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  • Army's oldest NCO academy celebrates 60 years of excellence

    Nov 25, 2009

    The 7th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy celebrated its 60th Anniversary and has the unique distinction of being the first and oldest NCO Academy in the United States Army.

  • Senior British Logistician visits 7th Sustainment Brigade

    Nov 24, 2009

    Brigadier Chris Murray, Royal Logistic Corps spent the day with senior leaders of the 7th Sustainment Brigade as part of the British Officer Exchange Program and to attend the presentation of the Bronze Star to fellow British Officer Maj. Dominic Gosling.

  • Renovated Housing Referral Office focuses on newcomer needs

    Nov 24, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - By keeping the focus on newcomer needs, in-processing just got a little easier with the official opening of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's recently renovated Housing Referral Office. Led by Schinnen commander, Lt. Col. Fern O. Sumpter, members of the garrison gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nov. 23.

  • U.S. Army, Dutch share Thanksgiving

    Nov 24, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Dutch Ministry of Defense employees, who comprise two-thirds of the USAG Schinnen workforce, were treated by U.S. Department of Defense Soldiers, Civilians and Volunteers to a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal at the garrison's Activity Center Nov. 24. Participants were treated to an abundance of traditional American Thanksgiving cuisine and were accompanied by a Thanksgiving melody of songs, the reading of a Thanksgiving poem, and musical entertainment during the meal by NATO's Jazz Messengers. Ideas for such an event were first presented at a strategic planning conference two years ago, leading a team to develop an action plan of events to reinforce cultural exchange and camaraderie among the garrison workforce. USAG Schinnen, the only U.S. Army garrison in the Netherlands, provides base operations support to international military communities across northern Germany, eastern Belgium, and the Netherlands.

  • Czechs forge friendships with US veterans

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - This year the Czech town of Rokycany held its 20th anniversary celebration, centered around their Veterans of Foreign Wars friends who travel here from all over the globe to share memories of World War II Nazi liberation, the fall of the infamous Iron Curtain, and the current peace they have enjoyed with their American friends in the times since.

  • Grafenwoehr Elementary students stop to reflect, break down the Berlin wall

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Grafenwoehr Elementary School celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, Nov. 9. The Berlin Wall, built on Aug. 13, 1961, served as a border between East and West Berlin and was a symbol of the Cold War. At 96 miles long and approximately 12 feet tall, it separated families, friends and countrymen.

  • Towering over the competition: 12 chefs rise to top, will represent USAREUR at Armywide culinary com

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - After more than a week of slicing, dicing, simmering and sautAfAing, 12 Soldier-chefs emerged as the cream of the U.S. Army Europe Culinary Arts crop, Nov. 19. In February, the team will compete in the 34th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. More than 30 competitors from six major garrisons vied for the coveted 12 slots, but the trail-by-fire competitions, which ran Nov. 5-13, were no cakewalk.

  • Grafenwoehr leaders stress it's OK to seek help

    Nov 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has recently experienced a spike in those taking their own lives, and leaders in the community met to tackle this complex issue Nov. 13. At the meeting, Garrison Commander Col. Chris Sorenson, along with chaplains, commanders of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and medical and behavioral health personnel focused on ways to erase the stigma associated with seeking mental help, and to identify and remove potential barriers to obtaining treatment.

  • U.S. Army Europe discusses key issues with senior European leaders

    Nov 23, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Nov. 23, 2009) -- Forty-nine foreign awardees of the U.S. Legion of Merit met and participated in frank and open discussions with U.S. Army Europe leaders during the 29th Annual Legion of Merit Conference at Patrick Henry Village here, Nov. 19. The conference attendees, senior active and retired officers from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia, including two four-star and 10 three-star generals, discussed USAREUR's Theater Security Cooperation activities, the situation in Afghanistan, and USAREUR's mission, operations and transformation. The overarching theme was, "Building capacity to enhance trans-Atlantic security."

  • Retirees living in Germany can benefit from new arrangements reached with German Federal Ministry of

    Nov 23, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- Retired servicemembers who live in Germany as ordinary residents can benefit from new arrangements reached with the German government regarding duties charged on purchases made in American military exchange and commissary facilities and packages received through U.S. forces post offices.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in action at LRMC

    Nov 23, 2009

    Doctors and nurese from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany attend a newborn.

  • German, U.S. foot march honors fall of the Berlin Wall

    Nov 23, 2009

    The fall of the Berlin Wall occurred 20 years ago on Nov. 9, 1989. The celebration was broadcast worldwide as it represented the reunification of East and West Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Army Community Service helps send aid to Afghans

    Nov 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - For the second-ever Make a Difference Day service project at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, community members donated their time to help people miles away by focusing on a cause that hits very close to home. After gathering donations for weeks, volunteers of all ages spent part of their Saturday, Oct. 24, at Army Community Service packing boxes filled with toiletries, hardware supplies and sports equipment to send to men, women and children in Afghanistan.

  • Leaders re-sign Covenant at Hohenfels

    Nov 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Senior leaders from the Joint National Training Command, Joint Multinational Readiness Center and U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels renewed the Army's commitment to taking care of Soldiers and families when they re-signed the Army Family Covenant at USAG Hohenfels.

  • Warner Barracks honors its veterans

    Nov 23, 2009

  • Army employee's efforts help restore young German leukemia victim's health

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- For 102nd Signal Battalion telephone technician Alexander Weber-Fetscher, June 22, 2007, will be remembered as the day he welcomed a new life into the world and helped save another one.

  • Fall of the Wall remembered as 'thanksgiving'

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- On my way home from work on Nov. 9, I bought a German newspaper to remember my experiences as an East German teenager and to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall some two decades ago.

  • History through native eyes

    Nov 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden employees paused to remember the original inhabitants of the continent that today is known as North America during a lunch and learn workshop Nov. 3.

  • Warrior in transition finds success as Army civilian

    Nov 20, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Former Army Capt. Erik Stewart characterized his time in the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Riley as long. Stewart was in the WTB for about 16 months, and he advises other warriors in transition not to rush the process.

  • 14th Transportation Soldiers vie for top spot in 'Warrior Challenge'

    Nov 20, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Soldiers from Camp Darby, Vicenza and Aviano took part in the second 14th Transportation Battalion Warrior Challenge at Camp Darby, Italy on Nov. 20. The nine teams started at 3 a.m. with no breaks between events and beefed up challenges, according Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Runnels, 14th TRANS Command Sgt. Maj.

  • Senior leaders from 21st TSC, 7th CSC prepare meals for Fisher House guests

    Nov 20, 2009

    LANDSTUHL, Germany - The delectable aroma of their hard work - a labor of love - wafted across Landstuhl as volunteers helped to craft nutritious home-cooked meals for 15 guests currently residing at two Fisher houses on Landstuhl Nov. 15.

  • 21st TSC oversees U.S., Georgian training exercise

    Nov 20, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINIG AREA, Georgia Aca,!" In the ruins of a former Soviet airbase, the windowless, skeletal remains of the military structures here provided the perfect backdrop for the company-level field-training exercise for Immediate Response 2010, a joint U.S. and Georgian military exercise overseen by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Africa Command begins its premier security cooperation conference

    Nov 20, 2009

    U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) opened its annual Theater Security Cooperation Conference November 16, 2009, a premier event that builds the foundation for the command's activities with its African partners over the next three years.

  • United Kingdom Forces Return to Umm Qasr

    Nov 20, 2009

    UK forces return to Umm Qasr after leaving for 4 months.

  • JMRC 'Grizzlies' help Republic of Georgia forces develop training observer-controllers

    Nov 19, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, Republic of Georgia - They are quite familiar to most U.S. troops who have taken part in exercises at any major Army training center in recent years. The ever-present safety glasses, a vest full of smoke grenades and pyrotechnics, and the "God gun" give the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's observer-controllers a certain level of mystique as they stand in the midst of simulated battle observing, directing, and facilitating training from the individual troop level all the way up to brigade combat team maneuvers.

  • Heidelberg family shows compassion

    Nov 19, 2009

    In 2002 while working at Calvary Chapel in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jeanette Rhyne decided to sponsor children in developing countries through the Compassion International program. Seven years later, she and her 14-year-old daughter, Sydney, were on a plane to Uganda to visit Rachel, one of their three sponsored children.

  • Mental fitness focus for Vicenza comprehensive working group

    Nov 19, 2009

    Sitting in front of a computer and filling out a questionnaire sounds like a strange way to test fitness, but that's exactly how the Army will measure the fitness of the force as part of the new Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Grand Forks Soldier Honored for Leadership Achievements

    Nov 18, 2009

    116th Public Affairs Detachment HOHENFELS, GERMANY - Sgt. 1st Class Brett J. Nelson, of Fargo, N.D., recently received numerous awards for his leadership abilities, as well as outstanding and unselfish duty during Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Meade, S.D. Nelson is a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard and will be deploying to Kosovo with Multi-National Task Force - East. Earlier this year, he attended the OCS Accelerated Program, which consists of three drill weekends at Camp Grafton, N.D., and three phases of training at Fort Meade, S.D., totaling eight weeks of training.

  • MNTF-E Medics conduct training in multisensory environment

    Nov 18, 2009

  • LMT: The Face of the Task Force - KFOR 12 Predeployment Training Started Early in Familiar Surroundi

    Nov 18, 2009

    116th Public Affairs Detachment CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- Even before leaving their home state of North Dakota, the Liaison Monitoring Teams (LMT)of Kosovo Forces 12 already were honing their skills for an important mission here. It was training that began nearly two years ago on American streets in an American city. "We actually engaged people within our community," said Sgt. 1st Class Eric J. Vogel, who serves on LMT 6 in the Multi-National Task Force -East area of operation. "We drove around Bismarck (N.D.) and talked with people. We were assigned areas, like we have now in Kosovo." Most KFOR 12 LMT Soldiers come from 957th Multi-Role Bridge Company, based in Bismarck. It is augmented with Soldiers from across the country. The unit was mobilized to be the face of MNTF-E on the streets for the people who live Kosovo.

  • Title

    Nov 18, 2009

    HOHENFELS, GERMANY -- A fictional character has taken on the perspective of Soldiers deploying to Kosovo. Dobie, a small stuffed animal with an Army uniform and drill sergeant hat, provides personality providing insight on the ins-and-outs of how it feels and what it means to serve in a deployed environment with Kosovo Forces 12 Multi-National Task Force-East (MNTF-E)..

  • A Perfect Match

    Nov 18, 2009

    HOHENFELS, GERMANY - After the humvees and Bradleys roll out from the last link-up point, the vehicles arrive at various points around the quiet replicated city of Gnjilane, Kosovo, here. The rain quits on a cool October day and the sun pokes through the clouds as second platoon reports their target is acquired. Radio traffic bounces back and forth in the command vehicle as the teams are coordinated. Soldiers wait for the order to follow through with their mission.

  • Belgians recognized by U.S. Armor Association

    Nov 18, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Two Belgians have dedicated their lives to the restoration of a WWII U.S. Army tank and the significance it played on their country's liberation 65 years ago. For that effort, the U.S. Armor Association has awarded Jean Claude Busine and Pierre Deghaye with the Noble Patron of Armor Award.

  • MNTF-E Chaplain Deployed to Kosovo

    Nov 18, 2009

    While checking my e-mail on August 5, I received an e-mail from the Illinois Army National Guard state chaplain stating that the North Dakota Army National Guard was looking for an additional chaplain for their upcoming mission to Kosovo. After discussing this with my family, I responded to my state chaplain with my answer - I would love to go with North Dakota on this mission

  • Birds in Flight

    Nov 18, 2009

    There's a new flock of "full birds" in the TaskForce Falcon ranks. David L. Thiele, Brian R. Trenda and Peter W. Conlin, all of Bismarck, N.D., were promoted to the rank of Colonel while deploying to Kosovo in support of Multi-National Task Force - East (MNTF-E), KFOR 12. All three Soldiers are members of the North Dakota Army National Guard, and were pinned by Brig Gen. Alan S. Dohrmann, commanding general of MNTF-E.

  • Soldiers play critical role at world's busiest military airfield

    Nov 18, 2009

    Located in Southern Afghanistan, Kandahar Airfield is the busiest military airfield in the world. Supplies and equipment arrive daily to sustain the more than 20,000 servicemembers and civilians from 15 different nations.

  • U.S., Bavarian leaders meet to discuss challenges, cooperation

    Nov 18, 2009

    Community leaders met at the U.S. Forces Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, Nov. 12-13 for the Bavarian Symposium, a forum to discuss transformation, military operational requirements, construction, financial and environmental impacts on the community.

  • Master Resiliency Trainers to promote overall fitness of U.S. Army Europe

    Nov 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Units have their master gunners, master drivers and master fitness trainers. These experts are the best at what they do and they share their expertise with their fellow Soldiers. By next October, each U.S. Army Europe brigade and battalion-level unit will have a new type of master assigned to its ranks -- a Master Resiliency Trainer. MRTs will serve as their unitsAca,!a,,c experts in building mental, physical and spiritual health as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, said MRT program manager Jessie Massey, USAREURAca,!a,,cs deputy chief of medical operations.

  • A 'Call' to Serve God and Country

    Nov 17, 2009

    A 'Call' to Serve God and Country

  • Educators get inside look at life of a Soldier

    Nov 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Teachers and administrators got an inside look at the life of a Soldier during a special orientation tour Nov. 10.

  • WWII vet brings past to life for Veterans Day

    Nov 17, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Even as a young man growing up in Cleveland in the 1930s, Dudley Strasburg said he knew someday he would join the fight against National Socialism in Europe.

  • 5th Signal Command Introduces Full Spectrum

    Nov 17, 2009

    5th Signal Command Introduces "Full Spectrum"

  • Camp Darby takes second in flag football championships

    Nov 17, 2009

    Ten Air Force unit level flag football teams traveled across Europe to Camp Darby, Italy for the first combined USAFE Flag football championship Nov. 12-16. Divided into two pools the top contenders in the semifinals were 86th Communication Squadron from Ramstein Air Base, 31st Security Forces Squadron from Aviano Air Base, 52nd Logistic Readiness Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base and 731st Munitions from Camp Darby.

  • 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.