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  • 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.

  • Professional development opportunity takes officers, NCOs to former Cold War outpost

    Aug 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sixteen officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians took a trip back into the Cold War Aug. 2 as part of a professional development initiative. The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders visited the Point Alpha Memorial near Fulda to get a better understanding of the history of events during the Cold War era and to build camaraderie in the unit.

  • 16th SB Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Aug 28, 2013

    During the duty day at Operation Immediate Response, he can be found issuing water, in processing personnel or even passing out laundry bundles to U.S. Soldiers and service members from the Balkan region of Europe. In the evening, when the computers are powered down and the exercise is on pause, he builds international bonds by engaging in a European pasttime, soccer.

  • SHARP training incorporated into U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior Competition participated in a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention lane, Aug. 20, 2013, to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in preventing sexual harassment and assisting persons affected by sexual assault.

  • U.S. Army Europe legal officials ready to assist officers interested in attending law school at Army

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Army is planning to send up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense under the Funded Legal Education Program this year.

  • USAG Bamberg School Age Center transitions to Child Development Center

    Aug 26, 2013

    The USAG Bamberg School Age Center, or SAC, will transition to the Child Development Center, or CDC, for both morning and after-school care, effective Aug. 26. To kick off its last year, the new joint facility hosted an open house Aug. 22.

  • 'First in Support' warriors build partnership at Immediate Response

    Aug 26, 2013

    'First in Support' warriors build partnership at Immediate Response

  • 21st TSC soldiers and children share first day of school in Kaiserslautern Military Community

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Europe dropped their children off for their first day of school.

  • Hotline, now 50 years old, continues to promote dialog with Russians

    Aug 26, 2013

    In October 1962, the Cuban missile crisis occurred and with it, the possibility of a nuclear confrontation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. To open the lines of communications between the two countries and help prevent "mutually assured destruction," a hotline was activated, Aug. 30, 1963.

  • American Red Cross at USAG Bamberg hosts end-of-summer field day

    Aug 23, 2013

    Community members celebrated the end of summer with music, food and games at Field Day, sponsored by the garrison's American Red Cross chapter. Held at Summerall Field Aug. 16, activities included first aid demonstrations, crafts, a bouncy house, a three-legged race and tug of war.

  • Team concept debuts at USAREUR Best Warrior

    Aug 23, 2013

    Soldiers and junior officers competing in U.S. Army Europe's 2013 Best Warrior competition are not only competing as individuals for the title of "Best Warrior," but also as teams throughout the competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 18-23.

  • Students discuss the education of growing up

    Aug 23, 2013

    Incoming middle and high school students talk about expectations in the upcoming school year

  • Safe social networking

    Aug 23, 2013

    Proper social networking keeps everyone safe and out of trouble

  • 'First in Support' CG hosts town hall, discusses cutbacks, mission, future

    Aug 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted a town hall for Department of the Army Civilians and local national employees at the Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh Military Complex Aug. 21.

  • USAREUR's top Soldiers named 'Best Warrior'

    Aug 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe named its top Soldier, noncommissioned officer and junior officer here today after a weeklong competition which tested 32 competitors on a variety of events from Aug. 18-23 in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 22, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • Feeling the pain: Why services are closing when we still have a year until closure

    Aug 22, 2013

    Brian Adkins, garrison manager of U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, discusses why services are closing preceding the October 2014 closure date.

  • USAG Ansbach recognizes Red Cross youths who volunteered summer

    Aug 22, 2013

    The American Red Cross program at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a youth recognition ceremony Aug. 15 at the Von Steuben Community Center to spotlight several youths who had volunteered their time and efforts over the summer.

  • Commander's message: Keeping your child safe when they head back to school

    Aug 22, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, encourages FMC parents to keep their children safe as their children return to school this autumn.

  • German recognized for heroism at autobahn crash

    Aug 22, 2013

    A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj's face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley. Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the Germany army, rescued them from a severe car wreck -- a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj's own daughters. For Lukaj and Colton, the reunion on a sunny day in the park helped both find closure on a traumatic experience.

  • German, American students enjoy summer camp at Hammelburg

    Aug 21, 2013

    German and American military school children enjoyed a weeklong summer camp at the German army's Salleck Kaserne.

  • Schweinfurt's CYSS aces annual inspection

    Aug 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's children programs and facilities, including its childcare center, earned high grades and accreditation in its annual inspection by the agency providing oversight to all Army garrisons worldwide.

  • Norton to take Schweinfurt's Main Exchange to closure

    Aug 21, 2013

    The community here welcomed Diana Norton, the new store manager at the Main Exchange located at Ledward Barracks. Norton, a longtime AAFES employee with experience in closing Army garrisons, will head the Main Exchange up through the garrison's closure in 2014.

  • 16th SB Soldiers train with rough terrain container handler

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade attended a two-week course on the Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Aug. 5 through 16.

  • Volunteer coaches are needed for fall sports

    Aug 19, 2013

    Coaching is a rewarding way to support the community

  • Partnership blossoms between SFAT and ANA kandak

    Aug 19, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Teams with Combined Task Force Dragoon have forged relationships with the Afghan National Army for over a month as the task force's mission continues in southern Afghanistan.

  • Cooks provide tasty meals for troops, supervise contractors at FOB Zangabad

    Aug 18, 2013

    Three of the biggest things deployed U.S. Army Soldiers look forward to everyday is breakfast, lunch and dinner. These three meals remain one of the corner stone in any successful morale boosting aspects of a deployment.

  • German teens learn American sport

    Aug 16, 2013

    German students practice their English while learning flag football.

  • Baumholder's mud run was a real tough mudder

    Aug 16, 2013

    There was plenty of mud for all of the more than 400 participants at this year's Shock N' Rock Reloaded motivational mud run Aug. 8 on Baumholder's Military Training Area.

  • Sandkerwa is Bamberg at its best

    Aug 15, 2013

    Bamberg's world-famous Sandkerwa will be held Aug. 22 through 26 and will draw 300,000 visitors from all over the world to Bamberg's Sandstrasse.

  • Bamberg All-Stars: Karin Stiefler, Personal Property Office

    Aug 15, 2013

    Karin Stiefler is a traffic manager and in charge of the Personal Property Office (PPO) at U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg. She and her team received almost 700 Interactive Comment Cards, or ICE comments, in the last six months, with an almost incredible total rating of 100 percent customer satisfaction.

  • USAG Ansbach ACS hosts Community Showcase Aug. 17 at Katterbach PFC

    Aug 15, 2013

    To provide one venue whereby everyone can discover the multitude of services U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach offers its community members, Army Community Service has organized the Community Showcase. Most agencies and organizations on post and a few clubs, organizations and businesses off post will gather from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at Katterbach Physical Fitness Center.

  • ACS birthday occasion to celebrate service excellence

    Aug 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For nearly five decades this organization has proven to meet Soldiers' and families' needs, and locally its staff has established itself among the top in the Army, again. U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Army Community Service celebrated its 48th birthday July 25 with food, fun, music and families, and basked in the glory of being named 2012 ACS Center of Excellence, Category C, for the second consecutive year.

  • Delve deeper into the German culture with Kontakt

    Aug 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Want to improve your German, make new friends and delve deeper into the German culture? Then Wiesbaden's Kontakt-Outreach Club may be just for you. "We're looking for new American members," said Sabine Reighard-Orf, a member of Wiesbaden's Kontakt-Outreach Club.

  • New program aimed at inspiring pride among housing residents

    Aug 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may not be home for good, but for thousands of Wiesbaden residents it's certainly home for now. And because the Army family housing areas serve as places of communion, recreation and relaxation for Soldiers and families, garrison leaders are making extra efforts to ensure its upkeep by inspiring more pride among the residents.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, officers compete for title of USAREUR's best for 2013

    Aug 15, 2013

    Thirty-five U.S. Army Europe Soldiers and officers will compete in USAREUR's 2013 Best Warrior and Best Officer Competitions, Aug. 18-23, at USAREUR's Joint Multinational Training Command facilities in Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, Germany.

  • Beautiful Blumen: Cutting your own flowers in Germany

    Aug 14, 2013

    With the recent closure of Kate's Flower Shop at Ledward Barracks, USAG Schweinfurt community members may be wondering how to add color to their home. Self-service flower fields are a simple, inexpensive and fun way to experience something uniquely German.

  • Applying for Schweinfurt schools' free/reduced school lunch program

    Aug 14, 2013

    Many families in the Schweinfurt community may qualify for their children to receive free or reduced-price meals while at school. The eligibility for this program is based on household income and family size.

  • Bruckberg children visit Katterbach Kaserne as part of Ferienprogramm

    Aug 14, 2013

    Several children from Stadt Bruckberg visited Katterbach Kaserne Aug. 6 where they toured U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's fire station as well as two 12th Combat Aviation Brigade helicopters.

  • School starts without bullies

    Aug 14, 2013

    Yearlong anti-bullying campaign aims to create a safe learning environment for students

  • Community asked to report suspicious activity

    Aug 14, 2013

    Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month reminds community to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity.

  • BOSS volunteers at Italian special needs facility

    Aug 12, 2013

    More than a dozen members of the USAG Vicenza Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and volunteers from Vicenza Military Community made the short trip down the road to support friends and neighbors at the annual end of year celebration at La Fraglia Aug. 1.

  • Darby BOSS travels to Barcelona

    Aug 12, 2013

    More than 30 members of the Darby Military Community Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program did just that July 25-28 when they traveled to Barcelona, Spain, to see the world from a slightly different perspective. Of the 32 BOSS members, 22 were Airmen and 10 were Soldiers.

  • Giddyup: USAG Ansbach rounds up many services in one location for PCS rodeo

    Aug 8, 2013

    To allay the difficulties of permanently changing stations, USAG Ansbach hosted a PCS rodeo Aug. 6 at the former Post Exchange location at Bismarck Kaserne.

  • Upward dog-tired: Katterbach Physical Fitness Center hosts free power yoga class Tuesdays

    Aug 8, 2013

    Tuesdays at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Katterbach Physical Fitness Center, Capt. Tirzah Eskew hosts a free power yoga class.

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