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Botswana to co-host US Army Africa conference

Now in its seventh year, the African Land Forces Summit 2019 will be held in June in Botswana’s capital of Gaborone. The conference is attended by land force chiefs from across Africa.

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Italy garrison cuts planning burden for paratroopers heading to the field

The 173rd Airborne Brigade is getting a little help with logistics from its friends at U.S. Army Garrison Italy for the first time in years. The garrison took over the intricacies of getting hundreds of paratroopers from Caserma Ederle onto planes Wednesday to Aviano Air Base for exercises in southern France.


Vicenza health center branches out to offer care for four-legged family members

The Vicenza Health Center is once again providing surgery and overnight care to patients — but only if they have four legs and enjoy petting.


Thunderstorm forecast shuts down base schools in Italy

Heavy rains, thunderstorms in the forecast and the Italian decision to shutter schools for the next two days persuaded U.S. Army and Air Force authorities to close their base schools on Monday and Tuesday.


Lawmakers call for Army’s Iraq War study to be published

A candid history of how the Army prosecuted the Iraq War intended to be published while its lessons were still relevant was completed more than two years ago, but has yet to be released, with former officials saying it became mired in reviews and infighting amid concerns it might make the Army look bad.


Tiffs provides satisfying South Asian food with a backstory in Vicenza

At Tiffs, you might get the noodle soup with the secret recipe from the restaurateur’s father’s onetime Burmese fiancee’s uncle.


Soldier gravely ill with bacterial meningitis prompts public health effort

A 25-year-old paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade was reportedly in guarded condition in a medically-induced coma. Italian public health authorities are trying to find anyone who came in contact with the soldier at a local nightclub on Friday and provide antibiotics for anyone who needs them.


Army stops autopsy, takes body of dead paratrooper from Italian hospital

The removal of Sgt. Kevin Deon Connor’s body from San Bortolo Hospital came after the Army claimed jurisdiction, according to the lawyer assigned to defend four paratroopers whom Italian prosecutors were investigating for negligence connected to Connor’s death.


Paratroopers under investigation after death of fellow soldier

Italian prosecutors are investigating whether four 173rd Airborne Brigade soldiers with Sgt. Kevin Connor on the night he died, possibly from alcohol poisoning, are criminally culpable.


Marble Marconi monument moving from US base to Italian town

An 8-ton marble monument to Guglielmo Marconi dedicated by American signal soldiers 45 years ago is to be hauled off base and handed over to local Italians for a planned museum.


europe quick trips

Vicenza, Italy, church home to 2 art masterpieces

Vicenza is off the beaten path for most tourists doing obligatory tours of grand basilicas and duomos in Milan, Florence, Siena and Rome. Yet the city has a couple of churches that, though more humble, are beautiful, culturally significant and contain masterpiece art.


Vicenza soldier killed in motorcycle accident identified

The soldier killed Tuesday in a motorcycle accident in Italy has been identified as Sgt. Nathan Teregeyo, 25, attached to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne).


Paratrooper dies in motorcycle accident on winding road in Italy

A soldier with the 173rd Airborne Brigade was killed Tuesday when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle on the road to Asiago, military officials said.


Arcimboldo worth the short trip to scenic Sirmione

Some people scoff at vacationing at Sirmione on Lake Garda. It’s so close to Vicenza, they say. Just a 45-minute drive; so unadventurous.


Army’s top lawyer honors prosecutor in 1971 My Lai court-martial

Fifty years after the My Lai massacre, Capt. Aubrey Daniel — who won the sole conviction against U.S. soldiers involved — was recognized for his legacy to the Judge Advocate General corps.


Francis J. 'Red' Grandy: Stripes' prolific veteran photographer, dead at 96

Francis J. "Red" Grandy was known for some of the most iconic photos in the world, including one that caught the priceless look on Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's face at the precise moment he learned that Gen. Douglas D. MacArthur had been dismissed as Korean War commander