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  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment partners up with German soldiers during Operation Angry Lion

    Feb 6, 2015

    Troopers assigned to Bull Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, participated in multinational training with German soldiers assigned to the 12th Armored Brigade and the 10th Panzer Division during Operation Angry Lion at Bergen NATO Training Area in Bergen, Germany, Jan. 26 - Feb. 6.

  • TRADOC commander visits Allied Spirit I in Hohenfels, Germany

    Jan 25, 2015

    TRADOC Commander Gen. David Perkins visited Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 25, 2015, to observe exercise Allied Spirit I and share his vision on the Army's new operating concept, 'Win in a complex world.'

  • U.S. troops resume Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe

    Jan 14, 2015

    2CR and other troops head east to work with allied and partner nations.

  • Functional Fitness Center opens in Rose Barracks

    Jan 13, 2015

    'The Box' at the Memorial Fitness Center gives Soldiers and civilians space for CrossFit-inspired workouts.

  • Telehealth Brings Long Distance Specialists to You

    Jan 13, 2015

    You're stationed in Vicenza, Italy, and need to see a specialist, but he's located at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. Instead of taking an 11-hour bus for an appointment, LRMC Telehealth can now make it happen without ever leaving home.

  • DeCA works to fix product shortages for overseas stores

    Jan 13, 2015

    The Defense Commissary Agency is working to overcome challenges that have impacted the timely delivery of products to stores in Europe and the Pacific, the agency director and CEO said.

  • USACE engineers participate in DoDDS-Europe STEMposium

    Jan 13, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District welcomed 36 students, representing 23 military high schools, for a day of design, engineering and construction activities during the fourth annual, weeklong Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe STEMposium here.

  • Baumholder returns waterworks at Hoppstädten, Pfeffelbach to German government

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Department of Defense announced the results of the European Infrastructure Consolidation study Jan. 8, highlighting the Baumholder Military Community's waterworks at Hoppstädten and Pfeffelbach as two of seven sites in Germany to be fully returned to the German government.

  • Deputy U.S. Army Europe commander selected for Pentagon position

    Jan 12, 2015

    The Chief of Staff of the Army announced that Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, has been selected for assignment as director of operations, readiness and mobilization, in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, in Washington, DC.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers react to roadside bombs

    Jan 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Loud booms rang out across the forest at Rhine Ordnance Barracks as Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, encountered a simulated roadside bomb as they trained for convoy operations. For some, it was the first time they experienced an improvised explosive device detonating outside their Humvee. For others, the Jan. 11 exercise was a reminder of the dangers often faced downrange. For Staff Sgt. Daniel Vidican, who has already deployed to a combat zone, the simulated attack was a great refresher.

  • U.S. Soldiers resume Atlantic Resolve in Eastern Europe

    Jan 12, 2015

    The training of allied and partner land forces under Operation Atlantic Resolve resumed this week as 75 Stryker combat vehicles from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment arrived in Eastern Europe, Pentagon Press spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said.

  • Soldier finds home at garrison theater

    Jan 9, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Not long ago, when Pvt. Amir Farzaneh first arrived at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, he wandered into the Java Café in the KMC Onstage foyer on Kleber Kaserne to catch a Wi-Fi signal. Farzaneh, 27, an Army computer specialist from San Antonio, had just been assigned to the 212th Combat Support Hospital at Miesau Army Deport -- his first duty station. As Farzaneh got online and began fixing something on his phone, someone asked if he'd like to be in the garrison's production of "Fiddler On The Roof."

  • Cavalry Soldiers wrap up successful Atlantic Resolve rotation

    Jan 9, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, had the opportunity to train alongside more than 13 different nations during multiple international exercises in Eastern Europe, Sept. 15 to Dec. 31.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Jan 8, 2015

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken.

  • Scouts take to the trees to learn and earn

    Jan 8, 2015

    Hohenfels scouts scramble along tree-top path in the Bavarian Forest.

  • Not your mama's workout

    Jan 6, 2015

    An exercise amateur tries three classes at the Tower Barracks gym

  • Freedom 6 Sends: NATO Ready

    Jan 6, 2015

    USAREUR commander emphasizes the importance and NATO and the Army's willingness to support NATO missions.

  • Marshall Center professors' work highlighted in NATO's future operations book

    Jan 6, 2015

    Marshall Center professors wrote chapters in "NATO's Future Operations: What is there for NATO after Afghanistan?" This book offers fresh analytical perspectives on NATO?s way ahead. "Writing for publication is a difficult and time consuming task -- made the more difficult by the challenging and demanding environment of our professional routine here at the college," said Dr. Robert Brannon, dean of the College of International Security Studies at the Marshall Center.

  • Setting a theater: establishing Transit Center MK

    Jan 5, 2015

    On the western shores of the Black Sea sits a bustling tourist resort, port complex, and one of Romania's largest and oldest cities, Constanta. Just 30 minutes inland, the tiny commune of Mihail Kog�lniceanu houses the Department of Defense's sole operational passenger transit center, Transit Center Mihail Kog�lniceanu.

  • The Fall of Crimea: One Marine's Story

    Dec 29, 2014

  • U.S. Army Europe and Turkish commanders discuss strong alliance

    Dec 29, 2014

    Commanders from the United States and Turkey met, Dec. 26, 2014, at the Turkish 5th Armored Brigade Headquarters, to continue to develop and strengthen the alliance between the two nations. U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges met with Turkish 5th Armor Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Cemalettin Dogan, and discussed the importance of the alliance within the region.

  • Multinational Soldiers participate in EULEX Olympics

    Dec 29, 2014

    What started as a challenge and teasing among friends on who is the strongest grew to a multinational strongman competition with 31 participants from six different countries and three different organizations.

  • Engineer earns praise for work on International Levee Handbook

    Dec 24, 2014

    Rosemary Schmidt, Chief, Geology and Chemistry Section for Engineering/Planning, received a plaque from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Levee Safety Program during the Nov. 6 Command and Staff Meeting held in the Concord Park theater in Concord, Massachusetts. Schmidt, who is a supervisory geologist and has been with the New England District since May 1992, received the award for her outstanding contributions to the International Levee Handbook.

  • Aircraft confined spaces pose unique safety challenges

    Dec 23, 2014

    Thirty-nine members of Team Ansbach participated in an aircraft confined-spaces training course, held Dec. 9-11, 2014, at the Urlas Fire Fighting Training Site, and inside Hangar 3 at Katterbach Airfield, in Ansbach, Germany.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • AMHS students learn computer programming during worldwide 'Hour of Code'

    Dec 22, 2014

    On Dec. 11 at Ansbach Middle High School, students and teachers participated in the second annual "Hour of Code," a global event that engages millions of people in learning basic computer programming.

  • German officials bring Christmas cheer to Marines in CMA

    Dec 19, 2014

    U.S. Marines at Baumholder's Controlled Monitoring Area who will be spending Christmas away from their home and families were treated to some local German hospitality Dec. 17 when Guenther Jung, Baumholder city mayor, and Christian Flohr and Michael Roehrig, the city deputy mayors, presented them with boxes of home made Christmas cookies and tangerines.

  • Baumholder brings Christmas cheer to Marines in CMA

    Dec 19, 2014

    What began as a simple request to provide Christmas stockings to the military members in Baumholder's Controlled Monitoring Area turned into a community project that brought on- and off-post organizations together for a common cause.

  • Utility meters: expensive to procure, but costly to forego

    Dec 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach has installed and monitors 695 water, gas, and electric meters in office buildings, aircraft hangars, family quarters and single-Soldier barracks. USAG Ansbach's Directorate of Public Works also receives data from almost 400 more meters that are owned by utility providers. Plans are in the works to install even more meters in Ansbach.

  • Only African American female to serve as rigger warrant officer retires

    Dec 18, 2014

    The only African American female to ever be designated a rigger warrant retired here in Wiesbaden, Germany, after a 30-year career.

  • Vicenza preps for Net Zero move

    Dec 18, 2014

    Sustainability and energy self-sufficiency continue to move forward with the Net Zero Energy Installation plan at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. The most recent event to take place was the NZEI workgroup visioning session Dec. 3 at Caserma Ederle.

  • Top brass assists overseas reservists and guardsmen

    Dec 18, 2014

    Maj. General Mark T. McQueen, the deputy commanding general of mobility and reserve affairs, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, met with overseas deployment for training Soldiers, or ODT, and their active component sponsors as part of battlefield circulation.

  • Corps of Engineers strengthens SHARP stance in Europe

    Dec 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has placed renewed emphasis on its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program in an effort to promote awareness and simplify reporting procedures for personnel at its headquarters, area and resident offices across the Continent.

  • LANDCOM achieves 'Full Operating Capability'

    Dec 17, 2014

    Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commander Allied Land announced LANDCOM achieved "Full Operating Capability" at a press conference during exercise Trident Lance 2014, which was conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command here Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Soldiers, Airmen depart controlled monitoring area in time for holidays after Africa mission

    Dec 17, 2014

    More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen staying in the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Controlled Monitoring Area, at Smith Barracks, in Baumholder, Germany, since their return from missions in support of Operation United Assistance, returned to their home units, Dec. 16, 2014 -- nine days before Christmas Day.

  • Ansbach garrison holds load securement training

    Dec 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Safety Office recently sponsored a load securement training class.

  • F2F brings Italian, American female military together

    Dec 17, 2014

    The second annual Home for the Holidays multicultural event dedicated to Italian and American female military was held at the Golden Lion conference center on Caserma Ederle, Dec. 4.

  • U.S. Army Europe focusing on future cyber defense capabilities within region

    Dec 17, 2014

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's communications division and the 5th Signal Command began building new partnerships between with their Estonian allies and enhancing allied cyber defense capabilities during a visit to NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence in Tallin, Estonia, Dec. 3-5, 2014.

  • USAG Ansbach, city of Ansbach host USAREUR holiday combo for holiday concert

    Dec 17, 2014

    The holiday combo of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus held a concert in downtown Ansbach Dec. 10, 2014, at the Onoldiasaal.

  • Group works to build NATO multinational communication interoperability

    Dec 17, 2014

    A small working group of NATO Service members and civilians assembled at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 25, 2014, to discuss possible solutions to some of the communication challenges, which affect our NATO and multinational partners, during joint training exercises.

  • Building muscle and tearing down the competition: Ansbach Army spouse racks up fitness wins

    Dec 17, 2014

    Ginna Cortese, a 52-year-old Army spouse, mother of two and grandmother of six, has racked up a string of successes since she started competing in fitness events. In late November, she qualified for and placed at in the national level, having consistently defeated women 20 to 25 years younger in the physique category since her debut.

  • AFAP delegates hash out solutions to community concerns

    Dec 17, 2014

    Community conference targets Army issues

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for Ansbach holds change of command

    Dec 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a change of command ceremony for its Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment Dec. 5 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates 105 years of chaplain assistant MOS

    Dec 16, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Religious Support Office sponsored a community celebration honoring 105 years of the military occupational specialty of the chaplain assistant Thursday at the Urlas Post Exchange.

  • HMHS hosts graduation ceremony for one

    Dec 16, 2014

    First graduate of the Class of 2015 gets special send-off

  • Static display commemorating Battle of the Bulge unveiled in Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge with the unveiling of a static display at the Shalikashvili Mission Command Center on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, Dec. 16.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts airfield seizure exercise in Rivolto

    Dec 15, 2014

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a battalion-sized airfield seizure exercise at an airbase in northern Italy, the evening of Dec. 10, 2014, to further their readiness as the Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe.

  • U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center visits 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Combat Readiness Center conducted an assistance visit to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Vilseck, Germany, Dec. 8-12, 2014.

  • USAREUR leaders visit, pay tribute to Battle of the Bulge commemoration sites

    Dec 15, 2014

    Fighting in some of the harshest conditions of World War II, the men who fought in the Battle of the Bulge across the rolling hills of the Ardennes region gathered to commemorate that event 70 years later, during a celebration Dec. 13-14, 2014, in a driving snow reminiscent of the weather in Bastogne, Belgium, in 1944.

  • USAG Ansbach parents give high marks to CYS Services child care

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Storck Child Development and School Age Center opened more than a year ago, but the commitment of their caregivers in providing high-quality child care and education has not diminished.

  • Danish military preps for Saber Strike 2015 with PA National Guard's 28th Infantry Division

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa.- Members of the Danish military visited here Dec. 11, 2014, as part of a planning visit being conducted with the 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, in preparation for exercise Saber Strike 2015.

  • Commander's message: Winter holidays bring out cheer, require responsibility

    Dec 11, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

  • 173rd Airborne joins Danish, British forces in Exercise White Sword

    Dec 11, 2014

    U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined the Danish Army's 2nd Brigade, and the Queens Company of the British Army's Grenadier Guards, for the start of Exercise White Sword, in Oksboel, Denmark, Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Disaster simulation exercise improves U.S., Romanian teamwork

    Dec 10, 2014

    Blaring sirens and flashing lights cut through the dense fog of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base as first responders arrived on the scene of an electrical grid explosion and meltdown.

  • Top USAREUR, IMCOM Europe leaders visit USAG Ansbach

    Dec 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Europe commander joined Installation Management Command Europe's acting region director for a Dec. 9 visit to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to meet with Soldiers and senior leadership and to tour garrison facilities.

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

    While Soldiers and their families are getting in the holiday mood, many are far from home, engaged in worldwide training and operations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Estonian military signs new deal with U.S.

    Dec 10, 2014

    The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal, following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the Estonian Ministry of Defense building, in Tallinn, Estonia, Nov. 18, 2014.

  • Darling Dinkelsbuehl -- Untouched by time

    Dec 9, 2014

    Virtually unchanged since the 1600s, Dinkelsbuehl is a must see.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts emergency deployment training

    Dec 9, 2014

    The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade led an emergency deployment readiness exercise supported by their allied and partner nations, including Sweden, Romania, Hungary and the Netherlands.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Vicenza

    Dec 8, 2014

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff, visited the 173rd Airborne Brigade and other Vicenza-based units Dec. 7, 2014, at a concert presented by the USO to bring some of America's talent to the paratroopers stationed here.

  • American Soldiers earn German marksmanship awards

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers stationed at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria - Garmisch Community were awarded the German Armed Forces Badges for Weapons Proficiency or "Schützenschnur" during a ceremony Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center here.

  • Pregnancy PT provides fitness for expecting Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Pregnant and postpartum Soldiers now have a PT group tailored specifically to their needs in USAG Bavaria.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Army Strong! Strong Europe!

    Dec 5, 2014

    December 2014 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • U.S. Army Europe Career Counselor of the Year named

    Dec 5, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Efrain Garcia, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, has been named U.S. Army Europe's Career Counselor of the Year for the second straight year.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken holds Thanksgiving/winter feast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, celebrated Thanksgiving and the winter holidays with a turkey dinner and potluck Dec. 2 at their normal meeting place.

  • Weight training program, competition to start January at Ansbach

    Dec 4, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program holds a weight training program and competition during the new year.

  • Ansbach community celebrates Thanksgiving with prayer luncheon

    Dec 4, 2014

    Members of the Ansbach community gathered two days before Thanksgiving in the Katterbach Chapel to reflect on the meaning of gratitude.

  • Interview: New Human Resources director shares experiences, values

    Dec 4, 2014

    Damon Wilford joined U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach recently as director of Human Resources and answered a few of our questions.

  • Rooftop rescue tests garrison firefighters' capabilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Balancing on a cold rooftop, Daniel Pommer, a U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz emergency medical technician, bandaged the leg of a construction worker as fellow firefighters doused a nearby blaze. Just minutes before, simulated explosions at a Kleber Kaserne construction site launched the garrison firefighters into an exercise to test their response to an on-post emergency.

  • Junior engineer officer boosts missile defense project team

    Dec 4, 2014

    Serving as an assistant project engineer on a $134 million presidentially mandated ballistic missile defense facility isn't a typical company-grade officer assignment, but after being accepted into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Engineer Competency Development Program in July, 1st Lt. Aaron Weatherly joined Europe District's project team in Deveselu, Romania.

  • Marshall Center alumni discuss Islamic State

    Dec 4, 2014

    About 50 security leaders throughout the world met Dec. 1-4 for the fifth annual Program on Terrorism and Security Studies Alumni Community of Interest event at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here.

  • 173rd Airborne conducts rapid deployment exercise in Slovenia

    Dec 4, 2014

    Approximately 150 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a night airborne operation into Pocek, Slovenia, Dec. 1, 2014, as part of a brigade Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.

  • Celebrating a partnership: Landeskommando Hessen, Garrison Wiesbaden make it formal

    Dec 3, 2014

    German and American Soldiers packed Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center Nov. 25 to mark the establishment of a formal partnership between the Landeskommando Hessen and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

  • Marshall Center professors give presentations on transnational challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (Dec. 2, 2014) -- Professors James Wither and Steve Monaco, from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, gave presentations during the Regional Border Security Conference held Nov. 3 to 6 here

  • U.S., Romanian paratroopers complete allied Exercise Rubicon

    Dec 2, 2014

    American and Romanian paratroopers wrapped up the two-week-long combined training Exercise Rubicon in Cincu, Romania, Nov. 23, 2014.

  • USAREUR key enabler for NATO's 2015 'flagship' exercise Trident Juncture

    Dec 1, 2014

    The Commander of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum Gen. Hans-Lothar Domröse conducted a Key Leader Conference at the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps to prepare for Exercise Trident Juncture 15, in Valencia, Spain, Nov. 27-28, 2014.

  • Silver Sabre trains Kosovo Force on crowd riot control

    Nov 28, 2014

    Loud sounds of batons beating against thick plastic shields rang out as Soldiers shouted commands in unison, all while pushing the screaming rioters forward. The Kosovo Police and European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo struggle to hold back the unruly crowd. Kosovo Force is called in for backup.

  • Thanksgiving message from the commander

    Nov 26, 2014

    Col. Colbrook thanks USAG Bavaria and wishes for everyone to have a safe holiday.

  • Ansbach Junior ROTC salutes veterans during school ceremony

    Nov 26, 2014

    Ansbach High School Junior ROTC, 9th Battalion, gave a special salute to military veterans Nov. 6.

  • Annual Turkey Bowl brings the Dragoons of 1st Sqdn, 2 CR together in friendly competition

    Nov 26, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Playing the game of football can be very competitive when playing against an unknown team, but the level of intensity rises when Soldiers compete against the same battle buddies they work with everyday.

  • U.S. Army Europe considering increased EAS capability

    Nov 26, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe's commanding general, in press interviews in Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland this week, has mentioned the positioning of an armored brigade-size equipment set (tanks, trucks, etc.) in Europe -- the European Activity Set -- for rotational personnel to use when they are in Europe.

  • Commander's Message: Thanksgiving is time for blessings, safety

    Nov 25, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, encourages garrison community members to travel safely and practice outdoor and fire safety during the Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Angel Tree program connects community with gifts

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza will kick off its Angel Tree program Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Army Community Service. Last year more than 90 children from 40 families received gifts from those within the community.

  • VMC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poems, dancing

    Nov 25, 2014

    In keeping with this tradition the Vicenza Military Community members had the opportunity to appreciate various aspects of the Native American history and culture during this year's observance at the Lion's Den on Caserma Ederle Nov. 14.

  • Celebrity Chefs serve up fun and food

    Nov 25, 2014

    Local volunteers team with celebrity chefs to create delectable dinner

  • Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015

    Nov 25, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.

  • Polish Consul visits monuments in Hohenfels

    Nov 25, 2014

    Pledges to help maintain historical monuments.

  • Traditions, customs help define German Christmas season

    Nov 25, 2014

    Christmas time in Germany holds a certain magic, be it in the romantic historical markets, the tasteful decorations of the cities with their garlands, lights and magnificent Christmas trees, or the typical German seasonal customs that make the darkest time of the year shine bright.

  • USAG Ansbach observes Volkstrauertag with city of Ansbach

    Nov 25, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and members of the American Legion, Post 1982, recently observed the Volkstrauertag downtown Ansbach.

  • Bergermeisters Join Soldiers for Thanksgiving Meal

    Nov 25, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Nov. 26, 2014) -- This afternoon, Soldiers, civilians, families and friends celebrated an annual tradition, the American holiday Thanksgiving, at the Warrior Dining Facility on Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Christmas markets are here again

    Nov 24, 2014

    Get in a festive mood with local Christmas markets.

  • USAREUR commander: Eastern Europe troop rotations likely to continue

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable future, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • TSAE gives Lithuania exercises a technical edge

    Nov 21, 2014

    For U.S. and other NATO troops training with their Lithuanian partners during Atlantic Resolve, making the joint field exercises safe, realistic and cost-effective is a priority. Training Support Activity-Europe, part of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has brought an assortment of high-tech training aids to improve and enhance multinational training exercises.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Suggestion Box: Good ideas can help improve quality of life

    Nov 21, 2014

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community now have an additional method to submit ideas for improving the quality of life for Soldiers, Families, workforce and the garrison

  • Telemark Battalion leaves Adazi: One of Norway's oldest units completes Atlantic Resolve

    Nov 21, 2014

    In a brief ceremony here, Latvian Minister of Defense Raimonds Vejonis, along with Lt. General Raimonds Graube, the nation's Chief of Defense, thanked members of Norway's Telemark Battalion for their participation in Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    Nov 21, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools -- to be followed by an American high school this coming winter -- are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.

  • Geotagging, careless social networking could have you chatting with enemy

    Nov 20, 2014

    One of the foundations of effective force protection is to always keep the bad guys guessing. Letting them know where you are and what you're doing is never a good idea.

  • Garrison personnel turn out to learn winter safety at Ansbach

    Nov 20, 2014

    To take a refresher course on winter safety, about 250 members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community gathered at Katterbach Fitness Center Nov. 14.

  • The Cavalry parades in Riga: Team Latvia Participates in Independence Day Parade

    Nov 19, 2014

    Small children gathered along the yellow metal barricades, their faces poking through the bars to get a closer look. Whether young, old or in between, people pressed in for a closer view of the president and the troops.

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