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  • Italian volunteers find U.S. Army DUKW 67 years later

    Dec 26, 2012

    During World War II, days before German forces in Italy surrendered, conflict was still strong in the northern area of Italy at Lago di Garda. During the last week of April 1945, three DUKWs, the U.S. Army's six-wheel amphibious truck, were lost and Col. William Darby, first commander of the U.S. Army Rangers and later 10th Mountain Division assistant division command, was killed by enemy artillery.

  • Vicenza High School club sends treats to deployed troops

    Dec 26, 2012

    For six weeks, Vicenza High School in Italy, has been led by the Future Business Leaders of America in gathering goodies and treat for troops deployed.

  • Community members visit SOS Children's Village of Vicenza

    Dec 26, 2012

    By tradition the festive season is the time of year when children spend time with families and receive their gifts. Not all children may enjoy this experience, especially some who live in orphanages or come from dysfunctional families.

  • Community members win big while losing

    Dec 26, 2012

    Nineteen strong participants of Vicenza's Biggest Winner stuck it out for the full length of the 12-week program and all came out as winners. Participants had weigh-ins, body fat percentage testing, fitness challenges and wellness education classes to help keep them on track for the competition. Each participant was assigned a "buddy" to workout with and to have someone to share their progressive fitness journeys.

  • German St Nicholas surprises American children

    Dec 19, 2012

    The rumors that Germany does not have a Santa Claus are true. So, if there's no Santa there are also no reindeer and no presents to open on Christmas Day, right? Not quite. German children actually receive treats and gifts twice during the holiday season and on both occasions earlier than American children, once on Dec. 6, St. Nicholas Day and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

  • AFAP conference identifies issues, offers solutions

    Dec 18, 2012

    AFAP conference shines light, aims to fix community issues

  • Olympian inspires excellence through jump rope

    Dec 18, 2012

    Olympian Buddy Lee visited Hohenfels last week to give a jump start to the Army's "Get Fit, Be Strong" initiative through a series of classes introducing children and families to his world-class jump rope program.

  • Better not pout - Krampus is coming to town

    Dec 18, 2012

    Naughty boys and girls get more than coal for Christmas -- they fear the wrath of the Krampus.

  • Music helps bridge cultural divide

    Dec 18, 2012

    A Hohenfels community member learns music is the universal language

  • IMCOM strives to better prepare Soldiers, families

    Dec 18, 2012

    Programs look to connect transitioning Soldiers and families with employers.

  • Shoplifting on post is on the rise, as is getting caught

    Dec 18, 2012

    During the holidays more people think they can get away with stealing, but shop owners are watching.

  • Army NCO of Year champions higher education

    Dec 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna, the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2012, attributes higher education to his success within the Army.

  • Paratroopers air drop toys for children

    Dec 18, 2012

    Multinational Soldiers, airmen deliver toys for needy families just in time for the holidays

  • Angel Tree Project helps military families

    Dec 18, 2012

    Customers walking into the post exchange in Vicenza, Italy, might notice a Christmas tree with pieces of paper attached. It's time again for the annual Angel Tree project.

  • Nutrition intervention can help manage stress

    Dec 18, 2012

    Healthy eating habits contribute to a stress-free holiday season

  • Females of Caserma Ederle join together in unity

    Dec 18, 2012

    Girl power was alive and in the air as females from around Caserma Ederle joined together Dec. 6 for the first Female 2 Female event. Spouses, civilians, and Soldiers mingled together, while playing an icebreaker game with the name of a famous woman placed on their backs. An introduction was given by Julia Sibilla, Army Community Service community program manager, who was one of the many people working to bring the event to life.

  • Innsbruck Christmas Markets offer variety of gift ideas

    Dec 18, 2012

    Whether you have been in the Vicenza military community one month or 10 years, the Outdoor Recreation trip to the Innsbruck Christmas Markets will offer a variety for your senses.

  • OPSEC presentation takes center stage at GPAC

    Dec 18, 2012

    JMTC's Intelligence and Security Section teams up with local performing arts center to create new OPSEC presentation concept

  • Intense nightlife, history await visitors in Krakow

    Dec 18, 2012

    The up-and-coming Polish city edifies tourists as it entertains

  • Spreading cheer: BOSS members help put smiles on young cancer patients' faces during hospital visit

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Emely Unger, 5, laughed and pointed at Spc. Jeffrey Haines when her mother asked her who had given her the brand new Barbie in her lap.   It was St. Nikolaus Day at the children's cancer clinic of the University Medical Center Mainz, and Unger was one of about 15 patients to receive presents, candy and cards from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members.  

  • Emergency Placement Care providers offer a safe haven for children in need

    Dec 18, 2012

    The Emergency Placement Care program is always looking for new providers. The process of becoming a provider entails a number of steps because it is necessary to protect the welfare of the children, but is not difficult, said Michelle Stosich, Family Advocacy Program manager for Wiesbaden Army Community Service.

  • 'Holiday Traditions': USAREUR Band and Chorus treat Wiesbadeners to seasonal concert

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There was a lot of head bopping and toe tapping in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus Dec. 12 as members of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus filled the ornate room with holiday cheer. The free concert for the citizens of Wiesbaden featured a rich tapestry of musical moments ranging from selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" to popular holiday fare including "Feliz Navidad" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

  • Spouse Sponsorship program helps newcomers

    Dec 18, 2012

    Sandy Timbrook was one of the first participants in the Army Community Service Spouse Sponsorship program to receive a newcomer to help, and she eagerly awaited her arrival.

  • AFN 'voice' dominates airwaves for five decades

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some parts of a tour of duty in Germany haven't changed for the last 50 years: Cars blaze down the Autobahn, people swig mugs of beer and Gary Bautell broadcasts on AFN. If you, your parents or even your grandparents were assigned to Germany over the past four decades, chances are you'd recognize his voice. Bautell says he often meets people who say they feel like they know him.

  • Gone to the dogs: Pet neglect all too common

    Dec 17, 2012

    Unfortunately, heartbreaking stories of abandonment and neglect are not uncommon among the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

  • A Bugz Christmas: Vicenza Elementary first- and second-graders wow audience at holiday performance

    Dec 17, 2012

    More than 200 youngsters took the stage at Vicenza Elementary School Dec. 12 to entertain the student body, faculty and a cadre of parents with a performance of the musical "A Bugz Christmas." Music teacher Angela Hartwig and music and math teacher Michael James conducted the show, which mixed narrative recitals with full-cast choral performances. "We had excellent feedback from the community. The children did a great job and that means the adults, the teachers and the volunteers who worked with them, did a great job," said assistant principal Dr. Lorena Reinhardt.

  • Info Expo expands Soldiers' horizons

    Dec 17, 2012

    Fair uncovers activities for Soldiers in Grafenwoehr area

  • Army spouse copes with deployment during the holidays

    Dec 17, 2012

    Jenni Lowell: Teacher, mother and Army spouse. She's married to the Army, and her husband is deployed to Afghanistan. Like many military spouses, Lowell turns the chaos of single parenthood into order while her spouse is deployed. She was willing to sit and share her experience.

  • Navy program arrives at Sembach Kaserne

    Dec 14, 2012

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Navy has opened a Warrior Transition Program at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, a step that leaders say will continue to support Sailors returning to naval duties after serving ashore in combat zones. Leaders from several units at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern joined Rear. Adm. Kevin Scott, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, during a Dec. 12 ribbon cutting ceremony on Sembach Kaserne.

  • Country comes to Kaiserslautern

    Dec 14, 2012

    PULASKI BARRACKS, Germany -- Cowboy hats and boots were the order of the day at the Kazabra Club on Pulaski Barracks as country music star Aaron Tippin pulled into Kaiserslautern as part of his "Stars for Stripes" Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Tippin, a longtime supporter and advocate of the U.S. Military got his life, as well as his career started in the military.

  • You may not know him, but you've probably heard him

    Dec 13, 2012

    After 50 years on the air, American Forces Network icon Gary Bautell, is just getting started.

  • Native American heritage is traditional in Baumholder

    Dec 13, 2012

    It's become a tradition for Louise Gregory's first grade class to perform during the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder's annual National Native American Heritage Month celebration and this year was no exception. The children danced, sang and chanted several Native American oriented numbers to the fascination of all the guests.

  • Holidays bring German, American children together

    Dec 13, 2012

    There's more to lighting a Christmas tree on Baumholder than just pulling a switch. The U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder's Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6 included musical performances by children from the U.S. and German communities, the first of which was Sarah Holliday. She braved the cold and entertained the crowd with her rendition of "Silent Night," just moments before Santa made his appearance on a shiny red fire truck in front of the Rheinlander Community Club.

  • Bavaria Military Community innovates energy consumption

    Dec 12, 2012

    Smart meters provide real-time data on buildings' energy usage and allow garrison officials to increase efficiency.

  • Schweinfurt program offering free rides to curb DUIs gets underway

    Dec 12, 2012

    An initiative here aimed at curbing a spike in drunken driving cases by providing a vehicle pick-up service is set to get underway Dec. 14 and 15.

  • Library inspires would-be authors with 'novel' writing challenge

    Dec 11, 2012

    Could you write 1,667 words every day for 30 days straight? That's exactly what Kristin Agcaoili set out to do in November, and at the end of the month she had created a 51,577 word tale about a young girl with magical powers on the run from a government that considers her dangerous. Agcaoili, a Patch High School junior participating in the 2012 National Novel Writing Month, found time to write between classes, while on the bus to and from school, and late at night.

  • Unified Endeavor prepares U.S. and multinational Soldiers for ISAF missions and beyond

    Dec 11, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany --- Just as ground troops must become proficient at weaponry and a myriad of warrior skills and tasks, there is also an expectation that commanders and their staff master the their mission of orchestrating movements on the ground.

  • USAG firefighters join with Italians in recognition

    Dec 11, 2012

    Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Fire Department were invited to the official opening of the Volunteer Fire Department Center of Bondeno, a town near Ferrara, about 75 miles south of Vicenza.

  • BEMS celebrates National Blue Ribbon award

    Dec 11, 2012

    Böblingen Elementary/Middle School officially unveiled its National Blue Ribbon School award Dec. 6. While Department of Defense Education Activity officials announced the win in September, the award was not presented to the school until Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C. BEMS officials elected to publicly celebrate the award in conjunction with a December academic awards assembly.

  • Donor recruitment drive benefits those in need of marrow transplants

    Dec 11, 2012

    While holiday shoppers browsed the aisles of the Panzer Exchange Dec. 8 and 9, they discovered they could give a meaningful gift that wouldn't cost a dime. Boy Scouts from Troop 154 asked shoppers to sign up to become marrow donors. Seventy-seven people agreed to register through a relatively quick and easy process.

  • Vicenza military community members meet local mayors

    Dec 11, 2012

    For some, living overseas can be scary and frustrating. Vicenza military community members had a chance to speak to mayors of their respective communities to ask questions, voice concerns, and sample local products. About 30 municipalities of the Vicenza province displayed their specialties in the fourth 'Meet the Mayors' event.

  • Have a Merry 'Do-it-Yourself' Christmas

    Dec 10, 2012

    This holiday season, toss aside last-minute shopping and employ DIY gifts instead.

  • USAREUR Band lights up Grafenwoehr

    Dec 10, 2012

    Full Spectrum Ops and Night Fire Rock Band deliver a new twist on Christmas carols

  • From the foxhole: Forum gives junior enlisted Soldiers voice in the community

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The concerns of junior enlisted Soldiers were the focus of attention Nov. 28 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center. Sgt. Maj. Keith Craig of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service-Europe and Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, invited Wiesbaden-area E-4s and below to ask questions of representatives of the Exchange, Defense Commissary Agency, USO, Housing, Education Center, the garrison's Transformation and Stationing Management Office and the Directorate of Family, Morale Welfare and Recreation.

  • Youth sponsorship: Middle and high school students welcome newcomers in Student-2-Student program

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- "I've moved a lot and I know what it feels like to be the new kid." That's how Wiesbaden Middle School sixth-grader Karissa Schnitz described the desire to help other newcomers in the Junior Student-2-Student program.

  • Giving thanks: Officers, senior NCOs and dining facility staff serve up a Thanksgiving feast

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- You could tell the food was being made with love on Thanksgiving at the Wiesbaden Dining Facility. As cooks hustled through the kitchens preparing roasts, stuffing, vegetables and hundreds of buns for baking, they couldn't help but throw a few dance moves into the mix. And from the smiles on diners' faces it was obvious the positive groove in the kitchen had permeated the cooking.

  • AWAG conference supports volunteers - 'leading by serving'

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Col. David Carstens, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, can begin to tally the amount of money volunteers save the community. The American Red Cross alone, which tallied nearly 5,000 volunteer service hours last year, saved the garrison more than $100,000. What Carstens cannot begin to tally, however, is the worth of comfort given to deployed Soldiers and their families, the lives saved through donated blood, and the skills and knowledge that youth have learned from volunteers.

  • College prep: CYSS program takes students to esteemed universities

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A group of 42 Wiesbaden High School students spent five days in London last month, visiting famous landmarks, colleges and taking in a show. The trip was the last of three trips Wiesbaden Youth Services has conducted to the United Kingdom over the last 18 months. A $100,000 grant from the Maytag Corporation for winning and Boys and Girls Clubs of America Dependable Club Award has paid for the program. Wiesbaden's club was one of seven clubs out of nearly 4,000 to win the award.

  • Wiesbaden turns out in force for holiday tree lighting

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the person in charge of the switch that would turn on the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden holiday tree of 2012, Joe Harris had his work cut out for him. Well before the appointed time for the tree lighting, children started lining up to pull on the rope that would turn the switch on. Lighting the Serbian Pine was the job of children this year, and they were eager to take it on. Harris' job, however, was to keep them from pulling it too soon.

  • Grafenwoehr bundles up and gives back for Reindeer Run

    Dec 7, 2012

    The Fun Run raised food, blankets and gifts for the Weiden Tierheim

  • Winning spelling bee did not happen in 'isolation'

    Dec 7, 2012

    Netzaberg Elementary School vie to be 'top bee' during spelling contest

  • Drive Responsibly: December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

    Dec 7, 2012

    Follow a few simple tips for celebrating and driving safely this holiday season.

  • December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

    Dec 7, 2012

    Keep children safe this holiday season with simple guidelines during National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

  • 7th CSC changes commander

    Dec 7, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati assumes command of the 7th Civil Support Command, replacing Gen. Mark S. Hendrix

  • Soldiers test driving skills

    Dec 7, 2012

    Vehicle rodeo evaluates Soldiers' knowledge and driving skills to perform mission essential tasks with a Humvee.

  • Through the smoke

    Dec 7, 2012

  • Tree lighting brings Christmas cheer to Grafenwoehr

    Dec 6, 2012

    Santa and Saint Nikolaus bring presents for all in this year's ceremony

  • Heidelberg students D.A.R.E. to be drug-free

    Dec 6, 2012

    More than 80 fifth-graders from Patrick Henry Elementary school in Heidelberg joined the ranks of nearly 40 million children around the world, Nov. 27.

  • Heidelberg community hosts final Holiday Magic event

    Dec 6, 2012

    he sounds of smooth holiday jazz and the sights of singing candy canes and tiny Christmas elves set the stage for U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg's final Holiday Magic event Friday at the Village Pavilion Community Center in Heidelberg. The annual celebration featured live music, a Christmas market, train rides, food, horse carriage rides, a prize drawing, holiday crafts and a community tree-lighting ceremony.

  • Pint-sized Picassos drum up holiday spirit

    Dec 4, 2012

    Children create one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for parents during Santa's Secret Workshop.

  • Athens: A modern day glimpse at ancient history

    Dec 4, 2012

    Athens offers an authentic trip through history with a modern-day twist.

  • ACS names Feathers as remarkable military family

    Dec 4, 2012

    Volunteering earns one family a nomination for Military Family Appreciation Month

  • Hohenfels BJJ wins big in Paris

    Dec 4, 2012

    The Hohenfels Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team wrestled its way to third place among 115 teams at the North American Grappling Associations (NAGA) international event in Paris, recently.

  • Vicenza Soldier chosen as All-Army soccer coach

    Nov 30, 2012

    Master Sgt. Erwin Jamieson, U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, was selected to serve as the 2012 All-Army assistant soccer coach. Jamieson's soccer background began during his childhood days in Colombia, South America, and then in the United States at Club Soccer in Brandon, Fla., and high school, where he was selected as All Hillsborough County, Fla.

  • Top Vicenza construction firms tour Del Din

    Nov 30, 2012

    Work nearing end, Del Din opened Nov. 16 to more than 50 local construction firms coming to learn more about the newest and greenest U.S. Army military construction site in Europe.

  • Warrior Games to be held Dec. 7 in Heidelberg

    Nov 30, 2012

    Wounded warriors to compete for Commander's Cup bragging rights in Heidelberg next week.

  • Mothers, infants bond faster with program

    Nov 30, 2012

    It might be hard for some to imagine that as recently as the 1970s, men were not always allowed to be in the delivery room with their wives. To say that there have been vast improvements in the birthing process would be an understatement. The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza began a program about two years ago that is helpful not only for women in labor but their newborns.

  • Vicenza Military Community members run around the world

    Nov 30, 2012

    The streets of Vicenza have been abused the past few months by Vicenza military community marathon runners training. In the past month, more than 10 runners have entered races and brought back medals in three different countries.

  • 'Tune-Up Thursdays' focuses on overall health

    Nov 29, 2012

    Employee Assistance Program offers community a way to obtain overall health with "Tune-Up Thursdays."

  • Female-to-Female social networking event opens doors in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 29, 2012

    A Female to Female social networking event, also known as F2F, will be held at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 6 to proactively create a nurturing social environment that puts single women, whether Soldiers or civilians, at ease and in touch with other women in the community as they begin and adjust to their overseas tour.

  • Top students dine with class in Vilseck

    Nov 29, 2012

    Elementary students take the opportunity to sample fine dining during the VCSC-sponsored event "Dining at the Ritz."

  • Garrison organizations help ease holiday stress

    Nov 29, 2012

    With Thanksgiving over and winter holidays on the horizon, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg directorates have looked for ways to help ensure community members can afford a dish on the table or a little sparkle on the tree.

  • Gurneys honored as a standout local family

    Nov 28, 2012

    ACS celebrates the Gurneys' community outreach for Military Family Appreciation Month

  • Workshop helps students and parents plan for college

    Nov 28, 2012

    For aspiring students, the prospect of college seems to be a never-ending list of questions ranging from entrance requirements to financing to extracurricular activities. In an effort to answer some of those questions, Hohenfels Middle-High School, Child, Youth and School Services, and Army Community Service teamed up to present a College Planning Workshop here, recently.

  • Sharing cultures: Native American speaker shares positive message of self-worth

    Nov 26, 2012

    Students and administrators got in on the action at the Native American Heritage Month observance at the Wiesbaden Middle School, in Germany, Nov. 13, 2012.

  • Westphal visits Landstuhl Regional Medical Center wounded warriors

    Nov 26, 2012

    It was a trip to look, listen and give thanks that led Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd J. Austin III to Afghanistan and Germany over the Thanksgiving holidays.

  • Soldiers, spouses run for Wounded Warrior Project

    Nov 23, 2012

    In the early morning darkness 140 Comanche Troop Soldiers, from the 1st Squadron 91st Cavalry Regiment currently stationed at command outpost Baraki Barack in Afghanistan, ran more than 1200 miles helping raise over $70,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project on Nov. 8 as a part of the Running of the Herd event.

  • Warrior Transition Unit opens doors to community

    Nov 21, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Angela Roelofs had no idea how closely knit the Soldiers at the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Warrior Transition Unit were until she attended the unit's open house Nov. 15.   Roelofs, an Army Career Alumni Program counselor, said she attended the open house because she often works with WTU Soldiers and wanted to know more about the unit, but also because she wanted to let them know about the services ACAP offers.

  • Boy Scouts, volunteers care for Frankfurt American Children's Cemetery

    Nov 21, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Neither rain nor the first snowfall of the season could stop the Boy Scouts and Army volunteers from attending to Frankfurt's littlest Americans who were laid to rest up to four decades ago. These volunteers gathered at the American Children's Cemetery (in German, the Amerikanisches Kinderfeld) in Frankfurt Oct. 27 to care for the small area which holds the remains of 178 American children.

  • Wiesbaden students raise money for hurricane victims

    Nov 21, 2012

    Students at Aukamm Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, laid quarters end to end throughout the school and raised $1,454 for victims of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 16, 2012.

  • Leaders wish community Happy Thanksgiving

    Nov 20, 2012

    IMCOM's commander, command sergeant major encourage everyone to look after each other this holiday season.

  • Christmas markets are back in Bavaria

    Nov 20, 2012

    Ring in the holiday season and visit one of the many festive markets in Germany.

  • Coleman crew preps for final Thanksgiving meal

    Nov 20, 2012

    Sgt. Christopher Balles took one last look at the numerous boxes of inventory lining the walls of a refrigeration unit outside of the Coleman Consolidated Dining Facility in Mannheim, Germany. The blasts of arctic air help keep the many boxes of turkeys, vegetables and other Thanksgiving fare perfectly preserved until the big day.

  • Operation Solemn Promise: Soldiers, civilians asked to recommit themselves to Army Values

    Nov 20, 2012

    A year after asking Soldiers and civilians to take a hard look at whether or not they truly embody the Army's Values in their daily lives during the launching of Operation Solemn Promise, 5th Signal Command's Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford was joined by Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce with a reinforcing message, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • Veterans Day: Remembering those who have served - past and present

    Nov 20, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Everyone loves a long weekend -- a chance to put work aside and to spend time with family and friends. But some of those long weekends were designed to give Americans a chance to remember the service and sacrifices of the few for the greater good of all.

  • Educators voice concerns at teacher town hall

    Nov 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr commander meets with DoDEA educators to discuss community issues and concerns.

  • Students celebrate 500th anniversary of Sistine Chapel

    Nov 19, 2012

    Five hundred years ago this month, Michelangelo's masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was unveiled to the world for the first time. To honor the anniversary, Hohenfels Middle-High School art students have rendered their own versions of many of the classic figures and created their own masterpiece on display now in the school's Great Hall.

  • Baumholder workforce compiles 1,735 years of service

    Nov 19, 2012

    Baumholder's civilian workforce takes its job serious. A total of 1,735 years of service was recently accumulated by 50 U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder civilian employees.

  • Canadian nurse visits Smith Elementary School, talks music

    Nov 19, 2012

    An air evacuation nurse with the Canadian forces deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center as part of the casualty support team recently visited children at Smith Elementary School on Smith Barracks but instead of focusing on her job Capt. Denise Olson talked to the children about bagpipes.

  • Runners brave weather for European championships

    Nov 19, 2012

    The unexpected early snowfall in Baumholder and the white rolling hills made the already challenging cross country course a bit more exciting for all participants in the Department of Defense Dependent Schools European Cross Country Championships Oct. 27.

  • Combating cyberbullying is collaborative effort in DoDDS-Europe schools in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 16, 2012

    The stories are all over the Internet: fear, anxiety and demoralization, spoofed identities, teen suicides. It's bullying in the digital age and it's everywhere you go. Educators at DoDDS-Europe schools in Vicenza, Italy, are reaching out to parents to create effective, nonpunitive approaches to protecting middle and high school students from the adverse effects of online bullying.

  • USARAF NCO finishes strong at Army 10-Miler

    Nov 16, 2012

    Master Sgt. Ganege Dayaprema first participated in the U.S. Army 10-Miler, third largest 10-miler in the world, in 2008 and then again in 2010 as a Fort Bragg Masters Team member, but due to deployments and official travel he had missed out on other opportunities to return to the race.

  • U.S. Embassy in Rome recognizes Italian commissioner for Del Din support

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Ambassador David Thorne hosted a special ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Rome Oct. 30 to honor Paolo Costa, the Italian government's Special Commissioner for the construction of Del Din, the military base formerly known as Dal Molin.

  • Smiths nominated as an outstanding family in Grafenwoehr

    Nov 16, 2012

    ACS helps honor the Smith's kindness for Military Family Appreciation Month

  • Grafenwoehr's McGraw headed to ORS finals

    Nov 16, 2012

    Community members can follow Staff Sgt. McGraw starting Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. as he competes against 11 other finalists.

  • Former Soldier helps others make the transition

    Nov 15, 2012

    Wounded warrior prepares fellow Soldiers from WTB-Europe for life after the Army in Heidelberg.

  • U.S., Bulgarian forces train together during Allied Force 12

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and their partners from the Bulgarian Land Forces are working together at Novo Selo, Bulgaria, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 2012, to certify a Bulgarian battalion as part of exercise Allied Force 12.

  • Jewish chaplain honors victims of Kristallnacht

    Nov 14, 2012

    Community gathers at the historic synagogue in Floss on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass."

  • Secondhand smoke: A danger in the air

    Nov 14, 2012

    Living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker's chances of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent.

  • Christmas in Italy: Shopping and celebrating south of the Alps

    Nov 13, 2012

    For a new perspective on Christmas markets, head south of the Alps to several cities in Italy.

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