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  • Noncombatant evacuation exercise tests Allies during Swift Response 15

    Aug 30, 2015

    The training event was led by the German-led Task Force Cerebrus and focused on quickly and safely evacuating embassy diplomats and other critical civilians.

  • Swift Response 15: A faster, stronger Alliance

    Aug 29, 2015

    Swift Response 15 is the U.S. Army's largest combined airborne training event in Europe since the end of the Cold War. More than 4,800 service members from 11 NATO nations -- including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States -- will take part in the exercise on training areas in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Romania, Aug. 17-Sept. 13, 2015.

  • Opening Doors: Bondsteel Soldiers prepare Kosovo teens for English certification test

    Aug 28, 2015

    Language is a key to opening metaphorical doors that can lead to higher education, opportunities to travel, or a greater understanding of the world. Connecticut Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, out of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, are reaching out to the youths of Ferizaj, Kosovo, and helping them prepare to pass the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language test.

  • Exercise Swift Response rapidly builds combat power

    Aug 28, 2015

    A combined team of multinational aircraft from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States, carrying equipment and personnel from their countries as well as Italy and Spain, executed an Air-Land operation to build combat power at the Hohenfels Training area as part of Swift Response 15, Aug. 27 - 28.

  • Breaking down barriers: US and Lithuanian forces trade knowledge

    Aug 28, 2015

    United States Army Paratroopers and Lithuanian Land Forces soldiers came together here today, for bilateral training in tactical control points, and how each nation performs those tasks.

  • Del Din access road upgrade complete

    Aug 25, 2015

    Military and civilian authorities conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 21 near the entrance to Caserma Del Din to mark the completion of the installation's access road upgrade. The project is the result of a design coordinated by the Italian and American military with the city of Vicenza, at no cost for the local administration.

  • Campaign aims to 'start the conversation' between parents, teens

    Aug 24, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Living with a teenager can be perplexing. And anyone who has experienced the tumult of adolescence can tell you that living with parents can be equally challenging. That's where the Wiesbaden School Liaison Office's and AFN-Wiesbaden's new "At Home With a Teenager" public service announcement campaign enters the picture.

  • Baumholder is home away from home for Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and 10 NATO nations participating in Swift Response 15, the largest Allied airborne training exercise in Europe since the end of the Cold War, are getting all the base support they need from members of the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz in the Baumholder Military Community.

  • Guard Soldier, Airman proclaimed 'heroes' in Paris

    Aug 24, 2015

    U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartly recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Army National Guard Spc. Aleksander Skarlatos for their actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21.

  • How to maximize privacy settings on your Facebook profile

    Aug 19, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. As a member of the military, and for family members of service members, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant of operational security (OPSEC).

  • BOSS Soldiers set out on 'amazing' adventure

    Aug 17, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Vicenza BOSS program was selected to pilot a new life skills initiative program. The council created an "Amazing Race"-style event that took nine teams of Soldiers through Italy. They called it the Amazing Quest.

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Several youths at USAG Ansbach volunteer for, help their community through American Red Cross

    Aug 14, 2015

    The American Red Cross at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a ceremony Aug. 14, 2015, at the Von Steuben Community Center to recognize the youths of the community for their volunteerism.

  • Youth volunteers save community $14,000

    Aug 13, 2015

    Volunteers say they earned experience and more.

  • Transformation managed: Directorate closes after 8 years of hard work

    Aug 12, 2015

    Since its creation in 2007, the Transformation Stationing Management Office, or TSMO, has been responsible for moving units from Heidelberg, Darmstadt and Mannheim to Wiesbaden. It built the new home for U.S. Army Europe. It lived up to its name, literally transforming the footprint of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. As of Aug. 1, TSMO is no more and two of its divisions, Engineering and Master Planning, will return to the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Middle school, Army Corps of Engineers strengthen winning partnership

    Aug 12, 2015

    The middle school and the Corps won the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award for Outstanding Individual Project.

  • German-American Partnership Gets Lift at Local Festival

    Aug 11, 2015

    No one could budge the 500lb stone but in doing so, the German-American partnership in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany was made stronger.

  • New program to develop employees, enhance services

    Aug 10, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Knowing exactly how to help customers by fully understanding the big picture and feeling empowered to do what's required are all part of Wiesbaden Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's new Team Member Orientation program. "I firmly believe that by providing our new employees with a great orientation it will benefit our organization, enhance retention and foster recruitment," said Gregory Holzinger, USAG Wiesbaden's new FMWR director.

  • Counterterrorism course builds a global team before 'the bomb goes off'

    Aug 10, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' premier counterterrorism course helps to build a "global team against a global threat."

  • US Black Hawks elevate training during Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment conducted an air assault training exercise, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

  • US Soldiers play Latvian National Baseball Team in esprit de corps game

    Aug 10, 2015

    'Sky Soldiers' of Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) out of Vicenza, Italy, tested their baseball skills against players from the Latvian National Team in Riga, Latvia, Aug. 8.

  • NATO allies unite for Pitka Challenge 2015

    Aug 9, 2015

    In the dense vegetation of the Nursipalu Nature Reserve near Rouge vald, Estonia, 25 teams from eight NATO countries gathered in the spirit of friendly competition for the four-day Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge 2015, Aug. 4.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East Soldiers compete to be named Soldier of the Month

    Aug 8, 2015

    U.S Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers deployed to Kosovo competed in the Multinational Battle Group-East Soldier of the Month competition, August 1, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Royal Air Force leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Aug 7, 2015

    British Royal Air Force leaders visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 7.

  • Staying cool in Germany without AC

    Aug 6, 2015

    During the summer months, temperatures at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach in Germany can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit and warmer, and though air conditioning units might seem an adequate solution, housing regulations prohibit their use.

  • Aviators perform medevac training, military working dogs climb to new heights

    Aug 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, a medevac unit out of Clearwater, Florida, and the 345th Combat Support Hospital, a military field hospital out of Jacksonville, Florida, conducted hoist evacuation training for military working dogs and their handlers, July 24, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The training was held to familiarize the dogs, handlers and medical team on how to secure and safely hoist the dogs for transport during an emergency situation.

  • Bamberg enchants Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Aug 6, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (Aug. 6, 2015) -- Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, recently visited Bamberg, Germany, to experience "Bamberg zaubert," a festival where street performances happen throughout the city recently.

  • Swift Response to exercise NATO airborne forces in Europe

    Aug 6, 2015

    The exercise will take place in Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy and will include more than 4,800 Soldiers from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • US troops meet and greet local residents in southern Poland

    Aug 6, 2015

    A festive-music-filled atmosphere and the inviting smells of summer, with kids playing in the spray of water from a repurposed fire hose, set the scene for a community meet-and-greet hosted by the Soldiers of P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, August 5 on the town square here.

  • Bilateral wire guided missile training conducted in Lithuania

    Aug 6, 2015

    A bilateral training mission was held over a two-day period at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area here, involving U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers learning to co-operate a wire guided missile system.

  • Taking a water break

    Aug 6, 2015

    Over the course of Atlantic Resolve, Soldiers have sent a lot of rounds down range, mastered a myriad of land navigation courses and jumped out of helicopters.

  • A former Soldier visits 2CR Troopers and gives a performance to remember

    Aug 5, 2015

    An American country music artist and U.S. Army veteran, Craig Morgan, took flight to Bavaria, Germany to perform at the 57th German-American Volksfest in Grafenwoehr, Jul. 31- Aug. 2, 2015. Before his performance, he took time to visit with Troopers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment at Rose Barracks, located near Grafenwoehr, to view their day-to-day activities.

  • U.S. Army Europe's CSM talks women's equality in Hohenfels

    Aug 5, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl D. Lyon, U.S. Army Europe, visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany, on August 5 in celebration of Women's Equality Day, which is recognized in the United States on August 26.

  • Camp Bondsteel MPs and military working dogs simulate active-shooter response

    Aug 4, 2015

    Military Police Soldiers from the 363rd Military Police Company out of Grafton, West Virginia, currently deployed to Kosovo in support of Multinational Battle Group-East, arrived on the scene during a July 24, active-shooter exercise to rehearse emergency response efforts with their military working dog partners, at the Camp Bondsteel Post Exchange.

  • Allied Spirit II: Sustaining the NATO Alliance

    Aug 4, 2015

    More than 4,500 participants from eight nations will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit II at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Aug. 4-24, 2015.

  • Hohenfels Training Area cleared to land C-130 aircraft on new airstrip

    Aug 3, 2015

    A joint team from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army conducted the first C-130 landing at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in over two years, July 29. The test landing is a precursor to Exercise Swift Response 15, which will occur at Hohenfels in August.

  • German CBRN forces visit 5-52 ADA

    Aug 3, 2015

    All 5-52 ADA CBRN personnel participated in the event, which included visits to fire unit sites, a tour of the life support area, and lunch in the Spartan dining facility. The visit concluded with hands-on demonstrations of U.S. chemical defense equipment in the battalion conference room. The group also discussed similar German equipment and the way both nation's CBRN Corps are designed.

  • North Carolina National Guard adjutant general visits troops in Kosovo

    Aug 3, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, the adjutant general of the North Carolina National Guard, met with Soldiers of Multinational Battle Group-East and talked about the bond between the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve, during a July 17-19 visit to Camp Bondsteel and other military installations in Kosovo.

  • NATO, Operation Atlantic Resolve: The art of assurance and deterrence

    Aug 1, 2015

    For many Soldiers, the Europe-wide Operation Atlantic Resolve may appear to be merely a composition of combined training and exercises held between the U.S. and NATO allies.

  • Ansbach Law Center celebrates 240 years of JAG

    Jul 31, 2015

    The Ansbach Law Center celebrated the 240th birthday of the Judge Advocate General Corps July 29 at their offices at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Allied Spirit II: Sustaining the NATO Alliance

    Jul 31, 2015

    More than 4,500 participants from 8 nations will participate in Exercise Allied Spirit II at the Army's Hohenfels Training Area in southeastern Germany, Aug. 4-24, 2015.

  • Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident complete multinational training in Ukraine

    Jul 31, 2015

    Approximately 1,800 soldiers from 18 different, NATO and partner, countries concluded the 12-day long multinational exercises Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident July 31, 2015, with a ceremony honoring the participants from each country at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here.

  • Combined intel cell keeps brigade leaders 'in the know'

    Jul 30, 2015

    In the sea of a bustling tactical operations center, they are the calm center. Armed with cool concentration, facts from the field, diligence and determination, this team provides a vital asset to more than 1,800 U.S. and coalition armed forces from 18 nations. They are the Multi-National Brigade intelligence cell.

  • National Guard Liaison Monitoring Team visits local school, volunteers with young adult education pr

    Jul 30, 2015

    With hands in the air and laughter filling the room, Soldiers clapped and stomped their feet to the voices of local children singing songs, July 15. National Guard Soldiers from half way around the world worked with a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping the children and young adults of Kosovo further their education by providing training workshops that develop leadership and job skills, and teaches them to resolve disagreements by working together within the community.

  • History in the making as 2nd CR Field Artillery tests new ammunition

    Jul 30, 2015

    History is made again as Troopers assigned to Alpha Battery, Field Artillery, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fired XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) fuses using M777A2 Howitzer weapon systems during the unit's first-ever field demonstration of the ammunition, at the Grafenwoehr Training Area located near Rose Barracks, Germany, July 24, 2015.

  • Engineer team inspects damaged Georgian city

    Jul 30, 2015

    A team of U.S. Army engineers and local emergency-management experts recently assessed damage from severe flooding in Tbilisi, Georgia, which claimed the lives of 20 people and killed more than 300 animals from the city's zoo.

  • US, Polish Soldiers take to water for training

    Jul 30, 2015

    The art of observing enemy activity while remaining undetected is a skill on which cavalry scouts of the U.S. Army pride themselves. Whether they're creeping soundlessly through the woods, or in this case floating down a tiny rain-swollen stream in the Polish countryside, their task remains the same: observe, report and get out as stealthily as possible.

  • "Learning from the past, preparing for the future"

    Jul 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe hosted former senior leaders, German partners and industry experts at a forum July 28-30 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • US, allied cyber defenders discuss interoperability at Cyber Summit 2015

    Jul 29, 2015

    More than 140 cyber, communications and intelligence professionals from across Europe and as far away as Hawaii gathered in Wiesbaden for the Cyber Summit 2015, July 27-29.

  • NATO experts design new English teaching course at Marshall Center's language center

    Jul 29, 2015

    Participants from the first English Teaching Faculty Development Workshop graduated July 23 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Partner Language Training Center, Europe.

  • Leaders discuss future of Army in Europe during Grafenwoehr visit

    Jul 29, 2015

    Members of the National Commission on the Future of the Army visited Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 29 to reach out to units on the ground conducting missions in Europe, including regionally aligned forces under Operation Atlantic Resolve, and learn about where the Army is going.

  • Dignitaries visit Rapid Trident 2015

    Jul 28, 2015

    An international delegation of distinguished dignitaries highlighted by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander U.S. Army Europe, Ukrainian Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt visited the multinational exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 24, 2015.

  • Memorial service held for USAREUR veteran; remembered for his impact in Europe, NATO

    Jul 28, 2015

    Jeff Parmer, retired Army Lt. Col. and Department of the Army civilian at U.S. Army Europe headquarters, was remembered for his courage, commitment and friendship at a Hainerberg Chapel memorial service July 24.

  • Forces conduct multinational Exercise Minden Shock river crossing

    Jul 28, 2015

    More than 200 multinational forces came together to execute a tactical crossing on the Weser River during Exercise "Minden Shock," July 28.

  • Girl Scouts go full STEAM ahead in Franken

    Jul 28, 2015

    Once a year during the summer months, the remote and quiet Franken Kaserne near Marktbergel in Middle Franconia turns into Camp Lachenwald, the annual USA Girl Scout summer camp.

  • Exercise Saber Guardian joins Rapid Trident in Ukraine

    Jul 28, 2015

    Approximately 1,800 Soldiers, from 18 different nations, trained together during the 12-day multinational Exercises Saber Guardian and Rapid Trident here, July 20-31.

  • Army Europe headquarters opens exhibit on history of unit

    Jul 28, 2015

    A white ribbon was cut apart to officially open a small, yet densely-decorated historical museum in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 28, highlighting the major achievements in Army Europe's history, which dates back to World War I.

  • NATO officer visits US Soldiers in Poland

    Jul 28, 2015

    A senior NATO officer visited U.S. troops in Poland July 27 to observe their training and discuss their increasing role within the alliance.

  • Marshall Center library's newest donation showcases maritime piracy

    Jul 27, 2015

    Portuguese navy officer donates book on maritime piracy to the Research Library of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • Ansbach BOSS hosts first formal military ball

    Jul 27, 2015

    USAG Ansbach BOSS Soldiers organized their first formal military ball at the Edelweiss in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on July 11. The agenda of the ball included many military traditions, like the posting of the colors by a color guard, the table for the fallen comrade, the toasting and cake cutting, and the grog.

  • Lessons from the past: Visiting one of the largest mass-murder sites in history

    Jul 27, 2015

    It can sometimes be difficult to fully grasp the magnitude of something solely from a history lesson. Often times, to completely understand, people must see it for themselves.

  • US, Polish Soldiers send rounds down range in team live fire exercise

    Jul 27, 2015

    After training together for weeks, U.S. and Polish Soldiers got one last chance to see how effectively they could communicate and work together in an exercise, which would demonstrate their ability to send hot lead down range.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' conduct training at former Russian facility in Latvia

    Jul 26, 2015

    Soldiers from Attack Company, along with 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted mutually beneficial training at an abandoned Russian radar facility here July 22. The training, which included explosive breaching and building clearing techniques, further demonstrated the commitment and continued partnership between the U.S. Army and NATO allies in Eastern Europe.

  • District liaison soldiers visit Fire Training Center on their day of training

    Jul 25, 2015

    Six liaison officers from the Bundeswehr Reserve in Bamberg recently visited the U.S. Army Fire Training Center at the Urlas community to take home a better understanding of training implemented to hone U.S. Military firefighting skills July 18, 2015.

  • US, Romania showcase engineering capabilities during Resolute Castle event

    Jul 25, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Romanian Land Forces Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă and several additional dignitaries participated in a distinguished visitors event as part of Resolute Castle in Cincu Training Area, Romania, July 25.

  • Oberdachstetten Local Training Area: Hidden in plain sight

    Jul 24, 2015

    OBERDACHSTETTEN, Germany -- Tucked away within the northern fringe of the Frankenhöhe nature park lies a place where the decaying skeletons of the area's World War II past bear witness to 21st century Soldiers training with today's high-tech equipment on state-of-the-art training facilities.

  • Estonian, US forces receive new jump wings

    Jul 24, 2015

    Despite ominous clouds, which lingered from the day before, Estonian and U.S. Army paratroopers, began the day early to conduct the joint airborne operations exercise they had been planning two days before a drop zone near Nurmsi.

  • Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates half century of ACS history

    Jul 24, 2015

    The staff of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Army Community Service put together a birthday barbecue July 24, 2015 at their location at Katterbach Kaserne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Community Service in the Army.

  • US chief of staff of the Army visits Fearless Guardian

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Gen. Raymond Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army visited paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade as they trained soldiers from the Ukrainian national guard here as part of Fearless Guardian, July 8, 2015.

  • Garrison bids farewell to longtime public works employee

    Jul 24, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, German -- Each workday at 8 a.m., Paul Lindemer adds a little milk to his coffee and engages in small talk with coworkers starts at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's public work's directorate. For Lindemer, 65, who leads the facility engineering division, it's a tradition he kept for more than three decades. In mid-July 2015, dozens of garrison staff members, local city officials and other colleague joined Lindemer in nearby Hohenecken to celebrate his retirement and honor his service to the U.S. Army.

  • US, Moldovan signaleers build communications interoperability

    Jul 24, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Moldovan army, conducted communications training here as part of Exercise Common Effort 15, July 20-22.

  • Odierno discusses challenges with leaders

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders, officers and senior noncommissioned officers during a visit to the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to address challenges Soldiers face daily, July 23.

  • Baumholder Lake tempts Soldiers, families as temperatures soar

    Jul 23, 2015

    As temperatures soar to record heights this summer, a cool dip in the Baumholder Lake can be very inviting, but don't underestimate the dangers of cold currents and the distances to the platform and trampoline in the middle of the lake.

  • US, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria train together at Rapid Trident 2015

    Jul 23, 2015

    Under the hot Ukrainian sun, Soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria rehearsed reacting to contact as part of their situational training during the multi-national Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 21.

  • Hohenfels revitalizes drop zone for NATO airborne training

    Jul 23, 2015

    When hosting airborne operations, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center has to do a lot more than just ensure the airspace is clear and the winds are slow.

  • A Stryker crew's journey to 'top gun'

    Jul 23, 2015

    Many different teams go down the range and fire at targets when units are completing gunnery training. However, in the end, only one crew can be the best.

  • European Security Studied, Discussed In Special Seminar at Marshall Center

    Jul 23, 2015

    Senior U.S. and NATO officials meet at Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to discuss threats facing NATO and the European Union.

  • „Garrison Command Team" zum zweiten Mal Sieger

    Jul 22, 2015

    ANSBACH/OBERDACHSTETTEN (10. Juli 2015) -- Bei strahlendem Sommerwetter und bester, partnerschaftlicher Atmosphäre fand ein Vergleichsschießen von deutschen und amerikanischen Teilnehmern aus Ansbach, Herrieden und Illesheim statt.

  • ACS at Ansbach to celebrate Army-wide 50th anniversary with birthday barbecue

    Jul 22, 2015

    Army Community Service at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is set to celebrate ACS's 50 years of service with a "birthday party" Friday, July 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the garrison's ACS headquarter building lawn at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Illness leads to unexpected friendship for office engineer in Romania

    Jul 22, 2015

    Sandy Higgins, a member of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Romania Missile Defense Agency Resident Office working on the Aegis Ashore project at Naval Support Facility Deveselu, came down with a severe bout of pneumonia this past spring. The long recovery took her into the home of a Romanian husband-and-wife doctor team, who nursed her back to health. A strong personal bond emerged.

  • CASCOM hosts Congressman, Florida delegation to discuss credentialing

    Jul 22, 2015

    Congressman David W. Jolly, Florida 13th District, paid a visit to the Combined Arms Support Command here July 17 and was taken on a tour of its schools and the surrounding installation. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and the credentialing opportunities available to them.

  • American flag, Soldiers in Eastern Europe, signify strength of alliance

    Jul 22, 2015

    In mid-March, about 400 Soldiers and about 100 vehicles traveled on land across Eastern Europe from Estonia to Germany, after the conclusion of a training exercise, which involved the Estonian army.

  • Providing care in the clinic, on the drop zone

    Jul 21, 2015

    There's inherent physical risks involved with being a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and few people are as aware of these risks as the Army physician assistant that provides medical care for America's sky soldiers.

  • Exercise Western Accord 2015 opens

    Jul 21, 2015

    No uniform was the same as the one next to it as more than a dozen nations stood side by side to mark the opening of Western Accord 2015 at Harskamp, in the Netherlands, July 20.

  • Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 begins in Ukraine

    Jul 21, 2015

    The "Warriors" of Exercise Rapid Trident 2015 began their multi-national exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center with an opening ceremony here, July 20.

  • WWII veteran receives recognition from nation, USAG Ansbach

    Jul 21, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach command team visited Bamberg July 17 to award a World War II veteran a certificate of appreciation signed by the U.S. president.

  • US, Polish forces participate in joint air assault exercise

    Jul 20, 2015

    In old Western movies, whenever a settler on the frontier was in danger, the one thing that you could always anticipate was the blast of the bugle, and the men of the U.S. Cavalry riding to the rescue. The days of the frontier may be over, but the mystique of this legendary force can be seen here in the Polish forests.

  • US, Estonian soldiers conduct Exercise Saaremaa Island

    Jul 20, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers, with Destined Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined their Estonian military and civilian counterparts to participate in the Kubarsaare Raid land navigation exercise, Saaremaa Island in Estonia, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, July 18.

  • US and Polish paratroopers join forces for airborne jump

    Jul 20, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers with 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with Polish soldiers from the 6th Airborne Brigade, conducted an airborne training exercise July 18 at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland.

  • 12th CAB activates 5th Aviation Maintenance Detachment

    Jul 20, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The 5th Aviation Maintenance Detachment of the 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade was activated here at hanger 3 on Katterbach Kaserne, July 20.

  • 928th Contracting Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ‐ The 928th Contracting Battalion has a new commander. Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes, assumed command July 14 during a ceremony here. He succeeds Lt. Col. Robert C. Murray.

  • 903rd Contracting Battalion assesses capabilities with field training exercise

    Jul 17, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 903rd Contracting Battalion recently conducted a field training exercise to assess its contracting capabilities in a deployed environment.

  • Riggers help 'Sky Soldiers' stay mission-capable during Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 17, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia - "Rigger!" For most U.S. military personnel, shouting this word means very little, but for those that are airborne qualified, it is a request for assistance; assistance that evokes a level of assurance and safety that makes jumping from an aircraft at over 10,000 feet less nerve racking.

  • Veteran looks back on life of military, civilian service as 80 nears

    Jul 16, 2015

    Dr. Robert Schloesser, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's former director of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, who will celebrate his 80th birthday in August, wrapped up a highly-lauded career in April after having served as an Army officer for 27 years including two tours to Vietnam and as an Army civilian for many more.

  • Dynamic Victory challenges UK, US cadets

    Jul 16, 2015

    Cadets from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the United States Military Academy, West Point combine forces to tackle many challenging scenarios during exercise Dynamic Victory held at the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • 12th CAB transports delegation to Potocari Memorial

    Jul 16, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (July 11, 2015) -- Three CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion of the 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, here, left Saturday to transport the Former President of the United States Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and several other generals and senators to the Potocari Memorial in Bosnia for the 20th anniversary of the July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.

  • German elementary students explore 'what is behind the wall' at the Marshall Center

    Jul 16, 2015

    More than 20 German elementary students went "behind the wall" to learn about the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

  • US Stryker crews sharpen skills during gunnery training in Poland

    Jul 16, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, participated in mounted gunnery training at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland, July 15.

  • Joining forces: Bilateral training conducted in Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2015

    A bilateral exercise was conducted today by U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers as part of Atlantic Resolve, a multinational training and security cooperation of NATO allies, taking place across Europe.

  • Shipping your POV from Germany can seem complex, but doesn't need to be complicated

    Jul 15, 2015

    Vehicle turn-in inspection standards, which follow federal regulations, are all part of the Vehicle Processing Center's meticulous and precise inspection process. Here are the steps to correctly turn in a vehicle for shipment.