Europe briefs: Germany-based soldier honored with award
A Stuttgart, Germany-based soldier won the 2008 Best Warrior competition for U.S. Army Medical Command held April 6-10 in Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas.
Spc. Daniel Farrier, a pharmacy technician at the Stuttgart Health Clinic, topped other soldiers from medical commands worldwide. The competition included a written test and essay, physical fitness test, board interview, marksmanship, day and night urban orienteering, obstacle course, casualty treatment and evacuation and combatives.
Staff Sgt. Julian R. Wiggins of the Fort Jackson, S.C., Veterinary Treatment Facility won the noncommissioned officer competition.
Farrier and Wiggins each received an Army Commendation Medal, trophy, $1,000 savings bond, medical command coins and certificates and the right to request their assignment of choice. They will compete in the Army Best Warrior competition later this year.
Breedlove tapped as 3rd Air Force commanderAir Force Maj. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove has been nominated for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Third Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Breedlove is currently serving as vice director, strategic plans and policy, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington.
If confirmed, Breedlove would replace Lt. Gen. Robert D. “Rod” Bishop Jr. Bishop is retiring.
Prior to his current assignment, Breedlove was vice commander, 16th Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.