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News and features USAREUR leaders answer questions about Meet the press: transformation, training and partnerships increased aviation presence U.S. Army Garrison in Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden Public Affairs Campbell said, Office “We take very Training, transforseriously the mation and engaged problems of partnerships were noise. … I can among the topics adassure you that dressed during a media we’ll do our very roundtable with U.S. best to follow all Army Europe leaders regulations and at Wiesbaden’s Strong guidance.” Teams Cafe March 25. USAREUR’s Lt. Gen. Donald M. leaders praised Campbell Jr., USAthe reception REUR commander, and received by USAREUR Command Soldiers and Sgt. Maj. David S. Davfamilies from enport Sr. fielded a the host nation host of questions from c o m m u n i t y. local U.S. and host “The reception nation media about evof our German erything from the imhosts has been pact of sequestration on wonderful,” transformation to con- Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., USAREUR commander, and USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Dav- said Campbell. cerns about flight noise enport Sr. field questions from media representatives during a press roundtable March 25 at the Strong “The relationaround Wiesbaden’s Teams Cafe on Clay Kaserne. ship continClay Kaserne. ues to be very strong. … I see With the drawdown deploy rapidly, be culturally Our relationship continues to Addressing questions about the relationship getting even of forces in Afghanistan and aware, how to apply proper be strong. It’s a tremendous concerns by local citizens stronger.” continued efforts to streamline levels of force … and most partnership here.” about flight noise due to an the presence of U.S. military in importantly we’ve learned Europe — reducing the force how to lead and train in some structure to 30,000 Soldiers very diverse and difficult terin USAREUR by 2015 and rain and conditions,” he said. seven enduring communities Communication, leader— Campbell said the focus ship and transparency are the for USAREUR will be to tools USAREUR leaders are take care of Soldiers and their using to navigate the impact families and to continue to of budget issues brought on by work with European partners sequestration, USAREUR’s to adequately train for any commander said. “We’ve future contingencies. had to look at training and a “I believe there’s a tremen- number of programs. We’ve dous amount of collaboration had to prioritize how we use within the armies here in our money … we’ll continue Europe. The cooperation is as to live up to our obligations. good as at any time I’ve been in “We all have to look for Europe,” said Campbell, who more creative ways to do that,” served with the 8th Infantry he said, adding that taking care Division in Bad Kreuznach, of Soldiers and their families and the 4th Battalion, 69th Ar- and meeting the high standards mor, in Mainz in the 1980s, and demanded while training will with the Supreme Headquar- continue to be met. “Everyters Allied Powers Europe in body has to play a part to make Mons, Belgium, in the 1990s. sure we can continue to train Cooperative efforts during and take care of our Soldiers the wars in Iraq and Afghani- and their families.” stan have played a vital role USAREUR’s senior nonin enhancing partnerships, commissioned officer talked Campbell said, adding, “We about leadership development are learning as much from our and partnership among allies allies as I would like to think throughout Europe — “esthey are from us. pecially among our Soldiers “We’ve learned how to serving together in combat. Story and photo by Karl Weisel

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April 11, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...

April 11, 2013 - Herald Union  

The Herald Union is a bi-weekly English language newspaper serving the Wiesbaden Military Community based at Clay Kaserne, commenly known as...