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  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • USAG Schinnen News Archives

    Nov 25, 2008

    Enjoy reviewing our news archives and if you have any questions or a story ideas, please contact the USAG Schinnen Public Affairs office by e-mail paousagshi@eur.army.mil or by phone 0031-46-443-1600. Thanks!

  • Support group helps new mothers in Heidelberg cope with stress while far away from family, friends

    Nov 25, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Many military moms find themselves far from friends and family when they have their first baby. Mom2Mom, a Heidelberg support group for first-time mothers, seeks to help alleviate some of the stress of not having a personal assistance task force nearby.

  • When enemies become friends

    Nov 25, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two Soldiers who were enemies during the Cold War are now joined by the most important bond: Martina Aca,!A"TinaAca,!A? MaliA...E+AfA!kovAfA!, the exchange student that the American Soldier's family hosted while they were stationed in the Washington, D.C. area. Both the American and her Slovakian father call Tina Aca,!A"daughter.Aca,!A?

  • Bastogne walk commemorates largest land battle in U.S. Army history

    Nov 25, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands (Nov. 25, 2008) -- In 1944, all seven main roads in the Ardennes mountain range converged on the small town of Bastogne, Belgium, making control of that crossroads imperative for a German advance in World War II -- a place allied forces had to defend at all cost. It remains the scene of the largest land battle in U.S. Army history. Today monuments commemorate the siege of Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge. The 31st annual Bastogne Historical Walk, scheduled Dec. 13-14, salutes the regionAca,!a,,cs place in history as well.

  • Schweinfurt SKIES programs offer exercise, life lessons

    Nov 25, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Graceful steps, kicks and punches. These are just a few moves that the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited is teaching to children and youth here.

  • Wiesbaden BOSS serves as Soldier's advocate

    Nov 24, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Head to almost any event in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community and you will often see a group of young Soldiers reaching out to fellow servicemembers.

  • Christmas Markets and Holiday Events

    Nov 24, 2008

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Holiday Season is here and brings all of us assigned to and living in Europe an opportunity to discover age-old European traditions and to share the experience by sending your photos to paousagshi@eur.army.mil.

  • German, Italian Prisoners of War honored at ceremony

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Riley conducts memorial ceremony to remember German and Italian Prisoners of War buried at the Post cemetary. Officers from the German and Italian Army came from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. to attend the ceremony.

  • From soldier to spaceman-A journey beyond the Army

    Nov 21, 2008

    This story is about an Army astronaut who is slated to launch on the space shuttle this summer. His mission will be several months long aboard the space station.

  • New GI Bill makes the grade in Kaiserslautern

    Nov 21, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Getting tuition assistance on GoArmyEd is something 1st Sgt. Crispin Bryant, 357th Air Missile Defense Detachment, knows very well. He completed his associate, bachelorAca,!a,,cs and masterAca,!a,,cs degrees during his 25 years in the Army.

  • Bastogne walk a tribute to peace

    Nov 21, 2008

    SCHINNEN, NETHERLANDS -- In 1944, all seven main roads in the Ardennes mountain range converged on the small town of Bastogne, Belgium, making control of these crossroads imperative for the attacking forcesAca,!a,,c advance and the one place allied forces had to defend at all cost. It remains the largest land battle in U.S. Army history.

  • Blackhawk Brigade's rendezvous builds esprit among unit's Soldiers, Families prior to Iraq

    Nov 21, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The 172nd Infantry BrigadeAca,!a,,cs last unit formation here before its departure for Iraq combined ancient Greek history, Native American lore, military tradition, some sports and family fun. The Nov. 12 and 13 event, the 172nd Infantry Brigade Aca,!A"Blackhawk Rendezvous,Aca,!A? also borrowed heavily on the early American fur trapper tradition of an annual mass gathering where frontiersmen met to sell their wares, compete, share news and renew friendships.

  • High-adrenaline program reduces risky behavior for redeploying Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" A free adventure program designed to help redeploying Soldiers deal with post-combat stress will hit the slopes soon.

  • Covenant programs help family members find jobs

    Nov 20, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium -- Finding a job after moving to Belgium is difficult for many family members, but Army Family Covenant programs through Army Community Services offer many resources to help job seekers.

  • Final closure of USAG Hessen

    Nov 20, 2008

    HANAU, Germany -- A ceremony was held Nov. 18 on Pioneer Kaserne marking the final closure of U.S. Army Garrison Hessen, Germany. During the ceremony, Dr. Robert Schloesser, chief of the closure team, described the massive effort that went into preparing the U.S. military installations in Hanau for return to the German government. "This is a tribute to all of the hard work by Hanau employees and cooperation by all of the units stationed here," said Schloesser, in having the facilities ready for return some 14 months ahead of schedule. After taking down the last U.S. flag to fly over Pioneer Kaserne, Schloesser gave it to Torsten Halsey, deputy curator of the Americans in Hessen Exhibition. The exhibit, which showcases the American presence in the German state since World War II, opens Nov. 21 at Hanau's Schloss Philippsruhe and runs through March 29. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Italian noncommissioned officers join American paratroopers for four-week Basic NCO Course training

    Nov 20, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- Aca,!A"Sky SoldiersAca,!A? from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and several of their Italian army counterparts completed the second phase of the U.S. Army Basic Non-commissioned Officer Course at Caserma Ederle here Oct. 14 Aca,!" Nov. 6. Instructors from Fort Benning, Ga., conducted the four weeks of instruction that included classroom, computer simulation, and field training. The course, designed for staff sergeants and Soldiers preparing to be promoted to staff sergeant, was taught as a Aca,!A"give-and-takeAca,!A? between instructors and Soldiers who shared battlefield experiences and exchanged tactics and techniques.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers get some realistic urban 'sergeants' time'

    Nov 20, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The spire on the mosque glinted in the late afternoon sky. Soldiers huddled near the entryway to the house next door. Suddenly they rocked backward and then kicked open the door. This scenario did not unfold in Iraq or Afghanistan. It happened at a mock forward operating base at Panzer Kaserne here Nov. 13 during Aca,!A"sergeantsAca,!a,,c timeAca,!A? training for Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion of U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Covenant delivers new Wiesbaden programs, beefed-up staffing

    Nov 19, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Once the ink dried on the Army Family Covenant, the demand for community family and youth programs at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden surged.

  • Citizens of German town honor American Soldiers who died there during closing days of World War II

    Nov 19, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Nov. 18, 2008) Aca,!" German citizens observed Volkstrauertag, a national day of mourning for those who died during World Wars I and II, sometimes called Remembrance Day, Nov. 16. Every year since the end of World War II 63 years ago, the citizens of Duehren, a small town south of Sinsheim, Germany, have gathered on that day to honor the 51 men from their town who died in World War II, along with 25 missing.

  • Multi-national Solders lay wreaths in Heidelberg on German National Day of Mourning

    Nov 18, 2008

    Heidelberg, Germany (Nov 18, 2008) - A multi-national group of Soldiers carries memorial wreaths to lay in the Ehrenfriedhof (honor cemetery) in Heidelberg, Germany during a German Volkstrauertag (National Day of Mourning or Remembrance Day) ceremony, Nov. 16. Several U.S. and German dignitaries also participated in the memorial, including Werner Pfisterer, member of the Stuttgart parliament and the Heidelberg city council (third from left in background); Gen. Carter Ham, commander of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army (fourth from left in background); Col. Robert Ulses, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg (fifth from left in background); Heidelberg Lord Mayor Dr. Eckart WAfA1/4rzner (sixth from left in background); and Lt. Gen. Roland Kather, commander of NATO's Allied Land Component Command Headquarters Heidelberg. More than 800 servicemembers, primarily German, but also French, British, Italian and Russian, who died in the world wars are interred in the cemetery atop Heidelberg's KAfAPnigstuhl peak.

  • Daylong celebration welcomes 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers home from 15-month combat tour in

    Nov 18, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany (Nov. 17, 2008) Aca,!" Aca,!A"Three thousand, two hundred and fifty-six Aca,!EoeGriffinAca,!a,,c Soldiers deployed into combat, and 15 months later 3,256 returned safely to their Families,Aca,!A? said Col. Timothy J. Edens, commander of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. Speaking to a crowd of hundreds that gathered on a frigid morning, in fog so thick the guests of honor standing in formation before them on the flight line at Katterbach Army Airfield were no more than blurred shadows moments earlier, Edens called that statistic Aca,!A"the one that shines above all others to me, and will resonate in my heart forever.Aca,!A?

  • Germans honor American Soldiers as part of war dead

    Nov 18, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- German citizens observed Volkstrauertag, literally people mourning day, Sunday. The day is a national day of mourning for those who died during World Wars I and II. Among those remembered are 13 German soldiers who died April 2, 1945 Aca,!" Easter Monday Aca,!" in defense of the town against American Soldiers of the 397th Infantry Regiment, who were clearing towns on their march toward Heilbronn. Between April 1 and 3, 1945, 21 Americans died in the Sinsheim area, just more than a month before the German surrender on the western front May 7.

  • Bamberg martial arts events offered to troops

    Nov 18, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers are being offered discounted ticket price to a mixed martial arts competition in BambergAca,!a,,cs Jako Arena Dec. 13. The ticket price is available to all troops stationed in Bavaria. Soldiers will also be able to attend a free mixed martial arts workshop at Warner Barracks Freedom Fitness Facility Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

  • Covenant supports critical services at Vicenza

    Nov 18, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Since Army leaders unveiled the Army Family Covenant worldwide last year, more than one million dollars has been committed to family programs at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza.

  • First class customer service starts with training

    Nov 18, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Strong customer service is a business essential, even in a military environment.

  • Army spouse, veteran wins Rising Star

    Nov 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Army spouse and veteran Joyce Dodson won the 2008 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Friday and will now have the chance to go to Los Angeles to record a demo CD.

  • Fort Bliss community unveils memorial wall

    Nov 17, 2008

    Almost 65 years ago, a company of Hispanic Soldiers with an average age of 20 set out on a mission to cross the heavy-fortified Rapido River in southern Italy during World War II. Nearly every Soldier who attempted the crossing was killed by mines, artillery or gunfire.

  • Wounded Warriors get recovery assistance at Bamberg's library

    Nov 17, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany - Some of the most difficult injuries to overcome are the emotional scars from physical damage. Long after the body has healed, the mind continues to experience the pain and the stress that accompany the injury. Even in cases where the body was damaged during a recreational sport or during a training accident, the mind and emotions must re-adjust to the limitations that arise from the injury.

  • DoDDS teachers get an inside look at combat, redeployment

    Nov 17, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" When Soldier-parents deploy to serve in harmAca,!a,,cs way, they leave knowing their children will be comforted by Department of Defense Dependents Schools teachers and administrators.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    Slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's change of command ceremony conducted at the Fort Belvoir, Va., parade field, Nov. 14. Gen. Benjamin Griffin retired from the Army during the ceremony.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • First foreign-military spouses graduate from Fort Bliss SLDC course

    Nov 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently held a graduation ceremony for the Senior Spouse Leadership Development Course that included for the first time, spouses of international students attending the Sergeants Majors Course Class 59.

  • Volunteers in Europe help wounded warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES AIR BASE, Belgium -- During Warrior Care Month, the U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Soldier and Family Assistance Center is educating military families on the local resources available to support warriors, but it is also introducing some volunteer programs within Belgium and the Netherlands.

  • Warm Welcome for Landstuhl Air Ambulance Unit

    Nov 14, 2008

    LANDSTUHL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Germany Aca,!" Chief Warrant Officer 2 Derek Joshua reunites with his family Nov. 2 after a deployment to Iraq. The reunion consisted of 125 Soldiers from Company C of the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, an air ambulance company that successfully completed its 15-month deployment flying helicopter medical evacuation missions in Iraq. (U.S. Army Photo/Michelle Barrera)

  • When a crisis hits, USAG Schinnen is ready

    Nov 14, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- The phones in the military police station begin to ring and finally a radio cracks to confirm that a fire has been discovered. Sgt. Charlie Cook, an MP on U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, filters the racket of phones and radios, summons the garrison's life line with the host nation and in minutes Dutch fire fighters are ready to attack the blaze and medical help is on the way.

  • Honoring Host Nation Neighbors on 90th Anniversary of Armistice Day

    Nov 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Garrison Benelux provides oversight to three additional garrisons in Belgium and the Netherlands who support NATO operations worldwide. In its continued commitment to its host nation communities, each garrison participated Armistice Day celebrations throughout the two countries.

  • Wounded warriors join worldwide gaming event at USO Warrior Center

    Nov 14, 2008

    On Nov. 11, 2008, the USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany hosted a video game competition which pitted servicemembers from around the world, as well as a few Tampa Bay Buccaneers players, against each other.

  • U.S. Signal Soldiers join German servicemembers on march toward armed forces proficiency badge

    Nov 14, 2008

    NIEDERMOHR, Germany (Nov. 13, 2008) -- Leaves crunched underfoot as a group of German and American Soldiers took off with 25-pound rucksacks strapped to their backs under an overcast German sky. Twelve Soldiers from 5th Signal CommandAca,!a,,cs 43rd Signal Battalion and members of the German air defense unit Polycone, based in Bann, Germany, marched together Nov. 6 toward earning the Abzeichen fAfA1/4r Leistungen im Truppendienst -- the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.

  • 18th Engineer Brigade assumes mission in Kirkuk region

    Nov 14, 2008

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2008) -- The 18th Engineer Brigade officially assumed responsibility for missions in the Kirkuk region when its leaders uncased the brigade colors here Nov. 6. The engineers are responsible for Iraqi engineer partnership, as well as route clearance and construction projects in northern Iraq. The unfurling was part of a traditional ceremony at Forward Operating Base Warrior that passed the Kirkuk area of responsibility from the 1st brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division to the 18th. During the event Col. Matthew Russell, the 18th's commander, and brigade senior noncommissioned officer Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark uncased their unit's standard.

  • Study certifies Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Mannheim health care facilities among the best

    Nov 14, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Nov. 13, 2008) -- The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Aca,!" Heidelberg successfully completed its Joint Commission survey as an ambulatory care center Nov. 5 at Nachrichten Kaserne here. The Joint Commission surveys approximately 15,000 health care organizations worldwide and grants accreditation to organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to providing safe, high-quality health care and continually work to improve that care, according to the commissionAca,!a,,cs Web site.

  • Royal Hospital Chelsea pensioners visit Pentagon

    Nov 13, 2008

    Five British soldier pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea in England paid a visit to the Pentagon Wednesday to listen to how the U.S. Army is handling the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, and heard insights from the Sergeant Major of the Army as well as what his job encompasses.

  • Anbiya assumes responsibility of IMCOM-Europe

    Nov 13, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Installation Management Command-EuropeAca,!a,,cs new command sergeant major assumed the responsibilities of her office here Nov. 13.

  • Building teams, solving problems

    Nov 13, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- To gauge the emphasis that the Army Family Covenant puts on supporting the families of Soldiers, just take a look at what's happening here.

  • Schinnen Commander Speaks at Margraten Veterans Day

    Nov 13, 2008

    VeteranAca,!a,,cs Day at the American Military Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands, dawned with howling winds and driving rain, but the clouds parted just in time for a ceremony at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, commemorating the precise moment in history when the armistice was signed ending World War I.

  • Stuttgart exercise puts anti-terrorism plan to test

    Nov 13, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" A C-17 Globemaster with 31 Department of Defense civilians and servicemembers taxis down the runway at the Stuttgart Army Airfield and comes to a stop.

  • Hohenfels 'makes a difference'

    Nov 13, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" Volunteers at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels rolled up their sleeves and made numerous donations for wounded warriors here and a nearby childrenAca,!a,,cs home in Parsberg, joining together with millions of volunteers across the United States during the 18th annual Make a Difference Day.

  • 43rd Signal Battalion Soldiers ruckmarch with German counterparts toward receiving the German Profic

    Nov 12, 2008

    NIEDERMOHR, Germany (November 6, 2008) Aca,!" Leaves crunched underfoot as a group of German and American Soldiers took off with 25-pound rucksacks strapped to their back under an overcast German sky.

  • Kaiserslautern celebrates military families

    Nov 12, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" For years, the Department of Defense has been preaching a Aca,!A"purple suitAca,!A? concept in which every U.S. military branch works together to reach a common goal.

  • Newlyweds find romance in Garmisch, along with an MWR auto craft shop

    Nov 7, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" A honeymoon is one of those events couples remember for the rest of their lives. But being stranded with a broken axel and sleeping two freezing October nights in their Volkswagen instead of a newlywed suite, drinking water instead of champagne, and dining on canned goods warmed with a Meal, Ready-to-Eat heater instead of room service isnAca,!a,,ct what Spc. Benjamin Baker and his bride Nadine had planned.

  • Rail operation marks last stop for 12th Combat Aviation Brigade equipment headed home from deploymen

    Nov 7, 2008

    KATTERBACH KASERNE, Germany (Nov. 6, 2008) Aca,!" Katterbach KaserneAca,!a,,cs railroad tracks normally lay dormant as a metallic Rip Van Winkle as the rest of the community hustles and bustles around them. That calm was shattered when a raspberry-colored train maneuvered its way onto the tracks hauling a payload that included nearly 100 equipment containers of supplies and equipment belonging to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • IMCOM-Europe signs environmental agreement

    Nov 7, 2008

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany Aca,!" Protecting the environment is taken seriously in Germany and other European communities. Accordingly, on her first visit to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, met with representatives of the state of Rheinland Pfalz and the German federal government to sign an agreement that affirms the commitment U.S. forces have in abiding by German and European Union environmental protection guidelines.

  • Family life changes when Soldiers deploy

    Nov 7, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The upcoming deployment of the 172nd Infantry Brigade will affect not only Soldiers but also spouses and children, many of whom will ask themselves whether they should return stateside for a long visit or stay overseas.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in combat in Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- A 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat team Soldier was awarded the Silver Star for valor in a ceremony here Oct. 31. Spc. Dillon Bergstad of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, received the medal for his actions Aug. 27, 2007, in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, while deployed with the 173rd ABCT in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • USARCENT conducts planning conference in Atlanta

    Nov 6, 2008

    Representatives from 14 countries in U.S. Army CentralAca,!a,,cs (USARCENT) area of operations came together Oct. 27 through 31 in Atlanta for a Concept Development Conference (CDC). The CDC is designed for delegates to plan the Land Forces Symposium (LFS) scheduled for April 2009 in Kenya, Africa.

  • U.S. and NATO allies train on combat air power

    Nov 6, 2008

    High above the Joint Multinational Readiness Center aviators play a vital role in training U.S. and NATO allies by giving them a glimpse of the air power capabilities that are only a call away.

  • Hohenfels community observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Nov 6, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Dinah F.B. Cohen, director of the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, was the featured speaker at the U.S. Army Garrison HohenfelsAca,!a,,c commemoration of OctoberAca,!a,,cs National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The program was held at the JMRC Headquarters and featured nearly 100 local military and civilian leaders in attendance.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day offers variety of services for former servicemembers, families

    Nov 6, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Nov. 5, 2008) -- U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerttemberg has scheduled a Retiree Appreciation Day at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion here, Nov. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of services will be available to retired servicemembers and their families during the event. The Heidelberg Health Center will have staff members available from several of its clinics and divisions, including audiology, optometry, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, family practice, occupational and physical therapy, pharmacy services, social work services, wellness, patient administration, clinical operations and nutrition care. Some of those health center departments will offer medical screenings during the day's events, while others will provide information and help set up appointments.

  • 5th Signal Command hosts 'summit' to discuss future of signal projects and operations

    Nov 6, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- 5th Signal Command hosted a Aca,!A"signal summitAca,!A? to Aca,!A"discuss the current state of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs global military signal operations and future endeavors and projects to build a global network enterprise that enables every warfighter to accomplish the mission.

  • Combat vet commands European Combat Training Center

    Nov 5, 2008

    The new commander of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center wants the center to be Aca,!A"a learning organizationAca,!A? as it strives to meet the needs of the units it supports. Col. Charles A. Preysler assumed command of the JMRC during an early morning ceremony at the JMRC gymnasium on Oct. 21.

  • Artist brings color to Garmisch Library

    Nov 5, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch Library staff celebrated the completion of artist Peter BrownAca,!a,,cs mural in the buildingAca,!a,,cs Teen Corner by inviting community youth over Oct. 24 for a Aca,!A"Meet the MuralistAca,!A? afternoon session of questions and answers.

  • Life after career-ending injury: Former Soldier finds hope through Veterans Employment Opportunity A

    Nov 5, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - As a supply clerk, then Spc. Christina Harvey, couldnAca,!a,,ct have forseen the path her career would take after falling down a set of stairs while carrying unit supplies in September 2006. After two years, Harvey found herself medically discharged from the Army and without a job, but less than two weeks later, she was back on the government payroll.

  • Rocker entertains Baumholder audience

    Nov 5, 2008

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany Aca,!" Scott Stapp, former lead singer of the rock band Creed, performed for Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, calling them Aca,!A"the cream of the crop.Aca,!A?

  • Europeans near military bases take interest in U.S. elections

    Nov 5, 2008

    MONS, Belgium -- In a country that is politically divided itself, Belgians gathered Tuesday night to look past their own squabbles and focus on politics in a country 3,800 miles away Aca,!" The United States of America.

  • Wiesbaden force protection exercise tests garrison readiness

    Nov 5, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" During U.S. Army Garrison WiesbadenAca,!a,,cs force protection exercise, members of the Emergency Operations Center were faced with various scenarios: an airfield explosion, a fuel spill and a beating death at the main train station.

  • USAG Grafenwoehr helps redeploying Soldiers reintegrate

    Nov 4, 2008

    VILSECK, Germany Aca,!" Months of preparation go into a unitAca,!a,,cs deployment, and the same can be said of its deployment back home.

  • U.S. Army Europe Stryker Soldiers return from deployment to tackle reintegration

    Nov 4, 2008

    VILSECK, Germany (Nov. 4, 2008) -- Months of preparation go into a unitAca,!a,,cs deployment, and the same can be said of its deployment back home. With about 4,000 Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment currently returning here from deployment, the Aca,!A"DragoonsAca,!A? have been easing back into the community while being saluted at welcome home celebrations and digging into a seven-day reintegration program. It took four months of planning to put that reintegration program in place for 2nd SCR Soldiers, Vilseck officials said.

  • State Partnership for Peace units pair up for deployment

    Nov 4, 2008

    A task force of Latvian soldiers supplemented by members of the Michigan Army National Guard Aca,!" debuted their efforts as a combined unit during Operational Mentor and Liaison Team training in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Soldiers enjoy benefits of proximity to Grafenwoehr ranges

    Nov 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is quickly becoming the premier Army base in Europe in virtually every respect.

  • Island adventure provides break for deployment kids

    Nov 3, 2008

    For an Army brat in 2008, a stable and cohesive family life can be a rare luxury, especially if you consider the effects of extended and often repeated deployments of one or even both parents.

  • Star wars training for downrange action!

    Nov 3, 2008

    Before deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, American Soldiers and coalition partners regularly choose to train at state-of-the-art ranges and facilities managed and maintained by EuropeAca,!a,,cs Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas.

  • Helping out during Italian harvest

    Nov 3, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" Under a gentle Tuscan sun, adults and youth from Camp DarbyAca,!a,,cs Club Beyond worked from dawn to dusk harvesting vineyard grapes.

  • Engaging targets

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers train to sharpen their marksmanship skills on a firing range. However, in actual combat, with the enemy shooting at them, hitting their Aca,!A"targetsAca,!A? can be much more difficult.

  • Soldiers get in the game with DISE

    Oct 31, 2008

    Imagine an exercise where Soldiers move around in full body armor, storm into Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites, travel in Humvees or Strykers, fire their weapons at Aca,!A"enemyAca,!A? combatants, call in support from Army helicopters, encounter improvised explosive devices, conduct convoy operations, and maybe even take a simulated bullet.

  • JMTC vehicle simulators

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs Training Support Activity-Europe, Soldiers hone their heavy-equipment operating skills using the Mobile-Close Combat Tactical Trainer, and receive enhanced training for light-wheeled vehicles using the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer.

  • JMTC Medical Training Facility in Europe

    Oct 31, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers are ambushed upon entering a small building. In a room filled with smoke, the sounds of gunfire, explosions and screams of agony, the Soldiers find several casualties with a multitude of injuries. The Soldiers treat the wounded.

  • Digital University: Training without sweating

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct always have to carry a weapon, crawl into an M-1126 Stryker ICV, don their interceptor body armor, or even break a sweat to train.

  • Grafenwoehr shoot house: 'Like an action movie set'

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southern Germany, Soldiers train in a Aca,!A"shoot houseAca,!A? unlike any in the Army.

  • 'The Great Gatsby' Roars into Heidelberg with The Big Read

    Oct 31, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the European Regional Library Support Center is encouraging everyone in Heidelberg to read Aca,!A"The Great GatsbyAca,!A? by F. Scott Fitzgerald and to participate in a series of cultural events throughout November.

  • Fisher House Services reflect Combined Federal Campaign support

    Oct 31, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netheralnds -- The Combined Federal Campaign made a world of difference for nine-year old Olivia Knight when her family benefited from charitable services provided by the Landstuhl Fisher House, one of more than 2,000 charities participating in this year's campaign.

  • MVP challenges others to stand up to gender violence

    Oct 31, 2008

    The Caserma Ederle community invited a representative from Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) to speak at the post chapel. MVP utilizes sports figures to elevate the discussion of gender violence.

  • Vicenza library offers new books, DVDs for special needs children

    Oct 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Italy, library offers new collection of books and DVDs to help parents and community members become better educated about children with special needs.

  • Credit union donates entertainment system to Bamberg wounded warriors

    Oct 31, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Overseas Service Credit Union donates 11 Nintendo Wiis and four flat-screen TVs to Warrior Transition Units throughout Germany.

  • Hohenfels plans new FMWR initiatives

    Oct 31, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" The Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels strive to provide American and international troops access to one of the premier military training sites worldwide, while at the same time remaining ready themselves to deploy whenever and wherever needed.

  • U.S. Army Europe paralegal Soldiers compete for top Soldier, noncommissioned officer titles

    Oct 31, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Oct. 30, 2008) -- Aca,!A"The JAG Corps is really small, but we have a lot of pride, and itAca,!a,,cs a pretty distinguished thing to be competing,Aca,!A? said Sgt. Karen Shevelev, halfway through the U.S. Army Europe Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition. Shevelev, a military justice paralegal NCO with the Southern European Task Force Staff Judge Advocate office, was one of five USAREUR Judge Advocate General Corps Soldiers who took on the he daylong competition here Oct. 24. Competitors spent months training for the event. Each had to compete in and earn top honors in competition at their respective organizations before moving up to the USAREUR-level event.

  • Taking care of troops in Kosovo

    Oct 30, 2008

    The mountain, commonly called Duke, soars above the sprawling expanse of Camp Bondsteel, KosovoAca,!"a massive military installation that encompasses almost 1,000 acres and serves as headquarters for U.S. Forces supporting a multinational force to protect Kosovo.

  • Veteran's book tells of days as POW

    Oct 30, 2008

    William Abbott fought with 31st Infantry Regiment when he was taken as a prisoner of war in 1950 by the Chinese during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.

  • Record numbers run for Red Ribbon Week at Kaiserslautern

    Oct 30, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers, civilians and family members of the 5th Quartermaster Company kept their promise during the U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs Red Ribbon Relay held on the nearby Vogelweh track Oct. 25.

  • A Royal honor

    Oct 30, 2008

    Two Soldiers are inducted into the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

  • Former USAG Mannheim fireman honored

    Oct 30, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany Aca,!" Thomas Tiedemann, a former firefighter for the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim Fire Department, received a U.S. Army Europe Certificate of Achievement here Oct. 24 for saving the life of an elderly woman last year.

  • Army chief of staff talks with GrafenwAfAPhr Soldiers, Families about deployment, transformation

    Oct 30, 2008

    GRAFENWAfaEUR"HR, Germany (Oct. 30, 2008) -- Soldiers and their Families can expect to spend more time together between deployments thanks to continuing success in Iraq and the steady growth of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top officer told Soldiers and Family members of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs172nd Infantry Brigade here Oct. 29. During a series of three roundtable discussions and a lunchtime meeting with the brigadeAca,!a,,cs officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers and Family Readiness Group leaders, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said dwell time -- the amount of time a Soldier or unit remains at home station between deployments -- will grow from 12 months to 24 over the next three years.

  • French soldiers train for Afghanistan

    Oct 29, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany - French soldiers were at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center learning how to use airpower to sustain them as they gear up for their six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Soldiers and Families in GrafenwAfAPhr

    Oct 29, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. discusses trends for future deployments and the Army's structure with officers and noncommissioned officers of U.S. Army Europe's 172nd Infantry Brigade during an informal meeting in the unit's headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany Oct. 29. Casey also met with battalion commanders, command sergeants major and the unit's Family Readiness Group leaders and joined several 'Blackhawk' Brigade Soldiers for lunch.

  • Thinking man's range

    Oct 29, 2008

    Soldier's use their most powerful weapon: their own minds.

  • Two U.S. officers receive British honors

    Oct 29, 2008

    The award Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was bestowed on two Army lieutenant colonels during a ceremony at the British Embassy, Oct. 28.

  • CFC officials say there's still time, opportunity to give

    Oct 29, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- While a tough economy seems to be on everyoneAca,!a,,cs minds these days, overseas contributors are still reaching into their hearts and wallets to donate to this yearAca,!a,,cs Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, CFC-O officials said.

  • Livorno exercise tests quick response

    Oct 28, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Livorno tested its emergency response capabilities by conducting an annual force protection exercise Oct. 22.

  • USAG Schweinfurt celebrates one year of Army Family Covenant

    Oct 28, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The Army Family Covenant, launched a little more than one year ago at installations around the world, solidified the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to the importance of families as a force multiplier. And the covenant lives today.

  • USAREUR announces new Command Sergeant Major

    Oct 28, 2008

    Gen. Carter Ham, United States Army Europe commanding general, announced today that he has selected Command Sergeant Major Ralph Beam as the 14th USAREUR command sergeant major. Aca,!A"I am pleased to announce the Command Sgt. Major Beam will serve as my right hand, my senior enlisted advisor,Aca,!A? said Ham, during his announcement. Aca,!A"Command Sgt. Major Beam is an outstanding senior noncommissioned officer who represents everything a Soldier should aspire to be. HeAca,!a,,cs a warrior, leader, and mentor. He will continue to act as the voice of the enlisted Soldiers and their families throughout USAREUR. I know I can depend on him to set the standard that all Soldiers should strive to attain.Aca,!A?

  • Brussels Garrison Receives Quality of Life Award

    Oct 28, 2008

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Elite U.S. military leadership saluted U.S. Army Garrison Brussels employees on both sides of the Atlantic this month for their exceptional support of Soldiers and their Families through the Aca,!A"BrusselsAca,!a,,c Information Fair.Aca,!A?

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