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  • 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.

  • Multinational sniper course teaches more than just cover and concealment

    Aug 11, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - An out-of-place rock ... an olive drab rucksack not covered ... the subdued black muzzle of a Win Mag 300.

  • Training keeps the movement of Army equipment in Europe on track

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - Soldiers attending the Combined Arms Training Center's Unit Movement Officer Course, held in Vilseck, put their acquired knowledge to use during a practical exercise which evaluated their ability to properly secure and move military equipment for deployments.

  • Training helps Soldiers keep Europe's roads safe from hazardous materials

    Aug 11, 2009

    Thick black smoke billowed from the fire. Water didn't help. It actually fed the inferno. The more water the Soldier sprayed, the higher the flames licked toward the sky. It was a grease fire.

  • Conventional training prepares Soldiers for unconventional contingencies

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - According to Michael Dunson, lead instructor for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Course offered at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Combined Arms Training Center in Vilseck, today's Soldier needs to be prepared for chemical weapons on the battlefield, as more and more countries continue to test chemical and biological weapons.

  • Amateur radio exams to be held near Baumholder

    Aug 11, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Examinations for U.S. Federal Communications Commission amateur radio licenses will be held Sept. 26 at the "Feuerwehrhaus," (Fire Dept. House), in Berschweiler near Baumholder.

  • Stunt-like driving course helps Soldiers evade terrorism

    Aug 11, 2009

    The backdrop: a quaint German village is nestled snugly on a hillside encircling an ancient Bavarian castle perched atop like some crown jewel of the region.

  • Joint, multinational experiences add variety to marksmanship training

    Aug 11, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Not so long ago, deploying troops practiced shooting from a foxhole or in the prone position. Looking down the firing line, you would see the same uniform.

  • Heidelberg Golf Course hosting tourney in support of breast cancer awareness

    Aug 10, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Heidelberg Golf Course will host the annual Rally for the Cure tournament Aug. 29.

  • New pre-K program focuses on academics, self-help

    Aug 10, 2009

    A new Army-wide pre-kindergarten program promises to teach children more than classroom rules and good behavior. It's called Strong Beginnings, and has a curriculum that includes science and technology, literature and math.

  • Winds of change sweep through Baumholder

    Aug 10, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Barely one and a half months after it's return from Iraq, the 2nd Brigade Combat team is on the move again. In a combined reflagging and change of command ceremony, the brigade's leadership said goodbye to Baumholder and a new brigade leadership team took over what is now the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Heavy.

  • Wiesbaden youths bring classic story to life

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- For many people the story of "Pinocchio" brings back memories. The tale of a young puppet boy awakened by a blue fairy who tells him he can become a real boy if he proves himself "brave, truthful, and unselfish" is a part of many people's childhoods.

  • Wiesbaden students have fun, continue learning during vacation

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While many U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden teachers and youths enjoyed time away from school during summer vacation, a group of dedicated instructors and students explored "Mysteries, Science and Math" at Hainerberg Elementary School for four weeks.

  • First MRAP course in Europe stresses common-sense safety

    Aug 10, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team were the first European-based troops to attend the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's initial Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, Operators Course during the last week of July.

  • Garrison pilot program addresses trash talk issues

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recent trash talk by community members has led U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden officials to revamp practices aimed at cleaning up the community's housing areas.

  • AAFES 'deployees': Store workers volunteer to serve wherever service members deploy

    Aug 10, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Army and Air Force Exchange Service "deployees" know about the sporadic gunfire, the truck convoys, the constant sound of mortar rounds and insurgent attacks that emerge from giant sandstorms.

  • Retiree organizations keep veterans, spouses informed

    Aug 10, 2009

    The woes of health care costs and the feeling that every legislative session brings another threat against veteran and retiree benefits aren't lost on U.S. military retirees living in Europe.

  • Mother, son serve together in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2009

    Deployed Soldiers have all kissed their families good-bye, and headed off to war with the expectation of learning to handle the constant heartache of missing their loved ones. However, in a rare exception, two Soldiers in eastern Afghanistan have found unexpected relief from this typical situation by being assigned to the same location at Forward Operating Base Salerno in the Khost province.

  • Home Is where the Company is

    Aug 7, 2009

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany - Speeches were interrupted by the sounds of crying babies and restless kids, but no one minded - they were entitled.

  • IMCOM-Europe postal team hosts first Postal Summit

    Aug 7, 2009

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - Postal representatives from various military and civilian agencies have concluded a two-day Postal Summit Conference hosted here by Installation Management Command-Europe at its Center for Workforce Development.

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

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

  • German, American Soldiers amplify relationship

    Aug 6, 2009

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

  • Military Police battle for spot in annual competition

    Aug 6, 2009

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

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

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldiers remember fallen brothers

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Hohenfels children 'get creative' with summer reading program

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Students with disabilities explore government employment

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Heidelberg Soldier to compete at Army level

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Only a test: Heidelberg community checks readiness capabilities

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Wiesbaden Soldiers compete in dragon races

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Grafenwoehr German-American Volksfest

    Aug 5, 2009

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

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

    Aug 5, 2009

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

  • Officials of local governments tour Novo Selo Training Area

    Aug 4, 2009

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

  • HIRED! helps Baumholder teens get ahead

    Aug 4, 2009

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

  • Focus groups begin evaluation of Covenant delivery in Europe

    Aug 4, 2009

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

  • Army Astronaut Candidate Visits Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2009

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

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

    Aug 3, 2009

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

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

    Aug 3, 2009

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

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion establishes in Schweinfurt

    Aug 3, 2009

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

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

    Aug 1, 2009

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

  • Young Dane visits WWII graves, Fort Knox

    Jul 31, 2009

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

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

  • Bamberg hosts successful series of summer programs for youth

    Jul 31, 2009

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

  • 405th AFSB Begins Relocation to Kaiserslautern

    Jul 30, 2009

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

  • TMDE Announces Facility Relocation

    Jul 30, 2009

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

  • MP regimental CSM visits 18th MP Brigade

    Jul 30, 2009

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

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

    Jul 30, 2009

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

  • Europe-based Soldiers learn to lead troops into battle

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Ansbach Military Police dedicates new kennel

    Jul 29, 2009

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

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

    Jul 29, 2009

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

  • Summer hire hits Heidelberg

    Jul 29, 2009

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

  • Community cruises for wounded warriors

    Jul 29, 2009

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

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

    Jul 29, 2009

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

  • Deployment children attend IMCOM-Europe camp program

    Jul 28, 2009

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

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

    Jul 28, 2009

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

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

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

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

    Jul 27, 2009

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

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

    Jul 27, 2009

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

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

    Jul 27, 2009

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

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

    Jul 27, 2009

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

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

    Jul 27, 2009

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

  • Maintaining security

    Jul 26, 2009

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

  • Development projects help local Afghans in Nishagam village, Afghanistan

    Jul 25, 2009

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

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

    Jul 25, 2009

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

  • Schooling security engineers

    Jul 24, 2009

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

  • Schweinfurt ACS receives recommendation for accreditation

    Jul 24, 2009

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

  • Victory Week to include ceremonies, sports, Family fun

    Jul 23, 2009

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

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

    Jul 23, 2009

    NATO exercise simulating multinational battle command structure in Afghanistan

  • Coming soon to a theater near you...

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • New wireless internet services offered to Bamberg Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2009

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

  • BBQ Safety in Garmisch "well-done"

    Jul 23, 2009

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