Archive for August, 2014

ASK A JAG: Housing Contracts hold advantages for service members, civilians

ASK A JAG: Housing Contracts hold advantages for service members, civilians

By Capt. Austen Swaim (U.S. Army)
Stuttgart Law Center

Editor’s Note: Do you have a legal question you would like to see answered in a future edition of The Citizen? If so, contact “Ask a JAG” at ines.k.liefers2@mail.mil.

Q: I am active duty military and my landlord wants to use a contract that is different from the one the Housing Office provides. Why should I use the Housing Office contract?

A: Since you are stationed in the Federal Republic of Germany you cannot take advantage of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to terminate your German housing lease early due to military orders. That is why it is important to have a military termination clause in your housing contract.

August 13, 2014 ×
Safety Corner: Headphones prohibited on DOD property

Safety Corner: Headphones prohibited on DOD property

Attention runners, joggers, pedestrians, cyclists, skaters and skateboarders on or near an area where vehicles are being operated while on DOD property.

August 13, 2014 ×
Going Green: eco-friendly car washing

Going Green: eco-friendly car washing

USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division

Washing a car in the driveway puts contaminated water into storm drains and wastes up to 140 gallons of water. Instead, use a commercial car wash that uses its own water recycling system, biodegradable soap and reusable towels.

August 12, 2014 ×
School bus office keeps buses moving

School bus office keeps buses moving

Story and photo by Greg Jones
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Managing 83 bus routes to safely move 2,000 students from well over 50 villages and towns to four schools spread across three military installations is no easy task, and that weight falls on the shoulders of the five employees of the Stuttgart school bus office.

August 12, 2014 ×
New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

By David Vergun
Army News Service

A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

August 11, 2014 ×
Antiterrorism Awareness Month

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

The U.S. Army has proclaimed August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month.

August 11, 2014 ×
Sightseeing by boat onboard the ‘Neckar-Käpt’n’

Sightseeing by boat onboard the ‘Neckar-Käpt’n’

By Carola Meusel
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

Every year, thousands of tourists tour Germany’s most famous waterways – the Rhine, Elbe and Danube rivers. But if you don’t have the time or money to go on a 10-day cruise, perhaps a local day cruise right here in Stuttgart is more your style.

August 7, 2014 ×
Community supports ‘running’ tribute to the fallen

Community supports ‘running’ tribute to the fallen

By S.J. Grady
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

How does one properly honor a fallen comrade, brother- or sister-in-arms, a mentor, a friend? You could pen an eloquent eulogy, commission an engraved marble plaque or join in for a moment of silence. Or you could run. That’s what hundreds of Stuttgart military community members did July 19 during the Run to Remember half marathon and 5k run.

August 7, 2014 ×
Teamwork key to emergency response exercise 2014

Teamwork key to emergency response exercise 2014

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart put its disaster response capabilities to the test during an all-hazards training exercise held July 12, 2014 on Kelley Barracks.

August 6, 2014 ×
Student-led renovations give fresh appeal to the Hub

Student-led renovations give fresh appeal to the Hub

The high school activities room at the Child, Youth and School Services’ Patch Youth Center (the Hub), recently got a facelift.

August 6, 2014 ×
Sightseeing by boat onboard the ‘Neckar-Käpt’n’

Sightseeing by boat onboard the ‘Neckar-Käpt’n’

Every year, thousands of tourists tour Germany’s most famous waterways – the Rhine, Elbe and Danube rivers. But if you don’t have the time or money to go on a 10-day cruise, perhaps a local day cruise right here in Stuttgart is more your style.

August 6, 2014 ×
Ask a JAG: Housing Office contracts

Ask a JAG: Housing Office contracts

Why should I use the Housing Office contract?

August 6, 2014 ×
School bus office keeps buses moving

School bus office keeps buses moving

Managing 83 bus routes to safely move 2,000 students from well over 50 villages and towns to four schools spread across three military installations is no easy task, and that weight falls on the shoulders of the five employees of the Stuttgart school bus office.

August 6, 2014 ×