Archive for August, 2012

C.A.R.E. Fair offers facts, fun

C.A.R.E. Fair offers facts, fun

More than 60 local agencies and private organizations set up information tables inside the Exchange Shopping Mall during the USAG Stuttgart Community Activities, Registration and Education Fair Aug. 18. The annual fair offered newcomers the opportunity to learn about programs, services and organizations in one location.

August 23, 2012 ×
Coming to  Patch Theater

Coming to Patch Theater

Aug. 24 — ParaNorman (PG) 6 p.m., The Expendables 2 (R) 9 p.m.

Aug. 25  — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 2 p.m., ParaNorman
(PG) 4 p.m., The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (PG) 7 p.m., The Expendables 2
(R) 9 p.m.   

Aug. 26  — ParaNorman (PG) 2 p.m., The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (PG) 4 p.m., The Expendables 2 (R) 7 p.m. 

August 23, 2012 ×
At your leisure

At your leisure

The Historischer Handwerkermarkt and Burg-Spectaculum, or historic arts
and crafts market and fortress spectacular, will run at the Hohen
Neuffen Fortress in Neuffen Aug. 25-26. On Saturday, the event will run
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

August 23, 2012 ×
Celebrate Swabian way of life at Stuttgart’s ‘Weindorf’

Celebrate Swabian way of life at Stuttgart’s ‘Weindorf’

This year’s annual “Stuttgarter Weindorf,” or wine village, will run
from Aug. 29 through Sept. 9 in downtown Stuttgart. The fest opens daily
at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and until
midnight Thursday through Saturday.

August 23, 2012 ×
AFRICOM Olympics competition builds esprit de corps

AFRICOM Olympics competition builds esprit de corps

Staff members and their families gathered to kick off the second annual AFRICOM Olympics, Aug. 10, 2012.

August 23, 2012 ×
Vaccines aren’t forever … make sure your children are still protected

Vaccines aren’t forever … make sure your children are still protected

August has been designated as National Immunization and Influenza Vaccination Awareness Month.

August 23, 2012 ×

DODEA to adopt Common Core State Standards

The Department of Defense Education Activity is adopting the Common Core
State Standards into its curriculum, instruction, and assessment
programs. The CCSS initiative began more than two years ago as a collaboration
between state governors and education leaders to introduce consistency
in education systems across the nation. This initiative has garnered the
support of 46 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia to
date. All participants in the CCSS initiative are working together to
implement high quality standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics,
and Science for kindergarten through 12th grade. These curriculum
standards are research based, rigorous, relevant to the real world, and
reflect the knowledge and skills America’s students need for success in
college and careers.

August 23, 2012 ×
Federal internship program taps

Federal internship program taps

College and graduate students with various disabilities gained both work
and travel experience this summer, thanks to U.S. Army Europe’s
participation in the Workforce Recruitment Program.

August 23, 2012 ×
People Drinking Beer In Germany

Tough DUI laws mean long-term consequences

It’s hard to think about Germany without conjuring up images of Oktoberfest. After all, this country is famous for its beer and wine.

August 23, 2012 ×
AFN Heidelberg transitions to AFN Stuttgart

AFN Heidelberg transitions to AFN Stuttgart

After serving the Mannheim, Heidelberg and Stuttgart military
communities for almost 20 years from Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim,
then Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, the American Forces Network
Heidelberg station is scheduled to move to Robinson Barracks in
Stuttgart next year.

August 23, 2012 ×
Coming to  Patch Theater

Coming to Patch Theater

Aug. 10 — Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) 5 p.m., Total Recall (PG-13) 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Aug. 11  — Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) 4 p.m., Total Recall (PG-13) 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Aug. 12  — Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) 2 p.m., The Avengers (PG-13) 4 p.m., Total Recall (PG-13) 7 p.m.

August 9, 2012 ×
Terrorism can hit close to home, even in Stuttgart community

Terrorism can hit close to home, even in Stuttgart community

Some people may think that a terrorist attack can’t occur in Stuttgart,
but terrorism remains a threat everywhere, even here. In 2007, the U.S.
intelligence interception of suspicious communications between Pakistan
and Stuttgart led to the arrest of three suspected Muslim militants
accused of plotting massive car bomb attacks against Americans.

August 9, 2012 ×

For emergency care, use host nation facilities

Time is an important factor when emergency care is required.
Beneficiaries
of U.S. Army Health Clinic Stuttgart are reminded that the facility is
not staffed or equipped as an emergency clinic and it does not provide
an ambulance service.

August 9, 2012 ×
VBS encourages kids to reach for the sky

VBS encourages kids to reach for the sky

Usually Patch Elementary School is pretty quiet this time of year … the
desks are empty, the public address system silent, the bulletin boards
blank. Yet laughter echoed through the halls as 221 children and 110
volunteers were in constant motion during the garrison-sponsored
Vacation Bible School for 5- to 11-year-olds, held July 30 to Aug. 3 at
the school.

August 9, 2012 ×

What’s a single service member to do? Join BOSS!

Service members looking to expand their horizons beyond the walls of the
barracks may want to consider Better Opportunities for Single Service
Members. The  U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart BOSS program is open to
all services and ranks, enlisted or officers, whether active duty or
reservists.

August 9, 2012 ×