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Current NewsMarch 26, 2015 German students, US Army chaplain mark 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing in friendship 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.March 20, 2015 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.March 11, 2015 5th Signal commander visits Wiesbaden High School Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, speaks with Greg Hatch, Wiesbaden High School principal, during a tour of the school’s classrooms and facilities March 11, 2015 at Wiesbaden High School. The 5th Signal Command sponsors the high school and provides technical assistance with computers, judges for competitions, mentors and volunteers to assist with school needs. “As we identify needs where we could use assistance from outside the building, sometimes expertise from outside the building, we just contact one of the senior NCOs from 5th Signal and it just gets done,” Hatch said.March 5, 2015 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 membersDATE DoD Deputy CIO visits 5th Signal, supports greater interoperability in Europe Department of Defense Acting Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer David DeVries, flanked by Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander of 5th Signal Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command, listens during a command information briefing March 3, 2015, at the 5th Signal Command headquarters building on Clay Kaserne. DeVries was briefed on the past, current state and future goal of Army communications infrastructure and capabilities in Europe, as well as 5th Signal Command’s efforts to improve interoperability between services and with NATO allies.Feb. 26, 2015 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.Feb. 26, 2015 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.Feb 23, 2015 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)Feb. 9, 2015 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.Feb. 9, 2015 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – 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.
The 5th Signal Command's mission is to build, operate and defend network capabilities to enable mission command and create tactical, operational, and strategic flexibility for Army, Joint and Multi-national forces in the EUCOM and AFRICOM areas of responsibility. The mission of the Marshall Center, as a vital instrument of German-American cooperation, is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships; promoting active, peaceful, whole-of-government approaches to address transnational and regional security challenges; and creating and enhancing enduring partnerships worldwide. For more information on the Marshall Center, visit www.marshallcenter.org/mcpublicweb, www.facebook.com/GCMCOnline , https://twitter.com/Marshall_Center,www.pinterest.com/MarshallCenterand www.youtube.com/gcmcpao . For more photos of this event, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gcmcphotosCol. 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.Jan. 29, 2015 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.Feb. 3, 2015 US, German Soldiers talk systems interoperability at USAG Wiesbaden Tech Expo WIESBADEN, Germany -- 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.January 27, 2015 German and American Soldiers Participate in Weapons Qualification Range WACKERNHEIM, Germany - Sgt. Bryan G. Thomas, information management division technician, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 5th Signal Command helped Cpl. Manuel Marx, clerk, Public Affairs Office, Hessen State Command safely through each step of qualification process during a M9 combat pistol qualification range held here Jan 27.German and American Soldiers Participate in Weapons Qualification Range WACKERNHEIM, Germany – Soldiers with Hessen State Command and 5th Signal Command took aim at mechanical pop-up targets during a M9 combat pistol qualification range held here. Sgt. Bryan G. Thomas, information management division technician, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 5th Signal Command helped guide Cpl. Manuel Marx, clerk, Public Affairs Office, Hessen State Command safely through each step of qualification process.Jan. 26, 2015 Dragon Warriors Welcome BG Morrison to Germany WIESBADEN, Germany -- Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., Commanding General of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, met with 5th Signal Command and 52nd Signal Battalion senior leaders at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany to discuss Army network modernization topics and operational impact, and to provide an overview of NETCOM’s capabilities and operational posture.Jan. 26, 2015 Dragon Warriors Welcome BG Morrison to Germany WIESBADEN, Germany - Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., Commanding General of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, and CW4 James Ebeler of NETCOM met with 5th Signal Command senior leaders, including commander Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr. and 2nd Signal Brigade commander, Col. Ed Buck at Clay Kaserne to discuss Army network modernization topics and operational impact, and to provide an overview of NETCOM’s capabilities and operational posture.January 22, 2015 Living the Dream: Middle School performance is real-life example of King’s legacy WIESBADEN, Germany - Christian Rodgers reads excerpts from the manuscript “Letter from Birmingham Jail” from behind a makeshift jail cell on stage in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Jan. 22 during a program celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.January 8, 2015 Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence Welcomes Dragon Warriors TALLINN, Estonia -- Col. Jimmy L. Hall Jr., commander, 5th Signal Command, USAREUR G6, Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, senior enlisted advisor, 5th Signal Command and two members of the 5th Signal Command G2, visited with members of the Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence and the Estonian Defense Force J6 here to discuss various ways to enhance interoperability and further enable the Alliance. (From left to right) Mr. Raimo Peterson, branch chief of technical branch; Mr. Lauri Aasmann, branch chief of law and policy branch; Cmdr. Jason Kedzierski, branch chief of strategy branch; Col. Paul B. Zepernick, deputy chief of staff, G2, 5th Signal Command; Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., commander, 5th Signal Command, USAREUR G6; Col. Artur Suzik, director of CCDCOE; Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, senior enlisted advisor, 5th Signal Command; Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Brown, G2, 5th Signal Command; Mr. Siim Alatalu, international relations advisor.