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  • Phantasialand brings Asia and Africa to Germany

    May 28, 2014

    Travel to other countries without leaving Germany.

  • Garrison Antiterrorism Office named best in Army

    May 28, 2014

    In April, Installation Management Command recognized the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office as one of its Heroes of the Day, and with good reason.

  • Gold Star Families honored at Memorial Day ceremony

    May 28, 2014

    USAG Bavaria remembers fallen Soldiers and the families left behind

  • Establishing a foundation

    May 28, 2014

    15th Engineer Soldiers lend a helping hand to the WTU

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • U.S Army Europe aviators train for flood response with German federal police counterparts

    May 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe aviators from the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, trained with their counterparts from the German federal police earlier this month at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, to share skills and improve the time it takes for aviators to move supplies to a disaster area by helicopter sling load.

  • DOD announces return of sites to host nations in Europe

    May 23, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced today that it will fully return 21 sites to their host nations in Europe.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • Spouses serenaded, feted at ACS luncheon

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're usually running the show behind the scenes, but spouses were in the spotlight at Army Community Services' Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon May 2. Members of the U.S. Army Europe Chorus crooned and danced for attendees, taking time to serenade some on bended knee. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. David Carstens offered grateful words, acknowledging that while service members' missions simplify when they deploy, they "dump all the challenges into your lap to deal with alone."

  • Volunteer treated to commissary shopping spree

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I could have used another cup of coffee, but I feel OK." That was Gina Twyman's reaction after raking in $570.61 worth of goods during a two-minute commissary shopping spree May 12.

  • Conference for European senior enlisted leaders wraps up in Tbilisi

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are wrapping up a three-day conference for senior enlisted leaders from the military forces of more than 30 allied and partner nations and the U.S. in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • Holly Petraeus addresses consumer protection, financial support to service members in Vicenza, Italy

    May 21, 2014

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director for Service Member Affairs Holly Petraeus visited with troops, senior leaders and spouses in Vicenza May 19, to deliver the message to Soldiers and their Families that they have an advocate in Washington, D.C.

  • US and Polish forces showcase alliance for local Polish children

    May 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in the Polish Army's 6th Airborne Brigade May 20 at Poland's Drawsko-Pomorskie training area to present a static display of military weapons and equipment for Polish students in the local community.

  • USAG Bavaria Commander Sends Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2014

    Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to join together in honoring U.S. service members who fought and died while defending our freedom.

  • U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

    May 21, 2014

    For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

  • Eagle project honors MI Soldiers killed in Iraq

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's been more than a decade since the first Soldiers went off to fight in the sands and cities of Iraq. The memory of those who didn't make it back is slowly fading. That's not the case for 10 members of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade who died serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom -- thanks to a project by Troop 107 Life Scout Brayden Love to restore a memorial located outside the 2nd MI Battalion Headquarters on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.

  • AFN upgrade: Studio modernization to provide enhanced layout, equipment

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Upgrades to local affiliates throughout American Forces Network-Europe should greatly improve the technical capabilities in AFN studios. "Our technology is 10-12 years old," said Station Manager Gary Bautell, explaining that AFN-Wiesbaden is benefiting from the effort to upgrade all of the studios in U.S. Army Europe.

  • Students gain better understanding of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' during landfill visit

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recycling in Germany is an operation worthy of a field trip -- and that's just what Hainerberg Elementary School third- through fifth-graders did. Members of the Student Council and Green Boot Club, which is responsible for collecting and recycling all paper and plastic from the school, visited the ESWE landfill and recycling center May 7 to get a tour of the facilities and see the fruits of their labor.

  • Commander set to depart USACE Europe District

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Col. Peter Helmlinger promises a smooth transition while he prepares to exit next month as commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. He only wishes he could be around to see a few major projects become reality.

  • SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

    May 21, 2014

    During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe, Georgian forces co-host conference for European senior enlisted leaders

    May 20, 2014

    TBILISI, Georgia -- U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from more than 30 nations and the U.S. for the 8th annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers here.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Robotics team surmount obstacles at world championship

    May 20, 2014

    VHS students overcome technical difficulties at robotics competition

  • Secretary of the Army commends 'Sky Soldiers' in Lithuania

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 18, 2014, during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.

  • Taming the Alps

    May 20, 2014

    A pair of boots and a backpack through three countries

  • Safety Day makes bikers better

    May 20, 2014

    Motorcycle Safety Day hones riders' skills on the road

  • Holly Petraeus visits the Kaiserslautern Military Community

    May 20, 2014

    Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Service Member Affairs, paid a visit to the service members, families and civilians in the Kaiserslautern Military Community to broaden the reach of the CFPB.

  • SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

    May 19, 2014

    The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

  • Army captain, teacher form bond through art

    May 19, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- When deployed, the simplest of things can make a service member feel at home and, for one Soldier, a two-year-old card was all he needed. U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, found a 'butterfly' card pinned to a board while he was cleaning an office after arriving at Camp Bondsteel last February. He kept it from being thrown away because it reminded him of home.

  • Texas boy helps Kosovo students write their future

    May 19, 2014

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- It's been said, "a number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." For an 8-year-old boy from Copperas Cove, Texas, his dream was simply to help students half a world away inscribe their own ambitions for the future of their young nation. Matthew Northrop, a second-grade student and son of U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, who serves as a battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, crafted a simple plan to raise money to send pens, pencils and other writing supplies to Kosovo students.

  • AFSBn-Germany reaches a milestone with the European Activity Set

    May 19, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, recently conducted the first equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set to Soldiers from Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Combined Resolve II opens with display on multi-national capabilities

    May 18, 2014

    As a prelude to exercise Combined Resolve II, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a Capabilities Day, May 17, as a way of developing technical and tactical interoperability among NATO and partner-nation forces in Europe.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • McHugh: Challenging multi-national training key to maintaining reserve-component readiness

    May 16, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said May 15, 2014, that continuing to offer challenging NATO exercises to National Guard units is key to maintaining the component as the nation's operational reserve.

  • Hohenfels 'joins the fight' against cancer

    May 16, 2014

    HMC stages its first 'Relay for Life' event.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

    May 16, 2014

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

  • European military training on display for U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians

    May 16, 2014

    The U.S. Ambassador to Germany, the Honorable John B. Emerson, visited the Hohenfels Training Area yesterday with members of the German Parliament to see military partnership and cultural exchange in progress at the U.S. Army Europe exercise Combined Resolve II.

  • Dragoon Soldier remembered as a brother

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Corporal Timothy McGriff assigned to Forward Support Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment and native of Stony Point, N.C. stationed in Vilseck, Germany, died May 9, 2014, while being transported to a hospital according to German medical authorities.

  • Paradise Blend spices up Asian-Pacific Heritage celebration

    May 15, 2014

    Dancing dominates the annual festival.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment uncases colors, formally marks return from deployment

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- An uncasing of the colors ceremony is the traditional way for military units to formally signify the arrival to or return from an area of operations and in the case of the 2d Cavalry regiment, its end of a combat deployment and the return to its designated home station.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment welcomes new squadron CSMs

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany --Troopers, families and friends of 2d Cavalry Regiment attended a change of responsibility ceremony at Rose Barracks, Germany on May 15, 2014.

  • American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

    May 14, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf," marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony in Rukla, Lithuania, May 12, 2014.

  • White becomes 10th Soldier to receive Medal of Honor since 9/11

    May 14, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle Jerome White was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony May 13, 2014, making him the sixth living Army recipient, and the 14th service member overall, to earn the medal in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • 'Like, for sure': Glow For It Run brightens Storck Barracks

    May 14, 2014

    In appreciation of military spouses, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organization held a 1980s-themed five-kilometer Glow For It Run at Storck Barracks May 9, 2014.

  • SecArmy McHugh thanks French townspeople for role in return of Unknown Soldier

    May 14, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted a wreath-laying ceremony in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, where the final selection of the Unknown Soldier was made, Oct. 24, 1921.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels cases its colors

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels in Germany, officially cased its colors in a ceremony May 12, 2014, formally marking the dissolution of the garrison and reorganizing its workforce as an integral part of USAG Bavaria.

  • American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

    May 12, 2014

    American and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone, Poland, May 5, 2014, to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.

  • With high school prom at risk, on-post financial institution steps in

    May 8, 2014

    With only a few months until U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt closes its gates, the high school is busily working to finalize details for the last prom.

  • The Liberation of Pilsen, an American Veteran Remembers

    May 8, 2014

    This year marked the 69th annual Pilsen Liberation Festival and one in which a 88 year old U.S. veteran became the face of the event for the citizens of Pilsen, his fellow Americans and Belgian comrades who took part in the liberation in 1945.

  • Honoring America, The Pilsen Liberation Festival

    May 8, 2014

    Any American citizen would be welcome in the Czech Republic for the Pilsen Liberation Festival, an annual event that commemorates the freedom of the Czech populace by their American and Belgian liberators from the grips of their Nazi occupiers on May 6th 1945.

  • Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

    May 8, 2014

    The Ansbach Ten-Miler team meets weekdays at 6 a.m. at the Katterbach Physical Fitness Center. They are training to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler, a race that occurs annually at Washington D.C. in October.

  • Eighth Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers scheduled for May 20

    May 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from approximately 30 nations during the eighth annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers starting May 20 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Time to remember: Community pays tribute to Holocaust victims

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We welcomed every bomb that fell, hoping that maybe we were closer to the end," recalled Anita Lippert, a Wiesbaden Holocaust survivor. Lippert, who spent three months in a concentration camp in the Czech Republic, told her story to a packed house at the Flyers Theater on Clay Kaserne for the National Holocaust Days of Remembrance April 29.

  • Students help ensure Wiesbaden's Holocaust victims not forgotten

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a busy day on a bustling street. As pedestrians pushed their way past Helenenstr. 23, a group of German and American students paused to commemorate the lives of one Wiesbaden family snuffed out in the Holocaust.

  • Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize and honor survivors'

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For one survivor, it had been less than five months since the death of his son. For a wife and daughter, only six months have passed. A sister was present whose brother died during the Vietnam War. Regardless of when the loved ones were lost, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community thought it vitally important to commiserate with the survivors of fallen Soldiers and honor their sacrifice during a ceremony April 22.

  • Garrison celebrates its Volunteers of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's no exaggeration to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of a community. Without their contributions, dedication and selfless service, the Wiesbaden military community would be a much different place.

  • Sgt. Morales: Three more Soldiers inducted into elite noncommissioned officers club

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three more outstanding noncommissioned officers were welcomed among the elite ranks of the Sergeant Morales Club during a ceremony in Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center April 24. "It's an elite organization of the most professional NCOs who exist in the Army today," said keynote speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command's senior noncommissioned officer. "It's not easy to become a member of this exclusive club."

  • STEM Night shows practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Toilet paper roll towers, paper helicopters, International Space Station convection experiments and a host of other hands-on demonstrations welcomed visitors to Hainerberg Elementary School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 24. As visitors made their way from room to room they were invited to help build bridges, participate in a recycling toss event, make acoustic instruments and other activities designed to encourage exploration and horizon expansion.

  • USAREUR Staff Sgt. saves life; commended for his actions

    May 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Michael Ramage, a U.S. Army Europe Soldier and volunteer at the passenger terminal's United Service Organization at Ramstein Air Base, was commended May 1, 2014, for his quick reaction and first-responder skills.

  • Schweinfurt stops bullies through anti-bullying campaign, T-shirts

    May 6, 2014

    Over the course of the school year, Army Community Service's Family Advocacy and Schweinfurt schools have partnered to bring a comprehensive anti-bullying campaign to our community's schools.

  • 405th AFSB-LRC employee named 'Hero of the Week' with 21st TSC in Germany

    May 6, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command Hero of the Week is Willi Ziemann of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Logistics Readiness Center, Rheinland-Pfalz, for the week of April 14-18.

  • 'Knight's Brigade' blocks, braces way to Combined Resolve II

    May 5, 2014

    Soldiers and civilian employees from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade "The Knights," trained in Baumholder, Germany, to support Combined Resolve II, an exercise involving 13 countries, slated to begin later this month.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Bomba Day ends quietly in Vicenza

    May 5, 2014

    A 4,000-pound British blockbuster bomb dropped 70 years ago on the Nazi-occupied airfield north of Vicenza was successfully disarmed April 25 by Italian demolition experts with the 2nd Regiment of the Julia Alpine Engineers based in Trento, Italy.

  • Soldier's story serves as a warning about sexual assault

    May 2, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted 'Take Back the Night,' a conference highlighting the problem of sexual assault in the Army, April 29.

  • Retired SGM inducted into Public Affairs Hall of Fame

    May 2, 2014

    The chief of Army public affairs inducted retired Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart into the Public Affairs Hall of Fame in a Pentagon ceremony May 1.

  • Soldiers, Sailors join forces to keep MK healthy

    May 1, 2014

    When a service member gets sick or injured while stationed or passing through this airbase in Romania, their first stop is a small aid station for treatment. Once inside, they see that Soldiers are not the only ones providing medical services in the Army-run building. Standing alongside their Army counterparts are Navy corpsmen.

  • Days of Remembrance: Friedlander recounts story of survival during Holocaust

    May 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach invited Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander as the keynote speaker during the National Days of Remembrance ceremony at Katterbach Chapel April 24, 2014.

  • USAG Ansbach entertainment director gets Army-level MWR honor

    May 1, 2014

    Vikki Hanrahan, entertainment director for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Morale, Welfare and Recreation, received MWR's Recreation Career Employee of the Year Award during the Topper Awards Show and Ceremony in nearby Kaiserslautern.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander visits 'Sky Soldiers' in Baltics

    May 1, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, April 29-30, 2014, participating in unscheduled exercises in Lithuania and Latvia.

  • Commentary: Schweinfurt's military children have big stories to tell

    May 1, 2014

    In many ways, our military children look and act like other civilian children. Their differences aren't visible on the surface, but spend a few moments with one and those differences start to become more prominent to the plain eye.

  • Schweinfurt inducts its lastest NCOs during ceremony

    May 1, 2014

    In front of family, friends, peers and subordinates, 26 of USAG Schweinfurt's newly promoted noncommissioned officers pledged to provide that leadership at the NCO Induction Ceremony held March 31 behind locked doors (an NCO tradition) of the Ledward Theater.

  • 173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland, Baltics for unscheduled exercises

    Apr 30, 2014

    Approximately 600 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, deployed for training rotations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, April 23-28, 2014, to enhance ongoing military-to-military relationships and demonstrate assurance of America's commitment to its NATO allies.

  • Schweinfurt honors its volunteers -- force behind the force

    Apr 29, 2014

    In a small ceremony April 16, community members here gathered at the Finney Recreation Center to honor, thank and congratulate their peers, neighbors and friends chosen as the 2014 volunteers of the year.

  • Baumholder community focuses on its children

    Apr 29, 2014

    Baumholder's Child, Youth and Schools Services teamed up with Army Community Service and the Baumholder schools recently to present a united front in the fight against child abuse and to raise awareness for autism.

  • U.S. Army Europe night flying program begins May 1

    Apr 29, 2014

    As in years past, due to extended daylight hours U.S. Army Europe is conducting its annual summer night flying program for helicopters based at U.S. Army airfields in Germany, beginning May 1, 2014.

  • IMCOM Europe selects its best warriors

    Apr 29, 2014

    A week's worth of pushing their mental and physical capacities to the fullest paid off for Staff Sgt. Kareem Paschal and Spc. Jeromy Sisk, Installation Management Command Europe's winners of the Best Warrior competition held at Baumholder April 20 -- 25. Paschall was named the Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Sisk was the Best Warrior Soldier.

  • Keeping the community safe through awareness

    Apr 29, 2014

    Information and personal security is a task everyone can get involved in, and it helps keep our community safe

  • Community rallies for Autisim Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2014

    "(Hohenfels is) coming together as a community saying 'we're all in this together.'"

  • Amberg Rabbi honors BMC Days of Remembrance observance

    Apr 29, 2014

    Rabbi Elias Dray, Appointee for Kosher issues in the Jewish Community of Munich and Rabbi of Amberg, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of Soldiers, civilians, family members, guests, and middle-school children about the horrors of the Holocaust and how we must ensure nothing like this ever happens again.

  • Kinderfest stretches its legs at ODR

    Apr 29, 2014

    This year's Kinderfest is bigger and better and the new Wild B.O.A.R. Complex

  • Commentary: Bullying through the lens of a high school videographer

    Apr 29, 2014

    Romnick Fallejo, a senior at Schweinfurt Middle/High School, recounts a recent training session on preventing bullying.

  • The Bavarian beer guide

    Apr 29, 2014

    Bavaria's perennial pastime explained

  • Volunteers celebrated in ceremony at Hohenfels

    Apr 28, 2014

    Volunteers change lives and communities.

  • 173rd paratroopers land in Lithuania

    Apr 28, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in Lithuania, April 26, 2014, to begin a training rotation with the Lithuanian army's "Iron Wolf" Mechanized Infantry Brigade.

  • Expectant VMC mothers tour San Bortolo Hospital

    Apr 28, 2014

    Expectant mothers in the Vicenza Military Community learned what to expect when expecting at the San Bortolo hospital in downtown Vicenza during a tour April 14. The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza organized the tour after announcing the closure of its Birthing Center.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Estonian Army

    Apr 28, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Estonia, April 28, 2014, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Estonian Army.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Lithuania Army

    Apr 26, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy arrived in Lithuania April 26, 2014 to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Lithuanian Army.

  • 173rd conducts unscheduled training with Latvian Army

    Apr 25, 2014

    Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Latvia, April 24, 2014, to conduct small unit and leader training with members of the Latvian Army.

  • IMCOM Europe names 'Best Warriors' for 2014

    Apr 25, 2014

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2014 Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony here April 25.

  • Schweinfurt PX to close June 15: Top 10 things to know

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange at Ledward Barracks officially closes June 15 but will relocate basic commodities like soap and undergarments to its shoppette at Conn Barracks.

  • 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.

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