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  • 5th Signal Command kicks off Fit to Lead program

    Oct 5, 2015

    5th Signal Command kicked off its fiscal year 2016 Fit to Lead program with a 5k run and information session Oct. 1 at the Tony Bass Gym on Clay Kaserne.

  • EIB Builds Teams at Every Level

    Oct 5, 2015

    In every infantry Soldier's career, there comes a time where he must prove his competence as an American Soldier. The formal name for this event is the Expert Infantry Badge test. Recently, this opportunity came for 202 Soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, here. On Oct. 5, 60 of the 202 Soldiers were inducted into the ranks of EIB recipients. Twelve of the 60 also received the distinction of "true blue," meaning they passed every event on the first try. Candidates for the testing came from across JMRC, including the Observer Controller Teams, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, and even the 2d Cavalry Regiment.

  • US, German air defenders conduct integrated live fire

    Oct 2, 2015

    Under misty skies but with high spirits, the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, Soldiers and German Air Force SAM Wing 1 soldiers start their second day of firing during a live-fire training exercise in Chania, Greece, Oct. 1, at the NATO Missile Firing Installation.

  • Leaving a Legacy: Wounded Warrior Retiring After Years of Inspiring Others

    Oct 2, 2015

  • Marshall Center celebrates the 25th 'Day of German Unity'

    Oct 2, 2015

    Bavarian Minister of State Dr. Beate Merk, Bavarian minister of European Matters and Regional Relations, is the keynote speaker at the German Unification Day Celebration held Oct. 2 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • Historic re-designation AFSBn-Italy to AFSBn-Africa

    Oct 2, 2015

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Italy, under the command of Lt. Col. Joe Greenlee, officially re-designated to Army Field Support Battalion-Africa, Oct. 1.

  • 405th AFSB establishes Logistics Support Team-Africa

    Oct 2, 2015

    Under cloudy skies and a brisk Italy breeze, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade formally announced the establishment of the Logistics Support Team-Africa, Oct. 2, under the leadership of Maj. Shawn Muder. The organization will report to the newly designated Army Field Support Battalion-Africa commanded by Lt. Col. Joe Greenlee.

  • Patriot missile live fire brings US and German Soldiers together

    Oct 1, 2015

    Soldiers from 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command brought five Patriot crews to train with German air defenders at the NATO Missile Firing Installation, or NAMFI, where the German soldiers are conducting their NATO evaluation.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment receives the Meritorious Unit Citation for Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 1, 2015

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- In a dimly lit Traditions Room, located at Reed Museum, several squadron commanders and sergeants major belonging to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, stood in a horseshoe formation as they quietly waited for a ceremony to start.

  • MSU-E competes in Tactical Combat Casualty Care Competition

    Sep 30, 2015

    LOGRONO, Spain -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Medical Support Unit - Europe was one of 16 teams to compete in the first international Tactical Combat Casualty Care Competition hosted by Spain Sept. 16-18 at the Center of Excellence.

  • Expeditionary contracting support for Swift Response 2015

    Sep 30, 2015

    Contracting teams from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 409th Contracting Support Brigade, as well as the Fort Bragg, North Carolina-based 419th CSB were on hand to support Exercise Swift Response 15.

  • In the shadow of the Austerlitz Bridge: NATO troops promote tolerance and equality in Mitrovica

    Sep 30, 2015

    U.S. and Hungarian soldiers serving on NATO's Kosovo Force peace support mission joined local leaders and organizers to promote tolerance and equality during a Sept. 19 Violence Free Future youth event at the Diakonie Youth Center in Mitrovica, Kosovo.

  • Army Reserve command in Europe re-named 7th Mission Support Command

    Sep 30, 2015

    The Army Reserve's only forward-stationed command in Europe changed its name, Oct. 1.

  • Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment fire M777A in Hungary

    Sep 30, 2015

  • US, NATO partners participate in Latvian-led Silver Arrow exercise

    Sep 29, 2015

    U.S. paratroopers, from the "First Rock" Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, out of Vicenza, Italy, and five other NATO countries wrapped up the week-long, Latvian-led Exercise Silver Arrow, Sept. 27.

  • 2CR Troopers show there is more to victory than just winning a football game

    Sep 29, 2015

    CESKY KRUMLOV, Czech Republic -- American football isn't only for Americans as demonstrated by the players that participated in this past weekend's celebration of the 70th anniversary of a football game in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

  • Hohenfels hounds get new place to play

    Sep 28, 2015

    New dog park closes out AFAP issue.

  • Baltic Push: 'Sky Soldiers' and Lithuanians help strengthen alliance through logistics

    Sep 25, 2015

    Logisticians from the "First Rock" Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Lithuanian Main Support Battalion, Logistic Support Command conducted bilateral maneuverability operations here, Sept. 22-23.

  • US, French test fuel interoperability

    Sep 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 515th Transportation Company, part of the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 39th Transportation Battalion (MC), fueled a successful demonstration of allied interoperability during tests conducted Sept. 21-24.

  • IMCOM grant promotes STEM in middle school/CYSS collaboration

    Sep 24, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Middle School students are leaving the classroom to explore different aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Installation Management Command.

  • Multinational Kosovo Force fights more fires in mountains

    Sep 9, 2015

    Multinational Kosovo Force emergency response teams were activated to respond to continuing forest fire threats, Sept. 5, in the mountains outside Dragash in southern Kosovo.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd: New CSM at USAG Bavaria

    Sep 8, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Sept. 8. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dillingham, outgoing command sergeant major of USAG Bavaria, relinquished his responsibilities of the garrison to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Todd.

  • Dailey hosts town hall in Wiesbaden, Germany

    Sep 8, 2015

    Having the courage to stand up in front of hundreds of your peers, leaders and subordinates is no easy feat, especially when speaking with the current sergeant major of the Army, but that is exactly what U.S. Army Europe Soldiers recently did in Wiesbaden, Germany today.

  • Soldiers stay on the pulse of readiness, proficiency

    Sep 8, 2015

    At times, trying to learn a new skill can be an intimidating endeavor, yet with practice, the uneasiness of the process blossoms into confidence. Learning new skills and procedures, which one can follow to save the life of the Soldier next to them, may prove invaluable.

  • US, Bulgarian Soldiers conduct combined live fire exercise

    Sep 6, 2015

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria -- The 'Sky Soldiers' of the 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy, conducted a combined arms live-fire exercise here in Bulgaria, Sept. 5.

  • Illesheim Army Health Clinic trains for battle

    Sep 4, 2015

    Illesheim Army Health Clinic trained in simulated battle conditions at Storck Barracks Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 240th Anniversary during the Community Showcase

    Sep 4, 2015

    The Religious Support Office of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the 240th Anniversary of the Chaplain Corps here, during the Community Showcase conducted at the new Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Mother, daughter serve together in Germany

    Sep 4, 2015

    It's not every day you find two young women in vastly different life situations embark on an adventure together in a predominantly male organization. Rarer still, is when a mother with a prolific professional background in international security and her daughter, a recent high school graduate, both decide to capitalize on major life changes and pursue careers in the U.S. Army.

  • Seminar brings Bosnia and Herzegovina Parliamentarians to Marshall Center

    Sep 4, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies held a two-day tailored seminar for Parliamentarians from Bosnia and Herzegovina Sept. 1 and 2 at the center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Three-day Sustainment Terrain Walk explores logistics in Europe

    Sep 4, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Over the past few days, an entourage of approximately 80 senior leaders from around the European theater met with dozens of sustainers and logisticians during the Sustainment Terrain Walk.

  • Trevor earns his Spurs

    Sep 3, 2015

    The tradition of an Army Trooper earning their spurs dates back to the beginning of the cavalry when newly enlisted Soldiers learned how to ride their horses without spurs so they did not harm the animal. Today, to earn their silver spurs, cavalry squadrons conduct 'spur rides'; a day in which Soldiers are tested on their proficiency of common military tasks and skills while pushed to physical exhaustion. Within the ranks of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment on Aug. 27 was Trevor Pedersen. A precocious 8 year old who got out of the first week of third grade to find out what it is like to be a Soldier.

  • Swift Response 15: Live Fire challenges Allied platoons, squads

    Sep 3, 2015

    Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army's largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. It included nearly 5,000 service members from 11 NATO nations.

  • An unusual English lesson

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment visited several elementary schools September 3, 2015 near Sulęcin, Poland.

  • Members of Congress visit troops in Lithuania

    Sep 2, 2015

    Members of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs visited troops in Rukla, Lithuania, Sept. 2.

  • Swift Response 15 brings unique training operating environment to Allied participants

    Sep 1, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany- The Operational Environment (OE) has taken a new form at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here for exercise Swift Response 15. Army Europe is leading a training exercise built around a multinational airborne joint forcible entry operation spanning four European nations and ends with a unique training event known as a Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) that was led by the German Bundeswehr and U.S. Army Soldiers.

  • Estonian joins US troops, shoots big guns

    Sep 1, 2015

    Amidst the flashes of lightening and rumble of thunder from the skies above, U.S. and Estonian Soldiers answered back with a rumble of their own during a live-fire range Aug. 30, at the Central Training Area near Tapa, Estonia.

  • Building a solid foundation to a stronger alliance

    Sep 1, 2015

    Saws sliced through wood as hammers drove nails deep into the sides of the structure, yet amidst the construction, the newfound friends joked and laughed, united in their commitment to the betterment of the community surrounding them.

  • Helping a Hero to Heal

    Sep 1, 2015

  • A lasting impression

    Sep 1, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated in a harvest festival in Sulęcin, Poland August 30, 2015.

  • US Army Europe, NATO leaders begin sustainment terrain walk

    Sep 1, 2015

    Key leaders from U.S. Army Europe, or USAREUR, and NATO partners began a three-day sustainment terrain walk with a visit to the European Activity Set located on the Coleman Worksite here, Sept. 1.

  • US, Poland conduct section live-fire exercise

    Sep 1, 2015

    During the past few months, U.S. Soldiers, of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, have been working to build cohesive and responsive teams that are able to perform their duties of scouting ahead for the main body of a U.S. or allied force.

  • 3rd ESC sustains Swift Response

    Sep 1, 2015

    Soldiers with the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command deployed to Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany to support XVIII Airborne Corps during the largest combined airborne training exercise on the continent in decades.

  • US Army unit commands NATO CBRNE Task Force

    Sep 1, 2015

    A chemical company from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) led a NATO CBRNE Task Force during Exercise Precise Response.

  • Army Reserve soldier remembers relative: second most decorated soldier from World War II

    Sep 1, 2015

    First Lt. Garlin Murl Conner was a farmer from Aaron, Kentucky who was inducted into the Army on March 1, 1941.

  • U.S. and Swiss aviators fight fires in Kosovo

    Aug 31, 2015

    U.S. Army and Swiss aviators sprung into action on the evening on Aug. 29 in order to fight an outbreak of fires in a forest on Oshijak mountain, roughly 6 kilometers southeast of Prizren in southern Kosovo.

  • IMCOM training team holds training sessions in Europe

    Aug 31, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The Headquarters Installation Management Command G5 Mobile Training Team recently visited IMCOM-Europe, teaching the Plans Analysis and Integration Officer Basic Course to 21 participants from garrison and regions PAIO shops.

  • Exercise aims toward future of connected training

    Aug 30, 2015

    After years of conducting training within the confines of the Army's major training areas in Germany, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command is branching out with a new way to connect training throughout Europe.

  • Noncombatant evacuation exercise tests Allies during Swift Response 15

    Aug 30, 2015

    The training event was led by the German-led Task Force Cerebrus and focused on quickly and safely evacuating embassy diplomats and other critical civilians.

  • Swift Response 15: A faster, stronger Alliance

    Aug 29, 2015

    Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army's largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. More than 4,800 service members from 11 NATO nations -- including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States -- will take part in the exercise on training areas in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Romania, Aug. 17-Sept. 13, 2015.

  • Opening Doors: Bondsteel Soldiers prepare Kosovo teens for English certification test

    Aug 28, 2015

    Language is a key to opening metaphorical doors that can lead to higher education, opportunities to travel, or a greater understanding of the world. Connecticut Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, out of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, are reaching out to the youths of Ferizaj, Kosovo, and helping them prepare to pass the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language test.

  • Exercise Swift Response rapidly builds combat power

    Aug 28, 2015

    A combined team of multinational aircraft from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, carrying equipment and personnel from their countries as well as Italy and Spain, executed an Air-Land operation to build combat power at the Hohenfels Training area as part of Swift Response 15, Aug. 27 - 28.

  • Breaking down barriers: US and Lithuanian forces trade knowledge

    Aug 28, 2015

    United States Army Paratroopers and Lithuanian Land Forces soldiers came together here today, for bilateral training in tactical control points, and how each nation performs those tasks.

  • Del Din access road upgrade complete

    Aug 25, 2015

    Military and civilian authorities conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 21 near the entrance to Caserma Del Din to mark the completion of the installation's access road upgrade. The project is the result of a design coordinated by the Italian and American military with the city of Vicenza, at no cost for the local administration.

  • Campaign aims to 'start the conversation' between parents, teens

    Aug 24, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Living with a teenager can be perplexing. And anyone who has experienced the tumult of adolescence can tell you that living with parents can be equally challenging. That's where the Wiesbaden School Liaison Office's and AFN-Wiesbaden's new "At Home With a Teenager" public service announcement campaign enters the picture.

  • Baumholder is home away from home for Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and 10 NATO nations participating in Swift Response 15, the largest Allied airborne training exercise in Europe since the end of the Cold War, are getting all the base support they need from members of the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz in the Baumholder Military Community.

  • Guard Soldier, Airman proclaimed 'heroes' in Paris

    Aug 24, 2015

    U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartly recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Army National Guard Spc. Aleksander Skarlatos for their actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21.

  • How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile

    Aug 19, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational security (OPSEC).

  • BOSS Soldiers set out on 'amazing' adventure

    Aug 17, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Vicenza BOSS program was selected to pilot a new life skills initiative program. The council created an "Amazing Race"-style event that took nine teams of Soldiers through Italy. They called it the Amazing Quest.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Several youths at USAG Ansbach volunteer for, help their community through American Red Cross

    Aug 14, 2015

    The American Red Cross at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a ceremony Aug. 14, 2015, at the Von Steuben Community Center to recognize the youths of the community for their volunteerism.

  • Youth volunteers save community $14,000

    Aug 13, 2015

    Volunteers say they earned experience and more.

  • Transformation managed: Directorate closes after 8 years of hard work

    Aug 12, 2015

    Since its creation in 2007, the Transformation Stationing Management Office, or TSMO, has been responsible for moving units from Heidelberg, Darmstadt and Mannheim to Wiesbaden. It built the new home for U.S. Army Europe. It lived up to its name, literally transforming the footprint of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. As of Aug. 1, TSMO is no more and two of its divisions, Engineering and Master Planning, will return to the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Middle school, Army Corps of Engineers strengthen winning partnership

    Aug 12, 2015

    The middle school and the Corps won the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Project.

  • German-American Partnership Gets Lift at Local Festival

    Aug 11, 2015

    No one could budge the 500lb stone but in doing so, the German-American partnership in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany was made stronger.

  • New program to develop employees, enhance services

    Aug 10, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Knowing exactly how to help customers by fully understanding the big picture and feeling empowered to do what's required are all part of Wiesbaden Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's new Team Member Orientation program. "I firmly believe that by providing our new employees with a great orientation it will benefit our organization, enhance retention and foster recruitment," said Gregory Holzinger, USAG Wiesbaden's new FMWR director.

  • Counterterrorism course builds a global team before 'the bomb goes off'

    Aug 10, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' premier counterterrorism course helps to build a "global team against a global threat."

  • US Black Hawks elevate training during Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted an air assault training exercise, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

  • US Soldiers play Latvian National Baseball Team in esprit de corps game

    Aug 10, 2015

    'Sky Soldiers' of Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) out of Vicenza, Italy, tested their baseball skills against players from the Latvian National Team in Riga, Latvia, Aug. 8.

  • NATO allies unite for Pitka Challenge 2015

    Aug 9, 2015

    In the dense vegetation of the Nursipalu Nature Reserve near Rouge vald, Estonia, 25 teams from eight NATO countries gathered in the spirit of friendly competition for the four-day Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge 2015, Aug. 4.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers compete to be named Soldier of the Month

    Aug 8, 2015

    U.S Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers deployed to Kosovo competed in the Multinational Battle Group-East Soldier of the Month competition, August 1, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Royal Air Force leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Aug 7, 2015

    British Royal Air Force leaders visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 7.

  • Staying cool in Germany without AC

    Aug 6, 2015

    During the summer months, temperatures at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer, and though air conditioning units might seem an adequate solution, housing regulations prohibit their use.

  • Aviators perform medevac training, military working dogs climb to new heights

    Aug 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, a medevac unit out of Clearwater, Florida, and the 345th Combat Support Hospital, a military field hospital out of Jacksonville, Florida, conducted hoist evacuation training for military working dogs and their handlers, July 24, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The training was held to familiarize the dogs, handlers and medical team on how to secure and safely hoist the dogs for transport during an emergency situation.

  • Bamberg enchants Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Aug 6, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (Aug. 6, 2015) -- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, recently visited Bamberg, Germany, to experience "Bamberg zaubert," a festival where street performances happen throughout the city recently.

  • Swift Response to exercise NATO airborne forces in Europe

    Aug 6, 2015

    The exercise will take place in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy and will include more than 4,800 Soldiers from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • US troops meet and greet local residents in southern Poland

    Aug 6, 2015

    A festive-music-filled atmosphere and the inviting smells of summer, with kids playing in the spray of water from a repurposed fire hose, set the scene for a community meet-and-greet hosted by the Soldiers of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, August 5 on the town square here.

  • Bilateral wire guided missile training conducted in Lithuania

    Aug 6, 2015

    A bilateral training mission was held over a two-day period at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area here, involving U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers learning to co-operate a wire guided missile system.

  • Taking a water break

    Aug 6, 2015

    Over the course of Atlantic Resolve, Soldiers have sent a lot of rounds down range, mastered a myriad of land navigation courses and jumped out of helicopters.

  • A former Soldier visits 2CR Troopers and gives a performance to remember

    Aug 5, 2015

    An American country music artist and U.S. Army veteran, Craig Morgan, took flight to Bavaria, Germany to perform at the 57th German-American Volksfest in Grafenwoehr, Jul. 31- Aug. 2, 2015. Before his performance, he took time to visit with Troopers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment at Rose Barracks, located near Grafenwoehr, to view their day-to-day activities.

  • U.S. Army Europe's CSM talks women's equality in Hohenfels

    Aug 5, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon, U.S. Army Europe, visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany, on August 5 in celebration of Women's Equality Day, which is recognized in the United States on August 26.

  • Camp Bondsteel MPs and military working dogs simulate active-shooter response

    Aug 4, 2015

    Military Police Soldiers from the 363rd Military Police Company out of Grafton, West Virginia, currently deployed to Kosovo in support of Multinational Battle Group-East, arrived on the scene during a July 24, active-shooter exercise to rehearse emergency response efforts with their military working dog partners, at the Camp Bondsteel Post Exchange.

  • Allied Spirit II: Sustaining the NATO Alliance

    Aug 4, 2015

    More than 4,500 participants from eight nations will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit II at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Aug. 4-24, 2015.

  • Hohenfels Training Area cleared to land C-130 aircraft on new airstrip

    Aug 3, 2015

    A joint team from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army conducted the first C-130 landing at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in over two years, July 29. The test landing is a precursor to Exercise Swift Response 15, which will occur at Hohenfels in August.

  • German CBRN forces visit 5-52 ADA

    Aug 3, 2015

    All 5-52 ADA CBRN personnel participated in the event, which included visits to fire unit sites, a tour of the life support area, and lunch in the Spartan dining facility. The visit concluded with hands-on demonstrations of U.S. chemical defense equipment in the battalion conference room. The group also discussed similar German equipment and the way both nation's CBRN Corps are designed.

  • North Carolina National Guard adjutant general visits troops in Kosovo

    Aug 3, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, the adjutant general of the North Carolina National Guard, met with Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group-East and talked about the bond between the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, during a July 17-19 visit to Camp Bondsteel and other military installations in Kosovo.

  • NATO, Operation Atlantic Resolve: The art of assurance and deterrence

    Aug 1, 2015

    For many Soldiers, the Europe-wide Operation Atlantic Resolve may appear to be merely a composition of combined training and exercises held between the U.S. and NATO allies.

  • Ansbach Law Center celebrates 240 years of JAG

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Ansbach Law Center celebrated the 240th birthday of the Judge Advocate General Corps July 29 at their offices at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Allied Spirit II: Sustaining the NATO Alliance

    Jul 31, 2015

    More than 4,500 participants from 8 nations will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit II at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Aug. 4-24, 2015.

  • Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident complete multinational training in Ukraine

    Jul 31, 2015

    Approximately 1,800 soldiers from 18 different, NATO and partner, countries concluded the 12-day long multinational exercises Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident July 31, 2015, with a ceremony honoring the participants from each country at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here.

  • Combined intel cell keeps brigade leaders 'in the know'

    Jul 30, 2015

    In the sea of a bustling tactical operations center, they are the calm center. Armed with cool concentration, facts from the field, diligence and determination, this team provides a vital asset to more than 1,800 U.S. and coalition armed forces from 18 nations. They are the Multi-National Brigade intelligence cell.

  • National Guard Liaison Monitoring Team visits local school, volunteers with young adult education pr

    Jul 30, 2015

    With hands in the air and laughter filling the room, Soldiers clapped and stomped their feet to the voices of local children singing songs, July 15. National Guard Soldiers from half way around the world worked with a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children and young adults of Kosovo further their education by providing training workshops that develop leadership and job skills, and teaches them to resolve disagreements by working together within the community.

  • History in the making as 2nd CR Field Artillery tests new ammunition

    Jul 30, 2015

    History is made again as Troopers assigned to Alpha Battery, Field Artillery, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fired XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) fuses using M777A2 Howitzer weapon systems during the unit's first-ever field demonstration of the ammunition, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, July 24, 2015.

  • Engineer team inspects damaged Georgian city

    Jul 30, 2015

    A team of U.S. Army engineers and local emergency-management experts recently assessed damage from severe flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia, which claimed the lives of 20 people and killed more than 300 animals from the city's zoo.

  • US, Polish Soldiers take to water for training

    Jul 30, 2015

    The art of observing enemy activity while remaining undetected is a skill on which cavalry scouts of the U.S. Army pride themselves. Whether they're creeping soundlessly through the woods, or in this case floating down a tiny rain-swollen stream in the Polish countryside, their task remains the same: observe, report and get out as stealthily as possible.

  • "Learning from the past, preparing for the future"

    Jul 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe hosted former senior leaders, German partners and industry experts at a forum July 28-30 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • US, allied cyber defenders discuss interoperability at Cyber Summit 2015

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 140 cyber, communications and intelligence professionals from across Europe and as far away as Hawaii gathered in Wiesbaden for the Cyber Summit 2015, July 27-29.

  • NATO experts design new English teaching course at Marshall Center's language center

    Jul 29, 2015

    Participants from the first English Teaching Faculty Development Workshop graduated July 23 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Partner Language Training Center, Europe.

  • Leaders discuss future of Army in Europe during Grafenwoehr visit

    Jul 29, 2015

    Members of the National Commission on the Future of the Army visited Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 29 to reach out to units on the ground conducting missions in Europe, including regionally aligned forces under Operation Atlantic Resolve, and learn about where the Army is going.

  • Dignitaries visit Rapid Trident 2015

    Jul 28, 2015

    An international delegation of distinguished dignitaries highlighted by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander U.S. Army Europe, Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt visited the multinational exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 24, 2015.

  • Memorial service held for USAREUR veteran; remembered for his impact in Europe, NATO

    Jul 28, 2015

    Jeff Parmer, retired Army Lt. Col. and Department of the Army civilian at U.S. Army Europe headquarters, was remembered for his courage, commitment and friendship at a Hainerberg Chapel memorial service July 24.