Archive for May, 2012

One of the best ways to improve your safety on a motorcycle is to improve your ability to ride. There are several course offerings for military members in Europe. Photo by Shutterstock.com.

Motorcycle Safety: Be visible, adjust speed to conditions

For motorcyclists, this is the time to do preventive maintenance on your bike, and get your riding
skills up to par after the winter lay off.

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Now you’re cooking!

Whether you like to grill with propane or charcoal, the end result is
the same — delicious outdoor fare that has family and friends lined up
with plates and utensils in hand.

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Respect the heat

Outdoor activities are one way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and
summer, but service members and their families should be mindful that
high temperatures pose a significant risk for heat injury.

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Follow these simple tips for safe summer travels

Follow these simple tips for safe summer travels

With summer upon us, more people will be traveling to destinations in 
Europe and beyond. But before you go, take the following measures to
help prevent becoming a victim of a terrorist or criminal attack. 

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Patriot Express can help military families PCSing with pets

Patriot Express can help military families PCSing with pets

During May through September, many airlines may impose a summer heat embargo and will not transport pets in the cargo compartment.

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Motorcycle safety remains top priority for Army

This May, the Army observed Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as part of
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national campaign
to keep riders safe on our nation’s highways.

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BEMS robotics club spurs students’ interest in science, math

BEMS robotics club spurs students’ interest in science, math

Legos have moved from the playroom into the classroom. No longer toys,
they’ve now tools for educators. And they’re still fun, as Böblingen
Elementary/Middle School students discovered May 16 during the school’s
first-ever robotics tournament. The tournament was the culmination of a
robotics club that began in January for students in grades five through
eight.

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K-9 team ‘top dogs’ in DOD narcotic detection

K-9 team ‘top dogs’ in DOD narcotic detection

A Stuttgart K-9 team knows all about the sweet smell of success.

Sgt. Paul Helm and Military Working Dog Eico took top honors in drug
detection during the 2012 Defense Department MWD K-9 Trials held May 3-5
at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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Stuttgart Warrior Pride Challenge: Where fun is no obstacle

Stuttgart Warrior Pride Challenge: Where fun is no obstacle

When it comes to reducing alcohol misuse among service members, U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart is overcoming the obstacles, well, with
obstacles.

The Stuttgart Warrior Pride Obstacle Course Challenge held April 27 gave
more than 200 members of the Stuttgart military community a chance to
test their agility, strength, endurance and bravery as they ran,
climbed, jumped and crawled their way through the Panzer Local Training
Area obstacle course.

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Relive Horb’s medieval past during knight’s spectacular

Relive Horb’s medieval past during knight’s spectacular

Visitors to Horb am Neckar are often impressed by the city’s medieval
character. Timbered houses, winding alleys and hidden courtyards spin a
bond to days long gone.

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Enjoy summer in Stuttgart. Photo by Martin Stollberg

Avoid Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis

Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis are common to Germany and, in some areas such as Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, are prevalent.

But all can be prevented with some simple precautions. 

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Violations mean harsh consequences for computer users

Violations mean harsh consequences for computer users

U.S. Army Europe personnel are being reminded of the risks and
consequences of connecting their personal computers or other devices to
government-operated networks.

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New books at Patch Library aimed at military families

New books at Patch Library aimed at military families

Stuttgart military parents looking to support the emotional needs of
their children now have resources readily available, thanks to the
“Entitlements” collection unveiled May 10 at the Patch Library. The
collection consists of 53 books   and 10 story kits designed to address
the unique challenges faced by children of military families.

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Marine spouses take action to learn self-defense, rape prevention

Anyone can be a victim when it comes to threats to individual safety and security.

But the Family Readiness Office of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and
Africa is trying to help even the odds by offering Marine spouses a rape
prevention and self-defense class at MARFOREUR headquarters last month.

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Website helps kids on the move

It’s that time of year again when so many military families are starting
their relocation plans — and dealing with the fallout from kids who
would rather stay put.

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