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  • 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.

  • 42nd Clearance Company cases colors at USAG Bamberg

    Aug 8, 2013

    The 42nd Clearance Company cased its colors July 31 in final preparation for its re-stationing from Warner Barracks to Fort Knox, Ky., under the 19th Engineer Battalion. The company activated in Bamberg in 2010 with only three Soldiers and a guidon as U.S. Army Europe's sole route clearance company.

  • Schweinfurt's Kessler gym closure represents end of era for its most enduring members

    Aug 7, 2013

    When the gym at Kessler Field officially closed its doors July 31 in preparation for the garrison's closure next year, it particularly impacted the two men who have been there the longest.

  • Clinics have vaccines for soon-to-be students

    Aug 7, 2013

    Medical professionals in Bavaria are encouraging parents of school-aged children to make an appointment for school-year vaccinations.

  • Army reaps savings with 'First in Support's' TF-Harvest

    Aug 7, 2013

    There is a team that is always prepared to travel and support a unit in need. Their skills are varied, but their goal is always the same. When a unit inactivates in Europe and has equipment to leave behind, they are there for the harvest.

  • USAREUR WRP Student wins Judith C. Gilliom Award

    Aug 7, 2013

    A U.S. Army Europe intern won a national award for her efforts to update and reorganize Office of the Provost Marshal's SharePoint operations.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars officials visit USAREUR

    Aug 7, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians from across U.S. Army Europe got a visit from Veterans of Foreign Wars officials as they visited USAREUR Headquarters here, Aug. 7, 2013.

  • Are you ready for the move?

    Aug 6, 2013

    Follow a few simple rules to avoid getting the PCS blues

  • 2-10 Infantry tests for German proficiency badge

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, and the German Liaison's office hosted testing for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency last week, giving more than 100 Soldiers from the 3rd Chemical Brigade and 14th Military Police Brigade the chance to earn either the gold, silver or bronze badge.

  • Deputy commander bids farewell to USACE Europe District

    Aug 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In her role as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District deputy commander, Lt. Col. Michelle Garcia guided the organization's general and administrative branch chiefs and also was responsible for program and activity management throughout this area of operations. During a farewell last month, district leaders and officials praised her ability to transcend the job description and effectively bridge divides between personnel, support functions and resources.

  • Civilian furlough days to be reduced

    Aug 6, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8, are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6, 2013.

  • 1st HRSC redeploys after 9 months

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center marked the end of a nine-month deployment with a redeployment ceremony at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Aug. 5.

  • U.S. Army Europe training area information now available as mobile apps

    Aug 5, 2013

    Training area information and resources for U.S. Army training locations throughout Europe are now available as applications for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

  • Dragoons support soldiers through USPS

    Aug 4, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It's no secret that combat deployments can be stressful for Troops and Family Members everywhere. Although they are always prepared for the challenge, it can be assured that the added stress of being away from loved ones, consistently inclement weather and always having to be prepared for the mission can create harsh conditions for deployed forces.

  • Franconia Military Community prepares for Bamberg, Schweinfurt closures

    Aug 2, 2013

    Garrison leadership from Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt met at Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt July 24 to discuss the way ahead for the upcoming garrison closures in Schweinfurt and Bamberg.

  • End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany

    Aug 2, 2013

    Civilian and military logisticians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Maintenance Activity Kaiserslautern are at Kaiserslautern Army Depot, Germany, preparing M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles for retrograde and transportation to the U.S.

  • USAG Bamberg welcomes home 16th Sustainment Brigade

    Aug 2, 2013

    The Bamberg community welcomed home more than 150 Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade during the late evening July 31, officially ending the troops' nine-month tour to Afghanistan.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

  • Hennenbach youth volunteer firefighters tour, train at Urlas

    Aug 1, 2013

    A group of youth volunteer firefighters from Hennenbach trained at and toured the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Fire Training Center at Urlas July 25 as part of the ongoing effort to maintain and strengthen the working relationship between American and German firefighters and first responders.

  • Retired U.S. Army veteran honored with French Legion of Honor medal in Italy ceremony

    Aug 1, 2013

    Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862, located in Vicenza, Italy, traveled to a small town in the northwest corner of the country July 25, 2013, to be present as to retired U.S. Army Col. Myron "Iron Mike" Murley received the French National Order of the Legion of Honor medal.

  • Leadership Reaction Course strengthens Italian-American esprit de corps at Camp Darby

    Aug 1, 2013

    Camp Darby military units joined together with their peers of the Italian Base Command and oldiers of the Folgore Brigade July 25 to take part in a Leadership Reaction Course at the Folgore Training Area, Lustrissimi.

  • Franconia Military Community prepares for Bamberg, Schweinfurt closures

    Aug 1, 2013

    Garrison leadership from Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt met at Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt July 24 to discuss the way ahead for the upcoming garrison closures in Schweinfurt and Bamberg.

  • Schweinfurt, Bamberg SACs hold partnership day

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. Army garrisons Schweinfurt and Bamberg's Student Activity Centers were able to enjoy a day together here at Kessler field July 25. Each summer, neighboring SACs participate in a day of fun as a way to get to know other kids throughout Bavaria.

  • Commentary: Schweinfurt Health Clinic provides continuity of service during closure

    Jul 31, 2013

    Despite much of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt population has moved out of the community, Schweinfurt Families' health concerns will continue to be addressed.

  • Students challenge one another, have fun in DoDDS Summer Enrichment Program

    Jul 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The classroom isn't the first place you might think of for engaged summer fun. But for more than 150 youths in the Wiesbaden military community, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools' Summer Enrichment Program is where they are challenging one another in online math competitions, discussing the many aspects of media and delving into mysteries.

  • Soldier rapist found guilty in Wiesbaden

    Jul 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - He was a sexual predator who preyed on young women in his unit. Now former Staff Sgt. Gabriel C. Garcia is a private with a dishonorable discharge and serving five years confinement for his crimes including rape and other offenses.

  • New Recycling/Re-Use Center opens on Clay Kaserne

    Jul 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A small crowd gathered on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne July 25 to celebrate the opening of the garrison's latest quality-of-life project. As people looked on, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa; Mark Holt, director of Public Works; Roger Gerber, Transformation and Stationing Management chief; and Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbadaden commander, cut the ribbon to officially open the center.

  • Every day's a musical with Missoula Children's Theatre

    Jul 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It started simply enough -- more than 50 Wiesbaden military community youths reciting their names and ages in a theatrical manner. By week's end they were full-fledged performers in a highly entertaining theatrical production.

  • 21st TSC helps move equipment to Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2013

    Using a process called multi-modal transportation, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 TRICON type containers from their home station in Vilseck, Germany, to their unit, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in Afghanistan, beginning June 21, 2013, and spanning the course of 28 days.

  • Dining like a local is as easy as eins, zwei, drei

    Jul 30, 2013

    Learning local dining etiquette can enhance your experience of living abroad.

  • Netzaberg's Moreno named 'Artist of the Month'

    Jul 30, 2013

    Local seventh-grader wins a recent Boys & Girls Club of America competition

  • Vicenza garrison installs smart lights on track to Net Zero

    Jul 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Public Works has completed the replacement of 247 light poles supporting 494 old style metal halide lamp fixtures with 357 LED light fixtures on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The $843,000 project is expected to save the garrison approximately $30,000 annually and further the garrison's move toward achieving Net Zero Energy Installation status.

  • FYROM aids KFOR MEDEVAC mission

    Jul 29, 2013

    SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (July 24, 2013) -- Multinational Battle Group -- East's Task Force Medical Evacuation ran their first test flight from Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo to Skopje as a part of their new medical evacuation agreement with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia July 24.

  • F2F promotes resiliency with pottery

    Jul 29, 2013

    Female 2 Female program sponsored a resiliency through pottery night at the Arts and Crafts Center July 16.

  • Vicenza runner finishes marathon barefoot

    Jul 29, 2013

    Family member Tom Romano finished his 13th Ironman triathlon June 30 in Klagenfurt, Austria, barefoot after mispacking his shoes.

  • Portuguese train Polish, Italian soldiers to walk through fire

    Jul 26, 2013

    "You feel fire all over your body, in your legs, in your arms, in your head; everywhere is fire," Polish Army Master Cpl. Lukasz Demkowicz, team leader, said as he described his experience of fire phobia training.

  • Participants carry their weight in Strongman Competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    Garmisch community members represent U.S. in the annual German Strongman / Strongwoman Competition

  • USAREUR family serves together

    Jul 25, 2013

    It is said that less than one percent of the population of the U.S. serve in the military. So, for some people, seeing a member of the military is a rare sight. But even harder to find is a family of service members.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli Chief of Logistics, provides training insight

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Brig. Gen. Mofid Ganem, Israeli Defense Force Chief of Logistics, and members of the IDF for a tour July 22.

  • KFOR soldiers face summer heat during DANCON march

    Jul 24, 2013

    Twenty-five kilometers of uneven terrain, sparse shade and scorching sun; that is what Multinational Battle Group-East soldiers faced during the Danish Contingency March July 20 at Camp Novo Selo.

  • Journaling puts things into perspective

    Jul 23, 2013

    Although it bears a stigma, journaling is beneficial for deployed Soldiers and the family back home

  • US Army Europe awards retired German general US Legion of Merit medal for 41 years of service

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit medal in the degree of commander to Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Carl-Hubertus Von Butler for his support of U.S., German and partner forces during his 41-year career, July 23, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander joins senior military leaders for visit to exercise Rapid Trident 2013

    Jul 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. joined 23 other senior military and civilian officials to observe training as part of exercise Rapid Trident 2013, July 17, in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Teenvenuti introduces incoming youths to Vicenza

    Jul 22, 2013

    Army Community Service offers a new class for incoming teens to the Vicenza area called, "Teenvenuti," where they learn about Italian history, customs and languages to help them adjust to living overseas.

  • Opening our doors: Outreach effort brings students to Clay Kaserne

    Jul 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Smiles lit up the Wiesbaden Library July 9 as librarian Ann Burski and Capt. Jennifer Glover, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment commander, read stories to visiting German and American youths. The visit by students from Wiesbaden's Obermayr Schule marked the fourth time young people from the school visited Clay Kaserne. During previous visits youths interacted with local firefighters and law enforcement officers, aviators and crew at the airfield, and members of the Community Bank.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' cement ties in San Marino, strengthen relations between 2 long-standing republics

    Jul 22, 2013

    "Sky Soldiers" from Vicenza, Italy, attended the Frattelanza San Marino-America (San Marino-America Brotherhood) luncheon hosted by the Associazione Samnmarinese in San Marino, July 7, 2013.

  • Army spouse gets a chance at life thanks to medical breakthrough at LRMC

    Jul 19, 2013

    When a patients' life depends on a 13-hour flight and a complicated lung bypass machine for survival, there's a lot of fear that something could go wrong. But for the wife of an Army Soldier stationed in Germany, it was not only a smooth medical evacuation flight across the Atlantic, but also a first in military medicine.

  • Soldiers help German football clubs shine

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Most Soldiers stay busy with work, training, physical fitness, continuing education and a host of other vital requirements. But some even find time to play a little football.

  • Korn conquers Clay Kaserne on Independence Day

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After the visual fireworks in Hainerberg Housing July 3, Wiesbaden community members were treated to audio fireworks on Clay Kaserne on Independence Day.

  • Sesame Street finds its way to USAG Ansbach

    Jul 18, 2013

    Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, a Honker, and Katie (a character specially made for the USO tours) visited USAG Ansbach at the Katterbach Fitness Center for two special presentations.

  • Program to reimburse Soldiers for realtor fees

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers with a spouse and at least two children who receive a statement of nonavailability for on-post housing after July 1 may also receive a reimbursement for realtor fees through Sept. 30.

  • Learning how to transition gracefully

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - No move is ever stress-free. With support and a positive attitude the task can be accomplished more smoothly.

  • Enjoying a family fun day to celebrate the nation's birthday

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A little rain -- OK, a lot of rain -- didn't dampen spirits at the community's Independence Day bash at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center July 3. As more and more people streamed into the area to enjoy rides, food, live music and fireworks, the skies slowly opened up welcoming neighbors for a day of friendship and celebration.

  • Dragon boating sparks German-American relations

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The original goal of getting Wiesbaden's American residents in on the fun of Dragon Boat racing during the Schiersteiner Hafenfest has been accomplished. Now, six years later, not only are community members competing as their own team, some are also members of a German team and actively cultivating German and American relationships.

  • U.S. Army Europe 'Sky Soldiers' train with multinational partners at Rapid Trident

    Jul 18, 2013

    YAVORIV, Ukraine --Paratroopers from Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) trained with military forces from several other nations on small-unit tactics as part of exercise Rapid Trident 2013 in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Leonardo Project Awards: High school anti-bullying effort recognized

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a packed house at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus June 30 as German and American students awaited the judges' decisions in the 2013 Leonardo Awards. This was the first year local Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students joined their German peers in competing in various categories aimed at encouraging greater involvement in music, technology, communication, social awareness and a host of other competitive categories.

  • Ride 2 Recovery kicks off European tour in Vicenza, Italy

    Jul 18, 2013

    Some 120 Soldiers, veterans, civilians and their supporters gathered on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, July 11, 2013, to begin the first leg of a 700-kilometer Ride2Recovery bicycle trek through Northern Italy and France. The first day's ride, a 44-mile (70-kilometer) stretch, took the cyclists to Verona.

  • LMTs help teach Kosovo citizens

    Jul 17, 2013

    Members of Liaison Monitoring Team Five, Joint Regional Detachment - East, presented a series of English language questions to members of the Shtime administrative building in Shtime July 11.

  • Foundation to optimal health revealed

    Jul 17, 2013

    A certified nutrition consultant offers a presentation on cellular nutrition.

  • German town honors fallen U.S. Soldiers of World War II

    Jul 16, 2013

    The village of Haselbach honors seven fallen U.S. Soldiers who died in a plane crash here during World War II.

  • A secondhand look at Prague

    Jul 16, 2013

    Explore a different side of Prague for a new perspective

  • Baumholder hosts Vienna Document visitors

    Jul 16, 2013

    Delegates from 33 European countries belonging to the Conventional Forces Europe Treaty Compliance came to Baumholder June 26 as part of a Vienna Document visit. The Vienna Document provides all 56 of the signatory countries the opportunity to host an open house every five years. This year the 33 countries participating in the visit sent a total of 68 delegates to Baumholder.

  • California Army National Guard participates in Exercise Rapid Trident 2013

    Jul 15, 2013

    Members of the California National Guard are participating in Exercise Rapid Trident 2013, in Yavoriv, Ukraine, because of the 20-year relationship they have built with the Ukrainian army through the National Guard State Partnership Program.

  • NATO Allied Land Command head visits Rapid Trident

    Jul 15, 2013

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Land Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges visited Exercise Rapid Trident 2013 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 15, 2013, to gain an understanding of the training conducted and the capabilities of the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.

  • Breaking bread with Bavarians

    Jul 15, 2013

    Learn the dos and don'ts of a German dinner party

  • JAG maintains positive relations in Kosovo

    Jul 13, 2013

    Being good neighbors is an integral part for maintaining positive relations in a deployment environment.

  • Military families hit the street with Sesame St. characters

    Jul 12, 2013

    Children and adults alike enjoy the Sesame Street / USO Experience for Military Families performance at Rose Barracks.

  • 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.

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