Archive for February, 2011

Royal treatment, tradition endure at Black Forest spa

Royal treatment, tradition endure at Black Forest spa

Visitors to the Black Forest town of Bad Wildbad have the chance to
experience  a royal spa treatment — where German blue bloods once bathed
— without the high price tag at the “Palais Thermal” spa.

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Army reduces carbon footprint

Army reduces carbon footprint

Dr. Emmitt L. Brown, the scientist from the movie “Back to the Future,”
had things fairly well devised several years ago, feeding trash to the
“flux capacitor” to power his time machine.

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Seeking sustainable solutions for brighter future

On the same day that President Obama outlined his Better Building
Initiative that aims to reduce companies’ energy bills by about $40
billion a year, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart hosted its second annual
energy symposium.

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New CYS Services  employees take fire  extinguisher training

New CYS Services employees take fire extinguisher training

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Caregivers work from home, benefit community

Caregivers work from home, benefit community

Family Child Care providers, while operating their own home-based businesses, offer children of working parents a “home away from home.”

Opening an FCC home is a business opportunity that helps financially
empower military spouses while providing a much-needed service in U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart, said Deborah Mandrell, FCC director.

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Customer insight helps garrison to hone services

Customer feedback is a crucial part of doing business for L.L. Bean,
USAA and Apple. It’s no different for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.
While the garrison isn’t out to capture market share, it is striving to
build a customer-centric culture using the voice of the customer, just
like these top-ranked customer service champions do.

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Save lives: Know what an IED looks like, report suspicious items to police

Save lives: Know what an IED looks like, report suspicious items to police

Most people would call the police if they saw a wooden box labeled “TNT”
with an alarm clock and some wires attached to it, in a public place.

But would they call if they saw some unmarked crates with a cell phone and some wires in the trunk of a car?

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Ask a JAG

Q: I’ve recently heard stories
about service members who were overcharged on their mortgages or had
their homes foreclosed on, despite legal protections that exist. What
are those protections?

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Turn these devices off

Certain U.S. electronic devices can disrupt communications in Germany
and may result in legal proceedings and fines for those who use them.

Devices that can cause harmful interference operate on the 800-900
kilohertz (kHz) and 1.8-2.4 gigahertz (GHz) frequency ranges, along with
some 4G wireless technology, according to John Whitehurst, a spectrum
supportability manager for U.S. European Command J6 in Stuttgart.

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Net zero energy use is 100 percent benefit

The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its
installations: It will become net zero. That is, our use and production
of resources will balance out so that we do not over-consume or waste.
The most exciting part of the Army net zero vision is this: we all have a
part to play in achieving it.

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‘Sexual assault contrary to Army values’

‘Sexual assault contrary to Army values’

In Iraq and Afghanistan, Soldiers will place themselves in danger to
protect a comrade in harm’s way. We need to apply that same instinct at
our home stations and provide aid to a Soldier in the fight against
sexual assault.

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