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For the first time, a woman graduates as an Army Green Beret

Rep. Elise Stefanik had announced the unidentified soldier’s upcoming graduation and hailed it as “an important and hard-earned milestone.”

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Army to place women in last all-male infantry, armor companies

The Army will place female infantry and armor enlisted soldiers into its last nine all-male brigade combat teams after changing rules that required multiple women in unit leadership.


Restrictions mean troops can’t join racism protest near US Army base in Vicenza

A protest condemning police brutality and racism is planned for Saturday in this northern Italian city that hosts U.S. Army Garrison Italy, but service members will be unable to attend because of military coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings and regulations barring attending protests in foreign countries.


Rome USCIS closure could delay US civilians needing visas for families

Civilians who marry foreign nationals in Europe should expect delays obtaining U.S. documentation for their new families following the closure of the U.S. immigration office in Rome, one of the last on the Continent to remain open.


Army holds back as Italy loosens coronavirus restrictions

Army officials are moving cautiously as Italy lifts restrictions ordered months ago, when it became the European epicenter of the virus.


Military heat injuries down slightly as doctors work to end ‘tragedy loop’

The number of service members stricken with potentially fatal heat injuries declined last year for the first time in at least five years, but military health officials aren’t taking any victory laps.


River walk in Vicenza a welcome diversion

Where do you go when there’s nowhere to go? People living in northern Italy, normally spoiled for great destinations, have been dealing with that question for two months.


Italian schools to close until September as DODEA mulls decision for its schools in Europe

Italian schools won’t reopen until September, a decision that could impact U.S. bases in the country, as military officials determine whether to recommend online instruction for the remainder of the school year in Europe.


Supreme Court decision on unanimous jury verdicts leaves military out

A Supreme Court opinion this week banning non-unanimous verdicts in state criminal cases leaves the military as the sole American jurisdiction that allows them.


Fathers allowed back into delivery rooms in Vicenza, home to 173rd Airborne Brigade

Although not allowed in for labor, fathers will be allowed to stay with their families for a couple of hours afterward. They would be provided with safety masks, the notice said.


One meter? Six feet? How social distancing guidelines vary across countries

Guidance regarding the coronavirus changes frequently as more data comes to light.


US Army to comply with new Italy rule requiring masks for shoppers

Shoppers at grocery stores and the few other establishments that have remained open in Italy during its nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus are now required to wear a mask or scarf over their nose and mouth, the Italian government mandated Friday.


Coronavirus policies keep spouses out of delivery room in Vicenza

Pregnant Americans living in Vicenza will have to deliver their babies without spouses or other support people present because the local Italian hospital, with restrictive new rules to prevent coronavirus spread, is the only option.


Frustration mounts at Army base in Vicenza as coronavirus continues to spread

U.S. Garrison Italy is located in Veneto, one of Italy’s hardest hit regions, with 6,442 infected by the virus and 36 killed as of Wednesday, according to regional authorities.


AAFES says hang on to your cash, pay with plastic

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is asking customers to pay with credit and debit cards, not cash, saying it will help protect people from the coronavirus.


US sergeant is first soldier in Vicenza to be hospitalized for coronavirus

The soldier, a sergeant with the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade, was expected to be released from Italy’s San Bortolo Hospital and recuperate at an isolation barracks on Caserma Ederle, base officials said Friday.