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  • Obama Places German Foreign Commander As Chief Of Staff For U.S. Army Europe

    08/01/2014 8:50:15 PM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    nowtheendbegins ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | newsdesk
    A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.
  • Hertling leaves USAREUR without fanfare, retires

    11/09/2012 8:52:54 PM PST · by Rabin · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 8, 2012 | Matt Millham
    Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the now-former commander of U.S. Army Europe, quietly departed Germany last week and retired days later at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. “Lt. Gen. Hertling’s decision to retire was a matter of personal choice... "The command didn’t alert the press to, nor issue a news release on its website, where Hertling’s official biography now says he “was” USAREUR commander from March 25, 2011, through Sunday.
  • USAREUR announces details of force reduction in Germany

    01/26/2006 5:36:43 PM PST · by Cornpone · 9 replies · 597+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 27 January 2006 | Charlie Coon
    HEIDELBERG, Germany — The reshuffling of U.S. Army Europe continued Thursday with the announcement that dozens of Germany-based units will be inactivated, changed or moved later this year. About 7,200 military positions and 11,000 family members will be affected, with about 4,800 positions being moved to the U.S. or elsewhere, and 2,400 being reassigned within Europe, according to Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, USAREUR’s deputy chief of staff for operations. In addition, 40 U.S. and 38 German civilians assigned to the units will be either moved or lose their jobs. The moves are part of the Army’s plan to establish four...
  • Gen David D McKiernan assumes USAREUR command from Gen B B Bell

    12/15/2005 1:09:45 PM PST · by robowombat · 2 replies · 883+ views
    Stars and Stripes European edition, ^ | December 15, 2005 | Nancy Montgomery
    Thursday, December 15, 2005 McKiernan assumes USAREUR command from Bell By Nancy Montgomery, Stars and Stripes European edition, Thursday, December 15, 2005 Michael Abrams / S&S Gen. David D. McKiernan, Maj. Gen. David P. Valcourt and Gen. B.B. Bell salute the colors as they inspect U.S. Army Europe troops at the change of command ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany, on Wednesday. At right, German army Lt. Gen. Karl-Heinz Lather waits for McKiernan and Bell to inspect the Allied Land Component Command troops. McKiernan took over command of USAREUR and ALCC from Bell at the ceremony. A promise to soldiers and their...
  • Texas-size salute greets USAREUR Soldiers on R&R

    05/20/2005 8:38:43 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 29 replies · 737+ views
    USAEUR PAO ^ | May 19, 2005 | 1st. Lt. Alisha Ramsey
    USAREUR Public Affairs News Release Texas-size salute greets USAREUR Soldiers on R&R Story by 1st. Lt. Alisha Ramsey, 440th Signal BattalionAs members of the 578th Signal Company, who had been serving in Iraq, arrived for R&R in Texas recently, they were greeted with a 'Water Salute.'  The unit,  stationed in Darmstadt, Germany, deployed to Iraq in January '05 and is scheduled to redeploy in December.    DALLAS, Texas - Two fire engines came screaming down the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport runway, with sirens blaring, heading straight toward a plane full of Soldiers that just arrived from Kuwait International Airport.  “The flight...
  • Uniform policy changes; Flag displayed permanently

    01/03/2004 1:39:36 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 11 replies · 234+ views
    USAREUR Public Affairs ^ | Dec. 31, 2003
    USAREUR Public Affairs December 31, 2003 Uniform policy changes; Flag displayed permanently USAREUR News Release HEIDELBERG, Germany – In light of USAREUR’s numerous expeditionary operations and in recognition of the Army's commitment to the Global War on Terror, Gen. B. B. Bell, USAREUR commanding general, has deemed it appropriate and proper for all soldiers to “proudly and permanently wear the American Flag on their field/ combat uniform” whether they are in the garrison or deployed in support of an operation. “The Army is in the process of revising AR 670-1 and I am rescinding my Command Policy Letter #32,” said...
  • USAREUR R&R troops arrive

    09/26/2003 11:56:14 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 248+ views
    Army Public Affairs thru DoD ^ | Sept. 26, 2003 | Bob Purtiman, USAREUR Public Affairs
    USAREUR Public Affairs September 24, 2003 USAREUR R&R troops arriveStory and photo by Bob Purtiman, USAREUR Public Affairs Spec. John Arquette, 181st Transportation Battalion, shares a long-awaited moment with his wife Jennifer, his son Gavin, and daughter Anna.  Arquette is one of 80 USAREUR soldiers enjoying his 15-day R&R leave. FRANKFURT—After spending months deployed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, the first group of Europe-based soldiers are now enjoying 15 days of rest and recuperation leave.The first aircraft carrying 270 R&R soldiers arrived at Rhein-Main Air Base at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Eighty of the troops belonged to United States Army, Europe...

    04/30/2003 7:13:34 AM PDT · by Hipixs · 32 replies · 410+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 4/30/03 | DoD
    No. 290-03 (703)697-5131(media) IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2003 (703)428-0711(public/industry) DOD ANNOUNCES U.S. ARMY EUROPE FACILITIES RETURNED TO GERMANY The Department of Defense today announced that U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will partially close the Giessen General Depot, Germany, and return its other facilities in Giessen, Friedberg, Butzbach, Wetzlar and Bad Nauheim in fiscal 2006-2008 as part of the U.S. Army's Efficient-Basing East project. The closures will be completed incrementally during that timeframe as brigade combat team assets are consolidated at one location. The concentration of assets at one site will enhance both traning and deployment readiness by putting six battalion-sized units...