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  • Food, beer, games, music... it sounds like Oktoberfest

    Oct 28, 2009

    Ahhh...the alluring smells coming from a mixture of bratwursts searing on hot coals; schnitzels getting deep-fried to perfection in hot vats; sauerkraut simply simmering; festive music, rides, games, and kids stuck on a wall' No, it's not a dream, it is some of the many sites Soldiers and family members could take part in during Fort Hood's annual Oktoberfest located at Fort Hood Stadium, Oct. 23.

  • USAREUR commanding general visits 172nd Inf. Bde.

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE Kalsu, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2009)--Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, spends time with Soldiers assigned to 9th Engineer Battalion and 172nd Support Battalion here Oct. 25. The Brigade is scheduled to redeploy back to Germany in November after a successful year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • USAREUR commanding general visits 172d Inf. Bde

    Oct 28, 2009

    Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2009)--Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, expresses his gratitude by awarding coins of excellence to Soldiers assigned to 172nd Infantry Brigade Oct. 25. The Brigade is scheduled to redeploy back to Germany in November following a successful year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Brussels concludes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 28, 2009

    Some 150 Brussels community members gathered at USAG Brussels on Oct. 17 to celebrate the conclusion of the observance of Hispanic Heritage month.

  • Brussels hosts retiree appreciation day

    Oct 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The U.S. Army Garrison Brussels hosted a Military Retiree Appreciation Day for the Benelux community on Oct. 20. Nearly 50 U.S. military retirees and spouses from throughout the region took advantage of all or portions of the day-long event.

  • Bilingual balloon release marks Red Ribbon Week at Vicenza

    Oct 28, 2009

    Caserma Ederle releases balloons containing bi-lingual messages to support drug-free lifestyles

  • Members of the U.S. Army Europe and Heidelberg military community make a difference

    Oct 28, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army Europe and Heidelberg military community remembered 178 service members' children interred in Frankfurt's main cemetery during a national Make A Difference Day project Oct. 24.

  • Heidelberg team wins Expert Field Medical Competition

    Oct 28, 2009

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: eligibility, entitlements, applying

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Learn how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Understand your eligibility, entitlements.

  • Army wins Red Ribbon Run in the KMC

    Oct 28, 2009

    Soldiers, Army civilians and their family members grabbed the KMC (Kaiserslautern military community) Unit Strength Award - the huge trophy - Oct. 24 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's 2009 Red Ribbon Run on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. What started out and remained a friendly challenge, the Unit Strength Award made its debut at this year's event and was a competition between the three military services in the KMC - the Army, Air Force and Navy, said Heather Robinson, the garrison's Army Substance Abuse Program prevention coordinator.

  • IMCOM-E, Romanian firefighters complete training

    Oct 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A firefighting training officer from Installation Management Command-Europe's Firefighting Training Center in Ansbach recently completed training at Mikhail Kogalniceanu International Airport, Romania, Oct. 20 as part of an effort to enhance interoperability and capability at the site of U.S. Army Europe's Joint Task Forces-East. JAfA1/4rgen Schwab, Ansbach training center's training officer, and Hubert Karl, contractor HFW, provided five days of hands-on training to approximately 30 Romanian firefighters from the Mikhail Kogalniceanu (MK) International Airport.

  • Installation Management Command

    Oct 27, 2009

  • New Heidelberg principal recalls life at school 40 years ago

    Oct 27, 2009

    Allison Peltz may be new to her job as principal, but her face has graced the halls of PHES before - when she was a student 40 years ago. After hearing she would lead a school she once attended, Peltz said she was excited, since she "has great memories of being here as a child." Previously assistant-principal in Okinawa, Japan, Peltz believes she can create strong connections with parents and students in her new community.

  • New Parent Support Program: Making life easier for military parents

    Oct 27, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Play Group is just one of the services offered through USAG Schinnen's New Parent Support Program, serving military families in the Tri-Border region of the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Year of the NCO: Wounded warrior continues to lead

    Oct 27, 2009

    The noncommissioned officer corps often is considered the backbone of the Army, but defining what it means to be a part of that brotherhood is not as easy as it sounds.

  • IMCOM-Korea

    Oct 27, 2009

  • Hundreds run for life, join cancer fight

    Oct 26, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - A record number of runners, walkers, strollers and spectators turned out for this year's Walk/Run for Life for Breast Cancer Awareness. More than 600 participants arrived early Oct. 3 at the Hall of Champions, demonstrating support for the cause.

  • Heavy hitters connect at Hispanic Heritage Boxing Tournament

    Oct 26, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A crushing blow thrown by one Bruchsal boxer stunned both his Baumholder opponent and the crowd in attendance at the Hispanic Boxing Celebration Oct. 3 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • Special Ops Soldiers earn coveted title of 'Jumpmaster'

    Oct 26, 2009

    Ten minutes before arriving to the drop zone, every parachutist on the 'bird' knows what's coming next when the jumpmaster stands and hooks up to the anchor line cable, signaling the beginning of actions on the aircraft.

  • Retracing Dad's steps in Battle of the Bulge

    Oct 26, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - My father was my hero growing up. He did all the things a son could admire in a father. He left a secure position as an FBI Special Agent to join the United States Army during World War II because he loved his country. As a boy, my father told me many stories of his experiences in the war - the ferocity of combat in eastern France, acts of courage and sacrifice by his fellow Soldiers, his eventual capture and treatment in a German POW camp and his liberation by Soviet forces.

  • Using no-fee passports on leisure can leave you stranded

    Oct 26, 2009

    A government-issued or "no fee" passport can be very convenient. It is free of charge to command-sponsored military family members and Department of Defense civilians stationed overseas and allows them to bypass the process of applying for a tourist passport. The convenience ends, however, when no-fee passports are used for leisure travel. Vacationers can find themselves stranded at the border of another country, trying to get in (or worse: trying to get out).

  • USAG Stuttgart children 'Read for the Record'

    Oct 26, 2009

    On Oct. 8, some 1,950 children in the Stuttgart military community opened the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle, and read it from cover to cover in hopes of not only learning about hungry caterpillars, but helping to set a world record for reading. The massive reading undertaking was part of the fourth annual Read for the Record attempt at getting the most children from around the world to read the same book on the same day.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Arts and Crafts program named best in Army

    Oct 26, 2009

    For the third year running, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation department's Arts and Crafts program has been named best in the Army for large garrisons.

  • Finney Recreation Center named best in Europe

    Oct 23, 2009

    USAG Schweinfurt's Finney Recreation Center on Conn Barracks is the winner of IMCOM-Europe's Outstanding Recreation Program.

  • Year of the NCO: Command Sergeants Major, senior trainer

    Oct 23, 2009

    Training, development, education, progression are words that command sergeants major - and all noncommissioned officers - must drive into their Soldiers and make them live it.

  • 21st TSC hosts partnership range with German Bundeswehr

    Oct 23, 2009

    It took the Bundeswehr soldiers from the German Joint Support Command nearly three hours to drive from their home station in Cologne, Germany, to the American weapons range, but they said the drive was well worth it.

  • Main body of Task Force Kitgum moves into Life Support Area Fist

    Oct 23, 2009

    Weeks of hard work have come to a head for the advance and torch parties of Natural Fire 10 as the main body moved from Entebbe, Uganda, to Kitgum and into their new home at Life Support Area Fist on Pajimo Barracks.

  • Quicker, drier mail is on the

    Oct 22, 2009

    improved mail service for military community in Vicenza, Italy

  • Post players press the Press

    Oct 22, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Daiga's Desperados player Maynor Rodriguez (left) dribbles around his opponent Francesco Formaggio of the Vicenza Press soccer team during a friendship match as part of the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's first Vicenza Press Media Day at Caserma Ederle Oct. 18. The Vicenza Press soccer team of local Italian news media defeated Daiga's Desperados, made up of U.S. military community members, 5-3. The Vicenza Press Association was created in 2002 to organize events in the Vicenza area with the purpose of making donations to a charity. USAG Vicenza's Sgt. Justin Vincent (right), No. 23, was player-coach for the Americans.

  • Hispanic Heritage speaker stresses importance of education, family, values

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the footprint of Hispanic heritage continues to grow in the United States, one second-generation Latina is leaving her mark and encouraging all Americans to do the same.

  • DoDDS students learn about German culture, traditions while making apple juice

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple juice can do wonders toward building lasting friendships and understanding cultures.

  • Annual Combined Federal Campaign ends Dec. 15 - act now!

    Oct 21, 2009

    With the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, underway until Dec. 15, it's a good opportunity to consider why 89 percent of American households give an average of $1,620 per year, according to Giving & Volunteering in the United States, an independent sector survey organization of American philanthropy. In the spirit of CFC, it's also the one time this year to take the opportunity to help contact 100 percent of the federal workforce so they know that they can voluntarily participate in CFC, and closer to home, consider why do you, if you're among the 89 percent of Americans who do, give'

  • Community health care set to open new facility

    Oct 21, 2009

  • Vietnam veteran receives Bronze Star for Valor for actions in 1967

    Oct 21, 2009

    A Vietnam veteran was honored for his valor in combat with the presentation of a Bronze Star medal at Heidelberg's Retiree Appreciation Day on Oct. 17.

  • Blind German student teacher inspires students in Heidelberg classroom

    Oct 21, 2009

    A blind student teacher from the University of Heidelberg spent three weeks with second and third graders from Patrick Henry Elementary School in Heidelberg as part of a DoDDS practicum program.

  • 20 years of BOSS: Heidelberg troops celebrate with community service

    Oct 21, 2009

    The Heidelberg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers group honored 20 years of the Army's BOSS program with a weeklong celebration.

  • Year of the NCO: Wounded warrior embodies meaning of leadership

    Oct 21, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - The Noncommissioned Officer Corps is often considered the backbone of the Army but defining what it means to be a part of that brotherhood is not as easy as it sounds. One of several definitions of what an NCO is could be summarized by saying he or she is a dedicated leader of Soldiers. Sgt. 1st Class Chris Edwards, assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, explains that attaining NCO status does not automatically make you a leader.

  • Battlemind: Training helps spouses, couples cope with deployment challenges

    Oct 21, 2009

    In a room of 20 military spouses, about 15 raised their hands as Chaplain (Capt.) Josh Metz asked, "Who's gone through a deployment before'" The number wasn't surprising.

  • 'Welcome home Viper Medics'

    Oct 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sherry Schwab's T-shirt screamed the message her voice forgot as her husband and 78 other Soldiers marched into the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Oct. 12. "Welcome home, Viper Medics."

  • Army to delink distributed Learning from resident phase in Civilian Education System courses

    Oct 20, 2009

    Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

  • DOD ANNOUNCES UNITS FOR AFGHANISTAN ROTATIONS AND DEPLOYMENT

    Oct 20, 2009

    The Department of Defense announced today major units scheduled to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan. The announcement involves one active duty brigade combat team and one Stryker cavalry regiment, totaling approximately 7,700 personnel, and one National Guard brigade with approximately 3,500 personnel. The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin in the spring of 2010.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Army Management Staff College reschedules Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class

    Oct 19, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College has rescheduled an upcoming Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class.

  • USACE division commander visits Israel, strengthens relationships

    Oct 19, 2009

    The largest MOUT site in the world was among several site the new USACE North Atlantic Division commander visited during his first tour of Israel.

  • USACE awards contract for USAREUR Command and Battle Center in Wiesbaden

    Oct 19, 2009

    The 84-million-euro contract will consolidate U.S. Army Europe Command headquarters at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany.

  • More than 1,100 students, parents flock to Kaiserslautern for College Night

    Oct 16, 2009

    A one-stop shopping for higher education bonanza, College Night offers all Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe high school students and their parents a chance to get first-hand knowledge about colleges and universities, scholarships and financial assistance. More than 1,100 students, parents, guidance counselors and teachers from international and DoDDS schools throughout Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands attended the event.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. returns to Germany

    Oct 14, 2009

    In the early morning hours of Oct. 11, children who would normally be tucked away in bed excitedly ran around the Freedom Fitness Center on Warner Barracks in Bamberg.

  • Soldiers, Airmen participate in international shooting competition

    Oct 14, 2009

    Kaiserslautern Soldiers and Ramstein Airmen had mere seconds to make every shot count using unfamiliar weapons Oct. 6 at the international shooting competition at the German Police Academy in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany.

  • Kaiserslautern hosts Fire Prevention Week activities

    Oct 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Emergency Services held Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-11.

  • Schweinfurt Soldier risks own safety to rescue accident victim

    Oct 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While driving on a four-lane highway near Conn Barracks Thursday, Oct. 8, a Schweinfurt-based wounded warrior dashed into the road to rescue a woman who was involved in a car accident and had staggered into oncoming traffic before collapsing.

  • 1st Space Company builds strong bonds

    Oct 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command participates in the Strong Bonds Training Program. Command Chaplain (Maj.) Kevin Pies traveled around the globe to provide the Congress-supported program to outlying elements of the command.

  • Preserving History: 11th Airborne vets return to Germany

    Oct 13, 2009

    Former paratroopers, the "Angels" of the 11th Airborne Division stationed around Augsburg 1956-1958, return to Bavaria to be reunited with their duty stations and the German soldiers they trained.

  • Berlin: The phoenix arisen

    Oct 13, 2009

    A Cold Warrior returns to Berlin for the first time in 30 years, finding an exciting, vibrant city sans guns, guards, minefields and KGB tails.

  • Benelux Civilians Support Joint Mission in Vital Roles

    Oct 13, 2009

    Within the USAG Benelux there are many civilians who work tirelessly within both the U.S. and international communities to facilitate training, education and medical care among other things. Due to the close ties between SHAPE and the USAG Benelux, a number of civilians find themselves in a variety of joint roles, forging a link between military members from around the world.

  • Brussels: A Joint, Inter-agency Community

    Oct 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army has had a formal presence in Brussels since August 1967. The predecessor activity of the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels was then called the NATO Support Activity (NSA) and was activated by the Army to carry out its mission of supporting the U.S. representation at the NATO alliance's then-new Brussels headquarters. The NSA was abolished in October 2005, when the existing entity assumed its new designation as the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, a unit of the Army's Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Europe-based Soldiers come together in Schweinfurt for sling load certification

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Grabbing straps. Tugging strings. Checking chain links. Thirty-eight Soldiers from across U.S. Army Europe trained to become certified sling load inspectors, responsible for inspecting cargo lifted and transported via helicopter, at Camp Robertson training area near Schweinfurt Oct. 5-9.

  • Zumba adds Latin dance to fitness routine

    Oct 13, 2009

    For an evening out with Latin music and dancing, all Stuttgart military community members need to do is stop by the gym. They may want to trade their dancing shoes for trainers, however, and be ready to work up a sweat. Zumba, the Latin-American dance and fitness class, that has become a global phenomenon in the past 10 years, is now available at the Patch Fitness Center on Patch Barracks. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 p.m.

  • Special operations forces gather in Croatia for multinational training

    Oct 13, 2009

    More than 100 servicemembers assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe took part in Jackal Stone '09, a multinational special operations exercise held Sept. 10 - 27 throughout various locations in Croatia.

  • Sesame Street shows military children they're not alone

    Oct 13, 2009

    It's not every day that Elmo, Cookie Monster and their friends visit the Stuttgart military community.

  • The long, dark tunnel: service members and deployment

    Oct 13, 2009

    If deployment is a tunnel, deployed service members are the train. Like a car on a track, they focus on their mission at hand to get through the days away from home. However, when the tunnel is behind them, service members often struggle to slow the train down without derailing.

  • Soldiers across Europe meet at annual fest

    Oct 13, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from the Stuttgart military community celebrated the 35th Soldaten Wasen - the 'Soldier's Fest' - along with their German and French counterparts Sept. 28 at the Stuttgarter Volksfest in Bad Cannstat.

  • Training area expands preparing the joint, NATO force

    Oct 9, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium-Military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan are at a shifting point. The number of boots on the ground in Iraq is decreasing, while the needed force strength in Afghanistan is under review. As the operations evolve, so do the methods of training troops.

  • 'Tuscan Sun' exercise tests Italian, American emergency response

    Oct 9, 2009

    It was just another quiet and warm October morning with Italian and American personnel arriving at their workplace and students beginning their lessons when at 8:15 a.m. a vehicle exploded in the Commissary parking lot. Fortunately, this was part of the Camp Darby annual force protection exercise. But, unlike previous year's exercises, this one was in conjunction with the local Italian civil defense exercise.

  • 1st AD makes first aid realistic

    Oct 9, 2009

    1st AD makes first aid realistic

  • Fort Bragg hosts joint, multi-national training exercise

    Oct 8, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26, to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • EOD Officer dedicates his life to 'part-time' job

    Oct 8, 2009

    EOD Officer dedicates his life to 'part-time' job

  • Work at 1st Armored Division motor pool becomes a family affair

    Oct 8, 2009

    1st Armored Division motor pool becomes a family affair

  • Schinnen partnership produces environmental benefits

    Oct 8, 2009

    Thanks to a productive partnership with host nation environmental authorities, USAG Schinnen's Environmental Division meets regulatory mandates while protecting rare and endangered species.

  • 7th Army JMTC hosts largest combat training rotation in Europe

    Oct 8, 2009

    Europe's premier training facilities, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, were a temporary home to more than 7,000 people a historic training event, during which two brigades' simultaneously prepared for deployment in support of counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Benelux family team building skills help NATO partners

    Oct 8, 2009

    Army Community Services officials at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are partnering with NATO allies on the home front, offering their military family team building tools to the international community on SHAPE. The volunteer-led Armed Forces Team Building program teaches leadership and developmental skills - such as communication, time management and problem solving techniques - to help strengthen family wellbeing.

  • The Benelux role in Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2009

    Over the last six years, NATO has served as a joint, allied command for the war in Afghanistan, and members of the Benelux community have played a prime role in that mission. Several members of the Benelux community are deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

  • Rosen named USASMA deputy commandant; Guyette becomes chief of staff

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Rosen has been named deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, as of Oct. 1. In another key position, Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Charles E. Guyette has been named chief of staff of the academy.

  • 1st AD chaplain supports family during deployment

    Oct 7, 2009

    The First Armored Division prepares for another deployment to Iraq later this year. When they go downrange this time, they'll take a special resource that aims to provide relief to troops and their families back at home.

  • 501st MPs build skills, trust

    Oct 7, 2009

    1st Armored Division military police prepare for Iraq deployment

  • Filling up on energy drinks can have harmful side effects

    Oct 7, 2009

    Quick, canned energy is now available to soldiers in almost any environment, but does that caffeinated surge come with a price' SPC Adam Ross has information from inside those cans of instant energy, and how to avoid their possibly harmful side effects.

  • Food Services Soldiers keep Old Ironsides rolling along

    Oct 7, 2009

    While a division staff trains to go to war, Soldiers behind the scenes ensure the basic life functions needed for a fighting force are met. SPC Adam Ross takes us to an early morning exercise that provides real world results.

  • German barber approaches 50 years of service to American servicemembers

    Oct 7, 2009

    LEAD: A lot has changed in the Army since the Vietnam War, but one thing that hasn't is the Army haircut. One man has dedicated his life to ensuring that today's Soldiers continue to follow that tradition and look their best. Army Pfc. Janelle Keyser tells us what kept him cutting

  • "Music is our Mission"

    Oct 7, 2009

    CARRYING A TUBA FOR THE ARMY DOESN'T MEAN YOU WON'T CARRY A SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON. SPECIALIST DILLON TOWNSEL TAKES US TO GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY WHERE SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND TRAIN FOR THE BATTLEFIELD JUST AS SERIOUSLY AS BAND REHEARSAL.

  • Task Force 30th MEDCOM, Deployed to Afghanistan, Celebrates 76th Anniversary with Run

    Oct 7, 2009

    Task Force 30th MEDCOM celebrates its 76th Anniversary with a 5K run around Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

  • Commentary: Children - the other victims of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2009

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the effects of domestic violence on families and to find ways to work together to promote safety and eliminate domestic violence in our communities.

  • Heidelberg receives nearly $30 million for critical repair projects

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Heidelberg garrison received nearly $30 million in additional critical repair projects during the last four weeks of September.

  • German and American runners compete in Wiesbaden Half Marathon

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Runners couldn't have asked for better weather as they took off from the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Sept. 26. More than 30 runners headed out under blue skies from Wiesbaden Army Airfield on the 21-kilometer half marathon course which took them on a sightseeing tour of the countryside around the military base.

  • Sesame Street brings smiles to Wiesbaden youths

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Elmo talks, children listen. It's as simple as that. A,A Connecting to the youngest members of the American forces families through a familiar red Muppet, organizers of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families are taking the Sesame Street friends on a tour of 22 U.S. military installations in Europe, Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Garrison tests its force protection skills

    Oct 7, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - An attacker who gained access to the upper Wetzel Housing area detonated his explosive-laden vehicle by ramming a bus full of passengers next to the Wetzel Child Development Center Sept. 19. There were numerous injuries to the bus passengers and collateral damage to the Wetzel CDC. People inside the Wetzel CDC were also affected by the explosion that rocked the upper Wetzel area at about 9 a.m.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • JMTC Soldier is Army's top NCO for 2009

    Oct 6, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command was chosen as the Army's top NCO for 2009

  • USACE People: Quality control pro leaves impression on contractors across Europe

    Oct 6, 2009

    Deliver quality products to the customer, every time - that's the lesson this Corps of Engineers instructor has learned and what this course teaches.

  • Don't be 'That Guy'

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby's Better Opportunity for Single Service members teamed up with U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Safety office and Army Community Services to talk with junior service members about binge drinking and kick off the That Guy campaign Sept. 25.

  • Camp Darby Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers dominated by Air Force

    Oct 6, 2009

    Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) celebrated their 20th birthday and held elections for a new council on Oct. 2. This year's elections, though, resulted in some surprising results.

  • Warner Barracks experiences spirit-lifting entertainment

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - An energetic crowd danced and sang along as Spensha Baker, trio Trin-i-tee 5:7, Deitrick and Damita Haddon, and 2008 Operation Rising Star winner Joyce Dodson performed at the Freedom Fitness Facility on Sept. 23. More than 300 people gathered around the constructed stage to experience the "Lift Up Your Spirit" tour.

  • Fort Bragg hosts multi-national training exercise

    Oct 5, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26 to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • USAG Schinnen's BOSS program wins worldwide honors

    Oct 5, 2009

    For the second consecutive year, USAG Schinnen's BOSS program has received top recognition, winning the highest honor in its category this year for best installation program worldwide.

  • Double amputee inspires troops in Europe

    Oct 5, 2009

    Double amputee Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, who is still on active duty, spoke to troops in Europe in September.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Beckman

    Oct 2, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman, representing U.S. Army Europe, reacts to an attack during the 'Evaluate a Casualty' Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • "Airborne!" in five languages

    Oct 2, 2009

    Paratroopers from five countries conducted an airborne operation at Fort Bragg Sep. 30. The jump was part of the Bright Star exercise, a month-long, multi-national training exercise being conducted by the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division and airborne forces from Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Germany

  • Winn's Warrior Transition Battalion Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 2, 2009

    Partnering with the U.S. Paralympic Military Committee, Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB hosted a Train the Trainer clinic to assist with setting-up a Sports and Recreation program for injured 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers. Training included aquatics-based activities; adapted track; sitting and standing volleyball; power cycling/spinning; and core strengthening.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital Commander 'Sticks It To' 3rd ID Garrison Commander

    Oct 2, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga., readies troops for flu season.

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