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    On 13th july 2015 Col. Jimmy L. Hall jr., commander 5th Signal Command and CIO/G6 USAREUR, visited the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence at the Kromhout Barracks, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Commander, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) G6 visits NATO C2COE

    On 13th July 2015 Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., Commander, 5th Signal Command and CIO/G6 USAREUR, visited the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence at the Kromhout Barracks, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    The purpose of the visit was to advance interoperability between U.S. forces and other NATO forces. In addition the possibilities were explored of establishing a Community of Practice between NATO C2COE and 5th Signal Command/USAREUR G6. Potential areas for partnering between NATO C2COE and 5th Signal Command/USAREUR G6 was also investigated.

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    Published July 14, 2015
    
                   509th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

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    509th Signal Battalion welcomes new commander

    509th Signal Battalion Commander Lt. Col Brent Skinner, left, receives the battalion colors from 2nd Signal Brigade Commander Col. Edward Buck Jr., during a change of command ceremony on Caserma Del Din June 25. Skinner assumes command of the 509th from Lt. Col. Schawn L. Branch, who will move on to the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Ft. Gordon, Georgia

    
                    Three WHS seniors complete STEM/CSI program
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    Three WHS seniors complete STEM/CSI program

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, and Sgt. Maj. Robert Brown, 5th Signal Command G3 sergeant major, present award certificates and 5th Signal Command coins to seniors Angelica Doby, Jonah Friel and Kyle Barry at the Senior and Junior Student Recognition & Celebration June 3 at Wiesbaden High School.

    
                    Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, accompanied by Lt. Gen. Gustave Perna, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, and Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, U.S. Army Quartermaster General, presents a Supply Excellence Award to Taleh Aliyev, 509th Signal Battalion S4, at the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony June 10, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The 509th Signal Battalion won a Supply Excellence Award, a total Army program that recognizes units for extraordinary supply and support operations, property accountability and resource management. 
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    509th Signal Battalion wins Army Supply Excellence Award

    Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, accompanied by Lt. Gen. Gustave Perna, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, and Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, U.S. Army Quartermaster General, presents a Supply Excellence Award to Taleh Aliyev, 509th Signal Battalion S4, at the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony June 10, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The 509th Signal Battalion won a Supply Excellence Award, a total Army program that recognizes units for extraordinary supply and support operations, property accountability and resource management.

    
                    Sgt. Bryan Thomas, representing the 5th SC(T), climbs a rope ladder on the tall tower at the Fort Huachuca Obstacle Course during the first day of NETCOM's Best Warrior Competition.
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    NETCOM Best Warriors shine in Arizona desert

    Sgt. Bryan Thomas, representing the 5th SC(T), climbs a rope ladder on the tall tower at the Fort Huachuca Obstacle Course during the first day of NETCOM's Best Warrior Competition.

    
                    Brig. Gen. Dr. Michael Faerber, deputy commander of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, and Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and the U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, sign a German-U.S. interoperability cooperation agreement May 27, 2015 at the 5th Signal Command headquarters on Clay Kaserne. The agreement establishes an Interoperability Cooperation Group and formalizes a cooperative relationship initiated last year to share best practices, conduct cross-training and develop interoperability between BwCISCOM and 5th Signal Command. 
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    5th Signal Command, BwCISCOM formalize partnership at signing ceremony

    Brig. Gen. Dr. Michael Faerber, deputy commander of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, and Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and the U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, sign a German-U.S. interoperability cooperation agreement May 27, 2015 at the 5th Signal Command headquarters on Clay Kaserne. The agreement establishes an Interoperability Cooperation Group and formalizes a cooperative relationship initiated last year to share best practices, conduct cross-training and develop interoperability between BwCISCOM and 5th Signal Command.

    
                    A color guard from the 2nd Signal Brigade marches in to present the U.S. and French colors at a Memorial Day ceremony May 24, 2015 at the Normandy American Cemetery in France. 
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    2nd Signal Brigade Soldiers help honor fallen in Normandy

    A color guard from the 2nd Signal Brigade marches in to present the U.S. and French colors at a Memorial Day ceremony May 24, 2015 at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.

    
                    Sgt. Reginald Clinton, Tropo operator and maintainer assigned to Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, operates a Tropospheric Scatter Communications System during Operation Fearless Elk, May 18, 2015 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The Tropo team was training to increase their proficiency in beyond line of sight communications. 
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    Signal Soldiers hone skills during Fearless Elk

    Sgt. Reginald Clinton, Tropo operator and maintainer assigned to Company C, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, operates a Tropospheric Scatter Communications System during Operation Fearless Elk, May 18, 2015 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The Tropo team was training to increase their proficiency in beyond line of sight communications.

    
                    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and the U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, discussed Europe signal force restructuring at a town hall April 24, 2015 at the Tony Bass Theater at Clay Kaserne. 
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    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and the U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, discussed Europe signal force restructuring at a town hall April 24, 2015 at the Tony Bass Theater at Clay Kaserne.

    
                   The 5th Signal command team, along with Annamaria Doby, 5th Signal Command SHARP program specialist, visited the U.S. Army Europe SHARP Resource Center April 27, 2015 in Sembach, Germany. Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Reed, lead SARC, said the center has been open since January and is the first of its kind in Europe. Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command, presented a 5th Signal Command coin to Reed after touring the center and learning how it has already helped several Soldiers in the community with training and actual cases.
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    The 5th Signal command team, along with Annamaria Doby, 5th Signal Command SHARP program specialist, visited the U.S. Army Europe SHARP Resource Center April 27, 2015 in Sembach, Germany. Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Reed, lead SARC, said the center has been open since January and is the first of its kind in Europe. Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command, presented a 5th Signal Command coin to Reed after touring the center and learning how it has already helped several Soldiers in the community with training and actual cases.

    
                    Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, and Maj. Gen. Heinrich-Wilhelm Steiner, commander of the the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, sign a certificate of partnership March 31, 2015 at BwCISCOM's headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The partnership, according to Steiner, will improve operational readiness and professional excellence by promoting understanding and exchange of expertise.  
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    Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, and Maj. Gen. Heinrich-Wilhelm Steiner, commander of the the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, sign a certificate of partnership March 31, 2015 at BwCISCOM's headquarters in Bonn, Germany. The partnership, according to Steiner, will improve operational readiness and professional excellence by promoting understanding and exchange of expertise.

    
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    Chap. (Col.) Carleton Birch, 5th Signal Command chaplain, and faculty and students of the Kant-Gymnasium in Boppard, Germany release red, white and blue balloons together into the air March 25, 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the 87th Infantry Division's crossing the Rhine River at Boppard near the school.

    
                    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., U.S. Army Europe Chief information Officer/G6, meets with signal Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion March 17, 2015 at the dining facility in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Hall, who is also the commander of 5th Signal Command, presented commander's coins to four outstanding Soldiers and NCOs. 'Not a day goes by when I don't hear about the great work you're doing here. I appreciate it, and if (Lt.) General Hodges were here, I know he would say the same,' Hall told the Soldiers.
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    USAREUR G6 visits JMTC, meets with signal Soldiers

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., U.S. Army Europe Chief information Officer/G6, meets with signal Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion March 17, 2015 at the dining facility in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Hall, who is also the commander of 5th Signal Command, presented commander's coins to four outstanding Soldiers and NCOs. "Not a day goes by when I don't hear about the great work you're doing here. I appreciate it, and if (Lt.) General Hodges were here, I know he would say the same," Hall told the Soldiers.

    
                    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Eugene Gardner, senior signal warrant officer, 5th Signal Command, and Jack Mundale, chief technical officer, 5th Signal Command, listen in during a videoteleconference with U.S. and German signal units March 4, 2015 at the 5th Signal Command headquarters building on Clay Kaserne. The VTC connected U.S. signal units in Wiesbaden and Grafenwoehr, including 5th Signal Command Headquarters, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 102nd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Europe G6 and the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, and elements of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command in Kastellaun via a Bundeswehr multipoint control unit in Cologne, signaling a major step forward in interoperability for the two NATO alliance members (U.S. Army photo by William B. King, 5th Signal Command Public Affairs/Released) 
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    Can you see me now? US, German signal units connect through VTC, test interoperability

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Eugene Gardner, senior signal warrant officer, 5th Signal Command, and Jack Mundale, chief technical officer, 5th Signal Command, listen in during a videoteleconference with U.S. and German signal units March 4, 2015 at the 5th Signal Command headquarters building on Clay Kaserne. The VTC connected U.S. signal units in Wiesbaden and Grafenwoehr, including 5th Signal Command Headquarters, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 102nd Signal Battalion, U.S. Army Europe G6 and the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, and elements of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command in Kastellaun via a Bundeswehr multipoint control unit in Cologne, signaling a major step forward in interoperability for the two NATO alliance members (U.S. Army photo by William B. King, 5th Signal Command Public Affairs/Released)

    
                    A German Soldier with the 383rd Communication and Information Systems Battalion instructs Staff Sgt. Jane Ball, Charlie Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, in the operation of an MG3 machine gun at a range Feb. 10, 2015 in Erfurt, Germany. 
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    US, German Signal Soldiers train together, strengthen partnership

    A German Soldier with the 383rd Communication and Information Systems Battalion instructs Staff Sgt. Jane Ball, Charlie Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, in the operation of an MG3 machine gun at a range Feb. 10, 2015 in Erfurt, Germany.

    
                    Master Sgt. Craig Sterrette, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Army Europe's manning division, instructs students Feb. 25, during a three-day certification course for human resources personnel within units in the Army Europe footprint. The course focuses on improving efficiency and general core competencies, which in turn will improve units' overall readiness.
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    Human resource and personnel Soldiers complete in-depth certification course

    Master Sgt. Craig Sterrette, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Army Europe's manning division, instructs students Feb. 25, during a three-day certification course for human resources personnel within units in the Army Europe footprint. The course focuses on improving efficiency and general core competencies, which in turn will improve units' overall readiness.

    
                    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Rocco, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Brig. Gen. Eckart Klink, commander of the Hessen State Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command, presents a marksmanship badge and certificate to a German Soldier during a ceremony Feb. 23, 2015 in the 5th Signal Command headquarters building at Clay Kaserne. Fourteen Germans qualified on M16 rifle and M9 pistol at ranges hosted by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Signal Command at Wackernheim in December 2014 and January 2015 respectively. 'This is a part of enabling the alliance. It's all about trust, relationships, and it's all about respect, and events like this build all three of those,' Hall said. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King/Released) 
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    German Soldiers on target, receive US marksmanship badges

    Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Rocco, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Brig. Gen. Eckart Klink, commander of the Hessen State Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command, presents a marksmanship badge and certificate to a German Soldier during a ceremony Feb. 23, 2015 in the 5th Signal Command headquarters building at Clay Kaserne. Fourteen Germans qualified on M16 rifle and M9 pistol at ranges hosted by Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Signal Command at Wackernheim in December 2014 and January 2015 respectively. "This is a part of enabling the alliance. It's all about trust, relationships, and it's all about respect, and events like this build all three of those," Hall said. (U.S. Army photo by William B. King/Released)

    
                    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Soldiers with the 102nd Signal Battalion and German Soldiers with the 282nd Communication and Information Systems Battalion sharpened their Futsal skills during a scrimmage held at the fitness center here on Clay Kaserne.
 
Futsal is version of soccer played on a smaller field mainly indoors. Generally, Futsal is played with two teams of five players.
 
According to Master Sgt. Ulrich Feldheiser with 282nd CIS Battalion and a semi-professional Futsal coach, the scrimmage provided an opportunity for both U.S. and German squads to practice the basic strategies of Futsal.
 
'We just wanted to have a little fun and familiarize ourselves with the rules and basic strategies,' said Feldheiser.
 
The scrimmage was held to prepare both teams for an upcoming Futsal tournament Feb. 18 at Hunsruck Kaserne in Kastellaun.  
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    US, German Soldiers Practice for Futsal Tournament

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Soldiers with the 102nd Signal Battalion and German Soldiers with the 282nd Communication and Information Systems Battalion sharpened their Futsal skills during a scrimmage held at the fitness center here on Clay Kaserne. Futsal is version of soccer played on a smaller field mainly indoors. Generally, Futsal is played with two teams of five players. According to Master Sgt. Ulrich Feldheiser with 282nd CIS Battalion and a semi-professional Futsal coach, the scrimmage provided an opportunity for both U.S. and German squads to practice the basic strategies of Futsal. "We just wanted to have a little fun and familiarize ourselves with the rules and basic strategies," said Feldheiser. The scrimmage was held to prepare both teams for an upcoming Futsal tournament Feb. 18 at Hunsruck Kaserne in Kastellaun.

    
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    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 9, 2015) – U.S. Army Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., commander, 5th Signal Command and U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, and Holvin Galindo, Cyber Security Program manager, USAREUR G6, visit faculty and staff of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Feb. 6. Purpose of the visit, said Hall, was to see how 5th SIG CMD and the Marshall Center could become partners, especially in the area of cyber security. Most of his visit was with Professor Phil Lark, who is the course director of the center’s new Program on Cyber Security Studies. Hall also visited with the Marshall Center’s chief information officer, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Turner, and with telephone technicians from Network Enterprise Center Garmisch, based at the Marshall Center.

    
                    Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and U.S. Army Europe G6, and Halvin Galindo, USAREUR G6 cyber security program manager, meet with Navy Capt. Scott Butler, NSO commandant, and Royal Air Force Wing Commander Richard Duance, Feb. 6, 2015 at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany. Hall and Galindo toured the school and received an overview of NSO’s course offerings focused the communications, cyber defense and interoperability courses. (Photo by Sgt. Jacob Seguin, NATO School Oberammergau Public Affairs/Released). 
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    Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command and U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/ G6, and Holvin Galindo, USAREUR G6 cyber security program manager, meet with Navy Capt. Scott Butler, NSO commandant, and Royal Air Force Wing Commander Richard Duance, Feb. 6, 2015 at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany. Hall and Galindo toured the school and received an overview of NSO’s course offerings focused on communications, cyber defense and interoperability courses. (Photo by Sgt. Jacob Seguin, NATO School Oberammergau Public Affairs/Released).

    
                    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Carl L. Carbin and Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Henry, both with 128th Signal Company, 39th Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade, talk with Italian paratroopers assigned to NATO Special Operations Headquarters as they share a lane in the Training Support Center Benelux 25-meter range, in Chièvres, Belgium, Jan. 29, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/Released) 
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    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Carl L. Carbin and Sgt. 1st Class Robert J. Henry, both with 128th Signal Company, 39th Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade, talk with Italian paratroopers assigned to NATO Special Operations Headquarters as they share a lane in the Training Support Center Benelux 25-meter range, in Chièvres, Belgium, Jan. 29, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/Released)

    
                    U.S. and German Soldiers listen to a presentation by an exhibitor at the USAG Wiesbaden Tech Expo Feb. 3 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center at Clay Kaserne. A group of nearly 30 members of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, hosted by 5th Signal Command, visited the Tech Expo to talk with exhibitors and look for opportunities and technologies to enhance working relationships with the U.S. military. Exhibitors at the one-day expo featured several technologies, including systems integration, cyber security, cloud computing and data protection systems, among others. 
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    US, German Soldiers talk systems interoperability at USAG Wiesbaden Tech Expo

    U.S. and German Soldiers listen to a presentation by an exhibitor at the USAG Wiesbaden Tech Expo Feb. 3 at the Tony Bass Fitness Center at Clay Kaserne. A group of nearly 30 members of the Bundeswehr Communication and Information Systems Command, hosted by 5th Signal Command, visited the Tech Expo to talk with exhibitors and look for opportunities and technologies to enhance working relationships with the U.S. military. Exhibitors at the one-day expo featured several technologies, including systems integration, cyber security, cloud computing and data protection systems, among others.

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