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  • Military spouses recognized for endurance, strength

    May 19, 2009

    About 18 months ago, Lt. Col. Anthony Haager, U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt commander, put a pen to the Army Family Covenant, acknowledging that the Army recognizes the importance of the Soldiers' families to their readiness. In that same room May 8, the celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day took place.

  • Heidelberg's School-Age Services hosts Ballschule program

    May 19, 2009

    "You're a winner if you're having fun," said Thorsten Damm, program manager for the Ballschule Heidelberg during a session at School-Age Services on the Community Support Center May 13. For 10-15 first and second graders, every Wednesday is Ballschule day, a time to be active and have fun. They are also learning skills that will help them at various sports throughout their lifetime.

  • European training center offers Special Forces training to conventional forces

    May 19, 2009

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's International Special Training Centre (ISTC) has opened its courses to qualified conventional forces from the U.S. military stationed in Europe.

  • MPs battle for best Soldier, NCO of the Year

    May 18, 2009

    The top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from the 18th Military Police Brigade competed in a grueling two days of competition May 11-12 in Mannheim, Germany, for the chance to be named the brigade's Soldier or NCO of the Year.

  • Camp Darby Soldier wins Pisa half marathon

    May 17, 2009

    PISA, Italy -- Army Capt. Stephanie Feagin, U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Headquarters and Headquarters detachment commander, was the first woman to cross the Pisa half-marathon finish line in 1 hour, 30 minutes, 6 seconds on May 17. Feagin, who has represented her unit on their Army 10-miler team over the years, decided to increase her race distances to the half marathon category.

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Training session helps MPs, Polizei become a more effective team

    May 15, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Military police from U.S. Army garrison Ansbach and local German Polizei recently came together for a training session to ensure better coordination during incidents off base.

  • New SORT guide provides information to make recycling easy

    May 15, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Separate or Recycle Trash is a program that can save the garrison money, and bring those savings back into the community in the form of improved facilities and programs.

  • Green generation crosses borders to promote sustainability

    May 15, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Nearly 150 students from the AFNORTH International High School and Geilenkirchen Elementary School crossed borders and cultures to celebrate Eco Day here May 15.

  • Liberty Sustainers has quite the 'family affair'

    May 15, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Bamberg, Germany's 317th Maintenance Company has several Soldiers with Family members in theater - sharing the hardship and experience of their deployment together.

  • Soldiers take advantage of sling load training

    May 15, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion (Airborne) practiced sling load operations during their training exercises at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Grafenwoehr on May 5 and 6.

  • Bamberg Stable Theater recognized for theatrical performances

    May 15, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg Stable Theater received 22 nominations and five awards at this year's Tournament of Plays Awards Ceremony.

  • Bamberg Earth Day encourages Gas-Free Day

    May 15, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Earth Day is designed to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. On May 27, USAG Bamberg will celebrate Earth Day. Michaela Gonzales approached Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg commander, with the idea for a Gas-Free Day to take place on the same day as the Earth Day celebration.

  • Spartans celebrate Victory in Europe Day in Style

    May 14, 2009

    To celebrate the anniversary of VE-Day, the day World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, the Spartan Brigade performed a mounted pass in review, something rarely seen outside of a combat zone, and steeped in World War II traditions.

  • Arts and Cultural Center hosts new 'Poetry Slam'

    May 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Heidelberg's new Arts and Cultural Center hosted one of its Poetry Slam evenings May 7 and featured poetry and written pieces from community members.

  • Arts and Cultural Center hosts new 'Poetry Slam'

    May 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Heidelberg's new Arts and Cultural Center recently hosted a Poetry Slam evening, one of its new monthly events.

  • Strong Beginnings: Army Family Covenant program prepares children to be successful in kindergarten

    May 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg communities are bringing the Army Family Covenant to its younger members - all the way down to the pre-kindergartners.

  • Military spouses have opportunity for educational assistance

    May 14, 2009

    Military spouses across the Army interested in furthering their education now have a new option to receive up to $6,000 in financial assistance.

  • 1st Armored Division marks change in command

    May 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Slightly more than two years after assuming command of 1st Armored Division and leading the division and Multinational Division North in Iraq for more than 14 months, Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling handed over the reins to incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Terry A. Wolff.

  • Special Olympics Spring Games: Kaiserslautern, German Police Academy co-host 800 athletes

    May 13, 2009

    An encouraging, great-feeling moment is how Lt. Col. Trevor Shaw described watching his daughters from the finish line at the 50-meter wheelchair-assisted race May 6 at the Special Olympics Spring Games at the German Police Academy here.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • 212th MPs look back on helping Iraqi Police take change in Iraq

    May 12, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Families and friends began cheering even before Soldiers entered the Wiesbaden Fitness Center May 11. As word quickly spread that the buses had arrived from Ramstein bearing the roughly 140 men and women of the 212th Military Police Company home from Iraq, those waiting in the gym were on their feet too excited to wait one minute longer.

  • BOSS program leaders in Europe attend training session

    May 12, 2009

    SCHWETZIGNEN, Germany - More than 50 members from Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers programs in Europe attended training sessions here meant to enhance BOSS activities throughout the region.

  • Benelux Supports Earth Day

    May 11, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Earth Day has come a long way since its U.S. foundation in 1970 by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. At that time, environmentalism and environmental awareness were in their nascent stages. That attitude has significantly changed in the intervening decades, and environmentalism is now definitely considered mainstream in all aspects of U.S. society, whether as something to be taught and fostered in public schools, or as an integral part of an Army garrison's daily business.

  • American, German high school students share mutual interest

    May 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Big Read is a National Endowment of the Arts program meant to encourage and invigorate the reading of American literature. American and international citizens are encouraged to participate. This year the NEA advertised a list of suggested reads on their website including 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'The Age of Innocence' and 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan.

  • NCO survives attack, fights to continue his Army service

    May 11, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - His decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the combat action badge and an assortment of "lesser" awards. Yet, Sgt. 1st Class Frank Sanders, a maintenance manager with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's support operations division, is looking for something more.

  • 21st NCO epitomizes what being an NCO is all about

    May 11, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Sgt. Terry Orazi is following the family tradition - sort of.

  • SHAPE Students Ready for Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

    May 11, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Months of hard work are paying off for 18 SHAPE students in grades four through eight. Three local teams will attend the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at the end of May after each placing first in their respective divisions at the Odyssey of the Mind European Championships.

  • NCO 'D.A.R.E.s' local kids away from drugs

    May 11, 2009

    What surprised Sgt. Ricky Torrez, the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer, the most during his first year teaching the D.A.R.E. program was just how much more fifth graders of today know about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

  • Twenty-four teams take to the water in Day 3 of the Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2009

    Only 24 of the 49 teams that started the 26th annual Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition Friday remained in the running Sunday when the helocast and swim portion began on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army wives support appreciative husbands

    May 8, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Sgt. Timothy Strick said "I do" to his bride three years ago. Today, on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, he belted out an affirmative I do again when asked if he appreciates all his wife does for him.

  • Gen. William "Kip" Ward visits international police training in Vicenza

    May 8, 2009

    During his visit to U.S. Army Africa, Gen. William "Kip" Ward stopped by CoESPU, where the CoESPU director, Brig. Gen. Umberto Rocca, briefed Ward on the center's mission - improving police officers' abilities to operate in peacekeeping mission to include operations in Africa.

  • 209th ALT returns: Wiesbaden-based Reserve Soldiers return home from Iraq

    May 8, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 209th Army Liaison Team wrapped up a successful tour of duty in Iraq and were welcomed home May 5 in Wiesbaden. The U.S. Army Reserve Europe-based 209th spent about 12 months in Baghdad providing a variety of critical support for the mission.

  • CSM Utilizes Iraq Experiences in Training NCOs

    May 8, 2009

    Year of NCO profile - Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Boom, 7th Army JMRC

  • JMTC Observes "Days of Remembrance"

    May 8, 2009

    Ceremony and tour observing the 'Days of Remembrance' at JMTC and USAG Grafewnowehr. Guest speaker was Dr. Jack Terry, survivor of the Holocaust. Observances included tour of the nearby Flossenburg Concentration Camp, when Dr. Terry was an inmate for the last months of the World War II.

  • Communities of Excellence awards $200K to USAG Schinnen

    May 8, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen was recognized as one of the Army's most improved installations during a Pentagon ceremony held May 5.

  • Math + USACE = future architect; Europe District staff introduces BIM to Wiesbaden Middle School stu

    May 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The world of architecture has been rocked. The past two years have seen massive changes to the way architects think because of a 3-D, real-time modeling software called Building Information Modeling, or BIM, used to generate and manage building data. Brian Ballweg, a Europe District architect, visited Wiesbaden Middle School April 30 and May 1 to explain to about 115 students how skills such as math and computer programs such as BIM are incorporated into his job.

  • 'The kids' take TOP honors

    May 7, 2009

  • Community relations event strengthens U.S.-German bond

    May 7, 2009

    The customary sound of artillery and aircraft asA,A!sociated with the Grafenwoehr Training Area fell silent April 23 for members of the U.S. Army GarriA,A!son Grafenwoehr Community Relations Council as they toured the Nine Lagoons. The silence magnified the sounds of birds, bees and moving water as members from the garrison's environmental office explained the steps the U.S. military is taking to not only preserve, but protect the environment and land. The tour came at the end of the day-long council event, which brought close to 40 German civilian and military leaders of neighboring communities to Grafenwoehr and highlighted the facts and figures asA,A!sociated with the U.S. military's presence in Bavaria. "USAG Grafenwoehr, and Efficient Basing-Grafenwoehr, is a huge investment and decision by the United States government to make this an enduring installation," Col. Chris Sorenson, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, said. "We showed the outside community what the value of our installations in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels is to them."

  • Heidelberg student heads to MIT for internship

    May 6, 2009

    Shannon Grammel, a junior at Heidelberg High School, is one of 80 students who will be a member of the Research Science Institute, a highly competitive six-week internship for students who excel in math and science.

  • Days of Remembrance: Local group 'stands where they stood'

    May 6, 2009

    Imagining what it must have been like weighed heavy on some of the 39 Soldiers, civilians and family members who visited the Concentration Camp Memorial Site at Dachau April 28, a day before and 64 years after it was liberated by American forces.

  • DES starts awards program for 'superior guardiansAca,!a,,c in USAG BW communities

    May 6, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg's Directorate of Emergency Services recently began a new awards program intended to recognize outstanding work by the emergency services personnel.

  • Mannheim hosts community baby shower

    May 6, 2009

    New Parent Support Program from Army Community Service Family Advocacy, shows expectant moms how to care for their babies at the Mannheim Community Baby Shower hosted by the Mannheim Army Health Clinic April 30 at the Sports Arena in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Father, son reunite after 48 years

    May 6, 2009

    James Robert Backert never got to know his American father, but thanks to technology and the support of a close friend, father and son were reunited after a 48-year separation. "My knees were shaking," said Backert, describing his emotions while he awaited the arrival of his biological father at Frankfurt airport in late March. Backert, a German fire prevention inspector with the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim's Fire Department, immediately recognized his father, Jackson Croker, who brought along his wife, Brenda, one of his sons (Backert's half-brother) and his son's fiancAfAe.

  • Speicher Trans. Soldiers conquer Knights' quarter board

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Twelve Soldiers from seven battalions around northern Iraq competed for the title of 16th Sustainment Brigade Warrior or Warrior Leader of the Quarter title during a board here April 22.

  • What to do when depression strikes

    May 6, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Had a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy' You may be depressed. Guilt, grief and separation from loved ones can cause depression during or following redeployment.

  • Wiesbaden theater earns accolades

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Five golden statuettes left Heidelberg in the company of Wiesbaden thespians and technical crew members April 18. The prized Installation Management Command-Europe Tournament of Plays awards, known as Toppers to anyone involved with the U.S. Forces Europe theater program, recognize the best of the best in military community theater.

  • Baumholder spouses stay involved, fit while Soldiers serve in Iraq

    May 6, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - "I'm Lesa Hill and I created the Post-it ... not really, but I feel I have made a difference in my community and I have kept myself busy during my husband's deployment," said Lesa Hill, spouse of Spc. Joseph Hill, Company C, 47th Forward Support Battalion. Hill is a prime example of a military family member who has achieved independence and has made positive use of her time overseas.

  • 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.

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