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  • Fort Bragg hosts multi-national training exercise

    Oct 5, 2009

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

  • USAG Schinnen's BOSS program wins worldwide honors

    Oct 5, 2009

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

  • Double amputee inspires troops in Europe

    Oct 5, 2009

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

  • Sgt. 1st Class Beckman

    Oct 2, 2009

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

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

    Oct 2, 2009

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

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

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

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

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

  • "Airborne!" in five languages

    Oct 2, 2009

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

  • Winn's Warrior Transition Battalion Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 2, 2009

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

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

    Oct 2, 2009

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

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Army's first students in new Warrior Leader Course graduate from Fort Bliss NCO Academy

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BLISS Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs first students to study under the new 17-day Warrior Leader Course graduated from the Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Soldier Hall on Monday, ready to take the leadership lessons they learned back to their units a

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • USACE brings new technology to AFRICOM joint exercise in Uganda

    Oct 1, 2009

    Corps of Engineers team deploys to Uganda with forces from all U.S services and from five East African partner nations - Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

  • European training center welcomes new Commander of Operations Group

    Oct 1, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Col. John M. Spiszer was officially welcomed as the commander of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's (JMRC's) Operations Group, Tuesday, during an assumption of command ceremony at the airfield, here.

  • Military police build knowledge about MRAP vehicles

    Oct 1, 2009

    Military police build knowledge about MRAP vehicles

  • Wounded warrior, wife, share experiences with Schweinfurt community

    Oct 1, 2009

    One hundred twenty-nine pints of blood poured into Lt. Col. Greg Gadson's body in the single night that Soldiers, doctors and a vast team of others brought together by a roadside bomb fought together to save his life.

  • U.S. Army Africa hosts security cooperation working group

    Sep 30, 2009

    As U.S. Army Maj. Jeff Price heads back to his post in Nigeria, he takes with him a better understanding of U.S. Army Africa and a network of fellow Army officers serving at U.S. Embassies on the continent.

  • Mannheim clinic hosts first health fair, rededicates facility after million-dollar renovation

    Sep 30, 2009

    The Coleman Barracks Health and Dental Clinic held its first ever health fair Sept. 25 at its newly renovated facility in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Corps of Engineers finishes 5-year project - only crossing between Georgia, Russia

    Sep 30, 2009

    New, $2.4 million crossing station to control the border between Russia and Georgia was built by the USACE's Europe District.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Alabama National Guard trains for deployment with 1st AD

    Sep 29, 2009

    Alabama National Guard trains for deployment with 1st AD

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg garrisons host Elmo and the Sesame Street crew

    Sep 29, 2009

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families used Elmo and other beloved characters to help military children understand what it means when their moms and dads deploy and how to handle the changes that can come with such a major transition. The tour itself is part of Sesame Street's "Talk, Listen, Connect" initiative for military families.

  • Cavalry unit, garrison team up ahead of deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With the clanking of hammers nailing chock blocks into one end of the train car, a crane parked near the rail head on Conn Barracks gently placed a huge container down on the other end of the flat bed Sept. 25.

  • She doesn't kick like a girl: New female kicker for PHS football 'really something'

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Emma Murray, sophomore, first announced she would try out for kicker on the Patch High School football team, she was wearing a dress and had a flower in her hair. "I thought she was coming in to be my manager," said Brian Hill, head coach. Little did he know that Murray, 15, would not only make the varsity team, but become the Panthers' best kicker.

  • Military women inspire photographer's art, life

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Uka Meissner-DeRuiz began working for the U.S. Army in 1965, she was stunned to find women serving in the military. "I was surprised. It was a cultural shock, I do admit," she said. Years later, the idea still fascinates the German photographer. It's a theme she continually explores in her work. Meissner-DeRuiz's "Military Moms" photo exhibit, the third in a series focusing on women in the military, opened at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut in downtown Stuttgart Sept. 17.

  • The long, dark tunnel: spouses and deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    For a military spouse, the long, dark tunnel of deployment is paved with new challenges and responsibilities. While their service member spouse is away, the husband or wife left behind juggles children, finances, managing the home and work - alone. Add to this the loneliness of losing a partner and best friend, and the end result can be overwhelming, even traumatic, if the spouse create a support system for themselves.

  • New after-school program teaches kids grown-up skills

    Sep 28, 2009

    Learning to maintain a vehicle or trying Latin dance are usually activities reserved for adults. Now, children in grades 1-12 can try them out - for little to no cost - with the new, Army-wide Child, Youth and School Services after-school program, EDGE!

  • Observance lauds Hispanics' military sacrifices

    Sep 28, 2009

    When the salsa band started playing at the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Sept. 18, even Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and his wife, Joyce, got up and danced along.

  • USAG Stuttgart rec programs take top IMCOM-E honors

    Sep 28, 2009

    The Installation Management Command -Europe Recreation Award winners were announced Sept. 11, and it was more than a win-win situation for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. It was win-win-win-win, as the USAG Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation professionals collected top honors in four areas.

  • Archeologists unearth artifacts at Wiesbaden construction site

    Sep 28, 2009

    Almost 2,000 years ago, several Roman military bases were established along the Rhine River in western Germany, including one in Mainz - a large Roman city known as Moguntiacum. Because of its strategic location, historians surmise the base housed as many as four Roman legions.

  • 1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

    Sep 28, 2009

    1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

  • Welcome Social Kicks Off Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 27, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sept. 27 with a welcome social at Fort Lee, Va. Starting today and running through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and noncommissioned officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • USACE helps keep Kirkuk clean with waste management program

    Sep 27, 2009

    Garbage collection and disposal is a major problem throughout Iraq - but the sweet smell of success is coming from the Kirkuk Solid Waste Management Program.

  • Corps of Engineers manages projects to restore Iraqi legal, justice system facilities

    Sep 27, 2009

    In partnership with the Iraqi government, the Army Corps of Engineers works on projects to help the rule of law flourish under Iraq's emerging democracy.

  • Commentary: We all have a mission

    Sep 26, 2009

    Less than a week ago, I left behind the desert and the construction projects at Fort Bliss and travelled with my unit, the 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, to support the Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division during Operation Unified Endeavor, a mission readiness exercise, being held at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • 'God Is Touching The Hearts Of So Many'

    Sep 25, 2009

    While the Army defends freedoms around the world, God is working in the hearts of people from all walks of life who hunger for justice, compassion and a promise for a better future. That's what Betsy Brown is witnessing as she travels throughout western and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. "Pray for our enemies," she urged members of the Protestant Women of the Chapel during a presentation Sept. 10. "God is touching the hearts of so many who hate us. In Africa, Morocco, Libya, Algeria and all over the world, Jesus is making himself known ... Pray that they have dreams and visions, because they are." Brown, an international Christian worship leader, speaker and teacher, formed Heartsong Ministries in 1979. Since then, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world to share the message of Christ and to minister to U.S. servicemembers. In her mission work, she ministered behind the Iron Curtain in Germany when communism was falling, among Russian military in Siberia, and on the battlefields of Iraq to both U.S. military and Iraqi citizens. She has co-led prayer walks on the islands of Indonesia, assisted with tsunami relief work in Indonesia in 2005, spent Christmas 2004 and Thanksgiving 2007 in Iraq ministering to U.S. military, traveled to Syria several times to assist with aid to more than 2 million Iraqi refugees, and taught and worshipped with military wives involved in PWOC around the world. She has seen for herself how the power of Jesus and the Christian message of love and forgiveness have changed the lives of radical extremists. As she spoke to PWOC members in Bicentennial Chapel, Brown said she has repeatedly heard testimonials similar to what a refugee living in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon once told her about his transformation.

  • Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Sep 25, 2009

    Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center visiting troops.

  • 1 AD Soldier prepares for fifth deployment

    Sep 25, 2009

    1 AD Soldier prepares for fifth deployment

  • Camp Darby wins top European recreation award

    Sep 25, 2009

    Installation Management Command Europe Family and Morale, Welfare Recreation announced the winners of the Annual European recreation awards competition Sept. 11. U.S. Army Garrison Livorno, in Camp Darby, Italy, was declared as having the "Best Outstanding Installation Recreation Program" for a small garrison, according to Angela Flowers, IMCOM-E FMWR Recreation Awards program manager.

  • Virtual aircraft prove their worth to trainers in Europe

    Sep 25, 2009

    For the first time in Europe, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army trained with virtual aircraft attacking real targets on the ground in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • USAG Schinnen selected as an Army Community of Excellence finalist

    Sep 25, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands Aca,!" U.S. Army garrison Schinnen is one of eight finalists Army-wide selected by Installation Management Command to receive a site visit in October or November and compete for top honors in the 2010 Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Hot meals, day or night

    Sep 24, 2009

    Hot meals, day or night 1st Armored Division food service specalists go the extra mile to serve hot meals.

  • Wiesbaden Operation Rising Star winner sings the blues

    Sep 24, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's all about the blues for Wiesbaden's Operation Rising Star winner. A,A Everytime Erin Sataloff took the stage, the judges were blown away by her controlled tempo and throw-back to a jazzy-era of music.

  • Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas drive for 2009 set to kick off

    Sep 24, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - This year's Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas program kicks off October 5 and continues through December 4.

  • Heidelberg leading the way in economical LED lighting

    Sep 24, 2009

    Heidelberg garrison is replacing fluorescent lights in Army Family Housing with economical LED light fixtures.

  • Installation Operation Center employees offer assistance, compassion during times of crisis

    Sep 24, 2009

    If you were to walk into Bldg. 309, headquarters of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, on any given day and take a look at the person sitting behind the Installation Operations Center desk, theirs might seem like any other job. They might be on the phone or working on the computer, but the five men who work the IOC desk are not your typical office drones. Actually, they are probably best described as superheroes in disguise. "We do the things people don't see, the things behind the scenes," said Chris Koivisto, supervisory operations specialist.

  • Changes delivering Family Readiness improvements in Europe

    Sep 24, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Sep 24, 2009) - Following fresh on the heels of IMCOM-Europe Army Community Service's inaugural training conference, which gathered Family Readiness Support Assistants in Mannheim Sept 21-23, unit commanders and families of deploying Soldiers now can look forward to better integrated Family Readiness Team support as important changes become effective Oct. 1.

  • U.S. Army Europe inducts 5 Soldiers into prestigious NCO club

    Sep 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, in August, proudly sponsored the New Bavarian Chapter of the distinguished Sergeant Morales Club and announced its newest Inductees.

  • Soldiers train on newly fielded precision air-drop system

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from the 5th Quartermaster Company, 21st Special Troops Battalion, became the first regular Army unit to train on the 2,200-pound load-carrying capable Firefly Joint Precision Air Delivery System Sept. 7-18.

  • Alpha Detachment Strong Bonds

    Sep 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chaplain (MAJ) Kevin Pies led Strong Bonds training for 20 Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers with Alpha Detachment, 1st Space Company (JTAGS-Europe) in August.

  • Iron Soldiers review; expand "basic" Soldier knowledge

    Sep 23, 2009

    Iron Soldiers review; expand "basic" Soldier knowledge

  • Iron Soldiers prepare to defend network

    Sep 23, 2009

    Iron Soldiers prepare to defend network

  • Today Belongs to History

    Sep 23, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Little else but homes with cropped roofs just outside of ChiAfA..vres Air Base betray the peaceful farming community that this Belgian area has become through the years.

  • Iron Soldiers hone weapon skills, prepare for deployment

    Sep 23, 2009

  • 'Monumental' contributions liberated Belgium during World War II

    Sep 23, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Inside a cramped brick farming shed in southern Belgium, 2nd Lt. Claude B. Cook had just fashioned an impromptu egg breakfast for his weary troops when he peeked his head above the windowsill after hearing a nearby firefight. Within seconds he was dead. Hit by wayward .50 caliber bullet at that exact moment, he was one of 12 U.S. Soldiers killed during the first day of the liberation of Belgium Sept. 2, 1944.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers can now schedule DA photos, order visual information services online

    Sep 23, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Starting Oct. 1, Soldiers in Europe can schedule their official DA Photography appointments online, as directed by Headquarters, Department of the Army.

  • MPs advise residents to keep a watchful eye in wake of car break-ins

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Military Police are reminding families to not be "targets of opportunity." Last month MPs closed 20 cases of car break-ins that occurred in Crestview and Hainerberg Housing. All were linked to a U.S. military family member who, according to police, saw vehicles in military housing areas as easy targets.

  • Employees honored for saving money through Lean Six Sigma, years of service

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Garrison leaders recognized employees for saving millions of dollars and having dedicated more than 1,400 years of service during a ceremony in the Community Activity Center Sept. 10.

  • U.S. Forces Europe bodybuilding champions crowned at Wiesbaden competition

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A computer network administrator and a worship team leader took home the titles from the 2009 U.S. Forces Europe Bodybuilding Championship Sept. 12 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • USAREUR leaders join Wiesbaden NCOs for Suicide Prevention Training

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A sea of green stared down at Sgt. 1st Class Lori Luster as she stifled a sob. In front of Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and a crowd of 800 Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers, Luster fought to keep her composure.

  • 1-4 Infantry Soldiers return from Afghanistan ready to share lessons-learned

    Sep 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldier's of Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry (1-4) in Hohenfels, Germany, arrived home Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, after returning from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Online Living Pattern Survey answers, 'What can I do about COLA''

    Sep 22, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The term is familiar to most servicemembers, and the underlying philosophy is easy to grasp. Even the computation process is fairly straightforward. The source of frustration for its recipients is usually limited to only one aspect - it continuously changes.

  • 7th CSC medical experts lend helping hand in Swaziland

    Sep 22, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers Col. Morgan M. Gray, the commander of the Medical Support Unit-Europe in Mannheim, Germany, and Capt. Charles A. Pastor, a medical doctor assigned to the MSU-E, recently took part in MEDFLAG 09, an exercise designed to share the Army's medical expertise with Swaziland military leaders and Ministry of Health officials.

  • IMCOM-Europe garrisons observe Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-11

    Sep 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Soldiers and families at Garrisons throughout Installation Management Command-Europe may hear an increase of sirens and see more flashing blue lights on fire trucks during early October. No worries, though. IMCOM-Europe garrisons will observe Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-11, traditionally a time when fire prevention specialists increase visibility and make a final impression upon community members about the need to be fire smart and fire safe.

  • Holland students perform to commemorate 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 21, 2009

    Students with Op de Horst school perform for the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. During the operation, thousands of Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Holland as the largest airborne operation in history.

  • Troopers help commemorate the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 21, 2009

    Photos of soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division visit Holland to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in hostory.

  • Partnership and peace at Schinnen: Celebrating across generations

    Sep 21, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Seventy years ago, Schinnen built a chapel dedicated to peace on top of a rugged hill in the Town of Schinnen. With a Second World War threatening and amid uncertain times, great effort was undertaken by the citizens of Schinnen to muster resources and prepare the site on a hard-to-reach hill with thick trees and bushes that had to be cleared. The peace chapel was consecrated as the Chapel of Our Lady June 16, 1939. May 10, 1940, the Netherlands was invaded and World War II was underway.

  • Americans invited to join in time-honored dance

    Sep 21, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Americans here had the opportunity to expand their interests and revisit a traditional pastime of their country.

  • Going green saves green in the Benelux

    Sep 21, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - Reduce, reuse and recycle is the message environmental specialists at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are sending to the community to help conserve natural and Army resources.

  • 2nd Armored Division Veterans Visit ChiAfA..vres Air Base

    Sep 21, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" A group of 2nd Armored Division veterans and their families visited ChiAfA..vres Air Base and Daumerie Caserne on Sept. 11 as they neared the conclusion of a European trip that has taken them through Belgium and France. Members of the veterans group fought their way through Belgium in 1944 and said visiting sites they remember from 65 years ago still has great meaning to them.

  • 2SCR helps build Allied capacity at Task Force East

    Sep 21, 2009

    The central focus of 2SCR and it's purpose for participating Task Force East

  • Holiday greetings from Europe

    Sep 21, 2009

    Erich Schwabe, Joint Hometown News Service, tapes Pfc. Lynford Noriega, a training specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, during a holiday greeting message at Panzer Parade Field Sept. 18 for his mother in New York and his children in Maryland. The Joint Hometown News Service produces holiday messages for servicemembers to send back to their loved ones in the United States. The team will be at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein Air Base Sept. 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the commissary on Sullivan Barracks in Mannheim from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26, and at the commissary on Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

  • College night offers one-stop shopping for future education

    Sep 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Finding the right college and subsequent financial assistance just got a lot easier for students living in military communities throughout Europe. A one-stop shopping for higher education bonanza, College Night is scheduled to be held here from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Special Events Center, Bldg. 237 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • Vaccination is your best protection against influenza

    Sep 18, 2009

    This year health officials are preparing for the Novel H1N1 flu - initially known as Aca,!A"swine fluAca,!A? when it was widely publicized last year - in addition to the seasonal flu vaccinations to which military personnel are accustomed.

  • IMCOM-Europe CSM: FSBI an outstanding initiative

    Sep 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Looking back at her years spent tackling barracks administrative issues as a first sergeant, Installation Management Command-Europe Command Sgt. Major Tracey Anbiya said she wished the First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative happened a long time ago. "FSBI is an outstanding initiative from every perspective because it alleviates the requirements for commanders to have their Soldiers doing barracks tasks and their first sergeants from performing administrative duties. It also systemizes upkeep and maintenance of our barracks," she said. "By creating a structure for the IMCOM-Europe garrison workforce to perform barracks duties, FSBI frees up Soldiers to focus on leadership, training and Soldiering issues."

  • International military families reap benefits of Elmo's support to U.S. troops

    Sep 17, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium-Elmo's dad is downrange again, a shared reality for children of both U.S. and international Servicemembers in the Benelux community as NATO allies continue engagements in Kosovo and Afghanistan.

  • Military Postal System supports military customers, not humanitarian organizations

    Sep 16, 2009

    As temperatures dip and the season shifts toward fall, individuals may already start getting the holiday spirit, and some people may be motivated to start a holiday gift drive for children in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Haager relinquishes command to Spain

    Sep 16, 2009

    In a ceremony on Conn Barracks Sept. 15, Lt. Col. Everett Spain assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, succeeding Lt. Col. Anthony Haager, who commanded the garrison since July 2006.

  • Army civilian runs 25 hours straight for charity

    Sep 16, 2009

    As the hours rolled by you could feel the sense of awe building among the runners and spectators around the roughly one-kilometer Wiesbaden-Kurpark track.

  • West Point classmates personify multinational partnerships at JMTC

    Sep 15, 2009

  • 18th CSSB returns home after 15 months in Iraq

    Sep 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Families held banners, clutched balloons, waved and cheered wildly as they caught the first glimpse of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion step through the door at the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Field House Aug. 29. The Soldiers of 18th CSSB were welcomed during a re-deployment ceremony after completing one of the last 15-month deployments to Iraq.

  • Athletes test skills at Camp Darby's Armed Forces Olympics

    Sep 15, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Soldiers and Airmen from the U.S. and Italian military gathered to test their athletic abilities during the first Annual Camp Darby Armed Forces Olympics Sept. 10.

  • Tower NCO watches over the training skies and fellow Soldiers

    Sep 14, 2009

  • NCO uses diverse experience to train Soldiers for combat

    Sep 14, 2009

    During her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Charise L. Kelly was forced to make split-second decisions to save her Soldiers lives.

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • USACE builds base in Bulgaria for incoming troops

    Sep 14, 2009

    Career engineer oversees $50 million project to build a 135-acre forward operating site to support 2,500 soldiers during joint military training activities.

  • Private visits prepare kindergartners, parents for school

    Sep 14, 2009

    For a first day at school, this one was pretty easy. Katie Wrona, 5, walked into her kindergarten classroom at BAfAPblingen Elementary/Middle School and had the whole place to herself. There were no assignments - just toys to play with, places to explore, and a story, read to her by her teacher, Teresa Senna. Best of all, Mom was there the whole time. Katie's day was part of the Department of Defense Dependent Schools kindergarten home-visit program, which gives each child the chance to meet with their new teacher one-on-one before the first day of school.

  • The long, dark tunnel: Children and deployment

    Sep 14, 2009

    To military families, a deployment can seem like a long, dark tunnel. The pain of loneliness and the stresses of managing without a spouse and parent force these families to deal with issues that their civilian counterparts may never have to face. To some military children, the tunnel is endless: they don't always understand why a parent has to leave, and fear they will not return. However, medical experts agree that both children and parents can make it through, as long as they have someone to walk beside them.

  • September 11 has dual meaning for U.S. forces in Belgium

    Sep 12, 2009

    HENRI CHAPELLE, Belgium - Each of the nearly 8,000 gravestones here tells the story of ordinary young men from towns across America who became heroes to local residents 65 years ago Sept. 11 during this area's liberation from German aggressors. Approximately 300 U.S. and Belgian citizens, including U.S. Army Europe Commander Gen. Carter Ham and three World War II veterans, paid tribute to the Soldiers buried at the American cemetery here in a ceremony coinciding with the anniversary of terrorist attacks against America Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Lest we forget

    Sep 11, 2009

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • Kaiserslautern Reserve Soldiers take top honors

    Sep 11, 2009

    The 406th Adjutant General Battalion, Human Resources Company in Kaiserslautern, Germany, received top honors during the 2009 Army Chief of Staff's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards during the CLEA ceremony held June 2 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.

  • Mannheim chapel's coffeehouse offers Soldiers, families place for fun, fellowship

    Sep 11, 2009

    Tucked away in the basement of the Coleman Barracks Chapel in Mannheim, you'll find a weekly gathering of pool players, musicians, singers and everyday folks gathered for fellowship on the last day of the work week. This is "Jacob's Well," and this is where men and women from all walks of life - both military and civilian - come to break bread, talk, listen and learn. This is the place where conversations range from religious faith and Christianity to the rigors of the past week and plans for the weekend.

  • Schweinfurt training area opens up for 173rd ABCT exercise

    Sep 11, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The Army is constantly altering its training methods and objectives to fully prepare Soldiers for the current threats and contingencies. In an effort to meet these demands and increase Soldiers' readiness, Camp Robertson, part of the Schweinfurt local training area, has upgraded its facilities to provide the tools and equipment needed for collective pre-deployment training.

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