Identifying Soldiers for behavioral health problems before they deploy, and then coordinating continuing care for them while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The study was conducted with more than 20,000 Soldiers assigned…
Archive for January, 2011
Nearly 5,000 missed medical appointments per month costs Army Medicine
in Europe about $5 million per year. Engaging beneficiaries and unit
leaders can help reduce the number of missed appointments by half,
health officials say.
Midway through the unit-level basketball season in U.S. Army Garrison
Stuttgart, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports
programmer, Matt Gilliard, wanted to showcase the season’s best players.v
Hand washing, good personal hygiene help stop spread
Some familiar viruses are active in Europe this winter, and medical
officials are encouraging preventive measures to help stop their spread.
Earlier this month, the Department of Defense announced its
introduction of the premium-based Tricare Young Adult Program, which
extends medical coverage to eligible military family members to the age
Even with multiple operations occurring around the world — in combat
zones and international partner training situations — the service
members of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe found time to pause
momentarily Jan. 19 to celebrate their history.
Four members of the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
(Airborne), received awards during a ceremony held in Panzer Hall Jan.
19 for their valorous actions over the course of their last deployment
to Afghanistan in support of International Security Assistance Forces
Special Operations Forces and Task Force 10.
Like it or not, it’s tax time.
If you’re trying to make sense of what’s new for this filing season, fear not. We’ve already done it for you.
Patch Fitness Center was swarming with activity during its annual aerobathon Jan. 22. “We want to give everyone a taste of all the group fitness classes we have to offer,” said Ricky Payton, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart fitness coordinator. During the Family and MWR-sponsored event, community members were able to…
Excitedly offering up their thoughts about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, a third-grade Patch Elementary class watched as teacher Robin Tessereau wrote their narrative on the board — in German.
Siblings Sasha (from left) and Susanna Ortiz battle to win the Böblingen Elementary/Middle School Spelling Bee Jan. 21, while announcer Helene Harper listens for the correct answer. Susanna, 12, took first place and will represent Stuttgart in the Germany-wide spelling bee in Ramstein.
For the first time, non-military community members in U.S. Army
Garrison Stuttgart can make eye exam appointments, order contacts and
glasses, and see a doctor for acute eye conditions at a facility on
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made history. His work to ensure
equality between races and promote nonviolent protest resulted in his
becoming the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
The presents are unwrapped, the decorations are put away and the
relatives are gone. After weeks of whirlwind holiday activities, many
of us may find ourselves feeling a little let down. Add to this the
gloom of gray skies, and before you know it, you’ve got a full-blown
case of the winter blues.
It was a devastating mistake that changed his military career forever.
What started out as a couple of drinks turned into a nightmare that
will follow one Army noncommissioned officer for the rest of his
military career — all because he got behind the wheel.