• April

    Engineer provides lift to youth baseball in Germany

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lawrence Carabajal is among a growing contingent of Americans volunteering their time to give baseball a push in Germany. At the end of last summer, the longtime structural engineer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District helped lead a German youth team to its third straight Hessen state championship. He's returning for a third season in 2014.
  • School construction among key themes at US-German Partnering Conference

    REGENSBURG, Germany – Lessons learned during the planning and design phases of several school projects around the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will pave the way to greater efficiencies in what remains an active recapitalization program by the Department of Defense Education Activity in Europe, U.S. and German construction officials said recently at their annual Partnering Conference.
  • March

    District architect hits her marks in weightlifting

    WIESBADEN, Germany – At 5-foot-2 and a shade over 115 pounds, Martha Manuel hardly looks like an imposing figure. But appearances, as they say, do deceive on occasion. This little lady is a real beast in the weight room.
  • Work begins on Spangdahlem commissary

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and its partners have embarked on the next phase of an “Evolution” at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing, USACE and local community took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Feb. 21 for the installation’s new $25 million commissary.
  • Forward Engineer Support Team returns from Jordan

    WIESBADEN, Germany – The eight remaining members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District’s Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced are back on German soil after a highly successful deployment to Jordan. The team of Soldiers, Army civilian volunteers and augmentees returned Feb. 26 following a six-month mission that included infrastructure, environmental, and airfield assessments and expansion planning to build the ally nation’s capabilities.
  • February

    Transformation, construction oversight among themes at annual USACE forum

    WIESBADEN, Germany – Prioritizing needs and planning ahead will be crucial for stakeholders and project-delivery teams in Europe and Africa to maximize efficiencies under the new fiscal reality of tighter budgets and funding, officials said at the 2014 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Customer Workshop.
  • Army corrections facility in Europe set for move to Sembach

    SEMBACH, Germany – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is playing a key role in transferring the last Cold War vestige in Mannheim to the revamped Army garrison here. Officials have targeted late July for completion of U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe, which is among numerous functions being shifted to Sembach Kaserne as part of the Coleman Barracks closure.
  • Europe District trio tackles Ironman event in Israel

    Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District employees showed some game last month as the only American entry at the 2014 Israman in Eilat, Israel. Capt. Joe Sawruk, Brian Finn and Jason Eckstein covered the swim, bike and run segments in a combined 6 hours, 21 minutes to place ninth in the Half-Ironman Distance Triathlon relay division for men under a combined age of 119.
  • January

    USACE, DODDS take aim at aging schools in Europe

    WIESBADEN, Germany – Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District are engaged in a robust military construction program designed to revitalize dilapidated schoolhouses, some of which were built in the post-World War II era.
  • December

    USACE teaches ‘common understanding’ in Risk Communication Course

    WIESBADEN, Germany – More than 20 project and program managers from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District learned about public involvement and strategies for overcoming such challenges during a four-day Risk Communication Course. It’s designed to strengthen stakeholder relationships, bonds and rapport while striving toward transparency, awareness and partnership.
  • November

    US, Romania begin work on missile defense complex

    DEVESELU AIR BASE, Romania – Top U.S., Romanian and NATO officials broke ground Oct. 28 on a new ballistic missile defense facility being built to boost regional stability and strengthen the alliance’s collective security stance. The high-profile ceremony signaled the start of construction for the Aegis Ashore complex, the second of three stages in the European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defense.
  • October

    USACE delivers new Outdoor Recreation Complex in Grafenwoehr

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Sunshine, blue skies and a splendid fall afternoon set up an idyllic backdrop for the grand opening of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Complex at Grafenwoehr Training Area.
  • Europe District Forward Engineer Support Team deploys to Jordan

    WIESBADEN, Germany – After a swift training stint and buildup this summer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District’s Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced is on the move again. The 16-member unit recently left for a six-month deployment to Amman, Jordan.
  • August

    Officials eye 2014 opening of U.S. schools in Belgium

    MONS, Belgium – Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe is inching closer to unveiling brand new elementary, middle and high schools here. Progress continues on the three American facilities at this NATO base, which is home to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.
  • Deputy commander bids farewell to Europe District

    WIESBADEN, Germany – For two years, Lt. Col. Michelle Garcia made a top command priority her personal mission. During a farewell last month, district leaders and officials praised her ability to transcend the role of deputy commander and effectively bridge divides between personnel, support functions and resources.
  • July

    District employee shares ‘passion’ for fishing

    With summer’s arrival and a pair of major European competitions on the horizon, Brad Smudzinski wants to get more people hooked on fishing, even while chasing his own dreams in the sport.
  • June

    Warfighter support at heart of USACE mission, chief says

    STUTTGART, Germany – Support to American and coalition warfighters remains a top priority at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the chief of engineers told service component commanders during a weeklong trip to Europe.
  • May

    New STEM agreement strengthens USACE support of DODEA

    STUTTGART, Germany – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general made a pitch to spur more interest in science, technology, engineering and math among American students during a visit May 14 to Patch High School.
  • DoDEA students learn the science behind the magic

    WIESBADEN, Germany – For Brian Temple, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District public
  • LDP hosts ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’

    WIESBADEN, Germany – Some Wiesbaden Middle School students saw what happens when military working dogs “attack” and also got a peek at engineer life recently during “Take Your Child to Work Day” at the Amelia Earhart Center.