Archive for September, 2014

Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy’s “6”

Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy’s “6”

By Capt. Donell L. Barnett U.S. Army Public Health Command

You are helping to reduce suicides in the Army.

Soldiers at every rank continue to make efforts to help their buddies who might be struggling with thoughts of hurting themselves. We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.

September 26, 2014 ×
Ask a JAG: Cell phone contracts

Ask a JAG: Cell phone contracts

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.   Question: “I just arrived to Germany. What legal issues should I…

September 24, 2014 ×
Aspen Consulting services expand to include DOD civilian employees

Aspen Consulting services expand to include DOD civilian employees

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Housing Office announced Sept. 22 a new contract has been awarded to Aspen Consulting that gives Department of Defense civilian employees the same level of service that uniformed service members receive.

September 23, 2014 ×
Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

By BethAnn Cameron U.S. Army Public Health Command

National Recovery Month is observed in September to raise awareness and educate communities about the prevention, treatment and recovery resources available for mental and substance abuse.

According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 22 million people over the age of 12 were addicted to alcohol or drugs; 2.8 million people abused both alcohol and illegal drugs; and 14.9 million people abused alcohol.

September 23, 2014 ×
The power of one click, one call, one text — one life.

The power of one click, one call, one text — one life.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

One small act can make a difference in the life of a veteran or service member in crisis.

Every year, organizations across the country recognize September as Suicide Prevention Month. This year, the Veterans Crisis Line is asking you to think about the power of one and consider the many ways a single act can give Veterans access to confidential support and resources.

September 22, 2014 ×
Transcom: Know your POV shipping entitlements

Transcom: Know your POV shipping entitlements

U.S. Transportation Command
Many service members may not know of their entitlements when shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return stateside, according to U.S. Transportation Command officials.

September 22, 2014 ×
Taking life into your own hands

Taking life into your own hands

Not wearing helmets accounted for 89 percent of bicycle-related deaths in people older than 16 years-old and 91 percent of total bicycle-related fatalities.

September 19, 2014 ×
Safety Corner: Preventing slips, trips and falls is easy!

Safety Corner: Preventing slips, trips and falls is easy!

Slips, trips and falls are often portrayed with a comical theme in cartoons and movies.

September 17, 2014 ×
Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

Join the voices for recovery: Speak up, reach out

National Recovery Month is observed in September to raise awareness and educate communities about the prevention, treatment and recovery resources available for mental and substance abuse. According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 22 million…

September 17, 2014 ×
Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy’s “6”

Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy’s “6”

You are helping to reduce suicides in the Army.

September 17, 2014 ×
The power of 1

The power of 1

One click, one call, one text — one life.

September 17, 2014 ×

Ask a JAG – September 18, 2014

Question: “I just arrived to Germany. What legal issues should I look out for?”
Question: “I heard sometimes people get a TV or pet tax and that I need to register in my local Rathaus. Will I get taxed and what is a Rathaus?”

September 17, 2014 ×
Explore city with ‘StuttCard’

Explore city with ‘StuttCard’

The “StuttCard” card is a combination transit and visitor pass. The card is available as a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket and valid throughout the entire “Verkehrs-und Tarifverbund” (VVS) public transportation system. The card covers admission in to all museums and many leisure facilities as well as reduced entrance fees….

September 12, 2014 ×
USAG Stuttgart holds 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

USAG Stuttgart holds 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart held a memorial to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. and the downing of United Airlines Flight 93.

September 11, 2014 ×
‘Hop on Hop off:’ Tour Stuttgart by bus

‘Hop on Hop off:’ Tour Stuttgart by bus

Visitors to Stuttgart can now tour the city during the “STUTTGART Citytour” with convertible open-air buses. The buses pass nine stops: • The Turmforum (exhibition on Stuttgart 21 project) at Stuttgart’s main train station • Schlossplatz Square • Pig Museum • Mercedes- Benz Museum • Gottlieb-Daimler Memorial/Kursaal • Wilhelma Zoological…

September 11, 2014 ×