Archive for February, 2014

Stuttgart military community celebrates Black History Month, civil rights anniversary

Stuttgart military community celebrates Black History Month, civil rights anniversary

Story & photos by Greg Jones
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

On Feb. 27, 1964, a landmark civil rights bill was making its way to the senate for final confirmation. This bill was a major victory in the struggle for civil rights for black Americans. Now, 50 years later, service members, civilians and their families in the Stuttgart military community gathered to celebrate Black History month by commemorating this monumental achievement of the American people.

February 28, 2014 ×
Army celebrates accomplishments of African-American women

Army celebrates accomplishments of African-American women

Story & photo by Lisa Ferdinando
Army News Service

African-American women have been trailblazers in the U.S. military and will continue to make great strides for the nation, said the deputy chief of the Army Reserve.

February 28, 2014 ×
PHS drama raises awareness of teen dating violence

PHS drama raises awareness of teen dating violence

By Lexi Pache
Special to the Citizen

Think your teenager will be unaffected by teen dating violence? Think again. About one in three American youths age 14-20 say they’ve been victims of dating violence, according to research presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association’s annual convention.

February 27, 2014 ×

U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe announce FY14, FY15 structure changes

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe announced Feb. 20 two separate actions to rebalance and reduce the personnel structure across the U.S. Army in Europe.

February 25, 2014 ×
President announces 24 vets to receive Medals of Honor

President announces 24 vets to receive Medals of Honor

By David Vergun
Army News Service

President Barack Obama announced Feb. 21 that he will award the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans during a March 18 ceremony at the White House.

February 25, 2014 ×
Going Green: efficient heating  during winter

Going Green: efficient heating during winter

Cutting your energy consumption during winter can help the environment and your finances.

February 20, 2014 ×
Make healthy choices today for a healthy smile tomorrow

Make healthy choices today for a healthy smile tomorrow

Did you know that dental caries (more commonly known as “cavities”) is a disease?

February 20, 2014 ×
PHS students participate in Prague MUN conference

PHS students participate in Prague MUN conference

More than 25 Patch High School students traveled to the Jan Neruda School in Prague, Czech Republic, to take part in a mock United Nations conference last month. The students, either in the Model United Nations class or belonging to the PHS MUN Club, spent the first semester of the…

February 20, 2014 ×
Olympic medalist shares tips with local swimmers

Olympic medalist shares tips with local swimmers

Kim Vandenberg, champion swimmer and Olympic medalist, shared tips with more than 60 swimmers during two swimming clinics hosted by the Stuttgart Piranhas swim team Feb. 8 at Gartenhallenbad Maichingen.

February 20, 2014 ×
Provost marshal officials warn don’t be ‘foolish’ during carnival celebrations

Provost marshal officials warn don’t be ‘foolish’ during carnival celebrations

Whether the locals call it Carnaval, Carnevale, Fasching, Fasnacht or Vastenavond, carnival in Europe is a time when people tend to consume more beer, wine and liquor than usual.

February 20, 2014 ×

Number of suicides in Army drops in 2013

The number of suicides in the Army dropped last year, compared to 2012, according to the Army deputy chief of staff, G-1. Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg said there were 301 suicides in the Army in 2013, while in 2012, there were 325 suicides Army-wide. “We have seen an aggregate…

February 20, 2014 ×
Job loss, divorce can mean loss of SOFA status

Job loss, divorce can mean loss of SOFA status

Some Americans want to remain in Germany even after their official connection to the U.S. military has ended.

February 20, 2014 ×
RSO awarded thousands in grant money

RSO awarded thousands in grant money

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office recently received a $148,000 ecclesiastical equipment grant to enhance the spiritual well-being of the Stuttgart military community.

February 20, 2014 ×

The bullying antidote: modeling kindness

As a psychologist with Behavioral Health, I have the good fortune to hear children talk about their doubts and fears — I say good fortune because I hope together we can work on cultivating their courage and forge a new path to a stable self-esteem.

February 20, 2014 ×
Stuttgart photographers take honors in Army- wide photo contest

Stuttgart photographers take honors in Army- wide photo contest

The Army recognized the artistic eye of enlisted service members, commissioned officers and civilians alike for their simple and true captures of garrison life around the world in the 2013 Army Digital Photography Contest.

February 20, 2014 ×