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  • Swing, glide, twist and turn at K1 in Kaiserslautern

    May 14, 2015

    Need to get your adrenaline fix? K1 Waldseilpark, a ropes course just a short car ride from downtown Kaiserslautern, might have just enough thrills to satisfy even the craziest individuals.

  • 173rd Airborne, Italian Alpini paratroopers jump into Italy's Lake Garda

    May 14, 2015

    LASIZE, Italy -- Italian Paratroopers from the 4th Alpini Regiment joined U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regt., 173rd Airborne Brigade to conduct a combined, fixed-wing airborne operation into Lake Garda, Italy, here May 12, 2015.

  • 2d Cav. Regt. continues Cavalry March through Romania

    May 14, 2015

    Soldiers, of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's 2nd Squadron, began Operation Cavalry March, a 400-kilometer movement across Romania that involved nearly 100 combat vehicles and more than 300 Soldiers, May 12.

  • World War II paratrooper watches VE Day flyover from Whipple Field

    May 14, 2015

    Carl Anderson is a member of "the Greatest Generation," and he may have the greatest sense of humor.

  • Marshall Center hosts Moldova Senior Leadership Seminar

    May 13, 2015

    The Marshall Center designed tailored seminars for ministers and parliamentarians from the Republic of Moldova to assist in drafting and implementing a national security strategy.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment preps for Cavalry March across Romania

    May 13, 2015

    Troopers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in a rehearsal of concept drill alongside soldiers belonging to the Romanian Land Forces, in preparation for the unit's upcoming Cavalry March at Mikhail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, May 11, 2015.

  • 2/2 CR prepares for Cavalry March

    May 13, 2015

    Lt. Col. Theodore A. Johnson, Squadron Commander of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, briefs soldiers with 2/2 CR during a close-out formation at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania, May 12. The brief was in preparation for the upcoming Cavalry March, May 13-14, with stops in the cities of Ploiesti, Sinaia, and Brasov for community and alliance building events for American and Romanian soldiers and Romanian local nationals. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Publiic Affairs Detachment)

  • Students share STEM ambitions with USACE

    May 13, 2015

    It can be hard to pin down a dream job in middle school. It can even be tricky to focus on a specific field of study at that age. But six local Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe students have their minds set on careers in science, technology, engineering and math. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District personnel hosted the STEM Essay Contest winners from Wiesbaden and Sembach middle schools May 7 at the Amelia Earhart Center in Wiesbaden, Germany. The first-place winners from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades participated in a day of hands-on activities, presentations, a mock ribbon-cutting ceremony and construction-site scavenger hunt.

  • U.S., Georgian Soldiers train together on close quarters techniques

    May 13, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Soldiers from the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division and the Georgian 1st Infantry Brigade, trained together on close quarters battle skills during the second day of Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani training area, May 13.

  • Sky Soldiers complete 120-kilometer Spanish military competition

    May 13, 2015

    VICENZA, ITALY -- Six paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade became the first Americans to complete the Tui-Santiago Military Competition May 7, 2015 in Santiago, Spain.

  • Europe Region sweeps IMCOM Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (May 11, 2015) -- A pair of Military policemen from U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Schinnen were named U.S. Army Installation Management Command Soldier and Noncommisssioned Officer of the Year in the 2015 IMCOM Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis May 4-8.

  • Sky Soldiers begin Operation Siil, deploy 'The Raven'

    May 13, 2015

    As the sun came up May 10, in a remote field surrounded by giant pine trees, Soldiers with Anvil Troop 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, began day one of Operation Siil, at the Johvi Training Area

  • US Soldiers give Latvian students a crash course in Army, American culture

    May 13, 2015

    Students from local schools were given the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Army and American culture during a community engagement held in Adazi, Latvia, May 12-13.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Leadership, Initiative and Innovation

    May 12, 2015

    The security environment in Europe has changed considerably in the last 16 months. Shrinking defense budgets in the U.S. and among our European Allies means the need for new, innovative and effective solutions to our common challenges is imperative; 30,000 Soldiers in U.S. Army Europe today must create the strategic effect of 300,000 of decades past.

  • Aegis Ashore team finds timely solution to portable power need

    May 12, 2015

    A U.S. Navy base, under construction in Romania, is using U.S. Soldiers to ensure that second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense of U.S. and allied interests becomes operational on time.

  • U.S., Georgian forces begin two-week exercise Noble Partner

    May 12, 2015

    VAZIANI, Georgia -- Noble Partner 15, a 14-day training exercise with U.S. and Georgian forces, kicked off here May 11.

  • Hohenfels students take part in Army training

    May 12, 2015

    Students get up close look at JMRC jobs

  • 2015 Summer Hire program offers paying jobs to Bavaria youth

    May 12, 2015

    Community family members between the ages of 14 - 22 years old now have the opportunity to gain meaningful job experience here while getting paid. The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region has begun accepting applications for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • NATO allies compete for German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    May 12, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Special Troops Battalion and NATO allies from the 1st Brigade of the Slovenian Armed Forces and the German Army conducted a German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge competition here at Caserma Del Din from Apr 20-22, 2015 to test their physical proficiency and endurance.

  • Estonia President Visits U.S. Soldiers

    May 11, 2015

    Estonia President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, visits Soldiers from 173rd Airborne Brigade and 3rd Infantry Division, during Operation Atlantic Resolve. The operation is an ongoing multinational partnership focused on joint training and security cooperation between the U.S. and other NATO allies.

  • U.S., Georgian forces begin two-week Exercise Noble Partner

    May 11, 2015

    Exercise Noble Partner 15 kicked off in Vaziani, Georgia, May 11, beginning the 14-day training featuring U.S. and Georgian Service members.

  • Warrior Leader Course successful in the Czech Republic

    May 8, 2015

    For the first time, 44 Czech soldiers participated in the United States Army Warrior Leader Course from April 13 to May 5, 2015 in Praslavice, Czech Republic.

  • Soldier's journey from child abuse victim to child welfare advocate

    May 8, 2015

    Sgt. Jamaal Cromer, nursing noncommissioned officer at Katterbach Army Health Clinic, survived child abuse and now advocates for child welfare.

  • Archbishop at USAG Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon

    May 8, 2015

    More than 100 Soldiers and Family members gathered to hear the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, speak at the 2015 U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon Wednesday.

  • U.S. Army Europe, Allied Land Command host Combined Training Conference

    May 8, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe and NATO Allied Land Command co-hosted the combined training conference, at the NATO School, in Oberammergau, Germany, May 5.

  • 173rd Airborne arrives in Georgia for Exercise Noble Partner

    May 8, 2015

    Approximately 50 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived at Joint Aviation Base Tbilisi May 8, 2015, at the start of Exercise Noble Partner.

  • American and Italian students exchange music and friendship

    May 7, 2015

    For the third year in a row, a concert held by the Vicenza High School Rhythm and Blues Band was the conclusion of the annual exchange program, during which the VHS students met with their Italian peers at the local Liceo Quadri, an Italian high school that serves as the center for the school services' local district.

  • Unattended kitchen fires can overcook home, belongings

    May 7, 2015

    Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Residents should never underestimate the speed and power of fire. A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

  • Track, wheeled vehicles arrive in Georgia for Exercise Noble Partner

    May 7, 2015

    After a two-day excursion across the Black Sea, 14 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and approximately a dozen wheeled-support vehicles arrived here, as A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepares to train alongside the Georgian Land Forces in Exercise Noble Partner 15.

  • KHS students celebrate Law Day with mock trial

    May 7, 2015

    The verdict is in; Casey Jones is a free man. The soft-spoken custodian from Loganville, Illinois, was charged with two counts of home invasion and aggravated battery following a May 2014 incident at the home of Kelly Morgan, Jones' ex-girlfriend.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital Honors Month of the Military Child

    May 7, 2015

    By Capt. Daniel Boone and Capt. Mary Andrea Ugaddan 212th CSH Public Affairs MIESAU, Germany - 400 Family Members and Soldiers converged at the Live Surgical Exercise training site on Miesau Ammo Depot as the 212th Combat Support Hospital opened its gates to welcome children and spouses to a Family Day April 19 in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

  • US, NATO allies participate in Latvian independence parade

    May 6, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Soldiers from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., and 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Grafenwöhr, Germany, participated in the Parade of National Armed Forces, held in Jelgava, Latvia, May 4.

  • Storyteller delights students at HES

    May 5, 2015

    Niall de Burca returns to Hohenfels!

  • Puppets promote autism awareness

    May 5, 2015

    HMHS Drama Club presents Kids on the Block

  • Fischerstechen makes a splash across southern Germany

    May 5, 2015

    River jousting in Ulm and elsewhere carries on a lively tradition for fisherman guilds.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers honor US-Italian WWII sacrifices

    May 5, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade honored World War II U.S. and Italian sacrifices during three days of ceremonies in the Verona region April 30 through May 2, 2015.

  • Sky Soldiers introduce new radios to Ukrainian soldiers

    May 5, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducted training with soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard's 3029th Regiment on the Harris RF 7800V radio system as part of Operation Fearless Guardian in Yavoriv, Ukraine, May 4.

  • Dutch Squadron celebrates national holiday

    May 5, 2015

    BELTON, Texas -- The Royal Netherlands' 302nd Squadron held their King's Birthday celebration at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, April 25.

  • Delegation of Ansbach Klinikum gets first-hand look at clinic under construction

    May 4, 2015

    A delegation of five doctors from the Ansbach Klinikum and their U.S. Army counterparts conducted a walk through the future Health and Dental Clinic currently being built at Urlas.

  • 16th Sustainment assets to support Exercise Noble Partner

    May 4, 2015

    Fourteen Bradley Infantry Fighting vehicles and several wheeled-support vehicles, roughly 748 metric tons of steel and rubber, cut across the Black Sea aboard a cargo ferry bound for the port in Batumi, Georgia, May 2.

  • Comic-Con brings students and superheroes together

    May 4, 2015

    Netzaberg Elementary School celebrates the power of comics and heroes at their second annual Comic-Con.

  • Placing barbecue grills on balconies violates policy, creates fire hazard

    May 4, 2015

    There has been a large number of reports of residents keeping barbecue grills on their balconies on post in Army Family Housing. If you are a resident who is simply storing them there, (although balconies should not be used for storage), we can live with that. If you are actively grilling on the balcony, however, this is a serious problem.

  • Paratroopers study 'pyrrhic victory' on staff ride in Greece

    May 4, 2015

    CRETE, Greece--Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted a staff ride, terrain-walk, and airborne operation here from April 20-24, 2015 to gain lessons from the World War II Battle of Crete.

  • Sky Soldiers visit Ukrainian youth center

    May 2, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade visited a childcare center in Lviv, Ukraine, April 30, 2015, as part of community outreach while training the Ukrainian national guard here as part of Fearless Guardian.

  • Vicenza marks 70th anniversary of Italy's Liberation Day

    May 1, 2015

    To mark the 70th Anniversary of Italy's Liberation Day April 25, Vicenza U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Robert L. Menist joins Mayor of Vicenza Achille Variati, Carabinieri Brig. Gen. Paolo Nardone and Prefect Chief of Staff Luigi Vitetti (right) for a wreath laying ceremony honoring the Fallen Heroes of Vicenza.

  • Exercise Noble Partner 2015 demonstrates bilateral cooperation

    May 1, 2015

    U.S. Army and Republic of Georgia Soldiers will train together as part of Exercise Noble Partner at the Vaziani Training Area in Georgia, May 11-25. Noble Partner is a new exercise, and part of Army Europe's continuing military-to-military relationship with Georgia.

  • Ukrainian, US troops test their fitness at Fearless Guardian

    May 1, 2015

    YAVORIV, Ukraine - Paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade and soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard's 1st Battalion, 3029th Regiment tested their level of physical readiness April 27 here in a modified version of the U.S. Army's physical fitness test.

  • Stuttgart NCOs inducted into backbone of military

    May 1, 2015

    Thirty-eight Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps April 30 at Patch Chapel during the first-ever Stuttgart joint NCO induction ceremony.

  • 557th Medical Company (Area Support) medics provide first responder training for Bulgarian soldiers

    May 1, 2015

    The 557th Medical Company, 421st Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Brigade conducted a first responder course from March 24-26 2015 at Vasil Levski National Military University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria to prepare Bulgarian land forces for a deployment to support Operation Resolute.

  • Europe's veterinary partnership initiated

    May 1, 2015

    By Maj. Jodi Sangster On Feb. 27, 2015, service members from the 64th Medical Detachment, based in Baumholder, Germany, began a partnership with Public Health Command District Northern Europe to provide veterinary clinical and technical support to operations at Dog Center Europe, the flagship veterinary facility of the district, at Pulaski Barracks.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital exercises medic readiness, proficiency and interoperability

    May 1, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital validated its readiness, proficiency and interoperability during a live surgical exercise April 13 - 24 at Miesau Ammo Depot.

  • Captains and senior leaders gather for unique Army Europe staff ride

    May 1, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany (May 1, 2015) -- Thirty-six members of Army Europe gathered here for a unique staff ride earlier this week.

  • Quilts of Valor: 9th JROTC cadets honor Soldiers for sacrifices

    Apr 30, 2015

    Cadets with Ansbach Middle/High School's 9th Junior ROTC Battalion presented quilts to 15 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during the March 26 "Quilts of Valor" ceremony at the school.

  • US Soldiers, Polish educators unite to enhance children's English skills

    Apr 30, 2015

    School is meant to be a place of learning, and for Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, a lesson in Polish culture and hospitality was awaiting them when they were invited to the Drawsko Pomorskie Primary School April 27, 2015 to help the students practice their English.

  • U.S., German engineers strengthen ties at annual forum

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. and German engineers gathered recently to highlight progress, iron out differences and build tighter collaboration within the Army and Air Force construction programs during their annual partnering conference.

  • The day in the life of a North Dakota public affairs detachment

    Apr 30, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- As 4,700 military members from 17 countries converged at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here, one of the smallest units captured the most double-takes. The mission of the eight-member 116th Public Affairs Detachment (116th PAD) had them interacting with numerous Soldiers from across Europe and the United States. That alone tends to make the military journalists stand out in a blur of camouflage as they reach out to make connections and form relationships. The composition of the group, however, garnered more attention than usual.

  • Newest European Activity Set equipment makes its way to Germany

    Apr 30, 2015

    REMAGEN, Germany -- Twenty nine tanks and four Bradleys made their way by barge down the Rhine River this week as the newest additions to the European Activity Set.

  • Growing stronger relationships: NATO allies join local community for tree-planting ceremony

    Apr 30, 2015

    In addition to time, something else is required for trees to grow-commitment.

  • For tank crews, focus on basics is key to success

    Apr 30, 2015

    For the Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, practicing the basics is the key to success.

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    The blast of an U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank firing the main gun sends up a cloud of flame and smoke during a live-fire exercise in Estonia Apr. 30. The tanks are the first U.S. tanks to fire in Estonia, demonstrating the strength of the alliance between the NATO allies. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • Setting aside time to care about our valuable alliance

    Apr 30, 2015

    Debra S. Wada, assistant secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), visited Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania, April 25, as part of a tour of the various joint-training military installations across Europe taking part in Operation Atlantic Resolve. Wada took the opportunity to inspect and learn more about the conditions and equipment provided for military and civilian affairs, Reserve Mobilizations, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for all soldiers involved in Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Soldiers partner with Latvian football team

    Apr 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Albert Hartzfeild observes a play during the opening game of the Latvian Federation of American Football's "Baltic Sea League" season, held in Riga, Latvia, April 19. Hartzfield, a Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga., volunteered to referee the game as part of a cooperation between the embassy of the U.S. in Riga, Latvia, and Task Force 2-7 Infantry, who are currently participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve in Adazi, Latvia. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brooks Fletcher, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • We have the football!

    Apr 30, 2015

    Latvian troops from Company B, 1st Battalion, Infantry Brigade recover a dummy serving as a hostage during an assault the objective training exercise at Adazi Training Area, Latvia, Nov. 20, 2014. Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provided armor support for the exercise and technical guidance during the planning and practice phases of the training operation. These activities are part of the U.S. Army Europe-led Operation Atlantic Resolve land force assurance training exercise taking place across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland to enhance multinational interoperability, strengthen relationships among allied militaries, contribute to regional stability and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth C. Upsall)

  • Team Eagle and Iron Wolf conduct live-fire exercise

    Apr 30, 2015

    The loud crack of a 120mm mortar round being fired and the dull thud that followed when the shock wave hit signaled the start of a multi-national live-fire exercise here in Rukla, Lithuania, today.

  • German May Day, full of customs and traditions

    Apr 29, 2015

    May Day marks the beginning of the outdoor season in Germany and other European countries. Old traditions ring in the new season as German residents celebrate the renewal of nature.

  • Volunteerism strong within 181st Signal Company

    Apr 29, 2015

    Each morning, Soldiers from the 181st Signal Company volunteer as crossing guards at Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School.

  • Soldiers cook up culinary excellence in Germany

    Apr 29, 2015

    The day of an Army cook begins long before most other Soldiers awaken for morning physical readiness training.

  • Operation Wind Spring 15 concludes in Romania

    Apr 29, 2015

    Towering flags unfurl with the breeze as the four Soldiers stand at attention beneath them. While each of the Soldiers don a differing uniform representing countries thousands of miles apart, their unity causes them to stand together as one undivided team.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve: a year in review

    Apr 29, 2015

    April 23, 2015, marked the one year anniversary of the announcement to begin a series of exercises now known as Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • 'Freedom Shock' exercise delivered to 3rd ID

    Apr 29, 2015

    Approximately 120 Soldiers from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division were 'shocked' into action and have deployed to Germany as part of Army Europe's Deployment Readiness Exercise program.

  • Fort Stewart, Italy-based U.S. Soldiers volunteer at camp in Latvia

    Apr 29, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., and 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of Vicenza, Italy participated in a community engagement in Sigulda, Latvia, April 25.

  • LRMC Rocks Safety Assessment

    Apr 28, 2015

  • Automotive Service Excellence certification testing now available in Europe

    Apr 28, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germay -- The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has partnered with University of Maryland University College Europe to offer the full menu of ASE certification tests to U.S. military-affiliated personnel with authorized access to National Testing Centers at U.S. military installations across Europe.

  • 'Topper' awards recognize volunteer performers worth millions

    Apr 28, 2015

    The stars were shining brightly inside the Vogelweh Armstrong Club at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz April 25 for the 2015 Topper Awards volunteer theater performers from installations across Europe were recognized for their truly stellar performances.

  • Ansbach community honors volunteers' continued dedication, hard work

    Apr 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members gathered to recognize the community's volunteers during an April 23 ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center here.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment 'walk and shoot' boasts rapid integration

    Apr 28, 2015

    The 2nd Cavalry's Comanche Troop from the 1st Squadron and Bravo Battery of the Field Artillery Squadron executed what's known as a "walk and shoot" fire support exercise April 24 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Massachusetts National Guard augments training center at multinational exercise

    Apr 27, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard used their skills and experience during Saber Junction 15 this month at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The Soldiers augmented the full-time force working as observers-coaches-trainers, a role that allowed them to share their knowledge with leadership from partner countries.

  • Volksfest celebrates ties with local communities

    Apr 27, 2015

    Germans and Americans forge friendships at 44th annual event

  • Point Alpha: 25 years after the last patrol

    Apr 27, 2015

    Approximately 400 Soldiers, civilians and political figures attended a special event at Point Alpha, Germany, April 24, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the last patrol at Point Alpha, which was a key strategic point that separated West Germany and East Germany up until the end of the Cold War.

  • US, Slovak chemical troops team for allied defense training

    Apr 27, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with soldiers from the Slovak army, began a combined platoon-sized chemical defense training as part of Exercise Toxic Lance in Lest, Slovakia, March 16, 2015.

  • Transition summit prepares Soldiers for next step

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The Vicenza Transition Summit, April 22-23, on Caserma Ederle, brought together industry and military leaders and made them available to Soldiers preparing to leave the service and embark on the next phase of their life. The two-day event included panel discussions, employment workshops and a job fair. Vicenza Transition Services Manager Christina Overstreet said the purpose of the summit was to motivate and encourage Soldiers and their families to plan and prepare for transition.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts SHARP stand-down and Denim Day

    Apr 27, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down at Caserma Del Din here April 27, 2015 and demonstrated support of "Denim Day" by wearing denim jeans to work instead of their usual camouflage uniforms.

  • Allied troops share knowledge, skills during weapons range

    Apr 27, 2015

    The saying "train as we fight" is a common theme taught to U.S. Soldiers from the beginning of their Army experience, but what happens when Soldiers fight alongside their NATO allies and must use foreign equipment to carry the day?

  • Training no longer confined to single geographical area

    Apr 26, 2015

    Multinational exercises, including Operation Wind Spring, are now becoming a commonplace as the U.S. Army encourages interoperability with its NATO allies and partners through what is known as connected training.

  • Tanks issued to troops for training

    Apr 24, 2015

    Soldiers are taking Abrams tanks and other mechanized vehicles and equipment to get ready for a large-scale exercise aimed at strengthening NATO's response force. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, conducted an equipment draw of the U. S. Army's European Activity Set April 21-22, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area for their upcoming participation in Combined Resolve IV.

  • The 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers

    Apr 24, 2015

    BLED, Slovenia --Thirty-three senior enlisted leaders from European armies and U.S. Army Europe met together at the 9th Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers held April 20-23.

  • Operation Freedom Shock continues

    Apr 24, 2015

    LETZLINGEN, Germany -- Exercise Letzlingen Freedom Shock is in full swing with U.S. and German Soldiers conducting training here through April 28.

  • NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

    Apr 24, 2015

    Fire teams of various NATO allies came together during the culmination of Exercise Flaming Thunder, a joint multinational live-fire exercise held at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania, April 22.

  • A broader scope: Polish snipers, US cavalry join forces for bilateral training

    Apr 24, 2015

    After locating their position on the map, seven soldiers push onward toward their objective. Walking in staggered columns, they each have a part to play as they lead the charge forward.

  • Anvil Troop helps Estonian Defense Force train

    Apr 24, 2015

    Among the dense Estonian pine woods and bone chilling breeze, Soldiers of Anvil Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade set up defense positions against the Estonian Defense Force during Operation Tornado April 21-23, at the Central Training Area.

  • Working Together, Celebrating Together for a Rich History and a United Front

    Apr 24, 2015

    A brisk breeze tousled hair and rustled meticulously pressed clothes, yet the Romanian and American military officials stood unfazed side-by-side at the position of attention, united for a day of remembrance and reflection upon their strong history and alliance.

  • USACE bolsters European reassurance effort

    Apr 23, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will manage more construction in Eastern and Central Europe this year than it has in the past 40 years combined. Over the next three years, the district will execute up to 145 military construction and facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in Poland, the Baltics and Balkans as part of the $1 billion European Reassurance Initiative to support NATO allies and U.S. partners in the region.

  • New Post Exchange mall finally open

    Apr 23, 2015

    After several years of construction, some roadblocks and "moving mountains," according to one official, the new Post Exchange opened in Hainerberg Housing area April 17 following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Days of Remembrance event honors lives lost and saved

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Days of Remembrance ceremony April 17, hosted by the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, brought together the American military community and leaders from Wiesbaden's Jewish community to explore the past and honor those who lost their lives during "a time when darkness and evil engulfed the earth, when life was made cheap and killing of innocents commonplace," as Rabbi (Cpt.) David Ruderman put it during his invocation.

  • Combined Resolve IV to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces

    Apr 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve IV, May 1 - June 26.

  • Remembering Brave Soldiers From WWII

    Apr 22, 2015

    Two historic events occurred during that fighting, one well known and one not-so-well known. The first is the death of Col. William Darby, founder of the modern day Ranger Battalions who won great fame during World War II. The second event took place later that same evening.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion a force to be reckoned with

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Fast-paced, intense training, unpredictable weather conditions, fluctuating schedules -- all in an unforgiving environment. Just another day for the 1st Battalion of the 4th Infantry Regiment. With more than 400 Soldiers spread across four companies, the battalion embraces their specialized mission of playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, challenging rotations of U.S. Soldiers and Allies from around the world.

  • Whether ground or air: More than land training at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 22, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Moments after a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands in a field here, Soldiers race from the lowered loading ramp with hoses, spill kits and fuel nozzles. As one of the many training exercises for Saber Junction 15, they're scrambling to prepare a refueling jump site for two AH-64 Apache helicopters.

  • "Giraffes Can't Dance" attracts families

    Apr 21, 2015

    "Sometimes when you're different you just need a different song." Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, echoed the wisdom shared by the cricket in the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae.

  • USAG Wiesbaden conducts SHARP stand down

    Apr 21, 2015

    Male victims were the focus at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention Stand-down at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center April 15, an event that included an obstacle course navigated while wearing beer goggles and a resource fair showcasing the garrison's myriad support programs.

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