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  • Amputee shares story, encourages community

    Oct 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Four years after a rocket propelled grenade Aca,!A"vaporizedAca,!A? her legs and left her right arm hanging by a thread of skin, Illinois National Guard Maj. Tammy Duckworth walked to the front of the Casablanca Room to share her story Oct. 16.

  • USAG Wiesbaden gears up for reintegration

    Oct 23, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" After being deployed to places such as Afghanistan and Iraq, the last thing Soldiers want to do is sit through weeks of debriefings upon their return home.

  • Baumholder ACS recognized among Army's best

    Oct 23, 2008

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany Aca,!" Members of the U.S. Army Garrison BaumholderAca,!a,,cs Army Community Service team have reason to be proud. They were recently selected as the best Armywide ACS serving a medium-size garrison.

  • Domestic violence usually comes with 'red flags'

    Oct 23, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Near the entrance to the Panzer Main Exchange here stands a life-sized silhouette of a woman. Made of plywood and stained in red, a similar silhouette stands just a few feet from the ice cream machine at the Patch Dining Facility. They are places we visit frequently. The women, though, are people we rarely hear from every day. But each one has a story to tell.

  • European Legion of Merit recipients meet to share expertise, experience with U.S. Army Europe leader

    Oct 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 22, 2008) -- Active and retired military leaders from across Europe shared their expertise and experience with U.S. Army Europe leaders during the 28th annual U.S. Army Europe Legion of Merit Conference here Oct. 20. USAREUR officials said the conference recognizes military leaders who have worked closely with the U.S. Army and have been presented the U.S. Army Legion of Merit medal, while also serving as an open forum for allied military leaders to share their perspectives on todayAca,!a,,cs military challenges.

  • Grafenwoehr library hosts Patton's grandson

    Oct 23, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" Like his famed grandfather before him, George Patton Waters has trekked across continents to bring military history alive and spread a message of appreciation and support.

  • U.S. team claims Gold in Culinary Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    The World Culinary Olympics steamed up Oct. 20 as the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team participated in the Hot Food Competition, serving up the Gold for the U.S. military.

  • Military culinarians compete in Olympics

    Oct 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team is all smiles as they compete against 13 foreign military teams during the World Culinary Olympics, Oct. 19 Aca,!" 22, in Erfurt, Germany.

  • Patton's legacy

    Oct 21, 2008

    Gen. Patton's grandson visits Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • IMCOM-Europe presents theater awards

    Oct 21, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" A high energy parade of Jules FeifferAca,!a,,cs well-known revue sketches captured the big prize for the Army Europe Festival of One Act Plays, as SHAPE Performing Arts CenterAca,!a,,cs production of Aca,!A"Hold MeAca,!A? was named Best Show at the annual event sponsored by Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • 'Victory Corps' played vital role in Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I

    Oct 21, 2008

    Chatel-ChAfAhAfAry, France (Oct. 21, 2008) -- Ninety years ago Soldiers of the Allied Forces under the command of French Gen. Ferdinand Foch began their last major assault of World War I against the German army in eastern France. According to FochAca,!a,,cs plans, Aca,!A"The Grand OffensiveAca,!A? of 1918 would deprive the well-dug-in German Imperial army the opportunity to shift its reserve forces and cut the enemyAca,!a,,cs supply and communications lines between their occupied territory and Germany. The American Expeditionary ForceAca,!a,,cs 1st Army, under the command of Gen. John Aca,!A"BlackjackAca,!A? Pershing and later, Gen. Hunter Liggett, would push north while the 2nd, under the command of Gen. Robert Lee Bullard, would push to the east.

  • Allies conduct ceremonies to honor U.S. World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York

    Oct 21, 2008

    Chatel-ChAfAhAfAry, France (Oct 21, 2008)-- More than 600 Soldiers, family members, American Boy Scouts, and history enthusiasts from around the world joined with residents of Chatel-ChAfAhAfAry village and the French military to salute one of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs best-known heroes Oct. 4. Sgt. Alvin York, Company G, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Infantry Division, was honored for his service during a memorial ceremony and official dedication of two monuments marking the site where he killed 25 German Imperial Army soldiers, captured 132 more and cleared 32 machine gun positions Oct. 8, 1918. York was awarded the Medal of Honor and several other U.S., French and Italian decorations for his actions and valor.

  • U.S. Army Europe medical Soldiers wrap up Joint Task Force-East participation with humanitarian proj

    Oct 21, 2008

    NOVO SELO TRAINING AREA, Bulgaria (Oct 20, 2008)-- In their last two humanitarian missions in Bulgaria during this yearAca,!a,,cs Joint Task Force-East rotation, the Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 212th Combat Support Hospital extended their efforts beyond medical care. Aca,!A"We wanted to make the most of what time we had left here,Aca,!A? said Maj. Tameka Bowser, officer-in-charge of the medical team. In addition to medical services, in the last two weeks the team has offered dental hygiene classes to students in Padarevo and cleaned up the playground and handed out school supplies at a school in Mokren.

  • IMCOM survey rates garrison's quality of service

    Oct 20, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Emma Vinson is excited about her new job as she sees it as a way to help her community Aca,!A"make it happen.Aca,!A?

  • Running to the Leaning Tower means reaching a goal

    Oct 20, 2008

    PISA, Italy Aca,!" More than 250 runners from across Europe participated in the annual Camp Darby Run to the Tower road race held here Oct. 17

  • IMCOM-Europe director visits USAG Schinnen

    Oct 19, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, toured U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the only Army garrison in the Netherlands, on Oct. 17. The purpose of her visit was to meet with leaders, staff and learn more about the garrison and the tri-border community USAG Schinnen supports. USAG Schinnen is subordinate to USAG Benelux and to Installation Management Command-Europe and provides base operations support to Army, Air Force, Navy and other joint, inter-agency, and international personnel supporting U.S. interests in NATO throughout the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Eastern Belgium.

  • New AFRICOM faces challenges, says Army analyst

    Oct 17, 2008

    As the newly formed U.S. Africa Command prepares to do business, the military must change the way it thinks about security there says a senior Army analyst. The challenges for security in Africa affect the United States, but the way Africans view security is different than the way Americans traditionally see it, said Maj. Shannon Beebe, a senior Africa analyst under the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2.

  • Soldiers tackle Hohenfels hills for combat cross country

    Oct 17, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The fickle weather gods of Southern Germany were in a good mood Oct. 9, allowing more than 100 Soldiers from 20 companies to compete during the annual U.S. Forces Europe Unit-Level Combat Cross Country Championships.

  • USAG Schweinfurt artists take home honors from contest

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- A cartoon ceramic giraffe, an oil painting of a European landscape, and a pastel blue and yellow afghan took home the prizes for artists working in the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt arts and crafts studio in the annual Department of the Army Arts and Crafts contest.

  • Lion Shake exercise tests Vicenza community

    Oct 17, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" It all started with a dirty bomb exploding in a car parked in the commissary lot. Dead and wounded were scattered across the area. First responders arrived within minutes.

  • Commentary: Servicemembers abroad perhaps best-suited to select commander in chief

    Oct 17, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" During this election cycle, servicemembers living abroad may be the most qualified to elect the next commander in chief Aca,!" not because they will serve and deploy under him, but because they may have been exposed to the most neutral media coverage in this contentious presidential election.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director visits USAG Schinnen

    Oct 17, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, toured U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the only Army garrison in the Netherlands, on Oct. 17. The purpose of her visit was to meet with leaders, staff and learn more about the garrison and the tri-border community USAG Schinnen supports. USAG Schinnen is subordinate to USAG Benelux and to Installation Management Command-Europe and provides base operations support to Army, Air Force, Navy and other joint, inter-agency, and international personnel supporting U.S. interests in NATO throughout the Netherlands, Northern Germany and Eastern Belgium.

  • Competing for Best Warrior

    Oct 16, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber and Spc. Michael Moore of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command competed in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Combat hospital conducts last JTF-East humanitarian missions

    Oct 16, 2008

    In their last two humanitarian missions in Bulgaria, the 212th Combat Support Hospital extended their efforts beyond the clinic.

  • Soldiers learn the ropes on Stuttgart's rappel tower

    Oct 16, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" First timers are reminded to breath Aca,!" inhale and exhale. Then step off. It might appear easy in the field manual, but tough in practice when you consider youAca,!a,,cre now standing 60 feet above ground wearing a seat harness and holding a rope. ItAca,!a,,cs time to step off. Who said this was fun'

  • Monument unveils legend of 'Lost Battalion'

    Oct 16, 2008

    BINARVILLE, France Aca,!" Nine decades have passed since more than 116,000 U.S. Soldiers lost their lives in battle during Word War I, but the people of France have not forgotten and continue to pay homage and honor to these fallen heroes.

  • Soldier on fourth deployment- all in same unit

    Oct 16, 2008

    There are a handful of Soldiers who can say they have served three tours or more in Iraq. Fewer can say they served those tours in the same unit. Sgt. 1st Class Cameron Richardson, of Palm Springs, Fla., has the unique distinction of deploying to Iraq with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division four times: three deployments to Iraq and one to Kosovo in 1999 as part of Task Force Falcon. Following his seven-month long peacekeeping tour in Kosovo, Richardson returned to the brigadeAca,!a,,cs home in Baumholder, Germany. For the next several years, Richardson trained with the Iron Brigade, preparing for their next assignment.

  • Teaching military babies to sign

    Oct 15, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Imagine if your baby could let you know when he is hungry or thirsty without doing so by whining or crying. It is possible and it is happening at Department of Defense Child Development Centers as a result of a new program that teaches very young hearing children how to use sign language to communicate their needs.

  • AFRICOM

    Oct 15, 2008

    U.S. Africa Command is officially operational.

  • Dealing with deployment: Spouses help teachers understand life at home

    Oct 15, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - What began as a chat over coffee became a learning opportunity for teachers in the Heidelberg community. Seven women, all who have, or have had husbands deployed or frequently away on temporary duty, shared their experience with a room full of teachers and support staff at Patrick Henry Elementary School Friday, a teacher in-service day. The topic was one that touches most everyone in the community Aca,!" deployments and the effect they have on military children. Between 15-20 percent of students in Heidelberg have a deployed parent at any one time, according to Jim Ruehmling, Heidelberg schools liaison officer.

  • Schweinfurt to receive $2 million in upgrades

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Two million dollars. ThatAca,!a,,cs the price tag for an ambitious project Aca,!" scheduled to start late this month Aca,!" to upgrade streets, parking areas and landscaping for U.S. Garrison SchweinfurtAca,!a,,cs Askren Manor housing area.

  • "Write On!" How one Garmisch teenager spent her vacation

    Oct 14, 2008

    Aca,!A"Write On!Aca,!A? How one Garmisch teenager spent her vacation

  • Taking support of troops to new heights

    Oct 10, 2008

    Support the Troops signs are not unusual, but seeing someone holding that message on top of the highest peak in Africa is another story. ThatAca,!a,,cs what Naomi Cheever, who works at the Northwest Adventure Center, did. She stood at the 19,340 foot summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Aug. 28, holding a Support the Troops flag.

  • Belgian city honors Screaming Eagles' WWII heroism

    Oct 10, 2008

    BASTOGNE, Belgium - Officials from the city famous as the setting for WWIIAca,!a,,cs Battle of the Bulge unveiled a new monument in Bastogne, Belgium, Sept. 26 to commemorate the 101st Airborne DivisionAca,!a,,cs defense against advancing German soldiers in mid-December 1944.

  • Wounded Warriors receive upgraded living quarters

    Oct 10, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES AIR BASE, Belgium Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Benelux opened the doors to its new Warrior in Transition barracks rooms Oct. 9.

  • Germans, Americans honor fallen U.S. troops

    Oct 10, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" An eyewitness never forgets. So was the case on Aug. 11, 1955.

  • New training site in Germany prepares Soldiers for real-world missions

    Oct 10, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" The distinct cackle of machine gun fire and the ear-piercing detonation of a simulated vehicle born improvised explosive device are not the sounds associated with a U.S. Army kaserne in Germany that hosts a two-star, theater-level command headquarters.

  • Kaiserslautern fire department enlists 'Bert, Ernie' for fire safety

    Oct 9, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Raising children to be fire-safety conscience adults is why the U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs Fire Department is performing a Aca,!A"Sesame StreetAca,!A? puppet theater with Aca,!A"Bert & ErnieAca,!A? at the garrisonAca,!a,,cs three Child Development Centers.

  • 12th CAB Soldiers return home after 'magnificent' performance in Iraq

    Oct 9, 2008

    Homecoming ceremonies from August to the end of September brought home to Ansbach almost 3,500 Soldiers who deployed last summer.

  • Stuttgart youths participate in reading record attempt

    Oct 9, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Youngsters in the Stuttgart Military Community took part in the third annual Read for the Record Oct. 2, in an attempt to break the world record for the most children reading the same book with an adult on the same day.

  • Heidelberg theater celebrates 50 years

    Oct 8, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 8, 2008) Aca,!" Celebrating 50 years is a big accomplishment for any relationship. This year, the Heidelberg military community is doing just that with its community theater Aca,!" the Roadside Theater.

  • Wiesbaden students win Berlin Airlift competition

    Oct 8, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Besides gaining a better understanding of the Berlin Airlift and strengthening German-American relations, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden students garnered several thousand euros in prize money for their schools.

  • Garmisch ACS team officially opens for business

    Oct 8, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The newly assembled U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch Army Community Service team held a Aca,!A"softAca,!A? opening Oct. 1 in the garrison headquarters building to showcase the many new programs and offerings now available.

  • USAREUR competes in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 8, 2008

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 7, 2008) Aca,!" The 12-Soldier U.S. Army Europe Ten-Miler team accomplished its goal of finishing as a unit during the 24th running of the Army Ten-Miler here Oct. 5. Several members of the USAREUR Ten-Miler team also met personal goals of posting career bests in the annual race through the streets of the nationAca,!a,,cs capitol.

  • Seven Installation Management Command installations win Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life

    Oct 7, 2008

    Quality of Life Awards were presented to seven Installation Management Command installations during the "Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership" Family Forum Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life Awards" presentations

    Oct 7, 2008

    The Secretary of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Quality of Life Awards were presented Oct. 7 at the 2008 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The eight award winners were recognized during the Family Forum, "Strengthening Soldiers and Families Through Community Partnership."

  • 173rd marks Freedom Team Salute milestone

    Oct 7, 2008

    In a process that lasted several days in three military communities in two countries, the first brigade-level Freedom Team Salute commendation officially came to a close when hundreds of Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne) recognized their spouses in a ceremony at Finney Fitness Center here Sept. 24.

  • ChiAfA..vres prepare U.S., NATO forces for future missions

    Oct 7, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" The warfighting strategy in Afghanistan continued to shift last month, as the Department of Defense announced the deployment of two additional units.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 25 at Grafenwoehr

    Oct 6, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, in partnership with the Grafenwoehr Retiree Council, will host its Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 25 from 7:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

  • Gen. Wallace on FM 3-07

    Oct 6, 2008

    Gen. William Wallace, TRADOC Commander, shares his thoughts on the new FM 3-07 manual.

  • Lt. Gen. Caldwell on FM 3-07 Manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, Commanding General Combined Arms Center, shares his thoughts on the new FM 3-07 manual.

  • 2008 Ready Army Message

    Oct 3, 2008

    The 2008 Ready Army Message, signed by the Army Senior Leadership.

  • Kiwis on the assault during Coalition training

    Oct 3, 2008

    Soldiers with 5th Platoon Bravo Company, 2nd/1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment assaulted a mock Afghan village during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 18.

  • 3rd ESC Sustainers train new Iraqi General Truck Regiment

    Oct 3, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers assist in training Iraq's first General Truck Regiment.

  • Preparing for the future

    Oct 2, 2008

    Children in military communities can be sure of one thing Aca,!" change. Whether that change is a transition from one installation to another, from middle school to high school and on to college, or from graduation to the workforce, it represents a challenge to most students and their families.

  • Heidelberg engraver offers service with a smile

    Oct 2, 2008

    Joe Foley says two of the projects that stick out most in his memory are a spaceship and a base for a 12-liter beer stein. While those types of projects donAca,!a,,ct come across his desk every day, rest assured Foley can figure out how to help if something like that comes around again. Foley is the resident engraver at the Heidelberg Arts and Crafts Center, a position heAca,!a,,cs been in for the past four years.

  • Base expands training areas to prep forces for Afghanistan

    Sep 30, 2008

    At Chievres Air Base in Belgium, an Army garrison used by U.S. forces who support NATO operations, the training missions for Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan are evolving. In less than three months, a mock village with more than 30 buildings and an outdoor market were constructed at ChiAfA..vres to prepare Soldiers, civilians and allied partners of the 650th Military Intelligence Group for their upcoming deployment.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army Covenant benefits Tri-Border multi-service families

    Sep 30, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- ItAca,!a,,cs been a year since the Army rolled out a comprehensive program aimed at improving the quality of life for families, but in the tri-border area of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, those benefits now extend to all U.S. military families, not just Army.

  • Making a Good Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, smiles as his sponsor makes an adjustment to his uniform prior to the board apperance Sept. 29 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Answering to the Sgt. Maj. of the Army

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Knock With a Purpose

    Sep 29, 2008

    Eighth Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus knocks on the door just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Last-Minute Adjustments

    Sep 29, 2008

    The Army National Guard's Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino receives some last-minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Ganieany, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Testing Army Knowledge

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command NCO of the year, answers questions during her board appearance at the 2008 Department of the Army Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held Sept. 29 Aca,!" Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Begins With Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sound Advice

    Sep 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins gets instructions from Sgt. Maj. Alice Dallman while his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal looks on. Wiggins was competing in the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Attention to Detail

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command gets a few last minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Awaiting the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    U.S. Army Europe's Staff Sgt. Jonathan "Jack" Higgs awaits the word to knock and enter just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Final Preparation

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski of the National Capital Region, gets in some last minute study time from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Bouchard, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Lawmakers bid farewell on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter retire on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

  • Wright Flyer 'returns' to Fort Myer after 100 years

    Sep 29, 2008

    It took a century to achieve, but for the hundreds gathered in Fort Myer's Conmy Hall this month, it was well worth it.

  • USA wins 'Best Nation' at CISM in Sweden

    Sep 26, 2008

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won four medals last week and the coveted title of Aca,!A"Best Nation in the WorldAca,!A? at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire - called CISM - at the Rodberget Shooting Centre in northern Sweden.

  • Swedish gold

    Sep 26, 2008

    The Army Marksmanship Unit is victorious in Sweden; USAMU is now the best in the world.

  • Wiesbaden: Upgrades, new facilities transforming garrison

    Sep 26, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" ItAca,!a,,cs nearly impossible to overlook Aca,!" transformation in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden is everywhere as it prepares the operational and support facilities for the command and control elements of the expeditionary 7th Army.

  • Cancer Awareness Laps for Life

    Sep 26, 2008

    About 1,500 community members participated in the 12-hour Cancer Awareness Laps for Life event in Heidelberg, Germany, Sept. 19-20.

  • Secretary of the Army visits LRMC

    Sep 25, 2008

    At the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, visitors come to see the wounded warriors on a daily basis. But one special visitor made a surprise visit.

  • Bags

    Sep 25, 2008

    A Commissary has gone green in Germany.

  • Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services visits USAREUR/IMCOM-Europe

    Sep 25, 2008

    Heidelberg, Germany (Sep. 25, 2008) Aca,!"USAREUR and IMCOM-Europe will host the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services September 29 and 30 as it conducts its worldwide assessment of Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force installations. Members of the Task Force would like to provide an opportunity for the public, or victims or witnesses of past sexual assaults to meet individually with a member of the Task Force. However, victims or witnesses involved in any incident subject to an ongoing or upcoming judicial proceeding will not be seen, because the Task Force will not risk endangering the investigation. The Task Force wants to make sure the public, victims and witnesses are heard and to have an opportunity to tell their story to someone outside of the military's chain of command.

  • Stuttgart's Kelley Hotel 3-for-3 in Army-wide contest

    Sep 25, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" The Kelley Hotel received its third Army-wide LodgA,A!ing of the Year Award recently.

  • Tough, realistic training prepares NZ Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2008

    2nd /1st Brigade, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment train durring Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. Cooperative Spirit 2008 is a multinational combat training center rotation intended to test interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies.

  • Welsh Guards train at JMRC during CS08

    Sep 23, 2008

    British Army Soldiers from 3 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards conduct deliberate attack training, Sept. 20, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center as part of the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program to host the Cooperative Spirit 2008 training event.

  • 3-2 leads the way at ABCA's training event in Germany

    Sep 22, 2008

    Spc. Rich Olson, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, leads the 7th Platoon command squad of 3 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards into a house during the British Soldiers deliberate attack training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Germany Sept. 20, which is hosting Cooperative Spirit 2008 for the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program. The goal of the training event is interoperability Aca,!" making sure the nations can not only talk electronically despite different communication systems but also work together tactically. The 3-2 is leading the exercise with each nation providing a battalion falling under them.

  • Canada goes live fire in 'Cooperative Spirit'

    Sep 22, 2008

    Company I, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment is at JMRC for a month-long training event called Cooperative Spirit 2008, a coalition training mission involving America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (ABCA).

  • Keeping stock of field medicine

    Sep 21, 2008

    Physician's Assistant 1st Lt. Christina Campbell, a 30-year old, Sarasota, Fla., native, inventories her battalion's medical supplies at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany, Sept., 17, 2008. Campbell works at the aid station that is providing medical care to Soldiers participating in Cooperative Spirit 2008 as part of the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies Program.

  • Co. A, 5-20 preps equipment with MILES

    Sep 21, 2008

    Soldiers from Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, I Corps, equip their Strykers and themselves with MILES gear for Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Canadian Soldiers, U.S. Shoothouse in Germany

    Sep 19, 2008

    H Company, 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment conducts a live-fire Military Operation in Urban Terrain at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center shoothouse, as part of Cooperative Spirit 2008. The American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand ArmiesAca,!a,,c Program is conducting the Cooperative Spirit training event to test and close the gaps in interoperability between the nations.

  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • Garmisch wins big at Army Rec Awards

    Sep 19, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The results are in and the Pete Burke Community Center and Garmisch Community Library on Artillery Kaserne are the best of the best.

  • Canadians go live-fire at JMRC's shoothouse

    Sep 19, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany, Sept. 17, 2008 Aca,!" Canadian Soldiers from India Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment conduct live fire training Sept. 17 during Cooperative Spirit 2008 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany. Cooperative Spirit 2008 is a multinational Combat Training Center rotation intended to test interoperability among the American, British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Armies' Program (ABCA).

  • Open for Discussion: Benelux group helps combat vets talk through issues

    Sep 19, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, BELGIUM Aca,!" Although Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and Army organizations located here do not deploy battalions of Soldiers to combat, there are individual troops and small groups who are on constant rotations to battle zones. Additionally, nearby installations are often the next assignment for many who have finished a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Marshall Center librarian wins national honors

    Sep 18, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" Marshall Center library technician Jill Golden was honored as the 2007 Federal Library Technician of the Year during a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12.

  • The Aussie with Awesome Aim

    Sep 18, 2008

    An Australian soldier assumes a solid fighting position behind rocks and tree roots during a training exercise Sept. 11 at Hohenfels, Germany. The maneuvers helped prepare the unit for Cooperative Spirit 2008, a joint training event for the America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Armies Program. ABCA has been dedicated to close interopability gaps between the five nations for decades.

  • U.S. Army awards 43 million euro contract for construction in Bulgaria

    Sep 18, 2008

    U.S. Army awards 43 million euro contract for construction in Bulgaria

  • Partnership develops into gold (and silver and bronze)

    Sep 18, 2008

    KASTELLAUN, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Europe Soldiers tested their skills with several German weapon systems Sep. 10 when their German partnership unit hosted a SchAfA1/4tzenschnur on a German rifle range just outside the city of Kastellaun.

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