Archive for May, 2012

Stuttgart Scouts honor Ham, Hertling with Distinguished Eagle Scout awards

Stuttgart Scouts honor Ham, Hertling with Distinguished Eagle Scout awards

May 17, 2012 ×
Hospitals require upfront payment for health care

Hospitals require upfront payment for health care

Host nation health care facilities in the Stuttgart area are now
charging upfront deposits for medical care for U.S. civilians, retirees
and contractors.

This policy does not apply to active duty and active duty family members.

In the Stuttgart area, the Sindelfingen, Böblingen, Tübingen, and
Robert-Bosch hospitals now require a payment before administering
routine care at their medical facilities.

May 17, 2012 ×
Re-enlisting in downsizing Army now tougher

Re-enlisting in downsizing Army now tougher

Soldiers are no longer eligible for automatic re-enlistments, according
to the Army Retention initiative that went into effect on March 1.


May 3, 2012 ×
AFRICOM observes worldwide malaria initiative

AFRICOM observes worldwide malaria initiative

U.S. Africa Command observed the World Health Assembly’s World Malaria
Day April 25 in recognition of the global effort to provide effective
control of malaria.

Stationed under a tent adjacent to the Kelley Theatre and wearing
T-shirts emblazoned with “Malaria Bites,” AFRICOM medical experts handed
out fliers, talked about mosquito nets and sprays, and offered the
curious a chance to look at some of the common malaria-carrying
mosquitoes and their larvae under a microscope.


May 3, 2012 ×

Tips to protect you and your family in the world of social media



May 3, 2012 ×
Service members, families urged to use precautions with social media

Service members, families urged to use precautions with social media

“Is a badge on Foursquare worth your life?”

The question was posed by Brittany Brown, social media manager of the
Online and Social Media Division at the Office of the Chief of Public
Affairs. It may sound outlandish, but in the age of social geotagging,
it can be a reality.


May 3, 2012 ×

Ask a JAG

Q: I am new to Germany and want to bring my firearms. Are there rules for bringing in firearms to Germany?


May 3, 2012 ×
Stuttgart Soldier wins IMCOM Europe’s Soldier of the Year

Stuttgart Soldier wins IMCOM Europe’s Soldier of the Year

Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2012
Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony at Heidelberg April 17.


May 3, 2012 ×

Seeking help is the first step in long road to recovery

Recently I had to go to a funeral … one I shouldn’t have had to attend.

The gentleman was one of the first people I met when I arrived in
Germany, and though only an acquaintance, his passing affected me
personally.   

This man, who was obviously loved by his family and friends, fell on tough times, couldn’t see a way out and took his own life.


May 3, 2012 ×
SEAC visits enlisted troops at Patch Barracks

SEAC visits enlisted troops at Patch Barracks

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to
the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited U.S. Army Garrison
Stuttgart April 20 to talk about the chairman of the Joint Chiefs’
intent for the future of the U.S. military.

Battaglia spoke in the Patch Theater, where more than 100 enlisted service members from all branches had gathered.


May 3, 2012 ×