Archive for October, 2013

Paying German traffic tickets

Paying German traffic tickets

Frequently asked questions on paying German traffic tickets (Administrative Fines or Bussgeldbescheid in German).

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A ‘plush’ experience: the Steiff Museum in Giengen

A ‘plush’ experience: the Steiff Museum in Giengen

Many children may fantasize of being surrounded by life-size plush animals and teddy bears.

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Fiscal 2013 was the Army’s  safest year to date, fatalities

Fiscal 2013 was the Army’s safest year to date, fatalities

Fiscal 2013 was the Army’s safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

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Tinnitus: what the ‛buzz′ is all about

Even if you are unfamiliar with the term tinnitus, many of you may have experienced this distracting ringing, buzzing, clicking, roaring or rushing sound in the ears at one time or another.

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FDA warns against dietary supplement

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement, because of suspected links to acute hepatitis.

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AFRICOM J5 celebrates Halloween with treats, no tricks

AFRICOM J5 celebrates Halloween with treats, no tricks

Halloween at USAG Stuttgart.

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Garrison supports Smithsonian civil rights history project

Garrison supports Smithsonian civil rights history project

In the year 2013, with an African-American currently serving a second term as president of the United States, one might forget that people who personally experienced and participated in the American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s are still alive today.

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Marines honor fallen 30 years  after Beirut bombing

Marines honor fallen 30 years after Beirut bombing

A rifle detail from Marine Corps Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Africa fire three volleys during the Oct. 23 memorial service at the Panzer Chapel. The Oct. 23, 1983, bombing in Beirut killed 241 U.S. service members and 58 French paratroopers.   A Marine color guard from Marine Corps…

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Ask a JAG, October 31, 2013

Q: My German neighbor was surprised to learn I don’t have liability insurance. What is this and how does it work in Germany?

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Kelley Banking Center celebrates new facility

Kelley Banking Center celebrates new facility

J.R. Ladwig (from left, the Kelley banking center supervisor, escorts AFRICOM Commander Gen. David M. Rodriguez on a tour through the renovated Community Bank in Building 3312 on Kelley Barracks after a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 18.  The 3,014 square feet expanded facility features a larger lobby/teller area for its…

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CID advises caution when using non-sanctioned myPay apps

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-Defense Department sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

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Avoid getting trapped in world wide web of deceit

You live amongst a web of deceit. In the last 24 hours, in a world where nearly eight billion computers, smart phones and other assorted devices are connected to the Internet, almost 300 billion emails were sent. On average, most people receive about 80 emails a day, and 60 to…

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Rising Star winners

Rising Star winners

Congratulations to the top three finalists in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and MWR’s local Operation Rising Star competition held Oct. 19.

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Garrison supports Smithsonian civil rights history project

Garrison supports Smithsonian civil rights history project

Story by R. Slade Walters
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

In the year 2013, with an African-American currently serving a second term as president of the United States, one might forget that people who personally experienced and participated in the American civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s are still alive today.

October 29, 2013 ×
Internet safety: tips for keeping kids safe online

Internet safety: tips for keeping kids safe online

On Guard Online

Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it’s important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely. Among the pitfalls that come with online socializing are sharing too much information or posting comments, photos, or videos that can damage a reputation or hurt someone’s feelings.

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