Two years in construction, the new SHAPE elementary and middle school opened in time for the start of the new school year this week, featuring state-of-the art technology and common areas for students to mingle.
A career that began more than 34 years ago in Germany ended Tuesday with a farewell celebration for Maj. Gen. Richard Longo, who has served as deputy commander of U.S. Army Europe since June of last year.
The busy PCS season is here, and many military members moving to new assignments with a furry or feathered companion in tow may soon find they have just a bit less to carry thanks to a new system for veterinary records.
In a quest to re-create a tasty Parisian breakfast my wife and I shared in Paris earlier in the year, I was excited to learn about a bakery on the edge of Wiesbaden, Germany’s pedestrian shopping district. Even though La Maison du Pain is a chain bakery, based out of Frankfurt, I was hoping it would come close to our Parisian experience.
Only a few days have passed since Col. Mitchell L. Kilgo stood on Clay Kaserne’s soccer field-turned-parade-grounds. Only this time, he wasn’t presiding over a change of command ceremony for one of his brigades, but rather relinquishing command of his own organization.
The Vilseck Falcons came into their first DODDS-Europe Division I match-up of the season with hopes to build upon the boys' flawless 2-0 record, and to break a streak of three losses to open the season for the girls.
Whether you’re a nature buff or you just need a breather from the walking path you and Fido wear down daily, the largest protected wildlife and bird sanctuary within the German state of Hessen offers an enjoyable alternative in both winter and summer.
If you’re looking for a romantic venue for Valentine’s Day, consider the charming ambiance of downtown Wiesbaden, Germany’s, Café Maldaner, arguably the city’s most beloved coffeehouse and patisserie.
Eric A. Brown serves as the Stars and Stripes Senior Enlisted Advisor for both Europe and Pacific regions and is the Wiesbaden military bureau reporter for the greater Frankfurt, Germany area. Before joining Stripes in 2013, Eric led Army Public Affairs teams at the Army’s National Training Center in California, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Patton's Own Third Army at Fort McPherson, and Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division.
Eric has also supported Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, most recently serving as the media outreach team leader for ISAF Joint Command in Kabul and has also provided public affairs support to units in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
While in Germany with U.S. Army Europe, Eric served as the four-star commander’s public affairs advisor during operations and NATO exercises in Germany, Poland, The Baltic States, Romania, and Georgia. Eric most recently served as the acting public affairs sergeant major for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
He holds a bachelor of arts in communications and is currently working on a master's degree in human relations at Oklahoma University.
An interesting perspective to take on the displays of light and sound is from above, which means the hills ringing a town and their scenic overlooks are often heavily visited on this night. Here are some of the doings planned.