Archive for October, 2011

Players take passion for soccer indoors

Players take passion for soccer indoors

The ball careened off the basketball backboard, hit the fire alarm then
boomeranged toward the bleachers, where it ricocheted off the boards,
spinning toward the opposite end of the Panzer gym. Goal!

October 20, 2011 ×
Silent witnesses

Silent witnesses

Tonya Harris (from left), the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Victim Advocate Coordinator, discusses the Silent Witness exhibit displayed Oct. 12 at the Panzer Exchange for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with Amy Dewitt, Connie Alameda and Barbara Dickinson. Each silhouette, or “silent witness” tells the story of a victim of domestic violence. The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program will host an information booth and Silent Witness display again on Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the USO month luncheon in Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne.

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Planting ‘seeds’ of friendship

Planting ‘seeds’ of friendship

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander Col. Carl D. Bird and the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart, Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, fill in dirt around a newly planted chestnut tree at Robinson Barracks’ Friendship Row Oct. 11. The men planted two trees as symbols of German-American friendship.

October 20, 2011 ×
RBEMS addresses suicide, depression, bullying

RBEMS addresses suicide, depression, bullying

Editor’s Note: Tom Driscoll is an
eighth-grade journalism student at Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle
School. He covered RBEMS’ Suicide Prevention Month activities this month
and contributed the following report.

October 20, 2011 ×
AFRICOM holds its first Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

AFRICOM holds its first Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

U.S. Africa Command held its first Hispanic American Heritage Month
celebration last month at Kelley Barracks. More than 100 guests attended
the event, which was themed “Many Backgrounds, Many Stories — One
American Spirit,” and featured music, dancing, speeches and a food
tasting.

October 20, 2011 ×
Fire safety a year-round mission for USAG Stuttgart Fire Department

Fire safety a year-round mission for USAG Stuttgart Fire Department

Do you know what to do when a kitchen fire breaks out?

Those who attended U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Fire Prevention Day,
held outside of the Panzer Exchange on Oct. 15, know not what to do,
thanks to a dramatic grease fire demonstration.

October 20, 2011 ×
USAG Stuttgart volunteers ‘make a difference’ every day

USAG Stuttgart volunteers ‘make a difference’ every day

Make A Difference Day, is the largest day of volunteering in the U.S., with millions of people on a single day helping to change the world.

October 20, 2011 ×
Football teams ready to tackle second season

Football teams ready to tackle second season

Youth tackle football kicked off its second season in U.S. Army Garrison
Stuttgart with 74 participants, about 32 more players than last season.

In its inaugural season, USAG Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services
fielded a bantam team for 9- to 11-year-olds and a junior team for 12-
to 14- year-olds. This year, the program boasts one bantam and two
junior teams.

October 6, 2011 ×
Sleight of hand magician opens new performance space

Sleight of hand magician opens new performance space

The grand opening of the Stuttgart Theatre Center’s Studio on Sept. 23
and 24 was magical, quite literally, with Ted “Merlin” Barlock
performing seemingly impossible illusions in the former German Cantina
above the Kelley Theatre.

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Family and MWR ‘Amazing Race’ returns for second year

Family and MWR ‘Amazing Race’ returns for second year

In 18 seasons, a mother and son team has never won on the CBS reality
show, “The Amazing Race.”  Not so for the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s version of the race around
the world.

October 6, 2011 ×

Get out and about this month

German-American Day The Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/James F. Byrnes Institute will celebrate its annual German-American Day Oct. 11 with a fall concert from 7-9 p.m. in the White Hall of the Neue Schloss (new castle) in downtown Stuttgart. The concert will feature compositions from classic American musicals, as well as melodies from…

October 6, 2011 ×
Good reasons to quit tobacco habit now

Good reasons to quit tobacco habit now

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco
use, particularly cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of preventable
death in the U.S.

Health problems extend beyond smokers to nonsmokers, who are involuntarily exposed to second-hand smoke.

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International forces celebrate camaraderie at ‘NATO beer maneuver’

International forces celebrate camaraderie at ‘NATO beer maneuver’

The Soldier Wasen, or “NATO Beer Maneuver,” has a long tradition in
Stuttgart. Back in 1974, a group of international soldiers were invited
to the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds to enjoy hearty Swabian food and
German beer.

The practice has continued ever since.

October 6, 2011 ×
Writers, artists share passion for ‘kid lit’ with community

Writers, artists share passion for ‘kid lit’ with community

Writing for children is serious business. The young readers may be
small, but the impact that words and images have on them can be immense.

October 6, 2011 ×
Space walkers inspire students to reach for stars

Space walkers inspire students to reach for stars

Selected students at Patch High School and Robinson Barracks
Elementary/Middle School received a play-by-play of the launching and
landing of the 2009 Atlantis Space Transportation System-129 mission
Sept. 23 by two of its crew members.

U.S. Navy Capt. Barry E. “Butch” Wilmore and retired Navy Capt. Michael
J. Foreman, NASA astronauts, visited the schools to share what happened
on their mission to the International Space Station in November 2009. At
PHS, all eyes were locked on a multimedia presentation as the voice of
mission control announced the lift off.

October 6, 2011 ×