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  • 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.

  • Delegates Gather in Europe for Army Family Action Plan Conference

    May 22, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Delegates representing Army communities across Europe came together at the Army in Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe Army Family Action Plan conference in Weinheim, Germany, May 12-16 to let senior leaders know what issues the total Army family here would most like resolved.

  • Soldiers of 793rd Military Police Battalion assume mission on unit's second deployment to Iraq

    May 21, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 21, 2008) -- The Soldiers of the 793rd Military Police Battalion accepted authority for their deployed mission here from the 720th Military Police Battalion during a ceremony at Camp Stryker May 14. The 793rd -- known as the "Spartans" -- will support the police transition team mission for Multi-National Division - Center, training Iraqi Police in skills such as detainee operations, search techniques, marksmanship, police investigations and equipment accountability.

  • U.S. Army Europe civilian personnel director earns prestigious Army award

    May 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 20, 2008) -- Tony Whitehouse has proof that heAca,!a,,cs at the top of his field. He was handed that proof in the PentagonAca,!a,,cs Hall of Heroes May 15 by Nelson M. Ford, acting under secretary of the Army and assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller. What Ford presented to Whitehouse, U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs director of civilian personnel, was the William H. Kushnick Award, officially placing Whitehouse in the ranks of the civilian human resources elite.

  • USAREUR unit tapped for deployment to Iraq

    May 20, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May, 19, 2008) Aca,!" The Department of Defense announced today that the 172nd (Blackhawk) Infantry Brigade , headquartered in Schweinfurt, and based in Schweinfurt and Grafenwoehr, will deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The deployments will take place this fall.

  • RESET program aims to standardize delivery of excellence for redeploying Soldiers, families

    May 19, 2008

    RESET program aims to standardize delivery of excellence for redeploying Soldiers, families SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Riding the wave of momentum established since the Army Family Covenant was announced in October 2007, Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Garrisons Vicenza, Schweinfurt and Bamberg recently initiated a groundbreaking effort to ensure Soldiers and their families receive consistent excellence in the delivery of redeployment services and programs following an extended wartime deployment.

  • Ansbach Sets Record with Largest Yellow Ribbon Formation

    May 19, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,385 Soldiers, family members, civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation.

  • BOSS, commissary team up for PT fun

    May 16, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Spc. Alexandra Shea-Meyers wanted to get a little something for everyone in her unit and in doing so she now holds the record for gathering groceries: $3,502.21 worth in 90 seconds. Her record-holding standing comes from the supermarket sweep event at the Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers and Commissary Appreciation Day held May 9 at the Vogelweh Commissary.

  • Ansbach sets record for largest yellow ribbon formation

    May 16, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,385 Soldiers, family members, civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation. The previous record of approximately 800 people was set by the Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., in October 2005. The unofficial record is not registered with Guinness World Record.

  • 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade cases colors as it prepares to move to Texas

    May 16, 2008

    WAfA"RZBURG, Germany (May, 15, 2008) -- After more than half a century of service with the U.S. Army in Europe, the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade cased its colors May 13, formally bidding "Auf wiedersehen" to its longtime home in Germany. The brigade will unfurl its Colors in the heart of Aca,!A"Cav CountryAca,!A? August 15, at its new home at Fort Hood, Texas. The brigade was constituted May 17, 1918 as part of the Coastal Artillery Corps. It served briefly in France during World War I and in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

  • Three 1st Armored Division units accept Iraq missions in ceremonies this week

    May 16, 2008

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 15, 2008) -- Three units of the recently deployed 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division officially assumed their missions in Iraq with transfer of authority ceremonies this week. In the first of those ceremonies the brigade's 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry accepted its responsibilities at Combat Outpost Carver from the departing 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry May 11. The 1-15th moved onto the land that is now COP Carver just three months ago. Located next to the Tigris River near Salman Pak, in an area that had been used by extremists as a safe haven, Soldiers of the 1-15th moved in and built the base from the ground up three months ago with the help of local Iraqi workers.

  • U.S. Army Europe Transformation On Track, Says Army Vice Chief of Staff

    May 16, 2008

    The transformation of U.S. Army Europe will continue as planned and scheduled, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody during a visit to Germany.

  • Ansbach sets record with largest yellow ribbon formation

    May 15, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" On the evening of May 14, 1,358 Soldiers, family members, civilians and local nationals of the Ansbach military community came together at Storck barracks to set the unofficial armed forces record for the largest yellow ribbon formation.

  • USAREUR's top NCO selected for ISAF position

    May 14, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, U.S. Army, EuropeAca,!a,,cs CSM, has been selected to serve as the International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan CSM.

  • Paratroopers Join Afghan Forces to Take Control of Bridge, Checkpoint

    May 13, 2008

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry and Legion Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry teamed with members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Police for Operation Mountain Highway II in eastern Nuristan province in late April.

  • USAREUR CSM joins USASMA in Asian Pacific Heritage celebration

    May 9, 2008

    The USAREUR CSM, CSM Savusa, joins many at USASMA in celebrating the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  • 405th AFSB hosts 21st TSC leadership

    May 9, 2008

    The steady sound of UH-60 Blackhawks performing test flights welcomed 21st Theater Sustainment Command leadership to the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe at Coleman Barracks April 30.

  • Army-wide effort gets Soldiers to Kosovo

    May 9, 2008

    Approximately 150 Soldiers of the 106th Aviation Regiment, Illinois National Guard, recently deployed to Kosovo as part of the United Nations mandated NATO led peacekeeping force.

  • McKiernan says farewell to U.S. Army Europe as he heads to Afghanistan to command international forc

    May 9, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (May 2, 2008) -- Calling his final formation with U.S. Army Europe Soldiers one of the proudest moments of his 36-year military career, Gen. David D. McKiernan, USAREUR and 7th Army commanding general, said farewell to the command in a ceremony on Campbell Barracks here May 2. Aca,!A"As I stand before my final formation in U.S. Army Europe, I am simply honored and humbled to be on the same field as these great men and women and to be a part of their formation,Aca,!A? McKiernan said in his remarks during the event. McKiernan, who became USAREURAca,!a,,cs 33rd commanding general in December 2005, will depart for a new assignment as commander of NATOAca,!a,,cs United Nations-mandated International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

  • BOSS forum offers 46 participants training, fun

    May 9, 2008

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program "is the collective voice of the single Soldier" which represents 49 percent of the Army.

  • Teens get political as NATO 'ambassadors'

    May 8, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Nineteen high school students from Wuerzburg and Ansbach American High Schools joined local area students for a trip to Sambachshof near Bad Koenigshofen to take part in the 24th annual seminar sponsored by the Bavarian State Center for Political Education to promote North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) awareness.

  • Kaiserslautern Special Olympics hosts 800 athletes

    May 8, 2008

    ENKENBACH-ALSENBORN, Germany Aca,!" Dirk Grosskopf threw a softball for the first time May 6 at the Special Olympics Spring Games held at the German Police Academy here. Aca,!A"First time ever, and he (Dirk) picked it up really fast,Aca,!A? said Charles Heath, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service employee in Landstuhl, who was volunteering as GrosskopfAca,!a,,cs buddy Aca,!" an athleteAca,!a,,cs personal coach, cheerleader and friend for the day. Pitching under his leg, the 13-year-old athlete from the Christoph-Graupner-Schule in Darmstadt said to his buddy, who translated, Aca,!A"I like this game very much.Aca,!A? Special Olympics is an international program of athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. ItAca,!a,,cs been held in the Kaiserslautern military community in early May for 25 years courtesy of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern. For the past nine years, the event has been held and co-hosted by the German Police Academy.

  • Baumholder artillery battalion carries on tradition of cooperation in Iraq

    May 7, 2008

    TESSAH NISSAN, Iraq (May 6, 2008) -- Leaders from U.S. Army Europe's 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery joined the colleagues they are replacing here to meet with the local head of the Sons of Iraq. The 4-27th, based in Baumholder, Germany, is part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division. The battalion recently deployed here to assume the duties of the departing 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, a 3rd Infantry Division unit from Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 18th Military Police Brigade experts assess, improve Iraqi police communications systems

    May 6, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, BAGHDAD, Iraq (May 6, 2008) -- Radio communications can make the difference between life and death for Iraqi security forces. The Iraqi Police forceAca,!a,,cs effectiveness depends on responding quickly. Calling for reinforcements or medical aid in time to save a life can come down to a simple transmission between an Iraqi policeman on patrol and his patrol station monitoring the radio network. Aca,!A"People will die if communications arenAca,!a,,ct working,Aca,!A? said 1st Lt. Christopher Gehri, 18th Military Police Brigade Police Transition Team officer. Aca,!A"Communications is one of the primary systems you need to be a successful police force.Aca,!A?

  • Ansbach Looks to Break Record

    May 2, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community is aiming for a record with the symbol that has become synominious with U.S. military families: the yellow ribbon.

  • Paradise Lost and Found

    May 1, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" It started out as a ski vacation in the Alpines, a break from life in Tunisia for a naval attachAfA and his family. It became the U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch community reaching out to guests in urgent need.

  • Nine-Year-Old Girl Donates Foot of Hair to Sick Children

    May 1, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" When youAca,!a,,cre a small child, the world can seem like a big place where you have little influence.

  • Sergeant gets Bronze Star for valor for actions during Afghanistan firefight

    Apr 30, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 29, 2008) -- A sergeant with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry was awarded a Bronze Star for valor April 24 at Fire Base Naray in Kunar province for his actions in combat. Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet received his medal from Brig. Gen. Mark Milley, Combined Joint Task Force-101 deputy commanding general for operations, for saving more than a dozen SoldierAca,!a,,cs lives during a combat operation in Kunar province July 27, 2007.

  • Brigades set up Task Forces to take care of Soldiers, Families during deployments

    Apr 29, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (April 29, 2008) -- Two newly formed task forces are looking after Family members and non-deploying Soldiers of U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs deploying 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and 18th Engineer Brigade. Traditionally, deploying units established rear detachments -- informal teams of Soldiers, NCOs and officers -- to oversee the unitAca,!a,,cs operations and family support at their home stations.

  • Kaiserslautern Takes Care of its 'Heart'

    Apr 29, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"The Heart of the CommunityAca,!A? were honored here April 24 during U.S. Army Garrison KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs volunteer recognition ceremony.

  • IMCOM Commander: Covenant Building Stronger Communities

    Apr 29, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" The officer responsible for providing effective garrison support of Army mission activities worldwide Aca,!" as well as overall support services Aca,!" visited here April 29, seeing how Camp Darby is keeping its pledge to support Army Families.

  • Newest citizens take oath in Stuttgart

    Apr 29, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Twelve Soldiers from nine countries took the oath of allegiance and became citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the StuttgartAca,!a,,cs Patch Community Club earlier this month.

  • Airborne Soldier Awarded Bronze Star for Valor

    Apr 29, 2008

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" A Bronze Star with Aca,!A"VAca,!A? device for valor was awarded to Army Sgt. Ryan P. Inabnet, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 1-91 Cavalry Squadron, at Fire Base Naray, Kunar province, April 24.

  • Nephew of late German artist donates World War II prisoner of war drawings to U.S. Army

    Apr 28, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany (April, 28, 2008) -- We will never meet him and cannot communicate with him, but a stone etching of a bison on a cave wall can give us some insight into how the long-gone prehistoric artist saw his world. Even far more contemporary eras such the World War II are fading further into history, making links to those times increasingly valuable. German artist Rudolf Menge was an prisoner of war in that era, and he spent his time interned sketching the people and scenes around him. MengeAca,!a,,cs nephew Helmut Schoen wanted to fulfill his uncleAca,!a,,cs wishes and preserve a bit of that era by donating those sketches to the U.S. Army. Aca,!A"Margarete (MengeAca,!a,,cs wife and HelmutAca,!a,,cs aunt) always said he had a lot of respect for the American personnel in the POW camp, and therefore I would like to give them to veterans of the U.S. Army,Aca,!A? Schoen said.

  • Smooth move earns 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Army-level Deployment Award

    Apr 28, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany (April 28, 2008) -- When 5th Signal Command's 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deployed in September, its equipment went to more than 40 sites in Iraq, and Army officials are honoring the unit for its skill in completing that mission. For its efforts the battalion was named a first-place winner in the large active Army unit category of the Army Deployment Excellence Award program. The announcement of the award was made earlier this month with other winners in the Fiscal Year 2008 Chief of Staff, Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards competition, which also recognizes units for excellence in maintenance and supply programs.

  • Schweinfurt 'Black Lions' earn Silver Stars

    Apr 28, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Octavio Nunez will tell you that he didnAca,!a,,ct do Aca,!A"anything special.Aca,!A? Spc. Jarrod Taylor will insist others deserve the recognition. The crowd gathered at the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry memorials on Ledward Barracks April 22 Aca,!" and the Silver Star medals pinned to both SoldiersAca,!a,,c chests Aca,!" tell another story.

  • Berlin Airlift Project Brings U.S., German Students Together

    Apr 25, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" As the small parachutes floated into outstretched hands of anxious children at Aukamm Elementary School, the scene could have been Berlin in 1948. Only it wasnAca,!a,,ct Lt. Gail Halvorsen dropping candy from his C-54 aircraft.

  • Stryker Soldiers build relationships to bring security, services to Baghdad neighborhoods

    Apr 25, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq (April 25, 2008) -- For the Soldiers of Company F, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, interpersonal relations, consensus information and the pictures they create are the biggest contributors to the safety and security of citizens in the Saha and Abu TAca,!a,,cshir communities of southern Baghdad. Aca,!A"We want to build a relationship to give the people a normal life -- to bring the resources into the community,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Scott Reineke, commander of the 2nd Squadron. Aca,!A"This is about building relations in Abu TAca,!a,,cshir and Saha,Aca,!A? Reineke told his commanders and staff officers during the unitAca,!a,,cs final rehearsal for a three-phase operation that began April 16 in support of Operation Raider Typhoon.

  • Conference brings family readiness

    Apr 25, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (April 24, 2008) -- Just a few months ago, Sgt. 1st Class Rick Littlejohn was patrolling the streets of Ramadi with a military transition team from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He likes to say that although the team was Aca,!A"blown up many times,Aca,!A? they never lost a member. Today Littlejohn is a rear detachment NCO with U.S. Army EuropeAca,!a,,cs 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade. Over small talk in the lounge at the Revita Hotel I asked him which job heAca,!a,,cd rather have. He doesnAca,!a,,ct hesitate. Aca,!A"No contest! IAca,!a,,cd rather be on the MITT team!Aca,!A? he said emphatically. Rear detachment work is tough, he adds; far more complicated and demanding than being a tanker in Iraq -- and it never stops.

  • American drivers in Europe should be aware of standards for child safety seats

    Apr 25, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (April 24, 2008) -- Recent changes to German child car safety seat laws may not affect Americans driving in Germany, but U.S. Army Europe officials say travelers need to be aware of laws already on the books, especially if vacationing outside Germany. Although USAREUR will not be requiring car seats approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation to be replaced, officials said, itAca,!a,,cs wise to know the laws for child safety restraints when traveling in Europe

  • Darmstadt Celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2008

    DARMSTADT, Germany Aca,!" Even though the Army installation here nears a closure brought about by transformation, the Darmstadt Community paused together April 22 to leave something new and lasting.

  • Hanau Bids Farewell to U.S. Army

    Apr 24, 2008

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" Emotions flowed during a ceremony marking the end of six decades of an American presence in this community.

  • JMRC Falcon Team Uses Air Assets to Train Mentors for War

    Apr 23, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Joint Multinational Readiness Center Observer/Controllers train NATO Operational Mentor Liaison Teams on mentoring the Afghan National Army and liaising with coalition forces in support of ISAF.

  • 405th AFSB hosts European Army Aviation General Officers Symposium

    Apr 18, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James Myles, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., wrapped up a week-long tour of U.S. Army Europe by chairing an Army Aviation General Officers Symposium, which was hosted in Seckenheim by the 405th Army Field Support Brigade March 28.


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