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  • USAREUR thanks Wiesbaden's citizens with holiday concert

    Dec 17, 2013

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

  • Soldiers, civilians lift spirits in local hospitals

    Dec 17, 2013

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

  • Strategic planning: Meeting the garrison's future needs

    Dec 17, 2013

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

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

    Dec 17, 2013

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

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • Putting green back into the holiday season

    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • ACS talks jobs

    Dec 16, 2013

    Class brings job seekers and professionals together for a candid conversation

  • Same quality service, just a change in process

    Dec 16, 2013

    Tricare Overseas Program will now provide patient liaison services in Garmisch

  • Vicenza High School welcome video wins MCEC award

    Dec 16, 2013

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

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

    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • Chairman brings USO Holiday Troop Visit to Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • Burundi soldiers arrive in Central African Republic

    Dec 14, 2013

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

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

    Dec 13, 2013

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

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

    Dec 13, 2013

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

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

    Dec 13, 2013

  • New website to help with finding off-post housing

    Dec 13, 2013

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

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

    Dec 12, 2013

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

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

    Dec 12, 2013

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

  • Post 1982 members collect gifts for early Christmas

    Dec 11, 2013

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

  • Schweinfurt lights tree…one last time

    Dec 10, 2013

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

  • Third-grader celebrates her birthday by giving

    Dec 10, 2013

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

  • Police increase vigilance for drinking drivers during holidays

    Dec 10, 2013

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

  • Coming soon: Practical parenting tips for families

    Dec 9, 2013

    USAG Bavaria chosen for parenting pilot program

  • German citizens visit with American neighbors

    Dec 9, 2013

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

  • German, U.S. military police share ideas

    Dec 9, 2013

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

  • Ethiopia marathon offers DoD civilian opportunities

    Dec 9, 2013

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

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates Native American heritage, history in November

    Dec 9, 2013

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

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

    Dec 9, 2013

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

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

    Dec 8, 2013

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

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

    Dec 6, 2013

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

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

    Dec 5, 2013

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

  • Jam On: Music brings German and American youths together

    Dec 4, 2013

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

  • Christmas markets offer tempting targets for pickpockets

    Dec 4, 2013

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

  • Schweinfurt remembers Spc. Ross McGinnis

    Dec 4, 2013

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

  • Army Wellness Center increases services

    Dec 4, 2013

    Center offers a holistic approach to health for the community

  • Students show their renewable energy colors

    Dec 4, 2013

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

  • Seasonal run a tradition in Vicenza community

    Dec 4, 2013

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

  • A fond farewell

    Dec 3, 2013

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

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

    Dec 3, 2013

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

  • Snail mail tales

    Dec 3, 2013

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

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

    Dec 3, 2013

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

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

    Dec 3, 2013

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

  • Delegates raise issues at AFAP Conference

    Dec 3, 2013

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

  • 630th Military Police Company trains German Bundeswehr unit

    Nov 27, 2013

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

  • Schweinfurt duo re-capitalize excess MWR property

    Nov 27, 2013

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

  • USAG Ansbach serves up heaping portion of Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2013

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

  • No membership required

    Nov 26, 2013

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

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

    Nov 26, 2013

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

  • USAG Ansbach PWOC hosts German/American Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2013

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

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

    Nov 25, 2013

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

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

    Nov 25, 2013

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

  • Baumholder youth establishes Little Free Library

    Nov 22, 2013

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

  • Ohio Guard mentors Serbians during Combined Resolve 2013

    Nov 21, 2013

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

  • Hohenfels provides unique training for 173rd

    Nov 21, 2013

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

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

    Nov 21, 2013

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

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

    Nov 21, 2013

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

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

    Nov 21, 2013

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

  • New website offers users new means of exploring USAG Ansbach

    Nov 20, 2013

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

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

    Nov 20, 2013

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

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

    Nov 20, 2013

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

  • Eagle projects help preserve nature, history

    Nov 20, 2013

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

  • Fueling the Future: USAREUR leader helps encourage healthy lifestyle

    Nov 20, 2013

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

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 19, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 19, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Advent, Christmas season in Germany makes memories for lifetime

    Nov 19, 2013

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

  • Bettering the community since 1983

    Nov 19, 2013

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

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

    Nov 19, 2013

    New Parent Support Program offers exploration opportunities for new military families

  • 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.

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