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  • Command message: Remember Dr. King's legacy, stay safe

    Jan 16, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, addresses the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the importance of staying safe over the holiday weekend.

  • Katterbach Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Jan 16, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Katterbach Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or NCQA, as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB highlight civil rights for MLK Jr. Day celebration

    Jan 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Von Steuben Community Center today.

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

    Today about 3 million positions are vacant because companies can't find workers with basic technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM. That's why 93 students from the Grafenwoehr Elementary school in Germany, took a field trip on Jan. 14 to the Joint Multinational Training Command.

  • Virtual career fair brings employers to job seekers

    Jan 15, 2014

    Separating from the service or heading back to the States soon? Land a job before your plane does

  • Garrison recognizes inspirational employees

    Jan 14, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was billed as the ICE Emmy Awards. Employees receiving multiple commendations by customers through the Interactive Customer Evaluation program were recognized in front of most of the workforce in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center during the garrison's all-hands get-together Dec. 19.

  • 'Catholic Guy:' Families share stories about military life during radio commentator's visit

    Jan 14, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers, civilians and family members shared their experiences with the "Catholic Guy" during a visit to the Hainerberg Chapel Dec. 18-19. Lino Rulli, host of Sirius XM Radio's the "Catholic Guy," made stops in Kaiserslautern, Sembach and Wiesbaden to gather interviews with members of the U.S. military community in Germany for his satellite radio show on the Catholic Channel.

  • Soldier's dog is inspiration behind annual blood drive

    Jan 14, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - She's striking back, and community members are asked to join her in the effort. The she in question is Master Sgt. Clark Kuhling's canine pal Holly Eva, the inspiration behind the 24th Military Intelligence Battalion and Wiesbaden Red Cross's third annual Holly Eva blood drive at Wiesbaden's Tony Bass Fitness Center June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • (Video) Avoid these PCS showstoppers when prepping to leave Schweinfurt

    Jan 13, 2014

    As the garrison's closure date nears, the military personnel division here has advice that could save you from one of the biggest hassles of your life before departing Schweinfurt.

  • (Video) Tax center opens Feb. 6, shuttle support provided

    Jan 13, 2014

    The legal office's tax center opens Feb. 6 and will remain operational through June 16, despite the garrison's imminent closure and shrinking community.

  • Overseas training connects Reservists, active duty, multinational partners

    Jan 9, 2014

    The military training exercise Combined Resolve 2013 brought two California National Guard Infantrymen together for special training with service members from throughout Europe and the U.S., to the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany.

  • USAG Ansbach opens new School Age Center, Child Development Center at Katterbach

    Jan 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the grand opening of the new Child Development Center and School Age Center complex at Katterbach Kaserne Dec. 16, 2013. The new center combines the two previously distinct developmental care centers into one facility.

  • VHS' Ramirez headed to Washington

    Jan 6, 2014

    Local student is 1 of 104 selected for prestigious weeklong program in D.C.

  • German family opens home to Soldiers for Christmas

    Jan 2, 2014

    Two 615th MP Co. Soldiers experience a traditional German Christmas in Kemnath

  • Health clinic clarifies space-available treatment

    Dec 31, 2013

    BMEDDAC explains its process for providing care to the community

  • Make positive changes this new year, stick with them

    Dec 30, 2013

    Follow these 5 steps and your 2014 resolutions can become more reality than fantasy.

  • 5-7 Air Defense Artillery Soldiers assume responsibilities in Turkey

    Dec 27, 2013

    Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, took over the responsibility of safeguarding civilians from airborne threats during a transfer of authority ceremony in Gaziantep, Turkey, Dec. 13, 2013.

  • US Army Sustainment Command CG visits 405th AFSB in Germany

    Dec 26, 2013

    Maj. Gen John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters personnel Dec. 10-11.

  • Soldiers' Theatre cast and crew celebrate Italian, American rapport in Vicenza, Italy

    Dec 24, 2013

    When the cast and crew of USAG Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre wrapped their last performance of its musical holiday revue, "Celebrate Christmas," they traveled a couple of miles down to the nearby town of Bertesinella for one more show. Building on a longstanding relationship of sharing and stagecraft, the 36 actor strong cast performed at the small town's Teatro Cà Balbi, tantalizing the Italian audience and sharing the best of the seasonal spirit.

  • Back to basics: Simple production makes big impact in Grafenwoehr

    Dec 24, 2013

    Celebrities from Arts in the Armed Forces bring live theater to the community

  • 173rd paratroopers honor fallen MP for service, sacrifice

    Dec 24, 2013

    What began as a small idea for the military police platoon, expanded into a community-wide event as more than 120 Soldiers, Family members and civilian workers converged on Caserma Del Din to honor a fallen paratrooper at a memorial run held here Dec. 20.

  • Sky Soldiers train on Caserma Ederle, Italy

    Dec 23, 2013

    Even as the holidays approach, paratroopers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) train on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 6. The Sky Soldiers engaged in military operations in urban terrain, or MOUT, training, and conducted rappel training on the Joint Multinational Training Command-constructed, 34-foot jump tower, the only Army jump tower in Europe. The facilities are a component of the Caserma Ederle Airborne Refresher Training Facility.

  • Three-day Sapper Stakes challenges 'Sky Soldiers' in Italy

    Dec 23, 2013

    Company A, 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), held its first Sapper Stakes competition the week before Thanksgiving at facilities on Caserma Del Din and Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Solemn Promise: Soldiers, civilians recommit to 'stand strong' for the profession of arms

    Dec 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers and civilians took time out of a busy holiday season to "stand strong for the Army profession" Dec. 12. Leaders of the 5th Signal Command, Col. Mitchell L. Kilgo and Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Tyce, were joined by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, in discussing what it means to serve, Army Values and the responsibility of everyone to work to prevent sexual harassment and assault during the command's Operation Solemn Promise commemoration ceremony.

  • MNBG-E NCOs inducted into Sergeant Morales Club

    Dec 20, 2013

    "Strong soldiers developed by strong leaders, strong teams compromised of strong soldiers," said U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., U.S. Army Europe Command Sergeant Major and a Nashville, Tenn. native.

  • Commander's Message: Holiday season presents much to celebrate, requires safety

    Dec 19, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, wishes USAG Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt a happy, safe holiday season.

  • Planning ahead saves holiday revelers from severe consequences

    Dec 19, 2013

    Because drinking and driving can result in death and permanent injury, the legal, professional, financial and personal consequences are correspondingly severe for infractions in Europe. All these consequences can be avoided by planning ahead.

  • Army opens new Convoy Live-Fire Course in Europe

    Dec 19, 2013

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe, on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, officially opened its new Convoy Live-Fire Course, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • MLB player donates gear to Vilseck High School

    Dec 19, 2013

    Pitcher Heath Bell reaches out to VHS with some much-needed equipment

  • Partner nations join U.S. paratroopers for International Jump Week

    Dec 19, 2013

    More than 300 U.S., German, French, Spanish, Estonian and Dutch paratroopers participated in four days of airborne operations during the annual International Jump Week over the Alzey Drop Zone, near Kaiserslautern, Germany, Dec. 16-19, 2013.

  • 409th CSB visits German Federal Army Procurement Office

    Dec 19, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Leadership from the 409th Contracting Support Brigade here recently visited the German Federal Army Procurement Office in Lahnstein.

  • Engineer gains valuable experience during field training in Slovakia

    Dec 18, 2013

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- An industrial engineer from the AMC Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center (PSCC) here recently took part in a logistics standardization and interoperability field training exercise at the Military Training Area Lešť, Slovakia.

  • (Video) Ledward chapel choir headlines Christmas market concert

    Dec 17, 2013

    Once night fell at the city's annual Christmas market, and a chill swept through the market square, locals hunched closer over their warm drinks. And when the garrison's gospel choir took to the open-air stage, heads turned. And soon, the crowd swelled.

  • USAREUR thanks Wiesbaden's citizens with holiday concert

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "America's musical ambassadors in Europe" helped U.S. Army Europe thank the citizens of Wiesbaden for their ongoing friendship and hospitality during a free holiday concert in the Kurhaus Dec. 12.

  • Soldiers, civilians lift spirits in local hospitals

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community Soldiers and civilians helped brighten up the holidays for patients in U.S. and German hospitals in December.

  • Strategic planning: Meeting the garrison's future needs

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Future thinkers gathered for two days of brainstorming Dec. 3-4 at the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne. "We're going to spend a lot of time over the next couple of days talking about where we're going," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander. "There are a lot of people here to help us shape the strategy over the next couple of years for the garrison."

  • Units, organizations joining the effort to save energy, resources

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a green wave rolling over U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden -- one unit and organization at a time. U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion is the latest to receive Green Boot certification for its members' efforts to conserve resources, recycle and cut back on wasteful energy practices.

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza hosted a first-of-its-kind intercultural event for young Italian and American female military member at Caserma Ederle in Italy, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Putting green back into the holiday season

    Dec 16, 2013

    The holidays can put a strain on the environment. Lessen your carbon footprint with a few easy tips

  • ACS talks jobs

    Dec 16, 2013

    Class brings job seekers and professionals together for a candid conversation

  • Same quality service, just a change in process

    Dec 16, 2013

    Tricare Overseas Program will now provide patient liaison services in Garmisch

  • Vicenza High School welcome video wins MCEC award

    Dec 16, 2013

    A video produced by Karen Drake's video communications class at Vicenza High School, on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, has been selected as an award winner by the Military Child Education Coalition. In its selection of the VHS video, the MCEC cited its accurate portrayal of the military child's move overseas. MCEC will make a $500 donation to the S2S to further its activities. The video is presently being shown at both VHS and Vicenza Middle School.

  • Touring roots revival band, the Lumineers, play free concert for Vicenza Military Community

    Dec 16, 2013

    The touring roots revival band, the Lumineers, played a free concert for the Vicenza Military Community in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 5. More than 300 folks turned out for a couple of hours of uplifting, melodic acoustic music made possible by the USO. And yes, they did play Ho Hey.

  • Chairman brings USO Holiday Troop Visit to Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2013

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined a cast of professional athletes and entertainers for a special USO Holiday Troop Visit in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Dec. 12, 2013.

  • Burundi soldiers arrive in Central African Republic

    Dec 14, 2013

    In coordination with the French military and African Union, the U.S. military provided airlift support to transport Burundi soldiers, food and supplies in the CAR. This support is aimed at enabling African forces to deploy promptly to prevent further spread of sectarian violence and restore security in CAR.

  • 1-4 Infantry has blast during live-fire exercise

    Dec 13, 2013

    Infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, tested their skills at a full-fledged live-fire range with everything from claymore mines to grenades.

  • Team Ansbach closes out FY14 AFAP conference with new quality-of-life issues, recommendations

    Dec 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted its annual Army Family Action Plan conference Dec. 10 and 11 at the Von Steuben Community Center as part of the Army's grassroots effort to prioritize the top quality-of-life and readiness issues that face community members, and then select those issues for closer scrutiny and resolution.

  • Airborne artillerymen celebrate Saint Barbara's Day with Sammarinese partners

    Dec 13, 2013

  • New website to help with finding off-post housing

    Dec 13, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe officials announced that a new website will replace the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) starting Jan. 1.

  • Ansbach community members visit Christmas market in town pre-dating Christ's birth

    Dec 12, 2013

    Augsburg, though famous for its antiquity, serves as a destination for many visitors during the holiday season due to its Christmas market. It was for this reason that U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Outdoor Recreation program visited the ancient town Dec. 7.

  • Chairman's USO Holiday Tour comes to U.S. Army in Europe

    Dec 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted by the U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, and USAREUR Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, during a visit to USAREUR Headquarters on Clay Kaserne, Dec. 12. Dempsey's visit to USAREUR concludes the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. This is his first visit to Clay Kaserne since USAREUR HQ relocated here from Heidelberg.

  • Post 1982 members collect gifts for early Christmas

    Dec 11, 2013

    Instead of a gift exchange during a Christmas party Dec. 6, post members of American Legion Post 1982 near Ansbach, Germany, decided to bring a gift for a child or teenager of a local children's home.

  • Schweinfurt lights tree…one last time

    Dec 10, 2013

    When the garrison manager and a group of kids flipped the switch that lit the tree on Ledward Barracks Dec. 5, it marked the 68th and final time the U.S. Army will have celebrated the holidays here.

  • Third-grader celebrates her birthday by giving

    Dec 10, 2013

    Third-graders at Garmisch Elementary-Middle School donate 30 pairs of shoes to a South African orphanage

  • Police increase vigilance for drinking drivers during holidays

    Dec 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Christmas and New Year's holiday season is a time when many people consume more alcohol than usual, so German polizei and U.S. military police will be increasing traffic checkpoints to catch drunk drivers.

  • Coming soon: Practical parenting tips for families

    Dec 9, 2013

    USAG Bavaria chosen for parenting pilot program

  • German citizens visit with American neighbors

    Dec 9, 2013

    Some of the senior retirees of Freihung, Germany spent their bi-weekly trip touring a new and exciting place -- with crew served weapons, and logistical support designed to survive a warzone.

  • German, U.S. military police share ideas

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Capt. Daniel McCarey is posted to Germany, yet rarely sees fellow American Soldiers. McCarey, a U.S. exchange officer at the German Armed Forces' military police command in Hannover, Germany, recently brought 27 German military police troops to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, where they met with U.S. military police, criminal investigators and detention specialists. The three-day visit served as an efficient way for allies to interact and learn from each other.

  • Ethiopia marathon offers DoD civilian opportunities

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Anne Delp has been pounding the pavement for more than 25 years, rain or shine. An avid runner, she competes in at least half a dozen races a year all over the world. Recently, she and her family traveled to Ethiopia to run in the first-ever Haile Gebrselassie Marathon and Half-Marathon. Gebrselassie, is a famous Olympian long-distance runner from Ethiopia. Delp won the half marathon in the international women's division. Daughters Lilly, 7, Reese, 9, rant the five kilometer race.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates Native American heritage, history in November

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated November as Native American History Month Nov. 25 at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • Storck Barracks is 'Bright'ened with holiday tree lights, visit from Santa Claus

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Storck Barracks Dec. 6, 2013.

  • One 2 CR family's journey through their first deployment

    Dec 8, 2013

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- For Spc. James Dingle, a fire direction controller assigned to Fires Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, it's all about duty and family. After getting through this, his first deployment to Afghanistan, it's the latter that he is now focused on.

  • Heading underground: Hikers enjoy unique volksmarch experience in former East German mine

    Dec 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After hiking through the mine for an hour or so, we half expected to see a hobbit or a dwarf ahead of us in the dimly lit passage. As the murmur of fellow marchers faded into the distance, the only illumination was the glowing orange salt rock in the walls and stones on either side, snared by the beams of headlamps and flashlights.

  • Bismarck Kaserne tree lighting flips on holiday season at USAG Ansbach

    Dec 5, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a tree-lighting ceremony at Bismarck Kaserne Dec. 4. The event included a visit by Santa, a choir performance, warm refreshments, recognition of two outstanding families of the USAG Ansbach community, and the lighting of the tree.

  • Jam On: Music brings German and American youths together

    Dec 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What expression would you use to describe an event that encourages friendship through song? "Jam On" is the response that German and American youths gave Nov. 15 for the event that featured music and dance performances at the Wiesbaden High School.

  • Christmas markets offer tempting targets for pickpockets

    Dec 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Christmas markets around Europe appeal to many Americans because of their unique old-world charm. But pickpockets love them, too, because they attract people with money and the crowds that make it easier for them to steal valuables and get away. Within a few seconds, a purse, credit card or car keys can disappear.

  • Schweinfurt remembers Spc. Ross McGinnis

    Dec 4, 2013

    December 4 marks the anniversary former Schweinfurt Soldier Spc. Ross Andrew McGinnis was killed in action when he covered a live grenade to protect his crew. McGinnis, who was from 1st Infantry Division, was the second U.S. Soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq. The Schweinfurt community remembers.

  • Army Wellness Center increases services

    Dec 4, 2013

    Center offers a holistic approach to health for the community

  • Students show their renewable energy colors

    Dec 4, 2013

    Second grade students at Vicenza Elementary School receive awards following Energy Awareness Month.

  • Seasonal run a tradition in Vicenza community

    Dec 4, 2013

    Despite inclement weather, Vicenza Military Community Soldiers, families and Italian friends ventured out to nearby Lago di Fimon Saturday to the walk and run the third annual Turkey Trot Nov. 23.

  • A fond farewell

    Dec 3, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. William Berrios retires after three decades of service

  • 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Soldiers deploy to Turkey

    Dec 3, 2013

    Approximately 250 Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command flew from Ramstein, Germany, Dec. 2, 2013, to begin an estimated year-long deployment to Turkey.

  • Snail mail tales

    Dec 3, 2013

    Elder Brit's letter shares positive experiences with U.S. military over the years

  • Behind the scenes on Thanksgiving: Celebrating the hardworking dining facility staff

    Dec 3, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What does it take to deliver a Thanksgiving feast to more than 1,500 people at the Strong Teams Cafe? Four turkeys, 26 hams, eight steamship round roasts, four cases and 84 cans of sweet potatoes, 160 pies, 18 boxes of cornbread mix, attention to detail, weeks of preparation and hours spent cooking, decorating and serving -- among other things.

  • Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project 'right sizes' and upgrades 84 Wiesbaden apartments

    Dec 3, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When the $12 million Whole Neighborhood Revitalization project in Wiesbaden's Aukamm Housing wraps up early next year, 84 "right-sized" apartment units will be available to incoming families. Quality-of-life enhancements include new kitchens, flooring, appliances, various other features and expansion to meet the Army standard for space allocation to military families.

  • Delegates raise issues at AFAP Conference

    Dec 3, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Providing parcel pick-up lockers at the Postal Service Center, a water fountain at the Wiesbaden Library and better informing all community members about local sexual assault incidents were among a host of issues raised at Wiesbaden's Army Family Action Plan Conference Nov. 18-19.

  • 630th Military Police Company trains German Bundeswehr unit

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers from the German Bundeswehr's 4th Logistics Battalion, or the "Elephant Battalion," stationed in the Franconian city of Volkach, honed their shooting skills with Bamberg's 630th Military Police Company Nov. 4, 2013.

  • Schweinfurt duo re-capitalize excess MWR property

    Nov 27, 2013

    The garrison here is set to close by the fall of 2014. So they load, transport, unload, repair, catalog, store and transfer MWR equipment. And the work of this two-man team to salvage what is serviceable, and dispose of what is not, represents a major effort by the U.S. Army to re-capitalize those resources to other installations.

  • USAG Ansbach serves up heaping portion of Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. William E. Funcheon, USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, served Soldiers, Family members and members of the USAG Ansbach community food for Thanksgiving Nov. 27, 2013, at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • No membership required

    Nov 26, 2013

    Jaclyn Lloyd is the new director of the Youth of the Chapel, and, despite closure next fall, she has a wide-range of activities planned for the coming months.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers learn to think about their thinking, develop strategies to strengthen in

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted Critical Thinking Structured Analysis training for intelligence analysts from the Kaiserslautern Military Community Nov. 12-21 on Panzer Kaserne.

  • USAG Ansbach PWOC hosts German/American Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Protestant Women of the Chapel, or PWOC, at Storck Barracks hosted a special German/American Thanksgiving meal and program in an effort to strengthen the ties between Storck Barracks and the Illesheim local national community.

  • Soldiers from, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment return home

    Nov 25, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, were welcomed home from a deployment to Afghanistan by friends and family, in Vilseck, Germany, Nov. 23.

  • Commander's message: Give thanks this Thanksgiving, stay safe doing so

    Nov 25, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, wishes all community members of U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt a meaningful and safe Thanksgiving.

  • Baumholder youth establishes Little Free Library

    Nov 22, 2013

    A new library is now open on Smith Barracks. You don't need a library card, there are no late fees, there is no librarian hovering ominously nearby ensuring that a book does not accidently fall into your coat pocket and it's open 24/7. It's a little bigger than a bread box and looks more like an upscale condo for birds than a library but the books in it are free for the taking, with the stipulation that you eventually return it or replace it with another book.

  • Ohio Guard mentors Serbians during Combined Resolve 2013

    Nov 21, 2013

    Serbia is one of eight partner nations participating in Combined Resolve 2013, a multi-national interoperability exercise, held at the Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Nov. 7-27, 2013.

  • Hohenfels provides unique training for 173rd

    Nov 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) and eight NATO partner nations are training together at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany in the interoperability exercise Combined Resolve 2013, Nov. 7-27.

  • Don't pass up Army's trip-planning tools, requirements

    Nov 21, 2013

    Planning for a trip through Europe doesn't have to be difficult, but it can be confusing. Read more on how to get started, what resources and experts to turn to and what to consider before you go.

  • Inclement weather information, procedures at USAG Ansbach keep community safe

    Nov 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach has a set of procedures they follow during the winter weather season. Here are the garrison procedures and more valuable information for the community when winter weather hits.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade trains on 3in1 Tool, improving expeditionary readiness

    Nov 21, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- To improve efficiencies in contingency contracting environments, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade began training on a hand-held device designed to replace the 55-year-old, paper-driven contracting process.

  • New website offers users new means of exploring USAG Ansbach

    Nov 20, 2013

    After months of work, incorporating input from across the garrison and the community, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach launched its new website Nov. 15 at www.ansbach.army.mil.

  • 'Biggest Show in Town:' Non-stop action at German-American boxing invitational

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some 1,700 fight fans were in the house Nov. 16 to catch 18 action-packed bouts at what was billed as "The Biggest Show in Town." The packed house of Germans and Americans at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center witnessed fighters from U.S. Army garrisons across Europe, the United States and local German boxing clubs facing off during the Wiesbaden Boxing Invitational.

  • SAVVY Program: Teaching nonviolence, respect to cultivate healthier school environment

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Being savvy isn't just being cool and in the know. For the students at Wiesbaden Middle School, it means standing against unacceptable behavior and fostering an atmosphere of respect, kindness and honesty.

  • Eagle projects help preserve nature, history

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Identifying community service projects to earn Boy Scouting's highest honor, Eagle Scout, can be a challenge in Europe. But with patience and persistence, these projects can be rewarding. Two Scouts from Wiesbaden's Troop 107 recently completed ambitious projects that will leave a lasting impact.

  • Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps encourage healthy lifestyle

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young metabolisms need lots of fuel to run efficiently. Getting the proper fuel is the key. That's why Dr. Susan Hargis, Wiesbaden Middle School principal, and Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander, took time out to kick off this year's Fueling the Future program at the middle school Nov. 14.

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 19, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 19, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Advent, Christmas season in Germany makes memories for lifetime

    Nov 19, 2013

    Christmas markets in the Franconian region make the season special; check here for highlights and schedules of local markets as well as other markets with special flair.

  • Bettering the community since 1983

    Nov 19, 2013

    AFAP gives community a chance to say what's working, what's not

  • Tourist to tenant: ACS helps families acclimate to life in Bavaria

    Nov 19, 2013

    New Parent Support Program offers exploration opportunities for new military families

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