Archive for April, 2014

Stuttgart Family and MWR wins Exemplary Workforce Development Award

Stuttgart Family and MWR wins Exemplary Workforce Development Award

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

The Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Installation Management Academy, School for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, announced the recipients of the Fiscal Year 2014 Family and MWR Exemplary Workforce Development Award.

April 24, 2014 ×
Helpline marks 3 years of aiding sexual assault victims

Helpline marks 3 years of aiding sexual assault victims

American Forces Press Service

The DOD Safe Helpline — a crisis-response resource that provides sexual assault victims with an anonymous and confidential system of support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world – marks three years of operation this month.

April 22, 2014 ×
Free online tutoring for students

Free online tutoring for students

Students in military families can get free homework help from professional tutors online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Authorized patrons include students in families of: •Active duty U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps •Active duty/deployed and part-time/inactive U.S. Military Reserves and National Guard •Deployed Defense Department…

April 22, 2014 ×
Safety Corner:  Are you ready to ride?

Safety Corner: Are you ready to ride?

Ways for motorcyclists to prepare themselves and their bikes.

April 21, 2014 ×
Changes to DOD’s Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

Changes to DOD’s Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

By Mitch Chandran
Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Public Affairs

The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense’s Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program starting May 1.

April 18, 2014 ×
Enjoy nature, unwind during Schwäbisch Gmünd’s garden show

Enjoy nature, unwind during Schwäbisch Gmünd’s garden show

For all those seeking to unwind from the everyday stresses by spending time out in nature, the “Landesgartenschau,” or state garden show, in Schwäbisch Gmünd, 50 kilometers east of Stuttgart, might be worth the trip.

April 16, 2014 ×
Green Boot encourages units to reduce waste, energy usage

Green Boot encourages units to reduce waste, energy usage

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart is one of several installations that have established a Green Boot program to recognize organizations for taking significant steps to reduce waste and preserve resources.

April 16, 2014 ×
Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards

Spring brings outdoor activities, health hazards

Spring is here and people are heading outdoors to enjoy the balmy weather.

April 16, 2014 ×
America’s Chef cooks up fun

America’s Chef cooks up fun

Chef Dirk Yeaton, the “Grill Sergeant” at the Murphy-Goode Winery in Northern California, visited the Stuttgart military community March 26 and 27 to prepare food for service members, civilians and their families, and share tips on cooking, and tasting and selecting wines.

April 16, 2014 ×
Forum empowers women to lead

Forum empowers women to lead

Women took center stage during the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s fifth annual Women’s Leadership Forum at the Swabian Special Events Center on Patch Barracks March 27.

April 16, 2014 ×
‘Rumble in the Gart’ brings boxing to Stuttgart

‘Rumble in the Gart’ brings boxing to Stuttgart

Team Stuttgart won the “Rumble in the Gart” invitational boxing tournament April 5 at the Patch Fitness Center on Patch Barracks, beating out 10 other teams through 15 bouts for the top slot, with Fit Boxing Esslingen in second, and Team Kaiserslautern coming in third.

April 16, 2014 ×
U.S. forces in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles not in full-time use

U.S. forces in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles not in full-time use

By Robert Szostek
U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal

U.S. forces personnel in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles they do not use throughout the year.

April 16, 2014 ×
Stuttgart hosts ‘Rumble in the Gart’

Stuttgart hosts ‘Rumble in the Gart’

By Greg Jones
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Team Stuttgart won the “Rumble in the Gart” invitational boxing tournament April 5 at the Patch Fitness Center on Patch Barracks, beating out 10 other teams through 15 bouts for the top slot, with Fit Boxing Esslingen in second, and Team Kaiserslautern coming in third.

April 11, 2014 ×
Recycle your cell phone — it’s an easy call

Recycle your cell phone — it’s an easy call

Cell phones contain precious and non-ferrous metals, as well as detrimental elements, chemicals and contaminants.

April 11, 2014 ×
Safety Corner: Eye safety tips

Safety Corner: Eye safety tips

Eye injuries can damage vision and even cause blindness, but most can be prevented.

April 10, 2014 ×