Archive for June, 2011

Thrills on wheels: check out Germany’s theme parks

Thrills on wheels: check out Germany’s theme parks

School is out and summer has arrived. So, what now?

Before the boredom settles in with those dog days of summer, check out
Germany’s take on amusement parks. From an afternoon spent with Shrek to
a Lego lover’s paradise, these fantasy worlds will satisfy
thrill-seekers of all ages and tastes.

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Don’t become a victim while traveling in Europe

Living in Europe means having the advantage of being near numerous
popular tourist destinations and the opportunity to travel during the
summer months.

However, tourist attractions and peak travel seasons can create ideal conditions for a potential terrorist attack.

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Young male service members at risk for testicular cancer

Medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center warn that
male service members are part of the most at-risk group for testicular
cancer. The form of cancer may be rare, but it does occur most often in
men ages 20 to 39.

“[Service members] need to be aware of the risk. While the survival rate
is more than 90 percent, testicular cancer can still be lethal if it is
too advanced once it is discovered,” said Maj. Eric Whitman, a
urologist in the Department of Surgery at CRDAMC.

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SOF medics train to save lives in combat

SOF medics train to save lives in combat

With more and more European partner nation Special Operation Forces
participating in International Security Assistance Force operations,
having medical personnel available to save lives in austere and often
dangerous environments is of critical importance.

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After 36 years, USO still brings community together

After 36 years, USO still brings community together

This year, the Stuttgart United Service Organizations office celebrated
its 36th birthday (June 12) by giving out free hot dogs, cake and
donated prizes on June 8.

It was a symbolic moment, since the USO Stuttgart has spent the past 36 years giving back to the military community here.

June 30, 2011 ×

Ask a JAG

Editor’s Note: Do you have a legal question you would like to see
answered in a future edition of The Citizen? If so, contact “Ask a JAG”
at steven.j.bishop@eur.army.mil.

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Driver’s Ed: For students, Patch’s not-so-mean streets great place to learn

Driver’s Ed: For students, Patch’s not-so-mean streets great place to learn

For some, circling the streets of Patch Barracks at a top speed of 30 km
per hour for a solid 45 minutes might be the epitome of an infernal
nightmare.

For others, it puts them one step closer to a lifelong dream: getting a driver’s license.

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Prevent needless accidents

Prevent needless accidents

Independence Day honors the birthday of our nation and commemorates the
adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It’s a day
of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and
a reason to fly the American flag.

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Another school year over

Another school year over

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Valor within our ranks

Valor within our ranks

Task Force 10 operators garner awards

Special Operations Forces personnel from the 1st Battalion, 10th Special
Forces Group (Airborne), 321st Special Tactics Squadron, and Special
Operations Command Europe, gathered on Patch Barracks to witness the
presentation of two Silver Star Medals, 11 Bronze Star Medals with
Valor, and one Army Commendation Medal with Valor during a ceremony
conducted on June 13.

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@PHS: gradu8s R ready 2 write history

Patch High School sent 122 graduates out into the world June 9 to write some history, as their class motto states.

June 16, 2011 ×

Nominate ‘Faces of Strength’ for Army campaign

Each year, the U.S. Army’s Faces of Strength campaign shares compelling
stories about the men, women and children who go above and beyond what
is expected of them to support the Army and its Soldiers.

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Control stress, anger with ACS Family Advocacy Program

At one time or another, stress affects everyone.

What sets people apart is how they manage that stress, according to
Steve Naxer, Family Advocacy Program specialist for the Stuttgart
military community.

Naxer teaches free stress management, parenting and anger management
classes through U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Army Community Service on
Panzer Kaserne.

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Soldier Show highlights Army talent, teamwork

Soldier Show highlights Army talent, teamwork

Sitting in the front row of the audience with her hands pressed over her
ears, it was clear that 3-year-old Emerson Caravona was not a big fan
of rap music.

Fortunately for her and 560 other community members watching the U.S.
Army’s 2011 Soldier Show at the Patch Fitness Center June 6, the show
included a mix of country-western, rock, pop, classic, Polynesian,
Latin, African and Oriental musical genres.

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Disciples of speed: Motorcyclists get thrills on race track, play it safe on road

On May 27, 2011, a 19-year-old Soldier and two friends were riding their
motorcycles in Colorado Springs, Colo., when they were struck by a
vehicle. Spc. Christopher Wheeler, who had recently returned from
deployment, died at the scene. He became the Army’s 23rd motorcycle
fatality this fiscal year.

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