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

    Oct 8, 2009

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

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

    Oct 8, 2009

    1st Armored Division motor pool becomes a family affair

  • Schinnen partnership produces environmental benefits

    Oct 8, 2009

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

  • 7th Army JMTC hosts largest combat training rotation in Europe

    Oct 8, 2009

    Europe's premier training facilities, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, were a temporary home to more than 7,000 people a historic training event, during which two brigades' simultaneously prepared for deployment in support of counter-insurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Benelux family team building skills help NATO partners

    Oct 8, 2009

    Army Community Services officials at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are partnering with NATO allies on the home front, offering their military family team building tools to the international community on SHAPE. The volunteer-led Armed Forces Team Building program teaches leadership and developmental skills - such as communication, time management and problem solving techniques - to help strengthen family wellbeing.

  • The Benelux role in Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2009

    Over the last six years, NATO has served as a joint, allied command for the war in Afghanistan, and members of the Benelux community have played a prime role in that mission. Several members of the Benelux community are deployed in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

  • Rosen named USASMA deputy commandant; Guyette becomes chief of staff

    Oct 7, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Rosen has been named deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, as of Oct. 1. In another key position, Command Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Charles E. Guyette has been named chief of staff of the academy.

  • 1st AD chaplain supports family during deployment

    Oct 7, 2009

    The First Armored Division prepares for another deployment to Iraq later this year. When they go downrange this time, they'll take a special resource that aims to provide relief to troops and their families back at home.

  • 501st MPs build skills, trust

    Oct 7, 2009

    1st Armored Division military police prepare for Iraq deployment

  • Filling up on energy drinks can have harmful side effects

    Oct 7, 2009

    Quick, canned energy is now available to soldiers in almost any environment, but does that caffeinated surge come with a price' SPC Adam Ross has information from inside those cans of instant energy, and how to avoid their possibly harmful side effects.

  • Food Services Soldiers keep Old Ironsides rolling along

    Oct 7, 2009

    While a division staff trains to go to war, Soldiers behind the scenes ensure the basic life functions needed for a fighting force are met. SPC Adam Ross takes us to an early morning exercise that provides real world results.

  • German barber approaches 50 years of service to American servicemembers

    Oct 7, 2009

    LEAD: A lot has changed in the Army since the Vietnam War, but one thing that hasn't is the Army haircut. One man has dedicated his life to ensuring that today's Soldiers continue to follow that tradition and look their best. Army Pfc. Janelle Keyser tells us what kept him cutting

  • "Music is our Mission"

    Oct 7, 2009

    CARRYING A TUBA FOR THE ARMY DOESN'T MEAN YOU WON'T CARRY A SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPON. SPECIALIST DILLON TOWNSEL TAKES US TO GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY WHERE SOLDIERS OF THE 1ST ARMORED DIVISION BAND TRAIN FOR THE BATTLEFIELD JUST AS SERIOUSLY AS BAND REHEARSAL.

  • Task Force 30th MEDCOM, Deployed to Afghanistan, Celebrates 76th Anniversary with Run

    Oct 7, 2009

    Task Force 30th MEDCOM celebrates its 76th Anniversary with a 5K run around Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

  • Commentary: Children - the other victims of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2009

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the effects of domestic violence on families and to find ways to work together to promote safety and eliminate domestic violence in our communities.

  • Heidelberg receives nearly $30 million for critical repair projects

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Heidelberg garrison received nearly $30 million in additional critical repair projects during the last four weeks of September.

  • German and American runners compete in Wiesbaden Half Marathon

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Runners couldn't have asked for better weather as they took off from the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Sept. 26. More than 30 runners headed out under blue skies from Wiesbaden Army Airfield on the 21-kilometer half marathon course which took them on a sightseeing tour of the countryside around the military base.

  • Sesame Street brings smiles to Wiesbaden youths

    Oct 7, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Elmo talks, children listen. It's as simple as that. A,A Connecting to the youngest members of the American forces families through a familiar red Muppet, organizers of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families are taking the Sesame Street friends on a tour of 22 U.S. military installations in Europe, Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Garrison tests its force protection skills

    Oct 7, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - An attacker who gained access to the upper Wetzel Housing area detonated his explosive-laden vehicle by ramming a bus full of passengers next to the Wetzel Child Development Center Sept. 19. There were numerous injuries to the bus passengers and collateral damage to the Wetzel CDC. People inside the Wetzel CDC were also affected by the explosion that rocked the upper Wetzel area at about 9 a.m.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • JMTC Soldier is Army's top NCO for 2009

    Oct 6, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command was chosen as the Army's top NCO for 2009

  • USACE People: Quality control pro leaves impression on contractors across Europe

    Oct 6, 2009

    Deliver quality products to the customer, every time - that's the lesson this Corps of Engineers instructor has learned and what this course teaches.

  • Don't be 'That Guy'

    Oct 6, 2009

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby's Better Opportunity for Single Service members teamed up with U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Safety office and Army Community Services to talk with junior service members about binge drinking and kick off the That Guy campaign Sept. 25.

  • Camp Darby Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers dominated by Air Force

    Oct 6, 2009

    Camp Darby's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) celebrated their 20th birthday and held elections for a new council on Oct. 2. This year's elections, though, resulted in some surprising results.

  • Warner Barracks experiences spirit-lifting entertainment

    Oct 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - An energetic crowd danced and sang along as Spensha Baker, trio Trin-i-tee 5:7, Deitrick and Damita Haddon, and 2008 Operation Rising Star winner Joyce Dodson performed at the Freedom Fitness Facility on Sept. 23. More than 300 people gathered around the constructed stage to experience the "Lift Up Your Spirit" tour.

  • Fort Bragg hosts multi-national training exercise

    Oct 5, 2009

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

  • USAG Schinnen's BOSS program wins worldwide honors

    Oct 5, 2009

    For the second consecutive year, USAG Schinnen's BOSS program has received top recognition, winning the highest honor in its category this year for best installation program worldwide.

  • Double amputee inspires troops in Europe

    Oct 5, 2009

    Double amputee Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, who is still on active duty, spoke to troops in Europe in September.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Beckman

    Oct 2, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Beckman, representing U.S. Army Europe, reacts to an attack during the 'Evaluate a Casualty' Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills during the 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition held Sept. 28 - Oct. 2 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Hood organizations assist 407th AFSB keep vital equipment in top shape

    Oct 2, 2009

    The men and women of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade are keeping Soldiers' equipment in tip-top shape while working in ways that use ingenuity and resourcefulness to save taxpayer money.

  • LOGCAP highlights: Support in Southwest Asia

    Oct 2, 2009

    LOGCAP - Logistics Civil Augmentation Program - is a multi-billion dollar Army initiative to hire civilian contractors to perform services supporting the U.S. military in wartime and other contingencies. Use of contractors allows military units to focus on combat operations. It leverages worldwide corporate resources to bridge the gap between military logistics force structure and actual theater needs.

  • Combatives, mystery event cap Best Warrior finale

    Oct 2, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition concluded Oct. 3 with a mystery event and Combatives tournament.

  • "Airborne!" in five languages

    Oct 2, 2009

    Paratroopers from five countries conducted an airborne operation at Fort Bragg Sep. 30. The jump was part of the Bright Star exercise, a month-long, multi-national training exercise being conducted by the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division and airborne forces from Egypt, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Germany

  • Winn's Warrior Transition Battalion Enhances Physical Training Program

    Oct 2, 2009

    Partnering with the U.S. Paralympic Military Committee, Winn Army Community Hospital's WTB hosted a Train the Trainer clinic to assist with setting-up a Sports and Recreation program for injured 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers. Training included aquatics-based activities; adapted track; sitting and standing volleyball; power cycling/spinning; and core strengthening.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital Commander 'Sticks It To' 3rd ID Garrison Commander

    Oct 2, 2009

    Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga., readies troops for flu season.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Army's first students in new Warrior Leader Course graduate from Fort Bliss NCO Academy

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BLISS Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs first students to study under the new 17-day Warrior Leader Course graduated from the Fort Bliss Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Soldier Hall on Monday, ready to take the leadership lessons they learned back to their units a

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • Chief outlines Comprehensive Soldier Fitness at Landstuhl

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • USACE brings new technology to AFRICOM joint exercise in Uganda

    Oct 1, 2009

    Corps of Engineers team deploys to Uganda with forces from all U.S services and from five East African partner nations - Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

  • European training center welcomes new Commander of Operations Group

    Oct 1, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Col. John M. Spiszer was officially welcomed as the commander of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's (JMRC's) Operations Group, Tuesday, during an assumption of command ceremony at the airfield, here.

  • Military police build knowledge about MRAP vehicles

    Oct 1, 2009

    Military police build knowledge about MRAP vehicles

  • Wounded warrior, wife, share experiences with Schweinfurt community

    Oct 1, 2009

    One hundred twenty-nine pints of blood poured into Lt. Col. Greg Gadson's body in the single night that Soldiers, doctors and a vast team of others brought together by a roadside bomb fought together to save his life.

  • U.S. Army Africa hosts security cooperation working group

    Sep 30, 2009

    As U.S. Army Maj. Jeff Price heads back to his post in Nigeria, he takes with him a better understanding of U.S. Army Africa and a network of fellow Army officers serving at U.S. Embassies on the continent.

  • Mannheim clinic hosts first health fair, rededicates facility after million-dollar renovation

    Sep 30, 2009

    The Coleman Barracks Health and Dental Clinic held its first ever health fair Sept. 25 at its newly renovated facility in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Corps of Engineers finishes 5-year project - only crossing between Georgia, Russia

    Sep 30, 2009

    New, $2.4 million crossing station to control the border between Russia and Georgia was built by the USACE's Europe District.

  • Maj. Gen. Fontaine starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., starts the 12th annual Quad Cities Marathon in downtown Moline, Ill., Sept. 27.

  • Alabama National Guard trains for deployment with 1st AD

    Sep 29, 2009

    Alabama National Guard trains for deployment with 1st AD

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg garrisons host Elmo and the Sesame Street crew

    Sep 29, 2009

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families used Elmo and other beloved characters to help military children understand what it means when their moms and dads deploy and how to handle the changes that can come with such a major transition. The tour itself is part of Sesame Street's "Talk, Listen, Connect" initiative for military families.

  • Cavalry unit, garrison team up ahead of deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With the clanking of hammers nailing chock blocks into one end of the train car, a crane parked near the rail head on Conn Barracks gently placed a huge container down on the other end of the flat bed Sept. 25.

  • She doesn't kick like a girl: New female kicker for PHS football 'really something'

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Emma Murray, sophomore, first announced she would try out for kicker on the Patch High School football team, she was wearing a dress and had a flower in her hair. "I thought she was coming in to be my manager," said Brian Hill, head coach. Little did he know that Murray, 15, would not only make the varsity team, but become the Panthers' best kicker.

  • Military women inspire photographer's art, life

    Sep 28, 2009

    When Uka Meissner-DeRuiz began working for the U.S. Army in 1965, she was stunned to find women serving in the military. "I was surprised. It was a cultural shock, I do admit," she said. Years later, the idea still fascinates the German photographer. It's a theme she continually explores in her work. Meissner-DeRuiz's "Military Moms" photo exhibit, the third in a series focusing on women in the military, opened at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James-F.-Byrnes-Institut in downtown Stuttgart Sept. 17.

  • The long, dark tunnel: spouses and deployment

    Sep 28, 2009

    For a military spouse, the long, dark tunnel of deployment is paved with new challenges and responsibilities. While their service member spouse is away, the husband or wife left behind juggles children, finances, managing the home and work - alone. Add to this the loneliness of losing a partner and best friend, and the end result can be overwhelming, even traumatic, if the spouse create a support system for themselves.

  • New after-school program teaches kids grown-up skills

    Sep 28, 2009

    Learning to maintain a vehicle or trying Latin dance are usually activities reserved for adults. Now, children in grades 1-12 can try them out - for little to no cost - with the new, Army-wide Child, Youth and School Services after-school program, EDGE!

  • Observance lauds Hispanics' military sacrifices

    Sep 28, 2009

    When the salsa band started playing at the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Sept. 18, even Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, and his wife, Joyce, got up and danced along.

  • USAG Stuttgart rec programs take top IMCOM-E honors

    Sep 28, 2009

    The Installation Management Command -Europe Recreation Award winners were announced Sept. 11, and it was more than a win-win situation for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart. It was win-win-win-win, as the USAG Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation professionals collected top honors in four areas.

  • Archeologists unearth artifacts at Wiesbaden construction site

    Sep 28, 2009

    Almost 2,000 years ago, several Roman military bases were established along the Rhine River in western Germany, including one in Mainz - a large Roman city known as Moguntiacum. Because of its strategic location, historians surmise the base housed as many as four Roman legions.

  • 1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

    Sep 28, 2009

    1st AD officers scrum for esprit-de-corps

  • Welcome Social Kicks Off Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 27, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition kicked off Sept. 27 with a welcome social at Fort Lee, Va. Starting today and running through Oct. 2, 24 of the Army's elite Soldiers and noncommissioned officers representing 12 different commands will converge on Fort Lee to see who will be named this year's Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • USACE helps keep Kirkuk clean with waste management program

    Sep 27, 2009

    Garbage collection and disposal is a major problem throughout Iraq - but the sweet smell of success is coming from the Kirkuk Solid Waste Management Program.

  • Corps of Engineers manages projects to restore Iraqi legal, justice system facilities

    Sep 27, 2009

    In partnership with the Iraqi government, the Army Corps of Engineers works on projects to help the rule of law flourish under Iraq's emerging democracy.

  • Commentary: We all have a mission

    Sep 26, 2009

    Less than a week ago, I left behind the desert and the construction projects at Fort Bliss and travelled with my unit, the 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, to support the Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division during Operation Unified Endeavor, a mission readiness exercise, being held at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2009

    Energy drinks popular among Soldiers

  • 'God Is Touching The Hearts Of So Many'

    Sep 25, 2009

    While the Army defends freedoms around the world, God is working in the hearts of people from all walks of life who hunger for justice, compassion and a promise for a better future. That's what Betsy Brown is witnessing as she travels throughout western and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. "Pray for our enemies," she urged members of the Protestant Women of the Chapel during a presentation Sept. 10. "God is touching the hearts of so many who hate us. In Africa, Morocco, Libya, Algeria and all over the world, Jesus is making himself known ... Pray that they have dreams and visions, because they are." Brown, an international Christian worship leader, speaker and teacher, formed Heartsong Ministries in 1979. Since then, she has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world to share the message of Christ and to minister to U.S. servicemembers. In her mission work, she ministered behind the Iron Curtain in Germany when communism was falling, among Russian military in Siberia, and on the battlefields of Iraq to both U.S. military and Iraqi citizens. She has co-led prayer walks on the islands of Indonesia, assisted with tsunami relief work in Indonesia in 2005, spent Christmas 2004 and Thanksgiving 2007 in Iraq ministering to U.S. military, traveled to Syria several times to assist with aid to more than 2 million Iraqi refugees, and taught and worshipped with military wives involved in PWOC around the world. She has seen for herself how the power of Jesus and the Christian message of love and forgiveness have changed the lives of radical extremists. As she spoke to PWOC members in Bicentennial Chapel, Brown said she has repeatedly heard testimonials similar to what a refugee living in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon once told her about his transformation.

  • Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Sep 25, 2009

    Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center visiting troops.

  • 1 AD Soldier prepares for fifth deployment

    Sep 25, 2009

    1 AD Soldier prepares for fifth deployment

  • Camp Darby wins top European recreation award

    Sep 25, 2009

    Installation Management Command Europe Family and Morale, Welfare Recreation announced the winners of the Annual European recreation awards competition Sept. 11. U.S. Army Garrison Livorno, in Camp Darby, Italy, was declared as having the "Best Outstanding Installation Recreation Program" for a small garrison, according to Angela Flowers, IMCOM-E FMWR Recreation Awards program manager.

  • Virtual aircraft prove their worth to trainers in Europe

    Sep 25, 2009

    For the first time in Europe, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army trained with virtual aircraft attacking real targets on the ground in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • USAG Schinnen selected as an Army Community of Excellence finalist

    Sep 25, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands Aca,!" U.S. Army garrison Schinnen is one of eight finalists Army-wide selected by Installation Management Command to receive a site visit in October or November and compete for top honors in the 2010 Army Communities of Excellence competition.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Hot meals, day or night

    Sep 24, 2009

    Hot meals, day or night 1st Armored Division food service specalists go the extra mile to serve hot meals.

  • Wiesbaden Operation Rising Star winner sings the blues

    Sep 24, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's all about the blues for Wiesbaden's Operation Rising Star winner. A,A Everytime Erin Sataloff took the stage, the judges were blown away by her controlled tempo and throw-back to a jazzy-era of music.

  • Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas drive for 2009 set to kick off

    Sep 24, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - This year's Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas program kicks off October 5 and continues through December 4.

  • Heidelberg leading the way in economical LED lighting

    Sep 24, 2009

    Heidelberg garrison is replacing fluorescent lights in Army Family Housing with economical LED light fixtures.

  • Installation Operation Center employees offer assistance, compassion during times of crisis

    Sep 24, 2009

    If you were to walk into Bldg. 309, headquarters of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, on any given day and take a look at the person sitting behind the Installation Operations Center desk, theirs might seem like any other job. They might be on the phone or working on the computer, but the five men who work the IOC desk are not your typical office drones. Actually, they are probably best described as superheroes in disguise. "We do the things people don't see, the things behind the scenes," said Chris Koivisto, supervisory operations specialist.

  • Changes delivering Family Readiness improvements in Europe

    Sep 24, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Sep 24, 2009) - Following fresh on the heels of IMCOM-Europe Army Community Service's inaugural training conference, which gathered Family Readiness Support Assistants in Mannheim Sept 21-23, unit commanders and families of deploying Soldiers now can look forward to better integrated Family Readiness Team support as important changes become effective Oct. 1.

  • U.S. Army Europe inducts 5 Soldiers into prestigious NCO club

    Sep 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, in August, proudly sponsored the New Bavarian Chapter of the distinguished Sergeant Morales Club and announced its newest Inductees.

  • Soldiers train on newly fielded precision air-drop system

    Sep 24, 2009

    Soldiers from the 5th Quartermaster Company, 21st Special Troops Battalion, became the first regular Army unit to train on the 2,200-pound load-carrying capable Firefly Joint Precision Air Delivery System Sept. 7-18.

  • Alpha Detachment Strong Bonds

    Sep 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chaplain (MAJ) Kevin Pies led Strong Bonds training for 20 Officers, Warrant Officers, Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers with Alpha Detachment, 1st Space Company (JTAGS-Europe) in August.

  • Iron Soldiers review; expand "basic" Soldier knowledge

    Sep 23, 2009

    Iron Soldiers review; expand "basic" Soldier knowledge

  • Iron Soldiers prepare to defend network

    Sep 23, 2009

    Iron Soldiers prepare to defend network

  • Today Belongs to History

    Sep 23, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Little else but homes with cropped roofs just outside of ChiAfA..vres Air Base betray the peaceful farming community that this Belgian area has become through the years.

  • Iron Soldiers hone weapon skills, prepare for deployment

    Sep 23, 2009

  • 'Monumental' contributions liberated Belgium during World War II

    Sep 23, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Inside a cramped brick farming shed in southern Belgium, 2nd Lt. Claude B. Cook had just fashioned an impromptu egg breakfast for his weary troops when he peeked his head above the windowsill after hearing a nearby firefight. Within seconds he was dead. Hit by wayward .50 caliber bullet at that exact moment, he was one of 12 U.S. Soldiers killed during the first day of the liberation of Belgium Sept. 2, 1944.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers can now schedule DA photos, order visual information services online

    Sep 23, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Starting Oct. 1, Soldiers in Europe can schedule their official DA Photography appointments online, as directed by Headquarters, Department of the Army.

  • MPs advise residents to keep a watchful eye in wake of car break-ins

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Military Police are reminding families to not be "targets of opportunity." Last month MPs closed 20 cases of car break-ins that occurred in Crestview and Hainerberg Housing. All were linked to a U.S. military family member who, according to police, saw vehicles in military housing areas as easy targets.

  • Employees honored for saving money through Lean Six Sigma, years of service

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Garrison leaders recognized employees for saving millions of dollars and having dedicated more than 1,400 years of service during a ceremony in the Community Activity Center Sept. 10.

  • U.S. Forces Europe bodybuilding champions crowned at Wiesbaden competition

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A computer network administrator and a worship team leader took home the titles from the 2009 U.S. Forces Europe Bodybuilding Championship Sept. 12 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center.

  • USAREUR leaders join Wiesbaden NCOs for Suicide Prevention Training

    Sep 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A sea of green stared down at Sgt. 1st Class Lori Luster as she stifled a sob. In front of Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and a crowd of 800 Soldiers, mostly noncommissioned officers, Luster fought to keep her composure.

  • 1-4 Infantry Soldiers return from Afghanistan ready to share lessons-learned

    Sep 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldier's of Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry (1-4) in Hohenfels, Germany, arrived home Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, after returning from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Online Living Pattern Survey answers, 'What can I do about COLA''

    Sep 22, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The term is familiar to most servicemembers, and the underlying philosophy is easy to grasp. Even the computation process is fairly straightforward. The source of frustration for its recipients is usually limited to only one aspect - it continuously changes.

  • 7th CSC medical experts lend helping hand in Swaziland

    Sep 22, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers Col. Morgan M. Gray, the commander of the Medical Support Unit-Europe in Mannheim, Germany, and Capt. Charles A. Pastor, a medical doctor assigned to the MSU-E, recently took part in MEDFLAG 09, an exercise designed to share the Army's medical expertise with Swaziland military leaders and Ministry of Health officials.

  • IMCOM-Europe garrisons observe Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-11

    Sep 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Soldiers and families at Garrisons throughout Installation Management Command-Europe may hear an increase of sirens and see more flashing blue lights on fire trucks during early October. No worries, though. IMCOM-Europe garrisons will observe Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4-11, traditionally a time when fire prevention specialists increase visibility and make a final impression upon community members about the need to be fire smart and fire safe.

  • Holland students perform to commemorate 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 21, 2009

    Students with Op de Horst school perform for the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. During the operation, thousands of Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Holland as the largest airborne operation in history.

  • Troopers help commemorate the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 21, 2009

    Photos of soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division visit Holland to commemorate the 65th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in hostory.

  • Partnership and peace at Schinnen: Celebrating across generations

    Sep 21, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Seventy years ago, Schinnen built a chapel dedicated to peace on top of a rugged hill in the Town of Schinnen. With a Second World War threatening and amid uncertain times, great effort was undertaken by the citizens of Schinnen to muster resources and prepare the site on a hard-to-reach hill with thick trees and bushes that had to be cleared. The peace chapel was consecrated as the Chapel of Our Lady June 16, 1939. May 10, 1940, the Netherlands was invaded and World War II was underway.

  • Americans invited to join in time-honored dance

    Sep 21, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Americans here had the opportunity to expand their interests and revisit a traditional pastime of their country.

  • Going green saves green in the Benelux

    Sep 21, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - Reduce, reuse and recycle is the message environmental specialists at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux are sending to the community to help conserve natural and Army resources.

  • 2nd Armored Division Veterans Visit ChiAfA..vres Air Base

    Sep 21, 2009

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" A group of 2nd Armored Division veterans and their families visited ChiAfA..vres Air Base and Daumerie Caserne on Sept. 11 as they neared the conclusion of a European trip that has taken them through Belgium and France. Members of the veterans group fought their way through Belgium in 1944 and said visiting sites they remember from 65 years ago still has great meaning to them.