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  • Schweinfurt's proclamation against child abuse

    Apr 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt manager, along with a handful of community members, pledged against child abuse April 15 at a proclamation- and banner-signing in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange here.

  • Job Shadow Day highlights Soldiers' duties

    Apr 24, 2014

    Students experience military jobs first-hand.

  • Multi-national air support experts receive training at Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Apr 24, 2014

    Expert Observer/Coach-Trainers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany concluded a complex air-to-ground training event integrating simulations, ground-based radio operations and fixed and rotary wing aircraft over a four-day period.

  • Kids News: Wiesbaden students keep community informed, gain public speaking experience

    Apr 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Kids News has been inspiring children all over Europe since 2007," said Peter Witmer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer. Having started off as a television show for AFN Hessen, in 2012 it was changed to a radio format for AFN Wiesbaden, Witmer said.

  • 5th Signal Command first sergeant uses Army training to save local boy's life.

    Apr 23, 2014

    The following is a first-person account of events that transpired on April 20, 2014. MONS, Belgium (Apr. 20, 2014) -- On Easter, April 20, 2014, my wife and I planned on taking our three sons to the Jemappes Park just outside of Mons. They were supposed to have an Easter Egg hunt for the local children. When we awoke that Sunday morning it was fairly cool outside with a forecast of scattered showers so we were undecided whether we would go to the park or not. At about 1 p.m. we decided that we would go, although the Easter Egg hunt was over.

  • COLA to decrease for service members in Germany

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Cost Of Living Allowance is scheduled to decrease for many service members in Germany starting, May 16, 2014.

  • Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a message' to Ansbach

    Apr 23, 2014

    Comedian Bernie McGrenahan stopped at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks for two shows April 17 that combined comedy with a unique perspective on alcoholism and recovery.

  • Travel: Dachau memorial site reveals grim chapter of world history

    Apr 23, 2014

    Though much of European history can be characterized by social, philosophical, scientific and artistic enlightenment, there are also incredibly grim reminders of humankind's capacity for both committing and enduring evil. One of those reminders is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

  • 173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland

    Apr 23, 2014

    A company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops, April 23, 2014.

  • Community puts sexual assault on the run

    Apr 23, 2014

    Hohenfels hosts a SAAM 5K.

  • Top NCOs change out at JMRC

    Apr 22, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Nicholas A. Rolling assumes responsibility as JMRC command sergeant major.

  • Wiesbaden focuses on SHARP, ASAP during stand-down event

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Stand-up comedy, slapstick humor and a healthy dose of insightful information -- but no Power Point presentations -- made for an impactful Ready and Resilient Campaign event April 16. The stand-down focused on sexual harassment and assault and substance abuse prevention.

  • Combined Resolve II to exercise Army's European Rotational Force

    Apr 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, May 1-June 30, 2014.

  • Project improves Postal Service Center for customers, staff

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's still some fine-tuning to do, but postal officials are looking forward to the conclusion of the $1.5 million Postal Service Center renovation project next month. "We have installed more than 9,000 boxes upstairs and have given the facility a new look, more space, automatic lighting and other features to improve the overall appearance of the facility," said Earl Small, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden postal services officer. "Everything is new, it's laid out well and is more customer service-oriented."

  • Survivors find solace in painting with support group

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Life for Nesli, Shaherezad and Tiffany changed abruptly after receiving news of their loved ones' deaths. They suddenly found themselves in a unique category of citizens -- survivors of fallen Soldiers.

  • Freedom's Frontier: Honoring the past, looking to the future at Point Alpha

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-four years ago in March 1990, Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment performed their last patrol along the former East-West German border. This lonely outpost in the Fulda Gap, an area between the Hessen-Thuringian border an hour and a half northeast of Wiesbaden, was once considered the hottest point of tensions between the East and West during the Cold War. Day and night, Soldiers on both sides watched and listened for any sign of movement. It would have been ground zero for World War III had push come to shove.

  • Freecycle Center celebrates one year of giving back

    Apr 22, 2014

    Center donated over $170,000 worth of goods and hundreds of volunteer hours to the community

  • 'Walk to End Violence' raises awareness of sexual assault, harassment at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team sponsored a walk April 17, 2014, at Katterbach Kaserne, Germany.

  • Bicycle safety rodeos to prepare Ansbach children for safe summer rides

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Safety Office, in coordination with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth and School Services and Outdoor Recreation will host bicycle safety rodeos for children 6 to 12 years old.

  • Open season on eggs at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 21, 2014

    It was a windy, chilly morning on a field at Urlas Housing when young children and their parents scoured a field for brightly colored plastic eggs April 19. The Families were taking part in a community egg hunt at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • AFSBn-Italy prepares MRAPs for transfer to Croatia

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Croatian Army received more than two dozen military vehicles from excess Army inventory at a ceremony in Croatia, April 7, 2014.

  • Alcohol, violence form toxic relationship

    Apr 18, 2014

    Though alcohol does not cause violence, it is often a factor in violent acts in the U.S. as well as within the USAG Ansbach community.

  • US, Romanian MPs train for combined operations

    Apr 18, 2014

    U.S. and Romanian military police conducted combined training at the passenger terminal on Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase April 15.

  • 709th MP Battalion Equips, Empowers and Educates in the Pursuit of Eliminating Sexual Assault

    Apr 18, 2014

    SHARP Stand-Down Day Equips, Empowers and Educates local Soldiers in the Pursuit of Eliminating Sexual Assault.

  • After 10 years, paratroopers soar in Kosovo

    Apr 18, 2014

    Ending what has been over a decade-long absence, Multinational Battle Group-East paratroopers took to the skies in Kosovo, April 15, 2014.

  • Mission plus: New York National Guard troops maximize time for lasting impact

    Apr 18, 2014

    New York National Guard engineer troops raised walls and standards during their three-week annual training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany in March. Originally assigned to construct one multi-use building in the training area, 80 Soldiers of the 1156th Engineer Company literally built above and beyond, raising two buildings and wiring them to boot. The engineer Soldiers, along with two airmen from the New York Air National Guard, went to Hohenfels as part of a Troop Construction Program (TCP).

  • Top USAREUR, IMCOM Europe leaders visit USAG Ansbach during SHARP Stand Down Day

    Apr 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, and Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command Europe region director, Command Sgt. Maj. Romeo Montez III, IMCOM-E command sergeant major, and their spouses during a daylong trip here April 15.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators train with Dutch, Hungarian partners

    Apr 17, 2014

    VARPALOTA TRAINING AREA, Hungary --- Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade spent the past two weeks here, training alongside their multinational partners from two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during exercise Saker Falcon. The exercise wrapped up April 17.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper to receive Medal of Honor

    Apr 16, 2014

    The President of the United States released a statement today announcing a former paratrooper from the 173rd Airborne Brigade will receive the nation's highest military honor at a White House ceremony, scheduled for May 13, 2014.

  • Engineer provides lift to youth baseball in Germany

    Apr 16, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lawrence Carabajal is among a growing contingent of Americans volunteering their time to give baseball a push in Germany. At the end of last summer, the longtime structural engineer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District helped lead a German youth team to its third straight Hessen state championship. He's returning for a third season in 2014.

  • WWII B-17 crew member returns to crash site

    Apr 16, 2014

    "You're not getting any flak; you're not getting any fighters. You're just hurrying back home, that's all it amounts too," Troy Hollar said while at Chièvres Air Base, the very base where flak batteries brought down his B-17 on April 13, 1944.

  • Americans and Belgians get to thank their WWII heroes

    Apr 16, 2014

    The 424th Air Base Squadron from Chièvres Air Base joined the city of Silly, the local community and family members of the downed B-17 in honoring the Royal Flush crew members, April 13, in Fouleng, Belgium.

  • Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely

    Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a load securement class April 8 through 10 to train vehicle operators and equipment loaders on how to properly contain, immobilize and secure cargo.

  • Enjoying the Easter season in Franken

    Apr 14, 2014

    Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.

  • 16th SB conducts logistical training in Poland

    Apr 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army sent 30 Soldiers to Poland in late March to help train soldiers from the Polish Land Forces in logistical operations during Bagram XV, an exercise held here at the Polish Army International Training Center.

  • Soccer provides sporting outlet for USAG Ansbach children

    Apr 11, 2014

    Over their school's spring break, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach students learned soccer, from fundamentals to more advanced skills as part of the USAG Ansbach SKIES Unlimited program.

  • U.S. forces in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles not in full-time use

    Apr 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. forces personnel in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles they do not use throughout the year.

  • U.S. Army Europe reminds members to carry passports for travel outside country of assignment

    Apr 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators join Dutch, Hungarian forces for combined exercise

    Apr 11, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade are training with two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during the two-week exercise Saker Falcon 2014 at Hungary's Varpalota Training Area.

  • Combined training connects firefighters from three countries

    Apr 11, 2014

    Three weeks of combined training at the Urlas Fire Department's Training Center certified the skills of some 20 firefighters from Italy, Germany and the United States, during the qualification training Firefighter 1, from March 24 through April 11.

  • Testing Soldiers' resilience with combatives

    Apr 10, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To the untrained eye, Army Combatives appear to be "a bunch of backyard wrestling" -- two people rolling around on the floor jostling and grappling for dominance. But to the learned, it is the quintessential example of a sport that proves one's resilience.

  • Army awards Schweinfurt for closure blog, again

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Department of the Army recently announced the winners of the 2013 MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, and U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt earned "Honorable Mention" for best website/blog in the entire Army.

  • Science of eggs, pasta, Legos on display at Schweinfurt's Steam Fest

    Apr 10, 2014

    For Families at Schweinfurt Elementary, STEAM stands for using creativity, projects and engineering to create learning.

  • Tax Center: What happens to your tax records

    Apr 10, 2014

    The USAG Schweinfurt Tax Center and the USAG Bamberg Tax Center maintain tax records for the past three years. We maintain the records for the benefit of our clients to make filing in future years easier, as well as to answer any questions that could arise based on past year returns.

  • Auxiliary bishop for European and Asian Vicariates visits USAG Ansbach, meets with Army priests

    Apr 9, 2014

    Bishop F. Richard Spencer, auxiliary bishop for the European and Asian Vicariates, visited USAG Ansbach and met with U.S. Army active-duty and contract priests from all over Germany for their quarterly Clergy Day and to discuss spiritual readiness and resilience.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldier named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

    Apr 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • Commentary: Driver makes acquaintance with randomness, basic physics, roadside embankment

    Apr 8, 2014

    After an auto accident, Bryan Gatchell, an employee at USAG Ansbach in Germany, works with the military police and others in the aftermath of the wreck.

  • American Red Cross is looking for volunteers

    Apr 8, 2014

    Volunteers are needed within the BMC community to help the Red Cross maintain its mission.

  • Spouses clubs combine, become 'one community' club

    Apr 8, 2014

    By combining forces, club provides a stronger community tie for the garrison.

  • How do you conserve water?

    Apr 8, 2014

    In the rush to get ready in the morning, to keep dishes and clothes clean, and to maintain the lawn, it's easy to forget the dozens of simple ways you can cut down on water consumption. That's why The Franconian News turned to three resources to find out how.

  • 9th Battalion of JROTC celebrates 30th annual military ball in Ansbach

    Apr 8, 2014

    The 9th JROTC Battalion of Ansbach High School celebrates its 30th annual military ball at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach April 3, 2014. About 300 students and guests experienced an evening full of military traditions.

  • Romanian officer ensures mission success for RSE-21

    Apr 8, 2014

    Since the beginning of U.S. multi-modal operations at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase in November 2011, one Romanian Air Force officer has been key to the success of those missions. Today, he continues to support the U.S. mission and play a pivotal role for all military branches in that area.

  • Wiesbaden aviators support president's visit to Europe

    Apr 8, 2014

    Wiesbaden's 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, provided support to President Barack Obama and his entourage of White House press corps, Secret Service and other support personnel during a visit to Europe March 18-26. The 1-214th sent 26 Soldiers, six UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and five UC-35 jets to escort the presidential party.

  • All Hands: Garrison recognizes outstanding service during employee assembly

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Garrison Soldiers and employees took a little time out to recognize outstanding individuals during an All-Hands Assembly in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center March 28. Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, led off the quarterly recognition event by welcoming new garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Rocco.

  • Two more Wiesbaden units commit to environmental standard

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're sprouting like three-leaf clovers all over Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. As more and more units and organizations commit to saving energy and resources through the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Greet Boot initiative, ever more Green Boot Certificate signs are appearing out front of those very same military and civilian agencies.

  • Finding InDependence: How a group of Army spouses are redefining life in the military

    Apr 8, 2014

    Built from the ground up by like-minded military spouses, the group InDependent is a nonprofit organization aimed at garnering other dependents to invest in themselves and elevate health and wellness as the top priority, according to their military spouse manifesto. But what the group represents -- tied loosely together through social media -- is a revolutionary movement to bust through barriers and overcome hardships cast on our military dependents worldwide.

  • Saber Guardian 2014: Forces from 12 nations cap exercise in Bulgaria

    Apr 8, 2014

    After a week of scenario-driven, computer-based humanitarian assistance operations, exercise Saber Guardian 2014 officially came to end, April 3, 2014.

  • German, American Soldiers, polizei train together

    Apr 7, 2014

    American and German Soldiers teamed up on Baumholder's Military Training Area, Germany, March 24-27, 2014, to hone their tactics, techniques and procedures associated with convoy operations.

  • Host-nation hospital provides extended health care to USAG Ansbach community

    Apr 7, 2014

    Receiving medical care overseas could mean that Soldiers, civilians and family members are referred to local medical providers and hospitals for extended health care support, said Lt. Col. Rodney Gonzalez, commander of the Katterbach Health Clinic, in a recent interview with a local German newspaper. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Christopher M. Benson and Command Sgt Maj. Mark A. Kiefer took an opportunity to find out first-hand just what "extended health care support" could mean for USAG Ansbach community members during a March 24 guided tour of the Ansbach Klinikum.

  • Franconia Military Community determines which Soldiers are 'Best Warriors'

    Apr 7, 2014

    Three Soldiers from the Franconia Military Community competed to see who was the "Best Warrior" during several events March 25 through 27.

  • Fines can be nasty surprise for surprise egg mailers

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fines can be nasty surprise for surprise egg mailers U.S. Army Europe is uniquely positioned to advance American strategic interests across Eurasia and has unparalleled capability to prevent conflict, shape the environment and, if necessary, win decisively. The relationships we build during more than 1,000 theater security cooperation events in more than 40 countries each year lead directly to support for multinational contingency operations around the world, strengthen regional partnerships, and enhance global security.

  • Vicenza students hear from USACE leader on STEM

    Apr 4, 2014

    A message to youth was high on the agenda for visiting USACE Atlantic Division Commanding General Brig. Gen. Kent Savre as he spoke to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders and high school students on the subject of STEM.

  • Vicenza boxers ready to rumble in Stuttgart

    Apr 4, 2014

    Footwork and fundamentals took center ring at the Caserma Ederle fitness center March 19, 2014, when U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's boxers gathered for their usual early morning workout. There are a total of nine boxers on the team, seven of whom will travel to Stuttgart, Germany, April 5 to see how they stack up to the competition against boxers from across Europe at a series of bouts being touted as the Rumble in Stuttgart. The Vicenza team consists of Stephen Pickens, In Hong Lee, Kerry Harris, Melvyn Velez, William Ransom, Bryant Hall and Demotto Youngblood.

  • Paratroopers train at Cao Malnisio, Italy

    Apr 4, 2014

    Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd IBCT (Airborne,) participate in live fire training at the Cao Malnisio range near Pordenone, Italy, March 19, 2014.

  • VMC learns about olive oil

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Female2Female organization joined forces with U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza dietitian, Capt. Carly Eckard, to educate members of the Vicenza Military Community about cooking with olive oil and uses for a healthy lifestyle March 25.

  • 2014 Summer Hire program accepts applications

    Apr 3, 2014

    The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region will begin accepting applications April 7, 2014, for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession

    Apr 3, 2014

    April 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • Children enjoy reading with fuzzy friends

    Apr 3, 2014

    'Paws to Read' program teams children and dogs.

  • Kontakt Club celebrates new home

    Apr 3, 2014

    A new clubhouse offers fun for all!

  • Team Hohenfels BJJ hosts first tournament

    Apr 3, 2014

    Competitors from all over Germany grappled for the gold.

  • USAG Ansbach Command visits Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force in Nürnberg

    Apr 2, 2014

    After hosting the Nürnberg-based Bayerische Bereitschafts Polizei, or Bavarian Quick Reaction Police Force, at their Oberdachstetten training area, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Command Team and Provost Marshal were invited to the Polizei's training compound on the outskirts of Nürnberg March 28, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe paratroopers train as they help aviation colleagues prepare for deployment

    Apr 2, 2014

    Paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) honed their skills as they helped their aviation colleagues from USAREUR's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade prepare for deployment at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • The mayhem of Marrakesh

    Apr 1, 2014

    The city of Marrakesh offers an intimate, exotic view of the Moroccan culture.

  • Acting bug chomps DOD employee in Garmisch

    Apr 1, 2014

    Acting bug chomps DOD employee in Garmisch

  • Successful women dish out advice to young professionals

    Apr 1, 2014

    Women's Empowerment Day program in USAG Bavaria encourages young women to become leaders

  • 7th Civil Support Command begins Operation Saber Guardian 14

    Apr 1, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, along with hundreds of additional participants from the United States, Bulgaria and ten other NATO countries, officially marked the beginning of a multinational exercise designed to test the capabilities of allied nations in response to real-world emergencies, March 31, 2014, at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • Easter traditions provide colorful displays

    Mar 31, 2014

    While many German and American Easter traditions overlap, each culture has a unique perspective.

  • US Army Europe aviation, infantry brigades conduct live-fire to prepare aviators for deployment

    Mar 31, 2014

    Soldiers and aircraft from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade partnered with their infantry colleagues from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and U.S. Air Force fighters for a Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Germany's Grafenwoehr Training Area, March 28, 2014, to help prepare the 12th CAB for deployment.

  • Watch your back: April Fools' Day in Bavaria

    Mar 31, 2014

    Like in the United States, mischief is alive on April Fools' Day in Bavaria

  • 173rd leadership spouses learn teamwork with food

    Mar 28, 2014

    Spouses of 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) leadership learned a "recipe for leadership" March 24 at Army Community Service.

  • Army announces top journalists, public affairs specialists for 2013

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, recognized public affairs specialists, print and broadcast journalists for excellence in their career field during the Army-wide 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Paratroopers, Alpini bond over bocce in Italy

    Mar 28, 2014

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) joined with local Italians to play bocce March 15.

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon--Approximately 150 Paratroopers from the Vicenza, Italy based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in multinational Exercise Central Accord here March 11-21, 2014.

  • American Red Cross volunteers find recognition for good works

    Mar 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross threw a spotlight on its Franconia Military Community volunteers March 21, 2014, during a dinner party in downtown Ansbach.

  • Sky Soldiers, Slovenian Armed Forces conduct heavy drop in Italy

    Mar 27, 2014

    The 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) conducted a heavy drop and airborne personnel jump, March 26, at Aviano Air Base, Italy, where Slovenian Armed Forces trained with the "Herd," in preparation for an upcoming exercise in Slovenia.

  • Army advocates child abuse prevention in April

    Mar 27, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army garrisons across Europe have a variety of activities scheduled in April as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • USAREUR Soldiers Train in German Alps

    Mar 26, 2014

    The Bavarian Alps provided the ideal location for a Mission Readiness Exercise (MRE) that is preparing the U.S. Army's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for deployment to Afghanistan. Inside the German Army's Reiteralpe Training Area, summiting at over 2,200 meters above sea level, the 12th CAB practices Air-to-Ground operations in tandem with elements of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).

  • Bully Blockers program checks aggressors at NSAC

    Mar 25, 2014

    New anti-bullying program at aims to build a safer community

  • Auto Skills Center offers opportunities for hands-on learning and wealth of services

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may not be the easiest facility to find in Wiesbaden, but that doesn't stop some 30-40 customers a day from making their way to Clay Kaserne's North Side to use the services of the Auto Skills Center. "This is my first time using Auto Skills and it will not be my last time," said Earl Brake, who was hard at work on his Chevy sedan with expert assistance from the Auto Skills Center's Johnny Brumsey.

  • Media Day: Transformation, transparency, partnerships focus of forum, installation tour

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transparency, building German-American partnerships and the impact of transformation were topics during a special media engagement March 11. About 20 members of the host nation media -- including print, radio and television journalists -- had the opportunity to become better informed about the U.S. military community in Wiesbaden and ongoing efforts to transform its facilities to serve the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters as completion nears of the move of various support elements from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Darmstadt to Wiesbaden.

  • Construction starts on new Clay Kaserne Access Control Point

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The sun was already shining on the new access control point, noted Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, as the garrison broke ground on its latest construction project on Clay Kaserne. Members of the garrison, Europe District Corps of Engineers, Hessisches Baumanagement and German building contractors took part in a sunny afternoon ceremony March 12 to officially begin construction of the new access control point, which eventually will serve as the sole ACP on Clay Kaserne. Currently, there are three.

  • Kosovo Force's MNBG-E recognizes contributions of women in military

    Mar 24, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (March 8, 2014) -- Daily business at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, was a bit different, March 8, as the Multinational Battle Group-East command team and battle staff acknowledged the importance of women in the military, while also celebrating International Women's Day. Female soldiers from each of the staff sections received a rose to commemorate their service in the military and then posed for a group photo afterwards with the MNBG-E command team.

  • German Soldiers earn marksmanship medals

    Mar 24, 2014

    The 24th Military Intelligence Battalton conducted a small arms range for German Soldiers, who earned U.S. Army medals for qualifying.

  • Army Emergency Relief calls for community support

    Mar 24, 2014

    The Army Emergency Relief campaign runs until May 15, 2014, and raises money for military personnel in need through community donations.

  • Little Troopers get new play center at Hohenfels

    Mar 21, 2014

    ACS inaugurates its new facility with an open house.

  • Saber Guardian 2014 kicks off in Bulgaria

    Mar 21, 2014

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe and the Bulgarian Land Forces kicked off Saber Guardian 2014 at a ceremony at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Mar. 21, 2014.

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