Archive for September, 2013

Overseas commissaries to remain open in event of government shutdown

Defense Commissary Public Affairs news release

Military commissaries overseas would be open in the event of a government shutdown, the director of the Defense Commissary Agency announced Sept. 27.

September 30, 2013 ×

SSD-1 required for promotion to sergeant as of Jan. 1, 2014

By Spc. Glenn M. Anderson
U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. Army active component and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers must complete Structured Self Development level one, commonly referred to by the acronym ‘SSD-1,’ to be eligible for recommendation to the rank of sergeant.

September 20, 2013 ×

USAREUR emphasizes “Together, ready and resilient” Sept. 24-26

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

Units and organizations throughout the Army in Europe will be conducting ready and resilient activities to reduce risky behaviors, increase resiliency, remove stigma from seeking help and encourage early intervention during a ready and resilient suicide prevention stand-down Sept. 24-26.

September 20, 2013 ×
Lower cholesterol to  improve health

Lower cholesterol to improve health

Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke — two leading causes of death in the United States. One way to prevent these diseases is to detect high cholesterol and treat it when it is found.

September 19, 2013 ×
EPC providers help at-risk children thrive

EPC providers help at-risk children thrive

In a perfect world, there would be no need for Emergency Placement Care providers, but as anyone who has ever looked into the eyes of an abused child can attest, the world is far from perfect.

September 19, 2013 ×
Ready and Resilient: Eliminating suicide takes committed leadership

Ready and Resilient: Eliminating suicide takes committed leadership

This past March, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient campaign; this campaign integrates and synchronizes multiple efforts and programs to improve the readiness and resilience of the Army family — Soldiers, civilians and families.

September 19, 2013 ×

Responder demystifies calling Military Crisis Line for help

When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, according to a Military Crisis Line responder.

September 19, 2013 ×
Photo by S.J. Grady

The new dental clinic on Panzer Kaserne features 20 treatment areas, each with a 22-inch monitor to enhance patient education and digital X-ray equipment.

First-class service, first-class facility

The Army Dental Command’s new slogan, “You deserve to go first class,” has an added meaning for service members in the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart area. As of this month, they will now get first-class service — a dental exam, cleaning and initial treatment in a single visit — in a first-class facility.

September 19, 2013 ×
Safety Corner: Tips for pedestrians

Safety Corner: Tips for pedestrians

There have been accidents resulting in serious injuries to pedestrians in the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart area.

September 18, 2013 ×

ERMC notifies beneficiaries affected by prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening error

Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs Office

Europe Regional Medical Command is notifying beneficiaries who received an incorrect prostate cancer screening blood test between August 2009 and May of 2012 at military medical treatment facilities in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Kosovo and U.S. Central Command that are supported by the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center laboratory.

September 18, 2013 ×

RSO activities for children and youth temporarily suspended while background checks are completed

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Effective Sept. 18, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart announced it will temporarily suspend religious support activities for children and youth.

September 17, 2013 ×

Army launches website about permethrin-treated ACUs

By Lisa Ferdinando
Army News Service

Whether in rugged mountainous terrain, low valleys, deserts, wetlands, wooded areas, or open fields, Soldiers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors. The Army wants them to know just how their uniforms are protecting them from insect-borne diseases.

September 11, 2013 ×

Suicide Prevention Month: Teamwork essential in reducing suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide prevention rests upon proactive, caring and courageous people who recognize signs of danger and take immediate action.

September 9, 2013 ×

Army in Europe human resource award opens for nominations

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office

Army in Europe commanders have until Nov. 15 to nominate their top-performing human resource personnel for the USAREUR G1 Frederick E. Vollrath Human Resources Award for Excellence Program.

September 9, 2013 ×
‘Weinbaumuseum’ salutes Stuttgart’s wine history

‘Weinbaumuseum’ salutes Stuttgart’s wine history

If you had the pleasure of attending the Stuttgart Weindorf this year, you may be curious about Stuttgart’s wine tradition and history.

September 4, 2013 ×