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Current NewsSignal 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.May 4,2015 Several leaders from 2nd Signal Brigade, including brigade commander Col. Ed Buck and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Schehl, represented U.S. Army Europe at a ceremony May 4, 2015 in Eerde, The Netherlands. The ceremony, just a few days ahead of V-E Day, commemorated the sacrifice and fighting valor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden in 1944. Several of the local citizens and students from a nearby school participated in the ceremony and helped lay a wreath next to a small monument to the 501st PIR. The ceremony was a great leader development opportunity and helped build relations with our Dutch Allies. Strong Europe!April 24, 2015 Hall addresses Team Signal during town hall 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.
Hall spoke to members of Team Signal in the Wiesbaden area, including 5th Signal Command, 2nd Signal Brigade, 102nd Signal Battalion and the USAREUR G6, in an effort to communicate with the workforce on a number of topics such as mandated force reductions, current operations and Theater Signal Mission Analysis.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.US Army Cyber Center of Excellence commander talks cyber with German signal Soldiers 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.March 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.