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  • Infantrymen Eye the Prize

    Dec 15, 2006

    This week, Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and Southern European Task Force are testing for their Expert Infantryman Badge, or E.I.B. Petty Officer JT Bolestridge reports from the test site in Vicenza, Italy.

  • 1st AD Museum

    Dec 14, 2006

    As the oldest and most prestigious armored division in the US Army there is a lot of military history behind the First Armored Division. Ken James takes us to the one place where all that history comes together.

  • Flag of his father, Soldier's family heirloom adding mileage, memories

    Dec 13, 2006

    "This flag has seen a lot of miles," remarked Sgt. Ronald Clary, Jr., as he looks up at an American flag streaming in the wind over the headquarters compound of the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment here.

  • Soldiers Provide Humanitarian Aid in Kenya

    Dec 12, 2006

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Heaning helps U.S. Air Force Airmen and Kenyan workers unload mosquito nets in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 7, 2006.

  • 16th CSG Welcome Home ceremony

    Dec 11, 2006

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 16th Corp Support Group, a 3rd Corp Support Command unit, returned to Hutier Kaserne in Hanau Sept. 24 and 25 after a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

  • Iron Brigade Officially Ends Iraq deployment

    Dec 8, 2006

    Col. Robert E. Scurlock Jr., commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jose Santos uncase the 2BCT colors during the brigade's welcome home ceremony at Minick Field, Baumholder, Germany, Dec. 6, 2006.

  • Sky Soldier represents U.S. forces at NATO summit

    Dec 7, 2006

    The 26 NATO member nations recently gathered in Riga, Latvia, for a heads of state and government summit. At the beginning of the Nov. 29 formal session, participants honored attending veterans of alliance operations, including one U.S. Army, Europe Soldier.

  • On duty in Africa

    Dec 4, 2006

    Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force aEUR" Horn of Africa provide medical care, humanitarian assistance and military training to a number of African countries, including those outside the Horn of Africa region.

  • Staying combat ready

    Nov 29, 2006

    Between combat deployments, Soldiers stationed worldwide fine-tune their warrior skills and study lessons learned on the battlefield.

  • Secretary of Army visits 173rd Soldiers, Vicenza

    Nov 28, 2006

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Francis Harvey, meets with senior non-commissioned officers of the Southern European Task Forces and the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during his visit to Caserma Ederle Nov. 20.

  • USAREUR Chaplain addresses K-town's Thanksgiving event

    Nov 28, 2006

    Chaplain (Col.) Donald Rutherford, USAREUR and 7th Army command chaplain, shared personal experiences and related how Thanksgiving is especially meaningful for military members and their families Nov. 21 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Community Thanksgiving Prayer Luncheon at the Armstrong Community Club on Vogelweh Housing in Kaiserslautern.

  • Schutzenschnur exemplifies U.S.-German partnership

    Nov 28, 2006

    In the spirit of marksmanship training and partnership, the German army Noncommissioned Officer's Academy in Weiden hosted U.S. Army, Europe Soldiers in a Schutzenschnur shooting competition Nov. 16.

  • Wiesbaden community welcomes home 7 units

    Nov 28, 2006

    The 3rd Corps Support Command hosted a Welcome Home Ceremony 11 a.m., Nov. 17, for Wiesbaden community Soldiers who recently redeployed from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brig. Gen. Michael Lally, commanding general, 3rd COSCOM, spoke at the event honoring more than 600 Soldiers and civilians from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd COSCOM; Special Troops Battalion; 19th Support Center; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Transportation Battalion (MC); 626th Movement Control Team; Bravo Detachment, 55th Personnel Services Battalion and 1st Tactical Unmanned Ariel Vehicle Platoon, Charlie Company, 501st Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Realistic Exercise

    Nov 28, 2006

    Firefighters from the 435th Civil Engineering Squadron remove Sgt. Joshua Montabano, 15th Transportation Detachment, from the scene of a simulated explosion during an accident response exercise at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany.

  • Traveling Infantry BNCOC

    Nov 28, 2006

  • Horn of Africa Mission

    Nov 20, 2006

    Sgt. Patrick Flores, from 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment (Light), Guam Army National Guard, instructs Ethiopian National Defense Force soldiers on proper fire, maneuver and squad tactics in Bilate, Ethiopia.

  • Letters to Vets

    Nov 14, 2006

  • Legislative liaison visits USAREUR

    Nov 9, 2006

    During a Nov. 6 visit here, the Army's chief legislative liaison discussed issues that U.S. Army Europe and the Army itself Aca,!" transforming and at war Aca,!" have brought before Congress.

  • Soldiers take it on the chin for Hispanic Heritage Month

    Nov 6, 2006

    12 Soldiers from all across Germany traded blows and even knocked each other unconscious, yet not a single Article 15 was issued. No, the Army has not gone soft on punishment, this was boxing. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Wiesbaden Fitness Center hosted an amateur boxing match Oct. 20.

  • USAREUR Soldiers Participate in Polish Pilgrimage

    Nov 2, 2006

    Some US Soldiers in Europe joined thousands of their Polish and other European counterparts to pay tribute to the legendary protector of Poland. USAREURs Richard Bumgardner has more on the Soldiers experience during the annual 10-day pilgrimage to honor the Black Madonna of Czestochowa.

  • Sudan Soldier at BCT - The Army Today 11-1-06

    Nov 2, 2006

    A Soldier who grew up in Sudan and is now at Basic Combat Training says he joined the US Army out of gratitude to America for saving his life. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Guard chief stresses importance of Ohio-Serbian alliance

    Oct 31, 2006

    LTG H Steven Blum and U.S. and Serbian officials embraced and promoted a new National Guard State Partnership Program between Serbia and the state of Ohio.

  • 173rd paratroopers jump en masse

    Oct 31, 2006

    As eight C-130 Hercules transports slowed to 130 knots at just 800 feet above the ground, more than 700 U.S. and German paratroopers jumped from the aircraft, living up to the embroidered wings on their uniform sleeves.

  • First Reserve Army Liaison Team stands up

    Oct 25, 2006

    As the U.S. Army restructures its force, the 7th Army Reserve Command transitions, along with the Active Component, by establishing the first Army Reserve Army Liaison Team (ALT).

  • USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. pushes NCO development, growth in coalition militaries who are in the GWOT

    Oct 25, 2006

    U.S. Army, Europe's command sergeant major says he is a man on a mission: promoting the growth of a professional noncommissioned officer corps in the militaries of coalition nations.

  • Army's last MASH becomes a CSH

    Oct 18, 2006

    Ending its almost eight-year run as the last of its kind, the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital became the 212th Combat Support Hospital Oct. 16 on Miesau Army Depot in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Camaraderie in combat: 1st Brigade always Ready

    Oct 4, 2006

    The Department of Defense has recently directed Soldiers of the 1st Armored DivisionAca,!a,,cs 1st Brigade Combat Team to extend their year-long rotation in Iraq. The brigade was slated to return home in January, but a recent decision was made for troops to stay for approximately six more weeks.

  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • Water Training

    Sep 25, 2006

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Powell (right) uses the pants of his battle dress uniform as a flotation device during 2nd Brigade Combat Team water survival training at Waimea Bay, Hawaii. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.

  • 2006 Game Plan

    Sep 25, 2006

    The 2006 Game Plan describes the strategic challenges we face as we seek to accelerate the momentum we have established to transform our Army. The Game Plan reinforces the centrality, importance, and intent of the Army Campaign Plan. The Campaign Plan is the authoritative document governing the execution of the four overarching, interrelated strategies contained within The Army Plan, which are summarized in the 2006 Army Posture Statement.

  • Army Campaign Plan

    Sep 25, 2006

    The Army Campaign Plan provides direction for detailed planning, preparation and execution of the full range of tasks necessary to provide relevant and ready landpower to the Nation while maintaining the quality of the all-volunteer force. The Army is pursuing the most comprehensive transformation of its forces since the early years of World War II, but the Soldier remains the centerpiece of our combat systems and formations. Support for Soldiers, civilians and their families is a critical part of the Army's ability to defend our Nation.

  • Schumacher loses in semis, closes gap to leader

    Sep 25, 2006

    U.S. Army Top Fuel pilot, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher, moved closer to the Top Fuel world championship title in the semifinals of the O'Reilly Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, Sept. 24.

  • Army Establishes New Corps for Civilians

    Sep 19, 2006

    As the nation prepares to observe 230 years of independence on July 4, America's Army civilians celebrate the establishment of the new Army Civilian Corps.

  • Fostering Cooperation in Latin America

    Sep 19, 2006

    GUATEMALA experienced civil war for decades until 1996, and because of atrocities its military once committed against its own people it suffered U.S. sanctions that affected the education, training and financing of its military, said COL Linda Gould, commander of U.S. Military Group, Guatemala.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade becomes a brigade combat team

    Sep 18, 2006

    As part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs continuing transformation efforts, the 173rd Airborne Brigade of Vicenza, Italy, became the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Sept. 15 in a ceremony at Warner Barracks.

  • Stryker unit now calls Germany 'home'

    Sep 18, 2006

    Another piece of U.S. Army, EuropeAca,!a,,cs ongoing transformation fell into place Sept. 15 during ceremonies welcoming USAREURAca,!a,,cs newest warriors, the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

  • Heidelberg Middle School principal selected as 2007 National Principal of the Year

    Sep 17, 2006

    Dr. Ellen Minette, Principal of Heidelberg Middle School in Heidelberg, Germany, has been selected as the 2007 National Principal of the Year for Middle School. The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company announced the selection Sept. 11.

  • 3rd COSCOM host Gen. Abizaid at LSA Anaconda

    Sep 17, 2006

  • Range sustainment pros rake in three of five awards

    Sep 17, 2006

    The United States Army Europe's Sustainable Range Program took three out of five awards for informative materials at the Integrated Training Area Management Conference, held Aug. 6-11 in Manhattan, Kan.

  • Conference addresses misperceptions of sexual assaults

    Sep 17, 2006

    Given the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed forces, the U.S. military is aiming to do what the rest of American society has yet to accomplish Aca,!" changing peopleAca,!a,,cs perception of sexual assault.

  • Sanchez relinquishes command of V Corps

    Sep 17, 2006

    Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez relinquished command of V Corps during ceremonies held here at Campbell Barracks, held Sept. 6.

  • Returning Soldier says 'Thank you'

    Sep 17, 2006

    Cpt. Dennis Skelton took a rocket-propelled grenade to the chest during the second battle in Fallujah. On Sept. 8 he returned to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to thank the hospital staff for helping him recover from major injuries.

  • Army's dental residency ends in Germany

    Sep 17, 2006

    The October graduation ceremony for four active-duty dentists assigned here as part of the Army's Advanced Program in General Dentistry-One Year will be the last in Germany.

  • U.S. military medical team provides valuable care in Kenya

    Sep 17, 2006

    This story begins with the E Company/96th Civil Affairs Civic Action Team* at the base of an isolated livestock watering hole in the Northern Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The heat of the day was starting to make an appearance rapidly through the dry dust kicked up by the arrival of our vehicle convoy. In what looked like the middle of a lunar landscape (no cellular phone coverage here, folks), a livestock watering hole sprouted, protected by a berm and formidable cactus bushes.

  • 20 service members become U.S. citizens in Djibouti, Africa.

    Sep 17, 2006

    Nineteen U.S. Marines and one U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Camp Lemonier, Djibouti became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony held here today. Ms. Linda Dougherty, the officer in charge of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, presided over the event which drew a crowd of approximately 100 military members and civilians.

  • Every village shall have a health centre

    Sep 17, 2006

    The Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Professor David Mwakyusa has said his ministry is set to implement a health policy, which provides that every village shall have a health centre.

  • Marine company completes projects, tour in Horn of Africa

    Sep 17, 2006

    Members of the U.S. Marine CorpsAca,!a,,c 4th Provisional Security Company culminated a series of projects here recently by giving out donated school supplies at an elementary school in downtown Djibouti.

  • Combat Camera builds partnership with Yemen Coast Guard

    Sep 17, 2006

    Recently three Combat Camera service members from the Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa paid a visit to the capital of Yemen to teach 13 Yemeni Coast Guardsmen the basics of their work.

  • New health center in Tanzania dedicated, ready for equipment

    Sep 17, 2006

    Senior officials from the Bagamoyo District, Tanzanian PeoplesAca,!a,,c Defense Forces (TPDF), the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam and Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) dedicated the newly constructed Msata Health Center here Tuesday.

  • Clinical pharmacology: A Challenging Career Field for Army Docs

    Sep 17, 2006

    A lab scientist doing clinical pharmacology work was the last thing COL Colin Ohrt wanted to be when he was in his second year of studying new antimalarial drugs in rural Thailand and Indonesia.

  • Soldiers Quit Smoking While Deployed

    Sep 17, 2006

    Quitting smoking was the last thing MSG David Dulen expected to do when he deployed to Iraq in September. The pack-a-day smoker for more than 20 years had considered quitting many times, but his "smoke 'em if you got 'em" habit endured. But then his wife quit last year

  • Soldiers participate in safe driving training video

    Sep 17, 2006

    It was, Aca,!A"lights, camera, action,Aca,!' for several Fort Rucker servicemembers Sept. 11-15 when the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Firehouse Pictures shot a training video for two new Army Traffic Safety Training Program courses.

  • Army Reserve Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands Stand-up

    Sep 16, 2006

    On September 16th the U.S. Army Reserve will stand-up four new commands, Regional Readiness Sustainment Commands (RRSC's), continuing a transformation plan that was announced in September 2005.

  • Army surgeon makes history with corneal transplant

    Sep 16, 2006

    Ophthalmologist Dr. (Maj.) Buck Rogers made history Aug. 21 when he performed the first corneal transplant in Afghanistan on an Afghan soldier at the 14th Combat Support Hospital on Bagram Airfield.

  • Good Morning America welcomes Soldiers home

    Sep 14, 2006

    After more than a year in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Peter Moran was ready to get back to his family and friends. Little did he know his return festivities would include Christina Aguilera and the Good Morning America crew.

  • Combat medics help bolster Benin's medical system

    Sep 12, 2006

    When U.S. Soldiers conduct small-unit operations against hostile forces, combat lifesavers fill a critical role in keeping severely wounded comrades alive on the battlefield. ItAca,!a,,cs one Soldier taking care of another.

  • Thousands converge on National Mall for America Supports You Freedom Walk

    Sep 11, 2006

    They represented a cross-section of America's thousands of men, women and children of all ages, races and backgrounds from every corner of the country and came together yesterday during the second annual America Supports You Freedom Walk here to pay tribute to those killed on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Old Glory

    Sep 10, 2006

    Old Glory is retired from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History by the Army Old Guard Aug. 7, 2006. It will never be flown again. On Sept. 12, 2001, a day after the terrorist attacks, this flag was draped over the side of the Pentagon, where it remained for a month before it went to the museum. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.

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