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  • 21st TSC enlisted leaders launch path-breaking 'NIMS' campaign

    Feb 2, 2016

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Around 60 participants from across the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and top Army junior leadership authorities broke new ground in the "Not in my Squad" campaign during an "empowerment" event held Jan. 27-29 at the Vogelweh Military Complex.

  • "School matters:" Parent-Teacher conferences keep communication open

    Feb 2, 2016

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Parent-teacher conferences in the Kaiserslautern area are scheduled for Feb. 9, and school officials and key leaders strongly encourage parents to attend.

  • Vollrath award ceremony recognized top human resources personnel throughout U.S. Army Europe

    Feb 2, 2016

    Four Soldiers and one Department of the Army civilian were recognized at U.S. Army Europe Headquarters, Jan. 28, for their excellence in human resources at Army Europe's 6th Annual Frederick E. Vollrath Awards ceremony.

  • ARECs ensure US Army Reserve is engaged on the world stage

    Feb 2, 2016

    What does it mean to have a U.S. Army Reserve force, globally engaged, impacting the far reaches of the world?

  • More green in 2016: COLA set to increase in the KMC

    Feb 1, 2016

    Service members in the Kaiserslautern Military Community can expect their wallets to feel a bit thicker this February as the cost of living allowance-better known as "COLA"-increases for Germany.

  • US, Lithuanian Soldiers come together for training

    Feb 1, 2016

    Soldiers, from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Lithuanian Duke Vaidotas Mechanized Infantry Battalion, braved cold, wet conditions to complete team leader training at Rukla, Lithuania, Jan. 25-28.

  • Foreign Area Officers learn from the experts at Monterey language school

    Feb 1, 2016

    It takes cooperation to solve international problems such as Ebola in Liberia, the Syrian refugee crisis, island disputes in the South China Sea or how best to deal with ISIL, but Foreign Area Officers are up to the task.

  • Exercise Allied Spirit calls in air reinforcements

    Jan 31, 2016

    The ground maneuver training during Exercise Allied Spirit IV took to the skies, as multinational forces were introduced to U.S. Air Force methods that rely on joint terminal attack controllers.

  • Eyes on Italy in Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 31, 2016

    In the most recent edition of Exercise Allied Spirit, Italy is the compass guiding seven nations from Europe and North America. Aside from conducting mission command, the Italians are planning and directing offensive and defensive tasks to line units in the field.

  • CDC Travel Health Notice for countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

    Jan 29, 2016

    While some travel related cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Europe, no cases have originated here. The virus can only be spread by being bitten by an infected mosquito and the type of mosquito that can spread the disease is not found in Europe.

  • Montenegro's NATO Goal Gets Boost From Marshall Center Seminar and Alumni

    Jan 29, 2016

    A two-day tailored seminar on Next Steps toward NATO for Senior Officials from Montenegro was held Jan. 26 and 27 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Cobra Battery, 2CR conduct EDRE

    Jan 29, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Soldiers assigned to Cobra Battery, Field Artillery Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrive to their unit before dawn Jan 27, 2016 after they received an alert to prepare for their movement to Lithuania for training. The Battery is conducting an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise prior to their roll out to demonstrate their ability to rapidly deploy on a moment's notice. The exercise, called Dragoon Shock, is a realistic operation; testing all aspects of a unit's readiness which will showcase the capability and interoperability of USAREUR organizations.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Iron Wolf military-to-military interaction

    Jan 29, 2016

    Soldiers, from the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, and the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf" conducted a military-to-military interaction to discuss their respective nations' tactical operations centers capabilities, processes, and procedures, Jan. 26.

  • Friendly competition fosters partnership in Poland

    Jan 29, 2016

    When the snow in Konotop, Poland melts, what is left in its place can be best described as mud soup.

  • Exercise Allied Spirit IV showcases multinational training

    Jan 28, 2016

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command hosted a distinguished visitors and media day, Jan. 27, 2016, at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, to see how exercise Allied Spirit IV conducts multinational training.

  • Martial arts students gain self-defense skills, confidence

    Jan 28, 2016

    People study martial arts for various reasons, according to Wiesbaden's Tang Soo Do instructor. These include self-defense, enhancing overall mental and physical health, and gaining self-confidence. Sherry Woodward, a Black Belt in the traditional Korean martial art, military veteran and Department of the Army civilian with the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, said her lifelong relationship with Tang Soo Do has been rewarding -- both as a student and as a teacher.

  • National Guard connects with multinational Soldiers during Allied Spirit

    Jan 28, 2016

    Unique training opportunities like the Allied Spirit exercise, allow Guardsmen to reach out, interact and train with service members from many nations, inside and outside of the State Partnership Program.

  • High OPTEMPO defines CSM Bolmer's tour with 1-4 Infantry

    Jan 27, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer looks back on fast-paced OPFOR mission. He states the one word that comes to mind: "busy." "The pride and esprit de corps is one of the highest of any unit I've been in," Bolmer said of the 1st Bn., 4th Infantry, "but it's also one of the busiest units. I've been in the Army 22 years, and I will say this is the busiest I've ever been."

  • "Victory Medics" Prepare for MEDSHOCK Exercise

    Jan 27, 2016

    SEMBACH, Gemany -- A "no-notice" alert put medical support leaders and Soldiers to the test as elements of the 30th Medical Brigade mobilized Jan. 23- 26 for "MEDSHOCK," an exercise designed to test readiness capabilities and medical interoperability with Bundeswehr Airborne Role 1 and Bundeswehr Sanität (medical branch) Role 2 medical assets.

  • The military of the Garibaldi Brigade train in Germany with 10 other nations

    Jan 26, 2016

    The Garibaldi Brigade is responsible for providing the command headquarters during the NATO exercise in Germany.

  • Kiefer relinquishes responsibility as senior NCO of USAG Ansbach, retires

    Jan 26, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a relinquishment of responsibility and retirement ceremony Jan. 8 at the Von Steuben Community Center here to farewell the now retired Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Kiefer.

  • Opening ceremony sets the stage for Polish, American interoperability ahead

    Jan 26, 2016

    One American soldier and one Polish soldier stood bearing their country's respective colors before a vast formation of the two allied nations, symbolizing the partnership strengthened by Operation Atlantic Resolve. Soldiers of both armies stood together in the snow on the morning of Jan. 18, commemorating the interoperability exercises to come during an opening of training ceremony in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland.

  • 173rd Sky Soldiers airdrop shark, train for contingencies

    Jan 25, 2016

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade airdropped a 'Shark' mobile communications Humvee from a C-130 Hercules aircraft onto Frida IV Drop Zone near Dandalo, Italy, January 21.

  • Army Europe personnel discuss European security challenges with college students in US

    Jan 25, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Several U.S. Army Europe personnel discussed European security challenges with students, military fellows and faculty members at Boston-area colleges, Jan. 21.

  • Ghost Troop, 2CR demonstrates what a Squad Tactical Exercise is all about

    Jan 25, 2016

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- This January, winter is hitting hard at the Hohenfels Training Area and the word 'cold' doesn't even begin to describe the experience.

  • Alliance, endurance on display at Exercise Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 24, 2016

    More than 2,400 service members from seven nations are conducting tactical training in the cold and snowy conditions of Bavaria, Germany, during Exercise Allied Spirit IV.

  • Bulgaria's former deputy defense chief inducted into War College's Hall of Fame

    Jan 23, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Bulgaria's former deputy chief of defense and former commander of the Bulgarian Land Forces was inducted into the U.S. Army War College's International Fellows Hall of Fame, Jan. 7.

  • Michigan National Guard Soldiers train with their State Partners during Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 23, 2016

    For one Michigan National Guard Soldier, attending Allied Spirit IV, in Hohenfels, Germany, is an amazing opportunity in itself; but it has also become a great learning experience in working with a member of Michigan's State Partnership program.

  • Sky Soldiers, special operations intelligence specialists refine skills during combined training

    Jan 22, 2016

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.

  • USACE assists Benelux with consolidation, transformation

    Jan 22, 2016

    European Infrastructure Consolidation, a process announced by the Department of Defense last January to save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually, is transforming and consolidating installations throughout Europe, including U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, by 2022.

  • Developing Regional Perspective in Conflict Resolution Is Key In Marshall Center Security Course

    Jan 22, 2016

    The Marshall Center's Seminar on Regional Security started Jan. 21 and ended Feb. 11. The seminar will focus specifically on regional security dynamics, thereby acknowledging the continued prominence of territoriality on the one hand and the necessity to prioritize regional analysis over the global analysis, on the other hand. This will allow participants to examine international security issues where they happen by investigating contemporary regional case studies.

  • USAREUR Chief of Staff visits 6981st CSG

    Jan 22, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, U.S. Army Europe chief of staff, visited with members of the 6981st Civilian Support Group Jan. 20, 2016 at their headquarters at Germersheim Army Depot, Germany.

  • Network interoperability key to common operating picture

    Jan 22, 2016

    Working to address aspects of coalition mission command interoperability, senior Army leaders recently participated in an executive level site visit at Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • 16th Sustainment keeps units moving across Europe

    Jan 22, 2016

    Last year, there were 51 battalion-size and higher exercises throughout Europe, including one in Ukraine, with the focus of assuring allies and deterring Russian aggression, Col. Michelle Letcher said.

  • Milley assesses 'aggressive' Russia, others, as challenges for US, ally security

    Jan 22, 2016

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley has always said readiness is his No. 1 priority. The Army has a legal and moral obligation, he said, to be prepared. During a presentation Jan. 21, the general laid out some ideas of what he believes the Army must be ready for - some examples of why readiness is important.

  • Big Windy conducts whiteout environmental training

    Jan 21, 2016

    A CH-47 Chinook Helicopter from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, "Big Windy," conducted environmental qualifications and sling-load training at Katterbach Army Airfield, Jan. 20, 2016.

  • U.S Ambassador of Poland Speaks

    Jan 20, 2016

    U.S. Ambassador of Poland, Mr. Paul Jones, speaks on the successful execution of exercise "Panther Assurance." Panther Assurance was designed to rapidly deploy 5-7 Air Defense Artillery out of Baumholder, Germany and into position in Poland working along side Polish ADA assets. Video taken by Staff Sgt. Antonio Vincent

  • Patriot Shock exercise compares Polish, US missile capabilities

    Jan 20, 2016

    The 35th Air Defense Squadron (Poland) demonstrates various capabilities to U.S. 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery. The systems that were part of the exercise included the 5W27D Newa rocket/missile, launcher W125 SC Anti-missile system, 23mm anti-aircraft weapon system, and a vehicle decontamination demonstration.

  • U.S. citizens released from Iranian prison recover at LRMC

    Jan 20, 2016

    Three U.S. citizens recently released from detention in Iran arrived at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center late evening January 17 and have begun their reintegration process.

  • 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment arrives in Lithuania

    Jan 20, 2016

    Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, received more than 50 vehicles, to include 17 Stryker combat vehicles during a rail offload operation at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, Jan. 15.

  • Hohenfels Soldier earns environmental award

    Jan 20, 2016

    A Hohenfels Soldier received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award at the USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel, recently.

  • Michigan National Guard Participates in Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 20, 2016

    "Weekend Warriors" is not a term that can be used anymore to describe the Michigan Army National Guard; Some Soldiers of the Michigan National Guard are far from home.

  • New IMCOM commander challenges employees to be agile

    Jan 19, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, held a workforce town hall for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart military and civilian employees at the Patch Barracks Chapel Jan. 14.

  • MWR encourages Soldiers, Families to express their creativity

    Jan 19, 2016

    For some, creating whimsical works of art is as natural as breathing. But for others, the thought of taking pen or brush to canvas can be daunting.

  • Paratroopers jump in to a special Ukrainian holiday

    Jan 19, 2016

    Neither the subzero temperatures outside or the snow couldn't stop soldiers from taking a dip in freezing cold water as paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine celebrate the final day of the Christmas season, called Epiphany, Jan. 19, 2016, in Vereshchytsya, Ukraine.

  • Efficient missile capabilities showcased during Patriot Shock exercise

    Jan 16, 2016

    Polish and American soldiers jovially marched on icy paths through snowy woods while exchanging patches and discussing job similarities during the week of Jan. 13-17, in Skwierzyna, Poland.

  • USAG Stuttgart professionals recognized during IMCOM Commander visit

    Jan 15, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command visited U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart for the first time since assuming command Nov. 4, 2015. Dahl participated in USAG Stuttgart's quarterly workforce engagement meeting, speaking to military and civilian personnel, recognizing Stuttgart's top professionals, at the Patch Barracks Chapel, Jan. 14, 2016.

  • MRSA Outbreak at German Hospital in Wiesbaden Prompts TRICARE Alert

    Jan 15, 2016

  • Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Goes Tobacco Free Feb. 1

    Jan 14, 2016

  • Air defense unit brings the heat to Patriot Shock

    Jan 14, 2016

    Soldiers assigned to A Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Brigade began setup of M901 Patriot Launching Stations, tactical operations center and training area for Panther Assurance, an interoperability deployment readiness exercise, Jan. 13, at Skwierzyna, Poland.

  • Wolfpack Troopers deploy in support of Atlantic Resolve-North

    Jan 14, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- As another year begins, so too does a wave of new rotations for the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe. For the Dragoons, it will be another chance to help demonstrate the United States' resolve and dedication to its NATO Allies.

  • IMCOM commander visits USAG Wiesbaden, recognizes top performers

    Jan 14, 2016

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- The new commanding general of Installation Management Command recently visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and took the time to meet with leaders to share with leaders here, as well as to recognize some of the garrison's highest-performing members.

  • Contract Specialist by Day Movie Actor by Night

    Jan 13, 2016

    Joe East, a contract specialist with the Regional Contracting Office Bavaria, recently had the opportunity to flex his acting muscles for an upcoming movie.

  • 'Go First Class' embodies 'Health Powers Readiness'

    Jan 13, 2016

    Anybody looking for proof that "Health Powers Readiness" need look no further than Dental Command-Europe's Go First Class program.

  • A BTRY, 5-7 ADA convoys from Baumholder, Germany, to Poland

    Jan 12, 2016

    Soldiers assigned to Alpha Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment depart the 5-7 ADA motor pool at Baumholder, Germany, on Jan. 11, 2016. The battery will conduct a 900-kilometer convoy to Skwierzyna, Poland, in support of Operation Panther Assurance II.

  • Country hopping cavalry unit unloads train before training

    Jan 12, 2016

    Snow and fog were no obstacle for Soldiers returning to Poland from Vilseck, Germany, as they conducted railhead operations for a second training rotation in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Jan. 11.

  • IMCOM Europe welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 12, 2016

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe welcomed its new command sergeant major and bid farewell to his predecessor during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held here Jan. 12.

  • Marshall Center's New Program Addresses Russian Resurgence in Eastern Europe

    Jan 12, 2016

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies unveiled its new resident program, European Security Seminar-East Jan. 11. This one-week seminar is designed to examine the current security environment in Europe and Eurasia and to develop appropriate responses to regional security challenges.

  • Multinational soldiers work together in vehicle recovery

    Jan 12, 2016

    Multinational forces, from the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, deployed as part of NATO's Kosovo Force peace support mission, concluded a multi-day vehicle recovery operation for a water truck that slid off an icy mountain road outside Prizren, Kosovo, Jan. 2.

  • Local youth sees need, helps community

    Jan 11, 2016

    Every day on the drive to school, 15-year-old Tyler Grover passed the Hohenfels Thrift Shop. On multiple occasions, Grover saw quality items left piled outside in all types of weather, potentially ruining them.

  • RHCE CG receives France's highest award

    Jan 8, 2016

    The Regional Health Command Europe commanding general received France's highest award during a ceremony Jan. 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany.

  • Cougars welcome their newest Senior Enlisted Advisor

    Jan 8, 2016

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- As the New Year starts, so does the responsibility of leading Troopers for the newest senior enlisted advisor of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • HMHS celebrates diversity with multicultural fest

    Jan 7, 2016

    Students perform songs and dances from 18 different countries.

  • Allied Spirit IV to exercise communication, interoperability among NATO Allies

    Jan 7, 2016

    More than 2,200 participants from Canada, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Slovenia, and the United States are participating in exercise Allied Spirit IV at the Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Jan. 10-Feb. 5, 2016.

  • Commander: Russia's actions require new approach in Europe

    Jan 6, 2016

    For two decades, the United States "hugged the bear" in Europe, but that has to change, the commander of U.S. European Command said.

  • Military community asked to take antiterrorism survey

    Jan 6, 2016

    The Department of the Army's antiterrorism branch has released an anonymous and voluntary 'micro' survey to broadly measure antiterrorism awareness across the Army.

  • Russia naming US a threat does not change Dunford's perspective

    Jan 5, 2016

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters traveling with him here that a new Russian national security strategy document naming the United States as a threat does not change his perception of the threat posed by Russia.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command Best of 2015

    Jan 5, 2016

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command is U.S. Army Europe's Lead organization for all sustainment activities including logistics support, transportation, combat sustainment, human resources, finance, contracting and other areas in the field of sustainment. The 21st TSC also serves as the responsible headquarters for USAREUR's military police, medical and sustainment brigades, providing combat engineers and military police to partnership training and other operations in support of USAREUR, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command.

  • Troops wrap Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation at Coleman

    Jan 5, 2016

    Cold drizzle fell on Staff Sgt. Christopher Couture's face as he checked inventory paperwork on the front slope of an M1A2 Abrams tank at Coleman Worksite.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade to join Exercise Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 5, 2016

    U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, alongside more than 2,200 participants from six NATO countries, will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit IV at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Jan. 10 - Feb. 5.

  • Alabama contracting team supports humanitarian needs in the Balkans

    Jan 4, 2016

    Deploying to Kosovo has proven to be much more than soliciting, awarding and managing construction projects and high-value equipment purchases for the National Guard's 1960th Contracting Team.

  • Hungarian troops lead Spartan 300 fitness challenge in Kosovo

    Jan 4, 2016

    Hungarian soldiers deployed as part of NATO's Kosovo Force peace support mission hosted the Spartan 300 Team Workout Challenge, an advanced fitness competition for U.S., Polish and Portuguese Soldiers, at Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo, Dec. 19.

  • US military construction set to ramp up in Poland

    Dec 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers anticipates breaking ground on another Aegis Ashore complex by next summer as attention turns toward Phase III of the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense on Redzikowo Air Base.

  • Kosovo Force hands Camp Cabra land back to local landowners outside Zubin-Potok

    Dec 30, 2015

    U.S. Army and Swiss Soldiers, assigned to NATO's Kosovo Force peace support mission, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Zupce, Kosovo, Dec. 21, to mark the changeover of land back to its local owners.

  • Soldiers on duty Christmas Day receive surprise visit from Red Cross

    Dec 29, 2015

    For Spc. Charles Smith, Staff Sgt. Yolisma Cisneros and Spc. Marc Lopez, who were working at the Baumholder Installation Duty Office on Christmas Day, Santa Claus showed up bearing goodies and a little technology. Kimberly Chromicz, assistant station manager for the local Red Cross and several Red Cross volunteers, showed up while they were on duty and presented them with gift packages from Amazon. The packages included several goodies and an Amazon Fire HD6 tablet.

  • US, Romania complete construction on missile defense complex

    Dec 29, 2015

    U.S. and Romanian officials inaugurated the new Aegis Ashore Phase II radar site and missile battery during a ceremony in Bucharest, Dec. 18, declaring it "technically capable."

  • Brass quintet charms community

    Dec 23, 2015

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus, Brass Quintet, bring sounds of holiday music to residents of Vicenza Military Community, Dec. 16-18, here. The USAREUR quintet traveled from Sembach, Germany, their home station, to play music during U.S. Army Africa's holiday party, held Dec. 18. They used the event as an opportunity to boost community morale within VMC.

  • Finance Soldiers demonstrate readiness during tactical, technical training event

    Dec 22, 2015

    Finance Soldiers, assigned to the 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, tested their squads' tactical mettle during improvised explosive device training at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Dec. 10.

  • iReport smartphone application now available for free download

    Dec 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Europe counterintelligence division has officially released a new smartphone application to facilitate the "if you see something, say something" reporting process for service members, civilians, contractors and Family members in Europe.

  • Baumholder makes room for new townhouses

    Dec 18, 2015

    In just under two days, 84 years of history came to an abrupt end recently to make room for the future of Baumholder. Fourteen linden trees on Ivy Street leading to the Lagerhoff Inn, planted in 1931 by the son of the original owner of the Lagerhoff, Otto Bier, were recently cut down to make room for a development of townhouses planned on the site.

  • Waidmannsheil

    Dec 18, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Dec. 17, 2015) -- On any given day in the Hohenfels Training Area, Soldiers clad in special uniforms and bearing rifles take aim at their targets and do their best to contribute to their team. But on this foggy winter morning in the Oberpfalz, it's not military vehicles or the enemy they are aiming for, it's the mainly red deer. The seventh annual German -- American Partnership Hunt took place, here, on Dec. 17 and 18. Its status as a "must do" hunt for any true Jaeger, German for hunter, is well known.

  • Students put their STEM skills to the test in IMCOM-funded project

    Dec 16, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was showdown time in the Wiesbaden Middle School Auditorium Dec. 9. At stake were bragging rights, gift certificates and pizza. But the real stakes were demonstrating the depth of applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills acquired during a semester-long project that took Wiesbaden seventh-graders out of the classroom to spend time exploring the diversity of the STEM world.

  • Dog Center Europe treats canine casualty

    Dec 16, 2015

    When Military Working Dog Rocky and his handler were severely injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan recently, veterinary treatment teams from the Dog Center Europe were called into action to provide critical care to the wounded canine after both the wounded soldier and his dog were evacuated from theater.

  • European Activity Set Continues to Improve Unit Capabilities

    Dec 16, 2015

    EAS sites across theater allow regionally allocated forces to draw equipment rapidly. The EAS program continues to streamline operations and training, while saving tax-payer dollars.

  • Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach receives recognition for diligence during difficulties

    Dec 15, 2015

    Members of the Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach assembled at a local golf club Dec. 2, 2015 to recognize their workforce for capably handling a large throughput during a time of short staffing.

  • Managing Risk Is Key To Cybersecurity Says DHS Cybersecurity Expert Touhill

    Dec 15, 2015

    U.S Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Gregory Touhill spoke to an international group of cybersecurity experts attending the Program for Cyber Security Studies course at the George C. Marshall European Center today. PCSS is a unique, two-week program on cyber security studies offered once a year. The course brings together international government and military leaders to reach a shared understanding of international and country specific approaches to a more secure, global cyber network and build partnerships to resolve shared challenges.

  • European Activity Set turn-in officially underway in Lithuania

    Dec 14, 2015

    More than 100 pieces of European Activity Set equipment used during Operation Atlantic Resolve will be turned at a storage site in Mumaiciai, Lithuania, Dec. 9-15.

  • 6981st CSG to represent NETCOM for Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Dec 11, 2015

    The 6981st Civilian Support Group, 2nd Signal Brigade, was recently selected as the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command's "All Others" category winner for the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) for fiscal year 2015.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade participates in Operation White Sword

    Dec 11, 2015

    More than 70 Soldiers and four U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, from 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, supported units from the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the Royal Danish Army during Operation White Sword at the Oksbøl Training Area on the western coast of Denmark here, Dec. 4-10.

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    Dec 10, 2015

    Reformed Islamic extremist Mubin Shaikh tells an international gathering of government and military cyber-security professionals how radical Muslim groups use the internet and social media to recruit and finance their operations Dec. 9 during the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Sky Soldiers strengthen European partnerships through aerial delivery

    Dec 10, 2015

    As part of the only airborne brigade operating in Europe, the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, aerial delivery section is unlike any other aerial delivery section in the United States Army. The aerial delivery section has the mission to create and execute logistic support plans for all airborne operations for the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

  • "War Paint" Troopers participate in Exercise Wise Foresight

    Dec 10, 2015

    Varpalota, Hungary- Hungarian, Romanian and U.S. forces are strengthening their partnerships during Exercise Wise Foresight, a multinational training exercise taking place in Hungary from Dec. 1-8. The exercise allows sections and platoons to hone battle drills, streamline standard operating procedures for increased interoperability among nations, and improve interpersonal and professional relationships.

  • US Army Europe loans vests, inserts to Belgian partners

    Dec 9, 2015

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- U.S. Army Europe recently facilitated the transfer of 550 Improved Outer Tactical Vests with Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts to the Belgium Ministry of Defense.

  • US Army Europe engineers attend NATO conference

    Dec 9, 2015

    INGOLSTADT, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe's engineer chief recently attended the annual Military Engineer Center of Excellence's Information Exchange Seminar.

  • U.S. Army Europe Reserve Chief visits German counterparts

    Dec 9, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Brig. Gen. Phillip Jolly visited German Army Col. Christian Walkling, commander of the Bundeswehr State Command for Baden-Württemberg, and his staff at their headquarters in the Theodor-Heuss-Kaserne Dec. 3.

  • Competition seeks command's top career counselor

    Dec 9, 2015

    Retention noncommissioned officers and career counselors normally focus their energies on "retaining the best." But "re-up" NCOs across the 21st Theater Sustainment Command strove to "be" the best during a Retention NCO and Career Counselor of the Year Competition conducted in November and early December.

  • 5-7 CAV Soldiers see 'Dracula's' Castle and the Romanian Royal Residence

    Dec 9, 2015

    Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment got a chance to see Bran Castle, or more famously known as Dracula's Castle, and Pelisor Castle, one of the Romanian Royal Residences in late November 2015. The soldiers are stationed out of Fort Stewart, Ga. and are currently deployed at MK Air Base in Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The trip to the castle allowed the soldiers an opportunity to see and learn historical aspects of Romania.

  • Ansbach Elementary School sings, shines light into Rothenburg

    Dec 9, 2015

    Students from Ansbach Elementary School at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach helped design and helped commemorate the lighting of the eighth window in the town of Rothenburg's city hall, or Rathaus, which during the month of December serves as a building-size advent calendar.

  • Soldiers load trains with hearts set on home

    Dec 9, 2015

    CAMP TRZEBIEN, Poland - For many soldiers, railhead operations represent either the beginning or end of a long journey. For soldiers assigned to Company B and D, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, packing equipment onto railroad cars Dec. 2 signified not only the completion of successful two-month long rotation supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve alongside Polish Partners at Camp Trzebien, Poland, but also the next-to-last step before they return to Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • 624th MCT oversees shipment of EAS equipment

    Dec 9, 2015

    Members of the 624th Movement Control Team, 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, oversaw the shipment of European Activity Set equipment Dec. 3-7 at the Port of Klaipeda in Klaipeda, Lithuania.