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  • USAG Schinnen's Job Shadow Day opens career doors for students

    Feb 17, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - AFNORTH International High School students got a firsthand look at defense-related careers during Job Shadow Day, Feb. 2, as they "shadowed" military and civilian professionals at USAG Schinnen and the NATO Air Base in Geilenkirchen, Germany.

  • USAG Schinnen footprint shows 'unconditional generosity' with Haiti relief fundraisers

    Feb 17, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - More than $10,000 has been raised by dozens of organizations and individuals around the Tri-Border region to support ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

  • 407th ASFB officer receives LSS black belt certification

    Feb 16, 2010

    A field-grade officer has been certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, the Army Sustainment Command has announced. Maj. Mathew Guerrie, who previously was assigned as a systems integration officer to the 407th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas, received certification on Oct. 28.

  • Baumholder Spouses Summit aimed at 'building a better tomorrow, today'

    Feb 16, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder spouses discussed how to "Build a Better Tomorrow, Today," during the first U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Spouse Summit at the Rheinlander Club Feb. 5. "Building a Better Tomorrow, Today" was the theme put forth in opening remarks by Lt. Col. Paul Pfahler, USAG Baumholder commander, to spouses representing the entire Baumholder military community, and has been his vision since assuming command in July 2009.

  • New motorcycle simulator, warehouse and office renovations aimed at transforming McCully Barracks

    Feb 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator is among a slew of projects aimed at making use of available facilities in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and improving Wackernheim's McCully Barracks.

  • Saving energy: IMCOM conservation study aimed at reducing costs, saving resources

    Feb 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Millions of dollars are seeping out of doors and windows or being vaporized by the lighting systems of homes and work centers in the Wiesbaden and Baumholder communities. A,A A recent energy awareness and conservation assessment conducted in U.S. Army Garrisons Wiesbaden and Baumholder revealed areas where millions of dollars could be saved on the Defense Department's energy bill.

  • 'Outdoorsmen' breathe life into WAQ

    Feb 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sitting at a long table, surrounded by Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, Michael "Mizey" Misenheimer stuck out like a sore thumb. His overalls dangled around his waist and his long, curly beard tickled his chest. Far away from his home in Charlotte, N.C., Misenheimer glanced around the table and spoke candidly with the Soldiers.

  • USAG Benelux impacted by train accident

    Feb 16, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - Two commuter trains collided in Belgium Feb. 15, killing at least 18 passengers and injuring dozens more.

  • Lives of fallen 1-214th Aviation Regiment troops honored in memorial ceremony

    Feb 12, 2010

    Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Panzer Kaserne Community Chapel in Stuttgart Feb. 11 to honor the memory of three Soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to America.

  • Conference transforms ideas into reality

    Feb 12, 2010

    The 2010 Schweinfurt local-level Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP, conference marked yet another successful year of collaborative efforts to improve the Army way of life. Held at the Conn Community Conference Club Feb. 8 through 10, a total of 79 issues were addressed by the three work groups, focusing on areas of family and entitlements; consumer and housing; and force support and medical/dental.

  • USAREUR and IMCOM-E units recognized for efforts in raising $2.4 million for Combined Federal Campai

    Feb 12, 2010

    The USAREUR and IMCOM-E Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony Feb. 10 at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village recognized the hundreds of Soldiers and civilians whose participation in the fall campaign raised $2.4 million.

  • Wounded warriors find joy in scuba diving

    Feb 12, 2010

    A group of wounded Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, based here in Schweinfurt, took a trip to an indoor swimming pool in Werneck on Saturday, Feb. 7, where they stripped off their uniforms, kicked off their boots, and hit the water for a scuba diving adventure.

  • 2010 Best Warriors named by Europe Regional Medical Command

    Feb 10, 2010

  • 28th Trans. Bn. conducts last Driver's Training Academy course

    Feb 10, 2010

    The 21 Soldiers from 28th Transportation Battalion who gathered at the United Service Organizations on Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim, Germany, Feb. 2 to close out three weeks of driver's training hold a place of distinction in the battalion's history.

  • 554th MP Co. NCO saves infant's life

    Feb 9, 2010

    It was still morning on Nov. 8, 2009, when screams erupted from a stairwell apartment on Patch Barracks. A few floors above, Army Sgt. Steven Viccaro and Air Force Master Sgt. David Smith were helping to move furniture for a friend.

  • WebTrac brings FMWR home: Program gives families online options

    Feb 9, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Signing up for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities is about to get much easier.

  • IMCOM-E postal transformation continues; 6 new PSCs slated throughout Europe in 2010

    Feb 8, 2010

    Six more postal facilities across Europe are scheduled to be transformed into postal service centers in 2010 keeping Installation Management Command-Europe's postal transformation efforts moving full steam ahead.

  • Marathon: School takes running one step further

    Feb 8, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Lynn Knapp had the first-day-of-school jitters.

  • Strength in Diversity: Wounded Soldier continues to contribute to Army mission in Europe

    Feb 8, 2010

    Two years ago, Spc. Jeffrey D. Jamaleldine, a Schweinfurt Soldier, was still recovering from a bullet wound to the face, wondering if he'd ever get back into the action of fighting. Today, with what may seem like a lifetime later, Jamaleldine has fully recovered and awaits his class date for Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., where he will continue his faithful service to the United States Army.

  • Army leaders in Netherlands affirm their commitment to the Army Family Covenant

    Feb 6, 2010

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - Tri-border residents and delegates witnessed a recommitment by Army leaders to the Army Family Covenant at a Signing Ceremony during the USAG Schinnen's annual Army Family Action Plan Conference held in the JFC Conference Center here Feb. 4.

  • Governor John Hoeven Visits Camp Bondsteel

    Feb 6, 2010

    Gov. John Hoeven, Governor, North Dakota, and Maj. Gen. David A. Sprynczaynatyk, Adjutant General, North Dakota National Guard, visit with Soldiers during a lunch in Gnjilane/Gjilan, Kosovo. Hoeven and Sprynczaynatyk both visited N.D. Soldiers deployed to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo for a Kosovo Forces (KFOR) 12 deployment.

  • U.S. Soldiers killed in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash identified

    Feb 5, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers killed in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash identified

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson brings living history to Wiesbaden Black History Month Celebration

    Feb 5, 2010

    WIESBADEN, German - Wiesbaden military community members were treated to an American history lesson from one of the stalwarts of the Civil Rights Movement Feb. 3. Rev. Jesse Jackson, a contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and two-time Democratic candidate for the nation's highest office, spoke to Wiesbaden service members and their families during a visit to Wiesbaden Army Airfield. The sole stop at a U.S. military installation in Europe was part of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's African American History Month observances.

  • AFAP delegates hammer out quality of life issues

    Feb 5, 2010

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - Delegates of the U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's Army Family Action Plan Conference held intensive discussions at the JFC Conference Center here Feb. 3-4, debating dozens of community issues and finally prioritizing 16 issues that will now be vetted by USAG Schinnen's Commanders' AFAP Steering Committee.

  • African native finds American dream in U.S. Army

    Feb 5, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - Capt. Christian Smith gave up money and power in seek of the American dream.

  • African ambassador empowers U.S. military audience

    Feb 5, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - The color of a person's skin shouldn't determine their fate was the message of empowerment given by the keynote speaker at the Black History Month observance Feb. 3.

  • Community celebrates black economic empowerment

    Feb 5, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - The SHAPE/ChiAfA..vres community gathered Feb. 3 to recognize black economic empowerment as part of the garrison's black history month observance.

  • Grafenwoehr students raise money to support Haitian efforts

    Feb 4, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Jason Garcia, a kindergarten student at Netzaberg Elementary School, held a small amount of change in his hands.

  • 3 killed in U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crash

    Feb 4, 2010

    Three U.S. Army Europe Soldiers died Feb. 3 when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Mannheim, Germany.

  • Kaiserslautern 'Paws & Pals' build reading skills

    Feb 4, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's main library on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center has gone to the dogs - but only from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month. Man's best friend is the star attraction of the garrison's new Paws & Pals reading program. A first for Army Europe libraries, Paws & Pals pairs young readers with volunteer dogs to build children's confidence in reading, said Shawn Friend-Begin, the garrison's supervisory librarian.

  • Family Child Care provides a home away from home

    Feb 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Finding the appropriate day care program for your child can be a challenge sometimes, but people who are interested in providing child care, can also face the difficulty of deciding which childcare they want to provide.

  • U.S. Army Europe UH-60 helicopter crashes near Mannheim

    Feb 3, 2010

    U.S. Army Europe UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Wiesbaden servicemembers, families

    Feb 3, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Rev. Jesse Jackson visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Feb. 3 as part of the garrison's Black History Month observances. Jackson spent time talking to community members after speaking at the event.

  • Engineer brigade's security detachment hone skills in austere conditions

    Feb 3, 2010

    In the early morning hours of Jan. 27, Soldiers from 18th Engineer Brigade's Personal Security Detachment rose from their snow-covered tents and began what would be another long day at the Lampertheim Training Area in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Tax Center opens for business; ready to save customers thousands in tax prep fees

    Feb 2, 2010

    Money doesn't grow on trees, but the tax professionals at military Tax Centers can help you find it in places you might not expect.

  • Reception Center welcomes newcomers to Europe

    Feb 1, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They say first impressions are the truest, and members of the U.S. military's Frankfurt Gateway Reception Center at the Frankfurt Airport take that saying to heart. A,A "Our motto is world-class reception, and that's what we strive to provide through excellent customer service," said 1st Lt. Jacqueline Wood, executive officer for the reception center which is part of 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Human Resources Sustainment Center Europe.

  • 'Honk': German couple treats Wiesbaden military community youths to theater afternoon

    Feb 1, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Their smiles told the story. A,A As members of the musical "Honk" sang and danced at the English Theatre Frankfurt Jan. 16, some 45 youths from the Wiesbaden military community followed every twist and turn in the action with laughter and applause.

  • Benelux, SHAPE Police conduct active shooter training

    Feb 1, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe held a rare training exercise to enhance their ability to respond to incidents similar to the November shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Exercise tests 7th CSC's ability to rapidly deploy

    Feb 1, 2010

    Rain, sleet, snow and below-freezing temperatures did not prevent the Soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command's Incident Management Team from participating in Bavarian Thunder 2010, a training exercise that culminated at the Deployment Processing Center here Jan. 25-28. This exercise focused on deployment of personnel, equipment and vehicles.

  • Name change to Multi-National Battle Group-East begins Feb. 1

    Feb 1, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) officially will change its name to Multi-National Battle Group - East (MNBG-E) Monday, Feb. 1, signifying the task force's transformation to a more responsive and flexible force structure under KFOR's "Deterrent Presence" plan. The change is in response to the ever improving security situation throughout Kosovo, brought about by the hard work and cooperation of the people and institutions in Kosovo.

  • Name change to Multi-National Battle Group-East begins Feb. 1

    Feb 1, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) officially will change its name to Multi-National Battle Group - East (MNBG-E) Monday, Feb. 1, signifying the task force's transformation to a more responsive and flexible force structure under KFOR's "Deterrent Presence" plan. The change is in response to the ever improving security situation throughout Kosovo, brought about by the hard work and cooperation of the people and institutions in Kosovo. "This is not only a change in name; it's a change in the way we will conduct operations in Battle Group East," said Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commander of MNBG-E. "The intent is that it

  • Name change to Multi-National Battle Group-East begins Feb. 1

    Jan 31, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) officially will change its name to Multi-National Battle Group - East (MNBG-E) Monday, Feb. 1, signifying the task force's transformation to a more responsive and flexible force structure under KFOR's "Deterrent Presence" plan. The change is in response to the ever improving security situation throughout Kosovo, brought about by the hard work and cooperation of the people and institutions in Kosovo.

  • Recording artist Leigh Jones to headline Army's I. A.M. Strong Tour

    Jan 29, 2010

    Recording artist Leigh Jones is humbled to headline the I. A.M. STRONG Tour headed to 24 Army installations during the next two months.

  • Engineer Soldier teaches music at Bamberg High School

    Jan 29, 2010

    As if a normal Soldier's day isn't hard enough, one 54th Engineer Battalion Soldier is volunteering his free time twice a week to make the Bamberg military community a little better for everyone.

  • 18th CSSB Soldiers 'plunge into' Warrior Adventure Quest

    Jan 29, 2010

    Four and a half months after Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, redeployed from Iraq, 25 Soldiers from the company took part in a Warrior Adventure Quest scuba diving trip to a converted sauerkraut factory in Munich, Germany, Jan 12.

  • New parents being educated, supported, informed

    Jan 29, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - A 'social club' for new and soon-to-be parent at U.S. Army Garriosn Bamberg offers valuable information for raising children.

  • U.S.Army Europe Podcast: Tax Season

    Jan 29, 2010

    CPT Patrick Robinson and SGT Robert Harshbager of the Heidelberg Tax Assistance Center talk with Jesse Granger about tax season 2010. Topics include new changes to tax law, the issues of filing tax returns from overseas and other frequently asked questions concerning tax season. For more on tax season or the U.S. Army in Eurpoe check out hqusareur.army.mil and click on the "Tax Season" link.

  • Want to get rich' Military Saves program promotes financial readiness

    Jan 29, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Military Saves Campaign, a Department of Defense-wide financial readiness program, kicks off Military Saves Week, Feb. 21-28.

  • Kaiserslautern icon 'tries to help everyone'

    Jan 28, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Haldeman is the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Military Personnel Division chief, who is responsible for passports, ID cards, officer and enlisted records and reassignments, in- and out-processing, promotions and as he likes to say,

  • Schinnen Ed Center first in Europe to offer online GMAT

    Jan 28, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netheralnds - U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen is the first education center in Europe and one of only two in the Army to offer online Graduate Management Admission Tests, which are required for graduate school admission.

  • Neal McCoy, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders rock ChiAfA..vres Garrison

    Jan 28, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USO and Armed Forces Entertainment brought a piece of Texas to Belgium as country music star Neal McCoy and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders rocked the ChiAfA..vres Recreation Center Jan. 27.

  • Ultra-marathoner prepares for 24-hour race, one step at a time

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Veronica Carreon is a financial assistant for the Heidelberg Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and she's also an ultra marathoner, which means she competes in races where the distances are more than the standard 26.2 miles run of a normal marathon.

  • FRSAs link family members with Heidelberg community

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Are you the spouse of a deployed Soldier, new to the community, or even new in Europe'

  • Wiesbaden breaks ground for new USAREUR Command and Battle Center

    Jan 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With transformation changing the face of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, groundbreakings are becoming an almost routine occurrence. After launching projects to build a new Army lodging facility, Wiesbaden Entertainment Center and a host of other quality-of-life enhancements, the latest major construction effort to officially start will eventually see the relocation of U.S. Army Europe Headquarters from Heidelberg's Campbell Barracks to Wiesbaden Army Airfield.

  • Strength in Diversity: Soldier says adversity in Communist Poland led to Army gold

    Jan 27, 2010

    Who would have guessed the descendant of a Polish slave laborer, during World War II, would one day grow-up to become an officer in the U.S. Army'

  • Tax Season Overseas: U.S. citizens may need to file foreign bank account with IRS

    Jan 26, 2010

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants United States citizens living and working overseas to know they must file a "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" form with the Treasury Department by June 30th if the aggregate value of their foreign accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the previous calendar year.

  • 95th MP Bn. holds colors casing ceremony

    Jan 25, 2010

    The colors casing ceremony for the 95th Military Police Battalion at the Sports Arena on Sullivan Barracks, Mannheim, Jan. 21, marked its third deployment in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • Robinson Barracks gets infused with new life

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Twenty years ago, Robinson Barracks was the crown jewel of what was dubbed the Greater Stuttgart Military Community - 17 caserns dotted across an area the size of Rhode Island, with more than 32,000 personnel.

  • MLK Jr. Day inspires community to serve

    Jan 25, 2010

    Forty-one years ago, a man had a dream that different kinds of people could live together in peace. On Jan. 12, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community members honored this man not only by remembering his life, but by living out his dream.

  • New construction nears completion on Panzer, Kelley

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Last year was a year of breaking ground, but this is a year of cutting ribbons.

  • New youth center in Brussels is Army Family Covenant initiative

    Jan 22, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Officials from U.S. Army Garrison Brussels and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District marked the beginning of construction on a new Child, Youth and School Services Youth Center located on campus Jan. 20.

  • Biggest Loser competition invites everyone to get fit, drop pounds

    Jan 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - On your mark, get set, go. Now, up the stairs, around the track, down the stairs again and wall squat. This is just one of the many challenges that faced contestants of the Wiesbaden Biggest Loser competition.

  • AFAP delegates choose top five issues of Army Soldiers, Families

    Jan 21, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates broke from individual working groups and voted on the top five issues that Army senior leaders will discuss at the General Officer Steering Committee meeting in June.

  • Hilltop Theater brings dramatic arts back to Baumholder

    Jan 20, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - "It's a wrap" is yelled over the buzz of drills and hammers, the scent of fresh paint and sawdust in the air. A,A The 15-year wait is over. Baumholder now has a community theater.

  • Marching to remember the lifework of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 20, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It wasn't snapping canine jaws, billy clubs or high pressure hoses. But the bone-chilling cold in the pre-dawn darkness greeting community members on a commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march was a small reminder of the hardships encountered by civil rights marchers in the United States half a century ago.

  • 3rd Bn., 405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations Jan. 18 in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • Army aid flows to Haiti from halfway around the world

    Jan 20, 2010

    When disaster struck Haiti, relief and humanitarian agencies around the world quickly looked to see if they could locate ways to provide a clean water supply among other basic life necessities.

  • Pets get improved care options

    Jan 19, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - Max, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever, sat patiently under his owner Kelley Cunningham's legs as they waited for his name to be called at the Vilseck Veterinary Treatment Facility, Jan. 11.

  • 'We also serve': Recognizing deployment impact on all members of the family

    Jan 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The camera flash catches the teens by surprise. They stop, smile abruptly and begin again romping about the Wiesbaden Middle School gymnasium. Another flash, another smile. They laugh as they try on Soldier garb, an eight-pound helmet and flak jacket, and stand in front of a sign that reads "We also serve."

  • 9th MP Det. trains on emergency evacuation procedures

    Jan 19, 2010

    For a short while, they were all able to get out of jail free, but fortunately they were not "real" prisoners.

  • Schweinfurt chemical Soldiers train for war

    Jan 19, 2010

    Chemical Soldiers from Schweinfurt rehearsed battle drills and practiced responding to hazardous materials incidents during a 14-day training exercise here recently.

  • Families greet Soldiers from 66th Trans. Co. returning to Kaiserslautern

    Jan 19, 2010

    After spending a year in Iraq, Soldiers from the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were reunited with their loved ones during a redeployment ceremony at the Kleber Gymnasium Jan. 10.

  • Martin Luther King Program

    Jan 19, 2010

    Events at Martin Luther King Program on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

  • Distance learning can enhance training during the duty-day

    Jan 19, 2010

    On Oct. 1 of this fiscal year, many NCO's expecting to attend the Advance leaders Common Core (ALC), formerly called Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), phase 1, received notification that the course would be offered online. Units may assist Soldiers by allowing them time during the duty-day to complete the online training at one of 35 classrooms in 12 locations throughout Europe.

  • Last of 5-158th troops depart for Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2010

  • IMCOM-Europe postal survey provides Army customers chance to improve service

    Jan 14, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting an online postal survey through Feb. 15 to give Army in Europe Postal Service Center customers an opportunity to tell IMCOM-E how Postal Service Centers can better meet their needs. "As we continue to transform into Postal Service Centers in our communities throughout Europe, it's important we use customer input and feedback as a cornerstone," said Monique Bagby, IMCOM-Europe Postal Transformation Office project manager. "This survey helps us do just that. The survey will give our postal customers a voice to ensure our PSCs meet the needs of our customers."

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • Kaiserslautern brings home 3 IMCOM-level safety awards

    Jan 13, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTER, Germany - Out of 20 nominations from garrisons worldwide, three IMCOM-level safety award winners from U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will represent Installation Management Command Europe in the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards for fiscal year 2009.

  • German city honors U.S. Army's environmental efforts

    Jan 12, 2010

    WIESBADEN Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was recognized by the city of Wiesbaden for its energy conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden City Hall, Dec. 15.

  • Tax Season Overseas: Couples can file joint tax return despite non-resident status

    Jan 11, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- This year, filing a joint tax return allows the Servicemember and spouse $3650 per person. That's $7300 in personal exemptions, before calculating other exemptions and tax credits. The amount of exemption went up $50 from last year, but if the Servicemember is married to a non-U.S. resident, the couple does not get to take advantage of the more favorable tax treatment, unless the non-resident alien spouse applies for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Tax Season Overseas: New tax law grants servicemembers' spouses residency protections

    Jan 11, 2010

    President Obama extended certain legal protections to military spouses late last year that may make a difference when it comes time to file your taxes.

  • Security training important for everyone in U.S. forces community, not just servicemembers

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Family members are just as important as Soldiers and Department of Defense civilian employees when it comes to protecting the nation's security, said Sgt. 1st Class Nicolas Vazquez, the U.S. Army Europe's operations security program manager, during a presentation here on operations security.

  • Another successful Combined Federal Campaign for U.S. Army in Europe

    Jan 7, 2010

    U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers and civilian employees donated more than $2 million in support of the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.

  • Kaiserslautern employee recounts more than 50 years of government service

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Robert Campbell was drafted in the U.S. Army May 3, 1957, and 52 years later he is still serving his country.

  • Volunteers needed for Kaiserslautern Special Olympics

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - German and American military members, civilians and family members in Kaiserslautern and in surrounding communities are needed as volunteers for this year's Special Olympics, scheduled for May 12.

  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

  • Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support for survivors

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support to family members who lost a Soldier in combat, by illness or an accident. The program assists with continued access of services, benefits and other resources for spouses, children, parents, legal guardians and siblings.

  • Wallet, owner reunited after 61 years

    Jan 6, 2010

    ANSBACH, Germany - In spring 2009, a U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach employee found a wallet. A few months later, the items's owner, Jack Grose, was reunited with the leather billfold and all its contents, after having been without it - for 61 years.

  • Observing tax relief rules helps buyers avoid potential problems

    Jan 5, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Thinking of using a value added tax relief form to buy a house or maybe to buy your Host Nation landlord a nice gift. Wrong. VAT relief doesn't do that. There are rules and regulations that govern how VAT relief can be used, and according to Rafael Wunsch, Program Manager and business consultant for Installation Management Command-Europe Region, individuals need to be aware of how to use VAT forms to avoid negative repercussions.

  • Benelux commander highlights successes of 2009

    Jan 4, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux Garrison Commander recognized his three indirect garrisons for their successes throughout 2009 and thanked U.S. and host nation civilians who have given a combined total of 1,000 years of service to the U.S. government.

  • Hohenfels debuts Facebook Virtual Town Hall

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels is now on Facebook and a host of other social media sites in the hopes of reaching an audience of current and future community members that is increasingly turning to the Internet as their primary source of news and information.

  • Local pro hockey team teaches skills, plays street game with garrison kids

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - Bavarian hockey team gets on the ice with U.S. military children.

  • Garmsich ACS collects, donates phones to local shelter

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - The Garmisch Army Community Service recently delivered a bag of donated cell phones to the nearby Murnau Frauenhaus women's shelter.

  • Sgt. Morales Club makes a comeback at Hohenfels

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - After 12 months spent recognizing noncommissioned officers as the backbone of the Army-the Army designated 2009 as the Year of the NCO-the professionalism and dedication of NCOs has been well documented, and one group of Hohenfels Soldiers is committed to advancing those traits even further by reinvigorating the Sgt. Morales Club at Hohenfels.

  • Garrison personnel train for emergencies

    Jan 4, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - It was a normal busy Tuesday morning at the Stuttgart Army Airfield Mail Distribution Node: people were carrying boxes, sorting letters and checking addresses before sending the mail to various military installations in the greater Stuttgart area.

  • EAP helps employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence. In recent months there have been several high-profile cases of this form of violence in both civilian and military work places, and professionals on both sides agree that prevention is critical to putting a stop to it.

  • School's in session for deployed U.S. KFOR Soldiers in Kosovo

    Dec 31, 2009

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - The structure and stability of the NATO peace-support mission in Kosovo makes getting an education while deployed a hard option to pass up for U.S. Soldiers stationed here. At last count, about 400 uniformed men and women in Multi-National Task Force-East were filling classrooms after hours and on weekends, taking full advantage of college-credit opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  • Career counselors reenlist 431 Soldiers, exceed mission by 146 percent

    Dec 30, 2009

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade, a logistics unit based here, exceeded reenlistment objectives by large margins for fiscal year 2009, despite the brigade being deployed to Iraq during the fiscal year, and revisions to the Army retention policies.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers welcome new commander

    Dec 30, 2009

    Col. Martin B. Pitts, outgoing commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, said farewell to the Soldiers and Families of the logistics brigade, and welcomed the incoming commander, Col. Keith Sledd, during a change of command ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Facility here Dec. 16.

  • FMWR launches 'Stuck With Stupid" designated driver campaign

    Dec 29, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is advocating for units and groups to take advantage of the designated driver promotion that DFMWR just rolled out for the holiday season. It is called I'm Stuck with Stupid. The promotion is available at FMWR Baumholder clubs encouraging responsible adults to take charge of their friends, colleagues and Soldiers.