Stuttgart Community Update September 2017

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 Facility Updates

All Installations

MP Desk Relocated, ESSO Fuel Card Change

  • The Military Police Desk is now open in Building 2949, Panzer Kaserne. Non-Emergency phone numbers remain the same.
  • ESSO fuel cards for rental vehicles are no longer processed on Patch Barracks. Customers must go to the Customs Office in Building 2913 on Panzer Kaserne. The MP desk will only process fuel cards after hours Friday 6 p.m. – Sunday 11:59 p.m.

Fitness Centers Now Open on Training Holidays

All Fitness centers will now remain open during normal business hours during USAREUR Training Holidays, Mon-Fri from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garrison Org Day Closures Sept. 1

  • To allow for maximum participation on Panzer Kaserne, most garrison facilities will be closed.
  • The Panzer back gate will open as scheduled, duty buses will run on a normal weekday schedule.
  • Family and MWR facilities will be closed except the hotels and fitness centers, which will remain open.
  • Child, Youth and School (CYS) Service facilities will offer consolidated services on Panzer Kaserne. Contact Parent Central Services or DSN: 430-7480/7488/civ. 0711-680-748

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-off Sept 25-28

October is DVAM. Members of the Family Advocacy Program team will be at the main gate of each installation this week handing our awareness ribbons to promote DVAM.

Garrison Print News Returns Monthly

School Sports Fields Use, Parking Not Permitted

  • Reminder to all community members, DODEA schools tracks and fields are not open to the community.
  • Units, registered garrison organizations and mission partners that wish to schedule training on school grounds may request field space by completing a request form available from school administration.
  • Individuals are not permitted to enter school grounds at any time without prior permission.
  • Parking is not permitted at the field on Panzer Kaserne’s Stuttgart High School. The road behind the school is for emergency vehicles and deliveries only.
  • Food is not permitted on the turf/track. Keep the area clean of water bottles and trash.

Panzer Kaserne

Panzer Back Gate Re-opened Aug 28

  • The back gate is open with the school schedule:
    • Inbound Mon-Fri 6:30-9:30 a.m.
    • Outbound Mon-Wed & Fri 2:45-5 p.m., NEW: Thurs 1:30-2 p.m. & 4-5 p.m.

Panzer Housing Parking Blocked

Nine parking spaces between Bldg. 3100 and 3101 (Visitor, C2, 4, 6, 8, A1, 3, 5) in the housing area will be blocked Aug. 28 through Sept. 29. Residents should use the marked parking lot on Waldburg Str.

Panzer Housing Heating Line Project

  • The Directorate of Public Works Engineering Division contractor has begun a multiple-phase project that will ultimately connect Panzer Housing to the district heat lines from the City of Böblingen. Plans will be communicated to any residents impacted 2 weeks out. Work should not affect traffic.
  • Projected through 2018.

Patch Barracks

Patch Middle School Construction

  • Construction on Illinois Straße has changed the drop off and pick up zones to Montana Straße. Parents will have to drop their Middle School-aged children off at other locations on Patch Barracks such as Washington Square, Bankers Row, the AAFES Food Court, the Commissary, the Community Center or the Patch Gym. The students will then need to walk to school from there. The students will also need to be picked up at any of those locations after school.
  • Montanan Straße and parts of New York Straße is closed to all traffic except school buses starting at 7:25 a.m. until all buses have left the area, and again in the afternoon starting at 2 p.m. On early release Thursdays, the afternoon closure will occur at 1 p.m.
  • Contact the school principal directly at

Garrison Force Protection Exercise Sept. 16

There will be enhanced security throughout the installation, emergency vehicles and personnel onsite all day. Parking will be blocked in several areas. All community members should have two forms of ID at the main gate and be patient entering and exiting the installation. No services are scheduled to be interrupted during the exercise.

Patch Food Court Roof Project

The Food Court in Bldg. 2330 will undergo a roof replacement to begin this fall. Start/End date TBD. During construction, access to the facility may be adjusted with scaffolding placement, and parking against the building will be blocked. More information will be announced as confirmed at

Construction outside Patch Main Gate

Construction on the side of Katzenbach Straße is in progress up to the pedestrian crossing at the main gate, in front of the footpath on the right side. The footpath will be closed through completion in Sept.

Kelley Barracks

Law Center Closed Sept 8

Kelley Sewer Project Update Aug. 30: A new phase of construction begins Sept. 6 on Kelley Barracks.

  • Spruce Street will close between the Gas Station and wash bays. The Gas Station continues to only be accessible one-way for traffic.
  • School Age Services Bldg. 3369 parking spaces will be blocked. Temporary reserved parking for the parents will be located in front of the wash bay area.
  • Child Development Center Bldg. # 3368 is not affected.
  • Spruce Street dead ends but will be two-way traffic up to the work area.
    • Access to Vesta Strasse through Pine Street. Pine Street will stay open to two-way traffic and with the parking spaces blocked

JAMII Room Closure

The Kelley Barracks community room closed for construction in the building through Feb. 2018.

Kelley Subway Restaurant Construction

The new Subway restaurant facility next to the Cantina is in progress. Parking areas are blocked until completion estimated by Sept. 2017.

Robinson Barracks

RBES Gym Closed

Due to a structural failure, the school gymnasium is closed. Re-open date Fall TBD.

Support Service Updates

Seeking College Alumni for College Fair

  • The School Liaison Office is looking college alumni to support the 2017 Stuttgart Hybrid College Fair Oct. 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Stuttgart High School. Represent your Alma Mater and inspire teens to pursue college education.
  • DSN 430-7465 / CIV 0711-680-7465.

FMWR is Hiring

  • Child and Youth Program Assistants & Army Lodging Panzer & Kelley Hotel Desk Clerks and Laborers Needed – NAF positions are open to all qualified candidates eligible for appointment under U.S. employment conditions. Visit the USAJOBS link
  • Family Child Care (FCC) Home-Based Providers Needed – Contact Parent Central Services at DSN: 430-7480/7488/civ. 0711-680-748.
  • Sports Officials & Adult Fitness Instructors Needed, Paid & Volunteer OpportunitiesDSN 431-2616 / CIV 07031-15-2616 or DSN 430-5606 / CIV 0711-680-5606
  • Youth SKIES Unlimited Instructors Needed – Seeking qualified instructors to teach piano, voice, dance (pop/hip hop), art, swimming, martial arts, speech therapy, foreign languages or other child/youth specialized programs. Must be 18 years old or older. Call DSN: 430-6281 / CIV 0711-680-6281 or email

What’s up with my Service Order?

  • Get status updates on maintenance requests. Email your Service Order Number to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) directly to receive an update within one business day.
  • Email:
  • To make a maintenance request, contact the Service Order Help Desk at DSN 421-6200/CIV 0711-729-6200.

Housing Resident Handbooks/Recycling Guides

  • Resident Handbook updated by the Housing Office. The housing office encourages occupants to remind dog owners if violations are witnessed, and “If You See Something, Say Something,” to your Area/Building Coordinator
  • See the Recycling Guides for on and Off-Post in Stuttgart, updated by the Directorate of Public Works.

iReport/Watch Europe

  • Report suspicious behavior to the appropriate authorities online or via mobile app at
  • To report an imminent threat or crime in progress, immediately contact the MP’s or reach host-nation law enforcement by dialing commercial in Germany: 112.

ATHOC Emergency Notification Signup

  • Self-service sign-up available with Common Access Cards (CAC) online.
  • AtHoc alerts users by computers pop-ups, voice calls to landline and mobile phones, emails, text messages.
  • Emergency Management Protection Branch DSN: 431-2031/civ. 0703-115-2031. Follow directions here.

Upcoming Deadlines

Army Family Action Plan Submissions Due

  • Deadline: Oct. 6 – All community members from any branch of service in Stuttgart are invited to submit quality of life improvement ideas that affect the military community as a whole. Submit issues and ideas at Army Community Service in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne or register online to submit issues at
  • The AFAP Forum is Nov. 8.

Monthly Themes

  • National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
  • National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month

Monthly Highlights

Army Community Service Programs – Ongoing

  • ACS, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, free, open to all ID cardholders
  • English as a Second Language, Every Monday and Thursday, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • German Immersion, Every Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Support Groups: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Exceptional Family Member Program bowling nights

Fitness Center Orientations – Ongoing

  • Patch Fitness Center, Patch Barracks, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Quick introduction to the equipment, overview of fitness and sport programs and gym etiquette
  • Registration required, call DSN 430-7136 / CIV 0711-680-7136

Patch Library – Ongoing

  • Building 2343, Patch Barracks
  • Preschool Storytime, Every Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 0 – 4
  • Lego Club, 1st Wednesday of each month, 4 – 5 p.m. Ages 6 – 12.

USO Stuttgart Events Schedule – Ongoing story time, craft cooking and culture activities, plus on-post special events and trips.

Weekly Hot Dogs

  • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11 a.m.
  • Every Wednesday, free hot dogs, until supplies last.
  • Call 07031-15-3345 or email

DODEA School CalendarNote: The Panzer Kaserne back gate opens following the school schedule.

HBB’s – Approved On-Post Home Based Businesses


Monthly Calendar

September 1 – Garrison Org Day (See Facility Updates)

September 4 – U.S. HOLIDAY

September 2


  • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Price includes marker and mask rental, field fee and bag of paint (500 balls). Shuttle available from ODR at 7:45 a.m. $25 for ID cardholders and $45 for non-ID cardholders.
  • Call to reserve markers DSN 431-2774 / 07031-15-2774.

September 3

Pre-Audition Workshop: Seussical the Musical

  • Stuttgart Theatre Center, Kelley Barracks, 2 p.m.
  • Get acting tips to have a successful audition
  • DSN 421-3258 / CIV 0711-729-3258

September 5

Seussical the Musical Auditions Sept. 5-7

  • Stuttgart Theatre Center, Kelley Barracks, 6 & 7 p.m.
  • Favorite Dr. Seuss characters brought to life in a musical.
  • Ages 6 – 15 audition at 6 p.m. and ages 16 and up audition at 7 p.m.
  • DSN 421-3258 / CIV 0711-729-3258.

Employment Readiness Lunchtime Series Resume Writing Private Sector

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Open to all US ID cardholders. No registration required. DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

September 6

Monthly Installation Meeting

  • Rotating location: Kelley Community Club, 9 a.m.
  • Topic: DODEA
  • All ID cardholders and organization reps invited to attend.

Get a Grip: Coping with Stress and Anger

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Do you feel yourself getting a little overwhelmed? Let the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) teach you helpful techniques free, such as progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery to help you cope with stress and anger.
  • DSN 431-3518/3362 / CIV 07031-15-3518/3362

New Parent Support Program: Baby Bumps

  • Army Community Service (ACS) Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • For pregnant women at any stage, focusing on education and support related to pregnancy. Encourages socializing and bonding. Guest speakers and topics vary month to month.
  • Registration is required. DSN 431-3518/3362 / CIV 07031-15-3518/3362

Stuttgart high School Open House

  • Stuttgart High School, Panzer Kaserne, 5-7 p.m.
  • Meet the principal, teachers, and school staff, a school tour and overview.
  • Contact the School Liaison Office (SLO)

September 7

Scrapbooking Workshop

  • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Compile memories into a one of a kind scrapbook. Paper, stencils and some embellishments provided, feel free to bring your own materials. All participants leave with a least one-page ready.
  • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232

Patch Elementary School Open House

  • Patch Elementary School, Panzer Kaserne, 4:15-6 p.m.
  • Visit your child’s classroom and receive brief overview from the teacher.
  • Contact the School Liaison Office (SLO)

Suicide Prevention Month Kick-Off Event

Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Cake cutting 10:30 a.m.

ASAP representatives will have table to share information and spread awareness of suicide prevention resources.

September 8

Stuttgart Youth Newcomers Orientation Sept 8-9

  • The Hub Youth Center, Building 2337, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m.
  • The youth version of the Host Nation Orientation includes a tour of the Stuttgart military community and downtown sights, instruction on how to use public transit, and an introduction to German customs and language.
  • Free and open to youth in grades 6-12. Parents can register with Parent Central Services or at the Hub on arrival, or your sponsor can assist to sign up family members.

Parents Night Out

  • Child Development Center, Panzer Kaserne, 6:30 p.m.
  • Let Child and Youth Services take care of your child so you can enjoy a night out. Cost: $30 per child.
  • Contact Parent Central Services or DSN: 430-7480/7488/civ. 0711-680-748

September 9

Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center Customer Appreciation Day

  • Panzer Kaserne, 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Free bowling and bowling lessons, party favors for kids, family creative art activities and free t-shirts for the first 100 customers. Each participant will receive one raffle ticket that will automatically enter them for a chance to win cool prizes drawn every 15 minutes, must be present to win.
  • DSN 431-2575 / CIV 07031-15-2575

Patch Fitness Center Open House and Aerobathan

  • Patch Fitness Center, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Enjoy fitness tours, free class demos (spin, Zumba, etc.), and 5 minute massages. Personal trainers will be on site and giveaways.
  • DSN 430-7136 / CIV 0711-680-7136

Dachau Concentration Camp and Munich City Express Day Trip

  • Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Panzer Kaserne 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Guided tour of the Concentration Camp that now stands as a memorial to all the victims of the Holocaust, followed by a stop in Munich to explore the city on your own.
  • Cost: Adult – $89; Youth (17 years and under) – $69; SWPC/ASAP- $45 (limited seats). Fee covers transportation via commercial bus, guided walking tours, drop-off and pick-up in Munich and escort. Due to the sensitive nature of the concentration camp tour, no one under the age of 14 years old can participate in the tour. Younger children are welcome to come as long as a parent or guardian is with them at all times, but not a part of the tour.
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774

September 10

Intro to Paragliding

  • Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Panzer Kaserne.
  • Cost: $149 per person; SWPC/ASAP: $99 (limited seats). Fee covers transportation, equipment, instruction and ODR escort. Must be at least 14 years old to participate.
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774

September 11

Patriot Day 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • Washington Square, Patch Barracks, Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Guest Speaker Sean M. McBride, chief of staff, MARFOREUR/AF
  • All ID cardholders and guests welcome.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Ribbons at Main Gate

Panzer Kaserne Main Gate, 7 – 9 a.m.

September 12

New Parent Support Program: Tummy Time Playgroup

  • Army Community Service (ACS) Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
  • Interact and bond with others while socializing with other new parents. For parents with babies ages newborn to one year.
  • Registration not required. DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

September 13

Suicide Prevention Awareness Ribbons at Main Gate

Panzer Kaserne Main Gate, 7 – 9 a.m.

September 14

Patch Middle School Mini Schedule Night

  • Patch Middle School, Patch Barracks, 5 p.m.
  • Parents follow their child’s schedule and meet their teachers. Arrive 15 minutes early to get your child’s schedule.
  • Contact the School Liaison Office (SLO)

September 16

Garrison Stallion Shake: Full Scale Force Protection Exercise

  • Patch Barracks, all day
  • All community members should allow more time to enter and exit the installation. Be prepared to show two forms of ID at all installations with enhanced security measures.
  • Volunteers interested in participating in the exercise should contact DSN: 431-2033

Oktoberfest Munich Trip

  • Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Panzer Kaserne, Departs 7 a.m.
  • See the parade before the fest opens. Cost: Adult – $29, Youth – $19. Fee covers transportation.
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774

Bavarian Castles Overnight Trip

  • Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Panzer Kaserne, Departs 7 a.m.
  • Visit three of Bavaria’s castles — guided tour of the Linderhof Palace, overnight in Garmisch, and guided tours of Neuschwanstein and Hohenchwangau.
  • Cost: Adult – $249, Youth – $229 sharing parents’ room. Fee covers transportation in MWR van, lodging (single or double rooms available), entrance fees, guided tours and escort.
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774

September 18

Capital City Visitation Tour

  • Meet in front of the Exchange on Panzer Kaserne, Departs 8:30 a.m. or downtown Stuttgart
  • Free tour lead by the garrison Community Relations Office. Learn about the German Government System, German-American history, The Speech of Hope and downtown landmarks. Lunch included.
  • RSVP with CCVP in the subject line, names and contact to email:

Suicide Prevention: Celebrate Life Coffee Giveaway

  • Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Stop by for free coffee and information on suicide prevention and awareness resources.

September 19

Employment Readiness Lunchtime Series Build Federal Resume USAJOBS

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Open to all US ID cardholders. No registration required. DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362

September 21

New Parent Support Program: Tiny Tots Lunch and Playgroup

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
  • For toddlers and young children ages 1 to 4. Monthly toddler-related topics discussed, along with the opportunity for your child to learn through play. Lunch not provided, feel free to bring your own.
  • No registration required. DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

Tween Book Club

  • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • This book club for ages 10 -13 facilitated by tweens.
  • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232

September 22

AFRICOM Olympics

  • Kelley Barracks, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Open to ID cardholders to spectate and cheer on teams.

September 23

Tandem Skydiving

  • Meet at Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne
  • Price covers transportation (MWR van), equipment, instruction session, and one tandem jump. Videos available for purchase if scheduled in advance. Wrist camera (on jumpmaster) = €68. Independent camera operator = €98. Participants must be 14 years old to jump. Cost: $270 (up to 90Kg or 200 lbs.), $300 (91 – 100 Kg or 201 – 220 lbs.), $325 (101 – 110 Kg or 221 – 242 lbs.), SWPC = $50 off.
  • DSN 431-2774 / 07031-15-2774

September 24

Banned Book Week – Movie Screenings Sept. 24-30

  • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Celebrate your right to read and check out featured displays of frequently banned and challenged books, as well as screening of movies versions of these books such as “Extremely Loud and Incredibly close”, “The Dead Poet’s Society”, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “The perks of being a Wallflower”, and more.
  • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

September 27

Cool Vibes – Open Mic Night

  • Patch Community Club, Backlot Bar, Patch Barracks, 6:30 p.m.
  • Bring your poetic and musical talents, enjoy free finger foods.
  • Open to US ID cardholders 18 and older and their guests. Sign-up at the event. DSN 430-5433 / CIV 0711-680-5433.

Saving for College, Scholarship and Student Loans

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Create a financial plan to make your child’s dream a reality. Become familiar with scholarships and resources. Calculate the cost of college and set a realistic savings goal. Explore tuition assistance including loans, grants, scholarships and the GI Bill. Learn about the process and deadlines for financial aid. Bring your lunch.
  • DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

September 29

Family Advocacy Program: Baby Boot Camp

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Panzer Kaserne, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, breastfeeding and effective techniques to help make your first week with new baby, easier.
  • Registration required. DSN 431-3328 / CIV 07031-15-3328.

September 30

Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

  • Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, Noon
  • Details to follow.

Rothenburg with Night Watchman Trip

  • Outdoor Recreation (ODR), Panzer Kaserne, Departs 11 a.m.
  • The Night Watchman leads us on a twilight journey through the streets, recounting what life was like in the Middle Ages.
  • Cost: Adult – $79 Youth – $59; SWPC – $39 (limited seating). Fee covers transportation in MWR van, guided tour, and ODR escort.
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774