U.S, Italy stakeholders discuss sustainability and environmental programs
Members of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), Italian Army, NATO military personnel from Italy and Slovenia, the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional command and other key environmental stakeholders discuss managing military operational training demands while protecting the environment, 20-23 September, at the annual Sustainable Training Area Management workshop.
Sky Soldier wins title of “Physician Assistant of the Year” in U.S. Army Europe and Africa
VICENZA, Italy – U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Donaghe is a Physician Assistant assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment “The Rock” in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. On May 20, Capt. Donaghe officially received the U.S. Army Europe and Africa (USAREUR-AF) 2021 Physician Assistant of the Year Award. The Commanding General of Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon of USAREUR-AF, Brig. Gen. Mark Thompson traveled to Vicenza to present Donaghe with his well-deserved award for his selfless care of hundreds of Sky Soldiers.
G4 staff ride focuses on Italian WWI campaign, Alpine front battles
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa G4 Soldiers and staff participated in a battle staff ride and educational forum Sept. 24-25, 2021. The event focused on the Italian campaign in the First World War and on the lessons learned from the Italian army’s battles at Monte Grappa.
Italian soldiers conduct basic airborne refresher training at Caserma Ederle
Italian soldiers assigned to the Folgore Brigade Airborne School practice proper exit techniques from the 7th Army Training Command jump tower at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, during basic airborne refresher training. U.S. Army training facilities are utilized by our multinational partners in training and readiness throughout Europe. (U.S. Army photo by Paolo Bovo)
207th MIB(T) commander represents the Vicenza military community at traditional Italian event
Col. Mark A. Denton, the 207th Military Intelligence Brigade - Theater commander, took part in the 535th Lonigo Fair opening ceremony in Lonigo, Italy, July 10. The fair, which features new farming machines, local agricultural products and more, was canceled last year, due to COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo)
U.S. and Italian army senior leaders from the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and U.S. Army Garrison Italy conducted a staff ride visit to the World War I Monte Grappa battlefield in Veneto, Italy, May 24, 2021. The event included a wreath-laying ceremony at the Military Memorial of Monte Grappa in Crespano del Grappa. The event increased leaders’ knowledge of a significant site in Italy’s WWI defense against advancing Austrian troops, and strengthened the U.S. Army’s longstanding alliance with Italy. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jake Forrey)
SETAF-AF commander, local health agency leader discuss health care, DOD medical supply donation
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, thanks Giovanni Pavesi, the Unita Locale Socio Sanitaria #8, a local health agency, general director, for the outstanding health care Italian medical professionals have provided to the Vicenza military community during an office call at San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza on Feb. 1, 2021. The leaders also discussed the recent DOD-funded donation of medical supplies delivered by U.S. Army Garrison-Italy personnel to Italian hospitals in Livorno, Pisa and Vicenza. (Courtesy photo by Carmine Molinini)
SETAF, Italian partners celebrate 65th anniversary
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, center; Pietro Signoriello, the Vicenza prefect, left; and Col. Michele Biasutti, the Senior Italian Officer, participate in the Southern European Task Force 65th anniversary celebration held on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, Oct. 22, 2020. In their remarks, both Rohling and Biasutti highlighted the strength and value of the Italian and American communities’ partnership in Northern Italy. SETAF was formally established on Oct. 25, 1955. For more than six decades, Soldiers from SETAF have participated in operations throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Semaj Johnson)
“The early entry command post is a multifunctional, scalable node that allows the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa to exercise mission command against various contingency operations on the continent of Africa,” said Lt. Col. Paul Hilaski, the U.S. Army Africa early entry command post chief. “The majority of situations we look to deploy are for humanitarian disaster relief, political unrest and noncombatant evacuation operations.”
Military Sealift Command (MSC) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) arrived in Koper, Slovenia, May 7. This is the second port visit by an expeditionary fast transport in Koper, the first was from USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) in Jan. 2020.