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  • Firefighter strengthens German-American relations

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An American firefighter who accompanied his wife to Germany has found a place to continue doing what he loves. After weeks of studying and then passing practical exams, Joshua Stotler is now certified as a volunteer firefighter with the Wiesbaden-Biebrich fire department, one of the oldest in Germany.

  • German military looks to U.S. Army for family support advice

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The family support programs offered by the U.S. Army were on display for representatives from a Bundeswehr subsidiary April 24. Members of the national-level agency, G.E.B.B. (a company of the German Department of Defense for Development, Procurement and Operations) visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden to get ideas on ways to enhance the German Army's family support programs.

  • Wiesbaden hosts Army Combatives contest, UFC fighters

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers were at each other's throats for the chance of being crowned champions by Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters April 28. Soldiers representing various units in the Wiesbaden community competed all day in a double elimination Modern Army Combatives Tournament in Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosted by the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • 7th TTSB Cases Colors

    May 5, 2009

    7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade will deploy this spring for up to 12 months with approximately 90 Soldiers to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Brussels Soldiers Thank Belgian Children

    May 5, 2009

    WAREGEM, Belgium - The commander and first sergeant of USAG Brussels Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment visited Waregem, Belgium, on April 27 to meet with some of this year's crop of Waregem youngsters prior to Memorial Day and to let them know how much their efforts are appreciated. Waregem's children have collectively learned and sung the Star-Spangled Banner every Memorial Day at the cemetery site.

  • NATO NCOs gather to strengthen corps

    May 4, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Noncommissioned officers from ChiAfA..vres Air Base and SHAPE, including members of the Canadian, Greek, German and French militaries attended a morning briefing to strengthen their senior leadership skills in the International Security Assistance Force environment.

  • Alliance Players bring home top honors from theatre competition

    May 4, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Military and international community theaters in Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey competed in the annual European Tournament of Plays, with Tri-Border's Alliance Players bringing home 13 nominations and three awards.

  • 5th QM Riggers educate, entertain Ramstein students

    May 4, 2009

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - A couple of Army paratroopers dropped into the Ramstein Air Base Intermediate School in support of the Kids4Kids program April 24, and they brought their parachutes to prove it.

  • AER campaign in Europe continues through May 15

    May 4, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - When asked why people should contribute to the Army Emergency Relief, Jane Helfrich has a quick answer.

  • LOGCAP challenges on Southwest Asia outlined

    May 1, 2009

    The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) personnel assigned to Southwest Asia confront daunting and even contradictory challenges in the performance of their duties. They are challenged to simultaneously compete, transition and expand Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) to meet unit support requirements, as well as to plan for the "responsible drawdown" of forces in Iraq. These simultaneous challenges are unprecedented - a process not undertaken since World War II.

  • Ansbach delivers new Lean Six Sigma training room

    May 1, 2009

    ANSBACH Germany Aca,!" Displaying its dedication to improving services, saving money and cutting out waste, USAG Ansbach revealed its newly-created Lean Six Sigma training room that offers more than just four pretty walls.

  • Warrior Transition Unit Soldier receives technical skills opportunities

    May 1, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- When doctors recommended Sgt. Jonathan Moreno to be assigned to Warrior Transition Unit, he wasn't sure what direction he wanted to pursue.

  • Renovations scheduled for Bamberg's bachelor quarters

    May 1, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - As the needs of today's Soldiers grow and change to fit the ongoing mission, so must the environment around them.

  • 3rd ID remembers the Holocaust

    Apr 30, 2009

    The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust - remembering the millions of European Jews and other groups who lost their lives as a result of the deliberate extermination planned by the Nazi regime under the command of Adolf Hitler during World War II.

  • Remembering our own

    Apr 30, 2009

    The Netherlands American Cemetery, nestled in the small village of Margraten, is an extraordinary place. One glance at its regimented and precise appearance conjures up an ethereal formation of Soldiers standing at attention before their headstones.

  • Firefighters take aim at cooking, candle, electrical fires

    Apr 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Unattended cooking and candles in housing residences were the primary cause of fires in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden military installations, according to fire loss statistics for fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

  • H1N1 flu: Procedures in place to care for personnel in the Benelux

    Apr 30, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - A new strain of the flu has raised health concerns across the globe, and because of a recent USAG Benelux avian flu pandemic exercise, the garrison is better prepared to care for its personnel and families should the current H1N1 flu outbreak spread to Belgium.

  • USAG Kaiserslautern receives revamped fire trucks

    Apr 30, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - During Installation Management Command-Europe Region's Fire Safety Campaign now through October, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's fire safety program received an upgrade April 29 when two revamped fire trucks were delivered as part of the IMCOM-Europe's standardized refurbishing program.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Twins earn historical Karate Tech black belt

    Apr 29, 2009

    Christopher and Caitlin Holland defended themselves Saturday from a baseball bat, stick, knife and pistol to become the first set of twins to earn Karate Tech black belts in the KMC.

  • Heidelberg hosts Family Fest, Kiddie Volksmarch

    Apr 29, 2009

    For 20 years, CYSS has hosted the Family Festival in conjunction with the Heidelberg International Wandering Club's Kiddie Volksmarch, which has been marching along for more than 25 years. The two events are held the last weekend in April as a capstone event for the Month of the Military Child, where the Army recognizes and applauds "families and their children, who are everyday heroes, for the daily sacrifices they make in supporting America's Army," according to the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Web site.

  • Heidelberg culminates weeklong activities with celebration at Germersheim Army Depot

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Germersheim Army Depot community barbecue and tree planting was the culminating event for USAG Heidelberg's Earth Week initiative, which included many educational events from paper making and compost awareness at the Heidelberg reuse center to field trips to a local solar park and botanical gardens.

  • Kaiserslautern celebrates youth with a historical 'bang'

    Apr 29, 2009

    More than 2,000 military children and their parents attended the event, which was hosted for the first time by the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and 435th Air Base Wing's Services Squadron Family Member Program Flight.

  • Finance Soldiers help fellow finance Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Mannheim, Germany based 208th Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade arrived here in January and took control of one of the largest financial disbursing operation in Iraq.

  • Taji Sustainers inducted into NCO corps

    Apr 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Fifty Soldiers from Irvine, California's 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were inducted into the noncommissioned officers corps during a ceremony here March 27.

  • 1944 aviators remembered as community honors B-17 crew

    Apr 28, 2009

    FOULENG, Belgium - Members of the 309th Airlift Squadron based at ChiAfA..vres Air Base joined the city authorities of Silly and the local residents in a commemorative ceremony honoring the crewmembers of a B-17 that crashed at Fouleng, Silly, April 13, 1944.

  • Europe District member proudly dons "Hard Hat" award

    Apr 28, 2009

    Charles Truesdell has been the sole quality assurance representative for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe DistrictAca,!a,,cs Turkey Resident Office for the past four years, running from project to project, and yet still finds time to cook breakfast for the office.

  • Camp registration for children of deployed servicemembers ends May 4

    Apr 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Children of deployed servicemembers in Europe have until May 4 to apply for a summer camp filled with activities ranging from culinary classes to specialized instructions in several sports.

  • Germany-based Sustainers master battalion board

    Apr 28, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - For many Soldiers in the Army, it's a familiar drill: Knock loudly three times on the door, listen for "Enter!" and next thing you know, a command sergeant major and four first sergeants are staring you down.

  • Mannheim Sustainers return to the road again

    Apr 28, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The 68th Transportation Company, from Mannheim, Germany, served as a Logistics Training and Advisory Team with the mission to train, advise, and mentor the Iraqi Army's General Transport Regiment from Sept. 2008 through Feb. 2009

  • Brussels NCO Has Ringside View at NATO Summit

    Apr 27, 2009

    BRUSSELS - A U.S. Army Garrison Brussels military policeman participated in the ceremony to mark NATO's 60th Anniversary April 5 in Strasbourg, France, serving as the U.S. flag bearer during the opening ceremony.

  • 18th MPs tackle Warrior Adventure Quest

    Apr 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To enhance unit cohesion and provide leadership opportunities, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 18th Military Police Brigade took its Soldiers to Wiesbaden on April 16 to participate in a Warrior Adventure Quest program being offered by Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Hohenfels welcomes ATVs to FMWR fleet

    Apr 27, 2009

    The arrival of 22 brand-new All Terrain Vehicles makes U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels' Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation outdoor recreation program the first in Europe with the vehicles.

  • Military children overcome obstacles, enjoy unique overseas opportunities

    Apr 27, 2009

    While no one tries to pretend that life as a military child is easy, those most up-front about the hardships they face are the children themselves. Ask a group of children of any age what it's like being a military child and they won't shy away from telling it like it is.

  • Soldiers, families get glimpse of home-to-be in Schweinfurt

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The long road from Mannheim, Germany, to Schweinfurt just got a little bit shorter for 96 Soldiers and family members from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion who visited the community that they will soon call home April 22.

  • Brothers brought together during combat in Iraq

    Apr 23, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Being in combat can be exhausting, complicated, difficult, lonely and challenging. War separates you from your loved ones most of the time.

  • New Wiesbaden BOSS hangout promotes safe alternatives

    Apr 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A simple appeal to leaders brought about the creation of a new on-post location that offers single Soldiers alternatives to sitting in cramped barracks rooms or footing it to diverse hangouts located miles off post.

  • Preparing for your Soldier's return

    Apr 23, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Long deployments away from loved ones create a lot of changes. To help the community handle the many changes the redeployment will bring Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program hosted an information fair called "What to expect when expecting your spouse" March 31 and April 1 in coordination with a variety of community organizations at the Rheinlander Convention Center.

  • 30th Medical Command changes command, cases colors for Afghanistan deployment

    Apr 23, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Apr 23, 2009) -- Col. Dennis D. Doyle assumed command of the 30th Medical Command during change of command and colors casing ceremonies at Nachrichten Kaserne here, April 22. Doyle, who served as deputy commander for administration at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. prior to arriving here, assumed command from Col. Bernard L. DeKoning

  • Law enforcement expert discusses how to avoid cyber predators

    Apr 23, 2009

    Bob Farley is known as the molester arrestor. There's a reason for the moniker. Farley, the commander of the Cook County Sheriff's Child Exploitation Unit in Chicago, Ill., from 1997 to 2004, had a 100 percent conviction rate. "We did not lose a case," he said.

  • Parent set example in raising children to be drug free

    Apr 23, 2009

    Children can easily find drugs; the ingredients for a high can be as close as a bathroom cabinet or a corner drugstore.

  • Students exchange ideas through peace project

    Apr 23, 2009

    "Peace brings us together." This was the perfect motto to bring German and American students and their teachers together in the Swabian Special Events Center on April 14 to celebrate the winners of this year's German/American Peace Project contest. Since 2006, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family Advocacy Program and the German-American Women's Club have organized the Children's Peace Project to promote and foster German-American relations.

  • EAP helps people meet challenges of life

    Apr 23, 2009

    While the military campaigns to reduce the social stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment for war-related stress, Dr. Bala Fischer hopes to do much the same with the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Employee Assistance Program.

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • Battle of the Branches Boxing Invitational

    Apr 22, 2009

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. - It was standing room only at the Fort Hamilton Fitness Center, Saturday, April 11, when spectators began filing through the doors at 5 p.m. for the three-round, two-minute boxing matches.

  • Students learn about solar energy in Walldorf

    Apr 22, 2009

    Heidelberg Middle School seventh graders got the chance to get up close and personal with solar panels April 14-15. The students visited the Stadtwerke Walldorf solar park in Walldorf, a 40,000 square-meter field filled with solar panels.

  • California pastor speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

    Apr 22, 2009

    Hundreds of members of the community, including garrison commanders from across Europe along with Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Europe leaders, gathered to hear guest speaker Rev. Tom Holladay of Saddleback Church in California during the Heidelberg community National Prayer Breakfast Friday at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion.

  • Auto skills shop offers free spring car inspections

    Apr 22, 2009

    More than 150 drivers found out about the "little things that could go wrong" at this free inspection, which was intended to make sure vehicles were safe for spring and summer vacations and road trips. This free car inspection marks the fourth one the garrison has hosted for the Kaiserslautern military community, and it is tied into the Army Family Covenant - a commitment by Army leadership to improve the quality of life for families.

  • Child Lights: Protect and celebrate

    Apr 22, 2009

    Around 200 Heidelberg community members gathered at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion April 16 for Child Lights - an event designed to protect and celebrate children in recognition of Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  • U.S. Army Europe spelling champ prepares for national spelling bee

    Apr 21, 2009

    Aria Sharon, a Netzaberg Middle School eighth-grader, is preparing for a trip to the nation's capital to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee next month.

  • 16th Sustainment Brigade welcomes nineteen Soldiers into NCO Corps

    Apr 21, 2009

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade held a Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony April 9 at the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, honoring 19 Soldiers who joined their brothers as NCOs.

  • Army Engineers help transform ChiAfA..vres Air Base into a state-of-the-art installation

    Apr 21, 2009

    A massive makeover wave is underway in this sleepy farming community in central Belgium with the intent to make ChiAfA..vres Air Base one of the most modern military facilities in Europe by early next decade.

  • Awareness, understanding brings autistic children, families together

    Apr 21, 2009

    Leslie and Todd Bair's son, nine-year-old Christian, is autistic. Before he was diagnosed, many told Leslie Bair that he was misbehaving all the time.

  • Grafenwoehr community mourns fallen Soldier, devoted husband

    Apr 21, 2009

    "On April 5th, 2009, the Wolf Pack lost one of its best Soldiers, siblings lost a loyal brother, a mother lost a loving son, a wife lost the love of her life and I lost a best friend. " These were the words of Sgt. Erick Dybvig, as read by Sgt. Justin Rajotte, during a memorial service, April 14 for Spc. Isreal Candelaria-Majias. The service, held at the Grafenwoehr chapel, honored the life of Candelaria, 28, who was killed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 5.

  • USACE assists small Croatian village

    Apr 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed $130,000 in renovations in Debeljak, Croatia, as part of a EUCOM-funded humanitarian assistance project that supported an impoverished community, paid tribute to a fallen Special Operations Soldier, and nurtured the small communityAca,!a,,cs economy by cultivating relationships with several budding construction companies.

  • Despite valor award, command sergeant major sees herself as Soldier, leader rather than hero

    Apr 21, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany (Apr 21 2009) -- In a year the Army has dedicated to its noncommissioned officers, there will invariably be those who stand out for embodying what it truly means to be a leader of Soldiers. For the 18th Military Police Brigade here that spotlight has fallen on its top enlisted Soldier, brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Brenda K. Curfman. On December 17, 2007, Curfman was placed into a situation that tested her abilities and proved her character as a Soldier and an NCO. Nearly 16 months have passed since the incident that earned Curfman an Army Commendation Medal with "V" device for valor, but she says she remembers the events and emotions of that day as vividly as the moment they happened.

  • Wiesbaden prepares new townhomes

    Apr 21, 2009

    With the demolition of a few empty storage bunkers south of the Wiesbaden Army Airfield recently, a new era has begun.

  • Goodbye, American Arms Hotel. Hello, new lodge

    Apr 21, 2009

    Although the venerable American Arms has been a Wiesbaden mainstay since the 1950s, itAca,!a,,cs time for an update said Michael Dennis, District construction representative for the lodge. Aca,!A"If youAca,!a,,cve PCSed or visited Wiesbaden, youAca,!a,,cll probably agree with the need for a new lodge,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Guiding Soldiers in the field, on the court

    Apr 21, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- Staff Sgt. Montrell McGruder - who deployed 15 months to Iraq while helping to train that country's police force - has been a longtime player and coach for Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, including the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim Mustangs. In his own words, he describes the similarities of serving as a noncommissioned officer in his community and being a coach.

  • Bamberg earns top DoD environmental award

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison BambergAca,!a,,cs long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship was recognized April 17 when it captured the Secretary of DefenseAca,!a,,cs Overseas Installation Environmental Quality award for 2009.

  • 'Iron Brigade' teams with Iraqi commando battalion to secure Owesat in Operation Al-Sakar

    Apr 20, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Apr. 20, 2009) - Soldiers from the Baumholder, Germany-based 2nd 'Iron' Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, teamed up with Iraqi forces for two combined counterinsurgency operations this month. For the first operation members of the brigade's 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry and Iraqi Soldiers of the Commando Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade, teamed up April 12 for a combined counterinsurgency mission in the Owesate area southwest of Baghdad.

  • IMCOM-Europe recognizes theater performances

    Apr 20, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - During the annual Installation Management Command-Europe Tournament of Plays "Topper" Awards Show, the night emphatically belonged to "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

  • Construction aplenty a sign of home improvements to come at Ansbach

    Apr 20, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- While ongoing construction at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is presenting community members with challenges, the ultimate payoff will deliver big "home" improvements, according to post officials.

  • Military heritage comes to life on a journey back to the past

    Apr 20, 2009

    MASSA, Italy- A bus full of young Soldiers and Airmen from Camp Darby, Italy, listened intently as former Pfc. Noel Yuzuro Okamoto recalled the time when he was wounded in action in the hills by Massa, Italy.

  • Student puts Schweinfurt on the map

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - A quiz for the student of geography: what lies right between Delaware and the District of Columbia' It's the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) - at least it is on the list of 2009 state-level winners of the National Geographic Bee.

  • BOSS lives up to its name

    Apr 17, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- From getting free to reduced prices on trips and activities to improving quality of life to making new friends to spending some quality time with NFL cheerleaders and other stars, BOSS lives up to its name at Ansbach-Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Living with autism: EDIS helps family adapt

    Apr 16, 2009

    When you look at Susie Dzreke, you see a nearly 3-year-old girl, who probably tops out her growth chart. But if you spend any time with her, you'll notice she doesn't make eye contact or speak, she moves almost constantly - mostly spinning - and she likes things a specific way - her books must be open and her colored blocks must form a line. Susie has autism.

  • Resetting after deployment: Helicopter reset program ensures aircraft are ready to fly after years i

    Apr 16, 2009

    Mannheim's Coleman Barracks is the site of some important work that directly helps Soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Without the work of hundreds of maintenance workers there, many of the Army's aircraft would not be ready for use after long deployments.

  • Blankets for a babies - a message of love

    Apr 16, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Handmade blankets piled high are now a staple at the American Red Cross. A new program called "Blankets for Babies" has been established for family members in the Baumholder community who have had a baby while their Soldier was deployed.

  • Command-directed EROD delivers severe consequences

    Apr 16, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian misconduct and poor decisions overseas can lead to a range of consequences, ranging from community service to being involuntarily removed from the country.

  • NCOs guide German counterparts through weapons training

    Apr 16, 2009

    Bamberg, Germany -- With this month's Year of the NCO theme being diversity, having noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg unite with German soldiers seems appropriate. Soldiers from Warner Barracks welcomed members of the German army's 2nd Company, 466th Maintenance Battalion for two days of training, interaction and camaraderie.

  • Soldiers utilize MOUT site, train on advanced scenario

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment and its antennae units took advantage of their location at one of the Army's best training centers when they utlilized Hohenfels' Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites for part of their warrior leader skills training.

  • Earth Day: Garrison focus groups suggest ways to improve overall Separate Or Recycle Trash refuse pr

    Apr 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What would encourage more housing residents to properly separate and recycle their refuse' That's what garrison leaders asked community members during three days of focus groups at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center March 24-26.

  • Spending spring break at Camp Darby with Major League Baseball

    Apr 14, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - For 33 youth from RAF Lakenheath, England, and Germany's Ramstein Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, spring break provided an opportunity for a week of training at the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation Academy in Tirrenia.

  • German American football club offers a taste of home

    Apr 14, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Not getting enough football action during your tour in Germany' Well, the Franken Knights football club can help.

  • IMCOM-Europe hosting camp for children with deployed parents

    Apr 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting a summer camp designed specifically for children of deployed servicemembers.

  • Month of the Military Child: Commentary on learning to roll with the punches

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The life of a military child can be hard. Some people underestimate how hard it really is to be constantly uprooted, always having to pack up and leave right when a young person finally feels a sense of belonging.

  • 'Sex Signals' -- Duo uses comedy to address serious issue of sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2009

    'Make sure the person you're planning to have sex with wants to have sex with you' was the main advice given to Soldiers March 25 during Sexual Assault Awareness training.

  • Coping with an injured parent

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The deployment of a Soldier poses a number of challenges for a family - the biggest fear being the Soldier may not return.

  • Griffin Award: 501st MPs are best in U.S. Army Europe

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You are some amazing Soldiers," was the way Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, 1st Armored Division commander, put it in honoring the 501st Military Police Company with this year's Griffin Award.

  • Youths get inside look at Wiesbaden construction projects

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School second-graders got a construction update during a tour of four projects happening within a one-mile radius March 31 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Europe District officials.

  • Library program hooks 'Big Fish' author

    Apr 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries is resuming its "Conversations" literary discussion series in May with author and illustrator Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions," the basis for Tim Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish."

  • Year of the NCO: 'I am the Engine'

    Apr 10, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim basketball point guard Sgt. Charles Clark led his team to the 2008 and 2009 Installation Management Command-Europe men's basketball championships.

  • Bamberg celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Parents and children of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg military community joined service support organizations on the installation April 4 to recognize the Month of the Military Child.

  • Month of the Military Child: Teens have impact on future Army policies

    Apr 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - The Army is a machine made up of many parts run by the highest officials in Washington. Funding a program takes an act of Congress; deploying Soldiers, an act of the President. But at the USAG Benelux, a 13-year-old boy is influencing decision makers on issues that could impact the Department of Defense.

  • Guard program helps countries gain NATO membership

    Apr 9, 2009

    A National Guard program has contributed to the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which grew by two more countries April 1.

  • Teams of Sky Soldiers fill Schweinfurt training area

    Apr 9, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Following the sound of the pain-filled moaning coming from 100 yards behind the wood line, the four-man team burst through a patch of brush and arrived at their casualty. A Soldier on her back, blood-soaked pants, plead for their help.

  • Early return of dependents Aca,!" a last resort

    Apr 9, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" Although some people may believe that Early Return of Dependents action is a way for the military to deal with troubling family matters, this is not entirely true.

  • Community relations event takes German mayors to new heights

    Apr 9, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Mayors from the communities around U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels got the chance to see their towns from a very different perspective March 31 when Joint Multinational Readiness Center Falcon team pilots took them on a helicopter tour of the Hohenfels training area and surrounding towns.

  • Corp of Engineers Europe District delivers Ramstein C-130 hangar

    Apr 8, 2009

    The C-130J Super Hercules, a comprehensive upgrade to the tried-and-true C-130 Hercules, has been in service since 1999, but until the recent completion of a new dual-bay maintenance hangar, did not have a home in Europe.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • The end of an era: Hohenfels trains last Huey pilots

    Apr 8, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Four Army aviators training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, this March marked the beginning of the end for an aircraft that has been one of the most recognizable faces of Army aviation for half a century.

  • Hohenfels clinic provides increased behavioral health care for mTBI Soldiers, all patients

    Apr 8, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Last month as the Army worked to increase knowledge about mental health issues and mild traumatic brain injury during Brain Injury Awareness Month, the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels health clinic followed suit by increasing mental health services available to Soldiers and other TRICARE beneficiaries.

  • Former CID agent urges a 'declaration of war' on sexual assault

    Apr 8, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Russell Strand, chief of the U.S. Army Military Police School Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Program, didn't mince his words during his sexual assault awareness training April 2 at the Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein Air Base.

  • SORT: Getting the new generation on board for recycling

    Apr 8, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Simple sorting means simple savings.

  • New vehicle office to reduce Heidelberg wait times

    Apr 8, 2009

    The way vehicles owned by U.S. personnel are registered in Heidelberg will change beginning April 17. The goal is to reduce the sometime four-hour wait to 20-25 minutes said Lt. Col. Anita Greenlee, director of emergency services, U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg.

  • Transportation Soldiers compete to be named NCO of the Year

    Apr 8, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - Being a good leader requires a great deal of strength, determination and patience, which was evident as two very determined Soldiers set out to prove they were worthy of being called the 598th Transportation Group Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2009.

  • Boy Scout brings new life to fallen pilot's memorial site

    Apr 7, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Sixty years ago, an Air Force pilot lost his life in an aircraft crash near the town of Heroldishausen while flying a C-54 Skymaster during the Berlin Airlift. Fifty years later, the residents of the town erected a stone memorial at the accident site to honor the pilot, 1st Lt. Royce Stephens.

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    STUTTGART, Germany - Susan Kellet-Forsyth arrived at the U.S. Military Academy wearing a red jumpsuit and platform shoes. It was 1976, and she was one of the first 119 female cadets to enter West Point after Congress authorized the admission of women to the federal service academies in 1975.

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