Archive for May, 2014

DOD announces facilities adjustments in Europe

DOD announces facilities adjustments in Europe

The Department of Defense announced May 23 that it will fully return 21 sites to their host nations in Europe, saving the U.S. government approximately $60 million annually, according to a DOD news release.

May 27, 2014 ×
Ignoring customs regulations on shipping foodstuffs to USA can cost you

Ignoring customs regulations on shipping foodstuffs to USA can cost you

By Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs Office Personnel shipping household goods to the United States this summer should be careful when packing the contents of their kitchen, agriculture officials advise. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection issues fines of $100 to $1,000 to first-time offenders who…

May 27, 2014 ×
Save federal tax on imported vehicles

Save federal tax on imported vehicles

By Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs Office U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty. This exemption means big savings if you meet three conditions. You must take physical possession of the vehicle prior to shipment, have valid…

May 26, 2014 ×
Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

Wounded warrior, transition battalion leader named national award finalist

By Ed Drohan
Europe Regional Medical Command Public Affairs

A squad leader with Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe’s Vilseck platoon was recently named a finalist for a national leadership award.

May 21, 2014 ×
A man of honor

A man of honor

By Gen. Mark A. Welsh III Air Force Chief of Staff “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard until nightfall; anyone can do his work however hard for one day.” These words were penned by Robert Louis Stevenson about one hundred years before retired Air Force fighter pilot Col. Jim…

May 21, 2014 ×
E-cigarettes pose poisoning danger

E-cigarettes pose poisoning danger

Assistance in quitting tobacco use entirely, call the Army Wellness Center Stuttgart.

May 20, 2014 ×
AFRICOM observes World Malaria Day

AFRICOM observes World Malaria Day

U.S. Africa Command observed World Malaria Day on Kelley Barracks April 25, 2014 to help spread awareness of the disease to community members.

May 16, 2014 ×
Council helps to implement Army’s Ready, Resilient Campaign

Council helps to implement Army’s Ready, Resilient Campaign

By Angela Hunter U.S. Army Public Health Command Europe The Department of Defense and the Department of the Army have sounded the alarm, and it is a resounding alarm that calls for a new approach to building and protecting the health and well-being of service members, veterans, DOD civilians and…

May 16, 2014 ×
USAG Stuttgart celebrates Earth Day

USAG Stuttgart celebrates Earth Day

Story & photos by Greg Jones
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Earth Day, April 22, marked U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s commitment to good stewardship of environmental resources and heralded a number of Earth Day themed events in the Stuttgart military community.

May 14, 2014 ×
Stuttgart service members visit Dachau Concentration Camp during Days of Remembrance

Stuttgart service members visit Dachau Concentration Camp during Days of Remembrance

On April 25, 82 service members stationed in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart visited a former concentration camp in Dachau, Bavaria.

May 14, 2014 ×
Thrills on wheels: Check out Germany’s theme parks

Thrills on wheels: Check out Germany’s theme parks

School is almost out and you may be wondering how to amuse the kids.

May 14, 2014 ×
Hearing, Speech Month brings awareness to communication disorders

Hearing, Speech Month brings awareness to communication disorders

May is National Better Hearing and Speech Month.

May 14, 2014 ×
Screenings, sleep, activity, nutrition vital to Soldier readiness

Screenings, sleep, activity, nutrition vital to Soldier readiness

Every day, service members are reminded of the importance of readiness.

May 14, 2014 ×
E-cigarettes pose poisoning danger

E-cigarettes pose poisoning danger

The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in an April 2014 morbidity and mortality weekly report.

May 14, 2014 ×
Family and MWR unveils golf course renovations

Family and MWR unveils golf course renovations

German and American golfers gather at the Stuttgart Golf Course in Kornwestheim May 10 to celebrate the revamped course following two years of renovations.

May 14, 2014 ×