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  • Customs training: Division brings MPs, customs experts to Wiesbaden to hone skills for deployment

    Nov 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When 1st Armored Division Soldiers deploy to Iraq early next year, one of their missions will be to help ensure equipment and other items are properly prepared and ready for shipment to meet current agreements calling for U.S. combat forces to leave the country by the end of 2011.

  • Medical team participating in JC10 visits Israeli hospital

    Nov 3, 2009

    When executing a joint exercise in a foreign country, one of the main issues is where to take American servicemembers if they become ill or injured.

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Nov 2, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - Even before the sun rose over the U.S. naval station in Rota, Spain, personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe were working on the mammoth task of off-loading a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Europe commanding general visits Lithuanian leaders

    Nov 2, 2009

    VILNIUS, LITHUANIA (Nov. 2, 2009)-Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, alongside Brig. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas, commander of the Lithuanian Land Force, review the Lithuanian Honor Guard Platoon Nov. 2 here. Lithuania is a crucial partner of the United States in ensuring security and protecting liberty, both in Europe, and in cooperation with other NATO member states in Afghanistan.

  • 21st TSC celebrates German Reunification Day during ceremony

    Nov 2, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - "Wind of Change" by the German rock band The Scorpions is not a song you would expect to hear at a military ceremony. Yet, it seemed the perfect prelude to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's retreat and retirement ceremony at the parade field on Panzer Kaserne Oct. 30.

  • Tri-Border community celebrates the Month of the Military Family

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Designated as National Military Family Month, November is a time to reflect upon the military family and the contributions each family member makes to our communities and country.

  • Schweinfurt Soldiers push themselves through Outstanding Warrior Week

    Nov 2, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Soldiers with Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, took part in Outstanding Warrior Week exercises in the Schweinfurt training areas Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30.

  • JMTC Soldier's experience at sea helped him become a better NCO

    Nov 2, 2009

    During his latest deployment, Sgt. 1st Class Israel Walker served as the sole Army representative in a sea full of strangers.

  • Tensions ran high at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 as Easterners fled to West, Berlin Wall went up

    Nov 2, 2009

    At a traffic intersection in downtown Berlin almost 50 years ago this week, tensions between the United States and the former Soviet Union nearly escalated to the point of war.

  • Forward Surgical Team demonstrates calm, swift precision

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 160th Forward Surgical Team deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany recently to polish their skills and gain valuable experience training together while also working closely with the 212th Combat Support Hospital. The exercise enabled the Soldiers of the FST to assemble their three-tent, Level II facility, and be prepared to receive patients during the notional events taking place around the JMRC training area.

  • 212th CSH Soldiers test skills, support Reserve troops

    Nov 2, 2009

    Headquartered out of Miesau, the 212th CSH deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels recently, to demonstrate the readiness of the unit and to exercise the crucial tasks involved with deploying to a field site, establishing a hospital and conducting various sustainment operations. Also, preparing TF Med Falcon for their upcoming deployment to Kosovo.

  • Corps of Engineers Europe District uses GIS tools to map the road ahead

    Nov 2, 2009

    Work that would take surveyors weeks is done in hours by a GIS operator in an office miles away.

  • 2008 U.S. Army Europe Soldier of the Year trading in chevrons for gold bars

    Nov 2, 2009

    In eight years, Staff Sgt. Stanley E. Black, noncommissioned officer and platoon sergeant at the Grafenwoehr Army Air Field in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has climbed the ranks from Private, E-2, to Staff Sergeant, won the U.S. Army Europe's 2008, Soldier of the Year competition, and in March, trades-in his chevrons for an Army officers stripes.

  • A clear, cool night greets trunk-or-treaters

    Oct 30, 2009

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- An international mix typical of a tri-border community that hosts numerous NATO units enjoyed a clear, cool night as Service and Family members, community volunteers and local Dutch guests scurried 'round the trunk-or-treat path Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. here.

  • 7th CSC gets new name, patch, mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    The brilliant autumn day provided a beautiful setting for the 7th Civil Support Command's reflagging ceremony at the Parade Field on Daenner Kaserne Oct. 25.

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Oct 30, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - Even before the sun rose over the U.S. naval station in Rota, Spain, personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe were working on the mammoth task of off-loading a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan.

  • 5th Signal Command says hello to new home in Wiesbaden

    Oct 30, 2009

    A story and photos from 5th Signal Command's colors uncasing story in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

    Tips on when to seek medical care for seasonal or H1N1 flu, prevention and self-care

  • Pre-deployment briefings prepare families

    Oct 30, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Soldiers and family members of 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) continue with preparations for the upcoming deployment having recently completed the family pre-deployment preparation phase Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Conn Community Club in Schweinfurt.

  • Army Surgeon General visits HMEDDAC "Best Medics"

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General, visited the Heidelberg Medical Department Activity headquarters Wednesday to offer personal congratulations to two HMEDDAC Soldiers. The two Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Bjoern J. Pietrzyk and Sgt. Charles L. Smith, were recently named the Department of the Army's "Best Medics" during the Expert Field Medical Competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 19-23.

  • Proper Planning Key to Success During JC10

    Oct 30, 2009

    More than 1,000 service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are working together alongside Israeli troops during Juniper Cobra 2010.

  • Europe-based Soldiers semifinalists for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Three Europe-based Soldiers are among 12 members of the U.S. military Family selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Webcam complements health care services

    Oct 30, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Tricare is now offering a new web-based behavioral health care service. Beneficiary must have access to a Skype account to use the service. The main goal of the program is to use new technologies to enhance beneficiaries' health care experience

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

  • 208th Finance Soldiers recognized

    Oct 29, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Oct. 26, 2009)--Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 208th Finance Detachment are recognized by Gen. Carter F. Ham, USAREUR commanding general for their hardwork and sacrifice in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.

  • Awarding 50 years of government service

    Oct 29, 2009

    TITLE:Awarding 50 years of government service WEB LINK: www.5sigcmd.army.mil Mr Hollis award GEN Ham BG Smith.jpg: WIESBADEN, Germany (October 29, 2009) -- Gen. Carter Ham (right), commander, U.S. Army Europe, and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr. (left), commander, 5th Signal Command, stand with Winston A. Hollis (center) in 5th Signal's conference room, after he was presented with a 50-years of U.S. government service certificate by Ham. "We have a very capable and dedicated civilian work force who are just as dedicated as military Soldiers," said Ham. Hollis has served the last 11 years in 5th Signal as a logistics management specialist. (Photo by Kristopher Joseph, 5th Signal Command) Mr Hollis award GEN Ham.jpg: WIESBADEN, Germany (October 29, 2009) -- Gen. Carter Ham (right), commander, U.S. Army Europe, applaudes Winston A. Hollis in 5th Signal's conference room, after he was presented with a 50-years of U.S. government service certificate by Ham. "We have a very capable and dedicated civilian work force who are just as dedicated as military Soldiers," said Ham. Hollis has served the last 11 years in 5th Signal as a logistics management specialist. (Photo by Kristopher Joseph, 5th Signal Command)

  • Barracks initiative improves quality of life, eases burden on first sergeants

    Oct 29, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Responsibility for all single Soldier barracks at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels will soon transfer from units to garrison employees-a change that will make a big difference in the lives of single Soldiers and their first sergeants. As part of the Army's First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative, a team within the Department of Public Works Housing division will soon be responsible for all administrative responsibilities of Hohenfels barracks, freeing units and first sergeants of the huge workload associated with running them while simultaneously improving Soldier quality of life.

  • Safety officials say electronic charging units a hot issue

    Oct 29, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Hot commodities on the gift-giving market are turning into a hotter issue for safety officials. Electronic charging units designed for use in motor vehicles for a variety of portable music players and other electronic gadgets have been identified as culprits responsible for vehicle fires.

  • USACE 'value engineers' save Europe District $150 million in 2009

    Oct 29, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District value engineering program identified more potential savings on projects ....

  • Gen. Carter F. Ham visits Immediate Response 2010

    Oct 28, 2009

    VAZIANI TRAINING AREA, GEORGIA (Oct. 27, 2009)--Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, receives a demonstration on the capability of a Georgian amphibious assault vehicle Oct. 27 here. Immediate Response 2010, a bilateral, combined U.S. and Georgian exercise to prepare for upcoming deployments to Afghanistan, kicked off Oct. 27 and will continue through Nov. 7 in the Vaziani Training Area near Tbilisi. This exercise is the third Immediate Response exercise to be conducted with Georgia.

  • Semifinalists selected for Operation Rising Star singing contest

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Twelve members of the U.S. military Family have been selected to compete in the final week of competition in the Operation Rising Star singing contest, scheduled for Nov. 14, 16, 18 and 20 at 8 p.m. in the Wallace Theater.

  • Food, beer, games, music... it sounds like Oktoberfest

    Oct 28, 2009

    Ahhh...the alluring smells coming from a mixture of bratwursts searing on hot coals; schnitzels getting deep-fried to perfection in hot vats; sauerkraut simply simmering; festive music, rides, games, and kids stuck on a wall' No, it's not a dream, it is some of the many sites Soldiers and family members could take part in during Fort Hood's annual Oktoberfest located at Fort Hood Stadium, Oct. 23.

  • USAREUR commanding general visits 172nd Inf. Bde.

    Oct 28, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE Kalsu, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2009)--Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, spends time with Soldiers assigned to 9th Engineer Battalion and 172nd Support Battalion here Oct. 25. The Brigade is scheduled to redeploy back to Germany in November after a successful year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • USAREUR commanding general visits 172d Inf. Bde

    Oct 28, 2009

    Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq (Oct. 25, 2009)--Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, expresses his gratitude by awarding coins of excellence to Soldiers assigned to 172nd Infantry Brigade Oct. 25. The Brigade is scheduled to redeploy back to Germany in November following a successful year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Brussels concludes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 28, 2009

    Some 150 Brussels community members gathered at USAG Brussels on Oct. 17 to celebrate the conclusion of the observance of Hispanic Heritage month.

  • Brussels hosts retiree appreciation day

    Oct 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The U.S. Army Garrison Brussels hosted a Military Retiree Appreciation Day for the Benelux community on Oct. 20. Nearly 50 U.S. military retirees and spouses from throughout the region took advantage of all or portions of the day-long event.

  • Bilingual balloon release marks Red Ribbon Week at Vicenza

    Oct 28, 2009

    Caserma Ederle releases balloons containing bi-lingual messages to support drug-free lifestyles

  • Members of the U.S. Army Europe and Heidelberg military community make a difference

    Oct 28, 2009

    Members of the U.S. Army Europe and Heidelberg military community remembered 178 service members' children interred in Frankfurt's main cemetery during a national Make A Difference Day project Oct. 24.

  • Heidelberg team wins Expert Field Medical Competition

    Oct 28, 2009

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: eligibility, entitlements, applying

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Learn how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Understand your eligibility, entitlements.

  • Army wins Red Ribbon Run in the KMC

    Oct 28, 2009

    Soldiers, Army civilians and their family members grabbed the KMC (Kaiserslautern military community) Unit Strength Award - the huge trophy - Oct. 24 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's 2009 Red Ribbon Run on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. What started out and remained a friendly challenge, the Unit Strength Award made its debut at this year's event and was a competition between the three military services in the KMC - the Army, Air Force and Navy, said Heather Robinson, the garrison's Army Substance Abuse Program prevention coordinator.

  • IMCOM-E, Romanian firefighters complete training

    Oct 28, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - A firefighting training officer from Installation Management Command-Europe's Firefighting Training Center in Ansbach recently completed training at Mikhail Kogalniceanu International Airport, Romania, Oct. 20 as part of an effort to enhance interoperability and capability at the site of U.S. Army Europe's Joint Task Forces-East. JAfA1/4rgen Schwab, Ansbach training center's training officer, and Hubert Karl, contractor HFW, provided five days of hands-on training to approximately 30 Romanian firefighters from the Mikhail Kogalniceanu (MK) International Airport.

  • Installation Management Command

    Oct 27, 2009

  • New Heidelberg principal recalls life at school 40 years ago

    Oct 27, 2009

    Allison Peltz may be new to her job as principal, but her face has graced the halls of PHES before - when she was a student 40 years ago. After hearing she would lead a school she once attended, Peltz said she was excited, since she "has great memories of being here as a child." Previously assistant-principal in Okinawa, Japan, Peltz believes she can create strong connections with parents and students in her new community.

  • New Parent Support Program: Making life easier for military parents

    Oct 27, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Play Group is just one of the services offered through USAG Schinnen's New Parent Support Program, serving military families in the Tri-Border region of the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Year of the NCO: Wounded warrior continues to lead

    Oct 27, 2009

    The noncommissioned officer corps often is considered the backbone of the Army, but defining what it means to be a part of that brotherhood is not as easy as it sounds.

  • IMCOM-Korea

    Oct 27, 2009

  • Hundreds run for life, join cancer fight

    Oct 26, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - A record number of runners, walkers, strollers and spectators turned out for this year's Walk/Run for Life for Breast Cancer Awareness. More than 600 participants arrived early Oct. 3 at the Hall of Champions, demonstrating support for the cause.

  • Heavy hitters connect at Hispanic Heritage Boxing Tournament

    Oct 26, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A crushing blow thrown by one Bruchsal boxer stunned both his Baumholder opponent and the crowd in attendance at the Hispanic Boxing Celebration Oct. 3 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • Special Ops Soldiers earn coveted title of 'Jumpmaster'

    Oct 26, 2009

    Ten minutes before arriving to the drop zone, every parachutist on the 'bird' knows what's coming next when the jumpmaster stands and hooks up to the anchor line cable, signaling the beginning of actions on the aircraft.

  • Retracing Dad's steps in Battle of the Bulge

    Oct 26, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - My father was my hero growing up. He did all the things a son could admire in a father. He left a secure position as an FBI Special Agent to join the United States Army during World War II because he loved his country. As a boy, my father told me many stories of his experiences in the war - the ferocity of combat in eastern France, acts of courage and sacrifice by his fellow Soldiers, his eventual capture and treatment in a German POW camp and his liberation by Soviet forces.

  • Using no-fee passports on leisure can leave you stranded

    Oct 26, 2009

    A government-issued or "no fee" passport can be very convenient. It is free of charge to command-sponsored military family members and Department of Defense civilians stationed overseas and allows them to bypass the process of applying for a tourist passport. The convenience ends, however, when no-fee passports are used for leisure travel. Vacationers can find themselves stranded at the border of another country, trying to get in (or worse: trying to get out).

  • USAG Stuttgart children 'Read for the Record'

    Oct 26, 2009

    On Oct. 8, some 1,950 children in the Stuttgart military community opened the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," by Eric Carle, and read it from cover to cover in hopes of not only learning about hungry caterpillars, but helping to set a world record for reading. The massive reading undertaking was part of the fourth annual Read for the Record attempt at getting the most children from around the world to read the same book on the same day.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Arts and Crafts program named best in Army

    Oct 26, 2009

    For the third year running, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation department's Arts and Crafts program has been named best in the Army for large garrisons.

  • Finney Recreation Center named best in Europe

    Oct 23, 2009

    USAG Schweinfurt's Finney Recreation Center on Conn Barracks is the winner of IMCOM-Europe's Outstanding Recreation Program.

  • Year of the NCO: Command Sergeants Major, senior trainer

    Oct 23, 2009

    Training, development, education, progression are words that command sergeants major - and all noncommissioned officers - must drive into their Soldiers and make them live it.

  • 21st TSC hosts partnership range with German Bundeswehr

    Oct 23, 2009

    It took the Bundeswehr soldiers from the German Joint Support Command nearly three hours to drive from their home station in Cologne, Germany, to the American weapons range, but they said the drive was well worth it.

  • Main body of Task Force Kitgum moves into Life Support Area Fist

    Oct 23, 2009

    Weeks of hard work have come to a head for the advance and torch parties of Natural Fire 10 as the main body moved from Entebbe, Uganda, to Kitgum and into their new home at Life Support Area Fist on Pajimo Barracks.

  • Quicker, drier mail is on the

    Oct 22, 2009

    improved mail service for military community in Vicenza, Italy

  • Post players press the Press

    Oct 22, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Daiga's Desperados player Maynor Rodriguez (left) dribbles around his opponent Francesco Formaggio of the Vicenza Press soccer team during a friendship match as part of the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza's first Vicenza Press Media Day at Caserma Ederle Oct. 18. The Vicenza Press soccer team of local Italian news media defeated Daiga's Desperados, made up of U.S. military community members, 5-3. The Vicenza Press Association was created in 2002 to organize events in the Vicenza area with the purpose of making donations to a charity. USAG Vicenza's Sgt. Justin Vincent (right), No. 23, was player-coach for the Americans.

  • Hispanic Heritage speaker stresses importance of education, family, values

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the footprint of Hispanic heritage continues to grow in the United States, one second-generation Latina is leaving her mark and encouraging all Americans to do the same.

  • DoDDS students learn about German culture, traditions while making apple juice

    Oct 22, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple juice can do wonders toward building lasting friendships and understanding cultures.

  • Annual Combined Federal Campaign ends Dec. 15 - act now!

    Oct 21, 2009

    With the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, underway until Dec. 15, it's a good opportunity to consider why 89 percent of American households give an average of $1,620 per year, according to Giving & Volunteering in the United States, an independent sector survey organization of American philanthropy. In the spirit of CFC, it's also the one time this year to take the opportunity to help contact 100 percent of the federal workforce so they know that they can voluntarily participate in CFC, and closer to home, consider why do you, if you're among the 89 percent of Americans who do, give'

  • Community health care set to open new facility

    Oct 21, 2009

  • Vietnam veteran receives Bronze Star for Valor for actions in 1967

    Oct 21, 2009

    A Vietnam veteran was honored for his valor in combat with the presentation of a Bronze Star medal at Heidelberg's Retiree Appreciation Day on Oct. 17.

  • Blind German student teacher inspires students in Heidelberg classroom

    Oct 21, 2009

    A blind student teacher from the University of Heidelberg spent three weeks with second and third graders from Patrick Henry Elementary School in Heidelberg as part of a DoDDS practicum program.

  • 20 years of BOSS: Heidelberg troops celebrate with community service

    Oct 21, 2009

    The Heidelberg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers group honored 20 years of the Army's BOSS program with a weeklong celebration.

  • Year of the NCO: Wounded warrior embodies meaning of leadership

    Oct 21, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - The Noncommissioned Officer Corps is often considered the backbone of the Army but defining what it means to be a part of that brotherhood is not as easy as it sounds. One of several definitions of what an NCO is could be summarized by saying he or she is a dedicated leader of Soldiers. Sgt. 1st Class Chris Edwards, assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, explains that attaining NCO status does not automatically make you a leader.

  • Battlemind: Training helps spouses, couples cope with deployment challenges

    Oct 21, 2009

    In a room of 20 military spouses, about 15 raised their hands as Chaplain (Capt.) Josh Metz asked, "Who's gone through a deployment before'" The number wasn't surprising.

  • 'Welcome home Viper Medics'

    Oct 21, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sherry Schwab's T-shirt screamed the message her voice forgot as her husband and 78 other Soldiers marched into the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Oct. 12. "Welcome home, Viper Medics."

  • Army to delink distributed Learning from resident phase in Civilian Education System courses

    Oct 20, 2009

    Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

  • DOD ANNOUNCES UNITS FOR AFGHANISTAN ROTATIONS AND DEPLOYMENT

    Oct 20, 2009

    The Department of Defense announced today major units scheduled to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan. The announcement involves one active duty brigade combat team and one Stryker cavalry regiment, totaling approximately 7,700 personnel, and one National Guard brigade with approximately 3,500 personnel. The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin in the spring of 2010.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Army Management Staff College reschedules Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class

    Oct 19, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College has rescheduled an upcoming Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class.

  • USACE division commander visits Israel, strengthens relationships

    Oct 19, 2009

    The largest MOUT site in the world was among several site the new USACE North Atlantic Division commander visited during his first tour of Israel.

  • USACE awards contract for USAREUR Command and Battle Center in Wiesbaden

    Oct 19, 2009

    The 84-million-euro contract will consolidate U.S. Army Europe Command headquarters at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany.

  • More than 1,100 students, parents flock to Kaiserslautern for College Night

    Oct 16, 2009

    A one-stop shopping for higher education bonanza, College Night offers all Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe high school students and their parents a chance to get first-hand knowledge about colleges and universities, scholarships and financial assistance. More than 1,100 students, parents, guidance counselors and teachers from international and DoDDS schools throughout Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands attended the event.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. returns to Germany

    Oct 14, 2009

    In the early morning hours of Oct. 11, children who would normally be tucked away in bed excitedly ran around the Freedom Fitness Center on Warner Barracks in Bamberg.

  • Soldiers, Airmen participate in international shooting competition

    Oct 14, 2009

    Kaiserslautern Soldiers and Ramstein Airmen had mere seconds to make every shot count using unfamiliar weapons Oct. 6 at the international shooting competition at the German Police Academy in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany.

  • Kaiserslautern hosts Fire Prevention Week activities

    Oct 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Emergency Services held Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-11.

  • Schweinfurt Soldier risks own safety to rescue accident victim

    Oct 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While driving on a four-lane highway near Conn Barracks Thursday, Oct. 8, a Schweinfurt-based wounded warrior dashed into the road to rescue a woman who was involved in a car accident and had staggered into oncoming traffic before collapsing.

  • 1st Space Company builds strong bonds

    Oct 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command participates in the Strong Bonds Training Program. Command Chaplain (Maj.) Kevin Pies traveled around the globe to provide the Congress-supported program to outlying elements of the command.

  • Preserving History: 11th Airborne vets return to Germany

    Oct 13, 2009

    Former paratroopers, the "Angels" of the 11th Airborne Division stationed around Augsburg 1956-1958, return to Bavaria to be reunited with their duty stations and the German soldiers they trained.

  • Berlin: The phoenix arisen

    Oct 13, 2009

    A Cold Warrior returns to Berlin for the first time in 30 years, finding an exciting, vibrant city sans guns, guards, minefields and KGB tails.

  • Benelux Civilians Support Joint Mission in Vital Roles

    Oct 13, 2009

    Within the USAG Benelux there are many civilians who work tirelessly within both the U.S. and international communities to facilitate training, education and medical care among other things. Due to the close ties between SHAPE and the USAG Benelux, a number of civilians find themselves in a variety of joint roles, forging a link between military members from around the world.

  • Brussels: A Joint, Inter-agency Community

    Oct 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army has had a formal presence in Brussels since August 1967. The predecessor activity of the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels was then called the NATO Support Activity (NSA) and was activated by the Army to carry out its mission of supporting the U.S. representation at the NATO alliance's then-new Brussels headquarters. The NSA was abolished in October 2005, when the existing entity assumed its new designation as the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, a unit of the Army's Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Europe-based Soldiers come together in Schweinfurt for sling load certification

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Grabbing straps. Tugging strings. Checking chain links. Thirty-eight Soldiers from across U.S. Army Europe trained to become certified sling load inspectors, responsible for inspecting cargo lifted and transported via helicopter, at Camp Robertson training area near Schweinfurt Oct. 5-9.

  • Zumba adds Latin dance to fitness routine

    Oct 13, 2009

    For an evening out with Latin music and dancing, all Stuttgart military community members need to do is stop by the gym. They may want to trade their dancing shoes for trainers, however, and be ready to work up a sweat. Zumba, the Latin-American dance and fitness class, that has become a global phenomenon in the past 10 years, is now available at the Patch Fitness Center on Patch Barracks. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 p.m.

  • Special operations forces gather in Croatia for multinational training

    Oct 13, 2009

    More than 100 servicemembers assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe took part in Jackal Stone '09, a multinational special operations exercise held Sept. 10 - 27 throughout various locations in Croatia.

  • Sesame Street shows military children they're not alone

    Oct 13, 2009

    It's not every day that Elmo, Cookie Monster and their friends visit the Stuttgart military community.

  • The long, dark tunnel: service members and deployment

    Oct 13, 2009

    If deployment is a tunnel, deployed service members are the train. Like a car on a track, they focus on their mission at hand to get through the days away from home. However, when the tunnel is behind them, service members often struggle to slow the train down without derailing.

  • Soldiers across Europe meet at annual fest

    Oct 13, 2009

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from the Stuttgart military community celebrated the 35th Soldaten Wasen - the 'Soldier's Fest' - along with their German and French counterparts Sept. 28 at the Stuttgarter Volksfest in Bad Cannstat.

  • Training area expands preparing the joint, NATO force

    Oct 9, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium-Military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan are at a shifting point. The number of boots on the ground in Iraq is decreasing, while the needed force strength in Afghanistan is under review. As the operations evolve, so do the methods of training troops.

  • 'Tuscan Sun' exercise tests Italian, American emergency response

    Oct 9, 2009

    It was just another quiet and warm October morning with Italian and American personnel arriving at their workplace and students beginning their lessons when at 8:15 a.m. a vehicle exploded in the Commissary parking lot. Fortunately, this was part of the Camp Darby annual force protection exercise. But, unlike previous year's exercises, this one was in conjunction with the local Italian civil defense exercise.

  • 1st AD makes first aid realistic

    Oct 9, 2009

    1st AD makes first aid realistic

  • Fort Bragg hosts joint, multi-national training exercise

    Oct 8, 2009

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

  • EOD Officer dedicates his life to 'part-time' job

    Oct 8, 2009

    EOD Officer dedicates his life to 'part-time' job

  • Work at 1st Armored Division motor pool becomes a family affair

    Oct 8, 2009

    1st Armored Division motor pool becomes a family affair

  • Schinnen partnership produces environmental benefits

    Oct 8, 2009

    Thanks to a productive partnership with host nation environmental authorities, USAG Schinnen's Environmental Division meets regulatory mandates while protecting rare and endangered species.