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  • German-American friendship in Ansbach has new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken

    Feb 18, 2014

    After nine months of planning and growing, German-American friendship in the greater Ansbach area has an official club and a new name: Outreach-KONTAKT Franken.

  • Prep for PCS: ACS and 72nd ESB ramp up efforts

    Feb 18, 2014

    First assignment or fifth assignment, married or single, first or last overseas tour … it didn't matter. The goal was the same for everyone sitting in the Conn Club briefing room Jan. 29: Leave a little bit smarter and a lot less apprehensive about a permanent change of duty station known as the PCS process.

  • Army corrections facility in Europe prepares for move to Sembach

    Feb 18, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East transitions to Kosovo Force 18

    Feb 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (February 13, 2014) -- Nearly nine months after assuming command of Multinational Battle Group-East, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relinquished command to another U.S. Army active duty unit, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, February 13. The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, took command of the battle group from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a similar Army unit based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Casting call: Film crew seeks cast for documentary about Army in Schweinfurt

    Feb 14, 2014

    A film crew is looking for U.S. Soldiers, Families and more to cast a documentary about the relation between USAG Schweinfurt and the community of Schweinfurt.

  • Hohenfels helps revive romance

    Feb 14, 2014

    Participants learn to 'cut a rug' at Hohenfels' newest couple's communication class.

  • Commentary: Americans must see Innsbruck before leaving Europe

    Feb 14, 2014

    Seated at the foot of the Tyrolean Alps, Innsbruck is a magical city with something to offer everyone. Steeped in Roman, German, French and Austrian history, Innsbruck has a way of capturing the hearts of all who visit.

  • 635th MCT named Army's best deployment team

    Feb 13, 2014

    Army logisticians from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 635th Movement Control Team took home top honors during the Deployment Excellence Award 2012 competition year.

  • Command message: Celebrate Presidents Day safely

    Feb 13, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, highlights the importance of Washington's Birthday, or Presidents Day, as well as staying safe over the long weekend.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' host Russian evaluators in Vincenza, Italy

    Feb 12, 2014

    A delegation of Russian soldiers visited paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), as part of a Vienna Document agreement evaluation in Vicenza, Italy, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • Odierno calls on NATO Land Component Command in Turkey

    Feb 11, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with NATO Land Component Command Headquarters personnel at Izmar, Turkey, Feb. 4, 2014, to discuss the future of the Army and its NATO relationship.

  • 72nd ESB Soldiers give thanks, paint Schweinfurt youth center

    Feb 11, 2014

    With t-shirts, hair and hands covered in tiny white speckles, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion applied the last coats of paint to the interior of Jugendhaus Fränz, a local youth center that 30 days prior was covered in scribbles, doodles and unsightly graffiti.

  • Environmental Club: Students look for ways to help save resources

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Changing a culture doesn't happen overnight. That's one of the messages Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works, shared with Wiesbaden High School's Environmental Club during a visit to the school Feb. 5.

  • AWAG Conference provides wealth of skills seminars for volunteers

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hessen Area "Americans Working Around the Globe," or AWAG volunteers, gathered at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Jan. 28 for their annual conference focused on developing the "total volunteer."

  • Six Wiesbaden youths soar to Scouting's highest rank

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Improving a drainage and erosion problem on a World War I memorial trail, constructing a dog obstacle course, restoring a fruit orchard -- sound like jobs for engineers? These were among the many service projects performed by members of Troop 107 on their way to earning Eagle Scout recognition.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run to test limits, again

    Feb 11, 2014

    Deadline to sign up is March 3 for the 2nd Annual Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run, April 12.

  • Library encourages patrons go on a blind date

    Feb 11, 2014

    Tower and Rose Barracks libraries offer blind date with a book during the month of February

  • Spouses' club offers scholarships and welfare grants

    Feb 11, 2014

    Each year, the BSCS awards nearly $100,000 to community members and organizations in need

  • Local mayor takes flight with 173rd IBCT

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers from 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) give Eschenbach's mayor a bird's eye view

  • At Hohenfels, Gamble gives it her best shot

    Feb 11, 2014

    Tigers Rifle captain sets her sights on next year's target.

  • OSB or eSERB coming up? Better check 'My Board File'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Captains and majors affected by the upcoming Officer Separation Boards and enhanced Selective Early Retirement Boards need to review and certify their records.

  • U.S., African Soldiers train together in Kaiserslautern

    Feb 10, 2014

    Service members from around the world converged on the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany, to train international partners from Africa for Central Accord 14 Phase I, Feb. 3-7, 2014.

  • U.S. Army Europe command sergeant major hosts training conference for senior enlisted leaders

    Feb 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., hosted approximately 50 senior enlisted leaders from throughout USAREUR at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Feb. 6-7, 2014, at the 2014 USAREUR Command Sergeants Major Training Conference.

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at Vicenza prayer breakfast

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, spoke to Vicenza Military Community members during the annual prayer breakfast Feb. 7.

  • Hohenfels springs Super Bowl surprise on deploying Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2014

    Days before deploying, the 504th BSB enjoys the big game.

  • U.S. Army Europe to undergo logistic system upgrade

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is undergoing a logistics upgrade that is replacing outdated Army logistics programs used to order supplies, manage equipment maintenance and account for property.

  • Taxation without exasperation: USAG Ansbach community prepares for tax season

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Legal Assistance Office, with support from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, established tax centers at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks.

  • Chaplain of the few serves many

    Feb 5, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe's lone Jewish chaplain brings faith to the field

  • 18th Military Police Soldiers receive warm welcome home in Sembach

    Feb 5, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's HHC, 18th MP Bde., returned to Sembach Kaserne after completing an eight-month deployment to Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Afghanistan in support of Joint Task Force 435.

  • Ansbach High School air rifle team visits German marksmanship club

    Feb 5, 2014

    The Junior ROTC air rifle team from Ansbach High School visited a German marksmanship club, the Schützengesellschaft (SG) Weihenzell, and met members of the German club's youth team in a friendly German-American competition Jan. 29, 2014.

  • MWR 'centralizes' services at Urlas

    Feb 4, 2014

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for a new venue at Urlas Housing Jan. 31, 2014.

  • Corps of Engineers trio tackles Ironman event in Israel

    Feb 4, 2014

    Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District employees showed some game last month as the only American entry at the 2014 Israman. Capt. Joseph Sawruk, Brian Finn and Jason Eckstein formed Team Tripod in the annual event, covering the swim, bike and run segments in a combined 6 hours, 21 minutes to place ninth in the Half-Ironman Distance Triathlon relay division for men under a combined age of 119. They finished 32nd overall out of 91 teams.

  • Schweinfurt Expats commentary: Where we've been, what we've been doing

    Feb 4, 2014

    The goal of the Schweinfurt Expats is to provide information, support and opportunities for Americans whose goal is to live and work in Schweinfurt.

  • Cruising Cappadocia: In the land of fairy chimneys

    Feb 4, 2014

    Central Turkey's Cappadocia region offers unique landscape worth exploring

  • NATO certified 'ready' at Grafenwoehr

    Feb 4, 2014

    With twenty-six NATO nations, including the United States, reducing the size of their defense spending and capability, the commanding general of the Allied Land Command NATO said that's more reason to work together.

  • My Name is Tyce, and I'm a Soldier

    Feb 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (January 29, 2014) -- The man looked curiously around the room. Nothing about the place seemed familiar to him. There were no nicely framed photos of family staring lovingly back at him. The words Army Lodging, which is printed on the bottom of a stationery pad, reminds the man that this is not his home.

  • IMCOM Europe welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

    Jan 31, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Romeo Montez III joins the IMCOM Europe team.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • Dental clinic open house spotlights services, initiatives

    Jan 31, 2014

    Baumholder's Dental Clinic held its second annual open house Jan. 29 to help spotlight the clinic's many services and opportunities for Soldiers and Family members. It's called an open house but it's more of a dental expo where community members are introduced to dental topics like an initiative called Go First Class, dental insurance and dental services for Soldiers and Family members.

  • German Middle School class interviews commander

    Jan 31, 2014

    "I really like Germany and I love it here at Baumholder, the area is so beautiful. But as a Soldier, I have to continue to move on in my military career, which also means that I have to return to the U.S.," said Lt. Col. Michael Sullivan, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, in an interview with students of the Realschule Plus (German Middle School) of Birkenfeld.

  • Holly-Eva Blood Drive

    Jan 31, 2014

    Members of the Wiesbaden U.S. Army Military Community gather at the Tony Bass Fitness Center to donate blood during the third annual Holly-Eva Blood Drive. This is the third annual community Holly-Eva Blood Drive organized by Master Sgt. Clark Kuhling and the American Red Cross.

  • Baumholder Smith Elementary School holds Health Fair

    Jan 31, 2014

    Baumholder Smith Elementary School focused on health by holding Health Fair Jan. 16. The activities were divided into 30-minute time blocks and aimed to educate the students on all aspects of health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvements.

  • Multinational Soldiers deal with riots, fire at JMRC

    Jan 30, 2014

    "Get out of here!" Rioters yell as one hurls a Molotov cocktail at multinational Soldiers, bursting into a wave of fire that crashed against riot shields. Chanting and banging their batons on their shields in a rhythm, the wall of Soldiers pushed forward and the eased mob back. That is just one training scenario U.S. and multinational forces encountered during their rotation at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 13-31.

  • JMTC tax centers open for e-filing Feb. 3

    Jan 29, 2014

    Now is the time to start collecting W-2s, tax forms

  • KFOR adds fire-phobia training

    Jan 29, 2014

    At the Hohenfels Training Area, riot control is a staple of NATO's Kosovo Force training, called KFOR, but during KFOR 18, Jan. 16-31, 2014, the Portuguese Fire Phobia Team turned up the intensity with specialized training to familiarize forces with tactics and techniques for reacting to and mitigating the threat of improvised incendiary devices or weapons such as Molotov cocktails.

  • Recalling Dr. King: Civil rights leader's words still ring true today, speakers say

    Jan 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members were encouraged to take "a day on, not a day off" during the federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20. The civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga., was remembered in speeches and song during a special commemoration at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Jan. 15.

  • Bake-off puts spotlight on domestic violence

    Jan 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Bakers and community supporters filled the Army Community Service cafeteria Jan. 23 to bring awareness to domestic violence while demonstrating their culinary skills in a cupcake bake-off. The event, sponsored by the ACS Family Advocacy Program, aimed to alter the mindset of domestic violence victims.

  • Army Europe libraries pull plug on paper magazines

    Jan 27, 2014

    Army libraries across Europe are pulling the plug on paper magazines and going all digital. Beginning this month, patrons will no longer have to visit their local library to search through stacks of paper magazines. Instead, they can download them from home using the Zinio digital magazine subscription service.

  • Vicenza students compete in spelling bee

    Jan 27, 2014

    Twenty one Vicenza Elementary School students in grades second through fifth competed against each other in a spelling bee Jan. 15. Second grade student Micah Austin took first place by correctly spelling "resin".

  • Soldier's pursuit to master death

    Jan 27, 2014

    Military Intelligence Soldier preps for competition in international obstacle course challenge

  • "Installation of Excellence": USAREUR commander recognizes Wiesbaden ACS staff

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden ACS recognized for continued excellence serving Soldiers and Families

  • New e-magazine service to replace print at libraries in February

    Jan 24, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- On Feb. 1, U.S. Army garrison libraries in Europe will modernize their magazine service by replacing print magazines with e-magazines available anywhere with an internet connection.

  • USAREUR awards human resource achievement

    Jan 24, 2014

    U.S. Army in Europe announced the winners of the fourth annual Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program, Jan. 23, 2014, on Clay Kaserne, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • KFOR aviation soldiers conduct hand over in Kosovo

    Jan 23, 2014

    Aviation soldiers with Task Force Warhorse, Kosovo Force 18, take command from Task Force Phalanx, KFOR 17, in a ceremony at Camp Bondsteel Jan. 20.

  • KFOR 17 TF Aviation prepares to head home

    Jan 23, 2014

    After more than nine months deployed, soldiers with Task Force Phalanx, Kosovo Force 17, prepare to head home.

  • Castles at Hohenschwangau dominate Bavarian landscape, tourists' imaginations

    Jan 23, 2014

    Members of the Franconia Military Community need only drive a few hours south to find the castles at Hohenschwangau, two castles that combines history, art, architecture and landscape into one amazing experience.

  • Corps of Engineers, DOD take aim at aging schools in Europe

    Jan 22, 2014

    Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District are engaged in a robust military construction program designed to revitalize dilapidated schoolhouses, some of which were built in the post-World War II era.

  • Sergeant Morales Club welcomes 'the best of the best'

    Jan 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're the best of the best. That's what a roomful of Soldiers and civilians gathered to acknowledge Jan. 21 at the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. They were there to congratulate the four newest members of the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club.

  • Bayern Rangers on the road to Garmisch

    Jan 22, 2014

    Local hockey team to compete in the annual Air Force in Europe tournament, Feb. 20-22

  • Schweinfurt retiree services move to Ansbach after closure

    Jan 22, 2014

    Retirees in the Schweinfurt area can expect their high levels of service to continue through closure, but they should not wait until the gates close to begin preparing for the transition.

  • Your guide to a successful move from private rental housing: Get it moving! The sooner the better!

    Jan 22, 2014

    The closure of USAG Schweinfurt is approaching and service members and civilian employees living in private rental housing should act now to ensure a frictionless relocation.

  • Fasching: the most colorful time of year

    Jan 22, 2014

    To celebrate the days leading up to Lent, festivalgoers, Germany-wide, participate in the merriment of Fasching

  • Vicenza, Italy, based 7th Weather Squadron Airmen train with Alpini soldiers in snowy Alps

    Jan 21, 2014

    Surrounded by a thick blanket of snow, U.S. Air Force 7th Weather Squadron Airmen from Caserma Ederle and Katterbach, Illesheim and Wiesbaden, Germany, undertook training with Italian Army soldiers of the Comando Truppe Alpini-Servizio Meteomont in late December at Passo Tonale, Italy. About 20 weather personnel participated in the training including seven Airmen, nine Alpini and four others from allied militaries. The Servizio Meteomont personnel constitute a cadre of weather personnel within the Alpini troop structure. Passo Tonale is in the Southern Alps between the Lombardy and Trentino regions. The primary goal of this five-day training was to further strategic NATO partnerships while learning new skills in the realm of weather and weather forecasting. "We value this opportunity as a capstone annual event to feature our capabilities as Air Force weather personnel supporting U.S. Army Africa and the 173d Airborne here at Vicenza, and other U.S. Army and Air Force units in deployed environments," said Air Force Capt. Jason Scalzitti, commander of the 7th Weather Squadron's Detachment 3.

  • 2011 Frankfurt airport shooting illustrates terrorism's 'evolving threat'

    Jan 21, 2014

    In March 2011 a gunman attacked U.S. Airmen at Germany's Frankfurt International Airport. As the anniversary of that attack approaches, U.S. Army Europe antiterrorism officials are using that tragic incident to help illustrate terrorism's "evolving threat."

  • Army engineers build state of the art facilities in Romania

    Jan 17, 2014

    Army engineers orchestrate the delicate miracle that transforms modest infrastructure, outdated digs or even barren ground into state of the art facilities on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania.

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

    Jan 16, 2014

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

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

    Jan 16, 2014

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

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

    Jan 16, 2014

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

  • Military training equals skills in STEM Ed

    Jan 16, 2014

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

  • Virtual career fair brings employers to job seekers

    Jan 15, 2014

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

  • Garrison recognizes inspirational employees

    Jan 14, 2014

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

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

    Jan 14, 2014

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

  • Soldier's dog is inspiration behind annual blood drive

    Jan 14, 2014

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

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

    Jan 13, 2014

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

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

    Jan 13, 2014

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

  • Overseas training connects Reservists, active duty, multinational partners

    Jan 9, 2014

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

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

    Jan 7, 2014

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

  • VHS' Ramirez headed to Washington

    Jan 6, 2014

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

  • German family opens home to Soldiers for Christmas

    Jan 2, 2014

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

  • Health clinic clarifies space-available treatment

    Dec 31, 2013

    BMEDDAC explains its process for providing care to the community

  • Make positive changes this new year, stick with them

    Dec 30, 2013

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

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

    Dec 27, 2013

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

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

    Dec 26, 2013

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

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

    Dec 24, 2013

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

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

    Dec 24, 2013

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

  • 173rd paratroopers honor fallen MP for service, sacrifice

    Dec 24, 2013

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

  • Sky Soldiers train on Caserma Ederle, Italy

    Dec 23, 2013

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

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

    Dec 23, 2013

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

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

    Dec 20, 2013

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

  • MNBG-E NCOs inducted into Sergeant Morales Club

    Dec 20, 2013

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

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

    Dec 19, 2013

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

  • Planning ahead saves holiday revelers from severe consequences

    Dec 19, 2013

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

  • Army opens new Convoy Live-Fire Course in Europe

    Dec 19, 2013

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

  • MLB player donates gear to Vilseck High School

    Dec 19, 2013

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

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

    Dec 19, 2013

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

  • 409th CSB visits German Federal Army Procurement Office

    Dec 19, 2013

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

  • Engineer gains valuable experience during field training in Slovakia

    Dec 18, 2013

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

  • (Video) Ledward chapel choir headlines Christmas market concert

    Dec 17, 2013

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


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