use of resources and building sustainably.

  • SSD-1 required for promotion to sergeant as of Jan. 1, 2014

    Sep 10, 2013

    Effective Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. Army active component and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers must complete Structured Self Development level one, commonly referred to by the acronym 'SSD-1,' to be eligible for recommendation to the rank of sergeant.

  • Commentary: There's no escaping risk -- but you can manage it!

    Sep 9, 2013

    According to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Safety Office, the first rule of risk management is to avoid taking unnecessary risk. In other words, everyone should weigh the risk against the benefits to be gained.

  • Seasoned Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2013

    Three Soldiers share their stories of decadeslong service in Army, the reasons they joined and why they stayed.

  • FMWR highlights new ODR complex

    Sep 9, 2013

    10 years in the making, this expansive complex will open Sept. 24

  • Hohenfels NCO sets sights on DA Best Warrior

    Sep 6, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Sergio Velazquez starts training for the Army-wide competition.

  • Rainbow Elementary student receives recognition for outstanding run time

    Sep 5, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford C. Cain, USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, presented Bricen Davenport Aug. 28 with the award for second place in the parent-child category during the 5-kilometer Back to School Fun Run, which took place Aug. 24.

  • MacArthur Leadership Award program nomination period begins

    Sep 5, 2013

    Units may nominate outstanding junior officers and warrant officers for the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award from now through Oct. 28.

  • History makers pave the way

    Sep 5, 2013

    Glossy black and white photos of Geraldine Ferraro, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and others greeted attendees of the garrison's "Women's Equality Day," luncheon at Armstrong's Community Club Aug. 26 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach provides chance for Germans, Americans to enjoy each others' hospitality

    Sep 5, 2013

    Americans, Germans and anyone else wishing to meet new people and connect with a different culture have an opportunity to do just that now that the Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach Club has taken off and is hosting regular Stammtisch events.

  • USAG Bamberg, FMC recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 5, 2013

    In support of suicide prevention, USAG Bamberg's Army Substance Abuse Program will host weekly Prevention Booths throughout the month of September at lunchtime in various locations, including the food court, the dining facility and Shoppette.

  • EPC providers help at-risk children thrive

    Sep 5, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany --In a perfect world, there would be no need for Emergency Placement Care providers, but as anyone who has ever looked into the eyes of an abused child can attest, we do not live in a perfect world.

  • Bamberg Soldier wins Army arts, crafts contest with cigar box ukelele

    Sep 5, 2013

    Sgt. Kyle Hagemann of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg won third place in the Novice Wood division of the 2013 Army Arts and Crafts contest, for his piece titled "Kyle's Cigar Box Ukelele."

  • Rumor control: Is the garrison moving Askren residents to other housing units?

    Sep 4, 2013

    The USAG Schweinfurt garrison manager, Brian Adkins, directly addresses a rumor about moving Askren residents to other housing units.

  • Backcountry bliss

    Sep 4, 2013

    Hikers build camaraderie on a four-day trek through the Berchtesgaden

  • Participants needed for Schweinfurt's last Operation Rising Star

    Sep 4, 2013

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's last Operation Rising Star at Ramon's Bar and Grill beginning Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Why We Serve: Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis

    Sep 4, 2013

    As a boy growing up in Mount Juliet, Tenn., U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis dreamed he would one day become a Soldier. Sitting beside his grandfather, listening to war stories, Mathis would act out his grandfather's tales with his little green action figures.

  • VMC marks Women's Equality Day

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community celebrates Women's Equality Day with a ceremonial march through the streets.

  • Team RWB enriches lives of veterans

    Sep 4, 2013

    Team RWB offers veterans in the Vicenza Military Community family-friendly activities that include physical challenges as well as social events.

  • Step lively!: Marathon hikes provide endurance challenge to Franconia-area hikers

    Sep 4, 2013

    As summer draws to a close, and the Wandertag/Volksmarch season winds down, there are still weekend walking adventures yet to be had, including several marathon and "super-marathon" hikes in the Franconia region and beyond.

  • Italian engineers remove WW II UXO from future Peace Park in Vicenza

    Sep 3, 2013

    A squad of Italian army engineers and civilian contractors removed more than 20 World War II era bombs from a former rugby field east of the recently opened U.S. Army installation, Caserma Del Din, which lies to the north of Vicenza, Italy. The parcel of land, formerly a civilian airstrip and most recently a sports field, is being prepared for development as the City of Vicenza's Parco della Pace, or Peace Park.

  • Workhorse Co. Soldiers join Lisiera Alpini to refurbish Strada Scarubbi for annual memorial march

    Sep 3, 2013

    Workhorse Company Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, Italy, joined with members of the Lisiera (Vicenza) Alpini Aug. 24 in clearing the highest 2-kilometer stretch of the Scarubbi Road leading to the peak of Monte Pasubio in advance of an annual memorial pilgrimage. The heights and the roadway running through it are sacred ground to the Alpini. From 1916 to 1918, during World War I, the Italian Army maintained a stronghold of the Austro-Hungarian front here at positions on top of Monte Pasubio at enormous cost in lives.

  • New Armor Inspection System ensures ballistic plates safe for deploying Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has acquired a system that uses X-rays to scan ballistic plates in order to identify deficiencies within them.

  • Farmers' markets offer healthy alternatives

    Sep 3, 2013

    The sixth article in the Insider's Tips for Auslaender series

  • In Croatia, Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Sep 3, 2013

    In the evening, when the Operation Immediate Response exercise is on pause, Spc. Fausto F. Jimenez builds international bonds by engaging in a European pastime -- soccer.

  • School start sees record number of students in Wiesbaden

    Aug 30, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden students should have plenty of people to make friends with this school year. "We are opening our doors to a full house of students this year," said Aukamm Elementary School Principal Debbie Parks. Aukamm Elementary, like the other three Wiesbaden Department of Defense Dependents Schools saw a surge in enrollment with the start of 2013/2014 classes.

  • 3-158th AHB presents Soldiers Medal to former 2nd ID Soldier

    Aug 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class David George receives the Soldiers Medal for his heroic actions while stationed in Korea with the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Schweinfurt's last first day of school addresses uncertainties

    Aug 29, 2013

    Students from both schools at USAG Schweinfurt started the 2013-2014 school year Aug. 26, marking the beginning of the Army's last school year here and raising some concerns among students, teachers and parents.

  • Ansbach Middle/High School welcomes new assistant principal

    Aug 29, 2013

    One of the latest arrivals to Ansbach Middle/High School is the new assistant principal of the middle high school, Esther Harrison.

  • Panel discusses women's equality in Army on 93rd anniversary of passage of 19th Amendment

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a panel discussion at the Von Steuben Community Center Aug. 26 on the subject of women's equality. The panel was held in celebration of Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.

  • Labor Day Holiday -- Recognition of Army civilians

    Aug 29, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, reminds the FMC of the importance of Labor Day and of the importance of staying safe over the long weekend.

  • Classes ease the transition to life in Germany

    Aug 29, 2013

    Participants build confidence while exploring German culture.

  • Youth volunteers save Hohenfels $20,000

    Aug 29, 2013

    Youths donated their time and energy across the garrison.

  • Lost bike leads to newfound friends

    Aug 29, 2013

    Community rallies to help one individual recover her property.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers augment Hawaii Army National Guard, provide higher command

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were augmented with Soldiers from the Hawaii Army National Guard and Croatian Army, to form the simulated 70th Infantry Division headquarters, during the international training exercise Immediate Response 13, being conducted at Petar Zrinski Barracks, Croatia, Aug. 19-31, 2013.

  • Utility meter readings on government-leased houses to begin Sept. 3

    Aug 29, 2013

    The utility meters of all government leased housing are required to be read each year to determine the actual usage of electricity, gas, water and district heating. For 2013 this process at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt will start Sept. 3 and will continue until mid-October.

  • No barracks tattoos!: A message from the USAG Schweinfurt Health Clinic

    Aug 29, 2013

    Getting a tattoo at an unauthorized location such as someone's garage or barracks room puts that person at significant risk for infections that often times have no symptoms early on.

  • Warrior Zone services, programs move to Conn Barracks

    Aug 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's lone Soldier recreation area and restaurant at Ledward Barracks here will close Aug. 31 and shift all its services and programs to Conn Barracks.

  • Cadets intern at EUCOM, act as force multiplier

    Aug 29, 2013

    As college students from across the country prepared for a summer of work, vacation, and pool-side fun, a handful prepared for a summer internship in Stuttgart, Germany with the United States European Military Command The purpose of the Cadets' internship is to broaden their understanding of the Army, how the military-all branches of service--works in a joint environment, how different military jobs relate to a Combatant Command--military commands organized on a geographical or functional basis--and how they work with different allied nations. Such experience is an education that Cadets don't usually receive. Think of it as working for a local company, and you are given the chance to spend a year at a joint corporate venture overseas where several similar companies do business under the same umbrella. While there, you learn about regulations, country business codes and practices, international marketing and business strategies, logistics--and other issues that you had never thought about. But all of it will make you much better in your job at home.

  • Bike rally pays tribute to role of two-wheeler in women's equality

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What do bikes have to do with women's equality? After reading more of the history of Women's Suffrage, coming up with what to do for this year's Women's Equality event was easy, according to Sgt. 1st Class Edwin Lauderback, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Equal Opportunity adviser. "As I dug into the history of Women's equality, I learned that bikes played a large part," he said. "It brought about the change in women's fashion and made them more mobile during that time period."

  • Classes help Contracting Officers' Representatives better understand role in managing compliance

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Contracting Officer's Representatives play a critical role in overseeing the government's money, support and services. Ensuring that contracts are managed properly takes dedicated individuals knowledgeable in the administrative requirements of monitoring contracts.

  • Hike up Germany's tallest peak offers spectacular views, adventures

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We couldn't have asked for a more glorious day as we neared the summit of Germany's tallest mountain. After two days of hiking up from Garmisch-Partenkirchen through the Partnach Gorge, a gentle breeze reminded us that concentration was still needed to make it safely up the rock face the last several hundred meters to the top.

  • New program beefs up housing oversight

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new supplemental housing program packs command muscle in keeping the community's housing and common recreational areas squared away. The Community Housing Overwatch and Sponsorship Program gives tenant unit command leaders managerial oversight of the community's housing areas, and is aimed at reinforcing the roles of area, section, building and stairwell coordinators.

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