- Lakota surpasses 100,000th Flight Hour at JMRC
- Fox Soccer visits Hohenfels
- U.S. ambassador honors WWII vets
Hohenfels, Germany (May 22, 2012)-- During a recent training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, the UH-72A Lakota surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone.
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christopher Ezell and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Lacrosse were piloting the Lakota, while Spc. James Harrison was serving as Crew Chief when it surpassed the 100,000-hour threshold.
All three are members of the Falcon Observer/Controller-Trainer team that provides a tough and realistic environment for visiting units to train in. The Falcon team also replicates attack, lift, and MEDEVAC capabilities in the training area, which is what the men were doing when the Lakota surpassed the 100,000-flight hour mark.
HOHENFELS, Germany-- Fox Soccer commentator Rob Stone and the rest of Fox’s UEFA Champions League Final broadcast team stopped in to visit Soldiers and Families at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) May 16, 2012. Accompanying Stone were U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame member Eric Wynalda, former England National Team and Premier League star Warren Barton, and former U.S. National Team and current Tottenham Hotspur goalie Brad Friedel.
The morning’s rainy weather didn’t stop Stone and company as they started the day with Soldiers from 1-4 Infantry Battalion and U.S. Army Garrison- Hohenfels in a friendly indoor soccer match. Each sports celebrity captained a team in a four-way round robin tourney before joining together to take on a Soldier all-star team.
PILSEN, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 8, 2012) -- The U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic attended the Pilsen Liberation Festival on Sunday, to help honor American war veterans who liberated Pilsen in 1945 and to thank those gathered for their enduring friendship with the United States.
Ambassador Norman Eisen joined other Czech and international dignitaries on stage at the Thank you America Monument.