Archive for February, 2012

Strong minds … Strong bodies

The emotional and psychological effects of war have impacted Soldiers
and their families for more than a decade. Before he retired, former
Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. said he wanted to
create an army that is just as psychologically fit as it is physically

February 23, 2012 ×

Are you at risk for gum disease?

Clean, healthy teeth and gums are important for more than just an
attractive smile.  Gum diseases are serious infections that can lead to
tooth loss. Unfortunately, the beginning stages of gum disease are not
painful and often go unnoticed.

February 23, 2012 ×
Winter Safety: Walking safely on snow, ice

Winter Safety: Walking safely on snow, ice

Be alert and attentive to traffic and never cross the street until it’s safe.

February 23, 2012 ×

Families needed to provide emergency placement care

Wanted: safe, stable, loving homes to provide emergency care. Must be
able to lift heavy hearts, answer a child’s difficult questions and wipe
away tears. Salary includes small stipend, plenty of hugs and kisses.
Call 431-3518/civ. 07031-15-3518.

February 23, 2012 ×
European Command honors top service members, civilians

European Command honors top service members, civilians

U.S. European Command recognized its military and civilian workforce for
going the extra mile and being the force behind its success. Eight
service members and 23 Army civilians were recognized as nominees for
the 2011 Service Member and Civilian of the Year awards during a
ceremony held Feb. 9 in the Patch Theater.

February 23, 2012 ×

When it comes to your financial future, there’s no excuse

Making excuses is a common way to avoid dealing with a multitude of daily tasks.  

We make excuses for not keeping New Year’s resolutions, for not calling
home or for not walking the dog. We even make excuses for not saving for
our futures. But saving is easy, once you get started. 

February 23, 2012 ×
1-10th SFG(A) DFAC cooks up romance

1-10th SFG(A) DFAC cooks up romance

A romantic meal at a restaurant can cost big bucks. The average person
was prepared to spend about $147 for Valentine’s Day dinner, according
to a recent Zagat survey.  But if you had elected to celebrate at the
1-10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Dining Facility on Panzer
Kaserne, the bill for a restaurant-quality meal for two was under $10
… and no tip was required.

February 23, 2012 ×

The ugly truth about bullying

Phoebe Prince, 15, of South Hadley, Mass., hanged herself after months
of being taunted and bullied by classmates. Tyler Clementi, 18, a
freshman at Rutgers University, jumped to his death from the George
Washington Bridge after an intimate encounter was streamed over the
Internet by his roommate. Jamey Rodemeyer, 15, of Buffalo, New York, an
openly gay teenager, committed suicide as a result of constant bullying.
Two weeks after Rodemeyer’s death, another 15-year-old boy, Jamie
Hubley of Ottawa, Canada, killed himself. All four teens were subjected
to cruel verbal and online bullying. But they certainly were not alone.

February 10, 2012 ×
Library ‘rolls’ out creative activities, programs

Library ‘rolls’ out creative activities, programs

Considered one of the most versatile tools in a household, duct tape is
now one of the most popular art mediums at the Patch Library. After a
successful duct tape trick-or-treat bag-making session last October,
Librarian Tracie Miller decided to host another event with the sticky
stuff on Jan. 26.

February 10, 2012 ×
Bees create buzz at schools, improve spelling, vocabulary

Bees create buzz at schools, improve spelling, vocabulary

Stuttgart schools crowned their spelling bee champions last month.  

Standing alone in front of a microphone, voice echoing over the
audience, one child after another tackled vocabulary such as
reimbursable, onslaught, polyglot and slantendicular. 

February 10, 2012 ×

Ask a JAG

Editor’s Note: Do you have a legal question you would like to see answered in a future edition of The Citizen? If so, contact “Ask a JAG” at Q: Last week at the commissary, my bagger lost control of the grocery cart and it scratched the door of my…

February 10, 2012 ×
MPs remember battle buddy

MPs remember battle buddy

Military Police from the 554th MP Company gathered in the Panzer Chapel
Jan. 20 for a memorial ceremony to remember and honor a fallen comrade.
The accomplished eight-year career of Military Working Dog E024, better
known as Cedo, came to an end when he had to be euthanized in December.

February 9, 2012 ×