Stuttgart Community Update July 2017

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Facility Updates

Kelley Fitness Center Closure for Annual Deep Cleaning July 3

  • Kelley Fitness Center, all day.
  • DSN 430-7136 / CIV 0711-680-7136.

Military Personnel Division (MPD) closures July 3

  • Central Processing Facility (CPF) customer service desk will be open to give in/out processing information, but there will be no classes held this day.
  • Personnel Services Branch (PSB)  – Closed
  • Passports – Closed – Clearing will occur at the CPF Office in Building 2913.
  • ID Cards/DEERS will be open but with reduced capacity.
  • Army Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP) – No appointments.
  • Panzer Education Center – Closed

Patch Main Gate Maintenance July 3

Outbound traffic will be routed to exit through the K&K alternate gate from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. Follow MP Direction for traffic routes for entry and exit.

Construction outside Patch Main Gate Begins July 19

Construction on the side of Katzenbachstraße will occur up to the pedestrian crossing at the main gate, in front of the footpath on the right side. The footpath on the right side of Patch Main Gate will be closed through completion in September.

Panzer Back Gate Closed

The back gate will re-open with the school schedule at the end of August.

Parking/Fitness Center Closures for Special Events

  • June 29 to July 5 on Patch Barracks – Independence Day Celebration: Parking blocking will begin at midnight in the Husky Field area and in front of the Patch Fitness Center. July 2-5, parking is blocked at the Chapel.
  • July 3-5 on Panzer Kaserne – Change of Command: Two rows of parking at the east end of the Exchange parking lot (closest to Bldg. 2913) will be blocked. The Panzer Fitness Basketball court will be closed as the inclement weather site.
  • July 10-12 on Patch Barracks – Change of Command: The Patch Fitness Center basketball court will be closed as the inclement weather site. Parking at Washington Square, the Fitness Center and Swabian Special Events Center will be blocked.
  • July 29 on Panzer Kaserne – Run to Remember: Parking will be blocked at the shoppette and post office areas on Panzer Kaserne. There will be no thruway after the roads are blocked for the race.

Customs Office Closure July 10

The Panzer Kaserne office will be closed from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for an event.

JAMII Room Closure

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

Chaplain Family Life Center Services Suspended

  • Services will resume upon the arrival of the new Family Life Chaplain. Requests for Chaplain support should be directed through command channels, or by calling 07031-15-3079.
  • The On Call Duty Chaplain is available for after-hours emergencies, and may be available to assist with urgent needs during the duty day by calling the MP Desk at 0711-680-5262.

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 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 are communicated to any residents impacted 2 weeks out. Work should not affect traffic.
  • Projected through 2018.

Kelley Barracks Hotel is Open

Kelley Barracks Sewer Repair Project

Detours and blocking signage will be marked on Kelley Barracks to complete a 3-year sewer line project by 2019.

Kelley Barracks Subway Restaurant Facility Construction Extended

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

Patch Barracks Sidewalks

Repair of sidewalks and stairs connecting to Florida Straße near Buildings 2406, 2411, and 2447 goes through July 2017.

Robinson Barracks Elementary School Gym closed

Due to a structural failure, the school gymnasium is closed. The gym is scheduled to re-open in the new school year, Sept. 2017.

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.

Robinson Barracks Seeks Community Club Committee

Become a part of a new RB volunteer committee to manage the former RB Blub bar space and events schedule. Main positions: event coordination, logistics and public relations. The first deadline to apply closes the first week of July; however, the volunteer need is ongoing. The garrison hopes to have a committee up and running in the space by mid-July. Apply at Army OneSource.  Click on the “Volunteer Tools” tab (in the upper right hand corner). Search by community or by organization. People can login using a CAC or create a unique login. Questions, contact the ACS volunteer coordinator at 0703-115-2085.

Become a Sports Official, Paid & Volunteer Opportunities: Flag Football Official Clinic Jul. 30 – Aug. 3

  • No experience needed. Come out and learn about volunteer and paid positions hosted by Child Youth Services Sports at Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915 Room 222, Panzer Kaserne, 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to become a contract official, or 15 or older to volunteer.
  • DSN 431-2616 / CIV 07031-15-2616.

FMWR is Hiring

  • Child and Youth Program Assistants Needed
  • Nonappropriated Fund (NAF) positions are open to all qualified candidates eligible for appointment under U.S. employment conditions. Visit the USAJOBS link
  • 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 stuttgartcys@googlemail.com.

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: stuttgart.imcom-europe.mbx.dpw@mail.mil.
  • To make a maintenance request, contact the Service Order Help Desk at DSN 421-6200/CIV 0711-729-6200.

Housing Resident Handbook & On/Off Post Recycling Guides

  • See the 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.

Stuttgart Garrison News

iReport Europe

  • Report suspicious behavior to the appropriate authorities online or using the mobile app, visit army.mil/iReport.
  • 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 System

  • 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.
  • Contact the Emergency Management Protection Branch DSN: 431-2031/civ. 0703-115-2031.
  • Follow the directions here

Upcoming Deadlines

Summer Camp Registration

  • Sign up for all 10 weeks of camp or select the weeks you need care.  Participants do not need to attend ALL 10 weeks in order to reserve a spot for the fall program.  Fees for summer camp are due no later than the Wednesday prior to camp starting.
  • Sign up at your current childcare center or at Parent Central Services DSN 430-7480/7483 / CIV 0711-680-7480/7483.

Stuttgart Tax Center Closes July 1

  • Building 3312, Room 231 on Kelly Barracks
  • Services available for all DOD ID cardholders for filing last minute tax preparations, and helping to explain IRS letters and requests.
  • DSN: 421-4588/civ.  0711729-4588.

CYS Youth Sports Fall Registration

  • Deadline: July 21. Parent Central Services, Patch Barracks
  • Sports being offered are tackle football (ages 9 – 14), flag football (ages 7 – 12), soccer (ages 5 – 15), cross country (ages 9 – 15), and volleyball (ages 9 -15). Season runs Sept. 1 – Nov. 15 and a physical must be valid through Nov. 15.
  • Contact Parent Central Services for price and to register DSN 430-7480/7483 / CIV 0711-680-7480/7483. For more information, call CYS Sports at DSN 431-2594/2616 / CIV 07031-15-2594/2616.

Monthly Themes

  • Independence Day

Monthly Highlights

Library Summer Reading Program

  • Every Thursday from 1 – 3 p.m., children enrolled in the Summer Reading Program can visit the Patch or Robinson Barracks library to get their paper log stamped, receive their weekly reading prize, and create a Reading By Design related craft. Everyone must also log all of their minutes spent reading, via the Summer Reading website (where you registered). A Summer Reading Wrap-Up party is set for August 3 from 1 – 3 p.m. on Patch, where all children, teens, and adults who were registered for the program will be eligible to win prizes.
  • Click here to register the whole family. For more information visit: https://stuttgart.armymwr.com/programs/patch-library

USO Event Schedule

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 stuttgart@uso.org

DODEA School CalendarNote: The Panzer Kaserne back gate is closed during school breaks.

HBB’s – Approved On-Post Home Based Businesses

Training

Monthly Calendar

July 2

Intro to Paragliding

  • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, Departs at Noon
  • A day with a dedicated instructor learning the basics of paragliding flying short, low flights from a training. Fee covers transportation, instruction, equipment, and ODR escort. Trip based on weather conditions, and could be cancelled with short notice. Age restrictions: 14+ to participate. Returns approximately 9 p.m. Cost:  $149, SWPC: $99 (limited spaces).
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774.

July 3 – TRAINING HOLIDAY

July 4 – US HOLIDAY

Independence Day Celebration– July 4

  • Patch Barracks Husky Field, 5-11 p.m.
  • Schedule of events: 10 a.m. – Tailgating grill zone opens – until space runs out. 5 p.m. – Child Youth Services is hosting a patriotic parade accompanied by live music – Come dressed in your best patriotic outfit. Following the parade will be a Vietnam Veteran Pinning Ceremony to give thanks and a lasting memento to those living veterans who served during the Vietnam War period. Through the evening there will be games and amusement rides for children of all ages. Enjoy food and drink items for purchase, plus live entertainment including jazz and rock performances.
  • Parking: Blocking for event set-up will begin at the fitness center and Husky Field areas July 1. On July 4, for your and your vehicle’s protection, MP’s will block off the majority of the parking area Washington Square– where the fireworks are setup. People are encouraged to carpool, take the duty bus or arrive early if you plan to park on Patch for the events.
  • The Duty Shuttle Bus will be running on a normal holiday schedule meaning the last shuttle bus to Patch Barracks departs from other installations at approximately 6 p.m. (check the schedule at bus stop locations or online). There will be 3 return shuttle buses available at the end of the fireworks departing Patch at about 11:15 p.m.
  • No personal fireworks including sparklers allowed on-post at any time.

July 5

Installation Staff Meeting – CANCELLED THIS MONTH

Get a Grip: Coping with Stress and Anger

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 1 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.

July 8

Get Golf Ready

  • Stuttgart Golf Course, Kornwestheim, 10 – 11:45 a.m.
  • S. Professional Golfers Association Player Development program 5 hours of instruction. Fee includes instruction from PGA Professional, use of clubs, range balls and on-course instruction.
  • Session dates: Jul. 8, 15, & 22. Register by calling CIV 07141-879-150.

Paintball

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

July 10

Toddlers in the Park Playgroup

  • Panzer Hotel, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Parents and children have the opportunity to socialize and connect with others in their community. Open to parents with children ages 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Developmentally age appropriate games and activities arranged.
  • DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

July 11

Get Golf Ready

  • Stuttgart Golf Course, Kornwestheim, 6 – 7:15 p.m.
  • S. Professional Golfers Association Player Development program 5 hours of instruction. Fee includes instruction from PGA Professional, use of clubs, range balls and on-course instruction.
  • Session dates: Jul. 11, 13, 18 & 20. Register by calling CIV 07141-879-150.

Junior Golf Clinic July 11-13

  • Stuttgart Golf Course, Kornwestheim
  • Class hosted by Child Youth Services and the Stuttgart Golf Course for ages 7-16. Instructed by a S. Professional Golfers Association professional, covering the fundamentals of the golf swing and short game.  On July 13 the lesson is conducted on the golf course to help youngsters learn the rules and etiquette.  A lunch and awards presentation with certificates of completion is conducted after the golf session. The next youth golf clinic will be Aug. 1-3.
  • Signup by calling DSN 430-7480/7488 / CIV 0711-680-7480/7488.

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.

Employment Readiness Lunchtime Series Building a 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.

July 12

Garrison Change of Command Ceremony

USAG Stuttgart bids farewell to Col. Glenn K. Dickenson and welcomes Col. Neal A. Corson.

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.

July 15

Intro to Scuba

  • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, Departs at 2 p.m.
  • Price covers transportation, equipment, compressed air and tanks, lake fees, instruction from a certified Master Diver, barbeque dinner, and ODR escort. Divers must be 10 years old to dive. All under 18 years of age must have a parent/guardian onsite (parent does not have to be in the water). Cost: Adults (16 years and up) $149, Youth (ages 10 – 15) $129, SWPC $99 (limited spaces).
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-3774.

July 16

Intro to Paragliding

  • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, Departs at Noon
  • A day with a dedicated instructor learning the basics of paragliding flying short, low flights from a training. Fee covers transportation, instruction, equipment, and ODR escort. Trip based on weather conditions, and could be cancelled with short notice. Age restrictions: 14+ to participate. Returns approximately 9 p.m. Cost:  $149, SWPC: $99 (limited spaces).
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774.

July 17

Toddlers in the Park Playgroup

  • Kelley Playground, behind Building 3406, Kelley Barracks, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Parents and children have the opportunity to socialize and connect with others in their community. Open to parents with children ages 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Developmentally age appropriate games and activities arranged.
  • DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

July 18

Employment Readiness Lunchtime Series Writing a Private Sector Resume

  • 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.

July 19

Navigating Financial Resources – Books, Apps, and Internet

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • This course identifies financial information, resources and tools.
  • DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

July 20

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.

July 22

Army Community Service 52nd Birthday Celebration

  • Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Learn about community programs, enjoy refreshments, cake, games such as corn hole and bubble machine.
  • DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

Paintball

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

July 23

Match Play Tournament (qualifier)

  • Stuttgart Golf Course, Kornwestheim. 8 a.m.
  • Each match will be played over a 3-week period and arranged by players at their convenience. Cost: $35 for Annual fee cardholders, $50 for all other US ID cardholders and includes green fees for all matches and prizes.
  • Register by calling CIV 07141-879151

White Water Rafting

  • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, Departs 6:30 a.m.
  • Enjoy three trips down the rapids. Price includes transportation, equipment, instruction, 3 rafts, and 1 swim down canal. Age restrictions apply. From 10 years of age, a parent must be IN raft.  From 16 to 18 a parent must be on-site (not in boat). Returns at approximately 3 p.m. Cost: All seats $129, SWPC $79 (limited spaces).
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774

July 24

Toddlers in the Park Playgroup

  • Patch Playground, Vermont Street, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Parents and children have the opportunity to socialize and connect with others in their community. Open to parents with children ages 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Developmentally age appropriate games and activities arranged.
  • DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518

Tech Expo July 24-25

  • Swabian Special Events Center, Patch Barracks, noon to 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 50+ exhibitors that will be displaying a variety of technologies. Complimentary refreshments, food and giveaways while supplies last. Sponsored by the 52nd Signal Battalion, the expo is a networking and training opportunity, free and open to all ID cardholders.

July 26

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.

How to Handle Customer Complaints

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • This course will cover the steps for submitting complaints and/or reporting consumer protection issues and the follow-up action with those companies. Discover the resources that are available to help you avoid scams and become an informed consumer. Bring your lunch.
  • DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

July 28

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 is required. DSN 431-3328 / CIV 07031-15-3328.

July 29

Run to Remember 5k/Half marathon

  • Panzer Fitness Center, Panzer Kaserne, 7:15 a.m.
  • In honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in battle. Registration costs: June 5 – July 16: $15 for individual, $40 for family; July 17 – 23: $20 for individual, $50 for family. Categories: Overall (1st, 2nd, 3rd) Female; Overall (1st, 2nd, 3rd Male); Overall (1st, 2nd, 3rd); Team 1st (minimum of 3 participants). T-shirt and race number pick up between 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. on day of race only at the Panzer Fitness Center. Various T-shirt sizes available while supplies last. First come, first serve.
  • This race is pet and stroller friendly. DSN 430-7136 / CIV 0711680-7136.
  • Parking will be blocked at the shoppette and post office areas on Panzer Kaserne. There will be no thruway after the roads are blocked for the race.

Get Golf Ready

  • Stuttgart Golf Course, 10 – 11:45 a.m.
  • United States Professional Golfers Association Player Development program 5 hours of instruction. Class fee includes instruction from PGA Professional, use of clubs, range balls and on-course instruction. Increase your comfort level and learn all aspects of the game of golf.
  • Session dates: Jul. 29, Aug. 5, & 12. Register by calling CIV 07141-879-150.

Disney Paris Express Trip

  • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, Departs 1 p.m.
  • Fee covers transportation via commercial bus and ODR escort. Participants responsible for entrance tickets, meals, & additional recreational fees. A passport is required. Returns 7 a.m. Sunday. Cost: Adult $149, Youth (17 years and younger) $129, SWPC $99 (limited spaces).
  • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774.

July 31

Toddlers in the Park Playgroup

  • Robinson Barracks Playground, Building 168, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Parents and children have the opportunity to socialize and connect with others in their community. Open to parents with children ages 0 – 5. Older siblings are welcome to attend. Developmentally age appropriate games and activities arranged.
  • DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

Stuttgart Girl Scouts Day Camp July 31-Aug. 4

  • Near Panzer Kaserne, Drop off begins at 8 a.m., Pick-up 4 p.m.
  • Girls learn: to set up and tear down tents, build a fire, cook in the outdoors, purify water, sing songs, campfire skits, outdoor games, arts and crafts. They will also learn to create trails and follow them, but most important, they will learn to build relationships with their sister girl scouts.
  • Day camp cost is $100 for the week. Sibling discounts and volunteer discounts offered.
  • Overnight scheduled Aug. 3
  • Opportunities for non-registered girls who are completing kindergarten or older. To pre-register go to stuttgartgirlscouts.org and select the camp link for each camper and volunteer registering. Email stuttgartgirlscoutcamp@gmail.com.