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  • 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.

  • Training management course helps commanders

    Jul 15, 2015

    The Combined Arms Training Center, or CATC, conducted its pilot Unit Training Management Leader Development Course here, July 13-17.

  • German and US Soldiers come together for an exchange of culture and more

    Jul 15, 2015

    With the Army restructuring initiative in full swing, U.S. Soldiers from 3-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and German soldiers from the Reginalstab Nord, FwRes Bamberg came together one last time, for a true international exchange.

  • Army provides 'gravitational pull' in Europe

    Jul 15, 2015

    Where America's Army goes in Europe, others follow, said the service's lead commander on the European Continent. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, said when America's military shows up to training exercises in Europe, other nations follow suit, sending their own forces.

  • US Soldiers pay-it-forward, help renovate Latvian orphanage

    Jul 14, 2015

    More than 40 kilometers outside of Latvia's capital city, Riga, there is a small orphanage, which is home to approximately 35 children.

  • Getting connected, earning promotion points with BOSS

    Jul 14, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Many single service members feel disconnected, alienated or overwhelmed by an overseas duty assignment. Finding one's way around, making new friends and discovering the intricacies of a new culture all take initiative, time and energy. That's where Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers comes into play.

  • US Soldiers, German clubs aim for top spot at marksmanship competition

    Jul 14, 2015

    In collaboration with the town of Herrieden, Germany, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted the Herrieden Shoot at the garrison's Oberdachstetten Training Area July 10.

  • Soldiers from the 412th are awarded the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Jul 14, 2015

    A total of 97 Soldiers from the 412th Aviation Support Battalion received the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during an award ceremony here, at Shipton Kaserne, July 13.

  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.

  • Allies light up the night

    Jul 13, 2015

    A Polish paratrooper from the 16th Airborne Battalion, 6th Airborne Brigade fires an RPG-7D rocket-propelled grenade during allied weapons training with U.S. Soldiers July 9, at Nowa Deba Training Area in southern Poland.

  • Counterterrorism course stresses 'global team against a global threat'

    Jul 13, 2015

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

  • Medical Support Unit-Europe, new commander

    Jul 12, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers, Families and friends of the Medical Support Unit Europe welcomed Lt. Col. Bidemi Y. Olaniyi-Leyimu during a July 11 change of command ceremony at Daenner Kaserne.

  • Command team visits Team Estonia, Engineers

    Jul 11, 2015

    Despite the scattered showers, Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, of Arbutus, Maryland, commander of 21st Theater Sustainment Command visited Tapa Army Base and the Central Training Area in Estonia July 9, to meet with Soldiers currently serving there as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in Germany

    Jul 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and their commanders in the Grafenwoehr training area to talk to and listen to them, July 9.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade and Allies welcome new commander

    Jul 9, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a Change of Command ceremony at Caserma Del Din here July 9, 2015 between Col. Michael L. Foster and Col. Gregory K. Anderson.

  • Allied Soldiers build on fundamentals during training

    Jul 9, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers, with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, conducted a live-fire exercise with Polish soldiers at the Nowa Deba Training Area in Poland, July 8.

  • High-wire troupe thrills in Garmisch

    Jul 8, 2015

    A Germany-based, family high-wire troupe entertained the Garmisch community with airborne acrobats on a high wire with bicycles, unicycles and pyramids 203 feet in the air.

  • Brazil in the middle of Europe

    Jul 8, 2015

    Every year Coburg's Samba Festival brings together performers, or Sambistas, from Brazil and all over the world, for more than 200,000 fans of the Afro-Brazilian music and dance.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' remember their history with building dedication

    Jul 8, 2015

    VICENZA, Italy -- The fitness center and pool on Caserma Del Din here were renamed after three notable paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's history in a ceremony July 8, 2015.

  • Guard battalion assumes command of multinational force in Kosovo

    Jul 7, 2015

    First Combined Arms Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment Alpha Company, assumed responsibility for the Multinational Battle Group-East Forward Command Post during a transition of authority ceremony at Camp Marechal de Lattre De Tassigny in Kosovo, July 4.

  • Soldiers celebrate independence with Lithuanian partners

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers have often celebrated the nation's independence far from home, but this year some of them shared their celebration with allies and friends in Lithuania. About 80 Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element, currently deployed to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, shared a bit of U.S. culture at a 4th of July barbecue and learned about Lithuanian culture and history as the Baltic country celebrated their nation's birth on July 6.

  • US Soldiers participate in multinational foreign jump wings event

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Soldiers recently joined together to participate in a foreign jump wings event, which would culminate in an awards ceremony presided over by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army Europe, Lithuanian Land Forces sign memo of understanding, outline shared strategic vision

    Jul 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe and the Lithuanian Land Forces signed a memo of understanding outlining the two armies' shared strategic vision for future bilateral cooperation in a ceremony, in Alytaus, Lithuania, July 5, 2015.

  • European Parliamentarians Find Common Ground at Marshall Center to Address Threats Facing Their Nati

    Jul 6, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies hosted the "21st Transnational Security Challenge: The Role of Parliament," seminar for 15 parliamentarians from eight countries June 30 and July 1.

  • Polish, US soldiers participate in tactics training

    Jul 6, 2015

    Familiarization is key to a successful partnership. To begin their mission during Atlantic Resolve, U.S. Soldiers with P Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and the Polish soldiers of the 6th Airborne Brigade participated in a tactics and equipment familiarization exercise beginning July 2 at the Nowa Dęba Training Area in southern Poland.

  • Estonia, US celebrate freedom, friendship

    Jul 4, 2015

    Under clear skies and a warm breeze, more than 1,500 American service members, business owners and Estonian locals gathered at the home of the U.S. Ambassador to Estonia in Tallinn, July 2, to celebrate the United States of America's Independence Day.

  • Metes and bounds: US Army prepares to expand support in Baltic States

    Jul 4, 2015

    Members of the 34th Engineer Detachment's Forward Engineer Support Team - Advance, from U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Northwestern Division, conducted land surveys and structural inspections at a Lithuanian Ministry of Defense base near Mumaiciai, Lithuania, July 2, 2015.

  • Signaliers provide communications for commanders, soldiers during Atlantic Resolve

    Jul 4, 2015

    During any military engagement, the ability of commanders to communicate quickly and effectively with their Soldiers can often determine the outcome of the battle. For the commanders of Operation Atlantic Resolve, this capability is provided by the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, headquartered in Grafenwöhr, Germany.

  • Growing together by leaps and bounds

    Jul 4, 2015

    Though two forces from across the globe from one another may have dividing factors such as language barriers and differences in training or military tactics, the common bond of joint training builds a strong, united front against any adversaries they may face.

  • M1A2 Abrams tanks fired in Bulgaria further strengthen bonds and increase interoperability

    Jul 4, 2015

    The crowd grew silent as the tanks rolled in, a collective breath held as everyone in attendance waited for the first rounds to be fired. While many had seen tanks fired before, the multitude held close to their hearts the knowledge that this moment was not just an average day in Bulgaria.

  • Polish paratroopers, US cavalry begin allied training

    Jul 3, 2015

    Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade and the U.S. Army's 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment join together for a joint training rotation.

  • 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance) holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 2, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment (Attack Reconnaissance), held a change of command ceremony at Storck Barracks, Tuesday, to welcome the incoming commander and farewell the outgoing command team.

  • History unearthed on Smith Barracks

    Jul 2, 2015

    A piece of history was recently unearthed by construction workers digging near the Warrior Zone on Smith Barracks.

  • Baumholder runners clean up at USAREUR 10-Miler

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Baumholder Army 10-Miler team returned from the U.S. Army in Europe 10-Miler Championship in Grafenwoehr June 27 and 28 with smiles on their faces and a suitcase full of awards.

  • Marshall Center training strengthens transnational civil security network

    Jul 2, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies's Seminar on Transnational Civil Security graduated 55 participants from 35 countries July 1.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers maintain physical readiness with P3T

    Jul 2, 2015

    Being physically fit is common practice in today's Army but what happens when you start experiencing the trials and tribulations of up to nine months of pregnancy? The Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Program or P3T, helps Soldiers stay fit before, during and after pregnancy.

  • Summer vigilance: 4 things you need to know

    Jul 1, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Summer is heating up and more people are spending time outdoors. But community members are reminded to maintain appropriate force protection vigilance.

  • Project manager provides boost to charter baseball club

    Jun 30, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An engineer who oversees military construction for a living is pitching in to help build a local youth baseball association -- from the ground up. Stephen Swint, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District project manager, just wrapped up his first stint as an assistant coach with the Wiesbaden Red Barons Baseball Club, a startup program for American and German players.

  • Marshall Center, Garmisch Community celebrate 1st LGBT Color Run

    Jun 30, 2015

    The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies' Equal Opportunity Diversity Observances Committee and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria -- Garmisch Community celebrate the Department of Defense's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month observance with a Color Run/Walk June 26 at the softball fields on Artillery Kaserne.

  • The Army Surgeon General meets with U.K. Military Medical Department

    Jun 30, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General met with the Director General Army Medical Services, United Kingdom Maj. Gen. Jeremy Rowan

  • Proud to serve: Retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 meets Dutch Royalty and WWII Veterans

    Jun 30, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- As she gazes at the two unit names engraved in the bottom of the Operation Market Garden memorial in Nijmegen, Netherlands, goose bumps form on her skin from the thought of how these units shared a part of her life.

  • Cookie sales bring help to the hungry

    Jun 29, 2015

    Hohenfels Girl Scout Brownie's donate money and supplies to help the needy in Poland.

  • Infantry division participates in Exercise Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 29, 2015

    After nearly a month of training, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the regionally-aligned brigade to Europe, used all of its knowledge gained from previous training and exercises to execute a combined arms live-fire exercise in Germany, June 25.

  • Quick Strike Battalion cases colors in preparation for move to Alaska

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, officially cased its colors here, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in preparation for its relocation to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The battalion will reform as the first attack reconnaissance battalion permanently assigned to Alaska.

  • A Heart Job: Attending to Army casualties, survivors

    Jun 29, 2015

    The mission of U.S. Army Human Resource Command's Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center remains constant over time: to render full honors and dignity to America's warriors past and present, and to attend to the needs of their loved ones and survivors when they are gone.

  • U.S. Army Europe on display at Rheinland-Pfalz Tag

    Jun 28, 2015

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Civil Support Command and several active-duty units from U.S. Army Europe 's 21st Theater Sustainment Command took part in the annual Rheinland-Pfalz state fair in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade tests new heavy equipment drop zone in northern Italy

    Jun 26, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a demonstration of the brigade's airdrop capabilities by parachuting a military Humvee from a U.S. Air Force C-130 for Italian civic and military leaders at Frida IV Drop Zone near Dandalo, Italy, June 25.

  • Marshall Center participant sees how Germany's rescue teams care for injured

    Jun 25, 2015

    Participants from 35 countries attending the Marshall Center's Seminar on Transnational Civil Security learned how Germany's rescue teams care for injured.

  • SDDC provides claims info for damaged, delayed personal property shipments

    Jun 25, 2015

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June 24, 2015) -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property directorate sent an advisory today to all Personal Property Shipping Offices and Department of Defense Household Goods Approved Transportation Service Providers containing important information about the claims process for damaged or delayed personal property and personally owned vehicle shipments.

  • US, Danish Soldiers build interoperability during Brave Lion 15

    Jun 25, 2015

    In challenging conditions near the North Sea on the west coast of Denmark with spitting rain and bone-chilling winds, 7th Civil Support Command Soldiers trained together with the Danish army's Civil Military Cooperation support team.

  • 509th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jun 25, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion welcomed a new commander in a ceremony on Caserma Del Din here June 25.

  • Army Europe engineers support Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Jun 24, 2015

    More than 120 Soldiers from Army Europe's 902nd Engineer Company are on site at a training area in Tapa, Estonia, working on constructing buildings, a tank trail, and light demo range, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Leaders from allied nations collaborate for success

    Jun 24, 2015

    When faced with challenges of working side-by-side with counterparts from another military, Legionnaire 1st Lt. Oscar Fraile realizes that he shares many similarities with U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Duval. "It is more similar than I expected," said Fraile, in reference to the U.S. Army's ground movements through urban terrain.

  • One team; one fight - Bonds created serve mission intent

    Jun 24, 2015

    Breaking the ice can be difficult if you don't speak the language, or so Spc. John Ridgley though.

  • Spanish Legion, AFRICOM combine training

    Jun 24, 2015

    Even though 1st Lt. Brenton Westbrook had never worked with the Spanish Legion he knew there were challenges to face. "It's going to be a learning experience," Westbrook said. The lieutenant, one of more than 150 Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, who arrived in Almeria, Spain, for African Readiness Training 15.

  • Muppets help Military families deal with PCS and more

    Jun 24, 2015

    Sesame Street is coming to installations across Europe this summer as part of the 2015 Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families.

  • US, Italian signaleers conduct bilateral communications training

    Jun 23, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Italian 8th Parachute Assault Engineer Regiment, conducted joint communications training in Legnago, Italy, June 16.

  • US partners deliver upgraded school in Albania

    Jun 23, 2015

    KUCOVE, Albania - U.S. and Albanian leaders joined students, faculty and parents June 11 to celebrate the reopening of a local school here. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District managed a $575,000 renovation in support of U.S. Embassy Tirana's Office of Defense Cooperation and U.S. European Command's humanitarian-assistance program.

  • Service members support Kosovo peacekeeping mission

    Jun 23, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 252nd Armor Regiment deployed to Kosovo, June 9, as part of the 30th Armor Brigade Combat Team to conduct a peacekeeping mission, under the guidance of U.S. Army Europe and NATO forces.

  • Defense secretary to visit Army's Grafenwoehr training area

    Jun 22, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Germany, Estonia and Belgium this week to hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary, senior defense officials said today.

  • USACE LEEDs military 'green' building across Europe

    Jun 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is celebrating sustainable building achievements across the U.S. military footprint in Europe. Located about 1,600 miles apart, in Turkey and Germany, two projects executed by the district earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification this spring.

  • US tanks flown across Europe for training

    Jun 22, 2015

    M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks were flown, via a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to Burgas, Bulgaria, where they were transported to Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, June 20 - 22.

  • Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

    Jun 20, 2015

    The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe.

  • Marshall Center celebrates 240th Army Birthday

    Jun 19, 2015

    Soldiers at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies hosted a 240th U.S. Army Birthday celebration.

  • Army paratroopers take beach during exercise

    Jun 19, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, participated in a joint, combined amphibious and air assault from ships in the Baltic Sea here as part of Exercise Baltic Operations 2015, June 17.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits Vicenza, wows the crowd

    Jun 19, 2015

    Soldiers, families, Department of Defense civilians, and Italian nationals excitedly welcomed First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to the Summer Family Fun Day at Villaggio today.

  • ECC commanding general addresses 409th CSB during town hall

    Jun 18, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Brig. Gen. Michael D. Hoskin, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, held a town hall with the 409th Contacting Support Brigade here.

  • U.S., Latvian military conduct airborne training

    Jun 17, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Military personnel, from the Latvian National Armed Forces, U.S. Army and Air Force, performed joint airborne training operations in conjunction with Operation Atlantic Resolve at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 15.

  • 509th Signal Battalion wins Army Supply Excellence Award

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion in Vicenza, Italy, was recently recognized as one of the Army's best in logistics, being named a winner in the Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Contracting Command recognizes 414th Contracting Support Brigade for excellence

    Jun 16, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Michael Hoskin, commanding general of the Expeditionary Contracting Command in Huntsville, Ala., and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark, ECC command sergeant major, traveled to Vicenza recently to recognize 414th Contracting Support Brigade personnel for their accomplishments over the past year.

  • President of Estonia visits Army Europe

    Jun 16, 2015

    Estonian President Toomas Ilves paid a special visit to Army Europe headquarters in Wiesbaden, June 13.

  • Bad Windsheim, Illesheim officials take walking tour of Storck Barracks

    Jun 16, 2015

    Several local government officials and members of their families from the towns of Bad Windsheim and Illesheim and a member of the press visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Storck Barracks June 12, 2015.

  • Army NATO, Allied soldiers conduct Exercise Noble Jump in Poland

    Jun 15, 2015

    The exercise will test the 1GNC headquarters' ability to rapidly deploy and provide command and control to NATO forces deployed in response to a security threat, a key component of the VJTF and NATO Response Force concepts.

  • British author "pops up" at Hohenfels

    Jun 15, 2015

    Pop-up book author Robert Crowther visited Hohenfels Elementary School, recently, spending a week at Hohenfels helping children craft their own pop-ups.

  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No, it's the King of Battle

    Jun 15, 2015

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team airdropped the king of battle June 15, 2015 at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland during Saber Strike 15.

  • Sustainable Training Area workshop in Italy targets environmental balance

    Jun 12, 2015

    There is no conflict between respecting the environment and ensuring that the US and Italian armies can continue to train in Italy. This was the conclusion of the Friuli Venezia Giulia officials and the US and Italian military representatives who gathered in Udine, Italy for a two-day U.S. - Italy Sustainable Training Area Management Workshop on 9-10 June.

  • Opponents in training, allies in battle

    Jun 12, 2015

    The tranquil sounds of birds chirping and the blue sky of an early Polish morning are suddenly interrupted as a thick cloud of brown dust and the distant roar of loud engines slowly come into view. One-by-one, massive tanks make their way to the rallying point for a day of heavy metal combat training.

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • Exercise Saber Strike 15 begins in Poland

    Jun 9, 2015

    U.S., Polish, German and Danish Soldiers gathered for the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 15, a multinational training exercise at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland, June 8.

  • Saber Strike 2015 begins in Lithuania

    Jun 9, 2015

    Saber Strike 2015 began today with opening ceremonies involving 13 NATO nations here at the General Silvestras Zlikaliskas Training Area in Pabrade, Lithuania.

  • USAG Vicenza Commander visits USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

    Jun 9, 2015

    The Vicenza garrison commander recently got a glimpse of U.S. involvement in a World's Fair when he visited Milan Expo 2015. Col. Robert L. Menist Jr. toured the expo May 29 to show support for the USA Pavilion and host country Italy.

  • Allies train for better maneuver capabilities at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area during Saber Strike

    Jun 9, 2015

    In the heat of battle, the ability to maneuver quickly while engaging the enemy is critical to the success of the mission. However, moving quickly while working with different militaries presents its own set of difficulties.

  • Gunning for Saber Strike 15

    Jun 9, 2015

    Danish soldiers assigned to the Dragoon Regiment, 1st Armored Battalion, 1st Danish Tank Squadron, drive their Leopard 2A5 Main Battle Tank June 8, 2015 at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area motor pool. The Danish Soldiers are participating in Saber Strike 15, a long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise. This year's exercise objectives facilitate cooperation amongst the U.S., Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland to improve joint operational capability in a range of missions as well as preparing the participating nations and units to support multinational contingency operations. There are more than 6,000 participants from 13 different nations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson, 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • OPM to notify employees of cybersecurity incident

    Jun 8, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting personnel data for current and former federal employees, including personally identifiable information (PII).

  • U.S. paratroopers, WWII veterans pay homage to D-Day 71st anniversary

    Jun 8, 2015

    It has been nicknamed the "longest day" and has had more movies played on the silver screen than most. But no matter how many times the stories are told, they never get old and will never be forgotten.

  • Heidesturm Shock brings US, German armies together for bridging operation

    Jun 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army conducted combined assault river crossing operations with the Bundeswehr's, or German army's, M3 amphibious bridging vehicles on the Elbe River, during Exercise Heidesturm Shock, near here, June 6.

  • Team Estonia participates in Narva Soapbox Derby

    Jun 7, 2015

    For the past several weeks, if one took a walk around Tapa Army Base, Soldiers with Team Estonia could be seen tinkering and perfecting; putting their hard work, dedication and creativity to the test, in a different way.

  • Multinational units conduct assault river crossing operations

    Jun 6, 2015

    STORKAU, Germany -- U.S., German and Dutch Soldiers combined efforts to conduct a river crossing operation during exercise Heidesturm Shock June 6.

  • USAREUR Soldiers and civilian receive Engineer Regiment awards

    Jun 5, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe engineers were awarded three out of the six awards given annually for 2015.

  • Mortarboards, emotions fly high at 2015 Ansbach HS commencement ceremony

    Jun 5, 2015

    At a commencement ceremony at Bad Windsheim, Germany, 37 seniors from Ansbach High School of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach received diplomas.

  • Sarmis 15 concludes with a bang, yet bonds strengthened will endure

    Jun 5, 2015

    As new friends forge a lasting partnership through shared experiences and common goals, the alliance formed during joint training exercises amongst counterparts endures despite the culmination of the event.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts multinational radio training

    Jun 5, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, hosted a combined radio telephone operators course for U.S. paratroopers and Dutch soldiers at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy, May 4-8, to increase radio interoperability between the two NATO allies.

  • 100th Division 'son's of Bitche' return to France

    Jun 5, 2015

    BITCHE, France -- Four WWII veterans from the 100th Infantry Division returned to France and Germany to participate in events commemorating the armistice of 1945, victory in Europe, the liberation of Lemberg, Germany, Bitche and Rimling, France in early May 2015. Col. Martin Schulz of the 100th Training Division (Operations Support) attended on behalf of Brig. Gen. Jason Walrath, the 100th TD (OS) commander. The 100th TD (OS) is a WWII legacy division originally activated as the 100th ID in 1942 under the command of Maj. Gen. Withers A. Burress after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

  • Full circle: Rainbow Elementary School brings 29th, final school year to close

    Jun 4, 2015

    A crowd of students, their parents, school staff, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community members and more attended the closure ceremony for Rainbow Elementary School at Barton Barracks June 2.

  • After 50 years in operation, Illesheim Elementary School holds closure ceremony

    Jun 4, 2015

    After more than 50 years, Illesheim Elementary School is closing its doors.

  • Ansbach celebrates contributions, achievements of Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 3, 2015

    Approximately 200 people attended this year's Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance Friday at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital supports unified combat arms training at Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 3, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital continues to treat simulated casualties evacuated from combat forces training at Exercise Combined Resolve IV May 29.

  • European Activity Set proves successful, being expanded

    Jun 3, 2015

    "The European Activity Set proved so successful that the Army chief of staff approved growing it to a full brigade combat team," Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche said.

  • Put down the video games: How one school is returning kids back to nature

    Jun 2, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Let's face it. Kids today don't get out much. According to research published in the journal Nature, 88 percent of kids spend time online everyday and 69 percent play video games or watch television every day.

  • Army planners using experiences to hone Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 2, 2015

    Combined Resolve IV is a training exercise that consists of more than 4,700 participants from 13 NATO and European partner nations. The exercise series focuses on maneuver training and force-on-force exercises and continues with a combined arms live fire exercise at the U.S. Army training area in Grafenwoehr, Germany.