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  • Santa delivers toys, good cheer during toy drop

    Dec 8, 2015

    U.S. Army and Air Force paratroopers joined British, German, French, Dutch, Estonian, Polish, Irish, and Latvian jumpers to deliver more than 2,000 Christmas presents for Kaiserslautern-area children in spectacular fashion during the 5th Quartermaster Company's ninth annual toy drop in Germany, Dec. 7.

  • Public Health Soldier excels at Exercise Fearless Guardian

    Dec 7, 2015

    Multinational training and security cooperation events give Soldiers the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen relationships with partner nations, but a recent training event also gave one Public Health Command Europe Soldier the chance to visit her homeland.

  • Community lights up cold winter night at USAG Ansbach

    Dec 7, 2015

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Family members, employees and host nation community members took part in U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's holiday tree-lighting ceremony and holiday market at the Katterbach Fitness Center Dec. 4, 2015.

  • Troopers farewell their first squadron CSM

    Dec 7, 2015

    Grafenwoehr, Germany - Troopers of Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted their first Pioneer Change of Responsibility ceremony Dec. 4, 2015 at the Tower Barracks Physical Fitness Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany. Command Sgt. Maj. Curtis Hopkins became the first senior enlisted advisor of the squadron July 2014. He helped form the new unit from scratch with minimal staff.

  • Traditions fill German Christmas as sweets fill boots

    Dec 4, 2015

    The advent season and Christmas time in Germany is often called magical, as the typical German seasonal customs like the romantic historical markets and the tasteful decorations of the cities with their garlands, lights and magnificent Christmas trees make the darkest time of the year shine bright.

  • Submission window for dozen Army fellowship programs closes Dec. 30

    Dec 4, 2015

    Dec. 30 submission deadlines are fast approaching for a dozen Army fellowship opportunities managed by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Gobbledy-good!: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken serves up turkey, sides for holiday

    Dec 3, 2015

    To celebrate Thanksgiving, which occurred the week earlier, and to celebrate the upcoming winter holidays, members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, held a combined holiday Stammtisch Dec. 1, 2015.

  • Marshall Center hosts seminar for Bulgarian Parliamentarians

    Dec 3, 2015

    A tailored seminar for 11 members of the Bulgarian Parliament titled "Role of Parliament in Security Sector Governance and Oversight" was held Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment Soldiers conduct battle drills

    Dec 3, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted battle drills at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Dec. 2.

  • Warrant officers play 'Santa' for good cause in Germany

    Dec 2, 2015

    They may ride motorcycles rather than sleighs and "regs" don't permit an abdomen shaped like a "bowl full of jelly," but members of the Warrant Officers Association, Rheinland-Pfalz Silver Chapter, along with Family members and volunteers, emulated Saint Nick for a good cause during a succession of charity events, which will culminate in a "Toy Run for Kids," Dec. 5.

  • Lithuanian Parliament member serves in unique way

    Dec 2, 2015

    Putting service over self has been a theme Dr. Mantas Adomenas has lived by for years.

  • U.S. Steel on Estonian Soil: Paladins Fire for the First Time in Estonia

    Dec 2, 2015

    Artillerymen of 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment prepare to fire M109 Alpha 6 Paladins, on Tapa Army Base, Nov. 27.

  • Smart mailers avoid duty on gifts sent stateside

    Dec 2, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. law imposes a tax on imported foreign goods called duty. For U.S. personnel overseas, that means gifts sent to the States may be subject to this tax.

  • Diverse international group takes part in Marshall Center Cyber Security Studies Course

    Dec 2, 2015

    A one-of-a-kind, two-week program on cyber security studies recently began at the George C. Marshall European Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. In its second year, the Program in Cyber Security Studies brings together government and military leaders from nearly 50 nations to reach a shared understanding of international and country specific approaches to a more secure, global cyber network.

  • Initial EAS forward sites announced

    Dec 1, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe and Army Materiel Command will begin storing portions of the European Activity Set at three initial forward locations in December 2015 with plans to expand to additional countries at a later date.

  • USAG Ansbach SHARP program seeks equitable treatment, dignity for all

    Dec 1, 2015

    The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program was created for Soldiers, Family members and Department of the Army civilians to provide a focused and concerted effort that includes prevention, training and education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability.

  • Army begins positioning equipment in Eastern Europe

    Dec 1, 2015

    Equipment for the European Activity Set is scheduled to be turned in to the first forward-positioned sites beginning this week, Defense Department officials said.

  • Rotational leaders demonstrate 'Atlantic Resolve' during European site visit

    Nov 27, 2015

    Command teams from forces currently or prospectively serving in the region gained eyewitness perspective and abundant opportunities for engagement with fellow leaders and permanently based personnel and units during a dynamic tour of key support sites across Germany and the Atlantic Resolve-North operating areas across Eastern Europe conducted Nov. 7-10.

  • National Guard Bureau leaders visit troops in Kosovo

    Nov 25, 2015

    U.S. Service members supporting NATO's peacekeeping mission in Kosovo represent the military force that America needs today, said the chief of the National Guard Bureau during a visit with troops stationed at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, Nov. 24.

  • Ansbach, Illesheim celebrate educational opportunities for Soldiers, Families, civilians

    Nov 25, 2015

    The Ansbach Education Center held the kick-off for American Education Week Nov. 23, 2015, at its location at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • AtHoc delivers emergency alerts to Europe-based Soldiers, employees and families

    Nov 25, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Army emergency management offices are making it easier for service members, civilian and contractor employees, and family members across Europe to receive emergency warnings and notifications through its AtHoc mass-warning notification system.

  • Fort Sill French liaison officer reflects on Paris attacks

    Nov 25, 2015

    When the attacks in Paris occurred two weeks ago, it only took moments for a Fort Sill French liaison officer to learn about it.

  • US, Bulgaria begin Peace Sentinel

    Nov 25, 2015

    U.S. troops from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga., and 1st Battalion 61st Mechanized Brigade from the Bulgarian Land Forces joined forces at the opening ceremony for Exercise Peace Sentinel, in support of Atlantic Resolve, at Novo Selo Training Center in Bulgaria, Nov. 20, 2015.

  • Operation Silver Sabre shows full force of multinational capabilities

    Nov 25, 2015

    When a peaceful demonstration erupts into a violent protest, local authorities and international peacekeeping forces will work together to quell chaos and protect safety.

  • US begins second phase of Ukrainian training, equipping mission

    Nov 25, 2015

    The United States has begun the second phase of its Fearless Guardian mission to train and equip Ukrainian forces, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said today.

  • KMC gives thanks, Thanksgiving meals to young troops

    Nov 24, 2015

    Senior enlisted leaders from across the Kaiserslautern Military Community distributed Thanksgiving care packages to junior Army and Air Force personnel Nov. 21 at the Vogelweh Commissary in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Marshall Center counterterrorism alumni study how to deal with foreign fighters

    Nov 24, 2015

    Almost 80 counterterrorism alumni from 44 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America attended the Global Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest Workshop: "Perspectives on Countering Foreign Terrorist Fighters" held Nov. 16 to 19 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

  • Ukrainian land forces begin Fearless Guardian training

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Fearless Guardian II opening ceremony marked the start of the combined training between Soldiers from the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine, Ukrainian Land Forces and Ukrainian Special Operations forces here, Nov. 23.

  • 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment Soldiers visit Dracula's Castle

    Nov 23, 2015

    Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment take downtime to learn of the history of Bran Castle, also known as Dracula's Castle and Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania They also explored the town of Brasov.

  • Gifts from Griffins receives over 3,000 donations

    Nov 23, 2015

    Soldiers and Family members from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade came together to collect gifts for the Diakonie Neuendettelsau Orphanage and food items for the Landstuhl Fisher House, November 20-22, 2015, at the Ansbach AAFES Post Exchange and Commissary.

  • Exercise Iron Sword 2015 comes to an end

    Nov 23, 2015

    Over 2,000 Soldiers from 10 NATO countries participated in Iron Sword 2015, the largest annual training exercise in Lithuania from 9-20 Nov.

  • The Eyes and Ears of Every Unit

    Nov 23, 2015

    Depending on someone else for their eyes and ears sounds like it could be very frustrating, but for a group of well-trained soldiers, this is their job.

  • Exercise Iron Sword ends in Lithuania

    Nov 21, 2015

    Exercise Iron Sword, Lithuania's largest national defense field exercise of 2015, officially came to an end during a ceremony at General Silvestras Zukauskas training area in Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 20.

  • Planting Trees for a Better Romania

    Nov 21, 2015

    Soldiers, Sailors and Marines helped a community plant trees in a country wide effort to prevent deforestation. All are currently stationed at Mahail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania in support of operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Marshall Center Honors 'First Americans'

    Nov 20, 2015

    George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Equal Opportunity Diversity Observances Committee hosted a National American Indian Heritage Month event held Nov. 20 at the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria -- Garmisch Community Chapel on Sheridan Kaserne in Garmisch-Partkenkirchen, Germany.

  • IMCOM's personnel program gives employees application option

    Nov 19, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO--The Installation Management Command's Voluntary Placement Program gives first consideration to internal employees wishing to move overseas or return to the continental U.S. from an overseas position

  • Exercise Combined Resolve concludes in Germany

    Nov 19, 2015

    The Soldiers, from 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, had little time to rest after completing a month-long exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany, as they moved an hour north to the Grafenwoehr Training Area to conduct a multinational combined arms live-fire exercise, Nov. 19.

  • Baumholder BOSS earns Best Teamwork award

    Nov 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Baumholder BOSS program was presented the Best Teamwork award for 2014-2015 during the recent 2015 BOSS training at the Shades of Green Army Resort in Orlando, FL Oct. 1.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • Germans, Americans remember victims of war and violence together in Ansbach

    Nov 17, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander joined a delegation of USAG Ansbach Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Soldiers and members of American Legion Post 1982 as they participated in the Volkstrauertag ceremony in Ansbach Nov. 15 representing the U.S. Army and the American community.

  • Speed and Power

    Nov 17, 2015

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment conduct tank gunnery with the Polish Army.

  • Marines Enhance Soldiers' Combative Knowledge

    Nov 17, 2015

    Marines in the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine teach Army soldiers the basics of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, also known as MCMAP. All are currently stationed at Mahail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania in support of operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Apache Troop Stays Sharp at Novo Selo Range

    Nov 17, 2015

    Footage of Apache and Delta Troop Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles Hone Their Skills at Novo Selo Training Center, Bulgaria.

  • 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Motar Team Training in Bulgaria

    Nov 17, 2015

    Footage of 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment Troopers as they break out the M-1064A3 Mortar Carriers and send some rounds down-range at Novo Selo Training Center, Bulgaria.

  • DOD announces travel restrictions to France

    Nov 17, 2015

    U.S. European Command has put in place travel restrictions to France that apply to all DOD personnel.

  • Wiesbaden CYSS programs receive near perfect marks

    Nov 16, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Achieving a near perfect score is no small achievement. It's even more impressive when one considers that inspectors took a hard look at 1,813 individual areas in Wiesbaden Child, Youth and School Services facilities to come up with a score of 99.33 out of a possible 100 total. "Unofficially, we were told that that is the best in Europe and most likely also the highest score on an Army Higher Headquarters Inspection in the Army," said Petra Rohr, Wiesbaden CYSS program operations specialist.

  • Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic earns 'gold star' status for safety

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic was recognized Nov. 13, during an Army & Occupational Health Star Site award ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, marking the clinic as one of the best in the Army.

  • 4th ID MCE and 10th Armored Division (Bundeswehr) meet for future partnerships

    Nov 16, 2015

    Members of 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element and 10th Armored Division (Bundeswehr) met to discuss future partnership and training opportunities during a two-day planning session at the 4th ID MCE Headquarters on Smith Barracks, Baumholder, Germany Nov. 12-13, 2015.

  • Sky Soldiers conduct historic airborne operation during Exercise Iron Sword 15

    Nov 14, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Lithuanian Land Forces soldiers, from the King Mindaugas Hussar Battalion, executed airborne operations during Exercise Iron Sword here, Nov. 14.

  • Garrison recognizes Child, Youth, School Services employee for half century of service

    Nov 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander and many others recognized Earl Hazel, a grounds maintenance specialist with Child, Youth and School Services, for nearly 50 years of service at a retirement ceremony Oct. 30.

  • Ansbach BOSS helps out German Kindergarten

    Nov 13, 2015

    The Ansbach BOSS program -- Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers -- is always trying to find ways to contribute to the community with volunteer activities. This time their efforts took the to the small town of Wolframs-Eschenbach located just outside of Ansbach

  • Service and sacrifice: 30th Infantry Division still seeking recognition 70 years after victory in Eu

    Nov 13, 2015

    On this Veterans Day, like in the past, our nation asks her citizens to take time out of their day to honor, thank, spend some time with and sincerely recognize the service and sacrifice of our military veterans. Winston Churchill while praising the British Air Force during the Battle of Britain said, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." With less than one percent of the American population having served in the military, it can also be said that our nation's veterans, who are so few in numbers are also owed a debt of gratitude by the many, especially on Veterans Day.

  • Baumholder remembers with wreath laying ceremony

    Nov 13, 2015

    Baumholder observes Veterans Day with a wreath laying ceremony.

  • NATO forces come together for Remembrance Day

    Nov 13, 2015

    NATO soldiers from around the world came together Nov. 11, 2015 to commemorate members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty during a ceremony at General Aldolfas Romanauskas Warfare Training Center in Nemecine, Lithuania.

  • 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participates in Justice Sword with Romanians

    Nov 13, 2015

    Members from 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment participated in Exercise Justice Sword 15.2 from Oct. 26 through Nov. 6, 2015, in Smardan, Romania.

  • Estonian River Crossing in Tapa

    Nov 13, 2015

    Estonian soldiers secure bridge sections across a river in Tapa, Estonia, Nov. 11, in joint exercise to test their bridging capabilities as well as provide a platform for interoperability between Estonian and U.S. forces.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command forges UK partnership

    Nov 12, 2015

    While it may not be intuitive from their unit designations, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the United Kingdom's Force Troops Command have a lot in common. So much in fact that they have developed a formal partnership to continually learn from one another and improve the interoperability of their respective nations.

  • New Soldiers arrive at USAG Ansbach, in-process

    Nov 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach performed in-processing for the newly arrived Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 277th Aviation Regiment, Nov. 6 and 10, 2015 at the Bunch Fitness Center at Storck Barracks.

  • Human resources professionals visit Vicenza, Italy, certify 32 personnel

    Nov 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, as part of the Personnel Readiness and Improvement Development and Education (PRIDE) team, are on the road again, this time in Vicenza, Italy, certifying 32 human resources officers, noncommissioned officers and junior enlisted Soldiers as part of an ongoing effort to emphasize professional development in the human resources field.

  • Sky Soldier engineers brings sling load expertise to Exercise Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 10, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed their participation in Exercise Trident Juncture, the largest NATO exercise in the last ten years with more 35 countries and 36,000 troops participating, in areas around Spain, Nov. 6, 2015.

  • Norwegian intelligence team joins information fight at Combined Resolve V

    Nov 10, 2015

    Norwegian soldiers provided support during Exercise Combined Resolve V with what they call Military Intelligence Support Team.

  • 3rd Bn., 69th Armor Regt. participates in staff delegation visit in Latvia

    Nov 10, 2015

    Members of the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a staff delegation visit to Adazi Military Base, Latvia on November 8, 2015.

  • US Soldiers participate in Estonian security exercise

    Nov 10, 2015

    Despite the cold and the sweep of clouds and mist that descended upon Kuperjanov Training Base, Nov. 6, both Estonian and U.S. Soldiers carried on successfully with their training for Exercise Rahulik Kodu, which in Estonian means "peaceful home."

  • 'L' is for Loyalty

    Nov 10, 2015

    Brooklyn native private first class finds that his background makes him uniquely suited for duty in Eastern Europe.

  • Iron Sword kicks off in Lithuania

    Nov 10, 2015

    Exercise Iron Sword officially began Nov. 9, 2015 with a ceremony at General Silvestras Zukauskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania. Iron Sword is Lithuania's largest exercise and will allow NATO Allies the opportunity to interact, coordinate their actions and prepare to carry out offensive and defensive operations.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve Leaders Visit Soldiers in Poland

    Nov 10, 2015

    Senior leaders from two brigades currently conducting missions in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve made a stop here to speak with Soldiers and Polish allies in an effort to assess unit and individual readiness, Nov. 9, 2015.

  • Veterans Day: Service members discuss values, service, sacrifice

    Nov 9, 2015

    Many of our nation's veterans have become seasoned warriors over time, some with multiple deployments under their belts; many who have made the military their way of life. America's military is a strong and ready fighting force. On Veteran's Day, the nation honors its service members for their service.

  • Exercise Combined Resolve raises bar

    Nov 9, 2015

    Exercise Combined Resolve V has set a new course for multinational training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

  • Special Operations and Conventional Forces Build Interoperability at JMRC

    Nov 9, 2015

    Special Operational Forces (SOF) from the U.S., Bulgaria and France recently partnered with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, during exercise Combined Resolved V.

  • Regionally Allocated Forces from 1st CAV arrive in Germany

    Nov 9, 2015

    About 450 Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas, arrived here, Nov. 9, at Albrecht Dürer Airport.

  • Hohenfels Boy Scout leader earns top badge

    Nov 9, 2015

    Kreg Schnell receives his Wood Badge atop the "Tooth of Time."

  • Milley: Russia No.1 threat to US

    Nov 9, 2015

    Russia should be considered the No. 1 threat to the United States for two reasons, its capability and its intent, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • 10th BEB trains with Lithuanian Land Forces

    Nov 7, 2015

    Explosions could be heard throughout the Gaiziunai Training Area as members of the 10th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, collaborated with members from the Juozo Vitkaus Engineer Battalion of the Lithuanian Land Forces on Nov. 4, 2015.

  • Brigade provides air power to Exercise Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 6, 2015

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, deployed more than 180 Soldiers and completed missions including close combat attack, air assaults, slingloads, and downed aircraft recovery training, refueling and air-to-ground operations and the integration of joint multi-national elements, in support of Exercise Trident Juncture 15, which concluded Nov. 5, 2015.

  • Sky Soldiers staff to train with allies, partners at Arrcade Fusion 15

    Nov 6, 2015

    More than 25 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade are scheduled to deploy to Rukla, Lithuania, next week for Exercise Arccade Fusion 2015.

  • Army Reserve Civil Support Team welcomes new leadership

    Nov 5, 2015

    HALLE, Belgium - Soldiers from the 773rd Civil Support Team bid farewell to Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler and welcomed their new commander, Lt. Col. U. L. Armstrong, during an Oct. 30 change of command ceremony held at a fire station near Brussels.

  • Pennsylvania Army National Guard provides key support at Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 5, 2015

    Approximately 20 Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 213th Regional Support Group (RSG) are taking part in Exercise Trident Juncture 15 in Spain, working as a vital asset in the exercise's tactical operations center.

  • Army Reserve partners with Belgian firefighters for CBRN training

    Nov 5, 2015

    A 7th Mission Support Command unit, the 773rd CST is made up of Soldiers who survey potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear hazards. They spent last week of October in the suburbs of Brussels taking part in CBRN Week -- a training event where the team honed their ability to employ highly sensitive and technical equipment to identify toxins and strengthened a longstanding partnership with Belgian firefighters.

  • Civil Support Team commander takes a look back

    Nov 5, 2015

    The outgoing 773rd Civil Support Team commander, Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler, discusses CBRN Week 2015 in Belgium, how his team supports USAREUR and the accomplishments of his Soldiers during his time in command.

  • Trident Juncture 15: Multinational training builds strength

    Nov 5, 2015

    U.S., Spanish and German Soldiers conducted a fast-paced vehicle obstacle breach together, Nov. 3, at Exercise Trident Juncture 15 in Spain as part of the overall live-action portion of the exercise.

  • NATO senior members, distinguished visitors come to Trident Juncture

    Nov 5, 2015

    Exercise Trident Juncture 15 welcomed senior leaders from across NATO allied and partner nations, Nov. 4, during a distinguished visitors day to demonstrate the land capabilities of the alliance.

  • Students "Face-Off" with Halloween horror show

    Nov 4, 2015

    Monsters march through the halls of Hohenfels High for Halloween show.

  • New 4ID Mission Command Element gets network infrastructure upgrades

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, has said on a number of occasions, "If I can't communicate, then I can't command." The same holds true for the 4th Infantry Division as it establishes a new Mission Command Element (MCE) at Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany. In order to provide effective mission command over Regionally Allocated Forces (RAF) operating throughout Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the new command center needs the network infrastructure to be able to communicate.

  • Latvian Civilians, Cadets, U.S. Counterparts Conquer Competition

    Nov 3, 2015

    Most Friday nights, civilian university students are not out in the woods being fired at by blank rounds. For teams competing in the Cadet Path competition, that is just part of what they encountered during the two day competition, which began on Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Hohenfels' OPFOR Joins Bundeswehr

    Nov 3, 2015

    On Oct. 19, the platoon traveled to the German Army Combat Training Center (GACTC) in Letzlingen, Germany, as part of an exchange of forces between the U.S. Army and the German Bundeswehr. At the same time, a platoon of German Leopard II tanks from the GACTC took its place, here, to participate in exercise Combined Resolve V.

  • Baumholder hosts first ever functional fitness competition

    Nov 3, 2015

    After a day of deadlifts, rowing, tire flips kettle bell swings and an array of other athletic disciplines, Baumholder's functional fitness team outperformed the Kaiserslautern team and captured the trophy in the first ever functional fitness competition in Baumholder Oct. 24.

  • 3-69 AR Successfully Launches into Atlantic Resolve

    Nov 3, 2015

    Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participate in an M320 grenade launcher range at a training area near Tallinn.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Allied assurance in action

    Nov 2, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allies from the Polish army's 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade conducted a combined public event here Oct 27, 2015, showcasing the strength of the partnership between the two nations.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Enabling allies through professional relationships

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed the final leg of Operation Bayonet Thrust, a week-long, multinational convoy after five months training in Lithuania, when they arrived at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, the evening of Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Operation Bayonet Thrust: Strength through partnership

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade crossed the Lithuanian border into Poland at Kalvarija, Oct. 25, 2015, on the second day of Operation Bayonet Thrust, the name given to the more than 2,600 kilometer-long convoy returning the paratroopers home to Italy after a five-month rotation in Lithuania.

  • USAREUR commander visits Baumholder

    Nov 2, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army in Europe commander, visited Baumholder Oct. 30.

  • Sky Soldier's new engineer battalion integrates seamlessly

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, were in Slovenia from Oct. 16 - 21 in support of Exercise Rock Proof V, a combined-arms exercise between U.S. and Slovenian Soldiers.

  • Lithuania-based Sky Soldiers convoy home

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade began a multinational convoy of more than 2,600 kilometers home to Italy Oct. 24, 2015, after a five-month rotation in Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • National Guard Soldiers train with Latvia forces at Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 2, 2015

    The National Guard's State Partnership Program is bearing fruit at the largest NATO exercise to take place in more than 20 years - Exercise Trident Juncture 15.

  • Baumholder based 5-7 ADA Soldier dies in vehicle accident

    Oct 31, 2015

    A 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldier assigned to 5th Battalion 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, died near Baumholder, Germany, Oct. 29. U.S. Army Sgt. Marvin L. Barbour, 39, was pronounced dead at the hospital from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident.

  • Equipment Arrives in Latvia by Train

    Oct 31, 2015

    Equipment belonging to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division continues to arrive in the port in Liepaja, Latvia on October 27, 2015.

  • Blood flows at USAG Ansbach in act of pre-Halloween generosity

    Oct 30, 2015

    The Armed Services Blood Donor Center -- Europe, in a blood drive sponsored by the 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, collected 58 units of blood Oct. 28 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Citizen-Soldiers mentor female IT students in Kosovo

    Oct 29, 2015

    Kosovo college students participating in the Females in Information Technology program met with a panel of six U.S. Army citizen-Soldiers, serving with the Kosovo Force peace support mission, for a session on navigating a solid and successful career in IT, Oct. 22 at Pristina's American University in Kosovo.

  • Mission-ready: Allies equip troops for success in Germany

    Oct 29, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), part of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade, provided essential movement control support as allied personnel issued European Activity Set gear to combat-ready Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, throughout October at Coleman Barracks.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Communications, maintenance readiness put to the test

    Oct 29, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade crossed over from Slovakia to Hungary at the border point here Oct. 28, 2015, on the seventh day of Operation Bayonet Thrust, the multinational convoy heading home to Vicenza, Italy, after a five-month rotation in Lithuania, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the United States' continued commitment to European security.