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  • IMCOM-Europe offers new sport bike safety course

    Sep 4, 2009

    IMCOM-Europe Safety's new Military Sportbike Rider Course started offering classes Sept. 1 at garrisons that can support this training. Garrisons in Germany offering the training include Ansbach, Benelux, Grafenwoehr, Heidelberg, Hohenfels, Kaiserslautern, and Wiesbaden. Classes are also scheduled to be offered at Livorno and Vicenza in Italy.

  • USACE, IMCOM construction managers learn how to build in Germany

    Sep 3, 2009

    Constructing a project in Germany is not the same as in the U.S. and construction managers new to working with the German Construction Agency find the process challenging.

  • IMCOM-Europe garrisons win BOSS awards

    Sep 3, 2009

    LANSDOWNE, Va. - Installation Management Command-Europe garrisons took six awards during the 2009 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference held here recently.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director evokes personal history at Women's Equality Day observance

    Sep 2, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe Director Diane Devens headlined the U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg Women's Equality Day observance Aug. 26 with a call for recognition of Army spouses.

  • Bamberg commander goes for the win

    Sep 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. Gary A. Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, competes, and wins, his battle against Christoph Starke (younger brother of Bamberg lord mayor Andreas Starke) during the 2009 Sandkerwa Fischerstechen in Bamberg Aug. 23. This was the first time a U.S. commander has competed in the annual water based jousting sport on the Regnitz River.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Holiday Greetings teams set to tape at 60 locations

    Sep 1, 2009

    Taping for one of the most recognizable holiday programs in America will begin soon, months before wreaths are hung and lights are strung in homes across the country.

  • SOUTHCOM family visits Elmo

    Sep 1, 2009

    A U.S. Southern Command family travelled to the Big Apple recently to participate in the filming of "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times" a Sesame Street special premiering on PBS Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts of ABC's 20/20 and Elmo. It aims to help families with children, age two to eight, experiencing difficult economic circumstances. It offers strategies and tips that can lead to positive outcomes for their children's physical and emotional well-being during this tough economic climate. TSgt Brandon Van Walraven, an intelligence analyst with SOUTHCOM, was interviewed with his family at their home in South Florida and finished up on the set of Sesame Street in New York City. The show focuses on the financial challenges - and solutions - of the four families invited, plus Elmo's family. "When we moved here, we experienced some severe financial difficulties," Van Walraven said. "We had to borrow money from family for rent and had other money tied up. We had depleted all of our savings and were living paycheck to paycheck." The special focuses on tough economic times, but the message applies to any difficult situation, said Van Walraven. "In the military, the meaning has an even wider context because we go through things that other families do not," Van Walraven said.

  • Grafenwoehr mother delivers baby boy along B470

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "How often do you have to convince your husband you are having a baby, it's coming, there's no stopping, it's not like you can just tell it to hold on, cross your legs, it's just not time yet" Melanie Lasley said. Melanie never thought when they moved to Grafenwoehr in January that she would deliver her own baby on the side of the road in a foreign country. When she woke up at 3 a.m. on July 29th feeling sick, she had no idea she was having labor pains.

  • Steel Knights return to Mannheim

    Sep 1, 2009

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- With the bleachers of the Coleman Gym on Coleman Barracks overflowing with friends, family and fellow Soldiers ready to welcome them back, the 51st Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion returned to Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 28 after serving a 15-month tour in Iraq.

  • Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center begins highly-praised exercise program

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center is now harboring new equipment and, chances are, you a growing number of people have been using it. This new equipment has been placed in the USAG Grafenwoehr PFC for those dedicated to 'CrossFitting.' CrossFit is a principal strength and conditioning program that began with former gymnast Greg Glassman, who posted daily workout routines on the web. These routines are used by police officers, firefighters and now, the Grafenwoehr military community.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS program wins big at Army-wide level

    Sep 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - During the 2009 Department of the Army Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers annual conference in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 10-15, the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr BOSS program raked in two prestigious honors. USAG Grafenwoehr BOSS president, Cpl. Robert Shomper and Command Sgt. Maj. William Berrios, command sergeant major for USAG Grafenwoehr, accepted two of the six awards given to BOSS programs Army-wide, bringing home the "Best Event" award for a large commnuity and runner-up for "Best Installation" award.

  • Soldier overcomes suicidal ideations, encourages others to reach out, get help

    Sep 1, 2009

    Capt. Emily Stehr is in the business of healing. But five months after returning from Iraq, she was struggling with her own internal wounds of war that had not healed. She decided to kill herself.

  • Teens prepare for school sports at summer clinic

    Sep 1, 2009

    "Are you ready'" "Ready!" "Every day'" "All day!" "You are what'" "Athletes!" "Show me!" yells Dena Taylor, physical therapy assistant and exercise physiologist, to the 30 high school students lying on Husky Field, sweat dripping down their faces. And the whistle blows. The students have their legs straight in the air, tilting them to the left and the right to Taylor's commands: "Up! Down! Up! Down!" The drill is part of the new Patch High School Sports Athletic Conditioning Clinic, a free, 12-week summer program that ended Aug. 14.

  • Camp takes Cub Scouts to 'space and beyond'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Chimps and dogs have been a part of the space program for years, but tigers, wolves and bears' No, it's not a top secret Space Shuttle Discovery mission, but the Stuttgart Cub Scout Twilight Camp.

  • Girl Scouts offers 'world' of opportunity' for all ages

    Sep 1, 2009

    It takes more than selling cookies to be a Girl Scout. For almost 100 years, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America program has taught girls to become effective leaders and help the less fortunate in their communities. Girl Scouts in Stuttgart can add volksmarching, exploring Europe and working with Scouts from around the world to that list.

  • CYS youth fitness program focuses on health that lasts lifetime

    Sep 1, 2009

    This fall, children and teens can learn what it means to stay fit and practice healthy habits with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Fitness Program.

  • Stuttgart NCO named IMCOM's 'Best Warrior'

    Sep 1, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Ronald White, a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Military Policeman, is Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for 2009.

  • Europe Regional Medical Command announces health fair dates

    Sep 1, 2009

    Europe Regional Medical Command a key player in annual healthcare benefits awareness month

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • 1AD Soldier on guard

    Aug 31, 2009

    WIESBADEN ARMY AIRFIELD, Germany -- During the command post exercise held on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Aug. 17-21, Sgt. Jonathon E. Cornell, a line-of-site radio operator with 1st Armored Division's 146th Signal Company, pulls guard duty to do his part during training.

  • NASA Administrator From the Few and the Proud

    Aug 28, 2009

    NASA's new administrator wanted to get one thing clear when he spoke for the first time in front of a heavily military-oriented audience Aug. 19 at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference - DoD and NASA are not two very different agencies. "We do things differently," said Charles Bolden, a retired Marine Corps major general who served as a pilot in Vietnam and as a NASA astronaut. "But our space activities give us a common foundation. Whether you work for NASA or the Army, space is important to our nation. It is critical." With that out of the way, Bolden had another misconception to dispel concerning President Barack Obama's interest in space and space exploration. "He has a vision for space. He has very interesting thoughts of the future of space," Bolden said. "A lot of people are afraid of what's going to come out of the Augustine Commission (an advisory committee on the future of the nation's space mission). I'm not."

  • 'A Good Defense Requires A Good Offense'

    Aug 28, 2009

    The need to stay ahead of the threat on the world stage from rogue nations, political and economic organizations, and non-state actors that include terrorists is driving the U.S. missile defense program as the nation focuses on defending its borders, its allies and its troops, said the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. Speaking to participants at the 12th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 18, Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton said the U.S. is operating in a "multi-polar environment with new threats and adversaries that challenge us. It makes us look at offense and defense in a different light." Chilton, a veteran astronaut of three space flights and the first former astronaut to receive four-star rank, is responsible for the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces to meet decisive national security objectives. The Strategic Command provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of defense. STRATCOM mission areas include full-spectrum global strike; space operations; computer network operations; Department of Defense information operations; strategic warning; integrated missile defense, global command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and specialized expertise to the joint war fighter.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Army Retiree with a Tradition of Service

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - At a ceremony held at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Aug. 11, retired Army Col. Alan Phillips received the Army's Commander's Award for Public Service at the hands of Vice Adm. William Sullivan, the U.S. Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee.

  • New U.S. Ambassador to Belgium tours USAG Brussels

    Aug 28, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -The U.S. Army Garrison Brussels welcomed the Hon. Howard W. Gutman and his family for a Aug. 24 tour of the garrison compound and facilities. Ambassador Gutman was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium in June, and confirmed in that position by the Senate on July 24. He arrived in Brussels on Aug. 19.

  • Laughter, sharing expertise and comraderie: all part of training with the German forces

    Aug 28, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After seven days in the field with a squad of German soldiers, I learned there are things about the military that bridge countries and cultures.

  • Camp Darby single Soldiers win big

    Aug 28, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program was recognized as having one of the best events in the Army during the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation BOSS Forum in Landsdowne, Va.

  • Recycling Center makes environmental commitment easy for military families

    Aug 28, 2009

    Recycling is part of U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen's commitment to helping protect the environment. Schinnen's Recycling Sort Center handled more than 750 tons of refuse and waste last year, of which 555 tons were recycled.

  • European training command welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 28, 2009

  • NATO Allied Command Operations welcomes new senior NCO

    Aug 28, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Bartelle, who has served as the Senior Noncommissioned Officer for NATO's Allied Command Operations for three years, handed over his duties to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Balch on Aug. 27 at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.

  • Customer Service Assessment Seeks Feedback on Installation Services, Programs

    Aug 27, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Anyone who lives, works or plays on an Installation Management Command installation has an opportunity to give feedback on the services and programs they receive, thanks to a new online survey.

  • Sky Soldiers keeping it clean in Torri

    Aug 27, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion (Airborne) 503rd Infantry Regiment took part in a local service project to continue the partnership between the American and Italian communities.

  • SGT Quinones promotion

    Aug 27, 2009

  • Working with war wounds: AW2 program helps warriors find work

    Aug 26, 2009

    Richard Ranno suffers from postconcussive syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder, which manifests as frequent headaches, dizziness, nausea, hypersensitivity, nightmares and abnormal anxiety, among other symptoms. But, despite his injuries, Ranno has found work in Heidelberg thanks to the Army Wounded Warrior program, and is thriving as a federal employee, according to his boss, Kevin Williams, Heidelberg postmaster.

  • Army's top enlisted in Iraq visits last of surge Soldiers

    Aug 26, 2009

    HABUR GATE, Iraq - Multi-National Force - Iraq Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Wilson visited Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade, one of the last units in Iraq serving a 15-month deployment, Aug. 12 and 13.

  • Romanian president visits Joint Task Force-East

    Aug 26, 2009

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania (Aug. 26, 2009) -- The president of Romania, Traian Basescu, and other distinguished guests visited U.S. and Romanian Land Force servicemembers Monday participating in the 2009 Joint Task Force-East exercise at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Airfield.

  • Program helps protect endangered species

    Aug 25, 2009

    A number of endangered or protected species such as the swallowtail butterfly, sand lizard, yellow iris flower and the exotic Zygaena carniolica moth are thriving on Baumholder's military training area.

  • Year of the NCO: Focus on three outstanding Baumholder NCOs

    Aug 25, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Editor's note: In recognition of their commitment to service and willingness to make great sacrifices on behalf of the nation, the secretary of the Army established 2009 as the Year of the NCO. Highlighted below is a look at some of the noncommissioned officers in the Baumholder community.

  • Support groups help Soldiers, families deal with traumatic brain injuries

    Aug 25, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Why am I like this' Am I the only one feeling this way' These are just a couple of questions Soldiers ponder when returning from a 14-month deployment with a mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Transformation: Wiesbaden construction projects in full swing

    Aug 25, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Change is coming to the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden in the form of big projects with big price tags. Through the summer of 2012 the Transformation Stationing Management Office will be overseeing more than 150 construction projects intended to transform the garrison at a cost of more than $300 million.

  • 1st AD prepares for Iraq mission: Thanks German leaders for support during deployment

    Aug 25, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Two new agreements between the United States and Iraq governments have changed the combat rules for American troops. The nonbinding strategic framework agreement and a security agreement have carved out a different mission and a whole new playing field for 1st Armored Division troops set to return to Iraq by the end of the year.

  • Reduction in force means reduction in ammo

    Aug 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 23rd Ordnance Company out of Grafenwoehr, Germany, continues to assist with the withdrawal of Class V ammunition at Joint Base Balad, as MNC-I prepares to make reductions for the responsible drawdown of personnel and equipment in Iraq.

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    Aug 24, 2009

  • Citizenship possible with ACS help

    Aug 24, 2009

    When defense of the United States requires Soldiers to serve in foreign countries, occasionally romance blossoms and Family status changes. Should Family status change while a Soldier is serving on foreign soil, Army Community Services (ACS) can help new Family members establish permanent legal residency.

  • Jewish chaplain serves diverse community in Europe, plans Jewish New Year retreat

    Aug 24, 2009

    He's the only Army rabbi in Europe, with a flock that's scattered all over the continent and follows a variety of religious traditions. Now he's organizing a retreat for the Jewish New Year next month, but you don't even have to be Jewish to attend.

  • Soldier seeks assistance to avoid home foreclosure, bankruptcy

    Aug 24, 2009

    The U.S. housing market has hit a steep decline, and it's hurting servicemembers like 'Joe,' but through the help of his chain of command and Army Community Service, he's found a temporary solution that has kept him out of bankruptcy.

  • Families in Belgium get new homes

    Aug 24, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - After years of planning, permitting and construction, the Attre built-to-lease houses are finally becoming homes. The first USAG Benelux families started moving in on Aug. 19.

  • Schweinfurt enjoys 'conversations' with acclaimed author

    Aug 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt community enjoyed an evening of the arts yesterday outside of the Conn Community Club when mingling with critically-acclaimed novelist and travel writer, Gary Shteyngart, author of award winning books, "The Russian Debutante's Handbook" and "Absurdistan."

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Finding work is key to rebuilding lives of returning Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2009

    Finding meaningful employment is a crucial component of helping severely wounded Soldiers to rebuild their lives and starting to experience a normal life.

  • Honor Flight Extra Special for Brotherly Veterans

    Aug 21, 2009

    Like all the other veterans making the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Aug. 29, Joe Costello of Huntsville is looking forward to visiting with other veterans and seeing the World War II memorial. "I hope to see some of my friends that I knew in the service," he said. "It will be an honor to see the World War II memorial and the changing of the guard (at Arlington Cemetery). I will be proud to see the names inscribed on the World War II memorial because I know they are the ones who are heroes, the ones who died." Yet, his trip has become even more special with the addition of a much-loved companion.

  • 21st TSC welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Even the hottest day of this summer could not keep the large number of guests, Soldiers, civilian employees and Families away.

  • 21st TSC holds retreat, tattoo ceremony to honor former commanding general

    Aug 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 21st Theater Sustainment Command held a retreat and tattoo ceremony dedicated to its former commanding general at the parade field on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 19.

  • USACE uses Quality Management System website to standardize business processes

    Aug 21, 2009

    USACE initiated a quality management system, throughout the divisions, labs and centers of expertise, to document and consolidate all business processes in one location so every employee has access to them.

  • Speicher Soldiers learn to mulititask

    Aug 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION SPEICHER, Iraq - Transportation Soldiers at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, are performing a mission very different from the one they originally expected.

  • Ham: Infantry-Armor merger 'makes perfect sense'

    Aug 20, 2009

    When the top U.S. general in Europe - a 33-year Army veteran with longtime ties to Fort Benning - first heard the Infantry and Armor schools would merge here into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he said his reaction was mixed.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • Housing market crisis assistance offered

    Aug 20, 2009

    Persistent stateside economic problems are hammering the U.S. real-estate market. And many people within the Army community - troops and their families, along with civilian employees - are finding themselves unable to make monthly payments, rent homes or have loans where the appraised value of the house is less than the mortgage.

  • HIRED! Program concludes successful first term

    Aug 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- HIRED! is an apprenticeship program for youth in the ages of 15 to 18. It provides on-the-job experience and allows the apprentices to gain valuable skills. The first term is about to end and the second term begins Sept. 8.

  • Cultural resources discovery brings local archeologists to USACE project site

    Aug 20, 2009

    On August 24, contractors will begin excavating the site in search of Roman artifacts and ruins as foundation work begins on the $133 million WAAF South Army Family Housing project. The project is being managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District.

  • The Unbroken Alliance: Leaders past and present address 65-year American-European partnership

    Aug 20, 2009

    In the 65 years since the liberation of Europe and the 60 years since NATO's establishment, the American-European Alliance has changed in many ways, but it has continued a transatlantic bridge of democracy and freedom.

  • Looking at the past to forge a better future

    Aug 18, 2009

    Leader development is the top priority of Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Commanding General of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. On the first day of the TRADOC Senior Leader Conference in Gettysburg, the senior leaders of TRADOC took a staff ride of the Gettysburg battlefield to look back at how Generals Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States and U.S Federal Army Gen. George G. Meade worked through the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • Building trust at 2009 LandWarNet Conference

    Aug 18, 2009

    "You have to think big. You have to think together." That was the first of many messages from the key speaker at the opening plenary session of the 2009 LandWarNet Conference here. The LWN Conference runs Aug. 18-22, and is a joint knowledge symposium headed by the Army's Chief Information Office/G-6 and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association designed to bring government and industry together to share ideas, best business practices, and future initiatives.

  • EFMP Camp: ACS offers five days of fun for local kids

    Aug 18, 2009

    Andre Ross, 10, said he really enjoyed making his papier-mAfAcchAfA football at the Arts and Cultural Center Aug. 12, but he said the best part of the Heidelberg Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Camp was visiting the animals at the Walldorf Tierpark.

  • FMWR's Hired! program offers apprenticeships

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twenty-nine students were successfully placed with HIRED!, a teen-apprenticeship program recently introduced to the Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg community that provides paid apprenticeships for 15- to 18-year-olds.

  • Reading program enhances understanding of German history, replicates Berlin Wall

    Aug 18, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Thirty-three Grafenwoehr and Vilseck children gathered with family members and library staff Aug. 10 at Dick Hauter Lake on Camp Heritage to tear down a symbolic replica of the Berlin Wall as the culmination of the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Libraries summer reading program, celebrating 20 years of reunited Germany.

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We know that money can't buy health. So why do we diligently plan the financial aspect of our travels, yet totally forget - or wait until the last minute - before considering the health risks of the trip.

  • Little League World Series slips from Wolverines' grasp

    Aug 17, 2009

    If only the Stuttgart Wolverines could turn back time. No doubt they would rewind to July 19, when the junior Little League team was just one victory away from earning a spot in the 2009 Junior League Baseball World Series to be held this month.

  • VBS blends bayou theme with Bible message

    Aug 17, 2009

    Learning about God doesn't have to be boring, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office. Bible lessons can come in the form of a song, a game or even a snack.

  • Green Beret gave life 'leading his brothers in combat'

    Aug 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- On Aug. 4, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), paid their respects to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas Vose during a ceremony at Panzer Kaserne Chapel.

  • Postal platoon Soldiers deliver themselves home

    Aug 17, 2009

    For 15 months, 17 Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, 566th Postal Company, delivered thousands of pounds of mail through three different Army Post Offices in the region of Baghdad, Iraq. However, their last delivery may be their most memorable, as it was the one that brought them back to Stuttgart on July 29.

  • Army Family Covenant survey located online

    Aug 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Aug. 15 unveiling of a new, online survey is allowing Soldiers and their families to express frank opinions about anything related to the Army Family Covenant, and just what they think it's done or not done since its inception two years ago.

  • Two days of hell, nine men of valor

    Aug 17, 2009

    On two separate days in April, members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), were engaged in hostile enemy action, resulting in nine of its members receiving awards for valor.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy shifts focus of curriculum

    Aug 14, 2009

    The 60th class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy began nine months of instruction last week with a redesigned curriculum to reflect today's military.

  • Airborne troops participate in local service project

    Aug 14, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) took part in a local service project to develop a partnership between the American and Italian communities.

  • AFRICOM commander visits 17th Air Force headquarters

    Aug 14, 2009

    Gen. William "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, made his first visit to the newly renovated headquarters of 17th Air Force, also known as U.S. Air Forces Africa, Aug. 11, 2009.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • German community leaders thanked for their support of U.S. Soldiers, families

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Mayors and other community leaders from nearby cities visited 1st Armored Division's command post exercise here in preparation for the division's deployment to Iraq this December. The German leaders were thanked for their continued support of U.S. military families through ongoing deployments.

  • Thorpe Cup: World-class athletes inspire Wiesbaden youths

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The competitive world of track and field vaulted itself into the minds of Wiesbaden young people earlier this month.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • NCOs put on a new face for a changing Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    At the front of every Army mission in the United States or overseas you'll find a noncommissioned officer. They know their missions, they know their equipment, but most importantly they know their Soldiers.

  • BRAC brings upheaval, opportunity to San Antonio

    Aug 13, 2009

    Construction on the Installation Management Command campus at Fort Sam Houston is raising the dust.

  • Operation Dragoon veterans finally honored

    Aug 13, 2009

    In 1944, Allied forces were in a stalemate in the hedgerow country after breaking out of Normandy Beach. The battle was not going the Allies' way and they could have been driven back to the beach. Operation Dragoon was the amphibious invasion in the south of France that linked up with the units breaking out of Normandy. The operation fortified the Allied presence in France and began the eventual defeat of the Axis powers in Europe. The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, Outpost 5845, Europe, honored the veterans of that campaign with a ceremony, Aug. 5 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C.

  • Military Long Drive: Heidelberg Soldier wins regional competition

    Aug 13, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Tafuna Oney, U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg operations, qualified for the finals of the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship to be held in Mesquite, Nev., later this year by winning the regional event for Europe at the Heidelberg Golf Club Saturday.

  • National Night Out unifies community

    Aug 13, 2009

    Twelve different agencies, whose jobs are to protect the Soldiers, civilians and family members in the garrison communities, came together in Heidelberg Aug. 4 to celebrate National Night Out.

  • Ultimate Slooze Show: Florida team brings whacky games to area youth

    Aug 13, 2009

    Green spots recently appeared on several children in the Heidelberg area prompting smiles and cheers from onlookers. The spots were slooze, a mixture of edible ingredients, which a 22-member team from First Baptist Church of Altamonte Springs, Fla., flung onto the children during a series of games they call the Slooze Show.

  • Training heats up for firefighters

    Aug 12, 2009

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria - Retired firefighters from across Bulgaria, now providing contracting support for D.S.G. - Service Gesellschaft MBH, trained here Aug. 5 under the guidance of U.S. Army Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • A class act: Army Prep School graduates 2,000 in first year

    Aug 12, 2009

    This month marks a year since the Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson helped its first student-Soldiers earn their General Education Development certificate.

  • Renovated disabled persons center reopens

    Aug 12, 2009

    Joint Task Force-East repaired a community center and officially reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 10. Members of the U.S. Navy and Bulgarian Land Forces worked together to repair the Dame Gruev Center for the Disabled as part of a humanitarian civic assistance effort.

  • Airmen, Soldiers share capabilities at Army's European combat training center

    Aug 12, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Ground forces, whether in Afghanistan or Iraq, can be reasonably certain any aircraft above them is friendly aircraft. What they can't be certain of is what kind of aircraft is up there, who owns the aircraft, what kind of help the aircraft can offer and, finally, how they can talk to the aircraft about the situation on the ground.

  • 1-4 Infantry company ready for Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers joins team to rebuild Armenia's water systems

    Aug 12, 2009

    Clean water is scarce in Armenia, due to breaks, leaks and gaps in the country's disjointed network of pipes. A team including the Yerevan Office of Defense Cooperation and EUCOM ...

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war."

  • The best Army invention ever

    Aug 11, 2009

    The Army P-38 can opener has provided to be much more versatile through the years for resourceful Soldiers, from an aid to cleaning weapons to makeshift ornaments for an artificial Christmas tree.