Archive for December, 2011

Toast the season at Germany’s oldest ‘Sekt’ factory

Toast the season at Germany’s oldest ‘Sekt’ factory

Americans may think beer is the national drink of Germany. However, when
with German friends, some Americans may find that “Sekt,” or sparkling
wine, is considered the all-purpose drink to toast special occasions or
simply the good times.

December 15, 2011 ×
Deskside snacking: Eating well in the workplace is not impossible

Deskside snacking: Eating well in the workplace is not impossible

It’s been a long day at the office. Visions of the vending machine flash
through your mind. Caffeine and sugar are calling your name.

December 15, 2011 ×
Four generations committed to Boy Scouting

Four generations committed to Boy Scouting

If only 5 percent of Boy Scouts ever reach the rank of Eagle Scout,
imagine the odds on a family claiming four generations of Eagle Scouts.
Fifteen-year-old Joseph A. Engelbrecht IV can.

December 15, 2011 ×
School lunches see first price increase in 7 years

School lunches see first price increase in 7 years

Starting Jan. 3, school lunch prices will increase at all Department of
Defense Education Activity schools outside the continental U.S.

December 15, 2011 ×
Back on the mat

Back on the mat

The Patch High School wrestling team, the reigning Department of Defense Dependents Schools Division I European champions, hosted its first match of the season Dec. 3. Ramstein, with 252.5 points, out-scored Patch (235), Heidelberg (146), Black Forest Academy (75) and Schweinfurt (9). Leading the Panthers were individual division winners’ Isaac McIlvene, 120 pounds; Jaden Fields, 132 pounds; Jaden Wilstead, 152 pounds; Robert Mannier, 182 pounds; and Albert Suarez, 195 pounds.

December 14, 2011 ×
RBEMS student selected for All-American Bowl

RBEMS student selected for All-American Bowl

Kingston Davis has big dreams, a big frame for his age, and now because
of his hard work and dedication, a big stage to show off his talent.

December 1, 2011 ×

Stay healthy: avoid binge drinking

The holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family, enjoy festive meals and celebrate the joy of the New Year. However, when too much alcohol is in the mix, the celebration can be over before it even starts. Binge drinking, defined as five or more drinks on…

December 1, 2011 ×

Easing holiday, reintegration stress for service members

Holidays can be difficult for anyone.

December 1, 2011 ×
Civilian employees reminded of election-season rules

Civilian employees reminded of election-season rules

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a two-part series
addressing what service members and Defense Department civilian
employees can and can’t do in regards to political activities.

December 1, 2011 ×
Kelley Barracks improvements

Kelley Barracks improvements

December 1, 2011 ×

Create a holly, jolly environment with safety in mind

Make your homes merry and bright using the following tips as a guide for safe decorating.

December 1, 2011 ×
Holiday travelers urged to be sensitive to environment

Holiday travelers urged to be sensitive to environment

On the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2011, 35 people were killed and 150 injured
when two suicide bombers detonated at a crowded arrival gate in a
Moscow Airport.

December 1, 2011 ×

Ferriter takes command of IMCOM

Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter took the reins of the U.S. Army Installation
Management Command from Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch during a change of command
ceremony Nov. 17 on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

December 1, 2011 ×
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan L. Tomlinson

Making the most of the holidays with your ‘family’

The holiday season has arrived in the Stuttgart military community.

December 1, 2011 ×
MFE Marines steady shaken Turkish earthquake victims

MFE Marines steady shaken Turkish earthquake victims

Marines from Marine Forces Europe returned to Norway, Nov. 12-14, to
begin a second round of disaster relief for thousands of citizens in
Turkey’s Van province, which was recently devastated by two massive
earthquakes.
December 1, 2011 ×