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NCO Academy Instructor Has Medal of Honor Ties

Sgt. Andrew Mahoney, a U.S. Army Europe-based Soldier, was there that day three years ago when retired Capt. Florent Groberg took actions during a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Groberg was awarded the Medal of Honor in Washington DC last week.

Mahoney was with Groberg on the same mission and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained, and a Silver Star for putting his life on the line that day for his comrades.


Sgt. Andrew Mahoney (left) of Laingsburg, Mich., with his platoon leader, 1st Lt. Florent Groberg, served on a personal security detail with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during Mahoney’s previous deployment in Regional Command-East, Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo)


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Operation Eagle Shock: US Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Train Together

U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Grissum, 173rd Airborne Brigade, listens on the radio for instructions while his Lithuanian counterpart stands-by during a live-fire iteration during Operation Eagle Shock.(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Behlin)

It was called Operation Eagle Shock, a military exercise involving both American and Lithuanian land forces training together in Pabrade, Lithuania from October 8 -14. Operation Eagle Shock was a combined arms live-fire exercise in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve North, which covers the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. “It’s an honor to be able to serve here at this critical time and to demonstrate our nation’s commitment to collective security in Europe by training with our NATO allies,” said Lt. Col. Michael Wagner, the 1st Bn., 503rd Inf. Regt. battalion commander. Continue reading Operation Eagle Shock: US Army and Lithuanian Land Forces Train Together

Dragoon Crossing: The River

Have you ever watched partnership unfold like this?

Filmed and posted by the US Embassy in Budapest, this video shows the Hungarian Defense Force setting up a bypass bridging site for the American soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 4th Division/2nd Cavalry crossing over a portion of the Danube River in Hungary as part of Exercise #DragoonCrossing. 

The American soldiers traveled from Rose Barracks, Germany, through the Czech and Slovak Republics, ending the tactical vehicle convoy in Hungary, Sept. 13-17.

This event allowed Soldiers from Task Force Saber to demonstrate the NATO Alliance’s operational freedom of movement while helping to build good will and camaraderie with the local populations throughout the different countries.

(Information courtesy of the US Embassy in Budapest and U.S. Army Sgt. William A. Tanner, 2CR public affairs print journalist.)