Archive for April, 2016

“Slide into spring” at the “Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest,” or spring festival, from April 16 to May 8 at the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds in Bad Cannstatt. The fest offers activities for the entire family to include fun rides, beer tents, regional and international foods, and a reconstruction of a Bavarian-Austrian Alp village, the “Almhüttendorf.” – Photo courtesy of in.Stuttgart/Thomas Niedermüller.

Advice on Stuttgart’s Spring Fest from a high schooler

High School Student Isabella Weibel shares her tips attending Stuttgart’s fest.

April 19, 2016 ×
The commissary surcharge explained

The commissary surcharge explained

The commissary surcharge – the 5 percent added to every customer’s bill – is not a tax.

April 18, 2016 ×
A patient and VTF career practicum student smile at the camera. Photo by USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

High school students jump start careers with Career Practicum

Students PCSing into Stuttgart during the summer still have a chance to be involved in the Career Practicum program.

April 16, 2016 ×
Clinic hones sexual assault exam skills during training

Clinic hones sexual assault exam skills during training

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

April 15, 2016 ×
Military children serve, too

Military children serve, too

There are many different resources where military children can connect with other children who are facing similar challenges and parents can get information.

April 15, 2016 ×
Exchange to open first overseas GNC  at Ramstein Air Base

Exchange to open first overseas GNC at Ramstein Air Base

An opening date for the store is still being determined. Additional GNC locations at other locations in Germany and the Pacific are also under review.

April 15, 2016 ×
Everyone has a part in preventing sexual assault

Everyone has a part in preventing sexual assault

The DoD Safe Helpline website is available 24/7, or call the local hotline number for Europe: DSN 537-SAFE (7233) or civ. 0611-143-537-SAFE (7233).

April 15, 2016 ×
10 Tips for Marathon Runners

10 Tips for Marathon Runners

Don’t forget, you aren’t running the marathon alone.

April 15, 2016 ×
Professionalism can aid in sexual assault prevention

Professionalism can aid in sexual assault prevention

During the summit, attendees heard from guest speaker, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin J. Basik, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s senior advisor for military professionalism.

April 14, 2016 ×
Teenage girl thinking about dietary choices

Moving toward a balanced diet

Tips from Stuttgart’s dietitian to get and stay healthy.

April 14, 2016 ×
Surgeons general say medical readiness aligns with overall readiness

Surgeons general say medical readiness aligns with overall readiness

Medical readiness aligns with the military’s top readiness priority, the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general told a Senate appropriations panel March 9.

April 14, 2016 ×
Bike Safety: Rules of the road on post, off post

Bike Safety: Rules of the road on post, off post

It is only mandatory for children under 13 to wear a helmet while riding their bike in Germany.

April 13, 2016 ×
Get your purple on to recognize military children April 15

Get your purple on to recognize military children April 15

April 15 is Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families.

April 12, 2016 ×
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People who drive after using alcohol can’t react as quickly when they need to. Their vision is affected; it may be blurred or doubled. Alcohol also alters depth perception, making it hard to tell whether other vehicles, pedestrians or objects are close or far away.

How a DUI forever changed a local Soldier’s career

Drivers only need one alcoholic drink in Germany to end up with a story like Smith’s.

April 12, 2016 ×
Going Green: Uses for used coffee grounds

Going Green: Uses for used coffee grounds

Tips to recycle used coffee grounds from the garden, to pets, to cleaning the household.

April 12, 2016 ×