Archive for February, 2014

PHS students participate in Prague MUN conference

PHS students participate in Prague MUN conference

By Lexi Pache
Special to the Citizen

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.

February 20, 2014 ×
VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.

February 19, 2014 ×
Stuttgart photographers take honors in Army-wide photo contest

Stuttgart photographers take honors in Army-wide photo contest

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

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 19, 2014 ×
Ask A Jag:  Fraternization

Ask A Jag: Fraternization

By Capt. Chip Ladd (U.S. Army)
Stuttgart Law Center

Q: I am in love! I am a 19-year-old private who just arrived in Stuttgart from boot camp. I met a dreamy 24-year-old corporal. We Facebook constantly and find every excuse to meet during work. Is this permissible?

February 18, 2014 ×
European Command recognizes top service members, civilian employees

European Command recognizes top service members, civilian employees

U.S. European Command Communication and Engagement

United States European Command announced their outstanding service members and civilians of the year at a ceremony held at the Patch Theater Jan. 31.

February 14, 2014 ×

DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.
American Forces Press Service

Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said Feb. 11.

February 13, 2014 ×

OSB or eSERB coming up? Better check “My Board File”

By Sgt. Michael Reinsch
U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

Captains and majors affected by the upcoming Officer Separation Boards and enhanced Selective Early Retirement Boards need to review and certify their records, using the “My Board File” tool on the Human Resources Command website.

February 13, 2014 ×
Olympic medalist shares tips with local swimmers

Olympic medalist shares tips with local swimmers

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

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 Garten Hallenbad Maichingen (Maichingen indoor pool).

February 12, 2014 ×
Neues Schloss, Schlossplatz, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Photo courtesy of  Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH/Werner Dieterich.

Right to stay in Germany changes with job loss, divorce

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

February 10, 2014 ×
Army adjusts retention control points for junior enlisted

Army adjusts retention control points for junior enlisted

By C. Todd Lopez
Army News Service

The Army has announced changes to retention control points for Soldiers in the ranks of corporal through sergeant. The changes took effect Feb. 1.

February 7, 2014 ×
Tax Tips

Tax Tips

Secure your tax records from identity theft. Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your name, Social Security Number, or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.

February 5, 2014 ×
Hall of flame: museum charts history of firefighting

Hall of flame: museum charts history of firefighting

Most children love the sight and sounds of a fire truck. For an up close and personal look, the “Feuerwehr-Museum,” or fire fighter museum, in Stuttgart-Münster offers a chance to see, touch and experience all there is to know about the Stuttgart Fire Department.

February 5, 2014 ×
Ask a JAG – Divorce: Leave government housing or be fined

Ask a JAG – Divorce: Leave government housing or be fined

I am a sergeant and just divorced my local national husband but he refuses to leave our base housing unit. Help!

February 5, 2014 ×
SOCEUR celebrates 59th Establishment Day

SOCEUR celebrates 59th Establishment Day

U.S. Special Operations Command Europe service members joined together with family and friends during an Establishment Day Ceremony honoring the 59th anniversary of SOCEUR, Jan. 22 at the Patch Barracks movie theater.

February 5, 2014 ×
‘Arms race’

‘Arms race’

More than 80 competitors from across Europe met Jan. 25 in the Patch Fitness Center for Family and MWR-sponsored Pulling Stuttgart arm wrestling tournament.

February 5, 2014 ×