Smile, It’s ARTEP Season

In Berlin, the months between early to mid fall were the month known as ARTEP season. If you don’t know or remember ARTEP stands for Army Training and Evaluation Program. This was the annual test of unit skills in a simulated combat situation. It was like our “final exam” for the year. The way it Read more about Smile, It’s ARTEP Season[…]

This Day In Berlin Brigade History – 9 September 1945-1994

Not every day in the Berlin Brigade was full of history making events then again being in West Berlin was history in the making for all members of the US Army Berlin Command, Berlin Garrison, US Army Berlin Brigade or whatever it was known any time during the almost 50 years of US Forces in Read more about This Day In Berlin Brigade History – 9 September 1945-1994[…]

Happy Boxing Day & Feast of St. Stephen

Greetings Everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. Today is BOXING DAY and Feast of St. Stephen. We don’t celebrate, Boxing Day, much here in the United States but this day is thoroughly celebrated by our good friends across the pond.  It was in Berlin that I first heard about the holiday that Read more about Happy Boxing Day & Feast of St. Stephen[…]