Archive for May, 2011

Disneyland Paris: life in the ‘Village’

Disneyland Paris: life in the ‘Village’

When Euro Disneyland opened its doors in 1992, it was met with
underwhelming crowds and a cold shoulder from Parisians. The resort has
since undergone a Cinderella transformation. Now known as Disneyland
Paris, the park draws huge crowds, surpassing the Eiffel Tower as Paris’
most visited attraction. It ranks as the fourth most visited theme park
in the world, just behind the other three Disney parks.

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Sun Safety: Protect yourself from the sun

Every spring and summer, Soldiers get painful sunburns that lead to time
lost from duty and training. If you have a fair complexion and light
hair, you are especially at risk for skin damage from the sun. The sun
can also hurt your eyes, so even Soldiers with dark complexions need to
protect themselves.

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‘No-shows’ take big bite out of dental clinic’s efficiency

‘No-shows’ take big bite out of dental clinic’s efficiency

Missed or broken appointments at the Patch Barracks Dental Clinic have
taken a big bite out of the clinic’s ability to provide care to service
members and their families.

In the past 12 months, the clinic could have seen more than 1,200
additional patients if only 1,298 “no show” active duty and family
member patients had cancelled their appointments in a timely manner. 

May 19, 2011 ×
High tea sweetens AP English

High tea sweetens AP English

It was cakes, crumpets and lemon curd at Patch High School May 12, as two separate classes of Advanced Placement English celebrated a school-year’s worth of completed tests, finished essays and Shakespearian sonnets with a traditional “high tea” party. The annual event was hosted by PHS teacher Claire Dickmeyer.

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RBEMS science expo showcases talent, promise

Sixth-grader Sara Tingey recently absorbed three life lessons while
successfully completing her first-place science project at Robinson
Barracks Elementary/Middle School  — that there’s strength in numbers,
looks can be deceiving, and making mistakes is part of the learning
process.

May 19, 2011 ×
U.S. Army Soldier Show in Stuttgart June 6

U.S. Army Soldier Show in Stuttgart June 6

The U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to the Stuttgart military community
June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Patch Fitness Center. The carnival concept of
the 2011 show will take audiences on a globe-spanning journey to more
fun-filled venues in 90 minutes than some folks experience in a
lifetime.

May 19, 2011 ×
Toppers are Stuttgart Theatre Center success story

Toppers are Stuttgart Theatre Center success story

The best reward a good play can receive is applause.

However, there’s nothing wrong with earning a little extra recognition.

The Stuttgart Theatre Center did just that, taking home seven awards and
27 nominations at this year’s Tournament of Plays “Topper” Awards Show,
a swanky ceremony held April 20 in U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg.

May 19, 2011 ×

405th AFSB accepts control of DOL mission in Europe

The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, partnered with the 21st Theater
Sustainment Command, now has command and control of Directorate of
Logistics missions in the European theater.

May 19, 2011 ×
AAFES heads off shoplifting with outreach program

AAFES heads off shoplifting with outreach program

In the first quarter of 2011, 40 of the 61 criminal cases that have
crossed the desk of Stuttgart Military Police Investigator Chief Darrell
Robertson were for shoplifting.

Of those shoplifting cases, 32 involved youth under the age of 18, Robertson said.

May 19, 2011 ×
Musical showdown

Musical showdown

Four bands — The Clerks, Echo of Silence, Ghost, and His Name is Legion — vied for top honors May 13 during Patch High School’s Battle of the Bands. Ghost took first place, winning a $300 cash prize, as well as a session in a local recording studio.  Second place went to His Name is Legion.

May 19, 2011 ×
IMCOM-Europe NCO of the Year: quintuple victory for USAG Stuttgart

IMCOM-Europe NCO of the Year: quintuple victory for USAG Stuttgart

For the fifth year in a row, a Military Policeman assigned to the U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart has won the Installation Management Command
Europe NCO of the Year Best Warrior Competition.

May 19, 2011 ×
In Germany, the Maibaum, or May pole, as depicted here in Scharnhausen, is typically set up at the market place during the morning hours on May 1. It remains there throughout the month of May. The Maibaum is either a birch or spruce tree or an oak tree trunk with a green crown that symbolizes fertility of nature and new life. Photo by Shutterstock.

May traditions in Germany usher warmer weather

A Maibaum is set up in the center of a town in cities throughout Germany May 1.

May 5, 2011 ×

Health Beat

National Nurses’ Week May 6-12 is National Nurses’ Week. The U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart would like to  recognize the nurses at the clinic and nationwide for promoting and maintaining Americans’ health. ‘Space A’ eligibility for school immunizations Through July 31, children of “Space A” beneficiaries can be seen at…

May 5, 2011 ×

EDIS offers child-development services

The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services Program at the
U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart provides early intervention services
for children under three years old and related services for school-aged
children.

May 5, 2011 ×

Call SOS before getting urgent care off post

Tricare Prime beneficiaries now have new requirements for obtaining host
nation care for urgent health problems. Effective immediately, Prime
beneficiaries must contact the Overseas Managed Care Contractor,
International SOS, before obtaining urgent care after hours on the
economy. International SOS is available 24 hours a day at 0800-589-1599
or civ. 044-20-8762-8384.

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