Archive for September, 2012

Swimmer shares ‘humbling’  experience of Paralympic competition

Swimmer shares ‘humbling’ experience of Paralympic competition

The opportunity to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games and to represent
the United States in front of huge crowds has been a humbling
experience, according to U.S. Paralympic swimmer Navy Lt. Bradley
Snyder. Snyder spoke during a news conference in London Sept. 5, two
days before the one-year anniversary of losing his sight in Afghanistan.

September 20, 2012 ×
Coming to  Patch Theater_September21

Coming to Patch Theater_September21

Sept. 21 — Resident Evil: Retribution (R) 6 p.m., Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) 9 p.m., Resident Evil: Retribution (R) midnight  
Sept. 22 — Katy Perry: Part Of Me (PG) 4 p.m., Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R)7 p.m., Resident Evil: Retribution (R) 9 p.m.
Sept. 23 — Katy Perry: Part Of Me (PG) 2 p.m., Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) 4 p.m., Resident Evil: Retribution (R) 7 p.m.

September 20, 2012 ×
Four things to do before a disaster strikes

Four things to do before a disaster strikes

Are you prepared?

September 20, 2012 ×

Army prepared for flu season with two million doses of vaccine

The Army has ordered nearly 2 million doses of vaccine to immunize all
Soldiers, their families, civilian employees and retirees for the
upcoming flu season. The vaccinations will be available at most
installations in October, but each medical facility will set its own
schedule for distribution.

September 20, 2012 ×
Online medical care option now at clinic

Online medical care option now at clinic

Technology is bringing back a version of patient-friendly, old-world medicine through the simple use of secure email.

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Army Paralympic shooter helps pioneer prosthesis

Army Paralympic shooter helps pioneer prosthesis

A sharpshooter who competed in the 2012 Paralympic Games also helped
develop an innovative prosthesis that has helped countless wounded
warriors. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Olson, a member of the 2012 Paralympic
shooting team and the Army Marksmanship Unit, missed qualifying for the
finals in the mixed 10-meter air rifle prone competition at the
Paralympic Games Sept. 1. He shot 595 points in the qualification
rounds, but eight of his fellow competitors shot a perfect 600 score.
Then Sept. 4, he shot 587 in the mixed 50-meter prone rifle competition,
to earn 12th place.

September 20, 2012 ×
CYS Services boot camp eases transition to kindergarten

CYS Services boot camp eases transition to kindergarten

Get ready. Get set. Go kindergarten! Child, Youth and School Services’
Kinder Boot Camp helped 13 kindergarten-bound children get ready for
their first day of school.

Starting kindergarten is a major
developmental milestone and can create apprehension in children and
parents, according to Keith Herman, a University of Missouri expert.
Herman recommends that the parents and child visit the school and
classroom before the first day. The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Kinder
Boot Camp takes that idea a couple of steps further.

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Troops should be at ease seeking help

Service members facing behavioral health challenges should feel
comfortable asking for help, Defense Department leaders said this month.
Speaking during Suicide Prevention Month, senior leaders attending the
134th National Guard Association of the United States General Conference
urged a continued emphasis on a culture in which it is OK to seek help.

September 20, 2012 ×
Army’s master fitness trainers make comeback

Army’s master fitness trainers make comeback

The Army’s Master Fitness Training Course, discontinued in 2001, will
soon be back. The pilot course for the new Master Fitness Training
Course, or MFTC, which began Aug. 27, is underway at Fort Jackson, S.C.,
and the class of about 30 Soldiers will graduate Sept. 21.

September 20, 2012 ×
Away from home, voting easy with absentee ballot

Away from home, voting easy with absentee ballot

As we approach the U.S. presidential election, it’s important to remember the importance of participating in the most fundamental task associated with democracy — voting.

September 20, 2012 ×
Garrison hosts Army energy leader

Garrison hosts Army energy leader

The Honorable Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for
Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Stuttgart Sept. 7 as part
of a Europe-wide trip to learn about energy and cost-saving initiatives
across the theater.

During her visit, she took the opportunity
to speak to U.S. Army Africa Command staff and went on a walking tour of
Kelley Barracks with the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart director of
Public Works.

September 20, 2012 ×
Stuttgart students head back to school

Stuttgart students head back to school

September 6, 2012 ×
Bodybuilders serve up tips to success

Bodybuilders serve up tips to success

Thirty-four competitors flexed with poise during the fifth annual U.S.
Army Garrison Stuttgart European Bodybuilding and Figure Championship
Aug. 25, persuasively engaging one glistening deltoid at a time for an
appreciative sold-out audience. “A lot of people really admire the
hard work, dedication and discipline these performers put in the gym and
toward their bodies,” said Marie Smith, a dedicated crossfit athlete
who brought her young sons to watch the evening show at the Patch
Fitness Center.

September 6, 2012 ×
Coming to  Patch Theater

Coming to Patch Theater

Sept. 7 — The Possession (PG-13) 6 p.m., Magic Mike (R) 9 p.m.
Sept. 8 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 4 p.m., The Possession (PG-13) 7 p.m., Lawless (R) 10 p.m.  

September 6, 2012 ×

You are not alone: Suicide prevention tools for warriors

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, know that you are not alone.
Experiencing
a traumatic event is common among service members who deploy to hostile
environments around the globe. Everyone reacts to traumatic experiences
differently, and some service members may face emotional or
psychological challenges such as feelings of anger, isolation, anxiety
or guilt following the event or when they return home. These reactions,
among others, can be common responses to extraordinary events.

September 6, 2012 ×