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  • See Germany on foot: Volksmarches provide opportunity for health, sightseeing, socializing

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Deutsch-Amerikanischer Wanderclub Ansbach (or Ansbach German-American Wanderclub) organized an Ansbach-area Volksmarch March 9 and 10.

  • Army engineers bring STEM to the classroom

    Mar 13, 2013

    In honor of National Engineers Week, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District employees presented structural engineering, alternative energy and fire-protection concepts to Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students, Feb. 19-21, 2013, at Wiesbaden Middle School, Germany.

  • Red Cross, Army vet help owners learn pet first aid

    Mar 13, 2013

    Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That's one of the lessons several younger participants learned in the Wiesbaden American Red Cross' Pet First Aid class.

  • Future plans: New transition center helps Soldiers achieve post-military goals

    Mar 13, 2013

    Helping Soldiers plan for their lives after the military is the aim of Army Career and Alumni Program staff at the garrison's new center. The center's resources can help Soldiers transition out from federal service to become a productive member of the workforce.

  • Army jet pilot makes final military flight

    Mar 13, 2013

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- As U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Carpenter walks around the twin-engine C-20 Gulfstream, he glances at his safety checklist -- a routine he's done every time he's flown. Soldiers and civilian maintenance workers stop to talk to him as he boards the jet plane and climbs forward into the cockpit. "It's bittersweet that this will be my last flight in the Army," Carpenter said "I'm going to miss the camaraderie.

  • 541st Engineer Company deploys

    Mar 12, 2013

    Soldiers of the 541st Engineer Company deployed from USAG Bamberg to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom March 11.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team returns

    Mar 12, 2013

    Welcome Home!

  • Army spouses take on Army Physical Fitness Test

    Mar 11, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach spouses tested their mettle through the Army Physical Fitness Test, taking the test initially in January, training for six weeks and then retaking the test Feb. 28.

  • Before you get your motor running and head out on the highway, ensure your motorcycle is safe

    Mar 11, 2013

    There are two things you need to do before you begin to ride your motorcycle this spring: Inspect your bike and take a motorcycle refresher training course.

  • Women making history in STEM

    Mar 11, 2013

    Amy Ney, science teacher and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) proponent at Vicenza High School, has been an educator for 20 years. She started out in Great Falls, Mont., and earned a BA at Montana State University in Bozeman with majors in English and science.

  • New parents gain support, guidance from garrison

    Mar 11, 2013

    New Parent Support Program helps parents face the challenges of having a baby.

  • Civilian/reservist signs on for 3 more years in Army Reserve

    Mar 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Latanya Foster works in two worlds; she is both a civilian employee of the Department of the Army and an Army reservist. In addition to being the property book officer and manager of the Central Issue Facility at Barton Barracks (her civilian job) she is now a unit supply specialist with the Special Operations Command Africa, or SOCAFRICA.

  • Allied Flags raised over Del Din marks historic step

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Italian, American and NATO flags were hoisted for the first time ever at Caserma Del Din March 1 in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Italian firefighters protect Army's newest installation

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community expanded its emergency response capability, Feb. 28, 2013, as 14 recently hired firefighters graduated from a month-long certification course. These Italian firefighters are assigned to Caserma Del Din, the Army's newest installation in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Families that roll together, win together

    Mar 8, 2013

    Parents and children compete together and take first place as a team at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, recently.

  • Vicenza command highlights emphasis on customer service

    Mar 8, 2013

    With budget cuts and possibly furloughs around the corner, one thing that will not be reduced in the Vicenza Military Community is a positive emphasis on customer service.

  • 'American Girl' dolls inspire monthly library tea party

    Mar 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Young ladies and their dolls turned out in force for a giant tea party at the Wiesbaden Library Feb. 16. The 27 girls, ages 6 and older, were on hand to inaugurate the first of a new series of "American Girl" socials to be held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the library.

  • Elements, terrain to test community

    Mar 6, 2013

    Inaugural Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run set for April 13 in Grafenwoehr

  • Strong Team Expo encourages community to 'Get Involved!'

    Mar 5, 2013

    Getting involved in healthy group activities helps build a strong community.

  • Celebrating Black History Month with Jubilation Gospel Choir

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Darby Military Community honored the African-American Heritage Month celebrations Feb. 21 with a food-tasting event at the Darby Community Club and a Gospel music concert by the Livorno Jubilation Gospel Choir. During his opening remarks at the African-American Heritage celebration, DMC Chaplain (Capt.) Regino Hernandez, read a famous line written by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."

  • Vicenza Military Community marks Black History Month with march, ceremony

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Vicenza military community member's reenacted the March on Washington Feb. 21 as part of the community Black History Month celebration. When the marchers arrived at the Golden Lion Conference Center, Col. Jonathon Johnson, U.S. Army Africa Command Inspector General, shared his experience in the remarks below.

  • Cougars show grit in Division II Euro finals

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Vicenza High School Cougars basketball squad made the trek to Wiesbaden, Germany, last weekend and fought their way to a third place finish in the DoDDS-Europe Basketball Finals.

  • Leaving a legacy of caring

    Mar 5, 2013

    Bonamego is an Italian family name that means "good friend." Rita Bonamego has lived up to her namesake by truly being a good friend to the Vicenza Military Community over the years. With more than three decades of experience between the American Red Cross and the U.S. government, Bonamego retires this month from Army Community Service, where she has served as the director of Mobilization Deployment and Master Resiliency programs since 2004.

  • First building of Del Din facility in Italy turned over to Army

    Mar 5, 2013

    The first building of the new Del Din installation is now 100 percent complete, and was officially delivered to the Vicenza, Italy, garrison, Feb. 22, 2013.

  • Vicenza wins Army Environmental Quality award

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community is serious about caring for the environment: U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza was selected as the Fiscal Year 2012 Army Environmental Awards Winner in the Environmental Quality--Overseas category. Environmental programs here have been named the best overseas in the U.S. Army and are now in competition for Department of Defense honors.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates lengths of service of employees, one with 60 years

    Mar 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a length-of-service ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center at Bismarck Kaserne Feb. 25. The most enduring of the honorees, Fred Haverly, has been a part of the Army for more than 60 years now.

  • Exchange to launch new high-speed Internet service in Germany

    Mar 1, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- This summer the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will launch Exchange CONNECT, a new prepaid high-speed Internet service for military customers in Germany. The new, on-base service is being launched in partnership with TKS and in collaboration with IMCOM Europe starting in June.

  • Hockey championship builds camaraderie in military community

    Feb 28, 2013

    Teams from across Europe go head-to-head in Garmisch

  • Staying informed in a digital world

    Feb 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Back in the 1970s as this writer worked to earn a degree in journalism, a common prediction was the swiftly approaching demise of newspapers. Industry experts warned that most periodicals would disappear within the next decade as people turned to newer forms of media. While it has taken a little longer than predicted for printed media to vanish completely from the popular culture, there's no denying that with fewer natural resources and much faster ways of communicating available to more and more people around the globe, printed media's days are numbered.

  • German laws restrict mailing meds

    Feb 27, 2013

    German law provides strict regulations for importing medicine into Germany from other countries. Prohibited medicine products identified by U.S and German customs officials can either be destroyed or returned to sender,Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins/minerals, and herbal & dietary supplements are not allowed to be mailed through an Army Post Office to Americans living in Germany. DOD pharmacies offer assistance for medicine mailing restrictions in Germany

  • The 40-year reunion

    Feb 27, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Boom of the 172nd Infantry Brigade explores the past with Hall of Fame legend Rollie Fingers

  • Family Advocacy Program always ready to help in abuse situations

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The call to action for most victim advocates often comes too late, regrettably after one has suffered a severe injury or a life has been taken. For that reason, the local advocates are making extra efforts to ensure the community knows that the Family Advocacy Program is a resource to turn to for help to prevent situations of abuse or to deliver one out of violent and abusive circumstances.

  • Housing outreach brings landlords, realtors and U.S. military together

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A year ago the Wiesbaden Chamber of Commerce (Industrie und Handelskammer) hosted members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden as they addressed a room bursting at the seams full of business leaders and interested citizens curious about the influx of U.S. military community members to the Hessen capital. The information outreach was aimed at providing a better understanding of the U.S. Army Europe transformation effort in Wiesbaden and a platform for better connecting Germans and Americans and local business support.

  • Soldiers draw praise at retirement ceremony

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - During their combined U.S. Army service of 73 years, Lt. Col. Ivory Freeman, 1st Sgt. Rodney Hargus and Master Sgt. Matthew Coulter have seen and experienced it all. They've been through deployments and separations, leading and following, push-ups and sit-ups and a whole host of acronyms that include AARs, VTCs, MREs, and of course, PT, said Col. Tony Sarver, 5th Signal Command chief of staff, during the trio's retirement ceremony Feb. 21 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center.

  • "Future engineers" ready for stateside robotics competitions

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Engineers encounter unique challenges every time they take on a project. Finding solutions to those challenges may be the most important lesson learned by the aspiring engineers on Wiesbaden High School's RoboWarriors team, according to engineering and technology instructor (and RoboWarriors sponsor) Frank Pendzich.

  • 8-year-old Wahoo wins 8 golds, breaks records at European Swim Championships

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Wahoo Tyler Peng, 8, won gold medals in all eight races available in his age group at the 2013 European Forces Swim League championships this year. Not only that, but he broke records in the 8-and-under boys' 200-and-100-meter freestyle races. He swam the 200-meter race in 3:05.60 and the 100-meter race in 1:26.23.

  • Dining at the Ritz rewards top students

    Feb 26, 2013

    VES fourth- and fifth-graders lunch in grace and style

  • Hohenfels leadership takes charge of energy reduction

    Feb 26, 2013

    Significant funds to help maintain vital Army programs like family services may be hiding out in your office.

  • Hohenfels celebrates National Black History Month

    Feb 26, 2013

    Hohenfels celebrates with an evening of song, dance and great food.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony signals start of construction on new Wiesbaden Exchange

    Feb 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Officials broke ground for the new Exchange shopping center in Hainerberg Housing Feb. 22. "Today we take a further important step in providing support for our growing community of service members, civilians, families and retirees with arguably the most eagerly anticipated project in the entire Wiesbaden transformation process -- the new Exchange," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, during the groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Planting green space at Del Din

    Feb 22, 2013

    As Del Din prepares to open in the second half of this year, outfitting of the facilities is in full swing and goes well beyond the singular structures. Providing Soldiers an attractive, well-organized landscape design plays an important role in the sustainability strategies of an installation that aims at being a model for the stewardship of natural resources.

  • Vicenza Middle School students explore Venice Carnevale

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Italian 2 class at Vicenza Middle School had a chance to practice their Italian while combining a photo scavenger hunt with Carnevale in Venice Feb. 7.

  • Club Beyond teens have winter blitz in Alps

    Feb 22, 2013

    Thirty-seven Vicenza High School students rang in the New Year with fireworks in the Austrian Alps while attending a weeklong Military Communities Youth Ministries-sponsored camp, Winter Blitz 2012-2013, at the Olympia Hotel in Innsbruck, Austria. About 350 Air Force, Navy and Army teenagers attended along with Club Beyond staff and volunteers. Club Beyond Vicenza was represented by its largest number of participants ever, a turn out due at least in part to 30 students receiving scholarship support through MCYM donors.

  • AFN Livorno bids arrivederci to Camp Darby

    Feb 22, 2013

    The microphones are switched off, the soundboard no longer glows with life and the red "On Air" light has ceased flashing -- telltale signs of the end of an era on Camp Darby. After nearly 30 years of live local broadcasting to the military community in northern Italy, American Forces Network Livorno signed off for the final time Feb. 14.

  • Warrior Challenge warms up wintery Valentine's Day

    Feb 22, 2013

    Cupid was doing his best to warm things up for the St. Valentine's Day Warrior Challenge, but Jack Frost put a definite chill in the air Feb. 14 at the Sports and Fitness track on Caserma Ederle. Sixteen 2-member teams took part in this sixth Warrior Challenge event put on by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for Soldiers and Families. Competitors in five categories charged through 9 Valentine's-themed obstacles and challenges.

  • Breathe your way to better health

    Feb 22, 2013

    Your breathing can be a powerful ally in coping with temporary physical and emotional states during stress. The Army's new Tactical Breather mobile application, available through T2 Health, the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, is a great tool for initiating the body's relaxation response

  • Italian and American students explore Asiago together

    Feb 22, 2013

    Science, math and history, English and Italian, may seem like vastly different school subjects, but for 16 Vicenza High School students and 22 students from Vicenza's Liceo Scientifico "G.B. Quadri," all of these subjects and skills came into play during a joint school trip to the "Colle Pennar" planetarium-observatory and war memorial in Asiago Feb. 5.

  • Cougar wrestlers take Division II title at European Championships

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Vicenza Cougars capped a stellar season by taking the Division II title in DoDDS-European Wrestling Championship play in Wiesbaden, Germany, Feb. 15-16. The Cougars amassed a total of 108 points for their first-place finish, followed by SHAPE in second place with 89 points and Aviano in third with 62.5 points

  • Kaiserslautern NCO turns finances around with ACS help

    Feb 22, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- When Staff Sgt. Joe Kibe recently vacationed with his family in Spain, his mind rested easy knowing his finances were in order. That wasn't the case a year or so ago, before Army resources helped him tackle debts.

  • Daddy Daughter Dance sweeps girls off their feet

    Feb 20, 2013

    This year's formal affair is the most popular dance yet

  • Local DJ wins Soldier of the Year

    Feb 20, 2013

    Spc. Monique Moore wasn't supposed to be a broadcast journalist, but that hasn't stopped her from excelling

  • Essay earns student trip to Washington, D.C.

    Feb 19, 2013

    Hohenfels Middle/High School junior Jackson Pierce earns high honors with his answer to the question "Is our Constitution still relevant."

  • Embracing Life: Garrison National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 15, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the National Prayer Breakfast this year at Vogelweh's Armstrong Club. U.S. units in the Kaiserslautern Military Community regularly hold such events in early February. Guest speaker for this year's Army event was Chaplain (Col.) Christopher Wisdom, chaplain for Installation Management Command, Europe.

  • Culinary Arts Faire comes to Baumholder High School

    Feb 15, 2013

    Culinary students from throughout Europe came to Baumholder American High School to compete in the second European Culinary Arts Faire Feb. 13 and 14. Nine teams from eight Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe competed in team and individual categories during the intense two-day event.

  • Dental commander talks readiness, offers civilian care

    Feb 15, 2013

    Commanders and other leaders got a close look at what the Baumholder Dental Clinic provides to the community during a command focused open house Feb. 1. The open house was a first for the Baumholder Dental Clinic and the idea originated from the clinic staff, who suggested it would be a good idea to reach out to the community.

  • Classical piano performance, artistic recognition at Vicenza, Italy, schools

    Feb 14, 2013

    A cornucopia of artistic talent was on display at Vicenza Elementary and Middle Schools Friday on a day that saw classical music performances by renowned Italian pianist Davide Franceschetti and the recognition of student artists for their submissions to the National PTA-sponsored Reflections: The Magic of a Moment competition.

  • Fight fans treated to action-packed evening at Black History Month Boxing Tournament

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was an evening that offered something for everyone -- knockdowns, slugfests, giveaways and sheer bravado in the ring.   "We're here as part of our Black History Month Celebration -- we've got a great evening planned for you," said U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa.

  • Lynch named Wiesbaden's Youth of the Year

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Winning is nothing new for U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Youth of the Year Natalia Lynch. The recipient of a slew of honors, including the Young Georgia Author Award in 2006, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Talent Search (for her involvement with the Wiesbaden band Volition) in 2012 and now Runner-Up in the Installation Management Command-Europe BGCA Military Youth of the Year competition, takes it all in stride.

  • Sky Soldiers train land navigation with Italian peers

    Feb 14, 2013

    Four Sky Soldiers of the Vicenza, Italy, based 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team graduated from a three-week land navigation course taught by the 1st Tuscania Parachute Regiment, a division of the Italian Carabinieri Police Force. The Tuscania are a special operations-capable unit that can deploy anywhere in the world, and the only airborne group within the Carabinieri.

  • Local students celebrate Fasching in style

    Feb 13, 2013

    Schools channel curriculum while getting into the Carnival spirit

  • Sgt. Caquan Palmer -- Hurricane Sandy Survivor & Volunteer

    Feb 12, 2013

    Sgt. Caquan "Cue" Palmer of the 9th Engineer Battalion, middle, documents Hurricane Sandy damage in a New York structure. He served as a team leader in an emergency response organization to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy--this, during a time of personal anguish and crisis.

  • Energy audit: IMCOM works with garrison to find ways to conserve

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as individuals play a role in saving energy, organizations also have ways of better using available resources. That's one of the reasons why the Army's Installation Management Command regularly audits installations to see how energy use is monitored, to eliminate inefficiencies and to seek ways to reduce costs.

  • Wiesbaden Army Lodge supervisor best Army-wide

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There must be something in the water in Wiesbaden that breeds excellence. After a host of accomplishments in the past two years -- Housing Manager of the Year, Installation Management Command Stalwart Runner-Up, Army Community of Excellence Gold and Sustainment Awards and IMCOM-E Youth of the Year Runner Up among other honors, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden can now also celebrate having the best Army Lodging Supervisor of the Year.

  • Anti-bullying: Wiesbaden boxers share message of respect with students

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Sgt. 1st Class Adam Martinez was growing up, his father taught him how to box so he could protect himself and his sister from bullies. These days, Martinez is the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Combat Sports head coach, and he not only teaches children about boxing, but also how to stop bullying without resorting to violence.

  • Digital artists recognized in Boys and Girls Clubs of America competitions

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It all started when Owen Machuta's friends Dante and Logan wanted to join the Music Club at School Age Services at Hainerberg Housing. Machuta, 10, would not have joined the club otherwise, and as a result he created an electronic song that won first place in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Digital Arts Festival. To win, he competed against children at military installations overseas, and then with children throughout the United States.

  • 'Nothing but bulls'

    Feb 11, 2013

    Vilseck Lady Falcons are competing this week at the Junior ROTC Air Rifle National Championships

  • Young artist's work captures life as a military child

    Feb 11, 2013

    Lauren Sink's artwork is chosen for high honors with the Military Child Education Coalition.

  • Secondo Piatto: Cooking in Italy

    Feb 8, 2013

    Being stationed in Italy is not only a chance to experience the local cuisine, but also a chance to bring those flavors and memories with you to your next duty station. Vicenza Military Community foodies and novice cooks looking to expand their cooking repertoire discovered the art of cooking Italian terra and mare (meat and seafood) secondo piatto (main course dishes) during an ODR cooking class at the l'Istituto San Gaetano di Vicenza Jan. 17.

  • USAG Ansbach dental clinics bring smiles to children off post

    Feb 8, 2013

    Members of the Katterbach and Illesheim dental clinics visited the Kinder-Jugend-Familienhilfe Ansbach Kastanienhof, a home for children of troubled families, Jan. 31 to donate toys collected during the holiday season.

  • Italian, American squads make friends on the court

    Feb 8, 2013

    A healthy mix of competitiveness and good sportsmanship were on display at the Caserma Ederle Fitness Center Jan. 26 when the Vicenza Middle School Yellow Jackets took on the visiting Mestrino Raptors in a friendly Italian-American basketball game.

  • How bazaar, in Pumastan

    Feb 8, 2013

    Beginning in November of last year at Vicenza Middle School, George Hanby's seventh-grade World Geography students had to make a choice. From among the regions they were studying -- the Middle East, Russia and Asia -- each student had to choose a country and conduct research on its background, history, geography and culture.

  • 'Dog father' retires from military service

    Feb 7, 2013

    A military working dog, Lando, retired from military service Feb. 1, 2013, at Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany. Lando served eight years with the Army, deployed four times, and tallied up 15 confirmed finds downrange.

  • Sunrise Lodge is the best little hotel in the Army

    Feb 7, 2013

    Extraordinary customer service marks the winner of the small facility Army Lodging Operation of the Year.

  • AAFES barber costs adjusted through local survey

    Feb 7, 2013

    The cost of military-style haircuts on-post has been a hot topic here for years. So a cadre of Soldiers and civilians hit the streets Jan. 22 to tally local barbershop prices that will be used to determine future AAFES barbershop costs.

  • Fox Sports adds oomph to Commander's Challenge

    Feb 7, 2013

    MLB players and Fox Sports Girls join 2CR on obstacle-strewn run

  • Grafenwoehr Soldiers share the diamond with MLB greats

    Feb 6, 2013

    Soldiers from 709th MP Bn. and 172nd Inf. Bde. battle for Fox Sports wiffleball title

  • Wiesbaden Middle School confronts profanity, respect issue among students

    Feb 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When a sixth-grade boy at Wiesbaden Middle School gave a girl a letter filled with profanity and Julie Wahlers found out about it, she put on her victim advocate hat and responded. Wahlers, victim advocate for the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, put together a team of five advocates to speak to sixth-graders at the school, and they met with the students Jan. 16. Members of the team split up to speak to the boys and girls separately.

  • Community opens doors during German-American visit

    Feb 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several American youths were among more than 30 kindergarteners from the Wiesbaden Obermayr School to visit the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Fire Department on Clay Kaserne Jan. 15. The visit, part of a command effort to encourage more partnership and transparency between the host nation and U.S. military communities, offered the youths and teachers an opportunity to learn more about one another.

  • Thrift Shop gets new home in Mainz-Kastel

    Feb 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Looking for a bargain and a way to help the community? Both can be accomplished easily in one simple visit to the Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club's new Thrift Shop on Mainz-Kastel Storage Station. The store, which recently relocated to Building 4013 (from next to the Community Bank to across from the shoppette), now offers six times as much space, allowing for a much wider display area and expanded offerings.

  • Justice makes the catch

    Feb 5, 2013

    Major League Baseball players and Fox broadcasters visit Grafenwoehr as part of Fox Sports' "Spring Training to the Troops."

  • Netzaberg students hang with MLB stars

    Feb 5, 2013

    Fox Sports' "Spring Training to the Troops" brings Major League Baseball players and Fox broadcasters to Grafenwoehr

  • MLB players teach a Youth Baseball Clinic in Grafenwoehr

    Feb 5, 2013

    MLB and Fox Sports unite to bring baseball legends to Grafenwoehr

  • Jill Biden visits Grafenwoehr

    Feb 4, 2013

    Jill Biden, Ph.D., wife of Vice President Joe Biden, spent a day visiting military families, teachers, students and Soldiers, Feb. 2, 2013, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Dr. Jill Biden visits Grafenwoehr

    Feb 2, 2013

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, talks with teachers at the Grafenwoehr (Germany) Elementary School during a visit to the training center Feb. 2, joined by U.S. Army Europe deputy commander Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport Sr. (center).

  • Take a trip through time in Turkey

    Feb 1, 2013

    Even in winter, Turkey's southern coast offers myriad adventures.

  • Italian parachute regiment trains at home of Sky Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2013

    Italian paratroopers of the 186th Regiment, Folgore Brigade, stationed in Pisa and Livorno, traveled to Caserma Ederle in Vicenza this month to conduct a regimental level Command Post Exercise, or CPX, at the Vicenza Mission Training Complex. The rotation was the latest in an ongoing series of joint trainings and exchanges with their airborne partners, the Sky Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Installations remain Army Strong despite hiring freeze

    Jan 31, 2013

    Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields, from firefighters to child care workers, in accordance with guidance regarding a Army-wide hiring freeze and release of term and temporary civilian personnel.

  • Army dentist, yo-yo champ gives students physics lesson

    Jan 31, 2013

    Dr. (Maj.) Kevin Parker, a 1997 Southwest Yo-Yo Champion, captivates Hainerberg Elementary School audience during a yo-yo demonstration.

  • Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre takes first at One-Act Festival

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Soldiers' Theatre production of "Controlling Interest" was selected Jan. 20 as the winner of the Best Show award at the IMCOM-Europe One Act Festival Competition held in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The cast, consisting of JonLuca DeCaro, Luke Johnson, Shonnette Jones, John Seward, Brittany Starr and Danny Woodruff, also took first place as Best Ensemble.

  • Wiesbaden Middle School confronts profanity, respect issue

    Jan 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When a sixth-grade boy at Wiesbaden Middle School gave a girl a letter filled with profanity and Julie Wahlers found out about it, she put on her victim advocate hat and responded. Wahlers, victim advocate for the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, put together a team of five advocates to speak to sixth-graders at the school, and they met with the students Jan. 16. Members of the team split up to speak to the boys and girls separately.

  • Identity: Community leaders celebrate customer service, role models during workforce meeting

    Jan 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's workforce celebrated a yearlong effort to enhance overall customer satisfaction, recognize role models and unveil further efforts to create a sense of identity in the Wiesbaden military community. "When I first spoke here a year ago I talked about creating a home here -- not just for Headquarters U.S. Army Europe, but for our 20,000 Soldiers, civilians and family members here in Wiesbaden," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, to the hundreds of Soldiers and civilians gathered in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Jan 25.

  • Community opens doors during German-American visit

    Jan 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several American youths were among more than 30 kindergarteners from the Wiesbaden Obermayr School to visit the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Fire Department on Clay Kaserne Jan. 15. The visit, part of a command effort to encourage more partnership and transparency between the host nation and U.S. military communities, offered the youths and teachers an opportunity to learn more about one another.

  • 3-58 Aviation Operations Battalion wins Air Traffic Control Unit of the Year

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Army Aviation Association of America awarded the Air Traffic Control unit of the year award Tuesday January 29, 2013 to 3-58th Airfield Operations Battalion for their outstanding performance in 2012.

  • Viper Pit provides unique training environment

    Jan 29, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When members of the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion moved from Wiesbaden to Baumholder in 2012, they took their tactical field care training facility with them. Thanks to a joint effort by the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic and the Training Support Center, a brand new "Viper Pit" was established in the same location on Clay Kaserne offering Soldiers and other first responders a local opportunity to learn valuable lifesaving skills in a simulated combat environment.

  • Garrison makes sponsorship a priority to help Soldiers transition

    Jan 29, 2013

    Spc. Ezonica Castellano's transition to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, went as smoothly as possible, largely because her sponsor was proactive and eager to help.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1.

  • Korean sword fighting class teaches more than combat

    Jan 28, 2013

    Students learn discipline, focus and respect through precision with a sword, says fourth-degree Black Belt Master Yoon-Joo Bae.

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