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  • USASMA opens International Student Hall of Fame

    Jun 30, 2009

    The first International Student Hall of Fame class inducted three students from Australia, Botswana and Macedonia. Warrant Officer Stephen Ward, Australian Army Regimental Sergeant Major graduated from the USASMA non-resident graduate course in 1994. Botswana Sergeant Major Herman Bahuma is the current Defense Force Sergeant Major in Makopong Village, Botswana. He is a graduate of USAMA Class 48. Sergeant Major of the Army Boban Stojanovik, is the Macedonia Armed Forces sergeant major. He is a graduate of the USASMA Class 58.

  • CYSS and FMWR feature two new programs for Wiesbaden youths

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The results of the Wiesbaden Teen Center's June Food for Thought survey screamed from the page. "We want swimming. We want fitness classes. We want rock climbing and bowling and horseback riding."

  • German-American initiative promotes resource conservation

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden garrison environmental engineers joined their host nation counterparts on Wiesbaden Army Airfield June 17 to look at ways to improve energy conservation efforts.

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army families

    Jun 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Since October 2008, the Army Family Covenant has delivered more than 150,000 free hours of respite care in Europe, along with saving Soldiers and their families more than $1.5 million while participating in Child, Youth and School Services activities.

  • Military Police working dog welcomes MPs to Graf

    Jun 29, 2009

    Members of the 615th Military Police Company recently underwent a three-week training program to familiarize newly arrived Soldiers with local Grafenwoehr policies and procedures. The program, the Bloodhound Law Enforcement Academy, included topics ranging from legal responsibilities and limitations and performing routine traffic stops to proper use of military working dogs.

  • JROTC Leadership camp brings camaraderie, competition to cadets

    Jun 29, 2009

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Department of Defense high schools throughout Europe arrived in Grafenwoehr June 14, for a 10-day Cadet Leadership Challenge camp.

  • Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn receives national recognition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute designated U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Tower Inn winner of the 2009 Gold Pineapple award.

  • Grafenwoehr race qualifies Army Europe 10-Miler team for national competition

    Jun 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr hosted the U.S. Army 10-Miler qualifying race June 27, 2009. One hundred and eight racers participated. The top six male and female Soldiers qualified to run the national race in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2009.

  • Germany-based units receive Army Deployment Excellence Awards

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Leaders emerge through Year of the NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The day a Soldier becomes a member of the noncommissioned officer corps, is the day he or she becomes a leader of Soldiers. It's the moment when a Soldier accepts and honors the words of the NCO creed: "All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership." Becoming a leader, however, is a journey of life, experiences and the leadership of others.

  • The Changing Face of Brussels

    Jun 29, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The Sterrebeek Annex has been experiencing its first significant new construction since it was acquired in the 1960s. Ground was broken on Dec. 4, 2008, for a new BAS gymnasium and art complex, the first major new construction in the 42-year history of the Brussels American School.

  • Minister president honors U.S. military Soldiers, employees for outstanding service

    Jun 29, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Every year Hessen's minister president recognizes people who go above and beyond the call of duty to save lives, help their fellow citizens and to improve the quality of life for those who reside in the German state. A recognition ceremony at the annual Hessentag celebration honors those who have performed outstanding service in Hessen.

  • New Army Lodge opens in heart of Europe

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The new Army Lodge on ChiAfA..vres Air Base opened its doors in June, after almost two years of construction. "It is the first environmentally-friendly Lodge to be erected in Europe. It's the newest and most modern in the region," said JoAnn Chambers, chief of staff, IMCOM-Europe.

  • Transferability Policy for Post 9-11 GI Bill Announced

    Jun 29, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The Post 9-11 GI Bill takes effect Aug. 1, but Servicemembers can begin signing up their immediate family members for transferability now.

  • Military career drives postmaster's passion

    Jun 29, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Delivering the mail is how Josh Alo has earned his daily bread throughout his adult life, but his avocation since his teen years has been making music, specifically Reggae music. Prior to becoming Brussels postmaster, the Honolulu, Hawaii, native served nine years in the U.S. Air Force as a mail transportation manager, serving overseas in Japan, Belgium and Italy, with significant deployments to the Middle East. "I'm proud of my service, past and present, to military communities, and that's a big part of what I sing about," he said.

  • Child Development Center opens after a year long-renovation

    Jun 29, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy -- The doors of the U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Child Development Center opened to Camp Darby community children on June 16 after a year-long renovation costing approx $1 million.

  • IMCOM-Europe transportation officials offer tips for summer move

    Jun 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The yearly "summer surge" season for permanent change of station moves has dawned. And with the expected high volume of Soldiers and families simultaneously leaving and entering the region during the next few months, Installation Management Command-Europe is providing tips for customers to help ensure their shipment of household goods goes smoothly.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim conducts Fire Prevention training

    Jun 29, 2009

    USAG Mannheim Fire Prevention training slideshow.

  • THE ROCK TAKES IT TO THE MAT

    Jun 27, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- One hundred forty-two Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry "ROCK" Regiment (Airborne) entered the ROCK Combatives Tournament in seven weight classes to compete for the top slot and bragging rights June 23-24 at the Caserma Ederle gym. The winners will represent 2-503 in 173rd ABCT's combatives tournament June 28- 30.

  • Medics turn aid station into Afghan emergency room

    Jun 25, 2009

    Outside Forward Operating Base Blessing, combat medics serving with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, spend every morning combing through a crowd of sick or injured Afghans desperate for medical attention.

  • Force protection is about operations, community relations

    Jun 25, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- "Stand by for a conference call" crackled the instructions over phone lines to USAG Schinnen key personnel as they quickly alerted to an unknown (simulated) chemical leak, then ordered to report to the garrison's Emergency Operations Center at 6:15 p.m., June 22.

  • Fire safety campaign focuses on reducing spike in fire-related incidents

    Jun 25, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The fire safety campaign here educates installation personnel on identifying potential fire hazards and implements safety measures to reduce the risk of fires. In the first six months of 2009, the Army had 130 fire-related incidents with property losses exceeding $13.6 million. The campaign is designed to reduce a spike in fire-related incidents.

  • Army's senior NCO addresses Soldier issues during Wiesbaden visit

    Jun 25, 2009

    Stress on the force, recruitment, retention and the Year of the NCO were among an array of topics addressed by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston during a day-long visit to Wiesbaden Army Airfield in Germany, June 24.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 theme for the Year of the NCO. MSG Marion E. Benson II from Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga, is our NCO in the spotlight this month. Not only does MSG Benson proudly service his country as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, but he also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Department of Public Safety in Grovetown, Ga.

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    The Year of the NCO theme for May 2009 is Leadership in training. SSG Nohea L. Nako'oka is a Senior Leader Course student in the 25U 011-09 class and is also a faculty member in the Training and Development Department at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    SFC Marcus T. Mustin is the NCO in the spotlight this month at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)in Fort Gordon, Ga. SFC Mustin is a newly inducted member of the Prestigious "Sergeant Audie Murphy Club" and is also a member of the Elite "Sergeant Morales Club". SFC Mustin is a Senior Small Group Leader for the BNCOC at the RNCOA and is a shining example of "Pride in Service".

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Diversity is the theme for April 2009 at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Fort Gordon, Ga. Wherein, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Vernon R. Praymous states that "Diversity is the building blocks of a strong institution and Leadership is that mortar that holds them together".

  • European Training Command Selects Soldier and NCO of the Year

    Jun 24, 2009

  • Heidelberg Rumbling Rubbish recycling program enters enforcement phase

    Jun 24, 2009

    Forty-one stairwells on Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg are about to take the recycling plunge as they enter Phase III of Rumbling Rubbish, a program designed to educate residents, reduce waste, and save government money.

  • Mannheim Idol: Competition heats up at Top Hat Club

    Jun 24, 2009

    More than 280 fans packed the Top Hat Club in Mannheim Saturday night to hear the 25 remaining Mannheim Idol contestants belt out their best in competition round 2.

  • St. Mere Eglise

    Jun 23, 2009

    ST. MERE EGLISE, FRANCE - German and American paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) stand side-by-side in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here on Jun 6. Soldiers from various countries were taking part in commemorative ceremonies at the square for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • La Cambe

    Jun 23, 2009

    LA CAMBE, FRANCE - German, American, British and French Soldiers stood side-by-side, along with over 30 German, American, British and French WWII veterans, to honor the fallen and commit to path of cooperation and partnership for peace here on June 5. The German Ambassador reiterated that we must learn from the past so as to not make the same mistakes and create a peaceful future. Over 200 people attended the commemoration service.

  • Paratroopers Over Normandy

    Jun 23, 2009

    Hundreds of veterans, fans, and present day paratroopers gather near the Merderet River by the La Fiere bridge for the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies here on Jun 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the airborne drop 65-years ago. The ceremony, held at the Iron Mike statue, was highlighted by the presence of over 25 Second World War veterans who participated in an airborne wing exchange between German and American paratroopers.

  • 65th Normandy Anniversary

    Jun 23, 2009

    COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, FRANCE - U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the crowd and highlights the legacy entrusted to us by the WWII combat veterans that surround him here on Jun 6. The president was in Normandy to attend the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

  • Army Reserve Paratroopers in England

    Jun 23, 2009

    RAF LYNMANN, ENGLAND -- British Paratroopers, or "PARAS" as they are called, trained here on Jun 30 with U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers as part of Operation Air Drop Warrior, a joint-training exercise. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • USO brings pizza party to Fort Myer

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Bamberg celebrates the Army's birthday

    Jun 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Lt. Col. Gary Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, cuts the cake for attendees of the Army Birthday Celebration at the Warner Conference Center June 12. Education was this year's theme for the Army's 234th Birthday.

  • NCOs band together to assist local food bank

    Jun 23, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- USAG Schinnen noncommissioned officers volunteered part of their weekends in May to make possible a donation of $1000 in food items to the Stichting Voedselbank Limburg Zuid (South Limburg Food Bank) June 19.

  • Stuttgart children celebrate the Army's birthday

    Jun 23, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Deputy Commander Howard Johnston reads "Sam, the Army Dog," to children at the Panzer Child, Youth and School Services Child Development Center June 18 in celebration of the Army's 234th birthday. Garrison officials also read the book to children at the Patch and Kelley Barracks CDC.

  • Pointe-Du-Hoc

    Jun 23, 2009

    POINTE-DU-HOC, FRANCE -- Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale, a former commander of both Ranger and 82nd Airborne battalions, and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade, lectures U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers at the monument atop of Pointe-Du-Hoc overlooking Omaha beach on June 5. The Rangers scaled the sheer cliffs to take out this German gun turret that watches over the coast. Today the site has a granite memorial to honor the 2nd Ranger Battalion and their heroic assault. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airborne command within the U.S. Army Reserve and is supporting the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies.

  • Conmy Hall hosts Army birthday Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 22, 2009

  • Brussels Garrison Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 22, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The Brussels Garrison, children from the garrison's youth programs and assorted well-wishers from NATO Headquarters celebrated the Army's 234th birthday.

  • Celebrating the Army's birthday in Italy

    Jun 22, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers gathered at the Ederle Theater on U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza June 11 to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. In honor of the Year of the NCO, Soldiers who were selected as NCO of the Year from the garrison, U.S. Army Africa, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 509th Signal Battalion and the Warrior Transition Unit had the honor of placing campaign streamers on the Army flag during the ceremony. The Soldiers then joined USAG Vicenza Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless to cut the Army birthday cake. Pictured from left are Staff Sgt. Daniel Gaumer, Staff Sgt. Joshua Valles, Sgt. Jason Gilliland, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, Sgt. Silvana Smith and Sgt. Omar Zamora.

  • 82nd Airborne Paratroopers take part in 65th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France

    Jun 22, 2009

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne travelled to Normandy, France this June to take part in the 65th anniversary of D-Day

  • General takes helm of 7th Civil Support Command

    Jun 22, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Riding in from the state of Texas, Brig. Gen. Jimmie Jaye Wells assumed the duty of commander of the 7th Civil Support Command in a change-of-command ceremony held at Panzer Parade Field here June 20.

  • Schweinfurt congratulates its youngest graduates

    Jun 22, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A group of 5-year-olds marched into the Child Development Center (CDC) gym June 19 dressed in blue caps and gowns for their graduation ceremony from the new Strong Beginnings program.

  • Finance High Rollers holding it down

    Jun 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The "High Rollers" of the 208th Financial Management Company from Mannheim, Germany provide most of the battlefield finance support to Soldiers and civilians throughout central Iraq.

  • 21st TSC holds retreat ceremony to honor outgoing general

    Jun 22, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - He has been a dual-hatter for two years, and fittingly there were two official ceremonies bracketing his departure. Brig. Gen. Jon J. Miller served as the deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and as the commander of the 7th Civil Support Command since June 2007. On June 19, the day before his change of command ceremony, the 21st TSC held a retreat ceremony on Panzer Kaserne in his honor.

  • Pilot program for pre-kindergarteners moves forward

    Jun 19, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Strong Beginnings is a program meant to ease children's transition from pre-school to kindergarten. It is taught by highly-qualified personnel. The program implements the structure of a kindergarten classroom and introduces children to the social and disciplinary atmosphere of an elementary-school system. The program is set to run globally in the next school year.

  • Kaiserslautern becomes DoD's first safety 'Star' overseas

    Jun 19, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Employees making sure they are safe at work played a major factor in the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern earning "Star Status" from the Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Programs Center of Excellence June 12.

  • U.S. Soldiers Struggle to Save Afghan Boy

    Jun 19, 2009

    1st Infantry Division combat medics fight to save a 15-year-old boys life in Konar province, Afghanistan.

  • Graf to host Europe Army 10-Miler June 27

    Jun 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The qualification race for Soldiers wanting to compete on the U.S. Army Europe 10-Miler team is set for June 27 at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr.

  • Funding enables wave of facilities maintenance, repair projects across Army garrisons in Europe

    Jun 19, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Improved barracks, libraries, street lights and roads are just part of how Installation Management Command-Europe officials are applying the significant sum of Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization funds flowing to Europe this year.

  • Combatives instructor fighting to make a difference for junior Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Massey spends 32 days building up the future of the Army ... 48 Soldiers at a time.

  • Strong Beginnings: Youngsters graduate from Child, Youth and School Services pilot program

    Jun 19, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The first group of graduates of the Strong Beginnings program received their certificates June 5 at the Hainerberg and Wiesbaden Army Airfield Child Development Centers.

  • Dads join children for breakfast as part of ACS' Dads Make a Difference Month

    Jun 18, 2009

    Military dads eat with their children during the Dad and Me Breakfast June 11 at School Age Services. The event was part of June's Dads Make a Difference Month.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • 202nd MP Group says farewell to home on Stem Kaserne

    Jun 17, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- During a brief ceremony June 11, the 202nd Military Police Group said goodbye to Stem Kaserne as they cased the unit colors to relocate to Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern as part of the Army in Europe transformation plans.

  • Heidelberg youth 'Splash N2 Summer'

    Jun 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Club Beyond and Child, Youth and School Services hosted a Splash N2 Summer event on Patrick Henry Village for Heidelberg middle schoolers June 11. Divided into four teams identified with colored head- and armbands, they competed in Splash Volleyball, Tug-of-War and Capture the Flag.

  • Heidelberg installations get 3 new 'smart' pedestrian gates

    Jun 17, 2009

    Good news: If you've been taking the streetcar to Heidelberg's Patton Barracks, your days of having to hike all the way around the installation to get on post are over.

  • Baumholder rolls out red carpet for returning 2nd Brigade Soldiers and their families

    Jun 16, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Bringing home stories from the warfront, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, is back in Baumholder after more than 14 months in Iraq.

  • Blackhawk family members build camaraderie, understanding through military-style competition

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Much like their Soldier counterparts in the desert, spouses of the 172nd Infantry Brigade dodged bullets, marched with weapons and practiced their shots June 3 during brigade's Spouses' Shootout Challenge. The day-long event took place at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, and while several bruises, paint splatters, and sweat stains were evident after the challenge, participants cheered and clapped with enthusiasm for each other during the final awards ceremony. The children of the brigade joined forces June 6 for a similar event, the Wee-EIB.

  • Vilseck Elementary School teacher named teacher of the year

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Gretchen Wall has been a teacher for Department of Defense Dependent Schools for 22 of her 26-year teaching career. The 2008-2009 school year was her first year teaching at Vilseck Elementary School in more than 20 years. The impact she has made on her students and parents since her return to VES led to her 2010 Bavaria District Teacher of the Year nomination.

  • Grafenwoehr student suits up for Space Camp

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFEWOEHR, Germany - This summer, one Grafenwoehr Middle School student will be hanging out in zero gravity, preparing for a Space Shuttle missions and experiencing the heart-stopping G-Force of a rocket launch. Philip Ramirez, a seventh grader at Netzaberg Middle school, was awarded a full scholarship to NASA Space Camp this June in Huntsville, Ala. The Bernard Curtis Brown II scholarship is offered through the Military Child Education Coalition to all children enrolled in grades six through nine and have a parent on active duty in the military.

  • GES students compete in Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Four Grafenwoehr Elementary School students traveled to Iowa State University May 27 to 30 to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind world finals. It was their first time GES sent a team to participate in the event. The Odyssey of the Mind is a worldwide program that develops creative problem solving in students from kindergarten through college. Students form teams, start with a problem and design props and devices to creatively solve the problem.

  • Four Vilseck JROTC cadets earn slots at George C. Marshall Leadership Symposium

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Four Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Vilseck High School, Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. John Lee, Cadet Master Sgt. Sara Carriker, Cadet Master Sgt. David Wood and Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Christy Manoogian, will travel to Washington D.C., June 25-30 for the annual George C. Marshall Leadership Symposium.

  • Historic Cobra King heads to new home in Patton Museum

    Jun 16, 2009

  • USEUCOM hosts State Partnership Program Conference

    Jun 16, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - The U.S. European Command kicked-off the bi-annual State Partnership Program Conference here June 15.

  • Wiesbaden teens earn national recognition

    Jun 16, 2009

    Officials from Boys & Girls Clubs of America say that the six-member teenage singing group '1-LUV' from Wiesbaden, Germany, set the standard for what to expect from military teens.

  • Reaching all ages in USAG Wiesbaden on the Army's 234th Birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

    Photographic coverage of the Army's 234th Birthday Celebration in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden

  • Wounded Warriors, Chief of Military History join Command in Army Birthday celebration

    Jun 15, 2009

    A Battle of Normandy veteran and 11 Wounded Warriors from Alabama joined U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Soldiers and civilians in honoring the Army's 234th birthday in a ceremony here on June 11. Visiting the command to celebrate the occasion was Charles Robic, an infantry scout in World War II. He was involved in numerous battles during and following the D-Day invasion. He was wounded in August 1944 during fighting in the hedgerows of Normandy and awarded the Purple Heart.

  • Reading on the Army's birthday at Ansbach

    Jun 15, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Sgt. Jose Fonseca, D Company of the 2-159th Aviation Battalion, reads "The Army Story," to about 80 children at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Storck Barracks Child Development Center playground June 12 in celebration of the Army's 234 birthday.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg celebrates the U.S. Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrions Heidelberg celebrated the U.S. Army's 234th Birthday June 13 with a picnic and games at the Patrick Henry Village Child Development Center.

  • Celebrating the Army's 234th Birthday in the Benelux

    Jun 15, 2009

    CHIAfaEURoVRES, Belgium -- Soldiers, civilians and familymembers celebrated the Army's 234th Birthday throughout U.S. Army Garrison Benelux June 11 and 12.

  • Happy Birthday! Grafenwoehr celebrates Army's 234th year

    Jun 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Grafenwoehr Soldiers, families and community members gathered June 11 at the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Dining Facility to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday and commemorate the courageous acts of patriotism that enabled the United States Army to be born. "It's important to celebrate the Army's birthday because, like all birthdays, it's a time of remembrance," said Capt. Ronald Underwood, USAG Grafenwoehr Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander. "It's especially important for these children to know what our ancestors have done, not just then, but all the major wars and battles that we've fought.

  • Army Community Service recognizes SHAPE, Chievres volunteers

    Jun 15, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- SHAPE and Chievres Garrison leadership thanked volunteers June 9 for their efforts in improving the joint, international community during the past year. More than 100 community volunteers were hailed at the Army Community Service-sponsored 2009 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon on SHAPE.

  • Brussels students help Afghani counterparts, a penny at a time

    Jun 15, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- How much is a penny worth' Not much, you might think, and it's become less and less over the years. For example, it takes 44 pennies to buy a postage stamp that will mail a First Class letter via the U.S. postal system. A popular U.S. weekly periodical sells for 495 pennies at a newsstand back in the U.S. Here in Europe, the small Euro cent has similarly low purchasing power. Both U.S. and European cents are becoming broadly unpopular with their respective publics, and are frequently kept in drawers and jars in lieu of being spent in western societies.

  • Defense Secretary Gates Visits Margraten

    Jun 13, 2009

    MARGRATEN, Netherlands -- U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, visited the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, during a conference break among international defense ministers meeting in the Limburg Province of the Netherlands, June 10. Here, he reflected on the sacrifices made by the 8,301 U.S. service members buried in this memorial cemetery after WWII, comparing it to the current sacrifices U.S. and coalition nations are making in Afghanistan. "It is a mission whose importance cannot and should not be underestimated, for it is critical to the security of both Europe and the United States," Gates said. "I am confident that we will summon the will and the courage to do whatever it takes in Afghanistan, just as we have in the past on battlefields that necessitated memorials like this one," Gates said. Read more at: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx'id=54724

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Pascual: "I believe that this is an institution dedicated to peace" CGSC graduates large

    Jun 12, 2009

    Graduation ceremonies at CGSC for ILE Class 09-01.

  • Camp Darby celebrates 234th Army Birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - The young and the old, U.S. service members and Italian military and carabinieri members, retirees and family members all gathered together to celebrate the 234th Army Birthday with a special ball at Camp Darby, Italy.

  • Sergeant Major Academy seeks input on name change

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • Schweinfurt celebrates the Army's birthday

    Jun 12, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Soldiers from around U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt celebrated the Army's 234th birthday June 11, as the community marked the occasion there.

  • Dating Doctor gives Griffins remedies for love, dating

    Jun 12, 2009

  • Wiesbaden garrison welcomes new commander

    Jun 11, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The rain held off just long enough for German and American guests to witness the hand-off of command of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden on Minue Field June 11.

  • FA gets new chief under Fires Center

    Jun 11, 2009

    BG Ross Ridge take over as chief of the Field Artillery in a ceremony June 4.

  • Military Police, Polizei strengthen traditions, teamwork

    Jun 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Military Police and German Polizei began a traditional get-together 35 years ago with a barbecue. They now have an annual bowling event takes takes place during German-American Friendship Week.

  • Bamberg welcomes Soldiers with reception, tour

    Jun 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The city of Bamberg welcomed Warner Barracks Soldiers in a celebratory manner June 3, treating them to a guided tour of the city's historic district followed by dinner and drink at the Greifenklau Brewery. The event marked the middle of German-American friendship week, a time celebrated annually by Bamberg residents from both nations.

  • Celebrating the Army's 234th birthday in Wiesbaden

    Jun 11, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Soldiers from around the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden gathered in the Wiesbaden Dining Facility June 11 to celebrate the Army's 234th birthday.

  • Grafenwoehr Training Area offers high stress, high rewards for deploying Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2009

    HHC, 173rd ABCT goes through stress-fire training at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, May 9, 2009.

  • European Training Command Says Farewell to Commanding General

    Jun 11, 2009

    Brig. Gen. David R. Hogg says farewell to the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command and the Grafenwoehr community.

  • 172nd BCT Spouse Shootout at the Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Oldest NCO Academy in the Army molds tomorrow's leaders

    Jun 11, 2009

    As the sun came up over the hills, Soldiers attending the Warrior Leaders Course at the 7th U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, mentally prepared themselves for the first event on their trek to becoming U.S. Army NCOs: the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Retiring command sergeant major credits, thanks NCOs, Soldiers for successful career

    Jun 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Command Sgt. Maj. Perry Clark's career has taken him a long way from Fort Jackson, S.C. where he enlisted as a unit supply specialist in 1981. On what Clark called a "bittersweet day," that career was honored during a ceremony May 14 at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels post theater.

  • $3 million project consolidates fitness needs, opens gym to families

    Jun 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- The Hohenfels U.S. military community now has one comprehensive fitness facility with cardio classrooms, a basketball court, massage room, spinning room, family room, weight room and brand new machines thanks to a $3 million dollar Installation Management Command funded project.

  • Commentary: Happy Father's Day -- from one Dad to another

    Jun 10, 2009

    As the months pass since my dad died, I find myself sharing more and more jokes, stories and anecdotes I learned from him. There's not a day that goes by that I don't use some expression I heard him say or find myself looking at the world in ways colored by his outlook on life.

  • Wiesbaden High graduates mark rite of passage in historic German Kurhaus

    Jun 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "It's been a long coming, but here it is." With those words, Wiesbaden High School Senior Class President Cody Fischer welcomed the Class of 2009 to commencement exercises in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus June 7.

  • Schweinfurt youth leads by example on way to becoming Eagle Scout

    Jun 9, 2009

    Only five percent of all Boy Scouts ever acquire the foremost rank of Eagle Scout, according to the Boy Scouts of America Web site- and the Schweinfurt community boasts one in those numbers.

  • Camp Darby new commissary opens its doors

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy - After much anticipation and fanfare, the new Camp Darby Commissary opened its door in a new facility June 5.

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