Archive for January, 2012

Negotiating the tax maze

It’s tax time! The Stuttgart Tax Center opens Feb. 1. Last year, the tax
center assisted 2,391 tax filers at no charge, saving them over
$430,000 in preparation and filing fees, and generating over $6 million
in refunds. And, they’re ready to help again this year.

January 26, 2012 ×

Minimalist running shoes need caution

Many runners are switching to minimalist shoes that create the sensation
of running barefoot. Changing from cushioned shoes to minimalist shoes
is likely to change a person’s running style.

January 26, 2012 ×

New USAG Stuttgart postal operating hours Effective Feb. 13

Patch Barracks, Building 2325 Consolidated Mail Room Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Army Post Office Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kelley Barracks, Building 3312 Consolidated Mail Room Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Army Post Office Wednesday and Friday 10…

January 26, 2012 ×
Wellness fair to promote resiliency, CFP

Wellness fair to promote resiliency, CFP

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Family and MWR will host its first-ever
Health and Wellness Fair on Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Patch
Fitness Center. The event is open to the entire Stuttgart military
community.

January 26, 2012 ×
Top Marines talk ‘family readiness’

Top Marines talk ‘family readiness’

Lt. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik, Marine Forces Europe commanding general, and
Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton, Marine Forces Africa,  commanding general,
spoke to more than 50 Marine spouses from the Stuttgart military
community during a Family Readiness town hall meeting held in the Panzer
Chapel Jan. 11.

January 26, 2012 ×

Message from Army leadership: Army pros urged to guard against hazing

Secretary of the Army John M. Hugh, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III recently issued a memorandum outlining every Army professional’s obligation to prevent hazing. 

January 26, 2012 ×

Do you know how to handle a medical emergency?

It’s 2 a.m. and you have a medical emergency. Do you know what to do?

Time is an important factor when emergency care is required, so who do
you call first? Where do you go? How do you get to the hospital?

January 26, 2012 ×
MPs crackdown on traffic violations

MPs crackdown on traffic violations

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Directorate of Emergency Services has
declared war on illegal parking and abandoned vehicles. In the first 10
days of 2012, Military Police issued 342 parking citations,
predominately on Patch and Kelley Barracks. MPs have tagged 84 vehicles
with yellow “abandoned vehicle” stickers since Thanksgiving. Eight have
been towed.

January 26, 2012 ×
Enjoy full-spectrum winter fun in Schoppernau

Enjoy full-spectrum winter fun in Schoppernau

If you’re in search of snow this winter, you may have to travel beyond Germany.

The winter has been one of the warmest since 1881, according to the
German Weather Service. Your best bet for snow is probably Austria or
Switzerland.

A recent trip to Schoppernau, Austria, proved just that. Schoppernau is
located in the Vorarlberg region in the Bregenzerwald (Bregenzer
Forest).

January 24, 2012 ×
In spite of pain — May 17, 2010

In spite of pain — May 17, 2010

Staff Sgt. Jeffery Musgrave received
the Bronze Star, the fourth highest award for gallantry in combat, for
his heroic actions on May 17, 2010, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, in
direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also received the
Purple Heart.

January 12, 2012 ×
No man left behind — Dec. 17, 2010

No man left behind — Dec. 17, 2010

Silver Star recipients Capt. David
Fox, Sgt. McKenna “Frank” Miller and Staff Sgt. Matthew Gassman received
the third highest award for gallantry in combat for their heroic
actions on Dec. 17, 2010, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, in direct
support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

January 12, 2012 ×
Stuttgart Varieté winter cabaret show seduces, delights

Stuttgart Varieté winter cabaret show seduces, delights

The Friedrichsbau Varieté Theater, or Variety Theater, in downtown
Stuttgart invites patrons to make a wish and dive into an imaginary
world during “Youkali-Way to Paradise,” a winter cabaret-like show that
runs through Feb. 11.

January 12, 2012 ×
‘STEP’ out when traveling to, living in, foreign countries

‘STEP’ out when traveling to, living in, foreign countries

Imagine this: You’re on vacation in Paris, France, enjoying the sights
of one of the most popular cities in the world. Two days before you are
scheduled to return to Stuttgart, a large passenger plane crashes into
the Louvre, destroying the national monument and its priceless works of
art.

January 12, 2012 ×
Be ‘sexy by summer’ with Lose to Win

Be ‘sexy by summer’ with Lose to Win

Holly Hill, right, the Family and MWR fitness coordinator, explains the results of a body composition and total weight measurement to Samantha Helm, who is gearing up for the Family and MWR Lose to Win Body Challenge.

January 12, 2012 ×

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 jason.m.mckenna4.mil@mail.mil. Q: A friend informed me of a newly implemented policy requiring officers and senior enlisted members to self-report criminal convictions. What…

January 12, 2012 ×