Archive for April, 2012

Spring Cleanup – Don’t be ‘that’ neighbor

Spring Cleanup – Don’t be ‘that’ neighbor

Environmentalist Paul Hawken wrote: “Leave the world better than you found it.”

April 24, 2012 ×

Absentee voting questions answered



April 19, 2012 ×
Communtiy members play paintball at the Local Training Area outside of Panzer Kaserne. Photo: USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Uncovering mystery at the Panzer Kaserne Local Training Area LTA

Spooky events or haunted places make spine-chilling stories.

April 19, 2012 ×
Bank vole (Photo: Ulrike Rosenfeld, FLI)

Avoid rodents, exposure to deadly Hantavirus

Hantavirus is an infection transmitted to humans from rodents, primarily
through inhalation of dust particles containing dried rodent urine or
feces. 


April 19, 2012 ×
Smartphone app benefits wounded warriors

Smartphone app benefits wounded warriors

A new smartphone app has been released for iPhone and Android devices
that provides wounded warriors with a comprehensive mobile resource
guide.

Based on “The Wounded, Ill and Injured Compensation and Benefits
Handbook” that was released November by the Defense Department, the free
app gives wounded and ill service members and their families access to
vital information on the go.


April 19, 2012 ×

Army plans for billions in renewable-energy projects

The Army will partner with industry for up to $7 billion in
renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has
released a draft request for proposal that could allow multiple
projects to begin nationwide.


April 19, 2012 ×

Alcohol Awareness Month: Start talking before they start drinking

It’s never too early to talk to your children about alcohol and encourage them to talk with you.


April 19, 2012 ×
Leadership forum empowers local women

Leadership forum empowers local women

More than 100 women gathered in the Swabian Special Events Center on
Patch Barracks March 29 for the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Forum. 



April 19, 2012 ×
Community volunteers lauded, celebrated

Community volunteers lauded, celebrated

More than 2,000 volunteers provided local organizations over $4.5 million in labor costs during 2011.

April 19, 2012 ×
Special Forces camp dedicated to fallen brother in Wardak province

Special Forces camp dedicated to fallen brother in Wardak province

A simple slab of white marble engraved with the Special Forces Prayer
was quietly unveiled March 25 in a remote camp in Afghanistan to
remember a fallen warrior and leader — not far from where he fell.


April 19, 2012 ×

Seven billion reasons to reduce your energy footprint

The world’s population reached this milestone last October, according to
an estimate by the United Nations Population Fund. With a growing
global population and the earth’s limited resources, it’s no wonder that
governments, corporations and households alike are looking for ways to
save and be environmentally responsible.


April 19, 2012 ×
Coming to Patch Theater

Coming to Patch Theater

April 6 — Gnomeo & Juliet (PG) 3 p.m. (free matinee showing); Wrath
of the Titans (PG-13) 7 p.m.; Man on a Ledge (PG-13) 9:30 p.m.

April 5, 2012 ×
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) has many on-base family housing units available, which are open to all military service branches, as well as Defense Department civilians in some circumstances. Wait times vary depending on a service member’s rank and the time of year. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jim Remington.

Ask a JAG: Laws to be familiar with living off-post

I’m curious about the differences in landlord and tenant laws. With which laws and issues should I be familiar?

April 5, 2012 ×

‘ScreamFree’ training supports parents, provides direction

Of all the joys that come with having and raising children, there are times when

being a parent can be challenging … even frustrating.

April 5, 2012 ×
MPs ‘clear house’ during exercise

MPs ‘clear house’ during exercise

Pfc. Craig Heil (from left), Pfc. Johnathon Hayes and Spc. Eliud
Rodriguez, all assigned to the 554th Military Police Company, perform
room clearing training with M4 rifles on the Panzer Urban Operation Site
during an all-day exercise March 14.

April 5, 2012 ×