"The average Soldier makes 3.4 visits to their primary health provider every year. Each one of those visits is a chance for doctors to detect any behavioral health problems and get Soldiers the treatment they need."
- Col. Angela Pereira, director of Soldier and Family Support Services for the Europe Regional Medical Command
Program aims for earlier detection of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder
Theater Security Cooperation in Europe Today
What is it?
Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) programs promote regional stability, facilitate access and develop coalition capabilities and capacity. TSC activities include multinational exercises, military-to-military exchanges, humanitarian assistance and others. Through TSC, United States Army, Europe (USAREUR) is on point for our nation in building tomorrow's coalitions and preparing allied and partner armies for current and future coalition operations.
What has the Army done?
Multinational exercises are one of USAREUR's most visible TSC activities, improving interoperability for joint and combined force operations, enhancing our allies' contributions to contingency operations, and expanding relationships and partner capacity. America's allies across Europe and Eurasia regularly send elements to train with U.S. Army units at USAREUR's world-class training facilities; among these are the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels and the Grafenwoehr Training Area. USAREUR has also dispatched its warriors as training teams to prepare coalition units for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. USAREUR has extended educational opportunities to senior non-commissioned officers (NCO) of allied and partner armies to assist in the generation and growth of their professional NCO Corps. USAREUR has also pioneered unique TSC events such as the annual Conference of European Armies, bringing together Army chiefs of staff and equivalents from the U.S. and 42 other countries. The Conference of European Armies for non-commissioned officers provides a similar forum annually for senior U.S., allied, and partner nation NCOs.
What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?
USAREUR is increasing the exportable training capabilities of the Joint Multinational Training Command enabling replication of realistic training for American and coalition forces at locations across Europe. However, the most critical multinational training events that USAREUR facilitates are mission rehearsal exercises to prepare our allies and partners for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Joint Task Force-East rotations in Romania and Bulgaria provide invaluable TSC opportunities. USAREUR continues to assist senior leaders from our allied and partner armies in developing tactics for the complex asymmetric battlefields that characterize 21st century warfare.
Why is this important to the Army?
The war on terrorism is a coalition endeavor of the highest order. It has global security implications. By building the capabilities and capacity of our traditional allies and new partner forces today, the United States is increasing the aggregate capabilities of the international community to defeat terrorists and deny safe haven and to stem fundamentalist extremism and other threats.
USAREUR--Building Tomorrow's Coalitions
Joint Task Force - East (JTF-E)
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Stories of Valor
- Speaker's Toolkit
July 26, 2008: 60th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces