Support our mission

The U.S. Army Europe on Wednesday morning lifted a temporary restriction on travel to the greater London area, one day after the Air Force dropped a similar ban and three days after a Navy restriction expired.

The Army ban had been in effect since last Thursday, following terror attacks on the city that day, said a USAREUR spokesman.

Though the timing for the easement of the Army restriction was “coordinated with [U.S. European Command],” it was unclear whether it was lifted in coordination with other branches of the military, the spokesman said.

Police in London are continuing their investigation into the four bombings last Thursday that killed at least 52 people and injured around 700.

Golf tourney registration

Golfers can register through Saturday for the 2005 Army Europe Golfing Championships, which take place Tuesday through July 21 at the Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim, Germany.

The event is open to all Department of Defense ID card holders and family members ages 18 and older. Champions will be crowned in the categories of open, women and senior. Golfers must have a handicap of 15 or less, verifiable through their home course, to compete. The 54-hole tournament will use stroke-play scoring.

Additional details and registration information is available at the golf course and on the tournament’s Web site:, under “tournament schedule.”

Marathon classes start in Stuttgart

Runners interested in learning about Stuttgart’s School of Marathon are invited to an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. on July 21 at the Stuttgart (Germany) Wellness Center on Patch Barracks.

The School of Marathon is a three-month program starting July 26 and is designed to prepare runners for the Oct. 30 Euro City Messe Marathon in Frankfurt.

Classes will meet three times a week. Interested persons should already be comfortable with jogging or running four to five miles at a time.

The school is open to all Department of Defense identification card holders and family members ages 16 and older. The cost is $300 per person.

The course is open to beginner, intermediate and advanced runners.

The coach is veteran marathoner and tri-athlete Marty Smith, who will cover subjects such as training, nutrition, physiology and psychology.

For more information, call DSN 430-5386 or civilian (0711) 680-5386.

Stripes in 7

around the web

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up