Archive for November, 2012

Get smart about antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is a worldwide public health problem. Resistance
occurs when bacteria can no longer be killed by a previously effective
antibiotic and the bacteria continue to grow.

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Good locks, good neighbors are major deterrents to burglars

Good locks, good neighbors are major deterrents to burglars

This is the time of year when burglars become more active. As the days get shorter, the number of break-ins goes up.

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Holiday travelers urged to be sensitive to environment

Holiday travelers urged to be sensitive to environment

On the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2011, 35 people were killed and 150 injured
when two suicide bombers detonated themselves at a crowded arrival gate
in a Moscow airport.

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Credentialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The second group, technical schools and
supervisors, will be surveyed to determine whether meeting the
requirements of a civilian certification program helped them or if it
created additional challenges, DiGiovanni said.

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Ask a JAG

Stuttgart Law Center

Q: The holiday season is approaching and now is
traditionally the time when we plan events allowing for us to enjoy the
season with our family, friends and co-workers. Most popular is the
office holiday party or a unit’s holiday ball. Are there any
limitations?

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Military spouse feedback critical to DOD’s family support programming

Military spouse feedback critical to DOD’s family support programming

Defense Department officials are sending a new spouse survey to select
active-duty families to assist in determining programs that best suit
their needs.

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Stuttgart military community second to none

As we head into the holiday season, Stuttgart military community members
sure have a lot to be thankful for. I would like to take a moment to
reflect on why I’m glad I live here.

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Military-to-civilian skills credentialing pilot underway

After completing an analysis of industry and employment trends, the
Defense Department has embarked on a pilot program to help service
members obtain civilian professional credentials.

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USPS lift of lithium battery ban does not apply to Germany

If you are confused about whether you can or cannot receive a lithium
battery-powered electronic device through the  mail, join the crowd.

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Coming to Patch Theater

Coming to Patch Theater

Nov. 16 — Skyfall (PG-13) 6 and 9 p.m.

Nov. 17 — Skyfall (PG-13) 4 p.m., Looper (R) 7 p.m.

Nov. 18 — Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG) 3 p.m., Skyfall (PG-13) 6 p.m.

Nov. 19 — Skyfall (PG-13) 6 p.m.  

November 15, 2012 ×
Cancer ‘warriors’ celebrated during Run4Life

Cancer ‘warriors’ celebrated during Run4Life

In a show of strength and courage, Stuttgart military community cancer
warriors shared their stories and challenges about living with cancer
and its debilitating effects during the third annual Run4Life relay Oct.
26 on Husky Field. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.5
million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with some form of cancer
this year and more than 500,000 of these people will die from the
disease. 

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Stuttgart 2012 AFAP issues, recommendations

Stuttgart 2012 AFAP issues, recommendations

Issue: Unhealthy Eating Options on Military Installations
Scope:
There is a lack of healthy eating places within military installations.
Franchises/vendors define what is healthy and offer limited healthy
menu options. Agencies select food providers based on profitability and
U.S./world-wide trends that are not representative of the military
community. Limitations impact health care costs/availability, rise in
obesity, quality of life and mission readiness. 

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AFAP delegates take on quality of life issues at conference

AFAP delegates take on quality of life issues at conference

Service members from all branches, family members, civilians and contractors from the Stuttgart military community came together to discuss ways to improve quality of life during the Army Family Action
Plan Conference, held on Patch Barracks.

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VAT/UTAP offices to combine forces

In mid-December, the Utilities Tax Avoidance Program office and the
Value Added Tax office will co-locate to a new space on the third floor
of  Building 2915 on Panzer Kaserne. Because of the move, both offices
will be closed Dec. 11-12, and customers are advised to plan ahead.

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Defense Secretary salutes veterans’ selflessness, sacrifice

As the nation observed the Veterans Day holiday Nov. 12, Defense
Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued a message paying tribute to the men and
women who have served the United States in uniform.

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