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  • 19th BCD conducts seminar with Eurocorps delegation

    Apr 21, 2015

    Members of the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment conducted a seminar with key leaders from NATO's Eurocorps, April 14, 2015, in Ramstein, Germany.

  • Operation Letzlingen Freedom Shock begins in Germany

    Apr 21, 2015

    U.S. and German Soldiers teamed up to kick off a bilateral training exercise in Germany, April 16, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • ARMiE selects top warriors, medics

    Apr 21, 2015

    Five Soldiers were selected as the best of the best for Army Medicine in Europe April 17 after four grueling days of physical and mental testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Soldiers with Kentucky's 478th Engineer Battalion train overseas at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 21, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion conducted minefield training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany as part of Saber Junction 15 this month. The company is a mobility augmentation company (MACs) consisting of 88 Soldiers whose primary mission is to create and maintain mobility for other units.

  • Days of Remembrance: Reserve Soldiers' firsthand look at Holocaust memorial

    Apr 21, 2015

    Seven decades have passed since U.S. Soldiers liberated prisoners from Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg, a Nazi concentration camp near the Czech border.

  • 'Dragons' breathe fire at multinational training

    Apr 21, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center here hosts around 20 training exercises each year. This month, nearly 4,700 military members are participating in Saber Junction 15. The exercise involves numerous smaller missions, the success of which is contingent upon the interoperability among the nations and the support provided by training elements. One of the elements is known as "the Dragons," a fitting designator for a group responsible for providing pyrotechnic support for JMRC exercises. The team of about 50 full-time staff members simulates explosive threats typical on the modern battlefield.

  • Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part

    Apr 21, 2015

    The prevention of sexual assault is critical to maintaining an effective fighting force. We must live the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. These values are our code of conduct. I expect all Army Europe personnel to live by this code on and off duty.

  • Army Europe's Chief of Staff pays special visit to elementary school

    Apr 21, 2015

    German Army Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, Army Europe's chief of staff, made a special trip to Hainerberg Elementary School in Wiesbaden, Germany, April 21, to read the young students "Das Pfannkuchenbuch" (the pancakes book).

  • U.S., British troops participate in Shamal Storm

    Apr 21, 2015

    LONDON -- American Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with British Army troops in the United Kingdom and Jordan earlier this month.

  • Latvian Chief of Defense visits Army Europe headquarters

    Apr 20, 2015

    Army Europe headquarters welcomed Lt. Gen. Raimonds Graube, the Latvian Chief of Defense of Armed Forces, April 20, who met with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, in Wiesbaden, Germany, during a visit to discuss ongoing exercises and future opportunities to build the alliance.

  • Alcohol and violence: a toxic relationship

    Apr 20, 2015

    If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol and violence, help is available. Having the courage to seek help for you and/or your family may be the most important and beneficial decision you make in your life. Receiving professional assistance may help to get your family life on a healthy track and reduce the likelihood of preventable negative experiences.

  • Exercise Wind Spring kicks off in Romania

    Apr 20, 2015

    SMARDAN TRAINING AREA, Romania -- For the Dragoons assigned to 2nd (Cougar) Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, being able to train with military service members from other countries is an opportunity to experience not only the differences in each other's training but to create a unique challenge for their Soldiers as well.

  • Ukrainian president visits Fearless Guardian

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt marked the start of combined training between U.S. Soldiers and Ukrainian national guard troops during a visit to the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, April 20, 2015.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • The academic side of war fighting: How the Army resolves differences among multinational partners

    Apr 18, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) has many unique challenges to face for units coming to train here. The Joint Combined Academic Program (JCAP) is meant to help incoming training come up with solutions for these challenges earlier, so their training runs smoother.

  • OCTs: The eyes and ears of multinational training

    Apr 17, 2015

    As part of Phase 3 of the five-phase exercise, forces spend eight days conducting situational training events. It's a chance to act as if they are in combat, but with the safety net of blank rounds, fake munitions and simulated chemical attacks while operating under the watchful eyes of 15 teams of observers-coaches-trainers, or OCTs. While Saber Junction takes a massive effort to coordinate and execute, it's the OCTs who are the hands-on, eyes-on, ears-on managers of the simulated battles. They conceptualize the training lanes, set them up, and then observe, note and record what happens as teams of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment roll through. After each segment of each training lane, the OCTs lead an after-action review, discussing what happened, what went well, and what they could do better next time.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new rec center and gym in the GTA bring much-needed comfort to OAR Soldiers.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade arrives in Ukraine for Fearless Guardian

    Apr 16, 2015

    About 300 paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, arrived at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center, April 14 - 15, to begin a six-month training rotation with Ukrainian national guard forces in Yavoriv, Ukraine.

  • Playing the bad guy at multinational exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany--Wearing nontraditional uniforms and a drive to train others, U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment stepped up their game on a multinational level this week. Playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, they're working side-by-side with multinational forces in a major training exercise at Joint Multinational Readiness Center called Saber Junction 15.

  • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Allowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.

  • Are you ready to ride? Ansbach garrison safety office to help you ride motorcycle safely

    Apr 15, 2015

    The temperature is rising and the ice and snow has melted. Trees are budding and flowers are starting to bloom. This means it's time to break your motorcycle out of winter storage. Two things you need to do before you begin to ride in earnest. Inspect your bike and take a motorcycle refresher training course.

  • Army Europe senior leaders visit Saber Junction 15

    Apr 15, 2015

    Saber Junction 15 welcomed approximately 20 multinational senior leaders, including Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of Army Europe, here, April 15, as part of a distinguished visitor event to showcase the multinational training event.

  • For 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Saber Junction 15 offers post-war training in a complex environment

    Apr 15, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- For more than a decade, U.S. military forces trained to fight on specific battlefields: Iraq and Afghanistan. Now that the wars have ended, training continues to shift to broaden the scope of skills that have consumed less training time in the recent past, whether it's clearing a minefield or responding to a chemical attack.

  • Wiggles and Giggles program brings parents, tots together

    Apr 14, 2015

    Parents brought their children ages 4 weeks to 3 years old to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Wiggles and Giggles program April 2, 2015.

  • Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

    Apr 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Community volunteers honored at Hohenfels

    Apr 14, 2015

    Volunteer hours saved community over $454,000.

  • How the Army provides medical support at a multinational exercise

    Apr 14, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Multinational training exercises provide opportunities for NATO allies and partner nation forces to train side-by-side and to build and maintain partnerships and interoperability. The Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) here is home to more than 20 multinational training exercises each year, the biggest one this year being Saber Junction 15.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment alongside NATO Allies at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    With 14 NATO countries by its side, the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment kicked off Saber Junction 15 this week at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany. It's another step toward greater interoperability in Europe for the United States' longest serving regiment.

  • Latvia enhances interoperability at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 14, 2015

    Approximately 40 members of the Latvian Army are participating in Saber Junction 15 to build relationships and increase interoperability with fellow NATO countries and their allies. Saber Junction 15 takes place at U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center Hohenfels Training Area in Germany April 1-31.

  • Gayler frocked with second star en route to USAREUR

    Apr 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. William K. Gayler, Director of Human Resources Command's Officer Personnel Management Directorate, was frocked with his second star April 6 in a ceremony at the Maude Complex on Fort Knox, Kentucky. Gayler leaves HRC to become Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, after serving 14 months as director at OPMD.

  • Memories to last a lifetime: 2/2 Combat Medics visit a Romanian Children's Hospital and Local School

    Apr 14, 2015

    Combat medics from 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, toured a children's hospital and local school while visiting with Romanian doctors, nurses and children in Bucharest, April 10.

  • Hundreds brave Grafenwoehr's brutal 15K obstacle course

    Apr 13, 2015

    More than 350 community members competed in one of Army Europe's most grueling annual races here. The thirdGrafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run took place April 11, 2015, grinding participants through 15 kilometers and 20 obstacles.

  • When the help you're giving is not helping: having a loved one with alcoholism

    Apr 13, 2015

    The concern of a loved one can make it difficult for a nonalcoholic individual to understand how their misguided attempts to help a loved one with alcoholism may actually worsen the person's addiction. After all, no one sets out to encourage the continuance of alcoholism in a family member.

  • U.S. Soldiers compete for two coveted German awards

    Apr 13, 2015

    Soldiers, from 5-158th General Support Aviation Battalion and 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, received valuable experience and training with Soldiers from the German army's 472nd Logistics Battalion from Amberg, Germany, April 7 - 9.

  • Fearless Guardian ground convoy arrives in Ukraine

    Apr 11, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Support Battalion arrived in Yavoriv, Ukraine April 11 via a ground convoy from here to deliver the brigade's training equipment for Operation Fearless Guardian.

  • TF 2-7 IN demonstrate Abrams power in Lithuania

    Apr 10, 2015

    This was the first time U.S. Army tanks fired in Lithuania. The historic event demonstrated the United States' commitment to maintain a strong Europe and highlighted ongoing training with NATO allies during Atlantic Resolve.

  • U.S. Army Soldier earns German military badge

    Apr 10, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier earned a gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during the recent qualification course here on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Student senators learn to play politics at MUSS

    Apr 9, 2015

    Department of Defense Education Activity high school students from across Europe gathered in Wiesbaden, Germany, to participate in the annual Model United States Senate program March 16 through 19, 2015.

  • Army Europe engineers volunteer to refurbish Point Alpha

    Apr 9, 2015

    Engineers stationed in Europe braved snow, rain and gusting winds to volunteer their time and repaint three historical buildings at Point Alpha, near Rasdorf, Germany, March 30-April 2.

  • The troubling origin of Denim Day

    Apr 9, 2015

    Denim Day aims to dispel the myth that victims deserve to be sexually assaulted.

  • Pros from 51 countries examine transnational organized crime

    Apr 9, 2015

    Marshall Center summons pros from 51 countries to study how to counter transnational organized crime in one of its newest resident programs.

  • Army Europe to conduct annual SHARP stand down

    Apr 8, 2015

    As the Army continues to push back against sexual harassment and assault prevention, Army Europe is taking whole-hearted measures to create a culture and environment that upholds standards and Service member values.

  • Safety on a roll at Saber Junction 15

    Apr 8, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany-- There's a lot of preparation that must get done to get training rolling for exercises such as Saber Junction 15. Observer Coach-Trainers from the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center here trained Armenian soldiers how to react to vehicle rollovers to prepare them for maneuvering in the Hohenfels Training Area, April 6.

  • Language course graduates set to combat illicit trafficking, criminal activities

    Apr 8, 2015

    Graduates from a tailored Marshall Center language program are ready to begin study of a 21st century national security threat - transnational organized crime.

  • Endangered bats protected in Hohenfels

    Apr 7, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- There are well over 3,000 different species of flora and fauna on the Hohenfels Training Area, but for many people the most exciting creature here is the Greater Horseshoe Bat.

  • 'Vision Planning Team' helps USAG Ansbach define future

    Apr 7, 2015

    As part of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's goal of drafting a vision statement and creating a 20-year plan, a special team designated through Installation Management Command traveled here in late March to help USAG Ansbach do just that.

  • U.S. Army Aviators support Latvian Spec. Ops. training

    Apr 7, 2015

    Aviators from the Bravo Company, 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, provide aviation support for helocast training April 2, 2015, with Soldiers from the Latvian Special Forces over the Daugava River in Latvia.

  • Ansbach poetry, essay contest highlight April as Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention month

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members write essays and poems using this year's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month theme "Eliminate Sexual Assault. Know Your Part. Do Your Part."

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • USAG Vicenza full scale exercise set for May 6-7

    Apr 6, 2015

    Exercise planners are in the final stages of planning for the coming annual disaster response drill named Lion Response.

  • Spring into risk management: Don't leave it to chance

    Apr 6, 2015

    Spring is here! Whether you're a motorcycle rider, bicyclist, skater (skateboarder, kick scooter, inline skater, etc.), volksmarcher or sightseeing enthusiast, the warm weather means it's time to start getting ready to engage in your favorite activities.

  • 2-7 Infantry conducts readiness exercise for Atlantic Resolve

    Apr 6, 2015

    Working through steady winds and freezing rain, the Soldiers of Task Force 2-7 Infantry "Cottonbalers" executed a battalion-wide Readiness Exercise at local training areas in Poland, Latvia, and Estonia, 4 April. The Readiness Exercise was the battalion's culminating event for its deployment operations into countries along NATO's eastern flank.

  • 17 Nations get lasered up for Saber Junction 15

    Apr 5, 2015

    Units participating in Saber Junction 15 outfit their soldiers and vehicles with equipment from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's MILES warehouse.

  • Leaders from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Romanian Land Forces talk cooperation

    Apr 5, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania -- Leadership assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with their military counterparts assigned to the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC,) Romanian Land Forces (ROULF,) at the Land Forces Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on Apr. 2, 2015.

  • Army Europe's training command earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Apr 3, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Training Command and its subordinate units were presented the one of the Army's highest peacetime unit awards April 2 here at the Tower Barracks gym. The JMTC was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for having provided unique and advanced training to units in preparation for their deployments in support of overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and NATO peace supporting missions in Kosovo.

  • USAG Ansbach mothers-to-be learn 'Survival Skills for Healthy Families'

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's family life chaplain led a training session for pregnant Soldiers, titled "Survival Skills for Healthy Families," March 26, 2015, at Katterbach Chapel.

  • Dragoon Ride: 2d Cav. Regt. returns home to Germany

    Apr 2, 2015

    More than 400 Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 2d Cavalry Regiment completed a historic 1,100 mile road march across Eastern Europe April 1.

  • Students learn from Sky Soldiers about the military overseas

    Apr 2, 2015

    Through a video produced by the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), two Sky Soldiers based at Caserma Del Din showed visiting students from Prospect High, Ill., a world they had never seen before -- that of being Soldier serving in Italy. The nineteen senior students were travelling in Italy on an educational exchange program with the Copernico High School of Verona and were welcomed by their peers at the Vicenza High School March 25.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers conduct rapid deployment exercise into Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted an airborne operation in Grafenwoehr, Germany, March 24 as part of an emergency deployment readiness exercise.

  • Army Europe commander speaks at AUSA; focus on 'USAREUR perspective'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Army Europe's commanding general, spoke at the Association of the United States Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 31, focusing on several topics, including why Army Europe matters, Atlantic Resolve, new changes for the command and the ongoing Dragoon Ride.

  • US Army Cyber Center of Excellence commander talks cyber with German signal Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, spoke to about 100 Soldiers of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command on the evolving role of cyber in U.S. Army operations at BwCISCOM's headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

  • 4ID commemorates crossing of Rhine in Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Dignitaries and residents from Worms, Germany, joined 4th Infantry Division and German Soldiers to mark the 70th anniversary of the division's crossing of the Rhine River during World War II March 29.

  • 4ID and the Battle of Huertgen Forest

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Battle of Huertgen Forest. The site of one of the bloodiest battlegrounds for U.S. troops during World War II, yet few outside of Germany know of its whereabouts or what transpired there in 1944.

  • Month of the Military Child kicks off in USAG Bavaria

    Mar 31, 2015

    Events and programs celebrating military children will happen throughout the garrison in April.

  • Volunteers donate time, improve USAG Ansbach community, gain recognition

    Mar 31, 2015

    During an evening event March 27, 2015, at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross honored community members who volunteered during 2014.

  • Baumholder FCC provider delivers quality care

    Mar 31, 2015

    For Shirley Ochoa who loves children and enjoys having them around her home, working as a Family Child Care provider is more than a means of supplementing her family's income. It is an opportunity to provide a valuable service to the Baumholder Military Community.

  • Turkish delegation tours military R&D centers in search of ideas

    Mar 31, 2015

    Turkish scientists, engineers and military officers toured U.S. military research and development centers March 16-31, to examine American science and technology practices to advance their own R&D enterprise.

  • 69 USAREUR, allied medics earn prestigious medical badge

    Mar 31, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore, 30th MED BDE Public Affairs Maj. Jason Hughes and Capt. Kenneth Koehler, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Some 69 remaining Soldiers among 183 competitors received the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge March 27 during a ceremony held in Tower Gymnasium here after a grueling week of intense testing during the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition.

  • Ansbach Student 2 Student members collect, deliver food to Landstuhl Fisher House

    Mar 30, 2015

    Ansbach High School members of Student 2 Student, a student-run organization, traveled to Landstuhl Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany, March 7 to help wounded Soldiers and their Families.

  • TACP Airmen remember the fallen with 24-hour run

    Mar 30, 2015

    Air Force Tactical Air Control Party airmen from across Europe gathered at Hohenfels to honor their lost comrades.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Mar 27, 2015

    In West Africa, Soldiers from the 928th Contingency Contracting Battalion meet with local contractors, procure items and ensure construction is on track for Operation United Assistance and the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken räumt auf

    Mar 27, 2015

    Der deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaftsclub Outreach-KONTAKT Franken nahm zum zweiten Mal an der Aufräumaktion Ansbach Saubä(e)r teil, dieses Jahr in Kooperation mit der Organisation für unverheiratete Soldaten, genannt BOSS.

  • 2nd Sqdn, 2nd CR joins Operation Atlantic Resolve-South in Romania

    Mar 27, 2015

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- As 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ends their current rotation in Operation Atlantic Resolve-North with the squadron's current "Dragoon Ride" from Estonia to Germany, the Regiment remains actively engaged while continually supporting their NATO Allies.

  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    Mar 27, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 23, 2015) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference here for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 And Beyond.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade climbs higher, participates in Italian mountain training

    Mar 27, 2015

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade increased their military mountaineering abilities during a weeklong training event with Italian army soldiers from the Julia Alpine Brigade in Belluno, Italy, March 23 through 27.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken reaches out, cleans up

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and Ansbach Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers worked together on cleaning up an area around a USAG Ansbach installation as part of the Ansbach Saubä(e)r, a city-wide clean-up, Saturday.

  • Vicenza community celebrates women's history

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community gathered to honor both famous women from history and some of the influential women in the Vicenza community during a Women's History Month event.

  • USAG Ansbach welcomes rotational forces

    Mar 26, 2015

    Over the past several weeks, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach service providers have worked to ensure the garrison's newest tenants -- 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade -- receive an appropriate hometown reception.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve enhances Polish Armed Forces training, operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As Soldiers and equipment arrive in country for the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation, the Polish Armed Forces General Command readies for a historic year of training.

  • Age has no limit at EFMB

    Mar 26, 2015

    Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom. Among the 183 candidates competing this year to earn a badge, they are the youngest and oldest candidates of the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition, held March 13-27 and hosted by the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Both are combat medics from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. Nineteen-year-old Pvt. Cara Corley and 42-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Hewitt have high hopes of earning the prestigious Expert Field Medic Badge.

  • 'Mending the alliance:' 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

    Mar 26, 2015

    It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.

  • Allies stitch together premier medical training event

    Mar 25, 2015

    Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.

  • British cadets reach 'pinnacle' at JMRC in quest for commission

    Mar 25, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- After over a year's worth of training, cadets from the United Kingdom's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst reached the academy's "pinnacle" combat exercise here at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center March 20, 2015.

  • German students, US Army chaplain mark 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing in friendship

    Mar 25, 2015

    Chap. (Col.) Carleton Birch, 5th Signal Command chaplain, spoke about living as an American in Germany and about the role of Army chaplains to a class of about 150 upper-level high school students at the Kant-Gymnasium in Boppard, Germany.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Army Europe expands Operation Atlantic Resolve training to Romania, Bulgaria

    Mar 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Soldiers, from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an early-entry training exercise together with Romanian allies, March 24, to mark the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, into Romania and Bulgaria.

  • Women in US military serve as role models, history shows

    Mar 24, 2015

    The Ansbach community celebrated Women's History Month with an observance at the Von Steuben Community Center Wednesday.

  • Watch your back: April Fools' Day in Bavaria

    Mar 24, 2015

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

  • DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

    Mar 24, 2015

    Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said.

  • A Star is born: Katterbach health clinic earns SOH Star status

    Mar 24, 2015

    Katterbach Army Health clinic joins the Illesheim Army Health Clinic and becomes Safety and Occupational Health Star Site certified.

  • JMRC supports Lithuanian command and staff course

    Mar 24, 2015

    VILNIUS, Lithuania. -- Between March 16-20, Senior Interagency Training Advisor, Dr. James Derleth, and the Operational Environment Team Leader Shands Pickett from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany traveled to the Lithuanian Military Academy to support the Lithuanian Army's Command and Staff Course. This 5 month course prepares Lithuanian and foreign officers for brigade staff positions. Topics include the development of leadership skills, an understanding of contemporary warfare, and the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to effectively execute all aspects of land warfare. It includes students from Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Derleth and Pickett delivered blocks of instruction in Stability Operations and the Engagement Warfighting Function.

  • Six teams battle for Junior Basketball Championship

    Mar 23, 2015

    USAG Stuttgart Junior Basketball Team wins IMCOM-E East Division Basketball Tournament. Vilseck takes third.

  • USAREUR G6 visits JMTC, meets with signal Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2015

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, and Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Samudio, USAREUR G6 sergeant major, visited with signal Soldiers, leaders and exercise support staff at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Baumholder commemorates 70 years of American presence

    Mar 20, 2015

    On March 18, 1945, at about 3 p.m. American tanks rolled into Baumholder from the direction of Birkenfeld. Last Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the American "invasion." Was it a good or a bad day for Baumholder?

  • Community effort diffuses WWII bomb at Army garrison in Grafenwoehr

    Mar 20, 2015

    A World War II-era bomb was discovered at the Army garrison in Grafenwoehr, Germany, setting in motion a rapid response by Army officials and a German ordnance disposal team that prompted the community's safe evacuation and the bomb's eventual disposal.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment begins major convoy for Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Mar 20, 2015

    A battalion from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, assumed responsibility for the U.S. Army's Operation Atlantic Resolve land force training and security cooperation activities in Estonia, March 20, from Army Europe's 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in the first of several scheduled transfers of mission that will occur throughout eastern Europe over the next few days.

  • Freedom Shock: Army Europe, ready at a moment's notice

    Mar 19, 2015

    Moving a Soldier from one location to another can be a relatively simple task, but when real-world events arise and an entire unit is called to action, not to mention hundreds of pieces of equipment, how does Army Europe stay ready?

  • Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers secure NATO missile-defense sites

    Mar 19, 2015

    Paratroopers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, returned from NATO Operation Active Fence in Turkey, March 12