Archive for March, 2011

Peek into Mozart’s past in Salzburg, Austria

Peek into Mozart’s past in Salzburg, Austria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is known throughout the world for his music: He
produced 22 operas, in addition to instrumental compositions,
symphonies, serenades, marches, string quartets and songs.

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What’s happening in FMWR

Audition for ‘Working’ The Stuttgart Entertainment Branch will host auditions for the musical “Working” April 4-6 at 7 p.m. in the Kelley Theatre. Men ages 15-25 and women ages 18 and up are needed to play the “common” men and women in this show who express the hopes, dreams, joys…

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Fifteen Stuttgart NCOs inducted at ceremony

Fifteen Stuttgart NCOs inducted at ceremony

Recognizing newly promoted Army noncommissioned officers has been a
ceremonial tradition since the NCO creed became official in 1986. 

That tradition was continued in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart March 4,
when 15 Soldiers were officially inducted into the NCO corps during a
ceremony in the Patch Community Club.

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Interns make impact on local Family and MWR programs

Interns make impact on local Family and MWR programs

John Hamilton, working as a fitness coordinator at Fort Huachuca,
Ariz., was on a quest to further develop his career in sports and
fitness. A homework lab technician for youth at Fort Stewart, Ga., Mary
Kane was searching for a way to move into management.

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BEMS language arts class lets students ‘speak’ their minds

If you’re like many people, you’re petrified of public speaking.
Stephanie Nelson’s sixth-grade language arts students at Böblingen
Elementary/Middle School are not.

The students recently completed a unit on public speaking, and thanks
to Nelson’s extensive preparation, are now armed with the power to
persuade, motivate and inspire.

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History comes to life at RBEMS

History comes to life at RBEMS

On March 11, the Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School cafeteria
bore a striking resemblance to the movie “Night at the Museum: Battle
of the Smithsonian.”

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Get to know your SAC

Within Department of Defense Dependents Schools, the mission of a
School Advisory Committee is to advise the principal on educational
matters, such as school policies affecting students and parents,
instructional programs and educational resources within the school,
pupil services and student standards of conduct and discipline.

SACs are comprised of parents of students enrolled in the school, full-time educators at the school and high school students.

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Some like it hot: USAG Stuttgart chili cook-off entries made grown men cry

Some like it hot: USAG Stuttgart chili cook-off entries made grown men cry

What does it take to make the perfect pot of chili?

There were many different answers at the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart
Chili Cook-off held March 13 by the Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Community Recreation Division.

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AFRICOM welcomes new senior enlisted leader

AFRICOM welcomes new senior enlisted leader

U.S. Africa Command welcomed its newest senior enlisted leader during a ceremony March 11 on Kelley Barracks.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr. assumed responsibilities
from Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Ripka during a ceremony officiated by U.S.
AFRICOM Commander Gen. Carter Ham, who took command March 9.

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Health clinic annex to open on Kelley Barracks March 28

Health clinic annex to open on Kelley Barracks March 28

Those living on Kelley Barracks or working in U.S. Africa Command will
soon be able to receive primary care health care and limited laboratory
and pharmacy services on site.

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Shopping for a good cause

Shopping for a good cause

The Stuttgart Community Spouses Club hosted its Spring Bazaar March 18-20. Thousands of people converged upon Patch Barracks to shop, eat and socialize during the club’s annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the bazaar are returned to the Stuttgart military community in the form of scholarships and financial support to clubs, schools and other worthy causes.

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Ham takes control of U.S. Africa Command

Ham takes control of U.S. Africa Command

U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham assumed command of U.S. Africa Command
from Gen. William E. “Kip” Ward during a ceremony March 9 at the
Stadthalle in Sindelfingen.

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Survivor Outreach Services supports Soldiers’ families

Survivor Outreach Services supports Soldiers’ families

I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart as part of
the surge in Iraq in 2007-’08. During that time, 153 Soldiers died in
combat. I pray for their families every day. Their loss is something I,
as a leader, have to live with.

For any leader, the loss of a Soldier hits hard. But the loss that
survivors experience is magnitudes deeper and wider because they have
lost not just a Soldier, but a friend, a son or daughter, a husband or
wife, a father or mother.

March 23, 2011 ×
Rifle team, girls basketball win champs

Rifle team, girls basketball win champs

Two championship victories punctuated the end of a tough winter sports
season at Patch High School, making the girls basketball team number
one in Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe Division I and
the Junior ROTC air rifle team best in the Army.

March 10, 2011 ×
Take‘artful’ journey through time at State Gallery

Take‘artful’ journey through time at State Gallery

Stuttgart’s State Gallery downtown gives puts on a new spin on a
traditional art viewing experience. The gallery showcases an art
collection that spans 700 years. However, viewers may be surprised to
find a modern sculpture next to a masterpiece from the 14th century.

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