Archive for August, 2011

Skateboard competition watered down by rain

Skateboard competition watered down by rain

David Seegar, 16, was one of only a few skateboarders who braved the
commute and threatening weather to participate in the third annual U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart German-American Skateboard Competition held Aug.
13.

August 25, 2011 ×
Württemberg Hill offers romance, scenic views of Stuttgart

Württemberg Hill offers romance, scenic views of Stuttgart

Most people in Stuttgart describe the Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg
Hill, located in the Stuttgart city district of Rotenberg, as a monument
to eternal love.

The chapel was built by King Wilhelm I between 1820-24 for his beloved
wife and Queen of Württemberg, Katharina Pawlowna. She was only 30 when
she died in Stuttgart on Jan. 9, 1819.

August 25, 2011 ×
Sesame Street, USO bring Muppets to Stuttgart

Sesame Street, USO bring Muppets to Stuttgart

Dealing with change and making new friends — military children know all
too well about the anxiety that often comes with relocating to a new
place.

August 25, 2011 ×
Young detectives practice critical thinking, solve crimes

Young detectives practice critical thinking, solve crimes

Some kids spend their summers playing baseball or swimming. Joseph
Branch spent his summer rifling through a hotel room looking for
evidence.

Branch is one of 30 youths who participated in CSI: Crime Scene, a new
EDGE program offered by Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services.

August 25, 2011 ×

Protect children’s vision with annual eye exams

One of the best ways to help children in school is to ensure their
vision has been checked at least every two years by an eye care
professional. Vision and eye health are key to a student’s ability to do
well in the classroom and when studying at home.

August 25, 2011 ×
Soldier ride commemorates 9/11, supports wounded warriors

Soldier ride commemorates 9/11, supports wounded warriors

Members of the military community in Europe interested in commemorating
the 10th anniversary of 9/11 while also supporting wounded warriors are
invited to participate in a Community Soldier Ride at the Bostalsee
Lake.

August 25, 2011 ×

Teens ‘venture’ outdoors with coed Scouting group

Stuttgart area teens on the hunt for high adventure activities such as
rock climbing and ropes courses, and who have a passion for
volunteerism, may want to take a look at Venture Crew 44.

August 25, 2011 ×
Misbehavior on DoDDS buses will not be tolerated

Misbehavior on DoDDS buses will not be tolerated

Good order among students on a bus is fundamental to safety.

Commonly known as the “bus discipline problem,” what’s really at stake
is the effect that a lack of good order has on every student’s safety.
Discipline isn’t the problem. The real problem is safety, because bad
discipline results in an unsafe operation.

August 25, 2011 ×

Change your world: Submit improvement ideas to AFAP

Have ideas on how the Department of the Army can improve the quality of
life for service members, DA civilians and their families?

If so, now is the time to submit them for the next Army Family Action
Plan conference, to be held in November in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.
Issues are due by Nov. 5.

August 25, 2011 ×
Cost of drinking, driving can exceed bar tab

Cost of drinking, driving can exceed bar tab

Ever wonder about the true cost of that last beer, mixed drink or glass of wine at dinner?

August 25, 2011 ×

ACAP: supporting Soldier career success

The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial
decision to put it on. That is why the Army provides the Army Career
and Alumni Program and is working to make it even more effective. ACAP
delivers transition and job assistance services to Soldiers to support
them in making informed career decisions.

August 25, 2011 ×
Summer send-off

Summer send-off

Children and staffers participating in USAG Stuttgart CYS Services’ summer camp program celebrated the end of a “Rockin’ Summer 2011”  Aug. 18 with a day of fun and sun on the Panzer Kaserne sports field. The event brought the pre-kindergarten and after school camps together to say goodbye to the camp counselors, who returned to the U.S. Aug. 20. 

August 25, 2011 ×
SF Soldier honored for heroic actions in Böblingen

SF Soldier honored for heroic actions in Böblingen

Spc. Willie Smith was honored by the Böblingen Police Department during a
ceremony Aug. 2 for rescuing an elderly couple from an apartment fire
in July.  

Rudi Denzer, chief of the Böblingen Police Department, awarded Smith, a
Soldier assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 1st Battalion, 10th
Special Forces Group, Airborne, with a certificate of appreciation and
the official coat of arms of the state of Baden-Württemberg Police, to
include a declaration in English, during the ceremony.

August 25, 2011 ×
A running tribute

A running tribute

While many of their counterparts enjoyed sleeping late, 395 service
members, civilians and family members in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart
started their Saturday morning with a 13-mile or five-kilometer run July
16.

August 12, 2011 ×
Firework festival illuminates August nights

Firework festival illuminates August nights

Those who missed this year’s July 4 fireworks still have a chance to
watch colorful rockets light up the night during the “Flammende Sterne”
(Flaming Stars) firework festival.

August 12, 2011 ×