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  • Stuttgart substance abuse program named best in Army

    Nov 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Community members can probably recite them by heart: "DUI... it's not worth it. Call a cab!" and "Choose your ride: Don't Drink and Drive."

  • Stuttgart baseball clinic hosts college coaches from U.S.

    Nov 17, 2009

    Only one thing could make 40 teenage boys run bases, catch grounders and practice their swing during a cold, wet November weekend in Stuttgart, Germany: love of the game. And the yells of encouragement from five college baseball coaches from the United States. The coaches, who hail from California State University San Bernardino and Ohio State University, traveled to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart to host the fourth annual baseball clinic Nov. 12-15 on Husky Field, Patch Barracks.

  • IMCOM-E senior OPM, DES personnel complete first-ever overseas LESEL course

    Nov 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Twenty six Installation Management Command-Europe Directorate of Emergency Services and Provost Marshal senior leaders graduated from a two-week Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Course Nov. 6 marking the successful completion of the first-ever class conducted overseas.

  • California National Guard Commander Visits Troops in Kosovo

    Nov 16, 2009

  • Dakota Guard commander visits troops in Kosovo, Africa

    Nov 16, 2009

    The North Dakota adjutant general spent two days in Kosovo with troops as they prepared to assume responsibility Nov. 14 for a U.S.-led NATO peacekeeping mission.

  • Get Your Guide to Christmas Markets in the Benelux Region here

    Nov 16, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Holiday Season is here and brings all of us assigned to and living in Europe an opportunity to discover age-old European traditions and to share the experience by sending your photos to paousagshi@eur.army.mil.

  • Soldiers in Europe prep for Afghanistan using advanced simulation

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 1,500 U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers enhanced their combat skills with the Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe at the Babadag Training Area in eastern Romania and the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria from the beginning of August to the end of October as part of Joint Task Force-East's 2009 exercise.

  • USACE delivers major projects at Iraq's Taji Air Base

    Nov 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed another in a series of military reconstruction projects in Iraq to help revitalize the Iraqi military.

  • Multi-state task force in Kosovo accepts transfer of authority

    Nov 14, 2009

    A new U.S.-led Kosovo Forces task force, made up of Soldiers from 37 states, officially took over responsibility of Multi-National Task Force-East on Saturday, joining units from five other NATO nations, all of which are maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement in Kosovo.

  • Transfer-of-Authority Ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

    Nov 14, 2009

    20091114-A-9465E-183.jpg - MNTF-E KFOR 12 commanding general Brig. Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann, Bismarck, and MNTF-E Command Sgt. Major Jack W. Cripe, Dickinson, N.D., unfurl their task force colors during a Transfer-of-Authority Ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The unfurling of the colors represents KFOR 12's taking charge of peace-support operations in Kosovo.

  • Transfer-of-Authority Ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

    Nov 14, 2009

    20091114-A-9465E-100.jpg -- MNTF-E KFOR 12 commanding general Brig. Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann, Bismarck; KFOR 11 commanding general Brig. Gen. Keith D. Jones, Col. Robert Fode, Bismarck; and KFOR commander German Lt. Gen. Markus Bentler salute the troops of KFOR 12, during the Transfer-of-Authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. (Left to Right) Lt. Col. Paul Harron, KFOR 12 staff officer; Col. Giselle Wilz, KFOR 12 operations officer; and Lt. Col. Darcie Handt, KFOR 12 logistics officer, all of Bismarck, return their commanders' salutes.

  • Transfer-of-Authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

    Nov 14, 2009

    20091114-A-9465E-060.jpg - KFOR (Kosovo Forces) commander German Lt. Gen. Markus Bentler presents KFOR 12 Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E) commanding general Brig. Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann with the MNTF-E colors, during a Transfer-of-Authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The presentation of colors symbolizes the turnover of responsibility from California National Guard's KFOR 11 to North Dakota National Guard's KFOR 12.

  • 173rd ABCT final training jump

    Nov 13, 2009

    Beautiful jump photo of the 173rd ABCT over the Alps near Aviano, Italy. This was a joint jump with the Italian military.

  • Feldjaegers strengthen partnership with U.S. MPs

    Nov 13, 2009

    A platoon and a three-Soldier color guard from the 527th Military Police Company, 709th MP Battalion, 18th MP Brigade had the privilege of participating in a Feldjaeger Change of Command ceremony Nov. 2 at Castle Schleissheim in Munich, Germany.

  • Soldiers earn $6,000 for spotless barracks

    Nov 13, 2009

    Barracks' residents from the 212th Combat Support Hospital and 181st Signal Battalion "cleaned up" and took home more than half of the $6,000 cash award in the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's 2009 Best Barracks Award Program.

  • Save a Life: Drinking and driving simulator tour begins in Europe

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Save a Life Tour, an alcohol-awareness program designed to educate people about the dangers associated with drinking and driving, kicked off its European tour in Kaiserslautern and will be traveling to various installations through December.

  • Bamberg chaplain rises to finals

    Nov 13, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Although Chaplain (Capt.) Don Williamson calls Missoula, Mont., home, it was growing up in Connecticut where he first began developing vocally.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Berlin's Allied Museum helps visitors remember, understand common history of allies, Germany

    Nov 12, 2009

    Dr. Helmut Trotnow, director of Berlin's Allied Museum, answers a schoolgirl's question about the Cold War Nov. 7. The girl and her friends were celebrating a birthday at the museum. (Photo by Dave Melancon)

  • Liaison program offers comfort factor for Americans being treated in host nation health facilities s

    Nov 12, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Dealing with medical issues, from routine tests to major surgery or prolonged treatment, can often be daunting. For Americans receiving health care services in a foreign country, it can be downright intimidating. In the mid-1990s, as U.S. forces in Europe began to draw down in earnest, so did the number of U.S. military medical facilities available to provide health care to Americans eligible for treatment, and increasing numbers of those patients began getting referrals for care in host-nation medical facilities, according to Europe Regional Medical Command officials. To help American patients feel more comfortable and confident about that care, ERMC developed the host nation patient liaison program.

  • 172nd Infantry Brigade begins return

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 172nd Infantry Brigade, deployed to Iraq for 12 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, began redeployment of its main body in the past weeks.

  • Grafenwoehr hosts annual Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Military retirees were honored at the garrison's annual Retiree Appreciation Day last month in Grafenwoehr. Nearly 150 retirees and annuitants took advantage of services to update records, fix finance discrepancies and collect important information required for settling estates. Distance didn't deter these "old Soldiers" from attending. They came from as far as Brandenburg in the north to Austria and Garmisch in the south. The Berlin and Garmisch Retiree Councils chartered transportation to bring retirees from their communities.

  • New commander, CSM take reins of 18th CSSB

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Lt. Col. Reed Hudgins assumed command of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from the unitAca,!a,,cs outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Christopher Roscoe, during a change of command ceremony at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center, Oct. 22. This change of command ceremony held special significance for the 18th CSSB because in addition to a new commander, the unit simultaneously received a new command sergeant major when Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Witzel replaced outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje.

  • Reintegration begins

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Over the past several months, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has welcomed home Soldiers from 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade and 172nd Infantry Brigade. Garrison leadership and agencies, as well as both brigades, have worked hard to ensure that nearly 1,000 returning Soldiers are being taken care of.

  • Grafenwoehr leaders renew commitment

    Nov 12, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - More than 150 Soldiers and family members filled the Grafenwoehr Field House, Oct. 28, to witness as four leaders rededicated themselves to their community by re-signing the Army Family Covenant. "Our Army is the strength of our nation ... our families are the strength of our Army," said Brig. Gen. Steven Salazar, commander, Joint Multinational Training Center. "The Covenant is about a commitment ... to continue to ensure we have a community that is strong." Salazar mentioned several improvements the Covenant, which was originally signed Oct. 8, 2007, has brought to the Grafenwoehr community in the past two years.

  • Appreciating our military Families

    Nov 12, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - During the month of November Camp Darby's Army Community Services is showing its appreciation for Military Families with a special barbecue and new programs like the single parent support group. One event that highlighted the sacrifices made by families supporting their service members was a chili and rib cook-off and barbecue appreciation event Nov. 10.

  • World War II veteran finds lost lady friend 65 years later

    Nov 12, 2009

    This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, people are honoring our brother and sisters in arms around the world. One World War II veteran traveled around the world to come back to areas that he helped liberate in Italy and France.

  • Army and Navy JROTC celebrate Veterans in Florence

    Nov 12, 2009

    America's leaders of tomorrow stepped up to the responsibility of honoring America's Veterans at a joint Veterans Day memorial ceremony at the Florence American Cemetery in Tuscan, Italy Nov. 11.

  • Students honor Veterans at American Cemetery in Netherlands

    Nov 11, 2009

    Students from the AFNORTH International High School and the Geilenkirchen Elementary School gathered with service and family members of the tri-border community to honor all Veterans at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Nov. 11.

  • Events mark 20-year anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

    Nov 10, 2009

    Fireworks illuminate Berlin's Brandenburg Gate as thousands celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nov. 9. U.S. Army Europe members participated in many of the events saluting the anniversary.

  • Seven half days of teamwork in Schweinfurt

    Nov 10, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The pitcher has the catcher. The quarterback has the wide receiver. And the guard has the forward. Two members of a team come together to complete the play, close out the game - or finish a deployment.

  • Corps of Engineers builds 'passive' townhouses in Germany to slash energy use

    Nov 10, 2009

    Army family housing PassivhAfA$user pilot project meets stringent criteria for energy savings, using insulation and passive solar heating.

  • V Corps historian recalls days as platoon leader patrolling Berlin Wall

    Nov 9, 2009

    Cold War-era Berlin Wall patrols were a visible message to the East and West German people and the Soviet Union that the U.S. and its allies stood ready to defend West Berlin and democracy. For U.S. Soldiers assigned to the former U.S. Army Europe Berlin Brigade, it was a strategic message delivered in tactical terms, said Dr. Harold E. Raugh Jr. of the V Corps command history office during a Nov. 5 ceremony here for the opening of the Allied MuseumAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Wall PatrolAca,!A? exhibit.Aca,!A"Soldiers were expected to fight like hell if necessary for U.S. rights and a free Berlin,Aca,!A? Raugh said. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm sure this was the same for our allies.Aca,!A?

  • Raising autism awareness during 'Make a Difference Day'

    Nov 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, making a difference starts with awareness and understanding. A,A More than 80 people participated in the garrison's Oct. 24 Autism Awareness Walk in Hainerberg Housing.

  • Commander stresses community fitness, customer service, transformation awareness

    Nov 9, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An all-hands briefing Oct. 23 addressed the command's focus on Comprehensive Community Fitness, ongoing efforts to enhance customer service and the impact of transformation within U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

  • First-rate child care honored in Baumholder

    Nov 9, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - After nearly two years of rigorous preparation, training and a fine-tooth comb inspection, Baumholder's Wetzel Child Development Center has earned its badge of quality.

  • Patch High School freshman wins cross country championships

    Nov 9, 2009

  • USAG Stuttgart soccer team takes third in finals

    Nov 9, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart intramural soccer team defeated the top-seeded Grafenwoehr at the U.S. Forces Soccer Championship semi-final game at Camp Darby, Italy, Oct. 25, giving the team a third place finish overall.

  • BEMS teacher wins DoDEA Teacher of the Year award

    Nov 9, 2009

    Susan Morris is the best teacher in the Department of Defense. Don't just take her students' word for it: the BAfAPblingen Elementary/Middle School teacher was recently named the Department of Defense Education Activity's Teacher of the Year for 2010.

  • USAG Stuttgart DFMWR wins employee training award

    Nov 9, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - There's a lot to celebrate lately in the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Department for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • U.S. Army Europe members joining in celebration of 20 year anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

    Nov 8, 2009

    Sgt. Michael Scarlett, aka "Elvis," performs a medley of American pop hits with the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus during the 15th annual Berlin Military Music Festival at Berlin's Max Schmeling Hall Nov. 7.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldiers commemorate Italian Armed Forces Day

    Nov 8, 2009

    Each year on Nov. 4, Italians come together to celebrate Giorno delle Forze Armate, Italian Armed Forces Day, a day of national unity to commemorate the Allied victory in World War I and to pay tribute to the Italian Armed Forces, past and present.

  • USACE team to assist Europe District align quality assurance processes

    Nov 6, 2009

    Unlike traditional inspections, the review team from the USACE North Atlantic Division will look at the processes the Europe District employs to ensure quality assurance. NAD's review team, led by Deleppo, will also bring members from other districts to go over the Europe District's processes and programs.

  • USACE introduces Building Information Modeling into Europe District projects

    Nov 6, 2009

    BIM is already required in many projects across the Corps of Engineers' mission areas and divisions. The challenge for the Europe District is that many architects in Germany do not have much experience with BIM.

  • Preparing for duty in Iraq

    Nov 6, 2009

    Photos of an Installation Staging Area in Wiesbaden, Germany, preparing 1st Armored Division's equipment for shipment to Iraq in anticipation of deployment in early 2010

  • Senior enlisted Soldier visits troops in Bamberg

    Nov 5, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited with Soldiers in Bamberg on Nov. 5 to thank them for their military service. Preston focused on several Army issues, which included the Army's strengths, successes and challenges.

  • 'Amazing progress' on future 173rd ABCT home

    Nov 5, 2009

    Gen. Carter Ham discusses progress on construction of future home of 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

  • Family reintegration in Schweinfurt takes communication, understanding

    Nov 5, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers returning from a deployment must reintegrate back into a normal military routine away from combat, but while they adjust to all the changes within the Army environment, they also often face changes on the home front.

  • U.S. Army Europe Commanding General looks forward to training with Latvians

    Nov 5, 2009

    ADAZI TRAINING AREA, Latvia (Nov. 4, 2009)-Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, receives an weapons systems overview from Col. Dzintars Roga, Latvian land forces commander, during his first visit to the country. Ham visited Latvia to advance bilateral cooperation between the two countries and personally thank the Latvian soldiers for their many sacrifices while serving side-by-side with the Americans in Afghanistan. USAREUR will participate in a large military exercise with all three Baltic nations in October 2010.

  • Never to Return

    Nov 4, 2009

    Five American cemeteries are located in the Benelux footprint and are not only a lasting memorial to the men and women who rest there, but they are also a link that binds the military of today to the military of yesterday.

  • Multisensory Aid Training

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Kosovo Bound Soldiers Train in Germany

    Nov 4, 2009

  • Allies for Freedom

    Nov 4, 2009

    NORMANDY, France - Sixty-five years ago, men of the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions were lacing up their boots, strapping on their chutes and jumping into the unknown for not just a battle, but a war.

  • JTF doctor's family ties to Israel

    Nov 4, 2009

    For one U.S. Army Europe Soldier here participating in exercise Juniper Cobra 2010, Israel means more than just another place to train -- it is also the country where his family lives.

  • Germany-based medical team participating in Israel exercise visits local hospital

    Nov 4, 2009

    When U.S. service-members deploy outside the borders of the nation in which they are based to take part in joint and combined exercises and operations, one of the main issues is where to take American forces personnel if they become ill or injured.

  • Framing a Future

    Nov 3, 2009

    The Second World War was, by definition, played out on a truly global stage. The Brussels American Community includes a member whose roots lie in the soil of our Benelux region, but who, as a direct result of the conflict's titanic drama, became an American citizen, doing a full career in the U.S. military and public service.

  • Postal officials announce holiday mailing dates

    Nov 3, 2009

    The holiday season is approaching quickly, as are the deadlines for mailing those beloved holiday cards and packages in order to reach their stateside destinations in time for Christmas. To allow more time for mailing, USAG Schinnen's Postal Operations offers extended hours during the holiday season, beginning Nov. 21.

  • Disability Employment Awareness Month speaker cites need for more diversity in workforce

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Physically challenged does not mean mentally challenged." This was only one of many resounding remarks made by guest speaker Wanda Watson-Mays, U.S. Army Europe Affirmative Employment and Special Emphasis Program manager, during the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Disability Employment Awareness Month event Oct. 20 in the Community Activity Center to encourage employment of disabled personnel.

  • Customs training: Division brings MPs, customs experts to Wiesbaden to hone skills for deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When 1st Armored Division Soldiers deploy to Iraq early next year, one of their missions will be to help ensure equipment and other items are properly prepared and ready for shipment to meet current agreements calling for U.S. combat forces to leave the country by the end of 2011.

  • Medical team participating in JC10 visits Israeli hospital

    Nov 3, 2009

    When executing a joint exercise in a foreign country, one of the main issues is where to take American servicemembers if they become ill or injured.

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Nov 2, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - Even before the sun rose over the U.S. naval station in Rota, Spain, personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe were working on the mammoth task of off-loading a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Europe commanding general visits Lithuanian leaders

    Nov 2, 2009

    VILNIUS, LITHUANIA (Nov. 2, 2009)-Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, alongside Brig. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas, commander of the Lithuanian Land Force, review the Lithuanian Honor Guard Platoon Nov. 2 here. Lithuania is a crucial partner of the United States in ensuring security and protecting liberty, both in Europe, and in cooperation with other NATO member states in Afghanistan.

  • 21st TSC celebrates German Reunification Day during ceremony

    Nov 2, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - "Wind of Change" by the German rock band The Scorpions is not a song you would expect to hear at a military ceremony. Yet, it seemed the perfect prelude to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's retreat and retirement ceremony at the parade field on Panzer Kaserne Oct. 30.

  • Tri-Border community celebrates the Month of the Military Family

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Designated as National Military Family Month, November is a time to reflect upon the military family and the contributions each family member makes to our communities and country.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers push themselves through Outstanding Warrior Week

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers with Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, took part in Outstanding Warrior Week exercises in the Schweinfurt training areas Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30.

  • JMTC Soldier's experience at sea helped him become a better NCO

    Nov 2, 2009

    During his latest deployment, Sgt. 1st Class Israel Walker served as the sole Army representative in a sea full of strangers.

  • Tensions ran high at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 as Easterners fled to West, Berlin Wall went up

    Nov 2, 2009

    At a traffic intersection in downtown Berlin almost 50 years ago this week, tensions between the United States and the former Soviet Union nearly escalated to the point of war.

  • Forward Surgical Team demonstrates calm, swift precision

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 160th Forward Surgical Team deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany recently to polish their skills and gain valuable experience training together while also working closely with the 212th Combat Support Hospital. The exercise enabled the Soldiers of the FST to assemble their three-tent, Level II facility, and be prepared to receive patients during the notional events taking place around the JMRC training area.

  • 212th CSH Soldiers test skills, support Reserve troops

    Nov 2, 2009

    Headquartered out of Miesau, the 212th CSH deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels recently, to demonstrate the readiness of the unit and to exercise the crucial tasks involved with deploying to a field site, establishing a hospital and conducting various sustainment operations. Also, preparing TF Med Falcon for their upcoming deployment to Kosovo.

  • Corps of Engineers Europe District uses GIS tools to map the road ahead

    Nov 2, 2009

    Work that would take surveyors weeks is done in hours by a GIS operator in an office miles away.

  • 2008 U.S. Army Europe Soldier of the Year trading in chevrons for gold bars

    Nov 2, 2009

    In eight years, Staff Sgt. Stanley E. Black, noncommissioned officer and platoon sergeant at the Grafenwoehr Army Air Field in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has climbed the ranks from Private, E-2, to Staff Sergeant, won the U.S. Army Europe's 2008, Soldier of the Year competition, and in March, trades-in his chevrons for an Army officers stripes.

  • A clear, cool night greets trunk-or-treaters

    Oct 30, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- An international mix typical of a tri-border community that hosts numerous NATO units enjoyed a clear, cool night as Service and Family members, community volunteers and local Dutch guests scurried 'round the trunk-or-treat path Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. here.

  • 7th CSC gets new name, patch, mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    The brilliant autumn day provided a beautiful setting for the 7th Civil Support Command's reflagging ceremony at the Parade Field on Daenner Kaserne Oct. 25.

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Oct 30, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - Even before the sun rose over the U.S. naval station in Rota, Spain, personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe were working on the mammoth task of off-loading a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan.

  • 5th Signal Command says hello to new home in Wiesbaden

    Oct 30, 2009

    A story and photos from 5th Signal Command's colors uncasing story in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

    Tips on when to seek medical care for seasonal or H1N1 flu, prevention and self-care

  • Pre-deployment briefings prepare families

    Oct 30, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Soldiers and family members of 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) continue with preparations for the upcoming deployment having recently completed the family pre-deployment preparation phase Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Conn Community Club in Schweinfurt.

  • Army Surgeon General visits HMEDDAC "Best Medics"

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General, visited the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity headquarters Wednesday to offer personal congratulations to two HMEDDAC Soldiers. The two Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk and Sgt. Charles L. Smith, were recently named the Department of the Army's "Best Medics" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Proper Planning Key to Success During JC10

    Oct 30, 2009

    More than 1,000 service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are working together alongside Israeli troops during Juniper Cobra 2010.

  • Europe-based Soldiers semifinalists for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Three Europe-based Soldiers are among 12 members of the U.S. military Family selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Webcam complements health care services

    Oct 30, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Tricare is now offering a new web-based behavioral health care service. Beneficiary must have access to a Skype account to use the service. The main goal of the program is to use new technologies to enhance beneficiaries' health care experience

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

  • 208th Finance Soldiers recognized

    Oct 29, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Oct. 26, 2009)--Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 208th Finance Detachment are recognized by Gen. Carter F. Ham, USAREUR commanding general for their hardwork and sacrifice in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.

  • Awarding 50 years of government service

    Oct 29, 2009

    TITLE:Awarding 50 years of government service WEB LINK: www.5sigcmd.army.mil Mr Hollis award GEN Ham BG Smith.jpg: WIESBADEN, Germany (October 29, 2009) -- Gen. Carter Ham (right), commander, U.S. Army Europe, and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr. (left), commander, 5th Signal Command, stand with Winston A. Hollis (center) in 5th Signal's conference room, after he was presented with a 50-years of U.S. government service certificate by Ham. "We have a very capable and dedicated civilian work force who are just as dedicated as military Soldiers," said Ham. Hollis has served the last 11 years in 5th Signal as a logistics management specialist. (Photo by Kristopher Joseph, 5th Signal Command) Mr Hollis award GEN Ham.jpg: WIESBADEN, Germany (October 29, 2009) -- Gen. Carter Ham (right), commander, U.S. Army Europe, applaudes Winston A. Hollis in 5th Signal's conference room, after he was presented with a 50-years of U.S. government service certificate by Ham. "We have a very capable and dedicated civilian work force who are just as dedicated as military Soldiers," said Ham. Hollis has served the last 11 years in 5th Signal as a logistics management specialist. (Photo by Kristopher Joseph, 5th Signal Command)

  • Barracks initiative improves quality of life, eases burden on first sergeants

    Oct 29, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Responsibility for all single Soldier barracks at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels will soon transfer from units to garrison employees-a change that will make a big difference in the lives of single Soldiers and their first sergeants. As part of the Army's First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative, a team within the Department of Public Works Housing division will soon be responsible for all administrative responsibilities of Hohenfels barracks, freeing units and first sergeants of the huge workload associated with running them while simultaneously improving Soldier quality of life.

  • Safety officials say electronic charging units a hot issue

    Oct 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Hot commodities on the gift-giving market are turning into a hotter issue for safety officials. Electronic charging units designed for use in motor vehicles for a variety of portable music players and other electronic gadgets have been identified as culprits responsible for vehicle fires.

  • USACE 'value engineers' save Europe District $150 million in 2009

    Oct 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District value engineering program identified more potential savings on projects ....

  • Gen. Carter F. Ham visits Immediate Response 2010

    Oct 28, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, GEORGIA (Oct. 27, 2009)--Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, receives a demonstration on the capability of a Georgian amphibious assault vehicle Oct. 27 here. Immediate Response 2010, a bilateral, combined U.S. and Georgian exercise to prepare for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan, kicked off Oct. 27 and will continue through Nov. 7 in the Vaziani Training Area near Tbilisi. This exercise is the third Immediate Response exercise to be conducted with Georgia.

  • Semifinalists selected for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Twelve members of the U.S. military Family have been selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • 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.

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