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  • 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

  • BOSS gives back

    Nov 19, 2013

    Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers encourages Soldiers to enhance their quality of life through community involvement

  • Germans, Americans remember war victims together

    Nov 19, 2013

    Delegates of the German Bundeswehr reservists, German veterans' associations and the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach assemble in front St. Johannis Church in downtown Ansbach, Germany, for the Volkstrauertag ceremony on Nov. 17, 2013

  • All in the family: Soldiers follow in their family's military footsteps

    Nov 19, 2013

    November is Month of the Military Family. Soldiers and potential Soldiers alike dish on what it's like to keep up with family tradition.

  • U.S. Army Europe air defense Soldiers deploying to support NATO operation in Turkey

    Nov 19, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two Patriot missile batteries from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command are deploying as part of the extension of a NATO operation providing missile defense support for Turkey.

  • BOSS Soldiers help German children with English

    Nov 18, 2013

    "This is the music room," explained young Emilian Lindemann in his best English to the American guests. The second-grader and his classmates at Göttschied Elementary School were showing three U.S. Soldiers their school.

  • Menist assumes command of U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza

    Nov 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza changed leadership Nov. 15 as Col. Robert L. Menist Jr., assumed the role of commander.

  • 7th Civil Support Command Consequence Management Capabilities Demonstration

    Nov 17, 2013

    Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, commander, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force; and Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command joined Brig. Gen. Paul Benenati, commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC), for a demonstration of the commands foreign consequence management capabilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Army Reserve Soldiers serving with the 7th CSC are capable of providing assistance to a requesting Host Nation, upon request by the Department of State, to mitigate the effects of a deliberate or inadvertent chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack or event, and to restore essential operations and services.

  • Commander calls for everyone to support those who served on Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Since World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Americans have taken time to pay tribute to those who have served. From its initial recognition as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson through its evolution to Veterans Day since 1954, it has stood as day to pause in recognition of veterans past, present and future. "On Veterans Day we honor the living … the ones who made it back," said James Mann, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 27, during a ceremony at Veterans Park on Clay Kaserne Nov. 7.

  • Paratroopers, families run to remember in 24-hour relay

    Nov 15, 2013

    173rd IBCT hosts 7th annual Running of the Herd in Grafenwoehr

  • 5th QM Riggers conduct sustained airborne training, maintain readiness

    Nov 15, 2013

    Their morning starts early, with each of them reporting to the shed at six in the morning. They begin with safety training, practice, drawing gear and inspections before getting on a bus. Rain or shine, high winds or calm, whether they jump or not, these paratroopers are always prepared.

  • USAG Bamberg harvests fun from autumnal festival

    Nov 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison hosted the Harvest Festival Oct. 31 at the JFK Multiplex physical fitness area. Events included a Kinderfest, haunted house, trunk-or-treat, trick-or-treat, a Halloween costume contest, costume parade, food, prizes and games.

  • Ledward library staff become first responders to Landstuhl rupture

    Nov 14, 2013

    When a water rupture damaged hundreds of books at the U.S. Army library at Landstuhl, staff with the Ledward Library at U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt responded.

  • Ledward library staff first responders to Landstuhl rupture

    Nov 14, 2013

    When a water rupture damaged hundreds of books at the U.S. Army library at Landstuhl, staff with the Ledward Library here responded.

  • Schweinfurt students, teacher attend leadership seminar

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Department of Defense Education Activity hosted its annual Junior Leadership Seminar in Oberwesel, Germany, Oct. 6 through 11 for the "best and brightest that DoDDS Middle Schools have to offer."

  • GPAC grabs spotlight at One Act Festival

    Nov 14, 2013

    Thespians from Grafenwoehr's Performing Arts Center nab top honors

  • 21st TSC sergeant named Europe's Career Counselor of the Year

    Nov 14, 2013

    Grafenwoehr's Staff Sgt. Efrain Garcia Jr. is headed to the next level

  • Commissaries to start scanning IDs

    Nov 14, 2013

    Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers' Department of Defense ID cards during checkout, as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

  • USAG Ansbach holds Winter Safety Day at Barton Barrack's Duggan Gym

    Nov 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Safety Office held its Winter Safety Day Oct. 28 at Duggan Gym at Barton Barracks. The event included training on winter driving, winterizing vehicles, fire extinguisher use, proper nutrition, cold weather acclimation, first aid, automated external defibrillator use, suicide prevention and hunting and skiing safety.

  • Holiday Sharing Program gives Soldiers a boost

    Nov 14, 2013

    Gift cards from the Chaplains Office make the holidays easier for needy Soldiers

  • USAG Ansbach holds Purple and White Night to raise domestic violence awareness

    Nov 14, 2013

    October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to raise awareness of the important issue, Army Community Service hosted its third annual "Purple and White Nights" Oct. 28 at the Von Steuben Community Center at Bismarck Kaserne and Oct. 29 at the Storck Community Activity Center at Storck Barracks.

  • USAREUR dedicates new headquarters building to former leader

    Nov 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe paid tribute to former Seventh Army commander Lt. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes when it named its headquarters in his honor during a ceremony on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, Nov. 14.

  • Remembrance Room honors Soldiers, families

    Nov 13, 2013

    One of the most important responsibilities the Army has is to remember and continue to support the families of Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Baumholder has taken this responsibility to heart and created a Remembrance Room that serves to honor and remember Baumholder Soldiers who have given their lives for their country and their surviving family members.

  • NCO Induction Ceremony

    Nov 13, 2013

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Combat operations did not deter the noncommissioned officers of the 39th Joint Movement Control Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command from conducting essential career progression activities. JMCB Sergeants hosted a three-day NCO conference concluding with an NCO induction ceremony at Bagram Airfield in October.

  • U.S. Ambassador to Germany tours Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Nov 12, 2013

    Ambassador speaks with 2CR Soldiers, JTMC personnel during visit

  • USAG Ansbach, American Legion celebrate Veterans Day at 12th CAB HQ

    Nov 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and American Legion David Chavez Post 1982 hosted a Veterans Day ceremony at the Memorial Park at 12th Combat Aviation Brigade headquarters Nov. 7.

  • New Wellness Center aimed at helping community members build, sustain healthy lifestyles

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Wiesbaden military community celebrated its latest quality-of-life improvement -- the opening of the Wiesbaden Army Wellness Center -- Nov. 1 on Clay Kaserne.

  • Veterans Day a chance to honor past, present with our actions

    Nov 6, 2013

    Garrison commander wishes the community a safe Veterans Day weekend

  • Showing appreciation for those who served

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosted more than 200 retired service and family members at the annual Army Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26. The event was aimed at honoring the service of veterans by providing them with retiree health care services and beneficial information to better their lifestyles here, organizers said.

  • Signal officer wins Rising Star contest

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 150 spectators filled a small, dark, side room of the post entertainment center to watch the 2013 Wiesbaden Operation Rising Star competition Oct. 18. Five finalists, each with hopes of winning $500 and a spot in the U.S. Army Rising Star competition, sat anxiously in the front row, ready to perform for the waiting crowd and judges.

  • JFK exhibit: Learning about a critical time in German-American relations

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It might seem like ancient history to Wiesbaden Middle School students. But thanks to a special exhibition on display at the school through Nov. 24, students are getting a chance to revisit a crucial time in the history of German-American relations -- the four-day visit by President John F. Kennedy to Germany five decades ago.

  • Making a difference: Feeding the homeless during annual outreach effort

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For someone who eats regularly, missing a meal may be no big deal. But for one who is experiencing dire circumstances, one meal could potentially change his or her life. This year Army Community Service teamed with the USO, Blanche M. Bruner Chapter 17 and Willie H. Dixon Military Lodge 143, and Wiesbaden Health and Dental Clinics to feed some of Wiesbaden's homeless citizens at the Teestube Homeless Shelter for Make a Difference Day Oct. 25.

  • Knowing deadlines makes shipping, receiving before holidays easier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The 2013 holiday season mailing dates for postal customers assigned to the European theater are available now.

  • AFN Bavaria brings bit of home to Americans overseas at Schweinfurt

    Nov 6, 2013

    Armed Forces Network radio is a slice of home for many Americans living overseas. AFN Bavaria radio serves all military bases in the Franconian footprint through two programs, AFN the Eagle and AFN Power Network.

  • 'Winter is coming' ... to Schweinfurt

    Nov 6, 2013

    Whether you're a Soldier, parent, student or civilian at USAG Schweinfurt, there are some valuable sources to aid you in your next decision.

  • German members of Outreach-KONTAKT program enjoy American Halloween

    Nov 6, 2013

    Members of the German-American Friendship program Outreach-KONTAKT visit Katterbach Kaserne to participate in Halloween events.

  • Safety first for the Bavarian winter

    Nov 5, 2013

    It's never too early to winterize your car for the cold

  • Wetzel Elementary launches 21st century teaching

    Nov 5, 2013

    Wetzel Elementary School has taken its first step into a new teaching and learning concept by creating a learning lab consisting of 60 students from grades four, five and six. The students have come together into a large learning environment known as a neighborhood.

  • Students pledge to be drug-free during Red Ribbon Week

    Nov 4, 2013

    Weeklong event offers VHS students a sobering lesson on the effects of drugs and alcohol

  • Touching base

    Nov 1, 2013

    Employee-initiated training seeks to establish positive dialogue with management

  • 'What makes USAG Ansbach your hometown?' photo contest opens

    Nov 1, 2013

    Are you a member of USAG Ansbach? Regardless of where you live - Storck Barracks, Ansbach or one of the other communities that comprise the USAG Ansbach area - use this chance to show us exactly what makes USAG Ansbach your hometown.

  • All Saints' Day a holy tradition

    Oct 31, 2013

    German community members will celebrate the memory of the deceased at Haag and Langenbruck, Nov. 3.

  • US Soldiers step up to German cultural scene, take 'everybody by storm'

    Oct 31, 2013

    The BOSS Urban Dancers -- a group of seven U.S. Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program -- showcased their brand of American hip-hop at Schweinfurt's Nacht der Kultur Oct. 5, marking the group's first choreographed performance outside garrison gates.

  • Men-in-heels event draws members from all walks of life

    Oct 31, 2013

    Men slipped into heels and women strapped into boots and walked the streets of Askren Manor Oct. 22 in a community event aimed at bringing to light the causes of family violence.

  • 'American Idol' finalist delivers anti-bullying message to Schweinfurt's youth

    Oct 31, 2013

    "American Idol" finalist and famed singer Phil Stacey took center stage here Oct. 17 as part of the youth ministry's effort to address bullying.

  • US, Romania begin work on Aegis Ashore missile defense complex

    Oct 31, 2013

    DEVESELU AIR BASE, Romania - Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Monday on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance's collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second stage of the three-part European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense.

  • Vicenza students receive lesson in energy awareness

    Oct 31, 2013

    Directorate of Public Works Environmental Office personnel wrapped up a month's worth of energy awareness outreach to the Vicenza Military Community schools Oct. 21 with a visit to Trina Downey's second-grade class at Vicenza Elementary School. You'd be surprised what you can learn from a second-grader.

  • Sky Soldiers clean up Italian city

    Oct 31, 2013

    Soldiers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) gave back to the Camisano community Oct. 19, working with Italian volunteers to paint a school and trim hedges around the grounds of the local Alpini association.

  • Benvenuti class eases newcomer transition to life in Italy

    Oct 31, 2013

    Army Community Service in Vicenza, Italy, welcomes new spouses with the Benvenuti class, which teaches them about language, cooking and culture.

  • Trick-or-treating opportunities abound throughout most kasernes at USAG Ansbach

    Oct 30, 2013

    This Halloween, trick-or-treating runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at all housing areas at USAG Ansbach.

  • Phil Stacey croons some tunes at Hohenfels

    Oct 29, 2013

    American Idol star Phil Stacey rocks Club Beyond while promoting National Anti-Bullying Month.

  • Teachers on tour: Orientation gives teachers, administrators better insight into military life

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For some, it's a chance to learn about changes in the Wiesbaden military community. For others, it's simply another opportunity to get an inside look of the lives of military service members.

  • More than mere competition: Avn Regt Soldiers compete in Dutch military event, raises event standard

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They were just hoping to meet competition standards and at the very least, not finish last as the first U.S. team to compete in the a military skills contest in Oranje Kaserne, Netherlands.

  • Educators, garrison officials set order for school year

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Anti-bullying initiatives and standing up a juvenile review board were on the agenda along with updates on school partnerships and student safety at the first Installation Advisory Committee meeting for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • Wiesbaden's Combat Sports Program boosts readiness, resilience

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They discourage bullying. They help service members find their feet and get their careers back on track. They contributed to the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosting and winning the U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships this year.

  • Community unites to support victims, increase awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women, and about every nine seconds a women is touched by domestic violence.

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