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  • 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.
  • April

    Europe District claims 2012 division safety award

    WIESBADEN, Germany – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District boasted the top safety record, practices and procedures in all of North Atlantic Division last year. The district was recognized for its “creative, effective and tireless efforts” to save lives and families within a broad and varied area of responsibility, according to a citation received in the fiscal year 2012 USACE Chief of Engineers Awards for Safe Performance.
  • March

    USACE design chief handles heavy workload in Europe

    WIESBADEN, Germany – Colleagues and customers alike regard David Muellerleile as a stalwart ally when it comes to meeting the needs of garrisons and bases across Europe.
  • US, German leaders gather for annual meeting

    FREIBURG, Germany – Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, along with representatives from German federal and state construction ministries, came together last month to discuss progress, tighter collaboration and new initiatives during the 2013 Bauamt Partnering Meeting. The annual gathering, first held in 1992, is aimed at building a stronger understanding between the partners, better coordination and highlighting developments.
  • USACE leads CQM course to sharpen quality control

    WIESBADEN, Germany – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has kicked off its 2013 slate of Construction Quality Management courses, conducted quarterly for contractors awarded projects requiring this certification. The first session took place Feb. 25-27 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center.
  • February

    USACE People: When your spouse is your colleague

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is like a family.
  • January

    Taking SHAPE: USACE projects key to organization’s future

    MONS, Belgium – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing a major push into upgrading decades-old buildings on the NATO base here as part of an endeavor that will have a lasting impact on the culture and mission of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, military and education leaders say. The centerpiece is a multinational-funded, $146 million construction project at SHAPE International School, the largest under way within USACE Europe District.
  • USACE delivers NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Belgium

    MONS, Belgium -- U.S. and international military officials have cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District that will enable the NATO special operations forces community to plan, coordinate and conduct vital missions around the globe.