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  • 17 Nations get lasered up for Saber Junction 15

    Apr 5, 2015

    Units participating in Saber Junction 15 outfit their soldiers and vehicles with equipment from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's MILES warehouse.

  • Leaders from 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and Romanian Land Forces talk cooperation

    Apr 5, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania -- Leadership assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment met with their military counterparts assigned to the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC,) Romanian Land Forces (ROULF,) at the Land Forces Headquarters in Bucharest, Romania on Apr. 2, 2015.

  • Army Europe's training command earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Apr 3, 2015

    The Joint Multinational Training Command and its subordinate units were presented the one of the Army's highest peacetime unit awards April 2 here at the Tower Barracks gym. The JMTC was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for having provided unique and advanced training to units in preparation for their deployments in support of overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and NATO peace supporting missions in Kosovo.

  • USAG Ansbach mothers-to-be learn 'Survival Skills for Healthy Families'

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's family life chaplain led a training session for pregnant Soldiers, titled "Survival Skills for Healthy Families," March 26, 2015, at Katterbach Chapel.

  • Dragoon Ride: 2d Cav. Regt. returns home to Germany

    Apr 2, 2015

    More than 400 Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 2d Cavalry Regiment completed a historic 1,100 mile road march across Eastern Europe April 1.

  • Students learn from Sky Soldiers about the military overseas

    Apr 2, 2015

    Through a video produced by the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), two Sky Soldiers based at Caserma Del Din showed visiting students from Prospect High, Ill., a world they had never seen before -- that of being Soldier serving in Italy. The nineteen senior students were travelling in Italy on an educational exchange program with the Copernico High School of Verona and were welcomed by their peers at the Vicenza High School March 25.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Apr 1, 2015

    Local contracting command Soldiers head to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

  • 173rd Airborne paratroopers conduct rapid deployment exercise into Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy, conducted an airborne operation in Grafenwoehr, Germany, March 24 as part of an emergency deployment readiness exercise.

  • Army Europe commander speaks at AUSA; focus on 'USAREUR perspective'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Army Europe's commanding general, spoke at the Association of the United States Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 31, focusing on several topics, including why Army Europe matters, Atlantic Resolve, new changes for the command and the ongoing Dragoon Ride.

  • US Army Cyber Center of Excellence commander talks cyber with German signal Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, spoke to about 100 Soldiers of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command on the evolving role of cyber in U.S. Army operations at BwCISCOM's headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

  • 4ID commemorates crossing of Rhine in Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Dignitaries and residents from Worms, Germany, joined 4th Infantry Division and German Soldiers to mark the 70th anniversary of the division's crossing of the Rhine River during World War II March 29.

  • 4ID and the Battle of Huertgen Forest

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Battle of Huertgen Forest. The site of one of the bloodiest battlegrounds for U.S. troops during World War II, yet few outside of Germany know of its whereabouts or what transpired there in 1944.

  • Month of the Military Child kicks off in USAG Bavaria

    Mar 31, 2015

    Events and programs celebrating military children will happen throughout the garrison in April.

  • Volunteers donate time, improve USAG Ansbach community, gain recognition

    Mar 31, 2015

    During an evening event March 27, 2015, at the Orangerie in downtown Ansbach, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and the American Red Cross honored community members who volunteered during 2014.

  • Baumholder FCC provider delivers quality care

    Mar 31, 2015

    For Shirley Ochoa who loves children and enjoys having them around her home, working as a Family Child Care provider is more than a means of supplementing her family's income. It is an opportunity to provide a valuable service to the Baumholder Military Community.

  • Turkish delegation tours military R&D centers in search of ideas

    Mar 31, 2015

    Turkish scientists, engineers and military officers toured U.S. military research and development centers March 16-31, to examine American science and technology practices to advance their own R&D enterprise.

  • 69 USAREUR, allied medics earn prestigious medical badge

    Mar 31, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore, 30th MED BDE Public Affairs Maj. Jason Hughes and Capt. Kenneth Koehler, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional) Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Some 69 remaining Soldiers among 183 competitors received the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge March 27 during a ceremony held in Tower Gymnasium here after a grueling week of intense testing during the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition.

  • Ansbach Student 2 Student members collect, deliver food to Landstuhl Fisher House

    Mar 30, 2015

    Ansbach High School members of Student 2 Student, a student-run organization, traveled to Landstuhl Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany, March 7 to help wounded Soldiers and their Families.

  • TACP Airmen remember the fallen with 24-hour run

    Mar 30, 2015

    Air Force Tactical Air Control Party airmen from across Europe gathered at Hohenfels to honor their lost comrades.

  • Army contracting supports Operation United Assistance in Africa

    Mar 27, 2015

    In West Africa, Soldiers from the 928th Contingency Contracting Battalion meet with local contractors, procure items and ensure construction is on track for Operation United Assistance and the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken räumt auf

    Mar 27, 2015

    Der deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaftsclub Outreach-KONTAKT Franken nahm zum zweiten Mal an der Aufräumaktion Ansbach Saubä(e)r teil, dieses Jahr in Kooperation mit der Organisation für unverheiratete Soldaten, genannt BOSS.

  • 2nd Sqdn, 2nd CR joins Operation Atlantic Resolve-South in Romania

    Mar 27, 2015

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- As 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment ends their current rotation in Operation Atlantic Resolve-North with the squadron's current "Dragoon Ride" from Estonia to Germany, the Regiment remains actively engaged while continually supporting their NATO Allies.

  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    Mar 27, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 23, 2015) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference here for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 And Beyond.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade climbs higher, participates in Italian mountain training

    Mar 27, 2015

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade increased their military mountaineering abilities during a weeklong training event with Italian army soldiers from the Julia Alpine Brigade in Belluno, Italy, March 23 through 27.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken reaches out, cleans up

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and Ansbach Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers worked together on cleaning up an area around a USAG Ansbach installation as part of the Ansbach Saubä(e)r, a city-wide clean-up, Saturday.

  • Vicenza community celebrates women's history

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community gathered to honor both famous women from history and some of the influential women in the Vicenza community during a Women's History Month event.

  • USAG Ansbach welcomes rotational forces

    Mar 26, 2015

    Over the past several weeks, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach service providers have worked to ensure the garrison's newest tenants -- 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade -- receive an appropriate hometown reception.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve enhances Polish Armed Forces training, operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As Soldiers and equipment arrive in country for the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation, the Polish Armed Forces General Command readies for a historic year of training.

  • Age has no limit at EFMB

    Mar 26, 2015

    Thomas Hewitt, 42, and Cara Corley, 19, arrived March 13 in the Grafenwoehr Training Area to compete for their Expert Field Medical Badge. The members of 1st Platoon both carry youthful energy and years of wisdom. Among the 183 candidates competing this year to earn a badge, they are the youngest and oldest candidates of the U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition, held March 13-27 and hosted by the 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Both are combat medics from 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, based in Vicenza, Italy. Nineteen-year-old Pvt. Cara Corley and 42-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Hewitt have high hopes of earning the prestigious Expert Field Medic Badge.

  • 'Mending the alliance:' 21st TSC, Bundeswehr medics build interoperability through combined training

    Mar 26, 2015

    It was a great opportunity for German and American medics to learn about each other's medical capabilities and equipment, and it opened the door for continued partnership.

  • Allies stitch together premier medical training event

    Mar 25, 2015

    Allies serve and train together, fighting and bleeding together when necessary. Innovative integration efforts also ensure allied medical personnel can save lives as a team.

  • British cadets reach 'pinnacle' at JMRC in quest for commission

    Mar 25, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- After over a year's worth of training, cadets from the United Kingdom's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst reached the academy's "pinnacle" combat exercise here at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center March 20, 2015.

  • German students, US Army chaplain mark 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing in friendship

    Mar 25, 2015

    Chap. (Col.) Carleton Birch, 5th Signal Command chaplain, spoke about living as an American in Germany and about the role of Army chaplains to a class of about 150 upper-level high school students at the Kant-Gymnasium in Boppard, Germany.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Army Europe expands Operation Atlantic Resolve training to Romania, Bulgaria

    Mar 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade, and Soldiers, from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, conducted an early-entry training exercise together with Romanian allies, March 24, to mark the expansion of Operation Atlantic Resolve, or OAR, into Romania and Bulgaria.

  • Women in US military serve as role models, history shows

    Mar 24, 2015

    The Ansbach community celebrated Women's History Month with an observance at the Von Steuben Community Center Wednesday.

  • Watch your back: April Fools' Day in Bavaria

    Mar 24, 2015

    Like in the United States, mischief is made on April Fools' Day in Bavaria.

  • DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

    Mar 24, 2015

    Department of Defense employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department's chief information officer said.

  • A Star is born: Katterbach health clinic earns SOH Star status

    Mar 24, 2015

    Katterbach Army Health clinic joins the Illesheim Army Health Clinic and becomes Safety and Occupational Health Star Site certified.

  • JMRC supports Lithuanian command and staff course

    Mar 24, 2015

    VILNIUS, Lithuania. -- Between March 16-20, Senior Interagency Training Advisor, Dr. James Derleth, and the Operational Environment Team Leader Shands Pickett from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany traveled to the Lithuanian Military Academy to support the Lithuanian Army's Command and Staff Course. This 5 month course prepares Lithuanian and foreign officers for brigade staff positions. Topics include the development of leadership skills, an understanding of contemporary warfare, and the acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to effectively execute all aspects of land warfare. It includes students from Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Derleth and Pickett delivered blocks of instruction in Stability Operations and the Engagement Warfighting Function.

  • Six teams battle for Junior Basketball Championship

    Mar 23, 2015

    USAG Stuttgart Junior Basketball Team wins IMCOM-E East Division Basketball Tournament. Vilseck takes third.

  • USAREUR G6 visits JMTC, meets with signal Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2015

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, and Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Samudio, USAREUR G6 sergeant major, visited with signal Soldiers, leaders and exercise support staff at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Baumholder commemorates 70 years of American presence

    Mar 20, 2015

    On March 18, 1945, at about 3 p.m. American tanks rolled into Baumholder from the direction of Birkenfeld. Last Wednesday marked the 70th anniversary of the American "invasion." Was it a good or a bad day for Baumholder?

  • Community effort diffuses WWII bomb at Army garrison in Grafenwoehr

    Mar 20, 2015

    A World War II-era bomb was discovered at the Army garrison in Grafenwoehr, Germany, setting in motion a rapid response by Army officials and a German ordnance disposal team that prompted the community's safe evacuation and the bomb's eventual disposal.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment begins major convoy for Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Mar 20, 2015

    A battalion from the U.S. Army's 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, assumed responsibility for the U.S. Army's Operation Atlantic Resolve land force training and security cooperation activities in Estonia, March 20, from Army Europe's 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in the first of several scheduled transfers of mission that will occur throughout eastern Europe over the next few days.

  • Freedom Shock: Army Europe, ready at a moment's notice

    Mar 19, 2015

    Moving a Soldier from one location to another can be a relatively simple task, but when real-world events arise and an entire unit is called to action, not to mention hundreds of pieces of equipment, how does Army Europe stay ready?

  • Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers secure NATO missile-defense sites

    Mar 19, 2015

    Paratroopers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, returned from NATO Operation Active Fence in Turkey, March 12

  • Paratrooper connects with grandfather in return to 'the Rock'

    Mar 19, 2015

    It was the last stronghold of the Japanese. A small tadpole shaped island in the Philippines known as Corregidor and it was all the Americans needed in order to secure a victory. The 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team, activated in August of 1941 prior to the beginning of World War II, was among the few chosen to combat Japanese defenses there.

  • German students honor Baumholder's BOSS president

    Mar 19, 2015

    "Katarus should stay here for another ten-hundred years," calls out a student of the Göttschied Elementary School in Idar-Oberstein. The student was talking about Spc. Katarus Moore, president of the Baumholder Better Opportunities For Single Soldiers program, or BOSS.

  • LRMC PAO's Career Spans 37 Years of National Media Spotlight

    Mar 19, 2015

  • US 4th Inf. Div. visits HQ ARRC

    Mar 19, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera, commander, 4th Infantry Division visited Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC), March 16, 2015. The purpose of his visit allowed the HQ ARRC commander and the 4th Infantry Division commander to meet and discuss a potential partnership in the future. "We're working with the different forces and focusing on training and exercises, and how we can continue to build partnership and build on friendships and relationships. We will continue to push forward and working closely with HQ ARRC and NATO," said Maj. Gen. LaCamera.

  • Army Europe to live stream test fire of Paladin self-propelled howitzers

    Mar 19, 2015

    Army Europe will live stream a test fire of eight Paladin self-propelled howitzers from the European Activity Set, March 23.

  • Bridge on the River Rhine: Ansbach High School students learn WWII history where it happened

    Mar 18, 2015

    Ansbach High School students of the 9th JROTC Battalion went to the German town of Remagen March 7 for the 70th anniversary of the Battle for the Ludendorff Bridge on the Rhine River.

  • USACE women thrive in male-dominated engineering field

    Mar 18, 2015

    Only 20 percent of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Engineering and Construction Division employees are women. While the branch is led by a female chief, the office -- like many in the U.S. -- still lacks women. In honor of Women's History Month in March, Engineering in Europe spoke with three outstanding women here to find out how they selected and continue to thrive in a male-dominated career field. These USACE women -- a mechanical engineer, engineering technician and civil engineer -- discuss their educational backgrounds, work experience and achievements to encourage girls and young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math

  • Helicopter Soldiers arrive for training with NATO allies

    Mar 18, 2015

    Aviation Soldiers with the 4-3 Assault Helicopter Battalion from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. arrived at Germany's Nuremberg Airport, March 14, to participate in Operation Atlantic Resolve, in Eastern Europe.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade names top NCO

    Mar 18, 2015

    After three days of intense competition, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade selected its 2015 noncommissioned officer of the year.

  • Europe realignment, consolidation key themes at USACE workshop

    Mar 18, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Top engineers have begun outlining the steps they'll take in two major programs to bolster allies while streamlining U.S. forces and assets in Europe over the next several years. Discussions about the European Reassurance Initiative and European Infrastructure Consolidation came during the 2015 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Partner Workshop.

  • British cadets prove their mettle at Hohenfels

    Mar 18, 2015

    The Royal Military Academy -- Sandhurst, the United Kingdom's commissioning source for all Army officers, is training again in Hohenfels, Germany. The exercise, Dynamic Victory, is designed to assess and confirm the suitability of each officer cadets' capacity to survive and fight in field operations prior to commissioning into the British Army.

  • Vlieger flexes in Finland

    Mar 17, 2015

    Local Hohenfels personal trainer muscles her way to third place

  • NCO Academy reaches troops in Kosovo

    Mar 17, 2015

    For many Soldiers, deployments mean missing out on leadership schools, but that was not the case for Soldiers currently deployed as part of Multinational Battle Group-East in Kosovo. A team of small group leaders came to Camp Bondsteel from Grafenwoehr, Germany with the 7th Army Joint Multinational Command's Non-commissioned Officer Academy, to instruct Soldiers for two sessions of Warrior Leaders Course during the Kosovo Force 19 rotation for the month of March.

  • "What to Expect" baby shower brings moms together

    Mar 17, 2015

    Over 70 expectant moms in USAG Bavaria gathered for a baby shower hosted by the author of "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

  • Local major wins $10,000 grand prize in essay contest

    Mar 17, 2015

    The Exchange honored local major in the 'Proud to Serve' essay contest.

  • Soldiers participate in disaster response Exercise Daimiel 15

    Mar 17, 2015

    Members of a joint task force comprised of U.S. Sailors, from Task Force 68 at Naval Station Rota, Spain; U.S. Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command at Kaiserslautern, Germany and Vicenza, Italy; and personnel from the U.S. Air Force participated in the Spanish Emergency Military Unit's annual GAMMA Series Exercise, DAIMIEL 2015.

  • Army Sustainment Command units complete Operation United Assistance mission

    Mar 17, 2015

  • British Army cadets join US 173rd Airborne Brigade in Germany

    Mar 17, 2015

    British Army officer cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst joined U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade during various combined arms demonstrations and live fire events in Germnay, March 12, 2015.

  • Soldiers train for Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 16, 2015

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Five inches of snow on the ground, freezing temperatures and a northern wind did not stop four Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group-East to train for the Expert Field Medical Badge validation course at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 6, before they head to Grafenwoehr, Germany for the EFMB competition.

  • Soldiers strive for German armed forces proficiency badge

    Mar 16, 2015

    The German-American armed forces relationship in Fort Bliss, Texas, dates back to post-World War II after Werner Von Braun and his crew came to the United States, Sept. 20, 1945, to kick start the U.S. rocket and missile development.

  • Franconian Easter Traditions -- more than eggs and bunnies

    Mar 12, 2015

    As winter loses its grip on the Franconian landscape, the people of the area are getting ready for spring. People follow ancient rituals and celebrate the beginning of the new season with treasured, old-time traditions.

  • 412th ASB strikes rich vein: Blood drive at Ansbach surpasses goal of 160 pints

    Mar 12, 2015

    The 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sponsored a blood drive at the Katterbach Fitness Center March 10, 2015.

  • Army contracting team in Ukraine to support U.S. initiative

    Mar 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany--Three Army contracting officers recently travelled to the Ukraine to support a joint U.S. State and Defense Department initiative to provide security assistance for partner countries.

  • Wetzel CDC celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday

    Mar 12, 2015

    Each year on March 2, children across America celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of the country's most read and adored children's book authors.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' and Polish paratroopers deepen ties through training conference

    Mar 12, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- Leaders from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Polish army's 6th Airborne Brigade conducted a training conference February 26-27 in Krakow, Poland, to share lessons learned from the last year of partnering, exchange training philosophies and set future opportunities for combined training.

  • IMCOM-Europe names its Best Warriors

    Mar 12, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Benelux swept the 2015 Installation Management Command-Europe Best Warrior Competition.

  • US, Hungarian paratroopers build interoperability with combined airfield seizure, live fire

    Mar 12, 2015

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and allies from the Hungarian Defense Forces executed the combined allied exercise Warlord Rock here and Papa Air Base Feb. 22 through March 3, 2015.

  • U.K. commander: British army places premium on global engagement

    Mar 12, 2015

    With a relatively small force of just two divisions, the British army finds it most worthwhile to maintain a forward-deployed, regionally-aligned posture, said its commander of land forces, Lt. Gen. James Everard.

  • US, Dutch soldiers train on defensive operations

    Mar 12, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and engineers from the Royal Netherlands Army conducted a company size, combined defensive combined arms live fire exercise as part of Exercise Iron Bastion in Germany, March 2 to 5.

  • Reserve, active Soldiers bond through training

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 7th Civil Support Command, joined 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team paratroopers at the M320 grenade launcher range partnership training that exemplifies the Strong Europe concept.

  • Simulated Training Hones Real-World Medical Care at LRMC

    Mar 11, 2015

  • 173rd Airborne AT4 live-fire range

    Mar 10, 2015

    Pfc. James Armentrout, a paratrooper with Company B, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fires an AT-4 anti-tank weapon during a live fire event here March 9. The brigade is conducting a multitude of training events in preparation for several multinational training events throughout Europe. The 173rd Airborne Brigade provides ready troops to deploy within 18 hours, anywhere in the U.S. European, Africa and Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brett Hurd)

  • Financial counseling opportunities available for spouses

    Mar 10, 2015

    Fellowship applications for military spouses interested in finance due April 17.

  • Army Europe bids MG Piatt farewell

    Mar 10, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, Army Europe, bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt, deputy commanding general, Army Europe, in a ceremony at Wiesbaden, Germany, March 6.

  • Return to Normandy: 'Big Red One' hero's remains to be scattered along North Atlantic

    Mar 10, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Florida -- The "Big Red One" paid its final respects to one of its own March 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Family, friends and service members, both active and retired, turned out to commemorate the life of retired Command Sgt. Maj. William (Bill) F. Ryan, who passed away Feb. 23 at the age of 90.

  • Breedlove: Russia, violent extremism challenge Europe

    Mar 9, 2015

    Terrorism and Russian aggression have posed new challenges for allied power in Europe.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

    Mar 8, 2015

    During the exercise Citizen Response 15, Soldiers from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military services and allied partners in the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • After 73 years, AER still provides for Soldiers, Family members, survivors

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach kicked off the Army Emergency Relief campaign March 4 at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • Can you see me now? US, German signal units connect through VTC, test interoperability

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. and German signal units connected for the first successful videoteleconference between their units March 4, signaling a major step forward in interoperability for the two NATO alliance members.

  • Community members share stories with students

    Mar 5, 2015

    HES celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday with Read across America

  • 173rd Airborne signalneers conduct communications training in Italian Dolomites

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted retransmission training deep in the Dolomite mountain range here, Feb. 23, 2015.

  • Medical battalion conducts tactical deployment to support EFMB

    Mar 5, 2015

    Talk about an early wake-up call - 4:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Soldiers from Headquarters, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional), received an "alert to deploy" to conduct Expert Field Medical Badge operations in Vilsek, Germany - more than 460 kilometers from their Baumholder home.

  • 'This We'll Defend': MPs, clinic train for strong Europe

    Mar 4, 2015

    Military police and the Illesheim Army Health Clinic at Storck Barracks join forces to train how to react to an incident by staging an active-shooter exercise Friday.

  • Super Heroes wanted to help fight cancer

    Mar 4, 2015

    2nd Annual Relay for Life gets rolling at Hohenfels

  • Exercise Saber Junction 15 to prepare 17 nations in offensive, defensive operations

    Mar 4, 2015

    More than 4,700 participants from 17 nations will participate in Exercise Saber Junction 15 at the Army's Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, April 1-31.

  • Hoop springs eternal: Company E, 2-159th, wins unit basketball championship at USAG Ansbach

    Mar 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the Chief of Staff of the Army Unit Basketball Championship and Commander's Cup awards presentation Thursday at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Who's maintaining our vehicles and equipment prepositioned in Europe?

    Mar 2, 2015

    Soldiers from the 317th Support Maintenance Company set out for Grafenwoehr on a three-month rotation to complete scheduled and unscheduled services and repairs on more than 200 vehicles, generators, trailers, water buffaloes, shelters and communications equipment for the European Activity Set and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • U.S., Polish forces hone interoperability skills

    Mar 2, 2015

    On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning's frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk's arrival and the beginning of medical evacuation training.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment represents the US Army in the Estonian Independence Day parade

    Mar 2, 2015

    NARVA, Estonia-- Dragoons assigned to Iron Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment participated, alongside their NATO Allies, in the Estonian Independence Day Parade held in Narva, Estonia, Feb. 24, 2015.

  • Forward surgical team prepares for rapid response deployment

    Mar 2, 2015

    By Maj. Gustavo Moreno Commander, 160th Forward Surgical Team MIESAU, Germany - The 160th Forward Surgical Team held Operation Frozen Shadow here Jan. 26-30 to exercise rapid deployment and operational capabilities in conjunction with German and U.S. Air Force medical partners.

  • USAG Ansbach holds Four Chaplains memorial service

    Feb 27, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Religious Support Office, working with local veterans, held a service Feb. 19 for the four chaplains who gave their lives and saved others when their ship sank after being struck by a torpedo from a German U-boat Feb. 3, 1943.