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  • Girl Scouts promote bike safety

    Jun 6, 2014

    Girl Scout Junior Troop 663 shares safety tips with HMC.

  • U.S., French honor American D-Day hero

    Jun 6, 2014

    Lt. Col. Charles J. Timmes was the commander of 2nd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, when he jumped into Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, not knowing what the next 96 hours would hold for him and his Soldiers.

  • Vicenza High School recognizes graduates who choose to serve

    Jun 6, 2014

    Vicenza High School held a first ever Military Recognition ceremony for graduating seniors who have chosen to serve the United States in uniform at the school on Caserma Ederle May 27.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade training in Vicenza, Italy

    Jun 6, 2014

    Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct refresher jump training May 21 on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The 173rd Airborne is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting forces to conduct the full range of military operation across the U.S., European, Central and Africa Command areas of responsibility.

  • D-Day vets remember 'Jumpin' Joe' Beyrle

    Jun 6, 2014

    With the tricolor of French, American and British flags draped in the windows, parades of vintage military vehicles and ceremonies in villages across the region, Normandy is abuzz with celebration on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

  • President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

    Jun 6, 2014

    President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.

  • Future Italian army officers train among U.S. troops on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 100 officers of the Comando per la Formazione e Scuola di Applicazione dell'Esercito, the future cadres of the Italian army officer corps, spent two weeks in training at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, last month. The installation is home to U.S. Army Africa and the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the Italian officers to be added a certain flair to its everyday operations as they completed final stages of their five year course of training.

  • Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

    Jun 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that followed.

  • D-Day hero posthumously honored in Normandy

    Jun 5, 2014

    Municipality leaders, veterans and residents gathered to remember a local legend June 5, 2014, unveiling a new site and monument dedicated to a D-Day hero of the 101st Airborne Division, in Carentan, France.

  • 409th CSB supports Normandy's D-Day ceremony

    Jun 5, 2014

    In Normandy, France, the radio is reporting clear skies and calm waters as military and civilian personnel from all over the world gather in honor and celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. This makes today far different from the monumental day when Allied troops stormed a stretch of beach in the invasion of Continental Europe, in World War II.

  • French families adopt 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers for an evening

    Jun 5, 2014

    More than 50 French families volunteered to entertain visiting American Soldiers at their homes the evening of June 3, 2014. The Soldiers, including a group from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division, and Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard, are in Carentan, France, to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

  • ACS program helps families cope with newborns

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With family thousands of miles away and a new baby soon to come, Sara and James Rickards knew this situation called for some extraordinary help. "I couldn't call grandma," said Sara. "My anxiety was getting really high … not having family easily reachable."

  • Learn dance, swimming, martial arts and more with SKIES Unlimited this summer

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Summertime could be the perfect time to learn a new musical instrument, swimming, Tae Kwon Do or any of a range of different dance moves. Wiesbaden military community youths are invited to expand their horizons in the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited program.

  • Kosovo Security Force participates in first Leadership Reaction Course

    Jun 4, 2014

    Members of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF), with guidance from Multinational Battle Group-East (MNBG-E) Soldiers, participated in their first ever Leadership Reaction Course (LRC) at the KSF Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) compound in Ferizaj, May 29.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration

    Jun 3, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

  • Units brush up on safety knowledge while competing

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the season changes to summer, so does the focus of safety. Instead of slippery roadways, frostbite or winter tires, it's suddenly about slippery pool decks, heat stroke and T-CLOCS inspections.

  • Soldiers, civilians go cycling to get to work

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Cars and motorcycles, move over. Bicyclists took to the roads May 16 in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day in conjunction with National Bike Month.

  • Exploring an ironworks: World Heritage Site features intriguing exhibits, concerts, more

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a kind of beauty in the symmetry of certain monuments to bygone times. The row upon row of stark, white crosses and stars of David in a military cemetery. The rusting, tangled metal of a once booming industrial-era ironworks. The psychedelic drawings, colors and fashions of the golden age of pop. Visitors to the area around Saarbruecken will discover all of the above.

  • Community gathers to honor sacrifices of the fallen and their families

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "What's been keeping us going time and time again in the face of adversity?" asked Col. David Carstens, garrison commander. "The men and women who fought in these battles were very different, but they all shared this in common: They loved America very much." For this reason, and because of "our love of comrades," he added, America's military embodies resilience.� Resilience, perseverance, patriotism and camaraderie were among the virtues discussed at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Memorial Day ceremony held at Veterans Park May 22.

  • Flossenbuerg delves into its dark past

    Jun 3, 2014

    Concentration camp memorial prods visitors into a deeper understanding of WWII

  • 173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

    May 30, 2014

    Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.

  • Kosovo government dedicates memorial to fallen U.S. pilots

    May 30, 2014

    PRIZREN, Kosovo (May 26, 2014) -- As a tribute to Memorial Day, two fallen U.S. Army pilots who died at the start of the 1999 NATO operations were forever memorialized as the Kosovo government unveiled a new monument marking their sacrifice, May 26.

  • German pros join Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers for wheelchair basketball game

    May 30, 2014

    Members of the German Bundesliga FCK Rolling Devils, a wheelchair basketball team based in Kaiserslautern, came out to the Kleber Kaserne Fitness Center Friday to join the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers in a friendly game.

  • "Baby Bazaar" highlights local services

    May 29, 2014

    ACS shows new parents what Hohenfels has to offer.

  • Massacred Wereth 11 Honored at Belgian Ceremony

    May 29, 2014

    During the Battle of the Bulge, 11 African-American Soldiers became separated from their unit and eventually were taken in by a local Belgian farmer. Soon after, however, they were discovered by German SS, taken prisoner and brutally murdered. The family that took them in erected a memorial in their honor and an annual ceremony is attended each year by U.S. Servicemembers in Europe.

  • USAG Bavaria HHC Change of Command is bittersweet

    May 29, 2014

    Ceremony commemorates CPT Amy Becker's leadership and welcomes CPT Andrew Higgins as command

  • DPW ramps up photovoltaic energy use

    May 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza has increased solar energy capacity on bases in Vicenza by more than 400 percent with the installation of 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) generation systems atop multiple buildings on Caserma Del Din.

  • First responders share shipwreck experience

    May 29, 2014

    Four members of the Scuba Search and Rescue team from the Vicenza Vigili del Fuoco met with the firefighters of the garrison's Directorate of Emergency Services for a professional exchange at Caserma Ederle May 12.

  • Gardaland Challenge ends with muddy winners

    May 29, 2014

    The masterminds at Vicenza's Outdoor Recreation combined a tough mudder-style race with an amusement park for the Gardaland Challenge May 17. Around 130 members of the Vicenza Military Community took the short trip to the nearby Gardaland theme park to battle against each other.

  • Combined Resolve II roles prepare European armies for coalition missions

    May 29, 2014

    Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Germany. The exercise, which is scheduled to run from May 15 to June 30, 2014, includes more than 4,000 participants from 15 allied and partner countries.

  • Romanian Army takes command of U.S. Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II

    May 28, 2014

    In remote Bavaria, the sound of simulated battle echoes. The armies of the U.S. and Romania join forces to train. At the heart of the training lies one of the U.S. Army's most versatile forces.

  • Phantasialand brings Asia and Africa to Germany

    May 28, 2014

    Travel to other countries without leaving Germany.

  • Garrison Antiterrorism Office named best in Army

    May 28, 2014

    In April, Installation Management Command recognized the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Antiterrorism Office as one of its Heroes of the Day, and with good reason.

  • Gold Star Families honored at Memorial Day ceremony

    May 28, 2014

    USAG Bavaria remembers fallen Soldiers and the families left behind

  • Establishing a foundation

    May 28, 2014

    15th Engineer Soldiers lend a helping hand to the WTU

  • U.S., Austrian armies train together at Combined Resolve II

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. and Austrian Soldiers jumped out of Army UH-60 Black Hawks and Austrian helicopters to begin an air assault mission to attack and defend an operating base during Combined Resolve II.

  • U.S Army Europe aviators train for flood response with German federal police counterparts

    May 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe aviators from the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, trained with their counterparts from the German federal police earlier this month at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, to share skills and improve the time it takes for aviators to move supplies to a disaster area by helicopter sling load.

  • DOD announces return of sites to host nations in Europe

    May 23, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced today that it will fully return 21 sites to their host nations in Europe.

  • NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

    May 22, 2014

    Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

  • Spouses serenaded, feted at ACS luncheon

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're usually running the show behind the scenes, but spouses were in the spotlight at Army Community Services' Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon May 2. Members of the U.S. Army Europe Chorus crooned and danced for attendees, taking time to serenade some on bended knee. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. David Carstens offered grateful words, acknowledging that while service members' missions simplify when they deploy, they "dump all the challenges into your lap to deal with alone."

  • Volunteer treated to commissary shopping spree

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I could have used another cup of coffee, but I feel OK." That was Gina Twyman's reaction after raking in $570.61 worth of goods during a two-minute commissary shopping spree May 12.

  • Conference for European senior enlisted leaders wraps up in Tbilisi

    May 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are wrapping up a three-day conference for senior enlisted leaders from the military forces of more than 30 allied and partner nations and the U.S. in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • Holly Petraeus addresses consumer protection, financial support to service members in Vicenza, Italy

    May 21, 2014

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director for Service Member Affairs Holly Petraeus visited with troops, senior leaders and spouses in Vicenza May 19, to deliver the message to Soldiers and their Families that they have an advocate in Washington, D.C.

  • US and Polish forces showcase alliance for local Polish children

    May 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade teamed up with their NATO allies in the Polish Army's 6th Airborne Brigade May 20 at Poland's Drawsko-Pomorskie training area to present a static display of military weapons and equipment for Polish students in the local community.

  • USAG Bavaria Commander Sends Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2014

    Memorial Day gives us an opportunity to join together in honoring U.S. service members who fought and died while defending our freedom.

  • U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

    May 21, 2014

    For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

  • Eagle project honors MI Soldiers killed in Iraq

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's been more than a decade since the first Soldiers went off to fight in the sands and cities of Iraq. The memory of those who didn't make it back is slowly fading. That's not the case for 10 members of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade who died serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom -- thanks to a project by Troop 107 Life Scout Brayden Love to restore a memorial located outside the 2nd MI Battalion Headquarters on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.

  • AFN upgrade: Studio modernization to provide enhanced layout, equipment

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Upgrades to local affiliates throughout American Forces Network-Europe should greatly improve the technical capabilities in AFN studios. "Our technology is 10-12 years old," said Station Manager Gary Bautell, explaining that AFN-Wiesbaden is benefiting from the effort to upgrade all of the studios in U.S. Army Europe.

  • Students gain better understanding of 'reduce, reuse, recycle' during landfill visit

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Recycling in Germany is an operation worthy of a field trip -- and that's just what Hainerberg Elementary School third- through fifth-graders did. Members of the Student Council and Green Boot Club, which is responsible for collecting and recycling all paper and plastic from the school, visited the ESWE landfill and recycling center May 7 to get a tour of the facilities and see the fruits of their labor.

  • Commander set to depart USACE Europe District

    May 21, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Col. Peter Helmlinger promises a smooth transition while he prepares to exit next month as commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. He only wishes he could be around to see a few major projects become reality.

  • SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

    May 21, 2014

    During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe, Georgian forces co-host conference for European senior enlisted leaders

    May 20, 2014

    TBILISI, Georgia -- U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from more than 30 nations and the U.S. for the 8th annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers here.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Robotics team surmount obstacles at world championship

    May 20, 2014

    VHS students overcome technical difficulties at robotics competition

  • Secretary of the Army commends 'Sky Soldiers' in Lithuania

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Rukla, Lithuania, May 18, 2014, during an official visit to assess the results of the brigade's recent unscheduled deployment to the Baltic nations and Poland.

  • Taming the Alps

    May 20, 2014

    A pair of boots and a backpack through three countries

  • Safety Day makes bikers better

    May 20, 2014

    Motorcycle Safety Day hones riders' skills on the road

  • Holly Petraeus visits the Kaiserslautern Military Community

    May 20, 2014

    Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Service Member Affairs, paid a visit to the service members, families and civilians in the Kaiserslautern Military Community to broaden the reach of the CFPB.

  • SecArmy McHugh discusses strategic capabilities with U.S. Army Europe

    May 19, 2014

    The Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe had the opportunity May 16, 2014, to gain Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh's insights into the command's strategic capabilities and activities in Poland and the Baltics.

  • Army captain, teacher form bond through art

    May 19, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- When deployed, the simplest of things can make a service member feel at home and, for one Soldier, a two-year-old card was all he needed. U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, found a 'butterfly' card pinned to a board while he was cleaning an office after arriving at Camp Bondsteel last February. He kept it from being thrown away because it reminded him of home.

  • Texas boy helps Kosovo students write their future

    May 19, 2014

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- It's been said, "a number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." For an 8-year-old boy from Copperas Cove, Texas, his dream was simply to help students half a world away inscribe their own ambitions for the future of their young nation. Matthew Northrop, a second-grade student and son of U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, who serves as a battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, crafted a simple plan to raise money to send pens, pencils and other writing supplies to Kosovo students.

  • AFSBn-Germany reaches a milestone with the European Activity Set

    May 19, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, recently conducted the first equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set to Soldiers from Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Combined Resolve II opens with display on multi-national capabilities

    May 18, 2014

    As a prelude to exercise Combined Resolve II, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a Capabilities Day, May 17, as a way of developing technical and tactical interoperability among NATO and partner-nation forces in Europe.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • McHugh: Challenging multi-national training key to maintaining reserve-component readiness

    May 16, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said May 15, 2014, that continuing to offer challenging NATO exercises to National Guard units is key to maintaining the component as the nation's operational reserve.

  • Hohenfels 'joins the fight' against cancer

    May 16, 2014

    HMC stages its first 'Relay for Life' event.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

    May 16, 2014

    May 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • European military training on display for U.S. Ambassador, German parliamentarians

    May 16, 2014

    The U.S. Ambassador to Germany, the Honorable John B. Emerson, visited the Hohenfels Training Area yesterday with members of the German Parliament to see military partnership and cultural exchange in progress at the U.S. Army Europe exercise Combined Resolve II.

  • Dragoon Soldier remembered as a brother

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Corporal Timothy McGriff assigned to Forward Support Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment and native of Stony Point, N.C. stationed in Vilseck, Germany, died May 9, 2014, while being transported to a hospital according to German medical authorities.

  • Paradise Blend spices up Asian-Pacific Heritage celebration

    May 15, 2014

    Dancing dominates the annual festival.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment uncases colors, formally marks return from deployment

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- An uncasing of the colors ceremony is the traditional way for military units to formally signify the arrival to or return from an area of operations and in the case of the 2d Cavalry regiment, its end of a combat deployment and the return to its designated home station.

  • 2d Cavalry Regiment welcomes new squadron CSMs

    May 15, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany --Troopers, families and friends of 2d Cavalry Regiment attended a change of responsibility ceremony at Rose Barracks, Germany on May 15, 2014.

  • American, Lithuanian forces begin combined tactical field excercise

    May 14, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade "Sky Soldiers," and their allies in the Lithuanian Mechanized Infantry Brigade "Iron Wolf," marked the opening of Exercise Black Arrow 2014 with a ceremony in Rukla, Lithuania, May 12, 2014.

  • White becomes 10th Soldier to receive Medal of Honor since 9/11

    May 14, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle Jerome White was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony May 13, 2014, making him the sixth living Army recipient, and the 14th service member overall, to earn the medal in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • 'Like, for sure': Glow For It Run brightens Storck Barracks

    May 14, 2014

    In appreciation of military spouses, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organization held a 1980s-themed five-kilometer Glow For It Run at Storck Barracks May 9, 2014.

  • SecArmy McHugh thanks French townspeople for role in return of Unknown Soldier

    May 14, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted a wreath-laying ceremony in Chalons-en-Champagne, France, where the final selection of the Unknown Soldier was made, Oct. 24, 1921.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels cases its colors

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels in Germany, officially cased its colors in a ceremony May 12, 2014, formally marking the dissolution of the garrison and reorganizing its workforce as an integral part of USAG Bavaria.

  • American, Canadian paratroopers jump in to Poland for exercise

    May 12, 2014

    American and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone, Poland, May 5, 2014, to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.

  • With high school prom at risk, on-post financial institution steps in

    May 8, 2014

    With only a few months until U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt closes its gates, the high school is busily working to finalize details for the last prom.

  • The Liberation of Pilsen, an American Veteran Remembers

    May 8, 2014

    This year marked the 69th annual Pilsen Liberation Festival and one in which a 88 year old U.S. veteran became the face of the event for the citizens of Pilsen, his fellow Americans and Belgian comrades who took part in the liberation in 1945.

  • Honoring America, The Pilsen Liberation Festival

    May 8, 2014

    Any American citizen would be welcome in the Czech Republic for the Pilsen Liberation Festival, an annual event that commemorates the freedom of the Czech populace by their American and Belgian liberators from the grips of their Nazi occupiers on May 6th 1945.

  • Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

    May 8, 2014

    The Ansbach Ten-Miler team meets weekdays at 6 a.m. at the Katterbach Physical Fitness Center. They are training to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler, a race that occurs annually at Washington D.C. in October.

  • Eighth Annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers scheduled for May 20

    May 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe and the Georgian Armed Forces are hosting senior noncommissioned officers from approximately 30 nations during the eighth annual Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers starting May 20 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Time to remember: Community pays tribute to Holocaust victims

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We welcomed every bomb that fell, hoping that maybe we were closer to the end," recalled Anita Lippert, a Wiesbaden Holocaust survivor. Lippert, who spent three months in a concentration camp in the Czech Republic, told her story to a packed house at the Flyers Theater on Clay Kaserne for the National Holocaust Days of Remembrance April 29.

  • Students help ensure Wiesbaden's Holocaust victims not forgotten

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a busy day on a bustling street. As pedestrians pushed their way past Helenenstr. 23, a group of German and American students paused to commemorate the lives of one Wiesbaden family snuffed out in the Holocaust.

  • Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize and honor survivors'

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For one survivor, it had been less than five months since the death of his son. For a wife and daughter, only six months have passed. A sister was present whose brother died during the Vietnam War. Regardless of when the loved ones were lost, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community thought it vitally important to commiserate with the survivors of fallen Soldiers and honor their sacrifice during a ceremony April 22.

  • Garrison celebrates its Volunteers of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's no exaggeration to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of a community. Without their contributions, dedication and selfless service, the Wiesbaden military community would be a much different place.

  • Sgt. Morales: Three more Soldiers inducted into elite noncommissioned officers club

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three more outstanding noncommissioned officers were welcomed among the elite ranks of the Sergeant Morales Club during a ceremony in Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center April 24. "It's an elite organization of the most professional NCOs who exist in the Army today," said keynote speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command's senior noncommissioned officer. "It's not easy to become a member of this exclusive club."

  • STEM Night shows practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Toilet paper roll towers, paper helicopters, International Space Station convection experiments and a host of other hands-on demonstrations welcomed visitors to Hainerberg Elementary School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 24. As visitors made their way from room to room they were invited to help build bridges, participate in a recycling toss event, make acoustic instruments and other activities designed to encourage exploration and horizon expansion.

  • USAREUR Staff Sgt. saves life; commended for his actions

    May 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Michael Ramage, a U.S. Army Europe Soldier and volunteer at the passenger terminal's United Service Organization at Ramstein Air Base, was commended May 1, 2014, for his quick reaction and first-responder skills.

  • Schweinfurt stops bullies through anti-bullying campaign, T-shirts

    May 6, 2014

    Over the course of the school year, Army Community Service's Family Advocacy and Schweinfurt schools have partnered to bring a comprehensive anti-bullying campaign to our community's schools.

  • 405th AFSB-LRC employee named 'Hero of the Week' with 21st TSC in Germany

    May 6, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command Hero of the Week is Willi Ziemann of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Logistics Readiness Center, Rheinland-Pfalz, for the week of April 14-18.

  • 'Knight's Brigade' blocks, braces way to Combined Resolve II

    May 5, 2014

    Soldiers and civilian employees from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade "The Knights," trained in Baumholder, Germany, to support Combined Resolve II, an exercise involving 13 countries, slated to begin later this month.

  • Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

    May 5, 2014

    A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe's Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for an American Association for People with Disabilities national leadership award.

  • Bomba Day ends quietly in Vicenza

    May 5, 2014

    A 4,000-pound British blockbuster bomb dropped 70 years ago on the Nazi-occupied airfield north of Vicenza was successfully disarmed April 25 by Italian demolition experts with the 2nd Regiment of the Julia Alpine Engineers based in Trento, Italy.

  • Soldier's story serves as a warning about sexual assault

    May 2, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted 'Take Back the Night,' a conference highlighting the problem of sexual assault in the Army, April 29.

  • Retired SGM inducted into Public Affairs Hall of Fame

    May 2, 2014

    The chief of Army public affairs inducted retired Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart into the Public Affairs Hall of Fame in a Pentagon ceremony May 1.

  • Soldiers, Sailors join forces to keep MK healthy

    May 1, 2014

    When a service member gets sick or injured while stationed or passing through this airbase in Romania, their first stop is a small aid station for treatment. Once inside, they see that Soldiers are not the only ones providing medical services in the Army-run building. Standing alongside their Army counterparts are Navy corpsmen.

  • Days of Remembrance: Friedlander recounts story of survival during Holocaust

    May 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach invited Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander as the keynote speaker during the National Days of Remembrance ceremony at Katterbach Chapel April 24, 2014.

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