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  • Magnificent Malta: A small island that offers big adventure

    May 29, 2013

    Spend some time soaking up the sun on the small island of Malta

  • Remembering the fallen

    May 29, 2013

    Community members gather to pay tribute on Memorial Day

  • 'Retreat' ceremony more than music

    May 29, 2013

    Though the practice of observing 'Retreat' differs between communities, all should respect this tradition

  • Gold Star mother celebrates son's life

    May 29, 2013

    Carrie Farley visits Grafenwoehr to connect with her son's unit, friends

  • Coping with combat-related stress: Your options in Schweinfurt

    May 28, 2013

    Soldiers seeking treatment for combat-related stress here have options to address behavioral health needs while still protecting their confidentiality and privacy.

  • Bavarian clinics meet medical accreditation

    May 28, 2013

    VILSECK, Germany -- Health care leaders here are delighted with the results of an inspection of its Military Treatment Facilities in Bavaria from May 21 to May 23 by an external organization.

  • Wiesbaden schools get positive review during accreditation visit

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Accreditation teams took a hard look at Aukamm Elementary and Wiesbaden Middle schools in late April and liked what they saw. Members of the national school accreditation organization, AdvancEd, augmented by Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe administrators, spent several days at each of the schools examining all aspects of the learning environment ranging from parental and community involvement to staff collaboration, efforts at continuous improvement to resources and support.

  • New Auto Skills Center opens for business

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Spc. Alexander Eaton had his 12-year-old Audi 80 in mind as he attended the grand opening of the new Wiesbaden Automobile Skills Center. "It's an older vehicle, and I'll be in here a lot," Eaton said. "I have to replace the antifreeze, and I have a half shaft that I have to fix. It's close to the base, and it definitely seems nicer."

  • ACAP helps transition Soldiers through career milestones

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's inadvisable for one to take a trip without charting the course beforehand. The same advice stands for military members preparing to make the trip from military to civilian life. The Army Career and Alumni Program is the navigation device for service members getting ready for such a journey.

  • First Wiesbaden unit earns certification Green Boot environmental program

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment became the first unit to be recognized in the garrison's new Green Boot program. Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbaden commander, presented Capt. Jennifer Glover with the Green Boot Certificate May 16 for members of the unit's efforts in helping conserve energy and resources.

  • Hohenfels bids farewell to Deputy Commander

    May 23, 2013

    Wesley and Cindy Potter head north to Alaska.

  • Ansbach High School JROTC holds change of command

    May 23, 2013

    At the Ansbach Middle/High School stadium May 16, students gathered to watch the change of command of the high school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps battalion. Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Rahim Beatty passed responsibility to Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Mikaela Portugal. Cadet Lt. Col. Xavier Rodriguez passed command to Cadet Lt. Col. Joshua Pleake.

  • 1-91 CAV prepares Soldiers, families for move to Graf

    May 23, 2013

    At a recent "We're Moving" town hall, hosted by 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, leadership May 13, Soldiers and family members had a glimpse at how the upcoming move to Grafenwoehr will unfold.

  • Schweinfurt says 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Col. Michael Runey

    May 23, 2013

    In a Relinquishment of Command ceremony held May 22 on Conn Barracks, Col. Michael Runey relinquished the command of USAG Schweinfurt to the Ansbach Garrison Commander, Col. Kelly Lawler, who delegated garrison management and closure responsibilities to the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Brian Adkins.

  • Members of 527th MP Co. head to Kosovo

    May 22, 2013

    The 527th Military Police Company, 2nd platoon, prepare to deploy.

  • Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race pose challenges for participants

    May 22, 2013

    The first leg of the U.S. Forces Mountain Bike Race Series kicked off in Hohenfels, May 18.

  • Soldiers earn Sch├╝tzenschnur for weapons proficiency during joint training

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers representing U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and the 529th Military Police Company proved their mettle during a unique training opportunity with their German counterparts. Ten Wiesbaden military community Soldiers were invited to join Bundeswehr troops at the Daaden Training Range April 21-26 for the Landeskommando Hessen's annual training week. By the end of the week all had earned the gold or silver levels of the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Sch├╝tzenschnur).

  • USAREUR honors Command Sgt. Maj. Cooke with conference room

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After Command Sgt. Maj. Eric F. Cooke was killed in Iraq on Christmas Eve 2003, hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects at memorial services in Iraq and Germany. Cooke, who was serving as the senior noncommissioned officer of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, died when his vehicle struck an explosive device north of Baghdad.

  • Wounded warriors embrace yoga

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Yoga teacher Susan Barber gently reminded the students in her Warrior Transition Unit class that yoga is not about "no pain, no gain." Her students were executing a pose that stretched out their hips and backs, and after Barber told the students they could get out of the pose if they wanted, all four were so enthusiastic they remained in the pose for about a minute longer.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates teachers, honors VFW's Europe Teacher of the Year

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The spotlight shone on teachers in all four Wiesbaden schools May 6-10. Students, parents, administrators and local leaders gathered to thank educators for their vital role in inspiring young minds and helping guide future citizens. At luncheons and other events, teachers gathered to garner recognition for their efforts and to celebrate their accomplishments.

  • Vicenza MPs take bicycle patrol training

    May 22, 2013

    Bicycle patrol training was held for the military police in Vicenza, Italy at the new base, Del Din. With favorable weather, the MPs hope to create more face time with members of the community.

  • AFN to tweak decoder settings, June 4-24

    May 21, 2013

    Those with TKS will not be affected

  • Approval first, then Autobahn

    May 21, 2013

    Visitors must obtain customs approval before driving in Europe

  • Experts warn travelers of pickpockets

    May 21, 2013

    Commotion, jostling in crowd could be a distraction for theives

  • Students STEAM up Elementary school

    May 21, 2013

    Students take the lead on science and art exhibits at the Elementary school.

  • Team Wiesbaden takes home the gold at U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships

    May 21, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A pair of female MPs delivered the dynamite that blew the lid off an already supercharged evening of determination and grit at the U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships in Wiesbaden May 11.

  • A canine's farewell: Soldiers pay tribute to faithful working dog

    May 21, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One of the best memories Spc. Veronica Pruhs has of Military Working Dog Linda is the day they were on patrol and Linda trotted over to a car so she could get a better smell through a window that was open a crack. Linda indicated there were drugs inside the car, and she was correct. Military Police officers found two grams of marijuana inside the car's center console. "She knew her job and she was really sweet," said Pruhs, who worked with Linda for 10 months.

  • Vicenza seventh-graders hunt through history in Mantova

    May 20, 2013

    More than 40 Vicenza Military Community teenagers, teachers and chaperones swarmed into the Lombard city of Mantova, Italy, May 10, 2013, on a scavanger hunt through the history of the best known for its art, architeture and musical associations. They had fun and learned a thing or two along the way.

  • Vicenza students bring character lessons to life

    May 20, 2013

    Most of us know that honesty is the best policy, but how do you teach that lesson to youngsters who can't always tell the difference between fantasy and reality? At Vicenza Elementary School, the play's the thing to bring that lesson home.

  • Exploring olden times at Soave Castle

    May 20, 2013

    Hundreds of second-graders from Vicenza Elementary School stormed Soave Castle May 7, exploring dungeons, soldiers' living quarters and how the Canis Signorius or Top Dog lived. The field trip was part of VES's focus on history, culture and society studies, said second-grade teacher Nancy Hacker.

  • Illesheim Elementary School holds it second annual Spring Carnival.

    May 17, 2013

    The Illesheim Elementary School Parent, Teacher, and Student Association holds their second annual Spring Carnival to celebrate spring and the return of the USAG Ansbach Community Soldiers.

  • Runners overcome obstacles, mud during Mission Complete Race

    May 16, 2013

    The Mission Complete race, held at Franken Kaserne May 3, was a joint effort between the 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Storyteller becomes the story

    May 14, 2013

    AFN Bavaria's Sgt. Rebecca Schwab named DoD's top broadcast journalist

  • Ansbach opens Army's 'greenest' Auto Skills Center

    May 14, 2013

    The newest, most environmentally friendly automotive skills center in the Army opened April 26 at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Urlas housing and training area here.

  • Terrain, obstacles, challenge Warriors at Hohenfels

    May 9, 2013

    Twenty-four teams struggled along five kilometers of torturous trails while splashing through freezing cold mud pits, lugging logs, and flipping 200 lb. tires.

  • Health Clinic showcases young artists' talent

    May 9, 2013

    Hohenfels Middle/High School students create a unique 'life space' exhibit for permanent display at the Health Clinic.

  • Exploring Irish roots adds to travel experience

    May 8, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - I never had an interest in researching my ancestry until I found out what my great, great grandfather did for a living. He was a stonemason, which is not particularly exciting until you consider that five generations later, so is my brother. My brother fell into the profession first by helping a stonemason in our hometown in New Hampshire, and then by picking up jobs of his own. As far as I know, no one in the family has worked in the profession since my great, great grandfather.

  • Pediatrician answers questions on weekly AFN session

    May 8, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Dr. Michelle Melicosta, a pediatrician at the Wiesbaden Health Clinic, has started a question-and-answer session each week on American Forces Network Wiesbaden called "Ask the Doctor." During the segment, Melicosta answers medical questions parents have about their children. She has been a practicing pediatrician for 17 years and in Wiesbaden for three years.

  • Culinary journey to Baltimore earns SHS culinary team 26 out of 43

    May 8, 2013

    Out of 43 teams the Schweinfurt High School culinary team placed 26th at the 12th Annual National ProStart Invitational competition held in Baltimore, Md., April 19-21.

  • Spring cleanup is a team effort

    May 7, 2013

    The entire Bavaria Military Community is asked to take part in this year's spring cleanup.

  • Stockholm: Five tips for the land of three kings

    May 7, 2013

    Scandinavia's largest city offers adventure in the far north

  • USAG Wiesbaden recycling initiatives taking shape

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new recycling and re-use center on Clay Kaserne, improved trash collection points in Hainerberg and Aukamm Housing, and regular inspections are aimed at encouraging everyone to properly separate their refuse and save. "Proper separation of waste is extremely important," said Marty Hanson, an environmental specialist with the Directorate of Public Works. "Recycling is the law in Germany."

  • Childproofing necessary to protect young explorers

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Among the seemingly harmless things around the home from which you're not protecting your child there is likely something that can hurt them. While the home is generally regarded as a safe haven, multiple dangers that are a part of the everyday routine and floor plan exist for toddlers who are just beginning to explore their world.

  • Focus is on mentoring at AFCEA chapter launch

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Mentorship was the focus at the initial meeting of the Wiesbaden Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International April 24. Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Europe, the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, 5th Signal Command and other local units gathered in the Gen. Shalikashvili Mission Command Center to launch the chapter and hear Brig. Gen. Bruce Crawford, 5th Signal commander, share his nearly three decades of career military experience regarding mentoring and preparing for future challenges.

  • Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Luigi Albanese recognized by Italian author

    May 6, 2013

    Of the more than 540,000 Americans with boots on the ground at the height of the war, the 58,148 who were killed or missing in action, and the four million in all who served in uniform in Vietnam, there is one who stands out among the rest for Italians. His name is Luigi Albanese, a son of the province of Vicenza and the only Italian-born citizen who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during that conflict.

  • 5th Signal Command's Cyber Center Europe dedicated to former U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding gene

    May 6, 2013

    LUCIUS D. CLAY KASERNE, Wiesbaden, Germany (May 2, 2013) -- 5th Signal Command officially named the Cyber Center Europe building on Clay Kaserne the "Gray Center" in honor of former deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray. Gray was a distinguished signal officer, leader and mentor who was also the first African-American to become the Chief of Signal and Commanding General of Fort Gordon, Georgia, the headquarters of the Army Signal Regiment.

  • Warriors test their resolve in The Amazing Race: Garmisch

    May 6, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe braves obstacles in the Bavarian Alps

  • 9E senior enlisted Soldier steps down in Schweinfurt as deactivation nears

    May 6, 2013

    The command sergeant major of the 9th Engineer Battalion relinquished his responsibilities here, May 3, in a rare ceremony signaling the eventual end to the storied battalion and the looming deactivation of the 172nd Infantry Brigade.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts Chief of Staff of the Army

    May 3, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno focused on helping the force understand the Army's ongoing transformation, and spending time with commanders, Soldiers, civilians employees, and their families, during his three-day visit to three U.S. Army garrisons in Europe this week.

  • Army 101: USAG Ansbach delivers brief on structure of US Army to German Sprachenzentrum

    May 3, 2013

    Two Soldiers and a Department of the Army civilian from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach provided a brief on the structure of the Army and its rank system to the students of the Sprachenzentrum, who were mostly members of the German military.

  • Families of fallen receive designated parking

    May 1, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army garrisons across Europe have reserved 40 designated parking spaces for use by Gold Star Families at on-post public facilities.

  • Odierno visits 'Sky Soldiers,' Vicenza community

    May 1, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Vicenza Military Community in Italy, from April 30 to May 1, 2013, where he toured U.S. Army Africa operational facilities, met Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team "Sky Soldiers," and held a Town Hall meeting open to Soldiers, Army civilians, local national employees, contractors and family members.

  • The Bohemian side of beer

    Apr 30, 2013

    Indulge in a fine tasting of 30 local beers on tap at the Prague Beer Museum Pub

  • Maypoles welcome new season

    Apr 30, 2013

    The centuries-old custom of erecting the Maypole celebrates the seasons and German tradition

  • Science fair offers proof why our future is in good shape

    Apr 30, 2013

    Our futures are in good shape. That's if our kids have anything to do with it.

  • Drowning Pool to play at USAG Ansbach for Germany-based U.S. military communities May 5

    Apr 30, 2013

    As part of a European USO tour, multi-platinum rock band Drowning Pool will play U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Storck Barracks May 5 at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m.

  • Volunteers honored at Hohenfels ceremony

    Apr 30, 2013

    Volunteers at Hohenfels donated nearly 28,000 hours, saving the garrison hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Community makes colorful statement about Autism Awareness

    Apr 30, 2013

    Roughly 300 HMHS students, faculty, and community members took part in creating a human replica of the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon on the HMHS sports field to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism.

  • Local artists shine at Hohenfels' Celebration of the Arts

    Apr 30, 2013

    Hohenfels showcases its local artists at the third annual Celebration of the Arts.

  • Baumholder stands up high speed data network

    Apr 29, 2013

    Baumholder stood up a new data network recently that increases the speed and efficiency of network users in Baumholder. The project upgraded and expanded the voice and data communication systems for the entire installation and brought the Quartermaster and Clinic areas onto the fiber network.

  • Vicenza High School students visit Liceo G.B. Quadri for day of language, music exchange

    Apr 29, 2013

    Building bridges takes time, but crossing one takes just an instant if it's there when you're ready to get to the other side. Fortunately for students at Vicenza High School and the Liceo Scientifico Statale G.B. Quadri, language teachers at both schools have been building bridges of language competence and cultural exchange for more than a decade, so the way was well paved and the doors wide open when more than 30 VHS students came to spend the day at the prestigious state secondary school on the northwest side of town April 18.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion cases colors, heads to Grafenwoehr

    Apr 29, 2013

    Turning another page in their history books, the 15th Engineer Battalion "cased" its colors April 26, at Gold Field on Conn Barracks in final preparation for its re-stationing from Schweinfurt to Grafenwoehr.

  • Volunteers receive surprise visit from commander

    Apr 26, 2013

    Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, recently paid surprise visits to several volunteers in the community to thank them for their service and contributions to the community. Although the visits were part of the garrison's Volunteer Week Appreciation program, Sullivan said he would like to conduct appreciation visits like these on a monthly basis.

  • Best warriors receive behind-the-scenes support

    Apr 26, 2013

    Soldiers from throughout IMCOM-Europe put their warrior skills to the test at Baumholder April 15-18. After four rigorous days of Soldiering, Sgt. Bryan Teneyck and Spc. Jonathan Grates, both assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux in Brussels, were named as Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • USAG Ansbach remembers Holocaust, days leading up to it

    Apr 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a ceremony in remembrance of the Holocaust April 19 at the Katterbach Theater at Bismarck Kaserne.

  • USAG Ansbach hosts Earth Day for American, German students

    Apr 26, 2013

    To celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness of school children to several environmental issues, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted Earth Day April 23 at Franken Kaserne. Fifth-grade students from all USAG Ansbach elementary schools, as well as students from Volksschule Burgbernheim, which serves the communities of Burgbernheim, Gallmersgarten, Illesheim and Marktbergel, attended the event.

  • Tuscania Regiment trains at Caserma Ederle MCTC

    Apr 26, 2013

    Joint training took place at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, for a group of Italian army soldiers and Carabinieri, who will soon be deploying to Afghanistan.

  • Vicenza marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Holocaust Days of Remembrance is an eight-day period of commemoration that coincides with Yom Ha-shoah, Hebrew for Holocaust Remembrance Day, and initiates the eight days leading up to Israeli Independence Day. The Vicenza Military Community gathered on April 18 for a Remembrance ceremony.

  • Vicenza F2F conducts three-day program in Garmisch

    Apr 25, 2013

    A Female-2-Female social networking event brought single female Soldiers from across the Vicenza Military Community together to the Edelweiss Lodge in Garmisch, Germany, April 3-6 to build resiliency and relationships.

  • Born in the Box: woman returns to home in training area

    Apr 25, 2013

    Forced to leave in 1939, an 84-year-old woman returns to her birthplace within the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • CYSS makes family Earth Week farm visit

    Apr 25, 2013

    Almost 100 children and parents braved April showers on a Saturday morning to visit a Vicenza area organic farm in a combined Month of the Military Child and Army Earth Week event.

  • Soldiers' Theatre cleans up at Tournament of the Festival of Plays

    Apr 25, 2013

    USAG-Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre took center stage with 28 nominations and 10 awards at the annual IMCOM-Europe Tournament of the Festival of Plays competition held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 20. The Soldiers' Theatre production of the musical "The WIZ" swept the musical awards, including the coveted Best Musical award, during the event, known as the Topper awards.

  • Future educator gets elected to Europe-wide office

    Apr 25, 2013

    When Vicenza High School junior Abigail Vallery attended the Future Educators of America European conference for Department of Defense Dependents Schools in January she had no idea she'd be returning home as a president.

  • Vicenza IG examines nonsupport of family members

    Apr 25, 2013

    One of the most common requests for assistance received by the Office of the Inspector General is that of nonsupport for family members. Army Regulation (AR) 608-99, Family Support, Child Custody and Paternity, chapters 1-3; and AR 20-1, Inspector General (IG) Activities and Procedures, Paragraph 6-3a; states that nonsupport of family members is a command issue

  • Energy-saving program aims to share best practices, reduce ecological footprint

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Rising host nation energy prices and a steadily growing population have resulted in a more concentrated effort by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden energy managers to find ways to better use available resources. A new USAG Wiesbaden program is equipping units with the tools to decrease their energy use and ecological footprint, according to Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer of USAG Wiesbaden's Directorate of Public Works. The focus of the new Green Boot program is changing the culture of units regarding energy consumption and resource management.

  • Speakers remember victims of the Holocaust, stress need to keep memory alive

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Gary Davidson opened his talk at the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance Observance by relaying an anecdote about a master sergeant who did not know the meaning of the word "swastika." "That really surprised me because being Jewish, from the time that I was a young child, I started learning about the Holocaust, and it made me realize how important it is to educate people about that time," Davidson said during the April 17 event, hosted by 5th Signal Command, at the Taunus Theater.

  • Wiesbaden units, agencies recognized for CFC fund-raising efforts

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Units and agencies were recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas in a ceremony in the Tony Bass Fitness Center April 12. Garrison leaders Col. David Carstens and Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa joined Capt. Jennifer Glover, garrison campaign coordinator, in thanking the many Soldiers and civilians who helped raise more than $307,000.

  • 'Winging Through Wiesbaden' provides support, information for single parents

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Charlene Villa Gomez knows exactly where she is going to take her 2-year-old daughter when the weather gets warm this summer. The city of Mainz has a free water park in the Volkspark in the summer, and Gomez is sure her daughter Tinina will love it. She might never have known about it, however, if not for a program called "Winging Through Wiesbaden" that 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Shriver started to help single parents.

  • Students write book, recycle

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hainerberg Elementary School students love paper. They like crafting creative messages and enjoy recycling it after it has been used. Just ask the members of teacher Carmen Hernandez fourth-grade class and kindergarten teacher Lynn Wheeler's Recycling Club.

  • STEM night combines facts and fun

    Apr 24, 2013

    STEM night in Hohenfels shows students of all ages how science, technology, engineering and math work in their everyday lives.

  • Pirates of the "high C's" perform at Hohenfels

    Apr 24, 2013

    "It's a pirate's life for me!" HES sixth grade sets sail on a musical adventure.

  • 21st TSC holds graduation for Lean Six Sigma black belts

    Apr 24, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command formally recognized a graduating class of 12 newly trained Lean Six Sigma black belts during a ceremony on Panzer Kaserne, April 18.

  • Ground breaking marks construction of new fuel purging center for 21st TSC

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Theater Logistics Support Center Europe hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a fuel purging center at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot, April 12.

  • IMCOM Europe names 'Best Warriors' for 2013

    Apr 22, 2013

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2013 Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony here April 19.

  • Beaware of ticks this spring, summer

    Apr 19, 2013

    Ticks can carry both Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis. Bacteria cause Lyme disease, while tick-borne encephalitis is caused by a virus, both of which live in ticks and can be transmitted when the tick bites a host.

  • Language need not be a barrier in Germany

    Apr 19, 2013

    Moving to a new location can be tough, but learning a bit about the culture and language beforehand can ease the transition.

  • Franconia Military Community garrisons ramp up closure operations

    Apr 19, 2013

    Throughout the next 21 months, the Franconia Military Community will need to move mission units and close two garrisons with a population and government housing footprint equal to Fairfax, Va.

  • Storck Barracks rugby team scores triple-digit win in friendly match

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Black n Blue Rugby team has been a part of Storck Barracks since 1981. Members consist primarily of U.S. Army Soldiers, which, according to Black n Blue teammates, promotes camaraderie.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

    Apr 19, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-back Day will be observed locally and nationwide on April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Your European travel 'Bucket List'

    Apr 18, 2013

    If your time here in Germany is coming to an end, but you feel like you didn't get to see all that you could, I have compiled a 'Bucket List' of 16 places that I think are worth your visit.

  • Franconia Military Community garrisons in Germany ramp up closure operations

    Apr 18, 2013

    About 14 months ago, the Department of Defense announced a shift in the force posture across U.S. European Command, including the closure of U.S. Army garrisons in Bamberg and Schweinfurt by the end of September 2014. For the Franconia Military Community, that announcement initiated the planning phase of the closure process. Now, FMC has shifted its focus to execution.

  • Early intervention gives autistic child a bright future

    Apr 17, 2013

    A child diagnosed with autism has overcome his challenges and is now an above average student and is actively involved in extracurricular activities.

  • Grafenwoehr's toughest prove their grit

    Apr 16, 2013

    NATO forces, civilians and Soldiers brave the Rugged Terrain Trail for muddy fun

  • Schweinfurt hosts Kinderfest April 27

    Apr 15, 2013

    The annual hallmark event topping off the commemorative month honoring military children happens April 27 beginning at 1 p.m. at Askren Manor at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt.

  • Low participation extends OHA survey deadline to April 15

    Apr 15, 2013

    The Defense Travel Management Office has extended the deadline to April 15 to complete an Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in expense survey because of a lack of participation.

  • Gifts are a plenty at 'Freecycle'

    Apr 15, 2013

    Freecycle shop offers and accepts reusable items to community members for free

  • Graf celebrates the planet with Earth Day events

    Apr 15, 2013

    Earth Day events around post offer green alternatives to caring for Mother Earth.

  • USAG Schweinfurt to recognize volunteer hall of famers

    Apr 15, 2013

    The Schweinfurt Army Volunteer Corps expresses its appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony April 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ledward Activity Center.

  • Boxing teaches 'how to be a Soldier and have professional courtesy'

    Apr 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Pfc. Nathaniel Barnd had not been inside a boxing ring for four years when someone told him he could be more than a spectator at the 2012 Hispanic History Boxing Tournament - he could box. So he did, and the rest is history.

  • Vicenza military youths tour Venice

    Apr 12, 2013

    Eighteen youths from the Vicenza Military Community traveled to Venice April 6 for a day trip with the School Age Center.

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