Archive for November, 2011

Realignment

USAREUR announces Army in Europe reductions

U.S. Army Europe announced two separate actions that will reduce the
Army in Europe by 60 military positions, 619 local national and 389
Department of the Army civilian positions.

November 24, 2011 ×
Marines, Airmen and Norwegian soldiers work around the clock to load emergency equipment on to C-17 U.S. Air Force Globemaster III aircraft to ship to Eastern Turkey, in response to the 7.2 magnitude quake in that left thousands homeless. Marines assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe, along with airmen with 62nd Airlift Wing based out of Joint-Base Louis-McChord, Wash., and the Norwegian soldiers assembled 16 pallets loaded with 369 arctic tents, 369 space heaters and 369 fuel cans – totaling more than 91,000 lbs., Oct. 31. The gear they delivered was stored at the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway. MCPP-N provides a responsive source of equipment and supplies for Marine Corps operations, to include humanitarian assistance, in the European theatre.

MFE Marines respond to eastern Turkey earthquake

In 2011, a 7.2 magnitude quake leveled about 2,000 buildings in eastern Turkey, a longtime ally and NATO partner.

November 17, 2011 ×
ASAP program best in Army 2011

ASAP program best in Army 2011

The garrison was awarded the 21st Annual Secretary of Defense Community Drug Awareness Award for fiscal year 2010.

November 17, 2011 ×
Endangered species benefit from LTA cleanup

Endangered species benefit from LTA cleanup

The weapon of choice at the Panzer Local Training Area on Nov. 5 was not
a semi-automatic rifle, but a pitchfork. An army of volunteers
converged on the LTA armed with lawn mowers, saws and pitchforks to
clear the area from overgrown grass and shrubs, and fallen branches
during “Operation Landscape Protection Day.”

November 17, 2011 ×