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  • Afghanistan base renamed in honor of commander who died in combat

    Jul 11, 2008

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 11, 2008) -- Forward Operating Base Naray here was renamed FOB Bostick to honor and remember a commander who died leading his Soldiers in combat. Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Afghan National Army Soldiers gathered near FOB NarayAca,!a,,cs helicopter landing zone June 28 to officially rename the base in memory of Maj. Thomas Bostick, former commander of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), from Llano, Texas.

  • U.S. Army Air Force member honored 64 years after his death

    Jul 11, 2008

    MONS, Belgium Aca,!" Mons recently honored World War II pilot, 2nd Lt. John Steinwedel, 64 years after his death, as a plaque was unveiled to honor the American who was murdered after parachuting onto a roof in the city from his P-47 D Thunderbolt.

  • Brussels volunteer honored for giving gift of life

    Jul 11, 2008

    BRUSSELS, Belgium Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Peter Bouck, a volunteer in the Department of Defense's C. W. Bill Young Marrow Donor Program, recently traveled stateside to donate stem cells to a patient.

  • JTF-E training kicks off in Romania

    Jul 10, 2008

    A June 30 ceremony marked the official beginning of Joint Task Force-East's second annual rotation.

  • TOG Homecoming

    Jul 10, 2008

    Old Guard Soldiers return from Horn of Africa deployment.

  • Fore the Future

    Jul 10, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" William Hartford, 8-year-old son of Deputy U.S. National Military Representative to SHAPE Lt. Col. Charles and Rebecca Hartford, recently won the Gen. Sir John Akehurst Bowl Golf Championship pitting against a few fellow golfers and more than 40 adults to take first place by one stroke.

  • Darmstadt says farewell to Black Forest friends

    Jul 10, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt, which closes next month, marked 20 years of camaraderie with the Association for the Promotion of German-American Friendship during the two organizationsAca,!a,,c last exchange activity.

  • First 'Sky Soldiers' of 173rd Airborne Brigade return from deployment in Afghanistan

    Jul 10, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy (July 9, 2008) -- Advance elements from the six battalions of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team began the unit's return home from a 14-month deployment to Afghanistan this month. That trickle of Aca,!A"Sky SoldiersAca,!A? began to grow into a torrent as about 250 Solders from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) and the 173rd Special Troops Battalion arrived here July 5 to the cheers, hugs and kisses of friends, families and colleagues at their home stations here and in Bamberg, Germany. The remainder of the brigade is scheduled to return throughout July and August.

  • Political, diplomatic and military leaders get a look at Joint Task Force-East

    Jul 10, 2008

    MIKHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIRFIELD ADMINISTRATION CENTER, Romania (July 09, 2008) -- Almost 30 diplomatic, military and political leaders from several countries got a glimpse of Joint Task Force Aca,!" East during a July 2 Aca,!A"Distinguished Visitors DayAca,!A? tour. The tour is the second of its kind at JTF-E, and one of the dayAca,!a,,cs highest-ranking U.S. visitors noted the operationAca,!a,,cs improvements. Aca,!A"I was truly impressed then, but I am much more impressed now when I consider how far Romania and the U.S. have come in just one year,Aca,!A? said Nicholas Taubman, U.S. ambassador to Romania.

  • Armor Soldiers join Iraqi comrades for peaceful 'raid' on village

    Jul 10, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (July 9, 2008) -- The mission was simple: conduct a raid to gather information on extremists in the area, search for weapons caches and do Aca,!A"human-terrain mapping.Aca,!A? The day was still young when Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, along with shurta (policemen) from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police Division, made final preparations for a raid on the village of al Batta, Iraq.

  • British officer awarded Order of Saint Maurice for contributions to infantry

    Jul 9, 2008

    FORT HOOD, TexasAca,!" For U.S. infantrymen, the opportunity to recognize foreign military officers with the Order of Saint Maurice is rare.

  • Schweinfurt CDC makes accreditation grade

    Jul 9, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The success story of the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Child Development Center is told in thousands of pages in binders spread throughout the center. And on the playgrounds.

  • Stuttgart MPs dedicate building to fallen Soldier

    Jul 9, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Almost one year to the day after her death, Cpl. Karen Clifton was honored by her unit, the 554th Military Police Company, as Building 2914 on Panzer Kaserne here was renamed Clifton Hall.

  • 3/405th AFSB Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

    Jul 8, 2008

    The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) hosted a change of command ceremony on July 2 at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, during which Lt. Col. Roger McCreery took command from Lt. Col. Harvey Robinson.

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Europe on its fourth concert tour

    Jul 3, 2008

    USAG Schinnen, Netherlands - "It's a different kind of gig," says Danny Gottlieb, one of the world's most popular jazz drummers and part of Gary Sinise's 'Lt. Dan Band' who dazzled an international military community audience here in a first class performance July 2.

  • Wounded warriors meet musician, actor Steve Van Zandt

    Jul 3, 2008

    Four Warrior in Transition Soldiers stationed in Vicenza, Italy, experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity June 25 when they met guitarist Steve Van Zant, who is on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Europe.

  • Graf prepares for 172nd influx

    Jul 3, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is preparing for an influx of troops as Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade, currently based out of Schweinfurt, Germany, have started moving here.

  • Wounded warriors meet musician, actor Steve Van Zandt

    Jul 3, 2008

    MILAN, Italy Aca,!" Four Warrior in Transition Soldiers stationed in Vicenza, Italy, experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here June 25 when they met guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who is on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Europe.

  • Hohenfels' wireless barracks among the first in Europe

    Jul 3, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" In todayAca,!a,,cs high-tech communication world, Soldiers living in the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment barracks here felt cut off.

  • Special Olympics

    Jul 1, 2008

    Michele Michael reports on a young man in Germany who doesn't let his physical challenges cast a shadow on the shining light of his own mind's eye.

  • U.S. Army Europe aviators moving to new duty locations in Iraq

    Jul 1, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (July 1, 2008) -- After seven months of service as Multi-National Division Aca,!" BaghdadAca,!a,,cs aviation brigade, Task Force XII is on the move to other locations and missions in the Operation Iraqi Freedom theater following a relief-in-place with the incoming 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, Texas. TF XII originally formed at Camp Taji in December 2007. The task force is comprised of approximately 700 Soldiers from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, including the brigadeAca,!a,,cs headquarters, most of its 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and a forward logistics element from its 412th Aviation Support Battalion. The CAB originally deployed to Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Balad, Iraq in July 2007.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates Berlin Airlift anniversary

    Jun 30, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" In 1948, a political and military Cold War began when Berlin nearly fell into Josef StalinAca,!a,,cs hands.

  • Inactivation of 1st Personnel Command sign of change in Army human resources operations

    Jun 30, 2008

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany (June 27, 2008) -- Aca,!A"Today is about history and tradition, but more importantly (itAca,!a,,cs) about the future.Aca,!A? With those words, U.S. Army Europe Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Rusty L. Frutiger alluded to changes in personnel operations within USAREUR while honoring the legacy of 1st Personnel Command at the commandAca,!a,,cs inactivation ceremony on Kilbourne Kaserne here, June 26. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs bittersweet, but itAca,!a,,cs also exciting,Aca,!A? said Col. David T. Jones, the 1st PERSCOM commander. Aca,!A"The important thing is moving on. Getting (human resources) professionals where they need to be is a step ahead.Aca,!A?

  • Missouri National Guard conducts riot control training

    Jun 27, 2008

    The 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, KFOR 10 Missouri National Guard, successfully completed its Mission Readiness Exercise rotation at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, and is currently deployed to Kosovo, in support of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission there.

  • Soldier-Moms Find Comfort in Program Designed for Them

    Jun 27, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" After the birth of her third child, Sgt. Delores Gordon, said it took her three attempts to pass her Army Physical Fitness Test, with 30 days between each test.

  • Mullen Offers Encouragement as New Africa Command Takes Shape

    Jun 27, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany, June 26, 2008 Aca,!" The top U.S. military officer challenged the U.S. Africa Command staff today to seize the opportunities presented as they stand up a new, uniquely organized command that brings more focus to a vital part of the world.

  • Graf Signs Partnership with Neighbors

    Jun 27, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. military and host nation communities here have been neighbors for decades. Now they are partners in establishing cultural exchanges.

  • U.S. - German Army Partnership Air Assault Training, Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Jun 27, 2008

    U.S. and German soldiers conduct Partnership Air Assault training at the Hohenfels Training Area, Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Grafenwoehr Training Area Challenges JROTC Cadets at Soldier Skills during Camp

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Grafenwoehr Training Area hosted 118 youth from Germany, Italy and Belgium for an 11-day JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, June 15-25. The students participated in the ropes course, obstacle course and land navigation at various Grafenwoehr training sites.

  • Senior enlisted leaders of 39 nations confer

    Jun 27, 2008

    More than 50 senior noncommissioned officers from 39 armies in Europe and North America met to discuss common issues at the second U.S. Army Europe Conference of European Armies for NCOs in Weiden, Germany, June 10-12.

  • Children of deployed troops attend sports, fitness camp

    Jun 25, 2008

    BITBURG, Germany Aca,!" When children of deployed Soldiers get together, thereAca,!a,,cs no need for them to dwell on having a parent serving downrange Aca,!" every kid is experiencing the same rollercoaster of emotions.

  • Aspiring Eagle Scout Helps Improve Playgrounds

    Jun 24, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" Children here now have a safer playground thanks in part to the efforts of a dedicated teenager.

  • Schinnen MPs Learn From Redman Suit, Black Belt

    Jun 23, 2008

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands Aca,!"The U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen Military Police section has added a new piece of equipment to its force, one that provides full-body trauma protection during the toughest training.

  • CDC Staffs Learn New Accreditation Process

    Jun 23, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Three of the six child development centers in Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg U.S. military communities have received accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the remaining three are nearing completion.

  • LoCMO leverages the industrial base

    Jun 20, 2008

    During the ArmyAca,!a,,cs current state of high operational tempo, the maintenance and repair of equipment is a high-priority mission for many units, but European-based units have a unique option to assist them.

  • U.S. Army Europe bids farewell to its senior enlisted member in Heidelberg ceremony

    Jun 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (June 19, 2008) -- U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer corps bid farewell to their top NCO on behalf of the commandAca,!a,,cs 46,000 Soldiers and their Families during a farewell retreat ceremony here June 18. Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, USAREURAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted member since May 2006, was recently selected to serve as the command sergeant major of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan by former USAREUR commanding general and ISAF commander Gen. David McKiernan.

  • Joint Multinational Readiness Center Falcon Team hosts School Age Services

    Jun 18, 2008

    Soldiers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Aviation Detachment welcomed nine little visitors from the Hohenfels School Age Services (SAS) program to Hohenfels Army Airfield for a whirlwind tour.

  • Covenant Delivers Services, Programs to Grafenwoehr

    Jun 18, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" The Army Family Covenant, signed by U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr senior leaders in November, has made good on a promise to deliver family services and programs, all supported by some of the $1.4 billion allotted Army-wide this year.

  • Military Dog Teams Hone War-Fighting Skills

    Jun 18, 2008

    MIESAU, Germany Aca,!" Snagging fleeing suspects and seeking explosives were two of numerous war-fighting skills that 36 teams demonstrated at the 2008 U.S. Army Europe Military Working Dog Competition.

  • Active Army's last Personnel Services Battalion inactivates in Bamberg

    Jun 18, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany (June 17, 2008) -- When the commander and command sergeant major of the 38th Personnel Services Battalion cased their unitAca,!a,,cs colors on Warner Barracks here June 11, it was not just the end of a unit. It was the end of an era. The 38th was the last personnel services battalion in the active component of the Army, and its inactivation represents the next step in the transformation of Army personnel operations, said Col. Richard L. Shepard, commander of the 38th.

  • Stuttgart Families Benefit from Covenant Initiatives

    Jun 17, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" When senior leaders worldwide began signing the Army Family Covenant late last year, they pledged to expand the support given to SoldiersAca,!a,,c families. To back up the commitment, they promised $1.4 billion for Soldier and family programs.

  • Wuerzburg American Schools Close Their Doors

    Jun 17, 2008

    Wuerzburg American Elementary, Middle and High Schools

  • U.S. Army, Europe Field Artillery Soldiers help displaced Families in Iraq

    Jun 17, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (June 16, 2008) -- Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, donated water and school supplies to two internally displaced Iraqi families at the al-Nabaha School complex in Narhwan, Iraq, June 5. Aca,!A"This area of Narhwan is one of the (poorer) sections,Aca,!A? said 2nd Lt. Guy Allsup, 3rd platoon leader with the 2nd BCT's Company C, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery. Aca,!A"To be able to get out there and help out these families ... shows that we really are listening to their needs.Aca,!A?

  • Mannheim Celebrates Army's 233rd Birthday

    Jun 17, 2008

    As part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd Birthday celebration, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Fletcher, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim, Germany, visited the Child Development Center June 12 to read "Happy Birthday Army,Aca,!A? a book by Army Youth Services.

  • With three months to go, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade passes annual re-enlistment goals

    Jun 17, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (June 16, 2008) -- Some 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers have chosen to re-enlist on the flight line, some from the top of a building and others have done it in aircraft in flight. Regardless of the location, those Soldiers who chose to stay in the Army did something else -- they helped the 12th CAB retention program to reach its reenlistment goals ahead of the rest of U.S. Army, Europe. With more than three months left in this fiscal year, the 12th's career counselors and retention NCOs have already reenlisted 539 Soldiers -- and they're still going strong -- while dishing out nearly $5 million in bonuses.

  • NATO Hosts High-School Graduation Podcast

    Jun 16, 2008

    NATO AIR BASE Geilenkirchen, Germany Aca,!" The tri-border NATO community here celebrated the graduation of AFNORTH International High SchoolAca,!a,,cs Class of 2008 Aca,!" and so did some parents currently deployed to sites in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Army Europe Libraries Launch Gaming Initiative

    Jun 16, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" It is 6 p.m. at Patrick Henry Village Library and preparations for the Libstock 2008 concert are underway.

  • U.S. Military Police join their Iraqi counterparts in bolstering community faith in police forces

    Jun 16, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Baghdad, Iraq (June 16, 2008) -- When Iraqi Police and coalition forces arrived at the Zainab GirlsAca,!a,,c School in Hurriyah June 12, they were met by the smiling faces of more than 50 children and their caretakers. Aca,!A"This makes it all worthwhile,Aca,!A? said 1st Sgt. Thomas Gray of the 64th Military Police Company, after the police officers handed out boxes of school supplies and toys to the students, many of whom are orphans. The Hurriyah IP brought the backpacks, school supplies and soccer balls to help show families in the area the IP are here to help protect and serve the community.

  • Warrior Transition Unit helps Soldiers recover, return to duty

    Jun 16, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Jun 16, 2008) -- Soldiers in need of complex medical care or facing medical separation or reclassification due to their health or physical status now find the support they need within Warrior Transition Units. WTUs offer Soldiers an opportunity to focus on their primary mission of healing while maintaining Army discipline and standards.

  • WTU Supports, Promotes, Returns Soldiers to Duty

    Jun 16, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers needing complex medical care and those facing medical separation or career field reclassification due to health or physical status can find the support they need within Warrior Transition Units located in Europe as well as stateside.

  • IMCOM-Europe Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    Installation Management Command-Europe celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd Birthday during celebrations at garrisons located from Belgium to Italy. Events included readings of the "Happy Birthday Army,Aca,!A? a book by Army Youth Services, to children at Child Development Centers, cake-cutting ceremonies and even parades.

  • Livorno Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 14, 2008

    LeAire George, left, asks Lt. Col. Steven Cade, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Livorno, Italy, if she can have another slice of cake, while Yuki Claudio, right, enjoys a large bite. The children at the Camp Darby Child Development Center celebrated the 233rd Army Birthday with a special book reading and cake cutting just for them.

  • Schweinfurt celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 14, 2008

    John McIntyre, acting deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, Germany, gets a little assistance cutting the Army Birthday cake from four-year-old Isis Didymus at the USAG Schweinfurt Child Development Center.

  • SETAF Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 14, 2008

    Brig. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of Southern Europe Task Force, reads to a preschool class at the Child Development Center on Caserma Ederle, Italy, June 13 as part of the Army Birthday celebration.

  • IMCOM-Europe Director Participates in Army Birthday Book Reading

    Jun 14, 2008

    Diane Devens, director of Installation Management Command-Europe, reads to children three to five-years-old while visiting the Child Development Center on Caserma Ederle, Italy, June 13. Various events held to celebrate the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd Birthday included activities at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Child and Youth Services

  • Normandy D-Day

    Jun 13, 2008

    Master Sgt. Ron Przysucha covers events in a small French village near Normandy, France where soldiers from America, France and Germany commemorate the events of over a half century before with an airborne jump. Produced by 1st Lt. James Williams.

  • Brussels Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Lt. Col. Darin Conkright, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, Belgium, and the youngest Soldier in Brussels, Pfc. Chris Newman, slice the Army Birthday cake in front of the assembled garrisonAca,!a,,cs celebration of the Army Birthday.

  • Grafenwoehr Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Col. Brian Boyle, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, takes time to engage in a question and answer session on the Army Birthday story he'd just read to 200 children at the Vilseck School Age Services facility in Germany.

  • Wiesbaden Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Youth from the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Child Development Center celebrate the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday during a parade on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany.

  • Bamberg Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Carol Rosenberg, wife of Lt. Col. Gary Rosenberg, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, reads the "Happy Birthday ArmyAca,!A? book to children at BambergAca,!a,,cs Child Development Center June 9 in celebration of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday.

  • Darmstadt Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" The community of U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt celebrated the Army's Birthday June 12 with a luncheon and ceremony at the Kelley Dining Facility, the last such event for the closing installation. Lt. Col. David Astin (middle), commander of USAG Darmstadt; Command Sergeant Major Harold Littlejohn (left); and the youngest Soldier present, Pvt. 2 Mary Barba, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion, cut the cake for attendees, who lined up around the dining hall to participate in the luncheon.

  • Ansbach Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Honoring the Army's 233rd Birthday, Lt. Col. Tammy McKenna, commander of U.S. Garrison Ansbach, Germany; Heather Lammers, Katterbach Child Development Center director; and Judith Vazquez, CDC administration assistant, cut and serve Army birthday cake at the Katterbach CDC June 12. Prior to the cake cutting, McKenna read "Happy Birthday Army," a book by Army Youth Services to CDC children. The garrison's Child and Youth services hosted numerous events to better include the garrison's younger members in the birthday celebrations.

  • Team Visiting Europe to Explain New Personnel System for Soldiers

    Jun 13, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" To prepare for the March 1, 2009, implementation of the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System, representatives from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs DIMHRS Program Office will be visiting installations throughout Europe in June.

  • Stuttgart Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's Morgan Pastore reads the Army Birthday Book to children at the Panzer Child Development Center June 12 in Germany. The book, written by Army Youth Services, was published to help children better understand Army history and their role in the greater Army Family. After the reading, the children sang "Happy Birthday" to the Army and ate birthday cake. (Photo by Susan Huseman)

  • Heidelberg celebrates the Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg celebrate the Army's 233rd Birthday together.

  • Darmstadt Celebrates Army's Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" The community of U.S. Army Garrison Darmstadt celebrated the Army's Birthday June 12 with a luncheon and ceremony at the Kelley Dining Facility, the last such event for the closing installation. Lt. Col. David Astin (middle), commander of USAG Darmstadt; Command Sergeant Major Harold Littlejohn (left); and the youngest Soldier present, Pvt. 2 Mary Barba, 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion, cut the cake for attendees, who lined up around the dining hall to participate in the luncheon.

  • USAREUR celebrates ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd Birthday

    Jun 12, 2008

    Capt. Adam Schmidt, U.S. Army Europe executive service division, reads Aca,!A"The Army StoryAca,!A? to children from the Patrick Henry and Mark Twain Village child development centers during Army Birthday Celebrations June 12. The celebration, which included the traditional cake, took place in the USAREUR headquarters garden and included Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees. Civilian employees Ingrid Levene, left, and Norbert Hooks, right, along with 50 children from the Patrick Henry and Mark Twain Village child development centers watch (from left) Pvt. 1st Class Jasmine Carey, the youngest Soldiers assigned to U.S Army Europe headquarters, Col. Kirk Lawrence, USAREUR deputy chief of staff, and Chief Warrant Officer Eddie Lee Royal, the oldest Soldier assigned to USAREUR headquarters, cut a cake during celebration of the Army 233rd birthday June 12. The celebration took place in the USAREUR headquarters garden and included Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees.

  • Cyclists Trace 'Road to Liberty' on D-Day

    Jun 11, 2008

    Cyclists from across Europe traced historyAca,!a,,cs footsteps as nearly 300 riders from America, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany and Luxembourg traversed lower NormandyAca,!a,,cs beaches and battlefields to mark the 64th Anniversary of D-Day June 6.

  • Schinnen Celebrates the Army's Birthday

    Jun 11, 2008

    Lt. Col. Glen McFarland (right), the most senior Soldier at U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen, the Netherlands, offers the first slice of Army Birthday cake to Spc. Aunna Neuser, the garrisonAca,!a,,cs newest member, during a quarterly award ceremony June 11, 2008, to mark the U.S. Army's 233rd Birthday, which officially occurs on June 14.

  • Bamberg Youth Design Personalized Flag for Sky Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" The Bamberg Community Library and the high schoolAca,!a,,cs Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps pulled together to help create a flag dedicated to deployed Soldiers of the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion.

  • Historical Records Move to Kaiserslautern

    Jun 10, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Army Europe history, 30,000 boxes worth, has found a new home here after traveling almost 50 miles from its former site at Bensheim, Germany.

  • Child of Berlin Airlift Tells Her Story

    Jun 10, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" A storybook came alive for German and American youth here when the taleAca,!a,,cs lead character appeared in person.

  • Baumholder Designated as Enduring Base

    Jun 9, 2008

    Heidelberg (June 9, 2008) USAREUR is pleased to confirm that the U.S. Department of Defense has added Baumholder to the enduring base list for Europe. This information is contained in the annual DoD master plan that was recently submitted to Congress and is not tied to any specific unit relocation or force structure decision.

  • Aviation Task Force conducts pre-command course for officers in combat zone

    Jun 9, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (June 6, 2008) -- Any young officer who has taken his first command will probably tell you it can be a little intimidating, even without the added pressures of a combat zone. To help ease the transition, Task Force XII conducted a forward-deployed Pre-Command Course here May 31-June 1. The course gave captains who have recently taken command, or will take command in the near future, training in areas that ranged from taking care of Soldiers and their Families to managing unit property.

  • 405th AFSB presents SATB to 21st TSC commander

    Jun 6, 2008

    Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and his staff recently presented the brigadeAca,!a,,cs semi-annual training brief to 21st Theater Sustainment Command leadership, including Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine and Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood.

  • Soldiers Honor WWII Veterans at Normandy

    Jun 6, 2008

    Sixty-four years ago, a multi-national force of more than 130,000 Soldiers embarked on what is to this day, the largest one-day military invasion in history.

  • "LuftbrAfA1/4cke: Air Bridge of Survival and Hope"

    Jun 6, 2008

    Humanitarian Relief, Cold War Style.

  • Chaplain Shares Army Life with International Audience

    Jun 6, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" In a small space between the Tower of Babel and Pentecost, the all-inclusive nature of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps was shared with students from Heidelberg UniversityAca,!a,,cs AfaEUR"kumenisches Institut und Wohnheim fAfA1/4r Studierende Heidelberg, or the Ecumenical Institute and student hall.

  • Covenant Delivers for Benelux

    Jun 6, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" When senior leaders worldwide began signing the Army Family Covenant late last year, they pledged an increase in the support of SoldiersAca,!a,,c families.

  • Darmstadt Throws Farewell Fest for U.S. Garrison

    Jun 5, 2008

    The city of Darmstadt, Germany, threw a Farewell Fest Friday to say danke schoen and auf wiedersehen to Darmstadt's U.S. military community, and to celebrate more than 60 years of kinship.

  • Army in Europe 10-Miler team set

    Jun 5, 2008

    GRAFENWAfaEUR"HR, Germany (June 5, 2008) Aca,!" The top two qualifiers for the Army Europe 10-Miler race held here May 31 will be leading a 12-Soldier team later this year during the serviceAca,!a,,cs annual premier run. VilseckAca,!a,,cs Capt. Joel Steward took first place in the menAca,!a,,cs division while HeidelbergAca,!a,,cs Sgt. 1st Class Lori Nix claimed the womenAca,!a,,cs title, as 117 participants entered the qualification run that determined the six men and women active-duty Soldiers who will represent the Army in Europe during the national Army 10-Miler Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C.

  • Summer Fun Heats Up at Stuttgart CYS

    Jun 5, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Parents dread hearing Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm boredAca,!A? from their children. But this summer, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will offer plenty of activities here to keep the young ones busy.

  • Mannheim Tests Mass Casualty Plan

    Jun 4, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany Aca,!" New procedures aimed at improving the synchronization of Army and host nation emergency responders were tested here May 31.

  • Army in Europe 10-Miler Team Set

    Jun 3, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany Aca,!" The top two qualifiers for the Army Europe 10-Miler race held here May 31 will be leading a 12-Soldier team later this year during the serviceAca,!a,,cs annual premier run.

  • 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Connects German, American Students

    Jun 3, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" A classic American novel, along with a library project here, has connected American and German teenagers while also encouraging the youth to increase their reading practices.

  • U.S. Army Europe commanding general salutes team for humanitarian assistance following Albania explo

    Jun 3, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Gary D. Speer, U.S. Army, Europe acting commanding general, hosted a ceremony in his office May 20 to recognize USAREUR members of a U.S. European Command Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team that provided assistance to Albania in March and April. The HAST, including specialists in environmental science, engineering, explosive ordnance disposal, civil affairs and mortuary affairs, responded to what U.S. ambassador to Albania John L. Withers II termed a disaster Aca,!" a series of explosions March 15 at a weapons demilitarization facility in Gerdec, Albania, where the stockpiled weapons were awaiting demolition by a commercial company.

  • Hard work, flexibility earn units in Europe Army-Level Logistics Awards

    Jun 3, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (June, 2, 2008) -- Every commander in the Army knows the value of logistics. Aca,!A"For want of a nailAca,!A|,Aca,!A? right' TodayAca,!a,,cs Army inspires its logistics specialists with an array of awards programs that recognize the best people and programs in its maintenance and supply arsenal. The Department of the Army recently announced the winners of those awards -- the 2008 Combined Logistics Excellence Awards -- and the names of several organizations in Europe were on the winners list.

  • Spouses Serve as Soldiers for Day

    Jun 2, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" When someone thinks of a SoldierAca,!a,,cs training, numerous sights and sounds immediately come to mind: mud; field rations; sweat; gunfire.

  • Schweinfurt BOSS Program Named Best in Europe

    Jun 2, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison SchweinfurtAca,!a,,cs Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, recognized for focusing on the needs of troops as well as the entire community, was recently named the best in Europe.

  • CFC gives $113,000 to IMCOM-Europe Youth, Family Programs

    Jun 2, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" For decades, Soldiers have been giving to the Combined Federal Campaign, a program whose 2006 drive collected $271 million for hundreds of charitable organizations.

  • Combined Federal Campaign gives more than $100,000 for direct support of Youth, Family programs in E

    Jun 2, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 30, 2008) -- For decades Soldiers have been giving to the Combined Federal Campaign, a program whose 2006 drive collected $271.6 million for hundreds of charitable organizations. Today, the campaign gave back. In a ceremony at U.S. Army Europe headquarters on Campbell Barracks here May 30, RenAfAe Acosta handed Lt. Gen. Gary D. Speer, acting U.S. Army Europe commander, and Diane M. Devens, regional director of Installation Management Command-Europe, a check for $113,900.

  • New Region Director Joins IMCOM-Europe

    May 29, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Installation Management Command-Europe welcomed its new region director, while bidding farewell to the man who had overseen the organization since its inception.

  • Staff Ramps up for JTF-East Exercise in Romania

    May 29, 2008

    Troops from U.S. Army Europe arrived at Mihail Koganiceanu Air Base in Romania last week to serve as the headquarters staff for Joint Task Force East.

  • Army Photographers in Europe Selected for DoD Workshop

    May 29, 2008

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (May 29, 2008) Aca,!" Each year, photographers from every service compete for 25 slots, and an opportunity to participate in an intensive advanced workshop.

  • IMCOM-Europe names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 28, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" The 2008 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year honorees for Installation Management Command-Europe have something in common: they are military policemen serving in Germany.

  • Troupe Kicks Off European Tour in Benelux

    May 28, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium Aca,!" Entertainers often flock downrange to entertain troops fighting the Global War on Terror. In mid-May, it was uniformed performers taking center stage at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, bringing a piece of Baghdad or Kabul with them as the U.S. Army Soldier Show delivered two shows in the area.

  • Memorial Day Service in the Netherlands

    May 27, 2008

    Every year since 1945, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial located outside the town of Margraten has hosted a ceremony to honor the sacrifices of American Soldiers. The ceremony averages 5,000 participants, mostly Dutch, and features national level speakers from Netherlands and the United States. Thousands of Dutch citizens have adopted gravesites of more than 8,000 Soldiers buried there, with many passing on this role from generation to generation. This yearAca,!a,,cs ceremony was special because officers from Germany and Japan presenting wreaths for the first time. The ceremony concluded with a missing man formation flyover by the Royal Dutch Air Force.

  • Soldiers move out, 405th AFSB steps in

    May 23, 2008

    Preparations for war are in full swing in Bamberg, Germany, as several units prepare for upcoming deployments to the Southwest Asia theater of operations. Taking charge of deploying unitsAca,!a,,c left-behind equipment, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade is playing a key role in managing Europe-based Army materiel. The LBE program cares for a unitAca,!a,,cs equipment while the unit is deployed. The program covers all aspects of a unitAca,!a,,cs materiel, including vehicles and basic initial inventory such as fire extinguishers and other items. Through the program, the 405th AFSB maintains the equipment that the unit does not take with them.

  • Wiesbaden Prepares for 60th Anniversary of Berlin Airlift

    May 23, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Visitors to the German cities of Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and Berlin find it hard today to imagine what the country resembled after the massive destruction of World War II.

  • Medal of Honor: Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

    May 23, 2008

    This feature presentation pays tribute to the life, service and legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross A. McGinnis.

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