Archive for January, 2011

Pre-deployment screenings prevent behavioral problems

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…

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Missed appointments cost millions annually

Missed appointments cost millions annually

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. 

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Night of the Stars: Unit-level players shine in all-star game

Night of the Stars: Unit-level players shine in all-star game

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

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Flu, Norovirus active this winter

Flu, Norovirus active this winter

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.

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Tricare Young Adult Program to open

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
of 26.

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SOCEUR pauses to celebrate 56 years of operations

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.

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1/10 SFG (A) Soldiers honored for valor

1/10 SFG (A) Soldiers honored for valor

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.

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What’s new for 2010 taxes

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.

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Fitness frenzy

Fitness frenzy

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…

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German immersion class empowers PES students

German immersion class empowers PES students

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.

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Spell it out

Spell it out

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.

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Optometry center expands on-post eye care

Optometry center expands on-post eye care

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
post.

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Photo courtesy Library of Congress

Ward leads MLK Jr. tribute

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.

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Beat winter blues, improve your health: volunteer

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.

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People who drive after using alcohol can’t react as quickly when they need to. Their vision is affected; it may be blurred or doubled. Alcohol also alters depth perception, making it hard to tell whether other vehicles, pedestrians or objects are close or far away.

Driving drunk wrecked my military career

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.

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