Archive for May, 2012
Host nation health care facilities in the Stuttgart area are now
charging upfront deposits for medical care for U.S. civilians, retirees
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.
Soldiers are no longer eligible for automatic re-enlistments, according
to the Army Retention initiative that went into effect on March 1.
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.
“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.
Q: I am new to Germany and want to bring my firearms. Are there rules for bringing in firearms to Germany?
Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2012
Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony at Heidelberg April 17.
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
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.
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.