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  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

    US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center sees a reduction in residence-related accidents for this fiscal year.

  • German, American Soldiers amplify relationship

    Aug 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The relationship between the German army's 2nd Company, 466th Maintenance Battalion, and members of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg military community are reaching new heights.

  • Military Police battle for spot in annual competition

    Aug 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Members of the 630th Military Police Company competed in Schweinfurt recently for an opportunity to represent the 793rd Military Police Battalion at the preeminent endurance competition for military police and criminal investigators.

  • Fort Riley trains last transition team before mission moves to Fort Polk

    Aug 5, 2009

    Class 78 will be the last military transition team to graduate from Fort Riley. The class, which started training in July, will graduate mid-September. The mission will then move to Fort Polk, La., under 162nd Infantry Brigade who will pick up the mission and continue the training from that point on, said Lt. Col. Keith Casey, commander of the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade.

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldiers remember fallen brothers

    Aug 5, 2009

    The Victory Bell tolled for its fallen, a firing squad sounded off in salute and bagpipes played a solemn tune as 53 Soldiers were remembered July 30 during a memorial ceremony at the 1st Infantry Division's Victory Park.

  • Hohenfels children 'get creative' with summer reading program

    Aug 5, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- In the wide array of images the word 'summer' conjures up in the minds of schoolchildren-afternoons at the pool, nights spent catching fireflies and staying up past bedtime- enjoying a good book outside of the classroom might not be at the top of many lists. However, for many children at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, summer is a time to do just that: read, and have fun doing it.

  • Students with disabilities explore government employment

    Aug 5, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - For Estrellita Austin-Wimbush, coming to Germany to work for the federal government has been a long road. She's here now, though, working in the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Equal Employment Opportunity Office, thanks to the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities.

  • Heidelberg Soldier to compete at Army level

    Aug 5, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Sgt. Jason Boatwright can now add two new titles to his resume after being named both the Installation Management Command and National Capital Region Soldier of the Year.

  • Only a test: Heidelberg community checks readiness capabilities

    Aug 5, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A simulated radioactive-laced bomb was detonated on Nachrichten Kaserne Saturday morning killing several Soldiers and wounding even more. The incident was part of an annual anti-terror and consequence management exercise designed to test the response of community emergency crews and validate the procedures in place to handle this type of situation.

  • Wiesbaden Soldiers compete in dragon races

    Aug 5, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lesson one: Dragon boat racing is won at the start.

  • Grafenwoehr German-American Volksfest

    Aug 5, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, along with its partner communities, held the 52nd annual German-American Volksfest in Grafenwoehr, Germany July 31 to Aug. 2. The fest drew an estimated crowd of more than 70,000.

  • Online survey calls for your opinions on services related to Army Family Covenant

    Aug 5, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Do you have an opinion you want to express to senior Army leadership about programs and services you receive at your garrison' Now's your chance.

  • Officials of local governments tour Novo Selo Training Area

    Aug 4, 2009

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - Mayors and other government officials near Novo Selo Training Area toured the temporary forward operating site here Jul. 30 with Joint Task Force-East leaders.

  • HIRED! helps Baumholder teens get ahead

    Aug 4, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Surviving high school is a challenge on its own, but what happens afterward' Many students go to work or continue on to college and never know what they are really interested in.

  • Focus groups begin evaluation of Covenant delivery in Europe

    Aug 4, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - A four-person team from U.S. Army Europe, Installation Management Command-Europe and Europe Regional Medical Command conducted focus groups July 30-31 to assess the success of the Army Family Covenant at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt.

  • Army Astronaut Candidate Visits Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2009

    A deluxe session of five grueling days of interviews, extensive physical and medical testing and psychological screens were just a few of the hurdles passed when Lt. Col. Mark Vande Hei got word that he would become NASA's 15th Army astronaut in space. Vande Hei visited SMDC/ARSTRAT and Huntsville, Ala. on July 30.

  • Year of the NCO: Brussels staff sergeant sets high standards

    Aug 3, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The Brussels Atomium is an iconic landmark of Brussels. A monument in the schematic shape of an iron crystal, it was built as a centerpiece for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair, and has remained standing, long after the fair's closing.

  • Respite Child Care provides options to families of deployed servicemembers, Warriors in Transition

    Aug 3, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Military family members of deployed servicemembers or Warriors in Transition occasionally need a break, especially if they have children they are looking after. The Respite Child Care program helps fill that need. The program has become a life-line Army wide and is gaining momentum in the USAG Benelux and SHAPE communities as well.

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion establishes in Schweinfurt

    Aug 3, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) has now unfurled its colors in Schweinfurt, marking its official relocation from Mannheim in a ceremony at the USAG Schweinfurt Andrus Garden on Ledward Barracks July 31.

  • Combat medics treat Afghan locals, provide healthcare to remote villages

    Aug 1, 2009

    In a garrison environment, medics operate sick-call clinics for ill or injured Soldiers. On the frontlines, medics stabilize severely-wounded troops long enough for a medical evacuation to a field hospital. At Forward Operating Base Baylough, two medics of the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment use their medical skills for not only their fellow Soldiers but also local Afghans.

  • Young Dane visits WWII graves, Fort Knox

    Jul 31, 2009

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • Bamberg hosts successful series of summer programs for youth

    Jul 31, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - As July draws to a close, participants in Bamberg's youth summer programs have one month left of trips and activities to take part in before the start of the school year.

  • 405th AFSB Begins Relocation to Kaiserslautern

    Jul 30, 2009

    SECKENHEIM, Germany - The 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), currently headquartered at Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, has begun the relocation process for its headquarters to Kaiserslautern.

  • TMDE Announces Facility Relocation

    Jul 30, 2009

    SECKENHEIM, Germany - The U.S. Army Test, Measurement, Diagnostic and Equipment Activity Region Europe has successfully executed the relocation of a large fixed-site TMDE support center from Conn Barracks Annex in Schweinfurt to a newly renovated facility more than 60 miles away at Stork Barracks in Illesheim.

  • MP regimental CSM visits 18th MP Brigade

    Jul 30, 2009

    The military police Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Brigade were offered a rare opportunity July 21 to 24 when the Military Police Corps regimental command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Kirkland, paid a visit to the brigade to speak with the troops.

  • Europe-based Soldiers get chance to test-fire, train with Army's newest howitzer

    Jul 30, 2009

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment FIRES Squadron became the first unit in Europe to fire the Army's new M777 Howitzers at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, July 24.

  • Europe-based Soldiers learn to lead troops into battle

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Ansbach Military Police dedicates new kennel

    Jul 29, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers from the 527th Military Police Company at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach dedicated their newly located and renovated kennel to one of their own who was killed in the line of duty.

  • Summer Safety Shoutout: 'Reward Kids for Doing the Right Thing'

    Jul 29, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal; morale, welfare and recreation; and Army and Air Force Exchange Service are teaming up to help keep community youth safe with a little positive reinforcement.

  • Summer hire hits Heidelberg

    Jul 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Local students shine up facilities with some elbow grease for their vacation jobs as part of the summer hire program.

  • Community cruises for wounded warriors

    Jul 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The Rhein-Neckar Silver Chapter of the Warrant Officer Association hosted a day for wounded warriors Saturday, treating them to a barbecue and riverboat cruise to Neckarsteinach for the annual four-castle illumination.

  • Clowning around: Soldier spends off-duty time entertaining community

    Jul 29, 2009

    Calling Staff Sgt. Myron Jamerson a clown is a good way to give him a compliment.

  • Deployment children attend IMCOM-Europe camp program

    Jul 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - U.S. servicemembers stationed in Europe continue to support ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department of Defense recently announced the 1st Armored Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are heading downrange in a few months. Meaning: the emotional rollercoaster families experience before, during and after a deployment rolls on.

  • Engineers put themselves to the test, vie for top honors

    Jul 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A blotch of blood seeping through the left leg of his uniform, Spc. Santos Delgado grunted and gasped for a heap of fresh air, trying to negotiate both his exhaustion and the "over-and-under" obstacle on the Camp Robertson confidence course.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.

  • Army Management Staff College commandant retires after 28 years of Army service

    Jul 27, 2009

    Army Management Staff College Commandant Col. Garland H. Williams retires after 28 years of Army Service. Under Williams' leadership, Army Management Staff College launched the Civilian Education System leader development program--a significant milestone in Army training and education.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers participate in 4-day, 100-mile march in Nijmegen

    Jul 27, 2009

    NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands -- The team was met with cheers of encouragement and praise as they crossed the 100-mile finish line at 2:45 p.m. July 24 on the southern outskirts of the Dutch town of Nijmegen. The 23 Soldiers from 21st Theater Sustainment Command and one Air Force member from Ramstein who made up the U.S. team participated in the grueling four-day, 100-mile foot march in the Netherlands July 21-24. Joining more than 40,000 other military servicemembers and civilians from around the world, the 21st TSC team marched 25 miles a day through the Dutch provinces of Gelderland, Brabant, Limburg and the city of Nijmegen.

  • ISAF Command Sgt. Maj. visits troops in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 27, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua Savusa, International Security Assistance Force command sergeant major, visits two key forward operating bases in southern Afghanistan to assess progress with the ISAF expansion and bid farewell to US personnel serving there.

  • Legal interns find 'a home away from home' at 21st TSC

    Jul 27, 2009

    It's nothing like on television. The four students currently working at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center picked the "wrong" military branch. No jetting around like the elite Navy lawyers portrayed in the television adventure drama "JAG" for these interns.

  • IMCOM-E ushering in Postal Service Centers to improve service

    Jul 27, 2009

    A new postal concept called the Postal Service Center is gaining momentum in Europe as part of Installation Management Command-Europe's postal transformation designed to improve postal service to all authorized postal service customers.

  • Maintaining security

    Jul 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Isaac Espurvoa, 4th BCT, 4th ID, maintain security while his leadership discusses potential voting sites.

  • Development projects help local Afghans in Nishagam village, Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2009

    A photo slideshow depicting several different development projects in Nishagam village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

  • US Army Europe deputy oversees build up of Joint Task Force-East in Bulgaria

    Jul 25, 2009

    U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gary D. Speer, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, paid a visit to the Novo Selo Training Area on July 21 to review the progress of the Joint Task Force-East mission this year.

  • Schooling security engineers

    Jul 24, 2009

    With suicide bombs, improvised explosive devices, and other types of terrorist attacks on the rise, building safer, more secure structures is a real consideration in engineering design.

  • Schweinfurt ACS receives recommendation for accreditation

    Jul 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The Army Family Covenant that was signed in 2007 represents a $1.4 billion commitment to improve the quality of life for Army Families, according to the AFC document. The U. S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Army Community Service Center exudes that program expansion to help care for Soldiers and family members.

  • Victory Week to include ceremonies, sports, Family fun

    Jul 23, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers, Families and community members will have a multitude of activities to participate in during Victory Week, July 27 to 31, including activities, ceremonies, festivals and athletic events.

  • U.S. Army Simulations prepare NATO commanders for Afghanistan

    Jul 23, 2009

    NATO exercise simulating multinational battle command structure in Afghanistan

  • Coming soon to a theater near you...

    Jul 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A year ago Joyce Dodson won "Operation Rising Star," a military imitation of FOX's hit show "American Idol."

  • New wireless internet services offered to Bamberg Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers throughout the world are beginning to enjoy a new wireless Internet service. Through the Army Recreation Machine Program, the Family, Morale and Welfare Recreation Command is providing Soldiers with a unique Wi-Fi service. The project has been developing stateside for almost two years and is beginning to branch out to overseas installations.

  • BBQ Safety in Garmisch "well-done"

    Jul 23, 2009

    After a Breitenau Military Housing Area resident brought the issue up at the last Town Hall, the Safety Officer, Fire Chief and Housing Manager saw a need to remind residents not to grill on their balconies for a variety of reasons.

  • Tri-Border AFAP issue elevates to Dept. of Army

    Jul 23, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- A suggestion about the Military Spouse Preference hiring benefit, which originated at the Tri-Border Army Family Action Plan conference hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen this past February, has been selected as one of two European issues that will now be forwarded to the Department of the Army's AFAP for inclusion in its annual conference. If resolved at the DA level, the results could impact military communities around the globe.

  • Garmisch ACS Team celebrates history and looks to the future

    Jul 23, 2009

    The Garmisch ACS celebrates its first year of service along with the Army celebrating 44 years of Army Community Service. Its been a busy first year!

  • Father, son Soldiers reunite in Heidelberg for R&R

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Sons have followed their dad's footsteps into the military as long as militaries have existed, but in the case of one Heidelberg Soldier, his son followed him to Germany for some rest and relaxation, too.

  • Welcome Home: 18th Engineer Brigade returns after 15-month deployment

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- After 15 months and more than 20,000 miles on the ground in Iraq, approximately 130 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Engineer Brigade returned to Heidelberg July 19.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach breaks unofficial DoD record for supporting troops

    Jul 22, 2009

    By putting a little unity into community, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach reclaimed the unofficial Department of Defense record for "a human formation for troop support" during the Largest Desert Ribbon Event held July 10.

  • USAG Ansbach opens up new BOSS Center to rave reviews

    Jul 22, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Stepping inside the new Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers Club at Katterbach Army Airfield was quite a surprise to many of the Soldiers here.

  • AFAP issues from Europe forwarded for Army-level review

    Jul 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Two issues originating from garrison Army Family Action Plan conferences in Europe will be forwarded to the Department of the Army's AFAP for inclusion into its annual conference in January 2010 - and possible implementation service wide.

  • Dark Knights make firing range a safe place

    Jul 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers from the 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, qualified on their M16 rifles at Sykes range here June 22-24.

  • Bamberg women empowered through running: Spouse group finds common spirit with Second Lady Dr. Jill

    Jul 22, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- A group of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg women known as the 'Winning Our Wars' Fraus, continue to achieve great aspirations through solidarity and hard work.

  • Digital University helps keep Soldiers aware on battlefield

    Jul 21, 2009

    Digital University, Europe's premier training site for digital systems used in theaters of operation, offers training such as the Blue Force Tracker course.

  • Col. Cho Assumes Command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Jul 21, 2009

    Col. (Dr.) John M. Cho assumed command of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, on July 1, 2009

  • New PTSD program answers need

    Jul 21, 2009

    An intensive eight-week therapeutic PTSD teatment program called "evolution" began in March at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • New PTSD program answers need for comprehensive treatment

    Jul 21, 2009

    Story describes a new 8-week program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to help Wounded Warriors deal with PTSD

  • Replications bring realism to Army training in Europe

    Jul 21, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: WLC instructor learns by teaching tomorrow's NCOs

    Jul 21, 2009

    Wearing full battle-rattle under a canopy of pine trees, Soldiers attending the Warrior Leader Course at the 7th U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, were evaluated July 16, after three weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction in becoming a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army.

  • Wiesbaden Youth Services assistant program manager honored for tuturial program

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- Success in school can be a challenge for any student. Add in the absence of parental role models due to deployments, the stress of living overseas or being a new student in a foreign place, and achieving academic success can seem even more daunting.

  • Program helps disabled workers, ensures 'reasonable accommodations'

    Jul 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Just like other federal employees, veterans with service-connected disabilities making the transition from the military to civilian employment are guaranteed "reasonable accommodations" in the workplace.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • OPFOR NCO plays bad guys to help the good guys win

    Jul 20, 2009

  • 'Moving' in the digital age: New Web site makes relocating easier

    Jul 20, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Moving to and from Europe is more complicated than relocating stateside, but through a new Web site, Servicemembers now have more control over the entire transportation process.

  • ChiAfA..vres Garrison launches newcomers Web site

    Jul 20, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium -- ChiAfA..vres Garrison officials unveiled a Web site July 13 focused on helping newcomers make a successful transition into the community.

  • Annual garrison outing celebrates joint German American workforce

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The country-style setting of a family-owned restaurant and biergarten, provided a festive and laid-back atmosphere for the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's workforce's annual outing July 2.

  • Europe Library program hosts 'Absurdistan' author for August workshops, discussions

    Jul 20, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries continues its "Conversations" literary discussion series in August with Gary Shteyngart, critically-acclaimed author of "Absurdistan" and "The Russian Debutante's Handbook".

  • Bamberg's military community catches on FAST

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Since January, the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg education center has offered six Functional Academic Skills Training classes for Soldiers who want to improve their General Technical score; a seventh is scheduled this month.

  • Garrison remembers fallen heroes during 1/10th race

    Jul 17, 2009

    They are the fallen: Army Soldiers, reservists, Marines, Navy SEALs, Airmen. The men and women killed in the ongoing War on Terror were roommates, friends, mentors and heroes.

  • ACS accreditation: consistent service, support, programs

    Jul 17, 2009

    It's one of the Army's most important weapons in providing customer service: consistency.

  • Revitalized indoor range strengthens military missions

    Jul 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Looking down the barrels of their rifles, Special Forces Soldiers take aim at the targets and begin a small weapons qualification. The duty day is over, and the noise is deafening, but training continues, thanks to Range 7, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's newly improved indoor range on Panzer Kaserne.

  • University students discover environmental conditions at Schwetzingen training area

    Jul 17, 2009

    A group of German university students got a first-hand look Monday at the U.S. Army's stewardship of the environment at the Schwetzingen Local Training Area.

  • 1st Armored Division's 'Old Ironsides' museum moving to Ft. Bliss

    Jul 17, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER Germany - The 1st Armored Division's 'Old Ironsides' museum closed its doors officially July 13 to prepare its move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • SDDC MRAP Offload in Belgium

    Jul 16, 2009

    Lt. Col. Riley Cheramie, commander of the 838th Transportation Battalion (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command), monitors a harbor crane off-loading Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles from the hull of the MV Marilyn Vessel in the port of Antwerp, Belgium, July 11. This is the first major shipment of 40 MRAPs from Kuwait that will be used for training exercises at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels (Germany) Training Areas.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest aims to channel thrill-seeking behavior of combat veterans

    Jul 16, 2009

    Warrior Adventure Quest is a new program to assist Soldiers in transitioning back to their home station after a combat tour. The program combines outdoor recreation activities, leadership and psychological training.

  • 357th AMD-D holds change of command

    Jul 16, 2009

    Soldiers and Families of the 357th Air and Missile Defense Detachment gathered at Rhine Ordnance Barracks July 10 for a change of command ceremony.

  • Army Family Covenant: A 'cycle of giving'

    Jul 16, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- "We are committed to providing our Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive" -- From the Army Family Covenant

  • Preventive medicine experts continue to monitor H1N1 influenza

    Jul 16, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Preventive medicine specialists monitoring H1N1 influenza encourage military community members to continue practicing good personal hygiene to help mitigate spread of the virus.

  • McKiernan retires after 37 years

    Jul 15, 2009

    The recent commander of forces in Afghanistan ended a military career Wednesday that began in 1972. Gen. David D. McKiernan completed his last call of duty as a Soldier during a ceremony on Fort Myer's Summerall Field hosted by Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army.

  • Gunfight in Barge Matal, Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division fight insurgents in Nuristan, Afghanistan, duing Operation Mountain Fire

  • NCO keeps Grafenwoehr ranges safe for training Soldiers

    Jul 15, 2009

  • Counselors help combat mental health stigma

    Jul 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Counselors who never write anything down. Routine clinic visits that begin with six simple questions about your mental health. These are just some of the ways the U.S. military is trying to recognize and treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and depression.

  • Hohenfels capital improvements mean cost and environmental savings, more reliable services

    Jul 15, 2009

    Installation Management Command-Europe is providing EuropeAca,!a,,cs garrisons with more than $150 million in Sustainment, Restoration and Management funds during fiscal year 2009 which will mean environmental, cost and logistical improvements for U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels that translate into improvements in the quality of life infrastructure for Hohenfels Soldiers, family members and employees.

  • USAG Schweinfurt employee receives top honor

    Jul 15, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- One of the programs aimed at maintaining Soldier readiness is the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), an Armywide program to reinforce Soldiers' physical, mental and emotional well-being.

  • Baumholder Youth Services takes children to The Edge!

    Jul 15, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - There is a new program that will push youth to the edge of fun and adventure and that's exactly what the program is called - The Edge!

  • Plans forged for sustainability in USAG Baumholder

    Jul 15, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -Now that Baumholder has become an enduring community, the time is ripe to map out Baumholder's future and sustainability. This topic has galvanized the imagination of garrison planners and designers.

  • New Jersey hand bell choir performs concert at Camp Darby chapel

    Jul 15, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy -- The Calvin and Chapel High School Hand bell Ringers, members of Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church in Red Bank, New Jersey, performed a concert at the Camp Darby chapel July 13. The two groups of high school teens performed on a set of English hand bells comprised of 66 tuned, bronze bells under the direction of Charles Harris, Director of Music.

  • Year of the NCO: Wiesbaden chaplain's assistants serve as role models for fellow Soldiers

    Jul 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "The Army of the future depends on what I do now to mentor, lead and teach my fellow Soldiers," said Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Hagemann, a chaplain's assistant with the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Religious Services Office.

  • Rash of lost IDs: Protecting documents crucial for force protection, in prevening identity theft

    Jul 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The cost seems low - $7 to replace a Common Access Card and 87 cents for a dependent or retiree card, according to a 2007 estimate from the Defense Manpower Data Center. But material expenses aren't the only costs to consider when safeguarding government-issued ID cards.

  • Army announces new task orders, contractors with operations in Afghanistan

    Jul 14, 2009

    Two new task orders supporting LOGCAP IV contract operations in Afghanistan are now in effect, Army officials announced July 7. DynCorp International, LLC was awarded the work for southern Afghanistan and Fluor Intercontinental was selected for work in northern Afghanistan, the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Ill., announced.

  • Army Prepares for Next Rotations in OEF

    Jul 14, 2009

    The Department of the Army confirmed today, July 14, the Department of Defense's announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The announcement involves two brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 7,500 people. These units will replace redeploying units, with no change in force strength. The deployment window for these units will begin in the fall and continue into early 2010.

  • Pushing Fear Aside . . .

    Jul 14, 2009

    WEERT, Netherlands -- Soldiers had to push fear aside and put courage in its place to successfully complete obstacle courses and training exercises designed with 60-foot height challenges at the Royal Dutch Military School.

  • Cadet Finds Reserve Unit In Europe

    Jul 14, 2009

    Living and learning in Paris, the "City of Lights," a Vermont college U.S. Army ROTC cadet found a "home away from home" in Kaiserslautern, Germany, with the U.S. Army Reserve 7th Civil Support Command.

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